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What is your favourite Summer Olympic Sporting Discipline

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Kyptastic, Apr 1, 2008.

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What is your favourite Summer Olympic Sporting Discipline

Poll closed Mar 26, 2012.
  1. Track and Field

    22.5%
  2. Swimming

    17.5%
  3. Cycling

    5.0%
  4. Diving

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Equestrian

    5.0%
  6. Shooting/Archery

    5.0%
  7. Canoeing/Kayaking/Rowing

    5.0%
  8. Boxing

    7.5%
  9. Table Tennis

    10.0%
  10. Other (please specify)

    22.5%
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  1. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://sportcamp101.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/olympic-rings.png]

    Also, did you know that [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tug_of_war_at_the_Summer_Olympics]Tug of War[/link] was an olympic sport for 20 years.
     
  2. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I ran track in high school, so I had to vote for my old sport. I really don't get into the summer olympics that much though, I've always preferred the Winter Games, esp because of the skiing.
     
  3. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Everything about horses! [face_love]
     
  4. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Why table tennis but not tennis?

    Anyway I'm an Olympic junkie, I will watch practically anything.
     
  5. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Swimming. Did it for years and women in suits.
     
  6. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Equestrian!!!

    (I'm sure that wasn't hard to guess for me!)
     
  7. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm not a huge fan of summer olympics, but I find gymnastics namely rhymic gymnastics entertaining.
     
  8. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was planning to leave it out, to see your reaction :p

    Gah! I knew I forgot something major like that :oops:

    Mainly because the Olympics is the biggest event in Table Tennis, whereas it's more of a sideshow in the tennis year. Plus, you only really get to see Table Tennis at the Olympics, and it's always a laugh.
     
  9. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    Wrestling. :cool:
     
  10. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It would have been an outrage. :p
     
  11. Thrawn1786

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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    Swimming is always fun to watch. On tv, anyways. I've heard people say unless you're really into it, watching it in person can be miserable.
     
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    That's basically my thinking as well. I might toss a vote in for Table Tennis simply because they don't show much of it. But when they do, I love it.
     
  13. Evil_X_13

    Evil_X_13 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I enjoy watching Track & Field.
     
  14. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Of the above, I would pick swimming, probably because I used to swim competitively (if not well..). That said, I tend to watch the Olympics on more of a "ooh, the Olympics are on" basis than planning which events I want to watch.
     
  15. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

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    Apr 19, 2003
    Definitely the swimming!! :)
     
  16. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Track and Field, but I enjoy watching most of the Olympic sports.
     
  17. Anakin_Heartbreaker

    Anakin_Heartbreaker Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm a tennis fan, so I'll stick with tennis. But I love watching all the events. :D
     
  18. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I've been a fan of gymnastics since the age of three, when I watched starry-eyed at Mary Lou Retton in the 1984 Olympics. I so loved her that I stood on top of the couch, did her cute little salute and then flipped off headfirst into the coffee table. I got four stitches in my forehead, but have been watching avidly ever since.
     
  19. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have to profess my love for the cycling, those events that occur in the Velodrome in particular.
     
  20. DRHJ9

    DRHJ9 Jedi Master star 4

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    Boxing.

    These young fighters give their all in one of the most dangerous sports. There have been so many dynamic fights and strange results.

    It is alomost a given that at least one American will get shafted a la Roy Jones and Holyfeild.
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thought I might as well up this since we're getting closer to the Olympics :)
     
  22. DarthWormie

    DarthWormie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 22, 2004
    It doesn't get a lot of TV coverage but I'm a fan of the team handball.
     
  23. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I went with swimming. I used to be a swimmer in elementary school. Had to go with my roots. I'm also looking forward to the track and soccer portions of the Olympics. Wrestling should be cool too.
     
  24. JOHNNY-B

    JOHNNY-B Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mar 18, 2003
    Gymnastics That's some pretty sicks moves those Men and Women pull off!
     
  25. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For those interested, C&G has a (4-year old, recently revived) poll [link=http://boards.theforce.net/census_and_games/b10264/16666680/p1/?67]here[/link] on this same topic as well :)
     
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