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Old August 15 2008, 08:55 AM   #181
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In the end, the tallest lady on the team won the all around. The gigantic, five feet three inch, 110 pound Nastia Liukin took the gold. It can be done. You don't have to be 68 pounds with a fake passport (like Deng Lin Lin).
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Old August 15 2008, 09:45 AM   #182
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Good job Spanish national basketball team! Hope Gasol and whoever else is with him going to the NBA likes a nice fine and a few games sitting out!
U.S. slices Greece into pieces
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...y/5945137.html
For nearly two years, Team USA heard about its failure against Greece in the semifinals at the World Championships. The players heard how they had been dissected like frogs in biology class, picked apart by the pick-and-roll.
“Anybody want to talk about the pick-and-roll now?” asked assistant coach Mike D’Antoni as he walked off the court. “We blew it up.”
And it came tumbling down like one of those old buildings they fill with charges of dynamite.
When it was over, it was a decisive and determined 92-69 slice of vengeance by the Americans over Greece on Thursday at the Wukesong Olympic Basketball Gym.
next team Spain

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Oi! More judge controversy and this one is huge. Wrestling.

Sweden's Olympian starts fight with judges Ara Abrahamian throws medal away & quits


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC0R-WyQJyg
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Old August 15 2008, 10:22 AM   #183
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GB's Ben Ainslie is guaranteed at least silver in the Finn class in the sailing! Excellent. And a little while ago GB broke the world record in the men's team sprint indoor cycling!
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Old August 15 2008, 10:40 AM   #184
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^ Saw that. Did have a laugh at what Phil Liggott said after the english beat the french.

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Oi! More judge controversy and this one is huge. Wrestling.
I saw that on the news tonight. Don't know the full story, but the first thing I thought was bad sportsmanship.


We also won several silver medals today. And Jones is okay, after collapsing.
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Old August 15 2008, 10:57 AM   #185
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GB's Ben Ainslie is guaranteed at least silver in the Finn class in the sailing! Excellent. And a little while ago GB broke the world record in the men's team sprint indoor cycling!
I love track cycling, it's one of my favourite events at the Olympic Games.
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Old August 15 2008, 01:11 PM   #186
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The times for the 1500m are much quicker than usually. And there is still another one hear to go. Grant Hackett needs a good heat. He can do it, but has been ill.
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Old August 15 2008, 01:27 PM   #187
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Gold in the men's team sprint for GB!
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Old August 15 2008, 01:29 PM   #188
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^ Greats on that. The English cycling team is awesome.

Oh Grant is the fastest qualifier in the 1500m ... a true champ. He can do it.
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Old August 15 2008, 02:24 PM   #189
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Optimism for Canada from show jumping... currently tied for first in first team round... Germany is doing miserably, and is far out of the competition. Also looking good for Brazil at the moment.
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Old August 15 2008, 03:07 PM   #190
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I have a question, sorry if it has been answered before...

I have noticed that some athletes have some blue or pink stripes painted (?) either on their shoulders and backs or their legs.
I've seen it on beach voleyball players, basketball players etc etc

What is that ?
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Old August 15 2008, 03:25 PM   #191
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It's not paint, it's...well, I don't remember what's called, but it's a kind of tape that helps the muscles in some way. It has become quite popular amongst the volleyball players.
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Old August 15 2008, 03:46 PM   #192
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Congrats to the Canadian women's football team for a sound Olympic debut! A quarter finals loss to the US is nothing to be ashamed of. I suppose I must find someone else to root for, though.
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Old August 15 2008, 04:07 PM   #193
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SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
I have a question, sorry if it has been answered before...

I have noticed that some athletes have some blue or pink stripes painted (?) either on their shoulders and backs or their legs.
I've seen it on beach voleyball players, basketball players etc etc

What is that ?
I think you mean "kinesio tapes".
I don't know if that stuff is actually effective or just esoteric nonsense (I'd guess the latter), but some athletes swear by it.
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Old August 15 2008, 04:12 PM   #194
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I have a question, sorry if it has been answered before...

I have noticed that some athletes have some blue or pink stripes painted (?) either on their shoulders and backs or their legs.
I've seen it on beach voleyball players, basketball players etc etc

What is that ?
I think you mean "kinesio tapes".
I don't know if that stuff is actually effective or just esoteric nonsense (I'd guess the latter), but some athletes swear by it.
I'll google kinesio tapes see what comes up...

Reminds me when it was fashionable for everyone to wear those nose patches which supposedly helped breathing.
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Old August 15 2008, 07:36 PM   #195
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Oi! More judge controversy and this one is huge. Wrestling.
I saw that on the news tonight. Don't know the full story, but the first thing I thought was bad sportsmanship.
Actually from what I understand the wrestling part of the Olympics has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. There was a judge a few years ago that got banned for 2 years or something of the other. They basically threw this one. Bad calls and such.
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