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3 votes (30%)
2 votes (20%)
5 votes (50%)

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98Clubs
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June 25th, 2012 at 12:07:08 PM permalink
Just had to ask after reading a few threads recently.
There could be some interesting costumes... er uh gymnastic outfits.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
FarFromVegas
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June 25th, 2012 at 12:43:53 PM permalink
I had to say no. Not because it's not difficult, but because it needs to be judged. I love gymnastics and figure skating, but don't particularly care for ice dancing or rhythmic gymnastics. I like diving but not synchronized swimming, which is really, really physically demanding. There are just too many judged dancy-type sports already.
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Gabes22
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June 25th, 2012 at 12:46:11 PM permalink
I would say no. I don't qualify any activity in which the scores are judged to be a sport. If ten people can watch an activity and all ten can come up with separate scores then the scoring isn't objective.
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FinsRule
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:27:53 PM permalink
There's a lot of silly olympic sports, so my vote is "why the heck not?"
rxwine
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:31:48 PM permalink
Quote: FarFromVegas

There are just too many judged dancy-type sports already.



I vote for pole dance vaulting. You know, vault, then do jig, or strike a pose. Yeah, in mid-air of course.
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Doc
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:34:32 PM permalink
I would consider serious pole exercises -- I don't know that I would use the word "dancing" -- as equivalent to many of the women's gymnastic "sports". For any of these -- rhythmic gymnastics, floor exercises, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault -- there are (or can be) required maneuvers, established degrees of difficulty, and judging by a panel. If you don't like judged events, you probably don't like any of the gymnastic events. I don't see any reason to reject pole exercises and accept floor exercises as Olympics-worthy.
Nareed
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:36:29 PM permalink
No less ridiculous than the floor-sweeping sport they have in the Winter Games. Or judging "style" in the Sky Jump <sigh>
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buzzpaff
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:37:33 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

There's a lot of silly olympic sports, so my vote is "why the heck not?"



How about an Olympic horse race ?
Doc
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:56:07 PM permalink
For those of you who have trouble thinking of "pole dancing" as something different from "stripping" or soliciting tips in a "gentlemen's club", take a look at this video. Sorry, I don't know why it takes 30 seconds to get to the action; skip through that part if you like. There is also more than a minute of credits at the end, but the routine runs about three minutes.

Think about the floor exercise and balance beam events you have seen as part of the Olympics. Do you really feel that this is not as much a sport as the gymnastics events already included? I don't think it's so different from what earned Nadia and Olga international acclaim and helped make that part of the Summer Olympics so popular in the U.S.
buzzpaff
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June 25th, 2012 at 1:57:44 PM permalink
I agree, Doc, but why do you not consider stripping as also worthy of Olympic quality ?

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