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  • #182072
    nine nine nine
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    Incredible comeback from team GB in the Rugby 7’s to go through to the Semi Finals.

    Easy game v NZ up tomorrow.😊

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    #182075
    Pagan
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    England coming back from 21 – 0 down, and 6 man Argentina coming from 7 – 0 down to win, what a day in the 7s…….Pagan

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    #182078
    Brian blue
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    Not so interested since they let Russia back in and take medals from other countries. Why are they even showing and giving them medals, it is a sham

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    #182091
    Tugay is God
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    If they have these shortened forms of the game like Rugby 7’s and Basketball 3’s, they should do 5 a side footy! Load of lads from your local Powerleague with names like Inter Yemam playing 🙂

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    #182092
    Pagan
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    Tugs, futsal has been in the youth olympics, whether it gets into the main games will probably depend if it can be run alongside 11 a side footy and not replace it……Pagan

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    #182093
    Tugay is God
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    In my opinion they should get rid of 11 a side footy in its current format at the Olympics. Either that, or just make it a complete youth team, not this 3 x over aged players. It’s just not the height of a footballers career to play at the Olympics. Same goes for Golf and tennis and other well paid sports.

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    #182095
    Pagan
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    Would think Olympic gold is a major honour, but then the modern players is more interested in money that medals……….Pagan

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    #182096
    nine nine nine
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    Congrats to Ireland on winning their first Olympic rowing Gold Medal.

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    #182120
    Brian blue
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    hard luck for our Ladies, they did us proud though

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    #182144
    nine nine nine
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    First Olympics without a Rowing Gold medal for Britain since Moscow in 2980. That needs looking in to.

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    #182146
    Pagan
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    Rowing, has the highest funding of the Olympic sports and probably one of the most difficult to access for kids, how many comprehensive schools have that as an option in PE. Maybe spend the money on easy access sports and get a bigger talent pool in those……Pagan

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    #182147
    nine nine nine
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    Pagan, Rowing has been one of GB’s most successful area of the Olympics since 1980 574,000 participated in Rowing in 2020 across hundreds of Rowing Clubs. I suspect the analysis of Rowing in this Olympics will investigate how GB can strengthen rather than weaken Rowing at the next Olympics.

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    #182149
    Pagan
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    Great stats 9, but you do realise that includes indoor rowing and that participation has dropped by over 200k in the last 4 years.
    More telling is the fact that there are only approximately 32k members of rowing clubs in the uk.
    Unless you go to a private school, one of the top universities or you have parents who row, then your exposure to rowing in your formative sporting years is nigh on zero.
    Let’s spend the £24m a year on something kids can easily access at school or relatively cheaply in local clubs…..Pagan

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    #182153
    nine nine nine
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    As I said Pagan “I suspect the analysis of Rowing in this Olympics will investigate how GB can strengthen rather than weaken GB’s Rowing at the next Olympics.”

    Realistically the £24m is not going to be taken away from Rowing and given to another Sport. GB is very good at Rowing we need to examine what went wrong this year and try and get back to where we were and I’m sure that will be the objective.

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