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  1. Delinda at |

    Poker and chess are games, not sports.

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    1. Tanya Bennett at |

      According to the World Chess Federation, chess is a sport http://www.fide.com/fide/fide-history. Jay Lovinger over at ESPN argues that poker is a sport http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=l….

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      1. ed at |

        Errrrr…. sorry, but the dictionary says a sport is, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sport). Holding a few cards does not require athletisism, nor does chess. I love sports, chess, and poker, but sports are sports, chess and poker are games.

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        1. Tanya Bennett at |

          I agree with you completely, but not everyone feels the same way (including the writer of this list and the World Chess Federation).

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    2. joe at |

      are you tried to play some game here delinda?

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    3. Peter Boucher at |

      I believe that I read in a magazine or periodical that Chess is now requiring DRUG TESTING for the participants………go fidure

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  2. Kim at |

    What about ultra-runners who do 100 mile runs taking as long as 20+ hours? I guess those aren't individual events though :) still crazy long though.

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  3. nikka at |

    SPORTS ARE LAME IN MY OPION.

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    1. kasaa at |

      don't read top ten list's about sports then

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    2. jackdaniels63 at |

      So apparently is spelling.

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      1. ed at |

        I support you, but you don’t support grammer. “So, apparently is spelling” would be correct.

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        1. Tanya Bennett at |

          Careful, Ed – you show strong support of grammar but your spelling is a bit shaky…

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        2. Also ed but a different one at |

          *So, apparently, is spelling.

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          1. Shell Harris at |

            Finally, this is correct. Thank you.

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  4. Jens at |

    Why is boxing listed twice? :)

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  5. greg palmer at |

    What about the Tour de France, it goes for 2 weeks

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    1. Peter Boucher at |

      To Greg. That’s absolutely true about the Tour de France. Plus the fact they have to climb the Pyrenees Mountains which results in thinner air and then coming down where that can be dangerous. Excellent choice !!

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