Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by allezfred, Sep 6, 2013.
Barcelona is also considering opening a bid for the 2022 Games.
It was already with the 2018 Olympics being held in Pyeongchang. In fact, it was 0% even before Tokyo was selected.
On the one hand yes, but OTOH even if you are busy during the day, you can watch part of the Rio Olympics live if you are willing to be a bit sleep depraved.
I think they are still smarting from the rejection of Chicago. Not a lot of love lost between USOC and IOC for that and other reasons right now (TV $$$).
Wrestling is back in the olympics http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...olympic-wrestling-wins-ioc-vote-2020/2781887/
While I wish wrestling was never dropped in the first place, I think ultimately it is a great thing for the sport, it forced itself to get with the times and ultimately will be better off in the long run. I do though, wish that baseball/softball had a chance to return, but alas I'd much rather have wrestling back in the games than baseball/softball so the IOC made a good decision here.
Good decision. But then I read this:
That's the IOC in a nutshell. While I agree that wrestling needed to be brought back, it shouldn't have been dropped to begin with, and it created an unfair competition for softball/baseball and squash - sports in which successful players and teams are often from countries that are not sports powerhouses.
So wrestling is back and everybody can go back to not paying attention to it any more.
I'll, for once (!!), be in the perfect time zone for Rio
Yay for Tokyo!
I'll be joining the brigade for this one.
WOOT WOOT WOOT
Agreed re Tokyo, congrats! Also glad wrestling was saved even if I don't enjoy watching it myself.
But will point out North America has it worse timewise for 3/4 of the next Olympics.
Actually, I think both PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 will be favorable for North Americans. I fully expect NBC to manipulate the schedule to have as many key events as possible live in U.S. primetime, just like they did in 2008. We should get most of the skiing and snowboarding events live in 2018, as those events can easily be scheduled for 10am-2pm in Korea (which is 8pm-midnight in the Eastern time zone), and I wouldn't be surprised if NBC is able to have most of the figure skating events staged between 10am and 2pm as well. In 2020, I'm sure the swimming and gymnastics finals will be held in the late morning/early afternoon in Tokyo to accommodate the U.S. audience. NBC paid enough for the 2018 and 2020 Games that I would be very surprised if the IOC doesn't meet their scheduling demands.
I've always watched the wrestling, and I know I am one of the few, the proud on that one. My grandfather was an Olympic wrestler back about a zillion years ago. Seriously - a zillion years ago. But I'm psyched.
WRESTRLNG you did
Hot men rubbing against each other!
It's actually really popular in many parts of the world. In places like Iran and Turkey, the general public basically cares only about football/soccer and wrestling. Same with a lot of the former Soviet republics and the eastern parts of Russia. A third of India's medals (3 of 9) in the last two Olympics have come from wrestling, and the medal-winning wrestlers are more famous there than Tiger Woods is in the US. In terms of worldwide participants, only a few sports are ahead of wrestling.
Like these hot brothers.
Whew .. who turned up the temp in here? *fans herself frantically*
I never would have guessed they were brothers
Thomas Bach (GER) is the new IOC president.
Yet another European male, and this one seems to come with more controversy than Rogge. Allegations of cheating during his sporting career, breaking IOC campaigning rules, business relationships with apparent conflicts of interest, and getting cozy with a Kuwaiti sheikh who isn't reluctant to throw this influence and money around.
In other words, he's the IOC in a nutshell.