Sports in Trek Lit

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  1. JD

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    I've been watching some of the Olympics since they started last week, and it got me wondering, have we seen any sports in Trek Lit?
     
  2. Dr. San Guinary

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    Very little.

    We haven't even gotten an explanation as to what exactly the hell Parrises Squares is. :sigh:
     
  3. JD

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    ^Damn. I was actually hoping one of the books would have finally given us a scene with people playing Parrises Squares or at least an explanation for it.
     
  4. Cyfa

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    A football (or fĂștbol/soccer) match between Royal Betazed and Pacifica United was mentioned in the Cold Equations novel Silent Weapons, which I found to be quite interesting (although I don't like the game itself).
    Then there's Springball - a Bajoran sport - but I don't know if it was ever seen/described?
     
  5. hbquikcomjamesl

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    They play baseball on Cestus III. And heaven forbid you find yourself having to pitch to a Gorn.
     
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    And Guinan doesn't really play tennis, but it was mentioned...
     
  7. Dayton Ward

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    I think we had young David Marcus participating in a game of Ultimate (Frisbee Football) in one of our Vanguard novels.
     
  8. William Leisner

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    Losing the Peace features a high school soccer match, and also makes mention of Deneva's victory over Bolarus in the 2338 Federation Cup.
     
  9. Aaron McGuire

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    Springball was seen on screen at least once, in the DS9 episode "For the Cause."
     
  10. Restless Spirit

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    Does golf count as a sport? Didn't they play that in How Much for Just the Planet?

    And it's considered a game in the book, but the version of klin zha with live "pieces" from The Final Reflection is certainly sport-like.
     
  11. Dayton Ward

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    No, golf is not a sport.

    :shifty:
     
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  12. Idran

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    I'm surprised there's been no mention of Fisher yet in this thread. :p
     
  13. DS9forever

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    Emony Dax participated in the 2224 Olympics.
     
  14. Brefugee

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    From the way my two brother-in-laws talk it (they both met their wife's through playing ultimate) it's just a way to get laid and drunk. :ouch:
     
  15. Dayton Ward

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    Having played the sport for a good many years (not anymore...I'm "retired") .............................I cannot disagree. :shifty:
     
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  16. JD

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    Now that you guys mention it, I do remember these two.
     
  17. Dr. San Guinary

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    Did any of the novels ever revisit that school soccer game where Worf accidentally killed a kid?
     
  18. William Leisner

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    It seems to me KRAD did. (Maybe more than once?)
     
  19. tomswift2002

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    In Vulcan's Glory, Number One and the Chief Engineer were playing a zero-g version of dodge-ball.

    LaForge was in the middle of gym class when Capture The Flag opens. He also participates in the Capture the Flag game that is played in the book.

    We did see Wesley and his friend apparently skiing in Coming Of Age and then it was mentioned that he had been on a skiing trip to Calgary just the month before The First Duty.

    We also had Janeway and Seven participating in that movable-target game in an episode of Voyager (The Voyager Conspiracy?). They had that target flying around the holodeck and were shooting their phasers at it.

    Didn't we see Parisees Squares in DS9's Rivals? Or was that squash that Bashir and O'Briend were playing?
     
  20. Stevil2001

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    Kirk and McCoy meet playing soccer in the Starfleet Academy novel Aftershock.