Re: 63 year old and 52 year old "athletes" at the Commonwealth GamesOct 8th, 2010
There seems to be some confusion over the difference between a sporting competition and a skilled pastime. If activities such as golf and lawn bowling are sports in spite of the fact that they require very little physical effort, then lawn darts, croquet, and darts also qualify as sports. And that being the case why not include chess, bridge, and poker (as the sports networks have already done) as sports? After all it does require some physical effort to pick up the cards and chess pieces. Quite frankly I do not consider activities that require less physical effort than going to the mailbox for my newspaper to be sports. This, of course, is merely my opinion. I am sure that there are many lawn bowlers and croquet players who find their activity to be quite exhausting.