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Revision as of 05:38, 10 August 2012

Joke sports are games that are poor substitutes for athletic endeavors that bring out the best in human achievement with a underlying purpose to the event. The inclusion of many joke sports in the 2012 Summer Olympics detracts from the serious events.

Examples of joke sports include:

Comments

  1. In running relays, there is a baton that must be artfully passed during the race. No such baton passing exists for the silly swimming relays. Would anyone want a long jump or pole vault "relay"???
  2. An inefficient, silly stroke comparable to foot races for hopping or running backwards.
  3. It is hard even to imagine how preposterous a land-based equivalent of this might look. Yet swimmers award and receive gold medals for them without raising a single eyebrow.