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Dunadan

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  1. I've made this spreadsheet to keep track of all medals in World Championships in olympic events in this olympic cycle - to have an automatic medal count, filter by nation, sport, etc.... I know I won't have always the time to update it, but if anyone wants to help, feel free to do it https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MAJEFi4ehwx3ToNckblf6SrJGaFjWComU6dn796N90g/edit#gid=8313002
  2. According to people without logic, when their team/ athlete is eliminated it is always because of an "organized robbery". Last year of course it was not a crime to defend the result in the last match of the group to become the best third placed team...this year is considered fixing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2016_Group_B
  3. Where are these rules that FIVB changed in the middle of the competition? Can anyone show me an official statement / press release / document by FIVB stating that there would have been promotions and relegations of teams between the 2017 and the 2018 World League? (I only found mentions for 2015-16 and 2016-17 promotions, but nothing for 2017-18) Or did you guys assume that the rules were the same but without checking?
  4. [hide] Knockout Round June 28th - July 2nd, 2017 4 Nations, Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match Semifinals Moskow Time (GMT +3) Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 June 28th 2017, h. 21:00, Kazan Arena, Kazan Portugal 1 0 Chile June 29th 2017, h. 21:00, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi Germany 2 1 Mexico [/hide]
  5. "result at the end of eventual overtime (BEFORE penalties/shoot out) will count as final result."
  6. What you wrote is not relevant to the case (I already knew he is a very a good runner, but it doesn't matter...even the best athletes have to follow the rules...and the box was on the track 100m before the relevant fact that we are are talking about). I've already explained why his disqualification was not "a robbery" like you said, and I'll do it again more precisely if you want to read. The video is this one, and I had already seen it on tv... I'm on mobile but you know where to find it. The relevant fact happens after 1 min 19 sec of race, you can see it https://mobile.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155290132096181&id=208150086180 Rules say clearly that if you are outside the track on the straight and you don't want to be disqualified you have to go back without having illegally gained positions. This is the IAAF rule: " An athlete shall not be disqualified if he steps or runs outside his lane in the straight, any straight part of the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump or outside the outer line of his lane on the bend, with no material advantage thereby being gained and no other athlete being jostled or obstructed so as to impede his progress. Note: Material advantage includes improving his position by any means, including removing himself from a “boxed” position in the race by having stepped or run inside the inside edge of the track ". Kszczot improved his position while outside the track by overtaking the French guy. This is a fact that everyone can see. It doesn't matter if he did it unintenionally or if he was the strongest athlete in the race, he could and should have won the race without breaking the rules.
  7. Another wooden medal, I have a big collection
  8. I've seen the video : the French guy is ahead, there is no space to pass him, Kszczot bumps into him, goes outside the track behind the French, runs a bit on the grass and goes back on the track ahead of the French guy, gaining an advantage.
  9. Kszczot deserved to be disqualified...he ran outside the track to pass the other guys.
  10. [hide] Knockout Round June 20th - June 25th, 2017 12 Nations, Playoff Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match Bronze Medal Match Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 June 25th 2017, h. 18:00, O2 Arena, Prague Belgium 1 Greece Gold Medal Match Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 June 25th 2017, h. 20:30, O2 Arena, Prague Spain 5 France [/hide]
  11. [hide] Knockout Round June 20th - June 25th, 2017 12 Nations, Playoff Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match Semifinals Central European Time (GMT +2) Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 June 24th 2017, h. 18:00, O2 Arena, Prague Spain 6 Belgium June 24th 2017, h. 20:30, O2 Arena, Prague Greece 6 France [/hide]
  12. Wayqi for the win! Even if he's not as good as the great Sammy.
  13. Men's football doesn't need the Olympics...but maybe the Olympics need men's football for economic reasons (for example, about 20% of tickets sold in the last 3 Olympics were for men's football...4 millions tickets). Now we can probably add to the list skateboarding, surfing, BMX freestyle...and all those X-Games events in which "performers" care more about their pants than an Olympic medal.
  14. [hide] Knockout Round June 20th - June 25th, 2017 12 Nations, Playoff Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match Quarterfinals Central European Time (GMT +2) Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 June 22nd 2017, h. 12:30, O2 Arena, Prague Spain 10 Latvia June 22nd 2017, h. 15:00, O2 Arena, Prague Turkey 2 Greece June 22nd 2017, h. 18:00, O2 Arena, Prague France 10 Slovakia June 22nd 2017, h. 20:30, O2 Arena, Prague Belgium 2 Italy [/hide]
  15. 3x3 men's and women's basketball World Cups are currently taking place.The knockout stage will be tomorrow. Live streaming : https://www.youtube.com/FIBA3x3 Site: http://www.fiba.com/3x3worldcup/2017