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Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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OlympicsFan    140
vor 9 Minuten schrieb phelps:

 

2 - I think that all the elite athletes do something that's impossibile to be done without pharmacological/scientific help...

I also think that all the socalled "big sports Nations" have the same amount of funding and knowledge to run "performance enhancing programs" (the only difference being that some of them do it as a State mission, some others just close their eyes on some individuals taking advantage of the opportunities that the human progress gives them)...

so, I still enjoy elite sports events...because I don't think that there is so much disparity at the start between the socalled powerhouses...in a certain sense, it's still a fair competition between a bunch of cheaters...

I just watch sports events like movies and/or tv series...and I try to enjoy the pictures I watch...pure entertainment and nothiong else (with a bit of participation for the Italian colours, but that goes well beyond sports and frivolities like that)...

I absolutely don't agree here, i think certain nations just have a much better doping program as others, so it's not fair at all, now they just have medical advantage instead of material/training advantages. Doping will always be there, but by applying much tougher sanctions, we could at least push it back a little bit.

You always seem to be very involved when italian athletes compete to be honest ... i remeber your reaction after Fischnaller only finished 4th for example or all your comments in the fencing thread.

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phelps    204
5 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

I absolutely don't agree here, i think certain nations just have a much better doping program as others, so it's not fair at all, now they just have medical advantage instead of material/training advantages. Doping will always be there, but by applying much tougher sanctions, we could at least push it back a little bit.

You always seem to be very involved when italian athletes compete to be honest ... i remeber your reaction after Fischnaller only finished 4th for example or all your comments in the fencing thread.

 

well, that's because of my "very Italian, very Latin" character...:d

and as I wrote, sure I care a lot of my Country, being just some sports success or a lot more serious things..so, it's quite normal for me being "participative" and also very critical when I see something that I don't like (and I think it could/should be done better)...

you can call it an excess of love, if you like...;)

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SalamAkhi    15
Il y a 2 heures , OlympicsFan a déclaré:

Really ... ? I though he was a marathon runner ...

400 m hurdles is more of a mid-distance event thanks to the hurdles, unlike the 400 m flat. I should have said mid-distance/long-distance, so thanks for the correction. Of course i remember him competing at the 2015 junior european championships in both the decathlon and the 400 m at the same time and winning silver in both events.

Warholm is more a sprinter than a mid-distance runner ... 10.52 is way better than 4'44 

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Gianlu33    512

@OlympicsFan how it works? If Germany isn't competitive in a sport all other athetes use doping? Interessing. :roflmao:

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rybak    266
9 minut temu, Gianlu33 napisał:

@OlympicsFan how it works? If Germany isn't competitive in a sport all other athetes use doping? Interessing. :roflmao:

And there where Germans are competitive all others athletes including Germans are clean as tear, you didn't knew about this? :old:

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OlympicsFan    140
vor 5 Stunden schrieb Gianlu33:

@OlympicsFan how it works? If Germany isn't competitive in a sport all other athetes use doping? Interessing. :roflmao:

No, the reason why Germany isn't competitive in ice hockey or curling surely isn't that everyone else is doping. You are really multo agressivo lately to be honest. :mumble:

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dcro    1,415

So here come my favorite races by far...

 

I hope Riitta-Liisa Roponen get a decent top 10 result. That, in combination with a relay medal, would be absolutely perfect ending of her career. :)

 

Speaking about the exotic nations, it won't be as exciting as the men's race, but there are several points of interest:

  • :MNE Marija Bulatovic will be the first Montenegrin XC skier of any gender at the Olympics.
  • :ISL Elsa Gudrun Jonsdottir, :THA Karen Chanloung and :CHI Claudia Salcedo will become the first women from their nations to take part in an Olympic XC competition. Chanloung is also the first Thai XC skier of any gender since 2006.
  • :ARG Maria Cecilia Dominguez will be the first Argentine female XC skier competing since 1992.
  • :PRK Ri Yong-Gum will be the first North Korean overall XC skier competing since 1992, and the first woman to race over 10km distance since 1964.

Good luck to all! :cheer:

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heywoodu    1,645
24 minutes ago, dcro said:

So here come my favorite races by far...

 

I hope Riitta-Liisa Roponen get a decent top 10 result. That, in combination with a relay medal, would be absolutely perfect ending of her career. :)

 

Speaking about the exotic nations, it won't be as exciting as the men's race, but there are several points of interest:

  • :MNE Marija Bulatovic will be the first Montenegrin XC skier of any gender at the Olympics.
  • :ISL Elsa Gudrun Jonsdottir, :THA Karen Chanloung and :CHI Claudia Salcedo will become the first women from their nations to take part in an Olympic XC competition. Chanloung is also the first Thai XC skier of any gender since 2006.
  • :ARG Maria Cecilia Dominguez will be the first Argentine female XC skier competing since 1992.
  • :PRK Ri Yong-Gum will be the first North Korean overall XC skier competing since 1992, and the first woman to race over 10km distance since 1964.

Good luck to all! :cheer:

This list should also have had the first athlete who competes at any Olympics as partner of a Totallympics user, but noooo. 

 

So, let's go, all those on your list :d 

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