I had a heated discussion with my roommate last night discussing olympic sports. She was upset by the inclusion of Beach Volleyball. We didn’t really come to a conclusion, though we had a few end thoughts.
–Firstly, when we think olympics we tend to think individual competition: track, swimming, etc… this also includes team sports where the individuals compete solo-style like gymnastics and archery.
–Secondly, we thought that the olympic gold should be the ultimate award. This would knock out any sport that has a larger secondary championship like tennis (world open) or Cycling (tour de france)
There would have to be a third rule that would knock out non-physical non-sport activities like monopoly or sword swallowing.
I do have a tremendous amount of respect for those contestants in less-than-awesome olympic sports like baseball. And obviously, the rules above could be debated endlessly.
And when it comes down to it, I’m 100% A-O-K with women’s beach volleyball.
Question for the readers:
Women’s beach volleyball: Worthy of Olympic sport? or just another attempt by men to get women to dance around in beach wear?