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Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    No fans here?
     
  2. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    Just me then I guess. I love the Olympics.

    Lots of memories of my dad watching hours and hours of events we wouldn’t watch for 4 years at a time.
     
  3. kingjulian

    kingjulian Very Active Member

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    Post some updates on your favorite games then you lazy git...
     
  4. jon545660

    jon545660 don't make me get the hose... Member

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    Eurosport seem to have the rights this time round, so subscription TV is the only option in the UK if you like to watch lots of different sports.

    BBC have some limited rights but can only show 2 sports at any one time.
     
  5. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Taekwondo is shit. I’ve sat through too many matches today. It’s bollocks. Like most of the sports. What’s the point in basketball? Just give the gold to the USA. They’ve won all but 4 times at the games. One of those games they boycotted.
     
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    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    If you watch the gymnastics you need to be added to the register.
     
  7. Gerry_A_Trick

    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    Nice jinx in the basketball
     
  8. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Have they been knocked out? The were something like 22-12 up after 8 minutes and I turned it off.
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    US lost against Nigeria and Australia in the leadup to the Olympics, and have now just lost to France. By no means are they guaranteed to win gold. Just too much international talent these days.
     
  10. Gerry_A_Trick

    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    Not out, but lost their first game in 25, an hour is so after you posted it.
     
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    What are people's thoughts about ROC? I read that there are more competitors for ROC than there would have been for Russia without the ban. It makes no sense to me - if these people are allowed to compete as individuals I don't think they should have their medals aggregated and on the scoreboard. A ban should be a ban, and every athlete should be punished for the actions of their nation, this would surely help turn the tide against doping.
     
  12. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    Completely agree.
     
  13. dantes

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    It's a much bigger tide than you seem to think, and only a fool would bother wasting any time trying to turn it.

    Article:
    Sport doping study revealing wider usage published after 'scandalous' delay

    Almost six-year wrangle delays release of anonymous surveys done after elite athletics events in 2011, in which 57% of competitors doing admitted doping compared to under 4% in Wada results. A controversial study suggesting that doping in sport is far more prevalent than was found to be by conventional testing has finally been published after years of wrangling. The research, based on anonymous surveys carried out at two elite athletics competitions in 2011, found that up to 57% of competitors admitted doping in the previous 12 months, a figure far surpassing the 1-2% identified by blood and urine tests carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), and higher even than the 14% prevalence estimated from the athlete biological passport. But the research, commissioned and funded by Wada, has taken almost six years to be officially published, despite the results being leaked to the New York Times in 2013 and later released in the UK under parliamentary privilege by the culture, media and sport committee on blood doping in athletics.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...-wider-usage-published-after-scandalous-delay
     
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    Agreed - I think there is going to be huge skepticism for this year's olympics given the amount of time people have been away from testing protocols in lockdown.

    However, there is very little deterrent!
     
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    If the Colombian archer fails her piss test, she need look no further than the best god damn lawyer in the city. Or if she needs the 49 women ahead of her to fail their piss tests, that can also be arranged with assistance from her compatriots.
     
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    Any one know why China has 3 nations competing? I get one of them is Main land China (PRC) and the other Taiwan (ROC) but what's Chinese Taipei (I know Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, but we already have ROC) ?
     
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    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    ROC is Russia. Chinese Taipei is Taiwan.
     
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    I Googled ROC and got Republic of China which ruled China from 1912 to 1949, then were exiled to Taiwan.
    What happened to the name Russia?
     
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    Russia banned due to doping. Russian athletes participate under the name name ROC...Russian Olympic Committee
     

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