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Let the Games Begin

Post by Croky1 on 8/3/2012, 7:33 am

Hey.

Well, the Olympics have started (Well, a while ago, anyways), and I was wondering if you guys have been to any of the events/got any facts/any news/anything else I've missed. So far, China are 1st in the way of medals, the US 2nd and UK at 5. I was a tthe rowing yesterday, and am going to the beach volley ball tomorrow. :P.

Hope it doesnt rain!

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Re: Let the Games Begin

Post by brickhunter1 on 8/3/2012, 11:10 am

China is first? What? Just like 9 hours ago USA was ahead by like 4 medals!
EDIT: Indeed now China is ahead by four medals :(


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Post by mickdude2 on 8/3/2012, 11:25 am

I'm just starting to get into the Olympics, because track and field is starting up. Interestingly enough, I just watched Dai Greene from UK win the first heat of the 400 men's hurdles. If he wins the Gold medal, he will be among the first person to have won European, World, and Olympic titles in that event.

Also looking forward to the sprints. I'm not a sprinter, but this years Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake looks to beat out Usain Bolt as fastest man in the world. Good thing too. Usain Bolt is a showboat in my opinion.

Olympic Tennis is an extreme sport, and don't let anyone tell you different! Federer from Sweden and Del Potro from Portugal are going at it, and have been going at it, for the past five hours. And this is the third time they've played.

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Post by lordgonk on 8/3/2012, 12:30 pm

mickdude2 wrote:Olympic Tennis is an extreme sport, and don't let anyone tell you different! Federer from Sweden and Del Potro from Portugal are going at it, and have been going at it, for the past five hours. And this is the third time they've played.

Federer has just beaten del Potro in a tiebreaker in the third set. He will move to the finals.

Stuff about swimming, Michael Phelps won the 200m IM (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breastroke, then Freestyle) to become the first swimmer to win an event in back to back to back Olympics. Earlier these Olympics he got the record for most medals ever by a single Olympian.


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Post by brickhunter1 on 8/3/2012, 12:32 pm

lordgonk wrote: Earlier these Olympics he got the record for most medals ever by a single Olympian.

Cause he's a swimmer, and swimmers get medals left and right and up and down.

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Post by lordgonk on 8/3/2012, 12:42 pm

brickhunter1 wrote:
lordgonk wrote: Earlier these Olympics he got the record for most medals ever by a single Olympian.

Cause he's a swimmer, and swimmers get medals left and right and up and down.

That's true, it's kinda unfair but the former record holder was actually a female Russian gymnast. But they too get lots of medals although they usually only compete in one Olympics for some reason.

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Post by Kevo235 on 8/3/2012, 2:05 pm

Canada's doing pretty amazing for its relatively small population percentage! I'm very proud of our athletes.

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Post by mickdude2 on 8/3/2012, 2:12 pm

Kevo235 wrote:Canada's doing pretty amazing for its relatively small population percentage! I'm very proud of our athletes.

Who are the Canadian athletes again?

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Post by Kevo235 on 8/3/2012, 2:42 pm

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/team-canada/index.html

Pretty sure that link will solve your problems. Tbh, I forgive your ignorance because I have no clue who any of the athletes are, including the Canadian ones.

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Post by MrShatang on 8/3/2012, 4:39 pm

Kevo235 wrote:Canada's doing pretty amazing for its relatively small population percentage! I'm very proud of our athletes.

And it is Summer Olympics. If we can do great in Summer we should be outstanding in Winter!

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Post by ExtraSauce on 8/3/2012, 5:14 pm

Waw, great work Brazil, from 4th to 18th in 5 days.

EDITzorz: Yay, now 21th.


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Re: Let the Games Begin

Post by Xynion on 8/3/2012, 6:28 pm

Ill be perfectly honest, Canada blows in the summer...
But we did get the most gold last olympics.. on home territory!

Vancouver 2010 All the way!

By the way: Canada is in 12th place as of this post, just saw it a few minutes ago, this is for total medals, not gold. we dont have a single gold medal yet

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Post by 5teelPhoenix on 8/3/2012, 7:06 pm

I attended fencing (men's individual sabre) and all three US athletes got knocked out in the quarterfinal. The last Canadian representative lost in the last 32 fencers, to an Italian guy I think. The last GB representative lost even before that. It's been raining here like everyday...Go Canada and US!

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Post by brickhunter1 on 8/3/2012, 7:39 pm

USA is currently leading by 1 medal.

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Re: Let the Games Begin

Post by AJ327 on 8/3/2012, 10:25 pm

USA USA USA!

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Re: Let the Games Begin

Post by Kevo235 on 8/3/2012, 10:48 pm

Xynion wrote:Ill be perfectly honest, Canada blows in the summer...

By the way: Canada is in 12th place as of this post, just saw it a few minutes ago, this is for total medals, not gold. we dont have a single gold medal yet

Idc, we're doing great compared to our reletively low population.

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Post by Xynion on 8/4/2012, 1:14 am

True Kevo, and its not like summer olympics are our strongest either :P

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Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 8/4/2012, 3:02 am

Lol, Canada doesn't have a summer, it's always snowing there.
Now if seal clubbing were an event.....

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Post by Xynion on 8/4/2012, 3:26 am

ChaosTheoryJRH wrote:Lol, Canada doesn't have a summer, it's always snowing there.
Now if seal clubbing were an event.....

Right now the only thing snowy is my tv..... i need a new one.

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Post by jackOPSftw on 8/4/2012, 6:57 am

Eh, australia majors in the swimming, but we havent done very well.

Only 1 gold however 10 silvers. AUZZIE AUZZIE AUZZIE OI OI OI!

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Post by lordgonk on 8/4/2012, 11:22 am

USA is gonna run away with this, no way can China keep up with them when all the track events start up.

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Post by MrShatang on 8/4/2012, 11:37 am

Canada got there first Gold today in Women's Trampoline. Yay:D

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Post by mickdude2 on 8/4/2012, 8:15 pm

MrShatang wrote:Canada got there first Gold today in Women's Trampoline. Yay:D

I saw that lol. The first thing I thought was 'hey- kevo and xynion'

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Post by brickhunter1 on 8/4/2012, 8:44 pm

Trampoline sounds like the most fun Olympic sport :P

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Post by AJ327 on 8/4/2012, 8:47 pm

brickhunter1 wrote:Trampoline sounds like the most fun Olympic sport :P
I know right. I would pay to watch that more than swimming. Lol



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