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post #201 of 263

Barra gas station owner says Lochte and friends pissed all over the place despite appeals to use bathroom: http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/dono-de-posto-diz-que-nadadores-americanos-praticaram-vandalismo-19947756

JEAH!

post #202 of 263
He was also smashing bottles and breaking shit.

I feel bad for the other dudes. From what I heard, they were trying to contain him but he was outta control.

Glad to see this idiot being put in his place.

Also glad to see the people who went "of course they were robbed, it's Rio" having to eat their words. We have our problems but we're not fucking savages. I live in and hail from a civilised city.
Edited by andrevellozo - 8/18/16 at 8:59am
post #203 of 263
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Maybe Ryan Lochte isn't as smart as he's led us to believe

post #204 of 263

This is outrageous! They should take... (does maths)... 11 of the US' swimming medals away!

post #205 of 263
Seeing a lot of outraged Americans shocked that the swimmers are detained in a foreign country.

To them I say: what would've happened if it'd been Brazilian swimmers causing this type of shit in the U.S. ? They'd have more holes in them than a block of cheese.
post #206 of 263

Can't wait for the 200m

post #207 of 263
Lochte is a psyop designed to make Phelps look like an amazing dude.
post #208 of 263
Thread Starter 

Man it's fun to watch Bolt run and win.

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Wait, so they aren't like walking over mountains weighed down by 40 pound packs? Laaaaaame. 

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 Dunfee, who recently started working with a psychologist to help the mental side of his game,

 

 

*EDIT*  Heh, the Globe and Mail re-enactment video...

post #212 of 263
That video is priceless
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How dare you bring up my name in a sports-related thread!
post #215 of 263
Funny, I experienced the same issues as that guy just sitting and watching the race.
post #216 of 263
I watched parts of the 50km racewalk too, and appreciate the crazy amount of guts (no Diniz pun) it takes to even finish an event like that, but all it really did was make me wish I was watching the marathon.

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It's been ages since we've had a per capita medals update. I wonder how they're getting on?

I meeeeeeeeeeean, is Grenada even a real country though?

post #217 of 263

Grenada is crushing you guys.

post #218 of 263

Grenada rocks. 

 

New Zealand will be third in this table at the next Olympics. Bahrain will have bought some decent kiwis by then.

post #219 of 263
The fact Germany and Brazil have ended up facing off in the men's football final, after the insane drama of what happened when they met 2 years ago in the World Cup, also in Brazil, strongly suggests that the gods of sport are epic poets.

That Neymar, the Brazilian talisman who was absent the day Brazil were put so savagely to the German sword, has given the hosts the lead, is incontrovertible proof.
post #220 of 263
Win or lose, Brazil should burn down all the other Olympic stadiums cuz fuck else are they going to use em for?
post #221 of 263
Uh oh Germany tied. I'm getting 7x1 PTSD you guys!!!

...can I use that as an excuse to start drinking even though it's not even 7 PM yet?
post #222 of 263

I so hope somehow the outcome of this match falls to the feet of Jesus, one way or another.

post #223 of 263
Better the feet of Jesus than the hand of Ronaldo.
post #224 of 263

Or the teeth of Suarez.

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I hate to say it but Germany is winning this if it goes to PKs.

post #226 of 263
End of extra time, start of heart attack time.

Brazil definitely the better side in regular play, technically superior in almost every area, but those Germans were just too dang organized.
post #227 of 263

Glad to be wrong. What a wonderful moment for Neymar.

post #228 of 263
Brazil won the SECOND I started watching.

Where's my medal?
post #229 of 263

While at work at the gym, yesterday, handball was on. I watched Olympic HANDBALL, yesterday. Since when did that sport get into the summer Olympics?

post #230 of 263
1936. Apparently a Nazi idea.
post #231 of 263
If, two years ago following that night in Belo Horizonte, you'd written a script with the Olympic tournament playing out as it has - with The Ultimate Responsibility placed on the slight shoulders of Neymar - you'd have been dismissed as a ridiculous cheeseball buffoon.
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1936. Apparently a Nazi idea.


So this is the first time I've ever seen it. One of the power lifting dudes yelled over at me, "what the hell SPORT is THIS?! Do you know?" And thats why I and just about everyone else near that TV started watching. If it weren't for one guy calmly say, "oh, thats handball", we'd never know. 

post #233 of 263
The German team may have lost the gold medal but they certainly win the dreamy Olympics.

Seriously, almost the whole team looks like a male model selection.
post #234 of 263
I was super impressed at how cool-headed every Brazilian penalty-taker was under that mammoth pressure, especially considering they're a bunch of youngsters. Neymar's the oldest and he's only 24. Timo Horn may be a hipster hottie, but he got nowhere near any of the host nation's strikes.
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Because I'm a child:



post #237 of 263
The Japanese bits of the closing ceremony just now were so cool.

Kudos to Shinzo Abe for agreeing to appear in front of the entire world in a Super Mario hat. What an awesome guy.
post #238 of 263
What just happened? That was sooo...Japan.
post #239 of 263
I know!!! It was awesome.

In another topic, happy to know that the people who spent ages saying we were gonna fuck everything up and that the games were going to be an absolute disaster are gonna have to eat those stupid, prejudiced words right up.
post #240 of 263
Thread Starter 

Great job, Rio.  You pulled off one hell of an Olympic games.  I enjoyed the hell out of the last two weeks.

post #241 of 263
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I know!!! It was awesome.

In another topic, happy to know that the people who spent ages saying we were gonna fuck everything up and that the games were going to be an absolute disaster are gonna have to eat those stupid, prejudiced words right up.

 

 

Well...I still thought it was kind of mediocre. It was saved by Usain Bolt.

post #242 of 263
You may not have been exhilarated and that's ok.

What was not ok was the (mostly American) media constantly coming up with articles and stories that basically said "how dare those third world savages even think they can host an event like this" under the thinnest possible veils.

Stephen Colbert routinely made the Rio games a punchline, and a brutal one while he was at it. Bill Maher said he didn't believe the Games could end without a major health crisis, and his panel agreed with him.

Those are the people and mentalities I was referring to.

Bolt was, unquestionably, the true star of the Games, that's true. A friend of mine ran into him at a nightclub last night and said he's a class act, down-to-earth, super humble guy, too, so more power to him.
post #243 of 263
Further adding to my previous point, here is the first post of this very thread (still love ya Judas):

"So yeah, let's open up a thread to talk about this imminent disaster."

It was not one. So there.
post #244 of 263
Thread Starter 
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Further adding to my previous point, here is the first post of this very thread (still love ya Judas):

"So yeah, let's open up a thread to talk about this imminent disaster."

It was not one. So there.

 

I apologize for that.  We were being sold a disaster in the weeks and months leading up to the games.  I'm deeply gratified that it ended up NOT being a disaster because I genuinely love the Olympics and I have loved all of the Brazilians that I've met over the course of my life (which is quite a few, actually).

post #245 of 263
Thread Starter 

As to stars of the games, the following come to mind:

Usain Bolt

Michael Phelps

Simone Biles

Mo Farah

Kohei Uchimura

The Brazilian men's soccer/futbol team (their gold medal is just awesome)

 

And we definitely have a lot of potential rock stars for Tokyo in 2020.

post #246 of 263
Tokyo's going to have one heck of a job topping Rio as the city who produced the Olympic ceremonies with the best music ever.

Bring on the J-Pop and Taiko Drums.
post #247 of 263
Speaking of, dunno if I'm proud or annoyed that they never used Duran Duran in the ceremonies.
post #248 of 263
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

As to stars of the games, the following come to mind:
Usain Bolt
Michael Phelps
Simone Biles
Mo Farah
Kohei Uchimura
The Brazilian men's soccer/futbol team (their gold medal is just awesome)

And we definitely have a lot of potential rock stars for Tokyo in 2020.
Ledecky, man. Ledecky.
post #249 of 263

I'm going to add Canada's Penny Olekisiak and Andre De Grasse to that list. Oleksiak is 16 years old, and won four medals (a gold, silver, and two bronze medals in swimming). De Grasse is 21, and won three (a bronze in the 100, silver in the 200, and bronze in the relay). With Usain Bolt retiring, I'm expecting De Grasse be the dominant runner in the next games.

post #250 of 263
Thread Starter 

De Grasse is absolutely going to be the dominant runner going forward.

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