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Old 08-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #856
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It's also that pretty much every human on the planet has been in a foot race for 100m or some equivalent. Very few people will ever run a 10K race.

That's for me why I find Bolt to be the most amazing of the athletes - he is the best at the one thing that probably every one of the 6 billion of us have tried at some point - running fast, racing against another kid down the block, etc. He's really the only one who can say that he knows that he is the best ever. With other sports, you can never be 100% sure because there are many, many people who may have been naturally gifted but never tried. Most people will never try the pole vault or diving, many people will never learn to swim, etc.
I believe I said to my family, "I don't think I could run half that fast if a pack of apprehension German Shepherds was sent to bite me."

There's also something to be said about a race. Gymnastics is and always will be not just my favorite sport but a big part of my life, but it's just plain fun to watch a race. No start values, line judges, expert panels or Codes of Points, just a start line and a finish line.

The only thing I don't like about the 100 is that it's so short. It's over in less than 10 seconds. Granted they replay it from every competitor's angle but I think I like watching the 400 or the relays more.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:15 AM   #858
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That shouldn't have made me laugh as much as it did. Oh, people are special special snowflakes!
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It makes me mad how fucking stupid some people are. Pick up a book or something
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Oh dear, the Belarussian who beat Valerie Adams in the shotput has tested positive for drugs. So Val gets her gold after all and New Zealand goes to six golds. Love it.

And as for the Australian Bolt-centric coverage, well, I think as far as the Aussie media has been concerned this year, the only people at the Games are Bolt, Phelps, a bunch of under-performing Aussies, some shadowy Kiwis who've been doing OK, and some shadowy Brits who initially sucked but then dominated, especially at the velodrome. Anybody else? Naaahhh. I think it's a disgrace that I didn't see the Aussie media report at all on Mahé Drysdale's gold, surely one of the most inspirational of the Games.
Fuck. I knew you'd be gloating.

I'm pissed off anyway at the athlete.
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Not sure "Love it" constitutes as anything more than being happy that his country of origin now has one more gold medal than it did yesterday.
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Sounds like we're planning to bid for 2024 or 2028, which is great news. We are the sporting capital of the world as well as the world's most liveable city!
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Sounds like we're planning to bid for 2024 or 2028, which is great news. We are the sporting capital of the world as well as the world's most liveable city!
I was under the impression the Australian Olympic Committee wanted the next Aussie bid to host the Olympics to be Brisbane, rather than Melbourne or Sydney again. I hope that never happens.

And hahaha, Adelaide moves ahead of Sydney. Deserves it too. Awesome city.
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Oh it's really just a HS beat-up. They just called a bunch of important people and asked them about it, there was no announcement or anything.

Coates says Brisbane will be the next one because they have the best climate when the IOC wants to host in the future, in July.
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Interesting that we may bid for 2024. Probably a bit too soon after our neighbours in Sydney held it just half a dozen Olympiads previously. And my main opposition to Madrid 2020 is that it is too soon after Barcelona, so I would be a hypocrite to say that we were justified to host it.

Melbourne would host a perfect Olympics and I'm still dirty that we didn't get 96 and Atlanta were somehow considered a more worthy candidate.

Istanbul will hopefully have their patience rewarded and host 2020 after bidding for like 5 Summer Olympics in a row, but 2024 is anyone's guess? North America will probably put forward a strong candidate, Western Europe (Paris) and Asia (Japan, Delhi, oil cities) will probably throw in some strong bids and Africa will be the final frontier if the IOC wanna go where no
Olympics has gone before.

Should be interesting to see what happens, but the IOC have been admirable in their distribution of Summer Olympics from Sydney 2000. Better than FIFA!
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I hope we get 2024 even if we are bidding or not. It's not that far away. Holy shit I'll be 37.
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