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Adam Peaty is possibly Britain's greatest ever sportsperson. Massively underappreciated. He's like Usain Bolt for his particular distance and discipline- probably even more dominant actually.

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10 minutes ago, GAD said:

Adam Peaty's family seem like great fun.

No idea why they had them on for 10 mins. No one wants to hear from him maw get the sport back on.

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17 minutes ago, Thorongil said:

Does “Team GB” have anyone in the Olympic break dancing?

I believe T. May is our representative.

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Caught a bit of the final of the women's street skateboarding earlier, best 4 scores out of 7 tricks count. At one point it looked like anybody getting 4 scores in would win a medal. 2 13 year olds among the medallists with Japan getting gold and bronze and Brazil silver.

Kudos to the lass from the Phillipines who spent most of the final bouncing around on her arse or her face but did so with a huge smile.

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33 minutes ago, Thorongil said:

Does “Team GB” have anyone in the Olympic break dancing?

Given the team won't be picked til just before the Olympics in Paris, not sure yet 

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What about the BBC's commentator's 'casual' racist comment describing a Fijian who's "hands are about as big as a bunch of bananas". Really, in the current #BLM climate? Wrong choice of simile. Who employed him!

I got the impression that it isn't the BBC's feed for the audio.
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4 minutes ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:


I got the impression that it isn't the BBC's feed for the audio.

Definitely the feed provided by OBS. It was the same commentators on Discovery+. 

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3 hours ago, sparky88 said:

Hazel Irvine asking daft questions about 'self doubt' to a 2016 diver on one of the two streams the BBC is allowed to show live Olympic sport on. 

I see what you did there.  Will there be a stream of complaints, or a tidal wave of approval?

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Williams loses the gold.

Fantastic last round - Williams was 18-13 up with 30 seconds to go and was still 3 points ahead with 10 seconds to go. The coach threw it away by making a challenge that gave her opponent a breather - Jelic scored 14 points in the last 30 seconds. Fucking stupid challenge.

She scored more points than all 3 previous opponents of the Croatian Jelic combined.

Final score - Jelic 25 Williams 22





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12 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Can't really blame the coach when she was gesturing to him to challenge. British taekwonders are brilliant at losing the match in the last five seconds.

Can't see Taekwondo-ing it replacing Hibsing it, sadly.

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4 hours ago, 101 said:

Pisses me off that the BBC keep calling the competitors competing under the Olympic flag as Russian athletes.

See, I’ve no issue with Russian athletes who have proven their cleanliness being allowed to compete in the olympics in their own right under the Olympic flag, but they shouldn’t be allowed to enter any of the team sports IMO and there is no way that “Russian Olympic Competitors” should be given its own entry in the medal table. 

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