web
analytics
Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

 

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and signed in, you will be able to:

 

  • Post replies and open new threads
  • Give reputation to other members' posts
  • Get your own private messenger
  • Manage your profile

 

This message will be removed once you have signed in.

 

Sign In | Create an Account

Sign in to follow this  
intoronto

Suggestions for Quota reductions on the existing sport program

Recommended Posts

Thought of this idea for a thread. Where would you make cuts across the current core sport program to "free" up additional quotas for more sports, while making the least amount of problems possible. You cannot reduce the amount of teams in a team sport or drop a sport. 

 

Here my ideas (note: these are just ideas, and may or may not work).

Artistic Swimming = Reduce the team event to only 7 per team. =10

Football: -1 in each team = 28. Additional athletes will be allowed as alternates away from the village (and for all other team sports listed below).

Field hockey: -1 in each team = 24. 

Equestrian -9 in each discipline, which would mean a loss of three teams per event = 27. There is a disparity among the best and the lower teams. 

Golf = -10 in each gender. No reason why this sport needs that many per event, especially since its an individual event.  =20

Artistic Gymnastics -2 in each gender, there is no reason why this sport needs this many quotas  = 4

Rhythmic gymnastics -12 (bring it back to the 12 groups + 24 individuals) = 12

 

=115, you can add squash + maybe another sport

 

Notes: I didn't touch the sports that received quota reductions for Tokyo 2020. I also did not touch judo as that is a very universal sport. There really isn't anything else you can do without jeopardizing the quality of the competition. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reducing to 15 players a sport which has 11 starters and constant substitutions is simply dumb.

 

I also don't think 17 players would be optimal for a football squad with the amount of injuries and suspensions you see in that sport.

 

 

As for reductions, I always said I'm against team events of individual sports, so there I guess...

 

Maybe sailing has too many people in windsurf and laser events.

Edited by LDOG
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reducing quotas in gymnastics would hamper one-event speciallists, right? Do they still qualify via all-around (minus the WC gold medallists).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, LDOG said:

Reducing to 15 players a sport which has 11 starters and constant substitutions is simply dumb.

 

I also don't think 17 players would be optimal for a football squad with the amount of injuries and suspensions you see in that sport.

 

 

As for reductions, I always said I'm against team events of individual sports, so there I guess...

 

Maybe sailing has too many people in windsurf and laser events.

Football/Field hockey are the only possible team sports that can reduce quotas (Handball already subtracted one in the last quad) and all others are 12 or less. Its hard to subtract, but they need to come from somewhere. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eliminate the team events in Eventing and Dome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hace 8 minutos, intoronto said:

Football/Field hockey are the only possible team sports that can reduce quotas (Handball already subtracted one in the last quad) and all others are 12 or less. Its hard to subtract, but they need to come from somewhere. 

 

It's simply ridiculous to play field hockey with 15 players. It would be like a handball squad with 11 players. Like in handball, everyone except the keeper (and maybe one defender) is running from end to end all the time. And the hockey pitch is almost 100m long.

 

Football is possible (I guess) but it would become even more pathetic than it already is.

Edited by LDOG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All this for another (!!) racquet sport. Oh please...


All King Victor Emmanuel's Show Horses Can Make Really Beautiful People Fall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you get out boxing and weightlifting you have tons of quotas. I can see that happening in Paris 2024

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

first, drop the ipocracy of gender equality...

 

then, drop entire senseless sports (artistic swimming, trampoline, rhytmic gymnastics, dressage, skateboarding, freestyle BMX, surf, rugby 7s, the current no man's baseball...and of course this weightlifting and the farce of "amateur" -or "Olympic", name it as you prefer- boxing) or some events in some senseless sports (synchronized diving, individual time trial in cycling)...

 

after that, drop most of the places reserved to officials and IOC's guests...actually, this could be the first option...

 

finally, I'm pretty sure that the remaining sports not only don't need quota reduction, but they also have a shot to regain their technical dignity by increasing the number of competitive starters in any event (of any sport)...

 

frankly, I'm really tired of and annoyed by this everlasting buzz of "quota reduction"...it's time to choose an affordable number of sports to appear at the Games and let them have the best and strongest competition possible...:evil:

 

stop making most Olympic events a "technical farce" in the name of stupid ipocracy...:pope::wall:

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...