Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by jayakris » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:10 pm

I guess we can just rename the title later and stick to this thread.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by VReddy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:54 pm

Not sure if it is the right thread. IOA has been suspended by the Sports Ministry after Suresh Kalmadi was appointed as the Life President of IOA (Similar to Anil Khanna for AITA). IOC on its part has mentioned that its monitoring the situation.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by VReddy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:56 pm

VReddy wrote:Not sure if it is the right thread. IOA has been suspended by the Sports Ministry after Suresh Kalmadi was appointed as the Life President of IOA (Similar to Anil Khanna for AITA). IOC on its part has mentioned that its monitoring the situation.
A bit offtopic but relevant here too. All these sports bodies are suddenly coming up with Life president positions - Have no idea what is the role / responsibility of these positions.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:15 am

Life time free tickets, first class travels and a cut of the government funding to the association. Quite valuable I must say.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by prasen9 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:58 am

jayakris wrote:I guess we can just rename the title later and stick to this thread.
Hmm. If we rename the title later, we may have to re-rename it back. Might as well let this one stay :p

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by Tolamu » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:23 am

jayakris wrote:I guess we can just rename the title later and stick to this thread.
Just seeing the name of the thread in the 'unread topics' gives me goosebumps. ;)

Unluckily we are marching towards it given the fracas which already started by the derecognision of IOC by the sports ministry.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by jaydeep » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:22 am

Abhinav's genuine tweet for congratulation messages.
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To those sending in congratulations 4being on committees.Sweet of u but pl wait,it's only due if there is a possitive outcome 4 Indian sport

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by Varma » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:07 am

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by sameerph » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:51 pm

This is another good decision in terms of improvement for Olympics -

Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers
PT Usha and Anju Bobby George (athletics), Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), Aparna Popat (badminton), MC Mary Kom and Akhil Kumar (boxing), Jagbir Singh (hockey), Somdev Devvarman (tennis), Karnam Malleshwari (weightlifting), Sushil Kumar (wrestling), I M Vijayan (football), Khajan Singh (swimming) and Kamlesh Mehta (table tennis).
It is really good list with who is who of Indian sports but surprised to see Football, Table Tennis and Swimming appearing there where we have virtually no chance of a medal in next 2-3 Olympics ( not even of a chance of qualifying in football).

Also -
The National Observers will assist the Government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations (NSFs) concerned including Indian Olympic Association in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority and priority sports covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring & evaluation of athlete performance," said a sports ministry statement.
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With someone like Somdev there with his recent record of strident criticism of AITA, will he be consulted by the federation in terms of selection of teams, coaching etc. ?

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by Tolamu » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:45 am

Every time I saw the title of this thread, I :rofl:

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by sameerph » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:46 pm

IOC has added many mixed team events for Tokyo Olympics -

Mixed athletics and swimming relays among new events added to Tokyo 2020

Some of these changes will be good for us particularly addition of mixed team archery where we may have some medal chances.

Not sure if these 2 will add to our medal hopes -

Boxing have lost two men's events to make way for two new female ones.

Shooting are replacing the men's 50 metres rifle prone, 50m pistol and double trap with three mixed team competitions.
Perhaps good in boxing where there is less competition in womens boxing than mens one but in shooting our male competitors have done better than women. So, that may not be good for us.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by prasen9 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:46 pm

If they were adding events that would be fine with me. But, they are cutting existing events and adding these "team" events in a sport that is essentially individual. I do not like that.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by sameerph » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:05 am

They want to increase women participation. That is why these mixed team events replacing the only mens ones.

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Re: Pre-mortem on the Tokyo Olympics disaster

Post by prasen9 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:38 am

Ok. Then have more women's events. Why create these mixed events artificially? I do not mind creating them, but, it should not be in place of core singles events.

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