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    For those of you who didn't see the US/Canada womens soccer match..... you missed a great one.

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    The US men did not have a single runner in the 400-meter finals. Amazing. Staggering even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    The US men did not have a single runner in the 400-meter finals. Amazing. Staggering even.
    Wow. And to think it wasn't long ago the US had the top seven ranked runners in the world in this event and swept the medals.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Wow. And to think it wasn't long ago the US had the top seven ranked runners in the world in this event and swept the medals.
    Here is an article on how dominant the US has been at this event.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympi...5495--oly.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    The BBC is commercial-free all the time. But the flip-side of that is that UK citizens have to pay an annual licensing fee of over $200 per color television.
    Eh, $16.60 a month is about what HBO costs, I'd pay it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    For those of you who didn't see the US/Canada womens soccer match..... you missed a great one.
    Yeah that was an awesome game.

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    More of that Olympic Spirit on display during the France-Spain basketball game. Nicholas Batum. OUCH!!

    The greatest generation of French basketball had fallen short yet again as Nicolas Batum ran across the court to foul Juan-Carlos Navarro, the captain of Spain, with 23 seconds remaining Wednesday. Batum's right hand formed a fist. Instead of reaching in to foul, he threw a punch that missed the ball but found Navarro's groin, promptly knocking him to the floor.
    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz2308hGA4w
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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    More of that Olympic Spirit on display during the France-Spain basketball game. Nicholas Batum. OUCH!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    I feel like cheap shots and dirty play are way more prevalent in International Hoops than the NBA.
    No doubt. But with the whole world watching can't they give it a rest during the Olympics?
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    Anyone watching the BMX racing right now? It's like a demolition derby.

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    So happy Allyson Felix finally got an individual gold in the 200M last night!
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    Manteo Mitchell told The Associated Press he had about half a lap to go when he felt a popping in his left leg.He finished the lap in 46.1 seconds and helped the Americans to a tie for first with the Bahamas in 2 minutes, 58.87 seconds. A few hours later, doctors told him he had a broken left fibula.
    "I got out pretty slow, but I picked it up and when I got to the 100-meter mark it felt weird," he said. "I was thinking I just didn't feel right. As soon as I took the first step past the 200-meter mark, I felt it break. I heard it. I even put out a little war cry, but the crowd was so loud you couldn't hear it. I wanted to just lie down. It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half."
    Manteo Mitchell is the man. Bringing it on home with a broken leg.





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    Re: 2012 Olympics Thread

    The "MODERN" Pentathlon includes fencing?



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    England should be proud of the show it put on.

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    When the Chinese government edits the closing ceremony for broadcast, it's going to be about 10 minutes long.


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