Rio 2016

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by KK » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Would have been nice to have a more competitive basketball final to conclude on. USA really have dominated.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:28 pm

Shouldn't be an Olympic sport.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by KK » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:31 pm

Blatantly should be replaced by the darts.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:36 pm

At least Darts is internationally competitive.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Floex » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:43 pm

I was looking at the results of Olympic basketball the other day, I think it's something like only 4 times the US hasn't one a medal in it since 1936.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Garth » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:12 am

Anyone else watching the closing ceremony?
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Dowbocop » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:27 am

Garth wrote:Anyone else watching the closing ceremony?

I've just flicked on but I'm going to bed very soon. Brazil rocking blazers from C&A :lol:
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Garth » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:31 am

It's been pretty uneventful TBH :P
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Garth » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:56 am

That entrance from the Japanese Prime Minister :lol:

Amazing!

Dressed as Mario and entered the show via a large green warp pipe in the middle of the stadium :lol:
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Lotus » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:57 am

:lol: That was brilliant.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:41 am

The opening ceremony for Tokyo is going to be amazing :wub:
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by abcd » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:46 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:The opening ceremony for Tokyo is going to be amazing :wub:



Hmmm....

It'll be cringe worthy Mario vs Sonic with a sprinkling of final fantasy characters that I know nothing about.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:49 am

On one hand I'm surprised that Tokyo were awarded the 2020 Olympics given it was held in Beijing two cycles ago. Then again, when you consider that its rival and alternative in the bidding process was Istanbul, perhaps not so surprising.

Seems like 2024 is destined for Rome or LA.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Parksey » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:57 am

There's no way America should get it again. Yeah, okay, you're country's massive but if you win, you'll have had it three times in 40 years (with the same city holding it twice in that time).

Hosting an Olympics should be one of those "once in a lifetime" events, or at that very least it should take quite a while for it to come around again.

American cities seem to think they should bid pretty much every time. It was because they felt they should have got the World Cup in 2022 and lost to Qatar that kicked off their FBI investigation into FIFA.

I think Rome had in in 1960 so give it to them instead of another American Olympics, which anyone over the age of 25 can remember.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Pan » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:01 am

Drumstick wrote:On one hand I'm surprised that Tokyo were awarded the 2020 Olympics given it was held in Beijing two cycles ago.


They are two completely different counties and cultures, mind.

Also, they are over 1000 miles apart.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:23 am

Parksey wrote:There's no way America should get it again. Yeah, okay, you're country's massive but if you win, you'll have had it three times in 40 years (with the same city holding it twice in that time).

Hosting an Olympics should be one of those "once in a lifetime" events, or at that very least it should take quite a while for it to come around again.

American cities seem to think they should bid pretty much every time. It was because they felt they should have got the World Cup in 2022 and lost to Qatar that kicked off their FBI investigation into FIFA.

I think Rome had in in 1960 so give it to them instead of another American Olympics, which anyone over the age of 25 can remember.


In complete fairness they should have won the 2022 World Cup bidding process, and FIFA were corrupt as strawberry float.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:33 am

Pan wrote:
Drumstick wrote:On one hand I'm surprised that Tokyo were awarded the 2020 Olympics given it was held in Beijing two cycles ago.


They are two completely different counties and cultures, mind.

Also, they are over 1000 miles apart.

There's no disputing that, I do, however, think that having another Olympics in East Asia so soon after Beijing, when it's only been held twice since the last time it was in that area of the globe, is a little too soon.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tomous » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:33 am

Pan wrote:
Drumstick wrote:On one hand I'm surprised that Tokyo were awarded the 2020 Olympics given it was held in Beijing two cycles ago.


They are two completely different counties and cultures, mind.

Also, they are over 1000 miles apart.



And when you consider it's not going to go to Africa, it's going to be going back to Asia if it's not going to Canada or USA or maybe Mexico.
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Parksey » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:16 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Parksey wrote:There's no way America should get it again. Yeah, okay, you're country's massive but if you win, you'll have had it three times in 40 years (with the same city holding it twice in that time).

Hosting an Olympics should be one of those "once in a lifetime" events, or at that very least it should take quite a while for it to come around again.

American cities seem to think they should bid pretty much every time. It was because they felt they should have got the World Cup in 2022 and lost to Qatar that kicked off their FBI investigation into FIFA.

I think Rome had in in 1960 so give it to them instead of another American Olympics, which anyone over the age of 25 can remember.


In complete fairness they should have won the 2022 World Cup bidding process, and FIFA were corrupt as strawberry float.


If I was voting*, I would have wanted it to go to Australia. I'd prefer it went to someone that hasn't had it in the last thirty years, plus it's a new host nation.


*if no-one was willing to give me a £10,000 watch or my not-yet-conceived son a job
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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Mini E » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:19 am

Was on holiday for the entire games. Time to catch up on iPlayer :datass: :)

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