What do you think should be a sport at the next Olympics?

What do you think should be a sport at the next Olympics?

This week, we asked our readers: what sport or activity would you like to see as an event at the next Olympics? Here are our favourite answers

Dance like judges are watching

Dance should DEFINITELY be an Olympic sport. Freestyle, contemporary, hip hop, ballet ... you name it! It’s competitive and amazing for the audience to watch – whether it’s a solo, duet or team dance! Dancers have to practise a lot and it requires a lot of skill and talent. Dancing is an art form that will cheer you up, and it will also keep you fit and healthy!

Hillary Lo, 11, Sha Tin College


Dare to dodge

Everyone loves dodgeball! Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Olympians played it as a serious sport? Imagine all the funny photos you’d get of them dodging and diving for balls (we might get some good double chin shots, or balls landing in the audience, ha ha). Remember when Olympic divers got photoshopped onto toilets? I can already feel the dodgeball memes coming!

Joy Lee, 14, South Island School


Board not bored

Definitely board games. Besides Western and Chinese chess, which have often been included in large-scale sporting events, other board games like go and shogi should also be included. Sports should not be limited to only physical strength; they should also cover brain exercises like board games. Who says the brain is not a part of your body?

Regina Cheng, 17, Cheung Chuk Shan College


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It’s belly, belly good

Binge eating – because I’m sure I’d win! I could be full to my neck but if I see something I like (mmmm ... creme brulee ...) nothing could stop me from eating it ... ever.

Anushka Purohit, 16, Renaissance College


Go! Go! Go! Chew! Chew! Chew!

I think an “Eating-It-All” contest should be held in the Olympics. It could have many categories, from Meat Lovers to Chilli-n-Milk. The crowd would go wild as the lively eaters finish their 27th piece of sushi, so why not make it a sport? After all, there would be FREE food for the contestants.

Valerie Yung, 11, King George V School


Skip to My Lou

Skipping is an underrated sport and it should be in the Olympics. They could judge on the number of jumps per minute, or there could be groups doing different routines. It would be an energetic, exhilarating sport to watch.

Cotrina Fung, 15, St Mary’s Canossian College


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Let the Gamezzz begin

The best event to add to the Olympics is competitive sleeping. I would instantly become one of the world’s top athletes and win many gold medals! Plus, it’s really healthy. The only problem is the entertainment value, I guess.

Liam Fung, 14, Chinese International School


Pokemon Go for the gold!

Pokemon Go! It has taken the world by storm. If it became an Olympic game, players from different countries and regions could compete to be the first to capture a particular creature. This game is already well known around the world and has brought endless fun to players. How can it not be on the list?

Selina Choi, 18, Holy Trinity College


You’ll flip for this one

Pancake flipping should really be an Olympic sport. It would be funny to see people flipping pancakes at the Olympic Games after some serious competition in football, volleyball and basketball. The chefs would have to make the pancake batter, then flip the pancakes, during the competition. They’d have to be sure not to drop any on the floor, because afterwards, the pancakes would be served to the actual Olympians as a reward.

Kristy Poon, 10, South Island School


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The right to bare arms

I think arm wrestling should be made an Olympic sport. It involves strength and technique, and doesn’t need much space or facilities for training. I am sure arm wrestling fans would jump at the chance of competing in the Olympics.

Asher Lam, 12, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College


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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Give it a sporting chance!

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