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  1. LOL - I was looking this up earlier. Thanks for letting me stop my research. St. Louis we can't count because, did anyone else really compete? This is phenomenal if this happens. Especially after the way the Chinese ramped up for these games. Our 1000th gold and a new record of most medals in a game. Good stuff.
  2. *sigh* Good. I am glad he feels good. You know, the British, Americans, Canadians, etc. have all been faced with questionable calls in various sports during these games. But none of them acted like a JACK ASS on the medal stand. Why don't you go see Mama Mia! or something fun. Maybe you will feel better.
  3. Yes, these games have had questionable judging. So did just about every games you can think of since - forever. Nadia got rooked in Moscow. The Koreans thought they did in Athens Mens gymnastics. Sale and Pelltier - need I say more. Heck it also goes back to the Linda Fratianne/Annete Poetsz face off in '80. Every Olympics have them. These games did seem to have more of a bias, however, for the Chinese. I re-watched the Canadian Tai Kwando match and that seemed extreme. As did the Swedish wrestler match (altho he ended up being a boob) And now this British thing. Sale and Pelletier was extreme as was Nadia '80. The boxing and tai kwando I put right up there in these games.
  4. Phelps is in London for the handover ceremony, or whatever it is they are doing there tomorrow night. Most of the swimmers have gone home. I had hope Lezak or Dara Torres might get the honor. Or for that matter the new decathlon champion Bryan Clay? I was not happy with our choices of flag bearers this year. Highly political IMHO for both of them.
  5. OUCH! That was uncalled for. Hey I came in because I heard you were serving bangers and mash. I've always wanted to try that because I like the name. . Keep up the good work. I'd love to see you smack the Russians to the side!
  6. Awesome - Bryan Clay takes his place as the "World's Greatest Athlete" by winning the decathalon!
  7. Sweet - the "Redeem Team" is in the basketball finals against Spain!
  8. Hey Kaufy - have you received any e-mail from me? I responded to yours twice but it doesn't show that it went through?
  9. We've always ranked by overall. Even back during the Soviet and East German doping days when we placed 2nd and 3rd. Anyway, congrats to GB for currently being in 4th place in the standings!
  10. WOOT! I hate being on the west coast right now. We haven't gotton there in tonites coverage!
  11. To give the Chinese their due, they have been working years for this. We sucked in several events that we should have won. T&F comes to mind first. How much of that is due to the lack of doping, I don't know. We got some bad breaks. Just wasn't in the cards. There was some questionable judging but there always is in scoring competitions. See the gymnastics scandal for reference. But like I said, still being first in medal count and, if we beat our Athens total, is nothing to be ashamed about.
  12. For the GB'ers best line I have to nominate the incorporable Krow. Who, with his response in the "Dumb Sports" category during a discussion of new dumb sports to be added, came up with this gem that is the only internet posting that has ever made me spit out my beverage in laughter. "how about complaining? think of the heated france / canada final." :lol:
  13. ^^^^ cosign You can bet, after their first failed attempt at deleting all their computer files that the Chinese govt is fast at work today changing these kids life story. I asked about the passports - what were the dates of them that they presented to FIG? My guess is that if asked for them, they will be dated after 2006. Well, when Bela rants, it always sounds like sour grapes about something. As for diving - tho demanding, is not as hard on a kids body as gymnastics.
  14. Fantastic news on the 1000th medal! ! Just looked at the medal standings - looks like we'll break 100 again - we're currently at 95. I think we got 102 in Athens. Otherwise no big surprise in the standings outside of Britain being in 4th. If they keep doing what they are they could move up to 3rd. I am really surprised the Aussies aren't in 4th but they had problems in swimming like we have in T&F
  15. Nothing will happen. There will be an investigation and FIG will say there isn't enough evidence. What more they need, between the NY Times/AP Investigation and this document found on a cache, I don't know. Lord knows if their passports were fixed their birth certificates have also been altered by now. BTW - when were their current passports issued?
  16. It appears they have also asked for an investigation of Yang Yilin as well Clicky Here
  17. Meh - it happens. Looks like we will still be first in the medal count. A lot of strange errors in T&F this year which impacted our standing. This is the same scenario that occurred back during the Soviet and East German domination of the games, except China is doing it via heavy discipline and in their sport schools.
  18. Didn't this happen in Athens as well (I can't remember which team) This ticks me off almost more than what these athletes do to themselves. Those animals had no choice in the matter. Anytime someone does something does something that appears super human, this question gets raised. Speculation has already started about Bolt as well. However, between Phelps asking to be a part of the enchanced drug testing program, and apparently the IOC checking the Jamaicans a lot, I doubt it about either one.
  19. Everyone has their own opinion - doesn't mean one is right or wrong. Anyway, back to topic at hand. Yea, he was grandstanding at the end of the 100, but I guess if I was as young as him and this had happened to me, I would probably do the same thing. Much ado about nothing on Rogge's part IMHO.
  20. What a few weeks for these two. They got felt up by GWB And they win another gold. These ladies are awesome.
  21. DAMN - it sucks being on the West Coast! Congrats! Those two are awesome. Did they have another in-the-sand-rolling congrats hug like they did in Athens?
  22. I would use to say that about this point is where we would start pulling away in the gold count - but not sure these games. Basketball, Beach Volleyball, BMX and some more track and field I think we'll do well in but not to the extent I thought we would. Some surprises in track and field this year. JoJo I fully expected to win. Bolt rewrote the rules of track and field. I am thoroughly impressed with him. Second biggest story to Phelps of these games so far IMHO.
  23. Good on the U.S. All four advanced to semis
  24. I noticed that as well. The swimming version is about the best I have ever heard. The second version (gymnastics) sounds like the arrangement that has been used in past Olympics. Not bad but not as good as the one at swimming
  25. Even if they do, it is still quite an accomplishment for GB in these games. The momentum will carry on to London!
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