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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:55 am

Manzano was in 8th with 200 to go. Insane. Too bad Centrowitz just got nipped for third.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:55 am

Also, there was this wardrobe malfunction (post deletion in 5....4....3..)

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:59 am

Aw, jeeez!


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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:35 pm

That guy went balls out.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:38 pm

Carmelita Jeter adds a bronze in the 200 to her medal collection.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 pm

According to ESPN Carmelita is the first American woman to medal in the 100 and 200 at the same games since Florence Griffith Joyner in 88.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by Tahira99 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:57 am

London Olympic game 2012 is good arrange met in all of of the London city.Many Players are good picture look to see there.London forum is make is no.I think is this event many beautiful moments in our life.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:44 pm

Not only does Carmelita have a medal in every color after being on the US 4x100 relay team, she holds a world record.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:41 pm

Carmelita Jeter (@CarmelitaJeter)
8/10/12 4:55 PM
WORLD RECORD, IT FELT AMAZING.


40.82 in the 4x100


Lot of metal in the jeter house

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:34 pm

@PoohJeter

Y'all see my sis point at the clock??? Lol

That was awesome. "Scoreboard!"

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:49 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
pilotram wrote:I find it funny that all these American swimmers and gymnasts have some relative somewhere that had cancer or another horrible disease. And it was really tough for them but they overcame adversity and won Olympic medals.
What are the odds?
Funny? Well maybe.

But to athletes like American Bryshon Nellum who was told by doctors he may never walk again after being shot three times in the legs by gang members less than four years ago in a case of mistaken identity, or to another 400 meter man, the "Blade Runner" from South Africa, Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee, or to American Judo gold medal winner Kayla Harrison, who suffered abuse from someone she trusted, these games are the achievement of a lifetime......regardless of the results.
As the Olympics come to a close this weekend, I think most will agree that Pistorius was an inspiration to the world for his runs that included the 4X400 relay anchor leg for South Africa.

However, just as inspiring to me, was the selection of American Bryson Nellum, who led off the silver medal winning 4X400 relay, as the US Flag Bearer in the closing ceremonies on Sunday. After a long road back from a random shotgun blast to both legs four years ago, he is obviously admired by his teammates. pirat

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Medal Count

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:42 pm

The US earned only two medals today, the last day of competition, but both were gold. One was in men's freestyle wrestling and the other in men's (international) basketball, which sometimes takes on the look of wrestling. Razz

The final medal count (the top 16):

Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States (USA) 46 29 29 104
China (CHN) 38 27 22 87
Russia (RUS) 24 25 33 82
Great Britain (GBR) 29 17 19 65
Germany (GER) 11 19 14 44
Japan (JPN) 7 14 17 38
Australia (AUS) 7 16 12 35
France (FRA) 11 11 12 34
South Korea (KOR) 13 8 7 28
Italy (ITA) 8 9 11 28
Netherlands (NED) 6 6 8 20
Ukraine (UKR) 6 5 9 20
Canada (CAN) 1 5 12 18
Hungary (HUN) 8 4 5 17
Spain (ESP) 3 10 4 17
Brazil (BRA) 3 5 9 17

Having grown up watching the US compete against the Soviet Union and East Germany, and now watching the emergence of China, it is always gratifying to see the US at the top of the medal table.

Interesting to note, however, that if the USA women alone were a country, they would have finished 3rd in the medal count. I think funding and title IX have produced results. Very Happy



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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:56 pm

From Anna's husband today after the US won gold against Spain:
NBA game has no biz in the Olympics. Rather see UP vs. Spain
Hmmm, well if we could all go to southern Spain in the winter to watch, THAT would be cool (but warmer). Razz

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:54 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:From Anna's husband today after the US won gold against Spain:
NBA game has no biz in the Olympics. Rather see UP vs. Spain
Hmmm, well if we could all go to southern Spain in the winter to watch, THAT would be cool (but warmer). Razz

Wait, the Olympics had basketball? With NBA players? That must have been SO exciting! Sleep

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:15 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:Wait, the Olympics had basketball? With NBA players? That must have been SO exciting! Sleep
Ha ha, I have to agree. I started to watch a couple of games, but found that even Rhythmic Gymnastics was better at holding my interest (briefly). Razz

I still consider Olympic Basketball a sport, but when I heard one Rhythmic Gymnastics competitor explain that, "....when you are working with an apparatus, you don't want it getting caught on a sequin or something," I knew it was time to continue fast-forwarding. Evil or Very Mad



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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by up7587 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:59 pm

Yikes! I didn't see any rhythmic gymnastics, nor did I see synchronized swimming. I did see some synchronized diving. Glimpsed a little race walking. Some of those events seem more like exhibitions rather than actual games. Basketball is at least a game, but it is pretty much a mis-match.
E. Hemingway wrote:“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games.”

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:10 pm

up7587 wrote: Glimpsed a little race walking. Some of those events seem more like exhibitions rather than actual games.
At Fark.com:
"Racewalker sent home from the Olympics for doping takes it all in stride."

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:02 pm

up7587 wrote:
E. Hemingway wrote:“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games.”

The Olympics had pistol dueling in 1906 (at the Intercallated Games - not officially recognized by the IOC) and 1912. , which would seem to meet Hemingway's definition of a sport.

For some reason it didn't catch on. There were no repeat winners.

And they had live pigeon shooting in 1900. I bet it was real for the pidgeons.

The following is the medalists and their scores:

Leon de Lunden (Belgium) 21 birds killed
Maurice Faure (France) 20 birds killed
Donald MacIntosh (Australia) 18 birds killed


They agreed to split the then -tidy 20K prize money, which makes you wonder what the ideal of Amateurism in the old games was all about.

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The Cold War Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:03 am

PurpleGeezer wrote:
up7587 wrote:
E. Hemingway wrote:“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games.”
The Olympics had pistol dueling in 1906 (at the Intercallated Games - not officially recognized by the IOC) and 1912. , which would seem to meet Hemingway's definition of a sport.

For some reason it didn't catch on. There were no repeat winners.

And they had live pigeon shooting in 1900. I bet it was real for the pidgeons.
I believe you are correct, Dueling Pistol Shooting would have been more Hemingway's style.........although the blood, guts, flopping around of dying birds, and flying feathers of the pigeon shoot would certainly have delighted many.

What I most like about the dueling pistol event is that it required competitors to shoot at mannequins dressed in frock coats with a bull's eye on the dummy's throat.

I fondly recall the poison umbrella tip event of the Cold War Games, but that was a different era.......sigh!



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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:09 am

Um, are we allowed to mention condoms here? If so, a friend in London sent this picture of an adverstising board for Durex condoms........



I'm thinking the marketing director must be a woman Embarassed

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Gold in Britain!

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:19 pm

Best Quote from the Games?

Saw this on Twitter today:
"A bunch of countries came across the ocean to put their flags in Britain and try to get a bunch of gold . . . it's like history, but opposite."

Don't know about you, but every time I saw someone get a medal, and saw the purple ribbon, I couldn't help but think of UP! Cheers!

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:37 am

DoubleDipper wrote:Um, are we allowed to mention condoms here? If so, a friend in London sent this picture of an adverstising board for Durex condoms........



I'm thinking the marketing director must be a woman Embarassed

I am offended by this. I mean, the fact that it took 7 pages before someone posted a pic of this hilarious ad, it's just not excusable.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by blacksheep on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:44 am

pilotram wrote:
DoubleDipper wrote:Um, are we allowed to mention condoms here? If so, a friend in London sent this picture of an adverstising board for Durex condoms........



I'm thinking the marketing director must be a woman Embarassed

I am offended by this. I mean, the fact that it took 7 pages before someone posted a pic of this hilarious ad, it's just not excusable.

I'm offended that DTR hasn't removed your balls out photo yet. lol! Come on, my little sister reads this forum. Embarassed

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:31 am

blacksheep wrote:I'm offended that DTR hasn't removed your balls out photo yet. lol! Come on, my little sister reads this forum. Embarassed
So, how many older brothers does your (college age) little sister have? Just sayin'..............

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:18 pm

I thought the Pope was the board monitor here?

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