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    "Sports" applying for inclusion in 2020 Games
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    !!! - from Sports Illustrated

    The full list of 26 sports to apply is: Air Sports, American football, baseball-softball, bowls, bowling, bridge, chess, dance sport, floorball, flying disc, karate, korfball, netball, orienteering, polo, racquetball, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, sumo, surfing, tug of war, underwater sports, waterski and wakeboard and wushu.
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    Quoting the late Garry Coleman: "Wushu talkin' about Willis?"
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    !!! - from Sports Illustrated

    The full list of 26 sports to apply is: karate, netball, orienteering, polo, squash, sumo, tug of war,
    The only ones worth consideration. Netball should be the first choice and they won't even need new stadium infrastructure for it.
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    It's hard to imagine that the IOC would be the slightest bit interested in "sports" like bridge and chess, which do not involve physical activity and which are not at all telegenic.
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    If sports channels can broadcast poker tournaments, why not bridge and chess?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    The ridiculous thing is not that bridge and chess are applying, but that they've implemented drug testing programs so they can apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    If sports channels can broadcast poker tournaments, why not bridge and chess?
    Speed chess, perhaps.
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    Don't bridge and chess together with other noetic competitions have their own equivalent of Olympic Games?
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    Bridge and chess have both been part of multi-game events like the World Mind Sports Games, but in chess at least they're a complete non-factor.
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    I favor the Tug-O-War, with teams of professional wrestlers and world's strongest man contestants with no drug testing!
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