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As for the tiebreaker, the Chinese did not invent the rules by the International Gymastics Federation that said if there is a tiebreaker, whichever program is more difficult would win.

First, it wasn't by which program was difficult but instead, they average the scores after dropping an additional score. And second, no one accused the Chinese of cheating in the tie (except for the "are they too young?" bit) but are blaming the scoring system itself. Even the President of the Gymnastics Federation said there should have been a tie with the Uneven Bars but the IOC doesn't like ties.

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Ya, the thing in Gymnastic is that there is a point where its impossible to impartially separate two athletes. And thats why they should cut back on that stupid Olympic tiebreak rule (theyre is a reason its never used outside of the Olympics...).

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Would someone in this thread please explain the gymnastics competition? This sport has been going on for 11 days now, with one day off I think. How can it go on for so long?

Surely all these athletes have done routines on every piece of apparatus already!

It's getting tiresome, isn't it, tuning in every evening to NBC (Americans, that is) and seeing yet MORE gymnastics?

Please enlighten!

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Would someone in this thread please explain the gymnastics competition? This sport has been going on for 11 days now, with one day off I think. How can it go on for so long?

Surely all these athletes have done routines on every piece of apparatus already!

It's getting tiresome, isn't it, tuning in every evening to NBC (Americans, that is) and seeing yet MORE gymnastics?

Please enlighten!

Opening Weekend was Men's and Women's Qualification - Everyone goes on every apparatus. The best overall National teams qualify for the Team Final. The best individuals on one specific apparatus qualify for that apparatus' Final. And the best overall individuals qualify for the Individual All-Around Final. Technically, you can qualify for every event, so some do end up doing the same routines in a Final more than once.

So there's 8 total events for the Men, 6 for the Women.

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And gymnastics still isn't over with rhythmic starting. But the US didn't qualify for that, so NBC isn't going to cover it.

Oh no, they still do. They still air rhythmic Gymnastics as they have done in previous years, and as I have asked them to.

They aired Men's Trampoline this morning!! It is really quite magnificent to watch.

Diana, there are 5 Olympic channels, just switch if you get tired ot Gymnastics. Jeez, that's the whole point of showing an Olympics. There's a whole plethora of choices!!

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And gymnastics still isn't over with rhythmic starting. But the US didn't qualify for that, so NBC isn't going to cover it.

They showed it on Oxygen, an NBC network as well as online via nbcolympics.com. If anything, there's too much Olympics on this side of the world.

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