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Author:  2Cdo [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:32 am ]
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BartSimpson wrote:

Also saw this which has now made me a fan of Usain Bolt. He stopped an interview to honor the US national anthem...and I am sure he does this for every national anthem, as well which rates him a PDT_Armataz_01_37 from me!

http://www.wimp.com/interviewdeference/


Very classy of Bolt. [B-o]

Author:  bootlegga [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:56 am ]
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BartSimpson wrote:
Also saw this which has now made me a fan of Usain Bolt. He stopped an interview to honor the US national anthem...and I am sure he does this for every national anthem, as well which rates him a PDT_Armataz_01_37 from me!

http://www.wimp.com/interviewdeference/


Usain Bolt's getting more notoriety for this right now;

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Yep, that's him with not one, not two, but THREE of the Swedish's Women's Handball team on his bed...

Author:  bootlegga [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:53 am ]
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Canada's Carol Huynh wins wrestling bronze

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She couldn't defend her gold, but Canadian wrestler Carol Huynh still repeated as an Olympic medallist on Wednesday.

Huynh captured a bronze medal in the women’s 48-kilogram division with a victory over Senegal's Isabelle Sambou.

Earlier, the Hazelton, B.C., native lost her chance to repeat as Olympic champion when she was defeated on points by eventual gold medallist Hitomi Obara of Japan in the semifinals in London.

That loss dropped Huynh into one of the two bronze matches in her division, where she met one of the repechage survivors in Sambou.

Obara, the two-time reigning world champion, went on to defeat Azerbaijan's Mariya Stadnyk in the gold-medal match. The other bronze went to American Clarissa Chun after she beat Ukraine's Irini Merleni.

Huynh pinned Thi Lua Nguyen of Vietnam in 34 seconds in her opening match, then defeated Vanesa Kaladinskaya of Belarus on points in the quarter-finals.

Dugrenier goes for Canada's 2nd bronze

Martine Dugrenier of Laval, Que., will wrestle for a bronze medal in the 63-kg class after winning her repechage match against Sweden’s Henna Johansson.

The bout went to a third and deciding round, and Dugrenier won by way of the mercy rule after scoring five points in rapid succession by taking down Johansson and repeatedly rolling her over to score more points. Dugrenier won the decisive round 6-0.

Dugrenier was eliminated from gold-medal contention earlier when she lost her opening match against two-time gold medallist Kaori Icho of Japan.

Icho clinched it with a last-second point in the second round.

Dugrenier got a chance to compete for bronze in the repechage rounds after Icho advanced to the final. The wrestlers who lose to each of the two gold-medal finalists are granted berths in the repechage, along with the losers of the semifinals.


http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/wrestling/st ... ay-12.html

Author:  raydan [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:06 pm ]
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bootlegga wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
Also saw this which has now made me a fan of Usain Bolt. He stopped an interview to honor the US national anthem...and I am sure he does this for every national anthem, as well which rates him a PDT_Armataz_01_37 from me!

http://www.wimp.com/interviewdeference/


Usain Bolt's getting more notoriety for this right now;

Yep, that's him with not one, not two, but THREE of the Swedish's Women's Handball team on his bed...

He had all three, in under 10 seconds each...



...he truly is the fastest man in the world. 8O

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:07 pm ]
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Damian Warner 3rd after 1st day of decathlon

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Canada's Damian Warner is in medal contention after a strong showing on the first day of men's decathlon on Wednesday.

Warner is third in the overall standings through five events. In the final event of the day, he raced to a personal-best time of 48.20 seconds in the 400 metres.

He wasn't at all surprised with the result.

"I made it a goal to just come out and have fun and I knew the score would just come," said the London, Ont., native. "The score and placing after day one doesn't surprise me," he said. "I have very high expectations of myself."

Warner was fifth heading into the high jump, where he set a personal-best result of 2.05 metres. Earlier in the day, he also set a personal-best 7.53m in the long jump.

Warner has 4,386 points after also competing in the 100m race and shot put.

American Ashton Eaton has the overall lead with 4,661 points, while teammate Trey Hardee trails by 220 points with 4,441.

The 24-year-old Eaton broke Bill Toomey's 44-year-old Olympic record in the decathlon 100m, finishing in 10.35 seconds.

He broke the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June when he finished with 9,039 points. His mark eclipsed Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old record by 13 points.

Thursday's final decathlon events are 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and the 1,500m race.



CBC

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:13 pm ]
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Canada's Whitten finishes 4th in women's omnium

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Canadian track cyclist Tara Whitten finished just off the podium in the women's omnium at the London Olympics on Tuesday, placing fourth overall.

Whitten was tied for third with Australia's Annette Edmondson heading into in the fifth event, the scratch race, but the Edmonton native's sixth-place finish combined with the Aussie's win in that event made it nearly impossible for Whitten to move back into a medal position.

"I have no regrets," Whitten said while fighting back tears. "I've loved this journey. And I've experienced success and disappointment, and a bit of everything. I mean, that's part of sport."

The omnium is a six-event competition, spread over two days, and awards the gold to the athlete with the lowest point total.

Laura Trott of Great Britain won gold with 18 points, while Sarah Hammer of the United States took silver with 19 and Edmondson clinched bronze with 24.

Whitten posted the eighth-best time in the time trial, the final event, and finished with 37 points.

In the 3-km individual pursuit earlier on Tuesday, Whitten placed third with a time of 3:31.14, just behind Hammer (3:29.554) and Trott (3:30.547).

Whitten entered the second day of the omnium in fourth place after finishing eighth in the Monday's third event, the elimination race.



CBC

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:39 pm ]
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Pair of Blue balls help Huynh Win Bronze in Women's Wrestling

You have to watch the video in the link below to appreciate this... :)
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With a lot of skill and a bit of good fortune, Carol Huynh won her second women’s 48-kilogram freestyle wrestling medal Wednesday, capturing bronze to go with her gold at Beijing 2008.

After losing in the semi-finals on Day 12 to the top-ranked Hitomi Obara of Japan, the Hazelton, B.C., native defeated Senegal’s Isabelle Sambou 1-0, 1-0 in her bronze-medal match.

No points were scored in the first two minutes of either round, and Huynh managed to have her ball drawn twice, giving the Calgary-based wrestler the advantage in the sudden-death clinch. Both times, the 31-year-old was able to take Sambou down for a point within four seconds.

"I'd prefer it was gold, but I'll take bronze. I'm just so happy to be here and represent Canada," said Huynh, whose parents immigrated to the country in 1980 as refugees from Vietnam.

Both competitors started the match very tentatively. Huynh went for a quick takedown in the first minute but Sambou would not release the grip on her hands. Later, a great sprawl by Huynh kept Sambou from turning her, before the referee warned both about holding the other’s wrists.

After a scoreless regulation, Sambou drew a random ball to determine who would have the better position for the extra 30-second frame. It came up Huynh’s blue, meaning she would have 30 seconds to score a point or else Sambou would win the round. But with Sambou forced to start with her left leg forward, Huynh had little trouble lifting and taking her sideways onto the mat.

Both fighters stayed on the defensive in the second round with neither giving the other an opening. Again it went to added time, and Huynh luckily drew the one blue ball of the three remaining in the bag. From there, she was able to produce a carbon copy of the first-round finish for the victory.

"I feel amazing. I feel happy. I feel relieved," Huynh said afterward. "At the end of that match, I was feeling elated that I'd won another medal for Canada but, at the same time, I wanted to go out with a little more flair. I didn't want it to end in two clinches."

Huynh showed plenty of flair earlier in the day, winning her first match over Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Lua with a 34-second pin and her second with two dominant rounds over Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus.

But Huynh, who works with the University of Calgary Dinos Wrestling Club and teaches high-school wrestling, could not match the quickness of Obara in a 2-0, 2-1 loss to the two-time defending world champion. Huynh surrendered an early takedown in each of the first two rounds and she was never able to make up a two-point deficit


CTV

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:49 pm ]
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Women's soccer bronze match: Canada vs. France

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The Canadian women's soccer team will have redemption on its mind when it takes on France on Thursday morning to battle for the bronze medal at the London Olympics.

Canada is coming off a heartbreaking semifinal loss to its cross-border rivals from the United States, who scored in extra time for a 4-3 victory on Monday despite a heroic hat-trick effort from Canadian captain Christine Sinclair.

The Canadian team was upset with the referee for a controversial call that led to the Americans tying the match late in regulation time.

The game is scheduled to start at 8:00am ET Thursday.

CBC

Author:  Freakinoldguy [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:24 pm ]
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Hyack wrote:
Damian Warner 3rd after 1st day of decathlon

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Canada's Damian Warner is in medal contention after a strong showing on the first day of men's decathlon on Wednesday.

Warner is third in the overall standings through five events. In the final event of the day, he raced to a personal-best time of 48.20 seconds in the 400 metres.

He wasn't at all surprised with the result.

"I made it a goal to just come out and have fun and I knew the score would just come," said the London, Ont., native. "The score and placing after day one doesn't surprise me," he said. "I have very high expectations of myself."

Warner was fifth heading into the high jump, where he set a personal-best result of 2.05 metres. Earlier in the day, he also set a personal-best 7.53m in the long jump.

Warner has 4,386 points after also competing in the 100m race and shot put.

American Ashton Eaton has the overall lead with 4,661 points, while teammate Trey Hardee trails by 220 points with 4,441.

The 24-year-old Eaton broke Bill Toomey's 44-year-old Olympic record in the decathlon 100m, finishing in 10.35 seconds.

He broke the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June when he finished with 9,039 points. His mark eclipsed Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old record by 13 points.

Thursday's final decathlon events are 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and the 1,500m race.



CBC


He may not medal but his performance certainly bodes well for him in future Olympics, unless of course the Norwegians are the officiating crew working future decathalons.

Author:  Freakinoldguy [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:28 pm ]
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Hyack wrote:
Women's soccer bronze match: Canada vs. France

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The Canadian women's soccer team will have redemption on its mind when it takes on France on Thursday morning to battle for the bronze medal at the London Olympics.

Canada is coming off a heartbreaking semifinal loss to its cross-border rivals from the United States, who scored in extra time for a 4-3 victory on Monday despite a heroic hat-trick effort from Canadian captain Christine Sinclair.

The Canadian team was upset with the referee for a controversial call that led to the Americans tying the match late in regulation time.

The game is scheduled to start at 8:00am ET Thursday.

CBC



Good to see those assclowns at FIFAss didn't have the balls to ban any Canadian Players.

But given FIFAss' recent performances, it'd be my guess that the officials have received specific instruction to stick it to us any way they can.

Author:  ShepherdsDog [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:00 pm ]
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FIFA is just a dirty word that starts with F

Author:  saturn_656 [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:03 pm ]
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and has four letters to boot.

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:10 pm ]
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Freakinoldguy wrote:

Good to see those assclowns at FIFAss didn't have the balls to ban any Canadian Players.

But given FIFAss' recent performances, it'd be my guess that the officials have received specific instruction to stick it to us any way they can.


FIFA has announced they will not bring any actions against members of the team or coach Herdman for comments or actions resulting from Tuesday's debauchry until after the Olympics. These a$$holes could still come down on Team Canada and coach Herdman like a ton of bricks. What I'm waiting for, and it will probably be a long, long wait, is for FIFA to bring some sort of disciplinary action against the perpetrator of this mess.....referee Christiana Pedersen.

Author:  Strutz [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:16 pm ]
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Even if they do it won't change anything about the result of that game.

Author:  Hyack [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:34 pm ]
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Strutz wrote:
Even if they do it won't change anything about the result of that game.


True enough, water under the bridge and all that. The only thing I want to see is some accountability, from either FIFA or Christina Pedersen. I'm sure she has seen the tape of the game by now and has to be aware of both her errors and mistakes, if she had anything like a conscience, either an apology or at least an accounting of her actions would be appropriate.

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