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vinipereira

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    vinipereira got a reaction from rybak in Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018 News   
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    vinipereira got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018 News   
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    vinipereira got a reaction from hckošice in Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018 News   
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    vinipereira reacted to dcro in Doping Cases and Bans 2018 Thread   
    And those athletes that got in instead of Russians will remain in, just like in Rio... Only now there will be like 22 athletes in women's skeleton and so on (though sadly that means the Nigerian athlete will likely no longer be able to compete in all four runs...).
     
    It's a joke, as at the end they hardly get punished at all (like really, 50km podium remains?!). IPC on the other hand made blanket ban without any fuss, guess why? Because there's no Russian politics involved as much. Olympics obviously have to be different when politics with all that victim of the big bad west charade takes place, making people ignore the real situation.
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    vinipereira reacted to thepharoah in Tennis Australian Open 2018   
    Serena Williams takes a massive dig at Tennys Sandgren following his resurfaced ‘racist’ tweets

     
     
    Tennys Sandgren has shot to fame following his quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open. But fame is a double edged sword, something that Sandgren has learnt the hard way, after a tweet of his resurfaced on social media, wherein he had taken a dig at Serena Williams with a distasteful comment.
    Sandgren has been criticised heavily for following a lot of ‘far-right figures’ on Twitter and his political alignment.
    But apart from that there was this article that he had shared, about Serena abusing Vinci and had tweeted that with the caption that read ‘Disgusting’.
     
    The tennis fraternity went berserk over Sandgren’s tweets, even going as far as to label him as a racist.
    Also, the issue was that a screenshot that had surfaced on social media, did not have the link to the article that Sandgren has tweeted, instead it just had Serena’s image with the caption ‘Disgusting’.
    Serena responded to the entire controversy in the morning(when Sandgren was on court) by tweeting “Turns channel”.
     
    Sandgren didn’t take the criticism very well, deleting his tweets and firing back at the media during his post match press conference.
    “You seek to put people in these little boxes so that you can order the world in your already assumed preconceived ideas. You strip away any individuality for the sake of demonising by way of the collective.” Sandgren said.
    Sandgren was visibly livid with the media and wanted that to be put across in his press conference.
    “You dehumanise with pen and paper and turn neighbour against neighbour. In so doing, you may actually find you’re hastening the hell you wish to avoid, the hell we all wish to avoid.”
    He conceded to the fact that he couldn’t stop people from taking screenshots and distributing content online and thus wanted to start afresh by deleting all his tweets.
    “People can screenshot, save and distribute everything they would like to. I know that, and that’s fine. It is what it is. It’s just something that I thought wouldn’t be a bad way to kind of move forward.”
    Sandgren was absolutely battered in his quarter-final against Chung, losing in straight sets, but he’ll be hoping that this Australian Open experience(on and off court) will help him becoming a better player and a better person in the future
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    vinipereira reacted to thiago_simoes in Sports Scandals   
    This has been going on for some time now, but I believe it has not been talked about here, and it deserves its own thread so all the members can see how disgusting everything related to the subject is. Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused by 150 girls, over two dozen of them female gymnasts -- including four Olympic champions -- of sexually abusing them. Even when these girls were as young as 6 years old. The thing is: USA Gymnastics knew about this and did nothing. They offered former Olympic champion McKayla Maroney 1 million dollars in exchange for her silence. But now other girls have spoken. The International Gymnastics Federation and the International Olympic Committee remain silent on this subject.

    Statement by Olympic champion Aly Raisman about USA Gymnastics: https://www.vogue.com/article/aly-raisman-larry-nassar-usa-gymnastics-doesnt-care-about-abuse
     
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    vinipereira got a reaction from intoronto in Weightlifting IWF World Championships 2017   
    lol
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    vinipereira got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    You can't be seriously comparing the challenges faced by US athletes to the ones faced by brazilian athletes, as if I can travel to another state and have all the facilities needed to train, etc. You talk about how this is a "cultural" problem, but how can Brazil (or any other tropical country) create a culture of winter sports and general interest if they're so hard to practice? Even if we had some ice rinks and other facilities (not snow, of course, because you know...), you can't simply create a top level athlete from day to night - unless we buy them, which is not the right way to go.
     
    I'm not against the Winter Olympics, but in one way or the other, the climate HAS great influence in the results - just take a good look at the nations who will win a medal next month. The point here is that the Winter Olympics can't never be compared to the Summer version regarding reach. That doesn't mean it isn't fun or that they must be cancelled.
     
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    vinipereira got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    Yes, because is very easy to ask to the government: "could you please give us millions of dollars to build these ice facilities of sports nobody has ever heard from and that will cost additional millions to mantain?".
     
    I don't blame the countries who have tradition in the Winter Olympics, they're in their own right, but the idea that "summer" nations don't participate in a higher level simply because "they don't want" is a little too much.
     
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    vinipereira reacted to Sindo in Totallympics Announcements Thread   
    All the 206 Olympic NOC flags + 50 non-Olympic NOC flags have been updated both here and on the results website.
     
    Some colours were a bit "discolored", so we can say all the flags made a trip to the washing machine
     
    Some examples of before and later:
     
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    vinipereira reacted to thiago_simoes in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    Talk about misinformation (or just being a troll).
     
    The only countries in South America where you can seriously practice snow sports are Argentina and Chile. So, tropical nations should send their athletes to other countries because an event with global aspirations do not afford to contemplate realistic weather conditions all around the planet?

    This is not a matter about being evil, as much as it is about you being totally ignorant of the facts.
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    vinipereira got a reaction from NikolaB in [OFF TOPIC] General Chat   
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5271823/Cranberries-singer-Dolores-ORiordan-dies-London-hotel.html
     
    RIP
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    vinipereira got a reaction from Bohemia in [OFF TOPIC] General Chat   
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5271823/Cranberries-singer-Dolores-ORiordan-dies-London-hotel.html
     
    RIP
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    vinipereira reacted to intoronto in Winter Olympic Games 2018 Tickets, Trips and Experiences   
    I have renewed my passport and I am expecting to be in Pyeongchang too.
     
    (Should add that I am also going to Beijing and Tokyo) so hitting the next 3 hosts in one month
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    vinipereira reacted to Sindo in Winter Olympic Games 2018 Tickets, Trips and Experiences   
    So as of now we will have @ahjfcshfghb and @orangeman in PyeongChang from Totallympics.
     
    Hopefully you will be able to post here some pictures and comments during the Olympics!
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    vinipereira reacted to Sindo in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    But the software says you connect from..Ottawa, Canada ?
     
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    vinipereira reacted to leli. in Totallympics Introduction Thread   
    Not sure if I should write here and what but... hey there! 
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    vinipereira got a reaction from thepharoah in [POLL] Which Nation will Win the Medal Count at the Winter Olympic Games 2018?   
    Gracenote updates its medals projections for PyeongChang.
     

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    vinipereira reacted to thiago_simoes in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    So is modern pentathlon, and we all know no one wants it on the Olympic program.
     
    I was kind of joking when I said there should be no Winter Olympics (though I would not miss the event, really). I know it is important to have a dedicated event for winter sports. I'm just worried about how accessible these sports are to the rest of the world. Winter season in Brazil is not the same as winter season in Norway; though it sometimes snows in some cities in Brazil during winter, it's not like we'll be ready to host cross country skiing competitions anytime this millenium. Either the program should add sports that can be practiced in tropical nations during winter as well, or it will forever be the Olympic Games for the Northern hemisphere (with Australia and New Zealand as glorified guests). 
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    vinipereira reacted to NearPup in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    Not that Canadians are biased
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    vinipereira reacted to thiago_simoes in Your own Winter Olympic Games Programme   
    None. 

    Let's make another Summer Olympic Games and we're set. 
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    vinipereira got a reaction from thepharoah in Paralympic Sports Discussion Thread   
    Posted the Paralympic Sports 2018 Calendar for those who are interested.
     
    This year will have many world championships and we'll know the first athletes and teams (aside from Japan) qualified for Tokyo 2020.
     
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    vinipereira got a reaction from Sindo in Totallympics Suggestions and Problems Thread   
    This sounds fun, but if I was a new user seeing the "Le Cafe" thread, I wouldn't know what that was about, and I probably wouldn't even click on it to find out
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    vinipereira got a reaction from hckošice in Paralympic Sports Discussion Thread   
    Posted the Paralympic Sports 2018 Calendar for those who are interested.
     
    This year will have many world championships and we'll know the first athletes and teams (aside from Japan) qualified for Tokyo 2020.
     
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