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Speed Skating 2015 - 2016 Discussion Thread

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5 hours ago, intoronto said:

It appears the 2018 Olympics has a chance to have some exotic countries such as Colombia, Spain and India competing (all three have at least one athlete who has met the standard from Sochi).

 

And it should be easier now considering that, thanks to Netherlands, the number of athletes that a nation can enter in one event has been reduced.

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3 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

And it should be easier now considering that, thanks to Netherlands, the number of athletes that a nation can enter in one event has been reduced.

One of the very few normal decisions by ISU...not as extremely stupid as the horrible decision to have only one race to decide the 500 meters.

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9 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

One of the very few normal decisions by ISU...not as extremely stupid as the horrible decision to have only one race to decide the 500 meters.

 

Yes, that's a very stupid decision. Generally, the worst thing that sport federations can do is to change competition formats because they want "more fans". Usually such changes don't bring any new fans, but they really annoy existing fans.

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4 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Yes, that's a very stupid decision. Generally, the worst thing that sport federations can do is to change competition formats because they want "more fans". Usually such changes don't bring any new fans, but they really annoy existing fans.

And it's even more stupid when a decision simply gives a clear, unfair advantage to 50% of the field. 

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Konrad Niedzwiedzki was hit by an agricultural vehicle last weekend during a training ride near Groningen (NED). He suffered 7 broken ribs, a punctured lung and a couple more injuries, but is expected to be able to join his team when they have a training camp in Inzell in July :) 

 

http://www.omropfryslan.nl/nieuws/640494-poolse-schaatser-met-fiets-aangereden-door-landbouwvoertuig

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