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« Reply #475 on: August 10, 2012, 09:29:36 am »
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« Reply #476 on: August 10, 2012, 10:38:13 am »
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Bewks missed the start, caught up to 5th, but clearly devastated. Gold to Colombia, silver for the kiwis, bronze to the Netherlands. Now for the men's....c'mon Sam!
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« Reply #477 on: August 10, 2012, 01:11:06 pm »
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One of the little extras of having no cutaways from the events is that in contests like the men's pole vault, which would normally get a highly edited cut, you can see everything. All the vaulters are congratulating eachother and smiling, probably the friendliest bunch of top-level competitors around, with three exceptions: the Spaniard, the Czech, and the red-hot favourite Frenchman, appropriately named 'Lavillenie' (sp?).
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« Reply #478 on: August 10, 2012, 01:24:04 pm »
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Montenegro is fifth new Olympic medalist country (making together 81 medalist countries). Israel had some good athletes in gymnastics too.  Bahama has a good chance to win medal in some relay, but in general additional medalist countries are very unlikely.

By 'medalist', do you mean ever or just in London?
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« Reply #479 on: August 10, 2012, 02:49:37 pm »
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USA looking more or less uncatchable for the golds.
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« Reply #480 on: August 10, 2012, 02:56:02 pm »
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World record in the 4x100, as the Jamaican women purposefully photobomb the yanks taking their picture with the timeboard.

Unfortunate scenes at the hammer, with the German throwing what would've been a silver medal, but confusion meaning it doesn't count.

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« Reply #481 on: August 10, 2012, 03:05:35 pm »
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Turkey 1-2 in the women's 1500m, after a crazily slow start. Basically, expect them to be the face of Istanbul's bid. Double handedly, they've giving Turkey a real shot at winning the bid.
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« Reply #482 on: August 10, 2012, 03:30:34 pm »
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Excellent job by US Mens 4x400 for silver, nearly held on against the Bahamas after so many injuries and a depleted squad.  Nice depth.
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« Reply #483 on: August 10, 2012, 04:13:26 pm »
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I note that the British men's 100 metres relay team did what they always do. lol.
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« Reply #484 on: August 10, 2012, 04:34:29 pm »
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OK, Canada qualified nicely in the relay, but apparently my guy didn't run? What's up with this travesty?
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« Reply #485 on: August 10, 2012, 04:42:59 pm »
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Montenegro is fifth new Olympic medalist country (making together 81 medalist countries). Israel had some good athletes in gymnastics too.  Bahama has a good chance to win medal in some relay, but in general additional medalist countries are very unlikely.

Bahamas won a relay medal as expected. "Bahrain" got their first medal of this edition too.
Given the qualification results in Rhytmic, I don't think Israel is going to win a medal there.
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« Reply #486 on: August 10, 2012, 05:34:25 pm »
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Another bronze medal.
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« Reply #487 on: August 10, 2012, 05:44:34 pm »
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Another bronze medal.

As a point of interest, I wonder what the Commonwealth Realms medal count would be. With Britain's Golds, our Silvers, your bronzes, and a nice bag from Jamaica and New Zealand...
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« Reply #488 on: August 10, 2012, 05:57:13 pm »
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Another bronze medal.

Canada, the third greatest country in the world.

I can feel the Conservative ads already.
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« Reply #489 on: August 10, 2012, 06:06:25 pm »
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Coincidentally, in her jubilee year, the Queen's realms would be atop the medal tally, at least at the minute:

Commonwealth Realms
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China
37/25/19 (81)

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« Reply #490 on: August 10, 2012, 06:30:41 pm »
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Montenegro is fifth new Olympic medalist country (making together 81 medalist countries). Israel had some good athletes in gymnastics too.  Bahama has a good chance to win medal in some relay, but in general additional medalist countries are very unlikely.

Bahamas won a relay medal as expected. "Bahrain" got their first medal of this edition too.
Given the qualification results in Rhytmic, I don't think Israel is going to win a medal there.

Too bad, Canada finished next-to-last in Rythmics, at their first Olympic participation. The federation hoped a good result and TV exposure to help to make the sport more known, to improve junior recruiting.
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« Reply #491 on: August 10, 2012, 07:39:08 pm »
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Coincidentally, in her jubilee year, the Queen's realms would be atop the medal tally, at least at the minute:

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Ha Smiley of course in a united commonwealth team you'd end up with substantially less medals because of limitations on how many entrants per nation etc.  The qualifiers would be damned fun and competitive.
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« Reply #492 on: August 10, 2012, 08:19:43 pm »
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Another bronze medal.

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Well, it's better than all the non medallic 4th place finishes we got in 2010 and 2008. I dont even think we got any 4th place finishes this time.
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« Reply #493 on: August 10, 2012, 10:19:46 pm »
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Another bronze medal.

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Well, it's better than all the non medallic 4th place finishes we got in 2010 and 2008. I dont even think we got any 4th place finishes this time.

Thanks to the DQs in badminton women's doubles, Canada managed to get a fourth place in that event.  (Without the DQs, they wouldn't have advanced to the quarter finals.)

Canada also has a true 4ths in the women's omnium cycling, the 4 x 200 m women's freestyle swimming, and both the duet and team synchronized swimming.

So that's five fourths, and Canada has the opportunity to win some more of the fourths it deserves. Tongue
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« Reply #494 on: August 10, 2012, 10:25:42 pm »
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Another bronze medal.

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Well, it's better than all the non medallic 4th place finishes we got in 2010 and 2008. I dont even think we got any 4th place finishes this time.

Thanks to the DQs in badminton women's doubles, Canada managed to get a fourth place in that event.  (Without the DQs, they wouldn't have advanced to the quarter finals.)

Canada also has a true 4ths in the women's omnium cycling, the 4 x 200 m women's freestyle swimming, and both the duet and team synchronized swimming.

So that's five fourths, and Canada has the opportunity to win some more of the fourths it deserves. Tongue

Ah yes. I heard about the synchro team finishing 4th. Thanks for checking. As long as we have more bronze medals than 4th places, it's okay.
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« Reply #495 on: August 10, 2012, 11:06:37 pm »
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Has anyone seen those BMX Racing events? It made me wonder if what I am watching was either the X Games or Olympics.
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« Reply #496 on: August 10, 2012, 11:31:24 pm »
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Isn't that whole thing full of terrible crashes?
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« Reply #497 on: August 10, 2012, 11:33:57 pm »
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Isn't that whole thing full of terrible crashes?


Yeah. It was like watching NASCAR, but surprisingly less boring and short.
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« Reply #498 on: August 10, 2012, 11:40:50 pm »
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Short was my problem with it.  Basically, if you're winning after the second corner, you win....as far as i could tell.  Make them do a couple hundred laps and the sport would be more interesting.....or much more boring.  Not sure.  Racing needs passing or it's just a freaking parade.  Like F1.
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« Reply #499 on: August 11, 2012, 12:51:05 am »
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