2012 Olympics thread

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  1. giraffe326

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    I've been thinking. I saw we petition to have swimming added to the 2014 Russian games. It is indoors so the season shouldn't matter :p
     
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    In HS swimming is a winter sport...
     
  3. smalltowngal

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    :lol: giraffe!!

    Women's volleyball is on!! Let's win another gold!
     
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    EXACTLY!!
     
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    Ohh- are they promising me no more Mary Carillo? Yay! She drives me nuts :dizzy: I don't know what it is, but I just don't like her.
     
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    LOL! Very true! Now, they're clearly missing some intellectual genes, but that's okay. Shhhhh, Ryan. Take your shirt off. ;)
     
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    The USA women relay team did great. The men's team did really well too. The Jamaican team has all their returnees, but the last guy on the American team hung in there with their last guy. I wonder if Gay was the anchor guy, would he have beaten that guy?:unsure:
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    And FINALLY, after 800 women's water polo matches, we see a basketball game. Too bad they made us wait for the gold medal game only. I would have loved to see Argentina, Brazil, France and Russia. We have 38 NBA players in the Olympics playing for so many countries! These would have been good games to watch. At least they could have shown some of the final quarters. Disappointed in NBC. :(

    This game with Spain (with four great NBA players of their own) is so close, though, my blood pressure is rising. I'm considering looking up the "spoiler" so I don't have a heart attack!
     
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    LOL, I don't think ANY of our guys as anchor could have beaten "that guy" (Bolt)! ;)
     
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    He was fasssssssssssssst as a lightning bolt, and he knew it too.
    He reminded me of Ali; at his best, while he was talking stuff.:whistle:
    Someone else will beat him, when he is old, and slows...
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    It happens.
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    Is the USA v Spain game on where you guys are??!!

    AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!:eek:
     
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    No one's watching this game? I'm about to explode! And my boyfriend doesn't care about it at all

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
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    OH, I watched EVERY SECOND!!!!! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
     
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    I didn't realize until the 3rd quarter that it was airing LIVE! I was so excited because there was no way I was going to see a spoiler!
     
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    I just had the tail end on while cleaning the bathroom. I hate Lebron but am glad USA won!! WOOHOO!
     
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    Closer than I expected! WOO HOO!
     
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    For me, I think it's her voice. But I would love her job!

    I agree the women did awesome!! and I don't think that any of our guys could have beaten Bolt. That man is on fire!

    I'm not a huge fan of basketball...or Lebron, but I'm glad they won the gold medal!


    I can't believe this is the last day of the Games!! But I've read rumors that Muse is going to perform tonight at the Closing Ceremonies! Awesome!!
     
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    GREAT GAME!! Especially since USA won!!!:haha:

    My boyfriend just saw an entirely new side to me-- basketball fanatic! :p
     
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    Her voice is part of it.
     
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    If I were an Olympian, I'd want my event to be towards the beginning of the Games so I could have some time to explore the city. Got to feel bad for the athletes who compete at the end of the Games.
     
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    I was thinking that yesterday, STG. You would have to stay focused on training. You could explore some, but there would be no celebrating.
    I really feel for those who play every day or every other day for nearly the entire games. Basketball, water polo, soccer, etc...
     
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    When I flipped on the Olympics after the race was over, I was confused. I thought our men were playing volleyball again. Russia's uniform is almost identical to ours!
     
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    I'd want something that was early on in the Games so I could compete and then just enjoy the city.

    And I thought the same thing about the uniforms! Do you also think the coach for the Russians looks like the guy from Donkey Kong?
     
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    Anyone else really glad the olympics are over so we dont have to deal with tape delayed events we know the results to and get back to regular T.V. watching. I'm looking forward to the new T.V. season.
     
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    I could do without the delays; however, I'll miss the Olympics. Of course, there are some really good shows that are coming on.
     
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    I just saw a few pictures of the closing ceremony. Prince William has been absent a lot. Kate and Harry seem to be the only members of the royal family attending anything. Maybe she is moving on to the cute prince ;)
     
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    I got 4.

    giraffe~your fav person is on NBC ;)
     
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    I came here to complain. WHY is she back??????
     
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    Because NBC has to continue as long as they can!

    Though now that it's Bob, I'm loving the recaps!
     
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    Of course with that comes Ryan Seacrest.
     
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    But it also comes with little flashes of Lochte! ;)

    I only got 4 out of 12 correct on the quiz. LOL
     
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    Closing Ceremonies!!
     
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    Prince Harry! I love the Royal Family even more than the Olympics. :)
     
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    And I'm singing "My Country Tis of Thee"! LOL. Can I just say that I don't think the sledge hammers as drums would have flown here. I think we'd have seen that as disrespectful. Maybe not.
     
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    Oh, the boys of One Direction...to be a young teenager again! :lol:


    I LOVE Stomp!
     
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    Oh wow. I think our Closing Ceremony outfits are worse than the Opening Ceremony outfits. Yikes!
     
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    Maybe my daughter will design the next Olympic outfits..can't be as bad as these.
     
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    Poor Missy Franklin looks 40 years older than she really is in that outfit!
     

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