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  1. 4 points
    and orange pepper is most often orange
  2. 3 points
    It depends on how you count "the world", countries or population. It also depends on what you think the Olympics should be about. Baseball/Softball: It includes a good portion of regions (North and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and East Asia). It also includes an okay population when considering East Asia. I lived in South Korea and they watched every pitched during 2008, and went wild when they won gold. However, the infrastructure costs a lot, and it doesn't get the best players in the world. Cricket: I don't understand it, personally. But enough countries that are under-represented at the SOG would participate that would make it worthwhile. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc. There are African countries that could compete, as well. This could use the same sites as baseball. But since both would take multiple days, I'm not sure how that would work out. Personally, I like the idea of host countries getting to choose about 3 sports to include. Japan likes baseball, so fine. France doesn't have the infrastructure or the fan base, so they'd have...idk,...cheese making or something. ps. I grew up in Quebec, speak French. The only thing I love more than the French is making fun of the French.
  3. 3 points
    Going into the 200IM final in swimming, 2 Americans and 2 Canadians had about the same entry times (2:11's). The difference is the Americans actually performed at that level here, getting gold and silver, while the Canadians were 3/4 seconds behind that, getting 3rd and 4th. I think this is what's most frustrating as a Canadian sports fan. It's not that we don't have great athletes, because we do. It's not that they don't win, because they do. But, generally speaking across all disciplines, Canadian athletes under perform in big competitions. For years, Canada led the way in 4th and 5th place finishes at the SOG and WOG. Canada had the lowest World Championship to Olympic medal conversion rate for decades. It's not about the winning. And lord knows, I'm not criticizing athletes who do things I can't dream of. I'm just saying, as a Canadian, it's tough watching my peers just shrink under pressure time and time again. It's a national pysche thing. We just don't have the killer instinct, as a nation. Hence, 223435 silver medals here, and top 10 medals in the Olympics but only 20th in gold. Edit: I just want to say that I said the part about Olympic medal ranking randomly. But I just looked it up, and in Rio, Canada was really 10th in total but 20th overall. That worked out! Edit 2: At the last 2 SOG, 62% of Canada's medals have been bronze, while only 14% have been gold.
  4. 3 points
    No please... Cricket is the most anachronical sport in the world, and it exemplies what I mostly dislike in British culture: obnoxious, snob, imperialistic and boring
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  6. 2 points
    Not quite a waffle, but alright.
  7. 2 points
    there also sweet version, very tasty. nah why I´m bother.. explain cooking to a dutch... cheese and saussage with cheese, pea and pea decorated by pea
  8. 2 points
    To cook any dish it's preferably to take your pepper and dump it in the trash.
  9. 2 points
    Yeah, although here usually green, yellow and red are laying around in the supermarket waiting for poor souls to buy them
  10. 2 points
    Yeah I think the legs of Avancini and Schurter are already burning right now just by thinking about it
  11. 2 points
    Why is it impossible to find any information for Continental Cups? FIVB part is still showing 2012, cev does have some info, but everyone else, no idea, it's ridiculous!
  12. 2 points
    Gold in women's basketball. This sport has suffered so much difficulty in recent years, with the level falling year after year. Even in the smallest detail I already see an improvement. Maybe this title could be a real start for this team. Congratulations girls !!
  13. 2 points
    And there it is. Gold in women's Basketball. By far the most unexpected medal for Brazil at these Games (most thought we would be out in group phase). Well done
  14. 2 points
    Anyway, I don't want to sound like a negative Nelly. I'm proud of all our athletes. I really am. I've had a rough couple of days, and just want a win here and there. And I got it, so can't complain. Now I've had a drink or two, so I have opinions. You know what they say about opinions? They're like assholes. They stink.
  15. 2 points
    That’s why Totallympics Media has @Vojthas. He breaks it all down for us. Plus, if he’s confused we have a lawyer, so...
  16. 2 points
    Actually, I meant is as both, a homophone. I think there's a shortened version of cricket that could be considered for the SOG, to include South Asia more. There's more pressing issues, but that's one that I think could be discussed more.
  17. 2 points
    I don't think he meant cricket. Its an expression in the English language. When you say "I hear crickets" it means no one is speaking up to a certain opinion/situation.
  18. 2 points
    Mexico gets its 8th consecutive medal in men's football... this time a bronze.
  19. 2 points
    Sure, but those are nations that actually win medals and qualify for finals at the Olympics. Across ten individual finals in Trampoline since it got added to the Olympics an American country made a finals eight times. An American country hasn't made an individual finals in Rhythmic Gymnastics in a non-boycotted Olympics, ever, and has never finished higher than seventh in group all around.
  20. 2 points
    Gold for Bolivia. Finally!
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    Don't forget purple pepper. And white pepper.
  23. 1 point
    yellow pepper is still greenish when it's not completely matured... to cook certain dishes it's preferable to completely matured golden yellow ones...
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    Alright, not as terribly disgusting as what I thought at first (olives, yikes), but bad enough to take it off
  26. 1 point
    as always, all these dishes looks very tasty...
  27. 1 point
    Strong start for Neff, so far only Terpstra can follow somewhat. So cool to see Lenzerheide, every time I see any kind of competition there my heart goes all Best place on earth
  28. 1 point
    I guess they have to be tough considering they have the highest murder rate in the World...
  29. 1 point
    today we celebrate the AID el Adha , everybody bought one sheep so the week will be cooking the meat meat meat meat
  30. 1 point
    point #4 one of the main factors that lead to world disasters is that people never learn from the mistakes of the past...if only they could give a bit of attention to what happened before them, maybe they would learn how to keep far away from the usual repeated errors... point #5 I agree on principles, but not at all in how they're put in practice... not to be forgotten, in many cultures promiscuity is not allowed (I'm not only referring to the well known Religious factors and to the Countries following them strictly)... so, the mixed events are really discriminatory for part of the audience and part of the competitors themselves... and the only way to respect that, is to have equal men and women's events, but please, keep the mixed events in the bag...
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    For historical point I was more taking about protecting Events that have been around forever like the 50m pistol event. It was popular amongst the shooting community, but taken for way less popular events. (They should have just added women’s 50m pistol for record). Right, that should be AN important factor, but the as a student of communication, history, marketing, and politics; I have a pretty good understanding of how get people what they want. It’s also about making sure the Olympics stay relevant. It’s about attracting new fans, keeping loyal fans, and bringing back old fans. I’m just saying that there’s better alternatives to the current system. I can a hate a sport, Field Hockey for instance, but still understand why it should be in the Olympics and not let my personal bias get in the way. I might want to replace said sport or event, but I also have to understand and be able to live with the foreseen and unforeseen consequences. As content creator, I know there’s a thin you walk between an amazing product that people you, and a complete crap project that no one will even take a look at. In the end, the Olympics will always be the Olympics to me. Plus, there’s an abundance of other multi-sports games to love. I loved the Pacific Games, but think they could be organized better. I disliked this year’s Pan American Games, but completely understand why many of you have loved them. I would want to foster a love of the event from the loyal fanbase, and really put time and effort into making both the host country and fans happy. It’s not impossible. It just takes effort that some people don’t want to put in. I wholeheartedly believe I could take over the IOC Presidency and do a better job than Bach, but that is my opinion. I could make my case, but it wouldn’t matter because I am not the president of the IOC. He runs the show, so he gets to control audience. Here are few of my biggest grievances with multi-sports games currently: 1) Many of failed to embrace the age of connection. This is a place where the IOC, or at least the OBS, have excelled. They managed during Rio and Pyeongchang to stream every event from every sport. They are maximizing their coverage, and I think they are most likely seeing positive returns. For instance, Artistic Gymnastics is seen as universally popular, but full coverage of that sport only (like at the Pan American Games, Asian Games, Mediterranean, CAC Games, etc.) doesn’t do any favors for a Sailing, Shooting, Archery, Cycling, Climbing fan like myself. So when the IOC, IWGA, or EOC manage to stream every event (and making them accessible for the global audience) they are maximizing their global audience, which should help keep international sports thriving. There’s also something to be said about making full event replays available. I never watched a single event at the 2015 European Games live, but I came across some events right before Rio and I couldn’t stop watching. I feel in love with games because I could watch what I wanted when I wanted to. That type of global reach and permanent mark could increase fandom tenfold. So I would recommend finding creative ways to stream every event, having amazing/catchy theme songs, having awesome stylized graphics, and making sure the streams are available worldwide and forever. 2) I touched on graphics design and cultural appearance right at the end of my first point. If I, as a fan, can become immersed for two weeks in a countries culture; it makes me more likely to pay attention to the games. Opening Ceremonies are hugely important because they can present a positive image, even if fake, of the host country. Baku 2015’s ceremony made me want to visit Azerbaijan for month to take the markets, the history, the architecture, etc. I love feeling like the event is a celebration of life. I makes the whole occasion more joyous. Now, to talk about graphics. On screen graphics from streams so show off a unique, cultural, or artistic look for the games. It should be fresh and something never before seen, or a call back to a much loved design (like Mexico City 1968 for example). Fans show love looking at the graphics. They should feel excited when hearing the theme song, or watching the Broadcast Intro. The more cultural and organizing committee can sell, the more longevity the event will have. You can also overcome a design mistake by hitting my other points well, but it would be difficult. 3) Good Governance At Every Level. I cannot stress this enough. No one wants to watch an event that obviously favors one team, or one athlete, and one region (unless it’s a regional games, than duh). No one wants to watch people give endless praise to the Olympic Fencing Champion from 1976. Governance is just as key to the success of a multi-sports games, just as much as marketing, accessibility, equality, and fun factor. Good Governance helps insure that the other criteria on my list are meet. It also helps keep a positive image of your event in the worldwide media, which can have an influence on whether or not people care. 4) Protecting Heritage. Culture runs on memories and traditions. It’s important to protect historic events because they help connect the past and present. A 60 year old might not love watching Parkour or Breaking, but they might live for Tandem Track Cycling. It’s a that balance between old and new that’s oh so important. Events with history make great stories. Newer, more thrilling events help create new ones. It’s all about balance, and not forgetting where you came from. There’s some good lessons the IOC could learn from reading historical texts about past IOC’s. We can adapt to a new future, but we can’t get anywhere without learning from the past. It’s also worth noting that we can learn form historical mistakes to better protect the future of multi-sports events. 5) Equality. The current IOC is all about this point, and they get a lot of distasteful talk from it. Look, women and men are both of the same species, they are scientific differences, but they are both capable of doing similar activities. I think the current IOC is correct to add more and more women’s and mixed events, but they’ve gone about it the wrong way. To grow women’s sport, you have to make people fall in love with it. Women’s soccer would be nothing without determined athletes and organizers. The organizers of the US Women’s World Cup (year slips my mind, sorry) made my country fall in love with women’s soccer. Male soccer is still more popular professionally, but internationally, which is the biggest factor for multi-sports games, the interest is similar between men’s and women’s teams. It’s also a human rights issue, but that argument is never accepted so I’m not even going to bother. I’ll leave you with this; What does a women boxer get out of only watching male boxers in the Olympics. You have just lost potentially 50% of potential worldwide viewership for that sport alone. Sports are amazing. They do amazing things for humanity. Sometimes the people who run them, just need help getting to the right direction. I think all sorts should be given an equal opportunity to “strut their stuff” in the Olympics. I’d love to see Korfball, Floorball, Oreinteering, Water Ski, or Sumo in the Olympics one day. It just takes time to change. Plus, their should be a cycle. Sport fall out of favor it happens. We take them out of the games, but we give them every resource possible in hopes that they might return one day.
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  33. 1 point
    This is the worst generation of outside hitters in Brazil in volleyball history. Good thing for Paris 2024 we can still count on Gabi, but the level is ridiculous.
  34. 1 point
    Her times were simply terrible, she almost got beaten by a 35 year old that just traveled from Korea... The ignorant journalists will say she's great and bla bla but I know that it was a very bad competition from her (and I know that she also thinks that even if she won't say it openly).
  35. 1 point
    We have qualified a Woman's archery place for the Olympics at the Pan American Games, if the mixed team wins the gold medal against Colombia we will also get a 2nd men's place.
  36. 1 point
    I wanted to say Boxing has to go, but it's an Olympic sport so I left it.
  37. 1 point
    El Salvador, aparently, is the strongest country of the continent of Body building with two golds.........all of that "sport" is bizarre.
  38. 1 point
    That's fine then. I'm not saying one of them definitely has to go, but I'd rather one of them go instead of something completely unique and interesting.
  39. 1 point
    This opens up an interesting discussion: what's the point of adding a sport to the program of the Pan Am Games? In rhythmic gymnastics, Brazil has benefited greatly from the experience at the Pan Ams and has managed to qualify a group for many editions of the Olympics since 2000. Canada, the United States and quite possibly Mexico (in 2020) also managed to do so (or, in the case of Mexico, is expected to do so). The US almost qualified for an individual final in 2016 and is expected to do so in 2020. What countries benefited from the experience at the Pan Ams in trampoline other than Canada and the US? None. Brazil, Mexico and Colombia won medals at the Pan Ams, but they are not even close to reaching a final at the World Championships (in individual trampoline) or the Olympics. Venezuela also won a medal in trampoline in 1955, but they never reached the finals at the World Championships (but to be fair the first WC in trampoline only happened in 1964). Argentina won a medal in tumbling in 1955 but never qualified for the tumbling finals at the World Championships (again, to be fair, tumbling was part of acrobatic gymnastics at the time and only had the first World Championships in 1974).
  40. 1 point
    Canada up to its 60th silver now...
  41. 1 point
    And it's gold for Bolivia
  42. 1 point
    Can we get an extra silver medal for being second best at winning silver medals?
  43. 1 point
    I think she’s also displaying and premiering the new ISSF dress code. I don’t see any red X’s
  44. 1 point
    Worst Pan Am Games for the Bahamas since 1975...
  45. 1 point
    A photo of the men's 1500m final (from a Mexican newspaper)
  46. 1 point
    Haha Poland team is so easy to hate, douchebag captain, douchebag coach, naturalized super player, money to buy stuff from FIVB all the time, etc They are like the bad guys from any american sport movie.
  47. 1 point
    Some celebratory scenes out of the Netherlands after today's epic final, it's just absolute mayhem from the center of Amsterdam: To the canals in Utrecht: Even the countryside has gone completely bonkers:
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  49. 0 points
    Our table tennis team is fighting with all their heart but Jha is simply too strong for anyone.
  50. 0 points
    I think racquetball is good as toast for 2023. I do not see how it survives unfortunately.

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