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Everything posted by Fox334

  1. That is, indeed, another story. But hey, its a FIFA Worldcup, everything can happen. The draw could also be a big factor.
  2. They won't be a men's UK team for Beijing, FIFA already announced that if England finish in the top 4 of the EUFA U-19, a fifth-place play-off will determine Europe's forth qualifier. On the women's side, I believe that the UK will field a women's team if England is to qualify, but I am not 100% sure of that.
  3. The very fact that the IOC alouds this game to exist is incredible... But then again, Mario and Sonic in the same game, and at the SOG whit that... Way to bring two of my passions together! *drools*
  4. I also believe that if any of the FIS' events should be scraped, its the Super Combi. Super G is the most exiting Skiing event IMO.
  5. Well, I would be really surprised if there is no Wii version of Beijing 2008. I mean, the system is currently extremely popular, especially in Japan (Sega's home market), and Sega has a good relation with Nintendo.
  6. Then again, it could really make a good Wii game.
  7. Being a video-game nuts, I can tell you that Sega is handling the Beijing 2008 video-games. No specific system have been anounced, but PS2, PS3, PSP, XBOX 360, Wii, NDS and PC sounds realistic.
  8. Well, we can bet the members of the working elite and of the communist party, as well as a lot of middle class families will be more that interested by this "sport festival that is glorifying the communist". China is changing, Baron, and its changing fast.
  9. Gosh, Toronto's bid was just amazing! To bad we probably won't see them host for a while...
  10. My biggest fear regarding 2010 is the Speed Skating venue. O well, at least there is still Calgary...
  11. Well, for the roof a permanent, rigid roof will be placed, which should solve the problem once and for all (after 30 years... Its about time!).
  12. Well, I do agree with the IOC that the competition in Ski Jumping is king of low, but on the other end of the spectrum, Women's Ice Hockey at Nagano only had six teams competing. So I say if woman's Ice Hockey was included in Nagano, they is really only one excuse not to include Women's Ski Jumping in Vancouver: the sport will only start to be competed at the FIS world Championship in 2009, and it is required for any new events included to have been included in a world championship at least twice. To bad the FIS decided not to included Women's Ski Jumping in the 2007 nordic skiing championship, the decision might have been different. I do believe that the inclusion of Women's Ski Jumping would be a great boost to the sport in North America: after all, both the USA and Canada have serious contenders in the event.
  13. Didn't the Australian women's waterpolo team do seething like that prior to the 2000 Olympics to get the women's side of the sport included?
  14. They is already a good number of teams qualified for Beijing, including the USA and Cuba (Baseball), Australia (Basketball - Women), Spain (Basketball - Men), Korea and Pakistan (Hockey - Men), Japan (Hockey - Women), USA, Japan, Australia and Canada (Softball).
  15. I wonder how the IOC would react if VANOC would refuse to include Ski Cross... Would be quite surprising if they didn't, anyway.
  16. Come on, its not THAT bad. Two or three years ago, we had two straight day where the temperature wase -40 with the wind...
  17. Actualy, it would be quite ool for Synchronise Skating to make it in the Olympics.
  18. To bad only Ski Cross wase aded. I would admit, tought, that I am quite surprise (and disapointed) that team Luge, Skeleton, Bobsled and Alpine Skiing where not included (aspecialy Team Alpine Skiing) becose "these events would only allow the same athletes already participating in an individual event to take part in another event and win more medals. " (taken from the IOC's website). It wasen't a factor for Speed Skating Team pursuit, and I tink the reason guiven is quite lame, aspecialy considering the prestise those events would gater. The same goes with the mixed biathlon relay. As for Women's Ski Jumping and mixed curling, well, they are yet to have been stage in a World Championship. Hopefully they will be included in 2014.
  19. My bet is on Alert, Nunavut: dosen't get much more remote than that .
  20. Bandy is for 2014 at best, 2010 is just not realistic. The one ting I don't get is that they don't seam to be any sort of plan to include Halfpipe freestyle-skiing at the Olympics. It would make sence with the IOC's "extreme sports" trend at the WOG (with Freestyle Skiing and Short Track in 1992, Snowboard in 1998, Skeleton in 2002, Snowboardcross in 2006 and potentialy Ski-Cross in 2010).
  21. That seams to be quite the thing right now, buying 'copter. Wonder when St. Jhon's will be covered .
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