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Short Track Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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Dunadan    130
9 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Semifinals' composition is decided by time apparently. 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th in one, other in the other.

According to commentators here, it is decided by finishing position and best time skated in any of the previous rounds. Then they use the time skated in the quarter final to assign the starting position.

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ofan    21
Just now, heywoodu said:

It's sort of saying like "Norway is so good in XC because everyone goes to school and work on skis all the time". There might be 0,1% truth in it somewhere, but basically it's nonsense for a very long time. 

 

Yes that's exactly my point. There is no doubt Norwegians used to use skiis a lot in their daily lives, but no longer do because of cars, etc. Naturally, they are skills that are then passed down to generations for recreation and sport.

 

And agreed, it is nonsense for a very long time, and Couric was insinuating that people still skate everywhere in the Netherlands, which is not true, which makes what she said incredibly ignorant and stupid. However, the basis of her point is not entirely inaccurate. 

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heywoodu    2,677
1 minute ago, ofan said:

 

Yes that's exactly my point. There is no doubt Norwegians used to use skiis a lot in their daily lives, but no longer do because of cars, etc. Naturally, they are skills that are then passed down to generations for recreation and sport.

 

And agreed, it is nonsense for a very long time, and Couric was insinuating that people still skate everywhere in the Netherlands, which is not true, which makes what she said incredibly ignorant and stupid. However, the basis of her point is not entirely inaccurate. 

She has already apologised for it by the way :p (which I don't really think is necessary, but alright. I mean, if someone already gets offended by what she said, they really need to grow a thicker skin)

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juddy96    138

Michael Gilday is a great analyst for CBC through all this chaos

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heywoodu    2,677

Wow, Van Kerkhof is on a lucky streak :d 

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dareza    535

wow what a debacle for China!

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dareza    535

lol only Russia girl will be in final B :lol:

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