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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Each sport/event has its own individual limits.
And the host nation gets a few more. Which is fair enough IMO.

Now the Olympics are over and have been handed over to Rio, will the Paralympics have their own flame and hand over? IMO Paralymic games should come before Olympic games, the cauldron should be lit at the start of the Paralympic and at the end of the Olympic games, the summer games should end the Olympiad and the handover should be to Sochi, who hand over to Rio.
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Anyway.. All said and done, it was without doubt the best Olympics ever in my opinion.
I agree with this completely. London did a great job and there were so many compelling stories. the only smear on the games for me was the shit media coverage
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NBC's primetime coverage was terrible, but that is nothing new. But I think the available of live streaming more than made up for it this year. For the first time, I've been able to watch whatever events I wanted uncut, which is pretty amazing.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

The mens 5000m final was a great race. Catch it if you can.
Worth it. Glad as hell for Mo.
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

wow @ the 4x100
Both mens' and womens' did not disappoint. Womens' was a screamer, though.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

am i the only one who remembers mary decker slaney?
NOAP.
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Originally Posted by fir3fox View Post

I went back and watched this.
It was almost like the crowd was carrying Farah to the finish.
The announcers were great.
The BBC behind-the-scenes clips were fantastic.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I'm disappointed that the Marathon did not finish within the stadium.
wtf? Ironic, considering that the marathon got its length in 1908 because the then-monarch (Queen Elizabeth II, I think) wanted the race to finish at the royal box in the stadium.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

....(Queen Elizabeth II, I think) wanted the race to finish at the royal box in the stadium.

This sounds so wrong.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

NBC's primetime coverage was terrible, but that is nothing new. But I think the available of live streaming more than made up for it this year. For the first time, I've been able to watch whatever events I wanted uncut, which is pretty amazing.

Why NBC believes we are all hostages to their coverage is beyond me. Every other country aside from the US had better coverage than we received. Why cut the closing ceremony to make us view a show about a monkey? Why?ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Worth it. Glad as hell for Mo.
Both mens' and womens' did not disappoint. Womens' was a screamer, though.
NOAP.
The BBC behind-the-scenes clips were fantastic.
wtf? Ironic, considering that the marathon got its length in 1908 because the then-monarch (Queen Elizabeth II, I think) wanted the race to finish at the royal box in the stadium.

Elizabeth II is the current monarch, bro. Edward VII would have been king in 1908
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Originally Posted by habanos View Post

Why cut the closing ceremony to make us view a show about a monkey? Why?ffffuuuu.gif

As my HS American history teacher always told us, "if you don't know the answer, the best guess is 'money'".
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

This sounds so wrong.

You could have at least fixed it for more wrongness.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Elizabeth II is the current monarch, bro. Edward VII would have been king in 1908

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(no, not really - it was more a statement on Lizzie's astounding longevity as head of state)
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As this is Styefo, Bob Costas' shirt/tie combination yesterday was nothing short of egregious. ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post

As this is Styefo, Bob Costas' shirt/tie combination yesterday was nothing short of egregious. ffffuuuu.gif

Oh yeah, very bad. The bold patterned shirt with suit and tie look needs to be left to people who know what they're doing.
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Thread Starter 
Yay, Hope Solo has a book coming out, I can't wait for that.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Yay, Hope Solo has a book coming out, I can't wait for that.

There had better be some NSFW pictures in said book if I'm going to read the damn thing.
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BTW: I'm enjoying this meme.



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