Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Maggot, Aug 7, 2016.
This is the cycling thread, not water sports
I have no idea how likely it is, but would be interesting if Kenny declined the knighthood, after the likes of Wiggins and Hoy have taken the knee.
Dutch people are the tallest people in the world, though, aren't they?
Talking of which, looks like that British bloke just won another medal in the diving.
Zero chance of him declining. Our Laura's a posh Tory and will ditch him if he refuses the gong.
Silver. His name is pronounced "Law", even though it clearly should be "Laugh-er"
Ahhh, bollix, on both counts
However, in the imminent new forum I can spin a delightful yarn of a republican tearing apart his relationship and his team!
Doing my shopping earlier this evening the twat on the radio pronounced it 'Jack Laughter'
And the Isle of Man.
Go on, give her a Russian leg sweep - she said you're both drug cheats!
Save that one for the forthcoming slash fiction forum that's now actually gonna be a thing
Laura Trott far more successful than her fiance away from the Olympics...
Top evening's work. Just a shame Becky James couldn't make it 3 golds.
Pictured: Laura Trott and Jason Kenny discussing the importance of the Commonwealth Games
She's articulate enough, alopecia is an odd one, only know one bloke who has it, stigmas as they are, must be a lot harder for a woman
The durney was at fault for the second of the false starts and maybe the first as well due to not fucking off out of it in time. As mentioned earlier, durneyman would be in hospital now had Cav been involved.
Yes! Not generally the ugliest though
Trott and Kenny both appear to be lovely people too. He particularly seems chilled as fuck I wish them both all the very best tbf Good work
Is there any actual evidence that Trott is a Tory or is that a vile libel?
Laura Trott was a Spad in David Cameron's office. Not the same Laura Trott though...
That would've been extremely disappointing
As Phelps and Ledecky had one of these, Trott and Wiggins just after his Athens Gold-
What an unpleasant set of vague accusations from a sore loser of a team captain. Track cyclists, coach ask awesome Team GB: what's your secret?
Are you serious? Unexplained leaps forward in performance are inherently suspicious and should raise questions in any sport. What makes cycling unusual is that for fairly obvious historical reasons those questions actually get publicly asked. That's a good thing. It's also not "a sore loser of a team captain" making these points but three other teams.
As it happens, I think there are pretty good explanations for British domination on the track that are independent of whether there is something untoward going on (it's professional sports, there's always a reasonable possibility that someone is cheating). The core of it is that (a) they have a vast and heavily funded apparatus geared towards developing athletes in a sport that no other country, with the partial exception of Australia, takes seriously at all. And (b) the purpose of that apparatus is to win Olympic medals and prestige and every other event in the sport is just a training exercise.
If they have no solid evidence of nefarious goings on, then 'sore losers' it most definitely is.
That's a petulant attitude that rests on ignorance of the history of sport in general and cycling in particular. Don't ask questions, just weigh the medals and slap some backs. How very dare these foreign losers imply...
I'm all for asking questions, but those comments are thick with nasty, unfounded insinuations.
Opposing athletes can't ask questions without them functioning as insinuations. The mere fact of asking is, from the point of view of the winning athlete and their admirers, an insinuation. Insinuations of wrongdoing are the inevitable overhead we pay for having these issues raised and discussed in any meaningful way and are a price worth paying. Even if it means that a few voices aren't in harmony with the chorus of celebration.
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