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Cross-Country Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    1,319

Cross-country thread opened, I can almost feel the winter :woohoo:

 

Next week the competitions in Australia will get underway, in a little over three weeks things will get going in Ushuaia where the Brazilians will fight for the first part of the Olympic tickets. I'm already starting to get nervous about that :p 

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dcro    1,125
46 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Cross-country thread opened, I can almost feel the winter :woohoo:

 

Yes, and not by me! :p

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heywoodu    1,319

Little update on the South American schedule/the qualifying of the Brazilians:

 

http://i.imgur.com/pHykIUD.png

 

There won't be any Brazilian women in the races in Ushuaia. The expectation is there would be so few other participants that it would not be eligible for FIS points, so it'd basically be a waste of money. The guys will be there, fighting for important FIS points in their fight for the one Olympic ticket.

 

The Brazilian women will have two chances for FIS points in the Southern hemisphere season. First off is the event in Termas de Chillan, where there'll be a classic sprint and a freestyle sprint. They go straight through to Caviahue afterwards, for a 5k C and 5k F, the chance to go for distance points. Here the expectation is to have over 10 competitors in the women's races, which for South American events is quite a big number.

 

As for Brazil, Termas de Chillan and Caviahue will be unique events in one sense: it'll be the first time that all current Brazilian XC women will compete against each other. Since the federation requires every athlete to get certain results in the Southern hemisphere, Jaqueline Mourão will be there for the first time, where she'll go up against Bruna Moura, Gabi Neres (the duo that forms the new generation), Mirlene Picin and Leila Mostaço. 

 

Hard to say which of these athletes will get the Olympic ticket, obviously I'm hoping Bruna gets it with Gabi as second choice, I think Mourão is the biggest opponent. 

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heywoodu    1,319

Athlete A: somewhat believable excuse, 18 months

Athlete B: 'my mother's cancer medicine fell in the dinner causing my positive doping test', 2 months

 

Sports :lol:

 

Anyway, dumb mistake from Johaug not to check what was in that lip cream she used. 

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Gianlu33    426
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Athlete A: somewhat believable excuse, 18 months

Athlete B: 'my mother's cancer medicine fell in the dinner causing my positive doping test', 2 months

 

Sports :lol:

 

Anyway, dumb mistake from Johaug not to check what was in that lip cream she used. 

:lol: I love the antidoping sistem, i hope that Errani will finish her career this year. Btw, i'm happy for the Johaug ban

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heywoodu    1,319

I'm happier with bans of people who basically without doubt actually cheated than with bans for athletes who made a dumb mistake. Correct that she's banned, although 18 months is an exaggeration. 

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Gianlu33    426
9 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I'm happier with bans of people who basically without doubt actually cheated than with bans for athletes who made a dumb mistake. Correct that she's banned, although 18 months is an exaggeration. 

Some athlete for the same substance was banned for 4 years...

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heywoodu    1,319

I just saw this month's races in Caviahue have been moved to Cerro Catedral (near maybe more-known Bariloche). Curious how it's around there, hopefully conditions are just as rich in snow as they are in Chile (Termas de Chillan) right now, where the entire landscape is absolutely covered in a ton of snow :) 

 

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