The 2012 Olympic / Paralympic Thread!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:58 PM
Welp, Great Britain just got eliminated out of the men's team archery in the first round by Ukraine.
Is it just me, or is there something profoundly tragic about that?
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:59 PM
Edit: Great Britain wins 3-0.
I'm looking forward to the Michael Phelps vs Ryan Lochte swimming match. Phelps barely qualified for the finals too and it would have been an embarrassment if he hadn't.
Edited by Kevin, 28 July 2012 - 06:09 PM.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:41 PM
That was my favorite song during the opening ceremony! I'm so glad someone uploaded it!
Ryan Lochte wins the Men's 400m Individual Medley in swimming and Michael Phelps gets in 4th place.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:06 PM
The first gold medal of the 2012 Olympics went to China's Yi Siling, in the women's 10m air rifle event. Of the 12 finals today, China have medalled in 6 of them, inclding two golds in the pool.
The road race was a huge disappointment for the Brits, after so much hype for Mark Cavendish the leading pack bolted early and caught him off-guard. That gold went to Kazakhstan.
As Kevin said, Loche claimed his first gold, watched by Michelle Obama, with Phelps coming fourth. I don't think anyone expected Phelps not to at least medal, so who knows how he'll respond.
Tensest moment I've seen today is the Men's Team Archery final. I literally only saw the final two shots. The last guy for Italy needed to score a bullseye to win the Gold. He made it, by milimetres, incredible.
And, as for random moments, I just saw a women's table tennis 2nd round match, between some Dane and some Pole who had lost one of her forearms (I didn't even notice for 30 minutes). It went to the final game, and was 9-9, damn close and great entertainment. The Pole won, by the way.
Day One over...bring on Day 2!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:15 PM
Medal count so far is China in first with 6 and Italy and USA tied with 5.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:13 PM
So far we're about 8th on the tally. Just got one gold medal so far in the swimming. Ah well, early days. I expect many more to come!
Also, Mark Cavendish is a whiny bitch.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:50 PM
That woman in red? She's not an athlete, nor is she a member of the Indian team, aparently she was in the opening ceremony, but shouldn't have been there at that time.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:09 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:02 PM
Edited by Covskin, 30 July 2012 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:19 PM
Currently watching the Great Britian vs UAE. Great Britain scored a great goal just a few moments ago.
Edit: Great Britain wins it 3-1.
Edit: Holy shit! Honduras beats Spain in Men's football! What an upset!
Edited by Kevin, 29 July 2012 - 08:41 PM.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:04 PM
Congrats to to Team GB Mens and Womens football (the Womens team certainly look like a force to be reckoned with). Oh and Womens Hockey 4-0 against the japanese was a respectful score.
Not a bad day overall.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:34 AM
Actually, thinking about it, there was a Polish lifter who's probably at her last ever Olympics. They fucked the display for her first two lifts, messed her about by calling her out and then sending her away while they try and fix it, called her up for her third and final try, gave her the wrong timer, then after all that they admit they might have given her an incorrect weight on one lift. So they give her a fourth go, call her up for it, make her wait for ages, then send her away again saying she won't get the fourth after all.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:40 AM
The Olympic Symbol (the five interlocking rings)
The Olympic Motto (Citius Altius Fortius’ / ‘Faster Higher Stronger’)
Two thousand and twelve
And people have decided to get creative to promote merchandise:
Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:11 PM
Love it, really gets me in an Olympic mood.
Edited by Neon, 30 July 2012 - 04:14 PM.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:39 PM
The image? Oh... this one...
Anyone seen that at any venue? Yes it's on the merch, but at the actual games itself? Nope not seen it... I have however seen that "London 2012" text logo all over the place and at every venue. You'll know it when you see it, it's written on everything that they use.
Who else thinks they're finally admitted that the logo was shit and have subsituted it for this much better one?
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