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25 minutes ago, Plissken said:

Presumably the amount of energy a swimmer is pushing "down" through the water to the bottom of the pool to be reflected back would dissipate enough at 3m to make 5m unnecessary.  5m is 60% more water, so diminishing returns vs cost and all that.

Ok, but how does water reflecting back from the bottom of the pool make the water less buoyant?

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Do wish the coverage would show more wide angle shots of the archery. Shooting arrows with the accuracy they do from 70m is phenomenal on its own, but when you get to see the trajectories of the arrows the shots the archers make are absolutely astounding.

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10 hours ago, glb said:

Do wish the coverage would show more wide angle shots of the archery. Shooting arrows with the accuracy they do from 70m is phenomenal on its own, but when you get to see the trajectories of the arrows the shots the archers make are absolutely astounding.

 

Absolutely. Watched the Americans vs China and not once during the last two sets did they show a shot demonstrating how frigging far the target was! I only saw it in an incidental shot when they were showing them all shaking hands. 

 

Whenever I watch the swimming with Adlington, all I can think of is MP getting really annoyed by it all... 

 

Anyone see the French gymnast brake his leg? Only saw a picture and threw up a bit in my mouth. 

 

Which sports do you think is immune from doping? Ones where it's purely precision like archery or just ones where the testing is more rigorous. I'm more suspicious when a sport never bans anyone for doping (football?) than when people are occasionally caught. Some of the testing is a joke though. In the NFL they basically tell them when they're being tested and when they've done one they don't get tested again so they all then jump on the juice. 

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In better news, Team GB breaks its duck with a gold and silver in seven minutes.

 

Worth still being awake for. Sort of.

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And a world record to boot. Also I've only watched about ten minutes of the Olympics so far, seen a British gold, silver and world record. :hat: 

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The silver medallist, Jazz Carlin, trains at my local pool! I go there sometimes, I still get discount rates there for when I was unemployed.

 

Bacon Horsemeat for Tokyo 2020

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20 hours ago, DC07 said:

Watching the replay of the women's beach volleyball and seeing lots of empty seats in the stands. What has the world come to?

 

Turns out there were massive queues outside, but security is slow as fuck and loads of people are missing getting into loads of events (unless they've decided to fake those stories on the grounds of 'no one can get in sounds better than no one cares').

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9 hours ago, LaParka said:

 

Absolutely. Watched the Americans vs China and not once during the last two sets did they show a shot demonstrating how frigging far the target was! I only saw it in an incidental shot when they were showing them all shaking hands. 

 

Whenever I watch the swimming with Adlington, all I can think of is MP getting really annoyed by it all... 

 

Anyone see the French gymnast brake his leg? Only saw a picture and threw up a bit in my mouth. 

 

Which sports do you think is immune from doping? Ones where it's purely precision like archery or just ones where the testing is more rigorous. I'm more suspicious when a sport never bans anyone for doping (football?) than when people are occasionally caught. Some of the testing is a joke though. In the NFL they basically tell them when they're being tested and when they've done one they don't get tested again so they all then jump on the juice. 

 

Same, it was only during a filler shot at the last Olympics when I saw the full range, and then immediately wanted to watch all the archery! And the target it tiny! The Korean men landed 5 straight 10s in the final Vs USA. That's a 12cm window from 70m away, which is utterly, utterly ridiculous.

 

For the doping, archery (and shooting) has banned beta blockers, because they help reduce anxiety and muscle-spasms, which would be beneficial when you've got to be so precise. As for other sports, same as you I'm suspicious of football. There's too much money in the game for players not to try and gain an edge. Remember the end of Bounce (Matthew Syed) delves into PEDs and pretty much suggests the testers are so far behind that some athletes are untraceable. Sure there's an element of hyperbole to help sell the book, but only got to look at Operation Puerto was to see doping is widespread, and not just in sports widely known for such abuse.

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Mass doping might as well be legalised tbh.Add in an additional scientific layer to the competition as each country scambles to create the best juice.

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Great game of volleyball going on between Netherlands and the USA. Really evenly matched and neither team can serve to save their lives. Sadly the arena is half empty like most of the venues in the Olympics so far.

 

Robin de Kruijf Helden :wub:

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There is the same issue as archery with the 10m air pistol event. I caught this on one channel, and it was just baffling why they would show it. Close ups of geeky looking guys doing nothing but holding their guns up, no indication that they had even fired except that they would sometimes lower their pistols. You couldn't even see their trigger fingers move.

 

Then, as one competitor was eliminated they showed a camera angle from behind - the target, the entire target was about the size of a small apple. I immediately looked it up online - 17cm. Within that it had the usual scoring bands - the bullseye itself might have been a cm or two in diameter... and they are hitting it from 10 metres!

 

I really enjoyed the Japan vs N.Zealand rugby tonight - did not expect that result!

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On 8/8/2016 at 00:09, LaParka said:

Whenever I watch the swimming with Adlington, all I can think of is MP getting really annoyed by it all... 

 

Ha! Adlington is a fucking dickhead, but really, swimming is too shit a sport (and would be even without doping, or with all the doping) to get too upset about.

 

That said:

 

 

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Seems legit. :)

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1 hour ago, ckny said:

Are the rugby players pros or is sevens a completely different game?

 

Traditionally 7s has been a feeder sport, with it often used to enhance and develop players (Lomu played it early in his career) but think it's changing to become more specialised with less crossover by established players.

 

It's a great watch. Fiji are something to behold when they get going. Kenya can be a fan favourite too, hopefully some of their fans made the trip, they're great fun. Also look out for Carlin Isles (USA): he makes lightning look pedestrian.

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1 hour ago, emjay2kay said:

What on earth happened to the water in the diving pool?

 

No one commentating knew, sames for everyone they asked there. Some suggestion that it had been dyed green to represent Brazil (ha!) but more likely is that some kind of algae fucked it up overnight-it being an outdoor leaves it open to all kinds of shit. 

The 10m syncro was great again today. Some insane dives by the Chinese again. 

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The diving is also mental. Watching the pairs diving literally every dive I was blown away by the degree to which they were in sync, and the precision with which they entered the water. Meanwhile, the commentator would be like, HA ARE YOU JOKING ME??? THAT IS THE WORST DIVE I HAVE EVER SEEN! etc. Good job I am not a judge I guess or else everyone would get 10s all round.

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