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Cross-Country Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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Olympic qualification is over, but damn... 140 FIS points for completing 5km in 29 minutes... :p

 

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1 hour ago, dcro said:

Olympic qualification is over, but damn... 140 FIS points for completing 5km in 29 minutes... :p

 

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Perfect proof of why IBU's points system (where points can only be earned in serious international competitions with rarely less than 30-40 athletes) is a million times better than that of FIS :p 

 

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Damir Martin (Rio silver medalist in rowing single sculls) apparently wants to qualify for Beijing in cross-country skiing. Pita disease is spreading. :rolleyes:

 

Besides, how complimentary it must be for the sport of cross-country when basically everyone has seemingly started to think it's the easiest sport to qualify. :lol:

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9 hours ago, dcro said:

Damir Martin (Rio silver medalist in rowing single sculls) apparently wants to qualify for Beijing in cross-country skiing. Pita disease is spreading. :rolleyes:

 

Besides, how complimentary it must be for the sport of cross-country when basically everyone has seemingly started to think it's the easiest sport to qualify. :lol:

It's like the 100m or something in athletics, the basics of simply doing it are really easy to learn :p

 

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By the way, just namedropping here, but Helene-Marie Fossesholm is going to be freakishly good. Only 16 years at the moment and basically dominating everything in Norway that's younger than 20. Oh, she only started real competitions in January. 

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Norwegian news states that the Bogota races and a race in Turkey weren't done right meaning that those qualified through those races shouldn't have been so!

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2 hours ago, Agger said:

Norwegian news states that the Bogota races and a race in Turkey weren't done right meaning that those qualified through those races shouldn't have been so!

What do they mean with 'not done right'?

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49 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

What do they mean with 'not done right'?

 

Stopping the automatic timing and using handtiming. From what I understand, the handtiming purposely made the time differences smaller.

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30 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

Stopping the automatic timing and using handtiming. From what I understand, the handtiming purposely made the time differences smaller.

Well, only one way to find out. Do you happen to have a link to something about it? I can't find it on NRK :p 

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By the way, perfect example of why the whole FIS points system absolutely sucks monkey balls in both cross-country skiing and alpine skiing.

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