[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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?
, I didn't know figure skating could fire such passion in a young man!
I wasn't being insulting about figure skating, just questioning why it is considered a sport. It does take athleticism, but so does ballet, and every other form of dance. They're considered arts, not sport, and are no less worthy.
And yes, ballroom dancing is, I believe, at least being considered as a Summer Games event. It was an attempt at irony. And dance marathons are not being considered. That was an attempt at humor. You know, Marathon? Olympics? Heh. Riiiiiight.