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Miles X
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(08-03-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alebrije

Question :

If you compete for a country in London , can you compete for other in the next games? for those who have more than one nationality.

I thought you could compete for whatever country you like? I always here talk of adopting certain athletes from other countries. Maybe I got it wrong.
Big-E
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(08-03-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alebrije

Question :

If you compete for a country in London , can you compete for other in the next games? for those who have more than one nationality.

There are ways. There is an ex Soviet or Russian old lady who was participating in this Olympics for Germany. The reason she was with Germany is that she wanted to thank them for curing her son who had some rare disease where the only treatment was in Germany so I don't think she defected. Woman is 39 and competed in gymnastics in London, crazy story.
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(08-03-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

every black guys kryptonite

Brown and yellow men too brah
Dr.Acula
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(08-03-2012, 12:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Big-E

Oh God, CTV is doing dressage now on TV. Fuck.

It's rowing for me :(

I wanted some horse ballet.
Wes
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(08-03-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alebrije

Question :

If you compete for a country in London , can you compete for other in the next games? for those who have more than one nationality.

I think the IOC rules are that you can't compete for another country at an Olympic games if you change your nationality within a certain time (I think it's 2 or 3 years) before the next Games - unless your prior nationality's olympic committee grants you permission.

I swear I heard this somewhere although I could be making it up.
3Sixty
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(08-03-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dynopia

I thought you could compete for whatever country you like? I always here talk of adopting certain athletes from other countries. Maybe I got it wrong.

I'm sure i remember a story a while back about Qatar basically paying someone to compete for them.
Branduil
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(08-03-2012, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dynopia

I thought you could compete for whatever country you like? I always here talk of adopting certain athletes from other countries. Maybe I got it wrong.

Chris Kaman played for Germany's basketball team in 2008 and I'm not sure he's ever even been to Germany.
Lkr
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(08-03-2012, 12:10 AM)

Originally Posted by Kjellson

Haha!

and don't forget the girl from colorado lol
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(08-03-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dynopia

I thought you could compete for whatever country you like? I always here talk of adopting certain athletes from other countries. Maybe I got it wrong.

I had always thought once you play for one country in international play that's all you can play for. The only exception being the country changes, USSR -> eastern european countries, czechoslovakia -> Czech Republic and Slovakia, etc., but I guess I'm wrong.
Kjellson
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(08-03-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Don't get why people think dressage should be removed. Sure it's boring as fuck for many, but it's a competition about how good you are with the horse and a lot of people like it.

Also, sailing is way worse than the horse stuff.
Monroeski
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(08-03-2012, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Big-E

There are ways. There is an ex Soviet or Russian old lady who was participating in this Olympics for Germany. The reason she was with Germany is that she wanted to thank them for curing her son who had some rare disease where the only treatment was in Germany so I don't think she defected. Woman is 39 and competed in gymnastics in London, crazy story.

Taken from this article that came out a few weeks ago -

"Oksana Chusovitina is possibly an alien or the product of a Soviet genetic experiment. She's 37 years old. She competed in her first Olympics in 1992 for the Soviet Union. She competed for Uzbekistan in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. When her son -- yes, she's even given birth to a son! -- got cancer, she moved to Germany to get him better treatment and began competing for the German team. She won her second Olympic medal in 2008 in Beijing. Her specialty is vault."

SHE WON A MEDAL IN BEIJING AT AGE 33. Ridiculous.
3Sixty
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(08-03-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Frankman

giga from NBA-GAF has got you covered on Kobe Bryant.

Creating a new generation of Nigerian basketball stars, who says Kobe doesn't give back!
Officerrob
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(08-03-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

Chris Kaman played for Germany's basketball team in 2008 and I'm not sure he's ever even been to Germany.

His great grandparents were German so Kaman filed for dual citizenship in July 2008, right before the games.
JasonMCG
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(08-03-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Just heard about Phelps. Fuck. Yeah.
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(08-03-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lkr

and don't forget the girl from colorado lol

That’s my thing, not always, I mean, so I stopped. Jesus Christ man.
Gorillaz
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(08-03-2012, 12:12 AM)
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The black mamba is a true american hero...only one stone left unturned.



dat first lady
mrklaw
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(08-03-2012, 12:14 AM)
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UK GAF, is there any way to rematch entire events online? The 24 live streams are fantastic, but I was out today and want to watch the canoe doubles event but can't find it on the bbc sport page - there are just a few catchup items. You'd think that everything would be available. I think they should have one of the 24 channels do a rolling repeat of highlights so you can catch up easily whenever you need to
Big-E
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(08-03-2012, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

The black mamba is a true american hero...only one stone left unturned.



dat first lady

Grant Hill has her already. I have seen Grant Hill with her a couple times I think this Olympics.
Raist
(08-03-2012, 12:14 AM)
Let's play the "I prefer this kind of ranking" game!

1. South korea - 0.281
2. France - 0.245
3. GB - 0.240
4. USA - 0.119
5. China - 0.025

Medals per 1 million inhabitants.
The Frankman
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(08-03-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

The black mamba is a true american hero...only one stone left unturned.



dat first lady

Salvadora
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(08-03-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

UK GAF, is there any way to rematch entire events online? The 24 live streams are fantastic, but I was out today and want to watch the canoe doubles event but can't find it on the bbc sport page - there are just a few catchup items. You'd think that everything would be available. I think they should have one of the 24 channels do a rolling repeat of highlights so you can catch up easily whenever you need to

Try searching for the sport. For example http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/...ach-volleyball & the catch up is on the right hand side.
linsivvi
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(08-03-2012, 12:15 AM)
I'm just going to leave this here...

fuenf
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(08-03-2012, 12:16 AM)
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who's the girl?
s7evn
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Originally Posted by Kjellson

Don't get why people think dressage should be removed. Sure it's boring as fuck for many, but it's a competition about how good you are with the horse and a lot of people like it.

Also, sailing is way worse than the horse stuff.

If you're going to remove baseball and softball then dressage should be looked at as well.
dc89
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(08-03-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Salvadora

Try searching for the sport.

Dude, you mentioned yesterday that volleyball is on channel 4.

You mean UK Channel 4 right?
Gorillaz
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(08-03-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Frankman



believe
Majine
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(08-03-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

The black mamba is a true american hero...only one stone left unturned.



dat first lady

Barrack: I should've went.
Napoleonthechimp
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(08-03-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

UK GAF, is there any way to rematch entire events online? The 24 live streams are fantastic, but I was out today and want to watch the canoe doubles event but can't find it on the bbc sport page - there are just a few catchup items. You'd think that everything would be available. I think they should have one of the 24 channels do a rolling repeat of highlights so you can catch up easily whenever you need to

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/...hedule-results

Click on the rectangle next to the day/sport you want.
BravesCountry
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(08-03-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raist

Let's play the "I prefer this kind of ranking" game!

1. South korea - 0.281
2. France - 0.245
3. GB - 0.240
4. USA - 0.119
5. China - 0.025

Medals per 1 million inhabitants.

What's the gold medals per 1 million inhabitants ratio
Ghouse
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(08-03-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Big-E

Oh God, CTV is doing dressage now on TV. Fuck.

I've given up on their TV coverage. Online you can switch between TSN/CTV/SportsNet but you also get "World feeds" of events without commentary such as the match between Nigeria and USA right now.

Best part.. no ads/breaks.
The Frankman
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(08-03-2012, 12:17 AM)
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No wonder Kobe is looking like he's 24 years old out there. A million Olympic women from every country around the world to choose from in ONE location.

Last edited by The Frankman; 08-03-2012 at 12:20 AM.
giga
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(08-03-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by fuenf

who's the girl?

Soni.

He's also got aussie Steph Rice.

Alebrije
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(08-03-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

The black mamba is a true american hero...only one stone left unturned.



dat first lady

Agent Icebeezy
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Subitai
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by linsivvi

I'm just going to leave this here...

Imma gonna go out on a limb and say Ricky Berens can deal with a picture.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3gxD4xv6Zc
LTWheels
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

UK GAF, is there any way to rematch entire events online? The 24 live streams are fantastic, but I was out today and want to watch the canoe doubles event but can't find it on the bbc sport page - there are just a few catchup items. You'd think that everything would be available. I think they should have one of the 24 channels do a rolling repeat of highlights so you can catch up easily whenever you need to

Everything is archived:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video

Or click on the individual sports Olympic page and using the Schedule on the right can view footage.
linsivvi
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)

Originally Posted by giga

Soni.

He's also got aussie Steph Rice.

Lakers won 2 in a row after the last Olympic.

Plan the parade.
McNei1y
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)
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I can see being an NBA player in the Olympic Village would be fun as shit.

Originally Posted by Lkr

now we need a pic of him with the gymnastics team and alex morgan and all of our kobe speculation is confirmed

lol honestly yea
Lkr
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(08-03-2012, 12:18 AM)

Originally Posted by linsivvi

I'm just going to leave this here...

now we need a pic of him with the gymnastics team and alex morgan and all of our kobe speculation is confirmed

LOL ANTHONY DAVIS FORGOT HIS JERSEY
Alebrije
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(08-03-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Agent Icebeezy


Shame U.S. , Nigeria scores you 41 points...
Officerrob
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(08-03-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by BravesCountry

What's the gold medals per 1 million inhabitants ratio

Gold medals per million population

1 Slovenia 0.5008
2 Lithuania 0.2836
3 New Zealand 0.2311
4 Georgia 0.2188
5 Hungary 0.2008
6 Kazakhstan 0.1712
7 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0.1627
8 Republic of Korea 0.1433
9 Netherlands 0.1195
10 France 0.0914
11 Great Britain 0.0793
12 Italy 0.0653
13 South Africa 0.0615
14 United States of America 0.0574
15 Germany 0.0492
16 Romania 0.0458
17 Australia 0.0454
18 Ukraine 0.0446
19 Venezuela 0.0357
20 Russian Federation 0.0217
21 Japan 0.0157
22 People's Republic of China 0.0134
23 Brazil 0.0049
fuenf
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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Soni.

He's also got aussie Steph Rice.

ah thanks, wasnt able to watch any of the finals today, guess that's why i didnt recognize her.
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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Starbury has the scoring record?

lol.

If someone breaks it they must eat some Vaseline in his honor.
Salvadora
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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by dc89

Dude, you mentioned yesterday that volleyball is on channel 4.

You mean UK Channel 4 right?

Yeah http://www.channel4.com/programmes/beach-volleyball
Although I watched about 10 minutes of it & was incredibly disappointed. They didn't show full matches from what I saw, Just highlights. I'll try watching a bit more & hopefully it'll improve. Complete lack of any sort of crowds though, In China at least.
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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by cjelly

Rest of the world are busy enjoying playing and watching sports rather than obsessing over pointless tables like neckbeard armchair analysts.

Originally Posted by davidsaurus

This guy right here, the reason I get a little giddy when the US lose at something.

Originally Posted by Dynopia

By the official way it's counted, no, they're not.
Why do people even debate this so their country is ahead? Just go by what the Official Olympic Comittee has it at.

http://www.london2012.com/medals/medal-count/index.html

Originally Posted by Dynopia

I'm not acting dumb - http://www.london2012.com/medals/medal-count/index.html

Given every station, site ect uses that method, it's as good as official.

It's a stupid argument anyway, that's how it's counted so people can bitch and moan all they like it isn't going to change anything.

Originally Posted by Napoleonthechimp

Dynopia just linked you to the official London 2012 website where it listed the medal table.

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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

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Originally Posted by Raist

Let's play the "I prefer this kind of ranking" game!

1. South korea - 0.281
2. France - 0.245
3. GB - 0.240
4. USA - 0.119
5. China - 0.025

Medals per 1 million inhabitants.


Dude you totally forgot to divide by the GDP multiplier.
Grover Cleveland
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(08-03-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Craig Sager looks so...wrong in just a plain old polo.

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