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NearPup

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    NearPup got a reaction from Ted in Alpine Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    is sending an athlete with the first name "Winter" and an athlete with the last name "Winters" to the Winter Olympics. Truly a historic achievement.
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    NearPup reacted to Grassmarket in Biathlon at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    According to the British ES Comms (who are in e-mail contact with Wright’s mentor back in NZ), the NZ federation “always intended to send him, but the news was embargoed till yesterday”.   Yeah, right.
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    NearPup reacted to dcro in Alpine Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    WCSL quotas are an easy fix. Extra places should be awarded based on Top 30 ranking only if the same nation has someone else with WCSL points. New Zealand would only get one female spot instead of three, and so on.
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    NearPup reacted to Grassmarket in How Many Medals do You Expect from Your Nation at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022?   
    Yes, three silvers will be something to be proud of. 
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    NearPup reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    It's now out in the open, so: Monday @brunamoura was selected and announced as part of the Brazilian team for Beijing. The same day she did a COVID test.....which came back positive. Long story short, now we're hoping hard for a test to be negative in time for her to still make it to the Olympics before the Brazilian authorities need to make an (understandable) decision to go for a replacement athlete.
     
    So, we wait and we keep hoping. There isn't really anything she realistically could have done differently to avoid it, so it's pure bad luck...hopefully there's some good luck coming soon.
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    NearPup reacted to intoronto in Freestyle Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    Team Canada - Ski Cross  
     
    Kevin Drury (Toronto, Ont.)
    Courtney Hoffos (Windermere, B.C.)
    Reece Howden (Cultus Lake, B.C.)
    Brady Leman (Calgary, Alta.)
    Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, Que.)
    Hannah Schmidt (Ottawa, Ont.)
    Jared Schmidt (Ottawa, Ont.)
    Marielle Thompson (Whistler, B.C.)
     
    (Last week's World Cup gold medalist Kris Mahler was only named as an alternate)
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    NearPup reacted to hckošice in Road to Beijing 2022 Poll #11 | What were your favourite Winter Olympic Games in the past?   
    Also pity there no multiple-options choices in this poll, because I would pick in 2nd Lillehammer 1994, what a great games it was, with fantastic atmosphere, great sport moments and first ever for 1 year after the split-up of TCH (Also the first ever SVK ice Hockey international major tournament as independent country)
    Unforgetable moments with Peter Šťastný returning from deflection in Canada and finally playing before his retirement as captain of his nation
     
    the first moments when the whole new country began to feel proud
     

     
     
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    NearPup reacted to Jan Linha in Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 News   
    Yeah, feel very sorry for Simander. She deserved to be at the Games. 
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    NearPup reacted to dcro in Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 Ceremonies   
    Bach is a crowd though. 
     
    Surprised he is still not insisting to visit a random place in China before the Opening ceremony. For example, Tibet. 
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    NearPup got a reaction from Dennis in Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 Ceremonies   
    That would be the shortest opening ceremony in, what, decades?
     
    I’m actually very on board for a shorter ceremony, especially with the lack of crowd.
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    NearPup reacted to RobtheAggie in Biathlon at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    I know he does not want to switch, and it looks like that talk will subside with this news.  I am glad for that.  Hopefully his success will help grow the sport in New Zealand, and by extension Australia.  I know they are two very different nations and biathlon federations, but would Australia really want to be passed by NZ?
     
    Although I would have welcomed him into the US team, I am glad he will represent NZ.
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    NearPup reacted to Joshi in Biathlon at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    Well thank god for that. Was scared he wouldn't make it and then we'll end up losing him. Hopefully he gets the support he needs now. It's a travesty it took this long.
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    NearPup reacted to Olympian1010 in Biathlon at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
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    NearPup got a reaction from intoronto in Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 News   
    They bought the boxer from but they couldn't buy the judges (still bitter Sotomayor lost the final in Rio 2016 totally unfairly, I never thought I'd get so upset to see an Azeri import lose at the Olympics - that was the Olympics where suddenly became the best boxing country in the world for reasons obviously unrelated to corruption)
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    NearPup got a reaction from Olympian1010 in Men's Curling Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    As part of the new norm Curling is moving to a "mixed sheet" format.
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    NearPup got a reaction from intoronto in Men's Curling Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    As part of the new norm Curling is moving to a "mixed sheet" format.
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    NearPup reacted to rafalgorka in Road to Beijing 2022 Poll #10 | Which country will get more medals in total in Beijing 2022? Canada or United States?   
    And as always - when Canada is involved in sports, my favourite sports arcticle of all time comes to my mind. Enjoy, if some of you haven't read it yet.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/jul/27/canada-summer-olympics-lack-of-medals-reasons
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    NearPup got a reaction from Topicmaster1010 in Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    Team Canada
     
    Men
     
    Pilots:
    Justin Kripps Christopher Spring Taylor Austin  
    Push athletes:
    Ben Coakwell Ryan Sommer Cam Stones Mike Evelyn Sam Giguere Cody Sorensen Jay Dearborn Chris Patrician Daniel Sunderland  
    Women
     
    Pilots:
    Christine de Bruin Cynthia Appiah Melissa Lotholz  
    Push athletes:
    Kristen Bujnowski Dawn Richardson Wilson Sara Villani  
    Nominated coaches are Todd Hays, Jamie McCartney, Elfje Willemsen and Lyndon Rush.
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    NearPup reacted to Olympian1010 in Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
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    NearPup reacted to orangeman in Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 News   
    It's snowing in Beijing!  Second time this winter, first since November.  
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    NearPup got a reaction from intoronto in Snowboarding at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    I don't think they know what they are talking about.
     
    In half-pipe and slopestyle/big air the quotas they rejected show as, well, rejected. They specifically accepted a re-allocation quota in PGS while other countries rejected them. Either they are incompetent or different factions of the organization are at war with each other...
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    NearPup reacted to Topicmaster1010 in Canada National Thread   
    I think we've rejected more quotas than the Netherlands this cycle . Does anyone know if we'll end up returning them or if they'll just become wasted quotas?
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    NearPup reacted to dcro in Alpine Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    Meanwhile, if there is one natiom that might genuinly forget to check their reallocations, it's .
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    NearPup reacted to Monzanator in Alpine Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    We have strategically announced three reserves even before this quota became available   Guess we'll find out soon who the lucky winner is
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    NearPup reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games 2022   
    Then Brazil's chances for a third women's ticket could have possibly improved due to nobody contacting the Slovaks and Sara Ponya?  
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