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08-09-2012, 05:24 PM
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Hope Solo just robbed Japan of the tying goal late in the game. She's not only a babe, she's a damn good GK. Looks like US will take the Gold, oh well.
Quite disgruntled by the result although not really surprised. However, I'd like to point out that while the save was good, the shot wasn't that great. A low shot would of had a way better chance of going in.

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Great volleyball game with the Brazilian girls winning the gold against USA.

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Gotta feel for the Canadian Men's 4X100 team, the women's soccer team (although they ended on a good note), the way Simon Whitefield's career likely ended and the canadian girl in the triathlon.

Its too early to say what I'll remember about these olympics, but if you were to ask me right now, it's a bitter pill.

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08-12-2012, 08:07 AM
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They finally chose the popular pick for the flag bearer at the closing ceremony: Christine Sinclair!

Well deserved!

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08-12-2012, 09:13 AM
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They finally chose the popular pick for the flag bearer at the closing ceremony: Christine Sinclair!

Well deserved!
She was also awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal live on set and she had NO clue it was coming, lol.

Good for her. Very happy for Sinclair, she has been a class act for a long time.

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08-12-2012, 12:59 PM
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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.

It hurts to see Canada winning only one Gold Medal and finishing behind such countries as Iran, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary etc.

Congrats to Great Britain for finishing 3rd in Gold Medals in their Olympics.

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08-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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we don't put money in the program + we treat our athletes like crap

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Olympics suck...thank God they're almost over!

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08-12-2012, 04:02 PM
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China's medals to Olympic participant ratio is unreal, literally at around 10% of participants winning gold. They also evenly win across the board unlike the US who rack up vast majority of their medals in two sports (Swimming and Athletics)


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08-12-2012, 04:02 PM
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we don't put money in the program + we treat our athletes like crap
Unacceptable.

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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.

It hurts to see Canada winning only one Gold Medal and finishing behind such countries as Iran, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary etc.

Congrats to Great Britain for finishing 3rd in Gold Medals in their Olympics.
As a country Canada really doesn't care much for the summer Olympics. Up here when it comes to the Olympics there truly is only one event that our entire country cares about gold in and that is mens and womens hockey other than that we just don't have the same passion I didn't watch one event other than the womens football game against the US. I just do not care about the Olympics.

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You will find it interesting that the IOC gives the US some 400+ million dollars in ad and broadcast revenu and no other country gets this kind of money from the IOC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrYeHvIjHjk

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Nice closing ceremonies featuring British music. Surprised no Stones, Police, Zeppelin, Elton or Clapton though. I would've expected to hear all these guys or at least brief clips of them. No matter though, it was a good ceremony.

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and that's all she wrote

great games

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and that's all she wrote

great games
especially if you are American, Chinese, Russian or English

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Nice closing ceremonies featuring British music. Surprised no Stones, Police, Zeppelin, Elton or Clapton though. I would've expected to hear all these guys or at least brief clips of them. No matter though, it was a good ceremony.
As led zeppelin is one of my fave bands of all time they broke up a while ago and will never ever play together again

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08-13-2012, 12:08 AM
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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.

It hurts to see Canada winning only one Gold Medal and finishing behind such countries as Iran, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary etc.

Congrats to Great Britain for finishing 3rd in Gold Medals in their Olympics.
No, they don't.

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As led zeppelin is one of my fave bands of all time they broke up a while ago and will never ever play together again
That made no difference with Beady Eye playing an Oasis song, or some randoms playing Pink Floyd (seriously, why couldn't they get David Gilmour?).

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08-13-2012, 12:21 AM
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No offense to Canada...
Nah I'd rather use that tax/guv money to develop better aspects of the society rather than pointless competitions every 4 years.

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08-13-2012, 12:48 AM
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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.
Why? What does it matter at the end of the day? I'd rather see them dump money into helping sick kids (their families), community programs and the important things in life.

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Why? What does it matter at the end of the day? I'd rather see them dump money into helping sick kids (their families), community programs and the important things in life.
You act as if gold medals in swimming aren't important.

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You act as if gold medals in swimming aren't important.
they arent except for the speedo lovers

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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.

It hurts to see Canada winning only one Gold Medal and finishing behind such countries as Iran, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary etc.

Congrats to Great Britain for finishing 3rd in Gold Medals in their Olympics.
I would rather money put into health care, ensuring our countries remains strong economically, etc then have them waste ridiculous amounts of money so for two weeks every four years, i can fist pump that we have the best equestrian rider in the world.

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No offense to Canada and its residents, but the Canadian Olympic Committee needs to improve and work harder at developing a stronger Summer Olympics Program.

It hurts to see Canada winning only one Gold Medal and finishing behind such countries as Iran, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary etc.

Congrats to Great Britain for finishing 3rd in Gold Medals in their Olympics.
I'm really hurt by that thought, it's unacceptable...

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Why? What does it matter at the end of the day? I'd rather see them dump money into helping sick kids (their families), community programs and the important things in life.
One of the many reasons why I'm really hoping Toronto doesn't win an Olympic bid. If they win it, Canada will be forced to spend on it like they did for Vancouver.

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