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Could become a sport for the Scottish ...
Should be a sport down south too... Much less dependant on physical characteristics than the other imported sports.

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I think Olympic tennis has been a huge success. Every player that won a medal went nuts. Nobody is going to tell me that this is barely as important as a masters 1000 or premier event after we saw how much it meant to the players. Tennis belongs at the Olympics as far as I'm concerned. I loved it, it was loads of fun.
I agree. But I didn't used to think that. Not that long ago I believed that tennis and other sports shouldn't be part of the Olympics. Olympics were really for track and field .. and a few others (swimmming, gymnatics ..). But I changed my mind just before the Beijing games. It seemed a killjoy attitude to have when it meant so much to the players there.

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<rant> If Tunisian men want to wrestle other men, they should sign up for the wrestling tournament or oil up and go to Turkey to part take in that creepy oil wrestling, they do over there. Why the whole team wasn't red carded is beyond me ... (yes, I know. I am the only person in the whole world, who watches handball). Now crawl back to the sand hole, you came from </rant>

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Nicola Sprig (Switzerland) edged Lisa Nordén (Sweden) to win the women's triathlon. But the Swedish Olympic Comitee has filed a complaint that the gold medal should be shared because the difference between the two athletes was less than one hundredth of a second. It's not an unheard of complaint. In the 70s they stopped using thousandths of a second in swimming and if the competitors clocked the same time measured in hundredths of a second, they'd share the medal.

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Did anyone see this : In women's hammer throw, apparently there was a measuring malfunction, so one thrower thought she'd won (or won a medal?) and went on the obligatory celebration lap, only to be later informed, the organizers made an error and she didn't win (medal)?

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Did anyone see this : In women's hammer throw, apparently there was a measuring malfunction, so one thrower thought she'd won (or won a medal?) and went on the obligatory celebration lap, only to be later informed, the organizers made an error and she didn't win (medal)?
Yeah, I saw it.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/lysenko...2279--oly.html

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LOL ... thanks CW, comical games. I was searching the British papers, but they've been rather brilliant at sweeping all these scandals well under the carpet. Apparently the mantra goes that if we don't talk about it, it didn't happen

I can understand why the Chinese are rather unhappy about this. When the Chinese thrower had her last attempt, she thought she had already won the bronze ... Makes you wonder, if other things have been measured incorrectly.

Edit : I've read another more detailed report about what happened. It's John Cleese worthy stuff. The German thrower threw exactly the same length as the thrower just before her. That apparently crashed the system.

Only mark the German got was (briefly) one about 5 meters shorter, the length the following thrower reached.

The German thrower was rather unhappy and refused to leave the stadium and kept complaining. The Chinese, who thought she had won bronze, was celebrating running her lap of honour, waving the Chinese flag.

Half an hour after the competition had finished, the organizers / judges finally caved in and agreed to measure the German's last throw manually with a measuring tape. ..

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So has anybody else watched any taekwondo?

I've watched some of it and thought it was kind of cool.
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Spice girls at the Olympic closing ceremony seriously ... was Tweedy and Tulisa and 1D and some of the Towie 'stars' there too? .... I seriously don't get Britain ... Coldplay is from London .. and where were they?

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Spice girls at the Olympic closing ceremony seriously ... was Tweedy and Tulisa and 1D and some of the Towie 'stars' there too? .... I seriously don't get Britain ... Coldplay is from London .. and where were they?
Coldplay? Chris Martin is probably somewhere writing bad poetry about a girl that broke his heart when he was fifteen.

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Coldplay? Chris Martin is probably somewhere writing bad poetry about a girl that broke his heart when he was fifteen.
OI, you Canadian ... XY is imho one of the best albums ever made ... and Coldplay is from London ... instead they chose to show Spice girls ... I mean, seriously ...

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OI, you Canadian ... XY is imho one of the best albums ever made ... and Coldplay is from London ... instead they chose to show Spice girls ... I mean, seriously ...
I like their first two albums ok but after a while they just got too mopey. If I feel like cutting myself I'll grab a Cure album thank you very much.

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Both of you guys are arguing over nothing since EVERYone knows that the musical highlight of the OG was Enoch Simpson's closing rendition of "England!England!England!"

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