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Funk Butter 12-06-2015 05:41 PM

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics
 
Just thought I'd start a thread for the Tokyo Olympics even though the Rio one is a year away.

Olympic Games: Bridge, chess & tug of war apply for 2020 inclusion

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  • Tug of war
  • Baseball & softball
  • Bowls
  • Sumo
  • American football
  • Flying disc
  • Underwater sports
  • Roller sports
  • Floorball
  • Korfball
  • Netball
  • Chess
  • Waterski and wakeboard
  • Bowling
  • Karate
  • Wushu
  • Snooker
  • Surfing
  • Sport climbing
  • Polo
  • Air sports
  • Raquetball
  • Squash
  • Orienteering
  • Bridge
  • Dance sport


Twilko 12-06-2015 06:01 PM

Lots of debate about the olympic stadium plans at the moment. Originals plans were for a complicated retractable roof system which they now realise will go way over budget. Spending close to a billion does seem a bit much when the country already has huge debts.

http://m.bbc.com/sport/olympics/32780640

As I missed 2012, I'd like to still be here for this. Although that would mean I'd been living here for 12 years by then which is a little scary.

maestro 12-06-2015 06:13 PM

squash should definately be in there

Less swimming, if one chap can win 7 gold medals then the events are too simular.

Funk Butter 07-08-2016 10:44 AM

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-app...mes-tokyo-2020

Halftime Gold 16-08-2016 01:08 PM

I'm guessing that's Karate Kid style point fighting rather than full contact Karate? with boxing moving closer to the pro sport there seems like there could be room for something like K-1 style kickboxing that would allow various Karate and Muay Thai fighters to face each other.

RobertCPFC 24-03-2020 04:11 PM

Postponed until next year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/52020134

Funk Butter 22-01-2021 07:35 PM

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles...0m/0sp/071000c

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The major stakeholders in this year's Tokyo Olympics denied on Friday a news report that the Japanese government has privately concluded the games will have to be canceled due to the coronavirus and that the host nation is seeking to host them in 2032, the next available year.

Japan, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee each issued a denial of a report in British daily The Times.
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Funk Butter 03-03-2021 04:29 PM

Maybe I'll be able to get tickets.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...tokyo-olympics

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TOKYO -- The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this year's Games, but she certainly hinted at it Wednesday after online talks with IOC president Thomas Bach and others.

The Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported Wednesday that the decision had already been made to exclude foreign fans. It cited only unnamed sources "involved in the discussions.''

Funk Butter 12-06-2021 04:03 AM

https://japantoday.com/category/toky...no-fans-at-all

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The question of allowing any fans into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month.

This would be just a few weeks before the Olympics are to open on July 23. Fans from abroad have already been banned in what is shaping up as a largely made-for-television Olympics.

Tokyo and several prefectures are under a state of emergency until June 20. Infections have slowed recently, but the spread of variants is still a concern that could put pressure on already stressed medical facilities.

Dr. Nobuhiko Okabe, director general of the Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health, suggested on Friday he would lean toward few fans. He spoke on a panel put together by the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.

legaleagle2 12-06-2021 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15837672)

Its crazy enough just allowing all the competitors, back up people, sand media in from all over the shop into a country in the midst of a pandemic...

Funk Butter 21-06-2021 04:17 PM

https://japantoday.com/category/toky...lympic-village

Oh boy

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The organizing committee also said it will not distribute condoms to participants during their stay in the village but on their departure

Funk Butter 21-07-2021 07:45 AM

The Tokyo Olympics kicked off today, will end up being the strangest Olympics after the St Louis one, I'm sure. If you guys want to have some side interest on the Games, head over to the Olympics Betting Masters comp. https://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=284247

bubbs11 22-07-2021 07:30 AM

Lovely to see the USA ladies finally put in their place.



SKATE 23-07-2021 10:42 AM

Brazil running riot in men's football against Germany! Richarlason hatrick in first half hour!

SKATE 23-07-2021 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by SKATE (Post 15916515)
Brazil running riot in men's football against Germany! Richarlason hatrick in first half hour!

3-2 now and Germans down to 10! Entertaining game

Funk Butter 23-07-2021 12:05 PM

Wow, you guys are on a big time delay, I guess.

Brett 23-07-2021 12:09 PM

Can't listen to Andrew Cotter now without picturing his dogs :D

SKATE 23-07-2021 12:33 PM

Gosh, this is dull!

CP-RJW 23-07-2021 01:46 PM

I thought I was going insane when I recognised final fantasy music in the ceremony. Then I heard chrono trigger, and as it turns out, there’s a whole set list of video game music.

https://apnews.com/article/tokyo-oly...21d1dc0e25c871

meee 23-07-2021 02:10 PM

I love the athlete's parade but I forget how long it is every time! We will still be here in 2024 at this rate.

SKATE 23-07-2021 02:51 PM

Dronetastic!

SKATE 23-07-2021 03:33 PM

Brilliant pictograms. Impressive!

hong_kong_hg 23-07-2021 03:50 PM

Gah whoopsie here comes a typhoon heading right for Tokyo.

https://iili.io/AowOn1.md.jpg

Baffled Bob 2 23-07-2021 08:05 PM

That drone thing!!!

kabbott 24-07-2021 07:28 AM

Who's watching the cycling?
Nothing too exciting so far. A break of eight relatively unknown riders got a 20-minute lead but it's coming down slowly but surely. The Slovenia and Belgium teams are riding at the front of the peloton.
Van Avermaet (after a big shift at the front) and Fraille have been dropped. Thomas and TGH have both crashed. It looks like Pog is riding for Rog.

kabbott 24-07-2021 07:30 AM

The Italians have accelerated and there are splits in the peloton.
Valverde has been dropped.

meee 24-07-2021 07:34 AM

Oh, this is the Olympics where the BBC have lost all the coverage. Nice.

stevek 24-07-2021 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by kabbott (Post 15917987)
Who's watching the cycling?
Nothing too exciting so far. A break of eight relatively unknown riders got a 20-minute lead but it's coming down slowly but surely. The Slovenia and Belgium teams are riding at the front of the peloton.
Van Avermaet (after a big shift at the front) and Fraille have been dropped. Thomas and TGH have both crashed. It looks like Pog is riding for Rog.

Just switched on. Imagine my surprise to hear that G had crashed.

kabbott 24-07-2021 07:43 AM

Valverde has got back into the peloton.

kabbott 24-07-2021 09:42 AM

HAT Carapaz!

stevek 24-07-2021 09:44 AM

So much for the Tour taking it out of them - 1st and 3rd were 3rd and 1st in the Tour, and separated by the winner of three Tour stages.

Funk Butter 24-07-2021 10:29 AM

Barbra Banda from Zambia is making some money this tournament. She has back to back hat tricks against Holland and China. Maybe we should put in a bid for her, she's a beast.

Ryan_the_eagle 24-07-2021 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meee (Post 15917993)
Oh, this is the Olympics where the BBC have lost all the coverage. Nice.

Yes unfortunately, I think the IOC sold the rights for all Europe to Discovery. I canít see many people paying £30 to watch it though.

Funk Butter 24-07-2021 11:05 AM

I don't know if you guys can use https://gorin.jp/live/ without a VPN, but they have all the streams. It helps if you know Japanese, but you can probably muddle your way thru.

EDIT: I absolutely jinxed myself as the Japan v GB women's football is nowhere to be found. (Now that I think about it, that game might be an NHK exclusive.)

CT_Palace 24-07-2021 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meee (Post 15917993)
Oh, this is the Olympics where the BBC have lost all the coverage. Nice.

Not a single channel on my sport channel heavy tv package is showing any Olympics as yet.

PALACEWU 24-07-2021 03:06 PM

8 dedicated channels here.

FORZA SELHURST 24-07-2021 04:45 PM

It's on eurosport which is part of the discovery corporate octopus these days. Can watch absolutely anything, it's a bit oo much.

Why is there a separate women's section for air rifle shooting anyway?

west country boy 24-07-2021 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15918751)
Why is there a separate women's section for air rifle shooting anyway?

It seems odd considering that weightlifting is now mixed.

https://live-production.wcms.abc-cdn...862&height=485

Little Fozzie 24-07-2021 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15918751)
It's on eurosport which is part of the discovery corporate octopus these days. Can watch absolutely anything, it's a bit oo much.

Yes. Ended up watching softball earlier, which won't be happening again.

Enjoyed the archery and shooting though.

PauLo 25-07-2021 01:43 AM

Was about to go to bed but then put on the skateboarding. Could watch it for hours.

Adlerhorst 25-07-2021 05:05 AM

Second most nailed on gold GB had (after Adam Peaty) loses in R1.

Real shame for Jade Jones

CT_Palace 25-07-2021 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15918185)
Not a single channel on my sport channel heavy tv package is showing any Olympics as yet.

Tracked it down.
4 channels that are not carried by my package but are available live on YouTube

CT_Palace 25-07-2021 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PauLo (Post 15919224)
Was about to go to bed but then put on the skateboarding. Could watch it for hours.

:confused:
Seems to be an awful lot of falling over

RazorsEdge 25-07-2021 10:02 AM

Our first medal is coming in Takewando. Watched the semi final and the rules are bonkers.

RazorsEdge 25-07-2021 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15919247)
Second most nailed on gold GB had (after Adam Peaty) loses in R1.

Real shame for Jade Jones

I am just watching her so must be replay lol

Skin Up 26-07-2021 01:04 AM

Was skeptical at first (mainly because every skater I've met has been a grade A twat) but skateboarding is an entertaining televised sport. Am looking forward to sports climbing another debut sport as well. Both of them are more of a sport than yachting anyway.

Funk Butter 26-07-2021 04:19 AM

Watching the 3x3 basketball, what a weird version of basketball. I'm also wondering where they found these guys because it looks like a game you'd find in a local church parking lot.

1905 26-07-2021 06:46 AM

Woke up to the Adam Peaty Gold news which is great. Talking of defending previous Olympic golds currently watching Denmarks second match in the Handball so far, defending theirs. Egypt have actually been pretty good in recent years, have allot of large players and a pretty physical rough house play style but can still mix it up skills wise.

Adlerhorst 26-07-2021 08:43 AM

So gold in sitting down, lying down and falling down events :lux:

1905 26-07-2021 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15921144)
So gold in sitting down, lying down and falling down events :lux:

:lux:

1905 26-07-2021 08:54 AM

Just watched the Mens Skeet. USA (Gold) DK (Silver) Kuwait (Bronze) - the DK guy member of our local shooting club apparently. USA guy was unreal, set a new Olympic record of 59/60

GB2506 26-07-2021 09:11 AM

Anyone seen Adam Peaty’s interview after the race. Absolute legend! The raw emotion he drops 2 f bombs! Brilliant!

Funk Butter 26-07-2021 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by 1905 (Post 15921104)
Talking of defending previous Olympic golds currently watching Denmarks second match in the Handball so far, defending theirs. Egypt have actually been pretty good in recent years, have allot of large players and a pretty physical rough house play style but can still mix it up skills wise.

I read an article by a guy that was reporting on a previous Olympics. He was wandering around one day and went to check out the Team Handball. He knew nothing about it previously and was shocked to find out the US had not even qualified and then found out that they had lost every match in qualifying. He wrote something like, "How can the USA be so bad at a game that involves running, jumping and throwing?"

bubbs11 26-07-2021 10:08 AM

Quite an emotional watch.


Funk Butter 26-07-2021 10:54 AM

I don't understand these rugby rules. When a guy gets tackled, what determines whether the defense can grab the ball and when they have to just let it sit there? It seems random.

Cuddles 26-07-2021 03:24 PM

Alex Yee the silver medalist in the triathlon is a Palace fan :lux:

RazorsEdge 26-07-2021 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1905 (Post 15921149)
Just watched the Mens Skeet. USA (Gold) DK (Silver) Kuwait (Bronze) - the DK guy member of our local shooting club apparently. USA guy was unreal, set a new Olympic record of 59/60

That was some unreal shooting. My best is 44/60 which is no where near the Olympic standard dare I say :)

RazorsEdge 26-07-2021 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Cuddles (Post 15921645)
Alex Yee the silver medalist in the triathlon is a Palace fan :lux:

Brockey lad didnít know he was a Palace that silver makes it just that special I think

jrnicholson 27-07-2021 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15921305)
I don't understand these rugby rules. When a guy gets tackled, what determines whether the defense can grab the ball and when they have to just let it sit there? It seems random.

something to do with butt-flushing. Probably.

Funk Butter 27-07-2021 02:11 AM

All of a sudden, I'm able to watch the NHK streaming site. I decided to watch some basketball and they asked me if I wanted Robot Commentary. Turns out that it is just a computerized text-to-speech that recites the play-by-play text that's entered.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 27-07-2021 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by jrnicholson (Post 15922351)
something to do with butt-flushing. Probably.

Have to be a veteran to remember that one JRN. Still one of the best threads ever IMHO.

bubbs11 27-07-2021 04:04 AM

Just watching the ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) win a swimming event. Amusing to see them collect their medal and stand to attention to Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no.1, instead of the Russian national anthem.

If the U.K. were ever disqualified, I wonder what would be played for the UKOC? Bucks Fizz ‘Making your mind up’?

Funk Butter 27-07-2021 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15922413)
Just watching the ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) win a swimming event. Amusing to see them collect their medal and stand to attention to Tchaikovskyís piano concerto no.1, instead of the Russian national anthem.

If the U.K. were ever disqualified, I wonder what would be played for the UKOC? Bucks Fizz ĎMaking your mind upí?

Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"

Funk Butter 27-07-2021 03:54 PM

I guess the IOC really showed Russia by banning them from these Olympics. Hold on...

SE25 exile 28-07-2021 08:20 AM

My friends grandson, Matt Richards, just won a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay last night.

Funk Butter 28-07-2021 12:42 PM

This Spain/Argentina match is trash. They can't string 3 passes together, they're flopping around like diseased seagulls and the Spanish forward should switch to Gaelic football as he loves booting it over the goal.

BERT'S HEAD 28-07-2021 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SE25 exile (Post 15923985)
My friends grandson, Matt Richards, just won a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay last night.

Nice one, they all seem like great lads.

Adlerhorst 28-07-2021 03:52 PM

Lauren Price looked absolutely excellent in the boxing.

RazorsEdge 28-07-2021 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SE25 exile (Post 15923985)
My friends grandson, Matt Richards, just won a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay last night.

Well done to your friends grand son.

That was some performance

firesign 28-07-2021 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15921671)
Brockey lad didnít know he was a Palace that silver makes it just that special I think

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7T0oKTX...jpg&name=small

KYLIE MINEAGLE 29-07-2021 08:19 AM

Nice to see GB had a swimmer called Abbey Wood.

meee 29-07-2021 08:36 AM

San Marino win their first ever Olympic medal.

Sleeping Giant 30-07-2021 09:26 AM

BMX Silver winner Kye Whyte’s a Peckham lad, I think I heard. Another possible Palace silver?

bubbs11 30-07-2021 09:27 AM

Another GOLD!

This time in BMXing.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news....acing-12367664

Blimey, didn’t know it was an Olympic event. Is knock down ginger or penny up the wall in there too? I could’ve been a gold medalist on Steve Redgrave proportions.

kayjay 30-07-2021 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15921305)
I don't understand these rugby rules. When a guy gets tackled, what determines whether the defense can grab the ball and when they have to just let it sit there? It seems random.

Glad its just not me

desperado 30-07-2021 04:50 PM

I watched these Olympics for the first time a couple of days ago when the cricket was rained off

I wasn't aware that thirteen year olds who couldn't stay on skate boards had become an Olympic event

PalaceForever 30-07-2021 10:07 PM

Just watched the BMX on iplayer, lots of fun, but each rider has 3 semi final races so you can skip to the final at the 1hr mark. The men’s final was good, the women’s final even better. Well done to the Kye White and Beth Schriever!

Due to the funding only covering the male riders (presumably based on past performance), Beth Schriever had to crowd fund in order to get the money to travel to competitions. A fantastic effort to now be Olympic champion.

ChiswickEagle 31-07-2021 12:54 AM

Yee!!

Funk Butter 31-07-2021 01:47 AM

Watching the 9/10 placing match in the women's rugby, and saw this. She started on the other side of the field.

https://i.imgur.com/2FZuO8F.gif

Hedgehog 31-07-2021 02:10 AM

I was in a bar having a sandwich today and they had the Equestrian Dressage on the TV in my line of sight... WTF!

I'm sure there is minutia differences in the rides, but every one looked identical to me, and not very exciting to boot. I guess it takes all sorts, and I appreciate this is an old establish Olympic "sport", but come on!

KYLIE MINEAGLE 31-07-2021 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15927616)
I was in a bar having a sandwich today and they had the Equestrian Dressage on the TV in my line of sight... WTF!

I'm sure there is minutia differences in the rides, but every one looked identical to me, and not very exciting to boot. I guess it takes all sorts, and I appreciate this is an old establish Olympic "sport", but come on!

What's a bar ? been trying to remember.

Adlerhorst 31-07-2021 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15924461)
Lauren Price looked absolutely excellent in the boxing.

Look excellent today as well

Big Blue Eagle 31-07-2021 02:48 PM

Hasn’t he heard the Home Secretary speak recently?

https://www.theguardian.com/inequali...ones-elocution

RazorsEdge 31-07-2021 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15927634)
What's a bar ? been trying to remember.

It is a place where people go for a drink. It is not that important now reallyÖ

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-08-2021 01:25 AM

I think I vaguely remember them.

Hedgehog 01-08-2021 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Blue Eagle (Post 15928035)
Hasnít he heard the Home Secretary speak recently?

https://www.theguardian.com/inequali...ones-elocution

Blimey! I assume she drops her "H's" also... What a dick!

I'd be more upset by his pompous private school accent if he was doing the commentating... not that he would lower himself to such a menial task.

RazorsEdge 01-08-2021 10:32 AM

The BMX gold won by Charlotte Worthington, was very good to watch to do a somersault with a bike, that is awesome, I can’t even touch my toes….ffs

RazorsEdge 01-08-2021 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15928919)
I think I vaguely remember them.

:)

bubbs11 01-08-2021 08:12 PM

Weird seeing an Italian win men’s 100m Gold.

RazorsEdge 01-08-2021 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15929573)
Weird seeing an Italian win men’s 100m Gold.

No Jamaicans in the final is weird too


I think if Hughes had not got himself disqualified we would have seen a medal he is fast

Excowboy 02-08-2021 01:14 AM

Aside from the issues over broadcast rights, the BBC Sport website isn't doing a great job of providing coverage - their whole website seems stuck in 2003.

ESPN website is much better, and has something missing from almost every other sports outlet I've looked at - a full list of what's on and when on 1 page.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/summer/2020/schedule

Funk Butter 02-08-2021 01:38 AM

I'm using the NHK website, since that's where I'm watching the streams as well. https://en.sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/schedules/day/ Not sure if you guys can watch the live streams without a VPN but they keep the results updated.

Excowboy 02-08-2021 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15929723)
I'm using the NHK website, since that's where I'm watching the streams as well. https://en.sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/schedules/day/ Not sure if you guys can watch the live streams without a VPN but they keep the results updated.

Cheers, that's a much better layout. Don't seem to be able to change time zone, though!

Bintang 02-08-2021 08:23 AM

Well done to the Indonesian women's doubles. Unseeded but beat the Chinese to take the gold in straight sets.

The wife is now receiving multiple texts, WA, Instagram messages all playing the national anthem.

1905 02-08-2021 09:28 AM

Enjoying all the Velodrome action, women earlier (new WR from the Germans) and now men's team pursuit qualifiers and Denmark apparently the favourites for the first time after their Berlin world record times last year, but sure GB will be up there as well.

meee 02-08-2021 11:49 AM

Michael Johnson shutting Denise Lewis down. :D

1905 02-08-2021 12:58 PM

Enjoyed the men's team pursuit earlier, but that handlebar failure for the Australian crash was nasty though, can just imagine the carnage if he had been up front.

Men's Badminton final now

CP-RJW 02-08-2021 01:27 PM

Laurel Hubbard, the transgender female weightlifter, absolutely flopped.

RazorsEdge 02-08-2021 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by meee (Post 15929916)
Michael Johnson shutting Denise Lewis down. :D

That was brilliant

west country boy 02-08-2021 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15929984)
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender female weightlifter, absolutely flopped.

Oh dear, how sad.


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