Monday, July 09, 2012

Your Turn

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, my question for you today is if you could be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you want to compete in? It can be summer or winter. Unfortunately competitive eating is not yet an Olympic sport.

83 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

LUGE.

Ms Cool said...

Gymnastics.

Afallingstar1986 said...

Gymnastics.. For some reason I wish I had tried it when I was younger

donner said...

Gymnastics...I did it as a kid and was never anywhere near Olympic caliber, but I always enjoyed it. I did floor and beam...

Tempestuous Grape said...

Swimming...it was the first thing I wanted to be when I was a kid actually.

billybob said...

Awwwww Enty, you spoilsport. Are there any sitting down sports? Okay, I always enjoyed watching the speed-skating in the Winter Olympics. So I’d like to be a speed-skater. I probably would be a synchronized swimmer in the Summer Games......but that still doesn’t seem like a proper sport. What about Olympic Dominoes Champ? Yes, I can see me doing that. Anyway, the games are in my country this year....how cool is that? I might get my gold...if I can find my box of dominoes. Sorry for the long post.

RenoBlondee said...

Running. I run, but I'm not a natural at all. I'm pretty slow even with tons of work at it.
I'd love to be able to run like the wind!
Also, because ice skating seems so cool, that too!

shakey said...

When I was young I dreamed of being a speed skater. I blame Gaetan Boucher and Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates.

But now it would be bobsled or luge. For summer? That's a tough one. Swimming or javelin.

nightowl said...

Luge would definitely be cool, but I would probably say equestrian events. Love to ride and would love to compete at that level.

mikey said...

Figure skater - I like the outfits. I also play tennis because of the outfits.

Seachica said...

Triathlon. I like having a variety of sports so I don't get bored, and triathletes have amazing bodies. I'd also love tennis, because then i would be good enough to play on the women's tour.

anita_mark said...

Can I just skank myself out around the men's track and field athletes?

Connie151 said...

I swam competitively in junior high but couldn't see doing that on an Olympic level. Speed skating seems pretty cool--flying down the track. My all-time fave Olympic sport for watching, however, is curling. Seriously, I'm hopelessly addicted.

darren corona said...

Winter Olympics; Skeleton sled, Bobsled, Downhill skiing

Summer Olympics; Pole Vault, or Decathlon

Cara said...

For the summer I'd want to do diving or swimming, for winter I'd want to do figure skating or the biathalon (x-country skiing & shooting). It's too bad that playing Zelda isn't an Olympic sport, I'd be awesome at that.

Seachica said...

Gymnastics and figure skating scare me. You would have to starve yourself, and your career would be over by age 20.

NernersHuman said...

Figure Skating. I took lessons for about five years.

Frances Parker said...

ha! my husband said they already happened. I was like "and there was no fanfare that I saw? oh, the joys of not having cable."

but now i have tv, and it will be taken over by olympics ... booo.

and I'd compete in....idk whats that one thats kinda like shuffleboard on ice with the squeegees?

ConqueringKing said...

Curling.... love the mental aspect of the game.

Lee Anne said...

Equestrian events

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Gymnastics and I am paying for my granddaughter to train at Nastia Lukin's place in Dallas.

Frufra said...

Can't say I'd want to compete in anything - not my bag. But I LOVE me some Olympics, baby. LOVE. Team Frufra goes wall to wall with the Olympic coverage every two years. It's the best!

Can you tell I'm excited? USA, USA!!!

commandeered said...

Beach volleyball, no doubt. It's so much fun

Groovy Rae said...

Probably gymnastics. I would love to go to the Olympics again. I worked at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and had the time of my life. I worked with people from all over the world. It was like an adult summer camp. Somehow after all our partying we still managed to get ourselves to work (usually hung over but whatever we were there).

TV Junkie said...

Gymnastics! I am always so impressed by what they make look so easy! Alas, I was 5'9" by age 12, so I was way too tall!

GrowFarmington said...

women's ice hockey, I missed making the first team....~sad~

Also curling.

Another Josh said...

Curling, because you can drink a beer while you're competing.

Comma Chaser said...

Normally I'd say swimming or starting power forward for the men's hoops team.

In lieu of the rising face-eating zombie horde, however, I'm switching that dream to skeet shooting.

AndrewBW said...

I was a swimmer and the 100 meter freestyle was my favorite event. I was never good at distance swims; I was always too impatient to pace myself well. I liked the all out sprints the best.

MadLyb said...

Gymnastics - parallel bars.

Mhdz said...

Pistol shooting, for sure.

mngddess said...

Figure Skating, then archery, then diving.

katsm0711 said...

Soccer!!!!! Bc our girls are the best and this year they are going to bring home the gold!!!!!

I grew up playing soccer but I always wanted to play hockey bc a hockey puck is the most difficult shot to block in sports. Even Agassi would train as a goalie with one of the hockey teams. But there were no girls hockey teams in the 1990s here. A classmate of mine, Richard Chu's 3 years younger sister was able to get on the first girls hockey team here. Guess what? She got olympic gold!! So hockey is my biggest regret lol

Redheat said...

Oh def Luge or Bobsledding. Though the extreme flexibility coupled with a form of dance that gymnastics would allow, I have to go with the pure adrenaline of dangerous speed.

Mamaroni said...

What do you call the gymnastics like routines with the props...definitely would do the one with the ribbon

figgy said...

Figure skating! Even though I've never done it, for some reason I can imagine how it feels throughout my whole body. I've visualized doing a triple lutz like 20,000 times.

I was a serious downhill skiing racer in my teens, but never had any wish to do it in the Olympics.

Cook said...

I adore Michelle Kwan...figure skating.

nichole said...

@FRufra - I am so with you. I LOVE the Olympics. If I could take all those days off from work and watch coverage 24/7 I totally would.

Pogue Mahone said...

I couldn't care less about the Olympics or sports.

redhotpepper said...

There's lots of drinking in curling so I'd do that!

Earlier this year, my nieces participated in the junior world curling championship in Sweden. I'm still pissed off at my husband for not bucking up the money for us to go watch. It's not like we don't have it. He's just a tightass.

luckylass said...

Swimming, even though I love gymnastics. I did gymnastics for awhile - but the impacts are killer. I would think that swimming athletes might get injured less. Diving I suppose is a happy medium.

mynerva said...

Equestrian for me. I competed internationally as a teenager and was in a feeder programme for potential Olympic squad members but my parents pulled the plug so that I concentrated on my studies.

Char said...

Since Canada's field hockey team has no chance of making the Olympics, well, ever, I'll go with soccer.

zombiecrush said...

CANOEING

libby said...

Mamaroni---That's 'Rhythmic Gymnastics'---and that's what I was coming to choose. Grown women do that sport, not little kids. They're actually kinda sexy, with post-pubescent hips n' such.

If I were better with terror, I would choose figure skating. One false move, and you're twirling your face right into the rock-hard ice! I just don't think I could do it. But I like the event a lot.

Maggie Casey said...

I used to love watching Ice Skating, but I can't skate for shit. lol. I also love the floor routine for gymnastics bc I love dancing

Maggie Casey said...

Actually, I probably just hide in the boys swimming locker room to spy on Ryan Locte or whatever his name is

HannahPalindrome said...

Figure skating

Sunnyhorse said...

Showjumping!

ash said...

downhill skiing! i am actually WAY too much of a chicken to ever go that fast down a ski slope, but i'm obsessed with watching it and love to ski

curlyhairslacker said...

Summer: Running

Winter: Snowboarding

Frufra, I'm super excited too! My b-day is opening night, cant wait to drink some beer and watch the opening ceremony! :D

childeroland said...

figure skating or gymnastics

Del Riser said...

I love the Olympics, summer and winter. I would choose archery, or dressage.

Krab said...

Women's hockey. As I always say, if you have to smile while you're doing it, it's not really a sport.

anita_mark said...

I couldn't care less about most sports at any other point but I am also an Olympics junkie. I now work in an area where we have TVs everywhere plus a very impressive state of the art ginormous video wall. I don't know how I'm going to resist. Plus it's in a city I love....

anita_mark said...

@Krab, so figure skating isn't a sport?

old ;ady said...

Love the Show Jumping and the 3 day event. I was taught to ride as a kid by an Olympic rider. I wasn't good,but loved it. Would love to have a horse now, but would only get a Rescue Horse.

DCDowney said...

I used to dance so I guess rhythmic gymnastics would be my choice. I also think archery is bad ass.

B said...

Gymnastics. Quit too early when I was a kid and have regretted it my whole life.

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Curling. The town I grew up in is building a world class curling arena to draw international competition. I was watching curling when I was 7. I loved it.

Jac said...

Gymnastics, Hockey, Bushido or Rugby, have competed in all and sorely regret giving them up!

Selock said...

Equestrian, for sure.

Florin said...

Wrestling. I did it in high school and loved it.

Henriette said...

Swimming!

Nina said...

Winter: figure skating, cross-country skiing, speed skating and biathlon
Summer: synchronized swimming and diving

Sarah said...

Gymnastics. I want to twirl a big ribbon.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating, archery--that last one is the only one I could theoretically ever be any good at. I keep meaning to get in touch w/some of the SCA archers, damn it...

Caroline Fritz said...
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winnyfranfran said...

Summer: Running long distances like marathons
Winter: Downhill skiing

Patricia said...

Sand Volleyball

Patricia said...

I cry when ever Team USA wins a medal. Snot and sobbing when we win gold. I am so proud of us. And it brings us together as a country for a short time.

Popnursing said...

What's the one where you x-country ski then shoot a rifle? It just seems badass on a number of levels.

Not badass: Men's Olympic Speedwalking. One of the funniest things I've ever happened upon on TV. Imagine an international parade of Cosmo Kramers all going for gold.

feraltart said...

Archery to prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse.

HI said...

women's figure skating

csproat said...

I just think it would be fun to stand on the podium and sing star spangled banner off key and cry with my fist in the air like those dudes in 68.....

Me said...

pairs figure skating. how awesome would it be to be thrown up in the air and lifted up above your partners head to beautiful music?

second choice; swim relay. but only if i didn't get the BIG muscular upper body they get. the under arm muscles on the women freak me out.

BrittH said...

Gymnastics. My team mate was in the last olympics :)

Nina said...

@Popnursing - it's biathlon, it's my favorite, too.

Em Cue Em said...

Figure skating was the only competitive sport I've ever participated in, and I can still do a single axel, so I choose that. Now where are my rusty (literally) skates?

elspeth said...

Swimming or sailing -- Just put me in or on the water, and i'm a happy little camper. Competitive, too!

Salsa Lover said...

Beach volleyball, women's soccer, or track. Any of those would give me the best possible body without being too skinny!

NYCGirl said...

Another wannabe gymnast/figure skater here. Never mind that I have to be in a swimming pool to even do a handstand, or that I've never ice skated. :p

Lelaina Pierce said...

When I was younger and actually watched/cared about the Olympics...figure skating.