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jfb
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Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  11:12:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9501EFD61738F930A3575BC0A96E9C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

Just found this. Not much actually about korfball but it made the headline..."Ah korfball, we remember you well".

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Magnus
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Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  11:48:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
LOL - The pigeon references!!

Bit of a downer on Korf's chances though.

Should give the writer the same treatment as the pigeons ;-)

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Steve Barker
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Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  15:37:15  Show Profile  Visit Steve Barker's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
I saw an item on the BBc news about squash which said that the sport had no chance of getting accepted into the Olympic for the next two Olympic games as decision on these had already been made.

That means some of us will have to live to a very old age to even have a chance of seeing Korfball in the Olympics.

The Commonwealth games looked the more likely route but after the collapse of the recently planned Commonwealth Korfball Championships that now seems just as unilkely as possibility

That said beach volleyball's recent addition makes clear that anything is possible if the media moneymen want it to be and Korfball could learn some useful lessons from the beach volleyball experience

Or we maybe start killing some pidgeons during the games.............

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Gav
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Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  15:47:29  Show Profile  Visit Gav's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics#Sports

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The 2016 Summer Olympic programme is scheduled to feature 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines. There are two open spots for sports and seven sports are bidding for inclusion in the 2016 programme. Baseball and softball, which were dropped from the programme in 2005, as well as karate, squash, golf, roller sports and rugby sevens will apply. A new system was approved for deciding which sports will be included, now a sport needs a simple majority rather than the two-thirds majority that was required before. Leaders of the seven sports will hold presentations in front of the IOC executive board in June 2009. The decision of which sports to include will be made at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, the same session where the host city will be decided.

So korfball has not applied to be part of the 2016 Olympics. Perhaps this is because of the number of countries rule? Although the NYT article states that the required number of countries is 75 for men's sports and 40 for women's sports, so why would a mixed sport take the higher number and not the lower number?

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McEnroe
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Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  16:58:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
quote:
and Korfball could learn some useful lessons from the beach volleyball experience

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scubacoles
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Australia
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Posted - 22 Oct 2008 :  01:49:04  Show Profile  Visit scubacoles's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
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The Commonwealth games looked the more likely route but after the collapse of the recently planned Commonwealth Korfball Championships that now seems just as unilkely as possibility

The qualifications required for entry in the Commonwealth Games were gravely underestimated when the Commonwealth Chmpionships concept was formed...
There was/isn't a chance that Korfball would be included in the Commonwealth Games for the forseeable future no matter what the success of that idea.

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Gav
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Posted - 14 Nov 2008 :  11:41:35  Show Profile  Visit Gav's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
Confirmation that korfball is not among the sports competing to be included in the 2016 Olympics.

http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/168288/sports-seeking-2016-inclusion-meet-ioc

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Sam_S
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Posted - 14 Nov 2008 :  12:07:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
Personally I don't know if Korfball will ever make it into the Olympics---at least not in my lifetime! However, I think what we can achieve is for Korf to meet all the criteria for entry. That seems like a decent goal for me.

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Posted - 14 Nov 2008 :  14:34:15  Show Profile  Visit Steve Barker's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
Sadly the IOC seem to change to goal posts each week and the more countries we have playing Korfball the more they seem to demand

What we need is a big pot of US dollars or it to be in the interests of some of the multi national companies

Definately not in the lifetime of anyone reading this post sadly

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scubacoles
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Australia
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Posted - 16 Nov 2008 :  23:31:47  Show Profile  Visit scubacoles's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
quote:

What we need is a big pot of US dollars or it to be in the interests of some of the multi national companies

Or, a big pot of Chinese Yuan... that's more of a possibility, and as time progresses, the IOC will be paying a lot more heed to what the Chinese want.. after all there's an audience of 1 billion people that the Chinese bring to the table.

Similarly with India..


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Gav
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Posted - 13 Aug 2009 :  13:16:23  Show Profile  Visit Gav's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Report a problem with this post
2016 Olympic sports decision is today:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/8196956.stm

Obviously no korfball, but it gives some info on the process.

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