I have no beef against fencing. I think it requires a high degree of skill and talent, and should definately be included in Olympic competiton.
However. The Olympics, I think, are supposed to have games/contests that represent a world population participation.
I have been many places in the world and you can always
find kids willing to participate in a baseball/softball game, no matter where you are.
I rarely see kids fencing in the street. The sport is by far to elite. Too few coaches, too much equipment involved.
That is why you see such team games as soccer(futbol) and baseball in 3rd world countries. For a very minimum of inexpensive equipment, a whole lot of kids can play.
Hey Imadude- I think Joel was extremely moderate with Belnick. He could have said much worse