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  1. 5 points
    Reading and watching videos about this subject, I would love in 3 months we all look back and say it was an overreaction. I just lost my mother and my aunt (my closest relative) in the last year to cancer. Now I live with my dad who isn't super old, but is within the danger zone. To think of losing him to COVID now is painful. Moving the Olympics a year sucks because I was really looking forward to it as always. But priorities have shifted. I am a history teacher. It's not names and dates, it's the people. I always said this to my students, but now more than ever: We are history. What will they read about us? It's never been easier to be a hero. Literally, do nothing. And wash your hands! Stay safe, friends!
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    How was the decision taken too late, one month ago it was still mainly a Chinese thing, two weeks ago there were plenty of people still mocking Italians since it was only "mass hysteria" and there were public events with 100k people going on as usual even in Europe...I'd rather say the decision was taken too early, they could have waited one month to evaluate the situation.
  4. 4 points
    Just after the teleconference with Bach (unfortunately, among 400 journalists all over the world only big agencies from big countries got an opportunity to ask questions, so no news about what I wanted to ask - about moving events from Sapporo back to Tokyo in case of spring dates of Olympics and no news about the IOC Session or Athlete's Commission elections this year). This was the best part: German journalist: As there are talks that the decision is made too late, are you considering the resignation from presidency? Bach:No. Mark Adams:Next question from... Germanus Germanini lupus est
  5. 3 points
    Surely this must be the first time that one singer is entered for both the Festival of Music and TISC proper.
  6. 3 points
    Yes, their current ice hockey jerseys are awesome for example.
  7. 3 points
    We will soon have sneeze and cough thread.
  8. 2 points
    Hey, olympic fans. We could discuss, day after day, how the olympics would have lookood like if they were to happen in 2020 as planned. That could be fun, a nice discussion, good for the hard times when there are no live sport on tv and we are all fighting with this virus, It could look like this; Let;s pretend this is day -2, July 22nd What are your predictions for: 1/. SOFTBALL - Women's tournament Australia - Japan Italy - United States Mexico - Canada and a general question considering sotball - do you think playing softball games(opening event for the whole olympics) in Fukushima is a good idea? Is it safe out there after the earthquake and damaged reactor? Would these games be a success to show the world that it is safe and clear over there? 2./ FOOTBALL - Women's tournament The qualifications haven't finished yet. What are your predictions for remaining spots? I say CHINA will qualify with a win over Korea Republic And CHILE will qualify with a win over Cameroon I made a kind of draw for groups using FIFA ranking (and a rule that only one team from the same continental association in one group) and the first matches would be: what are your predictions? group A Japan - New Zealand Sweden - Canada group B United States - Great Britain China - Chile group C Netherlands - Brazil Australia - Zambia and a general question considering football - will Megan Rapinoe be one of the greatest stars of the Tokyo Olympics? How will her postmatch look like? Any strong opinions from her and interesting statements? and which player will score the most goals in opening matches? Let's play the predictons games. It may be fun. If you like it, I will prepare the questions for day 23th July later, Greetings, stay healthy, stay home! Rafal
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    COLOMBIA This was the most listened song in Spain in 2019, so I thought about presenting it to represent Spain this year. Finally I selected the other song because I liked it more, but I will post the song here as the Colombian entry in the Festival of Music. It is a collab between the Spanish singer Rosalía and the Colombian singer J Balvin: Con Altura - ROSALÍA, J Balvin
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    Upper Paper: "The shop will open as soon as possible when emergency will be over. Stay strong, God loves us!" Lower Paper: "Imagine if he couldn't stand us" * *edulcorate transduction
  13. 2 points
    Today slightly more than 1000 recovered, but still nearly 700 deaths, with 5200 new cases. However, these data are better than those of yesterday. I was also giving a look at the number of patients recovered in intensive care, it seems that apart from Lombardy we can still take care of it, although with very very much fatigue. In addition to this, I gave a special look to data in Campania, my region: -58 person in intensive care, although today 18 new deaths were registered. As the Cotugno and Pascale hospitals in Naples were the first in Italy to test the tocilizumab drug, this MAY, (let me underline that it MAY), indicate that this drug can attenuate symptoms and give more time to the body to fight the virus.
  14. 2 points
    But not so much God sends a virus through the Chinese
  15. 2 points
    Darwin award of the year ? Svetlana Khorkina Artistic Gymnastics 2 times Olympic Champion "The Coronavirus is a divine punishment against the West for the persecution of Russia" https://x-sport.news/the-former-russian-gymnast-khorkina-the-virus-is-divine-punishment-for-the-persecutions-against-russia/
  16. 2 points
    i think all qualification systems should remain the same , that'll be fair enough for all athletes , only those direct qualification tournaments which were cancelled should be rescheduled for another dates whether on the same country or another
  17. 2 points
    Spanish hospitals and their employees got emails with titles like "Information about COVID-19"....which included ransomware, which went on to lock the systems unless money is paid. I'd better not post what I hope happens to people who do that, especially in this situation.
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    We might have a new amazing event starting today Still listed on LEN website and there is no news about its cancellation in the belarus federation website
  20. 2 points
    Much as I don't like Trump and even like the way he handles this less, talking about how to save the economy is an important thing. If you don't, and the whole thing collapses, it's going to cost a hell of a lot more lives than the virus itself. I know that is a sensitive argument for some people, mostly because the lives that are destroyed by a broken-down economy are less visible than those who are lost due to a virus, but they matter just as much. Trump didn't ask for the elderly to sacrifice themselves. Trump didn't openly call for millions to attend Easter gatherings and celebrations in person. He did say he has hope it'll be possible by then (which is way too early of course, as the great Dr Fauci more or less pointed out right after him), but we have to take care - especially now - not to twist his words into things he didn't actually say. You've got plenty of ammo if you only use the things he actually says and does, don't give him and his supporters more ammo by coming up with lies and semi-lies. Just like that 'you're a terrible reporter' thing, which was a bit dumb, but all the videos shown by the major media don't even show the part before, where said reporter just drones on and on, without even listening to the answer, and then just yells right over another reporter who's turn it was to ask a question.
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    I think that Pilato will be good enough in the 100m...
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Social distancing, Social distancing, Social distancing.
  25. 1 point
    There are like gazillions of Lithuanians / Lets / Estonians in the UK and Ireland.
  26. 1 point
    You were quicker than my edit, yes.
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    We all know by now: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are going ahead, but they'll be held in 2021. It's a little confusing, but never mind, here we are. This sucks for athletes in their last planned year of their career, who will either have to postpone retirement and try and stay fit for another year or will miss out on their Olympic chance altogether - specifically sad for athletes who hadn't competed at Olympics yet, those who did at least already have an experience most athletes won't get. There's enough negativity though, so on to the brighter side: plenty of young athletes are good at the moment, but possibly not quite good enough yet to be considered serious medal contenders. So here we are, which athletes - who currently can't really be considered main favourites - do you think will benefit most and improve so much they are main favourites come Tokyo 2020, in 2021?
  29. 1 point
    One of the Croatian boxers tested positive for Coronavirus after this. Good luck to his opponent.
  30. 1 point
    The qualification formats themselves will likely remain the same, just with different dates for events or cut-off for world rankings. There might be an option to increase quotas in some sports to allow athletes that greatly improve over the year to qualify, but couldn't due to their sport completing the qualification period. Though I feel that's unlikely or the quotas will be given in rare circumstances
  31. 1 point
    Karate already closed (one week ago) the ranking that was supposed to be closed on 6th April, so it's not like everywhere it will be this way. Canoe also made the decision they will change the system, but no final decision was done and thanks to that it might only end with postponing the qualifying event to 2021. But it all depends on the date of the Olympics itself - if it will be Summer 2021, the no problem - it will be done more a less as it was supposed to this year. But if it will be earlier, like spring, then the qualifier that was to be held in May 2020 cannot be in May 2021 but let's say March 2021. That already changes a lot in preparations (which we don't know when the athletes will be ready to start). Also for the rankings - there was to be three more World Cups and its Final in Modern Pentathlon. So there might either less time for rest between the World Cups or less events aka less chance to get points.
  32. 1 point
    Its still going to be the '2020' Olympics so all criteria will be the same. If you are ineligible for 2020 that will carry forward. All qualifying event due between March 2020 and June 2020 will simply be rescheduled to the same periods in 2021. Anyone qualified remains qualified. Only fair way. Similar was done in Golf for the 2001 Ryder Cup which was postponed until 2002 (9/11). The teams picked for 2001 played in 2002 regardless of how their form etc had changed since 2001. All rankings etc need to be frozen now until March 2021.
  33. 1 point
    It seems Germans are really anti-Bach - Hajo Seppelt, Jens Weinreich and the one who asked the question (I didn't notice the name). The other thing is they know him best from his DOSB work, so there needs to be something. But I agree that with Bach's many bad sides, this decision is not the one that should lead him out of the chair. And I'm afraid this will not happen next year either.
  34. 1 point
    Main question here is - are we going to have qualification systems changed? That's where the age requirements are written...
  35. 1 point
    swimming...she's a breastroke specialist, but she's a pure sprinter (last year she won the silver medal at the World Champs when she was 14 years young), not sure she's going to have a successful transition to the 100m in a short while...most likely, she'll never be as good over that distance as she already is over the 50m... by the way, this postponement is pure gold for Alex Schwazer, as this summer the Bolzano Trial Court is expected to publish the definitive pronounciation about the plot FIDAL & IAAF (with Russian cooperation) built against him... if he's finally judged not guilty of the 2016 doping episode he's been charged with, in 1 year he'll be able to make his ban lift (I hope, I wish)... by the way, for Italy there are a lot of athletes on the rise, most likely more than those having their chances fade away in the next 12 months (our current stars risking the most are surely Federica Pellegrini -swimming- and Elisa Di Francisca/Aldo Montano -fencing- maybe also Vincenzo Nibali -cycling...the rest of our team is not that young, but also not so old to be dismissed by a 1-year wait)...
  36. 1 point
    I read this article and it's kinda like what I think about this mask useful or useless debate. I still think it's the shortage make experts told people not to wear but not the uselessness. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/coronavirus-face-masks.html?searchResultPosition=8
  37. 1 point
    Meanwhile, Dutch health authorities (based on experts, of course): doctors, nurses and people working with the elderly should only use personal protective gear like face masks if they or their patient/client is coughing or sneezing, and only when giving personal care and/or bodily contact. Not when the contact stays outside of 1,5 meters or is shorter than five minutes. Basically they're saying a too big use of face masks doesn't create safety, it creates the illusion of safety. Interesting how every single country has their own experts with totally different opinions and people in their country see what they say as facts (including me)
  38. 1 point
    Well it's really depressing. I don't think there can be a worse lockdown then this.
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  40. 1 point
    maybe Ihab abdelrahman can have a shot to shine again in men's javelin after 4 Ys of absence , maybe Farida Osman can improve her records in women's 100 fly and 50m free , alaa abouelkassem maybe in foil , Ahmed el gendy in MP he had such a terrific 2018 season , but his curved declined much in mid 2019 and start of 2020 , maybe he could retain his level again and shine in 2021 , Hedaya Malak in taekwondo and Seif eissa after injuries , especially hedaya who suffered from a lot of injuries after her bronze medal in Rio but i'm worried that such athletes like Giana Farouk ( karate ) , Mohamed Ibrahim in wrestling , Feryal abdelziz ( karate ) and Azmy Mehelba ( Shooting ) who had real shots for medals in tokyo decline their level in the upcoming year , u never know what will happen next in Egypt , ofc if the olympics will be held next year which i really hope
  41. 1 point
    Totallympics International Song Contest - Top 40 Chart Part II of today's TISC Top 40 edition features the songs with PPJ averages ranked #15 - #11 in the All-Time list. In this part we have the highest ranked bronze medalist in the history of TISC at #13 on the chart, a pair of silver medalists from the Americas at #15 and #11 which are the most successful entries to date from both the USA and Mexico respectively. And we also have 2 more TISC champions - the most recent TISC winner from TISC Open 2019 (Netherlands) and the TISC Annual 2017 champion - the second of Great Britain's wins at the contest.... 15 Fun - Some Nights 14 Caro Emerald - Liquid Lunch 13 John Lennon - Imagine 12 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human 11 Santana ft. Rob Thomas - Smooth
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    actually Moradi is not the only top Iranian athlete recovering from a surgery, Hassan Yazdani (Olympic Champion and probably our best athlete right now) is in the same situation, I can add Hamideh Abbasali to the list , people who followed Karate qualification probably remember what happened to her ACL a month ago in Salzburg. she is probably the only Iranian female athlete with a very good chance to win medal (even gold medal) in Tokyo. I was thinking and except some of our basketball players, none of our top athletes were supposed to retire after Tokyo, and the majority of them are young, so at least it doesn't hurt Iran (I mean only from this point of view, of course the virus hurt everybody)
  44. 1 point
    Not only young athletes, Moradi seems like an excellent example of an athlete for who this could potentially be a gift from whichever heaven you believe in (putting aside qualification issues for a moment)
  45. 1 point
    For Hungary it's hard to say. Maybe our young women's handball team will improve in the next year? Some of our other young athletes might have been ready to shine this year, like Péni and Major in Shooting. On the other hand this is probably it for Katinka Hosszú's gold medal chances... I was already kinda skeptical of her beating Sydney Pickrem this year, and now I am sure that she or some other young talent will beat Hosszú next year.
  46. 1 point
    He is probably good enough for 2020, but Sky Brown should be better off with the games in 2021.
  47. 1 point
    Hmmm, for Lithuania perhaps Edis Matusevičius (javelin throw) if he throws something close to 90m again. Don't see that many other athletes in our court that would benefit from only a year.
  48. 1 point
    Probably no one...I am afraid the pandemic will slow down in the coming months and then restart forcing the IOC to cancel the Olympics. Also, we have to see how the qualification will work in many sports first.
  49. 1 point
    A not all-caps thread title as well, it's absolute anarchy. My first name is going to be Arno Kamminga. He might have already been a serious medal contender though, since he's been swimming incredibly fast in the breast stroke in the past few months. However, as he said himself, he has never made a big final yet and with another year to go, I think he's going for a medal in Tokyo
  50. 1 point
    To post my idea also in here. After we are done with TISC, we could select Eurovision winner for 2020. We could at first vote for songs, which should be contesting in 1st semifinal on 12th May, then 2nd semifinal and later on Grand Final. Of course you can not vote for your own country, in semis there would only be revealed songs, qualified to final (without any points), and so on. What do you think, is it possible?

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