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#1411 Tortorella's Rant

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

That seems dumb. Stepping on the line = disqualification. You're still in your lane, you didn't leave it, so why are you disqualified. There was no advantage for us because of that. On the line for every other sport is deemed in bounds but not here? You should be disqualified if you step in the other runners lane, not on the line.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

Usain Bolt is a monster. He should have kept the baton and ran home, nobody can catch him.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

idc. Making us celebrate then just telling us we got DQ'd sucks. Its like Canucks scoring the cup winning goal then celebrating only to be shot down when refs disallowed the goal after 10 mins of celebrating.


They won bronze. That's like scoring the goal to secure the 4 wins in the second round.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

So... Canada was disqualified because a runner stepped on the line? Is that right or can someone tell me what happened? Cause NBC isn't showing that event...

Edited by soshified, 11 August 2012 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

Well, it sucks, but those are the rules. It's a heart breaker for sure, but hey, it was still a great race, and hopefully these guys can build on this for 2016.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

So... Canada was disqualified because a runner stepped on the line? Is that right or can someone tell me what happened? Cause NBC isn't showing that event...


The runner stepped on the inside line of his lane, which is an automatic DQ in this event. Then they posted that we won bronze before the judges had a chance to announce the DQ, the organization committee messed up.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hearbreaking

He didn't even step over the line. He was ON it.

But amazing composure that he was able to admit fault right away. Didn't try to make excuses or deflect blame. Can't even imagine their devastation right now.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Hearbreaking

He didn't even step over the line. He was ON it.

But amazing composure that he was able to admit fault right away. Didn't try to make excuses or deflect blame. Can't even imagine their devastation right now.


Unfortunately that's still enough for a DQ. Heartbreaking for sure, you're right about the composure. Didn't point fingers, just accepted that he messed up. Watching the hurt in the Canadian boys was painful.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Hearbreaking

He didn't even step over the line. He was ON it.

But amazing composure that he was able to admit fault right away. Didn't try to make excuses or deflect blame. Can't even imagine their devastation right now.


I was really impressed with him too.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

Unfortunately that's still enough for a DQ. Heartbreaking for sure, you're right about the composure. Didn't point fingers, just accepted that he messed up. Watching the hurt in the Canadian boys was painful.

I guess in a race like this one even a millimeter of difference matters because it means one team had to run a little bit less than all the others.

If the rule is legit and if we really did violate it, I have to problems conceding the medal. As long as it's not some ambiguous rule like the Canada/USA soccer match.

The organizers never should have posted the results if they new something needed to be reviewed. There can't be anything worse than thinking you've won a medal only to have it be snatched away.

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Canada has appealed ruling.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

I am sure that past athletic has done this and gotten away with it......hopefully Canada uses that evidence to get back the bronze....
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

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We are appealing the DQ, it's now in the hands of the jury.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

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let hope something good happen.....
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

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Ruling on appeal will come in next 15 minutes. Canada is arguing there was no advantaged gained in one step on line.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

I guess in a race like this one even a millimeter of difference matters because it means one team had to run a little bit less than all the others.

If the rule is legit and if we really did violate it, I have to problems conceding the medal. As long as it's not some ambiguous rule like the Canada/USA soccer match.

The organizers never should have posted the results if they new something needed to be reviewed. There can't be anything worse than thinking you've won a medal only to have it be snatched away.

James Mirtle@mirtle


That's great that they're appealing it, I have a feeling that the ruling will stand, but it would be great if it got revised.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

Appeal was rejected
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

Appeal was rejected


no surprise there........as expected.......
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

Ahhh damn. Didn't expect a change. Valiant attempt by Canada though.

I don't even know what anyone would say to Jared Connaughton right now. This'll be something that will take a long time to get over. Nothing but good wishes go out to the team.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Ahhh damn. Didn't expect a change. Valiant attempt by Canada though.

I don't even know what anyone would say to Jared Connaughton right now. This'll be something that will take a long time to get over. Nothing but good wishes go out to the team.


Don't even want to know how Connaughton must be feeling. He's going to be holding this whole loss on himself, he's going to be hurting for a long time.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

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I'm so sorry everyone. My heart is broken. I let my team down. I'm sorry.


Does anyone else wish they could be in London to go give this guy a hug? I mean, he doesn't need to apoligize. No Canadian ever does. None of our athletes have never done anything but try their best. They have never embarrassed us or let us down.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

That seems dumb. Stepping on the line = disqualification. You're still in your lane, you didn't leave it, so why are you disqualified. There was no advantage for us because of that. On the line for every other sport is deemed in bounds but not here? You should be disqualified if you step in the other runners lane, not on the line.


And what if the runner in the lane beside him also stepped on the line at the exact same spot?

Feel bad for the guys though. They were so happy when they won and then those toolish officials only figure it out afterwards.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Were gonna finish just outside the top 12 goal.. seems like alot of our medal favourites flopped but alot of surprise results which is promising for the next olympics.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

For mountain biking one of our ladies......

Emily Batty, went to the line with a fractured collarbone......

Canadian chicks are tough!!!!!

You know it ;)
That's impressive. To put pain aside and push through is just phenomenal.


Just saw her after race interview....in tears saying she just had to do it for her support group

Love this girl! :towel:
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

So we got DQ ok rules are rule- but they let Daley take 1st dive again after he scored 75 because he said he got some flash in his eyes for some cameras. He did the dive again and got 91 something. now tell that to the diver who came 4th that it is kool to do that. Why he was given that 2nd chance? Same happened few days ago at cycling track- brits were giver 2nd chance after one rider fell down. they took 2nd chance and got gold. hmmm now tell me what is fair or what is not?
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

So we got DQ ok rules are rule- but they let Daley take 1st dive again after he scored 75 because he said he got some flash in his eyes for some cameras. He did the dive again and got 91 something. now tell that to the diver who came 4th that it is kool to do that. Why he was given that 2nd chance? Same happened few days ago at cycling track- brits were giver 2nd chance after one rider fell down. they took 2nd chance and got gold. hmmm now tell me what is fair or what is not?


Announcers actually stated that even if he had his first dive score (before the re-do), he would have STILL won bronze.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:32 PM

cant even get a freakin bronze, which seems to be the theme for CAN this olympics

the guy train for this day for yrs. they know the rules. almost as bad as the US women in 2008 botching up the baton pass.

he let his teammates down for sure. as for the country, no need to apologize. none of us were good enough to go to the olympics. they have my support.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

Announcers actually stated that even if he had his first dive score (before the re-do), he would have STILL won bronze.


but other factors do come in to play when you score 75 u do not have same confidance to next dive. bot when u score 91 u do have that.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

And what if the runner in the lane beside him also stepped on the line at the exact same spot?

Feel bad for the guys though. They were so happy when they won and then those toolish officials only figure it out afterwards.


I don't think anyone ever runs on the outside of their lane coming around the bend. Does this rule also apply if you step on the outer line of your lane? Doesn't matter I guess.

Is there actual proof showing that stepping on the line once or twice coming around the bend improves your overall time? The whole rule seems stupid because there is no difference at all. And if there is, it's microscopic. It's just a rule and they're completely anal about it when at the end of the day I can't see it making any difference whatsoever whether you stepped on the line or not.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

I guess field hockey is much different than hockey in general. We should form a team otherwise.
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