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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    Interesting article by The Ringer:
    https://www.theringer.com/2021/1/22/22244941/tokyo-summer-olympics-status-thomas-bach-ioc
     
    I always thought that it might make sense to rotate the Olympics between maybe 10 to 15 cities.

    Summer: Moscow, Barcelona/Madrid, Rome, Paris, London, Berlin, Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Sydney

    Winter: Munich, Milan, Innsbruck/Salzburg, Oslo/Lillehammer, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lake Placid/Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Nagano/Sapporo, Albertville, St. Moritz/Lausanne
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from up and down in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    Cool ... why should we care about random rumors? Why not just wait until there is an official decision? Also I doubt that the 2026 olympics will take Place in Los Angeles and i don’t think anyone can say today whether the 2024 and 2028 olympics will take place as planned. 
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Giovanni Gianni Cattaneo in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    Cool ... why should we care about random rumors? Why not just wait until there is an official decision? Also I doubt that the 2026 olympics will take Place in Los Angeles and i don’t think anyone can say today whether the 2024 and 2028 olympics will take place as planned. 
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    FINA Rankings are usually garbage, they miss tons of results. Hayang swam 4:10 during the qualification period. I think Swimswam has better rankings.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    The same as for swimming:
    Men:
    10000 m: No medal for Kiplimo/Kipruto?
    High jump: Would be very surprised to see Starc winning a medal. I think Russia will win at least one medal.
    Long jump: I don’t see Hashioka winning a medal. What about Henderson/Manyonga/Tentoglou? Did they retire/get caught?
    200 m: Would be very surprised to see Odudoru winning a medal. Maybe De Grasse for bronze. Sani Brown winning a medal would be nice.
    Triple jump: No medal for Claye?
    Shot put: No medal for Kovacs?
    400 m: I think Norman will medal.
    5000 m: No medal for Kiplimo?
    4 x 100 m: I don’t think that Jamaica will medal, I would go with Japan.
     
    Women:
    Discus: I would pick Caballero over Allman.
    5000 m: No medal for the world record holder?
    200 m: I think Miller-Uibo wins a medal if she competes.
    3000 m SC: I don’t see Kiyeng winning a medal. Even Krause seems like a more likely option.
    400 m: No medal for Naser?
    1500 m: Ennaoui ...? I think that there are at least 10 girls who are more likely to medal than her.
    10000 m: A medal for Japan would be one of the biggest surprises in Olympic history. Even if Kenya and Ethiopia would be banned, she wouldn’t be a favorite for a medal.
     
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    I will maybe post my full „analysis“ later, but here are my biggest „problems“ with your predictions:
    Men:
    400 IM: I don’t see Papastamos winning a medal. If you want to pick a young guy, you should rather go for Borodin.
    400 free: Both Horton and Yang not winning a medal seems pretty unlikely.
    4 x 100 free: I don’t see Australia winning a medal. I would pick Russia for silver and Brazil for bronze.
    4 x 200 free: I think that GB will medal (instead of Russia)
    100 breast: A medal for Prigoda seems extremely unlikely. I think Chupkov will win gold and then the other medals will be between the two Japanese guys, the two Australian guys and maybe Kamminga.
    100 free: Gold for Scott seems very unlikely. I think it will be Dressel - Chalmers - Minakov/Morozov/Grinev/Scott/2nd American guy.
    200 IM: Silver for Seliskar seems very unlikely, I doubt that he will even qualify. I think Scott/Larkin/Andrew/Hagino/Desplanches and maybe a couple other guys are all more likely to medal than Seliskar.
     
    Women:
    400 IM: I think Margalis will medal.
    200 IM: I don’t see McKeown winning a medal or even competing, but who knows ...
    My prediction would be Hosszu + Ye + Margalis/Japanese girl.
    50 free: Wasick winning a medal would be a big surprise for me. I think Blume, Campbell and the Chinese girl are all more likely to medal (apart from Sjöstrom and Manuel).
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    Interesting that no one predicts Germany to qualify. I hope that the German team will prove them wrong.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    Men’s basketball: I would pick France/Australia/Serbia instead of Greece.
    Men‘s football: I would pick Brazil instead of Egypt.
    Men‘s handball: I think at least one out of Norway/Denmark will medal.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from bmo in Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup 2020 - 2021   
    Nice surprise by Strasser. I guess the conditions were unfair? Overall some very weird results already this season. Would be nice for Strasser to become a top 10 guy in the slalom. I expected more from Kristoffersen/Noel/Vinatzer this season.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from rafalgorka in Swimming Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Ruta was 15 years and 4 months when she won gold, Pilato will be roughly 16 years and 7 months come Tokyo. Those two are on two completely different talent levels.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Styrka in Biathlon IBU World Cup 2020 - 2021   
    Whenever I watch Oeberg skiing I get nightmares, thinking that Tora Berger made a comeback.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Wumo in [OFF TOPIC] Music Thread   
    This song was on the Oscar shortlist for best original song in 2017. It was used in the documentary "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" about Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr), one of the most fascinating woman of all time.
     
     
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Football UEFA European Nations League 2020 - 2021   
    Just because Koch "made his name" in Freiburg, doesn't mean that he can't be an elite defender. Söyüncü also "made his name" in Freiburg and was one of the best defenders in the Premier League last season. Ginter also "made his name" in Freiburg and has been pretty good at Gladbach (a team that currently is first in a Champions League group with Inter Milan and Real Madrid). Obviously Koch shouldn't be anywhere near the national team (considering that he is the 6th best german central defender at best), but i wouldn't hold the fact that he plays for Leeds against him.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from konig in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Not sure who said that Trump would start WW3, but I remember that some people predicted that Clinton would start WW3 if she would become president. Personally I don’t really feel that the world has become safer under Trump. China is more aggressive for sure, but I am not sure how much that has to do with Trump (not really seeming to care about (some) American allies). Not sure where we stand with North Korea and Iran, but at least Trump seems to have a good relationship with Russia ...
    I think American people mostly care about how many of their soldiers die and how much their wars cost and I think in that regard Trump did a good job. Right now I can’t tell whether that was the best strategy longterm.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from konig in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Wouldn’t call those facts ...
    Also fighting a war isn’t necessarily better than not fighting a war. War should be the last resort, but sometimes it is the best/only solution.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Dragon in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Is that John McCain coming out of his grave to snatch Arizona away from Trump?
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from konig in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Ok, I don’t know anything about the situation in Argentina. Personally I don’t think that my life would have been any different the past 4 years if Clinton would have been elected. Of course the election will have consequences for Germany as well, but I am not sure how it will affect normal people outside the US. Also this still doesn’t explain why you have to stay up all night and follow the live results, when you could as well just wait for the final results.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Vic Liu in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Why do the European countries have to take side? We have international organizations who are responsible for evaluating situations like that and I am sure that all the experts on here (who think that they can have a clear opinion on every geopolitical conflict) know for example about the United Nations Security Council‘s position ... 

    Personally I think that if European people/politicians would realize that they can’t „save“ the whole world and that it is not their responsibility to do it, a lot of things would get much easier. The only responsibility of European politicians is to serve their own people and to make life as easy as possible for them. You can’t force other countries to take over your values and if the people in those countries want change, they have to make it happen on their own.
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    OlympicsFan reacted to phelps in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    because Europe is politically dominated by Germany...and Germany, despite some random whining, politically is completely submissive to Erdogan and Turkey...they will never go against him for real...
     
    therefore, there's no chance Armenia (historical enemy of Turkey) is going to receive any official support from EU and their main Countries...
     
    and you're right...there are a lot of similarieties with Kosovo, the only enormous difference being that in Kosovo's case GER and EU had their interest in supporting them rather than Serbia (who are politically too close to Russia to get support from EU)...
     
    in Italy, we have a proverb speaking of "2 weights and 2 different measuring systems" to underline the lack of consistency in any sort of judgment/behaviour...this is a typical case well explained by that proverb...
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from hckosice in Men's Ice Hockey NHL 2019 - 2020   
    Switzerland for sure is a bit disappointing, but I guess all countries except the big five have off-years like that. This year Germany should have had 3 first round picks and next year Germany probably won’t have a single guy drafted (at least not in the first 3 rounds).
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Olympian1010 in [OFF TOPIC] Science & Technology Thread   
    Yesterday the first Nobel prizes were awarded:
    Medicine: Harvey J. Alter (USA), Michael Houghton (UK) and Charles M. Rice (USA) for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

    Physics: Roger (UK) for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity; Reinhard Genzel (Germany) and Andrea Ghez (USA) for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy
     
    Tomorrow at 11:45 CEST the prize for chemistry will be awarded, on Thursday at 13:00 CEST the prize for literature will be awarded, on Friday at 11:00 CEST the peace prize will be awarded and next Monday at 11:45 CEST the prize for economic sciences will be awarded.
     
    First edit (7 October):
    The prize in chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier (France) and Jennifer A. Doudna (USA) „for the development of a method for genome editing“. I can only recommend to everyone to learn about CRISPR/Cas9 (there are a lot of good introductions on YouTube), since this is probably one of the most groundbreaking „discoveries“ during our lifetime with many practical applications (already).
     
    Some of the more famous authors who are favorites for the prize in literature (awarded tomorrow) are Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood, Ngugi Wa Thiong‘o, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy. The committee has a history of ignoring „popular“ choices, so there might be a good chance for France (Maryse Condé) to win another prize. Toni Morrison in 1993 was the last black writer to win the prize. The last black african writer to win the prize was Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) in 1986.
     
    Second edit (11 October):
    The Nobel prize in literature was awarded to American poet Louise Glück „for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal“. Funnily enough „Glück“ is the german word for luck ...
     
    On friday the Nobel peace prize was awarded to the World Food Programme „for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict“.
     
    Tomorrow the prize in economic sciences will be awarded. The following scientists are among the favorites: 
    Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Andrei Shleifer, David Card, Ross Levine, Richard Blundell, Joshua Angrist, Avinash Dixit, David Autor, Sanford J. Grossman, John Hardman Moore and Drew Fudenberg
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Griff88 in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Maybe? I am not hurt by your take, since I don’t care about American politics or society. I am also not a leftist (or „rightist“), since I think that seeing the world as either black or white is way too simple and is also responsible for a lot of the current problems (especially in the US). From your comments I gather that you have chosen a side and aren’t open to looking at problems from a different direction, which is why I don’t think that this „discussion“ will lead anywhere.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from mrv86 in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Maybe? I am not hurt by your take, since I don’t care about American politics or society. I am also not a leftist (or „rightist“), since I think that seeing the world as either black or white is way too simple and is also responsible for a lot of the current problems (especially in the US). From your comments I gather that you have chosen a side and aren’t open to looking at problems from a different direction, which is why I don’t think that this „discussion“ will lead anywhere.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from Wumo in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Maybe? I am not hurt by your take, since I don’t care about American politics or society. I am also not a leftist (or „rightist“), since I think that seeing the world as either black or white is way too simple and is also responsible for a lot of the current problems (especially in the US). From your comments I gather that you have chosen a side and aren’t open to looking at problems from a different direction, which is why I don’t think that this „discussion“ will lead anywhere.
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    OlympicsFan got a reaction from OlympicIRL in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Maybe? I am not hurt by your take, since I don’t care about American politics or society. I am also not a leftist (or „rightist“), since I think that seeing the world as either black or white is way too simple and is also responsible for a lot of the current problems (especially in the US). From your comments I gather that you have chosen a side and aren’t open to looking at problems from a different direction, which is why I don’t think that this „discussion“ will lead anywhere.
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