There is a little bit of debate happening around which sports should and should not be consisted of in the Olympics, especially football. Lets decrease the rabbit hole!
Beau Dure, a Guardian freelancer, writes in: “I really wrote for Soccer America that femaless soccer no longer needs the Olympics and would be much better off emphasising continental competitions, including what Im calling the AAA – Americas, Africa, Asia.
” Sports that have long-established competitions that are bigger than their existence in the Games ought to actually try to do something different to make their Olympic competitions distinct. How about combined team golf and tennis events?
” But the mistake people make is believing that a sport that isnt huge in their country must not be big anywhere. The USA! USA! USA! doesnt go wild for canoe/kayak slalom. When I covered it in Beijing, the press camping tent was overruning. I think half of Eastern Europe existed.”
Joel Eley writes in and states this: “Solution for football is to change it with futsal. Quickly done. I also think the Olympic sports should be where it is one of the leading accomplishments in that sport, so no football or golf for me, and can not comprehend why they are so versus netball being consisted of.”
Scott thinks a fast video game is an excellent game: “Olympic football should include charge shoot-outs ONLY! Delighting to view and over rapidly! Yes!”
Another tweeter called VoiceOfTheMysterons provides a somewhat more outlandish recommendation: “Continuing the theme of brand-new Olympic sports, and as a method of attracting even * more youthful * competitors and viewers, how about Pin The Tail On The Donkey, Musical Statues and Whats The Time Mister Wolf.”
Shall we seek advice from the specialists? Jonathan Liew composes this: “This, perhaps, is the greatest problem with Olympic football: an issue that feels specific to guyss football, but might in time concerned subsume the femaless video game too. Nobody actually appears to know what it is: an advancement competition, a star vehicle, a sideshow knockabout.”
Read his full piece.
Joel Eley composes in and says this: “Solution for football is to replace it with futsal. I also believe the Olympic sports should be where it is one of the top accomplishments in that sport, so no football or golf for me, and can not comprehend why they are so against netball being consisted of.”
Scott believes a quick game is an excellent game: “Olympic football ought to consist of penalty shoot-outs ONLY! Jonathan Liew writes this: “This, maybe, is the most significant issue with Olympic football: an issue that feels specific to mens football, but may in time come to subsume the femaless game too.