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Everything posted by Fox334

  1. I’m not sure how it was in person but on TV the 2018 World Allround were spectacular. I’d really like to see that kind of setup tried at an Olympics.
  2. What an incredible performance by Canada. They had no business winning against Australia after 70 minutes down a player.
  3. There will be a three hole (followed by sudden death as needed) playoff for a tie for any medal.
  4. That wouldn't do, nobody pays attention to that (relative to the World Cup or even the Champion's League).
  5. I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the golf course. Considering all the issues and controversies it looks like the end product was a pretty fine venue. Lets hope there's enough demand for a public course in Rio to justify it's existence long term.
  6. Well, not having a good team plus being given the hardest qualifying path of any eligible team made it pretty unlikely form the start sadly.
  7. What? GB qualified (through England's 2015-16 7s world series ranking) in both men's and women's Rugby 7s and is sending a team in both.
  8. According to the report Alexander Legkov, the two and four man bob teams lead by Alexandr Zubkov and Alexander Tretiakov are the gold medalists that where allegedly doping. The report also alleges the entire cross country team and the entire women's ice hockey team was doping.
  9. Canada has to really, really regret that one point loss to Venezuela. France is a tough opponent.
  10. And with that, the dream of an Asian-born male competing in Handball at the 2016 Olympics dies.
  11. Can't say I'd be upset to see Pyeongchang take inspiration of Sochi's look - it looked great.
  12. Pretty expected field in Rugby 7s so far. The only real potential upset outside of the Colombian women would be South Africa not qualifying on the women's side, but that's a self inflicted blow from the South African Olympic committee, not a failure of the team to qualify.
  13. Nice to see construction is going along well. By the looks of it these will be quite telegenic games.
  14. Of these I'm only really comfortable with Skateboarding and perhaps Baseball/Softball if they add two more teams. Combined climbing is a worse format than three separate events, surfing is stupid costly away from good natural venues and doesn't translate well on TV and Karate is incredibly boring (except for team kata, which isn't even proposed). At least adding Skateboarding would be a bold statement and it's a cheap sport to host. Vert as a third event would be nice.
  15. I feel like I'm in the minority, but I actually like having aquatic events held outside, at least once in a while. I feel that adjusting to competing both indoors and outdoors is, and should be, part of the challenge of competitive swimming, diving, water polo and synchro swimming. There has been recent world championships and Olympics held outdoors and, while it's perhaps not the ideal setting for world records and PBs, it remains fair. It can also create beautiful settings for TV.
  16. 10 of the 12 players where born in the US, the other two players where born in Nigeria but also have American and British citizenships respectively.
  17. AP is reporting that, according to date from the Rio de Janeiro state government, the water at the triathlon venue (which is holding a test event this week-end) is unfit for swimming due to a high concentration of fecal bacteria. Hopefully they find an alternative venue for triathlon / open water swimming.
  18. Yes. US won the 1-2 Page playoff game (usefully called the semifinals), Canada won the grand finals.
  19. Well, Uruguay left it late but they have their first gold medal of the event, wining the (U22) men's football. Only one gold medal left to decide: men's volleyball. It will go to either Brazil or Argentina. Canada also got one last gold medal, in women's softball. Not the bat and ball gold medal I was expecting today, truth be told.
  20. Europe's Group A is brutal. Also, still really disappointed in how dependent on luck Europe's and Africa's qualification systems are.
  21. Lets renew the Brazil - Canada rivalry once Canada is a world power in Football and Brazil is a world power in Ice Hockey
  22. Well, due to a somewhat ridiculous development out of South Africa New Zealand has a further chance to qualify: South Africa has anounced that they will not accept a field hockey quota from the African championship whether it be from the men's or women's side. So if South Africa wins the men's African championship then New Zealand will almost certainly qualify regardless of the Oceania cup results.
  23. I don't know. When I ask my fellow Canadians on the street what comes to mind when they think of Brazilians the most common answer I get is "Brazilians are really sensitive about any perceived or real slight and they tend to take things that where meant in jest quite seriously". In those words exactly.
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