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Title: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2021, 02:06:37 PM
Or, if you're fancy, The Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

Surprised no thread already on this but it does seem to have gone under the radar a bit more than usual. Not helped by all the attention being on the Euros, then Wimbledon, etc. With no crowd and a fair few events on at stupid times for British viewers, it may be more low-key than usual, but I'm still looking forward to it. Particularly, in engrossing myself in sports I would never normally watch.

Starts tonight (well, Wednesday morning) at 1am, with an Australia vs Japan softball match. Great Britain women kick off the football against Chile tomorrow morning at 8.30, then it really gets going on Saturday, after Friday's opening ceremony.

Britain is forecast to do much worse than in 2012 or 2016, with an estimate of 13-14 golds. Hopefully whatever tally they end up with will be enough to stuff the Aussies in the medal table.

Oh, and good luck Douglas Luiz, the first Villa Olympian. Less good luck to treacherous Quisling Mana Iwabuchi. I hope she scores ten own goals.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 20, 2021, 02:30:28 PM
I admire your enthusiasm, mate.

There isn't much here, to be fair. It'll change if Japan win a few gold medals, I'm sure.

Bach is public enemy number 1, currently. Rikako Ikee is the darling of Japan after her heroic battle with leukemia, and rightly so.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 20, 2021, 02:41:55 PM
Will Osaka be playing in the tennis?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 20, 2021, 03:23:22 PM
I think so mate, yes. A big favourite here, of course, but there is an irritating, twattish percentage of people who claim she isn't really Japanese. She's Japanese if she wins, foreign if she loses, types.

My mother in law absolutely loves her, and was gutted that despite getting tickets (we had to enter a ballot type thing for her and wait online for about 6 hours) she won't be able to actually watch any matches.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2021, 03:27:27 PM
Feel really sorry for the fans not getting to actually attend, especially if they'd had the excitement of getting tickets prior to the announcement. I never went when it was in the UK, to be fair. Would probably have at least gone to a football match or two if that idiot Lerner hadn't withdrawn Villa Park so that we could make improvements to the ground which never actually happened.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 20, 2021, 03:36:48 PM
The university I work for here has provided a large number of previous Olympic athletes for Japan over the years. Particularly in judo and volleyball. One of the perks of working for said university is that we got given alot of free tickets for a wide range of events. In certain cases we were to act as chaperones for students etc etc

I was quite looking forward to the track events like relay, plus the rugby sevens and surfing/rock climbing.

But having only just received one vaccination dose at present, I'm kind of relieved I don't have to go. Alot of my students are still doing the Olympic volunteer gigs, however, despite not receiving a single vaccination.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 20, 2021, 06:13:49 PM
Have put in for a few 0f the Commonwealth events, but obviously not as big as the Olympics.

Glad that Osaka is playing.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2021, 07:27:12 PM
Hope she wins.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 08:11:25 AM
Britain women football team kick off in twenty minutes on the BBC.

The competition consists of three groups of four, with the top two in each and the best two runners-up progressing to the final. Britain might be better finishing second rather than top as that would likely mean they couldn't face USA until a potential Gold Medal match.

The men's competition, starting tomorrow, is a more straightforward four groups of four. No Britain team, as England under-21's didn't do well enough in qualifying events.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scratchins on July 21, 2021, 08:19:07 AM
  A Scottish reporter on R5 this morning arrived in Tokyo on Friday and he and his camera man/producer are having to isolate until the 31st.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 21, 2021, 10:40:39 AM
2 nil to GB
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 10:46:33 AM
Comfortable win for GB, and the Americans are losing two-nil to Sweden.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 10:48:58 AM
One of the American women has her sleeves tucked into her armpits so she's effectively playing without sleeves. Isn't that against the rules? Seem to remember Cameroon producing a sleeveless shirt and FIFA banned it.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 10:56:44 AM
Her sleeves now seem normal, guessing the referee must have told her while I was pissing about in a spreadsheet.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 11:00:51 AM
America getting pumped. Three-nil.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 11:28:04 AM
Finished 3-0. IwaBOOOOOchi starts for Japan against Canada. These are the other two in Britain's group.

Oh, and Brazil battered China 5-0.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 01:10:35 PM
Iwabuchi equalises. Booooo.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 01:50:14 PM
Tokyo Olympics: British medal hope Amber Hill withdraws after testing positive for Covid-19 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57917553
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 21, 2021, 01:55:47 PM
Zambian forward Barbra Banda scores a hat-trick against the Netherlands. Zambia lose 10-3.

I think she has a right to be aggrieved by her teammates' efforts.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 21, 2021, 01:58:14 PM
Tokyo Olympics: British medal hope Amber Hill withdraws after testing positive for Covid-19 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57917553

To be honest, Coronavirus is rampant here, there is little testing, and not that many people are vaccinated. A shit show by all accounts.

Feel really sorry for the athletes who catch the virus and have to pull out
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 22, 2021, 08:33:28 AM
Is softball the same as baseball but with underarm bowling?

Edit: oh and they seem to have only seven innings because it finished pretty much as soon as I put it on. Over to the football I go.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2021, 10:01:39 AM
Why does rowing have "Olympic Bests" instead of "Olympic Records"?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 10:31:35 AM
Why does rowing have "Olympic Bests" instead of "Olympic Records"?

Probably the same as with Marathons, maybe some of the course is uphill ;) :)
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 10:34:19 AM
Is softball the same as baseball but with underarm bowling?

Edit: oh and they seem to have only seven innings because it finished pretty much as soon as I put it on. Over to the football I go.

Basically yes, with a different sized diamond and bigger ball. Pitcher is closer to the batter than in baseball.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2021, 12:21:56 PM
Ta.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 12:34:12 PM
Love the Olympics (especially the Winter games) and delighted they're going ahead as the athletes only get their chance every 4 years. Also cheer for Team GB as long as I think they're clean (so Farah not being there this year helps).

Usually watch the opening and closing ceremonies but this one is very dull so far.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 12:35:18 PM
The university I work for here has provided a large number of previous Olympic athletes for Japan over the years.

A small local school here has 1 Olympian and 1 Paralympian competing in Tokyo. The former is a reigning European Boxing Champion at Middleweight so she should have a chance at a medal.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 12:50:33 PM
Love the Olympics (especially the Winter games) and delighted they're going ahead as the athletes only get their chance every 4 years. Also cheer for Team GB as long as I think they're clean (so Farah not being there this year helps).

Usually watch the opening and closing ceremonies but this one is very dull so far.

Even my wife has turned it off. That says it all for me! :)
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 12:56:17 PM
The university I work for here has provided a large number of previous Olympic athletes for Japan over the years.

A small local school here has 1 Olympian and 1 Paralympian competing in Tokyo. The former is a reigning European Boxing Champion at Middleweight so she should have a chance at a medal.

Our town's Paralympian goal medallist seems to be the only properly entitled person who parks in the disabled spots at the local sports centre.

The rest of the spots* are taken up by able bodied customers.

* quite a few people park on the hash marks between the spaces. I guess this allows them to say to themselves that they're not really parked in a disabled spot.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 01:13:23 PM
It's been turned back on-Best shoes award goes to North Macedonia.

Australians seem to be the only nation wearing shorts. Makes sense really as it's humid as fuck here.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 01:20:52 PM
It's been turned back on-Best shoes award goes to North Macedonia.

Australians seem to be the only nation wearing shorts. Makes sense really as it's humid as fuck here.

Think Ukraine and Croatia wore shorts as well. Worst outfit goes to Kenya.

I'm only watching now for the trivia.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 01:23:05 PM
It's been turned back on-Best shoes award goes to North Macedonia.

Australians seem to be the only nation wearing shorts. Makes sense really as it's humid as fuck here.

Think Ukraine and Croatia wore shorts as well. Worst outfit goes to Kenya.

I'm only watching now for the trivia.

It just makes me realise I need to study more Japanese. I can only understand about 30 % of what's being said.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 02:16:14 PM
It just makes me realise I need to study more Japanese. I can only understand about 30 % of what's being said.

Can our Tokyo correspondent shed some more light on the order of the athletes parade? Apparently it's in alphabetical order in Japanese as opposed to the usual English.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on July 23, 2021, 03:58:42 PM
Really enjoyed that opening ceremony! It demonstrated perfectly the Olympic Spirit in a respectful way. Loved the pictograms brought to life and it was fitting that Naomi Osaka was the last torchbearer. Good luck to all the athletes. As a family we're looking forward to a great spectacle.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 04:07:55 PM
It just makes me realise I need to study more Japanese. I can only understand about 30 % of what's being said.

Can our Tokyo correspondent shed some more light on the order of the athletes parade? Apparently it's in alphabetical order in Japanese as opposed to the usual English.

I think its to do with how the country names are pronounced using Katakana.

Ireland were first out weren't they? In Katakana, Ireland is pronounced like so:


(https://i.ibb.co/zX9C1GG/Screenshot-20210724-000610.png) (https://ibb.co/zX9C1GG)


I may well be completely wrong of course! :)
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on July 23, 2021, 07:59:17 PM
Catching the highlights on BBC 1 of the Opening Ceremony: a sad and poignant sight IMO.

Good luck Great Britain!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2021, 07:59:43 PM
Greece are always first out. The Refugee Team was next. The countries starting with vowels seem to be first. UK is something like "Ingrishu" which, I assume, means "English". Stupid Japanese. 🙁
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 08:50:10 PM
Can our Tokyo correspondent shed some more light on the order of the athletes parade? Apparently it's in alphabetical order in Japanese as opposed to the usual English.

I think its to do with how the country names are pronounced using Katakana.

Ireland were first out weren't they? In Katakana, Ireland is pronounced like so:

I may well be completely wrong of course! :)

I think you're right. When Ireland were out first (after Greece and the Refugees as tradition dictates) and France last I assumed it was in decreasing order of charm and friendliness. ;)

Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 11:39:37 PM
Greece are always first out. The Refugee Team was next. The countries starting with vowels seem to be first. UK is something like "Ingrishu" which, I assume, means "English". Stupid Japanese. 🙁

Haha. I think the UK is referred to as えいこく (eikoku) in the Olympics, rather than イギリス (England).

God only knows why.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2021, 11:47:08 PM
Fair enough, I got my information below, I definitely said "Ingrisu", or something similar, but has now changed. That's the peril of relying on Wikipedia for my "facts", I suppose 😄

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics_Parade_of_Nations
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 24, 2021, 12:56:18 AM
Fair enough, I got my information below, I definitely said "Ingrisu", or something similar, but has now changed. That's the peril of relying on Wikipedia for my "facts", I suppose 😄

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics_Parade_of_Nations

:) :) To be fair, yesterday was the first time in 8 years living here that I'd heard of eikoku! I've always been igirisu jin (British person) when people have asked where I'm from. The fact that it also means English person doesn't make sense really :D Not to simpletons like myself anyhow.

If my Japanese language level was higher than that of a newborn, I could explain that my dad is half Scottish, half English, and my mum half Welsh, half Irish! I'm looking forward to my daughter explaining her heritage in a few years :D
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 24, 2021, 01:04:44 AM
Walking into the office this morning, a Japanese colleague asked me 'Nik-san, what is the foreign opinion of the Tongan man without a shirt?'

I replied that I wasn't quite sure, as the topic had never come up. Seemed to be the correct clothing for this weather..'

He grunted and described him as something negative that I didn't really get, but with the help of giggling colleagues, translates as something akin to 'wanker'.

The Olympic spirit alive and well on this campus! :)

Update-some colleagues moaning about Naomi Osaka lighting the torch now. Japan is fucking depressing at times. I've asked said colleagues to move into the 21st Century.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 24, 2021, 05:26:55 AM
This is an example of the sort of nonsense (without some of the horrific racist language) that gets posted on every article in Japan about Naomi Osaka. Yahoo.jp is the worst, and no wonder she doesn't want to live here. On the Olympic torch lighting:

'But, what did she do to deserve it? What has she ever done for Japan? If they wanted somebody who is bi-racial, why not Hachimura or Darvish? At least they grew up in Japan and can, you know, speak Japanese. Their Olympic accomplishments are the same as hers - nothing. At tennis player? Why not Sugiyama Ai? She has won grand slams and an Olympic medal in tennis. Matthew (Mashu) Baker? He has a gold medal in Judo. It should have been an accomplished Olympian, maybe in judo since it is from Japan. Or an athlete from Tohoku. Or the children from Tohoku. Not a corporate shill'.


Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 24, 2021, 07:49:13 AM
The road race is one of the Olympic highlights to me. Peloton has largely pulled back against the leaders and soon the Mikuni pass is coming up. Be interesting to see how it shapes up.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 24, 2021, 09:15:42 AM
Seems like Britain is doing rubbish so far. Hardly won any of the rowing heats and a shooter who was a medal prospect didn't make the final.

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury upsetting the second seeded French in the men's doubles seems the highlight so far.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 24, 2021, 09:26:28 AM
This is an example of the sort of nonsense (without some of the horrific racist language) that gets posted on every article in Japan about Naomi Osaka. Yahoo.jp is the worst, and no wonder she doesn't want to live here. On the Olympic torch lighting:

'But, what did she do to deserve it? What has she ever done for Japan? If they wanted somebody who is bi-racial, why not Hachimura or Darvish? At least they grew up in Japan and can, you know, speak Japanese. Their Olympic accomplishments are the same as hers - nothing. At tennis player? Why not Sugiyama Ai? She has won grand slams and an Olympic medal in tennis. Matthew (Mashu) Baker? He has a gold medal in Judo. It should have been an accomplished Olympian, maybe in judo since it is from Japan. Or an athlete from Tohoku. Or the children from Tohoku. Not a corporate shill'.




That person's view ignores the fact that Yu Darvish isn't competing in the Olympics and, in fact, isn't even eligible to compete in the Olympics due to being on a Major League Baseball roster.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 24, 2021, 09:37:33 AM
Baseball, and men's football, should both be kicked the fuck out if they aren't going to send their best players. Disgusting when you think of the players in sports like squash who would kill to take part.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 24, 2021, 10:30:21 AM
Baseball, and men's football, should both be kicked the fuck out if they aren't going to send their best players. Disgusting when you think of the players in sports like squash who would kill to take part.

Yep, it's bizarre that Squash can't get in when you consider all the semi-sports that do and, as you say, the sports where the best players don't take part.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 24, 2021, 11:52:54 AM
The football one is arguably worse as it is so inconsistent, and gives an unfair advantage to certain clubs. Liverpool, for instance, were succesfully able to pressure Mo Salah into not playing despite the fact that there was no major African competition this summer. Douglas Luiz, by contrast, goes to the Olympics straight from the Copa America.

The IOC should tell FIFA they have to abolish the clubs' veto and get rid of the age restrictions if they want men's football to stay in. Women's football should, obviously, remain as they always give the Olympics the respect it deserves.

Talking of women's football, have to feel some sympathy with Zambia's Barbra Banda. She's played two, scored hat-tricks in each, and has yet to be on the winning side having lost 10-3 to the Dutch in their opening game and drawn 4-4 with China today.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 24, 2021, 12:42:16 PM
This is an example of the sort of nonsense (without some of the horrific racist language) that gets posted on every article in Japan about Naomi Osaka. Yahoo.jp is the worst, and no wonder she doesn't want to live here. On the Olympic torch lighting:

'But, what did she do to deserve it? What has she ever done for Japan? If they wanted somebody who is bi-racial, why not Hachimura or Darvish? At least they grew up in Japan and can, you know, speak Japanese. Their Olympic accomplishments are the same as hers - nothing. At tennis player? Why not Sugiyama Ai? She has won grand slams and an Olympic medal in tennis. Matthew (Mashu) Baker? He has a gold medal in Judo. It should have been an accomplished Olympian, maybe in judo since it is from Japan. Or an athlete from Tohoku. Or the children from Tohoku. Not a corporate shill'.




That person's view ignores the fact that Yu Darvish isn't competing in the Olympics and, in fact, isn't even eligible to compete in the Olympics due to being on a Major League Baseball roster.

It doesn't fit that person's agenda, I guess.

As.for Barbra Banda, sign her up for the Villa women's team!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on July 24, 2021, 12:43:01 PM
Probably easier to stop an over-age player like Salah going than it would be to stop someone who's in the proper age bracket, eg Doug
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 24, 2021, 12:49:12 PM
It isn't, the clubs have veto either way, I believe. If Villa wanted to stop Luiz playing, we could have done so. There are no Juventus or Man City players at the tournament, either. Certain clubs have more power over players and feel more able to turn them down, so it's another way of giving power to the established elite.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: TopDeck113 on July 24, 2021, 12:56:00 PM
The cycling road race can sometimes be a lottery with favourites finishing dozens of places behind the winner, so pleased so see a medal rostrum for the men's event consisting of Carapaz, van Aert and Pogacar.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 25, 2021, 09:16:31 AM
Shock in the  women's cycling
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 25, 2021, 09:32:15 AM
Confirmed the peloton was not aware Kiesenhofer was out front. Thus van Vleuten thinking she had won gold. Unbelievable really.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 25, 2021, 10:53:46 AM
Yep, it's bizarre that Squash can't get in when you consider all the semi-sports that do and, as you say, the sports where the best players don't take part.

It does seem weird and it'd be nice to watch a sport I actually play.

Quite enjoyed the skateboarding (hard to figure out the scoring). Just wish the commentators would shut up for a nanosecond, they make Rpbbie Savage sound like Helen Keller. 3 on 3 basketball can f**k off though, what next, attack v defence in football?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 25, 2021, 10:54:10 AM
Great also to see the Tunisian kid win in the 400m despite the general US / AUS dominance in the pool.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on July 25, 2021, 11:39:15 AM
Great ride from the Austrian to win the gold in the ladies cycling.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 25, 2021, 11:48:01 AM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 25, 2021, 12:42:32 PM
Confirmed the peloton was not aware Kiesenhofer was out front. Thus van Vleuten thinking she had won gold. Unbelievable really.

They don't have race radios or contact with the coaching staff like they do in normal races. So no way of finding out someone extra broke off unless told when they reeled the front riders. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is something you can decide.

Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 25, 2021, 02:05:42 PM
Confirmed the peloton was not aware Kiesenhofer was out front. Thus van Vleuten thinking she had won gold. Unbelievable really.

They don't have race radios or contact with the coaching staff like they do in normal races. So no way of finding out someone extra broke off unless told when they reeled the front riders. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is something you can decide.


They don't have radio but they do have time checks and team cars whom they are in frequent contact with so how so many in the peloton got it wrong is some achievement. Maybe information was poor but from the post-race interviews it seems an incorrect count by some of the team captains/riders.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: dave shelley on July 25, 2021, 03:52:04 PM
Watching a bit of the Archery competition.  Those bows the archers use are nothing like Robin Hood and his Merrie Men and Sitting Bull and his mates used, and they did it from up trees and from the backs of horses.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: luke:lamf on July 25, 2021, 04:40:56 PM
Reading the comments, itís fun to rťalise that in a different country Iím watching basically an entirely different Olympics. No skateboarding or cycling or taekwondo - and I donít expect to see a great deal of rowing or cycling either from France. Instead seeing shitloads of judo, fencing, handball and swimming (tho guess alongside athletics that is the main tent pole event).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on July 25, 2021, 04:42:28 PM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

That's not BBCs fault, that's all they're allowed to do under the licence they've been given. Discovery (who own Eurosport) paid for European distribution rights and have allowed very little out of their control, and even that was only because the IOC insisted on free-to-air channels having a minimum amount of footage. It'll be the same for the next olympics as well (and the winter one next year).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 25, 2021, 05:04:07 PM
Quite enjoyed the skateboarding (hard to figure out the scoring). Just wish the commentators would shut up for a nanosecond, they make Rpbbie Savage sound like Helen Keller.

I tuned in for the first time last night and the skateboarding was on. After a few tuts and WTFs I decided to give it 5 minutes and ended up watching all of the Tricks section. The little Japanese lad was amazing and certainly deserved his gold. Oh and the commentators here were two old blokes that at least admitted they didn't really know what they were talking about but were enjoying it.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 25, 2021, 05:15:27 PM
Watching a bit of the Archery competition.  Those bows the archers use are nothing like Robin Hood and his Merrie Men and Sitting Bull and his mates used, and they did it from up trees and from the backs of horses.

Was hoping to watch the archery but BBC haven't bothered their arses. Madness that they show hours of preliminaries in some sport while, in others, even the gold medal matches don't get a look-in.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 25, 2021, 05:24:58 PM
It's not madness, they got outbid for the rights
https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/24/why-bbc-cant-show-full-live-coverage-of-olympics-how-to-watch-all-the-action-14983122/
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Post by: dave shelley on July 25, 2021, 05:25:50 PM
It's good that, despite my flippancy.  The Korean women's teams have won every gold medal since the sport was introduced to the games.  The '90's I think they said.  Remarkable.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 25, 2021, 05:31:32 PM
It's not madness, they got outbid for the rights
https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/24/why-bbc-cant-show-full-live-coverage-of-olympics-how-to-watch-all-the-action-14983122/

I'm aware of that. They are still allowed to show two streams simultaneously and are consistently choosing not to show gold medal events.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 25, 2021, 08:16:07 PM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

They donít have the rights. Subscription channel Discovery bought them, allowing BBC to show only two channels l
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 26, 2021, 12:14:06 AM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

That's not BBCs fault, that's all they're allowed to do under the licence they've been given. Discovery (who own Eurosport) paid for European distribution rights and have allowed very little out of their control, and even that was only because the IOC insisted on free-to-air channels having a minimum amount of footage. It'll be the same for the next olympics as well (and the winter one next year).

All but the only two channels bit is still their fault. I'll bet I end up watching a lot more Eurosport coverage (from two channels) than BBC coverage (from two channels).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 26, 2021, 12:15:45 AM
With less of the annoying concentration on the British competitors too
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 26, 2021, 05:39:17 AM
The local coverage in HKG is decent to be fair, but I'm using our, erm, "family" account for Discovery so pretty pleased that I can see whatever I want and in my own time zone too, bar an hour.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 26, 2021, 07:27:48 AM
Well done Adam Peaty first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.
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Post by: Axl Rose on July 26, 2021, 08:50:59 AM
Well done to Tom Daley and Matty Lee, also.
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Post by: Somniloquism on July 26, 2021, 09:27:56 AM
And Tom Pidcock although he might have been "lucky" Van Der Poel crashed out who was his biggest contender. Shame he wasn't in contention to do the road race as that would have been interesting.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on July 26, 2021, 09:30:40 AM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

That's not BBCs fault, that's all they're allowed to do under the licence they've been given. Discovery (who own Eurosport) paid for European distribution rights and have allowed very little out of their control, and even that was only because the IOC insisted on free-to-air channels having a minimum amount of footage. It'll be the same for the next olympics as well (and the winter one next year).

All but the only two channels bit is still their fault. I'll bet I end up watching a lot more Eurosport coverage (from two channels) than BBC coverage (from two channels).

Not necessarily, they're only allowed to show stuff they've agreed. Take yesterday for example, the 2 medals came from people that weren't expected to be in the mix for them so BBC won't have prioritised showing those finals live (but would've had the womens TKD final in the schedule in the hope that Jones would be in it). Today Peaty and Daley/Lee were both shown live because both were expected to get something (Peaty was probably the most nailed on gold GB has ever had).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Nev on July 26, 2021, 09:49:40 AM
Really disappointed to learn about the TV deal. One thing I love about the Olympics is happening upon a minor sport and being drawn in to it over the length of the Games. With the current situation, this is far less likely. I haven't seen much of the TV coverage to be fair but 5Live's isn't great. Any sort of balanced, informed commentary appears to be rare, replaced with "banter" like badinage between various presenters and pundits and constant switching from one sport to another where there is no opportunity for the drama and tension to build at all.
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Post by: Simon Page on July 26, 2021, 10:31:22 AM
Quite enjoyed the skateboarding (hard to figure out the scoring). Just wish the commentators would shut up for a nanosecond, they make Rpbbie Savage sound like Helen Keller.

I tuned in for the first time last night and the skateboarding was on. After a few tuts and WTFs I decided to give it 5 minutes and ended up watching all of the Tricks section. The little Japanese lad was amazing and certainly deserved his gold. Oh and the commentators here were two old blokes that at least admitted they didn't really know what they were talking about but were enjoying it.

I had a similar experience. At first I was I enjoyed the falling over. Then I was incredulous that (I think) the Canadian bloke was wearing jeans to compete in the Olympics, and they were all listening to, I assume, Bowling For Soup while going for gold. Cue lots of shit jokes about emos on the Fire Station roundabout, then I realised it was two hours later. Only thing I couldn't understand was the "Best Tricks" section. Every trick seemed to involve jumping some steps while putting a bit of your board on a handrail.

Unless I've missed it, looking forward to the Park section: Jumping the wino, avoiding the flasher, dog attack, etc. Just please, no more jumping down steps.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 26, 2021, 11:45:47 AM
Mad that a thirteen year old has won Olympic gold. I bet she keeps peeling at the medal trying to get to the chocolate inside.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Jon Crofts on July 26, 2021, 12:35:40 PM
With less of the annoying concentration on the British competitors too

I mean who'd think the BBC would have favourable coverage of British athletes eh? Whatever next.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 26, 2021, 01:36:46 PM
Mad that a thirteen year old has won Olympic gold. I bet she keeps peeling at the medal trying to get to the chocolate inside.

Haha. It's great isn't it.

Skateboarding is massively frowned upon here, so it's a victory also for the yoof!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: itbrvilla on July 26, 2021, 01:48:12 PM
I think that card played at the end of that match took her out of her flow there. i think it cost her.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 26, 2021, 01:51:21 PM
Van Der Poel claims he crash was because a plank on the course during practice was removed for the actual race. This along with the shambolic (and very dangerous) start to the Triathlon event does make you wonder if the Japanese / IOC were ready for the games or are they affected by Covid pullouts so no one experienced is around.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Jon Crofts on July 26, 2021, 01:59:04 PM
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 26, 2021, 02:11:09 PM
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??

The worst part was he slammed the boat into reverse and some of the competitors had entered the water behind him. So lucky there wasn't a serious injury there
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 26, 2021, 02:13:00 PM
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??

The worst part was he slammed the boat into reverse and some of the competitors had entered the water behind him. So lucky there wasn't a serious injury there

I just saw it as typical socially inept Japan.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: itbrvilla on July 26, 2021, 02:16:23 PM
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??
Why the fuck did they decided to move it?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 26, 2021, 02:31:54 PM
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 26, 2021, 03:13:31 PM
What a day Magnificent Monday, 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, now 5th in the medal table.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 26, 2021, 03:50:43 PM
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 26, 2021, 04:28:04 PM
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.

Although wouldn't all of that end up on a plate in a restaurant faster then added to the lake?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 26, 2021, 04:38:03 PM
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.

Although wouldn't all of that end up on a plate in a restaurant faster then added to the lake?

:) Definitely! And delicious, too!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 26, 2021, 04:42:25 PM
Although it might stop them having to kill Whales for the "scientific research" of the best way to cook and eat them. Or how many dead dolphins does it take to make the bay water totally red. Although I think they have dropped "Scientific Research" pretence from their whaling fleet again.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Jon Crofts on July 26, 2021, 09:52:07 PM
Womenís skateboarding on now. Some of these competitors are barely out of the womb.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 12:18:42 AM
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 27, 2021, 12:27:11 AM
With less of the annoying concentration on the British competitors too

I mean who'd think the BBC would have favourable coverage of British athletes eh? Whatever next.

It's no surprise but frankly was a non-issue when they were showing everything in 2012. Biased commentary comes with the territory, but I want to see live action, not someone interviewing someone else about how a third person must be feeling right now or a repeat of the action that was just shown five minutes ago or endless repeats of the day's highlights.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 12:35:12 AM
I wonder if it is partly the bizarre circumstances of these games whereby competitors are isolated due to Covid precautions? It's quite nice, under normal circumstances, to see emotional athletes celebrating with their families. Being denied that, the BBC may be attempting to recreate the experience by their interviews with the families back home.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 27, 2021, 12:40:11 AM
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

That's not BBCs fault, that's all they're allowed to do under the licence they've been given. Discovery (who own Eurosport) paid for European distribution rights and have allowed very little out of their control, and even that was only because the IOC insisted on free-to-air channels having a minimum amount of footage. It'll be the same for the next olympics as well (and the winter one next year).

All but the only two channels bit is still their fault. I'll bet I end up watching a lot more Eurosport coverage (from two channels) than BBC coverage (from two channels).

Not necessarily, they're only allowed to show stuff they've agreed. Take yesterday for example, the 2 medals came from people that weren't expected to be in the mix for them so BBC won't have prioritised showing those finals live (but would've had the womens TKD final in the schedule in the hope that Jones would be in it). Today Peaty and Daley/Lee were both shown live because both were expected to get something (Peaty was probably the most nailed on gold GB has ever had).

Think you're wrong there. They can show whatever they like, but are limited to two things at once.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/olympic-viewers-urged-to-be-patient-as-bbc-forced-to-juggle-live-streams

Deciding which in advance (for at least one of the two channels) would enable a bit of planning on the part of the viewer. Eurosport do it for both knowing presumably that the BBC will be scouring for GB medal opportunities, so their coverage is more useful to a fan of particular sports than someone going wiith the patriotic flow.

I reckon that ironically I'll watch less sport in the week from last Friday than in any seven days since Christmas, possibly since most sport was cancelled due to the rona, because I'm not watching the Hundred and I'm only interested in watching a small minority of sports at the Olympics (football, golf and baseball are all fine to watch, but I have little interest in their competitions here).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 12:41:58 AM
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: charlatan on July 27, 2021, 12:45:22 AM
I wonder if it is partly the bizarre circumstances of these games whereby competitors are isolated due to Covid precautions? It's quite nice, under normal circumstances, to see emotional athletes celebrating with their families. Being denied that, the BBC may be attempting to recreate the experience by their interviews with the families back home.

Plausible. Probably me being Aspergery, but I usually turn off the moment an event has finished unless I'm particularly enthused by the result (Villa have walloped someone or a team I particularly dislike has been smashed) and I feel like basking in it for a few minutes. Interviews tend to be predictable.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 12:50:13 AM
Peaty did manage to liven his interview up by sneaking in a "fucking great", to be fair.

Never really noticed the Bermudan flag before. It has possibly the shittest lion I have ever seen, and I include the fat twat Lerner Lion on the Villa badge in that. I had to Google it to check what animal it was supposed to be.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 27, 2021, 01:00:34 AM
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.

They already held the record for the smallest country to win a Summer medal (bronze) which they've now upgraded. Never been there and no great desire to go from what I've heard.

Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 27, 2021, 08:07:52 AM
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.
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Post by: Ian. on July 27, 2021, 08:14:59 AM
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?
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Post by: Axl Rose on July 27, 2021, 08:36:04 AM
Osaka out. The right wing here will be delighted.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 27, 2021, 08:55:14 AM
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?

She ended up in ninth.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 27, 2021, 09:03:56 AM
Van Der Poel claims he crash was because a plank on the course during practice was removed for the actual race. This along with the shambolic (and very dangerous) start to the Triathlon event does make you wonder if the Japanese / IOC were ready for the games or are they affected by Covid pullouts so no one experienced is around.

The VdP one was quashed by a coach who mentioned that they were told the plank was being removed for the race. (although add the question why it was there for Practice of a course).
 
Anyway to add to more Shitness from the organisers this year, a BMX rider was taken out when an official decided to cross the track without looking during a practice session.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 27, 2021, 09:05:10 AM
If you've got Virgin TV Olympics are showing on channels 537 to 543
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Ian. on July 27, 2021, 09:06:54 AM
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?

She ended up in ninth.
Ta, she stormed the swim, I was rooting for her after that.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 27, 2021, 09:41:38 AM
I watched the highlights of the mens Triathlon on the TV last night. (picked up just after the swim). The way Blummenfelt was grabbing water to stay as wet and cool as possible always suggested the big push on. I was surprised Yee didn't go to the tables at all in his final lap though.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 09:46:14 AM
Why are we so rubbish in the last five seconds of taekwando matches? It's bringing back painful memories of numerous injury time Villa disasters against scummy teams in red.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Ian. on July 27, 2021, 09:49:05 AM
Why are we so rubbish in the last five seconds of taekwando matches? It's bringing back painful memories of numerous injury time Villa disasters against scummy teams in red.

That was a heartbreaking finish.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: thick_mike on July 27, 2021, 10:56:55 AM
Just watched Argentina vs South Africa in the rugby 7sÖwhat a game!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 12:52:22 PM
BBC showing gymnastics shite on both channels, just as I'm about to go on lunch 🙄
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: maidstonevillain on July 27, 2021, 06:25:05 PM
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.

They already held the record for the smallest country to win a Summer medal (bronze) which they've now upgraded. Never been there and no great desire to go from what I've heard.

Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.
I find that difficult to believe when she wasnít even in the first four out of the water.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 27, 2021, 07:30:01 PM
Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.

I find that difficult to believe when she wasnít even in the first four out of the water.

It wasn't a reference to her win in The Olympics, she's the only one to do it in the same WTS event.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on July 27, 2021, 07:52:02 PM
Mark Kinsella's daughter (Alice) won a bronze medal in the gymnastics today.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 27, 2021, 09:35:09 PM
Charlotte Dujardin equalled the most number of Olympic medals won by a British women, by getting a bronze in the dressage. Now she is a great Olympian.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 27, 2021, 09:46:16 PM
Well, her horse is. Annoys me that the humans get all the credit. They could at least give them a medal made out of carrots or sugar or whatever horses like.

I'm also not convinced that dressage and show jumping aren't cruel. I imagine horses like running, they're designed for it. But I'm not sure they enjoy the prancing around let alone landing hard on those incredibly fragile ankles.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 27, 2021, 10:21:33 PM
Charlotte Dujardin equalled the most number of Olympic medals won by a British women, by getting a bronze in the dressage. Now she is a great Olympian.

I liked the line about her new horse in the BBC preview of The Olympics....."his name Gio and he dances on the sands".
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Neil Hawkes on July 28, 2021, 08:37:46 AM
Charlotte Dujardin equalled the most number of Olympic medals won by a British women, by getting a bronze in the dressage. Now she is a great Olympian.
Ahem:
In the history of the summer Olympics, Northern Ireland has only ever won three gold medals with legendary athlete Dame Mary Peters taking the top prize in 1972 and hockey heroes Stephen Martin and Jimmy Kirkwood gold medal winners in 1988.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 09:29:14 AM
I think we might be finishing below the Convicts, this time. Losing to them in rowing, FFS. How can those uncouth yobbos be beating us in that toffs' sport?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 28, 2021, 09:35:43 AM
I think we might be finishing below the Convicts, this time. Losing to them in rowing, FFS. How can those uncouth yobbos be beating us in that toffs' sport?

Ha!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 09:36:45 AM
Has there been any warming of public opinion to the games in Japan now that they're winning shitloads of medals?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 28, 2021, 11:07:00 AM
Lauren Price in the boxing looks very impressive, a good bet for a gold.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 11:23:17 AM
I think we might be finishing below the Convicts, this time. Losing to them in rowing, FFS. How can those uncouth yobbos be beating us in that toffs' sport?

Not to mention Ireland pipping GB to bronze in the women's fours and the uncouth Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy favourites for gold in the double sculls tomorrow.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 11:25:05 AM
Lauren Price in the boxing looks very impressive, a good bet for a gold.

Number one seed, also capped by Wales at football and won kickboxing titles. Impressive lady.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 11:26:47 AM
Mark Kinsella's daughter (Alice) won a bronze medal in the gymnastics today.

For GB. Also Charlie Haughey's grand niece won silver in the 200m freestyle for Hong Kong. 
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 11:30:50 AM
Gymnastics is the sport I like least in the Olympics so of course the BBC have to show every single second. It'll be the same with the shitey ice dancing in Beijing next year.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: AV82EC on July 28, 2021, 11:33:51 AM
Mark Kinsella's daughter (Alice) won a bronze medal in the gymnastics today.

For GB. Also Charlie Haughey's grand niece won silver in the 200m freestyle for Hong Kong.

I think you can claim that one BV if you apply the Greater Manchester theory of geographical proximity.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 11:47:12 AM
Mark Kinsella's daughter (Alice) won a bronze medal in the gymnastics today.

For GB. Also Charlie Haughey's grand niece won silver in the 200m freestyle for Hong Kong.

I think you can claim that one BV if you apply the Greater Manchester theory of geographical proximity.

Surely then we can also claim the McKeown, McKeon and McLoughlin that have won medals for Australia and of course Duffy for Bermuda?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: AV82EC on July 28, 2021, 12:20:20 PM
Your Irish diaspora allows leeway here. Iím claiming anything with a Union Flag in the corner.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 12:32:46 PM
Union Flag

Bing-bong.

Risso to the thread, please.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 12:56:39 PM
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: AV82EC on July 28, 2021, 01:02:11 PM
Union Flag

Bing-bong.

Risso to the thread, please.

Am I about to become embroiled in a fucking tedious debate and exchange of views about our national flag? If so I canít arsed so, stand down Risso.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Simon Page on July 28, 2021, 01:33:31 PM
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

There are some sports I just don't like (rugby union, long-distance cycling, triathlon) but that's my loss. Dressage, on the other hand, can fck right off. If horse and toff switched positions, I might reconsider.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 01:43:08 PM
There are some sports I just don't like (rugby union, long-distance cycling, triathlon) but that's my loss. Dressage, on the other hand, can fck right off. If horse and toff switched positions, I might reconsider.

Bing-bong.

Jon Crofts to the thread, please.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Simon Page on July 28, 2021, 01:47:23 PM
Note I didn't say anything about that shooting and skiing combination. I do detest that with every part of my being, but they're armed so fine by me. Actually, sod it. Anything involving a firearm is not on, unless they train dressage nags to fire.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 01:48:58 PM
Your Irish diaspora allows leeway here. Iím claiming anything with a Union Flag in the corner.

Fair enough, there's usually a few Irish-American winners as well. Don't forget to include this gold medal winner though.
https://www.si.com/olympics/2021/07/27/carissa-moore-surfing-olympic-gold-medal-hawaii-bianca-buitendag
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: AV82EC on July 28, 2021, 02:05:01 PM
Your Irish diaspora allows leeway here. Iím claiming anything with a Union Flag in the corner.

Fair enough, there's usually a few Irish-American winners as well. Don't forget to include this gold medal winner though.
https://www.si.com/olympics/2021/07/27/carissa-moore-surfing-olympic-gold-medal-hawaii-bianca-buitendag

Iíd forgotten all about that (slightly embarrassed Empire style shuffle)
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on July 28, 2021, 02:23:53 PM
German TT coach has been a bit naughty.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: LeeB on July 28, 2021, 02:54:43 PM
Note I didn't say anything about that shooting and skiing combination. I do detest that with every part of my being, but they're armed so fine by me. Actually, sod it. Anything involving a firearm is not on, unless they train dressage nags to fire.

Bullfighting, but the bulls have semi-autmatic machine guns on each horn that can be triggered by the bulls mind using some clever technology. People that enjoy that kind of thing normally can make up crowd and must remain seated throughout the event.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 28, 2021, 03:03:39 PM
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

Yeah I think I'd rather watch paint dry, but my brother in law, who has been in the equestrian business all his life, ensures me that it requires a tremendous amount of skill. I also take your previous point about the horse, nevertheless she is now the most decorated British female Olympian of all time and you can't take that away from her.
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Post by: Proposition Joe on July 28, 2021, 04:22:13 PM
Does anyone know what it is about Equestrian, that the riders all have those weird waxy red faces? Too much time in the country air?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2021, 04:54:56 PM
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

Yeah I think I'd rather watch paint dry, but my brother in law, who has been in the equestrian business all his life, ensures me that it requires a tremendous amount of skill. I also take your previous point about the horse, nevertheless she is now the most decorated British female Olympian of all time and you can't take that away from her.

No, although hopefully Laura Kenny will win more golds and overtake her again next week. That said, the commentator was saying there's no reason why Dujardin couldn't carry on for years so could smash that record. Maybe she will get her twentieth medal at Yardley, 2036.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Simon Page on July 28, 2021, 05:58:17 PM
To be fair, it's relatively easy to have a long career when something else is doing the physical stuff.

Yes, I know it take skill as a rider, but you don't exactly need to have Steve Redgrave levels of fitness. It is, after all, whipping a horse into dancing. In fact, now that it's angered me again, what is the fckn point? I can get archery, darts, even shooting at discs. Triathlon I can at least respect for how good a swimmer, cyclist, runner you are. In what circumstance is horse dancing relevant? Nearly every sport comes from a task to do with life or just going faster, further, higher than your opponent. This is creating a completely unnecessary "skill" so people called Jocasta and Sebastian can give you a mark out of ten. Get tae...

Whoever invented it needs digging up and killing again, preferably by being beaten repeatedly with the stiff backs of the cuntry set currently hooraying their way round Tokyo. Get a proper job and stop humiliating horses.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2021, 06:18:42 PM
Yes, I know it take skill as a rider, but you don't exactly need to have Steve Redgrave levels of fitness. It is, after all, whipping a horse into dancing. In fact, now that it's angered me again, what is the fckn point? I can get archery, darts, even shooting at discs. Triathlon I can at least respect for how good a swimmer, cyclist, runner you are. In what circumstance is horse dancing relevant? Nearly every sport comes from a task to do with life or just going faster, further, higher than your opponent. This is creating a completely unnecessary "skill" so people called Jocasta and Sebastian can give you a mark out of ten. Get tae...

Whoever invented it needs digging up and killing again, preferably by being beaten repeatedly with the stiff backs of the cuntry set currently hooraying their way round Tokyo. Get a proper job and stop humiliating horses.

Someone didn't get a pony as a child. :(
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Simon Page on July 29, 2021, 08:34:19 AM
Unfortunately, a glorified ventriloquist's dummy did and now she's going to ruin 20 minutes of SPOTY for me this year as well.

Oh the humanity!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 29, 2021, 08:45:16 AM
Men's Basketball 3x3 was superb last night. Latvia beating Russia in the final, the one player Krumins taping his own leg up to try and continue but eventually injury stopped him. Brilliant match.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2021, 09:48:43 AM
I didn't understand why it finished? Seemed like Latvia went three points clear but there were still thirty seconds left. Surely it was possible they could have been caught, why did they stop playing?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2021, 09:49:43 AM
Unfortunately, a glorified ventriloquist's dummy did and now she's going to ruin 20 minutes of SPOTY for me this year as well.

Oh the humanity!

She can prance onto the stage to give Jack the trophy.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 29, 2021, 10:46:56 AM
I didn't understand why it finished? Seemed like Latvia went three points clear but there were still thirty seconds left. Surely it was possible they could have been caught, why did they stop playing?

It's 21 points to win although not sure if you have to be 2 (or more) points ahead to do so.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 29, 2021, 10:52:30 AM
First gold for Ireland although they were heavy favourites in the men's lightweight double sculls. Tough luck on the GB women who lost out on a medal in their race by .01 of second.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2021, 10:57:53 AM
I didn't understand why it finished? Seemed like Latvia went three points clear but there were still thirty seconds left. Surely it was possible they could have been caught, why did they stop playing?

It's 21 points to win although not sure if you have to be 2 (or more) points ahead to do so.

Oh, okay. I had assumed it was based on times like normal basketball.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2021, 12:55:43 PM
Today seems to be the worst day of the Olympics yet. I'd tell the rowers they need to row home, the useless posh twats.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 29, 2021, 03:11:14 PM
I didn't understand why it finished? Seemed like Latvia went three points clear but there were still thirty seconds left. Surely it was possible they could have been caught, why did they stop playing?

It's 21 points to win although not sure if you have to be 2 (or more) points ahead to do so.

Oh, okay. I had assumed it was based on times like normal basketball.

Time limit or 21 points.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2021, 05:58:39 PM
Ta.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 29, 2021, 06:16:15 PM
No medal but under the circumstances, that was still a great effort from Helen Glover.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 30, 2021, 10:15:52 AM
Mighty pleased track and field has finally started. The nonsense sports now get relegated to the periphery where they belong.

Women's 100m should be a cracker based on the times this morning.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2021, 10:17:19 AM
Not bothering to show the men's BMX final live when Britain clearly had a medal chance, then showing the women's final and announcing the result of the men's final over the top of it is probably the nadir of the BBC coverage so far.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on July 30, 2021, 10:30:00 AM
Football commentators showing a complete lack of understanding of the game yet again. Australian defender slides in, gets a toe to the ball and then clatters the GB player. Ref gives a free kick and a yellow card and all the commentary can offer is "but she played the ball". This attitude is why shit like the injuries to Wesley and Van Dyke happens.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 30, 2021, 10:33:27 AM
Its worth watching the Women's Rugby Sevens so much more entertaining than the men's or the full version of the game. Last night was GB vs NZ. We soared into a 21 - 0 lead only to lose 21 - 26. We now play USA in the quarter final after beating Kenya 31 - 0.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2021, 10:35:26 AM
FFS, they're even losing to Australia in football now!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Hillbilly on July 30, 2021, 10:42:36 AM
It was a cracking corner by the Matildas though. GB look a bit slow and predictable.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 30, 2021, 10:48:07 AM
FFS, they're even losing to Australia in football now!

HT all to play for. Its coming home.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2021, 11:01:12 AM
No Golden Slam for Djokovic!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2021, 11:05:27 AM
BBC saying they will show the rugby sevens after the football, then, during the football, show a live picture of the rugby sevens showing the latest score. Twats!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 30, 2021, 11:22:44 AM
FFS, they're even losing to Australia in football now!

HT all to play for. Its coming home.

COME ON!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 30, 2021, 11:26:51 AM
No Golden Slam for Djokovic!

Some upset, that. (No disrespect to Zverev).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 30, 2021, 11:48:33 AM
FFS, they're even losing to Australia in football now!

HT all to play for. Its coming home.

COME ON!


Sake.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 30, 2021, 11:55:44 AM
Brazil out, Canada win on penalties. Our extra time about to kick off.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Hillbilly on July 30, 2021, 12:13:50 PM
Well that was justice for a very soft penalty.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 30, 2021, 12:39:59 PM
10,000m coming up, we won gold in London and Rio, don't somehow think we'll do it this time.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on July 30, 2021, 12:58:45 PM
10,000m coming up, we won gold in London and Rio, don't somehow think we'll do it this time.

Strange race this, surprised the ugandans have let the pace drop at times, I'd have thought they would want to stretch the field. Barega to win it now for me.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on July 30, 2021, 01:01:57 PM
10,000m coming up, we won gold in London and Rio, don't somehow think we'll do it this time.

Strange race this, surprised the ugandans have let the pace drop at times, I'd have thought they would want to stretch the field. Barega to win it now for me.

Yep, as expected his extra pace at the end was key, no idea why the Ugandans let it be a slow race, bizarre tactics.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Hillbilly on July 30, 2021, 02:20:01 PM
The Chinese womenís basketball team has a player who is 205cm tall. I canít recall ever seeing a women close to that height.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 30, 2021, 07:06:49 PM
Aidan Walsh has guaranteed Ireland another medal in boxing winning today's bout at welterweight. He fights Pat McCormack in the semi-final so I'll have to decide which Irish fighter to support.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: four fornicholl on July 30, 2021, 08:22:02 PM
The Chinese womenís basketball team has a player who is 205cm tall. I canít recall ever seeing a women close to that height.
Knowing China, sheís probably been on the rack.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 30, 2021, 08:50:21 PM
Quote from: Lastfootstamper link=topic=62265.msg4009209h#msg4009209 date=1627642113
FFS, they're even losing to Australia in football now!

HT all to play for. Its coming home.

COME ON!


Sake.

Theyíre coming home.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 01:25:46 AM
Great effort by the triathletes.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 01:35:28 AM
Like the new mixed swimming and running relays it's just more medals for the Sky 'Big Six' so the smaller countries can't catch them in the table. >:(
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 01:49:05 AM
They should bring in boxing relays.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 01:57:05 AM
Using a pint of beer as the 'baton'?

We might win a few more medals then as half of our Olympic medals have been for boxing (first one was J.B. Yeats for painting).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 31, 2021, 04:33:50 AM
Like the new mixed swimming and running relays it's just more medals for the Sky 'Big Six' so the smaller countries can't catch them in the table. >:(

Yeah, another ludicrous addition.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 31, 2021, 10:46:32 AM
Paul Casey 2 off the lead going into the final round.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 31, 2021, 11:25:09 AM
Dina Asher Smith only 3rd in the semis, anxious wait now to see if she'll make the final.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on July 31, 2021, 11:49:40 AM
DAS out but Daryll Neita makes the final.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 12:31:02 PM
DAS out of the 200, too. ☹
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 31, 2021, 01:32:57 PM
Double Swedish on top in the men's discus. "I'm a Swedish Viking" from gold medalist Stahl. Love it.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 01:36:12 PM
Yeah, enjoyed that. Mixed relay next, should be fun.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 01:40:06 PM
Well done Polska.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 31, 2021, 01:53:28 PM
Triple Jamaica in women's 100.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 01:54:42 PM
That's the fastest proper race ever. Flo Jo's record shouldn't count. What's the story with them not liking each other?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on July 31, 2021, 02:01:30 PM
Triple Jamaica in women's 100.

Brit in the final looked slower than me. Jamaican athletes are amazing.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 31, 2021, 02:06:26 PM
That's the fastest proper race ever. Flo Jo's record shouldn't count. What's the story with them not liking each other?

I don't know either but it was pretty obvious there was no love lost there.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: dave shelley on July 31, 2021, 02:12:00 PM
From what they're saying it may have something to do with a coach/trainer.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 02:16:38 PM
Ah, thanks. Hopefully those Jamaican girls come to Brum next year, would be some spectacle.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 02:28:18 PM
That's the fastest proper race ever. Flo Jo's record shouldn't count. What's the story with them not liking each other?

Agreed, don't recognise Flo-Jo's time either.  Think it's because Elaine Thompson-Herah voted Leave. ;)

Was hoping Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce would win, she seems nice. Doubt Asher-Smith would have got a medal anyway.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 02:32:32 PM
It was nice of the winner to thank Paul McGrath.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 02:52:03 PM
Is the boxer Yafai one of us? He's Brummie.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 11:09:33 PM
I see San Marino won another medal. That's two in three days after having won zero in their previous 61 years trying. Different medalists, too, not the same person.

Nice to see the San Marinos, Fijis and Irelands of this world getting their moment in the sun.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 03:07:30 AM
Dunno much about BMX trick racing but that was amazing by Charlotte Worthington. Another Gold for GB. Makes being a massive alcoholic insomniac worthwhile watching that.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 04:33:09 AM
Khyzhniak is fucking scary in the ring. He did not take a step back all match. Well, except for when he was hit in the balls.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 04:49:18 AM
Khyzhniak vs Marcial should be some fight.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Louzie0 on August 01, 2021, 05:04:21 AM
Dunno much about BMX trick racing but that was amazing by Charlotte Worthington. Another Gold for GB. Makes being a massive alcoholic insomniac worthwhile watching that.

She really surprised Hannah Roberts who was expecting to have the gold in the bag. Sheís rather good, as well.

I thought the BMX tricks were more varied and interesting than what I was watching in the equivalent skateboard competition. The BMXers did amazing stuff on the bikes all over the park, reaching incredible heights. Iíve no idea how difficult it was but everybody involved in the other one just skated up to a flight of steps and slid down the banister!  ;)

Great that Duncan Scott has walked away with 4 medals, as well. I like the mixed relays in Triathlon, swimming and on the track, it makes teams think about who they are supporting to get better!

The eventing was miles better than the dressage although thatís not difficult. Eddie Izzard is probably the only person ever to make it interesting and she didnít even need a horse.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Louzie0 on August 01, 2021, 05:11:54 AM
Ben Whitaker has just credited McGrath as well, with getting him to the gold medal match.
Unless he was who CD meant, earlier, and I was watching a repeat of an interview.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 05:44:52 AM
Frazer Clarke through after Aliev was disqualified. Arguably the latter was the better boxer up until that time but his behavior after the warning (which was correct) did not meet the approval of the referee. That did nothing to improve Aliev's demeanor to be sure...
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 05:53:50 AM
Aliev still in the ring, refusing to leave.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on August 01, 2021, 08:15:36 AM
Schauffele wins gold, Sabbatini silver, Casey and McIlroy in a play off with 5 others for the bronze.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on August 01, 2021, 08:53:09 AM
Casey knocked out after 1st hole, after poor drive.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on August 01, 2021, 09:51:15 AM
Bit of a turn up China's Chengtsung Pan beats Open champion Morikawa to win bronze.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 01, 2021, 12:17:47 PM
Nice to see the San Marinos, Fijis and Irelands of this world getting their moment in the sun.

Three great examples of smaller independent nations punching above their weight at The Olympics. However it does make me realise how fortunate we are and yearn for the day when athletes from the likes of Tibet and Scotland can throw off the yoke of oppression and also compete freely under their own flags.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 12:48:49 PM
Ben Whitaker has just credited McGrath as well, with getting him to the gold medal match.
Unless he was who CD meant, earlier, and I was watching a repeat of an interview.

I was on about the 100 metres champion Elaine Thompson-Herah. McGrath this, McGrath that. She wouldn't shut up about him.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Hillbilly on August 01, 2021, 01:23:36 PM
Nice to see the San Marinos, Fijis and Irelands of this world getting their moment in the sun.

Three great examples of smaller independent nations punching above their weight at The Olympics. However it does make me realise how fortunate we are and yearn for the day when athletes from the likes of Tibet and Scotland can throw off the yoke of oppression and also compete freely under their own flags.

Letís not forget Ireland didnít even get going in the Olympics until 1924 because of the neighbours.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 01:36:14 PM
Rojas of Venezuela already has the triple jump gold medal in the bag then chucks in a world record in her final jump. Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 01:57:34 PM
That's a bizarre precedent in the high jump. If fifteen of them are level after the first round can they just say "we don't want to jump any more, give us a gold each please"?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 02:00:25 PM
Great night in the track & field. The Italians are having a good year, don't they!
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Axl Rose on August 01, 2021, 02:13:48 PM
One false start=disqualification? That's shit.

It used to be two, no? Or at least it was on my copy of Olympic Gold on the Sega Megadrive :)
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 02:21:30 PM
It's harsh but it's been in place for awhile now. 15 years maybe? I remember Bolt being a victim of it (Korea?).
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 01, 2021, 02:23:20 PM
I had to look it up.  The current false start rule been in effect since 1 January 2010.
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Post by: Axl Rose on August 01, 2021, 02:29:54 PM
I had to look it up.  The current false start rule been in effect since 1 January 2010.

Haha, cheers pal. I think the last time I watched the Olympics before this one was the 100m final in Atlanta when Linford got chucked out.
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Post by: Hillbilly on August 01, 2021, 02:33:27 PM
That's a bizarre precedent in the high jump. If fifteen of them are level after the first round can they just say "we don't want to jump any more, give us a gold each please"?
They would all need to have failed out which would be extraordinary and could only really happen if the bar had been set too high to start. Or they all passed in which case there is a higher jump available. These guys had left everyone behind and were level on count back after failing the height. They are presumed to be unable to go higher and have already cleared the increment below. So long story short all good. Can only happen in high jump and pole vault (and maybe weights idk).
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 01, 2021, 02:46:47 PM
Rojas of Venezuela already has the triple jump gold medal in the bag then chucks in a world record in her final jump. Brilliant stuff.

Especially as she looked to have bailed on the jump. Very happy Mamona got silver, she seems ahem lovely.
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Post by: olaftab on August 01, 2021, 02:52:23 PM
Agreed BV Patricia is total quality. The men's 100M final was a bit of a shock. Jacobs has bucked the trend.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 01, 2021, 03:10:05 PM
I'm not the greatest fan of boxing but do watch amateur competition in such as the Olympics so could someone explain the ruling on the wearing of headgear?  I notice that the lighter weights seem to wear them but the heavier weights don't which doesn't make sense to me.  Genuine question.
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Post by: Ger Regan on August 01, 2021, 03:30:34 PM
I had to look it up.  The current false start rule been in effect since 1 January 2010.

Haha, cheers pal. I think the last time I watched the Olympics before this one was the 100m final in Atlanta when Linford got chucked out.
I think there is also some wiggle room, if the false start is within 9 one hundredths of a second (i think) then the athlete gets a warning rather than a dq.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 06:17:13 PM
One false start=disqualification? That's shit.

It used to be two, no? Or at least it was on my copy of Olympic Gold on the Sega Megadrive :)

It used to be two, but a number of races were having three, four or more false starts so it got a bit farcical. Then the rule was you have one allowed false start, but after that if there is another the culprit gets disqualified, regardless of whether they or someone else did the first one. However, it was reckoned that sometimes the more confident starters would do a false start on purpose so as to put the less confident starters off and give them an advantage when the race restarted. Hence the rule change to one false start and you're out.
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 02, 2021, 08:47:07 AM
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.
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Post by: Ian. on August 02, 2021, 09:06:42 AM
Iíve just watched the womenís BMX, absolutely outstanding performance, I really enjoyed that.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 02, 2021, 09:46:48 AM
I think there is also some wiggle room, if the false start is within 9 one hundredths of a second (i think) then the athlete gets a warning rather than a dq.

AFAIk it's a false start if the athlete moves within .1 of a second of the gun. You may well be right on the wiggle room. One sprinter who went after .093 secs was given a warning whilst another who went after .096 secs was dq'd and even the commentators were puzzled.
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 02, 2021, 10:29:54 AM
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.

Indoors? The Team Pursuit?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 10:44:06 AM
Hadn't realised that a cyclist who won gold in 2012 and 2016 got paralysed in an accident in 2018 ☹

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristina_Vogel
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 02, 2021, 11:06:55 AM
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.

Indoors? The Team Pursuit?

Sorry, I meant Team Pursuit. Men's team in fourth at the moment.
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 02, 2021, 11:27:02 AM
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.

Indoors? The Team Pursuit?

Sorry, I meant Team Pursuit. Men's team in fourth at the moment.

I was thinking are you a week behind on the viewing...
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 02, 2021, 11:28:29 AM
Aussies had a bit of an incident. Remind me not to get an Argon 18 track bike.
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 02, 2021, 12:49:44 PM
Hmm, UCI / Olympic rules have a sock height rule to stop full length aerodynamics material to be used. Strangely the Danes all have identical wounds on their front shins that need identical lengths of medical tape to cover it.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 02, 2021, 12:59:03 PM
Heavy rain causing delays to the technique events in the track & field.
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Post by: Axl Rose on August 02, 2021, 01:12:36 PM
Heavy rain causing delays to the technique events in the track & field.

How bizarre. I live in Tokyo and it's not raining :D

Maybe just where I live. It's a sign that Jack is staying, perhaps
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 02, 2021, 01:13:58 PM
I see Laurel Hubbard failed in the snatch.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 02, 2021, 01:16:46 PM
I see Laurel Hubbard failed in the snatch.

Tom Cruise will be disappointed.
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Post by: Proposition Joe on August 02, 2021, 02:26:52 PM
Valarie Allman winning the women's discus, despite having Ross Kemp as her coach.
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 02, 2021, 02:32:17 PM
Penalties in the women's hockey v Spain.
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Post by: Small Rodent on August 02, 2021, 03:08:22 PM
Douglas Luiz semi-final tomorrow at 9am.

Women's 800m final with three GB qualifiers after 1pm.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 02, 2021, 03:22:38 PM
Sifan Hassan has just won gold in the women's 5000m for The Netherlands, she is also competing in the 1500m and the 10,000 if she wins all 3 she will be the first person to do it.
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Post by: luke:lamf on August 02, 2021, 07:40:18 PM
I see Laurel Hubbard failed in the snatch.
No snatch was registered, so not allowed to progress to the (clean and) jerk - is that right ?
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 03, 2021, 05:14:31 AM
Warholm's time is absolutely incredible. Almost beggars belief.
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 03, 2021, 08:52:53 AM
All kicking off in the cycling.
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Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 08:58:09 AM
All kicking off in the cycling.
Doesn't look as though we'll be bringing home the bacon.
Definetly the Danes fault!!!
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 10:00:26 AM
Two golds in sailing, closing in on the Aussies in the medal table now. If we had just not kept losing in the last second in the taekwando we would be clear already.
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Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 03, 2021, 10:11:11 AM
All kicking off in the cycling.
Doesn't look as though we'll be bringing home the bacon.
Definetly the Danes fault!!!

Loved watching him lose his rag. In future we should always use a fat bloke at the back in cycling to stop anyone overtaking.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 03, 2021, 11:09:50 AM
There should be a weighting to the medals table. Classic events and other proper sports rank higher than some lesser sports and the nonsense events don't count at all. Silly new events in proper sports don't count either.

The arbitrator of these designations should be me.
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 11:15:00 AM
Yafai into the semis in the boxing meaning we're guaranteed 6 medals in it now.
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Post by: Gareth on August 03, 2021, 11:21:38 AM
Yafai into the semis in the boxing meaning we're guaranteed 6 medals in it now.
He was brilliant too
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 11:35:06 AM
Pat McCormack loses his final, was outclassed by the Cuban. Another Silver in the bag though.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 03, 2021, 12:56:04 PM
3 Brits in women's 800m final, American Athing Mu strong favourite, but hopefully we'll get our first medal in the Athletics. KO 1.25
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 01:30:29 PM
3 Brits in women's 800m final, American Athing Mu strong favourite, but hopefully we'll get our first medal in the Athletics. KO 1.25

brilliant run from Mu to win but Hodgkinson getting a british record for 2nd was brilliant, both 19 as well.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 03, 2021, 01:33:18 PM
3 Brits in women's 800m final, American Athing Mu strong favourite, but hopefully we'll get our first medal in the Athletics. KO 1.25

brilliant run from Mu to win but Hodgkinson getting a british record for 2nd was brilliant, both 19 as well.

Yeah great effort and Jemma Reekie, just missed out on bronze.
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 01:37:05 PM
The BBC interview with Hodgkinson is pure gold.
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 03, 2021, 01:38:17 PM
All kicking off in the cycling.
Doesn't look as though we'll be bringing home the bacon.
Definetly the Danes fault!!!

Still surprised the UCI / Olympics allowed them to continue with not one but two bits of blatant rule "bending to breaking limit" in the earlier qualifications.
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 01:52:00 PM
think this womens 200 will be very quick.
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Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 01:54:36 PM
think this womens 200 will be very quick.

Yeah, 2nd fastest time ever, no surprise, this looks a very quick track. Mboma looks like she'll be special if someone can teach her how to run a bend.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 03, 2021, 02:20:17 PM
A good day for the Scandinavians in the track & field today. Duplantis oh so close to the WR in pole vault which would have been a nice end to the evening after Warholm's astonishing WR earlier.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 03:54:56 PM
think this womens 200 will be very quick.

Yeah, 2nd fastest time ever, no surprise, this looks a very quick track. Mboma looks like she'll be special if someone can teach her how to run a bend.

Hard to tell as it likely depends on whether she is forced to take testosterone-reducing drugs in order to continue to compete.
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Post by: UK Redsox on August 03, 2021, 04:18:46 PM
A good day for the Scandinavians in the track & field today. Duplantis oh so close to the WR in pole vault which would have been a nice end to the evening after Warholm's astonishing WR earlier.

That 400m hurdles is the total of all the Olympics I've watched. That Norwegian bloke is incredible. You don't see WRs smashed like that very often.

The look on his face was great. A bit like the shock on Hitz's face when he scored
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Post by: LeeB on August 03, 2021, 05:30:36 PM
A good day for the Scandinavians in the track & field today. Duplantis oh so close to the WR in pole vault which would have been a nice end to the evening after Warholm's astonishing WR earlier.

That 400m hurdles is the total of all the Olympics I've watched. That Norwegian bloke is incredible. You don't see WRs smashed like that very often.

The look on his face was great. A bit like the shock on Hitz's face when he scored

Bouncy track, innit?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/03/tokyo-track-designer-reveals-boost-from-new-surface-as-records-fall-at-olympics (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/03/tokyo-track-designer-reveals-boost-from-new-surface-as-records-fall-at-olympics)
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 05:42:30 PM
Surely that would mean their stride and jump were slightly longer which would throw off their rhythm as they'd end up approaching the hurdle a fraction of a second before they were ready to jump?
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Post by: LeeB on August 03, 2021, 05:50:13 PM
Surely that would mean their stride and jump were slightly longer which would throw off their rhythm as they'd end up approaching the hurdle a fraction of a second before they were ready to jump?

Only if you're a clumsy twat, like you or I.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2021, 12:54:30 PM
Gutted for KJT but another gold in the horse torturing and that's us finally above the Convicts in the medal table.
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Post by: AV82EC on August 05, 2021, 12:49:17 PM
Unfortunately back behind the convicts again, think this could be nip and tuck for 4th place in the table.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 05, 2021, 07:05:53 PM
Our best hopes of individual gold in the Athletics were DAS, KJT and Adam Gemili, so now it appears are only hope is probably the Women's 4x100m relay, which is tomorrow at 2.30 pm.

Well done to GBs Holly Bradshaw, winning bronze in the pole vault, the first Brit to win a pole vault medal at the Olympics, which is quite a stat.

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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2021, 07:30:08 PM
Can't see them winning that relay, bearing in mind the Jamaicans will put out their first team who won gold, silver and bronze in the individuals. Even if they chuck the baton on the floor the Americans would be more favoured than Britain. The men's 4 x 100, while less stellar, might have a better chance as the competition doesn't appear so amazing.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 05, 2021, 08:59:43 PM
Gutted for KJT

No surprise really the way she's let herself go, state of that gut of hers*.

*Actually she seems lovely, hoped she do well.

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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 06, 2021, 12:35:20 PM
Back above the Crims (and ROC) after golds in modern pentathlon and madison cycling. Women leading the way again, feel like they have won about 90% of our golds.

The madison cycling was brilliant, Kenny and Archibald absolutely battered everybody else.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 06, 2021, 01:02:27 PM
Did anyone else notice the two Danish girls seemingly talking to each other whilst the National Anthem was being played during the Madison medal presentation?  Personally I can't stand our anthem but I'd give it respect when it's being played.  Could they not have kept still and quiet for thirty seconds? FFS!
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 06, 2021, 01:05:07 PM
Did anyone else notice the two Danish girls seemingly talking to each other whilst the National Anthem was being played during the Madison medal presentation?  Personally I can't stand our anthem but I'd give it respect when it's being played.  Could they not have kept still and quiet for thirty seconds? FFS!

They probably watched the semi-final in the Euros and thought sod that.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 06, 2021, 01:47:57 PM
Cheptegei last lap at 55 sec without really stretching himself. The performances by some of these athletes are hard to comprehend.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 06, 2021, 01:59:34 PM
Terrific women's 1500m. Kipyegon won with Muir taking silver with, I think, a new British record.
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Post by: Fred Crump on August 06, 2021, 02:00:47 PM
Stunning performance by Laura - 3.54.5 . A fantastic time.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 06, 2021, 02:02:42 PM
Yeah superb run and OR for Kipyegon
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Post by: Fred Crump on August 06, 2021, 02:08:33 PM
Wonderful sporting attitude by Faith Kipyegon afterwards too. No showboating and demeaning the opposition- she shared her victory lap with Laura and the two of them were chatting and smiling the whole way round. What a  fabulous way to do sport - athletics and in particular middle distance running are just so good for this. Laura has just done a lovely interview too. Iím delighted for her.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 06, 2021, 03:00:07 PM
That was one hell of a men's 100m relay. What a race!
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Post by: Hillbilly on August 06, 2021, 03:10:17 PM
I found the Polish javelin thrower quite attractive. Who wouldnít want a woman who could take down a deer with a pointy stick from 60m? Could come in handy if society collapses.
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Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2021, 06:24:47 AM
Brilliant performance from Galal Yafai to get the boxing gold medal, well deserved.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 07, 2021, 12:29:56 PM
Sifan Hassan. What a competitor.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2021, 12:48:53 PM
Brilliant performance from Galal Yafai to get the boxing gold medal, well deserved.

When was Brum's last gold medal before today? Can't think of any since Jane Sixsmith in hockey.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 07, 2021, 01:11:37 PM
India's first ever gold medal in track & field (Chopra in the men's javelin).
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Post by: Fred Crump on August 07, 2021, 01:38:00 PM
Great run by Josh Kerr in the 1500m 3:29 something. Thatís 13.9 seconds for 100 metres , consecutively, 15 times ! Try doing one 100 metre sprint in that time and then try to imagine it . Unbelievable.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 01:45:04 PM
Brilliant performance from Galal Yafai to get the boxing gold medal, well deserved.

That's a shame. https://twitter.com/jakeainsworth91/status/1423938782571769860?s=21
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 07, 2021, 02:12:26 PM
The medal table that matters most in the Olympics:

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/athletics/medal-standings.htm
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2021, 02:21:58 PM
I always think the Modern Pentathlon medal table provides a better indication of which nation is best.

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/modern-pentathlon/medal-standings.htm
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 07, 2021, 02:26:28 PM
The medal table that matters most in the Olympics:

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/athletics/medal-standings.htm

Yeah where's Mo when you need him.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 07, 2021, 02:31:51 PM
I always think the Modern Pentathlon medal table provides a better indication of which nation is best.

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/modern-pentathlon/medal-standings.htm

I stand corrected.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2021, 02:43:25 PM
Bruce Springsteen's daughter has a silver medal.
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Post by: TopDeck113 on August 07, 2021, 02:45:46 PM
Show jumping? Surely she was born to run?
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 02:46:19 PM
I always think the Modern Pentathlon medal table provides a better indication of which nation is best.

Surprised you would place so much stock in a sport that involves "horse torturing".
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2021, 02:55:40 PM
Judging by yesterday it seemed like the horses were torturing the jockeys, to be fair.
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 07, 2021, 02:55:42 PM
Show jumping? Surely she was born to run?

Headline writers prefer Born to Ride when writing about Ms Springsteen. I'll bet we'll see more of them tomorrow.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 02:57:08 PM
Yeah where's Mo when you need him.

Enjoying a barbie at his mate's Bertie Salazar's place?
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
Show jumping? Surely she was born to run?

Headline writers prefer Born to Ride when writing about Ms Springsteen. I'll bet we'll see more of them tomorrow.

Glory Day, She's the Boss, Ride all Night, She's on Fire etc.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 03:44:17 PM
If you get a chance check out Israel's Linoy Ashram in the rhythmic gymnastics. She looks like a young Freddie Mercury but the skill in her ball routine was pretty amazing tbh.
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Post by: Fred Crump on August 07, 2021, 07:31:09 PM
Not sure if any of you have seen the modern pentathlon. Itís rather like the Wolverhampton Parkrun. A bit of gentle jogging , a lot of shooting , a bit more jogging and then a sword fight. No wonder we got the gold medal.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 07, 2021, 07:42:19 PM
Not sure if any of you have seen the modern pentathlon. Itís rather like the Wolverhampton Parkrun. A bit of gentle jogging , a lot of shooting , a bit more jogging and then a sword fight. No wonder we got the gold medal.

You forgot the 'oss jumping Fred and the only 'oss you'll find in a Wolverhampton park would belong to the rag-and-bone man.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 08, 2021, 09:46:31 AM
Well done Lauren Price superb display totally outclassed her opponent. 2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes in the boxing that's impressive.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 08, 2021, 10:31:50 AM
4th in the final medal table with 22 golds, USA just pipped China 39-38, Japan 3rd.
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Post by: manic-road on August 08, 2021, 12:08:40 PM
4th in the final medal table with 22 golds, USA just pipped China 39-38, Japan 3rd.

For the size of GB quite incredible. Yes I know some get funding through the national lotery but it is still impressive.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 12:26:50 PM
Excellent by Kellie Harrington as she overcame a tough Brazilian opponent to win gold. I suppose it's the Viking influence in that all our medals came in fighting and getting away by boat but still punching above our weight.
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Post by: TopDeck113 on August 08, 2021, 12:29:35 PM
Politicians are quick to take credit where there is none due, but the Olympic medals gleaned this century are possibly John Major's greatest legacy.  I know there's the argument that the Lottery is a disproportionate tax on the poor, etc. but for two weeks every four years, Britain is a more happy, inclusive place because of it and just about any other long-term Government initiative I can think about. 
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Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on August 08, 2021, 03:14:26 PM
A cracking games given the circumstances. Really enjoyed it.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 08, 2021, 05:36:46 PM
4th in the final medal table with 22 golds, USA just pipped China 39-38, Japan 3rd.

Left the Convicts for dead once the million medal swimming finished. Good stuff.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 07:48:03 PM
Didn't seem to be as much stuff going on even with all the new events. Highlights for me were

- The design of the Olympic cauldron.
- The globe light effect with the drones during the opening ceremony.
- Tunisian swimmer winning the 400m Freestyle.
- The Irish rowing gold achieved through brute force.
- Sifan Hassan falling and still winning her race.
- Linoy Ashram's ball routine in the rhythmic gymnastics.
- The artistic (synchronised) team swimming especially Ukraine's and ROC's routines. Amazing what humans can do really.
- The host country doing so well even without the crowds.
- Karsten Warholm in the 400m hurdles. Norway seem to have done very well, where you normally expect them to excel at the Winter Games, including winning the men's beach volleyball. Must be due to global warming.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 07:51:09 PM
4th in the final medal table with 22 golds, USA just pipped China 39-38, Japan 3rd.

Left the Convicts for dead once the million medal swimming finished. Good stuff.

And didn't have to count Mo's "medals" this time. Seems you had to be involved in WWII to get in the top ten though. :(
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 09, 2021, 12:29:33 PM

And didn't have to count Mo's "medals" this time. Seems you had to be involved in WWII to get in the top ten though. :(

Mo's "Medals"? Any reason we shouldn't include them?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: paul_e on August 09, 2021, 01:33:18 PM

And didn't have to count Mo's "medals" this time. Seems you had to be involved in WWII to get in the top ten though. :(

Mo's "Medals"? Any reason we shouldn't include them?

It's because of his links to Salazar. I think a lot of the reaction is over the top but i can understand some people having a question mark next to him.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Risso on August 09, 2021, 01:53:00 PM
I thought this was quite interesting, a comparison to between medals won and funding received for the various UK sports at the Olympics.  Was a bit suprosed to see that rowing had the highest amount of investment, which is now going to be cut because they performed so poorly. Swimming gets a lot less by comparison and they do much, much better.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58112331

Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 09, 2021, 02:15:29 PM
It is always a "lottery" as they can either give a little bit to all the sports which wouldn't be enough anywhere, or do what they do now which is target based on medals won which means a poor performance / equipment failure or the emergence of a freak dominant athlete can eff up medal contentions for those events for the several games going forward.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: AV82EC on August 09, 2021, 04:24:34 PM
Thereís talk of them trying to be a bit more ďholisticĒ in their approach to funding (whatever the fuck that is) as opposed to being so medal led when it comes to funding. Team sports badly lose out to individual sports on the current basis. That said I think we were the country who won medals in the broadest range of sports so we donít do too badly.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 09, 2021, 07:29:59 PM

And didn't have to count Mo's "medals" this time. Seems you had to be involved in WWII to get in the top ten though. :(

Mo's "Medals"? Any reason we shouldn't include them?

It's because of his links to Salazar. I think a lot of the reaction is over the top but i can understand some people having a question mark next to him.

Certainly a question mark or two but probably wasn't included in the BBC's Olympics coverage.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/athletics/ewan-mackenna-mo-farah-has-more-questions-to-answer-than-gold-medals-and-the-facts-are-stacking-up-against-him-36712511.html
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 10, 2021, 10:51:19 AM
I'm surprised that anyone could still believe Mo was clean.

I don't terribly hold it against him, mind. I am confident most elite athletes use PEDs.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2021, 01:36:33 PM
It does seem that the allegations surrounding Farrah get more attention than those about non-refugee, white competitors like Bradley Wiggins, for instance.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 11, 2021, 05:25:32 AM
He is a much bigger name, maybe? And, frankly, surely no one anywhere still believes elite cyclists are clean.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 11, 2021, 08:53:46 AM
I suspect the better comparison might be Paula Radcliffe as the article did mention her in passing but linking her to the exact same thing in one line only. 

It was just more strange for the OP to pick up on an athlete who contributed two medals per games and who isn't even their this year when replying to a statement of us beating the Aussies in the table.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 13, 2021, 08:29:40 AM
So does the relay class as one or four medals lost if the doping is proven?
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2021, 08:43:28 AM
All four competitors lose their medal but it would only count as one silver lost on the medal table. Canada would swap their bronze for silver, China gains a bronze. None of the changes affect the generally-accepted medal table, GB would have to lose two golds to fall below "Russia", assuming that none of their gold medalists were disqualified.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 13, 2021, 09:02:08 AM
I thought this was quite interesting, a comparison to between medals won and funding received for the various UK sports at the Olympics.  Was a bit suprosed to see that rowing had the highest amount of investment, which is now going to be cut because they performed so poorly. Swimming gets a lot less by comparison and they do much, much better.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58112331



Interesting figures there. Cycling is a broad church. There was a lot more investment to the track cycling in comparison to Women's BMX for example. Beth Shriever had little to no income yet managed to bring home the gold. I'm amazed at some of the amounts and wonder where all the cash is used.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2021, 09:45:52 AM
Not sure you can argue swimming does much much better when there are so many medals you aren't comparing like with like. If there were a hundred rowing medals up for grabs we would probably have won quite a few.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 13, 2021, 01:05:51 PM
I thought this was quite interesting, a comparison to between medals won and funding received for the various UK sports at the Olympics.  Was a bit suprosed to see that rowing had the highest amount of investment, which is now going to be cut because they performed so poorly. Swimming gets a lot less by comparison and they do much, much better.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58112331



Interesting figures there. Cycling is a broad church. There was a lot more investment to the track cycling in comparison to Women's BMX for example. Beth Shriever had little to no income yet managed to bring home the gold. I'm amazed at some of the amounts and wonder where all the cash is used.

Facilities, coaching staff and other needed roles, paying the "chosen" athletes to be able to afford to reduce or give up work entirely to concentrate on the sport. I expect the sporting bodies input requirements like "this funding period we need £8mil to upgrade the So and So facility which will improve our chances of....." and get the payment but so much isn't needed next time. Hence the stupidly high canoeing costs compared to Athletics, although a lot of the key Athletics people probably earn a lot so don't need money directly as well compared to canoeists ("who are they?" "exactly").
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Somniloquism on August 26, 2021, 09:11:50 AM
Paralympics anyone?

Dame Sarah Storey showing almost 30 years at the top and still unbeatable.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Tayls_7 on August 26, 2021, 02:08:09 PM
Someone needs to explain to Clare Boulding that no one gives a fuck about equine sports.  I'm sure she stuck Charlotte Doujardin in the top 10 British Olympic moments and she's at it again during the Paralympics.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 01, 2021, 06:47:50 PM
A little bit surprised to see the men's 6-7 table tennis semi final didn't end in a brawl.
Title: Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2021, 02:44:08 PM
Sarah Storey now 17 golds WOW
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