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De_Gambassi

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  1. De_Gambassi

    Athletics EAA European Championships 2018

    Vicaut won't start the final. Injured...
  2. So, so much better. Grazie, obrigado
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    Athletics EAA European Championships 2018

    Perhaps... Anyway,he had it comming anyway. Remember the pole vault last year. Better to learn now than feel sorry at the WC or the Olympics...
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    Athletics EAA European Championships 2018

    Three french decathletes, six jumps, six faults
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    Swimming at the Aquatics LEN European Championships 2018

    Most of the medals too (9 vs 6), very much unusual too when usually 35-40% of our medals come from the women. Might be a new trend in french sport
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    Orienteering IOF World Championships 2018

    It won't be. There is zero lobbying for it. Here, noboddy knows that we are good at that sport or that it even exists.
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    Orienteering IOF World Championships 2018

    Because, it's a very minor sport ?
  8. De_Gambassi

    Ice Hockey 2018 - 2019 Discussion Thread

    Such a big news, that I just learned it from you Hockey clubs have zero national profile (only soccer and rugby clubs do). A french hockey club could have a miraculous run in HCL eliminating swedish clubs that I would not be reported, so the recrutment of one player French clubs do have a regional profile though, but from local medias is doesn't look huge neither tbh (but I don't live in that aera).
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    Women's Field Hockey FIH World Cup 2018

    No (and it was never close really) . The Australian Football International Cup will be the one in my knowledge (it's played without Australia, it doesn't mean much but it does exist)
  10. De_Gambassi

    European Championships 2018

    So becomming artistic, synchro swimming has also turned somehow into a nine events sport. That's fine and all. But if the european championsips want to be a real thing in the future and come up with a meaningfull combined medals table at the end (after all, a price will be given to the top nation, so they do care), some sports will have to see the number of events keep in check...
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    As far as I'm concerned, the elimination race is the single most exciting race in track cycling, yet it's not even raced on its own during the euro/world championships. I don't know why the IOC felt obligated to bring up this Omnium thing and not simply one (or two) endurance event(s).
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    Basically, what happened here also. Ah, that's the part missing. D'oh. -------- We had three new velodromes opening in a couple of years here (and a couple more in the pipeline). I remember how the french cyling federation was claming then this was going to put french track cycling back to the top . Having the needed infrastructures is only one face of the coin, really.
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    It doesn't necessaraly works that way though. Every four years, we open a new velodrome in France, every olympics our results are getting shittier and sitthier
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    [OFF TOPIC] Your Trips & Holidays Thread

    The're only relative geographical terms after all. When you've grown up 20 miles from the Atlantic coast, anything past Luxembourg is 'Easten Europe'.
  15. How surprising is France topping the qualification stage ? And do you think, they can win the gold medal here ?
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    Thanks.
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    So we have straight semi finals for the men, but not for the women ?
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    Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2018

    Apparently, there will be some quarter finals this year.
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    Rowing FISA European Championships 2018

    Indeed. Honnestly, I'm surpised by the doom and gloom over here. Just to give an exemple, I believe this will be the fist time ever that rowing will be broadcasted by the french public television outside of the olympics (even, the world championsips in France in 2015 were only broadcasted by Eurosport) . That, in itself, is allready a massive plus in my book.
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    Rowing FISA European Championships 2018

    Yeah, sure, rainy rowing championsips morning sessions are usually such a hit with the public Glasgow organisers said they allready sold over 114K tickets. I'm pretty sure they will sell a lot more tickets than they are used to (if not allready).
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    European Championships 2018

    It's a start, and it's working (at least here). Four pages on today's l'Equipe, 100 hours+ of live broadcasting on public television. For sports like rowing or triathlon it will be the best they ever got outside of the olympics.
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    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    Honnestly, this bid feel strange from the beginning, a bit rushed and now spread too much for little purpose (other than balancing italian political scope I immagine). But don't worry, if they end up winning, it will be fine. It allways is. I'd love to see Milan and Turin for a joint bid for the summer olympics though
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    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    Stockholm is basically vaporware at that point...It won't happen. If the italian bid survive, they will have it in the bag. But I don't share your optism, i beleive we won't see an european bid making the last stage (again)
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