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      The Olympics 2016

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      waltonl4
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1320: Aug 23, 2016 09:15:34 am
      Training isn't the issue, mate. Need some help between the ears. So many looked excellent until there was a medal on the line and they choked.

      Probably 10 gold medals went begging.

      GB has 3 times as many people!

      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete quite the opposite in fact they tended to perform above expectations.
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      Reply #1321: Aug 23, 2016 11:26:08 am
      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete quite the opposite in fact they tended to perform above expectations.

      :( Our gold medals were largely unexpected winners (shooting and pentathlon ??? ) and our main hopes (the Campbell sisters, Mcevoy, Mckeown in the swimming, both hockey teams) all failed.

      Bloody crap.
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1322: Aug 23, 2016 12:15:30 pm
      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete
      Too much 'choking the swan' maybe? The nation is full of swan chokers.  :laugh:
      waltonl4
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      Reply #1323: Aug 23, 2016 12:42:23 pm
      Too much 'choking the swan' maybe? The nation is full of swan chokers.  :laugh:


      the did look a bit tired didn't they,
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      Reply #1325: Aug 26, 2016 01:03:51 am

      It's pathetic. I read another article yesterday afternoon about the French complaining about our medal haul compared to theirs...

      Rio 2016 Olympics: France agonises over Team GB glory
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37168870
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      Reply #1326: Aug 26, 2016 12:06:02 pm
      I love seeing the repercussions of British Cycling's performance at Rio 2016 in the media, the whole Trott-Kenny couple-fantastic thing as well. Will I be able to show off in England by saying I was there when it happened? ;D I saw Trott win her 4th and Kenny his 6th gold. Oh and Sir Brad's 5th as well.
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      Reply #1327: Aug 27, 2016 10:00:39 am
      It's pathetic. I read another article yesterday afternoon about the French complaining about our medal haul compared to theirs...

      Rio 2016 Olympics: France agonises over Team GB glory
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37168870

      as an avid cycling fan for many years I think its not a coincidence and that the fact remains we have had success because of the clamp down on drug cheats and now we are competing on an equal basis we are just better and they really don't like it.
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      Reply #1328: Sep 01, 2016 10:12:35 pm
      Laura Muir winning the Diamond League 1500m title after a race win in which she set a world lead time and took more than 2 seconds off her British record just goes to show just how bad she got her tactics in Rio even though she's in-denial about it.
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      Reply #1329: Sep 01, 2016 10:58:55 pm
      Laura Muir winning the Diamond League 1500m title after a race win in which she set a world lead time and took more than 2 seconds off her British record just goes to show just how bad she got her tactics in Rio even though she's in-denial about it.

      It's not nice to say but her chance for gold was not in 4 years time in Tokyo...it was two weeks ago in Rio!! Aaaargh!

      Different venues, different countries and all that but I looked at her 1500m winning time from Paris last week to that of the gold medalists winning time in Rio a couple of weeks back. Quite a bit faster was Muir compared to the winner in Rio in that race.
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1330: Sep 19, 2016 03:22:56 am
      as an avid cycling fan for many years I think its not a coincidence and that the fact remains we have had success because of the clamp down on drug cheats and now we are competing on an equal basis we are just better and they really don't like it.

      https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/18/bradley-wiggins-world-anti-doping-agency-hackers-russian-leak

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