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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #225 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #226 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #227 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #228 on: August 02, 2021, 08:47:07 AM »
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #229 on: August 02, 2021, 09:06:42 AM »
I’ve just watched the women’s BMX, absolutely outstanding performance, I really enjoyed that.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #230 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #231 on: August 02, 2021, 10:29:54 AM »
Women's cycling time trials this morning. GB looking ok so far.

Indoors? The Team Pursuit?
« Last Edit: August 02, 2021, 10:32:28 AM by Somniloquism »

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #232 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #233 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #234 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #235 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #236 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #237 on: August 02, 2021, 12:59:03 PM »
Heavy rain causing delays to the technique events in the track & field.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #238 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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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #239 on: August 02, 2021, 01:13:58 PM »
I see Laurel Hubbard failed in the snatch.

 


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