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2018 PyeongChang Olympics news & updates

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Sylvia, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Counting down to U.S. Nationals!

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  2. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    . Saddened and Angry on behalf of Britain's Bobsled Team

     
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  3. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    That's awful.

    All I've ever read about the British Olympic Association has been pretty bad, in that it seems they don't support their athletes unless they've got medal potential but don't support them financially to make it to that point so everyone's on their own.
     
  4. Lorac

    Lorac Well-Known Member

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    Even if you do have medal potential you may get no funding. Prior to the Rio Olympics the medal targets were released for each sport which is usually interpreted as meet these and you funding will continue. Well Badminton had a target if 1 medal which they met albeit not the team expected to win it. Yet their funding was withdrawn totally. They appealed to no avail and the British Olympic Association has never explained why. Stupidity. I feel so sorry for the ladies Bobsled team as they are being totally screwed here.
     
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  5. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    That is so fcuking terrible. How do they expect results when they do not fund the sports?!
     
  6. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    Yes the poor Badminton team - especially as they won a new medal at the World Champs this year! The criteria is strange. They say they're being cynical and going by potential number of medals, but Badminton is precisely a sport where multiple medals can be won. If that's the criteria it seems inconsistent to invest so much in hockey, where at the very best two medals can be won.
     
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    skipaway Well-Known Member

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  8. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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  10. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

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    Let me guess you want the Winter Olympics to be held either in Japan or in Russia again.
     
  11. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    What a fantastic idea! Lets hold it in Sochi again :cheer2:
     
  12. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

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    In your f***ing dreams.
     
  13. Judge Dred

    Judge Dred Registered User

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    Vile tirade deleted by admin.
     
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  14. SHARPIE

    SHARPIE Not an old, divorced Canadian. Staff Member

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    Take a weeks ban. We do have limits here.
     
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