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In Italy at the moment and have satellite TV, but  not one channel is showing the games :( and the WiFi is too slow for me to VPN in to the UK and watch the Beeb.

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Enjoyed watching the ladies beach volleyball last night - Netherlands V Switzerland. Switzerland won and play Brazil tonight at 9pm so should be some 'atmosphere' and worth watching  ...

One thought occurred to me  though ...  where are the beaches in Switzerland? 

 

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Nice to see Team GB doing well again. All the training, sacrifice and results of all these Olympians puts to shame the multi millionaire tossers that purport to represent this country in >insert any< football competition.

 

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^^^ Isn't that a regurgitated tweet from 2012 that was proved to be false?  Still made me laugh though :)

 

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I find it amazing that Mark Cavendish was left out of all the sprint events and left to do the omnium where he got Silver, just to prove that he was good enough to have done at least some of the sprints. But well done the cyclists. They have once again been our foundation stone.

Sad to not see any of our historically good events getting medals on the Athletics track, like 100 to 800 meters.

 

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9 hours ago, Bibs said:

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The boy is quick, isn't he?

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4 hours ago, Kimbers said:

I find it amazing that Mark Cavendish was left out of all the sprint events and left to do the omnium where he got Silver, just to prove that he was good enough to have done at least some of the sprints. But well done the cyclists. They have once again been our foundation stone.

Sad to not see any of our historically good events getting medals on the Athletics track, like 100 to 800 meters.

 

Cavendish would not have qualified for the sprints if he was included he would have been out in his first heat. It's a bit like saying an athlete who can sprint to the line and win in the 1500m should go up against Bolt in the 100m or 200m. Track sprinting is a highly specialised event that these guys dedicate their life too.

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I read that he was the first reserve and he was incensed as he was actually the 3rd fastest and beat 2 of the guys who ended up in the team event over him. 

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I'm watching more of this Olympics than our home games - mostly because the events are happening when I can actually watch.  I have found myself looking at my watch and thinking "shuddering f@ck, I should go to bed and get some sleep", though :o

I am in total awe of anyone who can compete at this level, medal winner or not.  I still remember watching the documentary on Redgrave and staring in disbelief at what he put himself through.

Total respect to them all.

 

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2 hours ago, swanny71 said:

Loving the track cycling.

Seem to be developing a bit of a cyclists crush on Laura Trott, she looks invincible (and very cute).

I think Kenny might be living your dream tonight...! ;)

What an incredible race. 

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In stunning upset, Brazilian pole vaulter Da Silva bests the French champ, setting a new Olympic record, 6.03m. Awesome!

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Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.

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That ball in the face was nasty. I turned it on just as she got hit. Having played Hockey at League level I know how nasty getting hit like that can be!

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Can someone explain to me why sometimes athletes foul themselves out of a throw? It happens in javelin, shot (mostly), discus etc.

The athlete may have a bad throw and then touches a foot over the line to foul the shot/throw. Why?

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So the throw doesn't count I think. But I am unsure. Do they have a similar thing to sailors etc, where all of their races count towards a final qualifying position, except fouls?

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So, it now seems that one of the "We were robbed in Rio" stories has a rather different twist. Not to say that there hasn't been the fair share of crime against olympians who have found themselves in crime but perhaps unwise to allegedly report payment of damages as robbery.

 

Anyway, I must apologise to @Sparky. the topic took a decidedly southward turn quite early on and despite my internalised assumption it had nothing to do with Watford Exotics, so although I posted nothing, sorry Sparky- sorry that the others lowered the tone before you had a chance:P

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11 hours ago, ramjet said:

Can someone explain to me why sometimes athletes foul themselves out of a throw? It happens in javelin, shot (mostly), discus etc.

The athlete may have a bad throw and then touches a foot over the line to foul the shot/throw. Why?

Yes.. it means 'I know that was crap, don't bother measuring it and telling me how crap I was '...

Only the best counts so if it's obviously bad they cancel it so things move along more swiftly..

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