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Fox334

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  1. Can't really help you there, I don't follow wrestling.
  2. This has been, on the whole, a stunning performance by the team so far. Bit disappointed with the men's water polo team not qualifying for Rio but it was always going to be though. General observations: from watching the Pan-am, the European games and the Commonwealth games I really don't think the ten point system is an improvement over the old system when it comes to eliminating controversial or head-scratching results in boxing. And while I conceptually like the format change for the omnium they really need to reduce the weight of the point race.
  3. I can believe they broke the existing rule, but the rule itself is ridiculous. If you where naturalized as a child and never played for any other country there is no sane reason for you being ineligible.
  4. That seems like a ridiculous reason, on the face of it, for a player not being eligible.
  5. Nice surprise to see Canada first after day one. Obviously won't last though
  6. That would be a shame. In case that happens, the spot won't be re-allocate from the Pan-am games but instead will be re-allocated to the synchronized swimming test event where the last three (four if Brazil refuses their quota) team spots and the last eleven duet spots will be decided. So it's theoretically possible (but very unlikely) that no American team makes the synchro team event.
  7. Dude, you got to let the man who just woke up finish his piano solo.
  8. In men's field hockey, the following teams have qualified: India (Asian champion) Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain (World League) The African, European, Pan-American and Oceanic championships are left. Three of those championships can be won by a team qualified from the world league, in which case the quota place from the world league is redistributed. Additionally, Brazil will only compete as host nation if they finish in the top 6 (out of 8 teams) at the Pan-am games. If they do not qualify the remaining quota goes to the world league. Any additional quot
  9. Baring some major upset in the remaining continental championships (i.e. : Argenting or the US don't win the Pan-Am games, Netherlands, England or Germany don't win the European championship and Australia or New Zealand don't win the Oceania cup) the lineup in women's field hockey will be: - South Korea - Great Britain - China - Germany - Argentina - Netherlands - Australia - New Zealand - United States - India - Japan - African champion (likely South Africa) Which means that the top 11 teams in the world would qualify. India, the lowest ranked qualifier, is 13th in the world. Als
  10. Field hockey: The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand all qualify in women's field hockey by winning their quarterfinals in the world league semifinals. Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Korea qualify for the world league finals. South Korea also won their quarterfinals in a shoot-out against Belgium but they already qualified as Asian Games champions. Since South Korea is already qualified and Brazil will not receive a host quota Argentina, the fourth placed team in the first semi-finals, is also qualified for the Olympics. On the
  11. Women's Basketball: Serbia has just won it's first ever women's Eurobasket title, which seals their first Olympic qualification in women's basketball. France, Spain, Belarus and Turkey grabbed the four European spots in the final Olympic qualification tournament where five Olympic spots will be up for grabs. In 2008 and 2012, the two times this tournament has been held previously, European teams finished 1-4 that tournament (with Brazil and Canada grabbing the fifth spot in 2008 and 2012 respectively). Rio 2016 will be the first Olympics where the Soviet Union or Russia fail to qualify in wo
  12. Great Britain, China and Germany finished in the top 3 of their FIH World League semi-finals. They join South Korea who qualified as Asian Games champion. Argentina will also almost certainly qualify as the best fourth place team due to their high world ranking (host Brazil failed to gain an automatic place in the women's side).
  13. That's just the sports that placed a bid. Lets be honest, none of the IFs affiliated with the IOC have any incentive to *not* place a bid. In reality there's only a couple of the 26 that have any chance.
  14. The broadcast for the Canada - Dominica game was really awful. One camera, bad lighting and the audio and the video where out of synch. Hopefully the production value will be significantly higher for the game in Toronto.
  15. Huh, Parallel Slalom had just been added for Sochi. Makes you wonder if it was just added to pad up Russia's medal chances in Snowboarding...
  16. The CONSUR Rugby 7s Olympic qualifier has completed. As expected Argentina won on the men's side, with Uruguay and Chile qualifying for the men's final Olympic qualifying tournament, but on the women's side Colombia qualified unexpectedly. Argentina and Venezuela qualified for the women's final Olympic qualifying tournament.
  17. Blatter has 133 votes from the first round, al-Hussein has 73. Nobody has a 2/3 majority, so there will be a second round where a simple majority will be enough. Looks like Blatter has it in the bag.
  18. Men's hockey groups have been announced by the IIHF: Group A: Canada Czech Republic Switzerland South Korea Group B: Russia USA Slovakia Third Qualifier Group C: Sweden Finland First Qualifier Second Qualifier
  19. Considering there is only one eventing team spot available at the Pan-ams and that the US hasn't qualified at the worlds this is pretty big for the Canadian equestrian team. Really unfortunate for the French team (minus Livio). Hopefully they'll qualify a team at Europeans.
  20. If the field is half as weak as it is this cycle I don't think the IOC will much care about small details like distance between venues
  21. Am I the only one that thinks the America's Cup is a bit of a joke? There is awesome racing when they actually bother to race, but all the behind the scene legal battles and the arbitrary changes of classes makes the event hard to take too seriously IMO.
  22. Eugene is going to awfully refreshing after Doha in 2019.
  23. What a cocky looking cock. Honestly I quite like it. Their last logo was just so painfully generic.
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