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New Poll - Favorite Event of Olympics 2012
There we have it, our first Olympics poll, from our member StephKuran. The given choices are not precisely how the IOC categorizes sports/disciplines, but too bad. We're not part of the IOC, nor do we follow their rules.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related):
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results
Question: What's better?
Choices:
Reading manga - votes: 6200 (39.5%)
Watching anime - votes: 1505 (9.6%)
Reading a book - votes: 1560 (9.9%)
Watching a movie or TV - votes: 229 (1.5%)
Doing exercise - votes: 514 (3.3%)
Playing video games - votes: 1628 (10.4%)
Eating - votes: 573 (3.7%)
Sleeping - votes: 2187 (13.9%)
Daydreaming - votes: 1044 (6.7%)
Chatting - votes: 255 (1.6%)
There were 15695 total votes.
The poll ended: August 11th 2012

No surprises, given our demographics
Posted by lambchopsil on August 12th 12:58am Comments ( 32 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» wrldtrvlr on August 11th, 2012, 6:00pm

Where's Track and Field?

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» lambchopsil on August 11th, 2012, 6:03pm

Quote from wrldtrvlr
Where's Track and Field?

Athletics, which is the official designation for it

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» darkraiders on August 11th, 2012, 6:03pm

Where's the I don't care about olympic options ?

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» lambchopsil on August 11th, 2012, 6:03pm

Quote from darkraiders
Where's the I don't care about olympic options ?

Then don't vote

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» Oxwivi on August 12th, 2012, 5:07am

Doing that won't account for the persons who don't give a shit about Olympics or any other sports. And just lump them together who don't bother voting.

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» That3rdGuy on August 12th, 2012, 6:24pm

Unprofessional response! Sounds like somebody needs to lose their virginity to release pent up frustration... laugh
Banhammer!

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» faerygoddyss on August 11th, 2012, 8:27pm

I was also looking for this option. confused

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» deadhoney on August 12th, 2012, 6:53am

same here. what's so fun about watching others doing sport?

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» phae2y on August 11th, 2012, 6:50pm

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Gymnastics - 24.2%

there sure are a lot of perverts here...

voted soccer. would probably vote badminton if LCW didn't choke...

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» mgrayman on August 11th, 2012, 11:44pm

Lol at the perverts comment. It might be true to some degree, but I don't think that's why it's so popular. If people wanted to see girls in minimal clothing, other sports show more skin than gymnastics. Most of the people I know who like watching gymnastics are females who enjoy watching it because it's creative, beautiful, and just straight up amazing. I personally prefer watching men's gymnastics more because of how powerful it looks. And pommel horse is my favorite gymnastics apparatus to watch.
Gymnastics would also include rhythmic gymnastics, which is an extremely cool looking sport. Especially the ribbon portion.

But I voted for Athletics. I love track and field. Mostly track and the jumping side of field (not too interested in the throwing part, but it's cool too).

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» NightSwan on August 12th, 2012, 2:24am

Quote from phae2y
there sure are a lot of perverts here...

voted soccer. would probably vote badminton if LCW didn't choke...



There sure are.

I vote Gymnastics. biggrin
3rd choice would be Fencing.

In case you're wondering, my first choice is one that isn't given here - "I don't care."

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» pyonk on August 11th, 2012, 8:38pm

Badminton.
especially 'the opera soap' part.

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» Sorcha on August 12th, 2012, 12:19am

Quote from pyonk
Badminton.
especially 'the opera soap' part.


So true.
Badminton is quite popular in my country, and I played it often. That, the soap opera, and the fact that my there's no live broadcast of Olympics games (except soccer) in my country made me choose badminton. Or maybe they actually broadcast it, but I didn't watch TV that often to know.

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» ponbiki on August 11th, 2012, 9:30pm

I voted Soccer (Football), though everyone throwing matches at Badminton was quite entertaining.

I'm surprised so many people voted for gymnastics; I don't even really consider that a sport, let alone something worthy of the olympics.

... and where are the track and field events? Athletics? You put field hockey and handball up there but not the marathon?

And Equestrian... I'm still not really sure what that event is or how it made it into the olympics. roll eyes

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» mizaki2100 on August 11th, 2012, 9:55pm

Basketball. I'm a fan of the sport. Yea, I'm surprised with the gymnastics as well. I thought soccer would have the most votes, but... Oh well..

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» forror on August 12th, 2012, 5:04pm

Quote from mizaki2100
Basketball. I'm a fan of the sport. Yea, I'm surprised with the gymnastics as well. I thought soccer would have the most votes, but... Oh well..

Olympic football isn't exactly the pinnacle of the sport is it? (Neither for tennis, but at least most of the top players show up...)

Mine would always be athletics (as 200m sprint holds a special place in my heart). Heck, it's even complete with double Mobot this year. smile

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» Yenoh on August 11th, 2012, 10:04pm

It's a tie between athletics and swimming.

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» Myuym on August 11th, 2012, 10:57pm

Voted Gymnastics, why?

Because most sports are way to boring to watch.

only sports worth considering watching from this list are

Boxing, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Soccer, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Vollyball, Waterpolo and wrestling

Then the quite boring sports which always look the same get taken out Equestrian, fencing, table tennis, tennis, vollyball

And things that take too long like soccer, handball, field hockey and Waterpolo are taken out.

Boxing, Wrestling, judo, taekwondo and gymnastics are left

Wrestling has made itself look fake.
Judo isn't quite my thing.
Boxing is kinda interesting
Taekwondo is awesome and might have won but there are so many action movies where I can enjoy Taekwando more. (with explosions and stuff)
And gymnastics is just most interesting to look at. Also don't let people forget that gymnastics also has dudes competing.

I could also have chose for the similar dives or water ballet or something, but that wasn't really a choice.

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» Victorique DeBlois on August 11th, 2012, 11:19pm

The ending ceremony, XD. Thank goodness it's over.

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» hobbitelf518 on August 12th, 2012, 12:57am

I can't choose more than one huh? sad

Timed/Speed races are always fun: track & field, canoe/kayak, rowing, cycling, and swimming. Just man against man... and man against clock. Fairly objective sports. Gotta love the underdog.

Gymnastics is cool to watch... but it's so stressful since the scoring is subjective...

Volleyball and soccer/football is especially fun when the scores are pretty even.

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» 0oKat~0 on August 12th, 2012, 1:25am

Diving. Looks pretty and it's pretty short. Which leaves me plenty of time to do other stuff before and after watching it. biggrin

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» TaoPaiPai on August 12th, 2012, 3:13am

Wrestling
the Greco-Roman kind
coz
i really hate freestyle wrestling

and wtf is wrong with all of you who vote gymnastics...sport like this should not be on the olympics...famous person in gymnastics mean that they can fall on their ass and still win
and the rythmic gymnatic is an offence to woman all over the world...and if you cant see that...your wrong

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» Sakuya on August 12th, 2012, 3:48am

voted for athletics.

always funny to see the distorted faces on slo-mo replay for the sprints eyes

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» connerity on August 12th, 2012, 4:48am

Where's Beachvolleyball? Totally different from Volleyball!

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» KaoriNite on August 12th, 2012, 5:16am

Diving. For the completed perverted reason of men with amazing bodies being 90% naked. And its also really cool to look at, and takes a lot of talent.

I also like gymnastics a lot. But not for perverted reasons (besides most of those girls are like 15 so its pretty wrong). But its pretty amazing what they can do.

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» sakura8429 on August 12th, 2012, 8:41am

gymnastic. i like rugby more though. most people don't know how fit and strong they are how impossibly hard and amazing what they're doing. i hate the floor routine though. in my opinion it's not fit to be a sport

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» Pikapu on August 12th, 2012, 3:04pm

Gymnastics, but specifically Rhythmic Gymnastics. (:

Love,
Pika.

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» That3rdGuy on August 12th, 2012, 6:20pm

I have to agree with the slight majority and go with gymnastics. I could care less about them doing their little flips and who gets what medal. I like seeing the slow motion and still images of them contorting their bodies. Gotta love those skin tight spandex suits. Mmm mmm mmmmm! laugh
Swimming isn't bad, especially with the little Chinese doper girl. It's always fun to see how China will cheat (not like it mattered since they still got 2nd place overall). Haven't seen a face that unnaturally meaty on a built body since I visited the cancer part of a hospital. Talk about meat head lol

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» thebopper on August 12th, 2012, 7:04pm

I chose swimming because it's something I've been enjoying and doing (not competitively though) for most of my life. The drama and excitement during each event is sure damn exciting every time.

Also enjoyed handball, judo, and wrestling as well.

Boxing was the biggest joke and embarrassment of these games. I'm sickened by most the actions the judges/ refs' actions and by some of the fighters' / countries tactics about slowing down and stalling fights, even to the point when the fighter(s) look like they're about to throw in the towel... and they still wound up winning. I basically felt sick when I found out that the Uzbek, Atoev, wound up winning bronze when he should've been eliminated in the second round after he precisely employed the same tactics I stated in my last sentence.

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» Nirhtuc on August 13th, 2012, 12:07am

Wow... I'm not voting in this week's poll, because I haven't been following the Olympics- at all. I can't believe it myself, but after following it thus far in my life, I'm totally over it. none

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» MasamiAkane on August 13th, 2012, 12:17am

Water Polo

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» TKS on August 14th, 2012, 5:59pm

Athletics!! Track/field for the win!

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