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Old 07-18-2012, 09:04 AM
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China won the first gold medal of the Games, in the women's 10m Air Rifle. Yi Siling beat the Polish competitor and a fellow Chinese compatriot to win the event.
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First doging case, Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku became the first athlete to be ejected from the Olympics after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
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A big disappointment for the british team in Cycling/Men's road, no medals for Wiggins or Cavendish. The gold medalist is Alexandre Vinokurov, Kazakhstan.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:18 AM
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I watched about 90 percent of the cycling....surprised about the Brits losing, wonder what happened.


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Am so glad to see that Phelps dodges the super stupid and embarassing questions the reporters continually ask him
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I think he'd be smarter to just avoid them altogether....of course they'd probably freak out and pursue him even further because he has no right to privacy from their viewpoint.


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Old 07-28-2012, 11:44 AM
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..surprised about the Brits losing, wonder what happened.
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.
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I think he'd be smarter to just avoid them altogether....of course they'd probably freak out and pursue him even further because he has no right to privacy from their viewpoint.


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He can't avoid them. He's already roundly criticized for being aloof. His teammates routinely "box him in" if he is going anywhere in public to protect him.
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A big disappointment for the british team in Cycling/Men's road, no medals for Wiggins or Cavendish. The gold medalist is Alexandre Vinokurov, Kazakhstan.
It is nice to see Mr.Vinokirov winning a gold medal.
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Yes indeed, Alexander Vinokurov thoroughly deserved his gold medal.
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I am very pleased of the German rowing team and very surprised by the German swimming 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.
I wondered about that early on hours before, there was such a gap between the group of front riders and the big group but the commentators here kept talking like it was no big deal. I wonder did they underestimate that 9 times around section...might of been more taxing than they thought.


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He can't avoid them. He's already roundly criticized for being aloof. His teammates routinely "box him in" if he is going anywhere in public to protect him.
The media is impossible to please.


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Yes indeed, Alexander Vinokurov thoroughly deserved his gold medal.
Borat will be so happy.
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I was happy that unexpected athletes won the cycling competition!Especially keeping in mind that Vinokurow is already 38 years old it was a fantastic performance,he really deserves the medal.It seems as if the other teams slightly underestimated the difficulty and length of the route.
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I missed most of the early competitions because of work, but when I got home, I saw highlights of cycling. Well done to Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang for all his hard work in the race.
Denmark's Women Handball team won against Sweden. HM Queen Margrethe PC Henrik & Princess Benedikte was spectators :)
CP Frederik & CP Mary were watching swimming and saw Denmark's Jeanette Ottesen Gray reached 3rd place in her heat and advancing to the semifinal.
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It is nice to see Mr.Vinokirov winning a gold medal.
Did he look happy! Congratulations on the Kazakh gold medal, Al_Bina !

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Roger Federer hadn't it easy on the first round, he won Alejandro Falla from Colombia 2-1 (6-3, 5-7, 6-3).
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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).
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What a swim from Ryan Lochte! He won Michael Phelps with over 4 seconds.
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Borat will be so happy.
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.
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