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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
     
     
  2. Haha
    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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    dodge reacted to Dolby in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    The shift from top lists to Rankings was driven mainly by the miracle results athletes get in obscure meets in the last few days of qualification. Hence, very high A standard and after that rankings. But, it has clearly failed because 1) still too many miracle results and 2) Pandemic resulting in many athletes not taking part in enough good competitions. 
     
    I personally feel the old system, basically top lists, is simpler and better but do understand why WA moved to ranking based system. 
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    dodge got a reaction from rafalgorka in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    You can see on the world athletics road to some athletes who have officlly withdrawn. including Ingebritsen in 5k
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    dodge reacted to hckošice in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Alfons Juck, our athletics madman, the guy I linked the tweet earlier said it in a comment in our athletics fb. I believe, he has extreme knowledge about athletics and everything in the backstage of this sport
     
    the last sentence :  Dúfajme, že sa to potvrdí vo štvrtok (Gabriela moved to the the qualifying positions after the NCh and Luzerne meeting. Let s hope it will be confirmed Thursday)
     
    he posted it last night, so It looks he knew something we dont as usual The guy is a true encyclpodia of Athletics
     
     

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    dodge reacted to intoronto in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Judo say hi 
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Road Cycling at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Road race
    Nicholas Roche
    Dan Martin
    Eddie Dunbar
     
    Time Trial
    Nicholas Roche 
     
    Pretty strong trio for Ireland on a hilly course
     
     
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    dodge reacted to LuizGuilherme in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Someone from CBAt tweeted it, I dont know if they recieved some info from World Athletics but seems so
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    dodge got a reaction from dcro in Equestrian at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    An official statement from Horse Sport Ireland is due tonight
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    dodge got a reaction from Makedonas in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    I only found out this myself but Under 20s can't compete at the under 23 championship
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    dodge got a reaction from Benolympique in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    72. 7 already announced so this 65 add to that 
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Equestrian at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Every cycle we have selection drama!
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    dodge reacted to dcro in Equestrian at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Great. Team Ireland should be back in! @OlympicIRL @Oldira @dodge
     
    https://dressage-news.com/2021/06/29/dane-rawlins-and-james-connor-win-appeal-so-ireland-can-name-team-to-olympics/
     
    So the Belgian euphoria around their first dressage team since Amsterdam 1928 was short lived.
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    dodge got a reaction from LuizGuilherme in Poll 75/100 | If you could replace 3 existing sports with 3 new sports what would you choose? *   
    I'd get rid of weightlifting. Maybe look at it again if they ever get the drugs under control (unlikely)
     
    I'd get rid of skateboarding
     
    I'd get rid of men's football and replace it with futsal.
     
    If I'm allowed more I'd get rid of any that is down to umpire's interpretation of dance moves (synchro swimming, dressage etc) except for artistics gymnastics
     
    I genuinely think futsal should be in there anyway. 
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    dodge got a reaction from Oldira in Ireland National Thread   
    Unless she’s going to the world juniors
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    dodge got a reaction from vinipereira in Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    So why are people against it then…
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    dodge got a reaction from szy123 in Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    So why are people against it then…
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