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Re: Olympics

Postby Donny osmond » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:06 pm

Interesting in the 7s watching the Brits take a knee and the Yanks didn’t really until the last possible second and the only some of them.

Then we gubbed em, ha!

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Postby Big D » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:22 pm

Donny osmond wrote:Interesting in the 7s watching the Brits take a knee and the Yanks didn’t really until the last possible second and the only some of them.

Then we gubbed em, ha!


Was a funny old game. Played like shit for the first 6 minutes.

The Argentine winger is properly rapid by SA will be hurting at losing to 6 men.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Banquo » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:34 pm

Galfon wrote:Customary slow start from TeamGB due to the schedules:
disappoinments already with Thomas crash, Jones loss (TaeK.) and Murray withdrawl (singles). Peaty going ok & new names Artingstall & Sinden to the fore.
Glover probs. not G. this time.Shame about the crowds but sure it build.

Best ever start the Beeb were saying? I guess its all relative :lol:

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Postby fivepointer » Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:06 pm

Taekwondo is strangely compelling.

The womens team gymnastic bronze was a terrific effort.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Galfon » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:01 pm

Banquo wrote:
Galfon wrote:Customary slow start from TeamGB due to the schedules..

Best ever start the Beeb were saying? I guess its all relative :lol:

Indeed - it depends what you mean by 'start' - I was reflecting 1 day in before the kicky, swimmy events were moving..
We appear to have a large team again riding on some tasty funding, so augurs well- remember it was only 6 'lympics ago when Redgrave/Pinsent was GB's only Gold. :shock:

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Postby morepork » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:31 am

Biles already becoming an alt right meme. Ditto the US women’s football team.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Banquo » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:21 am

Galfon wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Galfon wrote:Customary slow start from TeamGB due to the schedules..

Best ever start the Beeb were saying? I guess its all relative :lol:

Indeed - it depends what you mean by 'start' - I was reflecting 1 day in before the kicky, swimmy events were moving..
We appear to have a large team again riding on some tasty funding, so augurs well- remember it was only 6 'lympics ago when Redgrave/Pinsent was GB's only Gold. :shock:

Mixed today. Rowing not quite where it used to be.

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Postby Big D » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:01 am

Banquo wrote:
Galfon wrote:
Banquo wrote:Best ever start the Beeb were saying? I guess its all relative :lol:

Indeed - it depends what you mean by 'start' - I was reflecting 1 day in before the kicky, swimmy events were moving..
We appear to have a large team again riding on some tasty funding, so augurs well- remember it was only 6 'lympics ago when Redgrave/Pinsent was GB's only Gold. :shock:

Mixed today. Rowing not quite where it used to be.


I think the rowing and track cycling were/are due a bit of regression. They have been so dominant for a while that they were due to have one Olympics where there were less medals won.

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Re: Olympics

Postby canta_brian » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:54 am

7s medalists all from the southern hemisphere. Is this anything to do with the inability of some teams to train properly due to Covid handling by national governments? I'm thinking of the Rio silver medalists in particular.

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Postby Puja » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:57 am

canta_brian wrote:7s medalists all from the southern hemisphere. Is this anything to do with the inability of some teams to train properly due to Covid handling by national governments? I'm thinking of the Rio silver medalists in particular.


Also, there's been very intermittent funding for British 7s over the past few years. RFU, WRU, and SRU have all withdrawn support for their teams in various measures and that's left them dependent on lottery funding to even stay professional.

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Re: Olympics

Postby canta_brian » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:10 am

NZ bloody lucky to still be in this at half time.

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Re: Olympics

Postby canta_brian » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:22 am

And it's over. Fiji are something else still after all these years.

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Postby Big D » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:33 am

canta_brian wrote:7s medalists all from the southern hemisphere. Is this anything to do with the inability of some teams to train properly due to Covid handling by national governments? I'm thinking of the Rio silver medalists in particular.


The fall from silver to 4th stings for the guys but that silver medal team relied on a 5-0 win A.E.T in the quarters and a 2 point victory over SA in the semis. And NZ were spectacularly shit last time and they are clearly very good this time.

The funding has fallen away but the margins are quite fine for any side not named Fiji or NZ so there isn't a lot in it.

Ieland are still quite a young/new 7s team too to be fair.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Big D » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:33 am

Been watching the video of the mens 4x200m. The contrast between James Guy crying as Duncan Scott was powering them home compared to Scott being disappointed at missing the WR made me chuckle.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Which Tyler » Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:09 am

morepork wrote:Biles already becoming an alt right meme. Ditto the US women’s football team.

Dare I ask?
canta_brian wrote:And it's over. Fiji are something else still after all these years.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Digby » Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:57 am

If the Olympics care to speak out about taking a knee do they take a view on coordinated god bothering?

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Re: Olympics

Postby Big D » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:26 pm

Digby wrote:If the Olympics care to speak out about taking a knee do they take a view on coordinated god bothering?


Did they actually speak out on the people who have taken the knee so far?

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Re: Olympics

Postby Digby » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:41 pm

Big D wrote:
Digby wrote:If the Olympics care to speak out about taking a knee do they take a view on coordinated god bothering?


Did they actually speak out on the people who have taken the knee so far?


Don't know. Stom noted they had not wanted it in advance so I assume there was something said. Certainly they take a view that politics isn't welcome, and yet religion it would seem is, whether the group Christian circle, catholics marking the cross, muslims kissing the ground, and to me it's all just politics

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Re: Olympics

Postby morepork » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:04 pm

No they didn't. Digby, have you heard heard the Fijian boys singing? I have no truck with the omniscient space zombie but I recognise community when I see it.

For someone who maintains an aversion to politics in sport, you do seem to swipe at some very daily mail "issues".

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Postby Digby » Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:44 pm

You think the Mail pokes fun at religion? I don't mind you've not read the Mail, why would anyone, but you've got the wrong impression of the blighters.

Whatever the games/sports do allow religious observances, so it seems hypocritical they'd note they didn't want to take people to take a knee or wouldn't cover that. What you could criticise is I've never checked what if anything the IOC has said on the matter, I'm merely taking the concerns Stom noted and taking the piss about possible double standards

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Re: Olympics

Postby Banquo » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:20 am

Big D wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Galfon wrote:Indeed - it depends what you mean by 'start' - I was reflecting 1 day in before the kicky, swimmy events were moving..
We appear to have a large team again riding on some tasty funding, so augurs well- remember it was only 6 'lympics ago when Redgrave/Pinsent was GB's only Gold. :shock:

Mixed today. Rowing not quite where it used to be.


I think the rowing and track cycling were/are due a bit of regression. They have been so dominant for a while that they were due to have one Olympics where there were less medals won.

True, but the rowers have regressed more than one might have expected.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Digby » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:29 am

Banquo wrote:
Big D wrote:
Banquo wrote:Mixed today. Rowing not quite where it used to be.


I think the rowing and track cycling were/are due a bit of regression. They have been so dominant for a while that they were due to have one Olympics where there were less medals won.

True, but the rowers have regressed more than one might have expected.


The rowing group think they're getting things right but there's a transition as they shift to a new style with Grobler having left. They could well be right, we shall see in time. Certainly they're not alone in trying to reform using criticism as a driver to improvements citing a greater concern for mental health

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Re: Olympics

Postby Banquo » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:39 am

Digby wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Big D wrote:
I think the rowing and track cycling were/are due a bit of regression. They have been so dominant for a while that they were due to have one Olympics where there were less medals won.

True, but the rowers have regressed more than one might have expected.


The rowing group think they're getting things right but there's a transition as they shift to a new style with Grobler having left. They could well be right, we shall see in time. Certainly they're not alone in trying to reform using criticism as a driver to improvements citing a greater concern for mental health

Yep Grobler a big loss and not much time to adjust. Its a disappointing effort though- the men's 4 in particular made a pretty basic error. As far as I know, they still get chunky funding.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Donny osmond » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:06 am

Watching the C1 canoe slalom is the most interesting sport I've seen so far. In both men's and women's events you can really see how the winner is working with the water and it's all smooth technique, and competitors who look like they are trying hardest are definitely going to be slower.

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