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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
I think the real issue is that there is already a static barbell sport in the Olympics. Having two would be too similar.
Maybe, that is the case. But if we can have different styles of swimming like butterfly, freestyle etc as separate events; if we can have different types of contact sports (wrestling, judo, boxing) as separate events, why not have different types of barbell sports too?


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Bodybuilding as well is sufficiently different to warrant inclusion, in my opinion.
With regard to bodybuilding, unfortunately, due to IFBB, I believe there is too much of a public misconception about this sport, and that negativity, more than anything else is holding it back. An argument I have heard before, against including bodybuilding is that it is too subjective - unlike a 100 mts dash where there is a clear winner, here we have judges who make decisions that are sometimes hotly contested. But then, gymnastics are just as subjective, so maybe this isnt much of an argument after all.
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