Monday, August 20, 2012

Sports that Weren’t Good Enough for the Olympics

The Olympics are all about seeing the best of the best compete for their countries to try and bring home the gold. Most of the sports require extreme athleticism, while others require a little more finesse. If you watched the summer Olympics this year and felt like some of the sports shouldn’t have been there and that others deserved a spot, then you weren’t alone. For the sake of good fun, let’s take a look at 3 great sports that weren’t quite good enough for the Olympics:

1. Video Games- Most people probably think of video games as nothing more than a kid’s pastime, but the same could be said for Ping Pong. All you need is enough people to get behind something and eventually it may happen. There are some truly talented gamers out there who spend several hours a day working on their video game skills. These gamers take pride in their skills and there are world-wide tournaments held to see who the top player is. If you want to try your hand at a competitive sport that has no age bias, then video gaming could be the perfect thing for you. It may not be good enough for the Olympics right now, but you never know how things will turn out in the future.

2. Dodgeball- If BMX can make it into the Olympics then Dodgeball should be allowed as well. The rules of Dodgeball are very simple, but the action is nothing short of fierce. If you are looking for a game to get your heart racing, and that can provide some solid fun, then Dodgeball just might be your sport. The reason why this ultra-exciting game hasn’t made it into the Olympics yet, is probably due to the fact that it is has only been around for a few years in an organized manner. The sport itself, however, has been played for many generations on playgrounds all across the world. If you would like to get a thorough introduction to the sport then you can always rent the Ben Stiller comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and see firsthand what it is all about.

3. Baseball- It may be America’s favorite pass time, but for one reason or another it wasn’t good enough for the Olympics. For several years baseball was included in the Olympics but nowadays you’ll just have to be satisfied watching the MLB. With some of the league’s best players coming from countries other than the United States, however, you have to wonder why this sport doesn’t remain in the Olympics. Perhaps it was too good? Whatever the case may be, baseball is still a great sport in my book and I don’t see it going away anytime soon.

If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment. Oh, and as far as Olympic companies go, Regal Tool and Supply definitely deserves a gold medal.