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Posted 6/1/11
What sport do you feel should be added to the Olympics? You can answer for either the Summer or Winter Olympics, and it can be a team or individual event.
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MMA \o/
And poker ofc
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Thanatos87 wrote:

And poker ofc


Can you and anyone else please tell me how the hell is poker even a sport in the first place?

Why not baseball as a sport!?? Or bowling?

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I'll play devil's advocate on that. Merriam-Webster's defines sport (noun) as: 1(a) a source of diversion: recreation, 1(c)(1) : physical activity engaged in for pleasure or 1(c)(2): a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in. So explicitly a game like poker can be considered a sport since it does not have a significant standard of athleticism.
Of course, we implicitly expect the Olympic games to have at least some level of athleticism, though not necessarily strenuous to a strenuous level, as table tennis, curling, marksmanship events. The IOC is not likely to add a "mind sport" like chess, bridge, or poker, since they lack enough physical activity, anytime soon.
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