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Soni is so tiny compared to the others.
Fantastic relay from the US girls.
Amazing from an amazing US team! Go ladies!
I like Lochte's swimming, but this Olympics has been a media train wreck for him.
No more swimming.
And yeah, thank god Lochte is pretty cause damn, that boy don't seem so bright.
^ Very true.
Can someone please explain to me why Speedy had anything to do with the swimming events?
I nominate this for the most ironic and hypocritical post of the day.
BTW, Google is your friend. There are lots of articles out there about a Chinese Olympic doctor expressing his suspicions about Phelps:
From now on, I think I'll take the advice someone gave in another Olympic thread with regard to how pointiless it is to argue with someone so emotional, obsessed, and illogical. I'm done. I genuinely hope you can get past this soon. It can't be healthy or fun.
He's not my type, but as for the rest of it....What on earth possibly gave that away to the rest of the World?And yeah, thank god Lochte is pretty cause damn, that boy don't seem so bright.
During the Beijing Olympics you didn't see any headlines in the Chinese media like "Suspected Dope King goes for another gold" or something like that, which would have been about the equivalent of what the media did here with Ye.
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Don't you find it worrying that doctors call treating you their "practice" ?
There are so many events and only so many IOC members. I'm guessing the IOC can't always assign a medal presenter with a connection to the sport just for logistical reasons.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
I think this could have been a really cool moment, for example, but NON! said the IOC: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/olymp...bf6ae8b2e.html
They're, their, and there. Get it right your in college.
Hmm so overall thoughts on the swimming anyone?
I'm not surprised about Australia. It has been happening for a while especially on the mens side where they couldn't even win Golds at the Commonwealth games. I'm frankly glad no swimmer went out and simply dominated and won a number of golds. Much much better when things are shared around. Though I do wish countries put more of a challenge to the US.
I enjoyed that some records were broken but not the repetition where it began to get rather silly as in Beijing. I am always amazed that swimmers/athletes are willing to come back and back despite being considerably out of peak. I'm thinking of Pellingrini, Coventry, Jones and Schipper in particular. I am guessing many of the names we're used to seeing won't be seen anymore.
New Zealand were woeful. Outside Lauren Boyle who made the finals in the 400m and 800m freestyle where she placed eighth and fourth. The rest of the team were bad. Personal bests have to be achieved or otherwise don't attend. Considering several did not even make semifinals I question whether they deserved selection at all. Also if you make the semifinal please perform better than you do in the heats. Gareth Kean has the worse starts and turns of any backstroker I have seen.
Best final? Soni's 200m Breastroke win. I disliked her beating Liesel Jones in 2008 but I loved seeing her win here and get the breaststroke record.
While being so well chuffed with yourself, I would also recommend you also check out the meaning of 'sarcasm', 'satire', and the word 'irony' repeatedly. Maybe you can finally stand why I am having so much fun taking apart these double standards and so called expert knowledge that are so hilariously amateur and outright wrong from this one 'highly respected' US official that clearly has ulterior motives.
Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that given you two shares remarkable similar arrogance and pomposity, that you too are unable to grasp on the importance of details and facts before reach a verdict. How you were not able to distinguish my disagreement with 1 sr. US official then decide to try to turn this into
Anti-John Leonard = Anti- American= Anti Western???
Since when does one John Leonard and his supporters represent western opinion? Are you freaking kidding me?! Are you saying anti-doping is exclusively to the west, and none from the east are against anti-doping?
And please don't drag UK and the rest of the world into this ugly mess. If you bother to read international press, you'd find there are plenty around the world reacted to this like I did, that deemed Meister Leonard's baseless accusations as 'unprofessional' and 'sour grapes'. What about the Australian Swimmer Ian Thorpe, Brit Swimmers/commentators Adrian Moorhouse, Sharon Davies, BOA Chairman, IOC, US press and even Michael Phelp's coach to name a few. Are they anti western too?
Actually I am trying to be kind and was hoping you'd able to take note of the date yourself. Does the fact this article appeared 4 years later AFTER Meister Leonard's public assertion means anything to you instead of the night of Phelps big race in Beijing?I notice you are ignoring my point that it's not just westerners that express suspicion about steroids and cheating.
Here's a clue: the term 'counter-attack'
And by the way - who exactly are the westerners? Am I not a westerner? Or is it just when I disagree with ONE westerner, I am suddenly an easterner/northerner/southerner or an anti-westerner? Is it my skin colour that gives it away?
Wow imagine the audacity and the ingenuity to able to lump together a patronising personal insult with a general sweeping generalisation and finish it off with a pun. Really you are trying much too hard to be like your hero. Read this articleI seriously suggest you take a deep breath, take a look back at your posts, and ask yourself why you are so obsessed with your anti-Western sentiment and your anger about this issue. You've gone off the deep end. (pun intended).
Now imagine this is written in Chinese about someone like Missy Franklin at Beijing Olympics the night of her big race; AFTER China failed to beat her repeatedly. The real irony is this 'leader' of the sport that represent the free world is the only guilty party that uses propaganda based on science fiction to further his cold war.
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