Friday, August 15, 2008

Beach volleyball & other Olympic "sports"

This funny article, Just why is beach volleyball in the Olympics? raises some valid questions about whether some of the sports, such as beach volleyball, in the Olympic Games really are sports. What do you guys think?

4 comments:

  1. I've always wondered about synchronised swimming being a sport as it seems more like an entertainment act to me!

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  2. Oh yes - I agree! I'm sure it's harder than it looks but I don't really consider it a "sport".

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  3. Would love to know what people define as a "sport" nowadays. Playing in lightning,thunderous rain or 100 plus heat, always competing in some sort of varying degrees of wind-controlling a small ball with a combination of finesse and strength while running at full speed on an uneven surface often with sand temperatures reaching 80plus degrees. On almost every play having to dive your full body length keeping the ball on your side of a 9 meter court, getting up and hitting it at full strength so that it stays within the boundaries of the other side while avoiding the hands of the block and the defense on the other side.
    Whew I'm tired just writing about it.

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  4. Point taken, April. You've made me realize there is more to playing volleyball than I initially thought there was. In fact, you've pretty much convinced me that volleyball is indeed a sport!

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