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sydwel April 6th, 2016 5:15pm

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games, which Olympic event would you compete in if you could?

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catpillow Florida West Coast
04/06/16 9:54 pm

There is nothing I would have a chance at. They don't have a category for letting cats sit on you.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/06/16 9:09 pm

Three position rifle.

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
04/06/16 7:21 pm

A figure skater, like the beautiful Katarina Witt.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
04/06/16 6:52 pm

If I could gymnastics or ice dancing (pairs).

Nik
04/06/16 4:58 pm

Channel Surfing😅

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BrokenMirror free speech
04/06/16 3:53 pm

Javelin or biathlon depending on season

OldPoop
04/06/16 3:16 pm

R U asking about summer or winter games?
Summer: marathon
Winter: Biathalon

kjs Minnesota
04/06/16 2:58 pm

Speed skating because I did that during grade and high school.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/06/16 2:52 pm

Alpine skiing...the Downhill. Requires skill and more courage than any other Olympic event. I'm a skier, but it's hard to imagine skiing at that level.

anniepoops fear the deer
04/06/16 2:39 pm

Speed skating
Tennis

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franc New Jersey
04/06/16 1:42 pm

Or archery, which I'm actually good at

F1Dan Parked in your spot
04/06/16 1:13 pm

Ski jumping. And I would be a "mouth open" jumper lol.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/06/16 12:40 pm

Fencing I think. I'd have to learn it first. That or Archery. I'm too clumsy for ice skating

IamKatherine Respect
04/06/16 12:26 pm

Fast walking. It's a thing.

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professorwho Madness and Genius
04/06/16 11:29 am

I'd like to try my hand at archery, although I would have to learn it first.

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FancyNapalm Psychosis Circle
04/06/16 4:18 pm

East Coast! I have surfed in some really neat spots though- like Sylt Island off the Northern coast of Germany. I've been to Hawaii a few times & South France. I've been to CA (Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay & Dana Point) , & ya, West Coast surfers are awesome!! I was kind of intimidated😳

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 4:21 pm

Nice! I've always wanted to travel and surf all over the world. I've never been to the east coast either. I've been all over the west coast and Hawaii. Have you surfed the pipeline?

FancyNapalm Psychosis Circle
04/06/16 4:28 pm

Sweet!! Ya, I surf off RI, Long Island, & occasionally NJ & NH during the summer. I've been to SC, GA, & FL, & they're all consistent (wave action) whereas up north, where I am, the weather & waves are all over the place. Pipeline? Hahaha! Ummmm... Well, I intended too & was in the water but I sort of just watched lol! I'm not that great!! I'm not bad either but I still get nervous when there's a lot of people in the water.

jvberg Winter has Come
04/06/16 11:11 am

Basketball because I'd be guaranteed a gold medal

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MJSeals J.D.
04/06/16 11:00 am

Speed walking

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 11:02 am

Have you seen that episode of Malcolm in the middle?

MJSeals J.D.
04/06/16 11:06 am

Those helmets…reminded me of Jessie's hair from pokemon.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 11:49 am

To protect the world from devastation

Rosebud Ohio
04/06/16 10:37 am

Gymnastics.

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sydwel
04/06/16 10:30 am

I'd definitely run the marathon

imanag My heaven on Earth
04/06/16 10:28 am

I'd have to join Dara Torres on the middle age swim team. I've been racing the 100 IM, 400 free, and 100 fly since I turned 40.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:24 am

Now that surfing is officially an Olympic sport (finally), sign me up!

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ClayTownR California
04/06/16 10:22 am

Ice dance, after all, I already do it.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:22 am

I know I'll be the only one choosing this one. In college we had a club Team Handball team, which I played on. It's a really fun sport, popular in Europe. Think water polo without the water, played on a basketball court. If not that, I'd play baseball, if they'd reinstate it into the Games.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:26 am

Last I heard, there's a good chance baseball will be played at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:31 am

That's awesome! I didn't think it would be reinstated because of the World Baseball Classic.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:32 am

After googling it, it's confirmed that the following sports have been added to the 2020 games: baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing, and wushu.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:34 am

I take that back. The list is actually: baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding

Also, the official decision regarding these sports will come in August but based on what I'm reading it's almost certain.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:38 am

I think the WBC is next year, isn't it?

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:38 am

That's good to hear. You better start training. I want to see you and your birdie up on the podium.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:40 am

Yeah, the WBC is in March '17.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:41 am

Lol I suck at baseball/softball dude. I'm an excellent fielder but I can't hit for shit.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:44 am

No no no - I'm talking about you on the surfing team!

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:47 am

Lol. Well I am pretty good, but not nearly good enough to compete on that level. Otherwise I would've already done the X-games by now 😋

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 10:53 am

Aww, too bad. I thought there might be a new version of Eddie Would Go. Eukie Would Go!☀️🌴

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 10:56 am

Lol. Funny enough, my dad knew Eddie Aikau.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 11:07 am

So was your dad a surfer, and passed his skills on to you?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/06/16 11:46 am

Yes, and he still surfs.

Kay41 the Midwest
04/06/16 8:51 pm

We watched two handball games during the 1996 Olympics. Fun sport!

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/06/16 9:19 pm

Lol, Kay, we might be the only two in SOH who've seen the sport.