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London Olympics 2012: Which Sport Do You Want To See Kicked Out?

Posted: 08/10/2012 12:02 am

Not every event during the Summer Olympics can have the high-wattage star power of basketball or soccer or feature the unbridled athleticism of track, swimming or gymnastics.

Some Olympic events are more like tug of war.

Don't remember seeing two lines of opposing tuggers during the London Games? Well, that's because the event was kicked out of the Olympics after the 1920 Games. While part of the charm of the Olympics is opportunity to watch the more idiosyncratic, niche sports (badminton, anyone?) there may come a time when something is just too bizarre -- or boring -- to keep around.

What sport would be the first to get the axe if the IOC put you in charge of the list of events for the 2016 Rio Olympics?

Voting for Round 1 begins August 9 and ends at midnight.
Voting for Round 2 begins August 10 and end at midnight.
Voting for Round 3 (the final round) begins August 11 and the tournament ends at midnight.


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Filed by Michael Klopman  |