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    Summer Olympic Games
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    Athletics, Rowing, Badminton
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  1. I was reading an article about England contemplating a boycott of the FIFA WC?? Because of a poisoning of a former KGB spy and daughter living in asylum in England. I honestly don't think we'll hear the last of this.
  2. Which is stupid really. AUS and NZL have to qualify through Asia for WC's from now on. Should also extend to Olympics IMO.
  3. Yes I totally forgot about them hosting the WC and will no doubt get help along the way. But it'll be difficult from then on to qualify in future games. With AUS and NZL joining the fray and with Iran, Philippines showing improvement.
  4. I have a feeling China won't be making the Olys in Men's Basketball.
  5. Track Cycling UCI World Championships 2018

    Maybe NZ are targeting the Comm games with AUS/ENG/SCO/CAN etc. But still that's a really disgraceful effort but maybe they've learnt their lesson and are taking the GB path and peaking for far bigger events like Olys. Well I'd like to think so. Because if they bomb out in the Comm games that's funding gone.
  6. You're right but for me it's about building momentum. Hopefully NZ starts pouring money into snowsports more from now on. Jossi Wells multi X games medal winner who unluckily was injured before the Olys has to be credited with the talent now coming through. We are at least nipping the heels of the all conquering North Americans in freestyle and snowboarding events.
  7. Thank goodness little old NZ made the Winter Olympic table. Our two big freestyle skier and snowboarder being injured before the start, and a whole lot of 4ths had me worried we were going to be unlucky once again.
  8. Men's Boxing AIBA World Championships 2017

    I maybe biased because I'm from NZ and we haven't had much of a history in Amateur boxing but Nyika put on a clinic against Tischenko the reigning world and Olympic champ. Ha ha ha what a robbery. Even Lawrence Okolie commented as such. This wasn't the only robbery, Whittaker of Eng got robbed as well. What a corrupt sport.
  9. I think people are finally realizing what a huge negative economic impact the Olys have on the hosting city and country. It honestly should be restricted to a few cities every 4 years like 1 from each continent. There's just so many white elephant stadiums that are being built for the games and aren't even used again. Time for the IOC to get their head out of the sand.
  10. What is sad is that back in the bad old days in China under Mao's rule, paraplegic persons were either hidden away or disposed of. Probably just like many countries then and even now. It's rather ironic that they've salvaged a somewhat terrible Olympics from their able bodied athletes.
  11. Your Summer Olympic Sport Program Review

    If you take out Table Tennis and Badminton out of the Olys that's a whole lot of TV revenue for the IOC gone. You'd be a fool to take those sports out. It's common knowledge that TT in particular draws some of the biggest TV revenues. It's all about the dollar, not what country is dominating a particular sport, so it's a reason enough to be gone.
  12. So we end the Olympic campaign with 18 medals. 4G 9S 5B. 4 more than what the NZOC forecast. Most medals we have secured. 9 4ths and 40 all up in the top 8. Overall a success but we were down golds this Olympics from London. Rowing and Cycling Mens 7's underperformed. Whereas Sailing, Athletics, Canoeing over performed. A lot of surprise medals though. 8/10 for me.
  13. Athletics at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

    I'm glad Semenya won, stuff the haters good on her. Unwanted and disgusting attention been drawn to her. What a well deserved bronze for Willis. An athlete who speaks out against dopers in his sport. His twitter account is fecking great. Wahoo
  14. Athletics at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

    Eliza McCartney half Kiwi half Irish wins a very surprise bronze medal in the pole vault.
  15. Athletics at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

    I'm absolutely thrilled for Tom Walsh getting bronze in shot put. He deserves it with his consistent podium finishes, I couldn't bare him finishing 4th again like at WChs last year. Sad for Congolese guy but was kinda hoping one of the Americans were to bomb out. But that was never going to happen.