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Olympic Games sports discipline
May 30th, 2019 at 2:08am
 
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Reply #1 - May 30th, 2019 at 2:12am
 
I wonder what exactly widely practised means? My assumption would be at least several clubs and a federation per coumtry

Also min. 75 Nations for men and min.40 for women... At the moment only Spain would comply I think

That may be even more countries than on the forum  Wink

Btw Alex how many countries are here?
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Reply #2 - May 30th, 2019 at 2:14am
 
Austria has now a club, a second one in building, a federation in planning thereafter.

Only with a federation you can apply for subsidiaries 😉

What other countries do have clubs yet?
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Reply #3 - May 30th, 2019 at 6:31am
 
The problem is that slinging is still very widely practiced... in the countryside on farms in developing countries. Even those that are avid slingers don't necessarily see it as a sport. There are "rural" games like ploughing competitions and I feel slinging would fit better there than at the Olympics. The Balearics have kept up the competition aspect but I feel that's because of their history of using them in warfare. Most other places with slinging traditions, haven't used them (if they ever really used them to any great degree) in warfare for, at the very least, hundreds of years and instead have used them for herding which doesn't lend itself to the "noble" Olympic games. I can't see it ever happening unfortunately.
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Reply #4 - May 30th, 2019 at 8:36am
 
75 for men 40 for women?!
I think we can find 75 for men . There is not a single female member active on the forum :p ....
Also I've been wondering if slinging can become a "hema" martial art, if yes then we solve the problem of having to create a club from scratch.
See some of the discontinued sports they are in a much better place than slinging eg baseball.
Slinging has only history on its side
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Reply #5 - May 30th, 2019 at 4:00pm
 
guam, the balearic islands, spain, germany, austria
A bunch of the micronesian islanders have slingers, not sure about clubs or regular events though. Think that's currently just guam.

Far as I know that's currently it.

We did have a guy running a group in france for a while - not sure if it's still going. Caldou !

I suppose if you count re-enactors, then we can throw in the uk as the vikings have a fairly large active slinging section

Trying to find an indoor setting to hold a regular meeting over here is proving tricky Sad
It rains a lot, indoor makes more sense.
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Re: Olympic Games sports discipline
Reply #6 - May 31st, 2019 at 12:41pm
 
Sarosh wrote on May 30th, 2019 at 8:36am:
Also I've been wondering if slinging can become a "hema" martial art, if yes then we solve the problem of having to create a club from scratch.


I have a feeling they won't like it... What would it be called, Sling-no-jutsu?

That said, It wouldn't surprise me if several hundred years ago some thief thought robbing the local shepherd boys would be a good idea, but got sling-tied for their efforts
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Slings are pretty much rope, so you could easily use it for grapples and trips.
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Re: Olympic Games sports discipline
Reply #7 - Jun 1st, 2019 at 4:25am
 
We did have a guy running a group in france for a while - not sure if it's still going. Caldou !Curious Aardvark wrote on May 30th, 2019 at 4:00pm:
We did have a guy running a group in france for a while - not sure if it's still going. Caldou !



Indeed, I read on the internet about some regular activities arpound Paris, but it was some 10 years ago or so, and no lifesign since then.

I sometimes sling with one friend or two, and occasionnaly meet some people who actually knows what a sliing is Roll Eyes
but no organised structure as far as I know.


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Reply #8 - Jun 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm
 
he moved - but that sounds about right and the right time scale Smiley
Think I even sent him one of the pennants I picked up in wyoming in 2007.
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