Talk:Bandy

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Shinney[edit]

Although the article currently states that "In old times shinty or shinney were also sometimes used in English for bandy," the word "shinney" is still commonly used for ice hockey in Canada, although colloquially. Laodah 06:06, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Interesting as that might be as a curiosity, do you suggest a change to the page on bandy because of this use of the word shinney for another sport such as ice hockey? Örtstedt (talk) 01:23, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Bandy as an Olympic sport[edit]

You may think there is much written about speculations on bandy becoming an Olympic sport, but it's really not that much. Not if you compare to how it is sometimes discussed in other forums. Bandy is a sport often in the speculations about becoming the next winter Olympic sports, and views differs from those seeing it as natural that the sport should be at the Winter Games and cannot fathom why it isn't, to those who think it never should be even if it did reach all the formal criteria, because it's a sport which can stand for itself having its own world championship and so on. There are many people having views in between too. While some other winter sports sometimes seem to come to the Olympics just some years after being invented and not being very wide spread around the globe or followed by any big audiences, bandy has been around from before the modern Olympic games started and has a very dedicated following in some countries. There are truths to arguments for both sides and the debate must be able to be seen in the article. You could write much more about it, but I think what is in the article now is about right amount of information on this. /Bandy sport — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bandy sport (talkcontribs) 00:38, 15 January 2018 (UTC) Blocked sock. Dekimasuよ! 19:53, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Actually if you take a look at my edits, it was me who added a reference about possible inclusion onto the Olympic program. The paragraph you insist on adding (the part where South Korea decides if the sport is on the program) makes absolutely no sense. I have removed that part, but left the other reference. Only the IOC decides if the sport will be on the program, not if a country is competitive enough. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 15:03, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
It took some time to find this in the history section for the article. The text about South Korea seems to have had a reference in some news article. Is the article unserious or is it irrelevant? Your comment is not clear on this, Sportsfan. Irony iron (talk) 15:31, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
While bandy would be a very nice addition to the Winter Olympic Games, speculation about this has gone on for decades. For the bandy fan, it is interesting to follow these speculations where ever they turn up in the news papers or other news sources. However, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and should present facts and actual information, not news which are too much leaning towards being nothing more than qualified guesses on the subject. I think it should be noted on the Wikipedia page on bandy that speculations like this are going on, but it is enough to mention it as a short remark. There is no need to go in on what the speculations say, unless, perhaps, if uttered by the sport governing body officials like the president and vice presidents of the Federation of International Bandy or committee members of the International Olympic Committee. Örtstedt (talk) 01:33, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Big changes ought to be discussed[edit]

I just happened to come by and see that big chunks of this article had been removed today. This shouldn't be done without previous discussion, I think. Some of the removed parts were clearly referenced and relevant. Dammråtta (talk) 22:19, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

And sock editing shouldn't be allowed either. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 22:32, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
What does that has to do with your erasing of large parts of this article? Dammråtta (talk) 22:37, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Bandy is the second most popular winter sport[edit]

Bandy is the second most popular winter sport, only ice hockey is bigger. This is well-sourced and relevant information to have in this article. The information was presented in a well-researched report by Norwegian businessman Knut Audun Sørensen in 2015. For some reason, different people keep removing this information from the article, even if there are references for it and even if this has been discussed on this talk page before and noone has been able to come up with any evidence disproving these facts. So let it stand. Dammråtta (talk) 22:35, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

It definitely is not. [1] But I think the gap between popularity and participation and global audiences between the existing seven and any others probably makes that jump to new sports a little bit harder than in summer. Straight from the IOC Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 00:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
There are no numbers in that article. It's just a guy rationalising his own decissions. How is that better? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:801:291:96C8:2BD4:9E14:6E7C:43AA (talk) 11:59, 17 June 2018 (UTC)