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Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Ianovich » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:53 pm

Thread to call out how many drug cheats will win medals

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Ianovich » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:00 am

South Africa's Caster Semenya will not run in the 400m at the Rio Olympics to focus on winning gold in the 800m.

Doing both would have taken some bollocks :OFFS:

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:15 am

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Ianovich » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:06 pm

Truly a one-man team.

Etimoni Timuani is the one and only representative from the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu.

He competes in the men's 100m. And his personal best is a (relatively) sluggish sounding 11.72 seconds.

Maybe he is just trying to maximise screen time for his country.

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:30 pm

they should have just handicapped the Russians
discus they could have thrown mag tyre rims
javelin a crow bar
an extra hurdle in the hurdles
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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:32 pm

This is hilarious

The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris hosted what was surely the weirdest and most bizarre Olympic event of all time: live pigeon shooting.

The winner was Leon de Lunden of Belgium, who bagged 21 of the 300 birds that were released to the gun-toting competitors. Perhaps the sight of all those gory feathers fluttering down from the Olympic sky was too horrible for the audience and the organizers; the event never returned.

It may not have been an official Olympic sport, either — the IOC barely acknowledges Mr. de Lunden or the event in its archives. Yet pigeon shooting is just one of the strange competitions that give the 1900 Paris Olympics the gold for hosting the oddest events.

There were long jump and high jump competitions — for horses. For humans (men only), there was the standing broad jump and the standing high jump, both made without a running start. The gymnastic contestants had to struggle with rope climbing and lifting a stone that weighed 50 kg (about 110 pounds).

The tug-of-war, which had been an event in the ancient Olympics, was revived that year. It had two teams of eight men competing to drag the other over a distance of six feet within five minutes.

The 1900 games also included an aquatic obstacle race, where competitors had to climb over and swim under rows of boats in the River Seine. And there was an underwater swimming contest, which wasn't much of a spectator sport.

Finally, there was another first at the games in Paris: Women were allowed to compete in a couple of events, including croquet. That competition may have been a little too unconventional for the time — only one fan bought a ticket and attended the event. Croquet has not appeared again on the Olympic roster

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:33 pm

Yorkie :Gun:

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: for fook sake

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:04 pm

Anti-doping chiefs will investigate claims a Kenyan athletics official offered to give athletes prior warning of drugs tests in return for £10,000.

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:04 pm

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win Olympic gold in the women's 10,000m in Rio.

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Ianovich » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:14 pm

To a half empty stadium

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:41 pm

or is that half full?

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:39 pm

Walking is a joke. They're all cheating

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympic 100m.

The 22-year-old, dressed in a full-body kit and hijab, was unable to qualify, finishing seventh in her preliminary heat in a time of 14.61 seconds.

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Trampas » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:56 am

Mo wins :sleep:

Ennis no longer the poster girl

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Ianovich » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:25 am

Girl that beat her had 5 PBs in the 7 events so fair play to her

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Re: Olympic Athletics Banter

Postby Mintman » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:27 am

Never mind posting on ere, sort out ya Grand Finale team!! :lol: :lol:


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