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Added a comment about feature Who Is Going to The Olympics? 11/23/2019 2:10 PM
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1 important thing, due to lot's of former doping scandals, there is a big chance that WADA again will not let any Russian team member ride. So that would mean for both Elizaveta and Irek that without themselves having anything to do with it, they can be denied to ride. Then the UCI has to decide if they let them compete under the 'World flag' or chooses the next country in the list.

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Added a comment about feature When Judging Goes Wrong: Head Judge Van Homan Discusses X Games 2019 Error 8/19/2019 2:43 PM
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I was hoping you would reply something like that. And that's why i respect you even more! keep up the good work sir.

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Added a comment about feature When Judging Goes Wrong: Head Judge Van Homan Discusses X Games 2019 Error 8/11/2019 6:49 AM
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As a judge myself i understand how hard it is to judge events. There are always going to be mistakes and all a judge can do is try his best. I do however feel that Van should not share information about other judges (as there where 3 who thought...)
If there has been a mistake made, than it's his job as a head judge to correct it. and if not possible to do it during the event (like here with live scoring) then he has the option to say to the organisation a mistake has been made, but i don't feel there should be a need to go in what exactly went wrong, since that is non of our businesses.
I do like that you posted this Kyle, but maybe it would not be a bad thing to use your inside information and keep it to yourself. it's a thin line, but there needs to be some protection for the judges as they already get enough stress from other riders who feel they have been judged wrong.
maybe it would be a good thing to give judges a little more time, and see a instant replay, something that is possible at events like these.

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Added a comment about feature No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/19/2019 2:47 AM
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you compare them with riders that are at the top of their game. that is like saying as long as they don't run the 100m as fast as bolt girls have no place in athletics. This would be a good argument if they road against the boys, but they don't. they ride against other girls and than it's a plain level field. Last week we had the video here of a girl doing a frontflip on a mega ramp. The girl from the Netherlands i often ride with can do no handed front flips and does flip whips. all things you and i can't do. but let's get this discussion back to the core. the fact that X-games has been lying and stalling for over 10 years against these girls and promise them "next year" every time. enough is enough.

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Added a comment about feature No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/17/2019 3:00 PM
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if they would not make money from bmx we would not be there. the fact we are, and now even with 4 sports means we make money for them. that also means they should do something back. and girls park is number 1 on the list. you said in the other post people won't watch, but you have to remember where we came from. X games 1 dirt was won with a 360, Tailwhip and backflip. not a 3flip whip. no, a 360 over the first set, whip the 2nd and flip the last set. every girl entering would be able to do these and more. And you look at it with the eyes of a bmx rider and that is normal, but you have to look at it with eyes of a 10 year old girl, seeing a girl do a frontflip over a box. that is why it's important they have there own event.

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Added a comment about feature No Medals? No Women at X Games! Nina Buitrago Explains the Boycott 7/17/2019 2:54 PM
possenier

The skaters did it a few years ago, and x-games put girls back in.
and i know it's hard for company's right now, but that is why they need to stick together.
it only works when we all work together
but doing nothing is part of the problem.

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Added a comment about news blog Road to X Games - Full Results 7/4/2019 2:33 AM
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and let me guess, all wild cards going to USA riders...

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Added a comment about video Jacob Nedler on WeThePeople 2/6/2019 10:02 AM

wow. i love the feeling of this video. all great tricks but the level of riding these days is that there are 50 riders who could do this, but the slow pace and edit choice make for a very good vibe. so good rider but even better editor and filmer.

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Added a comment about news blog ESPN Announces X Games Sydney for 2018 10/27/2017 12:57 PM
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If they now don't get Ryan Williams in there then the people behind x-games are stupid

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Added a comment about feature Should Ryan Williams Be in X Games? 9/3/2017 11:23 PM
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I can't reply on your statement below Kyle, so i'll put it here.
Let me try to give some background info.
I've started riding in 1985 so i've been in this some time. I've never been at a level good enough to make it, but i've road contests all over the world. I love the x-games and mainly because they and the x-trials where the only contests that espn sold to euro sport and other international broadcasters and this for lot's of country's where the only time in a year People all over the world could see BMX on tv. I love them for that since they are in my opinion still the number 1 reason People outside the usa pick up a bmx and start to ride.
I've also seen the craziest thing i've seen live in bmx thanks to the x-games when i was working for bmxtrix at the x-games in Philadelphia and i got a friends a family pass from koji and Saw mat's No Handed 900 from a few meters away.
I now that this x-games they hated the fact (and jury) that for flatland only 3 americans made the finale and non made podium.
And i totally understand why. If your sponsor is american Navy where the image is 'strong americans' going the extra Mile than that doesn't work with not even getting on the podium.
Where contest like fise are about Selling contests to Big city's for lot's of money, the x-games are about Selling advertising. And that's ok with me because it's there thing.
But because so many riders grew up with the x-games they see it as 'if i can win that, i'm the best of the world' and then it's not fun when these riders are not even allowed to try ride it.
Everyone who ever Saw r Willy on a bmx knows he should be in there. If you ever seen him ride Vert you know how good he already is on quarters. i think he could ride top 10 in any Vert comp on the world. His air awareness on Big Jumps is insane, and the best of any bmx rider. It doesn't matter if it's on resi. If your rubber isn't pointing down you don't pull it.
So does he 'needs to be in there? Offcourse he does. Hé needed the last 2 as Well.
Would he have been in it if he was american? I'm sorry for those who don't like this but i'm positief he would have been Selected.
But i'm glad with this topic, cause i now hope he can complete and win next time.

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Added a comment about feature Should Ryan Williams Be in X Games? 9/2/2017 3:34 PM
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Put this next to the list of american riders. Then consider that americans are 2% of the world population. But don't take my word for it, just ask the mat hoffmans and Paul de jongs and others who choose the riders and they will Tell you off the record there are quota they have to use from espn. They will also Tell you they hate that.
But this is with a lot of 'american' tv sports a problem. How many country's play in the world series baseball?
How many

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Added a comment about feature Should Ryan Williams Be in X Games? 9/2/2017 8:06 AM
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All 3 riders you mentions are upset he was not in it.
But Kyle forgot the reason why he was not there, hé is not american. X games is expn and american and they want americans to win. They hate Vert for that reason. Check how many times they anounce Simon or Jamie as 'american'
If americans would have Keep winning flatland then they would still have flatland in the x-games.
Mark webb is also waiting for a invite...

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Added a comment about video BMX Park in The Olympics: The Interview 6/19/2017 2:51 AM

If dhers wins one of those qualification contest the Venezuela will get a rider, so hé will be in there.
Those Rules are just there to prevent a nation like the usa to scoop all 9 spots.
But because the amound of riders from the usa, they will probably be able to send 2 riders. The usa will then hold Trials to choose the 2 riders.
Also, the UCI from the french part of Switzerland is responsible for all this, so the official language is going to be french. I know Bart speaks a Little french, but i doubt Kyle does.
The UCI will make all this info available to all the national cycling Organization in the language they normaly communicate in. But give it a Little time, there happend alot in a very short time, so Let them first work out the details.
Sorry for the spelling, my iPhone doesn't like me typing English.

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