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  1. http://www.rio2016.com/en/news/news/judokas-get-a-taste-of-rio-as-start-of-qualification-for-2016-games-nears Biggest judo training camp ever held in Brazil brings together 150 athletes from 10 countries
  2. Ok where will the Snow events in Denver be Vail and Breckenridge are 2 hours away and to my knowledge there no transport either to there
  3. Looks like the 24/7 coverage on CNN is dying down or maybe because it's the weekend. Soon everyone will forget
  4. Ok Reno is not the best city ever but The bid should not focus o them it would need to focus on the beauty and pure awesomeness of Lake Tahoe and it's Ski Resorts
  5. Anyone ever think of using Sacramento or even the Bay Area for the Ice events. SAC is 110 miles away and SF 190 miles. Sacramento to Squaw Valley is shorter than Oslo to Lillehammer so it's not like it can't be done Thoughts?
  6. What's that supposed to mean
  7. Would love a WOG in Tahoe and Reno but without political backing and funding and public support No way. I have no idea where there be ceremonies and they won't build a stadium for a one time use
  8. RIP MAN U (you never know) I got Barca, Real, Chelsea, and Bayern
  9. Just looked at the Almaty Application File Book did not like the design was not really put together well. Bid seems nice though
  10. Courtney Love thinks she found the plane https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=643731082330400&set=a.535912143112295.1073741828.504299626273547&type=1&theater Sorry can't post photo
  11. so the application file coming out for Krakow haven't seen any release date or time
  12. OMG I think the have a Super Long Version i.e think of the US anthem with more verses which the original poem did have and a short version. The anthem is kind of cool I like to pretend to lip sing it
  13. Well I watched the beginning but I got bored because the only thing different was the cultural pieces. Great 2 months for Sochi too bad it will mostly be forgotten due to politics
  14. http://www.rio2016.com/en/news/news/race-to-qualify-for-rio-2016-olympic-and-paralympic-games-starts-in-2014 The starting pistol for the race to the Rio 2016 Games will be fired this year. In the coming months, some of the 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes who will compete in Brazil will take a major step towards their dream. Throughout 2014, athletes from at least 10 Olympic sports – including basketball, equestrian and sailing – and 12 Paralympic sports – including goalball, 7-a-side football and sitting volleyball – will earn qualification spots for the greatest sporting event on the planet. “This year we will see the first athletes book their places in Rio and that is a very exciting step not only for them, but also for us at the organising committee,” said Melina Xanthopoulou, Rio 2016’s Sport Entries Manager. “When the Games begin, the huge efforts of the athletes will be rewarded with the chance to compete on the world’s biggest stage.” More than 10,000 athletes will compete at the first Olympic Games in South America, in August 2016, and the following month 4,350 Paralympic athletes will have their moment in Rio. Using the world rankings method, major international and continental competitions held within an established period are graded according to their degree of importance. At the end of the period, the athletes or teams with the most points win the available places. Judo, tennis and beach volleyball are among the sports that use this criterion. Several IFs, such as those governing basketball and volleyball, use international and continental competitions as a means of access to the Games, rewarding the champions and sometimes the best-placed runners-up in the same way that qualifying tournaments do. Individual sports usually require athletes to reach set qualification standards. Highlights among Rio 2016 qualification events this year will be the men’s and women’s basketball world cups (in August-September and September-October, respectively), the sailing and shooting world championships (both in September) and the World Equestrian Games (August-September). At the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea (September-October) the winners of the men’s and women’s hockey competitions will secure their spots, while rugby and golf, which are both returning to the Olympic programme in 2016, will also begin their qualifying processes for Rio this year. For Paralympic sports, the pace will be even faster. June and July will see five world championships decide places at Rio 2016 and dreams will continue to be realised – and hearts broken- until the end of the year, when 70 para-cyclists will qualify through the world ranking system. The race to Rio is well and truly on.Each sport’s International Federation (IF) determines the qualification system adopted, together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC). There are two types of qualification: ‘nominal’ – when athletes win spots for themselves (e.g. table tennis, wrestling); and ‘slot’ – when athletes win places for their National Olympic and Paralympic Committees (NOCs/NPCs) who then decide, with the National Federation, if they will use the quota and which athletes to send (e.g. rowing, football, volleyball). Each sport ensures there is fair gender and continental representation through quotas. This can lead to exceptions in the nominal system – when an NOC/NPC has more athletes qualified than the quota allows for, the NOC/NPC makes the final decision (e.g. athletics, swimming, judo). Qualification can be achieved according to world rankings, through the major international competitions, or via specific qualifying tournaments. Often, two or more of these methods are combined. All federations have finalised their systems for Rio 2016, although some are still pending IOC approval. Highlights among Rio 2016 qualification events this year will be the men’s and women’s basketball world cups (in August-September and September-October, respectively), the sailing and shooting world championships (both in September) and the World Equestrian Games (August-September). At the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea (September-October) the winners of the men’s and women’s hockey competitions will secure their spots, while rugby and golf, which are both returning to the Olympic programme in 2016, will also begin their qualifying processes for Rio this year.
  15. Day 10 MEDAL COUNT 1.RUS 70! 2.GER 11 3.UKR 21 4.CAN 14 5.FRA 9 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Sochi Time Alpine Skiing ALL MEDAL EVENTS Women's Giant Slalom 1st run 9:30 2nd Run 13:00 Cross Country Skiing ALL MEDAL EVENTS Men's 10km free Women's 5km Closing Ceremony 20:00 Women's Giant
  16. Um there a difference from wanting it here than thinking it will actually happen
  17. Still Waiting on Press Conference from Prime Minster was suppose to have started at 10:30 PDT. Maybe there deciding what to say?
  18. 1. That was not what the question was about it was more about was it the right place and he said It was but they are required to look at others he also said that it would cost the city somewhere between 40 and 100 (I forgot) million to fix the pier it will be on and they are offering to pay for it themselves. It will happen the NIMBY's won't stop it 2. Yeah I hate what there doing it's not techs fault 3. That's because the city pays for that and they lost money Last I never said we could host a olympics games and I don't think it will happen all I asked was what do you think of hosting big sporting events like the Olympics
  19. I attended a Commonwealth Club Talk with the Mayor Ed Lee in San Francisco. I wrote a question what do you think of hosting the olympics but it was not asked. However in a related question on building a new arena on the waterfront for the local NBA Basketball Team he fully supported it so who knows whether he supports SF 2024 or not
  20. Day 8 MEDAL COUNT 1.RUS 50 2.GER 7 3.UKR 4 4.JPN 6 5.AUS 6 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Sochi Time Alpine Skiing All MEDAL Events All events Rescheduled Para Snowboard Cross Standing SC Super G run 2 Biathlon ALL MEDAL EVENTS Men's 15km 10:00 Women's 12.5km 10:20 Ice Sledge Hockey Classifications
  21. Day 7 MEDAL COUNT 1.RUS 47 2.GER 5 3.UKR 14 4.CAN 8 5.AUS 4 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom 1st Run 15:00 2nd Run MEDAL 19:00 Ice Sledge Hockey Playoffs Semifinal RUS V NOR 13:00 USA V CAN 20:00 Wheelchair Curling Round Robin Session 11 SVK V CAN SWE V NOR GBR V USA FIN V KOR 9:30 Round Robin Session 12 FIN V CAN GBR V CHN SVK V RUS KOR V SWE 15:30
  22. What does this mean and has anyone already sent it in already?
  23. Is it possible to make a 2014 YOG forum or am I'm missing out sorry I mean missing it
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