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    Yay! Adam Petey did it!

    The Americans will win the rest in the pool but....yay we got that one!

    Earlier that evening was spent making fun of British Pundits getting melodramatic about 52 years in the fencing. Hey, if I can't make fun of pundits while we're losing, I have no raison d'etre.

    I enjoyed the gymnastics as always, I didn't know how good Brazilian gymnasts were but....it figures. A couple of those girls were outstanding. And another girl from team GB blew the roof off with her floor show

    However, I do prefer to watch the males with their upper arm strength on the pommel horse rather than the females on the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escobert View Post
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    All the Russian athletes are being booed on account of the recent doping scandal. A Russian swimmer just got booed when she came first in her heat.
    that's sad that people feel the need to boo the few that were allowed to come. If they're there competing they have gone through extensive testing to prove they haven't been doping.
    To be fair, that particular swimmer has been suspended twice on prior doping charges, it is unfair to lump them all together though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Fury View Post
    Yeah but did anyone see the video doing the rounds of the gymnast breaking his leg in half though?

    Some things cannot be unseen.
    Honestly, watching that has put me off watching any more. Oh man, it was horrific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escobert View Post
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    All the Russian athletes are being booed on account of the recent doping scandal. A Russian swimmer just got booed when she came first in her heat.
    that's sad that people feel the need to boo the few that were allowed to come. If they're there competing they have gone through extensive testing to prove they haven't been doping.
    They didn't necessarily have to go through any testing, they just had to convince the committee in charge of their particular sport that they weren't doping.

    Just like Rio only had to convince the Olympic Committee that they were going to clean up their water for the Olympics, not actually do it.

    On the whole, I couldn't really care less about this. I don't watch much raw television these days anyway, and sports are not high on my priority of which shows to start with. Winter Olympics are far superior to the Summer Olympics.

    But the whole mess of bribery, corruption, lies, and deceit is just to the point that I don't care. I don't care how many medals the US wins, or what drama pops up. I just ignore it.

    I did watch a bit when it was on, though, and handball did turn out to be a pretty decent sport to watch during a meal. Better than soccer or basketball.

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    Medals are a bit slow to come by for GB at the moment, but I'm sure it will pick up soon.

    Katie Ledecky is just ridiculously good. As is Simone Biles. And neither of them are even 20 yet!
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    Was busy at the start of the week, so I didn't get the chance to watch much, but I've been glued to the TV all evening and just watched GB win another gold, in the cycling sprints against NZ.

    Just getting comfortable to (hopefully) see them win another against Fiji in the Rugby Sevens.

    Really great stuff, love the Olympics.

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    That rugby sevens final was a demolition job! First ever medal for Fiji, which is always nice to see.

    Track and field starts today, including day 1 of the heptathlon with Jessica Ennis.
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    I feel so bad for Cate Campbell. To be such a hot favourite for an event and for it to all go wrong like that must be brutal. She's still awesome though, great personality and pretty much my favourite athlete at the games. I hope she gets redemption in the 50m.

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    Just saw the women's 10,000m world record get absolutely destroyed. Amazing stuff.
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    Bolt looked amazing in his 100m jog.

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    Usain Bolt!

    New 400m world record!!

    Oh yeah, and GB won a load of gold medals as well...
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    Honestly never expected this to happen!


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