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Old 08-11-2012, 04:41 AM
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Gold for Ed Mckeever (GB) in the Kayak 200m.

Update: Bronze medal for Liam Heath and Jon Schofield in the Kayak Double 200m. Russia gets Gold. Not sure which GB team member, think it was Jon, but one of the gentleman does not look very well after the race, just threw up for the camera's to see.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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first Gold Medal for Tunisia via Oussama Mellouli on marathon swim that was a stunning win for Mellouli.
also Bahrain won their first Olympic medal ever via Meriem Jamal on 1500m.
Congratulations to Tunisia and especially Bahrain; the first Olympic medal ever is very, very special.
Good luck to Abdalaati Iguider and Morocco inMen's 5000m.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:33 AM
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Between the swimmers, divers, gymnasts and rowers, I tell you, way to make a woman's heart flutter!

I think Usain has great character. He engages with his audience and loves the theatre. He's a crowd pleaser, but I think he gets as much from it as they do. Yes I suppose you could consider him arrogant, but tell me of an athlete who is not arrogant to whatever degree? I think Phelps is incredibly arrogant but he's a wonderful athlete.
I agree, I think they're all arrogant. IMO, it's what gives this level of athlete the edge. It's the force of character and the high expectations on themselves that make them Olympic or pro level. You even look at those young women in the gymnastics as an example....Mustafina, Moroney, Komova all had strong reactions to their standings. Mustafina pushed her coach's arm away in frustration after a flawed performance. Komova and Moroney were displeased at their silver medal's. In women they call it diva attitude but it's the same drive that got them to the Olympics in the first place. I think Usain, Lochte, Phelp's etc arrogance helps them pysch themselves up to say "I'm the best athlete competing today".JMO
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:08 PM
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Glod for Mexico football team.
that was a stunning performance Brazil should wait a little bit more for their first gold Medal in Football.

Abdalaati Iguider to paly tonight?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:44 PM
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Congrats to Anita Włodarczyk!

Number 10 is persecuting Poland: in Athens 10 medals, in Beijing 10 medals and now in London...
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:03 PM
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What ranking are you guys seeiing? One site has GB @ 3 and another has Russia, though the medal count is the same. Is this one of those situations where one site goes by gold and another goes by overall medal count?

On the other hand I have 6hrs of Olympics on my DVR, I hope one of them is synchronized swimming.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:17 PM
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That's the difference between rankings is down to how medals are counted - by the number of Gold Medals or Overall Medal count.
The Gold medal count is by far the more accepted one, so in most websites you'll see Britain ranked third.

Team Standings by Gold medals:
1. USA: 41 Gold - 26 Silver - 29 Bronze = 96 Total
2. China: 37 Gold - 26 Silver - 21 Bronze = 84 Total
3. United Kingdom: 27 Gold - 15 Silver - 18 Bronze = 60 Total
4. Russia: 20 Gold - 24 Silver - 29 Bronze = 73 Total
5. South Korea: 13 Gold - 7 Silver - 7 Bronze = 27 Total

Team Standings by Total Medal Count:
1. USA: 96 Total
2. China: 84 Total
3. Russia: 73 Total
4. United Kingdom: 60 Total
5. Germany: 43 medals
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:35 PM
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Synchronised swimming is a total joke of a sport IMO.

Mo Farah has done the 10,000m and 5,000m double. What a man he is; born in war-torn Mogadishu, came to the UK as a child and now he's a national hero. Just wonderful.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:00 PM
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Fantastic penultimate Olympic day for Team GB.
- Mo Farah won gold in Men's 5000
- Luke Campbell won gold in Men's Bantam (56kg)
- Ed McKkever won gold in Men's Kayak Single 200m
- Tom Daley won bronze in Men's 10m Platform Dive (he was first until the last dive; he did great but his dive had 3.2 difficulty, while his main opponents' - 3.6)
- Liam Heath and Jon Schofield won bronze in Men's kayak Double 200m

Luke Campbell's achievement is all the more impressive since he is the first British medal winner in the bantamweight category since 1908.
Mo Farah was equally brilliant, becoming only the seventh man in history to complete both 10,000m and 5,000m at the same Games.

Britain's medal count is now 62 - 28 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze. Fantastic!

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Synchronised swimming is a total joke of a sport IMO.

Mo Farah has done the 10,000m and 5,000m double. What a man he is; born in war-torn Mogadishu, came to the UK as a child and now he's a national hero. Just wonderful.
Mo's story is truly inspiring, and I'm glad he gets the recognition he deserves.
One thing I've noticed from the interviews, he always comes across as a very nice and humble man. Well done!
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He is a nice guy by all accounts, Artemisia. He's been on the radar in the UK for a long time, but he always seemed to lead the race until the final straight when he'd almost inevitably be out-sprinted by the Kenyans and Ethiopians. So to see HIM out-sprinting the rest of his competitors is amazing.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:13 PM
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I loved seeing Mo Farrah win gold again. His first win is one of my favorite moments this Olympics.

I am also very happy that Tom Daley got the bronze, especially after being taunted on twitter about losing earlier. Still stunned that USA's David Boudia got gold! These are pretty significant medals for both countries diving-wise.
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I must admit to not enjoying the Synchronised Swimming but having a student who does that at a reasonably high competitive level I can assure you it is a sport - the amount of physical training, not just swimming, is immense. This girl used to do gymnastics but fell and broke her leg and was advised to swim to help it get stronger and while swimming came across a group doing synchronised swimming so asked to join them - in her words the swimming is far harder because there is so much time spent under water - she believes that most people who don't think of it as a sport do so because they don't understand it but she does more training for SS than she needed to do to reach state level in gymnastics and she is at the same level in SS now so can make a reasonable comparison between the two disciplines.
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I am also very happy that Tom Daley got the bronze, especially after being taunted on twitter about losing earlier. Still stunned that USA's David Boudia got gold! These are pretty significant medals for both countries diving-wise.
I was also very happy about Daley's bronze, he is one of my favourites.
Tom Daley thanks his late father and David Beckham for helping him.
BBC Sport - Tom Daley pays tribute to his late father after winning diving bronze
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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Who's up next to host the Olympics?
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2016 Summer Olympics will be in Rio (Brazil)
2014 Winter Olympics will be in Sochi (Russia)
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2016 Summer Olympics will be in Rio (Brazil)
2014 Winter Olympics will be in Sochi (Russia)
And 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang (South Korea)
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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That's a great video, here is an article in Daily Mail about it.
London 2012 Olympics: Video of Great Britain stars signing Queen song Don't Stop Me Now | Mail Online
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