Reality Is
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

Why is this a topic?

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Train  
Earlier this year

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was invented by a Canadian.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

"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  
Earlier this year

@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  
Earlier this year

Why is netball not in the Olympics?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

Cricket should be in the Olympics

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Reality  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

"Cricket should be in the Olympics"

lolwut o_O

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D2  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

I agree with anon' #584002...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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

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