Good win for Prongpayoon Kaeo 19-11 win over the much taller and (seemingly) heavier Algerian Flissi Muhammad in the light flyweight division tonight.
Prongpayoon was too fast and caught Muhammad with some good right hands despite a huge reach disadvantage, he used his fast footwork to great effect.
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Thank god for 'Wiggo' Wiggins! At last, a British olympian with some genuine quality..
If I may interrupt.
What times do the Olympics actually operate...GMT?
Thanks in advance.
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They're 6 hours after you. They're in England, Russ. Google/world clock/London. There aren't many events in the middle of the night except auto theft. Let me know if you can't figure it out. I have hours of free time to work with you.
I mean what times do the games run in London.......
I was watching women's beach basketball, Russia vs Canada yesterday...
All excited going into the third set.
Changed channels and found out the game had ended hours ago
I hate that.
In cognitive studies those are called false friends.
LONDON – Who knew badminton, that game of the bored-silly rich and backyard dads, could be so … bad? The first serve went into the net, and then the next serve went into the net. There was a return, and it went under the net. So now the shuttlecock contingent has rewritten the Olympic motto, Swifter, Higher, Stronger. It’s become Swifter, Higher, Don’t Lift A Finger.
If you watch nothing else, catch the replay highlights of the Olympian standoff between China and South Korea at Wembley Arena, in which one team nobly tanked while the other magnanimously dumped, setting off a contagion of match-throwing, fixing and take-a-diving, until eight athletes had to be expelled from the London Games. It’s the best comedy bit of the year: on one side of the net, see the Chinese pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang tick the birdie as enthusiastically as a couple of bored housekeepers flicking dust-rags in a motel room. On the other side, see the Koreans Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na chase it as energetically as a couple of sleeping corgis.
^I thought that was a terrible terrible decision. I don't think the head of any competition has any business whatsoever telling the players how "hard" they should be playing. The fault here lies only with the olympic games committee; if you set up a situation where it could favor competitors to lose, it is your fault..... that just should never be the case. Sorry committee, can't have your cake and eat it too. Bad bad decision, and a terrible precedent.
I was wondering why one of them couldn't just say they were having knee trouble or whatever, and forfeit the match. Any info on that. Seems like that would be the way to go.
...fans paid for high-priced Olympic tickets only to watch a strategy...such disrespect toward the viewing audience and the spirit of sport underlines the win-a-medal-at-all-cost ambition that infects many of the players, their coaches, and their national Olympic committees...quiet bribery and deliberately maiming your opponents are other strategies that favor the perpetrators, though, once again, paying audiences will be disappointed...but I suppose that's a minor inconvenience when medals are displayed and national honor is burnished...
...pathetically disheartening horse manure...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
What good is a metal if you earn it that way? No difference to Chinks I guess. Key word is SPORT.
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The point of competitions is to win, as in that is the whole reason why people are there. If you take winning and placing out of the equation, it is just a convention. People can have all the conventions they want, that's fine, but if you are going to have a competition, expect the competitors, by the very definition, to do what they need to do to take the best percentage path they know possible to victory. Training is part of their job, so is thinking and strategy. I see this as outrageous not on the athlete's part, but the olympic commission. What they have essentially done, in analogy, is give people a prize of a million dollars, and made failing the best path to get to the million. Nobody is to fault but them, and the fans should know this. For the uninitiated the committee did some weird format where they put less represented nations artificially further in the competition. The committee messed with the spirit of the competition, they and only they should be punished. We'll see who it "right" here in the future in that if they play this format again, it is perhaps not admitting fault, if this format is not played again (the obvious future outcome), they are pretty much admitting fault as I see it. Why not use the (flawed) format again if it works so well? The format obviously should not be used anymore as things will necessarily become more about "throwing matches without detection" than playing well. It is very very simple to have a tournament format that benefits winning only, just do that, "problem" solved.
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