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Re: XXX OLYMPIC (TALK GENERAL OLYMPICS & OTHER OLYMPIC SPORTS NEWS HERE), 2012
« Reply #180 on: August 04, 2012, 05:05:35 PM »
OMG. did you guys see Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, a double amputee running with regular guys and qualifying for the final. just wow. this guy is my new hero.

yes saw him, i was surprised that he finished third in a race with people who have real legs.......

well done to him indeed

and well done to Mens Coxless 4, Womens Lightweight 2, Womens Team Cycling, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford

ALL BRITISH GOLD WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #181 on: August 05, 2012, 05:57:34 AM »
Congrats to the American men's and women's teams for winning the 4x100 IM relays.. The women went one up by beating the WR. Theirs was an all-star team and each member performed to her potential!! Smashing work, girls.. :)

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« Reply #182 on: August 05, 2012, 03:54:42 PM »
bolt gold 9.63!!!!! awesome!!
blake silver!! 9.75
gatlin bronze! 9.79
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« Reply #183 on: August 05, 2012, 04:20:56 PM »
Bolt is simply out of this world, wow  :))

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« Reply #184 on: August 05, 2012, 09:54:11 PM »
Why is french the language used during medal presentations?
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« Reply #185 on: August 05, 2012, 11:08:50 PM »
Why is french the language used during medal presentations?
tradition thing. that's all. I like it, but don't forget I live in Canada  :) :).

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« Reply #186 on: August 06, 2012, 02:16:40 AM »
French is the official language of the IOC, which is based in Switzerland. 

McKayla Morney falls on her ass and almost wins gold? What a stupid event.

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« Reply #187 on: August 06, 2012, 02:30:49 AM »
Did anyone see the men's LJ results? G-Rutherford, S-Watt
Things that make you go hmmm...

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blake silver!! 9.75
gatlin bronze! 9.79
Gay no medal!! 9.80

This is incredible :0



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« Reply #189 on: August 06, 2012, 02:52:08 AM »
I have to say, we're kind of sucking in the T&F events thus far.


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« Reply #190 on: August 06, 2012, 04:08:39 AM »
French is the official language of the IOC, which is based in Switzerland. 

McKayla Morney falls on her ass and almost wins gold? What a stupid event.

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that was a huge surprise.. :confused1:
i really didn't expect her to fall, but after that fall, i didn't expect her to win gold/silver..

in case anyone missed it, here it is :
U.S. Gymnast McKayla Maroney falls in vault
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« Reply #191 on: August 06, 2012, 09:10:07 AM »
I can't believe that at the last Olympics the US got gold, silver, and bronze in the men's 400 meters...this Olympics - NOT ONE AMERICAN even made the FINALS in this event for the men!  Wow!


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« Reply #192 on: August 06, 2012, 04:42:16 PM »
Amazing SF match between USA women and Canada ends 4-3 USA on a 123' header by Alex Morgan from a long cross by Heather O'Rielly. A goal so reminiscent of Abbey Wambach's header to the net following a long cross from Megan Rapinoe vs. Brazil in last year's WC.

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Canada lead 3 times, with all three goals coming from their superstar Christine Sinclair. After that questionable delay call that ultimately led to Wambach's PK to make it 3-3, I felt badly for Canada and almost wished they'd win because they certainly deserved to. Canada is a great team. I'd say a real threat to the USA. I don't like the way Japan plays so I don't rate them that high.

In the other SF, Japan advanced setting up a rematch of last year's WC final against the US won by Japan on PKs. France missed a PK that would have tied it 2-2. After watching the US miss all those PK's last year, I'm always amazed to see women miss PKs. The goalies are so small and less athletic than male goal keepers, there's just too much open net to miss. The margin of error is so great, they don't have to be perfect, and yet they play it way too close for comfort and wind up missing. Even Wambach's PK hit the inside of the post. Whaaaaa??? Just kick the frickin' ball already!
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« Reply #193 on: August 06, 2012, 05:30:46 PM »
I can't believe that at the last Olympics the US got gold, silver, and bronze in the men's 400 meters...this Olympics - NOT ONE AMERICAN even made the FINALS in this event for the men!  Wow!


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Here's a great table

2008 Summer Olympics-Overall
               
COUNTRY.......G......S....B.....TOTAL
United States   7   9   7   23
Russia           6   5   7   18
Kenya           5   5   4   14
Jamaica           6   3   2   11
Ethiopia           4   1   2   7

http://www.2008.nbcolympics.com/trackandfield/medals/index.html

The men had 14 total (most) and the women 9 (second to Russia).

Will be interesting to compare to 2012.
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« Reply #194 on: August 06, 2012, 07:05:16 PM »
Babs I watched the match and not happy at all  :mad1:. Canada deserved to win. There were some really questionable calls, we got robbed  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: . Darn Yanks  :)~ :whistle:. We needed that win more. as if you guys haven't won enough already.

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« Reply #195 on: August 06, 2012, 07:42:44 PM »
Babs I watched the match and not happy at all  :mad1:. Canada deserved to win. There were some really questionable calls, we got robbed  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: . Darn Yanks  :)~ :whistle:. We needed that win more. as if you guys haven't won enough already.

Sinclair was great for Canada & near got the win Alex,i watched most of the game.

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« Reply #196 on: August 06, 2012, 08:07:46 PM »
Babs I watched the match and not happy at all  :mad1:. Canada deserved to win. There were some really questionable calls, we got robbed  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: . Darn Yanks  :)~ :whistle:. We needed that win more. as if you guys haven't won enough already.

Sinclair was great for Canada & near got the win Alex,i watched most of the game.
yeah Sid, she is amazing. Female soccer/football (I prefer to say football) is very popular in Canada. everyone is crashed by this defeat. that penalty shot for the States was the silliest call ever. again we got robbed.

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« Reply #197 on: August 06, 2012, 08:08:13 PM »
Babs I watched the match and not happy at all  :mad1:. Canada deserved to win. There were some really questionable calls, we got robbed  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: . Darn Yanks  :)~ :whistle:. We needed that win more. as if you guys haven't won enough already.

Canada sure as hell deserved it just as much as the US, and I swear I was practically rooting for Canada after that delay call. The commentators said the goal keeper *must* already have been warned. Such a ticky tacky call. I guess I'll get over it  :)~  The final against Japan is going to be a  :::O  Japan is boring.
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« Reply #198 on: August 06, 2012, 08:09:12 PM »
Babs I watched the match and not happy at all  :mad1:. Canada deserved to win. There were some really questionable calls, we got robbed  :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: . Darn Yanks  :)~ :whistle:. We needed that win more. as if you guys haven't won enough already.

Sinclair was great for Canada & near got the win Alex,i watched most of the game.
yeah Sid, she is amazing. Female soccer/football (I prefer to say football) is very popular in Canada. everyone is crashed by this defeat. that penalty shot for the States was the silliest call ever. again we got robbed.

Sinclair and Trancredi are for shizzle.
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« Reply #199 on: August 06, 2012, 09:29:58 PM »
The replay shows McCloud held the ball for 10 seconds. I've seen a goal keeper given a yellow card for delay, but never an free kick...  :Confused:

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