#1 me with the road race and time trial, I von mary123 07.10.2019 05:30

Rory McIlroy believes the spate of withdrawals from this summers Olympics is not embarrassing for golf because the Games do not represent the pinnacle of the sport.McIlroy, who will marry fiancée Erica Stoll next year, opted out of representing Ireland in Rio after citing his concerns over the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus which has been linked to defects in newborn babies and Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological syndrome that causes temporary paralysis in adults.World No.1 Jason Day and U.S. Open runner-up Shane Lowry also withdrew their names from consideration this week, joining a growing list of players which includes Australian pair Marc Leishman and Adam Scott, South African trio Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel and Fijis Vijay Singh. Graeme McDowell also made himself unavailable as his wife is due to give birth to their second child during the Games.Speaking ahead of the Open de France at Le Golf National, McIlroy was coincidentally forced to bat away an insect as he answered the first of several questions on the topic, including whether the number of withdrawals meant golf should not have returned to the Games for the first time since 1904.Thats not for me to say, the four-time major champion said. I wasnt a part of the process. The R&A and some of the other bodies that run our sport thought it was a great idea, and obviously it is, to try and get golf into different markets, and the Olympics is obviously a great platform to do that.Ive said to people I have four Olympic Games (major championships) a year. Thats my pinnacle. Thats what I play for. Thats what Ill be remembered for.Some people argue that it would have been better to send amateurs there, but the whole reason that golf is in the Olympics is because they wanted the best players to go and compete. But unfortunately with where it is this year, people just arent comfortable going down there and putting themselves or their family at risk.Id say if the Olympic Games were in most other cities or most other countries in the world this year, you wouldnt find as many people not wanting to go and participate.I dont think its embarrassing for the game because most other athletes dream their whole lives of competing in the Olympics, winning Olympic gold, and we havent. We dream of winning Claret Jugs and we dream of winning green jackets. Whether that makes golf look insular in any way ... its just the way it is.Although there is no vaccination for Zika, McIlroy recently had the others required to travel to Brazil and said in May he wanted to go and give it my best shot while he did not have a family. The 27-year-old also said he did not want to let down Irelands golf captain Paul McGinley, whom he spoke to before announcing his withdrawal.That was probably one of the toughest phone calls Ive had to make, because weve talked about it so much, McIlroy added. Weve done so much work, got accommodation, got security down there, got a chef in, got everything planned out. I got my jabs; I had two dead shoulders for about four days.But then at the end of the day, if Im not 100 percent comfortable going down there, I just dont want to put it at risk. Theres another Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 and Im more than happy to wait until then to get that Olympic experience.Asked why none of the top female golfers had withdrawn despite the risks posed by Zika, McIlroy added: I guess some of the top women golfers might not have plans to have children in the next six months to a year. Youve got Shane [Lowry] who has just got married. Jason Day has a young family. Im getting married next year.I think you cant really compare apples-to-apples because were just in a different position than they are. Id say 90 percent of the athletes going to the Olympics are single and have no plans to start a family in the near future, whereas there are some golfers that are in that position and in that scenario.World No.2 Jordan Spieth said on Tuesday he was uncertain about playing in Rio, adding: Ive heard some stories on both sides about the security threats that Brazil and Rio have.Transportation is a big security issue down there, how to get from one place to another with the different kind of violence that we dont see here.Im going to get answers soon on how we plan to be secured down there. This is a personal safety decision which is going to outweigh any pressure that we feel [to compete].In contrast, Germanys Martin Kaymer is keen to compete in Rio and compared the Games to the Ryder Cup, only a lot bigger.He added: The Ryder Cup is a lot of passion and a lot of heart, but if you play for your country and you see the people from your country getting prepared for the Olympic Games, for their moment, that they prepared for four years. Thats super inspiring.In a selfish way, Im happy that they pulled out if it makes it easier for me to become a gold medal winner. But if you see the bigger picture , if no one goes this year and very little go in four years, the chance that we are going to compete [in 2024] is going to be slim. Authentic NHL Jerseys Cheap . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Stitched NHL Jerseys .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.cheapnhlcustomjerseys.com/ . Aaron Harrison scored a 22 points for Kentucky (6-1), which has won four in a row following a Nov. 12 loss to current No. 1 Michigan State. Julius Randle overcame a scoreless first half and added his sixth double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Wholesale NHL Jerseys Online . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Chris Froome knows all about missed out-of-competition drugs tests and the whereabouts rule and, while he was keen not to get dragged into the Lizzie Armitstead furore before the Olympic Games, he did issue a stark warning to his fellow competitors.The British Tour de France winner has made two such mistakes in his own career and cannot help but be aware of the reputational damage any sort of drugs-related suspicion brings, with or without foundation.Armitstead said on Tuesday that there will be people who will always have doubts about her performances after her missed tests. Froome, at the peak of his career, appeared keen to avoid any risk of being associated with the latest controversy to hit cycling.Ive missed two [out-of-competition tests], I think, in my whole career, Froome said. I spoke last year extensively about it and Ive got nothing more to add on that.Every case is different and I dont know what Lizzies personal circumstances were around those tests. The rules are there and the authorities have all the info to make the right decisions.Everyone wants to see a clean Games and we hope the authorities have made the right decision now. The system is very comprehensive. You have to give your whereabouts every day of your life for testers and thats there for a clean sport.Froome was frustrated last year by the out-of-competition system and appealed to have a missed test struck from his record; he had taken his wife to a hotel in Italy and claimed staff there denied testers access to them, as guests, at 7 a.m.His other missed test was in 2010 and he is far from the only high-profile athlete to have erred. Christine Ohuruogu, who is on the British track team for Rio, was the last from the country to be banned, ggetting a one-year suspension in 2006 for three missed out-of-competition tests.ddddddddddddA report in?The Times on Wednesday claimed six British athletes, including some on the Olympic team, were on two strikes, or one missed out-of-competition test away from a ban,?although none were named.Froome has previously described failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agencys whereabouts rule as unprofessional and, on Tuesday evening, he admitted that the situation must be difficult for Armitstead.What were about to do now, especially me with the road race and time trial, I am completely focused on that, he added at a media event at the British House in Rio. You have to be here with the mindset completely fixed on that. Whatever else on the sidelines is all just periphery.British cycling was bathed in glory at the London Olympics four years ago and there are great expectations that the road-race team will produce a winner from among them for this edition of the Games.A medal in the mens event on Saturday -- which could be Team GBs first of the competition -- could help repair any damage done by the Armitstead furore before she is due to ride on Sunday.But Froome and his teammates have tried to talk down their chances, insisting they are not favourites.I guess we could be launching the British team, Geraint Thomas said. With the strength of the team and Froomey, what he has done, everybody will be talking about us and expecting a lot.Were looking forward to racing and hopefully it will pan out the way we want. If you start thinking about all the external pressures and the British public, it is not helpful. ' ' '

Xobor Forum Software von Xobor.de
Einfach ein Forum erstellen