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39 minutes ago, Kejan said:

Thank Christ for VPNs and Eurosport. 

BBC are in sufferable 

The BBC is usually outstanding on the Olympics, but this year has been a shambles. I get that it might not be quite up to the usual standards, given the circumstances, but it’s just awful.

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26 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

The BBC is usually outstanding on the Olympics, but this year has been a shambles. I get that it might not be quite up to the usual standards, given the circumstances, but it’s just awful.

I've now realised that I used the red button streams to avoid having to watch the likes of Quek, Walker and Balding in the studio in past Olympics. But because there's only BBC and one red button stream, this is more difficult to do. Unfortunately will be the same for 2024

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Really odd situation in womens sailing highlights yesterday.

Danish girl had a big lead with 2 races left, just had to stick near the Dutch lass and win gold with 1 day spare. Bumped the Dutch boat at the start, got disqualified.

However the race was binned when the weather worsened. Dane didn't realise she could join restart. Result? Dutch woman streaked away. Most of the lead gone.

Dane's coach rocked-up in his own powerboat and she was pretty inconsolable.

Unsure how she fared today.

EDIT: Actually she joined restart, then withdraw fearing tournament disqualification for racing when disqualified, incurring a massive penalty for dinghying a race.

EDIT AGAIN: She won gold 👍.

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16 minutes ago, HibeeJibee said:

Really odd situation in womens sailing highlights yesterday.

Danish girl had a big lead with 2 races left, just had to stick near the Dutch lass and win gold with 1 day spare. Bumped the Dutch boat at the start, got disqualified.

However the race was binned when the weather worsened. Swede didn't realise she could join restart. Result? Dutch woman streaked away. Most of the lead gone.

Dane's coach rocked-up in his own powerboat and she was pretty inconsolable.

Unsure how she fared today.

EDIT: Actually she joined restart, then withdraw fearing tournament disqualification for racing when disqualified, incurring a massive penalty for dinghying a race.

EDIT AGAIN: She won gold 👍.

Would have been a better story if she didn’t get a medal.

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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

Really odd situation in womens sailing highlights yesterday.

Danish girl had a big lead with 2 races left, just had to stick near the Dutch lass and win gold with 1 day spare. Bumped the Dutch boat at the start, got disqualified.

However the race was binned when the weather worsened. Dane didn't realise she could join restart. Result? Dutch woman streaked away. Most of the lead gone.

Dane's coach rocked-up in his own powerboat and she was pretty inconsolable.

Unsure how she fared today.

EDIT: Actually she joined restart, then withdraw fearing tournament disqualification for racing when disqualified, incurring a massive penalty for dinghying a race.

EDIT AGAIN: She won gold 👍.

But shouldn't she get disqualified again for using her coaches powerboat this time?🤷‍♂️

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4 hours ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:
5 hours ago, Michael W said:
Lamont Marcel Jacobs also a gold contender for the competition's most American name. 

He was born in El Paso to an Italian mother.

He's lived in Italy from a month old. When you listen to an interview with him, you'll instantly realise he's Italian.

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6 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

Really odd situation in womens sailing highlights yesterday.

Danish girl had a big lead with 2 races left, just had to stick near the Dutch lass and win gold with 1 day spare. Bumped the Dutch boat at the start, got disqualified.

However the race was binned when the weather worsened. Dane didn't realise she could join restart. Result? Dutch woman streaked away. Most of the lead gone.

Dane's coach rocked-up in his own powerboat and she was pretty inconsolable.

Unsure how she fared today.

EDIT: Actually she joined restart, then withdraw fearing tournament disqualification for racing when disqualified, incurring a massive penalty for dinghying a race.

EDIT AGAIN: She won gold 👍.

I've had a few beers but this post has melted my brain 🤯

 

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Track cycling under way, the German women have just obliterated the world record in the 4k team pursuit qualifying, taking a full 3 seconds off the mark set by GB in Rio.

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It was good to watch, I hope that GB can manage to fix a few of the mistakes they had. Good to see Chris Hoy on the BBC though, he’s a good guy.

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Disaster for the Aussies in the men's team pursuit qualifying when one of their riders handlebars came adrift and he went down hard face first. Rules are that you only get a restart if a mechanical failure happens in the first lap, no word yet if the Aussies will be granted a rerun as they were 5 or 6 laps in.

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