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Old 07-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #101
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #102
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interesting idea , but you may wish to limit what sports its allowed to happen in ..... all well and good if they are doped up and run the 100m in 5seconds...
different story if they are in the ring punching eachother in the head....
I guess they would all fall under the IOC banner of acceptable and unacceptable drugs; however, outside of the IOC, in other sports certain "drugs" or enhancing agents are not permitted in one sport but are legally acceptable in another...freediving does not permit anything which may give an unfair advantage over O2 and CO2 levels, whereas the Chess Federation does not permit stimulants which keep the person awake/more alert...whereas in freediving that would be permissible and vice versa. I think I got the two "sports" and their usages correct but if the latter is incorrect it will be another sport which requires mental alertness but pretty sure it's chess.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #103
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about the missed lifts...they seem to be cramping and such. do they have 24 hour weigh-ins for this, or same day?
Same day I think. They were talking earlier about trying to get calories in before lifting and after the weigh in earlier.

Oh, and **** you Japan. **** you. ****s.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #104
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #105
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Same day I think. They were talking earlier about trying to get calories in before lifting and after the weigh in earlier.

Oh, and **** you Japan. **** you. ****s.
Do you mean the gymnastics? If so, they were entitled to appeal it; I don't know if you heard the commentary but even the British commentators stated that the dismount was a dismount (because he landed on his feet and it was the last move in the sequence of his routine) which meant that only marks for a poor dismount rather than a failed dismount should have been deducted.

There have been appeals in the fencing with some being upheld and others not, after video replays of the point awarded. Small errors by judges do occur.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #106
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Nice half court shot by Australia versus France in women's basketball. Too bad they lost.
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Yeah, the gymnastics. I didn't see it, so I'm just basing it on what I'm reading. That's fine, but they put in their appeal AFTER the medal announcements were made so really that's kinda crappy of the judges. Feel sorry for Ukraine as well.

Also, from what I gather they really screwed up in the fencing with the women's semi final - South Korea against Germany as the clock messed up and went from 1 second to 0 and back to 1 and the German scored a point in the extra second. Korea appealed, but it took forever and the fencer had to stay on the platform the whole time and started crying.



...They lost the appeal.


Okay, better (and probably more accurate) description: "The last second of the match lasted way more than one second because the clock was halted three consecutive times, and that gave the German athlete time to strike the Korean."
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^ I saw that. I feel for her, but what a poor sport.
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Nice half court shot by Australia versus France in women's basketball. Too bad they lost.
Just seen that myself, exceptional!
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