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July 23, 2016, 03:30:53 AM
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I was just going to post that. American record holder, had already set the fastest time of the year but finished 6th in the trials so didn't qualify then comes over here and sets a new world record.

Still can't help think it's going to be an awful football stadium.

July 23, 2016, 03:55:32 AM
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Old Doris actually reveled in handing out the red card there.

August 03, 2016, 05:23:25 AM
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Shame it's being overshadowed so far by all the Russia carry on and apparent poor organisation by Brazil, although it doesn't help that Rio is pretty much bankrupt.

Haven't looked that much into it but the Lizzie Armitstead story sounds a bit dodgy, cleared to ride despite missing three drug tests in 12 months. She's been cleared to race as the tester has been blamed for missing one as she was in a hotel, the hotel wouldn't give her room number out and the tester couldn't get hold of her as her phone was (conveniently) on silent and the third test was missed due to a family emergency. Understandably UK anti doping are looking into why she's been cleared to race. What a tainted medal that will be if she wins one.

On another note, can't believe it's 4 years since London.


August 03, 2016, 05:44:14 AM
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This multiple missed test thing is proper dodgy, and took some of the shine off Mo Farah for me.  I understand that due to the randomness and frequency of the tests that maybe one test could get missed due to an emergency change in circumstances, but 3 in a year?  Part of your job is being able to fulfil the requirements of the anti-doping testing and you're aware of this going in.  If you don't meet the requirements you shouldn't be asked to represent your country.

And yeah, 4 years.  Where did that go?

In this day and age of mobile communications it's very difficult not to be contacted. I'm sure they need to give a list of an hour everyday and where they will be during that hour, so by sending that in they will know that at some point the phone will go or the door bell will be rung for a blood test. I get that it can be a ballache, but it's a bit like having a meeting or an appointment for an hour each day, stick it in the diary and be prepared for it. There really is very little excuse for missing it. Miss one, fair enough it happens, miss two and it's starting to look a little dodgy, miss three and you should take whatever punishment there is.

August 03, 2016, 11:41:07 PM
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Think the football was meant to start today but didn't?

The BBC will have pretty much blanket coverage and being in Brazil it'll only be 3-4 behind us.

August 05, 2016, 01:14:53 AM
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Will avoid any of the programmes that Claire Balding is on as I can't stand her style of presenting.

You probably won't see much of the Olympics then, she's the darling of the BBC. Not a fan myself if I'm honest.


August 06, 2016, 05:51:10 AM
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Anyone watching the opening ceremony then?

Working tomorrow so I'll give it a miss.

Might as well sticky this for a couple of weeks.

August 06, 2016, 06:32:41 AM
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It's funny how because of the protests, the hosts are keen to stress the low expense of opening ceremony.

They may have a point, looks like power point presentation and give Gisele Bundchen a couple of quid to walk across the pitch. Or maybe I'm just bias but it's nothing compared to London so far.

August 06, 2016, 06:42:18 AM
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It's getting a bit like a kids poolside entertainment in Lanzarote.

August 06, 2016, 06:42:37 AM
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Nice fireworks though.

August 07, 2016, 01:30:51 AM
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Dropping like flies in the cycling road race, two of the top three just fell and Geraint Thomas just went down as well.

August 07, 2016, 01:38:02 AM
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Leader's struggling here. Commentators curse, they had him nailed on with about 5 kilometres to go with a 20 second lead, it's down to 6 now with 2k's to go.

No sign of Froome.
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August 07, 2016, 01:45:55 AM
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Decent finish in the end. Rafal Majka who was way ahead had nothing left on in the tank when Fuglsang and van Avermaet caught him, they went for the sprint finish and Majka didn't even have the energy to lift his arse off the seat.

August 07, 2016, 01:57:39 AM
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New world record from Adam Peaty in the 100m breastroke heat.


August 07, 2016, 02:49:13 AM
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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after finishing the road race, hopefully just as a precaution due to his fall.