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Everything posted by De_Gambassi

  1. Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    That's not the point... It's not an attempt of anything (as it won't change anything). It's just plain stupidity. I think that's the part why they believe so It the third time we have people that should know better misunderstanding the rules. How is that even possible ? How come the international federation is not even capable to make it crystal clear to NTs, federations, medias ?
  2. Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    And now an other confusion The french federation actually believes that's the number of points who will determine who go through the third round (ant not the the number of victories first). I believe they are wrong, but still. How can an international federation set up a competition that creates so much confusion ?
  3. Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Making the most of the existing tiny volleyball fanbase, excluding everyone else. A brillant long term strategy.
  4. Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Fine, my Bulgarian is quite poor TBH,I find it quite incredible that such a unethical policy could even be considered and talked among volleyball fans without creating some kind of uproar.
  5. Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Something that was written only in italian medias I may add. Even for the very low FIVB standards, such a move would have been called for what it would have been : a scam.
  6. 2026 Winter Olympic Games

    By July 2019 and the 134th IOC session (Milano), we will know where the 2026 Winter Olympic Games will be hold. The bidding process is yet to be officially started, but two cities are for now considered as the front runners. Two cities with a very Agenda 2020 feeling (even more so Sion who proposes venues from Lausanne to St Moritz). . Sion (SUI) http://sion2026.ch/ (fr/de) .Innsbruck (AUT) http://www.olympia2026.at/ (de) .Other Potential bidding cities : Lillehammer, Calgary, Salt Lake, Almaty, Gratz, etc. What are your thoughts ? Is agenda going to save the Winter OG ? EDIT: Innsbruck is dead after public vote
  7. Men's Tennis Davis Cup 2018

    As much as I'm gutted by the end of the Davis Cup, I can't say they 're no reasons why.... Saturday's double between France and Spain was watched by only 1.2 million in France and by no one in Spain as it was not even broadcasted live...
  8. Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

    4'49'' for the WR ; 4'40"" for 9100 points
  9. Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

    live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE50Kc3Iykc
  10. Ice Hockey 2018 - 2019 Discussion Thread

    Not only in Dubai Apparerently
  11. Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    De rien.
  12. Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    And artistic swimming cut to only one event . As a proud european, I'm devastated. It should be a 9 events sport as we all know.
  13. Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    And I thought you had to be a closed minded european not to want Baseball in the Olympics.
  14. Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    It will be called Mar'athon. Complety different stuff.
  15. Soooo, for real ?, all right, let's start this thread. . Additional sports: As we all know, hosting cities are now free to add a certain number of extra sports and events to the olympic program. Only the 37 IOC recognised federations can apply for inclusion. For Tokyo, 26 of them applied, 7 were then short-listed, and finally, 5 were chosen (skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, baseball/softball & karaté). As of today, the parisian commite has tried its best not to close the door to anyone (from E-sport to Pétanque). We are yet to know what will be the exact schedule of the bidding process, but apparently, the additional sports will be known by 2019. . New events: Not directly linked to the host, we can also expect the olympic program to move further into a more "youth and urban" direction. Gender equality is also likely to be pushed even futher.
  16. Other Multi-Sport Games Discussion Thread

    Did you knew there was such a thing as the 'Atlantic Games' ? It runs since 1995 and it's open to youngsters from the 'Atlantic Arc' ( ) ang in swimming this year because why not. Only water sports are contested, because you know, the Atlantic is not a volcano. Don't expect any livestream, now go shine in society with your new knowledge.
  17. Don't worry, even after three or four times, some of us (well, me), still manage to never understand them.
  18. Track Cycling UCI Junior World Championships 2018

    Not really by design though. Gros was just blind luck beeing discovered by a journalist after a training on a wattbike during a basketball camp. French cycling is by default very much male focused (only 10% of the FFC members are women) with only the occasional female talent poping up more or less out of nowhere (Longo or Ballanger back in the days, PFP or Gros nowadays)
  19. Road Cycling 2018 Discussion Thread

    Lance also made a donation of 10,000$ to Adrien Costa.
  20. Men's Tennis Davis Cup 2018

    The Kosmos Group seems happy enough with the vote
  21. Track Cycling 2018 Discussion Thread

    And that's just in order to win the national championship, imagine what he took for the worlds
  22. European Championships 2018

    At that point, I believe any individual olympic sport will want to take part during the next edition.
  23. European Championships 2018

    According to the french athletics federation president, Rome could be in the mix for 2022. Anyway, i really do think this thing will turn into the mid olympiad continental rendez-vous we all wish for. They 've done it the right way. Secure the most popular sports and make sure it's the real thing, and then expand from it. The EG can GTFO and take taekwondo with them.
  24. Athletics EAA European Championships 2018

    Malgache people are really small... rugby is massively popular over there, but they can't do shit due to size.