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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2012, 04:13:34 am »
Never understood the coverage from the networks
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2012, 09:49:17 am »
Boxing Body Expel Referee from Olympic Games

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LONDON (AP) - An Olympic boxing referee from Turkmenistan has been expelled from the London Games over his handling of a bout in which the result was overturned on appeal.

Boxing's governing body, known as AIBA, says referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov "is on his way back home."

In a bantamweight fight on Wednesday, Satoshi Shimizu of Japan was declared the loser despite repeatedly knocking down Magomed Abdulhamidov of Azerbaijan.

AIBA upheld Japan's appeal and said the referee "should have counted at least three" knockdowns and stopped the contest.

AIBA also has suspended German referee Frank Scharmach for five days, and expelled technical official Aghajan Abiyev of Azerbaijan. The governing body says Abiyev was responsible for "a number of breaches" of its code of conduct.
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2012, 11:40:39 am »
Daaaaaamn! That was awesome! Talk about digging deep within' and pulling out a victory! Kessy / Ross were literally on the ropes in the 3rd Set down to match point against Spain. But Team USA fought back and it became a revolving door of Match points between both sides. Team USA prevails 19-17 to advance. Wheeeeee!!
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2012, 11:56:28 pm »
Gabby Douglas ftw!! She gets the Gold in the All-Around and she was amazing!! A new superstar is born!!!

Oh, an Phelps won another Gold Medal. Meh.
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2012, 12:04:33 am »
Gabby Douglas Wins Gymnastics Gold Medal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIJleNOYDDo
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2012, 12:15:26 am »
Phelps, Ledecky, Franklin All Golden at Olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qhzyor1C40

Ledecky in particular was amazing! I couldn't believe how far she got ahead of the pack and what made it even more mind boggling was the fact that she is all of 15 years old! Sheesh!
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2012, 04:39:12 am »
I'm blown away at the good coverage of volleyball this year.

Yaaaa
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2012, 06:47:39 am »
I'm blown away at the good coverage of volleyball this year.

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Indoor right? Because I've gotten nothing but edited coverage for Beach Volleyball and it's  p i s s i n g  me off.
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2012, 06:57:28 am »
Indoor court and indoor sand.

I have yet to see full rounds though. Still I'm happy. They use to show volleyball at 3 in the morning crap. They would show crap like synchronized dives or a silly ass sport during prime time.
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« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2012, 01:54:44 pm »
The 10,000M race in Track and Field was AWESOME!! The last lap was epic. So much pushing an shoving throughout the race, I thought there would be some haymakers as they tried to kick each others ass. Anyway, the last lap had Galen Rupp with a kick that propelled him from 5th to 2nd for the Silver. He is only the 3rd American to actually win a Medal in this event in 100 years. AWESOME!!!!
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2012, 12:24:52 am »
Pistorius Makes It Into 400m Semifinals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxDh_Wz2X8

His race was epic!!
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2012, 11:45:36 pm »
Pistorius' dream ends in the Semi Finals as he comes in last.

Usain Bolt makes it look easy as he claims the Gold in the 100M.
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2012, 09:31:10 pm »
Damn it! Gibb / Rosenthal just got bounced from Beach Volleyball. Not cool.
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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2012, 12:16:34 am »
Amazing day for Team USA today.

We have ourselves a All-American Final in Women's Beach Volleyball! Yay!!! Both matches were incredible....and scary! Too close for my comfort.

Aly Raisman rocked the house with her Floor Exercise to win Gold to go along with her Bronze that she won on a protest. She was amazing! More here...




Not related to USA, but the biggest scare came when Matthias Steiner dropped 432 Pounds on his neck, pinning him to the floor. He could have easily snapped his neck. He is so lucky to walk away from it. Yikes. More here....

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Re: London 2012 Summer Olympics
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2012, 09:26:06 am »
This is more geeky than anything, but since it's very prominent in the Olympics currently, thought I'd post...

What is with that weird tape Olympians are wearing?




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German beach volleyball player Katrin Holtwick might be more internationally famous for the aquamarine lines of tape trailing down her midriff than her serves and spikes. But the 28-year-old Olympian isn’t making a fashion statement; she’s using the tape to alleviate pain and perform better. In theory, anyway.

Kinesiology tape, or kinesio tape for short, is a flexible, cloth tape, which athletic trainers apply on achy muscles to relieve pain or to encourage muscles to work more efficiently. People specifically trained to apply the tape place it over the muscles in precise ways; the tape exerts force on the muscles so they are more synchronized.   

“It’s cotton tape that has some sort of adhesive that mimics the elasticity of the skin,” says Dr. Aaron Mares, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at UPMC Sports Medicine and associate team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football team.

Other notable Olympics tape sightings: Beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings has taped up her right shoulder, the Chinese synchronized diving pair striped their lower backs with the stuff and every other commercial break there seems to be an ad for the brand of tape called SpiderTech. But aficionados of kinesio tape aren't all elite, Olympic-level athletes -- amateur runners and cyclists, for example, use the stuff, too.

Fans of kinesio tape say it reduces pain by increasing blood flow and encouraging lymphatic drainage. It's also intended to help the muscle work correctly after an injury. Say a beach volleyball player has a sore muscle in her shoulder. She might serve a bit differently because she’s using her other muscles to overcompensate for the tender one. The kinesio tape -- again, in theory -- should reduce the inflammation that causes pain and encourage her muscles to move properly. 

“If there is a structural damage like a torn ACL or meniscus, it’s not going to be effective; after all, it’s tape,” explains Dr. David Geier, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina and director of its sports medicine program.

Currently, there is not a lot of research indicating that kinesio tape actually works -- but if athletes believe it helps, that in itself might be enough. It could be an example of the placebo effect, the phenomenon when people feel better after taking a pill, even though it might be inactive. Traditional taping -- such as what’s used for a sprained ankle -- and kinesio tape helps people with proprioception, a person’s perception of where a body part exists in relation to their body. Even just that simple act of re-familiarization with the athlete's own body may help give them the feeling that their body is aligned and whole -- and ready to compete.

“[Kinesio tape] is not something that harms the patients. If athletes feel this may help benefit them from a performance standpoint, I have no problems with them trying it,” says Mares.

But kinesio tape alone probably won't make injuries go away, Grier adds. He recommends tending to sports injuries with remedies including physical therapy, icing and taking over-the-counter pain relievers, like aspirin or ibuprofen.
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