Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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So here we go, the 2022 Winter Olympic Games are now open !

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China is hosting the games, and the political context behind those games is a bit stormy : in December 2021, USA and some allies have announced a diplomatic boycott of those games. Let's also notice that Russia is still under a ban (doping), and Russian athletes can only compete as independents.

Here's the ranking right now :

1. Norway 🇳🇴- 2x Gold
2. Slovenia 🇸🇮 - 1x Gold, 1x Bronze
3. China 🇨🇳 - 1x Gold
 
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China is hosting the games, and the political context behind those games is a bit stormy : in December 2021, USA and some allies have announced a diplomatic boycott of those games. Let's also notice that Russia is still under a ban (doping), and Russian athletes can only compete as independents.
I have heard that Pak is a chief guest of this Winter Olympics, and I can't say its possible reason here as it is not the Basement. Anyway, India has not boycotted the Winter Olympics (yet) and I hope for the Indians to get medals out of this.
 

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Did I read somewhere that the flame was lit on Beijing, during the Opening Ceremony, instead of in Olympia? If so, how did they do that, being nightime?

Or the Lightning Ceremony at Olympia is performed only for the Summer Games?
 

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Did I read somewhere that the flame was lit on Beijing, during the Opening Ceremony, instead of in Olympia? If so, how did they do that, being nightime

Well no, it seems it was lit in Olympia as usual. Well they have electricity and spotlights in China too, so performing the ceremony at night is not a huge problem... There might be international relations issues but those games are perfectly official and approved by the Olympic Committee, no problem about that.


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Day 2 : Scandinavia rules !

1. Norway 🇳🇴 : 2x Gold, 1x Bronze
2. Sweden 🇸🇪 : 2x Gold
3. ROC (unoffical Russia) 🏳️ : 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 2x Bronze
 

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Yes, closest thing I found in the emoticons was the white flag, I don't know how hard/easy it would be to add that flag to the emoticons database 😉
 

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1. Sweden 🇸🇪 : 4x Gold, 1x Silver, 1x Bronze
2. Netherlands 🇳🇱 : 3x Gold, 3x Silver, 1x Bronze
3. China 🇨🇳 : 3x Gold, 2x Silver
3. Germany 🇩🇪 : 3x Gold, 2x Silver
 

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ROC won against Switzerland 1-0, but only the ice was cold :ROFLMAO:

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Who is ROC, Taiwan?
Yes, the official name of Taiwan is the Republic of China (ROC) (not to be confused with the People's Republic of China (PRC), the modern mainland China), as its government is the same government that once ruled mainland China from 1912 till 1949 when the ROC was defeated by Mao's party during the Chinese Civil War and the ROC had to leave the mainland to be relocated to Taipei. Mainland China (and numerous other countries) does not formally recognize the Republic of China and considers it to be China's breakaway province.

ROC (unoffical Russia) 🏳️
Nope, it is Taiwan. See my above comment.
 
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I think he means Russian Olympic Committee there, which is abbreviated ROC for olympic games now (since 2021). Taiwan is abbreviated TPE there.
 

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Nope, it is Taiwan. See my above comment.

Obviously not there. Don't you find a bit weird that a small island like Taiwan manages to be 3rd in the Olympic Winter Games ? Sure Jamaica had the crazy Rasta Rocket bobsleigh, but still... 🤭

Also you should see in the picture I posted above that the hockey players are indeed russians and not taiwanese... 🧐
 

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Yeah, but am I the only one, who thinks that simply switching from Russia to ROC is a bit unfair?
 

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Seems to be very symbolic "sanction"... The thing is that there is no prize in money to win at the Olympics (and also explains that boycotting the Olympics is a way not to send a delegation and save some money)... so its a matter of flags and politics...
 

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I havn't paid attention to the Olympics since Sydney(?). But I was aware that Russia cheated in big style back in the last ones and was banned. I thought maybe that individual athletes took the old Lybian downhill ski team approach.

Seems like a toothless sanction if you just ban the flag and not the athletes imo. If you banned the athletes they may case some consternation within their NOC. The way it is now I'll predict that they will just carry on as usual.
 

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I don't think it would be fair punishing those athletes that didn't cheat. But I agree, that a sanction has to be painful enough to have consequences. I would have expected the athletes to at least join another NOC to compete in 2022 and qualify on foreign ground under a different doping control system.
 
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