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Short Track Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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1 hour ago, Dragon said:

Looks like Russia are definitely out of the men's relay

yes, they only have 3 guys starting in Pyeongchang: Semen Elistratov, Pavel Sitnikov and Alexander Shulginov

meanwhile the girls are 4: Ekaterina Efremenkova, Ekaterina Konstantinova, Emina Malagich and Sofya Prosvirnova

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An open letter from Victor An to the IOC President Thomas Bach

 

Dear Mr. President Thomas Bach,

Back in 2002, I got my first opportunity to participate in Olympic Games. The present ones in Korea were supposed to become an especially significant part of my career for several reasons. Two weeks before the start of the Olympics I found out that the Olympic movement does not consider me an athlete, who deserves to be a part of it without even providing an explanation.

During my entire career journey in short track, I’ve never given a reason to doubt my honesty and my integrity, especially when it comes to my victories which I achieved with nothing but my strength and dedication. I have always maintained respect to the sport itself, my rivals, the Olympic movement, and I’ve always complied with the anti-doping legislation. I honestly thought that properly completing all the steps to meet the criteria to be a part of the Olympic Games, a "clean" athlete deserves a right to compete there. However, the IOC commission has decided otherwise and didn’t provide me with reasons why so.

I thoroughly went over the criteria which commission utilized when they made this decision. I can honestly declare that I haven’t done anything that would justify putting me on the list of athletes barred from participating in the Olympic Games.

It is outrageous that there is no concrete reason which explains my exclusion from the Olympics, and furthermore people now view me as an athlete who used doping. After all these years in sports, this verdict of preventing me to be in Olympics has become a symbol of mistrust to me from the side of IOC as well as the reason of mistrust from the side of the entire sport community.

I hope that the IOC will ultimately declare their reason for my exclusion, so I will be able to defend my honor and dignity. I have a full right to believe and hope that I have the trust of my supporters, as well as journalists, after my long journey in short-track and with absolute absence of my fault in this situation, when I’m deprived an opportunity to participate in the Olympics.

Sincerely Yours, Viktor An

 

Naive Victor)) You were banned from the Olympics because you compete for a terrible Russia and won in a terrible Sochi 3 gold medals :):thumbup::wall:

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4 hours ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

i dont think a change.org petitions ever worked

They can. Not often, but they can.

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5 hours ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

i dont think a change.org petitions ever worked

I have seen some work 

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Men´s 1500m Heats Start List

*Top 3 from each heat advance to the semifinals

 

Women´s 500m Heats Start List

*Top 2 from each heat advance to the Quarterfinals

Women´s 3000m Relay Semifinals Heats Start List

*Top 2 from each heat advance to the Final, 3rd and 4th teams qualify for the Final B

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Time to watch the first two heats and then switch to luge. :p

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Considerable empty seats, really?

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