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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 16:56:53 Reply

Mo Farah knew exactly when to go for the lead and won. Props to Rupp, first American to medal in the 10k since 1964. I didn't know that the US was relevant in distance running. I'm kind of surprised.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 16:57:18 Reply

shit, mo farah is a machine


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:15:47 Reply

guess youll have to get used to calling it soccer. sorry team gb u stink at soccer.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:32:26 Reply

This is now a Jess Ennis appreciation thread, WE LOVE YOU JESS.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:33:03 Reply

Awesome.
Awesome.
Awesome.

To quote the favourite phrase of annoying television personalities; Team GB smashed it tonight.

I have a serious crush on Jessica Ennis right now and Rutherford is quite the looker too for a ginger fella. Brilliant run from Mo Farah, so well timed and what a great finish from the American Rupp in second.

Shame about the football but I guarantee you that 99% of Chelsea fans called it that Sturridge would miss that penalty. Shame for the guy but it was obvious before he even stepped up really.

Anyway;

Awesome day.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:38:08 Reply

North Korea vs. South Korea in ping pong is beyond intense. I feel like SK is in a win-or-die situation.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:45:17 Reply

GB in charge of winning sports they've invented

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 17:47:21 Reply

At 8/4/12 05:32 PM, CharltonChinchilla wrote: This is now a Jess Ennis appreciation thread, WE LOVE YOU JESS.

she should have sung the national anthem, i hate it so much when 'british' athletes don't


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 18:06:19 Reply

At 8/4/12 05:47 PM, Dromedary wrote:
At 8/4/12 05:32 PM, CharltonChinchilla wrote: This is now a Jess Ennis appreciation thread, WE LOVE YOU JESS.
she should have sung the national anthem, i hate it so much when 'british' athletes don't

I'll be rooting for you winning gold in a discipline of your choice in Rio. I'll pay you 1 billion pounds when you win, but only on the understanding that you sing the anthem afterwards.

Seriously though, MOST athletes from ALL nations don't bother singing. She just looked to be holding back the tears to me.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 18:13:23 Reply

Well what a day for team GB- the most gold medals in a single day since 1908! And wins for both Ennis and Farah, perfect.

And that is where I sign off from Olympic coverage, with one of the greatest ever days in British sport. I had no idea that it was going to be this amazing for team GB or I might have reconsidered the date, but tomorrow I become a married man, and Monday I am off on honeymoon.

I look forward to returning to a record medal haul from Britain.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 18:18:14 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:06 PM, liljim wrote: I'll be rooting for you winning gold in a discipline of your choice in Rio. I'll pay you 1 billion pounds when you win, but only on the understanding that you sing the anthem afterwards.
At 8/4/12 05:58 PM, Otto wrote:

Are you saying she's not British? She's done more under their flag than you, that is certain.

And you're acting like what he said was petty? lel he's won just as many gold medals as either of you have. I know you'd like to think you're winners vicariously through her but how about you let her be the winner here considering she actually, you know, won something.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 18:21:07 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:06 PM, liljim wrote:
At 8/4/12 05:47 PM, Dromedary wrote:
At 8/4/12 05:32 PM, CharltonChinchilla wrote: This is now a Jess Ennis appreciation thread, WE LOVE YOU JESS.
she should have sung the national anthem, i hate it so much when 'british' athletes don't
I'll be rooting for you winning gold in a discipline of your choice in Rio. I'll pay you 1 billion pounds when you win, but only on the understanding that you sing the anthem afterwards.

Seriously though, MOST athletes from ALL nations don't bother singing. She just looked to be holding back the tears to me.

And why would she? I'm all for Brits singing the anthem when they win but its not an issue if they don't (half the time just means they're not English when they don't). I prefer to see them fighting the urge to cry myself. Then you know it means something to them. Jessica Ennis was taking it all in, and listening to the crowd not sing the anthem but sing to her really. It was special.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 18:59:06 Reply

HANDS IN THE AIR FOR GABBY DOUGLAS!!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 19:16:02 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:18 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
At 8/4/12 06:06 PM, liljim wrote: I'll be rooting for you winning gold in a discipline of your choice in Rio. I'll pay you 1 billion pounds when you win, but only on the understanding that you sing the anthem afterwards.
At 8/4/12 05:58 PM, Otto wrote:
Are you saying she's not British? She's done more under their flag than you, that is certain.

And you're acting like what he said was petty? lel he's won just as many gold medals as either of you have. I know you'd like to think you're winners vicariously through her but how about you let her be the winner here considering she actually, you know, won something.

To whom are you addressing here? I wasn't the one criticising Ennis, I was merely pointing out to the camel who has the hump (Dromedary) that just because Ennis didn't sing the anthem, it doesn't make her any less British or any less of a winner and he shouldn't moan about it.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 19:40:41 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:06 PM, liljim wrote: Seriously though, MOST athletes from ALL nations don't bother singing. She just looked to be holding back the tears to me.

Exactly - athletes from footballing nations in particular should sing their National Anthem, as it is played before the fixture is played and therefore before anything is achieved. I imagine being capped at international or Olympic level is a massive achievement, but winning a gold medal would be seen as a greater achievement, so you're entitled to be choked up.

Six golds today - what a fantastic day for Team GB as a whole. Politically, I am not British, yet for this fortnight, I am a sporting Brit!

12 medals ahead of the Bejing pace, which we didn't reach until day 10. Not bad at all, for only 8 days of competition!


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 22:27:27 Reply

To anyone interested, here are the designs of medals starting from 1896.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14291544


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 03:44:51 Reply

Nope, nothing super juiced up about this.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 06:19:06 Reply

I really don't get this talk about singin/not singing the anthem. In germany, there was some minor discussion, if players who DON'T sing the anthem before a match of the national team, should be excluded from the team. I mean, WTF? Everybody should do as they please. Some people sing the anthem: Ok, if they want to. Some people don't sing the anthem. So what? If they don't want to, then by all means, they shouldn't have to.

I know I wouldn't sing the anthem. Not because I don't know the lyrics (I know them), or anything like that, but because I don't like to sing. ^^

Anyway, I guess the crowd in the stadium really helps the british athletes. Mo had a pretty good race. He was very far away from the rest of the field during the race, so I was really surprised when he suddendly was in front again.

Also, silver medal for Lilli Schwarzkopf. YAY!
But no medals in discus throwing. Booo! :(


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 06:35:40 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:59 PM, naronic wrote: HANDS IN THE AIR FOR GABBY DOUGLAS!!

She's actually from the city where I live so she gets bonus points.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 06:35:56 Reply

Mara Yamamuchi is out of the womens marathon. So I guess this means, no medal for GB in this even. :/


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 10:20:45 Reply

Well will you look at that! China back to the top of the Medals ladder.

My prediction for today. Possibly 1 Gold Medal for Australia. But only 1. We don't want to overdo things.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 10:25:52 Reply

Russia is doing so bad this olympics

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:03:18 Reply

Once this is over, what are the chance that Federer will spend time listening to his Linkin Park records?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:04:06 Reply

At 8/5/12 10:43 AM, Otto wrote: All of Scotland's fans watching Andy Murray in the tennis

he's actually doing very well this year

He's doing amazing. Right now he's 2 sets up and 4-2 in the 3rd set. Don't stop now Andy.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:19:27 Reply

At 8/5/12 11:10 AM, Otto wrote:
At 8/5/12 11:04 AM, gamejunkie wrote: He's doing amazing. Right now he's 2 sets up and 4-2 in the 3rd set. Don't stop now Andy.
DON'T STOP, NOW.

Well it may not be a Slam but Andy Murray finally wins a substantial Tournament. Hoo-freaking-ray.

3 Cheers for ANDY! Hip Hip Hooray x 3.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:20:29 Reply

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Rugby Union.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:29:45 Reply

Federer was not on form. Gutted he didn't give his career deserving Gold medal for singles. His loss is our gain I guess but still.

And Louis Smith didn't get Gold for Pommel Horse! Silver and bronze is awesome for my new favourite sport but still, so close! Cruel way to lose gold when you finish on the same points. They should do a pommel horse stand off. Get two out and the last man swinging should win!

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Cricket.

Hear me out hear me out.

Not for Britain's sake (we're awful) just for India and Pakistan, etc. really. They don't seem to get many medal chances, and Cricket would really give those nations a real shot. Plus Cricket 20/20 can be quite entertaining, I imagine more so on an Olympic stage.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:32:09 Reply

Andy Murray confirmed as 100% British.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:45:59 Reply

At 8/5/12 11:29 AM, Gagsy wrote: Cricket.

Hear me out hear me out.

Not for Britain's sake (we're awful) just for India and Pakistan, etc. really. They don't seem to get many medal chances, and Cricket would really give those nations a real shot. Plus Cricket 20/20 can be quite entertaining, I imagine more so on an Olympic stage.

Hang on a minute, Pakistan and India have good medal chances in some of the Weight Lifting Divisions.

But regardless. You had me at Cricket. *giggle*

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-05 11:56:18 Reply

Also Tony hasn't updated his incredibly selective medal tracker to inform you all (needlessly I might add) that China are once again back in front on both Gold medals and total medals.


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