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    The theme of the official logo is Symphony of Nature, or rather, Symphony of the Sea. There are several elements to it. Most prominent are the sea and sand in the background. They represent the Croatian coastline. With an estimated length of 6000 km and counting more than 1000 islands, the Croatian coastline is known for its rugged nature. The boat floating on the top represents harmony. Finally, we have the music sheets written on waves together with several notes thrown around. They indeed represent the Symphony of the Sea. How does the Symphony of the Sea sound like? Well, one way to find out is by going to Zadar. More specifically to its Sea Organ. The Sea Organ is an experimental musical instrument which creates the sound by the sea waves crashing into empty pipes located underneath the large marble steps. In its essence, the Sea Organ allows the nature to take over a role of conductor. The sea tends to become melancholic on a rainy day. The logo is courtesy of @vinipereira. Join us for the Opening Ceremony in two days. Grand Final will be held Saturday, while the Closing Ceremony (incl. Medal Presentations) will close out the weekend.
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    Meanwhile Finland is creating miracles
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    Team Challenge Team Challenge was first introduced to the TISC program for the 10th edition Jubilee in 2018. It is a sideshow designed to bring users together, but also to add a whole new dynamic to already exciting Grand Final Saturdays. 5th edition of the Team Challenge will be held in Croatia next week. Here you can find the all-time medal table for the teams. Interestingly, France is the only nation who has climbed the podium in every edition. In four Team Challenges, they have won one gold and three silver medals. Ireland, Lithuania, Tunisia and the United States have won three medals each. As of now, Tunisia is the only country with team medals of each color. Overall, 30 different nations have reached the team podium. Croatia 2020 - Team Challenge Guidelines Ten teams will participate. Nine of them will have four (4) members each, while one will have two (2) members. Participating nations got drawn to their respective teams during the Live Draw two weeks ago. The teams are as follows: Baška Moonwalkers - Dobinj Winetasters - Kraljevica Royals - Krk Capitals - Malinska Lifeguards - Njivice Sailors - Omišalj Oilers - Punat Mariners - Šilo Shepherds - Vrbnik Cliffdivers - Team Challenge will be held in a relay format, with a different team member covering each of the four relay legs. The relay legs will be as follows: Leg 1 - Morning Session (Votes 1 - 10) Leg 2 - Early Afternoon Session (Votes 11 - 19) Leg 3 - Late Afternoon Session (Votes 20 - 28) Leg 4 - Evening Session (Votes 29 - 38) Only the score of the team member taking part in that specific leg will count for the team score. Failure to obtain any points during a relay leg will result in the corresponding team receiving 20 negative points. Running order for the relays will be as follows: Relay BAŠKA MOONWALKERS DOBRINJ WINETASTERS KRALJEVICA ROYALS KRK CAPITALS MALINSKA LIFEGUARDS NJIVICE SAILORS OMIŠALJ OILERS PUNAT MARINERS ŠILO SHEPHERDS VRBNIK CLIFFDIVERS Leg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leg 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leg 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Members of the Kraljevica Royals - - will have a special opportunity of being able to run two legs each. Team that collects the most points across the four relay legs will be crowned champion, while the rest will be ranked accordingly. If there is a tie between two or more teams once all four legs have been completed, the highest and lowest scoring members for each team will be discarded, and the scores of the two middle scoring team members will be used to determine the tie-break. Two special awards will be presented: MVP Award - the individual nation who scored the most of their total points during their relay leg (in percentage) Belgium Biathlon Award - the relay who lost the most places between the second exchange and the finish line
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    I literally haven't left my home or backyard since March 12th. This is fine. At least I made that day memorable by taking a risk and going on a little trip. Who knows when this will be possible again... I even got a sunburn that Thursday.
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    Where Are They Now? The Committee The Committee represents an exlusive group of nations who have always awarded some points to the eventual TISC champions. In its heyday, this secret society received much attention from the TISC community. During 2016 and early 2017, the Committee was praised for their immaculate record of recognizing the winning material. This attention, however, undoubtedly triggered some internal fighting, which started during the 2017 Open, and then turned into an all-out civil war during the 2018 Jubilee. Last couple of editions have been relatively quiet for the Committee, for better or for worse. We suspect that the Italians are still the managing partners, following the whole Jubilee Coup, but otherwise not much is known about the Committee's current plans and actions. Where are they now? From Unity to War First speculations about the Committee's possible existence surfaced just before the 2016 Open. TISC analysts received an intel about a group of nations who never failed to award winning entries. Strinkingly, the said group contained three nations with perfect participation records - Denmark, Italy and Lithuania. We immediately assumed they were the leaders of this society. Going into the 2016 Open, TISC fans eagerly wanted to see if all the Committee theories stood up... And stand they did! Not only did all seven participating Committee members award some points to the Irish winners, but also the winning entry was the only song their votes had in common. Exactly the same outcome happened at the 2017 Annual. British entry took a convincing victory, after being the only song to win the hearts of every member of the Committee. These were the glory days of the Committee. It seemed as if only their votes truly mattered... 2017 Open proved to be a major turning point for the Committee. It became apparent early on that something was very wrong with the Committee that day. In the end, several nations lost their memberships. This included Lithuania, one of the alleged founding fathers, but also Canada and Estonia. It is a general consensus among the analysts that this was a power move inside the Committee, which specifically targeted Lithuania and their allies. By that account, Latvia should have been removed as well, however they missed the said edition and stayed behind (for now...). Following their exlusion, Lithuania and @Werloc decided to go public. Their message, written in secret code of course, allegedly contains the vital clause of the secret pact between the Committee members. While some expected the Committee drama to quiet-down for the next edition, the 2018 Annual Jubilee delivered a total war inside the Committee. Italy took their first TISC victory, and in the process took full control over the Committee. Several prominent members got removed, including the president @Agger (Denmark) and @heywoodu (Netherlands), although both have claimed since that it was a "fully conscious decision" on their part. Aside from Italy, the only remaining long-term member at that point was Tunisia. They, however, got removed too. It happened quietly and away from the public eye, during the 2018 Open. Where Are They Now? Inside sources claim that the Committee is still very much alive. They are said to be working on a new base of "loyal followers". As of today, the Committee counts twelve member nations. They are as follows... Italy (13 participations) - undisputed leaders Australia (4) Austria (2) Chile (7) China (2) Hungary (4) Latvia (2) Morocco (5) Switzerland (3) Ukraine (1) Uruguay (1) Vietnam (1) Six of these are scheduled to compete at the 2020 Annual in Croatia: Italy, Australia, China, Hungary, Ukraine and Uruguay. While critics may say that the Committee has turned from a prestigious secret society to a group of Italian puppets, one can't deny certain mysterious patterns that are still seemingly written all over the Committee... For starters, Australia and Austria have similar names, just like Chile and China. Both Lithuania and Estonia were long-term members, while Latvia still is. Italy and Hungary have similar flags, just like Morocco and Vietnam. Ukraine and Uruguay both start with U and are both making their TISC return in Croatia. That just leaves Switzerland... But according to @OlympicIRL insights, both times that Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest, Switzerland finished dead-last (in the semi final). Coincidence?
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    It's obvious the coronavirus has overwhelmed everyone. It's proven to be too much for both liberal and conservative politicians so I can only laugh at the ideas that if someone else was in charge here or there, things would have looked different. No, it wouldn't. Malaria claims 1-3 million lives per year but it's viewed as Third World disease so it doesn't impact the global market and all these wealthy countries don't give a damn about it. But 100k coronavirus deaths have broke into the industrial powerhouses in Europe and America and the world freaks out. It's easy to dismiss infants dying in Chad of malaria but COVID has proven rich & powerful people can't buy health either.
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    That will be each one of us when this lockdown ends
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    That could be a headline for a Danish blog. Wumo's Adventures: Where is Agger?
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    Yep. People often confused why I know all of the flags and countries of the world while on the other hand I'm confused why they don't know that
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    Call it arrogant but in my opinion people should have at least heard of all independent nations there are on Earth but take it from someone who, as a kid, studied all countries' flags.
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    I think you are not understanding the facts, we are not USA, we are a very small country with limited resources, let me explain to you why we are doing what we do and why we imposed radical measures and regulations from the beginning. We simply have to eliminate any eventual outbreaks in its beginning, so far we are hopefully still able to manage to avoid the spread among the populaton, meaning so far we were still able to quickly find all relatives, colleges and persons in contact with every positive patient and by immediate quarantining prevent the spread. BUT if by some unhappiness we´ll fails and someone will majorly spread the virus, we will be definitely lost and doomed, no one will help us. we just have to do only with what we have, we do not have much things, just the masks and discipline. Trust me no one is happy that our borders are closed, that foreigners (tourists) have not been able to enter the country for more than a month now, our kids will probably return into schools only from September, shops are closed, we can not gather or just go do or watch hockey or for instance any other sport and our economy is collapsing (we are losing 70 millions EUR per day) but we simply cannot open up ourselves and leave it as you and the other western european countries did, we are not so rich, no one in the west has even idea or even want to know that a country like Slovakia exist..we would all die within weeks.
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    Yeah, those red lines they added are an abomination.
  20. 3 points
    Can't wait for the 20164 Olympics, I wonder which planet they'll choose this time
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    Apparently even the bots liked Werloc's message.
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    That Time When Lithuania Exchanged Points Left, Right and Center... 2015 Open was one of the most memorable editions of TISC. It was the last time to date that Ireland played host. It was the last edition held on the old forum. And it was the only time that Lithuania took victory, thanks to Song About Love, performed by Leon Somov & Jazzu. Song About Love, interestingly, to this day remains to be the only winning entry that had a perfect points distribution. In a nutshell, it means they received each possible points score during the Grand Final, from 1 through 12. However, one thing that always gets overlooked from the said edition are the Lithuanian jury votes. They were as follows... 12 points - Australia 11 points - Morocco 10 points - Portugal 9 points - United States 8 points - Germany 7 points - Spain 6 points - Great Britain 5 points - Poland 4 points - New Zealand 3 points - Serbia 2 points - Slovakia 1 point - Malta Amazingly, it turns out that Lithuania exchanged points with all these nations. They received 12 points from Australia, 11 from Morocco, 10 from Portugal, 9 from the United States, 8 from Germany, 7 from Spain, 6 from Great Britain, 5 from Poland, 4 from New Zealand, 3 from Serbia, 2 from Slovakia and 1 from Malta! It is unclear whether any of these nations received any kind of compensation for exchanging points with Lithuania. However, inside sources claim that the TISC president @OlympicIRL and his team are planning to launch an investigation into the matter, which could result in serious consequences. More to follow.
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    by the way, it looks that here in Italy we've finally reached the plateau and maybe we're even going to start a positive trend with more recovered people than new cases... unfortunately, most of the Italians can't wait to jump out of their homes in a hurry, which would lead to a second wave worse than the first...
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    This is from three weeks ago. Very irrelevant now. Just throw it in the trash. The Swedish non-isolation method seems to be bottoming out hard since last week.
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    I'm sure that it may be right when it comes to the health care systems. But it's not really stronger than the ones taking the decisions.
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    Have a similar story to share. On that same World Cup I was invited, in Lisbon, by a couple of Erasmus german friends I helped to integrate in my university, to watch the game between Spain x Germany. I was supporting Spain (because Portugal was already eliminated). The interesting part is that the invitation was to watch the game.... at the German Embassy So I watched the game in the middle of all the germans, drank their beer, got some nice pretzels that they offered me, and then... celebrated spanish victory haha
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    Trump has announced the US will stop funding WHO... It’s beginning to take everything in my soul not to wish ill on the orange idiot. Just to recap, in his time as President, Trump has: pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accords, banned people from 14 countries from entering the US, presumably broken the law on more than one occasion, threatened (but so hasn’t) to pull the US out of NATO, chosen to continuously battle with our closer allies, and now has decided to stop help funding WHO (which will only punish us in the long run). Supposedly Trump has a good amount of stock in that malaria drug, which would actually makes a lot of sense at this point (horrifyingly).
  33. 2 points
    Konig is quarantining in a cabin in the mountains, so he only gets the news from a week ago.
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    I can see @Olympian1010 ! Oh, wait, he wasn't born yet. Nevermind...
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    that beautiful former flag of RRRRRRwanda
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    You can't trust a single politician to handle this pandemic. Nobody was ready for it and since there is no cure (vaccine) they're all fucked. Hell, Florida still had spring break gatherings or whatever when the virus was rampant in Europe. USA being a federal country with states being basically independent actually didn't help their cause. Not to mention nobody will rally around Trump in Democratic states regardless of what he says/does. This is still a political battle to be won rather than than a health crisis.
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    Googled that and freaking hell.
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    @Wumo got to it before me. Would add another classic for the football team (made for the 1998 World Cup):
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    Here are some popular: This song was made to support our men's national team for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Made about our women's curling team in the 1998 WOG in Nagano. A song made to celebrate Bjarne Riis' victory in Tour de France in 1996. This is not really a song made for any specific event, person or team. This song was created for a satire show about a fictive cycling team which is sponsored by a fictive condom manufacturing company named Easy On. Lastly, it is almost guaranteed you will hear a part of the chorus from this song when you attend a handball match in Denmark.
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    It's actually an extinct volcano on the southwest edge of the Metropolitan Area, Cerro del Colli. I did social service in my last summer before graduating from college in the neighboorhoods on its slopes. From my home to the top it's a 6km distance.
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    Drive 6km to find a hill? What is this 'hill' thing you speak of?
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    Those like you who can find a hill near. I have to ride a bike, take a bus or drive 6 km to the closest one.
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    Letter R can be used as a vowel in Croatian so you're good.
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    Staying indoors and social distancing I hope.
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    Right, trained for the half marathon, so ran a half marathon. Actually 22km according to my watch, because just like in my 'test' a month ago I set it to 22km, to make sure even with possible GPS inaccuracy I could reasonably assume I did in fact run a half marathon (21,1km). The goal was 2:12 hours, meaning an average of 6:00/km, and I kept track of it after every kilometer. Only four of them were not faster than 6:00 and with two times 6:07 and two times 6:00 it was rather marginally, they were all in the first 7km as well, after that my rhythm got better. I managed to slowly but surely increase the pace a little, as the 5km splits show: 30:00, 29:33, 29:11, 28:30 (and the last 2km had an average speed that again was a bit faster). Legs were dying in the last 3-4km, especially the last 2km I had to really grit my teeth and count down the 100 meters. Only in the very last 50 meters or so two steps felt like a major cramp was about to pop up in my calves, but as by miracle it didn't and I could go on until the end in, according to Polar, 2:08.17 hours (and 2:03.25 for the HM distance), so I am very, very much satisfied and proud
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    Money Adventures: Kuna or Dinar Or a bit more serious guess >> Croatian Adventures: Heap of Music
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    Only by ignorant people who never watch the heats of the 100m at the world athletics championships or the 50m freestyle at the world swimming championships (or those events at the Olympics)
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    Day 17 of quarantine...


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