Arnieb wrote:2) Track cycling - same thing - it should be a few races over a few distances and then in individual or team combo. What the hell is the point of that race where the little bloke goes round on a scooter?
Fuckin' love Kierin, but that's just me. Still gutted they dropped the Madison, which is even dafter.
Arnieb wrote:3) Stop all "sports" (performing arts really) - which are subjective. Gymnastics looks fantastic (especially the ladies!!) but its not a sport - you don't go "faster, stronger, further", you simply prance better in someone's opinion. Any event which is set to music isn't a sport. Diving is the same.
Yeah, bit of a grey area for me, this. I get what you're saying but some of the disciplines like pommel horse, hoops etc it's a fairly objective scheme of more points for more difficult things and deductions if you don't get them right. But the strength on display in some of the male gym disciplines is insane, and they're (to my mind) close to perfect athleticism - ie they don't have weird bodies like cyclists or weightlifters because of an excessive focus on particular muscle groups.
Be fun if they expanded pentathlon to about 25 sports. Genuinely try to identify the ultimate all round athlete.