2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • I am Greek American born and raised in Greece.I would be lying if I said that I like Turkey,or that I would ever just forget the past (and the present).But that's supposed to be the beauty in sports,to enjoy the sport and the players from every country regardless of what their goverment has done,or what their history is etc. I would also be lying if I said that I don't find annoying some Turkish fans,or the booing today every time Germany won a point,or the fact that Turkish fans go and bombard the Pollish and German players' instagram profiles with Turkish flags and sarcastic messages.But of course I don't think such practices are encouraged or supported from the NT players themselves.All in all,I may never cheer for them the way I cheer for the USA or Greece or even other teams that I like more than Turkey,but I would be wrong to not recognize their achievements,or underestimate their players.

  • Btw, Turkish volleyball did not start yesterday, it started in 2003 women's european championship which Turkey hosted and came 2nd. After that, women's volleyball has always been popular in Turkey which explains why new girls keep coming with potential and Turkish league became so popular in world.

    So yeah, yesterday...

    They didn't play any WCh before 2006 and this will be only their 2nd olympics. Not to talk about Men's team, which has done literally nothing.

    Compare that to Brazil, USA, Russia/USSR, Italy, China, Cuba, Japan, even Korea. Only Serbia has a similar short history like them but at least they have a strong men's team since a long time ago.


    I mean, no disrespect, it's good progress for such a little time. But they are in diapers still.

  • Ok, Boz is not world class, no one said she was, but there aren't many world class Opp out there anyway, so she is not such a downgrade like some people think she is... true, she is not Egonu, she is not Boskovic, but no one is, they are in another freaking level! And I would like to point out that some world class players already failed in do-or-die situations like yesterday when Boz prevailed like it was a walk in the park, you don't win with your name and your past accomplishments, you win playing the game... So even bashing Boz is pure BS.... Like someone already said today, saying bad things or sharing hate about any player that played this tournament is outrageous and I think if you feel so bad after watching these games, it's time to find another sport

  • btw the contrast between Turkish posts in Stysiaks IG vs Smarzeks IG :rolll: comedy gold


    The crazy people in IG are there probably bcs as I said it entered #1 in twitter and with that the mainstream and the toxic masculine hooligans that we see often in football, tennis, basketball and every sport all around the world have entered. It is also really about perspective and how you look at things really a lot of times. I wish we lived in a world where we could complete ignore things as ethnicity, color, sexuality etc. but we have a way too long road ahead of us for that.

  • So yeah, yesterday...

    They didn't play any WCh before 2006 and this will be only their 2nd olympics. Not to talk about Men's team, which has done literally nothing.

    Compare that to Brazil, USA, Russia/USSR, Italy, China, Cuba, Japan, even Korea. Only Serbia has a similar short history like them but at least they have a strong men's team since a long time ago.


    I mean, no disrespect, it's good progress for such a little time. But they are in diapers still.

    What's the relevance of male team in this discussion?:what:

  • So yeah, yesterday...

    They didn't play any WCh before 2006 and this will be only their 2nd olympics. Not to talk about Men's team, which has done literally nothing.

    Compare that to Brazil, USA, Russia/USSR, Italy, China, Cuba, Japan, even Korea. Only Serbia has a similar short history like them but at least they have a strong men's team since a long time ago.


    I mean, no disrespect, it's good progress for such a little time. But they are in diapers still.

    But so what? Who cares if they are a new team? What difference does it make?

  • So yeah, yesterday...

    They didn't play any WCh before 2006 and this will be only their 2nd olympics. Not to talk about Men's team, which has done literally nothing.

    Compare that to Brazil, USA, Russia/USSR, Italy, China, Cuba, Japan, even Korea. Only Serbia has a similar short history like them but at least they have a strong men's team since a long time ago.


    I mean, no disrespect, it's good progress for such a little time. But they are in diapers still.

    Well volleyball is a sport of 100 years, so being popular in last two decades of it is good enough. Especially if we are talking about modern volleyball where it is being played on 25 points system (since 2000s I assume), Turkish Women's team has done some good work. I never write things about Turkish men's team since they have never been in the same level as women's and in this thread we are discussing women's volleyball.

  • The hate for turkey is 100% political. The girls hasn't any responsibility. But yeah most european don't like at all Edogan and Turkish government and think that turkey never was European but just the "less fundamentalist muslim state". Lot of people even think Turkey (and israel) should participate at Asian competitions not european

  • Or to investigate if x player is gay/lesbian :rolll: the only two topics discussed in the forum these days.

    Kim Yeon Koung dated Nootsara, but they broke up. Kim broke Nootsara's heart by cheating with Natalia. Rumours are there that Kim had a one-night stand with Larson though so they may break-up. And she chose Natalia over Lloyd. Also Larson and Neslihan had a trio with Maja Ognjenovic.


    'Don't you guys think Zehra and Zhu Ting's relationship is getting really intense?'


    I wish we had so much more of these posts :obey::heart: that>>>>>>>european spots


    Btw for the record, these are all rumours I have actually seen people write somewhere on the internet :dance6::rolll: