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Posted 20 August 2016 - 06:13 PM

I thought this was interesting.  I also wanted to know what a gold medal would be if it were 100%, and apparently it'd be worth $21,200.  Apparently, they haven't used 100% gold medals since 1912.

 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 02:58 AM

BRAZIL WON IT'S FIRST GOLD IN SOCCER, YES.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:51 PM Edited by X S, 21 August 2016 - 03:51 PM.

That was a good game.  It's one of the big criticisms I have for soccer and hockey, though.  I'd hate to think my team lost such an important game on some petty penalty kicks.  Regardless, it was exciting to watch.  And I got to give it the Germans for being such good sports by going around and applauding the Brazilian crowd at the end.

 

Anyway, I was watching The Big Lebowski, and then it hit me.  We have sports like badminton, handball and air rifling, but we don't have bowling?  Turns out they're considering bowling for the Tokyo Olympics.  I'd love to watch that.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

I thought this was interesting.  I also wanted to know what a gold medal would be if it were 100%, and apparently it'd be worth $21,200.  Apparently, they haven't used 100% gold medals since 1912.

 

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I was reading that the silver and bronze medal are 30% used materials, as well.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Olympics#Medals


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:03 PM

Anyway, I was watching The Big Lebowski, and then it hit me.  We have sports like badminton, handball and air rifling, but we don't have bowling?  Turns out they're considering bowling for the Tokyo Olympics.  I'd love to watch that.

Summer deserves to have bowling if Winter gets to have curling.

 

curling.

the worst sport on planet Earth. worse than golf. it's just shuffleboard on ice.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:41 PM Edited by GTA3Rockstar, 21 August 2016 - 08:44 PM.

I think the most pointless one is the equestrian event, but whatever. lol

 

 

Gold Medal for the US Basketball team, not a surprise nor a competition. lol

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:58 PM


Hopefully, the Serbs can give the yanks a good game in the final.  :)

or nahh


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:02 PM Edited by JosephStalin, 21 August 2016 - 10:05 PM.

Always unlikely and I did say hopefully moron, silver is still an achievement for a small nation like Serbia. 

 

On Another note, GB is now confirmed to finish second in the medal table, fantastic achievement. 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:15 PM

I think the most pointless one is the equestrian event, but whatever. lol

good call.

 

at least in curling you're doing something with your own human body.

pretty sure the horse does all the work in equestrian.

 

while we're at it, lets get rid of rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming.

these have gotta' be dumbest competitions in the entire games. we shouldn't be handing out gold medals or calling people athletes because they can dance around in the water or twirl a sparkly ribbon stick.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:16 AM Edited by X S, 22 August 2016 - 01:34 AM.

Gonna miss this commercial that debuted for the Olympics last week.  ;)

 

 

Edit:  How bout that closing ceremony piece by Japan?  That was awesome when Abe came through the Mario pipe!


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:01 AM

Always unlikely and I did say hopefully moron, silver is still an achievement for a small nation like Serbia. 

I just said 'or nahh', but I guess if I triggered you sorry?   :whuh:

 

Budget cuts were made for the Paralympics, bad timing on their part tbh.

http://www.bbc.com/s...-sport/37135083


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:33 AM

I think the most pointless one is the equestrian event, but whatever. lol

good call.
 
at least in curling you're doing something with your own human body.
pretty sure the horse does all the work in equestrian.
 
while we're at it, lets get rid of rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming.
these have gotta' be dumbest competitions in the entire games. we shouldn't be handing out gold medals or calling people athletes because they can dance around in the water or twirl a sparkly ribbon stick.
Yeah I've said the same all my life. Never understood why rhythmic gymnastics/sync swimming are so popular and part of the olympics. But to be fair you have to be one hell of a fit, flexible, skilled bird in order to be a rhythmic gymnast, unlike other sports like shooting/archery where you're just standing there on one spot or lying on the ground shooting at a target. No athleticism required whatsoever.

And I totally agree about equestrian events. Can't believe it's still part of the olympics.

As for bowling, I definitely don't see it as an olympic sport, plus it's extremely boring to watch. That's just my opinion though. But then again chess of all things is recognized by the IOC as a sport and attempts were made to include it at the 2020 games, so yeah..

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:56 AM

121 medals is third most all time for the USA. Most since 1984 with 174.

 

1904 was 239 medals but can't really count that one because it was 526 USA athletes vs 62 TOTAL.  lol https://en.wikipedia...Summer_Olympics

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:20 AM Edited by Kiffster, 22 August 2016 - 08:56 AM.

And South Africa has never won more than 10 medals at the olympics haha. 10 medals again this year, but I would say that 1920 was still our most successful Olympics so far with 3 gold.
I actually love that we're not winning as many medals as countries like the US. It just makes watching those rare moments where team SA win gold (or even silver and bronze) so much more exciting and special.

Also just wanna add that almost every time our athletes win gold, they do so by smashing world records at the same time. They did so in swimming, rowing and athletics at the last few games.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:38 PM

Kevin Durant played amazing! But Paul George's stats looks better than him. Congrats U.S.A !
I am a Fenerbahce Fan, so ı feel so sorry for Bogdanovic and Kalinic ,also Teodosic too.
By the way, congrats Brazil for their first gold medal. :)
Our stats: 1 gold , 3 silver and 4 bronze at total. Really not good...

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:44 PM

games over finally?

good riddance.

 

we'll check back in with Rio in a few months and find out much further they've been bankrupted by this nonsense.

and we'll see all those new Olympic facilities and housing complexes sitting empty and abandoned and unused. physical testaments to the literal waste of money and resources which = the true Olympic legacy.

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

El_D the true debby downer lol.

 

 

Kevin Durant played amazing! But Paul George's stats looks better than him. Congrats U.S.A !

Durant usually does good in international play.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:07 PM Edited by Sir Michael, 22 August 2016 - 09:09 PM.

He's speaking the truth though. :p

 

Those facilities are about to be looking like Chernobyl in the coming years. It happened with Athens, it wouldn't be surprising to see it happen with Rio; the World Cup venues from 2014 aren't being used for anything major IIRC. As far as Rio goes, it's back to the same 'ol sh*t they were dealing with before the Olympics, but now they have international attention if they didn't have it before. Hosting two international events in the past two years didn't help them economically.

 

In the end, not many countries can hold the Olympics, let alone the World Cup, without seeing a major financial dent. The demand for new stadiums is just too extreme.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

El_D the true debby downer lol.

 

 

 

He's probably still bitter about the Rams moving to LA. lol

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:04 AM

Here's the Japan bit from the closing ceremony if anyone missed it.

 

https://streamable.com/mh3w


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:30 AM

El_D the true debby downer lol.

hey why stop there ;)

 

while we're at it, let's get rid of all of the swimming events except for the relay and the freestyle.

swimming is dumb, too. Michael Phelps is not the greatest Olympian. he just swims in the water in different kinds of goofy ways. there's too many medals for swimming. it should just be who can swim the fastest. there shouldn't be breast stroke or backstroke or any of the other nonsense. when you're trying to go as fast as possible, you wouldn't do some weird, convoluted, inefficient stroke; you'd just swim your ass off.

 

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 11:54 PM

And South Africa has never won more than 10 medals at the olympics haha. 10 medals again this year, but I would say that 1920 was still our most successful Olympics so far with 3 gold.
I actually love that we're not winning as many medals as countries like the US. It just makes watching those rare moments where team SA win gold (or even silver and bronze) so much more exciting and special..

Seeing you country on top the medal table is seriously a valuable moment too. Esp after Beijing.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:06 AM

Los Angeles has agreed to host the 2028 Sumer games, which means Paris will host in 2024.

I hope I have enough money in 11 years to make it to some events, seeing as I'm so close.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:46 AM

I hope to make it to Paris 2024 as an athlete.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:24 AM

So uh, they're seriously considering adding esports as an olympic event for 2024. Sorry but sitting on your ass, staring at a screen and mashing buttons is not a sport and requires absolutely no athleticism whatsoever. They're trying too hard to try and attract more viewers.

Can't see them actually approving this though. Would be absolutely ridiculous and even worse than equestrian and ribbon twirling.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:52 AM

I hope to make it to Paris 2024 as an athlete.

 

What kind of athlete?

 

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My interest into gymnastics has grown significantly. I can't believe I didn't do it as a kid as I thought it was too girly or whatever. The amount of skill and strength these people have is amazing.

 

 


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 03:18 PM

You need strength and skill for sure but It's just super boring to watch though. I skip over all gymnastic events during olympics.

As for esports, they've totally ruled out all games with any sort of violence. So basically if they go ahead with this (which they shouldn't imo because it's stupid), then the only games allowed would probably be sports titles like fifa, nba etc. Boring games that usually don't draw a large audience.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:28 PM

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Esports lol

Gymnastics is a super fun sport, always keep my DVR set to it.

Pyeongchang is only a few monthes away, thoughts?

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

Pyeongchang is only a few monthes away, thoughts?

I hope there's still a South Korea in a few months... :sigh:

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:54 PM

Pyeongchang is only a few monthes away, thoughts?

I hope there's still a South Korea in a few months... :sigh:
One of my biggest feas for this event is the potential North Korea could pose a terrorist threat.




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