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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 13 at 4:23pm
Is it in the olympics charter that two countries can have a joint bid.
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On the Olympic venue/Land locked country thing, I just found section 34 of the Olympic Charter:-

http://www.olympic.org/Documents/olympic_charter_en.pdf

This says that all events must be held in the host country for summmer events, but may be held in adjoining countries for winter events. Somehow I suspect that might be hastily changed if it came down to it though...

Still haven't found any reference to the extra event clause, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The IOC is every bit as bureaucratic as any UK government office. It could be on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying “Beware of the Leopard”...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 13 at 1:37pm
No because the IOC have there own anti doping agency. So its fine. Cycling is a core sport, also its where we get most of are medals, we dont wnat it to be dropped.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 13 at 9:19am
Originally posted by kingdacks

Cycling, always will be a core sport.
 
I'd reserve judgement on that until the fallout from the 'Armstrong' affair has been settled.
If the UCI (cycling authority) were shown to be complicit in it, then the IOC could have no option, but to drop Cycling...


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Originally posted by kingdacks

An 11th sailing medal is unlikely to be the star,

Umm, maybe not if its the Host country's say so. Brazil would have an excellent medal chance in the Olympic coffin, which in turn would probably give it a very good local TV audience.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 5:10pm
[recycled argument] who gives a f**k about the TV viewers... that won't watch any sailing regardless.  If the Olympics is ONLY about the TV, then screw it.... sailing's buggered whatever class 'they' happen to vote in, including kiteboard racing, which is also sh*t to participate in, as well as watch as they use even less accessible kit than the windyplankers.  
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Shut up will you?

Carry on down this path and you'll have the whole of bloody sailing flung out of the Olympics, you might find it wonderful, but I can assure you TV viewers turn to watching their lawns grow rather than trying to follow the delights of the old buffers in their Stars.

Stop and think of the broader picture, exactly why 'they' wanted the pull of kiting to continue to justify the expensive elitist circus that is sailing and all it involves, the further down the narrow rich boy paths it treads, the more surely it is writing it's own exit path.

Personally I could give a toss about kites in competition, but it does offer instant access to global participation, which is more than can be said for the Star. How is the Kenyan Star Team doing I wonder?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 5:01pm
... makes me glad I used a question mark in the thread title.

(agreed with your points about PR Al.)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote kingdacks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 4:53pm
Good on them for resolving them quickly. At least it gives star teams a chance to look for something else. An 11th sailing medal is unlikely to be the star, I could see it being kiteboarding or maybe a return to match racing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 13 at 4:42pm
So, though it seems there is a route back in, the Star Class have reponded quickly to douse the rumour
From www.starclass.org

Announcements
Olympic Status Unchanged
By Bill Allen
Feb 22, 2013, 13:21

Some of you may have seen the note in Sailing Anarchy suggesting that the Star was back in the Olympics for Rio 2016. Unfortunately, this is just a rumor. The article suggests that the host country can add an event of their choosing, which is not true.

The situation is the same as we have reported for the past year. The Olympic committee in Brazil may request an 11th medal for sailing. A final confirmation of all Olympic events will be made by IOC in late summer or early fall.

The spreading of rumors concerning Olympic status does not help our position. I will inform Star Class membership with any new developments. I keep in contact with all relevant parties and therefore have the most accurate and current information.

See you at Bacardi,

Bill Allen
President, ISCYRA

© Copyright 2007 by starclass.org

(Northampton Sailboats, Speed Sails and the Firbeall class could do well to take note of how swiftly this was concluded)
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Al
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