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    My two cents here. If there is the word "Synchronized" in the name of your event, it is not a sport.
    I watched those events for an hour yesterday and I could not tell the difference between the people doing well and those doing badly, I did eventually figure out that making any sort of splash is a nono
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    And what is an Olympiad without a truly disgraceful boxing decision?

    http://deadspin.com/5931226/was-this...ng-match-fixed
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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    I'm not watching, but unless the internet is playing a joke on me the men's basketball team just set the Olympic record for points in a game with about 5minutes go and lead Nigeria 139-68. Ouch.

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    I believe they broke the century mark in the third quarter. I thought the graphic must have been wrong. I guess not.
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    I've heard rumblings that FIBA is going to make Olympic basketball like Olympic soccer where the teams competing are U-23 and not necessarily true senior national teams. I think I'd really like that.

    In hindsight, I almost wish after the Dream Team in '92, the US went back to using a college all-star team to make that anomoly stand out even more.
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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    Federer serving to beat Del Potro in a classic.

    3-6, 7-6, 18-17 so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I've heard rumblings that FIBA is going to make Olympic basketball like Olympic soccer where the teams competing are U-23 and not necessarily true senior national teams. I think I'd really like that.

    In hindsight, I almost wish after the Dream Team in '92, the US went back to using a college all-star team to make that anomoly stand out even more.
    I could go for the U23 proposal. But until then, as long as other countries are sending their best, I want the U.S. to send its best.
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    Amazing play plus Brazilian women. Sounds postable to me.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...6pLid%3D187789
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    wow, had no idea that was legal. But pretty spectacular play.
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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    Serena Williams dominates her way to Olympic gold. Beat Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in the final.

    UPSET ALERT: USA hoops leading Lithuania 69-67 w/3 minutes left in the third.
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    US leads Lithuania 95-88 w. 2:30 min left.

    Good soccer game, too. Senegal and Mexico tied 2-2.
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    US hoops wins with a late run ... 99-94. I think they can stop comparing themselves to the Dream Team, now.
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    What has happened to American amateur boxing? Last gold medal was 2004. One bronze in 2008. Only one boxer left standing in 2012.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...08-03-18-10-09
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    [QUOTE=texasdave;2692031]What has happened to American amateur boxing? Last gold medal was 2004. One bronze in 2008. Only one boxer left standing in 2012.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...08-03-18-10-09[/QUOTE

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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    What has happened to American amateur boxing? Last gold medal was 2004. One bronze in 2008. Only one boxer left standing in 2012.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...08-03-18-10-09
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