2016 rio olympics thread

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Medal count as of day 1
G s b t

1 usa 1 4 0 5
2 Japan 1 0 4 5
3 China 0 2 3 5
4 Australia 2 0 1 3
5 hungary 1 1 0 2

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I don't watch the crooked "O" games. Rigged system. Really, really bad. Bad, bad people.

AncientMember said:   I don't watch the crooked "O" games. Rigged system. Really, really bad. Bad, bad people.

But isn't it huuuuge?

Official Bugerwars medal count:

Burgerwars gold: 0
Burgerwars silver: 0
Burgerwars bronze: 0

That will be my final total, in case anyone wants to place a bet on it.

fasttimes mom gave me a "gold medal" last night.

Do we have counts for winning by bacteria?

They need a diarrhea event. Probably distance based.

eta: Maybe height. The Poo-le Vault.

eta more: it would get more viewers than ping-pong or badminton.

Imagine the false starts. Or if they kept competing during the medal ceremony.  "...and the Belgian team has been disqualified for performance enhancing cauliflower..."

Unconfirmed:

"Paul Kelso, a journalist for Sky Sports in the UK, reported on Friday that an Olympic kayaker had capsized after hitting a submerged couch."

Kayak 

Imagine spending so many years working towards a dream and getting so close but ending up so fa' away from your goal.  

ryeny3 said:   Unconfirmed:

"Paul Kelso, a journalist for Sky Sports in the UK, reported on Friday that an Olympic kayaker had capsized after hitting a submerged couch."

Kayak 

Imagine spending so many years working towards a dream and getting so close but ending up so fa' away from your goal.  

  Other kayakers watching were reported to have said "See? Ouch!".

The team from the Ottoman Empire dropped it there overnight.

anybody hear about the australian swimmier who called his chinese couterpart a cheater?

Medal count as of day 2
G s b t

1 usa 3 5 4 12
2 China 3 2 3 8
3 Italy 2 3 2 7
4 Japan 1 0 7 6
5 Australia 3 0 3 6

Medal count as of day 3
G s b t

1 usa 5 7 7 19
2 China 5 3 5 13
3 Russia 2 5 3 10
4 Japan 3 0 7 10
5 Italy 3 4 2 9

If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd be #10 in the medal count.

KayK said:   If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd be #10 in the medal count.
  Thanks to the absurd number of medals swimming has. There isn't a 200 meters backwards dash for instance, just one point A to point B 200 meter race, swimming has six 200 meter races.

kamalktk said:   
KayK said:   If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd be #10 in the medal count.
  Thanks to the absurd number of medals swimming has. There isn't a 200 meters backwards dash for instance, just one point A to point B 200 meter race, swimming has six 200 meter races.

  
Good point. We need a 200m running on your hands race, a 200m 3-legged race, a 200m running in fishing waders full of pudding race, a 200m running on all fours race...

kamalktk said:   KayK said:   If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd be #10 in the medal count.
  Thanks to the absurd number of medals swimming has. There isn't a 200 meters backwards dash for instance, just one point A to point B 200 meter race, swimming has six 200 meter races.
Heard that argument. But then why has it taken this long for someone like Phelps (or Mark Spitz back in 1972) to come?
Shooting also has a whole lot of different events:
-50m rifle 3 positions
-10m air rifle
-Men's 50m rifle prone
-10m air pistol
-Men's 25m rapid fire pistol
-Men's 50m pistol
-Trap
-Men's double trap
-Skeet

Women's soccer update: USA 0-0 Sweden. 15m


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KayK said:   
kamalktk said:   
KayK said:   If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd be #10 in the medal count.
  Thanks to the absurd number of medals swimming has. There isn't a 200 meters backwards dash for instance, just one point A to point B 200 meter race, swimming has six 200 meter races.

Heard that argument. But then why has it taken this long for someone like Phelps (or Mark Spitz back in 1972) to come?
Shooting also has a whole lot of different events:
-50m rifle 3 positions
-10m air rifle
-Men's 50m rifle prone
-10m air pistol
-Men's 25m rapid fire pistol
-Men's 50m pistol
-Trap
-Men's double trap
-Skeet

  Not saying Phelps isn't a great swimmer, but most sports do not have the amount of medals. Swimming is just uniquely suited to an individual getting a lot of medals. If you play other sports you simply have no chance of getting that many medals, because they're not even offered. Michael Jordan would have to play on the mens basketball team until he's about 110 to even have 22 chances. Phelps has six chances at each distance. Basketball for instance would have to add 1 quarter game, 2 quarter game, free throws, team free throws, three pointers, team three pointers, dunk, team dunk, horse, round the world, team horse, team round the world, 1x1 1 quarter, 1x1 2 quarter, 3x3 1 quarter, 3x3 two quarter, 3x3 full game to match the number of swimming medals.


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photo finish in the Rowing mens single sculls....

Gold - New Zealand
Silver - Croatia
Bronze - Czech Rep

mens basketball update: Argentina 75-81 Brazil 3m 4th

Andy Murray Wins gold in tennis

Mens 400m results
Gold - Wayde Van Niekerk(south africa)
Silver - Kirani James(Greneda)
Bronze - LaShawn Merrit(USA)

Bolt becomes the first Olympian to win the 100m dash 3x in a row.

discoballmusic said:   Bolt becomes the first Olympian to win the 100m dash 3x in a row.At that same time.. American sprinter Justin Gatlin became the one of two runners (along with Bolt) to medal in 100 meters dash in three different Olympics.

KayK said:   discoballmusic said:   Bolt becomes the first Olympian to win the 100m dash 3x in a row.At that same time.. American sprinter Justin Gatlin became the one of two runners (along with Bolt) to medal in 100 meters dash in three different Olympics.
And along with Gatlin, Bolt and Phelps, they all have natural talent and natural non-chemical enhancements to perform at a level not seen before.

MilleniumBuc said:   
KayK said:   
discoballmusic said:   Bolt becomes the first Olympian to win the 100m dash 3x in a row.
At that same time.. American sprinter Justin Gatlin became the one of two runners (along with Bolt) to medal in 100 meters dash in three different Olympics.

And along with Gatlin, Bolt and Phelps, they all have natural talent and natural non-chemical enhancements to perform at a level not seen before.

  
Gatlin was banned for 4 years for doping.

in other news ray lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.

Hope Solo wins medal for Sore Loser. Astonishingly poor judgement on her part.

kirbydog said:   Hope Solo wins medal for Sore Loser. Astonishingly poor judgement on her part.
  http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/13793673/hope-solo-again-face-domestic-violence-charges

"She grabbed him by the head and she kept slamming him into the cement over and over again,"

kirbydog said:   Hope Solo wins medal for Sore Loser. Astonishingly poor judgement on her part.
  Hate to bring this up but, she is well known locally for being.. well, her.

Beside the above link by kamal, she is married to this rapist and all around major waste of oxygen name Jerramy Stevens.

You know what?  Playing good sports don't make you a hero or a good human being.

kirbydog said:   Hope Solo wins medal for Sore Loser. Astonishingly poor judgement on her part.
  ahhh. well nothing like loosing your cool when you are around family. 

ihaveseenthatmovie said:   in other news ray lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.
  Brazilian authorities are questioning the accuracy of this incident.

Anyone here that knows the name of the Coach who died during the Olympics?

Why dont the horses for equestrian get medals?

kirbydog said:   
ihaveseenthatmovie said:   in other news ray lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.
  Brazilian authorities are questioning the accuracy of this incident.

  hope its not true then but they are always in denial.

India.. a country of 1.4 billion, finally won it's first medal of this Olympics.
ETA: My bad.. 1.3 billion. My bad.

Disgusting how much corruption there is among all the sports committees.. no sense of national price with them.. only about money. The only ones with any pride are the athletes themselves.

KayK said:   
Disgusting how much corruption there is among all the sports committees.. no sense of national price with them.. only about money. The only ones with any pride are the athletes themselves.
 

  
I know it's a typo, but it's such an appropriate word.

enterkey said:   KayK said:   
Disgusting how much corruption there is among all the sports committees.. no sense of national price with them.. only about money. The only ones with any pride are the athletes themselves.
 

  
I know it's a typo, but it's such an appropriate word.

The Indian olympic committee members got business class tickets to Rio.. while the athletes flew in Coach.
Why cant the committee members fly Coach? So much corruption.. it's disgusting.

ihaveseenthatmovie said:   kirbydog said:   
ihaveseenthatmovie said:   in other news ray lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.
  Brazilian authorities are questioning the accuracy of this incident.

  hope its not true then but they are always in denial.


No, they are in deamazon.

the last 4 days of the games(including today) are a must watch. why? because the games are ending. not only that, but sunday are the closing ceremonies meaning we must prevent a ratings disaster by watching the ceremonies since theyre competing with WWE summerslam and most of all "Fear the Walking Dead".

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