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Discussion: Latest Olympic Sport

in: Orienteering; General

Jan 19, 2023 3:02 AM # 
Spoiler alert - it's not orienteering.
Jan 19, 2023 9:42 AM # 
It's break dancing?
Jan 19, 2023 12:33 PM # 
or solo wrestling?
Jan 20, 2023 8:58 PM # 
Pink Socks:
How I used to be: I want orienteering in the Olympics!

How I am now: I'll just settle for wanting orienteering listed as an activity in Garmin Connect or Strava.
Jan 20, 2023 11:13 PM # 
Strava recently added 8 or 9 new activities.
Spoiler alert - orienteering was not one of them.
Jan 20, 2023 11:28 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Yeah, that's sort of what prompted my joke. Pickleball!

I had beers with another ex-Garmin employee this week and he said that he still knows people at Garmin who could maybe make it happen, and I said "Don't bother. We've been trying for 15 years and they know. It's not like they don't know."

Looking towards the future, instead of trying to get into the Olympics, what if we tried VR e-sports?
Jan 21, 2023 4:53 AM # 
Pink Socks> ... wanting orienteering listed as an activity in Garmin ...

Orienteering is a standard activity choice on Polar. Perhaps not surprising since it is a Finnish company.
Jan 21, 2023 12:15 PM # 
Same with Suunto
Jan 22, 2023 10:44 PM # 
This^ ...bother, definitely bother. Features happen because either the program team thinks it's cool, sales/marketting team says it's 'needed', or as a favor to someone cuz it wasn't that hard anyway.

Pretty sure Product isn't going to think it's cool until some OK folks infiltrate, and lbh it's going to be another while before sales/marketing is the driver. So, ghostbusters, "when someone asks you if" they can make it happen as a favor - "you say YES." (greatest movie oat)
Jan 23, 2023 1:33 AM # 
Yeah, that's sort of what prompted my joke. Pickleball!

I'd heard the name but never knew what pickleball was, but I just saw it on Gas Station TV while filling up my car.
Jan 23, 2023 3:49 PM # 
For anyone totally unfamiliar with pickleball, here's a video of a match between two pickleball pros and two tennis pros. The tennis pros lost but put up a great fight.
Jan 23, 2023 8:05 PM # 
Pickleball doesn't have a chance, either. Same as squash, it is too fast & noisy for the TV.
Jan 23, 2023 10:50 PM # 
Yet squash is a Commonwealth Games sport, which is shown on tv (at least in Commonwealth countries).
Jan 23, 2023 10:55 PM # 
Mid-west version of pickle ball.

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