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Winter Olympics Preview



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  1. Ann says:

    Not only am I not a fan, I don’t consider it a sport – after all, ballet is just as physically demanding, and it’s not a sport. Way too much TV time devoted to it during the Olympics, IMHO.

    • wendy says:

      As someone who takes ballet class 3x’s a week, I love top-tier figure skating. But I understand your point. How do you feel about gymnastics and diving competitions in the Olympics?

      • Audrey says:

        Pretty much the same thing (i.e. not actual sports), especially that idiotic rhythmic gymnastics – where Eastern European barely pubescent urchins dance around with ribbons and beach balls. And don’t get me started about synchronized swimming!

        I also think the doing tricks on skis/snowboards has no place in the Olympics, although they can have their own world games as desired.

        I know my opinion is controversial – I think any activity where someone is subjectively judging your performance is not a sport, however fun it is for the participant.

  2. Meg says:

    I saw “I, Tonya” a few weeks ago and it make me see “landing a triple axel” with new eyes–she’s one of less than a dozen women to do that.
    It’s my favorite sport to watch in the Olympics, although I honestly don’t follow the event very closely.

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