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  1. A belated happy birthday to Félix Sienra of who competed in sailing at the 1948 Games in London where he finished 6th in the Firefly class behind Danish legend Paul Elvstrøm. Yesterday was his 106th birthday which makes him the third longest lived olympian in modern Olympic history.
  2. Can confirm the figure is 49 after the alpine, cross country and freestyle skiers together with the snowboarders were announced by the BOA this morning. Sadly, for the first time since 1956 GB does not have a representative in the biathlon. However, on a more positive note they have their first long track speed skater at the Games since 1992.
  3. That's why I said at the outset it may not work for everyone and of course there are lots of other factors that come into play as well not least having athletes with talent. Without that setting high standards is meaningless.
  4. It may not work for everyone but setting tougher qualification criteria seems to have helped GB Swimming improve standards. I'm sure there are many other examples around the world as well.
  5. 3-7 seems more realistic than the 5-12 they talked about in 2018. All three curling events are possibilities and both of Hall's bobsleigh drives. Bankes and Ormerod in snowboarding and perhaps something in freestyle skiing and/or men's skeleton. Unfortunately ski jumping is set to be a big fail again. 😊 The Para targets should be achieved mainly through alpine skiing but they could also win medals in snowboarding and wheelchair curling.
  6. I find it quite relaxing to watch provided there is a scenic well treed route.
  7. The first ever combined World Para Snow Sports Championships begin at 9am (GMT) today in Lillehammer, and continue until 23 January. Most of the sports covered by the Paralympic Games - alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing and snowboarding - are included so we should get a good idea of who is in contention for medals in Beijing.
  8. GB had a 4th place in the men's 1000m which is their best finish in the 130 years of the EC, so they at least were happy at the week's events.
  9. Reminds me of a track cycling commentary I once heard where the commentator derided the rider's technique throughout his performance before announcing, almost as an afterthought, that he had broken the world record.
  10. The world's no.1 pairing of Mektic and Pavic see home over in the deciding doubles. They now play or Balkans rivals in Friday's semi-final.
  11. The group stages of the Davis Cup proved to be a near European sweep as they won seven of the quarter-final spots. v v v v Sweden and Serbia came through as lucky losers. The rest won their groups.
  12. GB were hardly at full strength themselves with players like Hesson and Soko missing.
  13. Actually a three way tie for gold with and .
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