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If Meaghan executed on her first or fourth dive, she woulda had a bronze at least but good effort.. she's pretty cute :wub: it hurt to see her cry :(

And wow Warner with 6 personal bests, breaking his previous decathlon score by about 300 points. Great performance, hope to see him in Rio

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seeing Sydney Leroux get a gold medal, and sing the U.S national anthem really makes my blood boil...

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BRONZE MEDAL RACE

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Team Canada won their 6th bronze medal at the women's team pursuit. This medal was off the radar on a day where Canada won a gold, silver, and bronze. Canada placed 4th in the qualification round with a time of 3:19.816, keeping them in contention of a gold medal. In the first round, Canada lost to the British and was not in contention for the gold medal anymore, but out of the six teams left, Canada placed 2nd with a time of 3:17.454, advancing to the bronze medal race. In the bronze medal race, Canada defeated the Aussies with a time of 3:17.915, a tenth of a second better than the Aussies, securing a bronze medal. Congrats to Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton, and Jasmin Glaesser on bringing home a bronze medal!

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Quick question. In the women's football did the Americans cheat, or was it the fault of the referee?

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SILVER MEDAL SWIM

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After winning a bronze medal at Beijing, Ryan Cochrane brought home Canada's 3rd silver medal of the games. Cochrane won his heat with a time of 14:49.31, placing 3rd overall and advancing to the finals. In the final, Cochrane started off in third, and came on strong in the second half, overtaking the Korean for second place. Near the end, Tunsinian swimmer Mellouli challenged Cochrane for the silver medal, but Cochrane brought home the silver. Congrats to Ryan Cochrane on Olympic Silver!

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Quick question. In the women's football did the Americans cheat, or was it the fault of the referee?

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It was the fault of the ref that we lost. I don't really see how the Americans "cheated" unless they bribed the ref etc. Then again you could call the American's breaking rules "cheating" but it was the fault of the ref not to call it.

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It was the fault of the ref that we lost. I don't really see how the Americans "cheated" unless they bribed the ref etc. Then again you could call the American's breaking rules "cheating" but it was the fault of the ref not to call it.

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BRONZE MEDAL JUMP

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Derek Drouin brought home Canada's 7th bronze medal in the men's high jump event. In the qualification round, Drouin cleared 2.16M on his first attempt before suffering a scare, not clearing 2.21M until his third and final attempt. He then proceeded to clear 2.26M on his second attempt and then once again, suffering a scare, not clearing 2.29 until the final attempt. Drouin scored 2.29M and placed 2nd in his group and 6th overall, advancing to the finals. In the finals, Drouin cleared 2.20M, 2.25M, and 2.29M without missing until failing to clear 2.33M. Drouin ended up with 2.29M, which brought home the bronze medal for Canada. Congrats to Derek Drouin!

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There were two calls that screwed us over. The handball was a completely miscall by the ref, but Abby Wombat (I call her that) was actually counting the seconds at the ref so the ref had no choice but to call the delay of game. If you consider counting at the ref cheating (technically it isn't, but I don't find it very sportsmanlike and I despise Wombat for doing it) then you could say the americans cheated and the ref screwed us over.

It's especially unfair that if we were inclined to count at the ref when Hopeless Solo had the ball, we could have forced the same call. Wombat just had the gall to do it.

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The ref was still crap though what the hell was the handball after the free kick from the counting and why wasn't there a handball during extra time when Rapinoe handballed in her box????

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So, time to start talking about who will be Canada's flag bearer at the closing ceremonies? Right now I'd say it's between Rosie MacLennan and Christine Sinclair.

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Any more medal hopefuls for Canada?

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Any more medal hopefuls for Canada?

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If you had to call these games "The Games of ____________" who would you choose: Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt?

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Not for gold I don't think. But for like bronze probably

Also I think Sinclair should carry the flag at the closing and Phelps for the US

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If you had to call these games "The Games of ____________" who would you choose: Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt?

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yeah, the refereeing was still terrible the whole game but the delay of game call at least she can't be blamed for as wombat was right there counting. If she doesn't call it then it appears that she's biased toward Canada. She had no choice but to call it. She can get slammed for every other bad call but this one she doesn't deserve to get blamed for. I place the blame directly on the shoulders of Wombat.

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