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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. Favourite moments: -Seeing Arnd Peiffer surprisingly winning gold: he origins from only a few kilometres from my home town in Northern Germany (called Lower Saxony btw) - a part of Germany which has only very very few winter sport athletes (of course) - Snowboard halfpipe general level made it really fun to watch, the (best) female athletes improves a lot during the last years - Nordic combined guys gained their deserved olympic success after years of dominance - especially the team gold made me happy. Even though it was sad to see that the Norwegians were not in good shape (with the exception of Riiber). - Finally seeing Tina Weirather winning a medal - All venues, courses etc. seemed to be in a very good shape Not so nice: - The lack of spirit and audience in the nordic and alpine skiing events, even though it was expected. - The Big Air competitions: I do not see an additional value of including these events at the Olympics. I really enjoy halfpipe and slopestyle, but Big Air is just something like the last jump of slopestyle (maybe a bit higher) and all the falls made it hard to watch. - Skicross/Snowboard cross: The courses are too hard and the number of injuries should make the IOC overthink their policy of only striving after the hardest course at the Olympics. Do they wait for a Nodar Kumaritashvili here before they do sth?
  2. Winter Olympic Games 2018 Medal Count

    Does anyone have a placing table at hand? You know, where the TOP 8 places are counted and weighted.
  3. Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    A format just like the points race or an elimination race in track cycling would be cooler than this.
  4. German Eurosport commentators completely crack
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I think it reads "maybe..."
  11. 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.
  12. Yet he is "only" suspected, B sample is to be opened tomorrow (according to German media)
  13. Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Anni is now co-commentaor for German Eurosport - still sweet
  14. 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..
  15. 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).
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