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  1. ahjfcshfghb

    Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

    I was just speaking to the Vice President of the Vatican Athletics Club (Athletica Vaticana) and he said they are applying for IAAF membership... imagine that! https://m.facebook.com/athleticavaticana/
  2. Hey I can remember my name and I’m proud of it!
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    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    @heywoodu @dcro I edited the last paragraph. With a little inspiration, haha. ......It’s a welcome development- but it also comes with a significant problem- it would have made for a better competition, though, if the number of women was raised to meet that of the men, rather than sacrificing some of the male quotas that enabled many smaller nations, for example, to take part. If two women’s hockey teams, which total over 40 athletes, are added, that could take many male quotas from smaller teams and sharply decrease their numbers. As we saw with canoe slalom, the IOC was so reluctant to add extra athletes for a women’s C2 that it excluded men’s C2, which utterly decimated the event to the point that the International Canoe Federation no longer even recognizes it. It’s important to remember that when we have a conversation about gender equality, we must also consider that there might be some merit to keeping around traditional events of the past that don’t necessarily conform. Being cancelled after so much hard work, effort and care over the years to get to where you are is something that I hope no athlete, or event, should ever experience- and robbing the Olympics of staple events, or the many nations which participate for the sake of participating, will make the Olympics far less diverse and engaging. Yet another thing that makes the Olympics special that is vital we keep around. We must question if, perhaps, those two women’s hockey teams might be worth it after all. I know that controlling the number of athletes is an important thing, and perhaps, it is one of the main talking points that this all boils down to. If there were infinite athletes, or perhaps infinite time, there would be no need to debate whether events were unnecessarily taking up spots. But that is not our world, and I perhaps something like Synchronized Skating, with up to 20 members per team, might require an extra part of a building to accommodate. However, I would be surprised if numbers were the only reason that, say, thirty extra women can’t compete in women’s bobsleigh. .......
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    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    At least Female Nordic Combined exists, and I'm not saying it'll be perfect by any means, but it could evolve decently in four years, it would, I think, add more to the Games than mixed short track or ski jumping. Definitely agree on the 7 years thing
  5. ahjfcshfghb

    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    I suppose my reasoning for Women's Nordic Combined is, why not? It would only serve the get the event out there further. It's definitely a point to be made that the quality of competition will be way lower than the men's event, but we've seen that plenty of times. Women's hockey used to be Canada and US defeating everyone 10-0, and people still ate that up. Bobsleigh doesn't even have a real following, but I was pretty much thinking, ok, if they're willing to build a monobob WC from scratch for four years, why not the four-woman? At least Nordic Combined has something. Though in saying that Bobsleigh kind of does too. @dcro It really does all boil down to the athlete limits. It's a big shame, as I said. I should probably elaborate on that a bit more, though I'm trying to convince a wider audience with this, so I thought I'd focus on the gender equality angle as everyone can get behind that. Even if you're a total Social Justice Warrior, I just proved you can still find mixed events stupid... lol. But you could flip that back as well- supporters of women's hockey may say that it's pointless having quotas in biathlon for smaller nations if they're just going to lose all the time. The only way to please everybody and actually develop sports in smaller nations is to not cut quotas anywhere.
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    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    In four-man and two-man, there's quite a bit of overlap. I imagine it'd be similar in this case. But, you never know. Bobsleigh isn't my most knowledgeable sport, haha D'you reckon I should try and get this published? Want More Women in the Olympics_ Mixed Events Aren’t the Answer. .pdf
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    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    Yeah but that doesn't count. Well, really, it'll just be the same pilot athletes going again. I doubt it'll actually add more women to the Games.
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    Winter Olympic Games 2022 News

    I love how the IOC say they care about ‘gender equality’, yet they neglect to add: Women’s Nordic Combined Synchronized Skating Women’s Team Ski Jumping Heck, they could’ve even done something with luge or bobsleigh. Instead, they add a bunch of random mixed events that do nothing to add more women. Or even to make for a new format, except perhaps the one in snowboardcross. Nothing. Are they retarded?
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    Commonwealth Games 2018

    Hi- apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this but it seems to make the most sense. I have a friend in New Zealand who's interested in going to the 2022 Commonwealth Games representing a British Overseas Territory. His parents are from that Territory and born there (had British citizenship) but they moved to NZ, where my friend was born. He never got British citizenship even though his parents did and is instead a New Zealand citizen. I looked at the Constitution and it said: Subject to Byelaw 17(3), where a competitor was born in a Commonwealth Country which has common citizenship/passport with other Commonwealth Countries, the competitor may initially represent either the competitor's Commonwealth Country of birth; or the Commonwealth Country of birth of his or her father or mother who shares the same citizenship/passport. This is kind of confusing. Even though he was born in a Commonwealth Country with common citizenship (New Zealand shares with Niue etc) his parents were born in a British territory. He has NZ citizenship, while his parents, though also having NZ citizenship (sharing a passport) also have UK citizenship. But because of some weird rules around British Overseas Territory citizenship he never got the citizenship, and NZ and the British territory don't have a common passport. The word 'who' is quite confusing here as it could refer to either the parents, or the territories, sharing citizenship. I know plenty of people have represented UK territories despite never living in there. But these people, the ones I could find anyway, are British citizens born in Britain. Their parents' territory and the UK share a citizenship. NZ and UK territories do not, and that's the problem. Do any of you know of any precedents where someone with connections to British territory but not born there, living there or a UK citizen represented that territory? The Federation wasn't able to say. Cheers
  10. Biathlon IBU Junior & Youth World Championships 2018 Otepää (EST) - 26 February 2018 - 4 March 2018 Totallympics Results Thread
  11. It’s brilliant. I might go to Oslo now maybe if I have time. Basically I waved a Russian flag at the Opening Ceremony and everyone wanted to know why, considering I’m American-Czech. It was all very funny.
  12. As a spectator, I’ll do it from that angle: Favorite moments: Gold medal hockey game/finding a German fan club at the game 15k cross country Any short track event Biathlon women’s relay Actually being able to talk to people about biathlon in real life Starting pin trading Getting on the Today Show audience/meeting the US team on it Being interviewed by 7 Russian TV channels The events at Czech House Meeting the Eurosport biathlon commentators Getting Koshechkin’s autograph Randomly meeting like 5 exotic athletes Being able to use discounts I’m not really eligible for Disappointments: Opening ceremony- so freezing Buses- not enough in times of high demand, often waited an hour That I barely caught Ledecka’s medal ceremony (I ran in as the anthem was playing) The lack of atmosphere at some events Struggling to understand volunteers That I couldn’t resell tickets because I’m not Korean
  13. Maybe I should pass on this one- just because I’m so out of touch on Czech music and anything I pick will for all intents and purposes be random..
  14. ahjfcshfghb

    Winter Olympic Games 2018 Ceremonies

    Gosh. It’s actually over
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    Biathlon IBU World Cup 2017 - 2018

    Lord yes!!!!
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    Biathlon IBU World Cup 2017 - 2018

    Czechs will too
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    Figure Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

    Yuzuru I was thinking for a second had a natural talent for it
  18. I ask about the email since they change it every bloody season It’s difficult to keep track, and I can’t remember it nor find it.
  19. They’re cool people. Talked for a bit. We were all tired and cold though lol so didn’t last long.
  20. Lol yep. I literally turned on Eurosport and saw them in the mix zone. That’s the only reason I recognized them.
  21. Oh they beat the Czechs haha
  22. Hope Russia goes down after today’s events
  23. Hopefully Tokyo will be better. It has to be.
  24. Met my favorite Eurosport commentators today at biathlon Forgot to ask their email though. Aaah Does anyone know it? They say it in broadcasts apparently. Might send over the picture lol