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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics

Post by fatman123 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:35 pm

Is it odd that im finding womens weight lifting really interesting?

also watched Aus vs RSA in mens field hockey, and it was great to watch because i was surprised to realise field hockey is very similar to football

paxtonpale wrote:Australia usually do well in the swimming department... not at the moment they aren't...

well when you invest all your money and hopes on Ian Thorpe this si what you get....

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Post by 7amood11 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:40 pm

Did you know that the best archer in the world (Im Dong Hyun) is legally blind?

I was just watching him this morning, he almost never gets under a 9 :bow:
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Post by Le Samourai on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:16 pm

How did Australia invest all it's money in Ian Thorpe lol, my favorite swimmer of all time, probably the most talented swimmer of all time, but come one....he started training a couple months before the Olympics after a 7 year hiatus.....you can't put all you hopes in him.

If he really trains he might get a couple medals at the World Championships.

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Post by fatman123 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:27 pm

@Le Samourai wrote:How did Australia invest all it's money in Ian Thorpe lol, my favorite swimmer of all time, probably the most talented swimmer of all time, but come one....he started training a couple months before the Olympics after a 7 year hiatus.....you can't put all you hopes in him.

If he really trains he might get a couple medals at the World Championships.

everything you said made complete and absolute sense, its a shame a 16yr old can think in a more logical manner then the people involved in Australian swimming because pinning all our hopes on him is exactly what we did.

Thorpe received more funding then any other Australian swimmer and more then the vast majority of Australian Olympians and once the media machine jumped on board that was it really

Having said that, its no excuse for how poor we've been, our 4x100 relay performance was terrible by our standards

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Post by Swanhends on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:27 pm

what is this ridiculoussness with womens gymnastics?

Jordyn Weiber doesnt make the all-around finals even though she was in the overall top 4 because each country can only send two gymnasts? Disgrace

Shes basically being punished because her country is too good

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Post by fatman123 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:31 pm

BhritanniaBhlue wrote:what is this ridiculoussness with womens gymnastics?

Jordyn Weiber doesnt make the all-around finals even though she was in the overall top 4 because each country can only send two gymnasts? Disgrace

Shes basically being punished because her country is too good

yeah theres alot of this type of stuff, imo the best athletes in the world should be at the olympics, and if that means one country has 4 or 5 competitors so be it.

The worst example of this is the 32yr old rower from Nigger who finished 100 seconds behind first place, what makes this story even worse is he rowed for the first time in his life seven months ago and yet he got to the olympics ahead of a swarm of younger and more competant athletes :facepalm:

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Post by Swanhends on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:38 pm

@fatman123 wrote:
BhritanniaBhlue wrote:what is this ridiculoussness with womens gymnastics?

Jordyn Weiber doesnt make the all-around finals even though she was in the overall top 4 because each country can only send two gymnasts? Disgrace

Shes basically being punished because her country is too good

yeah theres alot of this type of stuff, imo the best athletes in the world should be at the olympics, and if that means one country has 4 or 5 competitors so be it.

The worst example of this is the 32yr old rower from Nigger who finished 100 seconds behind first place, what makes this story even worse is he rowed for the first time in his life seven months ago and yet he got to the olympics ahead of a swarm of younger and more competant athletes :facepalm:
Its nothing more than simple reverse-discrimination smdh

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Post by JespSwe on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:17 pm

London Olympics judges are incredibly poor by their standard!!....

in judo swimming and now in gymnastics...

they are making some very controversial decision making it look like athletes are bad guys.....

terrible....

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Post by JespSwe on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:18 pm

@7amood11 wrote:Did you know that the best archer in the world (Im Dong Hyun) is legally blind?

I was just watching him this morning, he almost never gets under a 9 :bow:

whoa thats ... Shocked

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Post by Le Samourai on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:51 pm

That French guy who beat Lochte in the relay just raped the 200 freestyle, beat everyone by almost a body length.

Lochte 4th.

Yannick Angel :bow:
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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics

Post by la bestia negra on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:48 pm

cant wait for Tomorrow

hopefully this guy wins in the skeet event Tomorrow



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Post by S on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:01 pm

India won a medal cheers

Gagan Narang won Bronze in shooting..

Seriously need to improve on that 3 medals tally of last Olympics Laughing
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Post by Freeza on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:06 pm

India 3 medals? isn't there 1,3 billion? must be the sporting culture that is not suited for olympics

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Post by S on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:17 pm

@Freeza wrote:India 3 medals? isn't there 1,3 billion? must be the sporting culture that is not suited for olympics

Yeah we are pretty much shit at Olympic sports..We are improving though,facilities are improving as well.

We finished above England in the commonwealth games too(in 2nd place) and gave a strong showing in the Asian games.

Hoping we put up a stronger show this Olympics..

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Post by Freeza on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 pm

Would be great if India could rival China and the US so we could get some more competition, there is no doubt they have the potential.

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Post by Ganso on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:03 am

this is one of the worst start of olympics ever for spain,0 medals so far...wow.kind of weird since Spain are living a golden age at sports and F1
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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics

Post by yoonie on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:44 am

Legend wrote:It's about time the Queen gave her crown away. he gets bored really easily she was playing with her nails during most of the ceremony

btw nothing beats the Beijing drum performance


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Post by yoonie on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:47 am

@Ganso wrote:this is one of the worst start of olympics ever for spain,0 medals so far...wow.kind of weird since Spain are living a golden age at sports and F1

Hmmm. hard to agree with you bro! Can't say golden age if the sports they excell is all in racing... basketball, football, what else? i doubt they can bring medal in basketball too.
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Post by fatman123 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:44 pm



Australia :bow:

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Post by Le Samourai on Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:00 pm

Controversy surrounds world-record 400 IM of China's 16-year-old Ye Shiwen

LONDON – She's 16 years old, and for 50 meters on Saturday night, she swam faster than U.S. superstar Ryan Lochte. And now China's Ye Shiwen is at the center of some controversial buzz at the Aquatics Center of these Olympic Games.

Shiwen smashed the world record in the women's 400-meter IM and took gold Saturday night, torching the final 100 meters in the event and coming from behind to beat U.S. 400 IM champion Elizabeth Beisel. Shiwen shaved more than a second off Australian Stephanie Rice's world record in her win, finishing at 4:28.43. But it was her final 100 meters – the freestyle leg of the event – that raised eyebrows. Not only did Shiwen go virtually stroke-for-stroke with Lochte – who had won gold in the men's 400 IM earlier in the night – she beat Lochte in the final 50 meters.

Shiwen went 28.93 in her final 50 and 58.68 in her final 100 of her 400 IM. Lochte went 29.10 in his final 50. And the final 100 meters of the pair? Lochte went 58.65 to Shiwen's 58.68. That was such intriguing fodder that when Lochte was in the mixed zone Sunday morning, he said Shiwen had been a topic of conversation the previous night.

"We were all talking about that at dinner last night," Lochte said. "It was pretty impressive. And it was a female. She's fast. If she was there with me, I don't know, she might have beat me."
Added U.S. men's swimming coach Gregg Troy, "Heck of a swim. You notice stuff like that... You guys can do the research. I think that's probably the fastest women's split ever."

By Sunday morning, most had noticed. The stunning final 100 meters had multiple swim insiders privately questioning how Shiwen could have beaten Lochte in the last 50 meters or managed a virtual dead heat in the last 100. Particularly in such a grueling race. The buzz was so prevalent, SwimmingWorldMagazine.com blasted those who had been speculating about Shiwen.

"It was going to happen," the magazine said in a piece Sunday morning. "It was only a matter of when, and with how much force. Not minutes after Chinese youngster Ye Shiwen captured the gold medal in the 400 individual medley on the opening night of Olympic competition, accusations started to fly. You know the type. She must be doping.

"What a bloody shame."

Shiwen wasn't among the race favorites, yet she effectively peaked in the 400 IM on the Olympic stage despite never having won the event in a long-course international event. She also had never won a medal at a world championships prior to taking gold in the 200 IM in 2011.
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Afterward, she called her win "A big step for Chinese swimming."
Shiwen and Beisel swam the two fastest times of the year in the 400 IM during their preliminary heats earlier in the day, with Beisel going 4:31.68 and Shiwen going 4:31.73.
Beisel appeared to have the event in hand in the closing 100 meters, but Shiwen thundered her way to the win, leaving Beisel a distant second, almost three seconds behind.
Fair or not, that final 100 meters has become a hot topic of conversation in the swimming community, particularly as the Chinese have once again flexed their power in the pool. Shiwen's teammate, Sun Yang, also captured gold in the 400-meter freestyle on Saturday, going a particularly fast second 200 meters and breaking Ian Thorpe's Olympic record with a 3:40.14.

While China is not alone amongst doping scandals, the country has been embarrassed by major documented revelations in the 1980s and 1990s. The doctor heading the Chinese Olympic team during many of those scandals, Chen Zhanghao, recently defended his country's actions, calling doping "widespread" during previous decades.

"The United States, the Soviet Union and France were all [doping] so we did as well," Chen told Australia

I don't get think it's fair especially from the American media , they've celebrated Phelps for a long time since he was her age and what he was doing was just as suspicious as this.

Anyway :bow: to the girl .

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Post by Swanhends on Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:32 pm

Pronunciations of Qatar heard in this Olympics:

Kay-Tar
Kah-Tar
Cutter
Kayter

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Post by la bestia negra on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:33 pm

BhritanniaBhlue wrote:Pronunciations of Qatar heard in this Olympics:

Kay-Tar
Kah-Tar
Cutter
Kayter

dosent matter won a medal

nasir al atyia is a GOAT

thats rally dakar and a bronze at the Olympics
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Post by Freeza on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:13 pm

First Medal for Denmark :bow:

in skeet shooting or whatever

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Post by S on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 pm

Spain havent won a single medal yet ? scratch
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Post by Le Samourai on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:57 pm

Le Clos beat Phelps in 200 butterfly Shocked

That is just.....it's like someone beating Thorpe in 400 freestyle, It's just not supposed to be possible.
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Post by vivabarca38 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:05 pm

Our Egyptian finalist is getting destroyed by a 208 Cm monster.
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