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Alpine Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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5 minutes ago, dcro said:

I swear IOC is trying so hard to make Olympics look bad.

 

And succeeding (at least for me)...

I think its actually the FIS.

 

Also earlier it was reported that the FIS wanted a 2 run downhill.

 

Which means the Super G will be under threat too (if the FIS makes this a 2 run event as well).


THis is being done to "increase television viewers"

 

It also increases the ability for places without high enough mountains to host too... which is a problem for the IOC right now.

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1 hour ago, intoronto said:

I think its actually the FIS.

 

Also earlier it was reported that the FIS wanted a 2 run downhill.

 

Which means the Super G will be under threat too (if the FIS makes this a 2 run event as well).


THis is being done to "increase television viewers"

 

It also increases the ability for places without high enough mountains to host too... which is a problem for the IOC right now.

 

A two run downhill, for fuck's sake people :facepalm:

 

Did you hear this personally btw, or is there some link where I can read this so I can use it as a source on a Dutch page? :p 

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Just now, heywoodu said:

 

A two run downhill, for fuck's sake people :facepalm:

 

Did you hear this personally btw, or is there some link where I can read this so I can use it as a source on a Dutch page? :p 

 

The combined one is personally and the downhill I remember reading here somewhere,.. it wasn't posted by me.

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59 minutes ago, intoronto said:

 

The combined one is personally and the downhill I remember reading here somewhere,.. it wasn't posted by me.

Thanks. I kinda hope there will never be a link to post here about it... 

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I believe it's almost certain that the alpine combined will be replaced by a parallel event. This is from last May and you can read the draft calendar for 2020-21 (PDF), updated in October.

A women's 2 run downhill is already scheduled in February 2018, and more are supposed to be held in 2020-21 according to that draft.

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11 minutes ago, Dunadan said:

I believe it's almost certain that the alpine combined will be replaced by a parallel event. This is from last May and you can read the draft calendar for 2020-21 (PDF), updated in October.

A women's 2 run downhill is already scheduled in February 2018, and more are supposed to be held in 2020-21 according to that draft.

That is so sad. After speed skating, the next winter sport is slowly being torn down. And biathlon is up next, considering there's another new 'SuperSprint' event later this season. 

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Am 23.12.2017 um 20:36 schrieb Dunadan:

I believe it's almost certain that the alpine combined will be replaced by a parallel event. This is from last May and you can read the draft calendar for 2020-21 (PDF), updated in October.

A women's 2 run downhill is already scheduled in February 2018, and more are supposed to be held in 2020-21 according to that draft.

Good news, the combined is a snoozefest most of the time and often very unfair for speed specialists, especially on the mens side. I think Shiffrin would have dominated this event anyway, there is no need to gift her another gold.

Of course heywoodu is right about speed skating, i dont get what those officials are thinking. Is there any person that will suddenly say "So far i never cared about speed skating, but now that they introduced the mass start i became a huge fan"? They should just accept that some sports are boring and will never have as many fans as the popular sports like ice hockey or biathlon, so they should just try to keep those people happy, who already follow their sport.

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Ummm Hi people. I'm coming here for help. Spanish Federation is saying that both Kim Salarich and Juan Del Campo, two male spanish alpine skiers, have qualifiyed to compite at the games amd that both are going to be there. But I'm pretty sure that Spain only have one men's quota. They keep saying that they both are in, cause one is in slalom and the other in Giant. I keep thinking that this is wrong, but guys can you clarify me, please.

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