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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremsstrahlung View Post
    Anybody who missed the Matildas game last night should really do themselves a favour and give it a watch.
    Superb entertainment and a thrilling game.
    Great testament to women’s football.
    Watched the replay when I got home last night..
    You aren't wrong.. Had absolutely everything!

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    why is the olympics meant to be the pinnacle of the sport and they have a mixed medley relay, it's like a high school swimming carnival ffs

    handling out gold medals like they're lollies

    may as well have a costume race

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    Quote Originally Posted by q-money View Post

    may as well have a costume race
    That's run Tuesday I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by q-money View Post
    why is the olympics meant to be the pinnacle of the sport and they have a mixed medley relay, it's like a high school swimming carnival ffs

    handling out gold medals like they're lollies

    may as well have a costume race
    Yehhhh, I’m starting to think the same.
    All for inclusion of women versions of events Eg canoe slalom, 1500 free etc.

    That mixed medley was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen. It was strangely entertaining, but I have no idea why that’s an event. Where do we stop? 4x 50 mixed, 4x 100 mixed etc.

    I feel that way with some sports too.
    If it ain’t the pinnacle of your sport, shouldn’t be included.
    Eg golf, tennis.
    I guess we are trying to make it world inclusive.
    Idk, skateboarding, surfing and some other things have been making me think it’s losing its special ness.

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    yeah it's a bit weird...but i guess they need people to watch.

    i'm a bit conflicted - although i've moaned about the swimming joke events not being the pinnacle of the sport - if they're going to be in, it would make more sense for golf and tennis to be match play / teams events. like the ryder cup is US v europe, the presidents cup is US v the world, make the olympics everyone for themselves...

    the golf today was great, but it was 100 times better when it went to a play off
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    Was it the high jump, when two athletes jumped x height with no fails. They then upped it to x + y and both failed 3 times.
    The athletes were told there would be a jump off to decide the gold.
    Apparently they asked if they can’t both just have gold, and they were like, oh I guess so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremsstrahlung View Post
    Was it the high jump, when two athletes jumped x height with no fails. They then upped it to x + y and both failed 3 times.
    The athletes were told there would be a jump off to decide the gold.
    Apparently they asked if they can’t both just have gold, and they were like, oh I guess so.
    Surely you jest?

    It will all end up gender neutral with quotas for team sports...."Mollyroos" anyone?

    And this everyone is a winner thing being bred in kids sport will pay-off with gold for everyone who takes part.

    Strange times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Surely you jest?

    It will all end up gender neutral with quotas for team sports...."Mollyroos" anyone?

    And this everyone is a winner thing being bred in kids sport will pay-off with gold for everyone who takes part.

    Strange times.
    Shit you not.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/20...-gold-in-tokyo

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