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Everything posted by De_Gambassi

  1. De_Gambassi

    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    Do you think the bid will survive (generally speaking, not just with this Milan thing) ?
  2. Yes, but not with AIBA though. This federation is beyond salvable.
  3. De_Gambassi

    Winter Olympic Games 2026

    https://gamesbids.com/eng/featured/milan-withdraws-from-italian-2026-olympic-bid-amid-coni-proposal-of-joint-project/ Milan drops out
  4. Now, I understand the new 3x3 Superleague the french federation has set up this year...
  5. There is no host country quota here. That makes it okish for me.
  6. De_Gambassi

    Men's Road Cycling UCI Tour de France 2018

    That last km from the helicopter was awesome
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    Men's Handball EHF Under 20 European Championship 2018

    That's a hell of atmosphere for a u20 match ! https://www.ehftv.com/int/livestream/final-france-slovenia/1256528 Oh well, Congrats Slovenia
  8. Archery: The male team should do it, possibly the female's one too, but it's archery, you never know : 2-6 Artistic Swimming: I guess not, perhaps, who cares ? Not me : 2-8 Athletics: The federation seems more open to bring youngsters that just make the standards, so I assume a bit more than the ~40 athletes we had the previous olympics: 42-52 Badminton: Leverdez as always. Possible one female, Maybe one of the double too (mixed or women) : 1-4 Baseball: yeah,right : 0 Basketball: Both female teams should be fine, the males ones are more of a question mark : 16-32 Beach Volleyball: The male team was close last time. No chance for the other teams : 0-2 Boxing: I can see us having less boxers in Tokyo than medals in Rio (6) : 4-10 Canoeing - Slalom: The two males boat, possibly only one female. : 3-4 Canoeing - Sprint: No idea : 4-10 Cycling - BMX: Definitly three boys, one or two girls : 4-5 Cycling - Mountain Bike: Three male riders seem almost garanted. 3 women are not impossible either : 5-6 Cycling - Road: 9 riders (6 males, 3 women) sound like a lock : 9 Cycling - Track: Possible a full team if we manage to find someone to go with Mathilde Gros in team sprint : 13-15 Diving: Probably, the same three we had in Rio (Auffret, Rossino, Rosset), which apparently are the only three divers we have in the country : 3 Equestrian: Looking at the current dressage ranking, I wonder how we manage to qualifie in Rio... Eventing and jumping teams hould be ok. :6-7 Fencing: As it stands, we 'd qualifie every teams, but it's dam close for some of them. We could easely miss a couple of teams: 12-18 Field Hockey: The boys are not quite up there, but it's getting closer, (the french federation is looking for Huguenots daughters in the Netherlands to have somhow a competitive team in 24, so nothing to see here). Still, most likely : 0 Football: With the world cup at home, I fail to see the women team not qualifying. The male team has its chances as always : 18-36 Golf: Probably four, even if we suck at golf : 4 Gymnastics - Artistic: I'm giving myself two years to understand the qualification process : 10-14 Gymnastics - Rhythmic: 1 Gymnastics - Trampoline: Probably one girl, and that's it : 1 Handball: I'd be suprised if not both team make it tbh : 28 Judo: Possibly, we could miss a couple of male categories : 12-14 Karate: Could go either way really : 2-6 Modern Pentathlon: Hard to see past a full team here : 4 Rowing: 10-16 Rugby Sevens: Definitly the female team. The male team has been shit this yearn but by 2020, we should have enough to prevail against the likes of Spain : 24 Sailing: Probably a full team also : 10 Shooting: Possibly more than ever before : 12-18 Skateboarding: Guessing here really : 1-2 Sport Climbing: We don't really know who will prevail with this new combined event : 2-4 Surfing: As it stands, we would qualifie 4 athletes. The second female one is a bit of question mark. So : 3-4 Swimming: Probably, quite lower that what we are used to : 20-30 Table Tennis: The male team + possibly one girl : 3-4 Taekwondo: The federation seems to be in disaray at the moment... : 0-2 Tennis: 8-12 Triathlon: At this point, a full team sounds likely : 6 Volleyball If it was not for the FIVB, the qualification of the male team would not even be a question mark. Still, the should be able to do it: 12 Water Polo: The possibility is here for the male team (like in Rio), but it's really a slim one. I'm guessing that the women one have some chances too: 0-11 Weightlifting: 4-6 Wrestling: Well, at least, one (Larroque), then, it's anyboddy guess : 1-4 Total: 322 - 463 (330 in London, 395 in Rio)
  9. All right, I've missed that. It still should left one Pro League team home though.
  10. If I get it right (and assuming that only Australia and one of the european Pro League teams will qualifie from their respective contintental championship), three teams from the Pro League will no take part in the OQT ? If so, it's a blessing for second tier countries like France, but also very iodiotic.
  11. This should be it's own thread . I know we allready have a WC medals count thread, but this could be interesting as well. A virtual yearly medals table based on either world championship results or world rankings/best performances (if no world championsip that year)
  12. De_Gambassi

    Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

    That's a very short term view then. The Olympics have become the Olympics because they became a forum for the best of the best to compete each others. That's the message of the olympics. The competitive nature of the games is what drives people every four (two) years. Each time, the IOC is adding more made up events whith basically no competitive fields or pending to its 'gender equity' policy, sacrificing much more competitive events in the process, they blur their inital message and alienate their inital fanbase. The YOG are the crux of this philosophy. A bunch of random events played by random people, just making sure every one gets something. A festival of sports of some sort. Not something I'm interested in tbh.
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    Road Cycling 2018 Discussion Thread

    Here is a interesting interview (yes really) from Lappartient https://www.letemps.ch/sport/david-lappartient-aujourdhui-un-cycliste-gagner-un-grand-tour-carburant-leau A couple of key points: Believe that the peloton is much more cleaner today that it was 20 years ago Calls Froome "innoncent" (heum...), and says that WADA left UCI with no choice ASO knew that Froome was going to be cleared when they made their statement a few days before the Grand Départ (so, yeah, pure PR move by them) UCI spent 10 M€ on anti doping every year, that's 25% of UCI budget. According to him, some IF spent as little as 50 K€ a year. Very aware of the boring nature of modern day cycling (specifically modern day sky cycling): Six riders teams, ban of power meters and headsets, salary cap are all considered at that point (*do it, David, do it now !)
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    Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

    Regarding the IOC policy and its olympic program, I can only encourage people to read this piece from insidethegames https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1068066/liam-morgan-beijing-2022-will-not-be-any-more-exciting-with-addition-of-more-mixed-team-events This two beauties sum it up quite nicely to me
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    Athletics EAA European Championships 2018

    French selection (86 members), that's 14 more than in Amsterdam. https://stadion-actu.fr/championnats-deurope-de-berlin-la-selection-francaise/ Lemaitre and Diniz are the two most notables missing names (both injured)
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    Men's Road Cycling UCI Tour de France 2018

    Yeah, that too
  17. De_Gambassi

    Men's Road Cycling UCI Tour de France 2018

    If i was to put the blame to someone, that would be the guys who light up the flares . Riders really need all the visibility they can get.
  18. De_Gambassi

    Men's Road Cycling UCI Tour de France 2018

    Nibali's fall (not due to motorbikes as it was reported earlier) That's right before the first bareer...
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    Summer Olympic Games 2024 Sports Programme

    During today's press conference it has been said that the number of quotas needed for the additional sports will be counted towards the overal 10,500 athletes set by IOC Charter (contrary to what happen for Tokyo) Il means that the number of additional sports will be low (very likely lower than five) and that they won't request a large number of quotas (any team sport is basically screwed at that point) Edit: Paris will make its proposals by the first semester of 2019.
  20. De_Gambassi

    Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

    Besides, how many opportunities the same set of people should have to rack up medals doing basically the exact same thing. ?
  21. De_Gambassi

    Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

    Any event will see participation grow if they were included in the olympics. Doesn't make it right
  22. De_Gambassi

    Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

    I had a look at FIS website. The womens skiing big air thing had on average a whooping 7 girls competiting during this year's world cup...
  23. De_Gambassi

    Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    Regarding the penalty : Bonus from yesterday night:
  24. De_Gambassi

    Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    I'm sure people said so after 1998.