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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/6/2012 9:15:52 PM   
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Well, the Team GB medal bus has well and truly come to a crashing halt this evening

I think we need more cycling and rowing events in the Olympics

And more sailing events.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/6/2012 9:29:48 PM   
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Well, the Team GB medal bus has well and truly come to a crashing halt this evening

I think we need more cycling and rowing events in the Olympics

And more sailing events.
Warspite1

I see we are 1 and 2 in the sailing table. I dont know about Sweden, but not sure we have too many more medal hopes though. A bit different to our 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze in Beijing

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/6/2012 9:34:16 PM   
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Its a 3 way race for bronze in mens 49er. GB, Finland and Denmark. Finns slightly ahead but any thing is possible in medal races with twice the points.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:12:25 PM   
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Well done boys and girls - 22 golds! Better than we could have expected. Shame about Queen Victoria, but what about the Trottster??

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:26:42 PM   
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I do not understand Greco-Roman wrestling. I have tried to understand it each time it has appeared in the Olympic games and each time I usually fail to understand why the referee warns one of the contestants. And the expert commentators on TV seems to be as confused I am. And many matches seems to be won by lottery.

Although I am in favor of keeping traditional sports in the Olympic games I wonder if it is not time to remove Greco-Roman wrestling. Several matches I watched seem to be won by lying on the floor and just trying to avoid the other to score. And since they both do that once it is decided by lottery who gets to lay flat on the floor a last time and thereby winning the match. I am confused by this sport.

With that said I am sure the wrestlers are great athletes and that they can tie me into a knot in a second.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:27:56 PM   
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Well done boys and girls - 22 golds! Better than we could have expected. Shame about Queen Victoria, but what about the Trottster??

Congratulations.

Sweden has performed better than I expected as well.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:29:16 PM   
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I do not understand Greco-Roman wrestling.

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What??? EVERYBODY understands Greco-Roman wrestling Ormster - this event is always the highlight of my games viewing


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:38:39 PM   
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Well done boys and girls - 22 golds! Better than we could have expected. Shame about Queen Victoria, but what about the Trottster??

Congratulations.

Sweden has performed better than I expected as well.
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What was the Swedish medal target Orm?

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:43:22 PM   
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I do not understand Greco-Roman wrestling.

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What??? EVERYBODY understands Greco-Roman wrestling Ormster - this event is always the highlight of my games viewing


In Sweden there seem to be a consensus that no one understands why the referee award points after warning the way they do. It seems plenty of cases where the point should have gone to the other wrestler. They show replay after replay and the experts are confused. And the wrestlers seems confused as well since they demand video viewing so often.

Now I am about to see if Sweden wins a bronce medal in Wrestling. I wonder if I understand why one of the wrestlers won when the game is over.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:44:07 PM   
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Well done boys and girls - 22 golds! Better than we could have expected. Shame about Queen Victoria, but what about the Trottster??

Congratulations.

Sweden has performed better than I expected as well.
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What was the Swedish medal target Orm?

No idea. But I expected no gold medal at all and we already have one.


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:54:28 PM   
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What??? EVERYBODY understands Greco-Roman wrestling Ormster - this event is always the highlight of my games viewing


At least I understood why Sweden got a bronze medal.

But a sport where wrestlers prefer to be on their stomachs in order to gain points is hard for me to get.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 7:55:39 PM   
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What??? EVERYBODY understands Greco-Roman wrestling Ormster - this event is always the highlight of my games viewing


At least I understood why Sweden got a bronze medal.

But a sport where wrestlers prefer to be on their stomachs in order to gain points is hard for me to get.
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How many countries actually do Greco-Roman wrestling?

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 8:03:59 PM   
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Well done boys and girls - 22 golds! Better than we could have expected. Shame about Queen Victoria, but what about the Trottster??

Congratulations.

Sweden has performed better than I expected as well.
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What was the Swedish medal target Orm?

Our Olympic committee expected 6 medals. Or that is at least what the article that I found said on the subject .


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 9:30:00 PM   
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Impressive 100m hurdles from Ms Pearson of Australia to take the gold

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 9:36:07 PM   
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Sorry, didn't mention the Brownlee brothers - top performance from the unassuming Yorkshire lads The triathlon IS mad.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/7/2012 10:27:40 PM   
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Sorry, didn't mention the Brownlee brothers - top performance from the unassuming Yorkshire lads The triathlon IS mad.



Well indeed, it is a remarkable achievement for two brothers to get Gold and Bronze, my respect.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:10:17 PM   
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Team DK pretty much sucks at medals races in sailing this time around! So far they comed in last, last, last and now mid race is 2nd last??? 1 bronze out the window.

Grrrr, U should be able listen to the dk commentators, the wind will change, they will come back, yadda yadda yadda, they suck guys, wake up!

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:12:32 PM   
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Update! Dk commentators: This is the type of race where u can come back from the dead, it doesnt look all bad.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:17:18 PM   
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Update: Dk commentators rule, i suck! they're now 5th. Can they get up at 4th with the current outlay of other teams, the bronze is secured.

Rasmus

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:22:28 PM   
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and they suck... now 7th

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:25:01 PM   
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I suck!, they are 4th

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 1:32:23 PM   
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Gratz to Allan Nørregård and Peter Lang on Bronze, lalalalla. Gratz to Australia on Gold and NZ on silver.

Rasmus enjoying talking to my self

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 2:34:26 PM   
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Sat in the Bus back to the airport. There was a great atmosphere in Hyde Park yesterday. Couldn't see much of the athletes due to the thousands upon thousands of fans. It was IMHO a great triathlon event. Was worth the effort traveling to the games.

Unbelievable how many were around the course and of course getting 2 medals was just brilliant.


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 4:26:58 PM   
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Absolutely. Hats off to her. She seems to come down from the hurdle just a fraction quicker than the others.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 5:00:49 PM   
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I love the velodrome evens...my fav part of the Olympics these days. Fast, tactical and people crash..excellent..

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 5:23:46 PM   
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Did any of you see US v. China in women's beach volleyball? That first match was some of the best volleyball I have ever seen played on both sides. The Chinese have a 6'3" player. What a slugfest. It was like Ali v Frazier out there!

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 6:55:45 PM   
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I am enjoying the resurgence in American distance running. Yes, I know, you say, "But you Americans win so many medals. Why do you want more?" Well, track has always been my favorite part of the Olympics. It is nice to see the Olympics hosted by a nation where track is really appreciated. And it is great to see Americans medal in distance races. Silver in the men's 10,000 meters, only the third medal in that event for the US ever (1912, 1964, 2012), and to see the American and the British training partners take first and second, that was great drama. And now silver in the men's 1500 meters, the first American medal in that event since 1968. I enjoy that much more than medals in, for example, men's basketball, which I won't even watch.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 7:01:01 PM   
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No medals Wednesday!!!

That Swiss bloke cheated - he superglued the fences on...and, Brabants' Kayak was sabotaged and, and the Russians fitted an outboard motor to their boaty thing.

I DEMAND A RECOUNT, A RE-RUN OR WHATEVER!

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 7:33:43 PM   
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FACT 23:

The Brownlees gold and bronze in the triathlon is not an Olympic first for an individual event. The Doherty brothers won gold and bronze in 1900 (Paris) in the Men's singles Tennis. They were drawn against each other in the semi-final and the elder brother, Reginald, stepped aside to let his younger sibling, Laurie, into the final.

Does anyone know if there have been any other brothers that have won medals in the same Olympic individual event?

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/8/2012 7:40:46 PM   
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Does anyone know if there have been any other brothers that have won medals in the same Olympic individual event?

Yes.




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