Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Homework Week 9


The 2016 Summer Olympics started this weekend. I'd like everyone to write one paragraph, but you get to choose the topic. 

1. Why would Portland be a great location for a future Olympics?
2. What sport isn't an Olympic event, but you think should be? Be sure to tell why. 

8 comments:

  1. I think it would be a good idea for the location of the Olympics to be here in Portland. The University of Oregon has hosted the Olympic Track and Field trials, with great success. Also, from research; Oregon2028.com has a plan, since there is plenty of time, to build venues to host the events.

    They're are 5 "sports" that have not made it to the Olympics yet:

    Mixed Martial Arts,
    Chess, (which I think is a fun game, but not a sport in my opinion...)
    Squash,
    Cricket,
    and Bowling.

    In my opinion, I think Bowling should be an Olympic sport.
    It has been around for a long time and lots of people enjoy it. It can be played for fun just like many other sports and it can be played for competition.

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    1. How do you define sport? Roller Derby is not yet an Olympic sport, but is very much a sport. I agree that bowling would make a great addition to the games.

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  2. I think that mini golf should be an Olympic sport, I mean if golf is why not it's exactly the same just smaller and with obstacles. The other benefit to mini golf over golf is that it takes a different skill-set and by many people's standards much more fun.

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    1. It would be entertaining to see what kind of obstacles they would come up with.

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  3. I think that mini golf should be an Olympic sport, I mean if golf is why not it's exactly the same just smaller and with obstacles. The other benefit to mini golf over golf is that it takes a different skill-set and by many people's standards much more fun.

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  4. I decided to do some research on how they choose the location for the olympics, and here are the needed qualifications to host:

    1)the city needs to prove that they are big enough to handle the amount of tourists,athletes,sports journalists , and more! In order to do this, the city would need to be able to provide adequate hotels for them to stay in,reliable transportation, New venues and stadiums to hold the games, and they need to show that they can provide the high level of security.

    2)the city will need to show the people of the city that the expenses (usually raised by raising the tax) are worth it, by providing new jobs and city improvement.

    3) the city needs to maintain a good amount of media about the games.

    If the IOC (International Olympic Committee) decide that a city has what it takes to accomplish the three tasks above, then they hold a judging on all of the cities willing to-do what it takes. However,There is also an application fee, of $150,000, and not every city is willing to pay. I believe that Portland has what it takes, and that if we get the chance we should take it. One more thing, the location is chosen six years in advance. Thanks!-Autumn.

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    1. I agree with you. We already have many of the facilities required, so there wouldn't be a lot of additional expense.

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  5. I think they should have horseback riding. That may be interesting to watch. It could be here in portland, The only problem is it would be very expensive to get the animals over here.

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