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al-Qa'bong
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posted 27 February 2006 12:58 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've always thought figure skating would be more interesting if more than one team were on the ice at the time, and body contact were allowed.

Call it "Australian Rules Figure Skating."

Some like-minded folks think Biathlon could use some tweaking.


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Diane Demorney
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posted 27 February 2006 01:07 PM      Profile for Diane Demorney   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just brain storming here...

Full contact curling.

Nekkid snowboarding.


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posted 27 February 2006 01:16 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Skidoo races!
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Diane Demorney
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posted 27 February 2006 01:19 PM      Profile for Diane Demorney   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Roller-derby style speed skating.

Cross-country skiing thru mine fields.

Okay, that last one? Over the top, even for me.


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Boom Boom
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posted 27 February 2006 01:19 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dog sled races!
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StockwellDay
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posted 27 February 2006 01:20 PM      Profile for StockwellDay     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like the idea of skijump jousting.

But a dogsled race in Northern BC would also be nice. We have horse events in the summer.


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posted 27 February 2006 01:20 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lumberjack competitions: log sawing; axe throwing; log carrying; ice sawing; polar bear swims (in ice water); chainsaw competitions; axe cutting (categories: Underhand Chop, Two Man Crosscut, Standing Block Chop, One Man Crosscut,
Jack & Jill Crosscut); and tree climbing.

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StockwellDay
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posted 27 February 2006 01:22 PM      Profile for StockwellDay     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about a snowball fight?
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 27 February 2006 09:57 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
Skidoo races!

Yeah, I was thinking an International Poker Derby would be interesting.

Snow Golf is another possibility.

Forget the luge, what about the Krazy Karpet?

Could someone could rig up a system whereby bobsleds could battle like bumper cars?

A timed Polar Bear Swim?


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Ken Burch
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posted 28 February 2006 06:11 AM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
1)One-Legged Speedskating.

2)Paintball Slalom.

3)Mime Hunting on Snowboards.

4)Ice Dancing on Rapidly Melting Rink(with hungry polar bears swimming just below the ice.)

5)Bode Miller Tequila Challenge.

[ 28 February 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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Ken Burch
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posted 28 February 2006 06:28 AM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And as to possible new summer game events:

1)Dwarf basketball.

2)Marathon with Blindfolds.

3)Riptide Water Polo.

4)Aztec Ringball.

5)Bad Touch Wrestling.

6)Swim Races in Jello-Filled Pool.

7)1500 meter Elvis Impersonator Cheeseburger Relay.


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Nanuq
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posted 28 February 2006 06:50 AM      Profile for Nanuq   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
3)Mime Hunting on Snowboards.

If only.

There are any number of sports that are unfairly excluded from the Olympics. There is the famous
dunny derby for instance. Boomeranging, caber tossing, tug of war, log rolling seem just as valid as some of the sports that have been done already.

Here's a list of Olympic sports that were discontinued.


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posted 28 February 2006 02:00 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ROCKET LUGE!

COMPETITIVE ROSARY!

Oh, and of course my favourite, DDR


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posted 28 February 2006 02:02 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Skeleton Derby: Four racers start on the track at the same time. First one across the line wins. Can also be played as Luge Derby.
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Ken Burch
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posted 03 March 2006 06:53 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speedless Skating.(skaters try to avoid moving for the longest period of time)

Gymnastics on LSD.

Cream Pie Pentathalon.

Greco-Roman Insults.

Competitive Obesity.

Any current Olympic event, with the additional requirement that the contestants agree to have itching powder poured into their uniforms.

Full Contact Speed Chess.

[ 03 March 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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posted 03 March 2006 07:43 PM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Snow Writing (Men's)

Freestyle Pumice Stone Use

Deep Moisturizing Team Relay

Speed Snow Shovelling

Interpretative Pushing a Car Out of A Really Wicked-bad Frozen Rut


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deBeauxOs
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Freestyle Slush Potholes Dodging.
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Tommy_Paine
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Well, I'm one of those that was dissapointed to learn that "skeleton" did not involve the use of any real skeletons.

Beaches Volley-Excuse: A man's sport where he has to come up with excuses for not watching "Beaches" with an insistant woman. The winner is judged on volume and creativity.

The Charles Adler Marathon: A person is put into a room full of a thousand idiots. The winner is the one who garners the most "whose the idiot?" points and stares from the thousand.

London Transit biatholon: Competitors are required to negotiate the city using the LTC. Winners, if any, must explain the new branch of physics they used.


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Pyed Typer
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posted 04 March 2006 12:51 AM      Profile for Pyed Typer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Summer or winter, the only Olympic sport that I would actually set aside time to follow would be Javelin Catching.
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David-Marc
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posted 04 March 2006 12:54 AM      Profile for David-Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Downhill Skating

ETA: this sport, if not named this, actually exists.

http://www.skatelog.com/countries/cz/2005-crashed-ice.htm

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deBeauxOs
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posted 04 March 2006 12:57 AM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Uphill Ski Slalom
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Ken Burch
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posted 04 March 2006 06:00 AM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Downhill Waterskiing.

Synchronized Staggering.

Obstacle Course Bobsledding.

[ 05 March 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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deBeauxOs
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posted 04 March 2006 01:35 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
posted by Nanuq: ... There are any number of sports that are unfairly excluded from the Olympics. ... Here's a list of Olympic sports that were discontinued.
Why, I believe that it is time to ressuscitate this one!
quote:
Obstacle Race - Swimming
Held: 1900
Rules: Held over 200m, competitors had to climb over a pole, then scramble over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats
Surely the producers of 'The Fear Factor' could come up with a broadcast-worthy, updated version of this competitive sport?

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JPG
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quote:
The event turned out to be quite messy with dead or injured birds on the ground and blood and feathers all over the place.

Pigeon Shooting, I think that goes under the category of: "Well it seemed like a good idea at the time..."


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posted 04 March 2006 06:42 PM      Profile for BlawBlaw     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Snowboarding biathalon. It is done in a halfpipe with targets on alternating sides. The snowboarder, armed with a submachinegun, must shoot the targets during airtime. Speed and accuracy are primary, with bonus points added for style.
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