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Biathlon 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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carivan    44
On 8/17/2016 at 8:57, heywoodu said:

Hey there, it's the coolest sport in the world :d

 

I remember going to a friend's house during Sochi. He lived with a couple of Germans and they were there hanging with some other watching the games. One of them asked me if I wanted to watch some biathlon with them and I answered something snarky/stupid like "if I wanted to see a bunch of white people wandering in the snow I'd watch lord of the rings".

 

Long story short, I did catch some biathlon and damn, it is way more entertaining that it has any right to be. I was proved sooo wrong.

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heywoodu    959
4 minutes ago, carivan said:

 

I remember going to a friend's house during Sochi. He lived with a couple of Germans and they were there hanging with some other watching the games. One of them asked me if I wanted to watch some biathlon with them and I answered something snarky/stupid like "if I wanted to see a bunch of white people wandering in the snow I'd watch lord of the rings".

 

Long story short, I did catch some biathlon and damn, it is way more entertaining that it has any right to be. I was proved sooo wrong.

 

Awesome :d 

 

I hope one day a Colombian will get a crazy idea and start getting into doing this sport, just like they did in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Those are even the only nations participating at South American Championships though, it'd be cool to start seeing some Colombians, Peruvians, and so on there as well :) 

 

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carivan    44
Ahora, heywoodu said:

 

Awesome :d 

 

I hope one day a Colombian will get a crazy idea and start getting into doing this sport, just like they did in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Those are even the only nations participating at South American Championships though, it'd be cool to start seeing some Colombians, Peruvians, and so on there as well :) 

 

 

Who knows? Maybe if our speed skating gamble works people will start getting interested more in winter sports. Because right now I could only see ot happening if some kid being born to Colombian parents in Europe decides to go for the nationality to have an easier path to the Games. :lol:

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heywoodu    959
2 minutes ago, carivan said:

 

Who knows? Maybe if our speed skating gamble works people will start getting interested more in winter sports. Because right now I could only see ot happening if some kid being born to Colombian parents in Europe decides to go for the nationality to have an easier path to the Games. :lol:

 

Well even something like that could be an incentive...it has to start somewhere, doesn't matter if it's from a Colombian born in Europe :p 

 

In Brazil it was just 2-3 people that started with cross-country skiing/rollerskiing, and especially thanks to Leandro Ribela that grew to more and more and more people :d 

 

Sure, it's not exactly a national sport, but if people get interested, do this sport, get other people interested and so on you can get a ball rolling :cheer:

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heywoodu    959

South Korea's team for the mixed relay tomorrow..

 

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I know it's not a surprise, but it still looks weird to actually see it now. 

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dareza    290
3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I added some nations in the list above :d 

 

Russia won't send any of their top athletes, just names I didn't even see before..

No Rastorgujevs for Latvia, but Baiba Bendika will be there, which is cool!

 

Serbia was on the list of 24 nations, but won't travel to Otepää due to financial trouble unfortunately. 

Why Im not surprised at all. Winer sport in Serbia is on amateur level, UNFORTUNATELY. and this is such a great sport :cry:

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heywoodu    959

Start lists for tomorrow's sprint are published, some small thoughts about 'my' girls:

 

- Gabi starts with bib 19 in a junior field of 46 athletes. She already beat the Greek girl last season, and almost beat the Spanish girl. I think she can beat them and the Armenian girl.

 

- Bruna has bib 39 in a field of 51, in which the level will be way higher than she has ever seen. If she keeps one athlete behind her, it would be a performance to be proud of :)

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hckosice    697
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Otcenas :d

 

Slovakia has an IBU world champion :clap:

 

Great,

 

now waiting when peoples will start say to remove this sport

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dareza    290
45 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

Great,

 

now waiting when peoples will start say to remove this sport

hahahaah :d  :bowdown:

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