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    I see two summer sports were voted out of the London Oylmpic games , Softball and Baseball. Why do they keep in stuff like modern pentathlon, but not rugby and others ?


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    Because modern pentathlon is a competition involving skill and athleticism.

    While Baseball / Softball is a kids game.

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    Well I know you can't please everyone but rugby, cricket, lacrosse or karate would be a better fit. I guess its not big in Europe and the costs of building a ball park was excessive.

    But try having a summer games with out baseball in the rest of the world. Asia , North America, Austraila, South America woud be a joke.

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    Yeah, Rounders is big in North America.

    Only schoolgirls are forced to play it here though, as part of their Physical Ed...
    Last edited by Rat Faced; 07-09-2005 at 07:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Well I know you can't please everyone but rugby, cricket, lacrosse or karate would be a better fit. I guess its not big in Europe and the costs of building a ball park was excessive.

    But try having a summer games with out baseball in the rest of the world. Asia , North America, Austraila, South America woud be a joke.
    They wouldn't need to build a ball park.

    Just draw a wee triangle on the Lords turf.

    It really is because it's a pishy, wee girls game. Nothing to do with building a park.

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    And the plans for 2 temporary ball parks in Regents Park were part of the bid..

    So i guess we save that money then (and a nice piece of Parkland)

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    Silly me I thought the whole idea of hosting a games was the legacy it left . Like parks and road improvments , rinks for the kids the exposure the whole thing gives your country or city. Money alone can't buy that really can it ?
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    I can't stand to watch any of the winter/summer olympics. All of the sports are boring as feck.



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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Silly me I thought the whole idea of hosting a games was the legacy it left .
    No, it's the largest multi-national, multi-sport competition held.

    I thought everyone knew that.

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    Baseball is boring!

    Olympics should have Cricket

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