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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 2:32:15 PM   
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What a brilliant show.


Was a great 2 weeks, lots of surprising results and a few upsets.




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 7:50:16 PM   
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And now a roll call of British medalists (and select others) at London 2012. It would be nice if others could add their countries heroes/heroines too.

First up its our first gold medal of the games - courtesy of the two Helen's, Miss Glover and Miss Stanning - in the womens pair.












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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 7:54:30 PM   
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....and our second gold medalist. Ladies and Gents I give you the winner of the men's time trial - its Wiggo, The Modfather, Sir Bradley of Wiggins etc









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 9:08:48 PM   
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...and next up, one of the best images from the Games. Two gents who are written into Olympic history. Mo Farah , winner of the long distance double - joining the greats such as Lasse Viren and Emil Zatopek - and the greatest sprinter ever - 6 time gold medalist and winner of the double triple Usain Bolt Er...which one's which?






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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 9:18:11 PM   
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....and amongst the gold rush, time to remember a couple of ladies that didn't quite achieve top billing, but certainly did their bit

Firstly Lizzie Armitstead, who got the party started with a silver in the Womens road race :









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 9:23:42 PM   
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...and we mustn't forget Rebecca Adlington . Two bronze this time (to go with her two gold from Beijing), but we don't care, she is still great in our books








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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 9:26:41 PM   
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More Team GB medalists (and others) to follow tomorrow

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 10:42:57 PM   
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Now its back to nothing on TV to watch. More time to wargame!

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/14/2012 10:54:06 PM   
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It would be nice if others could add their countries heroes/heroines too.


I would like to ad a Olympic hero from India, Mary Kom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chungneijang_Mery_Kom_Hmangte




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/15/2012 12:04:43 AM   
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The Infamous/scandals

Strpped of Gold

Belarus/Shot Putter - Drugs 2012
American/Tyler Hamilton Bicylist 2004 -annouced 2012, he confessed to using drug inhancers
American/Antonio Pettigrew 2000 - annouced 2012. 12 years later, drug inhancers
Bahrain/1500meter runner 2008Bejeing- annouced 2009 drug use


2012 Disqualified Gold medals and Gold medal favorites

(Gold favorite)Park Tae-Hwan/South Korea swimmer. Disqualified for a false start in the preliminaries

(Gold Medal winners disqualified) Chinese cylists for an illegal lane change. They thought they had won the Gold until the illegal action was discovered later.

Scandal (Gold Medal Favorites) 2Chinese women Badmiton. Tried to loose their matches to get an easier draw in the knock-out phase of the eliminations.

(Gold Medal favorite) Taofik Makhloufi/Algerian runner. Disqualified from 1500 meter. Before his 1500 meter run His country had entered him into an 800 meter race as well. He was too late in withdrawing before the deadline. So when it was time to run the 800 meter race he just jogged 150 meters of the 2 lap race. So they disqualified him because he put in no effort in the race




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/15/2012 10:32:04 AM   
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Slovakia has been assured of at least one gold medal since the 2000 (Sydney) games thanks to the brilliant Hochschorner twins. The brothers won gold in the last three Olympics in the Canadian Slalom Pairs. But this time around they had to settle for a bronze as Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott won gold for Great Britain and David Florence and Richard Hounslow picked up the silver.





Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott



Baillie and Stott on the podium with David Florence and Richard Hounslow



Pavol and Peter Hochschorner

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/15/2012 1:27:48 PM   
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Dutch hockeyers win gold at the OG.



I win.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/15/2012 1:28:46 PM   
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Ooops sorry for the messed up layout.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/16/2012 4:23:43 PM   
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http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/16/13289029-london-bound-veterans-push-paralympics-back-to-battlefield-roots?lite

Inspiring read.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/16/2012 9:12:56 PM   
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...and next up it was the turn of Sir Chris Hoy and co. in the Men's Team Sprint They broke the World Record in both the semi-final and the final to beat France to top billing.






Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/17/2012 1:09:17 PM   
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So bad? And why would that be?
In my opinion it was a two week sports festival, and a joy to watch. And I'm looking forward to the Paralympics as well. I have great admiration for the dedication these athletes show, years and years of training training and more training.
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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/17/2012 2:09:17 PM   
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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/17/2012 7:44:17 PM   
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So you're officially very rich now? Well almost that is? Well you won't forget your ol' Matrix buddies right?

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/18/2012 12:18:41 PM   
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Hitler reviews the opening ceremony - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmrUKEwVkQ4

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/19/2012 6:48:15 PM   
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You wait for ever for a gold in womens rowing with no joy...and then three turn up at once!!

After Miss Glover and Miss Stanning kicked off with gold in the womens pair, we had Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking in the Lightweight Double Sculls









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/19/2012 6:51:14 PM   
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....and Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger in the Double Sculls. This win was especially heartwarming as Grainger had known the agony of falling just short of top spot in three games running. Finally, in her last Olympics, she got a gold to add to those 3 silvers!









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/19/2012 6:59:56 PM   
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In many ways my favourite gold of the games was that of Alastair Brownlee in the mens triathlon. His brother Johnny, got the bronze having incurred a 15 second penalty for mounting his bike fractionally too early (although he was generous enough after to say that this did not affect the result). Alastair destroyed the field, only the Spaniard Javier Gomez was anywhere close.

A nice story in the papers recently - a pensioner has sent the two boys £10 each as a gift for their performance at the Games. Lovely!











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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/19/2012 8:21:17 PM   
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Speaking of gold medals, this next chap has one or two....

With 16 medals to his name, Michael Phelps went into the London Games two medals behind the most decorated Olympian of all time (see post 23). He ended it with a total of 22; 18 (EIGHTEEN) of which are gold. His tally is made up of:

2004 (Athens) - 6 gold and 2 bronze
2008 (Beijing) - 8 gold
2012 (London) - 4 gold and 2 silver

He's quite good isn't he?









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/19/2012 8:31:56 PM   
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...and our very own top Olympian; Ladies and Gents I give you Sir Chris Hoy Top cyclist, Knight Bachelor and all round top man!

The Scot has won 6 gold medals and 1 silver in a career spread over four Olympic Games:

2000 (Sydney) - Silver
2004 (Athens) - 1 gold
2008 (Beijing) - 3 gold
2012 (London) - 2 gold









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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/20/2012 9:21:25 PM   
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I am not sure I agree with Women boxing on principle - but boy can they box with skill and commitment!!

The first Womens Olympic boxing champion was our very own Nicola Adams - whose smile and bubbly personality lit up the excel centre. She beat World Champion Mary Kom from India in the semi-finals (pictured) and then outclassed Ren Cancan of China in the final to take the Flyweight gold.

In the Lightweight division Liverpudlian Natasha Jonas ran into the formidable Katie Taylor of Ireland in the Quarter-Final and so had no real chance of winning a medal. However, I was really impressed with how she conducted herself before, during and after the fight - a real credit.












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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/22/2012 2:45:40 PM   
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Well I agree with womens boxing for sure, if they've got the guts they deserve the right to do it. I've been a fan of Regina Halmich for a long time, she's a german boxer with amazing fast and deadly skills.
Ahum anyways, here's a most inspiring vid of a blind american Judoka training for London 2012; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe6hCuacQmI&feature=relmfu 
Imagine that, being blind (or do they call it "visually impaired??) and then go for Gold with Judo   
I have deep respect for that girl I can tell you that.

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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/23/2012 2:36:45 PM   
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Just seen this press release from the MoD:

"Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy is used to speed, but even Britain's premier cycling champion was thrilled by a ride in an RAF Typhoon.

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy experienced speed of a different kind with a flight in a Royal Air Force Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft of 6 Squadron during a visit to RAF Leuchars in Fife.

The main task for 6 Squadron and RAF Leuchars is to maintain a Quick Reaction Alert Force, with crews on standby 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to scramble and intercept unidentified aircraft approaching UK airspace. During the Olympic Games, Typhoon aircraft were based at RAF Northolt in West London on standby to provide air security.

Sir Chris said:

"I am absolutely delighted to have had such a warm welcome to what is a very busy RAF station.

"Flying in the Typhoon was a really extraordinary experience and one I will never forget.""




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/25/2012 5:04:32 PM   
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I did not notice Maaike Caelers during the London Olympics. But I sure did notice her smile when she finished second in the Stockholm triathlon today. Judging by the smile it looked like it would have been in London instead of Stockholm.




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RE: All things Olympics and London 2012 - 8/25/2012 7:35:46 PM   
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In many ways my favourite gold of the games was that of Alastair Brownlee in the mens triathlon. His brother Johnny, got the bronze having incurred a 15 second penalty for mounting his bike fractionally too early (although he was generous enough after to say that this did not affect the result). Alastair destroyed the field, only the Spaniard Javier Gomez was anywhere close.

A nice story in the papers recently - a pensioner has sent the two boys £10 each as a gift for their performance at the Games. Lovely!











And Jonathan Brownlee was the winner in Stockholm. Well deserved.

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