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vinipereira

South American Games 2018

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18 hours ago, thiago_simoes said:


It's nice for athletes to earn something, but I believe gold medalists should receive a lot more.

 

For a competition of this level, I think the prize money is more than enough. I bet most medalists from other nations received a big 0 for their performances :p

 

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After the successful organization of the South American Games, Cochabamba will bid for the 2027 Pan American Games.

 

After 2 editions in South America (Lima 2019 and Santiago 2023), I think Cochabamba can only win the right to host if no city from North or Central America is a candidate.

 

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They are in no way prepared to host a panamerican games. Would be a big step back in terms of standards for odepa to give it to them.

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i am looking at results and Colombia has boxer John Lennon :d

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45 minutes ago, vinipereira said:

After the successful organization of the South American Games, Cochabamba will bid for the 2027 Pan American Games.

 

After 2 editions in South America (Lima 2019 and Santiago 2023), I think Cochabamba can only win the right to host if no city from North or Central America is a candidate.

 

 

Doesn't look likely unless Mexico steps up. 

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3 hours ago, intoronto said:

 

Doesn't look likely unless Mexico steps up. 

 

I heard rumours Miami might try? Of course any american city would be a instant favorite to host in case they have any interest :p

 

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3 hours ago, LDOG said:

They are in no way prepared to host a panamerican games. Would be a big step back in terms of standards for odepa to give it to them.

 

I agree, but I guess they can gain experience over time. The altitude is a real deal breaker, though. Many athletes suffered a lot during this competition - one brazilian swimmer almost passed out in a event and some table tennis athletes were vomiting. For a competition that act as Olympic qualification for many sports, this isn't ideal.

 

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49 minutes ago, vinipereira said:

 

I heard rumours Miami might try? Of course any american city would be a instant favorite to host in case they have any interest :p

 

Without a doubt. However USOC won't support because of LA2028.

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2 hours ago, intoronto said:

Without a doubt. However USOC won't support because of LA2028.

Or we (LA) could just hold those as a test event. 

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45 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Or we (LA) could just hold those as a test event. 

That is a good idea but could also cause a whole lot of issues.

 

Beijing attempted at the 2021 Asian Winter Games and said no.

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5 horas atrás, vinipereira disse:

 

I agree, but I guess they can gain experience over time. The altitude is a real deal breaker, though. Many athletes suffered a lot during this competition - one brazilian swimmer almost passed out in a event and some table tennis athletes were vomiting. For a competition that act as Olympic qualification for many sports, this isn't ideal.

 


Did this only happen to Brazilian athletes? Or did these things mostly happen to Brazilians? I saw the picture where Gui Lin (table tennis) looked like she would pass out at any moment, and it makes me think that maybe our athletes are not trained to face harsh conditions, because they always seem to be affected by altitude when they go to Bolivia. I mean, I can imagine how hard it is, but if things are hard for Brazilians, they are hard for everyone else. It makes me think that maybe some of them are just slacking off (not Gui Lin, of course). You know, sometimes Brazilian athletes just blame it on anything else but themselves. I remember Daniele Hypólito mentioning she had a terrible day during qualifications at the 2012 Olympics because her brother fell on floor the day before and she was too worried about him. Funny thing is that her brother had a perfect day in 2016 and she fell on floor the next day. Ugh. Not to mention Fabiana Murer and three Olympic disasters where she was the one to blame, but she put the blame on the poles, the wind... 
 

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1 hour ago, thiago_simoes said:


Did this only happen to Brazilian athletes? Or did these things mostly happen to Brazilians? I saw the picture where Gui Lin (table tennis) looked like she would pass out at any moment, and it makes me think that maybe our athletes are not trained to face harsh conditions, because they always seem to be affected by altitude when they go to Bolivia. I mean, I can imagine how hard it is, but if things are hard for Brazilians, they are hard for everyone else. It makes me think that maybe some of them are just slacking off (not Gui Lin, of course). You know, sometimes Brazilian athletes just blame it on anything else but themselves. I remember Daniele Hypólito mentioning she had a terrible day during qualifications at the 2012 Olympics because her brother fell on floor the day before and she was too worried about him. Funny thing is that her brother had a perfect day in 2016 and she fell on floor the next day. Ugh. Not to mention Fabiana Murer and three Olympic disasters where she was the one to blame, but she put the blame on the poles, the wind... 
 

 

No, it's not the same for everyone, altitude has less effect on chileans, colombians, peruvians and ecuatorians since many of their main cities have altitude as well.

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