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Re: Checking on things...

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Monday, September 18, 2000, 12:25
On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Herman Miller wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Sep 2000 16:51:11 -0700, Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote: > > >If the Olympics were to be held in the homeland of any conculture or > >conlang-speaking nation, what would the native sports be (and of course > >the origin of the names of each sport), and which existing sports would > >be your best bets for gold medals? What are your sports heroes' names? > > Well, I happen to be watching the Russian female gymnasts as I'm writing > this, and I was just thinking before I read your message that this looks > JUST like the sort of thing the Mizarians would excel at. There's no doubt > that gymnastics and other sports involving precise coordination would be > popular among Mizarians, although the Elves would put up quite a strong > challenge in that area. Zireen, due to their small size, certainly aren't > going to be doing any weight lifting! I suppose they'd be good at events > that require quick reactions, like table tennis.
<laugh> I haven't even worked out sports. The Qenaren are somewhat active in martial arts (they have a long mercenary/military tradition). I imagine the monks would have something yoga-like, and there are stick-games (probably will be patterned after arnis) as well as a knife-game called jenachen. I can't think of many Olympic sports they'd be good at, though; fencing doesn't fit their weapons-style. They do have people who are well-known in jenachen, and also tirachen (a chess analogue whose rules really badly need ironing out, since I'm not a chess player but borrowed elements from Burmese and Japanese chess--interim rules are at Other sports? Not really. They remember generals and tacticians and soldier-poets as national heroes. YHL