So: firing a projectile at a target. How many ways do we need to do this? Answer, one. And the one is obvious - archery is the only legitimate 'sport.' Self propelled bullets need not apply.
Horses: are not humans. Get your own olympics. I want to see no more of horse jumping and dressage.
Anything that requires perfect synchronization with another person is not a sport. Full stop. No more synchronized swimming, diving and anything else.
Bicycling: you get to ride down a road from point a to point b. First person there wins. Done. No more track cycling. After all there is no indoor track and field, why do we need both road and track cycling. Answer: we don't. [Yes, I know that velodromes can be both outdoor and indoor...]
Rhythmic gymnastics: no.
Finally, if you are going to have a canoe race, use a canoe.
|This is not a canoe.|
A commentator suggested there are too many ways to throw s*#%! in the olympics (though I think it was meant to be taken sarcastically). But I am not against throwing stuff, I can see how javelin is different than shit put which is different than discus and so on. Hammer throw is pushing it I suppose, but on the list of transgressions, it is down there.
Oh and finally: sorry Canada, you were robbed. A six second call on a keeper and then a questionable handball in the box?? Disgraceful.