February 22, 2006, - 7:26 pm

Winter Olympic Update

by Debbie Schlussel
C’mon, is this really a sport? (Did like the old SCTV parody, “Monday Night Curling,” though.)

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(Photo by Morry Gash, AP)

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5 Responses

Yet another reason that I don’t like the Olympics — too often, they confuse SPORTS with COMPETITION with ATHLETICS. Speed-skaters are athletes; curlers are not. Curlers may be well-trained, and extremely good at what they do, but calling them “athletes” just seems like quite a stretch.

david on February 22, 2006 at 7:48 pm

Good News! The US Armed Forces have met their recruiting goals after all! So what’s left? Curling, naturally

P. Aaron on February 22, 2006 at 7:55 pm

If winners are determined by scoring instead of judging, then yes indeed it is a sport.

Alan K. Henderson on February 22, 2006 at 9:02 pm

No! Curling is NOT A SPORT! And neither are Ice Dancing, or Synchronized Swimming, or Rhythmic Gymnastics, or Bowling, or Archery. Just because you’re good at it doesn’t mean it’s a sport. More reasons why I don’t really care about Olympic Events.

Yiddish Steel on February 22, 2006 at 9:36 pm

I’m hoping The NHL goes on strike because of the extra games on its schedule,professional wrestlers are brought in as consultants before the next speed skating “feud”-and curlers are making millions;unlike NHL amateurs-they’ve earned it.

jaywilton on February 23, 2006 at 9:48 am

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