[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>The judging has certainly always
been the interest in figure skating. I'm pretty certain it nearly caused an escalation of the Cold War on more than one occassion.
But I have to agree, why is it considered a sport? Surely it should fall into the same category as other forms of dance.
Hmm, if figure skating is a "sport" at the Winter Olympics, perhaps ballroom dancing should be at the Summer Olympics? Or perhaps some sort of dance marathon?
Mind you, it annoys me that an event where contestants are more interested in their clothing, hairstyle, next supply, and sounding like a retarded 70's movie pimp in TV interviews than contesting is considered a "sport". (Snowboarding).</strong><hr></blockquote>
normally (actually always) you make smart posts and I agree 99% with them but this one was just dumb.
figure skating not a sport? if that's not a sport I have no idea what is. If you don't think that takes amazing athleticism and fitness then you are blinded by something I can't identify.
BTW, I think ballroom dancing is in the summer olympics?