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Zika virus and the Olympics

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Veejay on Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:30 pm

the entire russian weightlifting team have been banned from competing at the olympics too
at this rate there wont be a russian olympic team at rio lol
probably only tennis players...says a lot about the sport doesnt it

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:30 pm

This all looks quite humiliating for the Russians.
Is anyone else being banned or just them?

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Post by Veejay on Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:48 pm

it all related to the recent doping scandal in russia,but it interesting that many sports are showing a zero tolerance to this doping scandal when  the ITF were one of the first governing bodies to clear the russian tennis players


its also worth noting that the zika virus is now in the u.k with around 50 brits affected and has now also spread to florida

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Post by Veejay on Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:07 pm

more bad publicity for the rio games... ( doesnt look like they really need the zika virus lol )

Australia: Olympic Team Evacuates Rio de Janeiro Accommodations Due to Fire, Official Says
Personal items, including laptops, were stolen when the team and staff evacuated, Mike Tancred, spokesman for the Australian Olympic Committee, said Sunday. The fire alarms had been deactivated.

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Veejay on Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:52 pm

so rafael nadal who claimed that nothing can keep him away from the games is now doubtful about competing at  because he doesnt think that he is match fit 
does anyone know if youre still able to be a flag bearer for your country if youre serving a possible silent ban? 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-rio-tennis-nadal-idUSKCN10C27L

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Post by noleisthebest on Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:39 pm

Nadal practising with Murray.
Looks like he is working on a cunning plaaaaaan....



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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Veejay on Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:47 pm

i would still be surprised if nadal acrually plays a single match at rhe olympics...
does anyone know when the tennis kicks off and what the time difference is?
i hope that we will get roper coverage of the games and not just highlights of the likes of murray and his muppet worshipers talking crap all day long!!

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Tenez on Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:53 pm

Told you it was politically motivated.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37257949

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Post by Veejay on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:06 am

could be politically motivated or fear mongering but this is a classic case of conflicting and contradicting information being reported 

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/09September/Pages/billions-at-potential-risk-from-Zika-virus-spread.aspx

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Post by Tenez on Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:03 am

Of course there is a risk...but it was blown out of proportion to hurt Brazil. 

Its a war out there. "A war without death apparently but a war to death" Mitterand before he died.

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Post by Veejay on Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:26 pm

i dont think that it was blown out of proportion because there is a real risk,the risk was just exploited or  abused.all the media needed to do was just report the risk and the human nature of fear and exaggeration would do the damage..its a winning formula i.e saars and ebola 
but  brazil is facing so many of its own problems already,the country is in recession,the political problem,and correct m if i am wrong- i dont believe that any of the modern olympic games apart from the 1984 los angeles games has ever profited from hosting the games..there was really no need to try and to kick a horse while its down...

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Post by Tenez on Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:30 pm

It was blown out of proportion cause funnily enough, we don;t hear about it now that the games are over.

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Post by Veejay on Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:07 pm

you cant really say that something is blown out of proportion if there is a real risk involved 
its like having sex with someone who is hiv+ no matter how safe you are a risk is a risk from kissing to inter course
if the risk was virtually non existent then yes you can say that perhaps it was blown out of proportion 
that link that i posted was actually reported after the olympics and was specifically talking about the risks of the virus in africa,naturally zika in brazil wont be a top story anymore once the olympics are over
dont get me wrong i understand your basic argument and your point is very valid,the media are hypocrites and there was definitely a hidden agenda by using the risk of the zika virus to achieve whatever motive

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Tenez on Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:48 pm

So if you agree with me.....why don;t you see it has been blow out of proportion? The risk has. end of.

There is a risk.....but a risk no-one cared about before the olympics nor after! Zika virus is an old story affecting Africa, Latin America and now the US!!!!. But now who cares? No one.


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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Veejay on Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:58 pm

because the risk is real so it cant be blown out of proportion
the risk was exploited for whatever agenda,thats the difference
was the zika virus suddenly a huge story reported by the media? absolutely  so maybe the story was made a bigger deal of then it should have been but that has nothing to do with the actual risk involved 
the risk remains the same whether everyone is reporting it or no one is reporting it

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Post by Tenez on Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:46 pm

????

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Veejay on Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:45 am

ok,if hypothetically the all media around the world suddenly decided to report the risks involved with catching the hiv virus,no matter how much it is being reported doesnt automatically blow it out of proportion because the risks involved is real,whether the chances of catching the disease is 1% or 100% there is still a chance 
a risk is a risk..
the chances/risk of catching the disease remains the same whether everyone is reporting it or no one is reporting it
if no one is reporting it,it doesnt mean that the risk is any less or just as if everyone is reporting it doesnt make the risk any greater
reporting the risk has nothing to do with the actual risk
however it is entirely plausible that reporting the risks involved could be exploited for whatever agenda
in the zika virus' case its the fear of what the virus is capable of thats exploited cause the media know that all they need to do is just report the potential risk involved and they are able to create mass hysteria

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Re: Zika virus and the Olympics

Post by Daniel on Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:03 am

It was an excuse.  Certain players couldn't give a toss about a gold medal and didn't want to be there.  It's a joke that tennis is an Olympic Sport anyway - or that professionals now compete - or that golf is there.

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