The Olympic Games program includes 26 sports, 30 disciplines and nearly 300 events. This is a global event with monumental interest and cultural significance in our world. As such, I would like to formally submit Online Dating/Dating to the International Olympic Committee for consideration of inclusion as an Olympic sport for the 2012 or 2016 games.
Think this is just another boneheaded idea from your friends in the online dating world? Think about this:
Olympic sports are governed by International Sports Federations (IFs) that are subsequently recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) because the global supervisors of these respective sports. In layman terms, that means the big dog IOC lets the little dog IFs manage everything on an area level. Well, such a little dog already exists in the online dating world by means of reputable online dating websites. That’s right, there are a few reputable dating websites that are good enough to be called established “Federations.” These websites can be the global governing body of online dating! That was the first step. Now to convince the IOC that online dating is a sport.
With regards to Olympic competition, consider it we could classify the web dating world into men, and women, then break it down further into specific weight classes, and even personality types within those weight classes. These men and women would then compete with each other physically (through flirting), intellectually (through questioning) and visually (physical appearance). It’s the perfect blend of an activity. The winning Gold medalist will need to spend years in the gym training to be physically sound, spend years in school or the library “learning” to become smart, and behind all of the muscles and misogynistic intellect, still be graceful in delivery and presence. The winner of the online dating would be perfect athlete, the Opus Olympian.
Not convinced it could work? Maybe your mind will change after reading this:
In October 2004, the IOC established an Olympic Programme Commission who’s job was to examine all existing sports, and other non-recognised Olympic sports. In this review the target was to apply a systematic and category method of each sport and evaluate whether it met the criteria for inclusion in the Olympic games as a recognised Olympic sport. This Commission came up with seven criteria to guage whether a sport should be included or not.
1) History and tradition of the activity
3) Popularity of the activity
5) Athletes’ health
6) Development of the International Federation that governs the sport
7) Costs associated of hosting/playing the activity
The above seven criteria my friends is just what a sport or discipline has to meet in order to be considered for inclusion at the Olympic Games. Period.
Does Internet dating meet these 7 criteria? Lets find out:
1) History and Tradition – Check! Dating is the oldest tradition on earth that was around before any of today’s current Olympic sports.
2) Universality – Check! I’m pretty sure dating and the activity of interpersonal communication and sparing has universal appeal. After all, we do it each day!
3) Popularity of the activity – Check! I’d say Dating was pretty popular. Wouldn’t you? Everybody does it. Even animals. I don’t see penguins playing Soccer or Baseball, but I do see them date.
4) Image – Check! Dating is focused on attraction and reflecting a positive and beautiful self image. Those that partake in the sport of dating exude the highest standard of image in comparison to any sport image or sport athlete! Who loves to date an unbathed, rude, and dirty individual? Puhleeze.
5) Athletes Health – Check! Dating athletes date, and date often. As such, they take their very own personal health very seriously. Education about Sexually Transmitted Disease start at a young age, and practicing safe sex to keep good sexual health is section of the every day routine for individuals who date.
6) Development for International Federation that governs the sport: Check! The International Federation for Online Dating, a reputable dating website, would very much reap the benefits of online dating being contained in the Olympic games.
7) Low cost of holding the sport: Check! How much does it cost to check out the person next to you and start a conversation?
In conclusion, INTERNET DATING meets all the criteria for inclusion being an Olympic sport, in many ways better than existing Olympic sports. Consider Curling – Who’s that helping? Think about Fencing? Serious people… how on earth is swatting somebody with a piece of wire going to benefit people or project an excellent self image? Give проститутки израиль .
So without further adieu, I would like to formally submit internet dating to the International Olympic Committee for consideration and recognition as a recognised Olympic Sport in the year 2012 or 2016…or even 2020. I’m not picky.