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Strange. It couldn't be as a demonstration sport because the sport is already in.

SA's sub editor is not the most reliable of sources, being IMO somewhat gullible when it comes to sensational rumours, but there is one poster on their forum who has a reasonable amount of sport admin experience who claims that the Host country is allowed to nominate one event if they pick up the complete tab. A fair bit of web searching this AM has failed to find any reference to this though.

I await any further news with interest...

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I think the governing body decides what goes in its discipline, then is ratified by the ioc.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 10:58am
Originally posted by Mark Jardine

If this is true, then it's quite a scoop! If the IOC rule exists, what event did London 2012 choose as their 'wild card'?


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London only had 26 sports- Baseball and Softball got dropped, the IOC failed to agree what to have to replace them.
Wushu at Beijing wasn't officially part of the Olympics.There was no equivalent at London.
 
Cycling was, and still is, a "core sport".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 12:00pm
The Star?

So kiteboarding doesn't get a look in and that ancient piece of garbage does, I'm surprised the Chinese didn't put forward a Junk, at least the comedic element of old people trawling around in a period piece on water might be vaguely interesting to anyone other than the blazered buffers and has been yotties looking for somewhere to pasture..

If it wasn't so pathetic, you'd have to laugh.


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Kindergarden has just closed I see!

The Star works because so many fantastic sailors appreciate it's qualities, because it can be sailed without having to be too anorexic (bring back the old weight limits) and because it is the pinnacle of the type of sailing that most people do. If the Brazilians are prepared to pay for the event then let us all congratlate them.

How many people on this forum have ever sailed a serious Star regatta?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GybeFunny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 12:36pm
If the host can pick an event why didnt London pick 'talking about the weather' or another such event that we could fill the podium on?
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Cycling, always will be a core sport.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 12:56pm
There is an interesting question though, what happens when the olympics goes to a land locked country, would they hold olympic regattas on lakes and resevoirs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by gordon

the pinnacle of the type of sailing that most people do.

Rather a contestable statement. I've seen no statistics that suggest open keelboats without spinnakers form a very high percentage of the world's sailing activity. Indeed I submit that statement has even less foundation than some of the wilder claims that came from the multihull people when the Tornado was cut.

Originally posted by kingdacks

what happens when the olympics goes to a land locked country,

There are precedents for having an event in a different country - its happened a couple of times with horses, so I suspect that would be the most likely option. I don't think the summer games have ever been held in a land locked country.

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