So this article about compound bows being allowed in the Olympics is generating a lot of discussion on the LAS Facebook page. What do you folks think? http://www.lancasterarchery.com/blog/why-arent-compound-bows-used-in-the-olympics/
Haven't seen crap like that since a long time .....:thumbs_doI read somewhere a few years back that the people in charge of Olympic Archery voted to exclude compounds. They are all Europeans and consider all compounds as trash. If memory serves, the way that the rules are set up (unless they are changed), it will be about 10 years before compound archery would even be considered as an event. IF you read between the lines (IMO), they knew that the good old U.S. of A. would dominate compound archery. And that is something that I.O.C. cannot accept (allow). That's why I don't watch international competitions where "judges" are involved because of the obvious bias against U.S. athletes...
I didn't say it wasn't. And there is just more than the U.S. wanting compounds in the Olympics.Sonny, you have to realize that the Olympics are not just for the US. It is a world wide event.
Baseball is another prime example. So is soccer.
See my reply to SHPoet here..... Yes, more countries than just the U.S. want compounds in the Olympics.Who is to say that one person's sport is more worthy than someone else's? I'm sure anyone who is into curling or synchronised swimming or any of the other lesser known Olympic sports believes that their place in the Olympics is important in the same way that archery is important to us.
The IOC is a worldwide organisation and makes decisions on what should be included based on how popular it would be among the 7 billion people on this planet, not on whether a few Americans are throwing a hissy fit about compound archery not being included.
Personally I would love to see more archery events, including compound, but I understand that the IOC is not going to include an event in the Olympics just because one country wants it there. Compound archery is gaining in popularity around the world, and I have no doubt that it will be included once there are enough other countries with archers who will be competitive.
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