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Old 08-09-2008, 09:33 AM   #16
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This is the first year for BMX racing. 30ft. starting gate.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:54 AM   #17
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Olympic Motto

Citius!, Altius!, Fortius! (Swifter, Higher, Stronger)

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If you are human, you are an athlete.
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Olympic Motto

Citius!, Altius!, Fortius! (Swifter, Higher, Stronger)

Olympic Creed

If you are human, you are an athlete.
But wouldn't that only apply to those that are running, jumping, or lifting?
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #19
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How about Olympic channel "surfing"?
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But wouldn't that only apply to those that are running, jumping, or lifting?
Speed is not always a time race as you are saying "Running"

Tennis, Basketball, Fencing, all require "swiftness" from the athletes to be a better than the competition.

Being a thumb jockey and changing channels or playing video games is not an athletic event.

Driving a race car with 150 temps in the cabin is would not be considered an athletic event no matter how phyisicaly exhausting driving a race car is. The driver is just a means to control the car not propell the car. If the cars were flintstone moblies, yes that could be an olympic sport,which is why cycling is an event.

The Olympics should introduce hand slap games or cupstacking so that any average joe can have a chance at gold.
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Speed is not always a time race as you are saying "Running"

Tennis, Basketball, Fencing, all require "swiftness" from the athletes to be a better than the competition.

Being a thumb jockey and changing channels or playing video games is not an athletic event.

Driving a race car with 150 temps in the cabin is would not be considered an athletic event no matter how phyisicaly exhausting driving a race car is. The driver is just a means to control the car not propell the car. If the cars were flintstone moblies, yes that could be an olympic sport,which is why cycling is an event.

The Olympics should introduce hand slap games or cupstacking so that any average joe can have a chance at gold.

Don't they have sports that involve guns? Last time I checked the person doesn't propel the bullet, yet they do control where it goes.. Kinda sounds like r/c racing with a little more bang eh?

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Kinda sounds like r/c racing with a little more bang eh?
unless you are running warm nimh
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well there has to be one.,,,wise crack.

I guess the shooter has to approach the line and be precise and that is enough of a physical feat to be athletic.

I used to shoot competition rifle and just the pratice sucked. No caffinee or your eyes would bug out by the 100th shot. All the events are timed so a shooter had to deal with fatigue while wearing jacket, pulse pads and heavy barreled rifle.

3 years ago I did an army match. Part of the competition was sprinting 100meters in full battle rattle(kevlar helment and vest) to the firing line. If you didn't make your time, the pop up targets would be long gone before your first clip was loaded.
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well there has to be one.,,,wise crack.

I guess the shooter has to approach the line and be precise and that is enough of a physical feat to be athletic.

I used to shoot competition rifle and just the pratice sucked. No caffinee or your eyes would bug out by the 100th shot. All the events are timed so a shooter had to deal with fatigue while wearing jacket, pulse pads and heavy barreled rifle.

3 years ago I did an army match. Part of the competition was sprinting 100meters in full battle rattle(kevlar helment and vest) to the firing line. If you didn't make your time, the pop up targets would be long gone before your first clip was loaded.
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I thought the IIC in Vegas was the olympic race of RC!
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I guess the shooter has to approach the line and be precise and that is enough of a physical feat to be athletic.
So then how does that differ from auto racing, or even RC racing?

Seems as if you defining of athleticism is in need of some fine tuning.
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I sweat when I have some beers while bowling. That sounds like a sport. Has anyone tried maintaining a 205 average?
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Not to mention activities that really DO take strength, speed & extreme skill, like competitive Drum Corps(but at least they already have their own World Championships, which coincidentally are going on right now), but they'll likely never get the attention they deserve, so you can bet RC will fare no better....
What about Air Guitar...they have their own championship also.

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If we were going to internationally pit man AND machine against each other I think F1, WRC, MOTOGP, and indy might be a few spots ahead of any form of rc
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