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It's very clever.

It's genuinely athletic and gymnastic.

But behaving like the beetle in a modern version of Kafka's Metamorphosis, on speed, on its carapace, and trying to right itself isn't a sport and shouldn't be in the Olympics.

On the other hand playing netless one-way wall tennis in a sweaty little box until a coronary overtakes you, that has all the elements necessary for a sport and Robinson's has every incentive to sponsor it. The Olympics has ignored it for years ........

The clue with break dancing is in the name. Is dancing a sport, or is it an art and a leisure activity?

There are all kinds of cool-looking SPORTS in the developing world that don't get a smell of Olympic recognition because of the poverty from which they spring, but rich Western kids spinning around in sexually interesting positions with fascinating haircuts and innocent faces, they'll grab the interest of the powerful middle-aged men in suits over-excited by youth and given the chance, over-keen to abuse it too.

Give us a break!
Thanks for an interesting topic to discuss.

The ideas of peace, friendship and understanding among the people proclaimed by Coubertin are of paramount importance to all mankind.

Pierre de Coubertin wrote that the main goal of Olympics is to draw the attention of public opinion, people and governments to the need to create all opportunities for the involvement of as many people as possible in sport. Is that really the case now, that's the question? He believed that tension and hostility between the nations could be minimized by the friendly atmosphere in sport. I believe the world of egames or Igaming presented on popular sites (such as and ) also pursue the goal of uniting people, giving them equal opportunities regardless of their location and other personal factors.

Unfortunately, the Olympic games nowadays are often used not so for the sake of the ideals of peace and mutual understanding, but to satisfy national claims, personal ambitions and commercial interests.
Certainly I believe egaming or igaming fulfils many of the ideals de Coubertin espoused, unfortunately technology has advanced games to such a point that actual physical movement by the participants is irrelevant. So the digital world is now often cast as the enemy of activity and physical fitness.

Should we then include it or exclude it?
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