New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by hypati » Mon, 19 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I am an olympic enthusiast and I thoughly enjoyed the games in Atlanta
> and I am looking forward to the winter olympics in Nagano.
> I have noticed alot of new sports and events scheduled for 98,they
> are...

What!? No motorcycling on ice?!   :)

hypatia

Quote:
> 1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
> around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
> Scotland.

> 2.Skeleton(or headfirst luge},cool sport,I'm not certain of it's
> origin,but I think it was developed by bobsledders.

> 3.Snowboard;should have been an olympic sport a long time
> ago,skateboarding on snow,cowabunga!!

> 4.Women's Ice Hockey;this also should have been an olympic sport along
> time ago too.

> I have heard that Snow Sculpting is also going to be an olympic sport
> to but I am not sure of this(although it sounds quite interesting)any
> more info on this would be appreciated.

> I like the idea of adding more sports to the winter olympics,there are
> so few compared to the summer olympics(I know I'll get flamed for that
> last statment),Here are some more sports I would like to see in the
> olympics,both summer and winter.

> Bowling:I know,a long shot;but I love playing it(my handicap is 175 )

> Golf:boring to watch,frustrating to play,but still a worldwide
> sport,it would excede any criteria for inclution.

> Womens Bobsled:Hey,why not?,again this should have been an olympic
> sport along time ago.

> Rugby:Perhaps a bit too rough but still a viable international sport.

> Speedskiing:I saw a bit of this at the end of the Albertville games in
> 92 as a demonstration sport,looked pretty cool.

> Here are some sports I feel should NOT be a part of the olympics...

> Synchronized Swimming:Its beautiful and all but it doesn't do it for
> me as an olympic sport.this could easily be replaced by a more viable
> sport like bowling or golf.

> Ballroom Dancing:Oh come on!!!give me a break!!If this is accepted as
> a sport in 2000 I'll simply give up.

> I liked all the rookie sports in Atlanta especially softball and beach
> vollyball.
> I am concerned about my favorite sport,baseball,professionals will
> most certainly be voted in in September but I don't know how Major
> League Baseball will send all its best players to Sydney during a
> pennant race,Oh well.

> I would like to hear any comments from you on any of this,please


 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by NorEast » Tue, 20 Aug 1996 04:00:00

I am an olympic enthusiast and I thoughly enjoyed the games in Atlanta
and I am looking forward to the winter olympics in Nagano.
I have noticed alot of new sports and events scheduled for 98,they
are...

1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
Scotland.

2.Skeleton(or headfirst luge},cool sport,I'm not certain of it's
origin,but I think it was developed by bobsledders.

3.Snowboard;should have been an olympic sport a long time
ago,skateboarding on snow,cowabunga!!

4.Women's Ice Hockey;this also should have been an olympic sport along
time ago too.

I have heard that Snow Sculpting is also going to be an olympic sport
to but I am not sure of this(although it sounds quite interesting)any
more info on this would be appreciated.

I like the idea of adding more sports to the winter olympics,there are
so few compared to the summer olympics(I know I'll get flamed for that
last statment),Here are some more sports I would like to see in the
olympics,both summer and winter.

Bowling:I know,a long shot;but I love playing it(my handicap is 175 )

Golf:boring to watch,frustrating to play,but still a worldwide
sport,it would excede any criteria for inclution.

Womens Bobsled:Hey,why not?,again this should have been an olympic
sport along time ago.

Rugby:Perhaps a bit too rough but still a viable international sport.

Speedskiing:I saw a bit of this at the end of the Albertville games in
92 as a demonstration sport,looked pretty cool.

Here are some sports I feel should NOT be a part of the olympics...

Synchronized Swimming:Its beautiful and all but it doesn't do it for
me as an olympic sport.this could easily be replaced by a more viable
sport like bowling or golf.

Ballroom Dancing:Oh come on!!!give me a break!!If this is accepted as
a sport in 2000 I'll simply give up.

I liked all the rookie sports in Atlanta especially softball and beach
vollyball.
I am concerned about my favorite sport,baseball,professionals will
most certainly be voted in in September but I don't know how Major
League Baseball will send all its best players to Sydney during a
pennant race,Oh well.

I would like to hear any comments from you on any of this,please


 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by Mind » Tue, 20 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>> I am an olympic enthusiast and I thoughly enjoyed the games in Atlanta
>> and I am looking forward to the winter olympics in Nagano.
>> I have noticed alot of new sports and events scheduled for 98,they
>> are...
>> 1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
>> around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
>> Scotland.

I don't think curling is new to the Olympic. I saw they played curling on
'92.  
They have women's competition as well as men's.

 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by Paul Ly » Tue, 20 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>>> 1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
>>> around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
>>> Scotland.

>I don't think curling is new to the Olympic. I saw they played curling on
>'92.  
>They have women's competition as well as men's.

If you are talking about the curling they showed in Calgary (was that
really `92?), I think it was an exhibition sport.  I remember watching it
and thought it was pretty interesting.  It ought to be nice if it is a
full medal sport in `98.
pal
 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by Coli » Tue, 20 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >>> 1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
> >>> around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
> >>> Scotland.

> >I don't think curling is new to the Olympic. I saw they played curling on
> >'92.  
> >They have women's competition as well as men's.

> If you are talking about the curling they showed in Calgary (was that
> really `92?), I think it was an exhibition sport.  I remember watching it
> and thought it was pretty interesting.  It ought to be nice if it is a
> full medal sport in `98.
> pal

Calgary was in '88, and curling was a demonstration sport.  I thought it
was a full medal sport in Albertville '92, but wasn't approved for
Lillehammer in '94.  I remember CBS showing coverage and interviews of
top US Curlers in Albertville.

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New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by Pacara » Wed, 21 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>I have noticed alot of new sports and events scheduled for 98,they
>are...
>1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
>around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
>Scotland.

  This has been around for some time I think (maybe it wsn't official
yet though, but I certianly saw it at in '88).

Quote:
>2.Skeleton(or headfirst luge},cool sport,I'm not certain of it's
>origin,but I think it was developed by bobsledders.

   Yeah, this should be cool. I was once saw it on World Wide of
Sports some years ago. Too bad that CBS will only show us part of
a single run of a single competitor stuck in between hours of
figure skating promo blabbing.

Quote:
>3.Snowboard;should have been an olympic sport a long time
>ago,skateboarding on snow,cowabunga!!

   The bad thing here is CBS might end up showing this instead
of downhill skiing.

Quote:
>4.Women's Ice Hockey;this also should have been an olympic sport along
>time ago too.
>I have heard that Snow Sculpting is also going to be an olympic sport
>to but I am not sure of this(although it sounds quite interesting)any
>more info on this would be appreciated.

 ??
 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by NorEast » Wed, 21 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>>>> 1.Curling;.an interesting 4 man team sport played on ice,its been
>>>> around since the 15th century(I think),modern game developed in
>>>> Scotland.

>>I don't think curling is new to the Olympic. I saw they played curling on
>>'92.  
>>They have women's competition as well as men's.

>If you are talking about the curling they showed in Calgary (was that
>really `92?), I think it was an exhibition sport.  I remember watching it
>and thought it was pretty interesting.  It ought to be nice if it is a
>full medal sport in `98.
>pal

98 will be  curlings' first olympics as an official medal sport.
 
 
 

New Sports For 98 Winter Olympics in Nagano

Post by Elizabeth J Earha » Thu, 22 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Here are some sports I feel should NOT be a part of the olympics...

>Synchronized Swimming:Its beautiful and all but it doesn't do it for
>me as an olympic sport.this could easily be replaced by a more viable
>sport like bowling or golf.

>Ballroom Dancing:Oh come on!!!give me a break!!If this is accepted as
>a sport in 2000 I'll simply give up.

These are, of course, the favorite sports to bash in this newsgroup,
but could I ask why you don't like Dance Sport as an Olympic sport?
Have you ever seen a competition?  Is it that you don't think it's
"athletic", or that it's subjectively judged, or it's not popular
enough, or what?

-Elizabeth