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    These IFs, NOCs, NGBs change names over the years all the time - witness AAU / TAC / USATF. US Olympic Committee has had about 5 names since it was first formed around 1900 - American Olympic Committee, American Olympic Association, USOC, and a couple others I can't remember.

    For awhile all the IFs were trying to have a name that Federation or Fe'de'ration (French), as if it was almost required. When golf got in the Olympics, the World Golf Council became the International Golf Federation. Now it seems the IFs are going the other way, and eliminating Federation.

    Sports, too, change their names. Yachting became sailing circa 1998. Synchronized swimming is now Artistic Swimming. Rhythmic gymnastics started out as modern gymnastics and was then rhythmic sportive gymnastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Stupid move.

    NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, PGA, WTA, FIFA, WBA, UFC... every successful pro sports organization has a 3-letter or longer abbreviation. Two letters or full words just won't work.
    They could have every letter in the alphabet and it wouldn't matter for a sport few follow....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729
    Rhythmic gymnastics started out as modern gymnastics and was then rhythmic sportive gymnastics.
    As I grew up in Czechoslovakia, it was called Artistic Gymnastics. The traditional gymnastics was called Sporting Gymnastics.

    T&F was Light Athletics, Heavy Athletics included boxing, wrestling and weight lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Sports, too, change their names. Yachting became sailing circa 1998. Synchronized swimming is now Artistic Swimming. Rhythmic gymnastics started out as modern gymnastics and was then rhythmic sportive gymnastics.
    I've been calling that sport with oars 'crew' all my life, only to be corrected by a young girl that's it's called 'Rowing'!
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    It definitely used to be called crew. I don't know when the NCAA changed it.
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    this is your editor speaking :-)

    an acronym is a set of initials that can be pronounced as a word (NASCAR, for example)

    the preponderance of organizations are actually initialisms (letters that are sounded out individually, like I-A-A-F, or N-C-A-A)

    thus endeth the lesson :-)
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    Thank you! One of my biggest pet peeves is when people mistake abbreviations for acronyms!
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    I am highly gratified that, by and large, we have dispensed with the dots after each letter (I.A.A.F). We only need them when the initials can be confused with another usage.
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    Don't mind the name change, but the logo is not making it for me. Looks like the ATT logo that was hacked with a knife to form a W. And if anyone can picture the A, you could easily find work interpreting abstract Art.
    How many millions of dollars On advertising will it take to make this change a winner?
    More than it was worth.
    Sorry, Coe, this is another Brexit folly!
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    Who gives a shit? I don't care what they call it or how they "brand" it, but I wish they would leave the events themselves alone.
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