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Rubik's Cube at olympics

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what about making a seperate olympics for cubing and other things like chess? we could have marithons of our own with 2x2-6x6 different events like chess and other stuff and even a relay race where once one was done with his or her cube the next one would start.??? anyone else think this would work
No, since a completely new organization would have to be made. We'd have to gather a bunch of cubers/chess geeks (joke ;))/irresponsible poker players (;))/other events that could be included to form a new organization...
 
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what about making a seperate olympics for cubing and other things like chess? we could have marithons of our own with 2x2-6x6 different events like chess and other stuff and even a relay race where once one was done with his or her cube the next one would start.??? anyone else think this would work
No, since a completely new organization would have to be made. We'd have to gather a bunch of cubers/chess geeks (joke ;))/irresponsible poker players (;))/other events that could be included to form a new organization...
And if we did, it'd be almost the same as the WCA.
 
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I don't see why people are trying to find ways to say cubing isn't a sport instead of putting their thoughts positively towards actually MAKING it be recognized as a sport. Did anyone even think of looking up the definition of sport anyway? Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines it as:

(1) : physical activity engaged in for pleasure (2) : a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in

As far as I'm concerned cubing is a physical activity (finger+wrist) and it's done for pleasure.

Also, cubing abides to the requirements for it to become an Olympic sport. So what if it takes till 2020 or whenever to get in... I'm not going anywhere... are you?
 
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I don't see why people are trying to find ways to say cubing isn't a sport instead of putting their thoughts positively towards actually MAKING it be recognized as a sport. Did anyone even think of looking up the definition of sport anyway? Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines it as:

(1) : physical activity engaged in for pleasure (2) : a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in

As far as I'm concerned cubing is a physical activity (finger+wrist) and it's done for pleasure.

Also, cubing abides to the requirements for it to become an Olympic sport. So what if it takes till 2020 or whenever to get in... I'm not going anywhere... are you?
Perhaps it is a sport, depending on your perception of one. I still don't believe that a cuber would fulfill the idea of an Olympic athlete. Forgive me for saying this, but quite frankly I think cubing a geeky hobby or sport. I'm not saying that the people who participate in it are geeks, but I believe cubing surely is. You twist 'n turn a plastic toy.
 
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Your point? So is Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, etc. They're all olympic sports. Also, have you ever heard of the olympic GAMES?
My post was a month old but very valid. They're called the olympic games, yes, but the events are sports. I have a loose definition of a sport. But sitting in front of your computer for hours on end does not fit that definition, and in speedsolving that is what many of us do (especially on large averages). In a sport you risk hurting yourself severely almost every play (that didn't come out right but I hope you get what I'm saying).

But chess is easily the most viable game for the olympics, and I would put it above speedcubing on my list of things that should get more recognition.
 
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What athletic ability does cubing involve? it doesn't even come CLOSE to ANYTHING else in the olympics right now.
Honestly.
Why are people even considering this?
If throwing rocks and sweeping ice is an Olympic sport then why the hell can't speedcubing be an Olympic sport?
 
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oh lets just stick with our old fashion swimming and shot put :)


I honestly would prefer if the Summer Olympics were mostly track and field/swimming/,aybe gymnastics. There are FAR too many sports in the Olympics. I am a HUGE baseball fan, played for 10 years and can tell you anything you need to know about it, but I don't think it should be in the Olympics.
 
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I dont think cubing should be added, I think the Olympics should only have events that require fitness and stuff like that, so cubing shouldnt be added.

Other stuff like chess shouldnt be added either.
 
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Nowadays there is only one restriction for a new sport (or game) to be Olympic:

Is it possible to earn money with it, more than we do with other sports?

All other restrictions are other formulations of this one.

So if we want cubing as an olympic sport, we need sponsors. We get sponsors if people are watching the competitions. People will watch if the competition is spectactular.

Our current tournament set up is maybe nice for cubers but not for watchers. Each solve is the same for a non-cuber

So we need a competition with more exciting!

Like a Knock Out competition 1 vs 1 . The fastest one continu in the tournament. Maybe let the opponents scramble eachothers cube.

Like a Team Relay. Which shouldn't be difficult to add to the Wch
 
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