Interesting take on Olympics

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February 8th, 2018, 10:54 pm #1

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
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February 9th, 2018, 12:21 pm #2

Interesting but the author fails to address the problem of lack of youth development in the sport. This is the larger issue.
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February 9th, 2018, 1:35 pm #3

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
Youth development? Why does that matter for the Olympics?
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February 9th, 2018, 1:56 pm #4

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
If you read the article it is one of the 3 IOC pillars going forward
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March 13th, 2018, 6:52 pm #5

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
They'll never add DB because there are too many athletes. If the field is a tiny 10 countries, that would be a minimum of 24 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steer, coaches/staff... that could be 30 ppl at best, equaling 300 ppl that would have to be housed. Even if you only do 10 man, that number would only shrink to 200 or so for 10 countries. If 20 countries participate, the olympic village would be overrun.
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March 13th, 2018, 7:07 pm #6

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
"Even if you only do 10 man, that number would only shrink to 200 or so for 10 countries. If 20 countries participate, the olympic village would be overrun."

There were over 11,000 athletes at the 2016 Olympics. You need a better argument than "the olympic village would be overrun" by 200-400 dragonboaters!
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March 13th, 2018, 7:26 pm #7

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
I believe the IOC has made mention of adding sports with lots of athletes. 200-400 athletes is a low ball number. Those 11k athletes are staggered throughout the 3 wks, and the Olympic village is already packed to the brim. Unless there's major interest in this fringe sport, no way it ever gets added.
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March 13th, 2018, 9:57 pm #8

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
"the Olympic village is already packed to the brim."

No, it's not. "The Olympic Village" doesn't even exist yet for the next few Olympics. The Village is planned and built before each Olympics. The IOC can have it built to any size it desires.

The IOC may indeed want to limit participation, but not because the Olympic Village is already full!
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March 13th, 2018, 10:01 pm #9

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
except there is no reason for the IOC to cater to so many athletes for a sport that does not have a large audience appeal...
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March 16th, 2018, 1:17 pm #10

This is a good read on how dragon boat could get into the summer games.
https://www.panamdragonboat.com/will-dr ... pic-games/
Hey Mike great piece. I used to work for you up in Toronto. Those were the days!
From what I read the IOC will let organizing committees decide on some new sports so it just means making dragon boat racing appealing to the organizing committee, not the IOC. They want lots of peeps to come to town for the games but what about introducing to the Paralympics or Special Olympics first?
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