Rio 2016

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Knoyleo » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:18 pm

Talk about passing the buck.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:59 pm

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Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country's doping scandal, an Olympic source has told the BBC.

Instead, the International Olympic Committee will leave it up to individual sport's governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed to take part.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36878983


strawberry floating hell IOC. Just ban them, they are leaving it until too late to do anything about it. Most governing bodies will probably now say that it is too late for them to review the data etc and that Russia will have the right to appeal so it's not practical to do it.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Quantum Name » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:34 pm

Joke decision.

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:43 pm

I think this Olympics will be the first to be significantly worse than the previous Olympics.
I don't think they've done anywhere near as good a job of preparation as London.

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by KK » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:45 am

New Zealand Olympian Jason Lee ‘kidnapped by police’ in Rio de Janeiro

ZEALAND athlete says he was kidnapped and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs by men dressed in police uniforms in Rio de Janeiro.

Jiu-Jitsu athlete Jason Lee took to social media to confirm the news.

“What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics! #Rio2016,” he tweeted.

In a more detailed post on his Facebook page, Lee claims the men threatened to apprehend him if he did not meet his demands for “a large sum of money.

“I’m not sure what’s more depressing, the fact this stuff is happening to foreigners so close to the Olympic Games or the fact that Brazilians have to live in a society that enables this absolute bullshit on a daily basis,” he wrote.

“I was threatened with arrest if I did not get in their private car and accompany them to two ATMs to withdraw a large sum of money for a bribe.

“This place is well and truly strawberry floated in every sense of the word imaginable.”

Lee’s partner, New Zealand journalist Laura McQuillian, later tweeted: “Boyfriend was accosted by Policia Militar cops who drove him to two ATMs and forced him to withdraw cas #roadtoRio.

http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-lif ... ddbf8390a5

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by TigaSefi » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:11 am

Russians not being banned outright negate any watching of track and field.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Lotus » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19 am

I think this will probably all go off without much of a hitch, despite the farcical build-up. Part of me hopes it goes drastically wrong though just to teach the IOC a lesson.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Knoyleo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:42 am

TigaSefi wrote:Russians not being banned outright negate any watching of track and field.

The Athletics ban still stands, though.

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by Drumstick » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:30 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36889171

I do think it seems a little harsh. Yes she partook in the doping regime but says she was left with no alternative and she was the one that blew the lid off of the operation leading to where we are now. A bit of gratitude wouldn't go amiss, let her compete as a neutral without representing a country.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Preezy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:33 am

No one likes a grass.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Lotus » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:36 am

The IOC ruled that she should not be allowed to take part as she had previously failed a doping test.

Stepanova said the IOC decision was "based on wrong and untrue statements".

So did she or didn't she fail a doping test? I'd be the first to stick the boot into the joke that is the IOC, but I've no problem with proven cheaters being banned.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Moggy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:38 am

Drumstick wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36889171

I do think it seems a little harsh. Yes she partook in the doping regime but says she was left with no alternative and she was the one that blew the lid off of the operation leading to where we are now. A bit of gratitude wouldn't go amiss, let her compete as a neutral without representing a country.


She might have been a whistleblower but:

But the IOC ruled that she should not be allowed to take part as she had previously failed a doping test.


I don’t think we can have a situation where you are forgiven for doping just because you grassed up some other people that were also doping.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Drumstick » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:02 am

Not specifically to do with the Olympics but apparently Bernie Ecclestone's MIL has been kidnapped in Brazil:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36891829

I do worry about what is going to start happening when the Olympics actually start.

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by DrPepperMan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:37 am

The problem with the Olympics is that only one city hosts it. So all the police resources will be focused on Rio unlike the World Cup. Meaning crime will spiral out of control in places like Sao Paulo. As someone who has been to Sao Paulo for a conference for a week.. the place is a dump. Never been so glad to leave a city!

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:24 pm

São Paulo is a host city for some of the football, though, along with Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, and Salvador.

https://www.rio2016.com/en/venues

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by DrPepperMan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:49 pm

Knoyleo wrote:São Paulo is a host city for some of the football, though, along with Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, and Salvador.

https://www.rio2016.com/en/venues


Fair enough. But the main focus will be on Rio not too far away from Sao Paulo.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:37 pm

Oh yeah, that's for certain, but if São Paulo and others are host to teams of athletes, and have nothing like the security presence of Rio itself, they're likely to become targets. It's seriously worrying already, and it's not even started yet.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Drumstick » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:37 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36909409

WTF is this gooseberry fool?

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Quantum Name » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:43 am

IOC is laughable :lol:

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Moggy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:53 am

Drumstick wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36909409

WTF is this gooseberry fool?


An Olympic Charter bye-law states only approved sponsors may reference "Olympic-related terms" from 27 July until midnight on 24 August.

That includes words such as "victory", "performance", "effort" and "2016".


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