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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:46 am

Synchronized swimming isn't a sport. It's basically an artistic performance. Why do they award medals for this?
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:34 am

The Canadian favourite in taekwondo also lost in the gold medal match yesterday, and the Canadian gold medal threat in mountain biking didn't finish. It's results like these (along with Van Koeverden) that makes you appreciate just how good guys like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are.
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby Yoda » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 am

My friend thinks that Usain Bolt is juicing. :-D
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:11 am

mweir145 wrote:Synchronized swimming isn't a sport. It's basically an artistic performance. Why do they award medals for this?

They should at least do it naked.
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:37 pm

bigh0rt wrote:They should at least do it naked.


Isn't that how most people "do it"?

Oh, you meant synchronized swimming...
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:47 pm

Yoda wrote:My friend thinks that Usain Bolt is juicing. :-D

I'd be lying if I said I didn't. :-/

But still, he's great. ;-D
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:34 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=a ... &type=lgns

It turns out that the Greco-Roman wrestler who was stripped of his bronze medal for dropping it in disgust on the mat had reason for being angry, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


I would have been pissed, too. It sucks that the IOC stripped his medal for "violating the spirit of fair play." :-[
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby Amazinz » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:53 pm

I can definitely understand him being angry. However, being angry and acting out the way he did are worlds apart for most sane people. I know they say "Roid Rage" is a myth but if there's an iota of truth to it, he's the poster boy.
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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:21 pm

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Re: Olympic Discussion Thread

Postby Amazinz » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:57 pm

Banned for life. Wow. I don't know how I missed that story. :-S
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