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This is basically just synchronized swimming.
Golf and Rugby will be added to the Olympics in 2016. From a list of more than 50 sports, SportsPickle asked readers to vote on which sports should be added next. After 74,000 votes, here are the results.
25. Ultramarathon Running
Because 26.2 miles is for pussies. In real sports, you go until your organs start shutting down.
24. Roller Hockey
The IOC could help destroy the rollerblade stigma. Maybe.
23. Jai alai
The Olympics are lacking a sport with wicker equipment.
Surely they could get close to finishing a match in the two-plus weeks the Olympics last.
21. Flag Football
In case the IOC thinks regular American football would murder too many non-Americans, the flag version is safer yet would still earn the United States a gold.
20. 3-on-3 Basketball
LeBron, Durant, Chris Paul. Decent team there. And a great way to pad Team USA's medal count.
19. Indoor Soccer
It's like outdoor soccer, but without the dangerous exposure to UV rays.
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"People really love the Olympics and we decided after seeing the pilot episodes of 'Go On' and 'Animal Hospital' that there was no reason to wait until Sochy 2014 to give the public what it wants," said NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus. "So Dayton 2012 it is."
NBC is still finalizing the final list of sports for the Dayton 2012 and inventing many of them but so far the sports include: college football, leaf raking, jumping into leaf piles, punkin chunkin, synchronized trick or treating and synchronized punkin chunkin.
Yet despite NBC's plans, the IOC has not given the network the approval to use the Olympics name and says it will not do so.
"I understand they're in a bind because no one will watch their non-Olympics programming, but NBC's inability to develop entertaining programming is not the IOC's fault," said IOC president Jacques Rogge. "You can't just invent and run an Olympics in seven weeks. That's not near enough time to do the bribes right."