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    Just heard it on NPR, apparently there is a group pushing for competitive Yoga to be included in the 2020 games.

    I'm assuming that if it gets in beach yoga will be following a few cycles later.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=91975547
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    And people tell me its not all catered to women in general and housewives in particular. I bet inclusion of yoga will be at the expense of one or more of wrestling styles being eliminated.


    Future Olympics will include track, swimming, yoga, curling, poker, beach volleyball, swimsuit competition and perhaps competitive cooking.

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    I've never heard of competitive yoga. All the yoga I've encountered is stricely non-competitive and the teachers remind you of this. Who knows what the hell they're talking about. NPR doesn't explain.

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    This link explaines it a little better.
    http://www.wweek.com/wwire/?p=6295

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I've never heard of competitive yoga. All the yoga I've encountered is stricely non-competitive and the teachers remind you of this. Who knows what the hell they're talking about. NPR doesn't explain.
    The report on the radio went into more detail, but I was too busy banging my head on my desk to really get what they were saying.
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    Ah, well, that article helps. As pro wrestling is a perversion of wrestling, and as bodybuilding is a perversion of weightlifting, so is "competitive" yoga a perversion of yoga. I don't see how it would get in the Olympics anymore than any of the other aforementioned perversions would.

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    You mean this kind of competitive yoga?

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    I think it would go over very well in The City of the Big Shoulders in 2016. ISU is trying to get it as a varsity sport. It is a club sport now.

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    I thought you meant Yogi at the Olympics.

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