Should any automotive sports be in the Olympics?

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  1. jtmac

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    I really don't care about the Olympics.
    Being from mostly-snowless areas, I definitely don't care about winter sports in the Olympics.

    But considering the sports that have Olympic presence that I don't care about, I started to wonder what other sports had a shot at the Olympics. What sports are native to my area that could one day show up?

    Then I realized: The Olympics need an automotive division. We already have marksmanship, which relies on machines. Perhaps an automotive Olympics would look different than driving or modifying mass manufactured cars. Maybe it would be simpler, car-like machines that focused on some aspect of finesse and skill in the driving act itself. If it was actual cars, well, approaching it as a team of competitors isn't unheard of, though I suppose a team of competitors with diversified skills is.

    Is there room for it? How would it work?
     
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    All motorsports should be in the Olympics. I'm sure that's what the ancient Greeks had in mind, they just didn't have a direct translation for the word NASCAR.
     
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    Takes too much out of the 'man' and into motor and machine. Yes, I know they shoot guns, ride bobsleds and bicycles, but a motorized racer is different.

    Also, it would not fit into the 'green-eco-friendly' mantra very well since it would be a fossil fuel burner.
     
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    Formula 1 I think is the pinnacle of racing, the best of the best. For rally, aside from WRC, we have x-games.
     
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    No, they have no place in the Olympics.
     
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    Olympic games is a competition of athletes. Motor sport is more of a competition of mechanics, engineers and software developers.
     
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    Sure, if it's like this:

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    I'm down with that.
     
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    There must surely be a place for Demolition Derby!!!
     
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    About all the car stuff that qualifies from this area involves a few beers at some time & point, just as well throw that in the Olympics!!
     
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    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    Handball, ping pong, badminton, prancing horses complete with riders in top hats, synchronized swimming.

    After this list of "olympic" sports, does ANYTHING really seem too far out there to be an olympic sport

    What a joke.
     
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    No, but I think they should have a Battletech-type game added. With real mechs.
     
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