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Old 03-26-2008, 04:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Brazil would obviously be a tough team to beat.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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oh the olympics is supposed to be only ammateurs as well...so basically sure if you're a chuck or a randy you're not going to be flying out with your team on your economy coach ticket and living in the shitty ass athlete's villiage while your sport is shown for an hour at 3 in the morning in north america...oh did i mention you're doing it for free too?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah i don't see this, but in answer to your question...

Brazil and USA would probably have the best fighter, don't know Japan maybe? Canada aswell i would of thought.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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oh the olympics is supposed to be only ammateurs as well...so basically sure if you're a chuck or a randy you're not going to be flying out with your team on your economy coach ticket and living in the shitty ass athlete's villiage while your sport is shown for an hour at 3 in the morning in north america...oh did i mention you're doing it for free too?
Is it? What do you base that on? In most sports the best athletes in the world participate in the Olympics and you DO earn money(not a whole lot but still..) and I also think representing your own country will count into it.

And what the hell do the airing time has to do with it? An event such as mma in the olympics would probably have more viewers than any other mma event ever had.

Comments like these from americans always puzzle me.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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brazil and america would have the best all around fighters and japan would do really well in the lower weight classes but as other people has stated it's definenatly not going to happen by 2012
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Either way, I can't see many big names heading over. Like we won't see big draws from the ufc.
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if anything Brazilian Jiujitsu will probably be the next thing in the Olympics...

its funny because of our work a bunch of us have talked to different fighters whose origins are bjj... most of them don't seem to believe that bjj will enter the Olympics anytime soon, they say its a lack of organization between promoters and officials and various tournaments -- a lot of guys say that no one is fighting for bjj to be placed in the Olympics

But between MMA & BJJ- I think bjj will come first and much much much later maybe mma

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Is it? What do you base that on? In most sports the best athletes in the world participate in the Olympics and you DO earn money(not a whole lot but still..) and I also think representing your own country will count into it.

And what the hell do the airing time has to do with it? An event such as mma in the olympics would probably have more viewers than any other mma event ever had.

Comments like these from americans always puzzle me.
a: i'm not american
b: i know how much canadian olympic athletes make because i know some personally.....basically they get a congratulations, a car...maybe...only if you win a medal and some funding...other than that their on their own unless you're talking about hockey and basketball where there are actually paid professionals who compete...canada actually has one of the worst ammatuer/olympic sport funding around...in ukraine a gold medalist at the olympics can get 250k in funding if he wins and gets to eat dinner with the prime minister....i used to be on the junior national and provincial team for sprint kayaking...canada's most consistent medal sport at the olypmics....guess how much funding i got? 500 bucks for a plane ticket to training camp and an adidas jacket
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From what I've read on olympic sites (can't remember which right now probably one of the official NBC ones), any new sport to the olympics would 1st be an exibition sport only. Then if there is merit & interest it would become an official sport. This is what happend with Kung Fu in the 2008 Bejing olympics. It was to be an exhibition, but now I've heard Kung Fu won't be there at all. So even if the powers that be want a sport, it may not happen.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:17 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think Grappling will be in before both BJJ and MMA. I think ADCC style grappling will be in the Olympics is 2012 I believe US Wrestling is beginning have grappling which is a step foward.
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