Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Forostar, Dec 16, 2015.
Were the Russians banned from competing due to doping?
Hehe, well, I've got to admit one not very unimportant factor. The Russian World Champion (from 2015) didn't defend his title.
This thread so far looks more like a Dutch & Norwegian Sports Appreciation Topic
Yeah, sorry. We are into other sports our countries are good at (e.g. Handball). And our football teams suck.
Those who disliked countries like Turkey and Qatar buying gross quantities of athletes in foreign nations to win medals can be satisfied.
IAAF halts runner nationality transfers to curb the “buying” of medals
Handball needs it's rules re-visited in order to gain more popularity. E.g. passive attack, fouls criteria and such. Make handball great again.
Netherlands - Scandinavia: 2-0
@Dr. Eddies Wingman
I'm surprised to see Tero Pitkämäki still fighting for the podium at the IAAF World Championships, years after his Norwegian arch rival retired. Makes me think ... what if Thorkildsen had taken the time for his injury to heal, instead of retiring?
Besides that ... this tournament has now seen the fall of two great champions. Not only Usain Bolt, but also Mo Farah, have now been defeated ...
Oh fuck. Sad ending for Bolt as he is injured on the final leg of the 4*100m relay ... not the way a great career should finish
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