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belchardo
06-08-2016, 11:21 PM
20 past 9 in the morning and the rowers are rowing sideways cause of the wind. Could be an interesting rowing regatta!

belchardo
06-08-2016, 11:22 PM
Oh, and Mel!

boz-monaut
07-08-2016, 07:35 AM
I can't wait for news stories on those people who trade Olympic pins

so interesting how they travel to this huge world sporting event and have swap meets for small badges

belchardo
07-08-2016, 09:50 AM
Matildas should be up by at least 2.

The Dunster
07-08-2016, 10:34 AM
Matildas should never have played against the emerging Jets as it appears they have been infected by the Newcastle Jets curse. A lack of respect for a quality team in Canada and an own goal against the Germans meaning the Matildas have another 4 years to wait.
We will know if they have been effected by the Jets curse when they start focusing on how they dominated Germany and yet didn't win while ignoring the fact that the scoreboard is the only stat that counts.

belchardo
07-08-2016, 10:53 AM
Best 2 third placed teams go through dunster. They're still a chance. Could even come second if canada roll the germans.

Need to do our bit and smash Zimbabwe.

The Dunster
07-08-2016, 10:59 AM
Best 2 third placed teams go through dunster. They're still a chance. Could even come second if canada roll the germans.

Need to do our bit and smash Zimbabwe.

I didn't realise about the best two 3rd place teams going through. Either way though they will need a lot of luck.

baldrick
07-08-2016, 11:03 AM
Nasty

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/french-gymnast-samir-ait-said-breaks-leg-in-horrific-incident-at-rio-olympic-games/news-story/ab68c8efdd6db45c4053de98fb1d25c9

q-money
07-08-2016, 11:05 AM
what a hard bastard, didn't even make a peep

MFKS
07-08-2016, 03:18 PM
Matildas should never have played against the emerging Jets as it appears they have been infected by the Newcastle Jets curse. A lack of respect for a quality team in Canada and an own goal against the Germans meaning the Matildas have another 4 years to wait.
We will know if they have been effected by the Jets curse when they start focusing on how they dominated Germany and yet didn't win while ignoring the fact that the scoreboard is the only stat that counts.

Getting beat by the EJs wouldn't be their problem.

The reality that they ain't an elite team as they seem to think is the problem.

Reality laid the smackdown they deserve and their pre Olympic words and bravado about medals were just that

Words and bravado

plague
07-08-2016, 04:13 PM
Serious though, those Campbell sisters.
What a swim in the 4 x 100
If Anna Meares and I ever break up this pair is getting the first drunk text.

hawk
07-08-2016, 06:30 PM
^awesome swim

think we have beaten our gold medal tally in the pool already

hawk
07-08-2016, 06:32 PM
Getting beat by the EJs wouldn't be their problem.

The reality that they ain't an elite team as they seem to think is the problem.

Reality laid the smackdown they deserve and their pre Olympic words and bravado about medals were just that

Words and bravado

Maybe but they dug in and had a red hot go at Germany. I was impressed with their effort.

hawk
07-08-2016, 10:26 PM
Rowers are struggling to stay in the lanes. crap course with big winds. Some poor duck was at right angles

skippy
07-08-2016, 11:11 PM
Got a snapchat reply from Anna Flanagan, stoked.

Jetmaster
08-08-2016, 02:50 PM
:tongue:Boring - time to challenge the tennis thread..

http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20131112/rs_600x600-131212095154-600.Michelle-Jenneke-Bikini-2.jl.121213.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/02/article-2182839-145A579B000005DC-637_634x401.jpg

And when does the sync swimming start....ffs!

http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/legacy/article_imgs/Image/feres.jpg

plague
08-08-2016, 03:48 PM
I just awarded Jetmaster the gold medal.
Good job good effort.

hawk
11-08-2016, 02:11 PM
Another golden rough for straya

http://theklutzycook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Golden-Rough.jpg

baldrick
11-08-2016, 09:00 PM
Nasty. Again.

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/andranik-karapetyan-wont-have-fond-memories-of-the-rio-olympics/news-story/8565bdd22b7741008e6a523de5956d39

belchardo
13-08-2016, 02:47 PM
Gutless refereeing in the shootout. Every single shot the brazilian keeper was almost at the 6 yard line before the kick was taken.

Hard luck ladies.

q-money
13-08-2016, 02:49 PM
absolute stitch up that

Grimario
13-08-2016, 02:50 PM
**** football, hey?

Barbara might as well have stood on the spot she was that far off her line. What's the point of the assistant standing there if they don't call that?


**** football.

belchardo
13-08-2016, 03:38 PM
**** football, hey?

Barbara might as well have stood on the spot she was that far off her line. What's the point of the assistant standing there if they don't call that?


**** football.

they showed a wide angle at one point, assistant had one job, stand on the line and look along it. surely her peripheral vision isn't that bad that she couldn't tell when the ball was kicked. it's the white blob that suddenly becomes a white blur when kicked.

belchardo
13-08-2016, 03:41 PM
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/content/dam/images/g/q/r/q/q/0/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gqrpzf.png/1471055773965.jpg

three way dead heat for second! crazy!

MFKS
13-08-2016, 04:55 PM
Gutless refereeing in the shootout. Every single shot the brazilian keeper was almost at the 6 yard line before the kick was taken.

Hard luck ladies.

It is that piss weak thinking that sees us going home.

Whinge all you like about it.

Our keeper is the one who is the problem. Why wasn't she exploiting it exactly the same??


Winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Losers bitch and moan about what went wrong.

The rules are there exploit the shit out of them

baldrick
14-08-2016, 09:52 AM
Some outrageous bike handling at the track cycling last night

1312


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/picture/2016/aug/13/sport-picture-of-the-day-laurine-van-riessens-spectacular-evasive-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

belchardo
14-08-2016, 10:02 AM
that's a fantastic photo

baldrick
14-08-2016, 10:08 AM
I was watching it on tv last night, she didn't fall either !

hawk
14-08-2016, 10:39 AM
the big name swimmers strutting around thinking they already have a gold only to fall in a hole again, magnussen syndrome.

nice row by Brenno

plague
14-08-2016, 12:07 PM
Those Campbell sisters look far too happy losing.

The need the good Member in there teaching them about winning.

Bet they got ALL the participation certificates at school.

In other news Mo Farah, falls over, still wins.

MFKS
14-08-2016, 02:39 PM
Those Campbell sisters look far too happy losing.

The need the good Member in there teaching them about winning.

Bet they got ALL the participation certificates at school.

In other news Mo Farah, falls over, still wins.

Precisely

We have become a nation of losers.

Yeah we tried hard blah blah blah

More bullshit
More bullshit
More excuses

Etc

We are there to win. Not come 2nd

As for the ****wits on Channel 7 fapping about some **** making a final as an achievement
FMD

Taxpayers are funding most of these bums bludging around for 4 years to chase their dream and when they are expected to deliver the performance the ****ers can't even match their PBs

Strip them all over their government grants


Make it all a payment plan to those who actually ****ing succeed rather than having a coupke of hundred living the dream bludging off the tax payer for a sporting career

Those who deliver results get the cash
All of it

Jetmaster
14-08-2016, 03:29 PM
Agree with the Member here - our media does fawn a bit over losers.

I turned on this morning and they had a montage on a walking race, showing the Aussie guy out on his own and giving it the big ones with the commentary wildly ecstatic - I swore he must have won gold and did not realise he finished third until AFTER the montage.

Yesterday within seconds of the women's 10K which of course had a WR smashed they were going on about the national record and PB of the Aussie girl who finished 10th!

You don't "win" silver and bronze - you "lose" gold. Yes I'm harsh.

Bremsstrahlung
15-08-2016, 04:22 AM
Precisely

We have become a nation of losers.

Yeah we tried hard blah blah blah

More bullshit
More bullshit
More excuses

Etc

We are there to win. Not come 2nd

As for the ****wits on Channel 7 fapping about some **** making a final as an achievement
FMD

Taxpayers are funding most of these bums bludging around for 4 years to chase their dream and when they are expected to deliver the performance the ****ers can't even match their PBs

Strip them all over their government grants


Make it all a payment plan to those who actually ****ing succeed rather than having a coupke of hundred living the dream bludging off the tax payer for a sporting career

Those who deliver results get the cash
All of it

I just can't tell if you are legit crazy or just sarcastic anymore...:sigh:

Bremsstrahlung
15-08-2016, 04:28 AM
Anyway, what are you thoughts on the new Beach Volleyball ball design?
http://spotmebro.com/spotmebrotest/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Siri-Bjorkesett-2.jpg

MFKS
15-08-2016, 08:50 AM
I just can't tell if you are legit crazy or just sarcastic anymore...:sigh:

????

Legitimately sick to death of the hype on Aussie sportsmen


Most of them fail to deliver when expected.

Then when they do they offer out the excuses and are happy they participated


We are turning into a nation of losers who happily accept second place.

The Olympics is the pinnacle for these athletes. I expect everyone of them to be delivering Personal Best performances.
After all that is what they have devoted the last 4 years to.

The vast majority are not even delivering performances they are capable of.

Then the media and public sit back and congratulate them on being second rate and failing.

World gone crazy

plague
15-08-2016, 09:00 AM
quite a revealing interview with them on the telly with a slightly condescending Bronte Campbell sneering at the reporter when they asked if we should be copying the Americans preparation.

she said words to the effect of 'no, its a 4 year cycle and the Aussies peaked last year and the Americans peaked this year'.

so she was in fact blaming the preparation, yet seemed happy to set world records in a dead year then flop when the sport reached its pinnacle.

bit like going undefeated in the pre-season innit?

Bremsstrahlung
15-08-2016, 10:12 AM
????

Legitimately sick to death of the hype on Aussie sportsmen


Most of them fail to deliver when expected.

Then when they do they offer out the excuses and are happy they participated


We are turning into a nation of losers who happily accept second place.

The Olympics is the pinnacle for these athletes. I expect everyone of them to be delivering Personal Best performances.
After all that is what they have devoted the last 4 years to.

The vast majority are not even delivering performances they are capable of.

Then the media and public sit back and congratulate them on being second rate and failing.

World gone crazy

The team that we have sent to compete are the best at their respective sports in our country.
Not sure if Captain Obvious has mentioned it, but other countries also send their best athletes.
As it stands, we are ranked 9th in the world on Gold Medals. Is this poor?
The 8 nations above us:
USA - 324 Million people
Great Britain - 65 Million people
China - 1.38 Billion people
Russia - 143 Million people
Germany - 80 Million people
France - 66 Million people
Japan - 126 Million people
Italy - 59 Million people
Australia - 24 Million people

Based on our population of people to select our best athletes, I think we are doing reasonably well.

Now, I agree, it is absolutely disappointing and questions have to be asked why our athletes aren't quite performing to their personal best levels. Personal bests should be their target, if that gets them a medal, great! If not, well at least they've given their best.

Some body has to win, somebody has to lose. There is no competition if only the best competes. Why do we even send an Olympic team? Why do Australia even send a team to the world cup? Why do we even play as part of the A- League? After all, we aren't the best at any of these things.

The media has raised the expectations and the Sydney Olympics have somewhat given us false hope. Particularly around our swim team. Sure some of them failed to do their best, yes that is disappointing and questions will be asked. But does that take anything away from them for being the best Australia has, or being in the top 5 in the world for something?
When Messi plays, when he fails to score, does that mean he's not a great player anymore? has he failed? Are people celebrating his failure? He can't even win Copa America.

Jetmaster
15-08-2016, 10:23 AM
At the WC the team that finishes third never seems particularly happy, they wanted a shot at the big prize.

At the Olympics the ones that excel themselves and do something remarkable to get a medal deserve plaudits.

The ones that think they will win, are predicted to win, fail and then make excuses and say how happy they are to "win" bronze are the ones that want shooting.

leftrightout
15-08-2016, 10:34 AM
We are so narrow minded in Australia, we never hear about other countries progress. Going into the swimming it was all about how the Campbell sisters would win yet no one mentions the Katie Ledeky or Sarah Sjostroms that were going to shake everything up. These girls aren't unknowns but they were barely known in Australia because we have our head so far up our own arse that going into the games we forget that other countries exist!

Bon
15-08-2016, 10:36 AM
Anyway, what are you thoughts on the new Beach Volleyball ball design?
http://spotmebro.com/spotmebrotest/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Siri-Bjorkesett-2.jpg

Yep!!!
Need more of this..

MFKS
15-08-2016, 11:08 AM
The team that we have sent to compete are the best at their respective sports in our country.
Not sure if Captain Obvious has mentioned it, but other countries also send their best athletes.
As it stands, we are ranked 9th in the world on Gold Medals. Is this poor?
The 8 nations above us:
USA - 324 Million people
Great Britain - 65 Million people
China - 1.38 Billion people
Russia - 143 Million people
Germany - 80 Million people
France - 66 Million people
Japan - 126 Million people
Italy - 59 Million people
Australia - 24 Million people

Based on our population of people to select our best athletes, I think we are doing reasonably well.

Now, I agree, it is absolutely disappointing and questions have to be asked why our athletes aren't quite performing to their personal best levels. Personal bests should be their target, if that gets them a medal, great! If not, well at least they've given their best.

Some body has to win, somebody has to lose. There is no competition if only the best competes. Why do we even send an Olympic team? Why do Australia even send a team to the world cup? Why do we even play as part of the A- League? After all, we aren't the best at any of these things.

The media has raised the expectations and the Sydney Olympics have somewhat given us false hope. Particularly around our swim team. Sure some of them failed to do their best, yes that is disappointing and questions will be asked. But does that take anything away from them for being the best Australia has, or being in the top 5 in the world for something?
When Messi plays, when he fails to score, does that mean he's not a great player anymore? has he failed? Are people celebrating his failure? He can't even win Copa America.

Population means **** all

If it did China and India would be best in the word at football

They are not

Iceland would never beat England in the Euros

They did


This is about our athletes performing at their best and not accepting second place as acceptable

Seems to be the defining characteristic of those born in the mid 80s onwards


It all about participating rather than winning

Too many of them are mentally soft between the ears thanks to the Wankers that surrounds them

Your right this is the best of the best . That means that when you get a government hand out to pursue your dream 24-7 the expectation is there that on your big day your 4 years of training are culminated into a performance that is your best

Not something inferior

Yeah someone has to finish second. Your right.

Any athlete worth their salt doesn't accept that it is them. They make sure it's the other guys

As for the swimming we had 7 individuals go in as favourites on times posted and performance

1 of them delivered a medal

The rest couldn't even be a lucky loser

plague
15-08-2016, 11:24 AM
It's pretty simple.
Ask them all before the Olympics "what's your goal".

The ones that say 'win gold' but don't are considered disappointments.

Everyone who answers something different should be left at home and be given a copy of The Book of Griff in the hope that over the next 4 years they work it out.

lquiquer
15-08-2016, 11:50 AM
Great Brittain coming second in medal tally is a surprise, or not? ...they still in 2012 momentum

MFKS
15-08-2016, 12:25 PM
Great Brittain coming second in medal tally is a surprise, or not? ...they still in 2012 momentum

Their cycling program is at the top so plenty there

They are also consistent in the rowing

Add in the usual few here and there in a variety of sports and that's them explained

Good thing they are no good at football

Never win a medal in that

5
5
5

skippy
15-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Hows the world number 1 hockey team choking on a big bag of dicks. Were very ordinary all tournament when you only score 4 goals in 5 matches you are in trouble and beating Brazil doesn't count.

The germans on the other hand nearly out for the count to the Kiwis, germans vs Belgium final I hope.

skippy
16-08-2016, 02:26 PM
The chick that won the gold medal in the 400 metres, the member would love that king of do anything it takes attitude.

MFKS
16-08-2016, 02:40 PM
The chick that won the gold medal in the 400 metres, the member would love that king of do anything it takes attitude.
Not seen.

What sets her apart from the rest bar her winning??

skippy
16-08-2016, 02:51 PM
http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympics/rio-olympics-live-genevieve-lacaze-in-3000m-steeplechase-athletics-hockeyroos-sailing/news-story/ff5e12ac732ec69022dc1f21bdfdbd27

Chick dived over the line to get her torso there 1st.

MFKS
16-08-2016, 04:47 PM
http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympics/rio-olympics-live-genevieve-lacaze-in-3000m-steeplechase-athletics-hockeyroos-sailing/news-story/ff5e12ac732ec69022dc1f21bdfdbd27

Chick dived over the line to get her torso there 1st.
That's precisely the attitude I admire.

People who do whatever it takes to get it done.

The Dunster
16-08-2016, 05:33 PM
The lack of athletes getting busted for performance enhancing drugs so far at this Olympics is very disappointing. Either the testing equipment is crap or the athletes don't care enough about winning.

hawk
17-08-2016, 12:17 AM
The lack of athletes getting busted for performance enhancing drugs so far at this Olympics is very disappointing. Either the testing equipment is crap or the athletes don't care enough about winning.

They have better masking agents atm. Couple of years they'll test positive and a couple results will change

GazFish35
17-08-2016, 08:47 AM
^^^^ this


And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.

MFKS
17-08-2016, 09:22 AM
^^^^ this


And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.

As if we are any better??

Plenty of drug cheats in this country


Only thing is at the moment we obviously not on the good gear judging by our results

The Dunster
17-08-2016, 12:11 PM
^^^^ this


And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.

The test are absolutely useless - always have been. Even hack bodybuilders can avoid testing positive these days and that lot aren't the brightest nor do they have access to the resources of the higher earning athletes.

In athletics the testing is simple. If you are male and can run 100m under 10.3 seconds - you are probably juiced, and for a Female anything under 11.2 seconds should be ringing alarm bells as well.

leftrightout
18-08-2016, 12:14 PM
Bolt and De Grasse in the 200 semi... how bloody good are they. Best finish to a race for sure!

lquiquer
18-08-2016, 08:47 PM
Interesting final in football.....Brazil - Germany

MFKS
18-08-2016, 09:19 PM
Interesting final in football.....Brazil - Germany
Can't see Brazil copping 7 this time.

For a start they actually have Neymar Jr this time around.

I thinking he played in Belo Horizante then the Brazilians don't capitulate like they did

lquiquer
18-08-2016, 09:36 PM
Can't see Brazil copping 7 this time.

For a start they actually have Neymar Jr this time around.

I thinking he played in Belo Horizante then the Brazilians don't capitulate like they did

Agree but I think they especially missed Thiago Silva big time in BH

plague
19-08-2016, 11:05 AM
Lochte's shitshow has been the most entertaining part of the games so far TBH.

leftrightout
19-08-2016, 01:01 PM
Bolt, what a freak... Greatest of all time!

lquiquer
20-08-2016, 08:19 PM
Don't know about yous, but I'm ****ing sick to see Kitty Chiller's Mug on TV every 5 minutes....!!!! FFS

MFKS
20-08-2016, 09:15 PM
Don't know about yous, but I'm ****ing sick to see Kitty Chiller's Mug on TV every 5 minutes....!!!! FFS

Funny thing with her is that she has got herself front and centre moaning about all and sundry when she should be airing her gripes privately and getting things done with some diplomacy

As soon as 10 of them end up paying a late night visit to a Brazilian cop shop and she is nowhere to be seen. Her assistant was down there bailing them out.

Epic failure she has been

boz-monaut
21-08-2016, 12:27 AM
I do like David Squires rendition of her in his cartoons

a tad predictable but humorous nonetheless

plague
21-08-2016, 11:22 AM
Geez that Canadian bird in the 800m final was alright.

GazFish35
21-08-2016, 05:44 PM
Funny thing with her is that she has got herself front and centre moaning about all and sundry when she should be airing her gripes privately and getting things done with some diplomacy



So she should be sorting things behind closed doors! and miller should be doing it publicly.
Please enlighten us all as to what the difference is?