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1 hour ago, AustralianFan said:

Edwin Moses calls for Russia ban from Paris 2024

 

It's likely that Russia could be banned from Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic.

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4 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

Edwin Moses calls for Russia ban from Paris 2024

 

Do you REALLY have to re-post every pick-a-ninny utterance on anything Olympic?  STOP FLOODING these boards with inconsequential and EXTRANEOUS stuff.  As if Edwin Moses' opinion will make any difference?  :rolleyes:

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1 minute ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Do you REALLY have to re-post every pick-a-ninny utterance on anything Olympic?  STOP FLOODING these boards with inconsequential and EXTRANEOUS stuff.  As if Edwin Moses' opinion will make any difference?  :rolleyes:

Get on with your day and stop trying to control what other members post.

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Do you REALLY have to re-post every pick-a-ninny utterance on anything Olympic?  STOP FLOODING these boards with inconsequential and EXTRANEOUS stuff.  As if Edwin Moses' opinion will make any difference?  

Baron,  make your mind up.

Do you want Russia banned from Paris 2024, world sport, the IOC  …… or not ? 

You also started the thread called: 

“Time to kick muddah f———  Russia out once and for all”

Now when, Edwin Moses, an esteemed high profile sports leader and treasured USA and World Athletic icon calls for Russia to be banned from Paris 2024, you go on attack.

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22 hours ago, AliciasBlade said:

I’m pretty sure they’ll be revealed in late 2022 since the Milan-Cortina 2026 Mascots will be revealed in Spring of 2023.

Yes the Paris 2024 mascots should be unveiled by this fall.

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On 3/6/2022 at 11:23 AM, SportLightning said:

It's likely that Russia could be banned from Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic.

It would make the games’ motto easy: “Together - except for Russia and Belarus”

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20 minutes ago, SportLightning said:

Seems that Russia and Belarus are likely to be banned from Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seems to me that seems isnt the right word here. It looks ever more likely a will.

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Paris 2024 expected to maintain plans for shooting and basketball venues (insidethegames.biz)

SO there's pushback against moving shooting to the National Centre for Sport Shooting in Chateauroux. I do wonder though as e costs climb for cleaning up the site in La Corneuve whether or not Paris will ultimately move the event especially given the fact they just said no to a temporary grandstand for sailing events in Marseille. A bit more puzzling is FIBA's opposition to the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre for basketball. Can't see any issues with that one.

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/\/\ That article is so FULL of contradictory facts that I came away from it more confused than ever.  Will they or won't they move those sports?  Will they or won't they clean up those sites?  Will FIBA OK the new Porte de Versailles location or won't they?  The Paris COJO seems more bananas than ever.  They're trying to have their gateau and eat it too!  As that FAKE French queen said: Let them eat Gateau!!  

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11 hours ago, stryker said:

Paris 2024 expected to maintain plans for shooting and basketball venues (insidethegames.biz)

SO there's pushback against moving shooting to the National Centre for Sport Shooting in Chateauroux. I do wonder though as e costs climb for cleaning up the site in La Corneuve whether or not Paris will ultimately move the event especially given the fact they just said no to a temporary grandstand for sailing events in Marseille. A bit more puzzling is FIBA's opposition to the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre for basketball. Can't see any issues with that one.

Probably no issues for the basketball venue.

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5 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

Yes, but not polling too well.

In times of crisis, voters tend to group around the incumbent. Then again, she didn't have a reasonable chance by running for the leftist PS in a race that's been expected to be decided between the centre-right and far-right from the beginning.

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

I say the IOC / IPC should say nothing until the very last minute -- AND then ban the Russkies and the Belarusskies.  That hurts even more.  Just keep 'em guessing.  

I do advise Lausanne to act clearly and not let themselves drag into shenanigans of that sort. If it's clear in early 2024 that Russia does still not behave in a way that justifies a place among the civilized nations of this planet, they should speak out a clear ban several months before the opening ceremony. Going back and forth and then putting on a last-minute ban will likely just fuel a Russian narrative of "the West" mingling in the IOC's affairs and the ban being no more than an anti-Russian propaganda bit dictated by the hosts who they probably see as a puppet on a string directed by Washington, anyway.

Different outcomes might ask for different actions on the IOC's side, though. Say there will be a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine that involves for example accepting Russia's annexation of Crimea, a status similar to Finland or Austria where they can join the EU but not NATO, and the "independence" of the separatist "people's republics" in the east - which, at this point, is pure speculation, of course. I don't see how Russia and Belarus could take part in Paris under that circumstance, nor do I see how this outcome would justify a never-ending ban. So, the best way to handle this IMHO would be a limited-time ban (maybe for a decade, perhaps just for 2024 and 2026) and strict guidance on how these countries would have to act in the future to enable them a return to the Olympic family after that time. And such a regulation would need to be made public as soon as possible after the hypothetical agreement is ratified.

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I can't figure out why some summer games go with the highrise format of a Tokyo or Rio, while Paris or Sydney in 2000 goes with a friendlier format. Personally, the 2000 games appeared to have the most human-scaled, accessible format.

Youtube videos can be adjusted to get captioning in English.

This was London 2012:

 

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