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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:58 am

A lot of talk about about Rio 2016.

I remember four years ago, London 2012 was where big things would happen.

False hope I think.

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:03 pm

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Recently came across pantanis's ascent of alpe dheuz

In 97 average of 23.5 which is around what a leisure cy list does in the flat
He virtually sPrinted his way up the mountain.

If there was no rules it was still awesome

And Armstrong's ascent in 2004 was only a second slower.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:44 pm

Thought the ecuadarion scored more than 2 in the last round. Would certainly have won the round under pro judging. Still a good win for Nolan but with his height looks a bit ungainly.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  RMDrive on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:56 pm

Good start for Raphoe's Chloe Magee in the Badminton.

And did you know that Badminton is a protestant sport? Oh Bill.
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Post  OMAR on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:03 pm

RMDrive wrote:Good start for Raphoe's Chloe Magee in the Badminton.

And did you know that Badminton is a protestant sport? Oh Bill.

Does that mean the chinese are prods

I'm boycotting chinese made products.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Parouisa on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:25 pm

I thought Nolan won ok but did not win the last Round 3-2. Even the slo-mos after showed the Ecuadorian Sanchez landing 4 or 5 scoring shots.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  bocerty on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:30 pm

Spain out of the football already!!!!

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  bald eagle on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:01 am

Loved the headline in one of the Sunday papers 'Cavendish Beaten by Convicted Doper', not much mention of the fact that convicted doper David Millar was helping Cav try and win gold oddly enough.

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Post  bald eagle on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:14 am

Young Tom Daley in action today, watched a documentry on him last week, very well grounded young fella whose had a tough year or so with the death of his father. Would like to see him get a medal of any colour to be honest but hard to see him beat Dooher & McMenamin in the syncro! Very Happy

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Post  Parouisa on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:16 am

Brit media spoiling it a bit with their jingoism. Papers obviously as bad as TV.
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Post  bald eagle on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:21 am

You'd swear Cavendish came 2nd and not 29th with the reaction to him losing!

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Post  Thomas Clarke on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:42 am

Parouisa wrote:Brit media spoiling it a bit with their jingoism. Papers obviously as bad as TV.

They are a bit Par but, to be fair, the scale of coverage is superb, and fans of every sport will feel like they saw plenty of their preferred events. Having had a weekend enjoying it, I'm gutted I'm back in work today, without access to the 'Red Button'.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:48 pm

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Parouisa wrote:
Thomas Clarke wrote:And the 16 yr old Chinese girl in the 400 IM just swam the best final 100m that you'll ever see in a distance race.

And broke the World Record by over a second ... shades of turtle soup here ... Suspect

There is always that concern. It is possible though, as many top swimmers emerge at that age, especially the women. I hope it is genuine, but it was scarily impressive.

Where TC and Parouisa lead, the rest follow....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/30/ye-shiwen-world-record-olympics-2012
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Post  Boxtyeater on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:13 pm

Great to see the rapport between Thomas Clarke and Parouisa of late.
Hopefully it doesn't become the norm......
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:07 pm

How are these young 16yo and 17yo women swimmers so tall? Very unusual for women to be that tall and like to swim.

Missy Franklin looks a good prospect.

Good performance from the French swimmer in the 200 front crawl.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Annalise Murphy looking good for a medal after day one of the sailing - Womens Laser Radial race (don't know what that means - four sets of medals up for grabs in women's sailing though).

I have done a bit of research into this event. There are eleven races in total. Two today, two tomorrow, two Wednesday, two Friday, two Saturday and one on Monday.

After each race, the winner is award 1 point, the runner-up 2 points, and so forth. After then the tenth race, the ten competitiors with the lowest number of points proceed to the medal race on Monday. Everyone else goes home.

Points are doubled in the medal race so a good finishing position there is worth twoce that in any other race. After two races, the leaderboard is as follows:

Annalise Murphy - 2 points
Belgian - 5 points
Dutch - 9 points
Finn - 10 points
USA - 13 points
Chinese - 13 points

If she wins either one of her races tomorrow and compliments with a top 3 finish in the other, then I would suggest that we could start to get excited of a gold medal.
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Post  bocerty on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:27 pm

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:How are these young 16yo and 17yo women swimmers so tall? Very unusual for women to be that tall and like to swim.

Missy Franklin looks a good prospect.

Good performance from the French swimmer in the 200 front crawl.

French guy was unreal Loyal, thought he was going to tire on the turn after the blistering start he had but he seemed to get quicker as the race progressed

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:27 pm

6/4 favourite with Paddy Power.

We have a couple of other medal hopes in sailing too according to the betting.

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:28 pm

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Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:How are these young 16yo and 17yo women swimmers so tall? Very unusual for women to be that tall and like to swim.

Missy Franklin looks a good prospect.

Good performance from the French swimmer in the 200 front crawl.

French guy was unreal Loyal, thought he was going to tire on the turn after the blistering start he had but he seemed to get quicker as the race progressed

Yeah Sun the Chinese couldn't cope with his blistering early pace.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:39 pm

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Good performance from the French swimmer in the 200 front crawl.

Yeah, that was coming after his anchor leg in the 4x100 Freestyle last night, when he swam 46.7 seconds. Absolutely destroyed them, and must be in with a great chance of winning the Blue Riband 100m on Wednesday night.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:44 pm

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Yeah Sun the Chinese couldn't cope with his blistering early pace.

Indeed. Sun was 10/11f for the race, but just didn't have the pace. Understandable, as he is more a distance swimmer (1/10 for the 1500m).
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Parouisa on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Young Lithuanian girl was very impressive - Brits trying to claim her but she's having none of it. Swam a great semi and a super final and she only 15!

What's the deal with GB getting silver and Ukraine bronze and then suddenly UK are bronze, Japan silver and Ukraine BFH? What can you appeal? How can they change it that quick? Pity Kenny Egan couldn't appeal ... he'd have gold if he could!
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:47 pm

RMDrive wrote:Good start for Raphoe's Chloe Magee in the Badminton.

And did you know that Badminton is a protestant sport? Oh Bill.

On that note do you know what they do with the feathers from the right hand side of a goose? Or do geese go around half bald?

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Post  Parouisa on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:52 pm

OMAR wrote:On that note do you know what they do with the feathers from the right hand side of a goose? Or do geese go around half bald?

I think the ciotogs use the other side ......
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:57 pm

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What's the deal with GB getting silver and Ukraine bronze and then suddenly UK are bronze, Japan silver and Ukraine BFH? What can you appeal? How can they change it that quick? Pity Kenny Egan couldn't appeal ... he'd have gold if he could!

I assume the Japs appealed the score on the horse, as their man seemed to lose a lot for his dismount. Not certain though.
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