The Olympics random thoughts thread (may contain spoilers) (Read 1310 times)

    Play with the medal count any way you want in this spreadsheet.  I understand it's provided by The Guardian.

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

      Brian, I follow Whitfield on facebook and that story is awesome. What a crash that was too! Broke his collarbone, stitches in his foot, snapped some gears off his bike. Just a heartbreaking end to his race, but handled with class.

       

      Another great story: The silver medallist in the 20km walk was from Guatemala. They've never won an Olympic medal. 

      "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

       

      "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."


      just a simple cat

        Play with the medal count any way you want in this spreadsheet.  I understand it's provided by The Guardian.

         Can you count medals by American women versus medals by American men?

         

        Running is stupid

           Can you count medals by American women versus medals by American men?

           

          Dang, you got me there.  Can't count men wearing shirts vs. shirtless men, either.

          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            Dang, you got me there.  Can't count men wearing shirts vs. shirtless men, either.

             

            I'd like to see a separation of the relays (swimming / running) from the individual effort sports.

            The lower population countries (like Trinidad and Tobago) couldn't field a relay team.

            (Jamaica and the 4x100 is huge exception to that rule though).

            2014 Goals:

            #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

            #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

             


            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              I'd like to see a separation of the relays (swimming / running) from the individual effort sports.

              The lower population countries (like Trinidad and Tobago) couldn't field a relay team.

              (Jamaica and the 4x100 is huge exception to that rule though).

               

              Dude, are you aware that Trinidad not only fielded a 4x100 men's team, but made it to the final. And not only made it to the final, but came in 4th, and got promoted to bronze after a DQ?

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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                On the podium, the Trinidadians wore Tobagans.

                 

                  Dude, are you aware that Trinidad not only fielded a 4x100 men's team, but made it to the final. And not only made it to the final, but came in 4th, and got promoted to bronze after a DQ?

                   

                  Nope, didn't know.  Quite impressive.

                  Wouldn't have guessed, and didn't watch those races.  

                  disregard.... I guess.

                  2014 Goals:

                  #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                  #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                   


                  HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                    I'd like to see a separation of the relays (swimming / running) from the individual effort sports.

                    The lower population countries (like Trinidad and Tobago) couldn't field a relay team.

                    (Jamaica and the 4x100 is huge exception to that rule though).

                     

                    Also the Bahamas(*) won the mens 4x400 relay, beating the US (which was unbeaten at Olympic mens 4x400 since the Moscow boycott).

                     

                    * The Bahamas has a much smaller population than Trinidad and Tobago

                     

                     

                    Maybe your Jamaican exception needs to be broadened to a Caribbean exception -- but maybe just in track? I don't know anything about swimming relays and countries.

                    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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                        Just saw this. Pretty funny 

                         

                        MTA for those needing context to click it, its an alternate commentary on Sailing

                          Just saw this. Pretty funny 

                           

                          MTA for those needing context to click it, its an alternate commentary on Sailing

                           

                          Did he really call the one sailer, the one going the wrong way, a "D___ head?"

                            I had to rewind at that part too to confirm what he said.