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Commonwealth Games 2018

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vinipereira    918

I think that was the first Netball match I've watched, and I enjoyed quite a bit. Great game by Jamaica!

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intoronto    366
47 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:


Honestly, I don't know why rhythmic gymnastics was added to the program while trampoline and even acrobatic gymnastics were not. No Commonwealth nation, except for Canada, has even remotely remarkable achievements in rhythmic gymnastics -- Canada has a gold medal at the Olympics and a bronze medal at the World Cup, but all the other nations are waaaay behind in this sport. In trampoline, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand are quite strong -- and even South Africa and Namibia are building interesting programs.

 

It was added for 1990, in New Zealand. 

I can only think of three reasons:

1) Really unpredictable sport (even looking here at the difference in results from one day to the other)

2) Low cost sport to add as it can share a venue/staff with artistic gymnastics

3) Helps grow an Olympic sport where its not really contested at a high level. 

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thiago_simoes    186
56 minutos atrás, Nate River disse:

Worth remembering that Lori Fung was, and I’m being generous here, extremely lucky to win her Olympic gold medal. It isn’t indicative of Canada’s strenght (or lack therof) in rhythmic gymnastic.

 

I agree with you though, and I think trampoline (including double mini and tumbling) should replace rhythmic on the program.

 

She was lucky not to have Soviet, Bulgarian and North Korean gymnasts competing against her, but she was still able to beat gymnasts from strong nations such as Germany, Spain and Japan (and Romania, though the country had never had any good results in this sport before 1984). But I agree that the most significant medal Canada has ever earned was at the World Cup in 1990. All the big guns competed against Fuzesi, so walking away with a medal was nothing short of extraordinary. 

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thepharoah    248
8 hours ago, vinipereira said:

I think that was the first Netball match I've watched, and I enjoyed quite a bit. Great game by Jamaica!

 

the only annoying thing about this sport for me is that letting the player from other team to shoot the ball without any defence as long as she's close from the basket , but overall not bad and the score changes maybe faster than basketball 

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thepharoah    248

:NGR Aruna Quadri lost in men's table tennis final against :SGP Ning Gao 4-2 , while Singapore also won in Mixed Doubles , in Badminton England and Malaysia won 2 gold medals out of 5 events and the remaining gold went to Saina Nehwal after defeating her team mate Vinkata Pusarla 2-0  , Lee Chong Wei won hes 3rd gold in men's singles after defeating Wo.1 :IND Srikanth Kidambi 2-1 

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thepharoah    248

NZ dominated Rugby 7s , as they defeated Fiji in Men's final 14-0 and Australia in women's final 17-12 

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thepharoah    248

 

looking at 39th second of the video , the scottish runner was pushed from a fan in order not to be out of track , so i think in this moment he should have been disqualified and he should've got immediate support 

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ahjfcshfghb    140

Hi- apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this but it seems to make the most sense. I have a friend in New Zealand who's interested in going to the 2022 Commonwealth Games representing a British Overseas Territory. His parents are from that Territory and born there (had British citizenship) but they moved to NZ, where my friend was born. He never got British citizenship even though his parents did and is instead a New Zealand citizen. 

I looked at the Constitution and it said: 

Subject to Byelaw 17(3), where a competitor was born in a Commonwealth Country which has common citizenship/passport with other Commonwealth Countries, the competitor may initially represent either the competitor's Commonwealth Country of birth; or the Commonwealth Country of birth of his or her father or mother who shares the same citizenship/passport.

This is kind of confusing. Even though he was born in a Commonwealth Country with common citizenship (New Zealand shares with Niue etc) his parents were born in a British territory. He has NZ citizenship, while his parents, though also having NZ citizenship (sharing a passport) also have UK citizenship. But because of some weird rules around British Overseas Territory citizenship he never got the citizenship, and NZ and the British territory don't have a common passport. The word 'who' is quite confusing here as it could refer to either the parents, or the territories, sharing citizenship.
I know plenty of people have represented UK territories despite never living in there. But these people, the ones I could find anyway, are British citizens born in Britain. Their parents' territory and the UK share a citizenship. NZ and UK territories do not, and that's the problem. 

Do any of you know of any precedents where someone with connections to British territory but not born there, living there or a UK citizen represented that territory? The Federation wasn't able to say.

Cheers

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Olympian1010    149
17 hours ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

Hi- apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this but it seems to make the most sense. I have a friend in New Zealand who's interested in going to the 2022 Commonwealth Games representing a British Overseas Territory. His parents are from that Territory and born there (had British citizenship) but they moved to NZ, where my friend was born. He never got British citizenship even though his parents did and is instead a New Zealand citizen. 

I looked at the Constitution and it said: 

Subject to Byelaw 17(3), where a competitor was born in a Commonwealth Country which has common citizenship/passport with other Commonwealth Countries, the competitor may initially represent either the competitor's Commonwealth Country of birth; or the Commonwealth Country of birth of his or her father or mother who shares the same citizenship/passport.

This is kind of confusing. Even though he was born in a Commonwealth Country with common citizenship (New Zealand shares with Niue etc) his parents were born in a British territory. He has NZ citizenship, while his parents, though also having NZ citizenship (sharing a passport) also have UK citizenship. But because of some weird rules around British Overseas Territory citizenship he never got the citizenship, and NZ and the British territory don't have a common passport. The word 'who' is quite confusing here as it could refer to either the parents, or the territories, sharing citizenship.
I know plenty of people have represented UK territories despite never living in there. But these people, the ones I could find anyway, are British citizens born in Britain. Their parents' territory and the UK share a citizenship. NZ and UK territories do not, and that's the problem. 

Do any of you know of any precedents where someone with connections to British territory but not born there, living there or a UK citizen represented that territory? The Federation wasn't able to say.

Cheers

If it’s like the Olympics he should be able to represent said territory. Which territory?

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