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  1. 7 points
    I'm the only one who thinks this is kind of stupid? Olympic sports should have some sort of a long term plan, no just one appearence and that's all. 2028 Olympics being in LA is going to push for baseball and surf so they are going to have them at 2020, cut in 2024 and reinstate in 2028, instead of having some kinf og programme or arrangement between the different host citys and the IOC, for the sport stability to be in all and had an stable games.....
  2. 5 points
    lol we are going to end up with like 5 entries per event at this rate. More sports in the same quota = less athletes competing per event. Stupid idea. If you are going to add sports, increase the quota. If you do not want to do that, don't add anything.
  3. 3 points
    Ignorantia iuris nocet - I guess they will laugh at this "we didn't know the rules" excuse.
  4. 2 points
    Lima 2019 increased its total quota by 600+ and their budget is about half of Toronto 2015. Ie. You do not need to have a cap on athletes, but other frivolous stuff. I experienced both a Pan Am Games and Winter Olympics on the ground. Obviously the Winter Olympics are bigger globally, but do you really need two separate hockey venues? They could have merged it into one and had the competition across two weeks. Branding of venues was way over the top, if you cut that budget you would save so much money. The Summer Olympics are a totally different animal. Why is it necessary to have 7! large stadiums for soccer. All of which will need staff, volunteers, security, branding etc. Even with 4 or 5, you can have a competition where the field has enough time to recover. I can go on and on...
  5. 2 points
    That must be a revenge for eliminating Greenland.
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    Yeah I'll also try and forget the metaphore we sometimes use in the Netherlands when someone has bad skis...
  8. 2 points
    Oh oh. Just remember that I don't mean it literally when I wonder if someone used gravel for waxing.
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    For the other one I'll go cheer as, officially, part of the Brazilian team next week since it's 99% sure my accreditation* will work out *I will officially be Brazil's wax technician
  11. 2 points
    Or Spain grows a set of balls and says "ok, Kosovo is accepted by the IOC, so they can participate here without problems"
  12. 2 points
    No, she just had a podium at Nove Mesto pursuit.
  13. 1 point
    Mostly because it's a junior tournament. It's just as useless as the water sports were at the 2015 European Games. Just like the ice hockey in Pyeongchang it can be fun, sure, but not Olympic-worthy.
  14. 1 point
    To be honest, we should be looking at removal of events rather than reduction of quotas. Any team event with fewer than 12 nations and any individual event with fewer than 16 entrants should either be removed or expanded. If an event's talent pool becomes too diluted than it isn't exactly worthy of competing at the Olympics. The IOC may claim it is trying to reduce costs, but athletes themselves aren't the issue. It's the venue size (and amount) requirements
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    wakeboarding can't be performed at sea... its natural stage are the rowing/canoeing basins... meanwhile Surf has a wonderful venue in Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine which already hosts a WSL tour stage every year...so, there's no need for any new venue... moreover, France has tradition and (outside) medal chances in Surfing, on the other hand, there's no chance Skateboarding would be a popular nor a successful sport for them... @Nate River Karate is the sport with more chances to stay in 2024...huge popularity and strong medal chances would lead France to go to the war to keep it in the program (actually, I think they would even enlarge the program adding the 2 nowadays missing kumite weights for both men and women)... same for Sport Climbing (whose officials have already said that they will ask for IOC to put the classic 3 disciplines -Lead, Speed and Boulder- instead of the Combined event in the 2024 schedule)...
  18. 1 point
    What I want: 2 climbing events / 2 surfing / 4 skateboarding / 6 road roller races / 4 petanque What I think we will have: 2 climbing events / 4 skateboarding / 2 squash / something in petanque
  19. 1 point
    I can't see Surfing happening if they want everything in the Paris 2024 map
  20. 1 point
    the problem is that those sports are different from Country to Country... and not only in terms of popularity, but also in terms of chances to win some medals (and sometimes those 2 things are also in contrast between themselves)... so, most likely it would end up in a political battle between powerhouses to protect their own interests and most small Countries would lose their very few chances to get on the world stage once every 4 years...
  21. 1 point
    Yeah I'm not sure if I heard "You want to be Brazil's wax technician?" or "You want to be the Brazilian wax technician?". It's a matter of waiting and seeing next week, I guess
  22. 1 point
    first, drop the ipocracy of gender equality... then, drop entire senseless sports (artistic swimming, trampoline, rhytmic gymnastics, dressage, skateboarding, freestyle BMX, surf, rugby 7s, the current no man's baseball...and of course this weightlifting and the farce of "amateur" -or "Olympic", name it as you prefer- boxing) or some events in some senseless sports (synchronized diving, individual time trial in cycling)... after that, drop most of the places reserved to officials and IOC's guests...actually, this could be the first option... finally, I'm pretty sure that the remaining sports not only don't need quota reduction, but they also have a shot to regain their technical dignity by increasing the number of competitive starters in any event (of any sport)... frankly, I'm really tired of and annoyed by this everlasting buzz of "quota reduction"...it's time to choose an affordable number of sports to appear at the Games and let them have the best and strongest competition possible... stop making most Olympic events a "technical farce" in the name of stupid ipocracy...
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    Ha! That sounds way too rational and logical for the IOC.
  25. 1 point
    If you get out boxing and weightlifting you have tons of quotas. I can see that happening in Paris 2024
  26. 1 point
    Reducing to 15 players a sport which has 11 starters and constant substitutions is simply dumb. I also don't think 17 players would be optimal for a football squad with the amount of injuries and suspensions you see in that sport. As for reductions, I always said I'm against team events of individual sports, so there I guess... Maybe sailing has too many people in windsurf and laser events.
  27. 1 point
    Russia and Spain are problematic choices... Perhaps Bulgaria will take it... Since it is Herr Bach himself who pushed Sofia to bid
  28. 1 point
    The saga continues. @Griff88, I know you are interested in this conflict, so here is a new chapter to the ongoing saga. January 25th can become a landmark date for Danish badminton. This is the ultimate deadline that Badminton Denmark has given the players to sign the individual agreements if they will be part of the elite program until 1st of July 2019, explains the leader of Badminton Denmark, Bo Jensen. - Does that mean you are out of the elite program forever? We have not decided on that yet, but what we have said is that if you have not returned positively before 25th of January, we consider it a rejection of the offer which we have presented, and then you are not included in our plans, Bo Jensen explains. During the summer of 2019, Badminton Denmark will review the future plans for the elite program, as it takes place every year, explains Bo Jensen. The offer sent to the players is no longer negotiable. - We have been discussing for two years, more than two years in fact, and we feel that we have now reached a point where some clarification must be taken, says Bo Jensen. - Much of what we have presented is, in many areas, a continuation of existing practice. We have also accommodated the players in several areas, so it is relatively simple to relate to. If the players do not put their signature on the agreements that Badminton Denmark has offered, it could affect Danish badminton in the short term. - It is logical that if the current players, collectively or a majority of them, do not accept the offer, then it is the second best players who get the offer to enter the elite center. In the beginning, of course they will be at an internationally lower level, but all experience shows that we have a history of developing players to an international level in a relatively short time. So it may well be that in a year's time we will see Danish players internationally at a slightly lower level than we have been used to for the past many years. But we have developed world champions before, and we will do so in the future, Bo Jensen says. Badminton Denmark has aligned with Team Denmark, which every year sends millions to the elite program, that the international level of Danish Badminton could take a dive in the coming years. - Of course, we have an ongoing dialogue with Team Denmark on the consequences for our entire elite program, but Team Denmark is 100% behind Badminton Denmark's position. If it gets a direct impact on the support in the future, I can't say yet, adds Bo Jensen.
  29. 1 point
    Yeah, Oeberg's PB was 5th so far. Aymonier with only 1 miss and a Top 10.
  30. 1 point
    Great race for the French today, 3 of them in the top 10 and another podium for Chevalier Vittozzi (finally) with her first podium of the season, and it's a victory she deserves it Also, isn't it Oeberg's first podium in the World Cup?
  31. 1 point
    1st victory in career for Lisa Vittozzi
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    SKELETON 钢架雪车 2018-2019 Season International Competition Results 18/19赛季国际比赛成绩单 Calgary (CAN) Europe Cup January 10-13, 2019 北美杯卡尔加里站 1月10-13日 Men´s Skeleton 男子钢架雪车(1) Zhu Zilong 6th 朱自龙 第6名 Chen Wenhao 10th 陈文浩 第10名 Yin Zheng 14th 殷正 第14名 Asaierhazi Hayisaer 15th 哈衣撒尔·阿赛尔哈孜 第15名 Women´s Skeleton 女子钢架雪车(1) Yang Danxia 6th 杨丹霞 第6名 Long Chengfeng 8th 龙承凤 第8名 Qi Jinghua 9th 戚静华 第9名 Li Yuxi 17th 李钰熙 第17名 Men´s Skeleton 男子钢架雪车(2) Yin Zheng Silver 殷正 银牌 Chen Wenhao 10th 陈文浩 第10名 Zhu Haifeng 13th 朱海峰 第13名 Zhang Jing 16th 张景 第16名 Women´s Skeleton 女子钢架雪车(2) Yang Danxia 5th 杨丹霞 第5名 Qi Jinghua 9th 戚静华 第9名 Long Chengfeng 11th 龙承凤 第11名 Huang Min 13th 黄敏 第13名
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    BOBSLEIGH 雪车 2018-2019 Season International Competition Results 18/19赛季国际比赛成绩单 Innsbruck (AUT) Europe Cup January 10-12, 2019 欧洲杯因斯布鲁克站 1月10-12日 2-man Bobsleigh 男子双人雪车 Jin Jian / Wu Zhitao 14th 金坚/吴志涛 第14名 Sun Kaizhi / Shi Hao 15th 孙楷智/史昊 第15名 Li Chunjian / Wang Sidong 16th 李纯键/王思栋 第16名 Shao Yijun / Liu Wei 18th 邵奕俊/刘蔚 第18名 2-woman Bobsleigh 女子双人雪车(1) Huai Mingming / Lu Chunyang 6th 怀明明/鲁春阳 第6名 Ying Qing / Huang Jiajia 7th 应清/黄佳佳 第7名 2-woman Bobsleigh 女子双人雪车(2) Ying Qing / Wang Yameng 5th 应清/王亚萌 第5名 Huai Mingming / Tan Yinghui 5th 怀明明/谭颖慧 第5名 4-man Bobsleigh 男子四人雪车(1) Shao Yijun / Shi Hao / Wu Zhitao / Liu Wei 10th 邵奕俊/史昊/吴志涛/刘蔚 第10名 Li Chunjian / Sun Ji Yu / Ma Jianliang / Wang Jiaqi 12th 李纯键/孙继宇/马建良/王佳琪 第12名 Jin Jian / Wu Qingze / Chen Tianhong / Wang Sidong 14th 金坚/吴青泽/陈天宏/王思栋 第14名 Sun Kaizhi / Zhang Shuaiyin / Ye Jielong / Hong Qingbin 17th 孙楷智/张帅印/叶杰龙/洪庆宾 第17名 4-man Bobsleigh 男子四人雪车(2) Shao Yijun / Shi Hao / Wu Zhitao / Liu Wei 7th 邵奕俊/史昊/吴志涛/刘蔚 第7名 Jin Jian / Wu Qingze / Chen Tianhong / Wang Sidong 13th 金坚/吴青泽/陈天宏/王思栋 第13名 Li Chunjian / Sun Ji Yu / Ma Jianliang / Wang Jiaqi 15th 李纯键/孙继宇/马建良/王佳琪 第15名 Sun Kaizhi / Zhang Shuaiyin / Ye Jielong / Hong Qingbin 18th 孙楷智/张帅印/叶杰龙/洪庆宾 第18名 4-man Bobsleigh 男子四人雪车(3) Shao Yijun / Liu Wei / Ma Jianliang / Shi Hao 8th 邵奕俊/刘蔚/马建良/史昊 第8名 Jin Jian / Wang Sidong / Chen Tianhong / Wu Qingze 12th 金坚/王思栋/陈天宏/吴青泽 第12名 Li Chunjian / Wu Zhitao / Sun Ji Yu / Wang Jiaqi 15th 李纯键/吴志涛/孙继宇/王佳琪 第15名 Sun Kaizhi / Hong Qingbin / Ye Jielong / Zhang Shuaiyin 18th 孙楷智/洪庆宾/叶杰龙/张帅印 第18名
  34. 1 point
    BIATHLON 冬季两项 2018-2019 Season International Competition Results 18/19赛季国际比赛成绩单 Oberhof (GER) BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon January 10-13, 2019 世界杯奥伯霍夫站 1月10-13日 WOMEN 7.5 KM SPRINT 女子7.5公里短距离 TANG Jialin 27th 唐佳琳 第27名 ZHANG Yan 32nd 张岩 第32名 MEN 10 KM SPRINT 男子10公里短距离 TANG Jinle 75th 唐金乐 第75名 WANG Wenqiang 89th 王文强 第89名 WOMEN 10 KM PURSUIT 女子10公里追逐赛 TANG Jialin 37th 唐佳琳 第37名 ZHANG Yan 53rd 张岩 第53名 WOMEN 4×6 KM RELAY 女子4*6公里接力 TANG Jialin ZHANG Yan MENG Fanqi CHU Yuanmeng 16th 唐佳琳 张岩 孟繁棋 褚源蒙 第16名 MEN 4×7.5 KM RELAY 男子4*7.5公里接力 WANG Wenqiang TANG Jinle YAN Xingyuan ZHU Zhenyu 23rd 王文强 唐金乐 闫星元 朱朕宇 第23名 Duszniki Zdroj (POL) IBU Cup Biathlon January 12-13, 2019 欧洲杯杜什尼基-兹德鲁伊站 1月12-13日 WOMEN 7.5 KM SPRINT 女子7.5公里短距离(1) WANG Xuelan 15th 王学兰 第15名 QU Ying 46th 曲颖 第46名 ZHANG Zhaohan 68th 张兆涵 第68名 MEN 10 KM SPRINT 男子10公里短距离(1) LI Xuezhi 44th 李学志 第44名 YU Jin 56th 于金 第56名 YANG Peng 82nd 杨鹏 第82名 WOMEN 7.5 KM SPRINT 女子7.5公里短距离(2) QU Ying 30th 曲颖 第30名 WANG Xuelan 53rd 王学兰 第53名 ZHANG Zhaohan 54th 张兆涵 第54名 MEN 10 KM SPRINT 男子10公里短距离(2) YANG Peng 71st 杨鹏 第71名 LI Xuezhi 80th 李学志 第80名 YU Jin 87th 于金 第87名
  35. 1 point
    The Anti-Doping Commission of FIS has decided to disqualify Stefan Luitz because of unauthorized inhalation of bottled oxygen. He will lose the GS victory he won in Beaver Creek. His lawyer told the German press earlier today that Luitz wants to challenge the decision.
  36. 1 point
    nope you are not, that's a terrible terrible idea. for those IOC officials that's just one decision but for the athletes (specially in amateur sports) this is a life changing decision. there should be long term plan and we should knew 2024 Olympics sports few years ago. because sometimes people have long term plans to prepare for the Olympics.
  37. 1 point
    I actually believe that demonstration sports were a better concept, one that made more sense. Just focus on a couple of sports that are relatively popular in the country, knowing perfectly they will not make to the olympics otherwise. (eg rink hockey and pelota during the Barcelona games)
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    Turkmenistan seems keen to make an offer: or this:
  41. 1 point
    CURLING 冰壶 2018-2019 Season International Competition Results 18/19赛季国际比赛成绩单 Lohja (FIN) World Junior-B Curling Championships 2019 January 02-10 世界青年冰壶B级锦标赛 1月2-10日 Men 男子冰壶 Wang Weihaoping/Nan Jiawen/Qiao Bozong/Jiang Hanpu/Zhang Yansong 王玮昊平 南佳文 乔勃棕 姜瀚普 张岩松 Bronze 铜牌 Round-Robin Win-Loss 5-2 1st 循环赛 5胜2负 小组第一 总排名第一 CHN 7-8 JPN, CHN 7-5 TUR 中国7-8日本,中国7-5土耳其 CHN 5-2 NZL, CHN 8-4 FIN 中国5-2新西兰,中国8-4芬兰 CHN 4-7 SLO,CHN 6-4 KAZ 中国4-7斯洛文尼亚,中国6-4哈萨克斯坦 CHN 10-2 AUS 中国10-2澳大利亚 Quarter-finals 四分之一决赛 CHN 7-4 FRA 中国7-4 法国 Semi-finals 半决赛 CHN 5-6 NZL 中国5-6新西兰 Finals - Bronze 铜牌赛 CHN 6-4 KOR 中国6-4韩国
  42. 0 points
    how to turn one of the most beautiful days in the Italian Biathlon history in one of the saddest... our young and promising athlete Hannes Breitenberger died earlier today at the age of just 18... the circumstances of his death are still unclear (they first talked of a snowboard incident, but this has been denied)... R.I.P. Hannes


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