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    The swimming is endless isn't it? Not even the sight of half naked men is doing it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post



    Question: if the Poms don't win the time trial, does that make it Australia's fault again?
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    Booo only just noticed that the only Palestinian athlete who qualified to the games (and didn't get a wildcard) lost his first Judo match.

    Quote Originally Posted by mazzy View Post
    The badminton format is ridiculous so their fed is to blame. Totally weird group stages with two out of three teams advancing etc. Just cut the number of participants in half and start with a proper knock-out round.
    Hopefully that's the change they will make before the next games.

    If you simply have knockout rounds, you can't manipulate the result like this.

    Still, they should just disqualify the teams who "played" like this, it's ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post


    Hopefully that's the change they will make before the next games.

    If you simply have knockout rounds, you can't manipulate the result like this.

    Still, they should just disqualify the teams who "played" like this, it's ridiculous.
    This is the first time they have had this group format at the Olympics and the Badminton Association was warned months ago this situation could happen. When the Chinese lost to the Danes yesterday morning the PTB were warned again this could happen in the later matches and sure enough it did!!

    IMHO all 4 teams should be disqualified and the teams who lost in their groups advanced instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorac View Post
    IMHO all 4 teams should be disqualified and the teams who lost in their groups advanced instead.
    Yep, that would teach them a lesson.

    Although I guess the problem is how do you prove somebody is deliberately trying to lose? We might all see that but from a legal point, it might be problematic.

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    Come on rowing Brit Bints!!!!!!!
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    Is this the final of the double sculls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Is this the final of the double sculls?
    Not skulls - womens pairs rowing (a skuller uses 2 oars, a rower only one)

    Go girls - doing really well so far - is this the first gold for Team GB!?!

    ETA: Yes it is - GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Is this the final of the double sculls?
    Correcting myself. It's the women's pair. They've only got one oar each innit.

    GB are doing well! First gold?
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    I absolutely don't think the badminton players should be disqualified! the players should not be the ones to blame for thinking strategically and trying to conserve energy. I think this is a case where the Badminton association messed up the format... And is now trying to save face by blaming it's own players. I don't find it all too different from swimmers not putting their best effort in the heats or semis to save energy. Would we have the same reaction in gymnastics if hypothetically a team deliberately tried to place third or fourth in the prelims so they could end on vault and judge what vaults to perform?
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    Is there any venue that William and Harry are not at?
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    That gold moves GB up to joint 13th on the medal table with Romania.

    First female rowing gold for GB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Is there any venue that William and Harry are not at?
    They are being shipped around the venues to support the teams - especially when medals are likely

    Great race by the girls - now the Sun can get off it's high horse about the first gold (I was so po'ed by their front page yesterday when they whined about that instead of having the mens gymnastics team on the front page )

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    TOOK YOU FECKING LONG ENOUGH GB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    TOOK YOU FECKING LONG ENOUGH GB!
    Oh shut up Where's Poland?


    Wheeeee! So happy considerig I now have to go to hospital and have an X - Ray to see if I have fecking pneumonia! (In July/Aug) Bloody impressive and worthy of Olympic standards innit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by altai_rose View Post
    I absolutely don't think the badminton players should be disqualified! the players should not be the ones to blame for thinking strategically and trying to conserve energy. I think this is a case where the Badminton association messed up the format... And is now trying to save face by blaming it's own players. I don't find it all too different from swimmers not putting their best effort in the heats or semis to save energy. Would we have the same reaction in gymnastics if hypothetically a team deliberately tried to place third or fourth in the prelims so they could end on vault and judge what vaults to perform?
    Did you watch the match? They played like people who'd never played badminton before. The swimming equivalent would be if the competitors flailed helplessly for 20m and then just plain gave up by the time they got to the other end. The swimmers who save energy still can't completely fail at their sport - they'd still have to get top 8 or whatever.

    At least they could've ACTED like they were trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post


    Wheeeee! So happy considerig I now have to go to hospital and have an X - Ray to see if I have fecking pneumonia!
    Hoping it's not!
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    Love the medal podium for the womens pairs - a union flag on all the flags

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