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terryfinch wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:28 am
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brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 am I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
We will have to disagree then

Is there any other sport in the Olympics where a single athlete has a realistic chance of winning 4 or even 5 events..no there isnt

And dressel won 5 golds in the men's as well

I know these are the exceptions and not the rule ..but still it's crazy
There are other sports where it is possible. Record is 6 for Gymnastics for example, 5 for athletics and fencing.
Swimming is a joke with the number of events. It is not a very popular sport (unlike running or cycling) but has events at so many distances and strokes. It is also boring to watch.
It gets much better ratings than cycling in the markets that matter.
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3-0 :lol:

I don’t think they’ve troubled the Dutch goal all game. It’s like Russia v NZ in the 7s.
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Auckman wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:44 am 3-0 :lol:

I don’t think they’ve troubled the Dutch goal all game. It’s like Russia v NZ in the 7s.
It’s so comprehensive I flicked over to an artistic/synchronised swimming routine hoping that might change our fortunes.
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No amount of Dutch totty can keep me interested. I’ve switched over as well. NZ must be in a rebuilding phase or something; didn’t they win the CG gold in 2018?
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Auckman wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:44 am 3-0 :lol:

I don’t think they’ve troubled the Dutch goal all game. It’s like Russia v NZ in the 7s.
To be fair, bar reigning champions Great Britain, New Zealand have kept the Dutch to their lowest score so far :thumbup:
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Eurosport commentator being patronizing here :lol:. "Be good for New Zealand get a goal here, really be nice they can go home with something, a feel good factor of their Olympic experience". I mean NZ almost got a medal in Rio and he's talking like they are some amateur side just happy to be there.
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Gold for BG in the riding expensive horses team event 8)
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So if there is a joke of an event, it's horse dancing.

Why just horse dancing, why not dog or pig dancing?
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Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:06 pm Gold for BG in the riding expensive horses team event 8)
Our posh gits turned up again for their nation :thumbup:
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Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:11 pm So if there is a joke of an event, it's horse dancing.

Why just horse dancing, why not dog or pig dancing?
Riding a dancing ostrich would be something I'd watch.

Circus animals are banned in most of the UK, not sure why this is exempt.
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eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
Never underestimate the Dutch when it comes to screwing up when odds-on favourites.
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These shorts of the 400meter runners don't leave a lot to the imagination...
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Salanya wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:21 pm These shorts of the 400meter runners don't leave a lot to the imagination...
Winner was wearing a T-shirt...
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There is a big variance in body types in the womans discus...
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Rugby killed van Niekerk's career.
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Salanya wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:19 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
Never underestimate the Dutch when it comes to screwing up when odds-on favourites.
I did think your women's footballers should have done better. But while they scored a lot, weirdly, they took the position defending wasn't required.
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Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:26 pm There is a big variance in body types in the womans discus...
The US woman looks like an Amazonian goddess. Not got the padding of others. Given the speed of turning in discuss, I always wondered why there was a lot of padding on discus throwers.
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My God it's pissing down and they can't throw the discus 2m :lol:
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They have to postpone the discus and pole vault in this rain surely
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Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:32 pm They have to postpone the discus and pole vault in this rain surely
They have...pole vault has to be deadly in this rain.
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eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Salanya wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:19 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
Never underestimate the Dutch when it comes to screwing up when odds-on favourites.
I did think your women's footballers should have done better. But while they scored a lot, weirdly, they took the position defending wasn't required.
That's normal Dutch football. And they went out on penalties against the USA - not great, but hardly embarrassing.
The performances in the female cycling road race and the male rowers were more obvious examples.
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Muttonbirds wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:48 am It's going to be interesting if Laurel Hubbard does win a medal. :lol:
How so?
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Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:33 pm
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:32 pm They have to postpone the discus and pole vault in this rain surely
They have...pole vault has to be deadly in this rain.
Good on them
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msp. wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:34 pm
Muttonbirds wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:48 am It's going to be interesting if Laurel Hubbard does win a medal. :lol:
How so?
Don’t feed the troll.
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Breaking news: Laurel Hubbard fails in her first attempt at 120kg to find her snatch.
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LandOTurk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:40 pm Breaking news: Laurel Hubbard fails in her first attempt at 120kg to find her snatch.
Just fudge off
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Felt sorry for Hubbard there.

Regardless of the public debate.
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eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:26 pm There is a big variance in body types in the womans discus...
The US woman looks like an Amazonian goddess. Not got the padding of others. Given the speed of turning in discuss, I always wondered why there was a lot of padding on discus throwers.
Fast twitch lipids, according to Mog.
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eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
I’m utterly blown away by that. One of the biggest upsets at the games.
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Farva wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:42 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
I’m utterly blown away by that. One of the biggest upsets at the games.
Our burds seemed goal shy. Couldn't buy a score from multiple pen corners.

Not that I know heaps about hockey.
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I can sort of understand why people enjoy ladies' beach volleyball. But the game itself is boring as a spectator sport.
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These kayak sprint women are fücking weapons...

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Sprinters jogging to the line is right up there with the one handed try putdown in my pet hate list.

Imagine throwing 5 years of hard work down the toilet due to arrogance.

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/athletics/t ... ideo.shtml
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terryfinch wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:28 am Swimming is a joke with the number of events. It is not a very popular sport (unlike running or cycling) but has events at so many distances and strokes. It is also boring to watch.
Yes, I've noted swimming is not popular with people who swim like bricks. terry-cinderblock-finch ;)
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Farva wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:42 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
I’m utterly blown away by that. One of the biggest upsets at the games.
India been improving for a while and getting better through this tournament. But yeah a stunning upset.
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kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:44 pm
Farva wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:42 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:14 pm Netherlands women just too good. Will face GB or Spain next. If GB, Netherlands would have beaten each semi-finalist already this Olympics. Can't see any one else for the gold, though India seem inspired. I'm still stunned they beat Australia.
I’m utterly blown away by that. One of the biggest upsets at the games.
Our burds seemed goal shy. Couldn't buy a score from multiple pen corners.

Not that I know heaps about hockey.
Played poorly. If you can't at least take a shot during a penalty corner, you run the risk of losing the game... which they did. Very poor penalty corners all tournament. Paid the price unfortunately.
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No point complaining that there's too many swimming events to win. Sick of Aussies or Yanks winning too many swimming events? Get better and stop them.

Just like the world has done with rowing and track cycling... :frown:
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kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:42 pm Felt sorry for Hubbard there.

Regardless of the public debate.
After all the debate turns out to be a damp squib.. done more for trans sport than if she had dominated ..

Await the debate in 3 and 7 years time as more trans women come to the fore at elite level.
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eldanielfire wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:36 am
terryfinch wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:28 am
Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:54 am
brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:59 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:37 am

I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
We will have to disagree then

Is there any other sport in the Olympics where a single athlete has a realistic chance of winning 4 or even 5 events..no there isnt

And dressel won 5 golds in the men's as well

I know these are the exceptions and not the rule ..but still it's crazy
There are other sports where it is possible. Record is 6 for Gymnastics for example, 5 for athletics and fencing.
Swimming is a joke with the number of events. It is not a very popular sport (unlike running or cycling) but has events at so many distances and strokes. It is also boring to watch.
A lot of people do swim however, it's a popular hobby and has had a lot of of genuine strokes. It is also some of the biggest ratings on US TV come each Olympics. Sure due to it being a guaranteed source of US gold. But most countries get their highest sport ratings with success.

My only issue with the number of swimming events is sports like Rowing, Cycling etc have had to cut men's events to equalize the numbers between the sexes. Swimming has not. His is largely because Swimming gave women a lot of events long before other sports, coming out as winners for equality, but no doubt it's the US TV influence as well.

IMO I'd have told sporting bodies to re-organize events and include the extra women's events in the same time period. Plenty of dead time between events so it's feasible.
I think the reason why is comparing to say another medal-laden sport in track & field, the limit to the size of the Olympics is not the number of medals handed out, it's the number of athletes and hangers-on. in track & field people really only focus on one event. You have a handful that do a couple and then your sprinters also get to do a relay, but by and large they specialize in only one event. In swimming, people routinely do 3 or so. So you have more events but the number of people competing does not increase much.
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