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Old 08-03-2012, 07:54 AM
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Finnish cyclist Pia Sundstedt, who came 11th in Women's Time Trial on Wednesday, got married in the same evening.
She and her long-time boyfriend Olaf Schumacher cycled to the German House, got married there and cycled back. Pia and Olaf met at 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, were both competed. They live in Freiburg.
They had a very sporty outfits at the wedding, photos:
Pia Sunstedtin Olympiahäät | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi
They had their wedding party at West India Quay -restaurant.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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What I dont get is stuff like woman's boxing or weightlifting.
While I personally hate boxing, I know that many people would object to women being shut out of certain events.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:48 AM
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Finnish cyclist Pia Sundstedt, who came 11th in Women's Time Trial on Wednesday, got married in the same evening.
She and her long-time boyfriend Olaf Schumacher cycled to the German House, got married there and cycled back. Pia and Olaf met at 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, were both competed. They live in Freiburg.
They had a very sporty outfits at the wedding, photos:
Pia Sunstedtin Olympiahäät | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi
They had their wedding party at West India Quay -restaurant.
How sweet, thanks for sharing, LadyFinn!
Good luck and all the happiness to the newly wed couple.

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Anna Watkins and Catherine Grainger get gold in women's double sculls!!!
Congratulations!
That moved Britain to 4th place overall, and if they win just one more gold today, they'll be third (assuming, of course S. Korea doesn't win one either).
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:29 AM
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Ooh boo, I hate this man. Adelinde was scheduled at 15:11 according to the Olympic Games site so I thought I missed her. Turns out, when I start watching again, she's leaving the ring. She had the second highest score of the two days though, I'm happy!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:25 PM
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Roger Federer won the longest tennis match at the Olympics ever by beating Juan Martin del Potro 2-1 (3-6 7-6 19-17). The match lasted 4 hours 25 minutes. Federer is clear for final.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:53 PM
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Today we´ve seen the first Saudi Arabian woman competing at the Olympics!
She didn´t win any medal but even to get to be allowed to attend the olympics she had to overcome many obstacles to convince the clerics to let women compete.Hopefully it will inspire more women in Saudi Arabia to pursue their ambitions in sport!
London 2012: Wojdan Shaherkani makes history competing as Saudi Arabia's first ever female Olympic athlete - Olympic News - Olympics - The Independent
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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A Russian and a Belorussian have been sent home for failed drug tests today.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:07 PM
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The commentators said this is the first time there has been a woman competing from all countries.

Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq all sent female athletes too!


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Old 08-03-2012, 01:23 PM
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It is now an IOC requirement that all countries include female athletes on their teams.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:34 PM
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Gold for Team GB in Cycling and a new WR.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:51 PM
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I would give my right arm to be in that velodrome, the atmosphere seems incredible.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:16 PM
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THIRD IN THE MEDAL TABLE!!!! Might take a picture
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:31 PM
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Yes, for all the discussion a few short weeks ago about the Brits not really caring about the Games, the inconvenience of it all, and how Team GB likely would not perform well, all that seems to have been swept away. The nation has surely rallied around the team which has been outstanding. No doubt we will resume complaining about one thing or another in another week or so, but these 2 weeks have definitely raised spirits.

Phelps picked up his 21st medal, a gold , in the 100 Fly. Le Clos of South Africa and a Russian tie for 2nd.
Phelps has 1 more chance to medal before he is done.
William and Catherine were at the pool to watch the race.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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Absolutely magnificent result from Team GB.
In fact, I believe this is the best the team has performed in decades!

As of now, the Official Team Standing:
China: 20 Gold - 13 Silver - 9 Bronze = 42 Total
USA: 20 Gold - 9 Silver - 11 Bronze = 40 Total
United Kingdom: 8 Gold - 6 Silver - 7 Bronze = 21 Total
South Korea: 8 Gold - 2 Silver - 5 Bronze = 15 Total
France: 7 Gold - 5 Silver - 6 Bronze = 18 Total

A very touching article about one of Britain's medallists:

Bronze for British judo star Karina Bryant who two months ago was asking strangers for cash so she could buy a car to get to training

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British judo fighter Karina Bryant earned Team GB's 19th medal of London 2012 this afternoon after winning bronze in the women's 78kg contest. Bryant, 33, saw off the challenge of Ukranian Iryna Kindzerska to secure third place, earning Great Britain their seventh bronze in another successful day for the home nation. The medal is a personal triumph for Britain's most successful judo fighter Bryant, who had resorted to asking strangers for cash earlier this year, amid fears a lack of it will derail her Olympic dream.
Now, when I'm thinking "role model", this is the kind of people I have in mind.
As far as I'm concerned, they are miles ahead of most of today's "celebrities". Good job, Karina!
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:55 PM
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On BBC last night I saw the same story but in reverse. A Chinese Olympic medalist begging for food and money on the streets. After his Olympic career he had been tossed aside. He had only won a Bronze medal so was not considered of any worth any more. That was truly sad.
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Rebecca Adlington missed out on her 800m freestyle gold as it went to an American.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:07 PM
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Yep, and Korea won another gold, so Team GB back on 4th place (hopefully, for a short time only).
The current standing:
USA: 21 Gold - 10 Silver - 11 Bronze = 42 Total
China: 20 Gold - 13 Silver - 9 Bronze = 42 Total
South Korea: 9 Gold - 2 Silver - 5 Bronze = 15 Total
United Kingdom: 8 Gold - 6 Silver - 8 Bronze = 21 Total
France: 8 Gold - 5 Silver - 6 Bronze = 19 Total
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:10 PM
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Told you I should have taken a picture
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Hopefully, you'll still have a chance.

Andy Murray just won the semi-final match against Novak Djokovic, meaning the final is going to be a replay of the Wimbledon 2012, with Andy facing Roger Federer.
Now, as always I wish Team GB good luck, but I adore Roger, so whoever wins get a and from me.
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Bert Le Clos is so amazing!!!!!!
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