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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Basically, yes. The team owners didn't want a large chunk of their star players to leave, for them to keep paying their wages, but have them get injured without benefiting their teams. They also didn't want the league to stop for 3 weeks. So they decided they wouldn't release them.

    It's as if the premier league and la Liga both decided not to let any footballers go to the world cup.
    Except World Cup isn't during season/play offs, and footballers aren't slaves to the game. In football, they dictate ****. You think any Norther American franchise player could have pulled **** a la Coutinho or Dembele? They can get traded the night before season opening and that's it.

    Very selfish if you ask me.
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Except World Cup isn't during season/play offs, and footballers aren't slaves to the game. In football, they dictate ****. You think any Norther American franchise player could have pulled **** a la Coutinho or Dembele? They can get traded the night before season opening and that's it.

    Very selfish if you ask me.
    Yeah, it's not exactly the same situation, but that's the equivalent.

    And yeah, I can understand the reasoning of the team owners, but it does deprive the Olympics if the best standard of competition.
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    Snowboarder take out by a squirrel http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43180012



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    Fifth medal won! Any more to come?

    Memorable at least! For her and the squirrel practice in different conditions all you like but you can't practice nature...
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    Fifth medal won! Any more to come?
    Women's curling have the bronze medal match today, that's probably our last realistic chance.
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    That was very close! the squirrel had a good instinct when it stopped to walk in the right moment of time.

    By the way have heard that Ledecka made history by winning two gold medals in two different competitions. Respect to her, that is really great!
 
 
 
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