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Old 07-29-2012, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Making this thread so that there is someplace to talk about the Olympics other than the Olympic Prices thread which I love to visit but I don't want to see any spoilers since I plan on watching everything on delay since the online streams are so shoddy. So please use this thread to talk about the Olympics and keep the other thread solely devoted to prices, selling strategies, etc
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lochte blew it. Wow. Congrats to France.
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Lochte blew it. Wow. Congrats to France.
I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about what happened. Make no mistake, Agnel swam an EPIC leg (not quite Lezak 2008 level of epicness, but he still had an otherworldly split). I do think it was perhaps a mistake to have Lochte anchor. Sprint freestyle is Adrian's bread and butter and I think he may have been better suited to close.

The great irony of this is that Phelps swam GREAT. Everyone jumping down his throat after yesterday's race must've lit a bit of a fire under him. I was admittedly not very optimistic after the 400 IM finals, but I think he's committed to turning it around.
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Lochte loses again. Wow. And this guy's supposed to be better than Phelps?

Ha.
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Lochte fails to medal in the 200m freestyle.

Edit: beat to it.
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US men's gymnastics got 5th, lots of mistakes.
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Didn't swim a smart race, either...concerned himself too much with trying to keep up with Agnel and ran out of gas the last 50 meters.
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Let's see what Franklin does here...BRUTAL turnaround though -- she swam the 200 Free semis less than 20 minutes ago!
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Nice to see Canada get it's first medal in the pool .
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that thud you heard... Lochte prices and it sucks. I think too many people were holding onto these various autos and we aren't going to see the prices we thought.
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Are there any live streams/channels showing swimming?
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WOW WOW WOW!!! Go Missy!!!!!!!!!
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Missy wins gold in 100m backstroke
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USA Swimming has a new face and it's Missy Franklin! Mature beyond her years...looking forward to seeing her at many Olympics to come!
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Are there any live streams/channels showing swimming?
Watching the live stream here: Live Extra - Watch The 2012 Summer Olympics Live Online | NBC Olympics

You need to have your cable subscription account info handy.
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Too bad there aren't a bunch of autos on COMC, could buy them at 2 when the event happens live, and flip at primetime when everyone else sees it.
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Grevers and Thoman go 1-2 in the 100 Backstroke! Huge turnaround for the U.S. the past two races!
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Canada Swimming has a new face and it's Missy Franklin! Mature beyond her years...looking forward to seeing her at many Olympics to come!
Fixed it for ya
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LOL I suppose as a dual citizen, the medal tallies should credit the US with half a gold and Canada with half a gold, yes?
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Women's 100 breaststroke coming up shortly...rooting for Soni, obviously, but what a story this Ruta Meilutyte has been. TOTAL darkhorse! Came out of absolutely NO WHERE to get the top qualifying spot in the finals...
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Larson false started, don't know how she wasn't dq'd.
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Women's 100 breaststroke coming up shortly...rooting for Soni, obviously, but what a story this Ruta Meilutyte has been. TOTAL darkhorse! Came out of absolutely NO WHERE to get the top qualifying spot in the finals...
Is that the one with the US false start right now?
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Sounds like it might've been a technical mishap?
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Lithuania has a gold medal before Canada. Pathetic .
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STUNNING race...
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