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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2012, 12:54:27 am »
I'm not a fan of water polo (the wet equivalent of beach volleyball)  but some of those guys are so damn sexy. Such as Niccolo Gitto of Italy:


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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2012, 05:55:48 am »
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2012, 03:46:23 pm »
Oscar Pistorius is certainly easy on the eyes.





http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/highlights-oscar-pistorius-bows-out-in-400m-semifinals.html?chrcontext=top-nbc-moments


Oscar Pistorius Bows Out
In 400m Semifinals

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius of South Africa finishes
in 46.54 seconds and fails to qualify for the men's 400m
final, but in a touching moment, exchanges bibs with
gold-medal contender Kirani James.


http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/highlights-oscar-pistorius-bows-out-in-400m-semifinals.html?chrcontext=top-nbc-moments


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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2012, 04:04:31 pm »
I'm watching the USA/Tunisia volley ball match and the US is dominating..  How sexy is Sean Rooney?

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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2012, 05:28:06 pm »
Well the U.S.A. domination of Canada in women soccer continues. The Americans scored the winning goal (4-3) with a few seconds left in extra time of overtime. They generally dominated during the entire game even though Canada had the lead (or were tied) through the entire game (save maybe 10 seconds at the end of extra time).

Canada's goals were all from the same player but they were all good looking goals. Can't say the same about the U.S. goals.

Their (U.S.) first came with some bungling defensively from Canada. The ball bounced on two defencemen before tricking in the net. Their second goal came off the inside of a goal post, and their third goal came after some truly questionable ruling by the ref (for calling an indirect kick because of delay in the game [which normally calls for a warning from the ref], which developped moments later into a direct kick - cause the ball hit the arm of two Canadian players). The last goal was as beautiful as the three Canadian goals.

So Canada now plays for bronze with the French while the U.S. will fight for gold with the only other team that beat the Canadians, Japan.

I like our chances to finally earn our first team medal at the Olympics, after 76 years.
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2012, 12:42:32 am »
How sexy is Canadian diver françois imbeau-dulac?


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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2012, 04:11:10 am »
How sexy is Canadian diver françois imbeau-dulac?




Oh my!

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By the way, how Québécois/Quebecer/Quebecker is  it that François goes by the name 'Francky'! (Twitter @franckyidulac) I LOVE it!!  :laugh: :laugh: 8)
(Just change the name Mickey to Francky, and you've got his new theme song!!


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkYZKqmxaro&feature=fvwrel[/youtube]




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[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLktKW915DU[/youtube]

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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2012, 04:51:27 am »
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2012, 08:56:05 am »
the referee's call in yesterday's women's soccer semi-finals is certainly as talked about in these parts as the Bolt win in the 100m race (there are a lot of Jamaicans in Toronto - especially in my neighbourhood, plus, they're marking Jamaica's 50th anniversary).

Here's an explanation of what happened yesterday ...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/opinion/olympics2012/2012/08/referees-calls-beyond-comprehension.html

Referee's calls beyond comprehension

In the aftermath of what some are already calling the best game in a generation, it's a shame that Canada's 4-3 extra time loss, to the heavily favoured Americans, will largely be remembered for what a referee did.

To set the scene: the Canadian women's soccer team, who has only beaten the powerhouse U.S. four times in its history, was leading 3-2 in the 80th minute of the Olympic semifinal on Monday. All three goals had come from their captain Christine Sinclair and Big Red was looking poised to generate an upset of epic proportions.

That was until Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen stepped in and made a call that few could comprehend and even fewer knew existed.

On paper, a referee can call an indirect free kick when a goaltender is charged with excessively delaying the game on a restart.

On paper.

Usually - and only after repeated warnings - a ref can deliver a yellow card and the goaltender is then free to deliver her kick after the restart.

Usually.


When Canadian keeper Erin McLeod was deemed to have exceeded her six-second limit, 'on paper' and 'usually' became a twisted blend of the rules and reality.

The ensuing free kick would see Canadian defender Lauren Sesselmann deflect the ball off her hand, Pedersen shockingly call another foul for their trouble and American Abby Wambach knotted the game at three from the ensuing penalty kick.

McLeod would later describe her disbelief to the assembled press, saying she had only received a prior warning from the referee's assistant at the start of the second half - and even then, she explained, it was just a vague reference to keeping the game going.

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage would add fuel to the confusion (and conspiracy) fires when she too admitted she had never seen a call - or a series of plays - of the sort.
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2012, 10:55:31 am »


     In my mind that call was a matter of ego for the ref.  She had probably just learned that rule, and found the slightest of a chance to use it.
Thus showing the degree of expertise she knew over the others. 

    All too sad for the athletes, that work so long and so hard to get to that place. 
   
     Both of those young ladies are members of the phenominal Portland State college team.  It was very difficult to cheer against either of them.  am always happy to be able to cheer for all athletes.  It is no longer the Olympics of yesteryear.  With the cold war and the East Germans using all means at their disposal to win.. I am just happy for all the winners.  I am particularly happy for the ones from small little states.  They have such a difficult time even getting to the Olympics.  Winning is a much larger deal than the priviledge that most of our larger countries have for their athletes...  These athletes become like Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan wrapped into one.  It is a very rare thing for those people.. Several this time around are receiveing the very first medal ever, for their particular home country..!



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