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Old 07-27-2012, 08:09 PM
2012 Olympics games

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:30 PM
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That's quite an opening statement dude!

As a Brit by birth I'm super-stoked for these games...really looking forward to watching the opening ceremony tonight! Doubt it will top Beijing though...

Already watched a bunch of games in Women's soccer and Men's soccer!
Especially GBR vs. New Zealand(Women's) and GBR vs. Senegal(Mens)...tell ya what, have not been impressed with the Men's team...disappointing to get a draw and I also watched their tune-up match against Brazil which they lost 2-0!

So what events, athletes is everyone looking forward to seeing?

And yes, let the debate start already! What counts for leading the Medal table...total number of medals or most gold medals! Haha...
I fall on the side of total of medals won...
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:30 AM
There needs to be a point system.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:00 PM
Opening ceremony was pretty sick.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Daniel Craig escorting the Queen as James Bond and parachuting into the stadium was definitely the highlight for me!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:20 PM
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There needs to be a point system.
3 points for Gold
2 points for Silver
1 point for Bronze

Simple, easy!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:30 AM
I love women's beach volleyball. I can watch that the longest. Women's gymnastics borders on the word women since hardly anyone is above 16. They should raise the min age again. I still say China cheated and should give back their gold medal from 08.

I am glad that michael phelps guy is not doing well. He gives the worst interviews.

I still don't understand why a swimsuit had to be banned? Was there a motor in the back? Stupid

Why is table tennis considered a sport? Same for equestrian? synchronized swimming and diving???? Trampoline????????

Why not jacks? Why not dodge ball? Why not trampoline basketball? Tetherball? spitting for distance? Any of those lumber jack games? cow tipping? beer pong? quarters?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 PM
I'm not too surprised Phelps isn't doing all that well. His heart isn't in it, and his "cherries on his sundae" comment made it clear.

Lochte, on the other hand... wow. Blowing the lead in the relay (and swimming the 3rd fastest leg for the Americans even though he was the anchor) and then not even medalling in the 200 freestyle. I'm stunned by that. He seemed poised to take the mantle from Phelps as the World's Best Swimmer and become a star in these Olympics. Pretty odd.

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Why is table tennis considered a sport? Same for equestrian? synchronized swimming and diving???? Trampoline????????

Why not jacks? Why not dodge ball? Why not trampoline basketball? Tetherball? spitting for distance? Any of those lumber jack games? cow tipping? beer pong? quarters?
I have no problem with those things being considered sports (particularly table tennis), but I don't understand how they're still in the Olympics but something like Softball got voted out.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 AM
So Lolo Jones disappointed and came in 4th in the 100M hurdles. Media reports blasted her, particularly the NY Times, and Jones cried about it and made a pretty well-structured defense.

I'm fine with the media taking a shot at her. She gets more attention than she's earned because of her looks, period. While calling her the Anna Kournikova of track might be a little harsh (although Kournikova was a great doubles player), the point is valid. And it's not necessarly a double standard. Male athletes get more attention for their looks as well, even if it's not necessarily a "hot or not" thing. Just look at Jeremy Lin.

Jones' defense of herself was also touching. Basically, don't judge her on one 12 second race, as she's had great success indoors and even has some records. What sucks for her is that to Americans, track is a lot like swimming: we only REALLY care about it during the Olympics. But still, point taken.

What surprised me, and even disappointed me, was Jones' teammates taking clear shots at her after the race. That's just embarrassing. To the media, you're supposed to stand up for your teammates, even if you don't really believe it. To take unsolicited shots at the poor girl is a joke.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:31 AM
I have never been a fan of the Olympics, and I must say that I'm SOOOO glad it's ending.
Next time there's an Olympics, I'm freaking taking a 2 week vacation to stay away from it all.

I go to work, and for 8.5 hours nothing is on the TV but Olympics. (I'm naturally just not too fond of Olympics even before this).

I get home, and my air conditioner is broken. So I go to the closest pub from where I live because it's cool there. They play Olympics the entire time. And I'm there at least 4 hours.

I've watched over 12 hours of Olympics every stinkin' gosh-darned day!
I thought "ooh, today is cooler so I might not have to go to the pub!" Well, I get home and it's 34c/93f degrees. I open all my windows but the wind doesn't go through; it's just dead air. Blowing one or two fans just blows hot air, and nevermind the humidity that causes me to pour sheets of sweat off my body THE ENTIRE TIME I'M HOME.

I go to sleep each night with three fans blowing and wake up every hour or two from unpleasant dreams. Each dream isn't a scary nightmare, but more of a dream of me not getting things done. For example I dreamed I was in Speech class which I just finished a couple weeks ago; one of the worst teachers I ever had. It was a dream in which I spent an entire class trying to figure out what the teacher was trying to get us to do, and none of us could figure it out.
ALL my dreams are like that. After 8 hours of sleep last night I woke up feeling like I slept two hours.

Then I go to work only to watch 8.5 MORE hours of Olympics - which I hate.
Now I'm sitting in the pub that I've been at for the last 3.5 hours.... with the Olympics on the entire time.

This is truly a 100% unsatisfying time off from school before I start up again in a couple of weeks. I am miserable.

So, I hate the Olympics.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm loving this Carl Lewis/Usain Bolt battle. Lewis hinted at the possibility of the Jamaicans using PEDs. Bolt, as brash an athlete as I've ever seen, had no fear to fire back at the legend and say he has no respect for him. Rare for a guy to take a shot at a superstar like that. I don't think there's anything Michael Jordan could say that would cause Lebron James to say anything negative about him.

Anyway, Lewis is an idiot. People are just getting faster. Tyson Gay's 9.8 (which didn't even medal) was better than anything Lewis ran. If he's gonna accuse the Jamaicans of cheating, why not the Americans, as Gay and Gatlin also posted ridiculous times? Stupid thing to say.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:35 PM
Great game between USA and Spain for the Gold today. Really fantastic stuff on both sides. Too bad the refs called so many lame fouls. Imagine if a Game 7 of the NBA Finals was called this tightly... the media would have a field day. This game had the same level of intensity and the players should be able to play just as aggressively.

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Then I go to work only to watch 8.5 MORE hours of Olympics - which I hate.
Now I'm sitting in the pub that I've been at for the last 3.5 hours.... with the Olympics on the entire time.

This is truly a 100% unsatisfying time off from school before I start up again in a couple of weeks. I am miserable.

So, I hate the Olympics.
Those are the things I learned to love about the Olympics. When they're on, I watch sports I would never dream of watching (for the most part, they're sports that I would never even have the chance to watch). All of a sudden, I'm a huge fan of handball, only because I happened to be at the gym when it was being televised. I gave it a shot, and I love it. At a party last night, a group of us gathered around the tv to watch... Men's 10M diving? Really? And the best part: none of us know anything about diving, BUT WE WERE ARGUING ABOUT EVERY DIVE.

"How did that judge only give a 9.0? That splash zone is a lie!"

I love it

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:30 AM
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I'm loving this Carl Lewis/Usain Bolt battle. Lewis hinted at the possibility of the Jamaicans using PEDs. Bolt, as brash an athlete as I've ever seen, had no fear to fire back at the legend and say he has no respect for him. Rare for a guy to take a shot at a superstar like that. I don't think there's anything Michael Jordan could say that would cause Lebron James to say anything negative about him.

Anyway, Lewis is an idiot. People are just getting faster. Tyson Gay's 9.8 (which didn't even medal) was better than anything Lewis ran. If he's gonna accuse the Jamaicans of cheating, why not the Americans, as Gay and Gatlin also posted ridiculous times? Stupid thing to say.
Carl Lewis is not unlike many other older athletes whose records are being broken and forgotten. In his time, Carl was one of the greatest USA Olympic athletes ever. I wish he would learn to grow old and accept what is happened gracefully.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:36 AM
Carl Lewis also failed three drug tests.

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:01 AM

Excellent work shown by China and America ,they managed lots of gold medals in the london olypmic..Head of them..
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Geez l enjoyed the closing cermony yeasterday

i would have to say it was better than the sydenys closing ceremony

I just loved how they brought so any well known english singer together and the songs were also enjoyable to watch

But one thing l didnt liike was th time the olimic games were shown in Australia

Most sports events were at around 4am in the morning so us aussies who couldnt stay up had to watch the repeat of everything wish was a pain at times if it was a aussie winning a event

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:08 AM
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Excellent work shown by China and America ,they managed lots of gold medals in the london olypmic..Head of them..
Not to be a dick, because that is so not me....... but fuck China. They won all these pussy events. What the fuck is trampoline? Syncro driving? America won many team events, swimming, track and gymnastics. America Rules!
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