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Title: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on July 18, 2016, 07:45:01 PM
Only 18 days until the Olympics! You know what that means... starts with Z and ends with ika  ::)
Hopefully it doesn't overlap with the footy too much, not sure what the TZ gap is and when events will be held.
Anyone else somewhat pumped?
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: R.Griffen on July 18, 2016, 08:15:06 PM
Can't wait, however I couldn't care about how many medals Aussies win

From what I remember from the soccer World Cup the time gaps aren't friendly to Australia
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on July 18, 2016, 08:17:34 PM
Can't wait, however I couldn't care about how many medals Aussies win

From what I remember from the soccer World Cup the time gaps aren't friendly to Australia
Went to bed around 9am some mornings! ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on July 18, 2016, 08:22:56 PM
Can't wait, however I couldn't care about how many medals Aussies win

From what I remember from the soccer World Cup the time gaps aren't friendly to Australia

Haha yeah, just threw a little poll on the top, the 2012 Olympic thread had the same thing. Hopeful we don't go backwards really  :P
Just keen to see the world's best (albeit slightly overshadowed by drugs and whatnot) in action, Australian or otherwise.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Holz on July 20, 2016, 01:59:54 PM
I will watch the 100m mens final, watch some of the opening .

Ill keep an interest in the basketball and pretty much every else i might glance at if on a tv near me.

Olympics doesnt do much for me all it tells me is its 2 years to the world cup the true number 1 sporting event in the world.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: jvalles69 on July 20, 2016, 02:33:26 PM
Prob same as Holz.  100m sprint, couple of swimming finals, will record any Boomers and Dream Team games and thats prob it...unless Aussies make finals in other sports.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on July 20, 2016, 02:49:43 PM
I watch it ALL... except for synchronised swimming and horse riding events.  They aren't sports

Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on July 20, 2016, 03:06:22 PM
Yeah this doesn't really interest me at all

The best of the best don't play in the worldwide known sports, and most of the "sports" are events that 99% of the time nobody else see's or watches except when in the Olympics

I'll watch bits and pieces for sure and keep an eye on things but it doesn't really do much for me, and this one in Rio is sounding like it has the potentially to be a real flop

Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: R.Griffen on July 29, 2016, 10:55:17 AM
Considering the living consitions aren't up to scratch and also the virus going around. The last few days after having the Aussie appartments fixed I haven't heard anything about the olympics. Very strange since other than golf and a couple of those sports this is probably the most competitive field for many events in a long time.

Since the hype is right out of this Olympics wouldn't surprise me if most of us are blown away by the quality of everything
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: enzedder on July 31, 2016, 09:08:28 AM
My focus will be on particular athletes such as Usain Bolt, Mahe Drysdale (NZ single skull rowing/ defending Olympic Champion/ four time Olympian/ Melbourne born and now an enzedder...so he's like me...sort of ;) ), Mark Todd (NZ equestrian...9 time Olympian- legend) and Valerie Adams (NZ Shot Put...gold medallist Beijing and London).
I'll try to watch as many swimming and track and field events as I can and parts of the triathlon and marathon runs if possible.
Events like golf, rugby 7s and tennis are a joke at the Olympics IMO and I'll pass on them.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: JBs-Hawks on July 31, 2016, 10:15:36 AM
Swimming, cycling and any thing with quality aussies in it!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: iZander on July 31, 2016, 10:32:52 AM
I just watch the team sports, Hockey, basketball ect.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: shaker on August 06, 2016, 12:59:02 PM
Pretty disappointed to see so few Aussies marching in the opening ceremony they have there reasons I suppose but really this is a once in a lifetime type of thing and most sqibbed it , the Yanks certainly embraced it but we did not ....... not a good look
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 06, 2016, 01:00:22 PM
Pretty disappointed to see so few Aussies marching in the opening ceremony they have there reasons I suppose but really this is a once in a lifetime type of thing and most sqibbed it , the Yanks certainly embraced it but we did not ....... not a good look
Pretty sure the events scheduling meant that quite a lot of our athletes couldn't go to the opening ceremony
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: shaker on August 06, 2016, 01:06:49 PM
Pretty disappointed to see so few Aussies marching in the opening ceremony they have there reasons I suppose but really this is a once in a lifetime type of thing and most sqibbed it , the Yanks certainly embraced it but we did not ....... not a good look
Pretty sure the events scheduling meant that quite a lot of our athletes couldn't go to the opening ceremony

The Aussies entered the stadium at about 9 pm pretty early and I'm sure the Americans are in most events as us , it just looked like a bit of snub and to be honest I can't remember so few marching before
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: nrich102 on August 07, 2016, 11:47:07 AM
Who cares about the opening ceremony?

Meanwhile Mack Horton wins Australias first gold for the Olympics in the 400m freestyle.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Rusty00 on August 07, 2016, 11:56:32 AM
Think there's going to be a few Mack Attack headlines ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: nrich102 on August 07, 2016, 12:18:18 PM
Gold for the girls freestyle relay.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 07, 2016, 01:07:47 PM
How about those Boomers! France have a quality team, great win boys!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Mat0369 on August 07, 2016, 02:12:11 PM
How about those Boomers! France have a quality team, great win boys!

I could not give a crap about the Olympics but I thought I'd check the basketball scores. I read this

The United States looked to be in big trouble in their first game after China got out to an early 2-0 lead, but they battled back and finished with a 119-62 victory.

I couldn't stop laughing. I went to check the box scores and saw Australia also won. I'm surprised Bogut actually suited up and the starters for France are really strong with Parker, Batum, Diaw and Gobert. That's actually a pretty good scalp.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 07, 2016, 02:19:24 PM
How about those Boomers! France have a quality team, great win boys!

I could not give a crap about the Olympics but I thought I'd check the basketball scores. I read this

The United States looked to be in big trouble in their first game after China got out to an early 2-0 lead, but they battled back and finished with a 119-62 victory.

I couldn't stop laughing. I went to check the box scores and saw Australia also won. I'm surprised Bogut actually suited up and the starters for France are really strong with Parker, Batum, Diaw and Gobert. That's actually a pretty good scalp.
Yeah I think France have the second best team, behind the US. Certainly the best player not on the USA team, in Batum. Although they barely even used him today which was strange. Nando de Colo is a pretty sick player too.

We're up against Serbia next and then I think the USA.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 07, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
How about the Beach Volleyball stadium! Massive compared to what you would have expected.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 07, 2016, 05:25:57 PM
How about the Beach Volleyball stadium! Massive compared to what you would have expected.
Fairly sure that is a beach football stadium!

Also, GGGGOOOOOOOOOOOO Campbell sisters ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 07, 2016, 10:15:42 PM
women's volleyball...slow motion replays...

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/LE9LqDSiIIFdm/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 07, 2016, 11:33:40 PM
Can't get enough of the flowerin Equestrian
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 07, 2016, 11:40:00 PM
Can't get enough of the flowerin Equestrian
Nothing better than kicking back on a Sunday night and watching the dressage.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 07, 2016, 11:59:05 PM
Can't get enough of the flowerin Equestrian
Nothing better than kicking back on a Sunday night and watching the dressage.
Salad and dressage is probably my favourite thing tbqh
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Mat0369 on August 08, 2016, 01:23:35 PM
I want to watch Croatia vs Spain but have no idea if they are showing a replay. Two new 6'ers recruits playing against each other in Dario and Sergio.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 08, 2016, 01:41:50 PM
Big Nigey pointed out /r/ohlympics to me on reddit, a touch nsfw though :P
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 08, 2016, 02:34:29 PM
Grab the App "Olympics on 7" and you can watch replays (a day later I think)

I missed the AUS v FRA basketball game and am now watching the replay on the app
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 08, 2016, 05:50:01 PM
The Chinese getting super defensive over the truthful words spoken by Mack Horton, their media even had to resort to the fact Australia was settled by British convicts. Like that hasn't been said before!

Glad the Aussies are backing up Mack's words :)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Mat0369 on August 08, 2016, 06:09:50 PM
Grab the App "Olympics on 7" and you can watch replays (a day later I think)

I missed the AUS v FRA basketball game and am now watching the replay on the app

Alright sweet, I will probably have to do it tomorrow night. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 08, 2016, 06:30:17 PM
The Chinese getting super defensive over the truthful words spoken by Mack Horton, their media even had to resort to the fact Australia was settled by British convicts. Like that hasn't been said before!

Glad the Aussies are backing up Mack's words :)
Agree PB - Interesting watching the comments from the Chinese - Still saying it was heart medication and that is why he had the back dated ban.
Anyway as you say great to see him being backed by Aussies and great to see Mack sticking to his convictions. 1500 will be an interesting race.

Sad to see the Joker eliminated in the tennis though,
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Torpedo10 on August 08, 2016, 09:37:51 PM
The Chinese getting super defensive over the truthful words spoken by Mack Horton, their media even had to resort to the fact Australia was settled by British convicts. Like that hasn't been said before!

Glad the Aussies are backing up Mack's words :)
Agree PB - Interesting watching the comments from the Chinese - Still saying it was heart medication and that is why he had the back dated ban.
Anyway as you say great to see him being backed by Aussies and great to see Mack sticking to his convictions. 1500 will be an interesting race.

Sad to see the Joker eliminated in the tennis though,
The good feel story of the Tournament has to be Del Potro though. Comes back from two wrist operations to take down the World No.1!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ziplock on August 09, 2016, 10:18:47 PM
I really want to weigh in on this whole olympics doping saga.

Firstly- props to Mack Horton for taking a hardline against doping. And it's disgusting the abuse he's copped for it. He's called a spade a spade- I don't know if it's just that the media is so controlled that the chinese don't know about his doping ban, but it's so unreasonable. To compare it to essendon, even the most ardent fans ended up just copping it.

As for his heart meds- if that's true (which personally I doubt) the IOC and WADA have stipulations in place to allow therapeutic use of otherwise illicit substances. He just needs to prove he has the condition and that the meds were his only option.

I just read an article about a russian swimmer who was banned earlier this year and called out for being a drug cheat too, her response was that she was taking a legal substance that was then banned and it happened to still be in her system. The changes to the banned substance list are released in september while they're enacted in january... most drugs would have been well cleared by then.

Basically, neither of those are valid excuses in a modern sport.

As for flowering Russia in general- they never should have been allowed to compete in this olympics. It wouldn't be fair to the clean athletes, but when you have state sponsored doping, flower them.

We're not talking about just athletics, weightlifting and tennis, we're talking about between a dozen and a couple of hundred athletes caught coping  in EACH of these sports
Athletics
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Canoeing
Cycling
Skating
Swimming
Ice Hockey
Skiing
Soccer
Rowing

Like I'm sorry, grow a backbone. The IOC was completely able to ban them but doged out. It's pathetic they're competing.


Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 10, 2016, 08:10:46 AM
Agree 100% The Paraolympic committee has more gonads than the IOC and have banned Russia completely.  Although Russia is challenging the decision in the Sports courts.
Why are athletes such as Mack Horton and Lily King from the US coping abuse for speaking out and saying what a lot of athletes believe.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: shaker on August 10, 2016, 12:15:22 PM
The Russians should have all been banned but singling out the Chinese dude is a bit rich when the Americans have Gatlin in there team  ::) ......  I wonder how many athletes are competing that have been caught doping , many I think.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: blue on August 10, 2016, 01:29:00 PM
Swimming commentary is poor at best, basil and giaan Rooney are useless, watching the relay the other day Aussies were 1st on the 1st change and then on the second Rooney bangs on how the Aussies have moved up to 4th and doing well. They went flowering backwards and all that bullshower about Australia's golden couple in the pool and neither of them got a medal, both hockey sides have been shower and on that how can the men lose 2 games win 1 and still make it thru to the finals. Tried to watch some of the judo ( well I think it was ) and can't for the life of me understand what a shower sport like that is doing in the olympics. My stand outs so far has been the boomers, skinner winning gold in the shooting and michael phelps winning his 20th and 21st gold medals, for a man who smokes cones and gets done for drink driving, has to be a serious contender for US president in the future.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 10, 2016, 09:34:09 PM
Why was that Zimbabwe chick standing in the goals, obviously she was never gonna block it? :P (watching women's soccer btw)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Torpedo10 on August 10, 2016, 09:54:34 PM
Why was that Zimbabwe chick standing in the goals, obviously she was never gonna block it? :P (watching women's soccer btw)
Exactly my thoughts.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 10, 2016, 11:09:20 PM
Mmmmm Beach Volleyball 8) 27-25 is a fair score for a set, seeing as its first to 21!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 10, 2016, 11:15:19 PM
Mmmmm Beach Volleyball 8) 27-25 is a fair score for a set, seeing as its first to 21!

Faults killed The Netherlands that set, Aussies did well to stay in it and then come over the top
Netherlands aren't really embracing the desired dress code too well either  8)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 10, 2016, 11:50:57 PM
Mmmmm Beach Volleyball 8) 27-25 is a fair score for a set, seeing as its first to 21!

Faults killed The Netherlands that set, Aussies did well to stay in it and then come over the top
Netherlands aren't really embracing the desired dress code too well either  8)
I wanted to avoid that kind of comment because it can be seen as not embracing the sport for the quality of the athletes ;)

It's the fact they are really good athletes and are super fit which make them look good right?


Now for Hockey!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 11, 2016, 12:53:28 AM
Ads on all three channels at once can F off. Watching the Cycling and Rohan blitzing them all after the first two time checks! :D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 11, 2016, 01:03:06 AM
Damn mountains that 3rd time check won't be the quickest Froome will gobble up his advantage in that split. :-\
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 11, 2016, 01:31:35 AM
flower flower flower flower flower :( that bike change gonna be super costly. Commentators saying it only cost 8 seconds it definitely cost 15-20 when you consider the slow down and start up :(
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 11, 2016, 01:38:21 AM
8 seconds from Froome who got Bronze >:( Damn that broken handlebar!!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Torpedo10 on August 11, 2016, 07:49:22 AM
3 Point madness by the Americans here.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 07:53:38 AM
Aussies playing great so far. When USA start trying we might be in trouble though :P
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 08:01:01 AM
Horrible play by Bairstow there. Just grab Deandre when he's that close to the hoop.

Aaand and that's a bad call on Baynes :( c'mon refs!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 08:13:06 AM
Bogut is a beast in international ball.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 08:47:40 AM
Uh oh.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 09:02:27 AM
Did very well to hang in there that quarter. C'mon lads!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 09:34:17 AM
That was awesome.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 11, 2016, 09:36:13 AM
Really strong performance, but a few poor decisions in the last 5 minutes coupled with Anthony and Irving bombing everything was pretty much what decided it

Great effort and looking good lads!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 09:45:57 AM
Melo was ridiculous! :(
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Cookie311993 on August 11, 2016, 09:57:54 AM
Good shot at our first men's basketball Olympic medal
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 11, 2016, 10:02:14 AM
Melo was the difference in the 4th.  Not sure why we kept Baynes on him for so long.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 10:30:40 AM
Melo was the difference in the 4th.  Not sure why we kept Baynes on him for so long.
I think the issue is that we don't have enough wings to allow us to play small. I don't mind us staying big, especially considering we got beat on the boards at a few crucial stages.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 11, 2016, 10:34:04 AM
We could have switched Anderson/Ingles on to Melo and I think we would have done better.

Either way, fantastic effort and I look forward to a re-match
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Rusty00 on August 11, 2016, 10:48:01 AM
Either way, fantastic effort and I look forward to a re-match
Hopefully in the gold medal match :)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 11, 2016, 11:53:36 AM
Kyle Chalmers you legend!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: AaronKirk on August 11, 2016, 12:11:16 PM
Kyle Chalmers you legend!

7th on the turn and had them all beat with 15 metres to go. Won easy.

Best 3 times in his career his 3 swims at the olympics. Not a bad way to win Gold.

Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Rusty00 on August 11, 2016, 12:12:23 PM
Kyle Chalmers you legend!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: j959 on August 11, 2016, 01:15:55 PM
Either way, fantastic effort and I look forward to a re-match
Hopefully in the gold medal match :)
Delly is an assist-genius!  8)    ;)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Mat0369 on August 11, 2016, 02:13:52 PM
Ben Simmons might make the match up real interesting since he has NBA length and his court vision is ridiculous. It would have allowed them to go 'small' at 4
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Hellopplz on August 11, 2016, 06:37:14 PM
Kyle Chalmers you legend!
7th on the turn and had them all beat with 15 metres to go. Won easy.

Best 3 times in his career his 3 swims at the olympics. Not a bad way to win Gold.
Was watching it with my supervisor. You'd have thought he was gone after that first 50m then went BANG after the turn. Crazy last 50 but earned that gold 8).

Need to catch the men's bball replay, sounds like a cracker pushing USA to the end!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 11, 2016, 06:53:06 PM
Kyle Chalmers you legend!
7th on the turn and had them all beat with 15 metres to go. Won easy.

Best 3 times in his career his 3 swims at the olympics. Not a bad way to win Gold.
Was watching it with my supervisor. You'd have thought he was gone after that first 50m then went BANG after the turn. Crazy last 50 but earned that gold 8).

Need to catch the men's bball replay, sounds like a cracker pushing USA to the end!
Enjoy the replay and won't spoil it for you.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Hellopplz on August 11, 2016, 09:49:41 PM
Already knew the results but wanted to watch it anyway cause it sounded like a great game! Watched the extended highlights they showed on 7 and was some nice viewing. Agree it may be our chance to grab a medal this games!!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 11, 2016, 10:01:14 PM
I'm watching Badminton on 7Two. The commentator.... dear lord

What has my life come to
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Dudge on August 11, 2016, 10:10:42 PM
My highlight is the colour of the diving pool, memories of my pool in the good old days
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 11, 2016, 10:24:32 PM
My highlight is the colour of the diving pool, memories of my pool in the good old days

How much darker can it get! Perhaps we'll have a black pool before too long.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Hellopplz on August 11, 2016, 10:47:15 PM
I'm watching Badminton on 7Two. The commentator.... dear lord

What has my life come to
Got to agree there on the commentary ;D.

Also I know the girl who's decked out and cheering for the Aussie guys (Matthew Chau's girlfriend) ;D. Didn't realise until a friend pointed it out that she went haha.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 12, 2016, 11:53:55 AM
Phelps is not real life.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: shaker on August 12, 2016, 12:53:24 PM
Channel 7 in panic mode they would be prepared for 2 hours of replays and some montages for the Campbell sisters victory , haha never count your chickens
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 12, 2016, 01:18:48 PM
Channel 7 in panic mode they would be prepared for 2 hours of replays and some montages for the Campbell sisters victory , haha never count your chickens
:( :(
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: iZander on August 12, 2016, 02:01:00 PM
Channel 7 in panic mode they would be prepared for 2 hours of replays and some montages for the Campbell sisters victory , haha never count your chickens

hahahahahah love this comment
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: R.Griffen on August 12, 2016, 02:07:10 PM
Channel 7 in panic mode they would be prepared for 2 hours of replays and some montages for the Campbell sisters victory , haha never count your chickens

hahahahahah love this comment
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 13, 2016, 10:56:36 AM
a 3-way tie for second. holy shower
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 13, 2016, 10:59:43 AM
a 3-way tie for second. holy shower
Haha was insane

Does 5th get Bronze now?
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 13, 2016, 11:01:03 AM
a 3-way tie for second. holy shower
Haha was insane

Does 5th get Bronze now?

5th gets bagels

Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 13, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Ledecky in beast mode. That was a romping
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 13, 2016, 11:40:39 AM
a 3-way tie for second. holy shower
Haha was insane

Does 5th get Bronze now?

5th gets bagels
Rekt
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 13, 2016, 01:19:53 PM
How amazing is this effort against Brazil by our girls :o
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 13, 2016, 01:21:35 PM
I think Martha might kill herself :o  .........  and then we miss too ::)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 01:22:51 PM
Amazing shootout!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 13, 2016, 01:23:56 PM
Woweeeeeee
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 01:27:01 PM
Geez, that hurts
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Big Mac on August 13, 2016, 01:36:08 PM
Geez, that hurts

 :(
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 13, 2016, 01:48:04 PM
I have been more annoyed this year when we don't win gold (Bobridge >:( ) But, when we see efforts like those Matildas against Marta's Brazil, that's what the Olympics are all about!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 02:01:01 PM
Just found out that the self-proclaimed King of the 1500m Sun Yang missed the final  ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 13, 2016, 05:05:12 PM
Anyone else get a cold spine when they found our Aussie cycling girls fighting for Bronze?

Surely I'm not the only one suggesting that team pursuit final between *cough* China and *cough* Russia as a little suspect?

Now don't call me racist but, when did you last hear of a Chinese cyclist?
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 05:11:01 PM
Anyone else get a cold spine when they found our Aussie cycling girls fighting for Bronze?

Surely I'm not the only one suggesting that team pursuit final between *cough* China and *cough* Russia as a little suspect?

Now don't call me racist but, when did you last hear of a Chinese cyclist?

Statistically, they should be able to find 4 decent cyclists out of 1,376,000,000 people
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 13, 2016, 05:24:01 PM
Just found out that the self-proclaimed King of the 1500m Sun Yang missed the final  ;D
Kidding me!? I was looking forward to Horton vs Yang again tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: nrich102 on August 13, 2016, 06:49:14 PM
He forgot to have his 'heart medicine'
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 06:56:58 PM
He forgot to have his 'heart medicine'

Sure looked like it when he became almost motionless at the 8 minute mark
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 11:25:56 PM
Geezus, did anyone see that rowing result? 2000m and they finish fractions of a second apart.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 13, 2016, 11:41:08 PM
Kim Brennan adds another gold to the Aussie tally, nice work
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: enzedder on August 14, 2016, 08:13:13 AM
Geezus, did anyone see that rowing result? 2000m and they finish fractions of a second apart.
Mahe Drysdale is an absolute champion ... stayed up late last night just to watch that race. NZ legend.
Won Bronze in the men's single scull in Beijing after suffering a severe gastrointestinal infection... vomiting for about a week in the lead up to his event and needed to be helped to an ambulance after the race.
Won Gold in London after vomiting pre race with nervousness.
And now Gold again last night at 37 years, 8 months... to become NZ's oldest ever gold medallist at an Olympic Games.

Gutted for Valerie Adams (probably NZ's most loved Olympian...was going for her third straight Gold...and sister of Steven Adams of Oklahoma City Thunder fame) for winning Silver in the Shot Put, beaten by an American having the last throw.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: iZander on August 14, 2016, 11:29:08 AM
Channel 7 in panic mode they would be prepared for 2 hours of replays and some montages for the Campbell sisters victory , haha never count your chickens

You know what, it hasnt stopped them replaying this several time...bet there wasnt as many replays for all the actual medals we won.....(unless it was swimming)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: LF on August 14, 2016, 11:47:23 AM
That was a great swim from Cate Campbell there in the relay to get the girls up to a silver medal
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: shaker on August 14, 2016, 11:50:21 AM
The biggest disappointment for me so far is for the parents of the beautiful Hungarian swimmer who both need a good hard slapping for naming there beautiful daughter Boglarka .... shocker of a name  :P
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Big Mac on August 14, 2016, 11:52:18 AM
1/100th of a second damn
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Hellopplz on August 14, 2016, 12:12:48 PM
That was a great swim from Cate Campbell there in the relay to get the girls up to a silver medal
Solid swim from her and Chalmers gained a bit of ground and helped claim Bronze for the mens :D.

Phelp's last swim as well and goes out on top!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: tbagrocks on August 14, 2016, 02:47:48 PM
Anyone else get a cold spine when they found our Aussie cycling girls fighting for Bronze?

Surely I'm not the only one suggesting that team pursuit final between *cough* China and *cough* Russia as a little suspect?

Now don't call me racist but, when did you last hear of a Chinese cyclist?

Statistically, they should be able to find 4 decent cyclists out of 1,376,000,000 people
By that logic they should be winning the 100m sprint and the 200, 400, Javlelin, equestrian, all the rowing medals .........

and they should've raced against India in the final ::)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 15, 2016, 11:09:40 AM
Hahahah cop that, Gatlin!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 15, 2016, 11:21:23 AM
Hahahah cop that, Gatlin!

Bolt makes it look too easy
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 15, 2016, 11:59:37 AM
Bolt too good :o
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 15, 2016, 12:19:42 PM
Bolt too good :o
ah god dammit did I miss it
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 15, 2016, 12:50:23 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Nige on August 15, 2016, 01:18:54 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
USA a bit too good.

The commentary is annoying though. They're straight up barracking for their own people.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 15, 2016, 01:21:30 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
USA a bit too good.

The commentary is annoying though. They're straight up barracking for their own people.
Yep - Too good
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 15, 2016, 01:28:50 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
USA a bit too good.

The commentary is annoying though. They're straight up barracking for their own people.
As a supporter of a non Victorian AFL team in used to commentators barracking for the team I'm not supporting :P
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: j959 on August 15, 2016, 04:20:24 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
USA a bit too good.

The commentary is annoying though. They're straight up barracking for their own people.
As a supporter of a non Victorian AFL team in used to commentators barracking for the team I'm not supporting :P
there with you PB ...  ;)

and then add supporting an non-Victorian inter-state team in the West of country ...  :P   ;)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: enzedder on August 16, 2016, 04:48:02 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
;) ;D
Some nice alone time Ringo.
Saw a Will Ferrell tweet earlier in the week about an injury already in the women's beach volleyball but he thought his wrist would be better by Monday. ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: T Dog on August 16, 2016, 04:59:52 PM
Watching the Aussies in beach volleyball now. Close game so far,
;) ;D
Some nice alone time Ringo.
Saw a Will Ferrell tweet earlier in the week about an injury already in the women's beach volleyball but he thought his wrist would be better by Monday. ;D

I will be using that...lol   ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: JBs-Hawks on August 16, 2016, 05:49:10 PM
Spain, France and Argentina all in the US's side of the draw for the basketball so we just need to beat Lithuania and Serbia/Croatia to get to the gold medal match
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 16, 2016, 06:49:17 PM
Spain, France and Argentina all in the US's side of the draw for the basketball so we just need to beat Lithuania and Serbia/Croatia to get to the gold medal match
This might be the best chance we get to go to the gold medal game! Lithuania are a solid team though, that won't be easy.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: plumdog millionaire on August 16, 2016, 08:59:43 PM
Australia and USA to play in the bronze medal game
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 16, 2016, 09:18:27 PM
Disappointing result to have both Hockey teams fall short of medal contention after dominating of recent time
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 16, 2016, 10:48:54 PM
Besides 7HD, it's disgraceful that 7 are not streaming all coverage on all their channels in HD

The graininess of picture is horrible. Watching 7TWO and 7Mate is just so bad. It's 2016 FFS
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 17, 2016, 12:00:41 AM
The guy track side in the Athletics stadium could possibly be the worst commentator to ever be hired. Has zero communication skills that bloke.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 17, 2016, 10:01:11 AM
she flowerin literally threw her shoulder out of place!

took it like a champ though. no one helped her for flowerin ages
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 17, 2016, 10:12:33 AM
she flowerin literally threw her shoulder out of place!

took it like a champ though. no one helped her for flowerin ages
Yep she went looking for help - Seems strange no medical staff are on the infield as field events are where injuries most likely to occur.
Not a pretty sight though,
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 17, 2016, 01:38:02 PM
This Beach Volleyball between US and Brazil is insane some of the saves are incredible.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 17, 2016, 02:18:58 PM
This Beach Volleyball between US and Brazil is insane some of the saves are incredible.
Some of those points were crazy!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 17, 2016, 09:57:35 PM
Loving this trifecta-choice of Canoeing/Golf/Equestrian to choose from tonight, honestly have no idea which one I want to watch more
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Torpedo10 on August 17, 2016, 10:21:14 PM
Loving this trifecta-choice of Canoeing/Golf/Equestrian to choose from tonight, honestly have no idea which one I want to watch more
Boomers at Midnight solves that issue!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 17, 2016, 10:21:42 PM
Loving this trifecta-choice of Canoeing/Golf/Equestrian to choose from tonight, honestly have no idea which one I want to watch more
Hahahah was just thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 17, 2016, 10:25:35 PM
Actually, HIMYM and Oceans 13 are on, ayyy
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Koop on August 17, 2016, 10:29:27 PM
BMX starts today, woop woop!  ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jukes on August 17, 2016, 11:17:04 PM
Brits 19 gold 50 medals
Aussies 7 gold 24 medals

Ayy lmao
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 17, 2016, 11:31:02 PM
Not sure if I've seen more Aussie "medal favourites" flop or Zumbo ads
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 18, 2016, 12:04:05 AM
Dellllyyyyyy
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: AaronKirk on August 18, 2016, 01:41:05 AM
Lithuania didn't play up to their world ranking of number 3 but the Boomers were awesome.

Delly early nailing 3's like they were nothing, Mills then taking over and then Baynes in the 2nd half basically slam dunking every ball he had in the paint.

Bogut was good, Anderson keeps on keeping on at 36 years of age. Ingles was very good.

All in all a brilliant team performance and should (fingers crossed) be too good for either Serbia or Croatia in the Semi final which would guarantee the Boomers' their first Olympic Medal.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 18, 2016, 08:14:01 AM
Boomers were killer, we have a good formula to challenge imo
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 18, 2016, 12:39:17 PM
Game between Serbia and Croatia is insane. Croatia have gone on an 18-9 scoring spree to get within 3 points in 4th Quarter after Serbia led by 14 points at 3/4 time.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 18, 2016, 12:41:31 PM
1 point :o
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 18, 2016, 01:55:27 PM
Pretty shower finish to the game :P foul throws for the entire last minute.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: j959 on August 18, 2016, 02:40:32 PM
man, how bad did the Aus women's bbal team choke??!!  :o    :P    :(   ;)
difficult to win a game where you have 3 times more turnovers than your opponent (something like 25+ to 8??), but then to still be in with a chance in the last 2mins ... Serbia just wanted it more and played like that the whole game, very disappointing when a national team loses mainly due to lack of effort imo ...

Lithuania didn't play up to their world ranking of number 3 but the Boomers were awesome.

Delly early nailing 3's like they were nothing, Mills then taking over and then Baynes in the 2nd half basically slam dunking every ball he had in the paint.

Bogut was good, Anderson keeps on keeping on at 36 years of age. Ingles was very good.

All in all a brilliant team performance and should (fingers crossed) be too good for either Serbia or Croatia in the Semi final which would guarantee the Boomers' their first Olympic Medal.
how good is/was the coaching??!  :o  ;D
D Martin in early and all 4 guards Delly, Mills & Lisch all rotating on the suffocating defence on their scoring guard!

Just set the tone! excellent scouting and execution - hope the team can keep it up ...
Go Boomers!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Hellopplz on August 18, 2016, 04:23:10 PM
Actually, HIMYM and Oceans 13 are on, ayyy
I was watching Gone Girl which ended just a minute or two in for the basketball last night ;D.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 18, 2016, 10:10:16 PM
RIP Mr. Queiroz Dos Santos

(http://i.imgur.com/nMDWJAE.jpg)
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 19, 2016, 09:31:24 AM
Heard a crazy stat today

In the 100m, Bolt has 9 of the top 30 fastest times ever including the 3 fastest...

All other sprinters with a top 30 time have tested positive for PED's at some point :o
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: R.Griffen on August 19, 2016, 09:40:30 AM
Heard a crazy stat today

In the 100m, Bolt has 9 of the top 30 fastest times ever including the 3 fastest...

All other sprinters with a top 30 time have tested positive for PED's at some point :o
You sure that's right? I know it would be close but I thought I could name a only couple others who werent
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 19, 2016, 11:21:03 AM
Usain 8)

track was pretty wet and sorta looked like he just cruised home
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 19, 2016, 11:26:42 AM
Heard a crazy stat today

In the 100m, Bolt has 9 of the top 30 fastest times ever including the 3 fastest...

All other sprinters with a top 30 time have tested positive for PED's at some point :o
You sure that's right? I know it would be close but I thought I could name a only couple others who werent
source MMM radio
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 19, 2016, 11:27:09 AM
Far out Bruce, just shut the flower up!!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 19, 2016, 04:31:52 PM
RIP Mr. Queiroz Dos Santos


What you mean?
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 19, 2016, 04:41:22 PM
RIP Mr. Queiroz Dos Santos


What you mean?

He dove into the Rio water, horribly polluted
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Jay on August 20, 2016, 08:21:53 AM
Nothing is falling for us :-\
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 20, 2016, 08:26:36 AM
It's like I'm watching our worst nightmare

Hate to say it, but this is looking like a real big choke - Clearly the 2nd best team all comp but couldn't deliver when it counted  :'(
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 20, 2016, 10:49:29 AM
Was a terrible game by the Boomers.  They need to re-group and step up against the Spanish to get the Bronze
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on August 20, 2016, 11:26:09 AM
lmao Bolt gets the baton... "catch ya cows"
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 20, 2016, 11:38:06 AM
99.94 ya reckon Bruce? I reckon 99.94% of people didn't know what he meant when he said that!
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: GoLions on August 20, 2016, 12:23:40 PM
CHLOEEEEEE
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: R.Griffen on August 20, 2016, 12:27:02 PM
99.94 ya reckon Bruce? I reckon 99.94% of people didn't know what he meant when he said that!
Only commentating to Australia broadcast, probably the most famous number in Australia tbh
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: valkorum on August 20, 2016, 12:57:14 PM
CHLOEEEEEE

Amazing performance.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: PowerBug on August 20, 2016, 03:27:47 PM
99.94 ya reckon Bruce? I reckon 99.94% of people didn't know what he meant when he said that!
Only commentating to Australia broadcast, probably the most famous number in Australia tbh
Amongst people that have knowledge of cricket. There'd be many people out there that were watching it that would have no idea.

It was a silly comment anyway :P
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 20, 2016, 03:48:31 PM
CHLOEEEEEE

Amazing performance.
Love it when an unexpected Gold Medal is won.  Great work Chloee coming from 9th to win on the last disciplines
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: fanTCfool on August 20, 2016, 04:26:58 PM
Turned on the TV at about 7:30am to get ready to watch the Boomers, and I see Chloe cross the finish line in the Pentathlon! What a legend!  ;D
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 20, 2016, 04:49:14 PM
Just watched the replay of the shooting/running. Turned a 45 second deficit into a 10 second winning Gold medal.  Yep what a legend and great attitude as well.
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 22, 2016, 12:10:00 AM
Alright Boomers

Here we go - just hope tonight is a lot better than the last outing
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 22, 2016, 09:03:58 AM
Fek that burned, officiating in the FIBA game is tedious and perplexing, it was bad for both sides...

That said there is some promise with all our best players other than Andersen being so young
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: Ringo on August 22, 2016, 09:07:53 AM
Alright Boomers

Here we go - just hope tonight is a lot better than the last outing
Why call these soft fouls in the last 2 minutes - Really cost Oz the bronze especially the last one called blocking when he did not move so should have been a charging foul.

Anyway congratulations to all participants who made  finals and those who participated,
Title: Re: Rio 2016 Olympics
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 22, 2016, 09:11:49 AM
Alright Boomers

Here we go - just hope tonight is a lot better than the last outing
Why call these soft fouls in the last 2 minutes - Really cost Oz the bronze especially the last one called blocking when he did not move so should have been a charging foul.

Anyway congratulations to all participants who made  finals and those who participated,
The fouls have been consistently perplexing mate, all games, it has tainted what was an otherwise good tournament of play