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I don't like Michael Phelps's label as "most decorated Olympic athlete ever"

It should come with an asterisk because swimming is a sport where he can enter multiple events. Such is not the case for other sports. Imagine getting a medal for each hockey game Team Canada won in Vancouver. They'd be decorated too!

But a great accomplishment for him nonetheless

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I don't like Michael Phelps's label as "most decorated Olympic athlete ever"

It should come with an asterisk because swimming is a sport where he can enter multiple events. Such is not the case for other sports. Imagine getting a medal for each hockey game Team Canada won in Vancouver. They'd be decorated too!

But a great accomplishment for him nonetheless

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I don't like Michael Phelps's label as "most decorated Olympic athlete ever"

It should come with an asterisk because swimming is a sport where he can enter multiple events. Such is not the case for other sports. Imagine getting a medal for each hockey game Team Canada won in Vancouver. They'd be decorated too!

But a great accomplishment for him nonetheless

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What a great day for the Canadians! So stoked!

Although, the colour commentator guy for judo was starting to reach nails-on-a-chalkboard level.

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We are currently plotting to destroy Olympic Park. You have been warned.

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We are currently plotting to destroy Olympic Park. You have been warned.

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Canadians competing tomorrow:

1:00am-3:00am Basketball – Women’s Preliminary (CAN vs. FRA)

1:50am-2:10am Rowing – Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls: semi-final C-D

1:51am-2:00am Judo – Men’s -90 kg: first round [Emond (CAN) vs. Gordon (GBR)]

2:00am-2:20am Swimming – Women’s 100 m Freestyle: heats

2:20am-2:47am Swimming – Men’s 200 m Backstroke: heats

2:30am-3:00am Rowing – Men’s Eights: final

2:47am-3:14am Swimming – Women’s 200 m Breaststroke: heats

3:00am-3:15am Rowing – Men’s Pair: semi-final

3:08am-3:30am Judo – Women’s -70 kg: second round [Decosse (FRA) vs. Zupancic (CAN)]

3:14am-3:39am Swimming – Men’s 200 m Individual Medley: heats

3:30am-4:45am Road Cycling – Women’s Individual Time Trial: race, final

3:39am-4:00am Swimming – Women’s 4x200 m Freestyle Relay: heats

4:00am-4:30am Sailing – Men’s RS:X: race 3

4:00am-4:30am Sailing – Men’s 49er: race 5

4:00am-5:00am Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial: race 5

4:02am-5:15am Archery – Women’s Individual: 1/32 elimination [beaudet (CAN) vs. Laursen (DEN)]

4:05am-5:05am Sailing – Men’s Laser: race 5

4:30am-6:00am Weightlifting – Women’s 69 kg: group B

4:45am-5:15am Sailing – Men’s RS:X: race 4

4:45am-5:15am Sailing – Men’s 49er: race 6

5:15am-6:15am Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial: race 6

5:20am-6:20am Sailing – Men’s Laser: race 6

5:50am-6:45am Fencing – Women’s Sabre: round of 32 [socha (POL) vs. Sassine (CAN)]

6:00am-6:30am Sailing – Women’s RS:X: race 3

6:15am-8:00am Road Cycling – Men’s Individual Time Trial: race, final

6:45am-7:15am Sailing – Women’s RS:X: race 4

7:00am-8:15am Diving – Men’s Synchronized Springboard: final

12:00pm-12:50pm Beach Volleyball – Men’s Preliminary (BRA vs. CAN)

12:20pm-12:27pm Swimming – Men’s 100 m Freestyle: final

2:45pm-3:00pm Boxing – Men’s Super Heavyweight: round of 16 [Kean (CAN) vs. Yoka (FRA)]

Huge day, as Canada competes in Men's Eights rowing and Brent Hayden looks to medal in the 100 m Freestyle.

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Would be happy if we get one medal tomorrow.......possibly a silver?

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8 Olympic badminton players charged with throwing games:

It’s one thing to have an off day in the field of play, and then there’s what transpired Tuesday in a pair of women’s badminton matches at the London Olympics.

The end result was the World Badminton Federation charging eight players from China, South Korea and Indonesia with misconduct for attempting to throw preliminary-round games to secure a more favourable draw later in the tournament.

"The pairs have been charged … with 'not using one's best efforts to win a match' and 'conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport'," the federation said in a statement.

The questionable play began courtesy of China’s Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang, the world doubles champions, who were booed off the court at Wembley Arena after appearing to intentionally lose their match against the South Korean pair of Jung Kyun-eun and Kim Ha-na whose play also looked suspicious.

At various times, both teams dumped serves into the net and made simple errors. Even a warning from the umpire midway through the first game followed by words from tournament referee Torsten Berg seemed to have little effect.

China fell 21-14, 21-11, meaning the top seeds, Wang and Yu, wouldn’t have to face their No. 2-seeded teammates until the final.

Yu attempted to explain the lacklustre play by saying she and her partner were simply saving energy for the knockout rounds, which begin Wednesday.

“We would try hard in every match if they were elimination games,” Yu said. “Because they are group stage, that’s why we are conserving energy.

“If we’re not playing the best it’s because it doesn’t matter – if we’re the first or the second [group] we’re already through. The most important thing is the elimination match [Wednesday].”

The South Koreans filed a protest, with head coach Sung Han-kook noting such play isn’t part of the Olympic spirit.

“How could the No. 1 pair in the world play like this? They start playing mistakes,” he said.

In a later match, South Korea’s Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, along with Indonesia’s Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii were talked to for deliberately losing points in a match won by South Korea 18-21, 21-14, 21-12.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/badminton/story/2012/07/31/sp-badminton-london-olympics-world-badminton-federation-china-south-korea-indonesia.html?cmp=rss

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That's the problem with the Olympics. With so much at stake there's bound to be corruption.

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SLEEP? WHO NEEDS SLEEP!!!

CANADA WINS SILVVEEERRRR!!!

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Great job by the Men's Eights to come back and win the silver :)

Afternoon swimming events that Canada qualified for this morning:

11:38am-11:49am Swimming – Women’s 100 m Freestyle: semi-final

11:49am-12:00pm Swimming – Men’s 200 m Backstroke: semi-final

12:20pm-12:27pm Swimming – Men’s 100 m Freestyle: final

12:27pm-12:41pm Swimming – Women’s 200 m Breaststroke: semi-final

12:41pm-1:04pm Swimming – Men’s 200 m Individual Medley: semi-final

1:04pm-1:10pm Swimming – Women’s 4x200 m Freestyle Relay: final

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Who is the shrill voiced female that is commentating on the men's diving....my ears are bleeding UGH!!!

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Looks like those badminton disqualifications have some benefits for our athletes. Our women's doubles team - which didn't win a game in the round robin - is now off to the quarter-finals for a match against Australia. The match should start in approximately one hour.

Good luck to our badminton team :towel:

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good luck is right, didn't win a game in the qualifications, and are now going up against the top 7 teams... hopefully they take advantage of their good fortune.

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Technically, it's not top 7, as the team we're going to be playing also benefitted from the disqualifications. Two teams from Canada's group (China and South Korea) and two in Australia's (South Korea and Indonesia) were disqualified. And going by world rankings, Canada's team is slightly ahead of Australia's, 27th to 36th.

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Great job by the Men's Eights to come back and win the silver :)

Afternoon swimming events that Canada qualified for this morning:

11:38am-11:49am Swimming – Women’s 100 m Freestyle: semi-final

11:49am-12:00pm Swimming – Men’s 200 m Backstroke: semi-final

12:20pm-12:27pm Swimming – Men’s 100 m Freestyle: final

12:27pm-12:41pm Swimming – Women’s 200 m Breaststroke: semi-final

12:41pm-1:04pm Swimming – Men’s 200 m Individual Medley: semi-final

1:04pm-1:10pm Swimming – Women’s 4x200 m Freestyle Relay: final

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