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General Olympichat

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    The Olympic flame was even in a cauldron shaped like a McD's fries box!
     
  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    One PE lesson, for reasons I can't remember, they had to merge the boys and girls sessions. We ended up playing the girls at hockey.

    I have never been more terrified playing sport :(
     
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  3. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    I use to play hockey in the Scouts, and even that was pretty brutal, although the refereeing was awful. I took a stick to the face and cried like a baby, but the ref gave THEM a penalty. :mad:

    Never played it after. Felt betrayed!
     
  4. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

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  5. Wilf

    Wilf Scratch a white car - for Christmas!

  6. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    I'm watching a men's doubles badminton match here, GB vs China.

    The reflexes are gobsmacking. Don't think I've ever seen badminton before, it's very entertaining.
     
  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I don't know about others, but, despite the overwhelming success, I am finding it too difficult in a British sort of way to get really excited about it.
    I am pleased of course, but thats about as far as it goes.
     
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  8. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Mens BMX = carnage
     
  9. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    My works medal sweepstake is getting quite exciting. Our departments guess was 22 golds & 59 medals in total.
     
  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

  11. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    So, Jade Jones is in the taekwondo semi at 9. Saw a bit of it earlier, no idea how it works. :thumbs:
     
  12. Wilf

    Wilf Scratch a white car - for Christmas!

  13. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Apparently kicking your opponent in the head gets you three points...

    And she's through to the final!
     
  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I don't do TaiKwanDo .....

    I just don't get it ...
     
  15. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    You kick them in the head and get three points. Well as far as I can work out anyway...
     
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  16. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    You should try the normal wrestling.

    They hold each other in funny ways for about 5 minutes with nothing happening and, meanwhile, the scores mysteriously tick up...:eek::confused:
     
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  17. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    They also seem to do a lot of shrieking in this. I reckon they're giving points for that, you know.
     
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  18. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    (((Olympic sports with mysterious rules and unfathomable scoring systems)))

    (Glad I'm not the only one with no idea what's going on with half this stuff.)
     
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  19. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Why is the hockey pitch always wet?
     
  20. strung out

    strung out (",)

    It's watered
     
  21. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    They'll never get grass to grow on that :)
     
  22. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I think it's more so the players' teeshirts get all wet and sexy....;)
     
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  23. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I get that, I think. Back in the days when winning 4 or 5 golds was seen as a good Olympics for GB, those medals seemed more special, and you knew who the winners were. Now that we're winning 20+ golds you begin to lose track of what some of them were for or who won them, and as a result the greater success becomes less meaningful. Even silver medals used to be seen as quite a big deal for us, but not any more. In the past I thought we tended to underachieve a bit, now I definitely think we're overachieving - but somehow it doesn't make it any more enjoyable.
     
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  24. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Japanese Wrestlers celebrating their victories with the coach :D



     
  25. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    So, what about Race Walking? There are two finals being walked this afternoon. Will anyone be watching them?
     
  26. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I will. Not sure why the women only do 20K compared to 50K for the men when the running marathons are the same though....
     
  27. Wilf

    Wilf Scratch a white car - for Christmas!

    That's a bit like beating your dad up because you won the 5-a-side.
     
  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

  29. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I agree it seems to be an historical anomaly.

    But they have their decades of performances and records, so I guess they just chose to stick with the original distance.
     
  30. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

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