Olympics 2008

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I think we can safely say, we have been superb in the olympics this year....its amazing to see our team work so hard.

I pay attention particulary to our contact sports....DeGale was genius against the cuban Correa.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/boxing/7578834.stm

Sadly the other Cuban fighters dont have so much elagence.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/taekwondo/7578828.stm

And finally good result for Sarah Stevenson despite not having a Gold, a right decision whish has brought a ok result....good lass.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/7534980.stm
 

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I think it was the dodgiest olympics yet, the IOC and Chiniese government knew about forged documents regarding a gymnast, the gold medal winner was 14, not 16.
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/20/1259253

The opening fireworks where partly faked
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/11/1541249

The little girl who `sang` in the opening ceramony didn't actually sing it, she was mouthing it, because the little girl who actually sang it apparentlyt wasn't `pretty enough`.

The Chiniese government didn't deliver the promised air pollution level, it was far higher than what the IOC wanted.

And the way they cleared peoples homes to make way for the stadium was dreadful. They didn't deliver the compensation promised. But appart from the womens gymnastics, sport-wise it was very good.
 

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I saw that Cuban kicking the ref earlier and I thought. You don't kick a ref ever, no matter what competition but in the Olympics?????
 

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Discracefull show of sportsmanship.

Life ban from all competition should be the punishment
 

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You reckon he'll get banned like the guy who through his bronze down ?
 

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They just said on the news that he's got a life ban from all international competitions.
 

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I hope he gets a life ban, that is just disgraceful. Respect to the ref for just standing there fearlessly while the cuban yells and gets angry.

He's making his race look bad, that's one of the reasons behind racism.
 

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I hope he gets a life ban, that is just disgraceful. Respect to the ref for just standing there fearlessly while the cuban yells and gets angry.

He's making his race look bad, that's one of the reasons behind racism.

The reason behind racism is arrogance, stupity, ill education, and fear.

The Cuban reacted as a individual, on his own terms....the only person that looked bad was him.
 

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Yes, but this guy is representing his whole country in the olympics. He is effectively an ambassador, and some people (not all) may think that other cubans may be like this person. In fact, he will create a bad impression on his team as well. I'm not one of these people that think this way, one individual does not make an entire nation, but some people will react to it this way.

Any way isn't this fear? People will fear that the other cubans may behave this way as well.

This is really more distrust than racism though.
 

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Therefore he's letting his country down.....not his race.
 

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Alright then, his country if you say so, one of us is right, one of us is wrong.
 

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sorry , he wasn't disqualified but the judges made some bad decisions or something like that.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ot...n-throws-away-medal-in-Olympic-hissy-fit.html

here's the full story. I know you say it's the Olympics and that's how I've always thought. Silver still means that on the planet you are the 2nd greatest person at that event. I do think though if you've been screwed out of a medal (that's what happened to this guy apparently) then you probably would think what the *text deleted**text deleted* do I care about any of this anymore, what's the point if they're not even *text deleted* judge it properly.
 

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On the back of this, does any one know if taekwondo is a sport i can do at RM becasue id love to have a go. It looks perfect for me
 

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taekwondo is too fancy. Muay Thai is the best, this is where I'm going next week for 3 months.http://www.tigermuaythai.com/

I've done Tae Kwon Do for 5 years on and off, and have done Muay Thai for about 6 months now.

Muay Thai is a lot more practical for a street fight, granted. However, TKD is so so much more fun, there are a lot more techniques, and sparring is a lot more fun and exciting to watch.

Olympic sparring isn't as good as club sparring because you can't use hand strikes.

TKD also tests your cardio a lot more because you are always bouncing light on your feet, whereas in Muay Thai you have a fixed stance. Also the higher kicks in TKD knacker you out more.
 

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