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Winter Universiade 2017

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dcro    2,090

Hopefully there will be plenty of live streams on FISU tv. That's the only way for me to get interested. :p

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hckosice    1,434

SCHEDULE

DAY -1

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

(GMT +6)

 

12:30 :  ICE HOCKEY - Men's Preliminary Round - Slovakia vs Great Britain

 

16:00 :  ICE HOCKEY - Men's Preliminary Round - Japan vs Latvia

 

16:30 :  ICE HOCKEY - Women's Preliminary Round - Canada vs China

 

19:30 :  ICE HOCKEY - Men's Preliminary Round - Kazakhstan vs China

 

20:00 :  ICE HOCKEY - Women's Preliminary Round - Kazakhstan vs Great Britain

 

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heywoodu    2,372

Wikipedia lists Madagascar in the nation list. They told me they wanted to go as 'observer nation', but they have basically no money at all and FISU and the Organizing Committee are outright ignoring them and their requests for some sort of help.

 

South Africa is on the list on Wikipedia as well, but they've also answered my email today by saying they won't be there. 

 

Bruna Moura will represent Brazil in cross-country (sadly not in biathlon, but alright). She told me there's one other Brazilian athlete who will be there and she was convinced that it was a speed skater, but I really have no idea who that could be...the guy in Japan and the German/Brazilian guy seem to be too young? :mumble:

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dcro    2,090
10 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Wikipedia lists Madagascar in the nation list. They told me they wanted to go as 'observer nation', but they have basically no money at all and FISU and the Organizing Committee are outright ignoring them and their requests for some sort of help.

 

South Africa is on the list on Wikipedia as well, but they've also answered my email today by saying they won't be there. 

 

Bruna Moura will represent Brazil in cross-country (sadly not in biathlon, but alright). She told me there's one other Brazilian athlete who will be there and she was convinced that it was a speed skater, but I really have no idea who that could be...the guy in Japan and the German/Brazilian guy seem to be too young? :mumble:

 

Any such news about Gambia? :d

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intoronto    308
2 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Any such news about Gambia? :d

Gambia has no athletes. THe organizing committee confirmed directly with me. They are just sending a delegation with officials. 

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heywoodu    2,372
15 minutes ago, intoronto said:

Gambia has no athletes. THe organizing committee confirmed directly with me. They are just sending a delegation with officials. 

Maybe something like what Madagascar was planning, but probably has to forget now. 

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Federer91    200

Excuse my ignorance, but how did GB have ice hockey teams, in the 2 genders no less. :d Are there really that many nations that refuse to participate in the Universiade? 

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hckosice    1,434
48 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

Excuse my ignorance, but how did GB have ice hockey teams, in the 2 genders no less. :d Are there really that many nations that refuse to participate in the Universiade? 

 

Good question :d as I know, there no qualifications, the thing is to have a tournament of max 12 mens teams and 8 womens teams, so they probably just invite the different countries, plus, remember this is about universiade, so it´s not so easy to form a team of students and send them to play a tournament :d we have a university hockey league including teams from Poland, Austria, Czech republic and Hungary, so we have not problems to creat a team.

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JoshMartini007    107
51 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

Excuse my ignorance, but how did GB have ice hockey teams, in the 2 genders no less. :d Are there really that many nations that refuse to participate in the Universiade? 

 

I’m pretty sure the teams are here through invitation. College teams are also a bit different so using the world ranking is a bit unfair. At the last Winter Universidad the US women’s team failed to reach the semi-final. An unthinkable feat had it been their true team.

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heywoodu    2,372
9 minutes ago, JoshMartini007 said:

 

I’m pretty sure the teams are here through invitation. College teams are also a bit different so using the world ranking is a bit unfair. At the last Winter Universidad the US women’s team failed to reach the semi-final. An unthinkable feat had it been their true team.

 

The Americans and Canadians are always a little bit weird in Universiades. I mean, they've probably got the best students in the world in some sports, yet in smaller sports like cross-country they don't even come close to dreaming of a podium (while their senior athletes are at least 'good'). I remember a few years ago they sent a Division III college volleyball team to represent them...they got absolutely hammered in basically every match (which the bookmakers were to late to realize, which is why I remember it :evil:). 

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dcro    2,090
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

 

The Americans and Canadians are always a little bit weird in Universiades. I mean, they've probably got the best students in the world in some sports, yet in smaller sports like cross-country they don't even come close to dreaming of a podium (while their senior athletes are at least 'good'). I remember a few years ago they sent a Division III college volleyball team to represent them...they got absolutely hammered in basically every match (which the bookmakers were to late to realize, which is why I remember it :evil:). 

 

I noticed that too. :d For example at the latest Winter Universiade in 2015, USA's men's relay team in cross-country finished behind Mongolia!

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