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Dolby

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    Dolby got a reaction from phelps in Shooting ISSF World Cup 2022   
    Following the respective decision of the IOC Executive Board and a meeting with the IOC President,  the ISSF decided that athletes from the Russian Federation and Belarus will not be allowed to take part in ISSF Championships.
     
    This decision entered into force at 16.00 CET on March 1, 2022 and is valid until upon further notice.
     
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    Dolby got a reaction from Makedonas in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    This is the problem, we don't have an escalation ladder. You annex Crimea, no problem pass us some more of the Vodka while we enjoy the Football World Cup. You do peacekeeping in Donbas, aah tough luck Ukrainians, busy booking my tickets to Moscow. Tanks surrounding Kyiv, that is it. No Russian shall even think of sports. 
     
    Also, need to figure out how to allow local protests while maintaining sports code. For example, for us tanks surrounding Kyiv is war of conquest but I am sure for Ukrainians even Crimea was war of conquest. And what if some nation wants to boycott another nation for some other things. Take for an example, if some nation wants to boycott Qatar WC, should they be allowed to do so? What should be the sanctions, if any, they face? IOC even threatened consequences if a nation skipped Tokyo Olympics. (Not sure if they followed up on it or not). 
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    Dolby got a reaction from mrv86 in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    Yes, we don’t care for Ukraine that is why we are plainly saying Russia must stop violence. That is why we are sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine. 
     
    Still waiting to know what concrete steps has EU/NATO taken. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Vic Liu in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    And what has NATO/EU exactly done to help Ukraine? Apart from empty speeches? NATO watched silently when Crimea was annexed. Everybody knew that Russia was going to invade Ukraine but did they do anything? Tell me how many NATO soldiers are there in Ukraine? Sanctions on Russia excludes energy sector, which is Russia's major export. They were even debating if diamonds and hand bags should be exempted or not. And yet it is India's "not my problem" approach which is preventing peace. 
     
    We depend a lot on Russia for defence equipment. If Pakistan and/or China try some mischief, how much can we rely on USA/NATO? We know we are on our own, which was more than visible in the initial days of Delta wave, and we will do what is best in our interest. World does the same. 
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    Dolby reacted to prso1000 in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    This is not about India! 
     
    it is about Ukraine and Russia. 
     
    honestly in the global context no one cares what India has to say. Not a relevant player despite huge population and despite having nukes. I don’t have anything against India, but it is just reality 
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    Dolby got a reaction from hoversaBR in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    And what has NATO/EU exactly done to help Ukraine? Apart from empty speeches? NATO watched silently when Crimea was annexed. Everybody knew that Russia was going to invade Ukraine but did they do anything? Tell me how many NATO soldiers are there in Ukraine? Sanctions on Russia excludes energy sector, which is Russia's major export. They were even debating if diamonds and hand bags should be exempted or not. And yet it is India's "not my problem" approach which is preventing peace. 
     
    We depend a lot on Russia for defence equipment. If Pakistan and/or China try some mischief, how much can we rely on USA/NATO? We know we are on our own, which was more than visible in the initial days of Delta wave, and we will do what is best in our interest. World does the same. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Wanderer in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    And what has NATO/EU exactly done to help Ukraine? Apart from empty speeches? NATO watched silently when Crimea was annexed. Everybody knew that Russia was going to invade Ukraine but did they do anything? Tell me how many NATO soldiers are there in Ukraine? Sanctions on Russia excludes energy sector, which is Russia's major export. They were even debating if diamonds and hand bags should be exempted or not. And yet it is India's "not my problem" approach which is preventing peace. 
     
    We depend a lot on Russia for defence equipment. If Pakistan and/or China try some mischief, how much can we rely on USA/NATO? We know we are on our own, which was more than visible in the initial days of Delta wave, and we will do what is best in our interest. World does the same. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Canada4thewin in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    I am perfectly fine with India being neutral. I think our govt has handled a difficult situation quite well. But difference between Indian and Chinese position is while we are calling for an end to violence, Chinese are talking about Russia's legitimate security demands.  
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    Dolby got a reaction from amen09 in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    I am perfectly fine with India being neutral. I think our govt has handled a difficult situation quite well. But difference between Indian and Chinese position is while we are calling for an end to violence, Chinese are talking about Russia's legitimate security demands.  
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    Dolby got a reaction from De_Gambassi in Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports   
    This is the problem, we don't have an escalation ladder. You annex Crimea, no problem pass us some more of the Vodka while we enjoy the Football World Cup. You do peacekeeping in Donbas, aah tough luck Ukrainians, busy booking my tickets to Moscow. Tanks surrounding Kyiv, that is it. No Russian shall even think of sports. 
     
    Also, need to figure out how to allow local protests while maintaining sports code. For example, for us tanks surrounding Kyiv is war of conquest but I am sure for Ukrainians even Crimea was war of conquest. And what if some nation wants to boycott another nation for some other things. Take for an example, if some nation wants to boycott Qatar WC, should they be allowed to do so? What should be the sanctions, if any, they face? IOC even threatened consequences if a nation skipped Tokyo Olympics. (Not sure if they followed up on it or not). 
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    Dolby got a reaction from opruh in [OFF TOPIC] Russia-Ukraine War   
    Sadly there appears to be some truth in this. Seen too many videos and testimonies from many Indian and African students alleging racial discrimination. Disappointing. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from amen09 in [OFF TOPIC] Russia-Ukraine War   
    Sadly there appears to be some truth in this. Seen too many videos and testimonies from many Indian and African students alleging racial discrimination. Disappointing. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from bestmen in [OFF TOPIC] Russia-Ukraine War   
    Sadly there appears to be some truth in this. Seen too many videos and testimonies from many Indian and African students alleging racial discrimination. Disappointing. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from lapaj in [OFF TOPIC] Russia-Ukraine War   
    There are an estimated 15-20K Indians stuck in Ukraine. Indian embassies are working really hard to evacuate all of them. And from all accounts, we are receiving exemplary support from all the neighbours, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. We are thankful to all of you. Till now around 1000 Indians have been rescued. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from rafalgorka in [OFF TOPIC] Russia-Ukraine War   
    There are an estimated 15-20K Indians stuck in Ukraine. Indian embassies are working really hard to evacuate all of them. And from all accounts, we are receiving exemplary support from all the neighbours, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. We are thankful to all of you. Till now around 1000 Indians have been rescued. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from up and down in Badminton 2022 Discussion Thread   
    From what I can gather, Mulyo's contract with Singapore team is till Jan or Feb. Only after that is over, we will get an official confirmation on where he is headed next. 
     
    P.S. Double Olympic medallist Yong Sung Yoo has joined Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy as head coach. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Wanderer in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    Come on guys, lets be realistic. AO organizers wanted Novak to play. So, they gave him a medical exemption. Australian officials had no problem, so they gave him a visa. There was public outcry over this exemption, so politicians do what they always do: backtrack to save their ass. All this talk of procedures is simply for public consumption and to give themselves reasonable defense in case of any legal action. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Makedonas in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    Honestly I would blame AO authorities more than Djokovic. Djokovic is a known anti-vaxxer so his participation would have raised questions for sure. The first question he would have been asked would have been about his vaccination status. So, he keeping silence about it was not possible. Also, he is fully within his rights to try and play. It is the job of organizers to be firm and unbiased. You want Djokovic to play, either convince him to get vaccine (which is not happening) or drop the vaccine requirement from your side. Simply say, anyone who can get Australian visa is eligible for the tournament. You can't give exemption to Djokovic while denying others. And it is clear that Australian authorities must have given verbal green light to organizers about Djokovic visa before the announcement. But they changed their stance after public outcry. Well, politicians have to win elections. They care more about their votes than Djokovic and tennis world's opinion. Organizers should have known this. 
     
    Lastly, it is really sad that one of the biggest sporting player of our times, a legend of the game, a player who I enjoy watching is an anti-vaxxer. I understand that it is his choice and it doesn't take anything away from his achievements but it is just sad. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Ted in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    Honestly I would blame AO authorities more than Djokovic. Djokovic is a known anti-vaxxer so his participation would have raised questions for sure. The first question he would have been asked would have been about his vaccination status. So, he keeping silence about it was not possible. Also, he is fully within his rights to try and play. It is the job of organizers to be firm and unbiased. You want Djokovic to play, either convince him to get vaccine (which is not happening) or drop the vaccine requirement from your side. Simply say, anyone who can get Australian visa is eligible for the tournament. You can't give exemption to Djokovic while denying others. And it is clear that Australian authorities must have given verbal green light to organizers about Djokovic visa before the announcement. But they changed their stance after public outcry. Well, politicians have to win elections. They care more about their votes than Djokovic and tennis world's opinion. Organizers should have known this. 
     
    Lastly, it is really sad that one of the biggest sporting player of our times, a legend of the game, a player who I enjoy watching is an anti-vaxxer. I understand that it is his choice and it doesn't take anything away from his achievements but it is just sad. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from LuizGuilherme in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    An Indian junior tennis player also applied for exception citing the fact that India has not started U-18 vaccinations. He was denied. Well being a legend of the game has its perks. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from mrv86 in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    An Indian junior tennis player also applied for exception citing the fact that India has not started U-18 vaccinations. He was denied. Well being a legend of the game has its perks. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from thepharoah in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    An Indian junior tennis player also applied for exception citing the fact that India has not started U-18 vaccinations. He was denied. Well being a legend of the game has its perks. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from Makedonas in Tennis ITF Australian Open 2022   
    An Indian junior tennis player also applied for exception citing the fact that India has not started U-18 vaccinations. He was denied. Well being a legend of the game has its perks. 
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    Dolby got a reaction from mrv86 in Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024 News   
    What are the chances that a certain Tongan flagbearer will start swimming in Seine? 
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    Dolby reacted to heywoodu in [OFF TOPIC] Quiz Thread   
    A and B were answers I had listed as well (although instead of using the word Saturnalia, I described it more as "B) The church wanted to  piggyback on a Roman festival" or something similar)  
     
     
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