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  1. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    Elena NIKITINA, Mariia ORLOVA, Olga POTYLITSYNA and Aleksandr TRETIAKOV are found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, and are disqualified from the events in which they participated. In addition, the four athletes are declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-four-russian-athletes-as-part-of-oswald-commission-findings
  2. Weightlifting IWF World Championships 2017

    As far as I know Godelli appealed the decision but was unsuccessful. Rostami's appeal is still to be decided
  3. Weightlifting IWF World Championships 2017

    The excuse the USA make for the refusal to allow Rostani and Godelli into the country is that they do not believe they will return home after the championships
  4. Luge FIL World Cup 2017 - 2018

    Is this list accurate? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luge_at_the_2018_Winter_Olympics_–_Qualification Looks a bit strange to me
  5. I now had it confirmed by the head of US bobsleigh that the IBSF have changed the qualification system slightly for 2018. In 2014 they used a system where you had to be in the top 40 or 50 of the world rankings (depending on the event) to qualify for the Olympics, In 2018 it's top 40 or 50 eligible crews of the world rankings. So USA no.4 or Germany's 4th best etc, are not counted for qualification rankings. This is for bobsleigh and skeleton. This is big news for Nigeria
  6. Any idea what happens if Russia are not allowed to compete?
  7. So any idea who has qualified for the Olympics?
  8. I was told this by https://www.ashford.edu/online-learning-experience/student-success-stories/organizational-management-tuffield-latour who should know this
  9. Had it confirmed to me that "top 40" means top 40 without counting teams that are not eligible to compete. For instance the 4th best team from Germany or USA or Canada That would move Nigeria from 41sr in the rankings to around 30th
  10. I've been talking with someone who works for NBC in America, This is what he said "It's way more complicated than that. Because only 60 women can compete at the Games - and 40 of those spots are taken up by athletes on relay teams - there are only 20 spots remaining for athletes like Goh. It's possible she'll get bumped due to the quota capacity. In other words, it's better to be ranked 40th (and a member of a country with a relay team) than 32nd (and not a member of a relay)."
  11. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    PUBLIC DISCLOSURE IWF reports that Mr. Ruslan ALBEGOV (RUS) has been charged with the violation of Article 2.2 of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy. As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation. In any case where it is determined that the athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the relevant decision will also be published. IWF will not make any further comments on the case until it is closed. (Weightlifting)
  12. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    This is not an official rule by the IOC but they have used this method in the past.
  13. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    Not quite. It's 3 or more players in the same "competition period"
  14. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    Number of Russians being investigated for doping at the Sochi Olympics has risen from 28 to 35
  15. Commonwealth Games 2018

    69kg Commonwealth champ is liable to lose his title because of doping
  16. [OFF TOPIC] Music Discussion Thread

    Just voted the best song ever to come out of Wales
  17. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    And the rest of the cases from Sochi should follow the same pattern over the next month. Hearings on a Monday, decisions later in the week (probably Thursday or Friday)
  18. Winter Olympic Games 2018 News

    Men's ice hockey is very hard to pick based only on results from the last 2 seasons. Little of the recent form will effect the Olympic tournament
  19. Winter Olympic Games 2018 News

    Gracenote now know about Stuhec. It'll be changed for next month
  20. ZIMBABWE Soccer Fan - Real Sounds of Africa
  21. KENYA Butterfly - Nameless
  22. I go with and for music festival choices
  23. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    Now due Thursday or Friday
  24. Doping Cases and Bans Thread

    Lawyer for the Russian cross-country skiers being investigated for the Sochi 2014 doping allegations says an 8 hour hearing took place today and a decision might be made public tomorrow