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Winter Olympic Games 2018 Qualification Systems

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hace 5 minutos, intoronto said:

 

Two Colombian skaters definitely have a chance. Causil is less than a second off the qualification time for Sochi (and with 3 max per nation) it should be easier to qualify in the 500m event. Also iirc another Colombian skater was a reserve for the mass start at the world championships last year (so he just missed the cut). 

 

Yeah I think he's been focusing in 1000m so far. Last I heard he was joined by 6 others in Salt Lake City with plans to move to Calgary soon enough. And I also saw there's a teen doing quite well in Kamloops so we'll see how the adventure goes lol. 

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It'd be really awesome if Causil or another Colombian makes it to Pyeongchang, long live exotic nations :clap:

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1 hour ago, JoshMartini007 said:

 

As for biathlon their host quota allocation is a bit weird too. At the top they reserved one quota for a man and a woman, but in the host section they say South Korea would be given a team should they not qualify one.

Have you seen a qualifying procedure before where first it says there will be no reallocation of unused quota, only for that to be changed once there are unused quote?

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1 hour ago, JoshMartini007 said:

 

Probably. Qualification to the Winter Olympics is less entertaining since most of them are rankings published 1-2 months before the games.

 

As for biathlon their host quota allocation is a bit weird too. At the top they reserved one quota for a man and a woman, but in the host section they say South Korea would be given a team should they not qualify one.

yes but it would be more easy than summer olympics from the other hand

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11 hours ago, intoronto said:

If current trends last, one country will return to the WOG: Bolivia

 

Yes, and that's Simon Kammerlander. Beautiful Bolivian name...

 

I mean, it's cool when countries like Lebanon and Pakistan send their own sklers, but recently so many weak skiers are just looking to represent some exotic nation at the Olympics (whether they have some distant connection with the country or not even that). That really isn't Olympic spirit, it really isn't.

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1 minute ago, dcro said:

 

Yes, and that's Simon Kammerlander. Beautiful Bolivian name...

 

I mean, it's cool when countries like Lebanon and Pakistan send their own sklers, but recently so many weak skiers are just looking to represent some exotic nation at the Olympics (whether they have some distant connection with the country or not even that). That really isn't Olympic spirit, it really isn't.

 

Vanessa Mae "Vanakorn" :d

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I'm fine with people representing exotic nations if they at least have some sort of connection with it (through family, love, living there for years etc). Mostly because it can create an interest in the sport that would otherwise never exist, even if it's only 50 people getting interested and only 10% of those actually trying to do the sport.. 

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16 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I'm fine with people representing exotic nations if they at least have some sort of connection with it (through family, love, living there for years etc). Mostly because it can create an interest in the sport that would otherwise never exist, even if it's only 50 people getting interested and only 10% of those actually trying to do the sport.. 

 

Would this count as a connection? :d

 

"My father has a factory of sport clothes in Togo and we took the opportunity to represent this country," said Dipol, sporting Togo's bright yellow racing suit.

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3 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Would this count as a connection? :d

 

"My father has a factory of sport clothes in Togo and we took the opportunity to represent this country," said Dipol, sporting Togo's bright yellow racing suit.

Meh...let's say I'm more a fan of Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean :d 

 

 

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