Rio Olympics 2016

Rio Olympics 2016
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#361

That was definitely the sporting highlight of the evening!


#362

The sheer emotion on their faces was amazing. I love sport for this reason, fantastic.


#363

Yeah, all of that - and the fact that they wear short skirts.


#364

Skelton wins Equestrian Gold, aged 58 – there’s hope for me yet!

Note to self - ask Bletch to return my jodhpurs and riding crop.


#365

Bolt - the greatest up track and field athlete ever. The triple triple.


#366

It’s amazing to run in three relay teams where everyone passes doping.

I’d like to think his record and legacy will still be intact in ten years.


#367

If you want to be mentally scarred for eternity and haunted every single day by a life-changing failure, try losing a taekwondo Olympic gold that was already yours, but ripped away from you with one second left on the clock. :astonished:

If he comes back from that to win the title in Tokyo it will be one of the greatest comebacks of all time.


#368

I stayed up for that! My thoughts were that the loss will make or break Mohammad. He seems quite determined but quite cheerful. I expect in four years time, after going through a Rocky style re-invention, he will return a cold eyed, humourless winning machine. The bout was suspended on 1 seconds I think and the re-start was supposedly a formality, but the other guy managed to get the vital kick in in that one second.


#369

I fear it may have broken him.

When he says that he nearly gave up because training for four years was so tough, it will take a very special character to pick himself up and go for another four years.

Anyway, someone from a non-competitive school needs to tell him that it’s the taking part that counts…


#370

Tell someone who blew a gold medal in the final second and can land a kick on your head at will, that it is the taking part that counts??? Hmmm…you are on your own with that one rallyboy


#371

Yes, on reflection my mentioning of non-competitive sport and the joy of just taking part sounds like it could even in some circles pass for sarcasm.


#372

Anyway, didn’t realise how many other Tae Kwondo chances we’ve got. I have to say as a spectator sport at this level it’s quite tedious, but I gather it’s quite a lot of fun as a participant sport. In the Olympics, it’s basically shin kicking.


#373

Originally posted by @anal1

Anyway, didn’t realise how many other Tae Kwondo chances we’ve got. I have to say as a spectator sport at this level it’s quite tedious, but I gather it’s quite a lot of fun as a participant sport. In the Olympics, it’s basically shin kicking.

Reminds me of that joke about the ‘game’ where you take it in turns to kickeach other in the bollocks as hard as possible until one person gicves up… needless to say there is a huge advantage to going first…


#374

Was watching that Rhythmic Gymnastics earlier, just girls playing with balls…


#375

Nobody watching Brazl Germany? Have to admire Neymar, getting the shit kicked out of him. Smegbender hits the bar


#376

Yep watching it… but can’t stand Neymar… little cunt… and the Brasil love in when the Germans Playing better…3 times hitting woodwork so far.


#377

I hear Tom Daley had a semi today but it didn’t lead to anything.


#378

Germans should have had a pen really… bit of a Brasil love in…why? All those tear following the 7-1… :lou_facepalm_2:


#379

I’m considering trying to stay awake for the 5000m final, but might fall asleep :laughing:


#380

I will just be getting out of bed for it after a nights kip :lou_lol: