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    Bolt strikes again. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. But setting World Records in track is much more difficult than in swimming. Sure, Phelps set seven records. But there isn't a single record on the books that was set before 2001, and over half of the WR's were set in this Olympics. But, there have been 5 WR's set in track so far in Beijing: Women's Pole Vault, Women's Steeplechase, and Bolt's three records, the 100, 200, and 4x100. Unreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Race walking. I think ping pong was the best thing I'd seen so far, but that has certainly been replaced.
    Someone on CBC TV (wish I could remember who) described race walking as looking like a sport invented by Monty Python. That cracked me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    Someone on CBC TV (wish I could remember who) described race walking as looking like a sport invented by Monty Python. That cracked me up.

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    <3 Nastia Liukin
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    South Korea beats Cuba for the gold in baseball despite Fidel's cousin behind home plate trying to give the game to the Cubans.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Water Polo with the early 3-2 lead against Serbia.
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    8-5 lead with 4 minutes left. US Water Polo can be in the gold medal game with a win here. And I seem to be the only person who cares.
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    I'm watching. 9-5 now with 2.5 left.
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    It looks like a win. 10-5 with a minute and a half left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    8-5 lead with 4 minutes left. US Water Polo can be in the gold medal game with a win here. And I seem to be the only person who cares.
    Correct. While I appreciate how hard it is, I have the same feeling about Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Team Handball. There is just something in the mechanics of the sport that do not seem right. The midfield play in both sports is nonexistent, and it often looks like a bad college basketball game where the teams just pass the ball around the three point line for a long time and are afraid to move inside.
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    You had a US team that wasn't expected to do anything and they're going to play for the gold. That is a story that I would expect to hear more about, but it seems that nobody is talking much about it. There's so much talk about basketball, but they were expected to do well. This is a real underdog story happening right now but because it's not in one of the high profile sports it's taking a back seat.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    The announcer was overplaying it just a bit though. My recap of the last 5 minutes.
    (Apologies for the Caps)
    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

    "THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    wrong thread, nm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    The announcer was overplaying it just a bit though. My recap of the last 5 minutes.
    (Apologies for the Caps)
    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

    "THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

    "the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."
    Bad announcing aside, that announcer seems to be the only one playing it up at all. He was a bit over the top, but it's still been a heck of a run by this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    South Korea beats Cuba for the gold in baseball despite Fidel's cousin behind home plate trying to give the game to the Cubans.
    That's pretty shocking. I expected either Cuba or Japan to win the Gold.


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