2016 Rio Olympics

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  1. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    You're not the only one. I watched it last night.
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    US women's soccer get a win against France. In my own opinion they were lucky to get this win as France played well and seemed to have the formula to beat the US. The next game will be against Columbia on Tuesday night.
     
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I'll say this about the Olympic boxers; they weren't out there to prolong the match for the crowd, they came out swinging for the fences, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty impressive watching Katie Ledecky destroy the competition. She's performing on another level. It's hard to imagine dominating world class competitions that way.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I had never heard of her until I read that, and just did some Googling. Impressive indeed; one of the many things I miss about my childhood is watching Wide World of Sports, which always had different athletic events like competitive swimming. It's tough to find now, usually on the obscure sports cable channels.
     
  6. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    Given all the bad publicity in the run-up to the Olympics, I expected the games to be a disaster and Rio to be a hell-hole.

    But the games have gone very well so far, and Rio has been absolutely beautiful. I was watching a bicycling road-race the other day and it went through residential neighborhoods and up and down some very steep mountains covered in tropical vegetation. It looked like a very nice place to live (those were obviously the nicer neighborhoods and not the teeming slums).

    Katie Ledecky impressed me too, the way she crushed the world record the other night. (Given what happened to the Russians, I start to get suspicious when one athlete is so much better than all of the others. But no hint of PEDs here, so far.)
     
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  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It's been fun watching Ledecky as she is such a strong performer. The women's soccer team barely escaped the Columbian team with a tie. They remain in control of their group and will move on to the knock outs. They'll have to play better than they did last night though.
     
  8. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    Watching Kristin Armstrong dominate the cycling time trial a day shy of her 43rd birthday was awesome this morning.
     
  9. 03310151

    03310151 New Member


    Yep, that was fantastic. I like how she turned and asked "Did I win?" And then fell to the ground upon confirmation of her victory. The pictures with her and her son are very touching as well.


    Phelps, Ledecky, Women's Gymnastics...oh my!
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I just heard that the women's soccer team lost to Sweden in OT. I've got the DRV set but now I don't know if I can bear to watch it.
     
  13. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    Now Hope Solo knows what it's like to be beaten. Kind of a sore loser.
     
  14. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    The cocky ones usually are.
     
  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    some say she's the best in the world

    01. Hope Solo – USA
    Hope Solo Best Female Football Goalkeepers Started soccer career as a forward, Hope Solo is one of the best female football goalkeeper of present era. Representing U.S. national female soccer team Solo helped her team to win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In 2011, she also helped the U.S. women soccer team to make second place at the World Cup. She won the event’s Golden Glove Award for her efforts. Solo became the top goalkeeper in the year 2004, playing 1,054 minutes without permitting an opposing goal. She is considered one of the top female soccer goalkeepers in the world.
    Recently Hope Solo made history in the U.S. women’s national team by recording her 100th shutout with the national team. Playing in one of two friendlies before the Rio Olympics, Solo became the first in USWNT history to record 100 shutouts. It was also her 150th win. Arguably she is the best goalie of the present era.

    Top 10 Best Female Football Goalkeepers in the World
     
  16. Team USA doing great.

    Rio is boring!
     
  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Not a USA story but it was fun watching Elaine Thompson win the women's 100. An upset victory she beat the favorite (another Jamaican) and a US runner to take the gold..
     
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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