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LowerSaxony

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About LowerSaxony

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    Male
  • Date of Birth
    20/01/87
  • Nation
    Germany
  • Favourite Olympic Games
    Summer Olympic Games
  • Favourite Sports
    Athletics, Football
  1. Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Yeah that's the federation's fault, not the athlete's fault. For that reason, I don't get it why not to be happy for both Kripps and Friedrich. Btw luge is using thousands of seconds since the 70's as a reaction to a tie But since we had lots of ties in bobsleigh during the last decades (f.e. 1998 olympics), I don't think that rules are changed. Same btw in Apline Skiing (although it's a little less likely to have a tie for gold here, but still possible)
  2. Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Well, personally I think it's more important to be a nice human being than having a special haircut or passport, but everyone should think what he/she wants. But my point was the medal ranking and the striving to be at athe top of it.
  3. Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    True, but why bothering here? It's nobody's fault. Always possible if the winner is determined by the best time. You can change the rules, of course, but as it won't happen in bobsleigh, I don't see why not to be happy for both winners.
  4. Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    This is exactly the definition of nationalism Why should I want Germany to be at the top of the ranking? It's cool if they win medals (of course, if they are nice people and deserve). But if another country wins more - does it make the won medals worthless? I would prefer for example 10 golds and be 2nd in the ranking over 9 golds and be on the top of the medal ranking. I wouldn't understand any other reasoning. Russia could not stand not to be at the top - for that reason they established a state-sponsored doping system and ruined the entire 2014 olympics and THESE medals are worthless at all.
  5. Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    I'm happy for the tied gold - but it's not about the damn medal ranking, it's about the athletes who deserve the gold after dominating the last couple of years. Nice to see the gold shared with Kripps - he deserves that too. The medal ranking is just a source for generating nationalism and what it's worth can be seen by the first ranked nation in 2014. Our Chef the mission said that he prefers a fair play medal over the first place in the medal ranking.
  6. I think it reads "maybe..."
  7. Ski Jumping at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Freitag has every reason to be disappointed (as we'll never know how he would have performed without his fall in Innsbruck). But Wellinger wasn't that dominant during the season that you can predict two medals for sure. And the women's jumping: The podium reflects perfectly the world cup season. All three women deserved exactly the medal which they won.
  8. Yet he is "only" suspected, B sample is to be opened tomorrow (according to German media)
  9. Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Anni is now co-commentaor for German Eurosport - still sweet
  10. Ski Jumping at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    How can 1 gold and 2 silver after 3 events (additionally excellent perspectives for a team medal) be a complete fail for german ski jumping?! It's not that Germans completely dominated ski jumping during the last years..
  11. Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Actually it's very German-like to disregard the support of youth athletes, when you have 4-5 top stars for over a decade (in end 90s - 2000s there were Pechstein, Friesinger, Gabrecht, Völker, Niemann, Wolf who always made medals) or single athletes who dominate a sport and cloud the view on the lack of a good team results. You can see/saw similar things in football (end 90s/early 2000s), biathlon (after Neuner quit), cross-country, swimming (after Britta Steffen quit).
  12. Alpine Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    IOC would prefer a mixed mass start relay
  13. Ski Jumping at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Well deserved gold! Congrats to Stoch!
  14. That poor girl... how bitter is that? I refuse to imagine what it's like running with a broken arm.
  15. German Eurosport commentaors are way more competent and more fun to listen than those on public law TV (ARD/ZDF), regardless of the sport - at least to me.
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