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    Re: Beach Soccer: An Oly Sport by '20??????
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    Hey, we have the beach vault -- what say tafnut?
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    Re: Beach Soccer: An Oly Sport by '20??????
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    >Hey, we have the beach vault -- what say tafnut?<

    I plead the Fifth. Anything I say about Beach Vaulting can and will be used against me by mojo.

    [let's just say I like it a lot :-) ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPete View Post
    Something I've been wondering...

    Does anybody outside of the U.S. play Ultimate Frisbee? It's a fast-growing competitive sport is this country but still a bit underground. I'd expect to see Ultimate in the Olympics someday.
    ...assuming they play it outside of the US.
    I don't know about Ultimate Frisbee, but the IOC has just granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation. That doesn't mean it will be in the Olympics, but . . .

    http://www.wfdf.org/news-media/news/...ederation-wfdf
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    Maybe ultimately the entire Olympic program will be held on the beach. There will be a beach 100 meters, a beach marathon. Beach swimming (entering the water prohibited.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    I don't know about Ultimate Frisbee, but the IOC has just granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation. That doesn't mean it will be in the Olympics, but . . .

    http://www.wfdf.org/news-media/news/...ederation-wfdf
    I didn't know this when I made my post yesterday, but I can now verify that the World Flying Disc Federation does indeed include Ultimate Frisbee.

    http://mashable.com/2015/08/03/ultim...c-recognition/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    . . . the IOC has just granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation. That doesn't mean it will be in the Olympics, but . . .

    http://www.wfdf.org/news-media/news/...ederation-wfdf
    They're still hopeful of getting Ultimate Frrisbee into the Olympics.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...ults-published
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    How long before we get beach T&F in the Olympics?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    They're still hopeful of getting Ultimate Frrisbee into the Olympics.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...ults-published
    As I understand it, it is being called Flying Disc because Frisbee is a trademark.
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    Hmm...
    1) For starters, why in the world is this topic on the "Current Events" board?
    2) "Beach Pole Vaulting", which is conducted on raised platform runways has nothing to do with the beach except proximity.
    3) Posters here often tend to regard beach volleyball as a non-skilled event. That notion is absolutely wrong. The highest level beach V-Ballers are enormously talented, high-endurance athletes with skills that take years to master. Misti May, for example, was a 5'10" high jumper in 10th grade.
    4) Nevertheless, I don't believe any "beach" games should be Olympic sports. And I would include surfing and kayaking (both fun to watch but in the same arcane subjective scoring mode as gymanstics) in that category.

    P.S., Except as a brief mid-winter TV diversion I also don't see any reason at all for the Winter Olympics!
    Last edited by jc203; 08-21-2019 at 04:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    P.S., Except as a brief mid-winter TV diversion I also don't see any reason at all for the Winter Olympics!
    I don't watch the Winter Games or any of the component sports, but it seems to me that they have as much of a reason to exist as the summer Olympic Games.
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