Olympic Sport Suggestion: Parkour


Photo: geishaboy500 [Flickr]

Neatorama's own Johnny Cat has got the best idea concerning the Olympics that I've heard in a long time. Here it is, in his own words:

After some dull moments in beach volleyball, I realized the Games could use a little perk in athleticism, namely the greatest new sport/subversive activity: Parkour

Sure beats skateboarding. IOC, are you listening? And if you don't know what Parkour is, here's the founder performing a Super Mario Parkour [Google Video]


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Agree with the judgiung thing. How about also ditching the team sports (yawn), and tennis?
Instead introduce combat and medieval sports, like kick boxing, mixed martial arts, cage fighting, sword fighting (not fencing) and even jousting.
And just for a laugh, a Trebuchet event.
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Olympics are about ratings too. I can't imagine this will get the figure skating or michael phelps numbers that keep the sponsors coming. Maybe if it existed on TV and not the internet...
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Isn't parkour what James Bond did when chasing that guy in Africa in "Casino Royale?" Or was it "Quantum of Solace?" In either case, it was a really cool scene.
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And another thing. What's with swimmers getting 8 different medals for swimming 8 different ways? How about if I Hop, Skip, and Jump and then Jump, Skip, and Hop?
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