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Someone enlighten me as to why people in motorsports are considered athletes.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TeamSarcasm, Mar 11, 2013.

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Are nascar/f1/le mans drivers athletes

Poll closed Apr 10, 2013.
  1. Athletes

    69.2%
  2. Not Athletes

    30.8%
  1. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    gupster88

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  2. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    OP- Why dont you like race car drivers?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    A trained surgeon has to stand on his/her feet for up to hours at a time, with mind-bending concentration and precision hand-eye coordination, and gets paid very well to do it. Is that person an athlete? No. Race car drivers are great at what they do, and can do it better than anyone else out there. Still does not make them an athlete.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    Riddle me this Batman, why do the winter OLYMPICS have Luge as a winter olympic sport? You're going to tell me that the guy riding doesn't do anything but sit and hope to win the race? Why is the driver still considered an olympian?
     
  5. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    The driver is considered an Olympian because he is in the Olympics.:)
     
  6. Apr 9, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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  7. Apr 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    Exactly!
    And all Olympians are in fact athletes. If the OP claims a driver doesnt do much other than just drive why wouldnt this sport be banned from the Olympics?
     
  8. Apr 9, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Curling is an Olympic sport as well. Just saying the activity you participate in does not deem you an athlete. Professional race car drivers are just really, really good at operating a piece of machinery.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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  10. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    I am not offended. Thank you for creating controversy, even if you don't believe it yourself. To say pro racers are not athletes is absurd, just look at your responses. Racing is in either in your blood or not, Took me 41 years to realize we are not all wired the same. I am not a professional racer, though I would have traded a lot of things to be one. I have raced go karts, I have driven real race cars on Sears Point and Thunder Hill. I ride race motor-cross bikes for fun. It was only recently that I realized, not everyone has the drive to compete in motor sports, the ones that do are lucky to be paid for what they love. They are athletes that train to physical condition their bodies, for the time it is all on the line. This includes control over heart rates, physical endurance, hydration, diet, and the mental confidence to hold the throttle on one second longer than the guy next to you. FULL THROTTLE TILL YOU SEE GOD, THEN TURN!:yay:
     
  11. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Of course, surgery isn't a sport. Racing is.

    sport | spôrt | noun
    1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

    athlete |ˈaTHˌlēt | noun
    1. A person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    Absolutely man! MX, SX, and even Trail Riding on dirt bikes is as physical as sports come! Have the cajones to come off a turn and hit a triple on your 450 is insane. Same thing with looking at a hill climb. Auto racing of any type takes guts to try and squeeze every little MPH to beat your opponent to the corner or finish line!
     
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