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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 7:27:06 PM   
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And now to the taekwondo

Not possible for me to follow taekwondo at the moment. I have the option to watch women basketball or women handball. And in neither game Sweden is involved.
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That's a bummer when you get to the pointy end of competitions your country is no good at....

I got home last night and the choice was:

BBC1 - France vs Spain (Handball). No didn't want that so switched to BBC 3 and,
BBC3 - France vs Spain (Basketball).

Mmmmm I think I'll go read a book .

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 8:05:03 PM   
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Rofl. 800m mens final. 8 runners, 8 personal bests, 1 world record....

Thats one for the books, Gratz to Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha, well gratz to every one

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 8:29:06 PM   
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41.65 Ladies 4*100 in initial run. 0.05 sec from the DDR old OR. 17.81, 3rd best men tri jump EVER or what ever u call it in english. Ppl seems on fire tonight. 200m mens to come...

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 9:26:45 PM   
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Clean sweep for Jamaica in the 200m - Bolt, Blake and Weir.... Quality performance lads

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 9:52:12 PM   
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Clean sweep for Jamaica in the 200m - Bolt, Blake and Weir.... Quality performance lads

Indeed. Quality performance.

But the most impressive performance so far in the Olympics is by the American runner Manteo Mitchell who run around 200 meters on a broken bone. Ouch!

Olympics relay: Broken leg for Manteo Mitchell of US




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:12:50 PM   
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Clean sweep for Jamaica in the 200m - Bolt, Blake and Weir.... Quality performance lads

Indeed. Quality performance.

But the most impressive performance so far in the Olympics is by the American runner Manteo Mitchell who run around 200 meters on a broken bone. Ouch!

Olympics relay: Broken leg for Manteo Mitchell of US



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Goodness I bet that hurt a bit.... Top man to finish for his team mates in the relay, but presumably could have crippled himself...


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:18:35 PM   
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No bronze for Martin Stamper beaten by the Afghan. So its the turn of Jade Jones..... dare we dream?

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:26:21 PM   
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Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:35:52 PM   
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ITS A GOLD FOR THE LOVELY JADE JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:39:27 PM   
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Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.
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Well we had one US contributor to the thread but he seems to have disappeared recently.....


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 10:48:04 PM   
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ITS A GOLD FOR THE LOVELY JADE JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amazing result for the 19-year old. What a little star. The first Taekwondo gold for Great Britain - and she did it the hard way, beating a couple of World Champions on the way.


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 11:28:17 PM   
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ITS A GOLD FOR THE LOVELY JADE JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amazing result for the 19-year old. What a little star. The first Taekwondo gold for Great Britain - and she did it the hard way, beating a couple of World Champions on the way.



Tell me oh great Ambrose disciple, has the projectile vomiting contest occurred yet??

This clip is from the 2011 Olympiks:

Olympik Vomiting, only 1:51

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/9/2012 11:28:42 PM   
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Right - two and a bit days to go and GB has 52 medals. All our main events have gone but can we get to 60?

We have four medals (colour unknown) guaranteed in boxing and two (silver or possibly gold) guaranteed in sailing. That takes us to 58 so we need to find 2 more from somewhere....

Mo Farah and Lisa Dobriskey in athletics are possibles. We also have a couple of contenders in Taekwondo, although no idea if they are fancied for medals.

Mmmm.... its going to be touch and go.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 5:07:18 AM   
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We also have a couple of contenders in Taekwondo, although no idea if they are fancied for medals.



I assume Lutalo Muhammed at least must be, as he was picked ahead of Aaron Cook. Anything short of the final will leave egg on somebody's face.



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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 6:38:42 AM   
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We also have a couple of contenders in Taekwondo, although no idea if they are fancied for medals.



I assume Lutalo Muhammed at least must be, as he was picked ahead of Aaron Cook. Anything short of the final will leave egg on somebody's face.



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This was a controversial decision indeed. Puts huge pressure on Muhammed...


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 6:22:33 PM   
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We also have a couple of contenders in Taekwondo, although no idea if they are fancied for medals.



I assume Lutalo Muhammed at least must be, as he was picked ahead of Aaron Cook. Anything short of the final will leave egg on somebody's face.

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This was a controversial decision indeed. Puts huge pressure on Muhammed...

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Whoops......

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 7:51:59 PM   
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Disqualified in the 100m relay

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 7:56:10 PM   
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We've lost our sailing crown But well done to the Aussies for being the most successful this time around.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 8:02:56 PM   
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Well the BMX was a complete let down....

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 8:43:41 PM   
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Meep, Meep.... 40.82

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 9:39:06 PM   
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We also have a couple of contenders in Taekwondo, although no idea if they are fancied for medals.



I assume Lutalo Muhammed at least must be, as he was picked ahead of Aaron Cook. Anything short of the final will leave egg on somebody's face.

Warspite1

This was a controversial decision indeed. Puts huge pressure on Muhammed...

Warspite1

Whoops......
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....and then he goes and bags a bronze.... Why didn't he fight like that earlier? But well done Lutalo

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 9:48:22 PM   
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USA about to win the Olympics total medal and gold count (again)....China can subsidize its federation and all of its players but still can't keep up.

Been very happy with the host country and always root for the UK, who have done stellar as well.


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 9:54:45 PM   
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USA about to win the Olympics total medal and gold count (again)....China can subsidize its federation and all of its players but still can't keep up.

Been very happy with the host country and always root for the UK, who have done stellar as well.
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Cheers Bamilus. We got our guaranteed 60th medal tonight - that's a great feeling

Well done to the USA - only once have they finished outside the top 2 - and that was in the dark days of East German institutionalised cheating....

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 9:58:28 PM   
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USA about to win the Olympics total medal and gold count (again)....China can subsidize its federation and all of its players but still can't keep up.

Been very happy with the host country and always root for the UK, who have done stellar as well.
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Cheers Bamilus. We got our guaranteed 60th medal tonight - that's a great feeling

Well done to the USA - only once have they finished outside the top 2 - and that was in the dark days of East German institutionalised cheating....



Call me naive, but I'm still a big believer in the special relationship between our countries. Half my ancestry is English, too (Mayflower and other early colonial settlers, which might explain my bias...)

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 10:17:57 PM   
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Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.
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Well we had one US contributor to the thread but he seems to have disappeared recently.....



I think it would be impolite to mention every US gold. But since you mentioned it....

...the decathlon 1-2 was remarkable. Decathlon used to be more glamorous. The American media doesn't pay as much attention to it these days.

Our women's 4x100 relay team did a fantastic job today, shattering the world record. We always wonder in the US if the relay teams have practiced enough to make good exchanges. That is what we do in the US during Olympic relays, just hope for good exchanges. Of course I wonder if our men's team will even medal. I know that Bolt and his guys are going to win going away if they get their exchanges down.

The men's 4x400 team made a great effort for silver, with essentially a substitute team running due to injuries.

Several other track medals I could mention, but I personally am still proudest of the silvers in the men's 10,000 meters and 1500 meters.

I was on the road and did not get to see the women's soccer (er, football) final, just the highlights. But the semifinal US-Canada was a magnificent game. I'm one of those rare Americans who played a lot of soccer (er, football), mostly at keeper, and I really appreciate the game. I also know the Canadians got a raw deal from the officials.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 10:28:45 PM   
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Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.
Warspite1

Well we had one US contributor to the thread but he seems to have disappeared recently.....



I think it would be impolite to mention every US gold. But since you mentioned it....

...the decathlon 1-2 was remarkable. Decathlon used to be more glamorous. The American media doesn't pay as much attention to it these days.

Our women's 4x100 relay team did a fantastic job today, shattering the world record. We always wonder in the US if the relay teams have practiced enough to make good exchanges. That is what we do in the US during Olympic relays, just hope for good exchanges. Of course I wonder if our men's team will even medal. I know that Bolt and his guys are going to win going away if they get their exchanges down.

The men's 4x400 team made a great effort for silver, with essentially a substitute team running due to injuries.

Several other track medals I could mention, but I personally am still proudest of the silvers in the men's 10,000 meters and 1500 meters.

I was on the road and did not get to see the women's soccer (er, football) final, just the highlights. But the semifinal US-Canada was a magnificent game. I'm one of those rare Americans who played a lot of soccer (er, football), mostly at keeper, and I really appreciate the game. I also know the Canadians got a raw deal from the officials.


Well said. I fully agree. The decathlon is an amazing event; I also love the pentathlon (which gets no attention by the US media). Canada vs USA I unfortunately couldn't watch because I was at work but the replay was crazy. I don't even like football but that was one heck of a game.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/10/2012 11:29:16 PM   
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USA about to win the Olympics total medal and gold count (again)....China can subsidize its federation and all of its players but still can't keep up.

Been very happy with the host country and always root for the UK, who have done stellar as well.
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Cheers Bamilus. We got our guaranteed 60th medal tonight - that's a great feeling

Well done to the USA - only once have they finished outside the top 2 - and that was in the dark days of East German institutionalised cheating....



Call me naive, but I'm still a big believer in the special relationship between our countries. Half my ancestry is English, too (Mayflower and other early colonial settlers, which might explain my bias...)


I join Bamilus in saying I have been cheering for Britain at every opportunity.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/11/2012 7:45:24 AM   
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Less than two days to go, but still plenty of medals to be won.

Can Team GB hold onto 3rd place? Its likely that (in terms of number of medals) Russia will remain ahead of us, but in terms of no. of golds (how we have always tabled it) we remain 10 ahead - but they are catching up fast.

There was a stat a couple of days ago that said if all Beijing results in the last couple of days were replicated in London, then Russia would overtake us.

Come on Team GB - one last big push please!!!


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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/11/2012 10:13:04 AM   
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.......and a gold in the canoeing this morning helps our cause! Well done Mr McKeever

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/11/2012 10:33:34 AM   
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Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.
Warspite1

Well we had one US contributor to the thread but he seems to have disappeared recently.....



I think it would be impolite to mention every US gold. But since you mentioned it....

...the decathlon 1-2 was remarkable. Decathlon used to be more glamorous. The American media doesn't pay as much attention to it these days.

Our women's 4x100 relay team did a fantastic job today, shattering the world record. We always wonder in the US if the relay teams have practiced enough to make good exchanges. That is what we do in the US during Olympic relays, just hope for good exchanges. Of course I wonder if our men's team will even medal. I know that Bolt and his guys are going to win going away if they get their exchanges down.

The men's 4x400 team made a great effort for silver, with essentially a substitute team running due to injuries.


Several other track medals I could mention, but I personally am still proudest of the silvers in the men's 10,000 meters and 1500 meters.

I was on the road and did not get to see the women's soccer (er, football) final, just the highlights. But the semifinal US-Canada was a magnificent game. I'm one of those rare Americans who played a lot of soccer (er, football), mostly at keeper, and I really appreciate the game. I also know the Canadians got a raw deal from the officials.


Did you see the cameraderie between the decathletes once the contest was over? Most impressive, all posing together for a picture.
The womens realy was tense as *ever* ... you can't even breathe when watching it because it's over before you know it... amazing race and a new WR!! Flawless

yeah the 4x400 had me wonder too... what's happening here? Especially runner number three... what's going on? Then I heard about the injuries and all. Well that's sports really, your body can only take so much.

All in all another great evening in front of the telly. Most exciting. I mean did anyone see that German girl with the hammerthrow who got bronze? She had to wait for 20 minutes to get her results... *nailbiting*!

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