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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

August 7th, 2012, 5:39 pm #1

What's with the Olympics doing away with Baseball yet they keep water polo and now white water rafting? They basically had to build a river for it.
How is rafting a "Sport"?
I can name some others and they have the word synchronized in them.


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August 7th, 2012, 5:56 pm #2

How many countries even have a baseball team? Other than the US, Canada and Japan it's pretty minor everywhere else.
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August 7th, 2012, 6:07 pm #3

It's still bigger than water polo, how many countries even have a pool?

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August 7th, 2012, 6:18 pm #4

What's with the Olympics doing away with Baseball yet they keep water polo and now white water rafting? They basically had to build a river for it.
How is rafting a "Sport"?
I can name some others and they have the word synchronized in them.


Owen
As with Basketball, player would be pro level and the Olympics is smack dab in the middle of the season. Without the US participating, aint worth a penny...



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August 7th, 2012, 6:24 pm #5

How many countries even have a baseball team? Other than the US, Canada and Japan it's pretty minor everywhere else.
Cuba, Australia,Japan, Korea, Taiwan,Mexico, Puerto Rico,Dominican Republic,Venezuela,Costa Rica. There was even a pro league in ISRAEL a few years ago! Baseball or syncranized (sic) underwater basket weaving? I'll take baseball!

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August 7th, 2012, 6:27 pm #6

As with Basketball, player would be pro level and the Olympics is smack dab in the middle of the season. Without the US participating, aint worth a penny...



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there are enough college and high school grads available to make a very good team. Oh, but then they would be "amateurs". Can't have THAT in the olympics now, can we?

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August 7th, 2012, 6:38 pm #7

I like differ. Your opinion is valid, as an opinion. But the facts seem to be otherwise.

The other reason is allegedly anti-Americanism, as base ball is an American sport through and through. Also, it would mean the Cubans, Venezuelans and Japanese would have killed a semi-pro US team.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3548447

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=2103234

http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/ ... 0-olympics



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August 7th, 2012, 6:54 pm #8

as far as I'm concerned the modern Olympics are a sham. Its one big orgy for the athletes and their home countries foot the bill.

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August 7th, 2012, 7:27 pm #9

The question wasn't about the Olympics. But about baseball as an Olympic sport.

If the home country wants to foot the bill, so be it. In the US it is a private undertaking. That was why the uniforms were made in China, and at other time Myanmar/Burma...

As you chose to beg to differ, I'll just differ. I like the Olympics.



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August 7th, 2012, 7:42 pm #10

How many countries even have a baseball team? Other than the US, Canada and Japan it's pretty minor everywhere else.
Still, the main problems with baseball (and softball) in the Olympics was 1) having a two week long tournament in a country like the UK that has very few baseball/soft ball diamonds is very difficult, and 2) it is not popular to have a sport where on country (namely the US) is pretty much guaranteed to win the gold.
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