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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 16:50:33 Reply

At 8/3/12 04:30 PM, gamejunkie wrote: Yes most of you will say this was inevitable, but The United States of America now lead the Medal Tally as well as now having more Gold Medals than China team. Can you hang on to that lead though?

Well.. China aren't exactly going to gain much in track and field right?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 16:58:29 Reply

At 8/3/12 04:50 PM, Gagsy wrote:
At 8/3/12 04:30 PM, gamejunkie wrote: Yes most of you will say this was inevitable, but The United States of America now lead the Medal Tally as well as now having more Gold Medals than China team. Can you hang on to that lead though?
Well.. China aren't exactly going to gain much in track and field right?

Well I've heard it mentioned that Shit Happens and Miracles Occur. So all I'm saying is 'stranger things have happened'.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 18:11:27 Reply

who ended up winning the mens 85kg? i saw up until that big asian dude didnt qualify then i had to go.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 18:11:42 Reply

At 8/3/12 06:11 PM, Luis wrote: who ended up winning the mens 85kg? i saw up until that big asian dude didnt qualify then i had to go.

weightlifting


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 20:44:53 Reply

At 8/3/12 04:58 PM, gamejunkie wrote:
At 8/3/12 04:50 PM, Gagsy wrote:
At 8/3/12 04:30 PM, gamejunkie wrote: Yes most of you will say this was inevitable, but The United States of America now lead the Medal Tally as well as now having more Gold Medals than China team. Can you hang on to that lead though?
Well.. China aren't exactly going to gain much in track and field right?
Well I've heard it mentioned that Shit Happens and Miracles Occur. So all I'm saying is 'stranger things have happened'.

They're not even competing in the majority of Track and Field events

You can't win when you don't compete

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-03 21:46:54 Reply

Gold medal for U.S. youngest Olympian for this year.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 03:22:44 Reply

Gold medal


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 05:46:16 Reply

At 8/3/12 12:56 PM, gamejunkie wrote:
At 8/3/12 12:33 PM, Sentio wrote: Dragging this comment back up...
Knew you would sooner or later.

Pretty dominant if you ask me!
Did you miss my last post? I think you did. May you should go read that. Then this post will make more sense.

Go Aussie Go!

HAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOL. NO!
Also I'm British BTW! Born and bred in Colchester.

You know I thought you were a Brit, but you confused me with your pro Aussie comments that no Brit would ever utter! And I agree that the Aussies were dominant in track cycling, but there is no doubt who rules the velodrome now, and the new rules have been brought in since British dominance. Lame that Chris Hoy can't even defend his title!

Final cycling event is a new one called the omnium (6 events scored a little like heptathlon). No idea who is up for that, but I guess we'll have someone there or thereabouts.

Could be a massive gold rush today:

Ennis in heptathlon
Farah in 10,000m
Two rowing finals with favourites and defending champs
Two cycling finals with favourites
Murray in tennis
Jenkins in triathlon...

Could be a big, big day....


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 06:24:36 Reply

At 8/4/12 05:46 AM, Sentio wrote: Could be a massive gold rush today:

Ennis in heptathlon
Farah in 10,000m
Two rowing finals with favourites and defending champs
Two cycling finals with favourites
Murray in tennis
Jenkins in triathlon...

Well, Jenkins finished 5th, as there was a photo between Spirig of Suitzerland and Norden of Sweden for the Gold Medal. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Andy Murray won't win Gold, but the others look good. Jessica Ennis is starting to turn up the pressure on her opponents now, with a little over 2 events remaining and the pressure getting to Austra Skujyte at the moment...

Don't get me wrong about Murray though, I really want to see British Medals and Gold ones at that.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 06:42:31 Reply

Shame about Jenkins, but one gold down now for today.

I really want Jessica Ennis to win out of everyone else. She is all kinds of wonderful.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 06:46:55 Reply

USA: 43

21 gold
10 Silver
12 bronze

right now its a serious battle between us and china.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 07:07:27 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:24 AM, Coop wrote:
At 8/4/12 05:46 AM, Sentio wrote: Could be a massive gold rush today:

Ennis in heptathlon
Farah in 10,000m
Two rowing finals with favourites and defending champs
Two cycling finals with favourites
Murray in tennis
Jenkins in triathlon...
Well, Jenkins finished 5th, as there was a photo between Spirig of Suitzerland and Norden of Sweden for the Gold Medal. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Andy Murray won't win Gold, but the others look good. Jessica Ennis is starting to turn up the pressure on her opponents now, with a little over 2 events remaining and the pressure getting to Austra Skujyte at the moment...

Don't get me wrong about Murray though, I really want to see British Medals and Gold ones at that.

Shame about Jenkins, but a good effort. Two golds in the rowing have made up for that though, and we are now third in the medals table!!

I don't think Murray will win either, but then I would never have predicted him to win yesterday! I think he is thriving in the slightly different atmosphere of the Olympics, and without the full force of media attention solely on him. And for once he is playing Federer when both are under equal pressure, as Federer has never won Olympics singles gold either.

At 8/4/12 06:42 AM, Gagsy wrote: Shame about Jenkins, but one gold down now for today.

I really want Jessica Ennis to win out of everyone else. She is all kinds of wonderful.

Agreed, though I feel the same about Mo Farah as well- he deserves success on the big stage today. Looks like Ennis is in a very strong position now with two to go, and she is strong in the last event.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 07:40:42 Reply

The Americans are so good at swimming that it should be illegal.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 07:55:29 Reply

At 8/3/12 08:44 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
You can't win when you don't compete

Dang. Gobble sounds like one of those dumb inspirational posters that I'd see in my guidance counselor's office in high school. Lame.


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

My prediction for the day.

NO GOLD MEDALS for Australia.

AGAIN!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:10:11 Reply

WOOO tennis fun...

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:13:10 Reply

oooh womans fencing america VS italy

thats better.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:14:38 Reply

This is pretty interesting.

I would like to see other target medal tables for other nations but a quick look on wiki with USA's page on the Olympics showed none, so maybe it was just Great Britain who released their own medal targets. Gutted, wanted to know what the Us were aiming for swimming.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:22:20 Reply

and america goes to the medal rounds for Female Fencing!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:30:02 Reply

I'm 99% sure I heard a BBC athletics commentator use the phrase "streets ahead" during the heptathlon coverage this morning (or I guess if you're in the UK, this early afternoon).

And if you don't know why that's funny, I'm afraid you're already streets behind

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:37:10 Reply

At 8/4/12 09:30 AM, Elfer wrote: I'm 99% sure I heard a BBC athletics commentator use the phrase "streets ahead" during the heptathlon coverage this morning (or I guess if you're in the UK, this early afternoon).

And if you don't know why that's funny, I'm afraid you're already streets behind

Unrelated but I work in a cab office and the other week one of the old drivers I get on with was complimenting me about being one of the better workers in the office and he said to me "You're street ahead" and I so wanted to ask him if he watched Community but I doubt he did but I was completely in awe at how he used that phrase with me.

I want to rewatch that heptathlon event now just to see if I can catch that.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:41:29 Reply

I wish they would put gladiator fights in make it a little more interesting.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:44:39 Reply

So Fabiana Murer, a Brazilian athlete and one of the favorites for the gold medal on pole vault, ranked 14th and is out of the competition, which is pretty much Isinbayeva's now.

Holy shit Brazil what the fuck? All of our favorites are putting up the most embarrassing show possible and most of them didn't even GET A BRONZE MEDAL.
This is shameful, to SAY THE FUCKING LEAST.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:48:25 Reply

Brazil isn't doing that bad sure six medals but at least you have medals.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 09:58:18 Reply

At 8/4/12 09:37 AM, Gagsy wrote: I want to rewatch that heptathlon event now just to see if I can catch that.

For reference, it was towards the end of the javelin.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 10:00:46 Reply

At 8/4/12 09:58 AM, Elfer wrote:
For reference, it was towards the end of the javelin.

They had to be talking about Jessica Ennis then. Cause she literally is streets ahead right now.

If that quote really is there then I will love her more.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 10:09:42 Reply

At 8/4/12 09:14 AM, Gagsy wrote: I would like to see other target medal tables for other nations

Australia predicted 40 Medals total. How totally underwhelming.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 10:14:56 Reply

At 8/4/12 10:09 AM, gamejunkie wrote:
At 8/4/12 09:14 AM, Gagsy wrote: I would like to see other target medal tables for other nations
Australia predicted 40 Medals total. How totally underwhelming.

America's is past 110+ probably.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 10:17:50 Reply

At 8/4/12 10:03 AM, Ejit wrote: I'm assuming you guys know "streets ahead" has been a commonly used phrase in Britain for long before Community? Dan Harmon was making fun of a British guy who said it on Twitter, but didn't think to look it up, as if he had he would have found it's a commonly used phrase. So it's not hugely surprising if it's used by a British commentator. One of the weaker parts of Community for that reason imo.

I did not know that, never heard it irl besides the incident above I mentioned. Still be awesome to hear it on tv.

Tonight should be great. I really liked seeing Chambers get a good time in the heats, seems like a decent man and as Michael Johnson said at least he owned up to what he did, unlike Gatlin. It'd be nice for him to prove he can do it without the drugs, as it was his trainer who pushed him in that direction anyway.

I still don't like Chambers much. As soon as they get caught 'doping up', I think it should be a lifetime ban myself. Fair play to him if he's doing it all now clean, and what a run it was earlier btw, but I don't agree with that system.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-04 10:35:20 Reply

124 medals have been awarded 180 of them left to be awarded.

Medal Update

US: 46
China: 43
GB: 25
Russia: 25
Japan: 21
Germany: 20
France: 19