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Offline PoisonPen7

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O.P. « 2016-Jan-11, 10:21 PM »

Runs from Friday 5th August to Sunday 21st August

http://www.rio2016.com/en/olympic-games

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« 2016-Jan-11, 10:23 PM Reply #1 »
Been watching this great video on the big night Cathy Freeman won her gold medal in Sydney.

Was lucky enough to be out there that night in the IBM staff area (was part of the Olympics IT team). All over now  :sad:


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« 2016-Jan-11, 10:26 PM Reply #2 »
The wiki page for the Olympics says about the Swimming times:

"Swimming heats will be held beginning at 13:00 BRT (UTC−3). Swimming finals will be held from 22:00. to 00:00 BRT."
So they are UTC -3 and I think we are UTC +10 so that makes it 13 hours later for us  :chin:

That would be heats beginning at 2 a.m. and the finals at 11 a.m to 1 p.m. - the finals seem to be a decent time if I've got that right.

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« 2016-May-23, 10:25 AM Reply #3 »
How we looking for medals for this Olympics ?

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« 2016-May-23, 10:26 AM Reply #4 »
Would love to see our swimmers get back to the old days

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« 2016-May-23, 08:40 PM Reply #5 »
A re-cap of Australia's Gold medal tally & Final ranking of each games since the Melb Games of 1956.
TOTAL GOLD MEDALS 138.
Sports with most GOLD medals won.  Swimming 57, Athletics 20, Cycling 14, Rowing 10, Sailing 10, Equestrian 6. 

1956 Melbourne - GOLD  MEDALS 13  RANK (3)
1960 Rome - 8 (5)
1964 Tokyo - 6 ( 8 )
1968 Mexico - 5 (9)
1972 Munich - 8 (6)
1976 Montreal - 0 (32)
1980 Moscow - 2 (15)
1984 Los Angeles - 4 (14)
1988 Seoul - 3 (13)
1992 Barcelona - 7 (10)
1996 Atlanta - 9 (7)
2000 Sydney - 16 (4)
2004 Athens - 17 (4)
2008 Beijing - 14 (6)
2012 London - 7 (10)
 

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« 2016-May-24, 06:58 AM Reply #6 »
So 7 is the number to beat :)

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« 2016-May-24, 09:05 AM Reply #7 »
So 7 is the number to beat :)

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They should beat 7 as long as the swimmers who are competing on Day 1 are not allowed to go out and party all night like they did in London. The mens 4x100 was odds on and failed to medal and there were some other notable sub standard performances in the pool later in the meet.

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« 2016-Jun-01, 09:18 PM Reply #8 »
Apparently who ever is in charge of Boxing at the Olympics have made the disgraceful decision to allow professional boxers to compete at this years Olympics.


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« 2016-Jun-01, 11:02 PM Reply #9 »
I'm sure the Professional Basketballers will be there too. And the tennis players & the golfers, etc ,etc.

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« 2016-Jun-01, 11:23 PM Reply #10 »
I'm sure the Professional Basketballers will be there too. And the tennis players & the golfers, etc ,etc.

I am not in favour of any of them even being apart of the Olympics but how many amateur Boxers would have turned professional had they known they could still compete ?

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« 2016-Jun-02, 07:51 AM Reply #11 »
This whole professional Bullshit goes against the whole ideal of the Olympics for mine.

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« 2016-Jun-02, 08:21 AM Reply #12 »
I also don't agree with Sports being in the Olympics, even though the Soccer is a hit as it's an U23's format. but Tennis/Golf should not be allowed. They should have more emphasis on the Athletics than pro sports.   

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« 2016-Jun-02, 02:55 PM Reply #13 »
You do realise that athletics is professional these days?

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« 2016-Jun-02, 03:00 PM Reply #14 »
You do realise that athletics is professional these days?

As far as the Olympics are concerned the only sports I take notice of is Track and Field.

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« 2016-Jun-02, 05:23 PM Reply #15 »
You do realise that athletics is professional these days?

Yep I know there's a Diamond League in Europe but not sure if these athletes are allowed at the Olympics. Are they?

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« 2016-Jun-02, 05:48 PM Reply #16 »
Yes.

All the top athletes are professional.

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« 2016-Jun-04, 06:24 PM Reply #17 »
Usain Bolt may lose gold medal after Carter 'fails drugs test'
 

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Usain Bolt could be stripped of one of his six Olympic titles after allegations that one of his Jamaican 4x100metres team-mates with whom he won gold at the 2008 Games has tested positive for a banned substance.

The world's greatest track-and-field star is facing the devastating news that Nesta Carter is reportedly among those to fail a drugs test in the re-analysis of urine and blood samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Carter is understood to be on the list of 31 athletes who failed those retests, which took place last month using the latest scientific techniques in order to weed out drugs cheats ahead of Rio 2016.

Carter, the sixth-fastest 100m runner of all time, ran the opening leg of the Olympic final eight years ago as Jamaica stormed to victory in a world-record 37.10sec, helping Bolt to a clean sweep of sprint titles as he burst on to the global stage at his first Games.

Unless Carter manages to clear his name, all four members of the Jamaican relay team - which also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell - could lose their Beijing medals, ruining Bolt's perfect Olympic record.

Such a punishment would also destroy Bolt's attempt to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of 100m, 200m and 4x100m triumphs this summer in Rio. There is no suggestion that Bolt has committed any anti-doping offence.

Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association, refused to confirm or deny the news, while Carter's agent has failed to respond to repeated attempts to contact him. Both the International Olympic Committee and International Association of Athletics Federations declined to comment.

Traces of a prohibited substance were found when the IOC tested Carter's 'A' sample from the 2008 Games as part of a batch of 454 people they identified as likely to compete at this summer's Rio Olympics. It is understood that his 'B' sample test is due to be re-analysed in Lausanne later this month.

With a 100m personal best of 9.78sec set in 2010, Carter has been a crucial member of the all-conquering Jamaican 4x100m team led by Bolt, winning two Olympic and three world titles over the past six years. He also won individual 100m bronze at the 2013 World Championships.

Carter, who has not yet run this year, plies his trade at Jamaica's MVP track club alongside double Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and formerly Powell, before he left two years ago. Bolt, on the other hand, runs at Racers, Jamaica's other leading athletics club and MVP's main rivals, who also boast Yohan Blake and Warren Weir in their ranks.

Should Carter's failed test be confirmed by analysis of his 'B' sample, the IOC is likely to impose a backdated ban and annul any results from the period when the offence took place. Such a sanction could also impact on relay medals he won alongside Bolt at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships and London 2012 Olympics.

It is possible that the IOC could strip all Jamaican relay team members of any medals won during the time of Carter's offence, as with the United States men's 4x100m team who had their London 2012 silver medals taken away after Tyson Gay failed a drugs test.

However, when fellow American Marion Jones was stripped of her two relay medals from the Sydney Games for doping offences, her team-mates kept theirs after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

As well as potentially putting a blemish on Bolt's perfect Olympic record, confirmation of Carter's failed test would add his name to an ignominious list of the fastest men in the world to have committed doping offences.

Behind Bolt, who holds the world record with 9.58sec, every other man to run under 9.79sec has served a drugs ban, with Gay (9.69), Blake (9.69), Powell (9.72) and Justin Gatlin (9.74) all falling foul of anti-doping regulations.

So far 14 Russians and one Spaniard have been identified among the group of 31 athletes across six sports to fail tests from their 2008 Beijing samples. Twenty-three more positives have also been found from re-analysis of London 2012 samples, of which eight are known to be Russian.

Thomas Bach, the IOC president, yesterday insisted his organisation would not stop in its attempt to rid the Olympics of drug-takers.

"Related to Rio is the efforts we are making to protect clean athletes and prevent dopers participating," he said. "You are all aware of the [re-testing of samples from 2008 and 2012] and strengthened testing programme to catch as many dopers as possible before the Games has started.

"We are taking decisive actions and we will not hesitate to sanction everybody within our reach who is implicated in a doping case."


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« 2016-Jun-05, 09:04 PM Reply #18 »
My gripe with the olympic sports is that those which are judged subjectively should be OUT

Sports where somebody is demonstrably superior . . runs faster, jumps higher, lifts more, scores more goals . . are fine

Gymnastics, diving etc are thus OUT

Boxing, and other such contests . . big ???? . .. but by my definition OUT

Problem is I love to watch many of the sports that should really be OUT

But I think that many of the sports that my criteria allow, should never be olympic sports . . golf would be 'exhibit A' . . and 'Rugby 7's' ??? . .well I suppose they allow beach volleyball

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« 2016-Jun-06, 11:26 AM Reply #19 »
Can this thread by merged with existing thread.

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« 2016-Jun-06, 11:29 AM Reply #20 »
Being an Olympian is not as select these days with the introduction of a lot of sports.
Even Aus number of Olympians has skyrocketed due to addition of all these extra sports.   

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« 2016-Jul-06, 07:54 PM Reply #21 »
Extremely intriguing exchange between Kitty and Peter Wilkins on my ABC.

Wilkins is accomplished at his job - that we fund.

Kitty's new on my scene, but presents as able to talk the talk.

Unlike our media jellyfish Kitty did not pander to our embarrassments Tomic and Kyrgios.

Wish there was more of that.



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« 2016-Jul-29, 09:50 AM Reply #22 »
Opinion: Rio Olympics a multi-billion dollar farce

Mike O’Connor, The Courier-Mail

July 29, 2016 12:00am
 
IN extraordinary scenes in Rio today, Russian athlete Ivan Leapalot set a new world record when he pole-vaulted out of the Olympic stadium and landed in Paraguay.

“Waz strong tailwind,’’ he said as he collected Russia’s 100th gold medal.


It was bad news for Russia in the basketball, however, when six of its players leapt so high they hit their heads on the 30m high ceiling and were carried unconscious from the court.

Australia’s hopes for gold in the pool were dashed when Anastasia Cheatskof set a new 100m record despite stopping at the 50m mark to down a bowl of borscht.

There were similar scenes in the weightlifting where Alexi Herniasky lifted 500kg while standing on one foot and humming the theme from Dr Zhivago.

There was no such luck for discus thrower Vladimir Hurloszikoff who was disqualified when his discus left the stadium and went into orbit around the moon.

International Olympic Committee officials said the amazing performance by the Russians showed that the Games brought out the best in athletes.

“All this talk about doping reflects poorly on the Olympic spirit. It’s not about winning. It’s about competing,” said IOC official John Blinkers as news broke that Usain Bolt was no longer the fastest man in the word.

The Bolt has landed

Bolt was beaten by Boris “Big Boots” Bootovski who won the 100m sprint while wearing army boots and carrying a case of vodka.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said the gold medal tally of the Russian team showed why other countries claimed it used banned performance enhancing drugs.

“They’re frightened of us because we are so good,” he said pointing to the achievement of the Russian equestrian jumping team which set a new Olympic record when Alexia Equinovich won gold.

Commentators were left speechless when, after Equinovich’s horse stumbled at the first jump, he cleared the rest of the jumps himself with the nag slung over his shoulder.

A joke? Of course it is. The XXXI Olympiad is now officially a multi-billion dollar farce.

The whole world knows it yet the world’s biggest and most lucrative gravy train rumbles on.

Olympic team highlights refugees' plight

Why? Because there are too many officials riding in its gilt, five-star carriages for it ever to be allowed to stop. When you spend your life flying around the world in first class, pampered luxury, staying in the best hotels and feted wherever you travel, why would you ever allow a little state-sponsored drug cheating to threaten your spectacularly privileged lifestyle?

The Olympics has become an event at which the best drug cheats in the world gather to see which country has the best drugs.

If competing nations were possessed of the faintest sense of fair play, they’d pull their athletes out of this circus.

What does gold mean? That a drug cheating country didn’t compete in that particular event.

We spend millions of dollars to take part in this most tainted of contests, every dollar of it wasted.


Mike is very good on the humour...lately he's has strayed into politics....now he's back temporarily probably.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2016-Aug-01, 01:53 PM Reply #23 »
AUS has been dubbed World Whingers as complaints about the crap Olympic Village where rooms had plumbing & electrical problems & plenty of rubbish lying around.
Then Evacuations as Smoke Alarms turned off but smoke engulfing the Village.
Everyone evacuates & while outside their stuff gets nicked. Laptops & personal stuff etc.
Geez, what a nightmare in the run up to the Games opening this Friday.

Kitty Schiller seems to be on the front foot & openly doing media interviews which is good to see.

Let's hope the Aussie athletes get settled in there & are ready for competition when the Games begin.     

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« 2016-Aug-01, 02:01 PM Reply #24 »
Arthur,
I think the judging on boxing changed where the judges have to press a buzzer at the same time for a boxer to score a point. So each hit on an opponent is judged rather than the overall 'feel' which threw up heaps of controversial decisions in years gone by. BUT I'm sure the KO still overrules any points.   


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