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Everything posted by De_Gambassi

  1. If I understood right, they will have to play two away games in a better ranking country (possibly against the likes of Belgium or The Netherlands). ...
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    Biathlon IBU World Cup 2018 - 2019

    Way not enough wind and snow, they shoud've cancel that race.
  3. Men's Floorball IFF World Championship 2018  Prague (CZE) - 1 December 2018 - 9 December 2018 Totallympics Results Thread
  4. Soooo, for real ?, all right, let's start this thread. . Additional sports: As we all know, hosting cities are now free to add a certain number of extra sports and events to the olympic program. Only the 37 IOC recognised federations can apply for inclusion. For Tokyo, 26 of them applied, 7 were then short-listed, and finally, 5 were chosen (skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, baseball/softball & karaté). As of today, the parisian commite has tried its best not to close the door to anyone (from E-sport to Pétanque). We are yet to know what will be the exact schedule of the bidding process, but apparently, the additional sports will be known by 2019. . New events: Not directly linked to the host, we can also expect the olympic program to move further into a more "youth and urban" direction. Gender equality is also likely to be pushed even futher.
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    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    By July 2019 and the 134th IOC session (Milano), we will know where the 2026 Winter Olympic Games will be hold. The bidding process is yet to be officially started, but two cities are for now considered as the front runners. Two cities with a very Agenda 2020 feeling (even more so Sion who proposes venues from Lausanne to St Moritz). . Sion (SUI) http://sion2026.ch/ (fr/de) .Innsbruck (AUT) http://www.olympia2026.at/ (de) .Other Potential bidding cities : Lillehammer, Calgary, Salt Lake, Almaty, Gratz, etc. What are your thoughts ? Is agenda going to save the Winter OG ? EDIT: Innsbruck is dead after public vote
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    Other Non-Olympic Sports Discussion Thread

    Vervy, very, very unlikely...
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    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    With the last news on political italian landscape and with the upcomming Calgary referendum, there is a decent chance the IOC is left with no candicdacy at all for 2026. If so what do you believe would be the IOC actions ?
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    Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018

    180 pages... so (some) people do care ?
  9. The extinct of the coverage in today's l'Equipe
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    Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    That's not the point... It's not an attempt of anything (as it won't change anything). It's just plain stupidity. I think that's the part why they believe so It the third time we have people that should know better misunderstanding the rules. How is that even possible ? How come the international federation is not even capable to make it crystal clear to NTs, federations, medias ?
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    Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    And now an other confusion The french federation actually believes that's the number of points who will determine who go through the third round (ant not the the number of victories first). I believe they are wrong, but still. How can an international federation set up a competition that creates so much confusion ?
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    Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Making the most of the existing tiny volleyball fanbase, excluding everyone else. A brillant long term strategy.
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    Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Fine, my Bulgarian is quite poor TBH,I find it quite incredible that such a unethical policy could even be considered and talked among volleyball fans without creating some kind of uproar.
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    Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

    Something that was written only in italian medias I may add. Even for the very low FIVB standards, such a move would have been called for what it would have been : a scam.
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    Men's Tennis Davis Cup 2018

    As much as I'm gutted by the end of the Davis Cup, I can't say they 're no reasons why.... Saturday's double between France and Spain was watched by only 1.2 million in France and by no one in Spain as it was not even broadcasted live...
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    Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

    4'49'' for the WR ; 4'40"" for 9100 points
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    Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

    live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE50Kc3Iykc
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    Ice Hockey 2018 - 2019 Discussion Thread

    Not only in Dubai Apparerently
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    Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    De rien.
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    Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    And artistic swimming cut to only one event . As a proud european, I'm devastated. It should be a 9 events sport as we all know.
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    Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    And I thought you had to be a closed minded european not to want Baseball in the Olympics.
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    Your own Summer Olympic Games Programme

    It will be called Mar'athon. Complety different stuff.
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    Other Multi-Sport Games Discussion Thread

    Did you knew there was such a thing as the 'Atlantic Games' ? It runs since 1995 and it's open to youngsters from the 'Atlantic Arc' ( ) ang in swimming this year because why not. Only water sports are contested, because you know, the Atlantic is not a volcano. Don't expect any livestream, now go shine in society with your new knowledge.