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Tokolympics
« on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:01:30 »
Soooo... it's like having a big party , but peeps arn't allowed to come ? Even athlete families arn't allowed to watch competition, so, like,  why did they even go ?

Is sports obsolete ?

Once they get some attractive athletes to play League of Legend, wouldn't that be enough?



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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:10:36 »
Masks aren't all bad.
For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
- The Guardian 2021-11-22


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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 13:52:26 »
Is sports obsolete ?

Always has been.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 14:21:10 »
Their site is ad-walled. ne alternatives?

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 14:24:46 »
E-Sports is the superior of sports - other than Motorsports.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 20:13:29 »
Is $10 subscription worth it  for adfree stream on peacock?  Thoughts ?

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 22:10:39 »
nope, I'll take Discovery and Disney+ over that. .

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 July 2021, 00:00:28 »
Soooo... it's like having a big party , but peeps arn't allowed to come ? Even athlete families arn't allowed to watch competition, so, like,  why did they even go ?

The crowd isn't necessary or even always wanted. If all you want is a crowd or fans there are easier ways to become famous.

Why go?
You worked your entire life to reach this point and now you want to prove you're the best at your sport
It gives you access to future employment/sponsors/endorsements based on your sport.

It's still a party.
They spent their lives working to get here, doing everything right to not screw this up and now they can let loose, and they do. You're surrounded by the most fit people in the world all with similar mindset and hyped up on adrenaline, the Olympics are like a festival of sex behind the scenes. They bring in condoms by the truckload for athletes. Covid or not, that won't change.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 06:59:44 »
Hrrrrrmmmmmm.....  This is interesting..

Finn Florijn, a 21-year-old vaccinated Dutch rower, tested positive after his Olympic debut in the men's single sculls race. He finished fourth in his heat and was scheduled to row again on Saturday, but now he's out of the competition and isolated for 10 days.

"I wasn't completely satisfied with my race yet. But I was hopeful to improve in the rematch. Now it's over in an instant," the athlete said in a statement.



Soooo.. Basically,  if some nefarious nation wanted to cheat,  all they'd have to do is strategically infect their opponent with korona.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 21:22:53 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 22:03:08 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...

Not familiar with the rules, but I think it may be disqualifying for just being infected, as this athelete has been vaxxed.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 23:10:52 »
The old location for the now defunct NeoGeo World could be seen during an overhead in the men's triathalon. That was cool.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 02:42:28 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...
Not familiar with the rules, but I think it may be disqualifying for just being infected, as this athelete has been vaxxed.
Being infected is reason for removal, as for him being vaxxed, I know a few who were not and caught it.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 08:07:46 »

like a mask, or a vaccine


disqualifying for just being infected


Being infected is reason for removal


It's all Obama's fault, anyway.
For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
- The Guardian 2021-11-22