Make poker an Olympic Sport

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Genso Hikki

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Well, if you make poker an Olympic sport, what about Rummy or Spades or even go fish...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure poker belongs at the Olympics. It's not an athletic sport...
 
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Yeah hm, i dunno, table games shouldnt count to be in the olympics i dont think.

they would have to include chess and checkers and all types of popular card games lol
 
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POWER SKATING, WEIGHT LIFTING, 100 METER DASH....poker.....

Doesn't fit for me man, sorry.
 
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Yep, lifting those chips and tossing'em in the pot takes loads of athletic ability. I can see it now, there'll be medal competitions for 'poker chip tricks' (who'll get the first 10.0 from the Russian judge?!!) and 'poker face endurance'.
 
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i scored a 9.5 from putin in the poker face endurance comp.
 
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thinly veiled spam under a crappy "OMG OLYMPIC POKAR" guise, lol.

i haven't deleted the thread so we can all continue to comment on how hilarious the thought of olympic poker is.
 
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An Olympic sport??? What next? 1500m cross dressing, syncronised parallel parking, 4 x 100m relay farting? With the greatest respect, poker is a wonderful passtime but it's not a sport. Mind you, I'd happily lobby for a womens Olympic team event just so I could see Jennifer Tilley swap shirts after the game.
Just a thought.

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Just had another thought...how would players like Phil Helmuth compete if they scored artistic impression over technical merit?
 
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how would you pick that team ,everyone thinks thier the best.since the online era of poker has come to light everyone is a pro now.
 
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gold medal is automatically awarded to the dude who plays with his feet.
 
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Laugh if you want... Look it up, korfball is recognized. Something called "wushu" is recognized. Poker has a following and ratings.

Equestrian is a sport. Tug of war was a sport until around 1916 or 20. Check out the Olympics own website under "sports" if you don't believe me.

Would your poker heros play for the love of the sport? To reresent their country?
 
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There was actually a cartoon about this awhile back. A bunch of really strong guys lifting the solid metal chips and cards. "If you want to go all-in, you've gotta really work hard".

Funny cartoon (wish I could find it, it's probably not that funny with me just telling you), but in reality, poker's not an olympic sport. When they put chess in, then maybe you'll have a case for poker.
 
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Laugh if you want... Look it up, korfball is recognized. Something called "wushu" is recognized. Poker has a following and ratings.

Equestrian is a sport. Tug of war was a sport until around 1916 or 20. Check out the Olympics own website under "sports" if you don't believe me.


your kidding right? You know the difference between every single one of those and poker? The physical part of the sport! Its what makes it a sport! And no, sitting in one chair for 10 hours is not an athletic test.

All those sports require physical strength and endurance, which poker does not. Thats why they can be olympic sports and poker cant.



On a bright note: Most hilarious idea ever, gotta love it, probably the only sport where an 80 year old can be a gold medalist lol
 
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bridge is recognized. look it up at olympics.org under sports. Sumo is recognized. Orienteering is recognized. Not much athleticism in that. Poker is more than just sitting on your kiester.
 
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Poker must be a sport! They air it on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNClassic all the time!
 
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Nobody wants to watch girls in tight shorts play softball, why would they want to watch dozens of old men sitting?
 
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Nobody wants to watch girls in tight shorts play softball, why would they want to watch dozens of old men sitting?

have you ever seen jennie finch, google her. best female softball player ever. and she is bad to look at either.
 
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they should make the female players do jumping jacks between hands. that would get me to watch.
 
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