2018 Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics

Postby deja vu on Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 pm

Russia has been banned from competing at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee.

But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under a neutral flag.

It follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi.

"This should draw a line under this damaging episode," the IOC said.


http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-sports/42242007

Given the history of doping and Russia, this should have happened long ago. I don't think anyone has a clear number of how many can jump through the many hoops now in their way, before they can compete. Either way, now that the power house domination is over for these games, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby fishandchips on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:26 pm

Thirty days to go until we watch sports live from Seoul! In a brilliant move, the congratulatory flower bouquets for the medallists
will be replaced by the mascot stuffed toy. Here's an interesting marketing ploy:

Could it be that the 2018 Olympics really have landed in one of the best communities in the world? That’s what locals are pitching with their Happy 700 campaign. Pyeongchang — which lies 130 kilometres east of the capital Seoul, and just 80 kilometres south of the heavily militarized border between North and South Korea — sits at an average altitude of 700 metres above sea level. And 700 metres, states the local tourism brochure, is “the best altitude for human biorhythm.”


https://www.thestar.com/sports/amateur/2018/01/10/30-things-to-know-about-pyeongchang-olympics-with-30-days-to-go.html

Seoul is 14 hours ahead of Toronto so live tv will be on Seoul-time but sports-watching could be good for pub houses at night here in Toronto.

Another entity, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, published some Korean food recipes in their new Food & Drink magazine. Why not make something new to eat while watching the sporting action? There will be plenty of curling, starting on Feb.8.
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