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Old 07-28-2012, 04:24 PM
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It is an odd and rude statement to make every time Kazakstani sporstmen/women win. Perhaps it is the so called English humour I fail to understand.
I thought it was an insensitive remark when I read it. I don't think anyone likes to have their country "spoofed", or the butt of jokes.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:31 PM
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What a swim from Ryan Lochte! He won Michael Phelps with over 4 seconds.
I love watching these two swim against each other. Actually, I think that Lochte is going to come out quite well for Team USA in swimming. I really would love to see Phelps win a gold and create a milestone in Olympic medal wins.

From what I've read, this will be Phelps' last Olympic appearance.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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Have the Brits medalled on Day 1? NBC isn't giving me tallies.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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Have the Brits medalled on Day 1? NBC isn't giving me tallies.
No medals for Team GB on Day 1. China had a bang up day and leads the medal count.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:22 PM
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probably will not happen again because then the joke will be really old

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I thought it was an insensitive remark when I read it. I don't think anyone likes to have their country "spoofed", or the butt of jokes.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for the update - I did find the tallies, eventually. China is in first place, Italy in second (with two golds, five total medals), U.S. in third (1 gold, five total medals).

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It is an odd and rude statement to make every time Kazakstani sporstmen/women win. Perhaps it is the so called English humour I fail to understand.
I don't think it's English humor, Americans like to make that silly joke too. I too am tired of that - and all of the other references Matt Lauer and Ms. Veira pulled out last night on the American broadcast of the Opening Ceremony.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:42 AM
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What a swim from Ryan Lochte! He won Michael Phelps with over 4 seconds.
That was a fantastic race for sure!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:53 AM
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:38 PM
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Russia won its first medal yesterday, when Arsen Gevorgyan won gold in -60kg judo.
And the reason I'm writing this is because a) I'm part Russian, so YEAAH!!! and b) because the winner is, in fact, Armenian.
The winner is judoist Arsen Galstyan who was born and raised in Armenia, but moved to Russia later on. It is incidentally the first-ever medal Russia has won in judo.

Despite judo being one of Armenia's strongholds (plenty of European and World medals), we have never won Olympic gold either.

Anyway, congratulations Russia (and Armenia too). Great job, Arsen!
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:03 PM
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Congratulations !!! Armenia was/is known for training excellent wrestlers and judo fighters.
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Hoorray for Sylwia Bogacka, Polish winner of silver medal in Women's 10 m air rifle!
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:49 PM
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I fell so sorry for Paula Radcliffe. She is 38 years old, so her career is very close to end in the near future.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:08 PM
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And the Dutch have won a Gold medal today. Marianne Vos won cycling.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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Before the race, Cavendish bragged that if the gap was less than 3 minutes, he'd have "no problem" closing it up - that's not what happened. Now, after the race, the British team is blaming other teams for attempting to block them (Germans in particular). I think that many of the teams have gotten too dependent on radios (which were not allowed) and have forgotten how to do on-the-road strategizing.

Sitting at home, we could all see how strong the leaders were and how big the gap, but Cavendish not only didn't make his chase, he came in 29th. Not even close.

An American, Taylor Phinney somewhat unexpectedly missed on the Bronze (fourth place).
He was ready to make a chase but the plan was to stick as a team .........

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The peleton (which included Wiggins and Cavendish) let the breakaway get too far in front. The Australian TV commentators were repeatedly saying they had left it too late when they were still 18 kms out from the finish line and had become agitated about the breakaway's advantage some time before that.
In Olympic road cycling they are not allowed to know the timings of the break ...and no radios
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In Olympic road cycling they are not allowed to know the timings of the break ...and no radios
They showed the time difference between the leaders and the peloton to the competitors at least today in women's race.
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Becca Adlington just won bronze for GB, two medals on day two do I see a pattern?
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:13 PM
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Great Britain has won 2 medals. Silver in women's cycling to Lizzie Armistead and bronze in swimming.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:19 AM
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Found myself cheering on GB for the Men's Eight rowing this morning, I do love my Rowing.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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London Olympics 2012: Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen breaks world record which leads to questions | Mail Online

Perhaps, Ms. Ye Shiwen just has a gift for swimming. There are no tricks involved.
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