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PostPosted: 08/06/16 12:03 pm    ::: Olympics General Commentary Reply Reply with quote

Just thought it'd be nice to have a thread to randomly talk about other sports.

The Dutch just pulled off the first major upset in Women's Volleyball, knocking off the People's Republic of China in 5 sets.


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PostPosted: 08/06/16 12:21 pm    ::: Re: Olympics General Commentary Reply Reply with quote

FollowtheCardinalRule wrote:
Just thought it'd be nice to have a thread to randomly talk about other sports.

The Dutch just pulled off the first major upset in Women's Volleyball, knocking off the People's Republic of China in 5 sets.


Great game. Thriller



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PostPosted: 08/06/16 12:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Anybody finding some of the live streams on the NBC app have no broadcaster audio? Even some of the games on TV with audio have none on the live stream. I hope it's something that gets fixed. Watching on Apple TV.



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PostPosted: 08/06/16 12:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Two-time Defending Women's Handball Gold-Medalists Norway upset by Brazil 31-28! Upsets! Upsets everywhere!


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PostPosted: 08/06/16 5:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I really like the Olympics, but the only events I will refuse to watch are men's and women's basketball. It's just not compelling or fun when your team has that much of an advantage. But otherwise, play on!



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PostPosted: 08/06/16 5:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So the US upset favored Argentina in field hockey. Pretty exciting match actually.

The US has the largest women's contingent in the history of the Olympics and people are expecting big results even in some non traditional events.


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PostPosted: 08/06/16 5:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BTW, I never considered bicycle road racing a contact sport, but evidently it was this morning in the race won by a Belgian racer (first gold in the event by Belgium since 1952).

Wrecks all over the place. Including that there were three riders with a huge lead and a wreck took two of them out of the race.


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PostPosted: 08/06/16 6:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

In men's gymnastics, French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg during the Vault. Very ugly.



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PostPosted: 08/06/16 6:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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In men's gymnastics, French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg during the Vault. Very ugly.


Oh, I saw that. His bottom part of his leg was hanging at a 45 angle. He had some terrible leg injury around London too. I hope he doesn't have life long issues, it was grim.


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PostPosted: 08/06/16 7:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Report: Olympic kayaker hits submerged sofa, capsizes.

http://www.sportingnews.com/athletics/news/rio-olympics-2016-kayak-sofa-coach-investigation/1o4sxz0imtqae1jb9bbcqxch1g



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PostPosted: 08/07/16 8:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Streaming some Judo right now. No commentators, so it's a little hard to follow. Decent looking crowd.



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PostPosted: 08/07/16 9:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah, some of these sports you really need commentators, and commentators who actually know what the hell they're talking about. Even smart people who've done their research but normally work other sports often aren't much help. You need someone who actually understands it properly to make it watchable for people who only see an hour or two every four years.

The BBC seem to be sharing commentators with other global broadcasters for some sports, which has led to some pretty awful soccer and basketball commentary. It's pretty ridiculous that a channel which has countless people under contract to commentate on soccer is using random guys from other countries who barely sound interested.



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PostPosted: 08/07/16 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michael Fucking Phelps man. Michael Fucking Phelps.



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PostPosted: 08/08/16 7:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Michael Fucking Phelps man. Michael Fucking Phelps.


That 4 X 100 race was the most exciting race I have ever seen. I watched the medal ceremony and could not help but get emotional. Third leg rookie swimmer Ryan Held was on the stand crying. But what everyone is talking about is the 100 that Michael Phelps swam. There saying Phelps barely got his start legally. He left the block in .08 seconds after the touch. A razor edge of a legal start. But the most amazing thing Phelps was his turn. There calling the turn the best ever done in competition. It broke the back of the other swimmers. He swam the 100 in 47.1 seconds, the best of his career.


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PostPosted: 08/08/16 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder who decided that synchronized diving should be a "thing" and how did it make the Olympics?

"Gee, let's have two people dive next to each other and call it a sport."

Why not "synchronized archery" or "synchronized shot put" or "synchronized balance beam"?

Hmm, synchronized shot put. I'd watch that. Once, anyhow.


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PostPosted: 08/08/16 2:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A lot of sports have attempted to generate extra medal events without adding too many competitors or extra expense. Hence things like synchro diving, and FIBA trying to make 3-on-3 basketball a thing.

In fairness, swimming basically does it, it's just accepted because they've been doing it as long as anyone can remember. Phelps is obviously a phenomenal athlete, but if I were, say, Usain Bolt, I'd be annoyed that there aren't medals for '100m backwards', '100m without moving your arms', '100m while wearing sunglasses', '105m', or whatever.



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PostPosted: 08/08/16 2:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
A lot of sports have attempted to generate extra medal events without adding too many competitors or extra expense. Hence things like synchro diving, and FIBA trying to make 3-on-3 basketball a thing.

In fairness, swimming basically does it, it's just accepted because they've been doing it as long as anyone can remember. Phelps is obviously a phenomenal athlete, but if I were, say, Usain Bolt, I'd be annoyed that there aren't medals for '100m backwards', '100m without moving your arms', '100m while wearing sunglasses', '105m', or whatever.


I figured synchronized swimming was to give something to do to swimmers who had trained for years on swim teams but simply weren't fast.

But at least it's more like a ballet in water ( or a Busby Berkeley musical). And there are some serious skills to do those routines while holding your breath and treading water upside down. The synchronized diving on the other hand makes no obvious sense of "why"? It's just two people doing standard dives at the same time.


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PostPosted: 08/08/16 2:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GREAT women's indoor volleyball match going on.

US was down 2 sets to 1. Won a tight 4th set and now leads the 5th 9-4.

Dutch captain injured her ankle and it has hurt them big time.


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PostPosted: 08/08/16 3:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
GREAT women's indoor volleyball match going on.

US was down 2 sets to 1. Won a tight 4th set and now leads the 5th 9-4.

Dutch captain injured her ankle and it has hurt them big time.


Great game. Too bad the dutchies couldnt pull a 2nd upset



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PostPosted: 08/08/16 9:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wrong thread.



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PostPosted: 08/09/16 2:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The water at the diving venue has turned green




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PostPosted: 08/09/16 2:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe someone peed in the pool?



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PostPosted: 08/09/16 8:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

And people are still diving into it?! Seriously?



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PostPosted: 08/09/16 9:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Maybe someone peed in the pool?


good color coordination Wink Could it actually just be the lens of the camera used?



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PostPosted: 08/09/16 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Maybe someone peed in the pool?


good color coordination Wink Could it actually just be the lens of the camera used?


Here's a picture of the Diving pool and the Water Polo pool, which happen to be next to one another



Here's one from another camera on the opposite side of the arena




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