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Old 08-12-2016, 09:12 PM   #166
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So who is going to win gold in women's soccer?
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Katie Ledecky is ridiculous.

Also, Maya Dirado pulled off a hell of an upset.
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has there been a single case of zika in the first week of the olympics?

Just Headache, I think
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:57 PM   #169
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I can genuinely say that I have never liked soccer as much as I did in the last 45 minutes. That was utterly captivating, spellbinding stuff to watch, easily the best I've ever seen. Fucking devastating loss.

I have never experienced emotions like the 90 or so seconds where Lydia Williams denied the champion Marta ... and then we got denied on the next spot kick.

Lot of people saying that Barbara was coming off her line.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:53 AM   #170
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Yeah, with USA,USA,USA, Hope Solo, G O A T, out
I was watching, good game, my heart was going both ways, would love to see Brazil get the gold, they have sacrificed so much for these games, but I know Oceania would love the gold, too. So with the cowardly Swedes advancing to semis, let's hope* they lose and bounce out with no medal.
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Rio 2016 Olympics

Wow, stunning finish in the men's single sculls. Croatia's Damir Martin looked completely out of it with New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale well in front after moving ahead in style at the kilometre mark. Then in the final couple of hundred metres Martin absolutely surged. I was convinced he had pipped Drysdale at the post.

But it was a photo finish, and it came up that they had recorded identical times - with the tip of Drysdale's boat ahead by mere millimetres on the line. Heartbreaking for the Croat but I'm stoked New Zealand can add an extra gold to the tally. Shame Emma Twigg couldn't follow it up in the women's single sculls; she tried her guts out for bronze but couldn't quite get out of fourth.

And I'm glad the athletics has begun. Both the triple jump and steeplechase are kind of ridiculous, huh? In an entertaining way, I mean. The steeplechase looks like kids cutting a corner to splash through a puddle.
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Did we even send any male athletes to the Olympics this time?
no kidding. here's hoping for some success in track and field. andre degrasse should do pretty well in the 100m and we also have some good athletes in taekwondo, triathlon, and wrestling who haven't even started competing yet.

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So with the cowardly Swedes advancing to semis, let's hope* they lose and bounce out with no medal.
nah, i would rather canada play sweden for gold than brazil
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Hope Solo is such an asshole.
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Australia should be playing for a medal instead of Germany in women's soccer, but that is how it goes!

Canada are playing better right now, but what a tall task - Beat Germany for a 2nd time in a week, after never beating them before this tournament.

SUCKS to not see USA-Brazil in the Maracanã, would've been their first meeting in the World Cup/Olympics since that memorable 2011 Women's World Cup QF. That would have been outstanding. Hope they can dump Solo though, they need a new GK soon anyway. I mean technically she could probably go through 2019 WC since goalies tend to last longer, but it would be nice to not need her.

Though Sweden did have a frustrating style of play, it worked. And they didn't completely park the bus, they did attack at times. But that style of play has been used forever, not everyone can play like Japan/France. USA should've scored more than once on one of those 25+ shots they took. And Crystal Dunn should've started the game.

Still say England are the best European women's team and its a shame they couldn't go as Great Britain...or at least have the brightest future.
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i don't know much about women's international soccer, but the canadians seem to be playing lights out in this tournament. these things more often than not seem to go to whichever team is hottest in the moment rather than the favourites going in. i see no reason why they can't beat the germans again.

enjoyed seeing usain bolt jog for at least 50m in his preliminary heat and still beat 7 guys going flat out.
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Thiam breaking almost all her personal bests in the heptathlon. Incredible for a 21 year old under this pressure. Only the 800m to go, which is her weakest part.

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Great to see Mo Farah win back to back golds in the 10,000m. What an athlete he is.

And the long jump was incredibly entertaining. I feel for the guy who jumped very last, thinking it was a jump good enough to challenge for gold without realising his hand flicked the sand on the way through.
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She gets it from her father's side of the family.

 
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the 10k was such a great race.

hoping for brianne thiesen-eaton tonight in the women's pentathlon.

edit: bronze. attagirl
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