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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 12:23 PM
Thumperfive
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Olympics - good for the sport or bad?

I don't know if having snowboarding in the Olympics is such a good idea because suddenly there's a lot of pressure for kids and plenty of media to exploit them - besides, snowboarding doesn't need to be an Olympic sport to be cool... whatta think?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 08:17 PM
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The Olympics is kind of how you know your hobby has "made it" as a sport. It validates it in the eyes of many people, and who knows? Maybe the middle class mom's will let their little kids snowboard if it's a real olympic sport!
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 02:05 PM
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Well, first of all, do only "kids" snowboard? lol
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 02:29 PM
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Ha! That's true. Last time I went I saw someone who could be my grandpa. He fell even more than I did, it was awesome. And then there was a whole family, mom, dad, and three little kids. The mom was a skiier, but the rest of them were cool
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 11:04 PM
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I'm in favor of anything that gives snowboarding more exposure. Since snow boarding has become an olympic sport, I can suddenly find it on Cable much more than before. Of course, watching these excellent snowboarders reminds me of how little skill I really possess.
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 10:13 AM
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Of course, watching these excellent snowboarders reminds me of how little skill I really possess.
No kidding!

For my part, I kind of think it should be. I mean, it is a sport; why not treat it like one? As far as the media...I don't think much of them. :-)
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 12:32 PM
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I think it should be part of the olympics. It can indeed be considered a sport after all, and it gives snowboarding some recognition other than just a hobby.
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 09:07 AM
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There are some odd games in the Olympics... at least this is fun to watch! What's the one where they try to slide the stones onto a target? Try watching that for hours.
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 11:33 AM
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hey, don't be dissing my curling!!!!

that's a wonderful sport... ancient, loved by millions and takes a lot of thought...

post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 05:52 PM
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arrrgggghhhh curling lol
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