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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #120 on: August 21, 2016, 07:34:16 am »
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@adarq, ye, There have been a lot of robberies in boxing lately, AIBA has removed some of the officials. I just had to watch this fight as shakur stevenson was highly praised by the US team and mayweather even wanted to recruit stevenson into the TMT team and would be the face of TMT, so I had to see how good he was.

Wat an epic football match between brasil and germany, brasil who got eliminated in the last world cup on home soil have won the olympic gold medal in the home turf and sweet revenege and the way it ended, omg. It goes to penalty, germany have a high winning percentage in penalties and then neymar the star of brasil scored the victory penalty and got brasil the gold and the crow errupted.

@todday, I wouldn't give martina the medal he wasn't as close as gemili and lemaitre was, maybe give lemaitre and gemili the bronze and give martina the copper medal lol, jk ye they 3 should get bronze medal they really put everything in it.

olympic is coming to a close with the closing ceremony, it has been an awesome olympics, epic performances and then you have the sad moments.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #121 on: August 21, 2016, 09:02:06 am »
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@adarq, ye, There have been a lot of robberies in boxing lately, AIBA has removed some of the officials. I just had to watch this fight as shakur stevenson was highly praised by the US team and mayweather even wanted to recruit stevenson into the TMT team and would be the face of TMT, so I had to see how good he was.

ya i think he's still signed by TMT. I wanted to see him too but missed every one of his matches.

I didn't catch ANY olympic weightlifting either.. fail on my part.



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Wat an epic football match between brasil and germany, brasil who got eliminated in the last world cup on home soil have won the olympic gold medal in the home turf and sweet revenege and the way it ended, omg. It goes to penalty, germany have a high winning percentage in penalties and then neymar the star of brasil scored the victory penalty and got brasil the gold and the crow errupted.

crow? raptor's crow?  :trollface:

ya i forgot to mention that yesterday.. huge redemption for Brazil. The PK's were excellent, everyone was just crushing them.. then boom, slightly weak final kick and an excellent goalie stop by Brazil. Neymar took a little longer than usually to let everyone soak it in, then game over.

epic



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@todday, I wouldn't give martina the medal he wasn't as close as gemili and lemaitre was, maybe give lemaitre and gemili the bronze and give martina the copper medal lol, jk ye they 3 should get bronze medal they really put everything in it.

olympic is coming to a close with the closing ceremony, it has been an awesome olympics, epic performances and then you have the sad moments.

yup it's been pretty fun to watch.




men's marathon going on right now (fun to watch the scenery as they run) and....... USA / SERBIA @ 2:45 PM ET, gold medal basketball match.  :headbang:

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #122 on: August 21, 2016, 10:00:36 am »
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Quote from: adarqui link=topic=6669.msg124121#msg124121

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Wat an epic football match between brasil and germany, brasil who got eliminated in the last world cup on home soil have won the olympic gold medal in the home turf and sweet revenege and the way it ended, omg. It goes to penalty, germany have a high winning percentage in penalties and then neymar the star of brasil scored the victory penalty and got brasil the gold and the crow errupted.

crow? raptor's crow?  :trollface:

ya i forgot to mention that yesterday.. huge redemption for Brazil. The PK's were excellent, everyone was just crushing them.. then boom, slightly weak final kick and an excellent goalie stop by Brazil. Neymar took a little longer than usually to let everyone soak it in, then game over.
epic


lmao lol spelling mistake lol. ye neymar had a lot of pressure to bring home the gold.
especially after 7-1 loss they suffered at the world cup against germany.

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@todday, I wouldn't give martina the medal he wasn't as close as gemili and lemaitre was, maybe give lemaitre and gemili the bronze and give martina the copper medal lol, jk ye they 3 should get bronze medal they really put everything in it.

olympic is coming to a close with the closing ceremony, it has been an awesome olympics, epic performances and then you have the sad moments.

yup it's been pretty fun to watch.




men's marathon going on right now (fun to watch the scenery as they run) and....... USA / SERBIA @ 2:45 PM ET, gold medal basketball match.  :headbang:

I watched the 5k just now as i missed it yesterday, wow the ethiopians played it hard, but it was not enough for farah to fall to it especially the last push by the american wow, just epic, as you called it.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #123 on: August 21, 2016, 10:15:15 am »
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ya .. only way to beat farah is to push him hard the whole race, I imagine.. they should have done that in the 10k and a bit more in the 5k.

Chilemo's final kick, yup.




damn Galen Rupp is in the top 3 of the marathon @ 1h:45 in .. mile 21.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2016, 10:47:53 am »
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Rupp got the bronze.. he competed in the 10k finals, didn't medal. Then medals in the marathon. pretty crazy.

cool moment just happened too.. Meb fell right before the finish line.. so while he was on the ground, he started doing pushups. hah.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2016, 05:22:13 pm »
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lol at making the fall less embarrassing, by doing push ups lol.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2016, 06:31:48 pm »
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ya .. only way to beat farah is to push him hard the whole race, I imagine.. they should have done that in the 10k and a bit more in the 5k.

Chilemo's final kick, yup.




damn Galen Rupp is in the top 3 of the marathon @ 1h:45 in .. mile 21.

Yeah I really like that about distance running... It's so tactical!  Centrowitz got gold in 3:50 for the 5k.  That's a good time for a high schooler... His PR is 3:30... The Algerian who got second has run 3:23... Crazy that they ran that slow...

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #127 on: August 22, 2016, 02:20:57 pm »
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centrowitz won gold in the 1500m. 3 min is superhuman speed in the 5k lol. I think the last time he ran that in the eugene diamond league he was winning ahead of the kenyans in the steeple chase and after last hurdle a few metres ahead. stumbled and fell and came third, so this would be a good feeling for him.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #128 on: August 22, 2016, 04:35:29 pm »
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centrowitz won gold in the 1500m. 3 min is superhuman speed in the 5k lol. I think the last time he ran that in the eugene diamond league he was winning ahead of the kenyans in the steeple chase and after last hurdle a few metres ahead. stumbled and fell and came third, so this would be a good feeling for him.

Sorry... I meant the 1500m.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #129 on: August 23, 2016, 05:00:11 am »
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Not sure if it's been mentioned as haven't really kept up with this thread but just wanna mention how great team GB did placing second overall

GBs ~70 million vs China's 1.3+ billion population... pretty incredible to beat them. I wonder if we can catch the US one day  :trolldance:

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #130 on: August 23, 2016, 05:06:47 am »
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Not sure if it's been mentioned as haven't really kept up with this thread but just wanna mention how great team GB did placing second overall

GBs ~70 million vs China's 1.3+ billion population... pretty incredible to beat them. I wonder if we can catch the US one day  :trolldance:

True, this was the most medals they ever collected in any olympics. Also the sports they competed in was the most compared to china and USA. So GB has a diverse range of athletes for different sports.

So a well deserved congrats to team GB.

I dont think we probably ever will catch the US, we can only hope they mess up somewhere so we can come it to take the prize  :P
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2016, 08:43:10 am »
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About medal table normalization:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/21/rio-2016-alternate-medal-table-how-countries-rank-when-we-adjust/

Good article.  It's silly to compare just the population of countries and medals because of wild cards and qualifying and maximal number of athletes that can go...

It's also silly to talk about medal count when they are not really distributed across sport or ability... There was a lot of talent in the men's basketball competition - 1 gold medal was awarded.  However 10 were awarded for sailing.  34 for swimming different strokes at different distances!  Only 20 medals for running events despite the fact that humans are clearly land mammals...

Seems they high gdp countries have the advantage of inflating the number of medals in sports that cost money and nobody cares about!

This article is a good attempt but it makes the mistake of defining caring about by watching it at the olympics... Olympic ratings have more to do with a terrible job by nbc and novelty that actual sport popularity... Sure people watch gymnastics more in the olympics than soccer... Cause they already watch soccer the rest of their entire life! 

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/which-countries-medal-in-the-sports-that-people-care-about/