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31Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 am

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Riprock wrote:But so far Canada is faring poorly.

In Beijing it took us a week to get a medal, we already got 5 in 5 days.

We'll have to wait until the final total but so far we're doing better. We had 10 4th place finishes in Beijing as well so I'd say Canada is a little bit underrated in how competitive we are.

Fractions of a second determine if you get a medal or not in some sports, it's easy to forget just how hard it is to medal and how good these athletes from around the world are.

If we match or exceed the count in Beijing I'd be OK with that.

32Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:07 am

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It's the subjective voting sports though - like gymnastics, diving, etc. It's just a persons opinion, bias or professional judgement that determines winner.

33Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:09 pm

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Eight badminton players were disqualified from the Olympics yesterday for match fixing. They represented South Korea (on two separate teams), China, and Indonesia. Disgraceful:



http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/08/01/expelled-olympic-badminton-players-cant-even-get-cheating-right/

34Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:12 pm

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^ Did that video post? The script is there in edit mode, but it isn't showing up. Maybe it's just me?

35Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:36 pm

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Sort of offtopic but it looks like CBC will be airing the next 2 Olympic games (Sochi and Rio).

36Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:05 pm

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Clara Hughes has a low tooth-to-gum ratio.

37Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:50 am

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Canadian women's 8 rowers win Olympic silver . Coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie is at 7th Olympics.

38Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:48 pm

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LOL @ Ev's new avatar... Kramer vs. Kramer

39Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:05 pm

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Riprock wrote:LOL @ Ev's new avatar... Kramer vs. Kramer

They're both very industrious.

Which Kramer do you suppose invented a better jar? The answer may surprise you... Vertigo

40Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:25 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
Riprock wrote:LOL @ Ev's new avatar... Kramer vs. Kramer

They're both very industrious.

Which Kramer do you suppose invented a better jar? The answer may surprise you... Vertigo

41Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:45 am

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Canada has it's first GOLD medal. Congrats to Rosie MacLennan in women's trampoline beating out two Chinese woman...

42Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:35 pm

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Woohoo!


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43Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:11 pm

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So three more medals today, right? A gold (trampoline), bronze (bike pursuit) and now a silver (1500m swim). Brings our total to 10. The US is 10x bigger and have 49.

Outside of the LA Olympics (when the USSR boycotted so the medal counts were out of whack) the best showing for total medals was 22 in Atlanta, and the best for gold was 7 in Barcelona.

So, how many events are left? What are our chances at bettering our previous totals.


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44Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:59 pm

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shabbs wrote:Early days... we'll get going... hopefully we can better our results from Bejing. Anyone else loving the Phelps crash and burn? Heh heh.
lol

45Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:02 pm

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Well he did get a Bronze. Sarcasm


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46Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:24 am

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Canada's women's basketball team got destroyed in the 1st quarter by Australia (their #14 is 6'8"); they held their own in the 2nd, even had an 8-point run, but they keep making very low-percentage shots, trying to force passes through crowds. Australia is ranked much higher but are actually not playing very well themselves (at least not in the 2nd). Mental mistakes are killing us.


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47Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:44 am

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Canada with a 12-2 run in the third quarter, with a free throw could get to within 4 points. Wow!


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48Summer Olympics 2012  - Page 3 Empty Re: Summer Olympics 2012 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:50 am

wprager

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Canada within 5 after 3. They were within 3 at one point but a missed offensive foul (IMO) followed by a called defensive foul on the same play led to the Aussies getting 2 points back.

Come on, Canada! Just 5 points now!


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