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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:29 pm
 


Andre De Grasse takes Bronze in the Men's 100 metre with a Personal Best of 9.91, while Usain Bolt takes the Gold with a time of 9.81. Justin Gatlin of the US takes Silver. [flag] [flag]


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:41 pm
 


Bolt is like a rocket.... slow lift off then main engine ignition....gone. Quite the contrast in the relationship between Bolt and De Grasse, and Gatlin, who was actually booed.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:25 pm
 


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and Gatlin, who was actually booed.


More than likely by the Americans because he missed hitting the Gold..... :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:28 pm
 


He was booed by the crowd coming out to start


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:34 pm
 


Ooooooo-kay......because he's an American. [huh] [huh] ......................


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I think the story of the night is the mens 400M gold medalist from South Africa and his 74 year old coach, a white haired white woman.

He had the worst starting position coming out of lane 8 and beating 2 past Olympic and World Champions, crushing the 17 year old world record in the process.


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N_Fiddledog N_Fiddledog:
Sorry guys. Time for 'Mr. Can't ignore the obvious' to get politically incorrect again.

But...

doesn't it seem like it's most if not all and only Canadian women who are competitive this time around?

So whataya think? They're finally getting a chance, just luck, or it's the new cool amongst the corporate and government elite to sponsor girls over boys?

No wait...I know the answer. "Shut up", right? :)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ships.html

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Britain's golden couple: Cyclist Laura Trott's got three golds while her boyfriend Jason Kenny has five… but she is MILES ahead in the freebie stakes with deals on clothing, cars and even CHOCOLATE

Trott has enjoyed sponsorship deals with Adidas and Ohso Chocolate
Boyfriend Kenny has been less successful and relies on Lottery cash
Pair live together in Manchester and plan to get married next year



Their glittering haul of Olympic medals makes them equals on the track.

But off the track it is a very different story for British cycling’s golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, at least when it comes to money.

Charismatic Miss Trott – a giggly blonde – seems to have sponsors falling over themselves to back her. In contrast her fiance – astonishingly for such a successful sportsman – does not have a sponsor and relies on his annual lottery funding as an elite athlete.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:15 am
 


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Ooooooo-kay......because he's an American. [huh] [huh] ......................


Nope.

A Brazilian explains it:

https://www.reddit.com/r/olympics/comme ... _olympics/

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Okay guys, as a brazillian I will explain what is going on.

Here in Brazil, in sporting events, it is quite common to boo the opposing team. So, if you are in a certain's team home stadium or something, you would cheer your team and boo the other team. It is not considered (to us) disrespectful or anything, it is just a form of cheering and trying to kind of give the best possible home team advantadge you can get.

So, obviously, when a brazillian athlete is playing, people will boo other nations athletes that are playing directly against them. Now, what can also happen, is that when other 2 random teams (that are not Brazil) are playing against each other, the brazillian crowd will pick a favorite and cheer them as if they were Brazil, thus booing their opponent.

This is what hapenned in some US games, and also hapenned with Argentina, I believe.

I do undestand why people think it is disrespectful and kinda weird. But it is just the "cheering" culture here I guess. The same thing happens in MMA, Football and even in eSports, it's just the way it is here in Brazil.

EDIT: Btw, I would like to add that most brazillians are absolutely oblivious to the fact that other nations consider it to be disrespectful. And I actually think that if they realised that people viewed it that way, that they would stop doing it so much. Also, just as a note, the brazillian football team was boo'd the fuck out in their recent game against Iraq.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:16 am
 


In other news the US now has over 1,000 gold medals in the modern Olympic games.

Cool. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:21 am
 


GOAT!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:43 am
 


The guy in front cheated. :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:03 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
Hyack Hyack:
Ooooooo-kay......because he's an American. [huh] [huh] ......................


Nope.

A Brazilian explains it:

https://www.reddit.com/r/olympics/comme ... _olympics/

$1:
Okay guys, as a brazillian I will explain what is going on.

Here in Brazil, in sporting events, it is quite common to boo the opposing team. So, if you are in a certain's team home stadium or something, you would cheer your team and boo the other team. It is not considered (to us) disrespectful or anything, it is just a form of cheering and trying to kind of give the best possible home team advantadge you can get.

So, obviously, when a brazillian athlete is playing, people will boo other nations athletes that are playing directly against them. Now, what can also happen, is that when other 2 random teams (that are not Brazil) are playing against each other, the brazillian crowd will pick a favorite and cheer them as if they were Brazil, thus booing their opponent.

This is what hapenned in some US games, and also hapenned with Argentina, I believe.

I do undestand why people think it is disrespectful and kinda weird. But it is just the "cheering" culture here I guess. The same thing happens in MMA, Football and even in eSports, it's just the way it is here in Brazil.

EDIT: Btw, I would like to add that most brazillians are absolutely oblivious to the fact that other nations consider it to be disrespectful. And I actually think that if they realised that people viewed it that way, that they would stop doing it so much. Also, just as a note, the brazillian football team was boo'd the fuck out in their recent game against Iraq.


I thought it was because he twice tested positive for doping. Olympic crowds don't take kind to those individuals.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:08 am
 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... again.html

Pool be blue now.

My pool been blue all summer. :lol:


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