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Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Is Basketball only in the comm games so our C team can beat up on some really poor opposition team and we bag two more gold medals?

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Anonymous
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20:32 15 Apr 18

Reply #684002

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Why is this a topic?


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Train
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20:38 15 Apr 18

Reply #684003

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Why was basketball in the olympics when the Dream Team murdered all their opponents?


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Anonymous
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21:04 15 Apr 18

Reply #684007

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

It was invented by a Canadian.


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Hogwash
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21:10 15 Apr 18

Reply #684008

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

It has only been at comm games twice.
Until Aust host another games it will likely disappear from games.
Timing of tournament doesn't help so it was never going to attract our top players.


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D2
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21:16 15 Apr 18

Reply #684009

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Really?
We need another thread so that bitter losers can rubbish our guys achievements?

Why do we have any sporting competition?

Why is Basketball in the Olympics when the result is a forgone conclusion?
Why do white men compete in the 100m track?

Why do losers who never even won a participation award love to tear down others on public forums?

Every 4 years a bunch of pathetic whiners proclaim that the Commonwealth Games is nolonger relevant, and every time its a bigger success than ever.


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ME
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21:17 15 Apr 18

Reply #684010

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

"Why was basketball in the olympics when the Dream Team murdered all their opponents?"

Basketball was at the Olympics well before the Dream Team murdered their opponents and it only took 1 Olympics for the world to begin to make significant ground on the USA. I don't think that is a fair comparison.


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Train
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21:26 15 Apr 18

Reply #684011

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

@Me - It is when your questioning why a sport is included because one country will completely dominate their opponents. As D2 states - do we stop including other sports because other countries will traditionally dominate them?


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Anonymous
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22:23 15 Apr 18

Reply #684016

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Why is netball not in the Olympics?


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Luuuc
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22:32 15 Apr 18

Reply #684017

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Is Basketball only in the comm games so our C team can beat up on some really poor opposition team and we bag two more gold medals?


Probably, but that's pretty much the standard M.O. for whichever nation is hosting the games. It's not like it would be better to pick sports that we suck at.


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Zodiac
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22:34 15 Apr 18

Reply #684018

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Basketball is included in the Comm Games because it's one of the most popular sports in the country participation wise and I believe the host nation is allowed to include a few sports that it likes that aren't regular Comm Games sports. Which is why we included basketball this year and in 2006.


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Zodiac
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22:36 15 Apr 18

Reply #684019

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Having said that basketball will be making it's first appearance at the Comm Games outside of Australia next time in 2022 in Birmingham but only in the 3x3 format.


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Anonymous
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00:42 16 Apr 18

Reply #684023

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

it's only in the Comm Games when the Games are in Australia so yeah it's so we can win another medal. Lol


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Curtley
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08:36 16 Apr 18

Reply #684029

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Cricket should be in the Olympics


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Reality
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08:53 16 Apr 18

Reply #684033

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

So its just a gold medal fill up really.

Comparing our C Grade Team to the Dream Team is a bit of a stretch!

Can't see why it would be in the game except in Australia but not taking away from the teams for winning it.


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Anonymous
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11:57 16 Apr 18

Reply #684062

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

"Cricket should be in the Olympics"

lolwut o_O


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D2
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23:53 16 Apr 18

Reply #684230

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

Why was basketball in the olympics when the Dream Team murdered all their opponents?


Basketball was at the Olympics well before the Dream Team murdered their opponents and it only took 1 Olympics for the world to begin to make significant ground on the USA. I don't think that is a fair comparison.
Since the ban on professionals was dropped the USA has dominated every Olympics, and would easily go in bigger favourites than Australia into the Comm Games. So yes, given one of the OP's beefs was our dominance, it is a very apt comparison.

It is a pity there wasn't more competition for medals, but as in any competition you can only beat those who show up.
It's bizarre that the Wildcats made up a third of the team, but end of the day Lucas Walker and Jesse Wagstaff now have Gold Medals, which is a heck of a lot more than I will ever achieve.


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Bear
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08:25 17 Apr 18

Reply #684255

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

I agree with anon' #584002...


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Anonymous
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15:59 17 Apr 18

Reply #684377

re: Why is Bball in Comm Games?

I would much prefer Comm Games basketball to be 3x3 format


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