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De_Gambassi

World Roller Games 2017

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De_Gambassi    85

Q&A:

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What the hell ? : First, thank you for this great question. The Roller Games are the first roller sports games organized by the roller sports federation also known as the "Fédération internationale de Roller Sports", pardon my french). During these games, 110 events from 10 disciplines will be show off during 15 days. 4,000 athletes are expected.

 

Nanjing, like in Nanjing, China ? : Yes, very good ! Not exactly your roller sports mecca, the city was initially chosen to host the second Roller Games in 2019, but after the withdraw of Barcelona in early 2016, both cities switch places making Nanjing the host city of these inaugural games.


So what are the sports ? : Immagine the Winter Olympic Games but without the snow and the ice ? Excited yet ? No ? well, you should, because that is exactly what you're going to get: Artistic, Alpine, Speed, Hockey (x2 !)...


Wait...two hockeys ? : Yes ! One is played on classic quad skates, when the second one is played on inline skates (pro tip: don't mention the existence of the other hockey to the other group).
Rink Hockey, Artistic and Roller Rerby are played on quad skates; Alpine, Downhill, Freestyle, Inline Hockey and Speed are played on inline skates; and finally skateboarding is played... well, on skateboards.


No rollerball then ? I'm affraid no. But you have Roller Derby (but yes, that's not the same without the explosions)


Why should I care? Because... it's on TV !. Ah forget about that, it probably won't be. Still, with 110 events, the odds are one of your countrymen is going to win one of these medals. And you like some random medals as much as the next guy, right ?


Any streams anywhere ? The federation actually has a pretty serviceable streaming service here. There is some hoping, we will be able to catch most of it.

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De_Gambassi    85

Before, skatboarding was invited to Tokyo 2020, the closer, the sport was ever to the olympic dream was in 1992, when rink hockey was played as a demonstration sport during the Barcelona games.

 

Luckely enough, the final between Spain and Argentina has just been uploaded on the Olympic Channel :d

 

https://www.olympicchannel.com/es/events/world-roller-games-2017/

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heywoodu    959
1 hour ago, De_Gambassi said:

Q&A:

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What the hell ? : First, thank you for this great question. The Roller Games are the first roller sports games organized by the roller sports federation also known as the "Fédération internationale de Roller Sports", pardon my french). During these games, 110 events from 10 disciplines will be show off in 15 days. 4,000 athletes are expected.

 

Nanjing, like in Nanjing, China ? : Yes, very good ! Not exactly your roller sports mecca, the city was initially chosen to host the second Roller Games in 2019, but after the withdraw of Barcelona in early 2016, both cities switch places making Nanjing the host city of these inaugural games.


So what are the sports ? : Immagine the Winter Olympic Games but withouth the snow and the ice ? Excited yet ? No ? well, you should, because that is exactly what you're going to get: Artistic, Alpine, Speed, Hockey (x2 !)...


Wait...two hockeys ? : Yes ! One is played on classic quad skates, when the second one is played on inline skates (pro tip: don't mention the existence of the other hockey to the other group).
Rink Hockey, Artistic and Roller Rerby are played on quad skates; Alpine, Downhill, Freestyle, Inline Hockey and Speed are played on inline skates; and finally skateboarding is played... well, on skateboards.


No rollerball then ? I'm affraid no. But you have Roller Derby (but yes, that's not the same without the explosions)


Why should I care? Because... it's on TV !. Ah forget about that, it probably won't be. Still, with 110 events, the odds are one of your countrymen is going to win one of these medals. And you like some random medals as much as the next guy, right ?


Any streams anywhere ? The federation actually has a pretty serviceable streaming service here. There is some hoping, we will be able to catch most of it.

Every unknown event should have a Q&A like this :lol:

 

I'm going to follow it, keep us updated please, don't wanna miss alpine downhill inline skating :d 

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De_Gambassi    85
il y a 20 minutes, heywoodu a déclaré:

I'm going to follow it, keep us updated please, don't wanna miss alpine downhill inline skating :d 

 

Count on me ! I can feel the excitement spreading through the world :d

 

But, seriouslsy, less than stellar sporting events and cheap trollling aside it is quite a big deal and a huge step forward for the roller sports familly. :)

 

Edit: at the very least, some of the names in the roller speed skating should ring a bell or two in  the Netherlands.

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heywoodu    959
4 hours ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

 

 

Edit: at the very least, some of the names in the roller speed skating should ring a bell or two in  the Netherlands.

I have no doubt about that, I'm expecting the likes of Bart Swings and Peter Michael :p 

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De_Gambassi    85

:cheer: Mascot's time :cheer:

 

What would be some sports games whithout, a mascot ? That's right : nothing .

 

The FIRS is proud to present to the World: Ningning, an apparently skating capable flower very much into colors :

 

Résultat de recherche d'images pour ""Ningning" "firs""

 

 

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Soon enough on ebay

 

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NingNing is making people happy

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De_Gambassi    85

So.... apparently, the Games have started :d And, to the surprise of no one, the coverage so far is the worst 

 

And by the worst, I really mean the worst The official website is useless (and you can't find it on google...), as the official FIRS one, results are almost impossible to find online, and the FIRS TV has nothing...

 

Hoppefully, starting with the day after tomorow, this should have some live coverage, but in the meantime, we are left in the dark...

 

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phelps    91
21 hours ago, De_Gambassi said:

So.... apparently, the Games have started :d And, to the surprise of no one, the coverage so far is the worst 

 

And by the worst, I really mean the worst The official website is useless (and you can't find it on google...), as the official FIRS one, results are almost impossible to find online, and the FIRS TV has nothing...

 

Hoppefully, starting with the day after tomorow, this should have some live coverage, but in the meantime, we are left in the dark...

 

 

in general, I have to agree...but, to be honest, at least for Rink Hockey the FIRS website is giving the events a good coverage...we also have a live scoring (which is quite new for them)...

 

here you can find all schedules and results:

http://www.rollersports.org/discipline/rink-hockey/news/item/1251-rink-hockey-schedule-results-and-live-score-of-every-match

 

by the way, the women's Rink Hockey World Championship has come through the quarterfinals (playing today):

Argentina - USA 10-0

Chile - France 3-0

Germany - Italy 3-0

Spain - Portugal 4-1

 

Men's U-20 Rink Hockey also is at the quarterfinal stage (also today):

Spain - England 9-0

Italy - Colombia 5-0

Argentina - Chile 4-1

France - Portugal 4-7

 

they also say that the women's medal games and all the senior men's games will have a live streaming coverage...

 

here some news and results also about Inline Hockey:

http://www.rollersports.org/discipline/inline-hockey/news/item/1257-wrg2017-inline-hockey-goals-emotions-and-surprising-results

 

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phelps    91

Women's Rink Hockey World Championships

 

5th/8th Place Classification Matches

 

Italy - USA 13-1

France - Portugal 3-1

 

Semifinals

 

Argentina - Germany 6-1

Spain - Chile 4-3

 

 

Men's Sub-20 Rink Hockey World Championships

 

5th/8th Place Classification Matches

 

Colombia - England 11-3

Chile - France 4-3

 

Semifinals

 

Italy - Spain 2-5

Portugal - Argentina 5-2

 

 

In-Line Hockey

 

JUNIOR MEN RESULTS

 

Quarter finals


Sweden – France 2-3
Spain – Switzerland 1-0
Czech Republic – Colombia 2-1
Italy – Usa 6-0

 

Qualification 9th/16th


Namibia - Chinese Taipei 5-1
Great Britain – Korea 9-2
Canada – Australia 9-1
New Zealand – India 9-1
Germany – Namibia 2-6

 

SEMIFINALS' SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME)

 

6pm Italy - France
7.30pm Spain – Czech Republic

 

 

JUNIOR WOMEM RESULTS


Chinese Taipei – Italy 1-2
India – Australia 3-4
India – New Zealand 0-10
New Zealand – Chinese Taipei 1-4

 

STANDINGS


Italy 8 (5 game played)
Taipei 7 (5)
New Zealand 5 (5)
Australia 4 (4)
India 0 (5)

 

31 AUG SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME)


9am Australia – New Zealand
10.30am India – Italy
3pm Chinese Taipei – Australia
6pm Italy – New Zealand
7.30 Chinese Taipei – India

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phelps    91

In-Line Hockey

 

JUNIOR MEN RESULTS

 

Semifinals


Italy  - France 2-3 (Shoot-outs)
Czech Republic – Spain 2-3 (Overtime)

 

Qualification 5th/8th


Usa – Sweden 5-9
Colombia – Switzerland 3-0


Qualification 9th/12th


New Zealand – Great Britain 3-5
Namibia – Canada 3-7


Qualification 13th/16th


India – Korea 0-8
Germany – Australia 4-3

 

FINALS' SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME)

 

Sunday, 3 Sep.


3.30pm (BRONZE GAME) ITALY – CZECH REPUBLIC
6.30pm (GOLD GAME) FRANCE - SPAIN

 

 

JUNIOR WOMEN RESULTS


Australia – New Zealand 1-7
India – Italy 1-14
Chinese Taipei – Australia 4-0
Italy – New Zealand 2-0
Chinese Taipei  - India 8-0

 

STANDINGS


Italy 12 (7)
Chinese Taipei 11 (7)
New Zealand 7 (7)
Australia 4 (6)
India 0 (7)

 

2 SEP. SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME)


7am Australia – Chinese Taipei
8.30am New Zealand  - India

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