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Why have tennis but not squash? I'm amazed to learn it's not already included!! It requires much less space and, unlike tennis, the matches don't take forever to complete.
Chess,Mah Jong,Draughts (Checkers the Americans call it) and Monopoly (with the London board).and why not the very popular Korean game Go?
Squash is a high participation sport in much of the world, it's easy to put on and a great spectackeMost importantly, it's a REAL sport, unlike many current things you can medal for in the Olympics 🥇🥈🥉
Squash should be included in the Olympics.It is better than the American influenced non-sports of BMX and Snow Boarding and Skate Boarding.While I'm at it why not Snooker as an Olympic Sport?Britain lost an opertunity in 2012 to add Snooker to the Olymipic Pantheon of sports.They have enough non sports already with those mentioned and boxing.
This Problem of what Sports take part in the Olympic's should never exist. If there needs to be a limit then the simple answer is that Sports listed in an order of merit on things such as participation across the world , fitness level etc.. Squash would be in Top ten no problem . Then we could lose silly things like Modern Penthlon , Shooting,Dressage ,hand ball etc..Which then allow Breakdancing
@122 @128: Boxing is therefore not a sport.
The IOC will never acknowledge the majority opinion here about what constitutes a sport. If it isn't blatantly obvious to a spectator who has won, then it isn't a sport...so out go...figure skating and ice dancing, almost all gymnastics, dressage, synchro swimming, diving, slope style ski-ing, etc. These are dances...beautiful to watch and easy to appreciate they may well be...but not sports.
If break dancing is introduced then it is the end of Olympic sports
What about making posting on hys' an Olympic sport ?
@122: Close, but no. Anything that judges *artistic merit* should be removed. For sports such as diving & gymnastics the judges are ruling purely on technical matters, not 'interpretation'. I reckon most folk are OK with that. Once you drift into artistic merit, you are drifting out of sport.
#121 conkers has a world or British champion contest! It was reported on by BBC news section! Was held in UK can't remember where!
Toe-nail clipping and fashion design for 2028?
Anything that requires a judge to determine who wins should be eliminated.
Avondale47How about "conkers"? Second thoughts to dangerous.
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