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heywoodu    3,210
Just now, dcro said:

 

Mesotitsch, Graf, another Claude, Heywoodu. Sounds reasonable. Much like Lahaye-Goffart, you will start the final leg of relay with at least a minute of lead. :yes

If the rollerskiing with my girlfriend last month is any indication, I should be able to hold on to that one minute lead for at least 62 seconds.

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Werloc    855
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

If the rollerskiing with my girlfriend last month is any indication, I should be able to hold on to that one minute lead for at least 62 seconds.

The steady horse wins the race.

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heywoodu    3,210
1 minute ago, Werloc said:

The steady horse wins the race.

Well, shit.

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Werloc    855
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

Well, shit.

Just so you'd be in your comfort zone, the IBU agrees to letting you race on roller skis even on the snow.

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ahjfcshfghb    140
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I love how the IOC say they care about ‘gender equality’, yet they neglect to add:

Women’s Nordic Combined

Synchronized Skating

Women’s Team Ski Jumping

Heck, they could’ve even done something with luge or bobsleigh.

 

Instead, they add a bunch of random mixed events that do nothing to add more women. Or even to make for a new format, except perhaps the one in snowboardcross. Nothing.

 

Are they retarded?

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heywoodu    3,210
8 hours ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

I love how the IOC say they care about ‘gender equality’, yet they neglect to add:

Women’s Nordic Combined

Synchronized Skating

Women’s Team Ski Jumping

Heck, they could’ve even done something with luge or bobsleigh.

 

Instead, they add a bunch of random mixed events that do nothing to add more women. Or even to make for a new format, except perhaps the one in snowboardcross. Nothing.

 

Are they retarded?

 

Yes, they are. However:

 

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Heck, they could’ve even done something with luge or bobsleigh.

 

Look again :p They added a whole new women's event (that's not even 'a thing' yet apart from youth competition, but ok, I guess we'll be seeing women's monobob in the World Cup from now on, surely otherwise it wouldn't have been added so rapidly?)

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ahjfcshfghb    140
2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

 

Yes, they are. However:

 

 

Look again :p They added a whole new women's event (that's not even 'a thing' yet apart from youth competition, but ok, I guess we'll be seeing women's monobob in the World Cup from now on, surely otherwise it wouldn't have been added so rapidly?)

Yeah but that doesn't count. :p 

Well, really, it'll just be the same pilot athletes going again. I doubt it'll actually add more women to the Games.

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heywoodu    3,210
13 minutes ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

Yeah but that doesn't count. :p 

Well, really, it'll just be the same pilot athletes going again. I doubt it'll actually add more women to the Games.

I'm curious if it'll be mostly the same pilots actually, since it's a whole different game.

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ahjfcshfghb    140
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

I'm curious if it'll be mostly the same pilots actually, since it's a whole different game.

In four-man and two-man, there's quite a bit of overlap. I imagine it'd be similar in this case. But, you never know. Bobsleigh isn't my most knowledgeable sport, haha

D'you reckon I should try and get this published?

Want More Women in the Olympics_ Mixed Events Aren’t the Answer. .pdf

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heywoodu    3,210
3 minutes ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

In four-man and two-man, there's quite a bit of overlap. I imagine it'd be similar in this case. But, you never know. Bobsleigh isn't my most knowledgeable sport, haha

D'you reckon I should try and get this published?

Want More Women in the Olympics_ Mixed Events Aren’t the Answer. .pdf

I wouldn't know where one might get this published, but I definitely like it. Although I don't agree with everything, by the way. My opinion on women's Nordic combined is clear I think (it should be added at some point, but 2022 is way too early considering there's not even a decently filled Continental Cup yet, let alone a World Cup), and any women's bobsleigh event (monobob or 4-woman, no difference in that) should only be added after several years of World Cup races. Also, adding two women's ice hockey teams, sure, but not when it costs quotas for other events. Just have 46 more athletes at the Games, it's not a problem. Takes like a half building extra. 

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dcro    2,698
7 minutes ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

In four-man and two-man, there's quite a bit of overlap. I imagine it'd be similar in this case. But, you never know. Bobsleigh isn't my most knowledgeable sport, haha

D'you reckon I should try and get this published?

Want More Women in the Olympics_ Mixed Events Aren’t the Answer. .pdf

 

Mixed events are of course not the answer, but removing competitive men's events and/or quotas from small nations isn't either. Smaller teams could lose significant percentages of their team sizes, and why? Because Czech Republic and Germany should be able to field a hockey team that will lose all matches. Yay.

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ahjfcshfghb    140
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6 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I wouldn't know where one might get this published, but I definitely like it. Although I don't agree with everything, by the way. My opinion on women's Nordic combined is clear I think (it should be added at some point, but 2022 is way too early considering there's not even a decently filled Continental Cup yet, let alone a World Cup), and any women's bobsleigh event (monobob or 4-woman, no difference in that) should only be added after several years of World Cup races. Also, adding two women's ice hockey teams, sure, but not when it costs quotas for other events. Just have 46 more athletes at the Games, it's not a problem. Takes like a half building extra. 

 

I suppose my reasoning for Women's Nordic Combined is, why not? It would only serve the get the event out there further. It's definitely a point to be made that the quality of competition will be way lower than the men's event, but we've seen that plenty of times. Women's hockey used to be Canada and US defeating everyone 10-0, and people still ate that up. 

Bobsleigh doesn't even have a real following, but I was pretty much thinking, ok, if they're willing to build a monobob WC from scratch for four years, why not the four-woman? At least Nordic Combined has something. Though in saying that Bobsleigh kind of does too. 

@dcro It really does all boil down to the athlete limits. It's a big shame, as I said. I should probably elaborate on that a bit more, though I'm trying to convince a wider audience with this, so I thought I'd focus on the gender equality angle as everyone can get behind that. Even if you're a total Social Justice Warrior, I just proved you can still find mixed events stupid... lol. But you could flip that back as well- supporters of women's hockey may say that it's pointless having quotas in biathlon for smaller nations if they're just going to lose all the time. The only way to please everybody and actually develop sports in smaller nations is to not cut quotas anywhere. 

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