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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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Default 2010 Asian Games

In a major step towards inline speed skating becoming an Olympic sport, inline speed skating has been accepted into the Asian Games. The first competition will be in 2010 in Guangzhou in Southern China. 45 nations and 12,000 competitors are expected to join the event. Yesterday, the city of Incheon in Korea home to the Incheon WIC event was selected as the winning bid for the 2014 Asian Games. Inline Speed Skating will also be a medal sport at these games. The Asian Games is similar to the Commonwealth or Pan American Games. Entry into the Asian Games is sure to give inline speed skating a boost in the region.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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That's the way. Olimpic comitte find money, only; and Asia has people enough to put many money in this sport.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #3
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Thank you Alex - that is great news!

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:44 AM   #4
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Default no inline speedskating for Asian games?

I read from Chinese roller sports association official site that, according to unconfirmed new report, due to some last minute horse trading, the committee dropped WeiQi (or Go, a board game) and speedskating, in favor of Cricket and Chess, so as to placate India or something. If this is true, this is just corruption! How is cricket a sport more worthy than speedskating?

The website with the news is here, but in Chinese only. http://www.rollersports.cn/
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:20 PM   #5
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Why, do you consider Go or Chess to be sports at all?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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I think it's even more ridiculous to include Go and Chess, or Golf, whatever etc in these games. The Olympics is about "Swifter, Faster and Stronger", none of those "sports" fit the profile, and they got in for political reasons. Maybe one day, to get the money to run the games, text messaging will be included...that will be sad. All I want to see is speedskating be there, not boring cricket!
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