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2012 Summer Olympic Games

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Benched, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

    You too?
  2. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    Yup. Australia had a couple cuties.
  3. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

    I also look for the country with the ugliest chicks.
  4. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1TGTm9HBKH0
    2 people like this.
  5. I Love Me Some Fish

    I Love Me Some Fish 2013 = year of the fish?

    Got damn.
  6. Benched

    Benched Hammerhead

    Weiber failed to qualify for individual all around.
  7. StantonisKing

    StantonisKing St. Petersburg College FTW!

    Who would name their kid Destinee Hooker?

    I bet growing up with that name was fun.
  8. The gymnastics rules are stupid
  9. After today, I have to amend the above: The Gymnastics rules are so f***ING stupid a money with a brain injury could come up with something better.
  10. Rabbethan

    Rabbethan Member of Captain Mitre's Pirate Crew

    What exactly do you mean by that?
  11. Beetle

    Beetle Groundskeeper

    I'm guessing he's referring to the tie-breaking rules:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1283496-olympic-gymnastics-2012-aly-raisman-controversy-highlights-flawed-tiebreaker
  12. They changed the rules to remove the concept of perfection, so the '10' is gone. Instead there is a checklist of maneuvers that must be met each with a difficulty rating. The routine as a whole has a rating and then how close you get to it is measured - down to the thousandth of a point. As a result, there is less dance, less versatility. All turns are either a double or a triple, a 2 and a half would be a deduction, etc.

    They limited the all around to two per nation, instead of being the 24 best in the world. Which is an invitational format.

    Then, there was a tie. A tiebreaker is not even necessary when you have measurements to such a small increment - and the event has a precedent for ties (1996 bronze), and even if you were to have a tiebreaker, why would you drop the lowest score for an event that is a measurement of versatility?
  13. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    At least we only have to suffer once every 4 years.
  14. MrMarlinPride

    MrMarlinPride Unsung Hero

    Poor Aly Raisman, my girl was robbed of a medal but then again she should've went safer on her balance beam routine. Gabby Douglas was ridiculously good congrats to her on her gold hopefully she'll be back to represent the US in Rio
  15. today should be China day. Trampoline and diving.
  16. Schnellders

    Schnellders The Sinister Scotsman

    Team GB up to 3rd in the standings :)
  17. MarlinKidd101

    MarlinKidd101 Don't Read This.

  18. Schnellders

    Schnellders The Sinister Scotsman

    Jessica Ennis gold for GB in the Hepthathlon woop woop
  19. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

    I'm kind of diggin the women's water polo team. And their uniforms. ;)
  20. Schnellders

    Schnellders The Sinister Scotsman

    Usain Bolt is still a beast

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