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My Olympics swimming suggestion

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by sackman, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Every four years, I have the same suggestion. As a former competitive swimmer myself, I enjoyed the team component of the competitions at the high school level. When you know you're not going to win a state championship, your goal is to try to make the finals to get points for the team competition. I believe the Olympics should add this component to the games. Each nation is allowed two competitors in every event. A gold medal gets 10 points, silver 8, bronze 6, and then 5-1 for the remaining places. Add diving in for good measure (Colorado swimming combines points for both swimming and diving).

    I think this would add a terrific component to the competition, and give aspiring swimmers a more accurate representation of what competitive swimming is all about.
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I call bull****. Can you prove you made this suggestion 4 years ago?
     
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I can, but I won't.
     
  4. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Won't they want the same for track and field and other sports like wrestling and boxing.
     
  5. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Even the best laid plans...
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think that would be great. Make all of them like gymnastics. As a viewer, I end up much more focused on team points and medal position. I hardly care whether we have an individual athlete win a medal in the floor exercise.
     
  7. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    So, if your country has the top 3 swimmers in the world one should just fold?

    Why not let the best compete and the cards fall where they may... ?
     
  8. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    There is no boxing in the olympics. They have something that kind of resembles boxing sometimes, but its quite a stretch to call it actual boxing.
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I also played fast and loose with wrestling. I think deadspin put it best.

     

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