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07-28-2012, 06:13 PM
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Volleyball, both floor and beach, kinda rules.

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Spent a few hours watching today, and handball looks really fun. Think I played it in HS, maybe, but don't remember. That archery Gold medal match was also pretty entertaining, as well as the fencing match between a Korean and Italian chick.

Although, you still couldn't pay me to watch soccer or cycling.
I can't watch rowing. It's like watching paint dry

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I can't watch rowing. It's like watching paint dry
Same, just had it on for a second (have never watched before), and it MIGHT be worse than soccer.

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I highly recommend watching Gausha's match today. Epic comeback in the 3rd round.

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I can't watch rowing. It's like watching paint dry
I actually find it one of the most exciting sports in the games.

I'm most excited for the men's 100m sprint.

I thought the NBC coverage of the opening ceremonies was funny when Canada came in...they obviously didn't have much to say about our team so started talking about us winning hockey in the winter games.

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I highly recommend watching Gausha's match today. Epic comeback in the 3rd round.
I saw that before leaving for work. Pretty nice finish.

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07-28-2012, 09:58 PM
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Never watched gymnastics before, but those guys are ****ing built.

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Volleyball, both floor and beach, kinda rules.
Agreed. I really enjoy watching volleyball.

I am also following basketball and women's soccer.

Other sports I watch if I am free and I see a country match up that interests. All the ones mentioned before I schedule when Team USA is playing otherwise just interesting matchups.

I dunno if anybody watched Team USA - Team South Korea in volleyball today but it was awesome.

Also Team Canada - Team GB beach volleyball was awesome. Happy for Canada win.

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the shoulder width and upper body size of the swimmers (both male and female) are most impressive.

statistically, do swimmers have longer arms than the general population...or does it just seem that way. i suppose it would stand to reason that people that are taller - and thus, i guess, have longer arms - would do better at swimming. come to think of it, you don't really see short swimmers, do you?

Canada wasn't really expected to get a medal in any of the events today...and lived up to that expectation! But, like clockwork, the media is already starting to whine!

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Phelps without a medal is hurting my eyes.

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Phelps without a medal is hurting my eyes.
Really? When he came 4th I laughed.

I honestly want Lochte to win every gold medal he can just so he gives more and longer interviews. He was the most entertaining part of the meet in Beijing - and he doesn't seem to have lost a step since then!

I love the "star spangled" grill he's brought to the games.



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Gausha's KO in the last seconds of the 3rd was great. He really turned it on that round.
Agreed, great ending.

Most of the other matches got pretty boring though, sadly. Only fighting for a couple rounds really takes away a lot of the excitement, especially as it was pretty obvious that a lot of them weren't trying for the KO but for the points given how little time there is.

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Germany sucks so far...

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Entertaining fight by Ramirez, though I think he got jobbed a bit by the fact that Azzdeine was given the final round.

Still, a 21-20 win's still a win.


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Entertaining fight by Ramirez, though I think he got jobbed a bit by the fact that Azzdeine was given the final round.

Still, a 21-20 win's still a win.
The judging is an absolute joke. Did you see the Ireland-Ecuador fight? Sanchez in the 3rd round had a sequence where he landed 5 body shots and a face shot, they gave him 2 points for the entire round.



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Didn't catch that one, but yeah.... I just don't get Olympic judging at all. Not going to claim to be a boxing expert by any stretch of the imagination, but a lot of the points totals have just seemed stupidly low.

Oh well, then again, I prefer professional boxing with the 10-point must system, but given how short these bouts are that'd just not work. And as we've seen, it's hardly perfect when judges are obviously corrupt a la Nevada.

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Didn't catch that one, but yeah.... I just don't get Olympic judging at all. Not going to claim to be a boxing expert by any stretch of the imagination, but a lot of the points totals have just seemed stupidly low.

Oh well, then again, I prefer professional boxing with the 10-point must system, but given how short these bouts are that'd just not work. And as we've seen, it's hardly perfect when judges are obviously corrupt a la Nevada.
Same here. The announcers broke it down, and counted the points for people like me that are clueless. They were just absolutely baffled and disgusted by it.

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Germany sucks so far...
You have 5 medals so far. When are your main events? Is this a horrible start for you or is it just your best events are later in the Olympics?

Canada has produced 4 bronze medals so far - given that in Beijing it took us a week to come up with one medal we're off to quite the "on fire" start

As an aside, I was looking at the various countries participating in the Olympics and noticed that Germany has a population in excess of 80m. I honestly had no idea the population was so big - although, I guess I hadn't thought about it much. Canada has about 35m..I knew Germany was bigger...but I didn't realize you were well more than twice Canada's population (I probably would have guess 60m )

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The start sucked because our guys underperformed. They may not have won a medal one way or the other, but they were better than what they have shown.

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I am ready for the track and field next week. Then we can rack up the gold medals in many of those disciplines. And glad we got Gold in ***** both men and women. Hoping the same for Trap later in the week.

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I am ready for the track and field next week. Then we can rack up the gold medals in many of those disciplines. And glad we got Gold in ***** both men and women. Hoping the same for Trap later in the week.
I'm rooting for that disabled fella. I'd really like to see him take home some hardware.

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I'm rooting for that disabled fella. I'd really like to see him take home some hardware.
Yeah, it's really inspiring, but at the same time, I don't really like the mixing of technology into it. If he won gold, it would be questioned.

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Kind of like those flex limbs for people who lose a leg. It gives too much of an advantage.

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Well, I can kind of understand it, as a lot of those prosthetic athletic limbs have significantly more spring in their steps than a normal human leg, so that can give them a slight leg up on the competition (pun honestly not intended).

If it's judged to be roughly equivalent to a human leg though, I've got nothing against them competing.

Plus, it's kind of weird to think that, in our lifetimes, we're probably going to see the debate on Olympic/professional athletic competition move from prosthetics to the initial people with with truly advanced cybernetic implants. Could very well be talking about cyborg athletes (not saying full body/super advanced, like Ghost in the Shell or Deus Ex, but stuff like ocular and certain muscular or adrenal implants) by the time we're getting ready to kick the bucket.

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