elsewhere wrote:Is this a joke
Apparently how the Olympics are shown on Iranian tv
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SourceBBC wrote:Rio Paralympics 2016: Games to go ahead with major budget cuts
The Paralympic Games will take place as planned next month, but face major budget cuts, the International Paralympic Committee has announced.
The cuts will be made to venues, the workforce and transport.
Delayed travel grants will now be paid to athletes, but 10 countries may struggle to get teams to Rio.
"Never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced circumstances like this," said IPC president Sir Philip Craven.
With 19 days to the start of the Games, the IPC says Rio's organising committee has not raised enough money to fund the Paralympics.
This is due to Brazil's struggling economy and the fact that only 12% of available tickets have so far been sold for the Games, which start on 7 September.
It meant organisers were three weeks late in paying 8m euros (£7m) in travel grants to help athletes get to Rio.
But Rio's mayor Eduardo Paes has secured an additional £36m of funding and £24m in sponsorship from state-run companies after an injunction was lifted that had blocked further state aid for the Games.
What's being cut?
- Downsizing of Rio 2016's workforce for the Paralympics
- Changes to the transport services for athletes and their teams
- The closure of a number of venue media centres
- Moving events to other venues to enable Deodoro Park to be dismantled, allowing the other venues to have dedicated transport hubs
Beautiful! My friends from Manaus are enjoying this glorious achievement. They are the best (after Argentina, of course )heppolo wrote:They've done it. The match was great by the way, both teams played their bestleomedar wrote:Hope Brazil wins today in soccer and get that long waited gold medal!
The scientific theory is to do with an individual's centre of gravity. It is thought that black men and women have a higher centre of mass by around 3% compared to white people. This means their bodies fall faster on each stride, speeding up their pace, and thus making them faster sprinters on average. Conversely, white swimmers typically have the advantage over black swimmers, because swimming is about pulling your body upward and out of the water, and thus a lower centre of mass is more beneficial.SholasBoy wrote:I don't know the actual reason that African born athletes do so well in these races
In the qualification rounds though his score was as high as ever, he did his best and then this. Probably it's the fact that gold started not to seem as improbable after that and he has lost a bit of focus. He still came away with bronze from these Olympics having only just teamed up with Daniel Goodfellow.SholasBoy wrote:It's been a game of two halves today for Team GBR. On one hand, Tom Daley did absolutely terrible, and I feel that he doesn't have the support he had 4 years ago, he had spent some time since London becoming a celebrity, and in doing that, Jack Laugher and Chris Mead have outclassed him, it was a terrible performance, but I feel something must have been on his mind, surely not the pressure, we've seen him do so much better before.
That's the thing, in almost every article i've read it clearly states that it's their natural testosteron level (without any suspicion of doping)heppolo wrote:There are standard medical measures. Abnormally high testosteron level can be a side effect of doping.SS95 wrote: Who decides what the normal testosteron level for a female is?
Has this ever happened with a male? His levels too high in comparison to other men? Or even too low in comparison to other men?SS95 wrote:I've read that the IAAF wants to force athletes like Caster Semenya to undergo hormones treatment in order to reduce their natural testosteron level, which is 'too high for a woman'. I think that's the most ridiculous thing ever. Who decides what the normal testosteron level for a female is?