Olympics -- Ballroom Dancing Not a Sport
The Olympics are coming up in August. We will once again see subjectively scored events. And, isn't Ballroom Dancing an official event now, or at least up for consideration to be included as an Olympic event?
I don't think a contest should qualify as a "sport" if the scoring process involves a subjective component. "Oh, the artistry of that was just fabulous, so I think I will give it a 10."
There is no question that Olympians are tremendous athletes, even if they are "competing" in Ballroom Dance. But, do you really think something qualifies as a sport when it is subjectively scored?
Sports include those contests where there is no question as to the winner -- entirely scored by an objective measure.
Alright, all you gymnasts out there (subjective component to scoring) have at me.
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