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Old 08-06-2021, 01:29 PM   #251
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I still say Beach Volleyball is the worst
No way, it's awesome to do.
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Old 08-06-2021, 01:32 PM   #252
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I love beach volleyball. Find it more entertaining than regular volleyball.
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Old 08-06-2021, 01:42 PM   #253
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Femke Bol...Femke Bol...Femke Bol...
Tomorrow's 4x400m final, showtime once more. It's probably too much to ask for, but it would be awesome if she could lift this team to a medal. She almost guided the 4x400 mixed team to a medal. I think we've got an excellent foursome there. Both our women's and men's team are candidates for the medals actually. (Yeah, I went there and used "we" and "our" for a change, despite that technically I can only use "we" for the Dutch volleyball and beach volleyball teams.)
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Old 08-06-2021, 02:19 PM   #254
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Gable Stevenson is such a gifted athlete at his size. So fast and quick. Won the 125g gold in wrestling with a last second take down. Was down 8-7 with 6.5 seconds left.

Watching that dude in the NCAA championships was amazing.
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Old 08-06-2021, 03:34 PM   #255
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And 8-5 with around 20 seconds left. Really an amazing comeback.
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Old 08-06-2021, 11:29 PM   #256
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Tomorrow's 4x400m final, showtime once more. It's probably too much to ask for, but it would be awesome if she could lift this team to a medal. She almost guided the 4x400 mixed team to a medal. I think we've got an excellent foursome there. Both our women's and men's team are candidates for the medals actually. (Yeah, I went there and used "we" and "our" for a change, despite that technically I can only use "we" for the Dutch volleyball and beach volleyball teams.)

they were built from parts removed from you in your sleep so it's fair!

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Old 08-06-2021, 11:36 PM   #257
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USA men win gold, 87-82.

Impressive considering the rough start they had.
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Old 08-07-2021, 05:18 AM   #258
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Trampoline...Beach Volleyball...Wall Climbing....take your pick

I still say Beach Volleyball is the worst

Cornhole is supposedly being considered an Olympic sport.

I don't how to clearly define what is "worthy" to be in the Olympics or not. But do think some key criteria are (1) does it make you exert a lot of energy (2) is there an element of danger, and (3) asking the question "would the Greeks way back when have laughed at the idea".
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Old 08-07-2021, 05:30 AM   #259
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Caught the kayakers yesterday. Those guys are fit! Bulging muscles on the top half. Wife asked if they train on the other left/right side too ... have to believe that otherwise they would be lop-sided.

Saw bits of the equestrian. Yawn

Women's marathon was exciting because of the US who finished with a bronze.

BTW the SI site is horrible. Medal tracker is way off this morning. ESPN medal tracker site is off too. Total by country does not match Gold-Silver-Bronze-per-country.
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Old 08-07-2021, 06:28 AM   #260
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Hassan is just ridiculous. Thinking about one of those races makes me want to take a nap, nvm all three.
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Old 08-07-2021, 06:45 AM   #261
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USA men win gold, 87-82.

Impressive considering the rough start they had.

Per Twitter

2017: NBA champion (Warriors)
2018: NBA champion (Warriors)
2020: NBA champion (Lakers)
2021: Olympic Gold Medal

Who knew JaVale Mcgee would be such a serial winner?
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:18 AM   #262
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I get the coach should have been disqualified but being assigned a random horse is weird. There's too much chance in that, better to replace show jumping with something else ... like trampoline.

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The German modern pentathlon coach was disqualified and won’t be part of the men’s individual final at the Tokyo Olympics after she hit a horse with her fist earlier in the Games.

Coach Kim Raisner, according to Reuters, hit a horse with her fist during Friday’s show jumping in Tokyo and urged a German rider to “really hit” the horse when it didn’t want to jump.
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Horses at the modern pentathlon are assigned at random, and riders get just 20 minutes to warm up with their horse ahead of competitions. German Annika Schleu held a 24-second lead entering the show jumping leg of the pentathlon, though Schleu’s horse, Saint Boy, was struggling during the warm up, per the report.

Schleu repeatedly grew frustrated as Saint Boy started refusing to jump and she cried out as time on the run expired, as her lead had completely vanished.
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:21 AM   #263
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BTW, I appreciate the games being held.

Obviously not the great boost Japan was expecting and lack of spectators/tourism really sucks ... but still great to see the competition.

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Old 08-07-2021, 09:04 AM   #264
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Caught the kayakers yesterday. Those guys are fit! Bulging muscles on the top half. Wife asked if they train on the other left/right side too ... have to believe that otherwise they would be lop-sided.


Yes yes, the Olympics are certainly a time to people watch-gymnasts, wrestlers, divers, etc. certainly keep me watching
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:29 AM   #265
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The Modern Pentathlon is such a weird/fun mix of events - Swimming, Fencing, Horse Jumping, and Shooting/Running.

The final combined Shooting/Running event is particularly fun to watch because, unlike the decathlon, they stagger the start based on the performance in the previous events. This way, the person who crosses the finish line 1st is the winner.
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Old 08-07-2021, 02:47 PM   #266
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BTW the SI site is horrible. Medal tracker is way off this morning. ESPN medal tracker site is off too. Total by country does not match Gold-Silver-Bronze-per-country.
There's an up to date tracker on the Olympic Games' website (Olympic Medal Count | Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Jul 23-Aug 8, 2021)).
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Old 08-07-2021, 06:51 PM   #267
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Caught the women and men's karate gold medal match.

The women's was comical. More screaming (and pretending they got a hit on the opponent) than actual action.

The men's was more interesting. But the Saudi guy connected with a kick to the Iranian and the Iranian was carried out on the stretcher. But the Iranian won because the Saudi guy used too much "force" (my words, paraphrased). I was thinking WTF is this.

Good thing there is TKD.
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:20 PM   #268
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The U.S. men have as many gold medals on the track as they do in basketball.
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:23 PM   #269
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I'm sorry I just can't watch fricking water polo...
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Old 08-07-2021, 10:47 PM   #270
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Cornhole is supposedly being considered an Olympic sport.

I don't how to clearly define what is "worthy" to be in the Olympics or not. But do think some key criteria are (1) does it make you exert a lot of energy (2) is there an element of danger, and (3) asking the question "would the Greeks way back when have laughed at the idea".

I started questioning skateboarding' worthiness when a fall sent one of the skater's phone go skittering out of their pocket and across the concrete during a fall. I declared that t can't really be an Olympic event if you're carrying your phone. My daughter countered with golf, and I really didn't have a response.

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Old 08-08-2021, 01:05 AM   #271
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Looks like USA wins the medal race by both the most golds (albeit at least a tie with silver medals breaking it with China), and most medals in total
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Old 08-08-2021, 05:25 AM   #272
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I started questioning skateboarding' worthiness when a fall sent one of the skater's phone go skittering out of their pocket and across the concrete during a fall. I declared that t can't really be an Olympic event if you're carrying your phone. My daughter countered with golf, and I really didn't have a response.

Didn't realize golf was an olympic sport. Agree with daughter. According to my draft qualifications, definitely doesn't fit first 2 and IMO the ancient greeks woulda have laughed.
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Old 08-08-2021, 05:26 AM   #273
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I'm sorry I just can't watch fricking water polo...

Or synchronized swimming.
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Old 08-08-2021, 05:35 AM   #274
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Synchronized swimming I understand to a degree, but there's nothing wrong with water polo.
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Old 08-08-2021, 11:13 AM   #275
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This Olympics were not really the Olympics because of the lack of crowds and families in the stands. I am sure many of us have read Pat Forde in the past. This is a really cool story of him watching his daughter win a silver medal and all that came with it.

Pat Forde on watching daughter Brooke win Tokyo Olympics silver medal in swimming - Sports Illustrated
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Old 08-08-2021, 03:51 PM   #276
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Looks like USA wins the medal race by both the most golds (albeit at least a tie with silver medals breaking it with China), and most medals in total

The indoor volleyball gold at the last minute put USA ahead of China.
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Old 08-08-2021, 05:35 PM   #277
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I debated whether to put this in the Trans athlete thread but this does not seem to be a situation where the athlete is trans. For what I can tell, her birth sex is female.

Gender Test Demanded for Olympic Sprinter Because She 'Ran Too Fast'

Thee things that peaked my interest besides the regular debate.

1. What the hell is a sex affirming test?

2. Why was it okay for her to run in the women's 200 as opposed to 400, her preferred event?

3. Given the debate about the COVID vaccine and mandates, I learned that there is a rule that woman athletes have to take medications that suppress their natural testosterone output in order to run at the highest levels because "such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics,”
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Old 08-08-2021, 07:00 PM   #278
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1. What the hell is a sex affirming test?

2. Why was it okay for her to run in the women's 200 as opposed to 400, her preferred event?


1. I believe that involves testosterone testing (described as "invasive" in at least one article ... not sure if that's being used generically or if it is described something more than a simple blood draw.

2. Because those are the IAAF rules as of 2018. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say it likely involves something about "explosiveness" or some other more precise term that is considered particularly relevant to performance at certain distances.

fwiw, here's the 2018 article about those rule changes (if they've changed them again since then I didn't pick up the article)
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Old 08-08-2021, 07:25 PM   #279
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Hmm. Interesting.
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Old 08-08-2021, 07:34 PM   #280
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BTW, props to the author of that article.

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What exactly makes a woman?

That is a killer opening sentence.
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:06 PM   #281
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closing ceremony so pretty!
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1. I believe that involves testosterone testing (described as "invasive" in at least one article ... not sure if that's being used generically or if it is described something more than a simple blood draw.

2. Because those are the IAAF rules as of 2018. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say it likely involves something about "explosiveness" or some other more precise term that is considered particularly relevant to performance at certain distances.

fwiw, here's the 2018 article about those rule changes (if they've changed them again since then I didn't pick up the article)
IAAF no longer exists, for almost 2 years it's called World Athletics, fwiw. From the actual source:
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ale-classifica
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...s-testosterone
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Old 08-09-2021, 11:49 AM   #283
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IAAF no longer exists, for almost 2 years it's called World Athletics, fwiw. From the actual source:
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ale-classifica
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...s-testosterone

Cool, thanks.

I just rolled with the one that came up at the top of via several different Google phrasings. I probably just didn't hit the correct phrasing.
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