Ice fishing as Olympic sport? Not such a dopey idea

  • Article by: JAMES CARD , New York Times
  • Updated: February 23, 2013 - 10:03 PM

The leaders of the sport of ice fishing have started a long-shot bid to bring their pursuit to the Olympics. But first there are hurdles to clear. Once the anglers shuffled off the ice and put down their rods, they had to submit to the same examinations as world-class sprinters and weightlifters.

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davewtcFeb. 23, 13 9:33 PM

Get in line behind checkers and knitting.

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holstjFeb. 23, 13 9:38 PM

Sure thing and then we can add beer drinking and cribbage to the summer games.

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jbpaperFeb. 23, 13 9:57 PM

"Fishermen have three hours...and they are not allowed to leave their rods unattended." ----- If they're allowed to drink beer but can't leave their rods unattended, that could get interesting. 3 hours is long time to be drinking without a pit stop.

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erikj3Feb. 23, 1310:03 PM

Makes curling look exciting.

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tcatheartFeb. 23, 1310:28 PM

I feel like this article is from The Onion...

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seiuthuggerzFeb. 24, 1312:03 AM

Chasing cold blooded species during winter is probably not your best investment.

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texas_technomanFeb. 24, 13 5:30 AM

If Dressage (horse ballet) can be an Olympic sport...why not fishing?

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vikesgr8fanFeb. 24, 13 6:17 AM

Oh for Pete's sake, fishing is not a sport any more than hunting is. They are both activities and there's nothing sporting about either. Next it'll be scrap-booking and competitive shopping! And, yeah, it is a dopey idea. I agree, tcatheart, I too felt like this was an article for the Onion.

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mnborn2Feb. 24, 13 7:20 AM

Fishing is a real sport? PLEASE!

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garcialaterFeb. 24, 13 7:30 AM

Icefishing is already over-promoted. We dont need every body doing every thing. Our lakes arent getting any bigger. There's enough people crowding it up out there as it is.

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