I would get rid of the 10,000m steeplechase [for men] ... it's so cruel ... reminds me of The Grand National for humans; maybe it has been banned already, I didn't notice it at last summer's London Games?
As long as the new "sport" taking its place isn't golf...
btw amateur boxing is quite safe, the head guards protect against facial damage and cushion some of the blows that can damage the brain. It's also better to watch than the dreadful heavyweight boxing that idiots pay huge sums of money to watch ringside
"As long as the new "sport" taking its place isn't golf..."'fraid it is!
The Olympics do seem to be getting a bit bloated, which in turn makes for them to be way overly expensive to run for a lot of cities. I certainly think that a lot of the sports that already have major world championship in their own right which would have an Olympic title win as a definite second best title should be considered for dropping.