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2016 Rio Olympics Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Dead2009, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

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    So the opening ceremony is Friday and who's going to watch? Who's watching to see how many people can get sick because the govt was too lazy to clean up it's waters?

    http://espn.go.com/olympics/
     
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    World_Showcase_Lover007 Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited about the start of the Olympics. I'm hoping to watch the Opening Ceremony but work, social life, etc. seem like it will all get in the way. I normally watch a good bit of the games online, so I'll probably just watch the replay.
     
  3. StageFrenzy

    StageFrenzy Well-Known Member

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    The cycling road race had everything today!!! @PhotoDave219 Cobbles Climbs, crashes, Froome bobs, Maika cracks and GVA attacks!
     
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    PhotoDave219 Well-Known Member

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    So many DNFs..... great race. If i had to pick a winner, GVA would have been in my top 5. Its quite a one-day classic.
     
  5. PhotoDave219

    PhotoDave219 Well-Known Member

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    Also Im eager to see if Cavendish can pull the gold on the track (prediction: Yup!) and Peter Sagan in at mountain biking (prediction: Yup).

    For the men's time trial, hell. Either.... Froome, Rohan Dennis, Tom Dumoulin, or my dark horse pick, Taylor Phinney.
     
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  6. StageFrenzy

    StageFrenzy Well-Known Member

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    That race truly was a classic, the Olympic races always seem to deliver great races. I really wish Sagan was there in the race, it would have added a whole 'nother dynamic. You know my trade team interests so I was really happy with today. I am of course rooting for Phinney since he is American, awesome and on Team BMC.
     
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    PhotoDave219 Well-Known Member

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    Of course GVA was riding a BMC bike.......
     
  8. StageFrenzy

    StageFrenzy Well-Known Member

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    I guess he was it wasn't neon green...
     
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    PhotoDave219 Well-Known Member

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    No but I think BMC needs to make him a gold colored frame.... Shame about Porte. Not sure how long he's out. Nibali broke his collarbone in that crash on the descent.
     
  10. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Welp, the Williams sisters lost in Tennis doubles today.
     
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    I am really into Soccer and I love watching especially the women's team. I definitely won't miss any of there games.
     
  12. Lucky

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    Major upset: US women's soccer loses to Sweden 4-3.
     
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    Hope Solo, on losing to Sweden: "We played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I strongly, firmly believe that."

    Not a smart thing to say.
     
  14. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Watching the men's basketball game and find it incredibly boring. It's like adults playing with a bunch of children in a pickup game...can you be at least a little competitive?
     
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    How is swimming or gymnastics not mentioned in this thread?!
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The USA has gotten to 100 medals in the overall medal count. In second place is China with 58. The UK comes in third with 56.
     
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    This Lochte thing really has taken the attention away from the other athletes. Plus it made Rio out to be bad. Though the US Olympic Committee has come out to apologize.
     
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    Just put on Womens Gold Medal Football (Soccer) final.

    It's getting good. 2-1 Germany over Sweden so far (and all the goals were recent, including an Own Goal).

    NBCSN in the States.
     
  20. JPPT1974

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    They say Rio is a flop. Due to the crime, the water, doping, and virus.
     

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