Ice Boxing--Olympic Sport?

Ice Boxing--Olympic Sport?

Post by Bill K » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00


In the Olympic spirit, a suggestion from far off left field.

I was wondering if anyone other than myself would be interested in
seeing a form of boxing fought on a sheet of ice while standing and
moving around on skates be included in the Winter Olympic Games.  I feel
the winter games is badly in need of a pugilistic sport of some kind,
and this might just give the enforcers around the NHL and any boxer
willing to learn to skate a chance to showcase their skills in the
Olympics.  Personally, I think boxing has about as much to do with
skating as firing a rifle has to do with cross-country skiing.

Just think of it this way:

        skating + ballet           = figure skating
        skating + ballroom dancing = ice dancing

So how about SKATING + BOXING?

Just a bizarre idea brought to you by...
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Bill K.

 
 
 

Ice Boxing--Olympic Sport?

Post by Brad Van Horn » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> In the Olympic spirit, a suggestion from far off left field.

> I was wondering if anyone other than myself would be interested in
> seeing a form of boxing fought on a sheet of ice while standing and
> moving around on skates be included in the Winter Olympic Games.  I feel
> the winter games is badly in need of a pugilistic sport of some kind,
> and this might just give the enforcers around the NHL and any boxer
> willing to learn to skate a chance to showcase their skills in the
> Olympics.  Personally, I think boxing has about as much to do with
> skating as firing a rifle has to do with cross-country skiing.

The problem here is that the last part of the event is not complete.

As I understand it the combination of skiing and shooting was required
for hunting during the winter.

I think they should have to drag a huge bag of raw meat with them after
shooting.  This would simulate the last part of the hunt.  :-)

Quote:

> Just think of it this way:

>         skating + ballet           = figure skating
>         skating + ballroom dancing = ice dancing

> So how about SKATING + BOXING?

> Just a bizarre idea brought to you by...
> --
> Bill K.


Brad

 
 
 

Ice Boxing--Olympic Sport?

Post by Lauri Tarkkon » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>As I understand it the combination of skiing and shooting was required
>for hunting during the winter.

It is actually an old military sport. Before the armies got to today's
level of motorization, it was quite important for infantrymen in
countries like Finland to be able to shoot and ski cross country.
Being more than a match to the Soviet union during Winter War (-39)
in this type of biathlon was a key factor in saving our independence.

Quote:
>I think they should have to drag a huge bag of raw meat with them after
>shooting.  This would simulate the last part of the hunt.  :-)

This hunting business would demand the carrying of considerable amounts
of alchoholic beverages, as there must be toast for every hit. :-)

- Lauri Tarkkonen

 
 
 

Ice Boxing--Olympic Sport?

Post by Mark Towle » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00

hmmm, while we're at it, why not ice-judo? Extra points can be awarded for
every cut inflicted by skate blades. We can even give extra points if you
make your opponent bleed enough to actually stick to the ice!

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Quote:
> In the Olympic spirit, a suggestion from far off left field.

> I was wondering if anyone other than myself would be interested in
> seeing a form of boxing fought on a sheet of ice while standing and
> moving around on skates be included in the Winter Olympic Games.  I feel
> the winter games is badly in need of a pugilistic sport of some kind,
> and this might just give the enforcers around the NHL and any boxer
> willing to learn to skate a chance to showcase their skills in the
> Olympics.  Personally, I think boxing has about as much to do with
> skating as firing a rifle has to do with cross-country skiing.

> Just think of it this way:

>    skating + ballet           = figure skating
>    skating + ballroom dancing = ice dancing

> So how about SKATING + BOXING?

> Just a bizarre idea brought to you by...
> --
> Bill K.