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  1. Meh... it's hardly a flawless map (see slovakia for a start) If you only count the "bums on seats" aspect of it , rugby is a more popular sport than soccer in SA. It might also be the case in Madagascar (yes, really).
  2. Rugby League.
  3. Freaking unbelievable. We won, leading the game for a grand total of 0.1 second.
  4. 0.1 second on a biathlon race
  5. Sounds perfect to my ears
  6. The french NT kit is supplid by the official local Captain Tsubasa's material retailer
  7. No one cares, basically.
  8. Wiggins seems to suffer a rare disease that seems to waken up just before GTs start.
  9. Here, we have a fancy paper signed by some one, so nothing to see there. Nothing "troubling" with so many top athletes living around with rare diseases and competing or training with legal doping products http://www.uci.ch/clean-sport/therapeutic-use-exemptions/ TUE's granted by UCI have declined from 239 in 2009 to 13 in 2015. Which can only means two things. - Up to 2009, we had a population of near-zombie ridding in pro cycling. - TUE's were used do cover up doping cases. I'd favor the second hypothesis. And what UCI has done, others might still doing it. TUEs are a disgrace. At the very least, sport people shouldn' be able to compete using them, and there sloud not be no retroactive case in any circonstance. At best, they should be eradicated. -
  10. I was not either...
  11. That sentance... PS: 3x3 basketball is decade(s) away to be a competitive enough sport on its own. We are talking 1996 rugby seven at this point. PS2: sorry to disrepute...
  12. I'll encourage them to create the Silly Hat International Basketball Federation (SHIBA).
  13. Germany (TischTennis + Gesamnt ): 570 655 France (Tennis de Table + Nbre de Lincences): 197 797 Here, by these two countries alone, there are close to 800K registered players (there are not your average garage players btw, but people that are registered through their clubs, that train and play official competitions week in and week out). This number alone would easely smash the overall particpation level of many olympic sport (have you met any syncro swimmer lately ?), It not like people in other countries don't try, but it's not like they're facing competition from Aruba neither, We are talking about a 1.5 billion people country ffs.
  14. Why do you need Cricket, when Baseball is such an incredible popular sport all over Italy ? @orangeman
  15. National federations don't necessarily mean that much. For instance, in both Italy and France, we have a cricket federation, yet the game basically doesn't exist in these two countries bar a few immigrants circles. Anyway, the IOC allready did most of the job https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document Library/OlympicOrg/IOC/Who-We-Are/Commissions/Olympic-Programme-Commission/EN-RIO-2016-International-Federations-Report.pdf