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    IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    BaseballAmerica.com: Majors: International Affairs: Baseball Strikes Out In Olympic Bid

    We will see what happens with the full board byt not looking good for baseball



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    BaseballAmerica.com: Majors: International Affairs: Baseball Strikes Out In Olympic Bid

    We will see what happens with the full board byt not looking good for baseball
    golf is certainly not an Olympic sport, and I think baseball and softball were done anyway after the last Olympics. I could be wrong about that, but I think I remember this discussion during the last Olympics.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    As long as Europeans make up a large enough percentage of the voters, you won't see USA-dominated sports like softball back in the Olympics.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    golf is certainly not an Olympic sport, and I think baseball and softball were done anyway after the last Olympics. I could be wrong about that, but I think I remember this discussion during the last Olympics.
    how is golf not an olympic sport?



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Isn't it going to be in chi-town? How can they not have baseball at the olympics in America?!?! (I don't pay attention to baseball in the olympics, but still...)



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    As long as Europeans make up a large enough percentage of the voters, you won't see USA-dominated sports like softball back in the Olympics.
    Didn't the US lose the gold in the last olympics?



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Didn't the US lose the gold in the last olympics?
    That's the only time. Softball was contested in 4 Olympics.

    1996: Gold. 8-1 record, outscored opponents 41-8.
    2000: Gold. 7-3 record, outscored opponents 25-7.
    2004: Gold. 9-0 record, outscored opponents 51-1.
    2008: Silver. 8-1 record, outscored opponents 58-5.
    TOTAL: 32-5 record; outscored opponents 175-21.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Yang winning the PGA is going to do alot to help Olympic golf.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Yang winning the PGA is going to do alot to help Olympic golf.
    Korean women are dominating the LPGA circuit already, and Yang's win will help the Korean men's movement.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Honestly thou how are you going to do golf in the olympics? Players play all over the world right now, you have world golf events right now so how you going to do that?



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Honestly thou how are you going to do golf in the olympics? Players play all over the world right now, you have world golf events right now so how you going to do that?
    It will likely be singles only the first year and just like any other four day tournament. Shouldn't be too hard.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    It will likely be singles only the first year and just like any other four day tournament. Shouldn't be too hard.
    That's my point why have it in the olympics inless your not going to allow professionals play in it otherwise its just like a normal tourney



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    That's my point why have it in the olympics inless your not going to allow professionals play in it otherwise its just like a normal tourney
    And this makes it different than other olympic sport how?

    Truthfully though Rugby should probably be an olympic sport, even though we suck at it.




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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Honestly thou how are you going to do golf in the olympics? Players play all over the world right now, you have world golf events right now so how you going to do that?
    Most of the best players go to the USA or UK for the 4 majors now. Depending on how they qualify and who is interested (Tiger has said he is interested), it could essentially be a 5th major that year.

    I don't know if there is an open week or if a smaller tournament will have to get bumped (at least in coverage) in favor of the Olympics.



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    Re: IOC committe denies baseball votes for golf and rugby for 2016 olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    As long as Europeans make up a large enough percentage of the voters, you won't see USA-dominated sports like softball back in the Olympics.
    Ok...softball, but surely baseball would be internationally competitive, look at the WBC.



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