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Old 08-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #31
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So is the question, how easy is to learn? Or how easy is it to be Olympic caliber? Because bobsled is actually much harder to learn than the 100 m dash which is just straight running. This is running and jumping into a sled.

The actions you need to perform are harder, but the talent pool is much smaller.

Any somewhat competitive sprinter in the world could hook up with an above average bobsled racer and become title favorites. The problem is that the truly great sprinters come from countries where no one knows how to steer a bobsled, and vice versa.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #32
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It's fairly straightforward. Throwing your opponent on their back or submitting your opponent on their back is an instant win (ippon). You perform either of these actions to a lesser extent you can score a wasari (essentially a half ippon), or a yuko (the smallest score).

If no one wins the game within the time limit they look at points scored. If a tie they continue to fight sudden death to first point scored. If still a draw judges decide.

That's the basic gist of it.

I realize its not easy, I was being a d!ck.

But yeah, every time I watch, it seems that its always 0-0 for so damn long, and when they do get a point, I never really got it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #33
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How hard is sailing?

Well if you get in a class that has two per boat ie the 49er class, where the other guy is very competent in handling tactics, seamanship and all things nautical then, as long as you know the complete sailing drills like being lead spinnaker man or lead tacker then you maybe in with a shout.

On your own, unless you've sailed your entire life practically impossible, in fact probably one of the hardest sports.

A GB athlete in Athens won gold in rowing then got bored and took up track cycling and won gold in Beijing. So it is possible to pick up a sport to Olympic level in 4yrs
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #34
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Default Re: What is the easiest Olympic sport?

Handball

Team sport for retards that requires hardly any skill

Also horse dressage seems pretty weak. They just go into a square and trot around slowly, then tip their hat and get scored by judges. Lame.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #35
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Default Re: What is the easiest Olympic sport?

You can probably go from "noob" to "good" at any sport in a short amount of time. Its the jump from "good" to "elite" that separates olympic athletes from the rest of us. So yeah, sorry you're out of luck.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #36
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Handball

Team sport for retards that requires hardly any skill

Also horse dressage seems pretty weak. They just go into a square and trot around slowly, then tip their hat and get scored by judges. Lame.

crap i forgot about handball. That's definitely it. It's a playground game
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #37
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A GB athlete in Athens won gold in rowing then got bored and took up track cycling and won gold in Beijing. So it is possible to pick up a sport to Olympic level in 4yrs

Right, but this is an example of an already elite athlete doing it and picking too sports that require great aerobic capacity and leg strength.

Erik Heiden in the US became a pro cyclist after being the best speed skater in the world.


But just looking at the guy could tell you, his legs would be a pretty powerful engine.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #38
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Anyone here really thinks that you could become at olympic level in any sport in just 2 months? It takes years!
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #39
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Anyone here really thinks that you could become at olympic level in any sport in just 2 months? It takes years!
Handball-I am 6'1 above average athlete. No doubt in my mind I could make the USA handball team if I spent a year or 2 trying to.

That sport is retardedly simple.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #40
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Handball-I am 6'1 above average athlete. No doubt in my mind I could make the USA handball team if I spent a year or 2 trying to.

That sport is retardedly simple.
You can become good at it...
But become as good to make an olympics team for USA.. no way... you need at least 4 years, and be really talented in sports...
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #41
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You can become good at it...
But become as good to make an olympics team for USA.. no way... you need at least 4 years, and be really talented in sports...
No talent is required to play handball.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #42
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No talent is required to play handball.
Man imagine if usa basketball decided to play this sht just for giggles
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #43
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No talent is required to play handball.

You surely havent played handball against good opponents in your life.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #44
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Default Re: What is the easiest Olympic sport?

Nick, i bet you read that Bill Simmons article about handball and that's why you are implicating with the sport.

I can say this, you/i/anyone here can't even play against womens in handball you don't know how crazy it is until you play at good level.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #45
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You surely havent played handball against good opponents in your life.
That's because in America, no one who is a good athlete would degrade themselves enough to decide to specialize in this garbage dumpster level sport.
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