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Shame a nation with a proud Olympic history couldn't make it this time. They are usually there - guess nobody qualified this time.

Ones injurier the other the NOC wouldn't allow them to compete.

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Switzerland's Olympic Committee names their 146 athlete-strong roster for Vancouver

http://www.sport.sf.tv/Nachrichten/Archiv/2009/09/25/Vancouver-2010/Fuer-Vancouver-2010-selektionierte-Schweizer (German)

Switzerland has got to have one of the bigger teams. Where are the medal favouries?

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Updating Ireland's Vancouver athletes: Pat Shannon will compete in the skeleton, Kirsty McGarrity in women's alpine slalom, Shane O'Conner in the men's version, and PJ Barron will participate in the men's 15 cross country skiing. All join bobsledders Claire Bergin and Aofie Hoey on the Irish Winter Olympic Team (Leona Byrne is the alternate breakwoman). But rower Paul Griffin hoped to join them as a cross country skier, becoming the third Irish Olympian to compete in both winter and summer, and is not happy about the snub.

2010 Irish Olympic Team announced

South Africa will send two male athletes to Vancouver: alpine skier Peter Scott, coached by former South African Olympic skier Alex Heath, and cross country skiier Oliver Kraas.

Algeria will send only athlete, though it is not known yet it's going to be Christelle Laura Doulbi. Mexico returns by sending also one athlete, and he's a veteran: 51-year old skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe, who competed in 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1994, a pop singer known as Andy Himalaya, and is a member of Austrian royalty. Did qualify by Olympic standards for Torino but was turned down by Mexico's Olympic Committee because no other Mexican Olympian did qualify. When asked why he continues to compete, he says he wants to keep the tradition of the exotic Winter Olympians alive.

Shame that Luxembourg is not sending anybody to Vancouver. A nation with an Olympic tradition needs to continue that.

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Four Iranian skiers participating in 2010 Winter Olympic

Marjan Kalhor, who will participate in the slalom and giant slalom, is the first ever Iranian woman athlete to take part in the Winter Olympics.

Puriya Saveh-Shemshaki and Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki are to represent Iran in the Alpine event, and Seyyed Jafar Seyd will participate in the cross-country competition.

The four-member team will travel to Canada on Tuesday morning

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=214055

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No joint Olympic march for Koreas

Athletes from North and South Korea will not march together in Friday's opening ceremony for the Vancouver winter Olympics, games officials have said.

In a statement on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee said the two sides had failed to reach an agreement on the format of a unified march.

South Korea has sent 46 athletes to the games, while the North has sent just two – a figure skater and a speed skater.

http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/2010/02/20102116718344962.html

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Brazil will have 5 athletes:

Isabel Clark - Female's SBX (Best in South America, 14th in the world and 9th in the last OG)

Jhonathan Longhi - Male's Alpine Skiing (Born in Brasil and adopted by a Italian family with 3 years old)

Maya Harrison - Female's Alpine Skiing (Adopted by a Swiss family with 1 year old)

Leandro Ribela - Male's Cross-country

Jaqueline Mourão - Female's Cross-country (First Brazilian athlete to compete in a summer - Mountain Bike - and a winter OG)

Go Brazil! :P

Go Brazil!!! We have a little bronze hope in Isabel Clark... Very little, almost disappearing... Ok, it's gone...

But I will support any Brazilian athlete in any competion!!!

Go Brazil!!!

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Chile will send just three athletes to Vancouver 2010. I'm extremly disappointed... it's one of the smallest delegation to any kind of Games, only surpassing the 2 athletes in Antwerp 1920, and like the delegations to Nagano 1998, Lillehammer 1994 and Oslo 1952. It's a third of the delegation to Torino!

Damn... and it seems the Games won't be broadcasted :angry:

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Chile will send just three athletes to Vancouver 2010. I'm extremly disappointed... it's one of the smallest delegation to any kind of Games, only surpassing the 2 athletes in Antwerp 1920, and like the delegations to Nagano 1998, Lillehammer 1994 and Oslo 1952. It's a third of the delegation to Torino!

Damn... and it seems the Games won't be broadcasted :angry:

Thats a real shame that Chile wont be broadcasting the games.

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Thats a real shame that Chile wont be broadcasting the games.

I reported on the media posts that the IOC sold its Chilean free-to-air TV rights to TVN and Canal 13 for 2010 and 2012 a month ago. If the deal between the two networks since fell through, then it's much too bad. There is ESPN Deportes and Terra to get access to Vancouver.

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I know TVN and Canal 13 has the rights... but they seem like nothing is happening. Today, Canal 13 announced they will broadcast everynight a summary of the WOG at 2.00 am! WTF! and TVN haven't said anything and at the time of the OC they will show the movie "Zodiac" like someone cares about it.

At least, ESPN will do their work (the Opening Ceremony will be broadcasted live on ESPN+ ) and also will Terra.cl... but it's a shame the largest TV companies haven't done anything...

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I was disappointed about Luxembourg's non appearance as I worked with their team in Sydney. But to be honest they don't have a strong Winter Olympic heritage aside from Marc Giradelli who was an import anyway.

They had qualified two athletes, one got injured and the other wasn't good enough for the Luxembourg Olympic Comity.

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