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#1441 Danimal

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

Any medal chances for Canada tomorrow??????????
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:38 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.


Either bronze or 4th/5th places!
But c'mon man! None of the Canadians athletes were good enough? Most of them competed in events with many other athletes. For them to come in top 5/10 out 20/30/100. Is impressive. Sure, it's not podium worthy, but these guys train their butts off for four years. They sure hell enough deserve to be in the olympics.

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.


Agree. I believe there would have been no difference if Connaughton didn't stepped on the line. Canada would have finished 3rd either way. Maybe 0.0000000000000001 second slower.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

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.


Yeah but what if it came down to a photo finish things like us running a tiny bit less could impact the time
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

It's tough when you see the our Canadian Olympians getting emotional when stuff like this happens, but they have to know that they have not let anyone down, they had a fantastic race and us Canadians couldn't be any prouder of our guys.

It's a technical disqualification in the stats, but a top 3 finish in our hearts.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Really hate to see another heartbreak for our athletes. These have been a very trying games, with plenty of adversity, bad luck and not getting any breaks... hopefully it will make them stronger if they are competing in 2016.

It should be interesting to see who is the flagbearer tomorrow.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

Canadians competing tomorrow:



12:00am-10:00am Modern Pentathlon – Women’s: fencing, swimming, riding, combined event, final
12:30am-12:45am Freestyle Wrestling – Men’s 66 kg: qualification [Ben Alayech (TUN) vs. Veranes Garcia (CAN)]
1:00am-1:15am Freestyle Wrestling – Men’s 96 kg: 1/8 final [Pliev (CAN) vs. Cortina Lacerra (CUB)]
3:00am-5:40am Athletics – Men’s Marathon: race, final
5:30am-7:30am Mountain Bike – Men’s Cross-Country: race, final
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1:00pm-3:00pm Closing Ceremony

Hard to believe that the Olympics are almost over. Flag bearer announcement expected around 4:00am pacific time tomorrow as well. Good luck to our remaining athletes competing tomorrow!
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

What did the officials in the old days do before there was video replay? I am sure many people stepped on the line and was not caught.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

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#1449 Nathan MacKinnon

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

I agree America is one of the most intelligent, athletic, and technologically advanced countries but they are also one of the most paranoid, poor, and obese countries. It cancels out.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:09 PM

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


I played field hockey for a few years in Victoria. Canada went to Beijing and did pretty well. Not sure why they failed to qualify this year but I do know a couple of the longtime 'stars' of the team had recently retired.
The game is of course no comparison to ice hockey. Completely different. You can't even compare it to roller hockey or ball hockey because the sticks used are just so different. It is a really good sport though mostly played by women in Canada although I believe that is waning too as more girls are moving to more physical sports like ice hockey, rugby and lacrosse and of course soccer. Very big sport in Pakistan and India, second only to cricket I believe.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

Apparently the Spice Girls are performing tomorrow.. :lol:
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:11 AM

Our guy in wrestling just got bit...
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:17 AM

Our guy in wrestling just got bit...


He kinda stuck his hand in there ala burrows/bergeron.. but looks like he got bit pretty hard.

Now both our guys are out.. hopefully they will get a chance to wrestle for bronze
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

The Japanese guy clearly clamped his mouth down. In wrestling your mouth should but shut, not the attackers problem anyways. Biting in wrestling that results in injury is an automatic DQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many odd calls have gone against Canada this Olympics?! The fact that there has been ZERO investigations on the Norway ref is ridic enough. The IOC has averages at least one corrupt official per Olympics
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

So when are they going to show a repeat of the dream team winning the gold medal? I heard around 9 a.m.?
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:35 AM

Christine Sinclair is our flag bearer :towel: :towel:
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

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we do have fat and ignorant people here. We also have very gifted athletes and intellects. We also have the best amatuer training program on the planet in the NCAA. None the less, I'm proud of our performance and all our Olympic athletes, winners and non-medalists.Congrats to all medalists from every nation! And congrats to all competitors......they all made it further than I ever could.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:35 AM

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The eagle should be our provincial bird.

We've got more of them than any place in the US.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:37 AM

I agree America is one of the most intelligent, athletic, and technologically advanced countries but they are also one of the most paranoid, poor, and obese countries. It cancels out.


Their grandparents made it great.

The current generation is just taking it down.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

Apparently the Spice Girls are performing tomorrow.. :lol:


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The Who is also performing.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

*my inner 90's child*

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The Who is also performing.


Grandma and Grandpa's inner child can also get excited.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

soooo, who was the genius that thought having a guy in a wheelchair would be the best choice to place medals around the neck of a basketball team standing on a podium?
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

soooo, who was the genius that thought having a guy in a wheelchair would be the best choice to place medals around the neck of a basketball team standing on a podium?

The London PC police, it would be discrimination if especially the gold medalists didn't have giraffe necks to allow the wheelchair guy to put it around them.

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Even though I often call (other) Americans fat and stupid (the foreigner in me as well), I can't really say much here.. great win.

The US worried me there about the medal count with the back and forth between them and China but the last two days they really pulled away and left China in the dust.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:15 AM

What time is the closing ceremonies?
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Grandma and Grandpa's inner child can also get excited.


Show me a current artist that can do this....(Only problem is you have 1/2 of The Who, 2 of them are passed away)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOaNo3M_Hw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KRpRMSu4g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

I'd have said get Oasis back together, but the two brothers would probably have a fistfight on stage.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

Apparently the Spice Girls are performing tomorrow.. :lol:

Definite childhood flashbacks :lol: FTR i was always Sporty Spice so i think that makes it a little less embarrassing lol

So happy for Sincy. Can't wait to watch her lead Team Canada in. Hope the rest of the soccer team will be right behind her much like the women's hockey team was right behind Danielle Goyette when she led Team Canada in during the Torino Opening Ceremony.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:47 AM


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