BMX is not a sport, it's a hobby. There I said it. Somebody had to, just because you are good at something doesn't mean it's a sport; and needs to be included in the Olympics. There are lots of things which come under the heading of hobby, activity, or perhaps pastime which are now considered to be serious sports. Since 1992 badminton has been an Olympic sport. :wtf1: I'm sorry that's not a real sport either. Next thing you know they'll be adding TiddlyWinks and Dominoes as Olympic events :tongue: Heck, let's add hopscotch and red light, green light 1, 2, 3, so that China's female gymnasts can compete at an activity they are used to doing on the playground. :biggrin1: Yes, I went there! Some of those girls were 10-12 years old NOT, 16. According to Wikipedia The Games have expanded from a 42-event competition with fewer than 250 male athletes to a much-celebrated 300-event sporting tradition with over 10,000 competitors of both sexes from 205 nations. Organizers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing expected approximately 10,500 athletes to take part in the 302 events on the program for the Games. The 2004 Summer Olympics, for which organizers had also expected 10,500 competitors, drew a total of 11,099 in the 301 events offered. 43 different sports, spanning 56 different disciplines, have been part of the Olympic program at one point or another. 28 sports have comprised the schedule for the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics, though baseball and softball have been removed to give a list of 26 for the 2012 Games. The Summer Olympic Sports or Federations are regrouped under a common umbrella association, called the Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF). Which activities in the Olympics do you think are not real sports? Which sports have been eliminated, which you wish they would bring back?