Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

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Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby Mike Healey » Mon Mar 26, 2012 14:55 pm

I have just read and article about Wendy H riding for the GB team. Is this legal? she is, after all, from Northern Ireland, which is not, legally, part of GB.

Now, if we were sending Team UK to the Olympics, that would be a different matter entirely

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby bompington » Mon Mar 26, 2012 15:13 pm

Could be a problem, certainly. Unless you actually read the rules, of course... :roll:

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby jibberjim » Mon Mar 26, 2012 15:23 pm

She could choose to represent the republic instead (although UCI rules may mean she'd have to sit out of competition for quite awhile) but she's certainly eligible to represent GB. The representation as GBR was decided in 1908.
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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby Pross » Mon Mar 26, 2012 19:55 pm

Mike Healey wrote:I have just read and article about Wendy H riding for the GB team. Is this legal? she is, after all, from Northern Ireland, which is not, legally, part of GB.

Now, if we were sending Team UK to the Olympics, that would be a different matter entirely


You mean the team that is officially known as Great Britain & Northern Ireland?

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby antlaff » Mon Mar 26, 2012 20:23 pm

Pross wrote:
Mike Healey wrote:I have just read and article about Wendy H riding for the GB team. Is this legal? she is, after all, from Northern Ireland, which is not, legally, part of GB.

Now, if we were sending Team UK to the Olympics, that would be a different matter entirely


You mean the team that is officially known as Great Britain & Northern Ireland?


You mean the team from the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.....what is Cav going to do??

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby Pross » Mon Mar 26, 2012 21:19 pm

antlaff wrote:
Pross wrote:
Mike Healey wrote:I have just read and article about Wendy H riding for the GB team. Is this legal? she is, after all, from Northern Ireland, which is not, legally, part of GB.

Now, if we were sending Team UK to the Olympics, that would be a different matter entirely


You mean the team that is officially known as Great Britain & Northern Ireland?


You mean the team from the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.....what is Cav going to do??


I know, if the original troll had any sense that would be the way he'd have gone. Mind you, having a passport stating you are a British Citizen probably qualifies you (at least if you have always been eligible for it) ;)

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby Mike Healey » Sun Apr 01, 2012 22:11 pm

Troll, sir? Troll? You do me a severe injustice.

I'll have you know that I was concerned that the poor lady might arrive at the Olympic Velodrome and find herself ejected by an Olympic jobsworth.
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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby ddraver » Mon Apr 02, 2012 16:04 pm

To be fair, if that was going to happen at any Olympics, it would be the London ones!
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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby andy_wrx » Sun Apr 08, 2012 20:10 pm

Lives in Wadebridge, Cornwall...

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby kylemalco » Mon Apr 16, 2012 22:07 pm

Lol, I thought she was going to ride a motorbike or something no northern ireland is a separate country to the republic of ireland despite what the terrorists say

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Re: Illegal selection of Wendy Houvenaghel

Postby NLYNCH » Thu Jun 28, 2012 19:35 pm

I can't believe how retarded the original post master is........Wendy is from Mars haha


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