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    Quote Originally Posted by Braulio View Post
    Spain redeeming them with a Gold and Silver in Taekwondo

    What a couple of days for them since a poor start after week one

    Congrats Sweetsparky!
    Thanks!

    And the waterpolo ladies will get another medal cause they moved to the final against USA.

    It was nice we got some medals away from water cause all the rest were in sailing, swimming, canoing and even triatlon has a swimming part
    Zorry my english, I´m a verrrrrry rude spaÑish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braulio View Post
    And Colombia wins another medal, bronze in the taekwondo men's 58 kg division after a very close end, the score was 6/4 but in the last second the guy from Thailand seemed to have score a punch in the head, giving him 3 points and the 7/6 advantage but after reviewing the score it showed the colombian narrowly avoided the kick, then the score didnt proceed and he kept the victory and the medal

    This is their 5th overall and still with chances of more medals in the BMX

    Record breaking for Colombia, what a games
    I think I saw him in the prelims and thought it was a bit unfair that he was 4 inches taller than his Algerian competitor. My friend who does taekwondo acknowledged that you want to be tall and skinny, with long legs.

    The defending Olympic champion US men's (indoor) volleyball lost in the quarterfinals to Italy. I will be missing out on some hotness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Still can't believe that someone would choose to be called Misty May.
    Technically her parents chose that she would be called Misty May...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    Technically her parents chose that she would be called Misty May...
    You mean Misty isn't a nick name? Man, I feel a bit sorry for her having been given such a name combination. I always feel bad when parents give their children strange combinations -- call me old fashioned.
    Crazy about sports!

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    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb View Post
    You mean Misty isn't a nick name? Man, I feel a bit sorry for her having been given such a name combination. I always feel bad when parents give their children strange combinations -- call me old fashioned.
    What would Misty even be a nickname for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    What would Misty even be a nickname for?
    It can be used as a nickname for Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braulio View Post
    Record breaking for Colombia, what a games
    Wheeeee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beepbeep View Post
    Can't wrap my head around the fact that BMX is an olympic sport and roller skating isn't.
    Wasn't rollerskating consider for the Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by beepbeep View Post
    ETA: heck, even golf will be an olympic sport, come Rio
    Meh. Not that there's anything wrong with golf, but it seems like it would be like tennis. Does Serena Williams really need a gold medal?
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    Considering the speed she can zing that ball at, I'm not going to be the one to ask Serena about that one Prancer. I do get what you mean though and am on the fence about it too. Do we want the best of the best at the Olympics or only the Jr ranked athletes just because they don't rake in the money the likes of Serena and Tiger?

    I think that question's never going to be answered to anyone's satisfaction.

    Sigh...I see my fear about Simon Whitfield was right. He did break his collarbone when he, in his words, went crowd surfing during his fall the other day.

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    I don't mind BMX racing being included infact I rather like it but it was at the expense of track cycling who lost two events since the IOC is very wary of including anymore events for sports. I don't mind Tennis being included as to me it is an Olympic sport but I don't get Golf. That sport doesn't have an Olympic vibe to me.

    I am excited about Sevens being an Olympic sport in 2016. Not only is it a good medal chance for New Zealand but Fiji and Samoa have been very good in the sport and could win them their first medals at the Olympics. In addition more countries will take the sport seriously and sevens as a whole will become far more competitive.

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    Ok, enlighten me. What kind of sport is "sevens"? I've never heard of it and the title doesn't exactly lend itself to explanation, lol.

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    Its a shorter version of Rugby Union. Seven members a side and two seven minute halves.

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    Ok, I figured it had something to do with rugby since you mentioned NZ, Fiji and Samoa. All I know about rugby I learned from Invictus, for whatever that's worth. :p

    I still think the IOC missed out on a major opportunity by not implementing golf in time for London. Isn't GBR known for their awesome golf courses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    Technically her parents chose that she would be called Misty May...
    Yes, but she has chosen not to change it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    What would Misty even be a nickname for?
    Misterious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb View Post
    You mean Misty isn't a nick name? Man, I feel a bit sorry for her having been given such a name combination. I always feel bad when parents give their children strange combinations -- call me old fashioned.
    I don't feel bad for her at all. Misty May is the only beach volleyball player in the world I can name. Poor what's her name, you know the other one, her partner, also has 3 record breaking ogm, what's her name, I couldn't tell you if my life depended on it. Misty May's partner. Her. Sounds like the Mays were marketing geniuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post



    Misterious!
    or mistake

    but cheers to her for not following the name into pole dancing
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Yes, but she has chosen not to change it.
    um... Her dad, who played volleyball at the '68 olys, is named Butch.

    Eta: and she did change it. The über talented female role model now goes by misty may-penis or misty may-traitor or whatever her "i done landed me a man" new name is. I'm far more over that than any hippy-dippy first name. I love a good piccabo street or river pheonix or moon Zappa.
    Last edited by berthesghost; 08-09-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    Meh. Not that there's anything wrong with golf, but it seems like it would be like tennis. Does Serena Williams really need a gold medal?
    Well, she really wanted it.

    For some time I thought it wasn't a good idea to have tennis in the Olympics. But most of the players really relish the opportunity to play. I don't see any difference between that and having NBA players in the tournament. Do any of them really need a gold medal?

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