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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    You deserve a medal for all your work compiling these lists!  
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    dodge got a reaction from thepharoah in Athletes who competed at 2018 Youth Games going to Tokyo 2020 Summer Games   
    The extra year delay will have helped more qualify but I'm interested in seeing who from the 2018 Youth Games is heading to Tokyo. I'll only post a few I know about so please post whoever you know. Just a bit of fun
     
     - Badminton - Nhat Nguyen
     
      - Diving - Daniel Restrepo (3m spring) - Gold
     
     - Athletics - Guðbjörg Jóna Bjarnadóttir (200m) - Gold
     
     - Boxing - Caroline Dubois (60kg) - Gold
     
     - Modern Pentathlon - Ahmed Elgendy - Gold
     
     - Rowing - Maria Kyridou/Christina Bourbou (womens pair) - Gold
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from stefanbg in Rowing FISA Under 23 World Championships 2021   
    Why so aggressive? Jesus…
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    dodge got a reaction from JamDH in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    I’m not sure what you’re asking but I suspect you’re asking about the make of the British and Irish rugby and hockey teams? 
     
    People from Northern Ireland are included in the hockey squads for both Ireland and GB
     
    There are no people from Northern Ireland in either rugby squad, but Max McFarland of GB is an Irish citizen and qualified for Scotland through his grandfather. 
     
    Also, none of this matters. 
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    dodge got a reaction from Nickyc707 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    I’m not sure what you’re asking but I suspect you’re asking about the make of the British and Irish rugby and hockey teams? 
     
    People from Northern Ireland are included in the hockey squads for both Ireland and GB
     
    There are no people from Northern Ireland in either rugby squad, but Max McFarland of GB is an Irish citizen and qualified for Scotland through his grandfather. 
     
    Also, none of this matters. 
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    dodge got a reaction from maestro in Athletics EAA Under 23 European Championships 2021   
    It’s a development competition. There’s always lots of stars missing
     
    As for ‘what’s the point?’ 
     
    The point is competition. Why have regional events? Why have national events? Why have under 18 or under 20? Why have european?  Why go to the Olympics if you’re not going to medal
     
    Duplantis has bigger goals than this but some athletes don’t. For others it’s a stepping stone. It doesn’t matter who’s not there. The athletes have their own goals and congrats if they achieve them 
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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Athletics EAA Under 23 European Championships 2021   
    It’s a development competition. There’s always lots of stars missing
     
    As for ‘what’s the point?’ 
     
    The point is competition. Why have regional events? Why have national events? Why have under 18 or under 20? Why have european?  Why go to the Olympics if you’re not going to medal
     
    Duplantis has bigger goals than this but some athletes don’t. For others it’s a stepping stone. It doesn’t matter who’s not there. The athletes have their own goals and congrats if they achieve them 
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    dodge got a reaction from heywoodu in Rowing FISA Under 23 World Championships 2021   
    Why so aggressive? Jesus…
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    dodge got a reaction from Quasit in Rowing FISA Under 23 World Championships 2021   
    Why so aggressive? Jesus…
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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Rowing FISA Under 23 World Championships 2021   
    Why so aggressive? Jesus…
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    dodge got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Rowing FISA Under 23 World Championships 2021   
    Why so aggressive? Jesus…
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    dodge got a reaction from NMQ in Men's Football CONMEBOL South American Copa América 2021   
    Congratulations to all members here from Argentina. I’m so happy for Messi
     
     
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    dodge reacted to LDOG in Men's Football CONMEBOL South American Copa América 2021   
    This is a dream 
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    dodge got a reaction from konig in Men's Football CONMEBOL South American Copa América 2021   
    Congratulations to all members here from Argentina. I’m so happy for Messi
     
     
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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    I think they may have told the athletes concerned and the relevant bodies. They’re just making it as vague as possible to keep the athletes concerned involved as much as possible. It’s nice for them to feel part of the squad I’d imagine
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Ireland National Thread   
    O'Sullivan hasn't really developed in the senior ranks though. He wasn't close to qualify on his own merits. 
     
    Now clearly I'm no expert but perhaps the internal qualification wouldn't allow it either
     
     
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    dodge reacted to Oldira in Rowing Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    I am shocked I tell you Shocked. After coming from nowhere to qualify 4 boats at the final Regatta.?
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    dodge reacted to dcro in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    If the Trinidad girl was as good as she says she is, then she would have qualified outright.
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    dodge got a reaction from maestro in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    This is an incredible simplistic post on a very complex issue
     
    By law, and as voted by referendum in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday agreement, people born in Northern Ireland are entitled to citizenship of both countries
     
    All sports bar football are played on all-island basis. Hockey and rugby in Northern Ireland are predominantly played by people who would call themselves British and the national associations there use a compromise flag and anthem to appease them (not in a patronising way, they actively wanted to encourage inclusion). Hockey is an interesting case as Ireland could not even enter Olympic qualifying until 1992 as the Ulster branch of Hockey Ireland objected to it as they wished to align themselves with GB for Olympic purposes (with several winning gold in 1988). 
     
    This doesn’t apply at the Olympics. Obviously for individuals it is easier for them to choose federations 
     
    As there is no physical border, the nearest club/training facility for athletes living near the border may be on the other side of that borderline.  Your line about it being known but not publicised is odd because thousands do it for work reasons and no one cares. As mentioned above Rhys McClenaghan won gold in gymnastics at the commonwealth games and he lives and trains in Dublin at the Irish national sports centre (and lives in Bangor, NI when not training). 
     
    To summarise, people born in Northern Ireland are free to choose British or Irish citizenship and individual athletes from NI are free to represent GBR or IRL in international competition
     
    Many others will have family ties in either country (particularly as Ireland has a long history of emigration to GB) and athletes born in either country but with parents or grandparents from the other can represent them
     
    The wider issue of why someone from NI would choose to represent one over the other is a different, more complex issue and one that I’m afraid you’ll have to research yourself
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    dodge got a reaction from zob79 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    This is an incredible simplistic post on a very complex issue
     
    By law, and as voted by referendum in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday agreement, people born in Northern Ireland are entitled to citizenship of both countries
     
    All sports bar football are played on all-island basis. Hockey and rugby in Northern Ireland are predominantly played by people who would call themselves British and the national associations there use a compromise flag and anthem to appease them (not in a patronising way, they actively wanted to encourage inclusion). Hockey is an interesting case as Ireland could not even enter Olympic qualifying until 1992 as the Ulster branch of Hockey Ireland objected to it as they wished to align themselves with GB for Olympic purposes (with several winning gold in 1988). 
     
    This doesn’t apply at the Olympics. Obviously for individuals it is easier for them to choose federations 
     
    As there is no physical border, the nearest club/training facility for athletes living near the border may be on the other side of that borderline.  Your line about it being known but not publicised is odd because thousands do it for work reasons and no one cares. As mentioned above Rhys McClenaghan won gold in gymnastics at the commonwealth games and he lives and trains in Dublin at the Irish national sports centre (and lives in Bangor, NI when not training). 
     
    To summarise, people born in Northern Ireland are free to choose British or Irish citizenship and individual athletes from NI are free to represent GBR or IRL in international competition
     
    Many others will have family ties in either country (particularly as Ireland has a long history of emigration to GB) and athletes born in either country but with parents or grandparents from the other can represent them
     
    The wider issue of why someone from NI would choose to represent one over the other is a different, more complex issue and one that I’m afraid you’ll have to research yourself
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    dodge got a reaction from rafalgorka in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Team Sizes   
    This is an incredible simplistic post on a very complex issue
     
    By law, and as voted by referendum in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday agreement, people born in Northern Ireland are entitled to citizenship of both countries
     
    All sports bar football are played on all-island basis. Hockey and rugby in Northern Ireland are predominantly played by people who would call themselves British and the national associations there use a compromise flag and anthem to appease them (not in a patronising way, they actively wanted to encourage inclusion). Hockey is an interesting case as Ireland could not even enter Olympic qualifying until 1992 as the Ulster branch of Hockey Ireland objected to it as they wished to align themselves with GB for Olympic purposes (with several winning gold in 1988). 
     
    This doesn’t apply at the Olympics. Obviously for individuals it is easier for them to choose federations 
     
    As there is no physical border, the nearest club/training facility for athletes living near the border may be on the other side of that borderline.  Your line about it being known but not publicised is odd because thousands do it for work reasons and no one cares. As mentioned above Rhys McClenaghan won gold in gymnastics at the commonwealth games and he lives and trains in Dublin at the Irish national sports centre (and lives in Bangor, NI when not training). 
     
    To summarise, people born in Northern Ireland are free to choose British or Irish citizenship and individual athletes from NI are free to represent GBR or IRL in international competition
     
    Many others will have family ties in either country (particularly as Ireland has a long history of emigration to GB) and athletes born in either country but with parents or grandparents from the other can represent them
     
    The wider issue of why someone from NI would choose to represent one over the other is a different, more complex issue and one that I’m afraid you’ll have to research yourself
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Swimming Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    We’ll they’ve already mistakenly invited two relay teams so they’re on form already this year 
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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Swimming Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    We’ll they’ve already mistakenly invited two relay teams so they’re on form already this year 
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    dodge got a reaction from Nickyc707 in Equestrian at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    I really think the lack of a discard score is going to heavily influence the showjumping and eventing team medals 
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Equestrian at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    I really think the lack of a discard score is going to heavily influence the showjumping and eventing team medals 
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