Monday, 20 August 2012
I don't think that the 50 km walk, or any other walk should be in the Olympics for obvious reasons. For one thing, the walk looks unnatural and a little bit gay. It also does not take a lot of athletic ability to walk around for 4 hours, and half of the so called "Competitors" don't even finish the race due to disqualification. It is also not a spectator sport, unless you tune in for two minutes to laugh at them. It should be replaced with a sport such as rugby (Sevens will be in Rio) because rugby requires a huge amount of fitness, strength and durability. Power walking is not an Olympic Sport, and in my opinion it is right up there with chess and poker for "Sports" that are not deserving of that title.