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  1. Well, Canada just qualified a female archer for Beijing, but not in the way that Archery Canada expected. Indeed, both the Netherlands and Belgium waived the Archery quotas that they earned, which opened up for quotas (3 for the womens, one for the mens). That means that Canada earned the last world championships quota. The athlete that will represent Canada is still TBD. Other countries that have benefited from the decision are Venezuela (women's), Belarus (women's) and Germany (men's).
  2. I doubt Alex will be incline to give any more details. To be honest, I have no idea what really happened (I doubt anyone here knows for sure, to be honest), but I can understand you pain, Zain. I would be totally mortified if something of the sort would happen to me. But as Rotel said, you have to move on. And hopefully, it won't be the last time the torch goes trough Pakistan . As for Alexander "the Great" (sic), what you did is at best distasteful and at worst plain cruel.
  3. Well guys, Canada is listed as the last qualified Mixed Doubles entry on the IBF website. And yes, the Americans are no longer on list...
  4. The only country whit a full rowing team is Australia. Coming close are Germany and the USA (one crew short), while Great Britain was two crews short of a full team. China will have eleven boats out of a possible fourteen.
  5. No, at a hight level its virtually nobody competes in both Eventing and Show Jumping and/or Dressage. Oh, and your count of cycling is a bit inflated, since the Time Trialist (is that even a word?) has to be a part of the road race (Canada also has a spot in the women's time trial). And its hard to know the exact number since some athletes can compete in multiple events.
  6. Well, Canada qualified three crews, the men's pairs, the men's lightweight double sculls and the women's eight.
  7. Here is the complete list of contries that qualified for Beijing at the OQ Regatta. Single Scull Men (M1X) 1. United States of America 2. Lithuania 3. Estonia Pairs Men (M2-) 1. Canada 2. Italy Double Sculls Men (M2X) 1. Russia 2. Russia Fours Men (M4-) 1. Australia 2. China Quadruple Sculls Men (M4X) 1. Belarus 2. Slovenia Eights Men (M8+) 1. Netherlands Double Sculls Lightweight Men (LM2X) 1. New Zealand 2. Portugal 3. Canada Fours Lightweight Men (LM4-) 1. Germany 2. Ireland Single Sculls Women (W1X) 1. Australia 2. Italy 3. Serbia Pairs Women (W2-) 1. France 2. Great Britain Double Sculls Women (W2X) 1. Ukraine 2. Australia Quadruple Sculls Women (W4X) 1. Russia Eights Women (W8-) 1. Canada 2. Netherlands Double Sculls Lightweight Women (LW2X) 1. Netherlands 2. United States
  8. I really like the Chinese uniforms a lot. The Russian one are good, to.
  9. Are you sure thats not just the eventing team? Because New Zealand qualified a squad of nine, five in eventing and four in show jumping. Altought it wouldn't be the first time NZ retires a qualified athlete (Karen Li in Table Tennis and a spot in the -49kg women's Taekwondo, for example).
  10. My understanding is that the women's eights is also a contender.
  11. Ya... Anyway, regardless who you are rooting for, the 110mH should be THE most exiting event of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
  12. It will be a all-American showdown for the last place for the women's Olympic Basketball tournament. 2004 Olympic and 2006 World Championship fourth placer will be taking on Cuba.
  13. Yeah, sometime after Canada has beaten the Netherlands in Field Hockey
  14. Don't wory, if Italy loses and Japan wins they will be tied on points, but Italy is way ahead in the tie-breakers.
  15. Baron, looks like your "Axis fantasy" will become true. Japan qualified, and Italy is also in (they could have there record tied by Japan, but there set ratio is much hirer). So, the men's Olympic Volleyball field will look like this: China (Host) Brazil (World Cup Champion) Russia (World Cup Runner-up) Bulgaria (World Cup Second Runner-up) Egypt (African OQT) Japan (Asian OQT) Serbia (European OQT) United States (North American OQT) Venezuela (South American OQT) Germany (World OQT 1) Poland (World OQT 2) Italy (World OQT 3) Its also worth mentioning that half the field is European.
  16. O.k., here are some results from the weekend (by the way, OQT= Olympic Qualifying Tournament). Teams in bold qualify for the Olympics Men's Volleyball OQT 2: 1. Poland (Qualifies as champion) 2. Portugal 3. Puerto Rico 4. Indonesia Men's Handball OQT 1: 1. Poland 2. Iceland 3. Sweden 4. Argentina Men's Handball OQT 2: 1. France 2. Spain 3. Norway 4. Tunisia Men's Handball OQT 3: 1. Croatia 2. Russia 3. Japan 4. Algeria So the field for men's Handball is completed. The qualified teams are: 1. China (Host Nation) 2. Germany (World Champion) 3. Denmark (European Champion) 4. South Korea (Asian Champion after replay) 5. Egypt (African Champion) 6. Brazil (Pan-American Champion) 7. Poland (OQT 1 Champion) 8. Iceland (OQT 2 Runner-up) 9. France (OQT 1 Champion) 10. Spain (OQT 2 Runner-up) 11. Croatia (OQT 3 Champion) 12. Russia (OQT 3 Runner-up)
  17. We will also be sending one man to the BMX competition.
  18. Thats because FIVB doesn't have any logic.
  19. Well, the women's qualification for Volleyball is over. Results from the Women's World/Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament: 1. Poland (Qualify as champion) 2. Serbia (Qualify as runner-up) 3. Japan (Qualify as second runner-up) 4. Dominican Republic 5. Kazakhstan (Qualify as the best Asian team outside the top 3) 6. South Korea 7. Thailand 8. Puerto Rico
  20. Actually, if it was up to me Sang Lan would be the one to open the cauldron.
  21. Day two results from the men's Volleyball qualification tournament: Spain 3 - 1 Chinese Taipei (25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20) Cuba 2 - 3 Germany (26-24, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 13-15) Well, if Germany can beat Spain they will get an Olympic berth.
  22. According to IGN, this could be the best multi-sports video-game in a very long while (granted, it doesn't mean much, but its a start).
  23. Serbia, Japan and Poland all qualified for the women's volleyball tournament. The final spot will be between South Korea and Thailand, but it looks like South Korea will be getting it.
  24. Well, whit the conclusion of the 2008 IIHF men's World Championships, I think its time to get up to date whit whats going on whit the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey tournament. Men's tournament Qualified: the top 9 team from the 2008 world ranking. They have been seeded in three groups of four based on the world ranking (the number in bracket is the team's world ranking). The groups for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be: Group A: Canada (1) United States of America (6) Switzerland (7) Third Qualifier Group B: Russia (2) Czech Republic (5) Slovakia (8) Second Qualified Group C: Sweden (3) Finland (4) Belarus (9) First Qualifier The qualification tournaments: there will be two stages, a pre-qualification and the qualification proper. Pre-qualification: the teams ranked 19th to 30th will compete in a pre-qualification tournament. The first three teams from the tournament will advance to the qualification tournament. The teams are: Kazakhstan (19) Hungary (20) Poland (21) Japan (22) Lithuania (23) Netherlands (24) Estonia (25) Croatia (26) Romania (27) China (28) Great Britain (29) Serbia (30) The qualification tournament: the teams ranked 10th to 18th, plus the top three teams from the pre-qualification tournament will compete in the qualification tournament. The top three teams from this tournament, which will take place this November, will qualify for the Olympics. The teams taking part are: Germany (10) Latvia (11) Norway (12) Denmark (13) Italy (14) Slovenia (15) Austria (16) Ukraine (17) France (18) Pre-Qualifier 1 Pre-Qualifier 2 Pre-Qualifier 3 Women's Tournament Qualified: the top 6 team from the 2008 world ranking. They have been seeded in two groups of four based on the world ranking (the number in bracket is the team's world ranking). The groups for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be: Group A: Canada (1) Sweden (4) Switzerland (5) Qualifier 2 Group B: United States of America (2) Finland (3) Russia (6) Qualifier 1 The qualification tournaments: there will be two stages, a pre-qualification and the qualification proper. Pre-qualification: the teams ranked 13th to 18th will compete in a pre-qualification tournament. The first two teams from the tournament will advance to the qualification tournament. The teams are: Latvia (13) Norway (14) Italy (15) Slovenia (16) Slovakia (17) Denmark (18) The qualification tournament: the teams ranked 7th to 12th, plus the top two teams from the pre-qualification tournament will compete in the qualification tournament. The top two teams from this tournament, which will take place this November, will qualify for the Olympics. The teams taking part are: Germany (7) China (8) Japan (9) Kazakhstan (10) France (11) Czech Republic (12) Pre-Qualifier 1 Pre-Qualifier 2
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