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#75 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 12, 2016, 03:21:37 pm
We've just reviewed the list.

Golf
Handball
Basketball
Taekwondo

out.

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#76 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 12, 2016, 04:07:37 pm
Don't forget to tune in tonight everyone. Half past 6 is the final of the Men's 20Km Walk. That's right. WALKING IS A FUCKING OLYMPIC SPORT. They are going to crown somebody the Olympic walking champion.

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#77 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 08:41:06 am
More like a 20km mince. Strangely appropriate, as it's total mince.

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#78 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 09:11:34 am
I'm loving the olympics... Superb.

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#79 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 09:21:39 am
We need a separate thread....

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#80 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 09:22:20 am
Walking 20 km in 80 mins is impressive to me.

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#81 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 09:24:35 am
Many things are impressive, doesn't mean they should be olympic sports. Walking on your hands is impressive.

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#82 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 09:43:23 am
Lots of walking on hands in the pommel horse discipline.

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#83 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 10:13:56 am
The problem I have with the walking event is that it's a shit version of running. I know you have to be fit to do it, but it's basically watching a bunch of blokes desperately trying not to break into a run. They may as well have an egg and spoon race or a three legged race. Or a climbing event where you're only allowed to use one hand, or have to wear normal trainers.

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#84 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 10:26:35 am
Equestrianism - bin it
Football - ditto, nobody gives a shit. Do five-a-side instead.
Golf - as if that's even a sport? might as well have Darts instead.

Walking - fair game I say, when else is it on telly? Unique in that it's the only athletics event that is in effect judged on maintaining perfect form. Plus has the added excitement of people being randomly disqualified, like this from Sydney when the lass was just coming into the final lap in front of a home crowd.

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#85 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 10:35:30 am
Lots of walking on hands in the pommel horse discipline.

Yeah, but we at least get gold in that.

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#86 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 11:13:36 am
exactly, when I watch the olympics I want to see a fat man chucking a heavy thing or carbon fibre spear down range. How's an umpire gunna get injured in climbing? Useless...

Gresh managed to take out a belayer in one of the early Ice Climbing World Cups when he dropped one of his axes.

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#87 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 11:59:45 am
Walking - fair game I say, when else is it on telly? Unique in that it's the only athletics event that is in effect judged on maintaining perfect form.

First the Climb Britain rant and now this. Dave, LAY DOWN THE CRACK PIPE! If you're arsed about form then go and watch the gymnastics or the diving or the dressage. Athletics is about jumping or chucking something the furthest, or getting from A to B faster than the other lot.

Seeing that clip of the Aussie getting disqualified reminds me that I saw that on the news when it originally happened. I was 11 at the time and it had faded into a vague memory, such that until you posted it there I had assumed that my memory was of seeing it in some sort of sketch comedy show - such is the unbelievable worthlessness of competitive walking.

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#88 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 01:09:39 pm
The problem I have with the walking event is that it's a shit version of running.

Like every swimming stroke that isn't front crawl. Now, swim 100m but in a less efficient manner.....

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#89 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 01:13:40 pm
The problem I have with the walking event is that it's a shit version of running.

Like every swimming stroke that isn't front crawl. Now, swim 100m but in a less efficient manner.....

exactly

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#90 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 04:50:17 pm
Just watched 10 minutes of dressage. How it's an Olympic 'sport' goes beyond me. At least have Mongolian horseback archery or something. 

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#91 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 05:09:25 pm
I think this may be the solution - combined sports! Dressage + Archery, Walking and skeet shooting (bit like winter duathlon)....

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#92 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 05:13:48 pm
Just watched 10 minutes of dressage. How it's an Olympic 'sport' goes beyond me.

They should get random horses like they do in pentathlon, that'd sort out the best rider. At the moment, it's who can buy the best horse.

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#93 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 05:20:07 pm
I think this may be the solution - combined sports! Dressage + Archery, Walking and skeet shooting (bit like winter duathlon)....

Modern pentathlon comes kind of close:

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The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five very different events: fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting, and a 3200m cross-country run.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_pentathlon

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#94 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
August 15, 2016, 05:28:33 pm
kind of. But that's additional to, not instead of.

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#95 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
February 21, 2019, 01:55:17 pm
So...
Assuming Sean is correctly informed.
This looks like a positive step and finally speed is seperated for 2024:

https://www.facebook.com/242287549221069/posts/2039224906193982?sfns=mo

Sorry for the FB link, but not heard this anywhere else yet.

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#96 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
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#97 Re: Climbing is an Olympic sport!
February 21, 2019, 03:00:21 pm
Ha!

No.

But, Iím at work and one of climbers let me know, in the middle of Lattice assessment dummy runs...
Thatís my excuse.
So, I posted it without looking. My bad.