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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #50: July 28, 2012, 08:12:40 PM »
Wtf happened to the bikinis in beach volleyball !? They ruined the sport

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #51: July 28, 2012, 08:13:57 PM »
Wtf happened to the bikinis in beach volleyball !? They ruined the sport

Apparently the IOC banned bikinis. Lamesauce.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #52: July 28, 2012, 08:17:33 PM »
Apparently the IOC banned bikinis. Lamesauce.

They were wearing them earlier today.  I think it's because the weather's fairly cool in the evening.  I know there was some conversation that they wouldn't allow them because they're playing basically in the front yard of the queen and it wouldn't be proper or something.  Because building a giant sand box in the front yard of Buckingham Palace is.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #53: July 28, 2012, 08:18:33 PM »
They were wearing them earlier today.  I think it's because the weather's fairly cool in the evening.  I know there was some conversation that they wouldn't allow them because they're playing basically in the front yard of the queen and it wouldn't be proper or something.  Because building a giant sand box in the front yard of Buckingham Palace is.

Okay. That's what I thought, but my wife is saying they got banned originally.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #54: July 28, 2012, 08:20:58 PM »
Okay. That's what I thought, but my wife is saying they got banned originally.

I thought they did too, but there were definitely bikinis on the tv this afternoon.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #55: July 28, 2012, 08:40:11 PM »
I giggle a little bit every time I see XXX Summer Games ...

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #56: July 28, 2012, 09:39:01 PM »
Phelps looked sloooowwww.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #57: July 28, 2012, 09:46:47 PM »
I wonder if HRod would be good at this?


I think that's called murder

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #58: July 28, 2012, 10:08:27 PM »
Wow Japanese "Superman" missed on horizontal bar.

I don't think the favorites here are favored any more:

Phelps no medal 1st event
Chinese gymnasts falling apart.
Upsets in Volleyball

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #59: July 28, 2012, 10:09:00 PM »
Sorry, I just heard they dropped baseball and I'm flipping pissed. WHY

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #60: July 28, 2012, 10:09:43 PM »
WBC and scheduling issues!

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #61: July 28, 2012, 10:13:57 PM »

I think that's called murder

I think that might be a game I'd watch


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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #63: July 29, 2012, 12:00:22 AM »
Interesting article on uniform issue:

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/at-london-olympics-womens-athletes-wardrobes-are-source-of-debate/2012/07/26/gJQAPcrQCX_story_1.html


Wow those are pretty skimpy for a sporting event, though not out of the norm in this modern day and age. Interesting article, thanks.


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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #65: July 29, 2012, 09:24:04 AM »
Kimberly Rhode hit 99/99 skeet shots - unreal

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #66: July 29, 2012, 11:07:22 AM »
Everyone competed naked at the first Olympics. Just saying.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #67: July 29, 2012, 11:44:06 AM »
Everyone competed naked at the first Olympics. Just saying.

Me, OC, Salty and welch were there.    Only problem is there were no female athletes.   However in the evening, we did chase the sixteen vestal virgins.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #68: July 29, 2012, 11:59:10 AM »
[...]Because building a giant sand box in the front yard of Buckingham Palace is.

It's actually at Horseguards, which is at the other end of St James's Park from Buckingham Palace - the courtyard is for the most part always regular dirt/gravel and not paved, so setting the beach volleyball up, I think, wasn't all that difficult.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #69: July 29, 2012, 12:19:32 PM »
It's actually at Horseguards, which is at the other end of St James's Park from Buckingham Palace - the courtyard is for the most part always regular dirt/gravel and not paved, so setting the beach volleyball up, I think, wasn't all that difficult.

Oh, cool.  It's just strange to see a temporary beach volleyball court built in and around such regal settings.  Actually, it's pretty cool.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #70: July 29, 2012, 12:28:19 PM »
Everyone competed naked at the first Olympics. Just saying.

Yeah and many athletes at that time wouldnt be interested in the vestal virgins.  Why do you think they were still virgins?

Not that there is anything WRONG with That!

Just sayin'

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #71: July 29, 2012, 01:35:59 PM »
Oh, cool.  It's just strange to see a temporary beach volleyball court built in and around such regal settings.  Actually, it's pretty cool.

In fact on a December 2010 visit (I usually go to London about once a year) I saw signs announcing the plans for the construction of the beach volleyball site there.

I also saw the main venue when I was there this past March - it was pretty far along by then, with a huge new shopping mall built next door, plus easy access at Stratford tube station (Central and Jubilee lines).

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #72: July 29, 2012, 03:18:24 PM »
Calsgr8's water polo boys are on

Is there a womens team?

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #73: July 29, 2012, 03:22:59 PM »
In fact on a December 2010 visit (I usually go to London about once a year) I saw signs announcing the plans for the construction of the beach volleyball site there.

I also saw the main venue when I was there this past March - it was pretty far along by then, with a huge new shopping mall built next door, plus easy access at Stratford tube station (Central and Jubilee lines).


The Jubilee line is like something out of the Jetsons. Hands down the finest subway I've ever been on.

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Re: 2012 Summer Olympics and Qualifying Rounds
« Reply #74: July 29, 2012, 03:32:30 PM »
How deep is the pool they play in?