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Postby Reg » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 pm

The IOC just banned Russia from the 2018 Olympics. I'm not sure what they hope to achieve. Do they think more people will watch the games now? Obviously not. It seems very counterproductive to me.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:04 am

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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/06/sport ... index.html

(CNN)South Korean Olympic organizers have expressed shock after Russia was banned from taking part in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The absence of one of the world's major winter sports powers from the competition adds another stress for the hosts, who are already dealing with lackluster ticket sales in the shadow of the ongoing North Korea crisis.

Lee Hee-beom, President of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, said in a radio interview Tuesday he did not expect the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "to go this far."

"We plan to meet with the chairman of the IOC and deliver our message. The message that it's better to allow as many nations, as many athletes to compete," he told South Korea's CBS Radio.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Nickscafe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Banning Russia seemed like the right move. I think more than half their athletes cheated last time.

Are you going to watch? I guess usa has their first openly gay male athlete this year. I don't remember his name. It seems gay is really going to be in this year.

I guess Johnny weir wasn't openly gay, even though he was married to a guy.

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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:04 am

I'll watch the hockey. Well, I'll pay attention to it. I might not actually watch the games. And if Canada gets eliminated I'll stop paying attention. I can't imagine the current Canadian winning streak in Olympic hockey going on much longer. I hope it does, of course, but I doubt it will.

I get that Russia cheated badly. I just wonder what effect this will have on an Olympics that was struggling to be relevant before and has now just lost one of its big attractions. At least the North Koreans just announced they'll go which will be mildly interesting.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby ANTI-VENOM » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Reg wrote: and has now just lost one of its big attractions.

"Hamleg soliloquy"
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:25 pm

I had to memorize Hamlet's Soliloquy in school. I think I could still recite it if I had to.

EDIT: Wait, no, I'm thinking of Macbeth's. I couldn't recite Hamlet if my life depended on it. No problem with Macbeth, though. lol.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby ANTI-VENOM » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:57 pm

Reg wrote:I had to memorize Hamlet's Soliloquy in school. I think I could still recite it if I had to.

EDIT: Wait, no, I'm thinking of Macbeth's. I couldn't recite Hamlet if my life depended on it. No problem with Macbeth, though. lol.

I said Ham leg. What is recite? Were you trying to type "with rice"?
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Nickscafe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:29 pm

Jamaican women's bobsled team made it. Of course, one of them is beautiful. They have a female German coach. Someone to root for.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Nickscafe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:34 pm

Nigerian women have a team, too.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:54 am

An arbitration panel just overturned the ban on 28 Russians. Everything is now in chaos.
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