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    rybak reacted to dophuquy in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Vietnam will join ūüėÄ
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    rybak reacted to KingOfTheRhinos in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Oh I see new Zealand will be in it, think it's time to return for Australia I think ^^
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    rybak got a reaction from konig in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    @konig @Werloc I think it's our time to start to spamm private messages of still absent users who might want compete in the contest, right? 
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    rybak reacted to vinipereira in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Hello, can I participate?
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    rybak reacted to Hipooo in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Introducing text about  No. 1c
    "WHERE CAN I GO TO?"
     
    map of our tour
     
    PILSEN (PlzeŇą)
    Population: 168 449 p.
    The 4th biggest town in The Czech Republic.
     
    The city was founded in 976 as a fortress of the PŇôemysl princes. It was considered one of the three most important trade centers of the Czech lands (during the 14th century). In the 19th century, industry developed intensively here, there was created automobile brand ҆koda or the famous brewery with beer brand Pilsner Urquell.
    Pilsen is located on undulating terrain, where the Berounka river is formed by the confluence of four smaller rivers (MŇĺe, Radbuza, √öhlava and √öslava). The city is overflowing with beautiful architecture, I will only introduce you to the very basics.
     
    You can't miss St. Bartholomew's Cathedral because it has the highest church tower in the Czech Republic (102.26 m). Cathedral is in the Gothic style and it's located in the center of the city.
     
    The Franciscan monastery was founded in 1300. It is built mainly in the Renaissance style. The Franciscans were representatives of a minority order under the Roman Catholic Church. The monastery was heavily damaged during the Hussite siege (1433).
     
    The Great Synagogue is also located in Pilsen, which is the largest building of this type in the Czech Republic and the third largest in the world (after the ones in Jerusalem and Budapest). Before the start of the Second World War, the Nazis tried to bomb the synagogue, but the action failed.
     
    In 2014, the modern New Theater building was opened, which was built according to the design of Portuguese architects. The building is located near the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew.
     
    Although Pilsen is a culturally rich city, no significant sporting events are held here. However, the best Czech football team - FC Viktoria PlzeŇą - is based here.
     
     
    OLOMOUC (Olomouc)
    Population: 99 564 p.
    The 6th biggest town in The Czech Republic. An university town with great history.
     
    The city lies on the Morava River in an elongated fertile valley. It is the center of the cultural area of Han√°. As early as 1253, it was declared a royal trading town, but continuous settlement of the area appeared as early as the beginning of the 11th century. The city is known for its archbishopric and the second oldest Czech university (Palack√Ĺ's University) is also located here.
     
    The historical core of the city is made up of a former fortress, the foundations of which are still preserved today. It is the largest fortress in the Czech Republic, which was in operation from the end of the 13th century until 1886. Most of the city's monuments can be found on the territory of the fortress.
     
    In the middle of Upper Square there is a town hall with an astronomical clock. While the current form of the town hall was created in 1474, the astronomical clock was damaged during the Second World War. The new clock was created in 1955 with the theme of socialist realism.
     
    On the same square we can also find the Column of the Holy Trinity - the only UNESCO monument in Olomouc. The column was built by a group of Czech Baroque sculptors. It is so large and tall that you can go inside, where is a small chapel. This unique baroque work is the largest column and at the same time the largest sculpture in the Czech Republic.
     
     
    ńĆesk√© Budńõjovice (ńĆesk√© Budńõjovice)
    Population: 93 083 p.
    The 7th biggest town in The Czech Republic.
     
    King PŇôemysl Otakar II. founded the city in 1265. The city firstly fulfilled the function of diplomatic meetings between the House of Luxembourg and other families, then due to religious changes, the city became the target of conflicts. Today, the city is very interesting, especially from the architectural side.
     
    The Black Tower is originally a guard and signal tower from the 16th century. Today it is open to the public, above the clock there is a walkway with a view of the entire city.
     
    The Salt House is a smaller building that dates back to the Renaissance. It served as a warehouse for grain and later salt.
     
    The Rabenstein tower is one of the two preserved fortification towers from the 14th century. The tower was primarily used as a warehouse for weapons and gunpowder, then as a prison. Today you will find an exhibition of armor and historical weapons there.
     
    A representative of modern architecture is, for example, the Piano administrative center, built between 2016 and 2018.
     
     
    Hradec Králové (Hradec Králové)
    Population: 90 679 p.
    The 8th biggest town in The Czech Republic and also residence of @Hipooo!!!
     
    This city was originally a royal city, but king Wenceslas II. dedicated it to the Czech queens. It functioned as the commercial center of Eastern Bohemia and today it is also an important cultural and university center. The city is nicknamed the Salon of the Republic because the city center is filled with many buildings from the 20th century. Today, the city is world famous for its Petrof brand pianos.
     
    The White Tower is very similar to the Black Tower in ńĆesk√© Budejovice because it was designed by the same person. You can also climb the White Tower and observe the view not only of the city, but with good visibility you can also see the highest point of the Czech Republic - SnńõŇĺka, which is almost 60 km from the city.
     
    The Museum of Eastern Bohemia is an Art Nouveau brick building with various permanent and seasonal exhibitions.
     
    Adalbertinum is a social house built at the end of the 19th century in a style with elements of Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque. The building is used for social and cultural activities.
     
    The Ulrich Square is a place lined with functionalist buildings. Today, the Regional Directorate of the Police and ńĆSOB bank are located here.
     
    The Huńć√°k hydroelectric power plant is located in the city center on the Elbe River. This Art Nouveau building has been in operation since 1912 and is supposed to protect the city from floods.
     
    YES THIS YEAR'S TOISC 2022 IS HELD RIGHT HERE!! 
     
     
    Pardubice (Pardubice)
    Population: 88 188 p.
    The 10th biggest town in The Czech Republic with an important railway junction.
     
    The first mention of the town dates back to 1295, but it flourished only in the 19th century, when the town was connected to the railway. Since then there has been intensive industrial development and the population has rapidly doubled. Nowadays, Pardubice is famous for Pardubice gingerbread and the Velk√° Pardubick√° horse race.
     
    The Pardubice Castle is located in the city center and dates back to the Renaissance in 1491.
     
    The Municipal Theater is an Art Nouveau building built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is probably the most important theater in Eastern Bohemia.
     
     
     
    Karlovy Vary (Karlovy Vary)
    Population: 45 605 p.
    The 22nd biggest town in The Czech Republic and the biggest czech spa town.
     
    Karlovy Vary is not one of the largest cities in the Czech Republic, but it is nevertheless a regional capital and is known worldwide for its spa treatments. The town was founded in 1370 and is located in a relatively steep valley of the OhŇôe river. The hottest spring VŇô√≠dlo (72 ¬įC) is located there. It also hosts an international film festival every year.
     
    The list of monuments is really wide. There are four spa buildings in the city (two of which are still spas today) and five colonnades. Since the city has been visited by a number of important figures throughout history, there are a large number of monuments and statues. On the outskirts of the city there are architecturally interesting lookouts, e.g. Goethe's viewpoint. There are a large number of hotels in the city, almost every one of them is in magnificent buildings of art nouveau and romantic style.
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    rybak reacted to hckoŇ°ice in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    No Russians in Luge next season. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1128432/fil-russia-ban
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    rybak reacted to Rafa Maciel in Rowing FISA World Championships 2022   
    This week’s World Championships definitely represents a big step forward for Team GB compared to the last few years and the disastrous Tokyo regatta. Given our relative strength in the sport, I was surprised to discover that this is the first time since 2016 that GB have won a gold medal at the rowing world championships outside of the para-rowing classes.
     
    Using this week to project Olympic qualification, Britain would have qualified in all 11 of the boat categories that they entered ‚Äď an improvement of 2 compared to the WCs of 2019.
     
    The biggest step forward arguably came from Ukraine who would qualify 5 boats ‚Äď compared to 0 in 2019 ‚Äď which is no mean feat given everything that is going on in the country.
     
    New Zealand and Italy haven’t had a vintage year with New Zealand qualifying in just 4 events compared to 9 previously and Italy dropping from 8 to 4.
     
    Good to see Japan making progress post Tokyo. Ryuta Arakawa’s victory in the B-Final would be an Olympic qualifying spot and would possibly be the first time that a non-Chinese boat had qualified through the World Championships route.
     

     
    Still a year to go before the qualification regatta, but I think Team GB will be very happy with their performances this year and if they can get a good winter of injury free training, they could be on track for largest rowing squad since London 2012.
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    rybak reacted to Hipooo in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Introducing text about  No. 1a
    "WHERE CAN I GO TO?"
     
    map of our tour
     
    In the beggining, I would like to introduce you nine czech towns. We are starting our pilgrimage of my homeland in Prague.
     
    PRAGUE (Praha)
    Population: 1 267 173 p.
    Capital and the biggest city of The Czech Republic.
     
    According to legend, Prague was founded in the 8th century by the czech princess¬†LibuŇ°e¬†and her husband¬†PŇôemysl¬†(the founder of the PŇôemysl dynasty). The legend has it that LibuŇ°e climbed of a rocky cliff above the Vltava river and prophersied:
    "I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars."
    She ordered a castle to the built on the spot and named the city Prague.
     
    In Prague, you can visit many monuments of different architectural styles. Prague Castle is considered the most valuable monument in Prague. Its construction began in the 9th century and ended only in the 20th century. It's a complex of various temples, churches, palaces and buildings in different styles, but the dominant one is the St. Vitus Church. Whole complex is also a UNESCO monument.
     
    Another prominent monument is the Charles Bridge, which is the oldest standing bridge over the Vltava River (opened in 1402). There are 30 baroque sculptures on the bridge and it is only for pedestrians.
     
    The Old Town Hall was founded in 1338, it is mainly known for its astronomical clock - the best-preserved medieval clock in the world. At noon, the astronomical clock is very often visited by tourists. In May 1945, the town hall caught fire (due to the fight between the insurgents and the German army) and part of the building was irretrievably destroyed. Today, only fragments of the original building can be seen.
     
    VyŇ°ehrad¬†is a castle and fortress on a rock above the Vltava River. It was the former residence of Czech kings. Part of the fortress is also a large cemetery where a large number of famous Czech personalities are buried.
     
    Other no less important monuments include the National Theatre, the Bethlehem Chapel (in which Jan Hus preached his ideas, for which he was later burned), the National Museum or the Rudolfinum concert palace.
     

    The most interesting modern building can be considered¬†the Dancing House¬†(the building is inspired by the interwar dancing couple Astair ‚Äď Rogers).
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    rybak got a reaction from Makedonas in Men's Tennis ATP Tour 2022   
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    rybak got a reaction from Wanderer in Men's Tennis ATP Tour 2022   
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    rybak got a reaction from Makedonas in Men's Tennis ATP Tour 2022   
    Here we have, a rare in recent months photo, which includes all Federer, Djokovic and Murray in one place just before all of them will play in the same event, just Nadal is missing from "Big 4" or "Big 3" as most people prefers 
     
     
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    rybak got a reaction from phelps in [POLL] Which are your 5 Top Favorite Summer Olympic Sports? (2022 version)   
    I'm so surprised that nobody didn't voted yet for breakdancing 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    rybak got a reaction from Makedonas in Athletes Retirements Thread   
    Roger Federer announced retirement. Next week's Laver Cup tournament will be his last professional tournament.
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    rybak got a reaction from dullard in [POLL] Which are your 5 Top Favorite Summer Olympic Sports? (2022 version)   
    I'm so surprised that nobody didn't voted yet for breakdancing 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    rybak reacted to Sindo in Totallympics Announcements Thread   
    When tomorrow you will open Totallympics you will see a new and renovated home page
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    rybak reacted to hckoŇ°ice in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Obviously Slovensko can not miss the TISC especially when its organized by our beloved neighbors/friends/brothers "west coast" , so officially is in   
     

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    rybak got a reaction from Hipooo in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    I have been in Prague in summer 2019 and I enjoyed my time there, though weather was bad 
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    rybak reacted to Hipooo in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    I'm planning to introduce you with The Czech Republic. I don't know, who of us have already been in , I think not many of you  
    Every week I want post some education text about my country to know or convince to come to us.
     is small but beautiful country and I want to try to prove you that it's true  
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    rybak got a reaction from Hipooo in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    One day before, but is in 
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    rybak reacted to Vektor in Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022   
    Everyone here:
     

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    rybak reacted to Bearas in Surfing ISA World Games 2022   
    Jakub Kuzia representing Poland is 4 times Polish champion   Both Kuzia and Maksymilian Michalewski represented Poland at the World junior championships on multiple occasions.
     
    Somehow we have 5 countries by Baltic coastline (not the area known for surfing...) competing at the championships:
     with one surfer
     &  with 2 surfers each
     with 3 surfers
      with full team of 6 surfers
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    rybak reacted to Hipooo in Totallympics International Song Contest Discussion   
    Soon, next week, don't worry  
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    rybak reacted to Bearas in Surfing ISA World Games 2022   
    Out of all world championships you would expect landlocked  to compete, Surfing is one of them...
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    rybak got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Athletes Retirements Thread   
    Roger Federer announced retirement. Next week's Laver Cup tournament will be his last professional tournament.
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    rybak got a reaction from LuizGuilherme in Athletes Retirements Thread   
    Roger Federer announced retirement. Next week's Laver Cup tournament will be his last professional tournament.
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