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Luge FIL World Cup 2017 - 2018

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Gianlu33    393
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

At least natural luge is something rather different, but all those sprint things...and the basically non-existing women's doubles...dear lord 

Natural luge is a nice sport whit only 3 strong countries (Italy, Austria and Russia). It will be cool if they will add the parallel events and not the classic events

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heywoodu    1,177
Just now, Gianlu33 said:

Natural luge is a nice sport whit only 3 strong countries (Italy, Austria and Russia). It will be cool if they will add the parallel events and not the classic events

That's the only real problem I have with it, but then again, artificial track luge isn't that much 'wider' (Germany, Russia, Austria/Italy somewhat, and then you're already coming to much smaller teams like Latvia, USA and Canada).

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Gianlu33    393

After a lot of good placement (4th-5th) this week finally we are on the podium whit our B team! :woot::clap:

 

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heywoodu    1,177
4 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

After a lot of good placement (4th-5th) this week finally we are on the podium whit our B team! :woot::clap:

 

And with Robatscher nearly crashing in the last meters :d 

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heywoodu    1,177

Also, thank Russia for that. They were 0.6 seconds (!) faster than Germany, until Bogdanov/Medvedev screwed up big time. 

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dcro    1,017

Calgary track :hearts:

 

No idea why IBSF ignores it...

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Nate River    16
2 hours ago, dcro said:

Calgary track :hearts:

 

No idea why IBSF ignores it...

While I like the Calgary track, I would say that if you where to only hold one IBSF world cup in Canada Whistler is the place to be. IMO Calgary is a better luge track than Whistler and Whistler is a better Bobsleigh / Skeleton  track than Calgary.

 

But obviously I would like the IBSF to hold world cups in Whistler and Calgary every year :p

Edited by Nate River

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dcro    1,017

Sadly, it looks like :MDA Cepoi didn't appear in Calgary, even though he was on the Nations Cup start list. He was in a qualification position, but I guess now Moldova will fail to qualify in luge for the first time since 1998. :(


However, it does look like :GEO will qualify this time, what is kind of cool.

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konig    194
16 minutes ago, dcro said:

Sadly, it looks like :MDA Cepoi didn't appear in Calgary, even though he was on the Nations Cup start list. He was in a qualification position, but I guess now Moldova will fail to qualify in luge for the first time since 1998. :(


However, it does look like :GEO will qualify this time, what is kind of cool.

Is there a link to see the positions of that ranking?, i want to see where is Veronica Ravenna.

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dcro    1,017

It's sad how luge commentators are clueless about how Olympic qualification works...

 

They actually say: "Most of the big nations will have 3 lugers per event, while smaller ones choose not to have more than 1 or 2." :facepalm:

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Nate River    16
2 hours ago, dcro said:

It's sad how luge commentators are clueless about how Olympic qualification works...

 

They actually say: "Most of the big nations will have 3 lugers per event, while smaller ones choose not to have more than 1 or 2." :facepalm:

I think it’s like that because in practice the big countries qualify all the sleds they want up to the quota limit.

 

In bobsleigh / skeleton the comentators are much more aware of how qualification works because very few countries can have the max quota.

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