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heywoodu

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  1. Karlovic - Zeballos getting to 5 hours, this is getting awesome
  2. Yes, and that's weird. They might as well have a pictogram for 2man and 4man bobs as well then, for example. And for single luge and double luge. Etc.
  3. Why would they have pictograms for sports but also pictograms for some specific events? There's like 6 that could be freestyle skiing
  4. Thanks! At least the athletes are also fairly confident that the federation is wrong, that's a good thing I guess.
  5. The top-300, period, or the top-300 when considering only a maximum number of athletes per NOC (the 'cleaned' points list)? I really wish I thought about this earlier so I could have directly talked about this with the federation guy who was with the biathlon team the past weeks, but I totally forgot. I just can't get it through my head how they could be so wrong about something seriously important like this (and I definitely trust your judgement about these things a lot more..).
  6. Quick repeat of my earlier question about XC at the Olympics and the options for a nation to get two tickets in the same gender. Jaqueline Mourão has raced in Europe in the past days/week, where in the Czech Republic she scored the following points: Sprint - 232.56 Distance - 169.19 + 169.91 On top of that, she already had the following results/points earlier in the season: Now, what I've been hearing since her results in the Czech Republic of last weekend is that she got the "A-limit" for the Olympics and the Brazilian federation is absolutely convinced that means they'll be able to send two female cross-country skiers to the Olympics, maybe as long as the other one gets a result of below 300 FIS points. Are we all missing something and are they right, or are they really missing something and are they wrong, with Brazil still only having one women's quota? If for example Mika Picin or Bruna Moura want to join Mouão in Pyeongchang, which concrete results do they have to have in order to qualify? Sorry for all the questions about this, but it's confusing when there are so many different things you hear about it and when at the same time it's something so important..
  7. I thought it might be good to have a general chat thread, just for all kinds of stuff and for some general talk We didn't have it on the old forum, often resulting in these kind of things ending up in all kinds of other threads
  8. That feeling when you spent an awesome one and a half week with awesome people who you could spend every day with but then it's time to say bye
  9. So, mixed feelings today. Gabi had an amazing race...1, 0, 0 and then unfortunately 3 misses in the last shooting bout, but I stand by the words I literally told her when she finished and caught her breath: "That was a crazy good race!" Too bad Starykh and Virolaynen just absolutely obliterated the field, otherwise Gabi could have gotten by far the best result of her career in terms of IBU points. As for Bruna, it was unfortunately a day to forget. Her boot got loose in the first lap (of a 15km..) so she lost a ton of power, one specific curve in the downhill became nearly impossible and she fell in three separate laps in the same curve, resulting in snow in her rifle and losing over a minute at the last shooting bout trying to get the snow out...a day to forget. She was understandably sad about it, but like I told her, even the best athletes in the world sometimes have a day that just sucks. A lot.
  10. So, no races in the end today. The weather was awful, like a blizzard. After the women's zeroing they decided to cancel the women's race as well and there's no doubt it was the right decision..I took a few photos before the cold temporarily killed my phone and it's not that perfect to see, but at least it gives a general idea on how it looked in the good moments..
  11. The men's race in Arber for today has been postponed to tomorrow because of strong winds in the area here. The women's race is so far postponed with half an hour and still on for today, but fingers crossed for that being moved to tomorrow as well.. The single mixed and mixed relays are already cancelled and might be rescheduled later in the season. Sadly that means Brazil won't have a relay this season.
  12. This weather in Wengen is gorgeous
  13. They don't necessarily know it's 'Totallympics' (yet), but they do know about their fans on an international sports forum and they like it a lot
  14. That's cool too Any chance you are able to record something or catch a video with your phone if the Brazilians are shown?
  15. I know Gabi has her mind very strongly set on one thing this season: reaching the pursuit at the JYWCH If that works out, it'll be a success! You should go out and support them
  16. I am 100% certain Gabi will be there and 99,99% Caio will be there as well. It's their last year as juniors and the federation wants to give them as many chances to compete as possible, so after these two IBU Cups they're going back in the IBU Junior Cup (Pokljuka) and then on to the JYWCH In between they'll very likely be in the Junior Open European Championships in Nove Mesto as well.
  17. I will as soon as they come back to my room after dinner
  18. 51-year old Uiloq Slettemark is on the start list for the women's individual at the IBU Cup in Arber tomorrow, cool Probably the last race I'll witness live on this trip, I'm hoping for some very good points and good shooting for Bruna and Gabi...they still have the ongoing fight of being Brazil's first ever biathlete to hit 20/20 (Gabi has the record with 19/20 in a Sweden Cup a few years ago, missing the last shot) Bibs 42 and 84 tomorrow, let's go girls (and let's go Caio with bib 51 in the men's race, but I won't be there to cheer him on)
  19. [hide] Preliminary Round January 11th - January 20th, 2017 24 Nations, 4 Groups, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Nation from each Group will qualify for Round of 16. Group A Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 January 11th 2017, h. 20:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris France X X Brazil January 12th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Russia 10 Japan January 12th 2017, h. 20:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Norway 3 Poland January 13th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Japan 15 France January 14th 2017, h. 14:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Brazil 8 Poland January 14th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Norway 2 Russia January 15th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes France 5 Norway January 15th 2017, h. 20:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Brazil 10 Japan January 16th 2017, h. 20:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Poland 2 Russia January 17th 2017, h. 14:00, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Norway 8 Brazil January 17th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Poland 10 Japan January 17th 2017, h. 20:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Russia 7 France January 19th 2017, h. 14:00, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Russia 7 Brazil January 19th 2017, h. 17:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes France 6 Poland January 19th 2017, h. 20:45, Exponantes Hall XXL, Nantes Japan 10 Norway Group B Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 January 12th 2016, h. 14:00, Arena de Metz, Metz Slovenia 15 Angola January 12th 2016, h. 17:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Macedonia 5 Tunisia January 12th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Spain 6 Iceland January 14th 2016, h. 14:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Iceland 2 Slovenia January 14th 2016, h. 17:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Tunisia 15 Spain January 14th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Angola 10 Macedonia January 15th 2016, h. 14:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Iceland 8 Tunisia January 16th 2016, h. 17:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Slovenia 3 Macedonia January 16th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Spain 18 Angola January 17th 2016, h. 17:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Slovenia 5 Tunisia January 17th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Angola 12 Iceland January 18th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Macedonia 8 Spain January 19th 2016, h. 14:00, Arena de Metz, Metz Tunisia 5 Angola January 19th 2016, h. 17:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Macedonia 5 Iceland January 19th 2016, h. 20:45, Arena de Metz, Metz Spain 7 Slovenia Group C Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 January 13th 2016, h. 14:00, Kindarena, Rouen Belarus 8 Chile January 13th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Germany 5 Hungary January 13th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Croatia 15 Saudi Arabia January 14th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Hungary 5 Croatia January 15th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Chile 17 Germany January 15th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Saudi Arabia 10 Belarus January 16th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Hungary 10 Chile January 16th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Croatia 5 Belarus January 17th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Germany 18 Saudi Arabia January 18th 2016, h. 14:00, Kindarena, Rouen Saudi Arabia 10 Hungary January 18th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Belarus 10 Germany January 18th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Croatia 15 Chile January 20th 2016, h. 14:00, Kindarena, Rouen Saudi Arabia 2 Chile January 20th 2016, h. 17:45, Kindarena, Rouen Germany 4 Croatia January 20th 2016, h. 20:45, Kindarena, Rouen Belarus 5 Hungary Group D Date and Venue Team 1 T1 T2 Team 2 January 13th 2017, h. 14:00, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Qatar 5 Egypt January 13th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Sweden 10 Bahrain January 13th 2017, h. 20:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Denmark 10 Argentina January 14th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Denmark 10 Egypt January 15th 2017, h. 14:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Argentina 8 Sweden January 15th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Bahrain 7 Qatar January 16th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Egypt 5 Bahrain January 16th 2017, h. 20:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Denmark 5 Sweden January 17th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Qatar 5 Argentina January 18th 2017, h. 14:00, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Argentina 5 Egypt January 18th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Denmark 15 Bahrain January 18th 2017, h. 20:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Sweden 5 Qatar January 20th 2017, h. 14:00, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Bahrain 2 Argentina January 20th 2017, h. 17:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Sweden 5 Egypt January 20th 2017, h. 20:45, AccorHotels Arena, Paris Qatar 5 Denmark [/hide]
  20. Cool! That makes Brazil look like a true biathlon nation in comparison
  21. Cool to see a Brazilian flag at the track all the time (at the end of the lap)