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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

    Other than Chariots of Fire, does anyone recall any other movies about the Olympics?
    Who could forget Cool Runnings!

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    Don't forget "Miracle", about the 1980 US Olympic hockey team. Great movie!
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    Say there, sonny boy, you complain about the coverage now? That's nothing! When I was a plenty rugged pip, we all complained about how NBC radio covered the games in Berlin. Those announcers bumping gums about Jesse Owens this, Jesse Owens that. They also 86ed polo and gliding, ignoring them like a wet smack. It was all wet, worse than bathtub gin, a trip for biscuits!
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    So um........ how come the womens volleyball teams have been covering up more the last few days?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    So um........ how come the womens volleyball teams have been covering up more the last few days?
    Because it's been below 20 degrees... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10824055
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Because it's been below 20 degrees... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10824055
    Holy smokes! That whole "summer olympics" thing keeps throwing me off.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Because it's been below 20 degrees... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10824055
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Holy smokes! That whole "summer olympics" thing keeps throwing me off.
    It was actually 63 degrees, which was a 20 degree drop. Poorly written article.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    It was actually 63 degrees, which was a 20 degree drop. Poorly written article.
    Dude - 20 Celsius!
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    I've become a fan of European women's field hockey!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Dude - 20 Celsius!
    What is this Celsius that you speak of?????
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    I've become a fan of European women's field hockey!!!
    Remember El Guapo and his love of Dutch women's rugby? Now, the Netherlands field hockey team is winning over hearts and minds.



    Any other children of the 1970s remember when the Olympics used to air on ABC? One channel, that's all. No human iinterest stories. A lot of weightlifting, judo and boxing coverage, from what I remember. When they aired gymnastics, the best part was then the scores were revealed:

    9.8, 9.7, 9.9, 9.7, 8.5 from the East German judge, 9.6, 9.8, and an 8.7 from the Soviet judge.

    Instead of obsessing over how hot female athletes were, we wondered if the East Germans were really women to begin with. Except Katarina Witt. *fap* *fap* *fap*
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    Rj and I were just watching the women's balance beam. I had to take a PE unit in 7th grade that included balance beam; it was required, it was scary. it was in Florida in 1970, was that too progressive here or what?

    Then I had to run track over 10 hurdles just like a track meet. I'm not even 5 ft tall! RJ said, well,they must have been "low" hurdles. Oh, well, I didn't know there were different heights...but of course, I was the last one in 7th grade PE to clear 10 hurdles and was that embarrassing! Do kids have to do anything like that anymore? Seriously, I would have had to repeat PE if I couldn't run 10 hurdles perfectly, up against way taller girls.

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    I really didn't need to know this...

    Nearly 100% Of Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool

    http://www.businessinsider.com/nearl...he-pool-2012-7
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Nearly 100% Of Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool

    http://www.businessinsider.com/nearl...he-pool-2012-7
    We didn't need to know either, thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Any other children of the 1970s remember when the Olympics used to air on ABC? One channel, that's all. No human iinterest stories. A lot of weightlifting, judo and boxing coverage, from what I remember. When they aired gymnastics, the best part was then the scores were revealed:

    9.8, 9.7, 9.9, 9.7, 8.5 from the East German judge, 9.6, 9.8, and an 8.7 from the Soviet judge.

    Instead of obsessing over how hot female athletes were, we wondered if the East Germans were really women to begin with. Except Katarina Witt. *fap* *fap* *fap*
    Oh yeah, the Olympics from the 70's with all the political/cold war echos that surrounded them. Didn't Jim McKay cover a lot of the sports?
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    To honor and recognize our successful Olympic swim team, I shaved my armpits this morning. It should help me reduce drag while I swim in my pool. There's nothing weird with that, is there?
    RJ is the KING of . The One

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    Galen Rupp winning is a big deal. NBC doesn't know that, but it is huge for the running community. Nice work Rupp!
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    To honor and recognize our successful Olympic swim team, I shaved my armpits this morning. It should help me reduce drag while I swim in my pool. There's nothing weird with that, is there?
    I'd say you increased your drag coefficient with that move. Got a nice sleeveless little number you're planning to wear?
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    To honor and recognize our successful Olympic swim team, I shaved my armpits this morning. It should help me reduce drag while I swim in my pool. There's nothing weird with that, is there?
    You're from California.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    ...... Got a nice sleeveless little number you're planning to wear?
    Florida Gator t-shirt that ZG gave me.

    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    You're from California.
    That's a bad thing? No more drunk dialing to you.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Florida Gator t-shirt that ZG gave me.



    That's a bad thing? No more drunk dialing to you.
    I didn't say it was a bad thing. Remember, I am from the Left Coast too
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    Several stories making the Olympic news circuit right now, one of them is how tourists are staying away in droves. The prevailing theory is officials were hyping how big the crowds we're going to be to the point folks got reluctant about wanting to contend with the congestion, lines, and delays.

    Doesn't it seem like the Olympics is turning out to be a real money-loser for the hosts the last few times? I mean weren't the Olympics a big part of how Greece managed to bankrupt herself? How much longer are cities going to be volunteering to host?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Several stories making the Olympic news circuit right now, one of them is how tourists are staying away in droves.
    I think a variant of the Yogi Berra quote applies - it's so popular, nobody goes there. Would you go to London during a time when you expect there's going to be huge crowds, security hassles, and inflated prices? The wealthy tourists who could afford it are there, but they're sticking to the usual attractions; the places they'd go and stores they'd shop at if the Olympics weren't going on. . The middle class, no.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Nearly 100% Of Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool

    http://www.businessinsider.com/nearl...he-pool-2012-7
    Let's do some math:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic-size_swimming_pool

    Pool volume: 2,500,000 L
    10 swimmers/race, each peeing 1 L max: 10 L
    30 races/day: 10x30 = 300 L
    10 days of swimming: 300 X 10 = 3,000 L

    That's a ratio of 1 liter of pee per 833 liters of water at the end of the games. A bit more than the homeopathic quantities you;d get from a kid peeing in a backyard pool.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Let's do some math:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic-size_swimming_pool

    Pool volume: 2,500,000 L
    10 swimmers/race, each peeing 1 L max: 10 L
    30 races/day: 10x30 = 300 L
    10 days of swimming: 300 X 10 = 3,000 L

    That's a ratio of 1 liter of pee per 833 liters of water at the end of the games. A bit more than the homeopathic quantities you;d get from a kid peeing in a backyard pool.
    I don't think you factored in the divers. I'm pretty sure I'd be peeing before I hit the water if I had to go off the high platform. Do synchronized swimmers have to pee at the same time?
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