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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #175: July 31, 2021, 10:56:18 PM »
Be much more interesting if they had spear fishing simultaneously with swimming

Or if sharks were in the pool

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« Reply #176: August 01, 2021, 12:04:01 AM »
So the quarterfinals are underway in men’s field hockey. Germany shutting out Argentina 2-0 going into the last quarter. I will use the excuse that I have had the tv sound down but has taken me a week to realize that you are not allowed to move or stop the ball with your foot or I presume any part of your body.  Or hit the ball with the rounded side of the stick.

EDIT. Other than the goalie that is.

My money is on the Belgians to take the gold.
Germany marches on (is that ok PC wise?).
Australia who seem to be one of the favorites now take a 2-1 lead over Netherlands in the third.  Good game. 

Had my nap earlier and ready to watch Rui take on the Argentines. 

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« Reply #177: August 01, 2021, 12:23:56 AM »
Germany marches on (is that ok PC wise?).
Australia who seem to be one of the favorites now take a 2-1 lead over Netherlands in the third.  Good game. 

Had my nap earlier and ready to watch Rui take on the Argentines.
Netherlands tie it up on a penalty.  10 minutes left.  This might cut into basketball time.  Not sure what they do if tied?

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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #178: August 01, 2021, 01:40:45 PM »
Germany marches on (is that ok PC wise?
Depends on the opponent. The Brits and Canadians don't think much of it. The Dutch, Poles, different matter. The Austrians? They say, "hey we'll join you "

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« Reply #179: August 01, 2021, 03:42:35 PM »
So an Italian is the worlds fastest human. And to make that even crazier he was born in Texas.

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« Reply #180: August 01, 2021, 03:49:55 PM »
track team has been a bit of a disappointment

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« Reply #181: August 01, 2021, 11:02:49 PM »
OK, the semis are set for men's field hockey.  Germany takes on the Aussies.  And World Champ Belgium takes on India.  First time for India in the semis since the 1972 games.  That surprised me.  I had assumed they and Pakistan dominated this sport. 

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« Reply #182: August 03, 2021, 09:07:06 PM »
Always loved the 800M races since Dave Wottle.  Althing Mu is really something.  She won easily.  Apparently she might also be on the 4x400 relay team. 

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« Reply #183: August 03, 2021, 10:40:16 PM »
In both the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles a person beat the existing world record by a wide margin and still got smoked.

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« Reply #184: August 03, 2021, 11:26:44 PM »
Yeah. The dude from Norway broke his own world record. He's a beast.

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« Reply #185: August 03, 2021, 11:30:04 PM »
Imagine running the race of your life, or actually the best race in history and then get walked down by someone else. Brutal.

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Re: 2021 Summer Olympics: To be or not to be?
« Reply #186: August 04, 2021, 04:31:35 AM »
Luka good get tiny Slovenia a gold.  Unreal

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« Reply #187: August 04, 2021, 01:50:09 PM »
Luka good get tiny Slovenia a gold.  Unreal

not their first gold of the Olympics.  Men's cycling time trial.   Slovenia has arguably the 2 best road cyclists in the world, at least for multiple day races.

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« Reply #188: August 04, 2021, 02:11:00 PM »
Slovenia is pretty much a sports superpower for having only 2 million people.  Ditto Croatia. 

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« Reply #189: August 04, 2021, 03:51:10 PM »
Slovenia is pretty much a sports superpower for having only 2 million people.  Ditto Croatia.
Ok, had me curious--Croatia has 4 million or so. 

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« Reply #190: August 04, 2021, 04:55:29 PM »
Actually, the old Yugoslavia had some kick-butt sports teams.  Serbia and Croatia, then add in Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, plus Kosovo (part of Serbia).  Put all those together, and that's competitive with the tier below US/China/ :PUTIN!:  Of course, put the USSR back together . . .

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« Reply #191: August 04, 2021, 05:17:25 PM »
I like to think of myself as a Sexual Olympian - I can only manage to do it once every four years... :D

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« Reply #192: August 04, 2021, 05:59:29 PM »
I like to think of myself as a Sexual Olympian - I can only manage to do it once every four years... :D
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« Reply #193: August 04, 2021, 06:46:16 PM »
USA men’s basketball takes on Australia at about 12:30 am. Semifinal.

USA men’s baseball takes on South Korea Thursday 6:00 am. If they win they play Japan for the Gold. Lose and play the DR for the bronze. Not bad as MLB allowed no players from 40’man MLB rosters.

USA women’s volleyball takes on Serbia tomorrow midnight in the semis.

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« Reply #194: August 04, 2021, 07:03:28 PM »
I'm exhausted just watching the swimming marathon.  :|

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« Reply #195: August 04, 2021, 10:14:21 PM »
Randall Cunningham’s daughter Vashti qualifies for the high jump finals.
Fly Vashti Fly.
Edit:  and Dad is her coach.

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« Reply #196: August 04, 2021, 10:42:29 PM »
Men’s sprinters have been spectacularly disappointing

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« Reply #197: August 04, 2021, 11:37:10 PM »
Kayaking is surprisingly fun to watch.

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« Reply #198: August 05, 2021, 10:20:37 AM »
Men’s sprinters have been spectacularly disappointing


QFFT >:(

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« Reply #199: August 05, 2021, 01:26:19 PM »
USA doing great in the field events. Win the women’s pole vault and gold and silver in men’s shot put.

USA men’s basketball makes the final to meet France. Did not see the game but they overcame a big deficit and won going away. Saw the end of France and Slovenia. Was surprised that pros could be so undisciplined to get technical fouls near the end of a crucial game. Batum saved the day for France with a block.

USA baseball makes the gold medal game. USA women’s water polo also make the gold medal match.