I saw Curling the other day as an olympic sport. WTF? Team U.S.A. vs. Germany I beleive. U.S.A. took a time out. I thought to myself: You have to be B.S.ing me right now. Knock the other persons rock out of the circle and get your closer Duh. Do you have to strataigize during a timeout to figure that out. beyond my beleive. Where is Disc Golf? let's do it.
I'm not sure about this. Someone mentioned speed walking being an olympic sport. I think there's been a tendency to make way too much an olympic sport. I know ballroom dancing was an olympic sport at one point (iirc, it started at barcelona). Perhaps this is too much of an attemp to 'legitimize' this sport and others, really. Not everything needs to be in the Olympics.
Disc Golf in the Olympics would be a great thing for our sport, but I have to believe we're a ways away from that being seriously considered, pretition(s) or not. One of the challenges with the Olympics is that they try to keep the number of events contested consistent, which means for disc golf to be added another sport would likely need to be dropped. I think IOC is more willing to add new events to the Winter Games as there are fewer sports, but I know that adding sports to the Summer Games is tougher.
I think a much more natural and appropriate forum for mass exposure to Disc Golf would be the X-Games. Disc Golf is an alternative sport for now, and I think the X-Games mindset is also more closely aligned with the culture of our players and sport. Further, in an X-Games like setting, additional skills could be added with relative ease, like long distance drives, etc.