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stefanbg    93
21 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I know, but that it's more popular doesn't mean it's automatically better. Anyone can easily learn freestyle, learning classic requires much more dedication, which makes it harder, but definitely increases the 'epicness' of the event (just like the marathon vs the 50km race walk).

 

Definitely not against classic (note: I proposed addition of an extra middle distance start, which favours classic in a way :)) What I think is that in order to be even more epic an event needs some heroes. How is the 50k champion supposed to defend his title when the style changes with the Olympiad? Having to wait for 8 years makes the event epic in terms of anticipation but takes out the charm of defending the title. 

 

If I can compare marathon with race walking I would guess marathon is the mainstream, less technique, more attractive freestyle where race walking should be the technique demanding, few specialists event, where someone dominates before the race has even started :) 50K race walking is epic too but people tune in mainly for the marathon.

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heywoodu    3,204
6 minutes ago, stefanbg said:

 

Definitely not against classic (note: I proposed addition of an extra middle distance start, which favours classic in a way :)) What I think is that in order to be even more epic an event needs some heroes. How is the 50k champion supposed to defend his title when the style changes with the Olympiad? Having to wait for 8 years makes the event epic in terms of anticipation but takes out the charm of defending the title. 

 

If I can compare marathon with race walking I would guess marathon is the mainstream, less technique, more attractive freestyle where race walking should be the technique demanding, few specialists event, where someone dominates before the race has even started :) 50K race walking is epic too but people tune in mainly for the marathon.

Exactly, which is why I'd say the 50k mass start should always be classic :d (well in fact it should change, but if it doesn't change, it should stay classic :p )

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hckosice    1,783
51 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Or outside Belgium (and a little bit the Netherlands) even, to be honest :p 

 

Cyclo-Cross is very popular in Czech Republic too

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heywoodu    3,204
Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

Cyclo-Cross is very popular in Czech Republic too

Ah yeah, how could I forget the country of Stybar and Simunek (the guy who was usually nowhere, but when the course was full of snow suddenly came and fought for the win, fantastic specialist) :d 

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De_Gambassi    270
Posted (edited)

Guidelines:

- The biggest sports must prevail

- Because "we can" should not be a reason enough to include an event

- "Gender Equity" is okish for the Winter Olympics as it doesn't really prevent more competive sports/event to be included.

 

Alpine Skiing [11 -> 13]

  • Slalom (m/w)
  • Giant Slalom (m/w)
  • Super-G (m/w)
  • Downhill (m/w)
  • Combined (m/w)
  • Parralel Slalom (m/w)
  • Team Event (mixed)

Biathlon [11 -> 11]

  • Sprint (m/w)
  • Pursuit (m/w)
  • Individual (m/w)
  • Mass Start (m/w)
  • Team Relay (m/w/mixed)

Bobsleigh [3 -> 3]

  • Two-man/woman (m/w)
  • Four-man (m)

Cross-Country Skiing [12 -> 14]

  • 15/10km Freestyle (m/w)
  • 30/15km Skiathlon (m/w)
  • 50/30km Classical (m/w)
  • 4x10/5km Relay (m/w)
  • Individual Sprint (m/w)
  • Team Sprint (m/w)
  • Cross (m/w)

Curling [3 -> 2]

  • Tournament (m/w)
  • Mixed Doubles (mixed)

Figure Skating [5 -> 5]

  • Singles (m/w)
  • Pairs (mixed)
  • Ice Dancing (mixed)
  • Team Event (mixed)

Freestyle Skiing [10 -> 7]

  • Aerials (m/w)
  • Moguls (m/w)
  • Halfpipe (m/w) (-> Snowboarding)
  • Slopestyle (m/w) (-> Snowboarding)
  • Ski Cross (m/w)
  • Ski Cross Team (mixed)

Note; I'd consider Dual Mogul if it was offering something different from mogul (perhaps something based on speed only ?)

 

Ice Hockey [2]

  • Tournament (m/w)

Luge [4 -> 3]

  • Singles (m/w)
  • Doubles (m)
  • Team Relay (mixed)

Nordic Combined [3 -> 4]

  • Individual Normal Hill/10km (m/w) (no rush though)
  • Individual Large Hill/10km (m)
  • Team Large Hill/4x5km Relay (m)

Short Track Speed Skating [8 -> 8]

  • 500m (m/w)
  • 1000m (m/w)
  • 1500m (m/w)
  • 5000m/3000m Relay (m/w)
  • Madisson (m/w)

Skeleton [2]

  • Singles (m/w)

Ski Jumping [4]

  • Normal Hill (m/w)
  • Large Hill (m)
  • Large Hill Team (m)
  • Team event (Somehow...)

Snowboarding [10 -> 13]

  • Halfpipe (m/w)
  • Slopestyle (m/w)
  • Big Air (m/w)
  • Parallel Giant Slalom (m/w)
  • Snowboard Cross (m/w)
  • Giant Slalom (like in not Parralel Giant slalom) (m/w)
  • Parralel Slalom (m/w)
  • Snowboard Cross Team (mixed)

Speed Skating [14]

  • 500m (m/w)
  • 1000m (m/w)
  • 1500m (m/w)
  • 3000m (w)
  • 5000m (m/w)
  • 10,000m (m)
  • Mass Start (m/w)
  • Team Pursuit (m/w)
  • Point's Race (yeah, why not)

Ski Mountaineering [0 -> 3]

  • Sprint (m/w)
  • Relay (mixed)

Bandy [0 -> 1] (optional, if money or infrastructure is not a problem)

  • Tournament (m)

 

Total medel events: 109 in 17 sports

Total athletes: ---

Days of competition: 18 (including Day -1 and Day 0 before the Opening Ceremony)

 

To be considered also: Ice Cross, Ice Climbing and Telemark.

 

Edited by De_Gambassi

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Dragon    265

Alpine Skiing [11]

  • Slalom (m/w)
  • Giant Slalom (m/w)
  • Super-G (m/w)
  • Downhill (m/w)
  • Combined (m/w)
  • Team Event (mixed)
  •  

Biathlon [11]

  • Sprint (m/w)
  • Pursuit (m/w)
  • Individual (m/w)
  • Mass Start (m/w)
  • Team Relay (m/w/mixed)

Bobsleigh [3]

  • Two-man/woman (m/w)
  • Four-man (m/w) But not until women's fours is more established

Cross-Country Skiing [12]

  • 15/10km Freestyle (m/w)
  • 30/15km Skiathlon (m/w)
  • 50/30km Classical (m/w)
  • 4x10/5km Relay (m/w)
  • Individual Sprint (m/w)
  • Team Sprint (m/w)

Curling [3]

  • Tournament (m/w/mixed) Mixed fours not mixed doubles
  • Mixed Doubles (mixed)

Figure Skating [5]

  • Singles (m/w)
  • Pairs (mixed)
  • Ice Dancing (mixed)
  • Team Event (mixed)

Freestyle Skiing [10]

  • Aerials (m/w) Too Dangerous ???
  • Moguls (m/w)
  • Halfpipe (m/w)
  • Slopestyle (m/w)
  • Ski Cross (m/w)

Ice Hockey [2]

  • Tournament (m/w)

Luge [4]

  • Singles (m/w)
  • Doubles (m)
  • Team Relay (mixed)

Nordic Combined [3]

  • Individual Normal Hill/10km (m/w)
  • Individual Large Hill/10km (m/w)
  • Team Large Hill/4x5km Relay (m/wBut it will need a lot of time to strengthen women's events

Short Track Speed Skating [8]

  • 500m (m/w)
  • 1000m (m/w)
  • 1500m (m/w)
  • 5000m/3000m Relay (m/w)

Skeleton [2]

  • Singles (m/w)

Ski Jumping [4]

  • Normal Hill (m/w)
  • Large Hill (m/w)
  • Large Hill Team (m)
  • Combined hills Team (m/w) - Day 1 normal hill  / Day 2 large hill - Again t will need a lot of time to strengthen women's events

Snowboarding [10]

  • Halfpipe (m/w)
  • Slopestyle (m/w)
  • Big Air (m/w)  Too Dangerous ???
  • Parallel Giant Slalom (m/w)
  • Snowboard Cross (m/w)

Speed Skating [14]

  • 500m (m/w)
  • 1000m (m/w)
  • 1500m (m/w)
  • 3000m (w)
  • 5000m (m/w)
  • 10,000m (m)
  • Mass Start (m/w)
  • Team Pursuit (m/w)
  • 100m (m/w)
  • Ultra Marathon (m/w) But realistically this would be impossible to hold
  • Ice cross downhill (m/w)

Additional Sport [x]

  • Telemark Skiing (Classic / Sprint) (m/w)
  • Snowshoe Running (10km) (m/w)

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heywoodu    3,204

I don't think aerials/big air are more dangerous than for example the alpine downhill :p (a lot more boring though..)

 

Not sure if you know, but the 100m in speed skating has been a World Cup event for a few years (10 years ago I think), and that was......absolutely a joke :lol:

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dcro    2,663
Posted (edited)

Ski cross is the dangerous one...

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intoronto    405
10 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I don't think aerials/big air are more dangerous than for example the alpine downhill :p (a lot more boring though..)

 

Not sure if you know, but the 100m in speed skating has been a World Cup event for a few years (10 years ago I think), and that was......absolutely a joke :lol:

 

Watch the IOC force the ISU into adding it to attract young people.

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intoronto    405
4 minutes ago, dcro said:

Ski cross is the dangerous one...

And slopestyle.

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Agger    386

I am rather surprised that 100m skiing isn't mentioned! :p

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