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RIO OLYMPICS
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Fast Women Rule...

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In the final night of Olympic track and field in Rio, the U.S. women’s 4x400-meterteam won its sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Allyson Felix anchored the team of Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings and Phyllis Francis to the gold-medal six-peat in 3:19.06. Jamaica finished second in 3:20.34 for the silver medal — one place better than they finished in London. And Great Britain brought home bronze in 3:25.88.

The 4x400 gold was the third Olympic medal for Felix in Rio. She won a silver in the women’s 400 and gold in the 4x100 relay. It’s her sixth gold overall and ninth total Olympic medal. And the list of superlatives is long.

By winning three golds in the 4x400 (2008, 2012, 2016), she equaled the mark of Evelyn Ashford (USA) and Sanya Richards-Ross (USA), as the only women to win three Olympic gold medals in the same track and field event, with Ashford doing so in the 4×100 and Richards-Ross in the 4×400.





08-21-2016 04:28 PM
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08-21-2016 04:59 PM
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(08-12-2016 11:06 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I wasn't surprised to hear Hope Solo make a sore loser remark though.


She has been suspended and her contract terminated. The decision to discipline her came after she called the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards". She had a meeting with Coach Jill Ellis and the federation's chief executive, Dan Flynn and they gave her their decision.






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08-30-2016 02:21 PM
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(08-30-2016 02:21 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(08-12-2016 11:06 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I wasn't surprised to hear Hope Solo make a sore loser remark though.


She has been suspended and her contract terminated. The decision to discipline her came after she called the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards". She had a meeting with Coach Jill Ellis and the federation's chief executive, Dan Flynn and they gave her their decision.

Hope seems like such a hard young woman; always fighting or talking shit off the field. She has no grace whatsoever, but she sure was a hell of a competitor on the field.

In other disgraced 2016 Olympian news: Ryan Lochte lost all of his sponsors after his bogus story about being a victim of armed robbery in Rio was busted open. Looks like he'll be trying to boogie his way back into the hearts of the American public and advertisers by competing on Dancing With The Stars this season. I read that Marcia, Marcia, Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) will be competing as well.





08-30-2016 05:14 PM
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(08-30-2016 05:14 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  
(08-30-2016 02:21 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(08-12-2016 11:06 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I wasn't surprised to hear Hope Solo make a sore loser remark though.


She has been suspended and her contract terminated. The decision to discipline her came after she called the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards". She had a meeting with Coach Jill Ellis and the federation's chief executive, Dan Flynn and they gave her their decision.

Hope seems like such a hard young woman; always fighting or talking shit off the field. She has no grace whatsoever, but she sure was a hell of a competitor on the field.

In other disgraced 2016 Olympian news: Ryan Lochte lost all of his sponsors after his bogus story about being a victim of armed robbery in Rio was busted open. Looks like he'll be trying to boogie his way back into the hearts of the American public and advertisers by competing on Dancing With The Stars this season. I read that Marcia, Marcia, Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) will be competing as well.

DWTS is sure scraping the bottom of the barrel!hah

(Won't be watching it this season. Maybe just nosey peek the first night)






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08-30-2016 06:22 PM
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I never really paid attention to the Olympics before, but for some reason I had this false sense that it had a lot to do with sportsmanship and respect for the other teams and competitors. Where the hell did I get that impression from? Bunch of assholes.





08-30-2016 09:54 PM
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The Olympics should be held in the same place every 4 years. Italy would be good. Sweden for the winter games.






08-31-2016 06:15 AM
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(08-31-2016 06:15 AM)Maggot Wrote:  The Olympics should be held in the same place every 4 years. Italy would be good. Sweden for the winter games.
It generates huge revenue for the hosting country, so I don't think that's ever going to be doable.





08-31-2016 10:39 AM
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I agree that there should be 2 set venues but only because I saw what Rio was like. They didn't even have enough money to have clean pools and the rooms sucked. I'm pretty sure those kids shouldn't have to be worrying about making their own half assed shower curtains.






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I haven't hear anything about the increased revenue Rio got from the games, instead it was a big commercial of why NOT to go there.






09-01-2016 06:26 AM
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(09-01-2016 06:26 AM)Maggot Wrote:  I haven't hear anything about the increased revenue Rio got from the games, instead it was a big commercial of why NOT to go there.
Rio did it wrong.





09-01-2016 11:49 AM
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In reality, I think a lot of it's profitability has to do with what is going on in the world at the time the games happen.





09-01-2016 12:22 PM
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