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I'm sure someone will discover foul play if it exists.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:39 AM
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Of course, performance enhancing drugs can be traced. I do not want to rush to judgment because some people do happen to be naturally gifted in specific areas/fields.

David Beckham supports Team GB as he watches them sweep aside the UAE with son Brooklyn and Prince William | Mail Online
It is nice to see Mr.Beckham attending the various Olympic competitions. It is sad that he is not a part of the UK football team
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:42 AM
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Watching the equestrian events and I just LOVE the course it's so cute.

GBR Diving came fourth after a terrible 3rd dive.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:25 AM
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Australia down by 3 against France in the women's basketball, with mere seconds to go. France misses their second foul, Australia on the offensive - Snell scores a massive three-pointer from over half way to tie the score!!!

Game has gone into overtime.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:44 AM
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Spain is out from Football competition
Morocco have to win Spain and hope Japan win Honduras to see them self in next round
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:10 PM
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Gymnastics Men's Team Final - GREAT BRITAIN GETS BRONZE!!!!!!!!
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Could have been a silver but still, congratulations!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Britain hasn't won a medal in gymnastics for some time, has it?
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 PM
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Could have been a silver but still, congratulations!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Britain hasn't won a medal in gymnastics for some time, has it?
They haven't won't this event since 1902. Waiting for the Chinese to realise their medals are chocolate.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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They haven't won't this event since 1902. Waiting for the Chinese to realise their medals are chocolate.
Thanks! It makes this achievement all the more impressive.
Didn't get the Chinese part though: could you explain?
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Thanks! It makes this achievement all the more impressive.
Didn't get the Chinese part though: could you explain?
Haha. It's usually known that Olympic athletes bite their medals either to make sure they are real and not made of chocolate. The Chinese kept biting their medals when they were presented with them so I was waiting for them to realise they're made of chocolate
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Haha. It's usually known that Olympic athletes bite their medals either to make sure they are real and not made of chocolate. The Chinese kept biting their medals when they were presented with them so I was waiting for them to realise they're made of chocolate
Thanks! I thought there were given some sort of consolation prize in form of chocolate medals.
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French Yannick Agnel wins 200M Freestyle by miles!

Missy Franklin who has just competed in a semi final just won the 100m backstroke.
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I need an Aussie's help here.

Why are the Aussie uniforms green and yellow?
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Chocolate is, always, a good prize.
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Gymnastics Men's Team Final - GREAT BRITAIN GETS BRONZE!!!!!!!!
Congratulations ! Well done. I remember when USSR was dominating this sport, and am so glad to see other countries on the podium.
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Why are the Aussie uniforms green and yellow?
Green and gold are the national colours of Australia, despite not being in our flag (similar to the Netherlands and their orange). It is believed that the colours come from the wattle.

The Australian women's basketball lost against France in overtime by 4 or 5.
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A young man has been arrested for malicious tweets against diver Tom Daley. The tweets started off as just nasty and mean "I hope you know you let down your father". Tom's father died of cancer in 2011. Then the tweets progressed to " I am going to find you and drown you in the pool". Malicious and threatening tweets can lead to prosecution in the UK.
Man arrested in connection to Twitter insults against British diver Daley - The Globe and Mail
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A young man has been arrested for malicious tweets against diver Tom Daley. The tweets started off as just nasty and mean "I hope you know you let down your father". Tom's father died of cancer in 2011. Then the tweets progressed to " I am going to find you and drown you in the pool". Malicious and threatening tweets can lead to prosecution in the UK.
Man arrested in connection to Twitter insults against British diver Daley - The Globe and Mail
What the crap is wrong with people?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:07 AM
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Green and gold are the national colours of Australia, despite not being in our flag (similar to the Netherlands and their orange). It is believed that the colours come from the wattle.

The Australian women's basketball lost against France in overtime by 4 or 5.
Thank you, JessRulz.

What is the wattle?
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Thank you, JessRulz.

What is the wattle?
I think it's the golden wattle, which is a tree.
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