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How much does a gold medal cost?


Quickbeam

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ONLY 10p!

It's quite an interesting insight of the factor of money and facilities in how well we do in certain events.

"there is one swimming pool for every six million people in Ethiopia." & "We have identified four sports where there is virtually no chance that anyone from a poor country can win a medal - equestrian, sailing, cycling and swimming"

Tells us that there are also financial backroom tactics involved in Olympic success.

I for one am more that happy to chip in 20p, or even 50p for Rio!

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morddwyd

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"It would be no more inclusive for the Olympic ethos than if Rugby League was introduced, "

The unlikely current Olympic Rugby Union champions are the USA!

They were the last ones to win before it was discontinued, sometime in the 30s I think.

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Quickbeam

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RU is probably the nearest equivalent to American football, only they pad up being wooses:)

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Condom

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Quickbeam

What you describe as some obscure Asian event can be played by probably more than half the world's population. Compare than to say Dressage. There are many huge sporting events that most people in the UK are totally unfamiliar with and could easily be incorporated in the existing Olympics at little cost. The existing rowing area could for example quite easily have dragon boat racing which is the most exiting rowing races I have ever witnessed and dozens of countries already participate in this. All I am saying is that the existing structure needs some changes made to make it a better worldwide event.

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Forum Editor

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only they pad up being wooses:)

I think if I was going to be charged at by a mountain of bone and muscle weighing over 220 lbs and travelling at 25 mph I would be padding up too.

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Condom

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It is official then, the FE is a woosie ;-)

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Quickbeam

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Condom I wasn't referring to any current event when I mentioned obscure Asian events, it just happened that we've done quite well in un-obscure Asian events today.

Dragon boat racing...? Are you suggesting that the IOC adopt the Jeux Sans Frontieres model in the future? Eddy Waring's dead anyway.

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morddwyd

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"Dragon boat racing...? Are you suggesting that the IOC adopt the Jeux Sans Frontieres model in the future? Eddy Waring's dead anyway. Like this post "

I see the good old British tradition is still alive in this Olympic year.

If the foreigners do it and we don't, let's mock it!

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Forum Editor

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"Are you suggesting that the IOC adopt the Jeux Sans Frontieres model in the future?"

Dragon boat racing is one of the most spectacular and exciting events I have ever seen. The crews are super-fit, it would make a great Olympic sport.

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