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Offline skippy1999

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #100: August 07, 2016, 08:42:12 PM »
We've been watching as much as we can today. So far very enjoyable Olympiads especially given all the concern about chaos in Rio. It's absolutely incredible to think what goes into organizing these games.

Agreed, Rio is doing great, NBC not so much :?

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« Reply #101: August 07, 2016, 08:43:27 PM »
The drugs Russia was busted for using? :shrug:

She's not Russian.

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #102: August 07, 2016, 08:44:15 PM »
It's surprising they aren't being streamed in some fashion. From what I've heard they are only available to those with a cable television package.

I get to watch any sport online LIVE. :shrug:

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #103: August 07, 2016, 08:46:22 PM »
We've been watching as much as we can today. So far very enjoyable Olympiads especially given all the concern about chaos in Rio. It's absolutely incredible to think what goes into organizing these games.

Yes. Watching the cycling today made me wonder about the people who live in those area near the course. How did they get home or leave their home if they can't drive away? Also, when leaves fell onto the road they had a crew on the spot with a blower to get it cleared up (the dude with the blower looked Hispanic :stir:).

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #104: August 07, 2016, 08:47:43 PM »
How does she avoid a career ending injury over a 25 year career? It's her seventh Olympics.


She was the one who competed for Germany after they offered medical services for her son but now she is back representing her native Uzbekistan.

Anyone see the French girl fall on her face during her uneven bars routine?

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #105: August 07, 2016, 08:51:54 PM »

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« Reply #106: August 07, 2016, 08:52:29 PM »
Oh whoops  :-[

:lmao: She did compete for the Unified Team back in Barcelona in 1992.

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #107: August 07, 2016, 08:58:35 PM »
:lmao: She did compete for the Unified Team back in Barcelona in 1992.

Ah ok.  I can't believe Romania can't field a gymnastic team :(

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #108: August 07, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
Ah ok.  I can't believe Romania can't field a gymnastic team :(

Very sad. Politics freaks everything in the ass.

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #109: August 07, 2016, 09:06:26 PM »
Cuban girl almost fell off the balance beam but who can blame her. What those girls do on that narrow beam is amazing. Easily the toughest thing to do in all sports. Lowest score I've ever seen for the young lady.

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« Reply #110: August 07, 2016, 09:07:11 PM »
Very sad. Politics freaks everything in the ass.
Is it politics or they just don't have the resources anymore?

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« Reply #111: August 07, 2016, 09:07:33 PM »
Cuban girl almost fell off the balance beam but who can blame her. What those girls do on that narrow beam is amazing. Easily the toughest thing to do in all sports.
Definitey but I didn't see a Cuban girl, are you watching on computer?

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« Reply #112: August 07, 2016, 09:08:53 PM »
Is it politics or they just don't have the resources anymore?

Why do you think they don't have the resources?

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #113: August 07, 2016, 09:10:03 PM »
Definitey but I didn't see a Cuban girl, are you watching on computer?

online they are showing fuller coverage. The Cuban girl is competing in the mixed group (girls from countries that could not field a complete team, Poland, Cuba. Uzbekistan...)

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« Reply #114: August 07, 2016, 09:12:42 PM »
Why do you think they don't have the resources?
Cause they don't have a great economy yet and no longer a communist government that will spend vast resources on sports while people are starving.
Why do you think its politics--I wasn't listening to the commentary; what did they say?

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« Reply #115: August 07, 2016, 09:13:23 PM »
Cause they don't have a great economy yet and no longer a communist government that will spend vast resources on sports while people are starving.
Why do you think its politics--I wasn't listening to the commentary; what did they say?


They weren't addressing the issue. Skippy mentioned it.

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« Reply #116: August 07, 2016, 09:14:58 PM »
They weren't addressing the issue. Skippy mentioned it.
I heard they said they could only send one but thought I heard something about injuries.  Of course if that's true they don;t have many gymnasts.


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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #118: August 07, 2016, 09:32:05 PM »
None of the other girls talk to the Russian girl who was cleared to compete 48 hours ago and has been busted twice for doping.

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« Reply #119: August 07, 2016, 09:35:09 PM »
Brazil tied 0-0 with Iraq in soccer.  Now that would be quite an upset.

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #120: August 07, 2016, 09:35:57 PM »
Brazil tied 0-0 with Iraq in soccer.  Now that would be quite an upset.

Did you see the little exchange that just took place? :lmao:

soccer players take too many dives :smh:

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« Reply #121: August 07, 2016, 09:38:03 PM »
Did you see the little exchange that just took place? :lmao:

soccer players take too many dives :smh:
they learn young

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #122: August 07, 2016, 09:42:30 PM »
There's bound to be a fight in this match.

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« Reply #123: August 07, 2016, 09:43:29 PM »
There's bound to be a fight in this match.
Refs have lost control.

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Re: Summer Olympics 2016
« Reply #124: August 07, 2016, 09:46:08 PM »
None of the other girls talk to the Russian girl who was cleared to compete 48 hours ago and has been busted twice for doping.

Announcers head is going to explode if she wins tomorrow.