General Olympichat

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

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Footie has much to learn from hockey RE appeals and penalty shoot outs. Note that Britain have actually won a penalty shoot out. That doesn't happen very often :thumbs:
  2. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Looking ahead at the last two days of competition (srsly, what am I going to do with myself?) I spy five good prospects of additional gold:

    Liam Heath :: Men's Single Kayak 200m CANOE SPRINT :: Saturday 13:07

    Fastest qualifier, despite making an error at the start of his race that should have held him back.

    Nicola Adams :: Women's Flyweight BOXING :: Saturday 18:00
    I can't pretend I know anything about boxing, but anyone who can stand there with a beaming smile while getting punched repeatedly in the face deserves the gold, and she's already seen off the other finalist from London 2012.

    Tom Daley :: Men's 10m Platform DIVING :: Saturday 20:30
    I'd written off his chances of anything higher than another bronze, and there's still the semi-final at 15:00 to contend with, but he aced through the preliminary with some fucking marvellous diving and in first place.

    Mo Farah :: Men's 5000m ATHLETICS :: Sunday 01:30

    I'm definately definately not staying up for him this time, but I expect good news when I wake up nice and early!

    Joe Joyce :: Men's Super Heavyweight BOXING :: Sunday 19:15
    Again, what do I know, I just saw him battering the other guy and being bigged-up by people I've heard of.

    Any good ones that I've missed? I think that could be it...
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  3. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Drive down the hill through Bradford-on-Avon the next time you come this way. There's one on the left corner opposite the Swan as you get to the narrow bit at the bottom.
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  4. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Nicola Adams' gold medal fight was one of my favourite things from 2012. And I don't even like boxing.
  5. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    It's ENGLAND that can't take penalties!!
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  6. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Slim chance of a GB silver or bronze in the womens 800m too. Lynsey Sharp was the second fastest in the semis (behind Caster Semenya). On a non-GB note, I'm looking forward to seeing the mens 1500m final with Asbel Kiprop.
  7. mrscooker

    mrscooker Member

    Really felt for him, had watched his previous fight through my fingers. On the other hand, first ever gold for Ivory Coast!
  8. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    I saw that live last night. Memory's a bit hazy but I thought there was only one second on the clock when the fight resumed. Seemed like more than that had passed before the final head kick which lost it for him.

    Edit: to answer my own q, no, it was a good decision - the kick was just within the last second:
    WATCH: The final second of the men's 80kg taekwondo produced one of the most dramatic moments of Rio 2016 |

    The GB men's 400 looked to have got a bum deal too, though it wasn't really clear which rule they had breached. If it was for Rooney starting off with his foot beyond the line he was very silly. However what struck me was that athletes and commentators weren't sure about the rules - inc. the wonderful Michael Johnson who will have run plenty 4 x 400s.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2016
  9. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    He really should have done this:

    Rio Olympics 2016: Escape to victory! Fighter runs away to win gold
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  10. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    I didn't think of doing that but half wondered at the time if there was some way of doing the equivalent of football time wasting near the cornerflag. If there were time outs its the sort of thing his coach would have told him to do. But given the pressure he was under can't blame him for not thinking about it himself.
  11. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Wondered why someone just threw a cuddly toy into the wrestling match, and turns out that's the way of signalling a challenge :D
  12. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Do they use folding chairs as well? :hmm:
  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    In the wrestling, does anyone know why the Russian coach threw a cuddly toy into the ring? The Iranian coach had an identical cuddly toy but he didn't throw his in. :confused:
  14. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Dunno, but I'd drugtest the cuddly toy pretty sharpish.
  15. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Dull. Not one person slammed his opponents shoulders into the mat whilst screaming "suplex city, bitch!" Did the japanese guy's manager even attempt to throw salt in the Georgian's eyes? :facepalm:
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  16. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Its the way of lodging an appeal against a decision. Not sure why they don't just have a coloured towel.
  17. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    That'd be the manager/coach's way of quitting on their guy's behalf wouldn't it?
  18. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    +1 Gold

  19. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Liam Heath wins gold in the kayak sprint. Ludicrous shoulder and arm muscles these guys have got.
  20. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    In boxing. Don't think coaches can do that in wrestling.
  21. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    I would have enjoyed the Olympics like I always do if the GB+NI team had only picked up one gold. Its always fun to watch, and there are a few sports that I am a real fan\participant off that are in there. But a couple of the meltdowns over the GB+NI success have been pretty sweet. Especially coming from Australians, Germans, Russians, Chinese and the road bike fundamentalists.

    My highlight so far was Fiji winning the gold in the rugby 7s. The only country I have been too where you see kids playing rugby on football parks.
  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Or pretty much anything else, but a multicoloured comedy toy? Bizarre.

    Is that normal in wrestling matches?
  23. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    I only watch wrestling during the Olympics so honestly couldn't tell you. I imagine the system if coaches appealing decisions is established, but I can't remember seeing stuffed toys before.

    Might have to make a point of watching if Eurosport ever have any coverage in future just tk find out
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  24. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Because it was secretly laced with steroids and crystal meth?
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  25. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Oooh, I wonder who'll be on the cover of every tabloid tmoz? :facepalm:
  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Why do the divers jump into that plunge pool after their dives?
  27. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    I think my average bedtime this past fortnight has been about 3am, as I've been on holiday. I'm getting concerned about how the hell I'm going to cope when my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning...
  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Is Mo Farrah running again tonight, and anyone know what sort of time?
  29. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    The hot tub things?

    Because it's outside for the first time in years and they don't want to get cold I think
  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Exact same here, except I've got until Tuesday.

    I was hoping the damage would be mitigated by getting home and to bed reasonably early each night next week, but as it goes I've got two meetings and a work social, plus an evening shift to contend with :facepalm:

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