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Solo synchronised Olympic events

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The 'synchronised' swimming and diving events at the Olympics are of course a bit silly, so getting a competitor to do such an event solo isn't going to make them any sillier. The competitor would go through their routine and then repeat it. Judging would be done by superimposing the video footage of the two performances and seeing how similar they are.

An added benefit would be that any event can be turned into a 'solo synchronised' event.
hippo, Aug 14 2008

Silly Olympic sports http://observer.gua...903,1270844,00.html
[coprocephalous, Aug 14 2008]


       Solo synchronised (with whom?) swimming snuck into the Olympics in 1984, and was rightfully cast out in 1992.
coprocephalous, Aug 14 2008

       I'm still holding my breath waiting for underwater hockey to be an event.
I coulda been a contender I tells ya!

       If it's solo, it's no longer synchronized, just swimming to music. Or wetdance.
Noexit, Aug 14 2008

       so if you made a bit of a cock-up so to speak on for example the vault horse then you would need to do a similar mess the second time around.
po, Aug 14 2008

       Wow, that was an amazing dive! But can he do it again?
phundug, Aug 14 2008

       [po] Interesting - I suppose that would depend on whether the points deduction for the cock-up was going to be greater than the points deduction for the non-sychronicity. On balance I think it would be in the spirit of silliness of the synchronised events (and more amusing for the spectators) to get the competitor to try and perfectly repeat their cock-ups.
hippo, Aug 15 2008


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