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Sailing in the crosshairs?

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Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
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Topic: Sailing in the crosshairs?
Posted By: Do Different
Subject: Sailing in the crosshairs?
Date Posted: 07 Dec 20 at 9:49pm
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/07/breakdancing-paris-2024-olympic-games-ioc

Feeling urban and yoof?




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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 07 Dec 20 at 9:59pm
I grew up as an urban yoof, can't say I ever thought that dancing as an Olympic sport would make it more interesting.

I guess olympic sailing with just end up moving further and further away from what the majority actually do.

Will the same apply to athletics? Very large people lobbing weights on wires isn't exactly trendy, though I can see the urban yoof aiming them at each other or at the police, especially in Paris.

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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Dec 20 at 6:56pm
On the news, amazing to watch, will be brilliant to hear 'Run DMC' again.

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Robert


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 08 Dec 20 at 7:55pm
Can they bring back painting and literature then?

Though presumably it would have to be graffiti and angry, angst ridden urban literature.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 08 Dec 20 at 7:57pm
Strange thing is, break dancing is about as out of date as Laser sailing.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Dec 20 at 8:33pm
Never saw it on every street corner either (stated on the news), in fact only ever seen it in the States and like you say was years ago, hardly 2020 mainstream.

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Robert


Posted By: tink
Date Posted: 09 Dec 20 at 6:23pm
I believe that the current supplier of the linoleum for the dance mat has refused to let the break dancing association to verify it is in specification and will be producing a new mat identical to the previous mats but called ILDM 

And still they havenít let squash in 


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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Dec 20 at 6:47pm
In line skating Street hockey would have more relevance.

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 09 Dec 20 at 8:12pm
Breakdancing's inclusion does nowt to support my wife and her colleagues to stop ballet being lumped in with sport and aerobics in the covid regs...

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Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 8:42am
Originally posted by tink

And still they havenít let squash in†


That's because squash is played by middle aged CEOs on their lunch breaks as they do the next deal, not by young hip things on the streets of Brooklyn.

All these stereotypes are dated 1985, by the way.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 9:58am
Synchronised googling.

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 10:03am
There'll be a huge thumb up for that (or two) LOL

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 11:39am
Suppose it will have to be synchronised 'Drones' or electric scooter uphill slalom.

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Robert


Posted By: Grumpycat
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 12:45pm
Cycling already has a e bike mountain bike championship. Smile


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 12:56pm
One of the most exciting new sports is across city cycle racing against the flow of traffic, totally bonkers.

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 6:33pm
All ridden on fixies with a courier bag full of A3 paper, no brakes and 12" wide flat bars Big smile

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 10 Dec 20 at 8:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYPfI7uRSEI

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Robert


Posted By: Do Different
Date Posted: 18 Dec 20 at 7:10pm
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/18/basketball-surfing-and-skateboarding-get-extra-in-olympic-funding-round

'Posh sports' face funding cuts in buildup to Paris 2024 Olympics




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