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Title: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Sponsored by Covid-19
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2021, 12:35:56 PM
I didn't see a thread for this so here it is.

Opening ceremony is happening.

Many of the events presumably are going to be on at awkward times for Western audiences.

There already seems to be hundreds of athletes testing positive or just pulling out.

The Olympic Tennis tournament seems to be missing a big chunk of Men and Women's top 50 players.

The events already seem to have started ahead of the opening ceremony.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2021, 12:38:29 PM
Also practical information, where to watch, etc:

It's on telly
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on July 23, 2021, 12:51:02 PM
It was a very subdued opening ceremony. It's onto the athletes entering the arena already.  I wanted Geishas dancing with Pikachus backed by some 150bpm JPop.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 23, 2021, 12:51:58 PM
Considering the shambolic run up to this, it's all very subdued and dull.

I was expecting a funny disaster.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on July 23, 2021, 01:04:14 PM
Swaziland renamed themselves to Eswatini.

And the countries are coming in in a funny order. I think they're coming in in katakana order, so vowels first. AIUEO.

EDIT: Sierra Leone's outfits are emblazoned with ganja leaves!
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 23, 2021, 01:57:29 PM
ARIGATO GOZAIMASU

(https://aramajapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/aramajapan_berryz-koubou-will-disband-2014.jpg)
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Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 23, 2021, 02:10:41 PM
Looking forward to the skateboarding competition, though it's probably a foregone conclusion that Tony Hawks takes the gold.[1]
 1. Honestly hopeful that they look like olde skaters and skate to a punk rock soundtrack but fearful they may look like cyclists and skate in silence.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 02:11:20 PM
I quite enjoy how everything is so half-arsed these days. Brazil with around 300 athletes competing sent about 5 to walk behind the flag. Really gives a feeling of Ballardian anomie, like society is just losing interest in itself.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 23, 2021, 02:14:11 PM
I quite enjoy how everything is so half-arsed these days. Brazil with around 300 athletes competing sent about 5 to walk behind the flag. Really gives a feeling of Ballardian anomie, like society is just losing interest in itself.

But i bet the bbc are in default hyper exaggerated nationalism mode still.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 02:19:20 PM
Interspersed with inane horrors

"Haiti! A flamboyant entrance there, for a country mired in its own problems after the assassination of their leader early this month"
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Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on July 23, 2021, 02:19:37 PM
I am very disappointed that there have been no nods to Akira yet.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 23, 2021, 02:20:03 PM
The music is ringing such a bell, hat video game is it from? Pokemon?
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on July 23, 2021, 02:25:16 PM
Fuck! This doesn't half go on! I've fallen asleep twice!
And with the weird order they're coming on there's no sense of how far through we are.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 02:50:02 PM
Argh fuck off 'imagine'
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Post by: Quote on July 23, 2021, 02:51:04 PM
Urgh, this is awful.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 02:51:16 PM
'Imagine there's no countries' right and how would that work at the Olympics then
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Post by: selectivememory on July 23, 2021, 02:52:51 PM
Ugh. Fuck off John "Legend"
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Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on July 23, 2021, 02:58:06 PM
Youse are the biggest shower of miserable cunts, honest to god
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Post by: daf on July 23, 2021, 03:02:40 PM
Looking forward to the skateboarding competition, though it's probably a foregone conclusion that Tony Hawks takes the gold.

Should be in tip-top shape after lugging that fridge round Ireland!!!!
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 23, 2021, 03:02:59 PM
Youse are the biggest shower of miserable cunts, honest to god

Better to be right and miserable than wrong and juiced up on tired 'spectacles'.
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Post by: Quote on July 23, 2021, 03:05:01 PM
It was just the song, for me. Everything apart from that was fine.

Admittedly most of it was just a bunch of people I don't know walking into a stadium and waving, but they seemed happy about it.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 23, 2021, 03:07:26 PM
I sort of like how rubbish and half arsed and apathetic it was.

Like yeah here's the Olympics I suppose, here's some athletes tweeting on their smartphones, here's some flag waving. Now let's get this over with so we can smash the sake.

Wasn't a garish fireworks display or a cringe worthy, pretentious effort.
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Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on July 23, 2021, 03:08:10 PM
Oh okay Pig you keep hate-watching a 'tired spectacle' and I'll enjoy watching people coming together from 205 different countries to play some games.
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Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 23, 2021, 03:13:22 PM
Should be in tip-top shape after lugging that fridge round Ireland!!!!

You may not be interested to know that I made a genuine Tony Hawks mistake but when I realised thought well that's alright it looks like a joke.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 03:54:34 PM
Can they stop all cumming over the drone display. Yes it was cool but they're programmed, it's not like there are 2000 people flying them manually..
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Post by: thecuriousorange on July 23, 2021, 04:28:01 PM
Music from the Final Fantasy games was played when some countries made their entrances, including the battle victory theme. They should have saved that for when someone wins an event.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 23, 2021, 05:04:40 PM
Music from the Final Fantasy games was played when some countries made their entrances, including the battle victory theme. They should have saved that for when someone wins an event.

Thank you! Definitely sounded familiar.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 23, 2021, 05:28:23 PM
Korean national broadcaster representing Ukraine, Haiti, Italy and El Salvador with Chernobyl, rioting, pizza, and Bitcoin.

If you can think of any better suggestions I'd like to hear them.
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Post by: chveik on July 23, 2021, 05:31:56 PM
apparently Belarus was more affected than Ukraine by the nuclear fallout
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2021, 05:41:13 PM
apparently Belarus was more affected than Ukraine by the nuclear fallout

Yes, Belarus one was represented by an xray showing a cancerous leg.
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Post by: Alberon on July 23, 2021, 06:00:55 PM
Korean national broadcaster representing Ukraine, Haiti, Italy and El Salvador with Chernobyl, rioting, pizza, and Bitcoin.


What was the UK represented by? A prolapsed dog's rectum?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 23, 2021, 06:37:46 PM
Boris in a bowler hat, slapping a secretary's arse
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Post by: bgmnts on July 23, 2021, 06:38:13 PM
https://news.sky.com/story/amp/tokyo-olympics-stopping-athletes-taking-the-knee-unenforceable-british-sprinter-dina-asher-smith-says-12361830

Talking out of her arse?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/John_Carlos%2C_Tommie_Smith%2C_Peter_Norman_1968cr.jpg)
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 23, 2021, 06:41:29 PM
Korean national broadcaster representing Ukraine, Haiti, Italy and El Salvador with Chernobyl, rioting, pizza, and Bitcoin.

If you can think of any better suggestions I'd like to hear them.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210723/1aeca80bf3ffa1e098d6a074f10f5e49.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210723/8becc5805bbd515268efe1951ed8f0d5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210723/7b3ec2ed2f310efcf3cfc58a1e9452bb.jpg)(https:///uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210723/bb2d258fc95835fc02dd5ea58b5f78a2.jpg)

I mean Italy did send out the Dr Otker dance troupe, so fair enough
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 23, 2021, 06:42:11 PM
Italy's shoes designed by knuckles the echidna there
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Post by: Cuellar on July 23, 2021, 08:18:35 PM
I reckon they should have an Olympics right where ALL drugs are allowed!!
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Post by: imitationleather on July 23, 2021, 08:21:30 PM
I reckon they should have an Olympics right where ALL drugs are allowed!!

Save this kind of talk for when Barry fires up the Drugs sub-forum, buddy.
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Post by: Thursday on July 23, 2021, 08:28:56 PM
Is there a no commentary version of the opening ceremony or just one that's less annoying than the BBC?
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 23, 2021, 08:31:31 PM
Somebody should tell them that they don't need to record it on their phones as they walk in. It's on telly, just get your mums to record it.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 23, 2021, 08:33:35 PM
Somebody should tell them that they don't need to record it on their phones as they walk in. It's on telly, just get your mums to record it.

Yeah but they want their mum to know what an empty stadium looks like when you're stood in the middle of it without having to pay for them to go on a tour.
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Post by: DrGreggles on July 23, 2021, 10:18:49 PM
Sports Day for cunts
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 23, 2021, 10:23:26 PM
https://news.sky.com/story/amp/tokyo-olympics-stopping-athletes-taking-the-knee-unenforceable-british-sprinter-dina-asher-smith-says-12361830

Talking out of her arse?


I reckon soapboxes should be allowed, especially in the high jump.
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Post by: jobotic on July 23, 2021, 10:57:51 PM
So if I want to watch the cycling it's on at 2.45am?

Why didn't Liz Truss negotiate forcing Japan to adopt GMT if they want our sweet sweet trade deal?
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 24, 2021, 01:56:43 AM
British team were dressed as Bully from Bullseye in the parade.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 24, 2021, 07:13:42 AM
https://theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/24/algerian-judoka-sent-home-from-olympics-after-refusing-to-compete-against-israeli
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 24, 2021, 07:38:37 AM
I love the Olympics more than almost any sporting spectacle. I love Japan. I just can't get into this, though. Loved the Dr. Oetker gag up the page, btw.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 24, 2021, 10:38:10 AM
Richard Carapaz takes the men's road race with a breakaway ride while everyone else except Wout Van Aert was watching Wout Van Aert
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 10:39:19 AM
Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos De Ecuador !
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Post by: Chollis on July 24, 2021, 11:17:21 AM
The important info:

When is skateboarding at Tokyo 2020?

Sunday, July 25 - Men's street: prelims and final (01:00-05:55)

Monday, July 26 - Women's street: prelims and final (01:00-05:55)

Wednesday, Aug 4 - Men's park: prelims and final (01:00-05:40)

Thursday, Aug 5 - Women's park: prelims and final (01:00-05:40)

Looking forward to seeing GB's 13 year old in action! (steady)
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Post by: Spode on July 24, 2021, 11:32:58 AM
Made up for Carapaz. Some ride from Van Aert as well, would have fancied him to have won that if he’d have had any co-operation at all from the chasing group.

Great to see that blatant EPO merchant not win for a change too
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 12:29:17 PM
Made up for Carapaz. Some ride from Van Aert as well, would have fancied him to have won that if he’d have had any co-operation at all from the chasing group.

Great to see that blatant EPO merchant not win for a change too

Pod? Pure talent. Rog fucked big time.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 24, 2021, 01:17:44 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57952752

It's really hot and humid in Japan in summer. But there's a typhoon coming. Sweet.

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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 01:46:20 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57952752

It's really hot and humid in Japan in summer. But there's a typhoon coming. Sweet.

What do you think of the rumours that Bruce is trying to sign Barbra Banda for the Toon?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 24, 2021, 01:47:46 PM
What do you think of the rumours that Bruce is trying to sign Barbra Banda for the Toon?

Who will be your obsession this season now Andy Carroll has left?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 01:49:18 PM
Who will be your obsession this season now Andy Carroll has left?

Banda.

I don't know any of your other players. Probably Big Dwight "could have been a contender" Gayle.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 24, 2021, 02:51:40 PM
When's the pod racing start?

Also, can't really argue with any of this can you?

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/24/tokyo-olympic-sport-displacing-athletes
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Post by: Vitalstatistix on July 24, 2021, 04:36:52 PM
I fucking love David Goldblatt and that is a brilliant, eviscerating takedown of the IOC.
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Post by: Fambo Number Mive on July 24, 2021, 04:39:28 PM
Brilliant article. Would be nice to have more pieces like that in the Guardian rather than the usual centrist wank on how Starmer plays 4-D strip poker or whatever.
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Post by: Captain Z on July 24, 2021, 06:42:49 PM
Still reckon this won't end up going ahead.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 24, 2021, 06:45:59 PM
Still reckon this won't end up going ahead.

Hopefully it'll be postponed to a date when Prince Philip is out of hospital and can attend, so he can pull some racist faces and hurl hilarious insults at people.
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Post by: mothman on July 24, 2021, 07:38:48 PM
Hopefully it'll be postponed to a date when Prince Philip is out of hospital and can attend, so he can pull some racist faces and hurl hilarious insults at people.
But are brive athletes are over there already! They can’t wait that long! They’ll go slitty-eyed!
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 07:41:52 PM
Prince Phil waving Eddie the Eagle off on the plane this evening. Geoff Capes and Big Daddy all ready through in the heats
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 24, 2021, 07:59:04 PM
Easy! Easy! Easy!
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Post by: Pinball on July 24, 2021, 11:50:35 PM
I'm looking forward to the bukkakes. Should be a corker. Although a new Olympic event, it's very popular.
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Post by: Thursday on July 25, 2021, 01:18:15 AM
This Skateboarding has been fun though.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 25, 2021, 01:24:08 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/Wnx0mNs/221023533-137483225106213-4754472566258289678-n.jpg)

Fucking thing isn't going to arrive until the Olympics is over, though.
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Post by: chveik on July 25, 2021, 02:52:15 AM
actually enjoying the skateboarding. and the french are doing well
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Post by: chveik on July 25, 2021, 03:45:41 AM
this scheduling is really not ideal cause i'm getting the olympics fever!
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Post by: chveik on July 25, 2021, 04:14:31 AM
surfing now... truly the end times
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 25, 2021, 08:27:10 AM
Daily Mail headline:

YOUR FAMILY IN PERIL: Now Refugees Learn Taekwondo
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Post by: Thursday on July 25, 2021, 09:22:58 AM
When do we get our first medal in one of the tory events where you need expensive equipment to compete?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 10:22:51 AM
actually enjoying the skateboarding. and the french are doing well

as usual they buggered it. Dissaster games for a nation in sporting decline.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 10:25:16 AM
Daily Mail headline:

YOUR FAMILY IN PERIL: Now Refugees Learn Taekwondo

Very glad that BBC's cheerleading bubble burst. The sourpusses can't find any excuses this time (heat, tiredness, odd scheduling, doping forrins)

In more positive news, the Women's road race produced the greatest sporting moment of the last decade. Kiesenhofer leading from 0km to finish despite immense Dutch team expecting to win (and they didn't even realise she was still out in front as Annemieke thought she'd won when coming in second).

She's a mathematics post-doc as well, working in a similar field to Pancreas - perhaps they know each other.
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Post by: WhoMe on July 25, 2021, 10:27:54 AM
Absolutely flattened that Belgian girl in the Judo. Ouch
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Post by: bakabaka on July 25, 2021, 10:36:45 AM
Women's cycling road race gold won by a total outsider because all the favourites hadn't realised that she was still out front, the last one left from a breakaway she had started right at the very beginning. Wonderful to watch.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 10:45:40 AM
I caught about half of the road race and it was absolutely delightful, I'll be pleasantly surprised if I see anything better over the next few weeks.
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 10:52:27 AM
First GB medal! Bronze in Judo for Ashley Giles.
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Post by: Thursday on July 25, 2021, 10:52:39 AM
Yeah suddenly got very emotional for the cycling woman I'll never think about again.

Oh and GB got bronze in Judo
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 10:53:37 AM
I just kept expecting the Purple Bricks lady to show up.
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 11:45:34 AM
Also, by my count at least three of our medal prospects have fallen at the final hurdles so far. I’m now thinking that we’re going to see a massive drop from the ‘08/‘12/‘16 medal tallies, getting back towards our lucky-if-we-got-five-golds period that characterised all the previous Olympics that I can remember.
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Post by: Jasha on July 25, 2021, 12:41:40 PM
Women's cycling road race gold won by a total outsider because all the favourites hadn't realised that she was still out front, the last one left from a breakaway she had started right at the very beginning. Wonderful to watch.

Chris boring Boardman kept mentioning during the blokes race that they don't have any radios like they're used to, guess there's no pit boards or messages written on the water bottles either
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Post by: Poobum on July 25, 2021, 01:08:41 PM
Gymnastics and the beam thing, what's with all the arm wafting, hip cocking, and bad dancing? Just do the flips, people only care about the flips.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 01:31:48 PM
Also, by my count at least three of our medal prospects have fallen at the final hurdles so far. I’m now thinking that we’re going to see a massive drop from the ‘08/‘12/‘16 medal tallies, getting back towards our lucky-if-we-got-five-golds period that characterised all the previous Olympics that I can remember.

Love to see Arrogant Jade tonked. BYE BYE.

"wish me family had been there"

No words for her refugee opponent. Fucking Britain Olympic arrogance in a nutshell.
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Post by: Spode on July 25, 2021, 01:54:26 PM
Pod? Pure talent. Rog fucked big time.

Can’t take to Pogacar at all. Convinced he’s a drugs cheat because I don’t like his face. Also hoping to say I knew all along in a couple of decades if it turns out to be true.

Feel a bit sorry for Roglic as well. There was something tragic in the purest sense about him losing the tour last year as his stupid helmet wobbled off his head
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 02:13:30 PM
Can’t take to Pogacar at all. Convinced he’s a drugs cheat because I don’t like his face. Also hoping to say I knew all along in a couple of decades if it turns out to be true.

Feel a bit sorry for Roglic as well. There was something tragic in the purest sense about him losing the tour last year as his stupid helmet wobbled off his head

I'm not a Pod fan, but unlikely a drug cheat
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Post by: Jasha on July 25, 2021, 02:19:49 PM
Can’t take to Pogacar at all. Convinced he’s a drugs cheat because I don’t like his face.

You don't happen to work for HM Customs do you?
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 02:21:27 PM
A silver! We’re 19th on the table! High time you lot started Believing In Britain. #GoTeamGB!
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 02:22:35 PM
A silver! We’re 19th on the table! High time you lot started Believing In Britain. #GoTeamGB!

That's there appearance on Question of Sport guaranteed.
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Post by: Jasha on July 25, 2021, 02:32:45 PM
Sure the BBC have got Jonny Vegas on commentary
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 02:46:06 PM
That's there appearance on Question of Sport guaranteed.

God. We’re going to have this fourth-rate shower of inept cunts inflicted on us forever (or until the next Games in three years time produces a slightly-different cohort of them) - if you watch QoS, which I certainly don’t.
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Post by: Poobum on July 25, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
Hot take - turning combat sports into weird hard to follow games so people don't get hurt is stoopid. Judo, win by breaking arms; taekwondo, kick the head off; fencing, run the bastard through. Death games.
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Post by: Thursday on July 25, 2021, 03:24:31 PM
Hot take - turning combat sports into weird hard to follow games so people don't get hurt is stoopid. Judo, win by breaking arms; taekwondo, kick the head off; fencing, run the bastard through. Death games.

Think I agree actually, they're constantly stopped any time they start to get interesting.

Would also be in favour of the pole vault taking place on medieval castles while people fire arrows and throw oil at them.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 03:27:05 PM
Allez! (relevant for France's first gold).
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 03:28:43 PM
Think I agree actually, they're constantly stopped any time they start to get interesting.

Would also be in favour of the pole vault taking place on medieval castles while people fire arrows and throw oil at them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsbwgrRts4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsbwgrRts4)
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Post by: imitationleather on July 25, 2021, 03:40:09 PM
Christ. Why do they interview sportspeople? There cannot be duller public figures.

Unless it's Diego Maradona I don't want to hear them about their boring lives.

Also first time I've switched the Olympics on and of course it's the fucking dressage. Some posh cunt making a horse dance. This is not a sport!
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Post by: imitationleather on July 25, 2021, 04:04:02 PM
Now the skateboarding lot. I wouldn't mind hearing an interview with them.

They were raised on the streets. They're probably all big-time opioid addicts!
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Post by: Spode on July 25, 2021, 06:38:37 PM
You don't happen to work for HM Customs do you?

I’m the chief of police you stupid idiot.
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Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 25, 2021, 06:49:37 PM
Trying to catch up on the women's cycling road race and it's a nightmare. They just cut to and away from it on all the bits I've watched on the iplayer, excluding the break away from the leading pack and the end of the race. Anyone know where I can watch it properly (or decent highlights)?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 06:50:29 PM
Trying to catch up on the women's cycling road race and it's a nightmare. They just cut to and away from it on all the bits I've watched on the iplayer, excluding the break away from the leading pack and the end of the race. Anyone know where I can watch it properly (or decent highlights)?

Lanterne Rouge (+podcast), both on youtube for the best analysis
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Post by: imitationleather on July 25, 2021, 07:05:23 PM
Apparently barely any live events are on the BBC now as they've lost the rights. You need to watch Eurosport instead.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 07:16:42 PM
Apparently barely any live events are on the BBC now as they've lost the rights. You need to watch Eurosport instead.

So this explains it! I was wondering why practically everything on the Beeb was on delay, while other channels were showing more live stuff. I've been mostly watching RTÉ's coverage anyway; it's quite basic but has a better range of events than the BBC and less twee, matey shite.
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Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 25, 2021, 07:17:49 PM
Thanks dudes. I feel a bit silly watching the detailed analysis without having seen the race but I'll make do!
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Post by: Thursday on July 25, 2021, 07:19:10 PM
Yeah shame that, who the fuck has Eurosport?

Are there any other cheeky streams I can watch?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 07:40:10 PM
Apparently barely any live events are on the BBC now as they've lost the rights. You need to watch Eurosport instead.

I did wonder. A toss up between the dressage and yachting!
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 07:41:17 PM
Thanks dudes. I feel a bit silly watching the detailed analysis without having seen the race but I'll make do!

There are quite a few (GCN on youtube) that will do a highlights package. Lanterne Rouge doesn't have spoilers in the title or thumbnail though like the other bastards.
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Post by: bakabaka on July 25, 2021, 07:48:58 PM
Yeah shame that, who the fuck has Eurosport?

Are there any other cheeky streams I can watch?
If you're in America (or your server is), there's loads of live Olympics here: https://www.nbcolympics.com/ (https://www.nbcolympics.com/)

Though watching the men's road race (cycling) commentated on by an Australian who knew nothing about cycling was annoying, almost as annoying as his constant interrupting of his co-presenter who I think was a professional cyclist and knew her stuff.
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Post by: Spode on July 25, 2021, 07:56:48 PM
If you're in America (or your server is), there's loads of live Olympics here: https://www.nbcolympics.com/ (https://www.nbcolympics.com/)

Though watching the men's road race (cycling) commentated on by an Australian who knew nothing about cycling was annoying, almost as annoying as his constant interrupting of his co-presenter who I think was a professional cyclist and knew her stuff.

I was watching it on the GCN+ app and it switched at the very end to those two. They had Carapaz down as some jobber who’d bagged a stage win here and there as he crossed the line. Awful stuff.
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 25, 2021, 08:04:47 PM
switched off in a huff when they started interviewing the takewondo silver medallist's mum and sister, patronisation out of the wazzer, you wouldn't Zoom Mason Mount's da and ask him if this is surreal
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 08:09:01 PM
I was watching it on the GCN+ app and it switched at the very end to those two. They had Carapaz down as some jobber who’d bagged a stage win here and there as he crossed the line. Awful stuff.

I noticed that too. I thought it was going to switch over this morning too as the comms cut out for a few seconds. Thankfully not, the commentator did quite an emotional ending to the race (despite not really having the best cycling comms voice).
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Post by: EOLAN on July 25, 2021, 09:04:42 PM
Allez! (relevant for France's first gold).

And ye have beaten the Dream Team. Though wasn't that big of a shock.
France in white against USA in blue was very confusing through.
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Post by: Jasha on July 25, 2021, 09:11:40 PM
Would also be in favour of the pole vault taking place on medieval castles while people fire arrows and throw oil at them.

Moat full of crocodiles
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 25, 2021, 09:12:48 PM
And ye have beaten the Dream Team. Though wasn't that big of a shock.
France in white against USA in blue was very confusing through.

25 year unbeaten streak
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Post by: mothman on July 25, 2021, 09:35:48 PM
I’ve probably told this story before, but in New Zealand they really don’t like the British. Genuinely. Never mind they’re all mostly descended from us. So watching the Olympics over there was a surreal experience. Because they WOULD NOT show any event that had a British participant. Unless - and only if - there was also a Kiwi entrant. So we got to see the Brits win some rowing. But they cut away from the award ceremony as soon as the New Zealand crew had been awarded their bronze medals.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 11:07:37 PM
The benefit of the triathlon having to start at stupid o'clock because of the heat is that I get to watch it before going to bed, but I got the time wrong and missed the swim-to-bike transition, which is always the best bit. Dammit!
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Post by: jobotic on July 25, 2021, 11:12:01 PM
Love a triathlon. Thought about entering a duathlon in the past (my swimming skills don't go beyond "I can swim") when I was younger and fitter. Wish I had.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 11:13:22 PM
I can't swim either but I'd be up for that, but for the fact that I haven't cycled for years and don't own a bike, and haven't even been running in a few months.
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Post by: Spudgun on July 25, 2021, 11:17:59 PM
For anyone with Sky, channels 981-989 are carrying (relatively) raw feeds of events. I think they're free to air.
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Post by: jobotic on July 25, 2021, 11:21:03 PM
I can't swim either but I'd be up for that, but for the fact that I haven't cycled for years and don't own a bike, and haven't even been running in a few months.

Go for it. Follow your dream. I believe in you.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 11:35:06 PM
Go for it. Follow your dream. I believe in you.

Not sure if I do but maybe some day in the future!

The Olympics are a minefield for someone in their thirties, because the thought of a parallel universe where you became a world class archer or BMX rider are irresistible.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 25, 2021, 11:36:02 PM
the swim-to-bike transition, which is always the best bit.

Niche porn.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 25, 2021, 11:36:59 PM
Not sure if I do but maybe some day in the future!

The Olympics are a minefield for someone in their thirties, because the thought of a parallel universe where you became a world class archer or BMX rider are irresistible.

A world class archer shooting BMX riders. I’d watch that.
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Post by: jobotic on July 26, 2021, 12:23:42 AM
Nice bit of throwing up at the end. Winner taken to the medical tent to have his bald spot looked at.
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Post by: Thursday on July 26, 2021, 12:25:35 AM
Not sure if I do but maybe some day in the future!

The Olympics are a minefield for someone in their thirties, because the thought of a parallel universe where you became a world class archer or BMX rider are irresistible.

I just want to be a partner or even family member of an Olympic athlete so I can do a weird awkward interview with the BBC.
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Post by: mothman on July 26, 2021, 12:33:40 AM
… Just after an in-studio pundit says your relation’s silver or bronze medal isn’t that impressive really…
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Post by: buttgammon on July 26, 2021, 12:38:58 AM
I just want to be a partner or even family member of an Olympic athlete so I can do a weird awkward interview with the BBC.

That would be fun. My partner is a very good swimmer and we were just talking earlier about how if she'd stuck with it when she was younger, she may even have ended up competing for Ireland in the Olympics, so this may have actually happened.
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Post by: Mr Eggs on July 26, 2021, 07:11:10 AM
Hate the olympics. Absolutely sucked in to watch all this bollocks when i'm pissed.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 26, 2021, 07:11:14 AM
That would be fun. My partner is a very good swimmer and we were just talking earlier about how if she'd stuck with it when she was younger, she may even have ended up competing for Ireland in the Olympics, so this may have actually happened.

She can still go for the euros?
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 08:17:01 AM
Tom Daley in not fucking it up shock
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 08:27:04 AM
BMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)

Super Monday here lads
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 08:28:46 AM
Love how the Ineos Grenadiers guys are roping in the wins when they're not riding for their team
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Post by: Spode on July 26, 2021, 08:40:04 AM
See Tom Daley and his mate have fell in the pool at the same time
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Post by: Mr Eggs on July 26, 2021, 08:42:29 AM
BMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)

MTB You massive homosex
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Post by: Gulftastic on July 26, 2021, 08:45:03 AM
Hooray for fighty Welsh lasses!
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 26, 2021, 08:48:46 AM
Golden Shower!!!
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Post by: Mr Eggs on July 26, 2021, 08:54:19 AM
We all have to suck cock for the new Captain Tom.
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Post by: daf on July 26, 2021, 11:38:49 AM
We all have to suck cock for the new Captain Tom.

Commencing countdown, engines on
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Post by: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 12:25:07 PM
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 26, 2021, 12:29:31 PM
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.

I am an unashamed sports wanker so I try and watch nearly everything if I can. Living in the UK some of the sports that we have no representation in like baseball mean I have to go to dodgy streams, but I will if I can.

It'd be easier if I said which ones I don't want to see: any on a horse.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 26, 2021, 12:35:05 PM
I’ve probably told this story before, but in New Zealand they really don’t like the British. Genuinely. Never mind they’re all mostly descended from us. So watching the Olympics over there was a surreal experience. Because they WOULD NOT show any event that had a British participant. Unless - and only if - there was also a Kiwi entrant. So we got to see the Brits win some rowing. But they cut away from the award ceremony as soon as the New Zealand crew had been awarded their bronze medals.

You would, I'm pretty sure, be hard pushed to see any event in the UK which didn't feature a British person who was in with a chance to medal [sic]. But then, surely that's fairly standard in whichever country you're watching - isn't it? Mind you - I have definitely watched medal ceremonies with no GB involvement. Dunno.

Funny story though!
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 12:55:30 PM
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then?

Enjoyed the handball the last couple of times round.
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Post by: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 01:00:28 PM
It'd be easier if I said which ones I don't want to see: any on a horse.

Yeah, the least relatable as a viewer I think.
I would watch jousting though.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 26, 2021, 01:01:50 PM
Enjoyed the handball the last couple of times round.

Handball is a lot of fun but I haven't got to see any of it yet (admittedly, I haven't checked if it's started).

When the games were in London, I had access to dozens of digital channels that showed pretty much everything, so I tried to watch a bit of everything. The real revelations were handball and archery.
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Post by: Thursday on July 26, 2021, 01:19:08 PM
Always curious how some of these lesser known sports get by when the audience and coverage outside of The Olympics is less than a non league football club. I guess they don't and they have office jobs and such.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 26, 2021, 01:21:15 PM
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.

Blind football
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Post by: chveik on July 26, 2021, 01:22:38 PM
Always curious how some of these lesser known sports get by when the audience and coverage outside of The Olympics is less than a non league football club. I guess they don't and they have office jobs and such.

yep, and government grants
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Post by: mikeyg27 on July 26, 2021, 01:27:22 PM
Handball is a lot of fun but I haven't got to see any of it yet (admittedly, I haven't checked if it's started).

It's started, Men's and Women's. Logistically all the major team sports have to run for the entire length of the Games (or even before in the case of Football) what with the number of teams and the need for rest days.

I even started playing Handball after 2012, though I've had to stop since. The major problem it has in this country is that we don't build sports halls big enough for full handball courts - I think there are 4-5 in London, and most of those were built for the London games. The training facility in Barking had a load but they got taken out for 5-a-side pitches (OLYMPIC LEGACY LADS). The Copper Box still remains though and is the nicest arena in London.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 26, 2021, 01:36:54 PM
Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie. Given how bad their homeless problem is currently and the rich/poor divide widening, might actually resemble that by then too.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 26, 2021, 02:07:10 PM
It's started, Men's and Women's. Logistically all the major team sports have to run for the entire length of the Games (or even before in the case of Football) what with the number of teams and the need for rest days.

I even started playing Handball after 2012, though I've had to stop since. The major problem it has in this country is that we don't build sports halls big enough for full handball courts - I think there are 4-5 in London, and most of those were built for the London games. The training facility in Barking had a load but they got taken out for 5-a-side pitches (OLYMPIC LEGACY LADS). The Copper Box still remains though and is the nicest arena in London.

Thanks! I must check it out. It's such a shame that stuff like that inevitably gets pissed away.

Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie. Given how bad their homeless problem is currently and the rich/poor divide widening, might actually resemble that by then too.

I'm half-thinking of writing some dystopian thing where Dublin bids for the Olympics, wins and uses it as an excuse to bulldoze all of the homeless people into the Liffey. The worrying thing is that it doesn't sound that remote from the reality.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 26, 2021, 02:14:45 PM
Yeah you're right. Dublin winning the Olympics bid reads as pure fantasy.
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Post by: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 02:24:18 PM
Japan vs China table tennis mixed doubles gold match now. Some insane rallies, Japan coming back into it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09pjzbn/olympics-day-3-red-button-table-tennis (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09pjzbn/olympics-day-3-red-button-table-tennis)
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Post by: Chollis on July 26, 2021, 02:32:32 PM
Japan vs China table tennis mixed doubles gold match now. Some insane rallies, Japan coming back into it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09pjzbn/olympics-day-3-red-button-table-tennis (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09pjzbn/olympics-day-3-red-button-table-tennis)

yes! so good
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Post by: Chollis on July 26, 2021, 02:42:41 PM
just really want to play table tennis now
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Post by: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 02:45:44 PM
Me too. Not against this lot though, can barely see it.
Japan three games on the bounce!
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 26, 2021, 02:50:46 PM
I fucking hate Tom Daley.

There. I said it.
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Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on July 26, 2021, 02:54:15 PM
Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie. Given how bad their homeless problem is currently and the rich/poor divide widening, might actually resemble that by then too.

I think they've basically said they're building almost nothing new for the games and will just host it at existing venues, which is really cool and will cut down on stuff like people losing their homes and so on. Which is nice I guess.
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Post by: Huxleys Babkins on July 26, 2021, 03:00:06 PM
Really enjoyed the women's rugby 7s last time. Never really cared much for rugby, but a less physical version over a shorter period of game time, with the whole tournament done in three days was right up my alley. It kicks off on Thursday.
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Post by: Thursday on July 26, 2021, 03:24:24 PM
Bit embarrassing for women that a bunch of children won the skateboarding. Do better.

This isn't helping it look like a legitimate sport.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 26, 2021, 03:55:56 PM
I fucking hate Tom Daley.

There. I said it.

I too hate Tom Daley. I hate his face, and his shoes.
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Post by: mikeyg27 on July 26, 2021, 05:48:21 PM
Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie.

Why even look at future games? Tokyo 2020 was literally predicted by an 80s dystopian sci-fi movie. There's the dead body of a psychic child cut up into pieces and kept in frozen specimen jars under the stadium right now.

(https://static.politifact.com/politifact/photos/Screen_Shot_2020-03-13_at_11.16.15_AM.png)
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Post by: Jasha on July 26, 2021, 09:07:39 PM
BMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)

Super Monday here lads

Felt sorry for the lad who fell off and had to push his bike up the hill
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Post by: Jasha on July 26, 2021, 09:30:00 PM
Would have thought someone would have a word with the Norwegian triathlete about wearing black pants under a white outfit
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on July 27, 2021, 12:59:44 AM
Apparently barely any live events are on the BBC now as they've lost the rights. You need to watch Eurosport instead.

Ah, I'd not watched enough to realise that's what was happening.  After tonights Only Connect I turned over to watch some of the coverage but it was like a blipvert and it pissed me off so much I changed back to University Challenge and even got a few answers right!
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Post by: Kankurette on July 27, 2021, 02:28:19 AM
Simone Biles has amazing thighs. Like a Street Fighter character.

(Sorry for being a perv.)
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Post by: buttgammon on July 27, 2021, 08:55:22 AM
Jonathan Liew has written a column (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/footballs-olympics-status-is-too-much-of-a-joke-for-it-remain-games) about the pointlessness of men's football in the Olympics. It's certainly a weird competition, and I'm not sure if I've ever seen a full match of Olympic football, despite it being my favourite sport. When you consider the fixture congestion and fatigue that has mounted up over the last season, it seems particularly absurd this time.

Put it this way: I considered posting this in the football thread and decided against it.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 27, 2021, 09:24:56 AM
Good to see old Richarlison knackering himself out for a big money move. Don't blame the Skeletor looking cunt.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 09:46:01 AM
Brown Shelvey

(https://i2-prod.dailystar.co.uk/incoming/article24144584.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Jonjo-Shelvey.jpg)
(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_FyWxAkzgPolWyNU00RUXcFUBRI=/1400x1400/filters:format(jpeg)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/22704134/1233825267.jpg)
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 27, 2021, 10:08:29 AM
Just realised I was thinking of Rivaldo. Richi looks quite handsome alongside 'Jonjo' (sic).
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 27, 2021, 10:49:54 AM
Another pool gold to go along with the others and the cycling. Are we just good at sports that require a lot of hair removal?
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Post by: imitationleather on July 27, 2021, 10:55:09 AM
Are we just good at sports that require a lot of hair removal?

When forum posting becomes an event at the Olympics we've got a gold medal team all ready and waiting here...
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 27, 2021, 11:16:18 AM
Why even look at future games? Tokyo 2020 was literally predicted by an 80s dystopian sci-fi movie. There's the dead body of a psychic child cut up into pieces and kept in frozen specimen jars under the stadium right now.

(https://static.politifact.com/politifact/photos/Screen_Shot_2020-03-13_at_11.16.15_AM.png)

One of my faves!

I enjoyed the women's triathlon, mostly for the Tokyo scenery. Still find it mental that they've got to swim for ages, then cycle for ages in their swimming costume, then run for ages. Incredible fitness levels. Nice to see a 39 year old finish in the top 6.
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Post by: Kankurette on July 27, 2021, 11:33:38 AM
At least we have a women's football team but of course, as men like to remind me, nobody cares about women's football.
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Post by: Poobum on July 27, 2021, 01:28:42 PM
Whenever the Russian Olympic Committee team gets mentioned it sounds like they've drafted in all the bureaucrats to replace the banned athletes, which really they should have done. Olga Yuchenka from payroll having a go at the vault, be brilliant.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 27, 2021, 01:58:12 PM
Now we're in trouble: RTÉ is showing gymnastics that I've already seen on the BBC, but the Beeb have moved on to horsey bollocks. Dodgy streams it is!
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 02:22:21 PM
Are USA 7s a good side then? They were much better than GBR for the first half and we only got back into it through an extra man sin bin, then grimly defending near the end.
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Post by: EOLAN on July 27, 2021, 02:26:31 PM
Are USA 7s a good side then? They were much better than GBR for the first half and we only got back into it through an extra man sin bin, then grimly defending near the end.

Would have expected GBR to win a bit easier - but USA would be a decent 7s side. A bit higher up than their 15s but not quite at the top level.
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Post by: Ted-Maul on July 27, 2021, 02:55:12 PM
I enjoyed the women's triathlon, mostly for the Tokyo scenery.

I watched that. Just seeing the waves and awful weather condition before the start of the race and discovering they were caused by a typhoon got the athletes by respect. Then they kept making them ride bikes over a soggy carpet... fair fucks to everyone for just staying the course on this one....

Nice to see a 39 year old finish in the top 6.

Not only that, she spent the whole bike section at the front of her group, pushing on her own, trying to catch the leaders while the lazy fucks around her just watched (all the riders in the lead group said afterwards how great it was to be able to cooperate and take turns leading), then she ended up running down some of the lead group on foot anyway! I think they said she'd had 4 kids aswell. Nothing like watching the Olympics to make you feel like a useless worm.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 27, 2021, 03:10:31 PM
I've actually paid the £5 for Discovery+ like a pathetic simp so I can watch all the sports not just the crumbs they chucked to the BBC
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 03:12:15 PM
I've actually paid the £5 for Discovery+ like a pathetic simp so I can watch all the sports not just the crumbs they chucked to the BBC

ENABLER

Chuck him off CaB for the duration
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Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on July 27, 2021, 03:17:59 PM
Discovery are also behind GB News, hope you're happy that you're ENABLING FASCISM
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Post by: imitationleather on July 27, 2021, 03:19:05 PM
It's a bit annoying (but totally expected) that the reaction on social media to the lack of coverage seems to be aimed at the BBC themselves for not being able to afford it, rather than the government for cutting their funding to the bone.

I hope these guys will be happy when the World Cup is on Sky Sports.
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Post by: mikeyg27 on July 27, 2021, 03:22:46 PM
The range isn't as good as Discovery+ but Eurosport seem to have a lot more channels for the duration of the games, which is the best non-streaming bet for finding some of the more esoteric stuff.

It's a bit annoying (but totally expected) that the reaction on social media to the lack of coverage seems to be aimed at the BBC themselves for not being able to afford it, rather than the government for cutting their funding to the bone.

I hope these guys will be happy when the World Cup is on Sky Sports.

Was the Olympics taken off the protected events list, or was it ever on there in the first place? It's noticeable how a lot of sports are turning their back on Sky / BT for terrestrial exposure, especially for international events.
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Post by: Thursday on July 27, 2021, 03:25:48 PM
Should just have it in London again. Works well here with our relatively mild weather and everything is so close together and the time suits me more.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 27, 2021, 03:37:55 PM
Isn't it Paris soon? That'll be alright.
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Post by: A Hat Like That on July 27, 2021, 03:39:57 PM
Felt sorry for the lad who fell off and had to push his bike up the hill

commentary on that was exquisite, "yer lad is making up, cranking a big gear up this long, long hill ... oh ... " as mechanics and physics double teamed him.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 27, 2021, 03:57:39 PM
I watched that. Just seeing the waves and awful weather condition before the start of the race and discovering they were caused by a typhoon got the athletes by respect. Then they kept making them ride bikes over a soggy carpet... fair fucks to everyone for just staying the course on this one....


Yeah, atrocious conditions, quite a few crashing out victims on the way. Just watching them pelting along that wet surface made me nervous. Kudos to Georgia Taylor-Brown for cycling for 2km with a flat back tire, dropping to fifth and then beasting it during the running section to get silver.
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Post by: DrGreggles on July 27, 2021, 04:00:14 PM
Yeah, atrocious conditions, quite a few crashing out victims on the way. Just watching them pelting along that wet surface made me nervous. Kudos to Georgia Taylor-Brown for cycling for 2km with a flat back tire, dropping to fifth and then beasting it during the running section to get silver.

Fucking idiot. Should have put air in it.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 27, 2021, 04:24:37 PM
Felt sorry for the lad who fell off and had to push his bike up the hill

I felt sorry for Alpecin-Fenix's Matthieu 'have you heard of my Grandpa' van der Poel who abandoned the Tour to prepare for the MTB race:

Quote
During Van der Poel’s reconnaissance of the course, a descending wooden plank had been in place at the point in which he would crash. Writing on Twitter, Van der Poel said he was unaware that the plank would be removed for the race itself.

Both Dutch national coach Gerben de Knegt and Van der Poel’s teammate Milan Vader, who placed 10th, could not explain how the pre-race favourite had not realised the plank would be removed.

“Mathieu said: ‘Gosh everyone jumps there.’ I asked: ‘Won't you, then?’ He said, ‘No, I'll roll off that plank,’ Then I said that they had removed that board at the test event in 2019 for the competition.”

(https://i.insider.com/60fefe87f350d5001958fb3a?width=700)

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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 04:54:40 PM
The IOC made the choice to sell the rights to Discovery and are, like all sporting bodies, total cunts.
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Post by: chveik on July 27, 2021, 05:08:44 PM
Jonathan Liew has written a column (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/footballs-olympics-status-is-too-much-of-a-joke-for-it-remain-games) about the pointlessness of men's football in the Olympics. It's certainly a weird competition, and I'm not sure if I've ever seen a full match of Olympic football, despite it being my favourite sport. When you consider the fixture congestion and fatigue that has mounted up over the last season, it seems particularly absurd this time.

Put it this way: I considered posting this in the football thread and decided against it.

they should deffo replace it by futsal
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 05:15:43 PM
It would make more sense if it had a consistent and distinctive rule rather than the teams just being odds and ends. For instance, an under 17s tournament, or maybe mixed gender teams (50/50 outfield and female goalies). Only brainstorming but maybe that would add something that you get with mixed doubles.

No problem at all with it being an Olympic sport.
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Post by: Jasha on July 27, 2021, 05:30:49 PM
No problem at all with it being an Olympic sport.

All seems a bit pointless though, Olympic gold might be the pinnacle for the athletics  boxing gymnastics or any of the what the fuck never seen that before sports (even considering they all have their own respective world competitions) but I can't imagine any of the footballers would turn down a WC win for an Olympic medal
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Post by: Cuellar on July 27, 2021, 05:32:26 PM
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Chuck him off CaB for the duration

I just want to watch weightlifting and fencing, and the morons at the BBC aren't going to use their precious 2 live events on those
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Post by: Jasha on July 27, 2021, 05:36:07 PM
I just want to watch weightlifting someone strain so much they pass out or pop a turd out their arse and fencing, and the morons at the BBC aren't going to use their precious 2 live events on those
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Post by: Thursday on July 27, 2021, 06:34:54 PM
Make something like five-a-side football an Olympic sport instead, people would enjoy that.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 27, 2021, 07:11:02 PM
I felt sorry for Alpecin-Fenix's Matthieu 'have you heard of my Grandpa' van der Poel who abandoned the Tour to prepare for the MTB race:

(https://i.insider.com/60fefe87f350d5001958fb3a?width=700)

What? Van der poel lost?! I thought he was a shoe in
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Post by: imitationleather on July 27, 2021, 08:06:33 PM
Make something like five-a-side football an Olympic sport instead, people would enjoy that.

We already have a true leader and captain for Team GB.
(https://static.standard.co.uk/2021/03/30/07/ExrTnl1WYBIxM6y-1.jpg)
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Post by: buttgammon on July 27, 2021, 09:56:36 PM
We already have a true leader and captain for Team GB.
(https://static.standard.co.uk/2021/03/30/07/ExrTnl1WYBIxM6y-1.jpg)

Sent off for a two-footed tackle in a group stage game against the Central African Republic in a desperate attempt to appeal to the white working class.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 27, 2021, 10:03:18 PM
This BBC highlights coverage is a total waste of time, isn't it? Five minute chunks (at best) devoid of all the drama and tension that watching sport is supposed to involve. And they seem to spend more time interviewing people the competitors went to school with or others tangentially related to them than showing any sport.

I know they're making the best of a bad lot but it really is crap to watch.

I wonder how many people have actually signed up to Discovery+. Seems a bit pointless to bother now we're over 25% of the way through the Olympics.
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Post by: Poobum on July 27, 2021, 10:21:03 PM
The lack of chemistry between Claire Balding and Alex Scott, along with Alex Scott's Partridge level cringe, gives it all an ambience of an awkward dinner party you just wanna leave. Don't wanna be there when the thin veneer of civility hiding the seething hatred in this failed marriage finally wears down.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 27, 2021, 10:24:39 PM
I think Alex Scott is actually a decent football pundit but there's definite panic in her eyes when she's discussing sports she's less familiar with.

Being able to sound like you watch triathlons, hockey, sailing and dressage more frequently than once every four years is an essential skill in an Olympics broadcaster.
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Post by: Kankurette on July 27, 2021, 10:39:09 PM
Can't Scott just stick to football? Why can't they get an Olympic athlete to do it?

And wtf has happened to Simone Biles?
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Post by: mothman on July 28, 2021, 01:06:14 AM
Can't Scott just stick to football? Why can't they get an Olympic athlete to do it?

And wtf has happened to Simone Biles?

COVID, I reckon. Probably loads of the Yanks have it but if they admit it they’ll all have to withdraw from events, their seemingly God-given place at the top of the medals table will be lost and all the money the US’ve pumped into undetectable smart drugs and subverting doping tests will go to waste.

As for Scott, Lineker’s first big test as a pundit/anchor after stopping playing football was presenting the evening highlights packages for Atlanta ‘96, and he was pretty good. So, you never know…
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Post by: EOLAN on July 28, 2021, 02:35:24 AM
Team GB mens four rowing team blew up spectacularly in the final. Almost took the Italians out of race too as they held on to Bronze.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 28, 2021, 04:18:54 AM
Without being able to actually watch the events, it's hard to get into this. Currently feels like a total washout. It's like football without crowds. Who gives a fuck? Still, at least it'll cause tens of thousands more Covid deaths around the world.
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Post by: chveik on July 28, 2021, 04:25:41 AM
stupidest name i've encountered so far

Chad Le Clos
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Post by: chveik on July 28, 2021, 04:29:48 AM
it certainly feels hollow, there are some expressions of joy but mostly they're just contractually obliged to be there and give some exposure to their discipline
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Post by: bgmnts on July 28, 2021, 07:59:10 AM
So that's two athletes sent home for refusing to face an Israeli athlete. Unsure if it'll mean anything but fair play to them for having some conviction.
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Post by: Old Thrashbarg on July 28, 2021, 08:41:00 AM
Is this particular Israeli judoka vehemently anti-Palestinian? Letting him win a gold medal through all of his opponents withdrawing doesn't seem like the best way to advance the cause.
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Post by: Spode on July 28, 2021, 08:43:58 AM
Shaping up to be a decent last twenty minutes or so on the men’s time trial.

Hoping Roglic can keep this up.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 28, 2021, 09:15:27 AM
Thought he'd blown up when Asgreen passed him
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Post by: buttgammon on July 28, 2021, 09:16:52 AM
stupidest name i've encountered so far

Chad Le Clos

There's a Filipino swimmer called Remedy Rule, which is a rejected The Day Today name if I've heard one.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 28, 2021, 10:08:06 AM
Fiji looking good for another gold here!
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 28, 2021, 10:33:06 AM
Watching softball. Why don't they play baseball? That fast underarm is hilarious, it's a fucking joke. Women can play baseball. Why don't they play baseball? It's like having a tricycle race or Kwik Krikkit in the Olympics.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 28, 2021, 12:12:47 PM
Joy in Leeuwarden (We Are Ready)
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 28, 2021, 02:23:47 PM
Watching softball. Why don't they play baseball? That fast underarm is hilarious, it's a fucking joke. Women can play baseball. Why don't they play baseball? It's like having a tricycle race or Kwik Krikkit in the Olympics.

I got into the softball final. It streamlines a lot of the bollocks from baseball.  That said, I am looking forward to the baseball final. Sad that it's just a six team bullshit tourney, Cuba didn't qualify because only 2 Americas spots.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 28, 2021, 04:15:07 PM
Just seen a couple of tweets from Manchester Mayor and man of the people Andy Burnham, in which he says skateboarding and dressage shouldn't be olympic sports because... I dunno.

I'm 100% certain he chose both sports specifically to deflect accusations of snobbery (or reverse snobbery).

It's just such a stupid opinion.
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Post by: finnquark on July 28, 2021, 05:01:12 PM
Just seen a couple of tweets from Manchester Mayor and man of the people Andy Burnham, in which he says skateboarding and dressage shouldn't be olympic sports because... I dunno.

Said skateboarding appears to require less commitment than the other sports, whatever that means. He's a real pub bore.
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Post by: A Hat Like That on July 28, 2021, 05:16:36 PM
stupidest name i've encountered so far

Chad Le Clos

His Dad, Bert >>> Chad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSMPtoX9xpg
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 28, 2021, 05:21:07 PM
3 on 3 basketball? Christ what abomination is this
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 28, 2021, 05:31:53 PM
3 on 3 basketball? Christ what abomination is this

Skateboarding, 3x3 basket et parkour
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 28, 2021, 06:30:14 PM
3 on 3 basketball? Christ what abomination is this

Wasn't there a 90s computer game series that was 3x3 basketball? Wildly unrealistic with dunks from halfway but very good fun. Pretty sure it was NBA licensed too.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 28, 2021, 06:31:32 PM
Fuck, I remember that, it was called

SHADDAP 'N' DUNK!
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Post by: Blumf on July 28, 2021, 06:34:17 PM
3 on 3 basketball? Christ what abomination is this

Unless Hollywood has lied to me, which is unthinkable, shouldn't 3x3 basketball involve lots of shit-talking? How d they manage the language barrier?
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Post by: imitationleather on July 28, 2021, 08:12:07 PM
Alex Scott just tried to do a piece to camera about how much she respected Simone Biles and man... It was excruciating.

I think it was supposed to look off-the-cuff but it was clearly prepared and she really failed to put any genuine emotion in while reading the autocue.

The missus and I were both cringing hard.
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Post by: kalowski on July 28, 2021, 08:13:55 PM
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then?
Rather than bollocks like skateboarding and 3 on 3 basketball, would be quite nice to see a proper sport like Netball.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 28, 2021, 08:26:08 PM
Rather than bollocks like skateboarding and 3 on 3 basketball, would be quite nice to see a proper sport like Netball.

Or The HundredTM
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 28, 2021, 08:28:24 PM
Surprised athletics has not been included in this year's Olympics
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Post by: imitationleather on July 28, 2021, 08:29:15 PM
Surprised athletics has not been included in this year's Olympics

It's always the second week, n00b.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 28, 2021, 08:30:23 PM
It's always the second week, n00b.

we're already into the 3rd week now?
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Post by: chveik on July 28, 2021, 09:37:04 PM
Rather than bollocks like skateboarding and 3 on 3 basketball, would be quite nice to see a proper sport like Netball.

or quidditch and kin ball
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Post by: Spode on July 28, 2021, 11:26:47 PM
Joy in Leeuwarden (We Are Ready)

Intriguing set of pool games.
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Post by: jobotic on July 29, 2021, 12:09:43 AM
or quidditch and kin ball

Fruit machining.
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Post by: imitationleather on July 29, 2021, 12:12:15 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7VExoCWUAQ6gJq?format=jpg&name=medium)

Arrrrgh! This pic freaks me out.

It's mad to think they're just sat in a dumb-looking green studio.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 29, 2021, 07:18:36 AM
Deso. What does the fake backdrop look like?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 29, 2021, 08:53:58 AM
Deso. What does the fake backdrop look like?

A picture of a Argentine boot converting a British human face through the posts forever.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 29, 2021, 11:00:35 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7VExoCWUAQ6gJq?format=jpg&name=medium)

Arrrrgh! This pic freaks me out.

It's mad to think they're just sat in a dumb-looking green studio.

Genuinely thought that cool neon Tokyo background was real :-(

Just realised that the winter Olympics is only 6 months from now, hooray
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Post by: Cuellar on July 29, 2021, 11:07:53 AM
Wasn't there a 90s computer game series that was 3x3 basketball? Wildly unrealistic with dunks from halfway but very good fun. Pretty sure it was NBA licensed too.

NBA Jam

Or was that just 2 on 2???
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Post by: imitationleather on July 29, 2021, 11:10:21 AM
Ooo vudge welcome NBA Jam
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Post by: daf on July 29, 2021, 11:13:45 AM
Genuinely thought that cool neon Tokyo background was real :-(

Me too!

Though, thinking about it, of course they haven't flown a team of BBC staff over to large it in Japan - Covid and all that!
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Post by: imitationleather on July 29, 2021, 11:15:09 AM
Yeah it looks really realistic and I couldn't work out why they'd gone to the massive expense of flying everyone out and constructing this mad-looking set right in the centre of Tokyo. "If you'd not spent so much on this you might have still been able to afford the rights to show it live!" I was going.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 29, 2021, 11:32:01 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7VExoCWUAQ6gJq?format=jpg&name=medium)


Lutalo Muhammed has been hired to commentate on the forthcoming complete and utter end of the world. The entire nation is expected to sit and watch, saying 'What a NICE man. Listen to how nice his voice sounds, and how POSITIVE he is,' and not panic at all.
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Post by: Thursday on July 29, 2021, 05:54:35 PM
If we're spurning gold's in all the most tory events then what's the point of them?
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Post by: peanutbutter on July 29, 2021, 06:51:00 PM
Wasn't there a 90s computer game series that was 3x3 basketball? Wildly unrealistic with dunks from halfway but very good fun. Pretty sure it was NBA licensed too.
NBA Street, early 00s
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Post by: Blumf on July 29, 2021, 07:38:06 PM
"LIVE: M5 Services"
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Post by: Jasha on July 29, 2021, 08:52:10 PM
Olympic golf

What is point
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Post by: imitationleather on July 29, 2021, 08:55:37 PM
Olympic golf

What is point

Still remember Rory McIlroy, who was injured at the time, saying he wouldn't be bothering to watch the Olympic golf at home. Found that very funny.
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Post by: kalowski on July 29, 2021, 10:27:33 PM
Cunts filming themselves watching their children in a race. No one needs to record themselves watching a race.  'Cept for the virals...
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 29, 2021, 10:28:13 PM
tbf to McIlroy wasn't he trying to do the time-honoured thing of being utterly on the fence re his national affiliations to prevent his house being burned down
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Post by: Gulftastic on July 30, 2021, 08:25:15 AM
I know it's a cliche to 'give it your all' but fair play to that tiny lass on the BMX. She couldn't stand up after winning the gold.
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Post by: Gulftastic on July 30, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
Oh, and CNN keep describing the winner of the gymnastics as a 'Mong-American'. I can hear Gervais cackling from here.
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Post by: katzenjammer on July 30, 2021, 09:49:41 AM
I know it's a cliche to 'give it your all' but fair play to that tiny lass on the BMX. She couldn't stand up after winning the gold.

That was excellent. Trying to find the race on YouTube I came across this video (https://youtu.be/fm87_Z4A-wM) about her. Her funding was cut a couple of years ago and diverted to the men because UK sport thought they had more chance of winning. Hope they’ll be dragged over the coals for that
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 30, 2021, 09:54:31 AM
They already are - by people who didn't hear the bit about her funding being restored in 2019. It's still not right, obvs.

Did I hear right (on Radio 4) that they are hitting 50mph? Fuck off. Km/h, perhaps...
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Post by: Cuellar on July 30, 2021, 11:36:59 AM
They play the Imperial March from Star Wars when the fencing teams walk out at the beginning.
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Post by: Beagle 2 on July 30, 2021, 12:34:22 PM
Someone just told me the Men's 10,000m was starting and I instantly thought "I HATE Sebastian Coe" and actually belly laughed. How is that line still funny after all this time?
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 30, 2021, 03:13:18 PM
Loved those BMX kids, they looked so happy. The joy of the Olympics and youth. I can't have been the only one thinking I hope they get together, as well! ❤️❤️❤️
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Post by: Jasha on July 30, 2021, 03:35:21 PM
Disappointed not to have seen a swimmer or diver wearing a verruca sock
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 30, 2021, 04:59:57 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/30/team-gb-win-bronze-in-mens-eight-as-inquest-starts-into-poor-olympic-regatta (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/30/team-gb-win-bronze-in-mens-eight-as-inquest-starts-into-poor-olympic-regatta)

Interesting. Seemingly the relatively poor performance this year is down to losing the massive arsehole who apparently masterminded all the success from Steve Redgrave onwards. Is it even possible to win if you don't have a massive arsehole who half the team hate? If only it was possible to know for sure.
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Post by: Gulftastic on July 30, 2021, 05:22:26 PM
If sporting underdog movies have taught me anything, it's that teams that win all the time only do so by being ruthless basrards or by being richer than everyone else.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 30, 2021, 06:22:23 PM
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/boxing/2021/07/30/darlaston-light-heavyweight-ben-whittaker-secures-olympic-medal-with-tense-quarter-final-triumph/

"I want to go back home with the gold medal and become the Mayor of Wolverhampton!”

“I want one of those nice chains on my neck, calling all the shots. Everyone in Wolverhampton will have a nice ice grill and a nice big chain, courtesy of Ben Whittaker.”

Ooh! I hope he wins! I’d love a nice ice grill and a nice big chain.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 30, 2021, 06:24:37 PM
They already are - by people who didn't hear the bit about her funding being restored in 2019. It's still not right, obvs.


I hope when they make a movie about her starring Florence Pugh, they really exaggerate this aspect, and also a montage of her training with a sack of potatoes on her back cycling up really steep hills and doing degrading menial jobs to raise the money.

Great watching her win though, she pedaled her bloody heart out!

I'm not a fan of ping pong anyway, but had to turn off that one match with that lady screaming every time she got a point, coupled with the really annoying American commentator.
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Post by: Kankurette on July 30, 2021, 06:36:00 PM
Turn again, Whittaker, Lord Mayor of Wolverhampton…
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 30, 2021, 07:37:43 PM
I hope when they make a movie about her starring Florence Pugh, they really exaggerate this aspect, and also a montage of her training with a sack of potatoes on her back cycling up really steep hills and doing degrading menial jobs to raise the money.

Great watching her win though, she pedaled her bloody heart out!

I'm not a fan of ping pong anyway, but had to turn off that one match with that lady screaming every time she got a point, coupled with the really annoying American commentator.

Touchdown! America leads by 17 pingbats to zip!
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 30, 2021, 09:27:48 PM
Olympic golf

What is point

Why not? It's pretty good. Though they should do matchplay.
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Post by: jobotic on July 30, 2021, 11:20:59 PM
I don't expect severe dispassionate neutrality but screaming GO ON BETH ALL THE WAY isn't really commentary is it?

Good stuff though.

Looking forward to this triathlon relay thing.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 30, 2021, 11:33:21 PM
Is there anything that isnt an olympic slort now that should be? I was thinking Tiddlywinks or something; maybe marbles, rock paper scissors and conkers.
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Post by: chveik on July 30, 2021, 11:36:05 PM
boules games
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 31, 2021, 12:05:54 AM
olympic slort .
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 31, 2021, 12:06:31 AM
Holy shit those bmxers, amazing
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Post by: Thursday on July 31, 2021, 12:57:02 AM
Triathlon Relay Lads!
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 31, 2021, 12:57:58 AM
Is there anything that isnt an olympic slort now that should be? I was thinking Tiddlywinks or something; maybe marbles, rock paper scissors and conkers.

That game where you take turns to slap each other in the face until one person gets angry and starts throwing punches, then they lose the game.

Or just head slapping?
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Post by: jobotic on July 31, 2021, 12:59:56 AM
Nice one!
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Post by: chveik on July 31, 2021, 01:02:45 AM
lovely bit of bronze business
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Post by: Beagle 2 on July 31, 2021, 01:06:11 AM
Really entertaining event, that.
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Post by: chveik on July 31, 2021, 02:46:16 AM
Phoebe Bacon
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Post by: Mr Eggs on July 31, 2021, 06:50:10 AM
Windsurfing. I'd have a cig on.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 31, 2021, 08:46:36 AM
lovely bit of bronze business

Great expression for something vulgar.

Separately...

When will eSports be in the Olympics?

I want to see 'Mario vs Sonic at the Olympics' at the Olympics.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 31, 2021, 09:54:39 AM
San Marino currently ahead of Lung Mould Ground Zero in the medals 😂😂😂
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 31, 2021, 10:04:43 AM
Great expression for something vulgar.

Separately...

When will eSports be in the Olympics?

I want to see 'Mario vs Sonic at the Olympics' at the Olympics.

I predict within 20 years. Let's say that it will be at Almaty 2040
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 31, 2021, 10:31:06 AM
BBC website been fairly lousy during the games, the results service is so understaffed. Click on idk 3x3 women's basketball and you just get 'basketball' scores from men and women in both full court and 3x3 basketball, that's just one example. Sad to see it whittled away like bit by bit, helpless to stop it.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 31, 2021, 10:32:23 AM
Rugby sevens has been fantastic, a textbook example of how to increase the appeal of a sport that's perceived as pretty sluggish outside of its most ardent adherents. Now the Olympic Committee need to do the same with football.

Did NZ sub off the player who fumbled the ball, leading to France's second try? Brutal.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 31, 2021, 10:36:57 AM
San Marino currently ahead of Lung Mould Ground Zero in the medals 😂😂😂

Tsk, it's not a competition
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 11:34:14 AM
Two Swiss sprinters into the women's 100m final. The fuck?

Not into the olympics much but the sprinters are hypnotic.
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Post by: Thursday on July 31, 2021, 11:47:59 AM
Asher-Smith needed to run faster imo.

Not sure why you wouldn't just run as fast as you can all the time when you're doing the 100m.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 12:23:33 PM
A British sprinter jumped the gun and didnt get disqualified 

A Nigerian sprinter jumps the gun straight after and gets disqualified. 

Explain?
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Post by: Thursday on July 31, 2021, 12:39:02 PM
Asher-Smith needed to run faster imo.

Not sure why you wouldn't just run as fast as you can all the time when you're doing the 100m.

Ah okay she had an injury this joke feels insensitive now
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Post by: daf on July 31, 2021, 12:40:53 PM
A British sprinter jumped the gun and didnt get disqualified 

A Nigerian sprinter jumps the gun straight after and gets disqualified. 

Explain?

I've seen it before - nobody gets disqualified if they go off early (the first time)

Second time it happens - whoever does it - that's the person that gets disqualified.

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Before 2003, an athlete making a false start would be allowed another start and would only be disqualified after a second false start.[6] Between 2003 and 2009 (inclusive), if there was a single false start, then the whole field would be warned, and the original offender would be allowed a second start. If anyone made a false start on the second start, then they would be disqualified (even if they did not false start the first time).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_start#Athletics_(track_and_field)
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 31, 2021, 12:59:10 PM
I think it's usually a straight DQ for first offences now
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 31, 2021, 12:59:30 PM
best thing that happened to sprinting. 90s track meets had so many people gaming the false starts.
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Post by: Thursday on July 31, 2021, 01:00:31 PM
Shame these 800m events are completely null and void, because the IOC don't allow Black women they don't find sexy to compete.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 31, 2021, 01:01:46 PM
Haven't seen any reason yet why Reece Prescod was let off. Has Mansplainer General Michael Johnson not offered anything?
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 01:02:35 PM
Euros port having the cheek to run ads on a subscription service.

Loving the big fat Swedish discus lad. He joins Luke Shaw in the 'non Sumo male athletes with tits' category.
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Post by: lankyguy95 on July 31, 2021, 01:03:51 PM
Haven't seen any reason yet why Reece Prescod was let off
They felt sorry for him because loads of people call him Prescott.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 01:07:55 PM
The length of the legs on that Mu woman. How that's fair I dont know. If you have weight categories in fighting you should have height categories for runners.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 01:40:39 PM
This mixed relay looks a right shambles.
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Post by: badaids on July 31, 2021, 01:47:18 PM
This mixed relay looks a right shambles.

It needed some comedy sound effects. Loving the Dutch final leg who went from miles in the lead to 4th.
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Post by: Mr Eggs on July 31, 2021, 01:49:37 PM
This really should have cocks,balls,tits and arses all wobblin about. Really bored now.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 01:54:14 PM
Jamaica 1st 2nd and 3rd in the sprinting as per.
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Post by: kalowski on July 31, 2021, 01:55:20 PM
Jamaica 1st 2nd and 3rd in the sprinting as per.
Funny to see Fraser-Pryce with a face like a smacked arse cause she only got silver.
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Post by: badaids on July 31, 2021, 01:56:10 PM
Bit weird that the Jamaicans that got 2nd and 3rd are ignoring the Jamaican that won the gold.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 02:05:09 PM
Funny to see Fraser-Pryce with a face like a smacked arse cause she only got silver.

Ha she just blanked Rutherford. Face like thunder on her. Detested the winner even during the race.
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Post by: kalowski on July 31, 2021, 02:10:35 PM
Ha she just blanked Rutherford. Face like thunder on her. Detested the winner even during the race.
Cram said this was the "sign of a champion" to which I would say (a) No it's not, it's the sign of a wanker, and (b) she isn't a champion, she came second.
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Post by: WhoMe on July 31, 2021, 02:59:37 PM
The commentators mentioned something about a coach switching from Fraser-Pryce to Thompson-Herah and some bad blood from that.
Asher-Smith would've been nowhere near in that final anyway, shame she was injured but part of me thinks if you're hurt going into the Olympics give up the spot to a fit athlete rather than trying to 'power through', don't see how it benefits anyone to carry on.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 31, 2021, 03:48:57 PM
Definitely, total arsehole behaviour.

Quote
The commentators mentioned something about a coach switching from Fraser-Pryce to Thompson-Herah and some bad blood from that.

Dope-Gold
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Post by: bgmnts on July 31, 2021, 04:27:55 PM
Just caught the BMXing from the other day not expecting much. Turns out it's absolute fucking carnage.

One monstrous crash that looked like it knocked somw yank out cold. Two people stretchered off so far.
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Post by: Jasha on July 31, 2021, 07:40:00 PM
Really getting into this womens volleyball, the sports hall type not the you must wear skimpy knickers type. One of them Serbs is taller than the bloody net
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Post by: Poobum on July 31, 2021, 08:14:26 PM
Just caught the BMXing from the other day not expecting much. Turns out it's absolute fucking carnage.

One monstrous crash that looked like it knocked somw yank out cold. Two people stretchered off so far.

The Kiwi woman that seemed to hit an invisible wall before violently face planting is my favourite moment of the Olympics so far.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 31, 2021, 08:24:30 PM
"I'M A SWEDISH VIKING!!"

Best bit of the games so far.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 31, 2021, 08:35:38 PM
The commentators mentioned something about a coach switching from Fraser-Pryce to Thompson-Herah and some bad blood from that.
Asher-Smith would've been nowhere near in that final anyway, shame she was injured but part of me thinks if you're hurt going into the Olympics give up the spot to a fit athlete rather than trying to 'power through', don't see how it benefits anyone to carry on.
Didn't hear about this injury before the race. The Beeb had its usual pre-victory crowning piece on her as well. "history is in the stars".
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 31, 2021, 08:49:09 PM
Watching the men's beach volleyball on the iPlayer now. Utter deso. About three people there apart from the teams, coaches, umpires and camera crew, but they're still playing house bangers every time a point is scored. It's like the saddest Sunny Beach club attraction ever.
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Post by: Chollis on July 31, 2021, 09:15:36 PM
when's the Men's 100m botty tug?
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Post by: WhoMe on July 31, 2021, 11:00:09 PM
Didn't hear about this injury before the race. The Beeb had its usual pre-victory crowning piece on her as well. "history is in the stars".

Only a select few were In The Know. This article lays it out:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/31/dina-asher-smiths-extraordinary-tale-of-desperate-dash-for-olympic-fitness (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/31/dina-asher-smiths-extraordinary-tale-of-desperate-dash-for-olympic-fitness)
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Post by: Jasha on July 31, 2021, 11:10:41 PM
Didn't hear about this injury before the race.

Think about the Mueller rice share price ffs
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Post by: Ted-Maul on July 31, 2021, 11:15:40 PM
Really getting into this womens volleyball, the sports hall type not the you must wear skimpy knickers type. One of them Serbs is taller than the bloody net

Yes, thanks for mentioning this! I was watching Turkey v Italy the other day and it was like watching two sets of supermodels try and permanently disfigure their opponents by smashing a ball into their faces at 90mph. But each team had a tiny woman (probably just normal size when not stood next to the supermodels) in a different coloured outfit shouting a lot... is it mandatory to have one in each team?

Anyway, i loved it and will watch again if it hasnt finished already.
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Post by: Jasha on July 31, 2021, 11:29:08 PM
Yes, thanks for mentioning this! I was watching Turkey v Italy the other day and it was like watching two sets of supermodels try and permanently disfigure their opponents by smashing a ball into their faces at 90mph. But each team had a tiny woman (probably just normal size when not stood next to the supermodels) in a different coloured outfit shouting a lot... is it mandatory to have one in each team?

Anyway, i loved it and will watch again if it hasnt finished already.

I think the one in a different colour isn't allowed in the darker half near the net (but I have only been watching since earlier today) still in the pool games so should go on for a few more days
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Post by: Jasha on August 01, 2021, 12:46:16 AM
Frangible device.
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 01:09:08 AM
Beach Volleyball is on... something for the dads
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 01:24:48 AM
I don't want to be cynical... but you don't get the sense that these are the most talented, hard working athletes in the world.
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Post by: chveik on August 01, 2021, 01:30:54 AM
it's a pretty stupid sport but there is a world tour so some level of professionnalism is required.  the music is atrocious
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 01, 2021, 01:31:20 AM
Playing, playing with the boys
Staying, playing with the boys
After chasing sunsets
One of life's simple joys
Is playing with the boys
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 01, 2021, 09:08:12 AM
A seven-way play-off for a golfing bronze? Fucksake, just find some spare medals
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 01, 2021, 09:41:48 AM
Holy shit, it's still going
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Post by: BlodwynPig on August 01, 2021, 09:45:50 AM
Only a select few were In The Know. This article lays it out:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/31/dina-asher-smiths-extraordinary-tale-of-desperate-dash-for-olympic-fitness (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/31/dina-asher-smiths-extraordinary-tale-of-desperate-dash-for-olympic-fitness)

Would love to see an article about a miserable failure in Team GB.

"She came with the weight of a nation on her shoulders, years of heavy financing, wrapped in cotton wool, profile pleasing spots on the One Show, guaranteed job on a game show once her career ended...and she fucked it up BIG TIME. Out in the preliminary heats, didn't turn up, blaming her opponents, her parents, the fans, the weather. Britain says fuck off"

(not aimed at Asher, would just love to see some evenness about Team GB when they fail. The adulation in victory and defeat is cloying these days. It's just sport.
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 10:21:13 AM
Oh wow the BMX park gold.
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Post by: WhoMe on August 01, 2021, 10:47:16 AM
I've just clocked that most, if not the entire BBC studio is CGI. Everything apart from the wooden floor they're sitting on is green screen right? I feel like the bloke in They Live.
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Post by: jobotic on August 01, 2021, 10:53:33 AM
Why do they bother? Why not have a normal studio? And why doesn't anyone sabotage it and play an episode of The Flumps all around them?
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Post by: mothman on August 01, 2021, 11:00:43 AM
It’s certainly visually striking, and done well for the most part, and illustrates just how far virtual-set technologies have advanced. It’s just another way though of how the BBC seems to actively go out of its way to hand its critics sticks to beat it with - “if the money spent had gone towards retaining the live rights instead”, that sort of thing.[1]
 1. And it doesn’t matter that it’s the IOC that decides these things in a process that is no-doubt utterly corrupt and would have damned the BBC even more in the eyes of its critics had it actively engaged with said corrupt bidding process.
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on August 01, 2021, 12:19:48 PM
Why do they bother? Why not have a normal studio? And why doesn't anyone sabotage it and play an episode of The Flumps all around them?

Wonder if it's cheaper than a set?
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 12:33:49 PM
Yeah I don't think a good green screen CGI set is expensive these days.
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Post by: imitationleather on August 01, 2021, 12:42:52 PM
I have a green screen at home and I'm even poorer than you. 😎
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Post by: imitationleather on August 01, 2021, 12:43:48 PM
It's a green bedsheet. 😎
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 01:04:55 PM
They're all green by the time...
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Post by: bgmnts on August 01, 2021, 01:42:06 PM
Double gold in the high jump!
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Post by: Ja'moke on August 01, 2021, 01:42:43 PM
High jump was very entertaining!
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Post by: selectivememory on August 01, 2021, 01:43:52 PM
World record triple jump as well. That was cool, especially when the commentators were like "she's fucked it" halfway through the jump, before realising it was a good one.
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Post by: badaids on August 01, 2021, 01:49:47 PM
World record triple jump as well. That was cool, especially when the commentators were like "she's fucked it" halfway through the jump, before realising it was a good one.

It was an amazing jump wasn’t it!
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Post by: badaids on August 01, 2021, 01:50:18 PM


All these projected graphics before the 100m races can get to fuck.
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Post by: kalowski on August 01, 2021, 01:53:02 PM
Really hoping the British guy can do something here.

Oh!
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 01:53:46 PM
Ah well. So it's no chances at all in the final?
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Post by: badaids on August 01, 2021, 01:53:52 PM
Oh no Zharnel, nightmare. Gutted for him.
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Post by: bgmnts on August 01, 2021, 02:11:55 PM
Amazing excuse from the british sprinter there.
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 02:20:12 PM
Absolutely horrific stupid cunt of an interviewer talking to Zharnel there.
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Post by: Thursday on August 01, 2021, 02:30:46 PM
"I know this is possibly the most disappointing moment in your life, but explain it to all the people you've let down back home, you arsehole. Why did you make a mistake that's very easy to make in an incredibly tense and high-pressured situation?"
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Post by: bgmnts on August 01, 2021, 02:57:59 PM
What the fuck happened in the boxing? British guy kept grabbing him and as a result their heads clashed and French guy got DQ'd.

Weird.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on August 01, 2021, 03:20:59 PM
Absolutely horrific stupid cunt of an interviewer talking to Zharnel there.

Must have read my post upthread about being more even handed in response to British failure.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on August 01, 2021, 03:25:24 PM
What the fuck happened in the boxing? British guy kept grabbing him and as a result their heads clashed and French guy got DQ'd.

Weird.

Yes, seems it was a theft of a victory by a crooked ref.
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Post by: bgmnts on August 01, 2021, 03:26:14 PM
Yes, seems it was a theft of a victory by a crooked ref.

The French boxer certaintly thought so. Went absolutely apeshit.
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Post by: sevendaughters on August 01, 2021, 04:12:02 PM
just watching that boxing match now. Always happy to support a sporting conspiracy theory but the French guy is a total total cheat, fuck him, locking up and grinding his head against Clarke after opening him up illegally. So stupid too, he was winning on merit.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 01, 2021, 04:22:27 PM
Domenica delizioso for the Italians (sorry, best I could do with Google Translate)
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 01, 2021, 04:25:06 PM
Is it possible to rig the vote for SPOTY's Best Overseas Team so we can get Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the same stage together? 
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 01, 2021, 04:30:24 PM
Domenica delizioso for the Italians (sorry, best I could do with Google Translate)

Is that a pasta dish?
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Post by: mothman on August 01, 2021, 05:37:48 PM
One of our female boxers lost to a rather questionable decision. Some possibly dodgy judging in the boxing it seems…
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Post by: badaids on August 01, 2021, 05:52:58 PM

Is the BBC coverage any good?

I’m having to watch french coverage which is so bad as to be virtually pointless. Two channels are covering the games - one is always showing something like Ecuador vs Uzbekistan in the handball. On the other channel, the time is split between one third adverts, one third anchorperson prattling on in purple prose about how someone has just won gold in an amazing incident (that they will never show), and the final third is awful patchy highlights coverage or slow motion footage of the French fencing team singing the national anthem, only the marquee stuff like 100m is shown live. Even then they will hard cut to 10 minutes of adverts halfway through a race, even when there’s a french person involved. Even the example of Florent Manaudou winning his medal (which is a pretty amazing comeback story too) got no coverage between 10am and 6pm today. Catshit.
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Post by: chveik on August 01, 2021, 05:56:34 PM
you can watch all the event on the french tv website, without commentators.
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Post by: mothman on August 01, 2021, 05:56:39 PM
The rolling mix of live and highlights coverage tends to be a bit confusing. They try to get you excited about watching a repeat of an overnight hockey match where Team GB was - before the match - in contention for a medal, but you know they didn’t actually get it because they’d have been talking about nothing else all day.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 01, 2021, 06:03:22 PM
There's also the BBC Red button content if you don't fancy what's on the main channel, although the picture quality, on Freeview at least, is absolute arsehole.
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Post by: Chollis on August 01, 2021, 06:03:58 PM
best place to watch catch-up/highlights? just YouTube?
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 01, 2021, 06:07:15 PM
The entire lot is on iPlayer.
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Post by: WhoMe on August 01, 2021, 06:09:13 PM
best place to watch catch-up/highlights? just YouTube?

Have found iplayer pretty good. If you want to watch a specific event it's worth typing the sport in the search bar and whatever coverage session it was in should pop up.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on August 01, 2021, 06:19:34 PM
just watching that boxing match now. Always happy to support a sporting conspiracy theory but the French guy is a total total cheat, fuck him, locking up and grinding his head against Clarke after opening him up illegally. So stupid too, he was winning on merit.

Yeah, basically headbutted our bloke for the whole thing then had a hissyfit when he got called out.

Not as keen on one of our other boxers who went through after he ended his post match interview pointing at the camera and saying "anything's possible if you find God"
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Post by: jamiefairlie on August 01, 2021, 06:44:25 PM
Yeah, basically headbutted our bloke for the whole thing then had a hissyfit when he got called out.

Not as keen on one of our other boxers who went through after he ended his post match interview pointing at the camera and saying "anything's possible if you find God"

Fair enough point though, if you do find God I’m sure anything would be possible.
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Post by: badaids on August 01, 2021, 06:51:00 PM
Yeah, basically headbutted our bloke for the whole thing then had a hissyfit when he got called out.

Not as keen on one of our other boxers who went through after he ended his post match interview pointing at the camera and saying "anything's possible if you find God"

The French coverage didn’t show the worst clips but they were outraged by the decision and are reporting that the match officials have admitted it was a mistake after a review but can’t now be rectified that the bout has finished. Just shows there are two sides I guess and the french were always going to take the other. I wonder how neutral countries are reporting it?

As for God and sport, more and more of this going on now, in line with the general trend of overt Christianity  in public and at work. It’s something that really disturbs me.
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Post by: EOLAN on August 01, 2021, 07:03:32 PM
One of our female boxers lost to a rather questionable decision. Some possibly dodgy judging in the boxing it seems…

Which fight. Or is it just the usual biased commentary continually calling things for their guy or girl. Very guilty of it in Ireland too.
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Post by: kalowski on August 01, 2021, 07:39:36 PM
Really must remember if either of my kids make the Olympics to film myself watching them.
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Post by: Poobum on August 01, 2021, 07:45:15 PM
Reckon the hockey should have everyone padded up, remove the goalies, and thwack the ball about really hard. If they made these changes to a long historied sport, my lack of interest would be upgraded to casual.
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Post by: Thursday on August 02, 2021, 08:59:51 AM
I have a vivid memory of playing hockey on a very cold day in P.E once and just feeling so anxious that that I was going to get wacked or scraped with something. Doesn't seem especially safe.
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Post by: buttgammon on August 02, 2021, 09:05:54 AM
I shinned a goal in PE and got away with it, despite the protests of the other team. It was bloody painful, I deserved it!
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Post by: mikeyg27 on August 02, 2021, 09:21:37 AM
I have a vivid memory of playing hockey on a very cold day in P.E once and just feeling so anxious that that I was going to get wacked or scraped with something. Doesn't seem especially safe.

I got smacked just on the brow with a hockey stick in P.E. and spent the rest of the afternoon in the nurse's office trying to stop the bleeding. About half an hour later another kid from the same lesson walked in with a newly-chipped tooth. You probably should have to pass a test and get a licence before being allowed to play hockey.
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Post by: Chriddof on August 02, 2021, 09:21:52 AM
"Anything's possible if you find God. God Himself helped me beat the shit out of someone until they reached the point of unconsciousness, in a sport based around beating the shit out of people, thus helping me advance through this cursed tournament filled with disease and political unrest and radioactive contamination (https://www.skysports.com/olympics/news/15234/11951606/high-levels-of-radiation-found-at-olympic-venues-in-japan). This is what God wants."
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Post by: Poobum on August 02, 2021, 02:16:54 PM
The hell was Shericka Jackson doing? Incredibly stupid.
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Post by: Thursday on August 02, 2021, 02:25:44 PM
GB vs Spain in penalties, but it's women's hockey so who knows.
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Post by: bgmnts on August 02, 2021, 03:29:17 PM
Are Thompson Hera and Fraser Pryce both in the 200m final? That'll be interesting.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 02, 2021, 04:24:11 PM
Cycling's started!

Lots of intrigue. GB's new Lotus Hope bikes - will they prove controversial? Remember all the instant experts in 1992 reckoning that anyone could have won if they'd had a Lotus 108. I can't wait for Chris Hoy to start explaining the benefits or otherwise of 10mm pitch chains to Clare Balding. Or why all the Danish team with big strips of plaster on their shins.

That Australian's 3d printed handlebars snapping was pretty funny.
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Post by: Jasha on August 02, 2021, 04:32:42 PM
The velodrome cycling really is the formula 1[1] of peddling with all it's wind tunnels and carbon fibre and teardrop drag helmets and titanium. Totally lacking any self awareness of taking itself just that little bit too seriously.


Anyway the volleyball lasses are back, who'd have thought there was a Kenyan volleyball team (and seeing as they've played 5 lost 5 you could argue they haven't). Lanky Serb girl takes a couple of steps little jump then slaps the ball like it's a fucking missile
 1. every boring aspect
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Post by: Kankurette on August 02, 2021, 04:49:09 PM
What is going on with the Jamaican runners? Apparently Jackson and Fraser-Pryce had a fallout with Thompson-Herah over a coach?

Just watched Emily Campbell winning silver in the weightlifting and screaming her head off. Awww.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 02, 2021, 05:08:26 PM
The velodrome cycling really is the formula 1[1] of peddling with all it's wind tunnels and carbon fibre and teardrop drag helmets and titanium. Totally lacking any self awareness of taking itself just that little bit too seriously.
 1. every boring aspect

Only the events which rely on aero, like the pursuits. Road TT is a bit like that too. It's a matter of taste, I guess: I quite like a bit of the nerdy aspect.

Most of the other events are either loopily brilliant (like the Keirin and the Madison) or just boneheadedly about power.
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Post by: Thursday on August 02, 2021, 05:12:40 PM
I do love the mad look of the velodrome, even though I'm at a loss to understand some of the science and technical aspects of it.

I'm sure I remember one of the team talking slightly disparagingly about the elimination race, even though it's the best one to watch.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 02, 2021, 05:14:07 PM
Pedal = faster
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 06:28:29 AM
San Marino still level on medals with India.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 03, 2021, 07:06:54 AM
Wow. Warholm.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 07:14:23 AM
His world record over hurdles is faster than the winning time of the 400m flat 2021 British Championships.

Fair play to the guy Warholm annihilated in the first 200m for running his own race and coming back strong for the bronze.
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Post by: Spode on August 03, 2021, 08:57:21 AM
Some danish lad has just made a complete Nobhead of himself in the cycling.

Absolutely pissing what was effectively a semi final, before crashing right into a trailing British fella and screaming his head off at him. Has subsequently shouted at a few more inanimate objects as well.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 03, 2021, 09:07:22 AM
Yeah, that was pretty funny - the commentator apologising for the swearing, and me thinking "I didn't know I could speak Danish"

The wheels seem to have come off the GB machine a little bit.
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Post by: Jasha on August 03, 2021, 10:31:59 AM
San Marino still level on medals with India.

Haven't had the Kabaddi yet
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 10:32:20 AM
GB now 5 medals away from the first threshold of 45 medals, with the estimate target between 45-70.

Factoring in variances I think we should make 60 looking at the remaining events, but so far the track and field has been a clusterfuck
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Post by: jobotic on August 03, 2021, 10:42:51 AM
Haven't seen any cycling yet. Next time I'm taking time off work and kids can go elsewhere.
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Post by: jaydee81 on August 03, 2021, 11:42:12 AM
I bet Jason Kenny would swap all his Olympic medals to not be thinning on top
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Post by: lankyguy95 on August 03, 2021, 12:11:41 PM
Fair play to the guy Warholm annihilated in the first 200m for running his own race and coming back strong for the bronze.
And that was the fourth fastest time in history. Staggering race.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 12:37:32 PM
I bet Jason Kenny would swap all his Olympic medals to not be thinning on top

I think he'll manage.

(https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Revolution_London_1.jpg)
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Post by: Spode on August 03, 2021, 12:42:37 PM
I bet Jason Kenny would swap all his Olympic medals to not be thinning on top

more aerodynamic. In cycling, bald idiots are actually revered like normal haired lads.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 03, 2021, 12:53:41 PM
There's actually some research going on into this sort of thing. Leg hairs might actually help with boundary layer separation or something.

Now, if Kenny's head was naturally shaped like a POC Tempor...
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 04:50:21 PM
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Nineteen-year-old Keely Hodgkinson won a sensational 800m silver medal at the Olympic Games in a new British record of one minute 55.88 seconds as US teenager Athing Mu took gold.

Hodgkinson looked shocked by her achievement, saying "that is mental" in response to being told she was an Olympic silver medallist.

It's no 'well shit me sideways' or 'get the fuck out' but I still laughed.
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Post by: Cuellar on August 03, 2021, 04:53:45 PM
Shame to cancel someone so young and promising, but sadly that's just the way it is
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Post by: Thursday on August 03, 2021, 05:14:11 PM
A lot of failures falling short of Gold and leaving us trailing Australia in the medals table.
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Post by: Ted-Maul on August 03, 2021, 05:17:25 PM
Shame to cancel someone so young and promising, but sadly that's just the way it is

On the live BBC coverage, you could see and hear her just after the race had finished shouting up into the stands at her coach or whoever "I know... what the fuck!?" which made me laugh quite a lot.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 03, 2021, 05:17:38 PM
Imagine being happy with being second at anything. That then problem with this country.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 05:20:52 PM
A lot of failures falling short of Gold and leaving us trailing Australia in the medals table.
.

Their entire country is burning down, they have left the aborigines who ran the fuckin show for centuries to get shitfaced in inhospitable wastelands and their political system is a lockout of fossil fuel lobbyists and their comedy industry is centred around sports entertainment and the most important person in the country is Steve Smith or Rupert Murdoch so... in that situation, why wouldn't you pour all energy and resources into beating others at sport?

In that context they are failures. Like the British, like the Yanks, like the Chinese. Pus filled mutants sculpting apparatus for the next 4D cum contest.

In 11 Olympics time the Australian Olympic team will all belong to the Refugee team and Kathy Freeman's bodysuit will be collected by Scott Morrison to scrape bogies out of his nose caves.
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Post by: Thursday on August 03, 2021, 05:33:41 PM
Exactly and that's why it's imperative that we kick them down as soon and as hard as possible.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 03, 2021, 06:08:51 PM
Get the peados over there pronto to bomb those dogshit eating cunts back to the sixth world
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 03, 2021, 06:11:34 PM
Mention of Cathy Freeman's lycra sprint onsie reminded me of the New Zealand cricketer Mark Richardson who, around the turn of the Millennium used to challenge the slowest/oldest opposition player to a sprint race before the last match of a tour - for which he wore a Beige Brigade skin suit. He was beaten by Ashley Giles in 2004.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/new_zealand/4711646.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/new_zealand/4711646.stm)

And they say the banter is bad now...
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Post by: mothman on August 03, 2021, 06:26:45 PM
We may pull past Australia and NotRussia in the table but it’s indisputable that there are many sports we were expected to do well in but haven’t, and our blushes have been saved by some lucky and unpredicted wins in new and/or unexpected disciplines. To always do well in the Rowing and Cycling events isn’t something we can claim by divine right, but by and large we have done well by putting in the training and the funding. If that era is over, if it turns out inate talent had a lot to do with it and that well has run dry, then we’ll have to start revising our expectations.
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Post by: chveik on August 03, 2021, 06:35:05 PM
inate talent lol. a shitload of doping more like
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Post by: mothman on August 03, 2021, 06:37:15 PM
Call it the x-factor if you like. Talent, doping, luck, whatever it is that no amount of training can adequately cover for.
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Post by: Mrs Wogans lemon drizzle on August 03, 2021, 07:31:30 PM
The IOC should reinstate the tug of war.  Imagine Steve Cram on commentary?  He'd shit his pants. 
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Post by: daf on August 03, 2021, 08:05:31 PM
BMX on penny-farthings - that'll sort the wheat from the chaff!
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Post by: EOLAN on August 03, 2021, 08:11:59 PM
I thought the expectation was that there was a serious decline for British rowing and Track Cycling compared to the big highs recently.
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Post by: chveik on August 03, 2021, 08:45:21 PM
i didn't like volley much at school but the Poland v France was incredible
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Post by: mothman on August 03, 2021, 09:26:35 PM
I thought the expectation was that there was a serious decline for British rowing and Track Cycling compared to the big highs recently.

There’s a lot of this and it’s not just hindsight. But their 45-70 range is looking increasingly overoptimistic.
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Post by: Thursday on August 03, 2021, 09:28:35 PM
I thought the expectation was that there was a serious decline for British rowing and Track Cycling compared to the big highs recently.
Well yeah, feels like there'd have to be simply because we'd been so dominant that others would have to catch up eventually.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 03, 2021, 10:03:32 PM
inate talent lol. a shitload of doping more like
Call it the x-factor if you like. Talent, doping, luck, whatever it is that no amount of training can adequately cover for.

Very daily mail
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 03, 2021, 10:23:56 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/02/tamberi-barshim-share-olympic-gold-mens-high-jump-reaction
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Post by: jobotic on August 03, 2021, 10:25:39 PM
Yeah, I enjoyed that
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 03, 2021, 10:29:28 PM
Could give less of a fuck about the blissful kenny family. Give a fuck.
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Post by: EOLAN on August 04, 2021, 01:05:52 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/02/tamberi-barshim-share-olympic-gold-mens-high-jump-reaction

Why the praise so much. Was a win win situation not to risk losing a gold and increasing both their profiles and finances as a result.
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Post by: jobotic on August 04, 2021, 01:12:22 AM
These young women skateboarders cheering each other on is making me well up.

Not sure I'd have it as an Olympic sport but skateboarding is cool as fuck. I'd take it up myself, there's a skate park five minutes away but I'm nearly fifty, and with these ankles? Also I hate the smell of weed.
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 05:29:48 AM
Very daily mail

dunno what that means, i'm just anti 'team gb'
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 05:48:36 AM
These young women skateboarders cheering each other on is making me well up.

what's wrong with them  they should be hating each others' guts

fair play though, only caught up the end but it seemed fun
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 04, 2021, 06:01:20 AM
I watched the final and it was a bit too "Shiny Happy People" for me. One of them even got a ukulele out. Put someone miserable in there who doesn't smile or hug everyone every time they do a run and then you'd be more likely to attract misanthropic people like me to watch it. You don't see hugging in the long jump finals do you?
I'm hoping the men skateboarders are a right bunch of bastards.
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Post by: EOLAN on August 04, 2021, 10:34:38 AM
Wolverhampton wannabe mayor Whittaker comfortably loses out. Refusing to wear his silver during ceremony. Ungracious say the Irish commentators. Less showboating and maybe he would have won they say.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 04, 2021, 10:49:15 AM
Why the praise so much. Was a win win situation not to risk losing a gold and increasing both their profiles and finances as a result.

Can you imagine an American or an Australian doing it though? Or a golfer?
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 04, 2021, 11:02:44 AM
Well yeah, feels like there'd have to be simply because we'd been so dominant that others would have to catch up eventually.

The GB time for the men's pursuit was 4 seconds better than the winning time they set in Rio - and would have been enough for 4th place this time (or something like that). Whereas the winning Italian time was more like 8 seconds better than the winning time in 2016.

They're saying that the GB riders this year are new, inexperienced, etc (which makes me wonder what kind of hiding they'd have got if the games had gone ahead last year)... which is fine. I also wonder how they would have gone if everyone else had used these Lotus Hope bikes.

Anyway - it seems that it's not so much 'a decline' (in this event) as much as the other teams have improved more than GB.

At the World Championships they always talk about Britain doing comparatively badly most years because their training rhythms are more geared towards the Olympics than other nations - so there's also that.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on August 04, 2021, 11:52:26 AM
A lot of failures falling short of Gold and leaving us trailing Australia in the medals table.

Could remedy that by doing what the American networks do and arranging by total medals.

Speaking of, got into an argument with an American friend about that. She insists it's a better system, although I can't see how anyone in their right mind can think that being a runner-up in an event is equal to winning an event, as painful as it is to see China on top. They've won the most events, so..
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 04, 2021, 12:08:30 PM
For the team comparison why not do similar to what they do in the European Cup or whatever it is called now and assign points for all places? Or for medals give 10 for gold, 5 for silver and 2 for Bronze
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 12:12:08 PM
Could remedy that by doing what the American networks do and arranging by total medals.

Speaking of, got into an argument with an American friend about that. She insists it's a better system, although I can't see how anyone in their right mind can think that being a runner-up in an event is equal to winning an event, as painful as it is to see China on top. They've won the most events, so..

lol such a disingenuous reasoning. let's hope China ends up comfortably first
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Post by: A Hat Like That on August 04, 2021, 12:18:31 PM
There’s a lot of this and it’s not just hindsight. But their 45-70 range is looking increasingly overoptimistic.

Golds will be lower than Beijing
Total medals right bang in the middle of that range, and higher than Beijing, I think.
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Post by: DrGreggles on August 04, 2021, 12:31:54 PM
Is being bloody gorgeous one of the qualification criteria for the heptathlon?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 04, 2021, 12:38:25 PM
Injury to Johnson-Thompson (a surname that sounds scouse even when you aren't even trying to make it sound scouse) so that's a possible medal hope gone. Bit of a mess on the track for old GBR I'm afraid.
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Post by: DrGreggles on August 04, 2021, 01:00:27 PM
Aw, I like KJT.
Would have been a good shout for gold if it had been held in 2020, but seems to have had a few injuries this year. 
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Post by: buttgammon on August 04, 2021, 02:55:47 PM
I used to see KJT around a good bit, so much so that we were on nodding terms and she even said 'hello' to me once or twice.
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Post by: Spode on August 04, 2021, 03:17:47 PM
Loved that Italy/Denmark Team Pursuit Final. Great to see that crying arse from yesterday not win a gold.

Whole thing nearly ruined by Carlton Kirby’s demented commentary though. Spent roughly four hours incapable of realising that the graphics had just replaced words with fractions, so 1/4 finals instead of quarter finals. Joanna Roswell sounds genuinely embarrassed alongside him.
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Post by: Thursday on August 04, 2021, 03:21:11 PM
Well 4th now, and United States and China have so much more resources they basically don't count. And Japan are hosts so it's polite to let them win so they don't count either so we're basically winning the Olympics.
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Post by: Thursday on August 04, 2021, 03:27:25 PM
I do think a points aggregate would make more sense, something that emphasises winning Golds but acknowledges outlier situations so a team with say for example 10 golds 1 silver and 1 bronze wouldn't be ahead of a team with 9 golds 10 silvers and 10 bronze.

Not that it matters much anyway since the whole idea of a medals table is a bit of a farce. Basically just a dick swinging contest between USA and China.
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Post by: DrGreggles on August 04, 2021, 03:54:14 PM
I do think a points aggregate would make more sense, something that emphasises winning Golds but acknowledges outlier situations so a team with say for example 10 golds 1 silver and 1 bronze wouldn't be ahead of a team with 9 golds 10 silvers and 10 bronze.

You mean like America do when they're not winning the other way.
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Post by: EOLAN on August 04, 2021, 03:56:18 PM
Well 4th now, and United States and China have so much more resources they basically don't count. And Japan are hosts so it's polite to let them win so they don't count either so we're basically winning the Olympics.


Surely by such logic, Bermuda and San Marino are dominating the games. Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia also leapfrog ye.
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Post by: Thursday on August 04, 2021, 04:49:18 PM

Surely by such logic, Bermuda and San Marino are dominating the games. Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia also leapfrog ye.

Why we're just a small humble island nation of course.
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Post by: kalowski on August 04, 2021, 07:51:43 PM
I know I'm supposed to love it but not interested in skateboarding as an Olympic sport. Fuck off. It takes talent, but it's not a sport.
The guy on the BBC just said that what was great about it was that, "it's a creative sport, it has no rules," but as Wittgenstein said "A game consists of the rules by which it is played." Therefore skateboarding is a creative pastime, a bit like Warhammer and macramé.
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Post by: kalowski on August 04, 2021, 07:58:56 PM
And to moan further, they showed fucking loads of the skateboarding on the 7.30pm show and rocketed through most of the cycling.
Get it right, Beeb.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 04, 2021, 08:04:40 PM
They're not even doing the "good" skateboarding where they're on a half pipe going 15 metres in the air and spinning about. It's just pissing about on some railings.
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Post by: Poobum on August 04, 2021, 08:09:24 PM
Hate that the presenters try and act like all the lingo is so down and hip, when it's actually like falling into an early 2000s time warp.

Love the sport climbing, definitely love that to be expanded at the expense of the take the piss 75 meter back stroke intergenerational medley type events in the swimming.
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Post by: Bently Sheds on August 04, 2021, 08:23:55 PM
The Jamaican guy in the 110 metre hurdles had a distinctly The Day Today name: Hansel Parchment.
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 08:28:20 PM
I know I'm supposed to love it but not interested in skateboarding as an Olympic sport. Fuck off. It takes talent, but it's not a sport.
The guy on the BBC just said that what was great about it was that, "it's a creative sport, it has no rules," but as Wittgenstein said "A game consists of the rules by which it is played." Therefore skateboarding is a creative pastime, a bit like Warhammer and macramé.

it's fairly watchable but the fact that mostly teenagers are winning makes it difficult to accept it as a professional sport.

climbing is fun but the problem is that the climbers aren't consistent in the different disciplines.

i feel like some of these sports are included because japan has a strong chances to get medals in those (skateboarding, karate, softball/baseball). dunno if other host countries do this sort of stuff.

the worst new sport is surfing imo, quite boring to watch and too dependent on exterior conditions.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 04, 2021, 10:03:00 PM
I find all the grown man interest in the skateboarding really fucking dodgy. Like, helloooooo? You might as well play cricket for England.
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Post by: Captain Z on August 04, 2021, 10:08:55 PM
The Jamaican guy in the 110 metre hurdles had a distinctly The Day Today name: Hansel Parchment.

Haha, that's fantastic.
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 10:34:18 PM
I find all the grown man interest in the skateboarding really fucking dodgy. Like, helloooooo? You might as well play cricket for England.

i  wanted to see what the new sport was all about really. apart from the equitation, i try to watch the most stuff, pead entertainement or not
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Post by: jobotic on August 04, 2021, 10:45:03 PM
This handball game between Norway and Hungary has been great and Orban's team are about to lose (if this is live).

Also they are grown women so I'm not heading to Trent Bridge for the second day.



Edit: highlights. Feel foolish. Sweden v South Korea now, don't tell me the result.
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Post by: jobotic on August 04, 2021, 10:46:35 PM
Loved that Italy/Denmark Team Pursuit Final. Great to see that crying arse from yesterday not win a gold.

Whole thing nearly ruined by Carlton Kirby’s demented commentary though. Spent roughly four hours incapable of realising that the graphics had just replaced words with fractions, so 1/4 finals instead of quarter finals. Joanna Roswell sounds genuinely embarrassed alongside him.

Heart sank when I heard him. The Tour was so improved by having less of him and more of Rob Hatch.
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Post by: chveik on August 04, 2021, 10:48:37 PM
This handball game between Norway and Hungary has been great and Orban's team are about to lose (if this is live).

it's not. the only live event right now is the men's marathon swimming :(
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Post by: jobotic on August 04, 2021, 10:50:17 PM
it's not. the only live event right now is the men's marathon swimming :(

Realised my mistake. Was because it said highlights but they showed the entire match


Marathon swimming sounds fun to watch. A real crowd pleaser.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 04, 2021, 11:35:40 PM
I find all the grown man interest in the skateboarding really fucking dodgy. Like, helloooooo? You might as well play cricket for England.

what a load of victorian puritanical cobblers
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Post by: jobotic on August 05, 2021, 12:13:01 AM
Actually this swimming is better to watch than I thought, despite just being heads and arms and waves. I apologise to any marathon swimmers reading.
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Post by: imitationleather on August 05, 2021, 12:20:16 AM
Marathon swimming sounds fun to watch. A real crowd pleaser.

Are they doing it in funny costumes like the Great North Run?
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Post by: Jasha on August 05, 2021, 12:28:18 AM
This handball game between Norway and Hungary has been great and Orban's team are about to lose (if this is live).

With it being overnight/early morning it wouldn't have been too hard to have an L for live R for replay in the corner. Took me 3 days to realise Eurosport just have the same days volleyball[1] on a loop[2]
 1. Boskovic could take up boxing with that left hand
 2.  Italian coach is definitely off his tits on something
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Post by: jobotic on August 05, 2021, 12:43:28 AM
Are they doing it in funny costumes like the Great North Run?

Some debate around whether the bloke in the old fashioned deep sea diving outfit walking it on the ocean bed is cheating or not. There should be a verdict by the time he finishes in two weeks.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on August 05, 2021, 02:50:14 AM
Quote from: Chedney Honks on Yesterday at 10:03:00 PM
I find all the grown man interest in the skateboarding really fucking dodgy. Like, helloooooo? You might as well play cricket for England.

what a load of victorian puritanical cobblers

Victorian skateboards? What's that all about????
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 05, 2021, 05:28:05 AM
Skateboarder finds out he's just won gold
Immediate reaction: pull out phone and start frantically typing out a tweet or Instagram post or something, while people swarm around and try to congratulate you
Ignore everyone, concentrate on phone
Early grave for you, please
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 05, 2021, 06:26:41 AM
The Olympics has always been a standard bearer for progressive values and inclusivity so it's not surprising that marginalised groups are welcomed into the fold. You may well be banned from TikTok but they can't stop you from drawing the curtains and watching terrestrial television in the comfort of your own home.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 05, 2021, 10:50:18 AM
Biggest fail for me has been podiums where the silver and bronze steps are on the same level. Surprised that one got past the designers.
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Post by: Ted-Maul on August 05, 2021, 11:32:29 AM
Boskovic could take up boxing with that left hand
I finally got to see her for the first time yesterday and basketball was my first thought... although every dunk would be like that scene with Jim Carrey in Cable Guy.

Italian coach is definitely off his tits on something

Was that the guy who looked ever so slightly like Jeremy Beadle? Interesting that he's decided to hang around in a sport where a big shoval-hand are an advantage.
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Post by: Chollis on August 05, 2021, 11:37:30 AM
polevault is pretty weird isn't it. cool though. was wondering who the fuck decided to start jumping over things with bendy poles. from wikipedia:

Poles were used as a practical means of passing over natural obstacles in marshy places such as the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, along the North Sea, and the great level of the Fens in England across Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Artificial draining of these marshes created a network of open drains or canals intersecting each other. To cross these without getting soaked, while avoiding tedious roundabout journeys over bridges, a stack of jumping poles was kept at every house and used for vaulting over the canals
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Post by: greenman on August 05, 2021, 11:41:46 AM
Wasn't it to avoid those monsters in Tremors?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 05, 2021, 12:37:31 PM
Looking possibly on for a medal in the pole vault...
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Post by: chveik on August 05, 2021, 12:44:32 PM
i bet you would you dirty old bollocks
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Post by: Spode on August 05, 2021, 02:32:07 PM
Load of shite that omnium. Cyclewang.


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Post by: WhoMe on August 05, 2021, 02:41:34 PM
I like that they haven't stopped showing the huddles during timeouts in the basketball, despite catching a stray F bomb from a player or coach almost every time.
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Post by: Captain Z on August 05, 2021, 02:52:27 PM
Marathon swimming sounds fun to watch. A real crowd pleaser.

Such a waste of resources though to build a 26-mile swimming channel that will probably never be used again.
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Post by: kalowski on August 05, 2021, 03:08:38 PM
Yeh, it's better when they do 844 lengths of the Olympic pool.
Of course, I have to do 1688 of my local 25m pool.
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Post by: Jasha on August 05, 2021, 03:42:34 PM
Yeh, it's better when they do 844 lengths of the Olympic pool.
Of course, I have to do 1688 of my local 25m pool.

Ark at Lord snooty pants showing off with his local pool
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Post by: Jasha on August 05, 2021, 04:45:33 PM
Not convinced by this Olympic rock climbing on plastic rocks, at least do away with the safety harnesses. They do shoot up that wall like it's a Saturday night gameshow though
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 05, 2021, 04:52:15 PM
Rock climbing at the Olympics. Mr Olympics must be turning in his grave.
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Post by: Poobum on August 05, 2021, 05:16:16 PM
Thought Dan Walker was doing a shit joke when he said Fred Sirieix's daughter was an Olympic diver for GB.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on August 05, 2021, 08:03:40 PM
Rock climbing at the Olympics. Mr Olympics must be turning in his grave.

But how does Mount Olympus feel? Conflicted I reckon.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on August 05, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
The Jamaican guy in the 110 metre hurdles had a distinctly The Day Today name: Hansel Parchment.

The commentary on the men's skateboarding was pure Partridge: "That was as loose as a rental bowling shoe", "He's put it into 17th gear".
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Post by: Poobum on August 05, 2021, 08:28:52 PM
Grown to hate the skating. "He's done a blunt wodgy cunt wozzle, totally ripping it" as a fool reaches down and tilts the board at a slightly different angle from a "doom cuck mardy fish". Fucking bikers were doing flips!
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Post by: chveik on August 05, 2021, 08:41:44 PM
yeah the bmx is far more impressive
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 05, 2021, 08:53:26 PM
The Jamaican guy in the 110 metre hurdles had a distinctly The Day Today name: Hansel Parchment

He's good on paper
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Post by: Jasha on August 05, 2021, 09:04:40 PM
Could have done without knowing Clare Balding was off to practice her facials
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Post by: RDRR on August 05, 2021, 10:02:36 PM
Grown to hate the skating. "He's done a blunt wodgy cunt wozzle, totally ripping it" as a fool reaches down and tilts the board at a slightly different angle from a "doom cuck mardy fish". Fucking bikers were doing flips!

does the deceptive size of the ramps make it look less impressive, or are there weird amateur/professional rules that bar entry to more impressive skateboarders (or, do the good ones not give a shit about the olympics)? because it did look a bit crap. the commentary is full-blown midlife crisis stuff. and i credit the description of one of the teenagers 'pumping like a beast'[1] for my bout of nausea this afternoon

(checks notes, under 'big jump') "that 540 literally came with an in-flight meal!" "jeff bezos is green with jealousy!"

was thoroughly confused by the karate kata thing, too. had to look it up, still don't get it but at least i didn't imagine it
 1. kicking his foot against the floor to make the skate-board go along
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 05, 2021, 10:45:33 PM
Is it worse than all paedophiles cheering on the skateboarding events?
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 05, 2021, 10:52:57 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/094beea9d9839f88657e0a23952f3aeee7debbac/173_0_2594_1557/master/2594.jpg?width=620&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=deb466de2e1eb7e28176f64e56140a90)

He's right you know. Look! The dirty paeds have even brought video cameras with them.
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Post by: imitationleather on August 05, 2021, 10:56:16 PM
He talks a good game but I've heard on his big desk he's got a timer counting down to Paris 2024 because they'll all be at least 16 years old.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on August 06, 2021, 12:03:51 AM
4 hours of blokes walking in a ridiculous fashion, great telly.

Only being half sarcastic as I'm watching it, but mostly for the Tokyo scenery.
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Post by: Spode on August 06, 2021, 12:27:55 AM
4 hours of blokes walking in a ridiculous fashion, great telly.

Only being half sarcastic as I'm watching it, but mostly for the Tokyo scenery.

Should be a rule change to make sure they waddle over and put their rubbish in the bin instead of throwing it all over the street.
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Post by: sevendaughters on August 06, 2021, 12:43:30 AM
Only being half sarcastic as I'm watching it, but mostly for the Tokyo scenery.

the race-walk and the running marathons are in Sapporo because of the heat. not mentioned on broadcast as far as I can tell, so no diss on not knowing.
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Post by: buttgammon on August 06, 2021, 07:34:23 AM
I get that racewalking is one of those 19th century exercises in silliness but I still have a lot of questions (mostly 'why?)

As someone with congenital achilles trouble that has led to an unusual gait, it's quite painful to watch, because I can just imagine how they're all destroying their knees and ankles by walking like that. I'm able to run perfectly well - it actually corrects my gait - but it would be almost physically impossible for me to walk the way they do.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on August 06, 2021, 07:51:37 AM
I get that racewalking is one of those 19th century exercises in silliness but I still have a lot of questions (mostly 'why?)

As someone with congenital achilles trouble that has led to an unusual gait, it's quite painful to watch, because I can just imagine how they're all destroying their knees and ankles by walking like that. I'm able to run perfectly well - it actually corrects my gait - but it would be almost physically impossible for me to walk the way they do.

Consider yourself lucky then. They look like right twats.*

*not saying they’re lesser athletes than those competing in running events, but still.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 06, 2021, 07:57:23 AM
(https://media4.giphy.com/media/JBN6hII6XhuWk/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611d5772c46cef27f8ce3d75ec6b9e014c8689823dd&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g)

It just reminds me too much of that.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on August 06, 2021, 08:10:07 AM
Amazing performance by Georgian Lasha Talakhadze in the super heavyweight weightlifting, breaking world and Olympic records seemingly with ease.

It’s inspired me to take up the sport despite being at least forty years too old.
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Post by: icehaven on August 06, 2021, 09:19:43 AM
Women's shotput winner interviewed about her femininity, marriage plans and ''whether she'd arm wrestle her boyfriend".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-58110014 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-58110014)

I'd do a Belarus if I were her. Had to laugh at this bit though:
Quote
Chinese beauty standards, which particularly prize women who are slim and fair, have also come under scrutiny in recent years as the country sees a boom in cosmetic surgery.

So exactly like Western beauty standards then.

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Post by: jobotic on August 06, 2021, 09:51:37 AM
Awesome performance in the women's madison.

Love these races
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Post by: Ja'moke on August 06, 2021, 11:02:43 AM
Anyone watching this modern pentathlon on the red button? German woman’s horse is not having any of it.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 06, 2021, 11:20:34 AM
Yes that horse is ace, not arsed about jumping at all, wrecked 2 competitors chances
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 11:30:39 AM
Replace show jumping with jousting
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 11:48:42 AM
Anyone watching this modern pentathlon on the red button? German woman’s horse is not having any of it

It's like, imagine them handing out the pole vault poles at random in the decathlon but one of them doesn't bend
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 11:54:29 AM
Hope the German media got right in there for an interview as soon as she'd left the field
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Post by: Thursday on August 06, 2021, 12:03:19 PM
Pentathlon Gold.

It truly is a wild event. "Who is the best at sneaking into a castle by swimming through a moat, using a sword to kill the guards, and then getting away on a horse and then running and shooting when the guards pursue you."
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 06, 2021, 12:05:44 PM
Pemtatholon is the most practical Olympic or sporting event going. I literally can't think of another except skateboarding.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 12:11:41 PM
imagine them handing out the pole vault poles at random in the decathlon but one of them doesn't bend

Sorry that sounds like a thread title from H.S. Art
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Post by: badaids on August 06, 2021, 12:19:46 PM
Replace show jumping with jousting

As long as it’s arse jousting.
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Post by: Gulftastic on August 06, 2021, 12:25:56 PM
Awesome performance in the women's madison.

Love these races

British cycling really is the shit.

Cross Country, BMX, Velodrome. Golds in 'em all 
When does the road stuff start?
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 12:31:43 PM
2024
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 06, 2021, 01:10:01 PM
Pemtatholon is the most practical Olympic or sporting event going. I literally can't think of another except skateboarding.

Modem Temtatholon or Traditionem?
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 06, 2021, 01:58:28 PM
Lead us not into Temtatholon
Oh
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Post by: Gulftastic on August 06, 2021, 02:03:22 PM
Tematholation
Can make a man of you.
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Post by: Gulftastic on August 06, 2021, 02:49:43 PM
Chinese 4x100 giving Hadouken! In their intro.
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Post by: Kankurette on August 06, 2021, 02:51:07 PM
So let me get this straight, in the pentathlon they just give random horses to people and go, "Here's a horse, ride it"? Even if the horse is like "don't like you, off you go"?
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Post by: Chollis on August 06, 2021, 02:52:51 PM
fuckin Italy
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Post by: Chollis on August 06, 2021, 02:57:58 PM
oh mate, feel for Mitchell-Blake there
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 06, 2021, 04:24:47 PM
He didn't dive for the line there! What was he doing.

Italy fuck us again. To be fair, when did they become a good sprinting nation? Bit odd.

Should really have won that one but for the shonky first changeover.

That's 58 medals now so looks like my prediction of 60 was pessimistic. We have done well squeaking out unexpected bronze medals, just a feeling we could be on 23 golds but for just fine margins, anyway, GB doing well overall.
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Post by: chveik on August 06, 2021, 04:50:53 PM
Italy fuck us again. To be fair, when did they become a good sprinting nation? Bit odd.

very odd indeed. it's the 'shoes' apparently
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 06, 2021, 05:41:22 PM
Can you inject shoes?
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Post by: imitationleather on August 06, 2021, 05:49:44 PM
Can you inject shoes?

There's an IT Crowd episode with that plot, isn't there?
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Post by: chveik on August 06, 2021, 06:05:43 PM
pen shootout was a bit comical
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Post by: Thursday on August 06, 2021, 06:09:01 PM
Yep one of those odd shootouts where more are missed than scored.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 06, 2021, 07:04:24 PM
If only there was some kind of meme that could suggest an Italian reining in a British opponent so as to prevent them accelerating away
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Post by: Jasha on August 06, 2021, 09:08:13 PM
Boskovic & gals out, done with this covid ridden money laundering farce now
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Post by: Jasha on August 07, 2021, 07:47:09 AM
Fuck standing on a concrete platform 10 metres in the air then jumping into a swimming pool. Fuck standing on a concrete platform 10 metres in the air then perching your arse over the edge and doing a handstand then jumping into a swimming pool.
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Post by: Thursday on August 07, 2021, 10:13:29 AM
Don't know why people roll their eyes at skating when they happily accept diving.
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Post by: jobotic on August 07, 2021, 10:15:59 AM
Ooh I love a madison
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 07, 2021, 11:03:30 AM
I love Saint Boy. Some horse twat on his back and he's just a like 'no way mate, your going home empty handed'. 😂😂😂
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Post by: bgmnts on August 07, 2021, 11:32:47 AM
https://theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/06/chinese-uproar-as-state-tv-host-calls-gold-medal-winner-a-manly-woman

Just won the first gold for a field even for a chinese athlete and has to deal with this. Lovely stuff.
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Post by: kalowski on August 07, 2021, 11:43:57 AM
I love the modern pentathlon. It's the Olympics for spies: running, shooting, swimming, horse riding, fencing.
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Post by: Poobum on August 07, 2021, 11:52:58 AM
Not much sympathy for the German throwing a tantrum and smacking the hell out of the horse with the crop. Should have buckarooed her off and done a trample. One of her coaches has been sent home for punching Saint Boy as well, famously motivates a horse to do a jump that.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 07, 2021, 12:04:28 PM
I love the modern pentathlon. It's the Olympics for spies: running, shooting, swimming, horse riding, fencing.

Add diving and you've got the perfect audition for The Androids of Tara
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 07, 2021, 12:11:32 PM
Some rational insight on the Schleu debacle (https://twitter.com/Jason_Keen/status/1423672884245975044?s=19)
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on August 07, 2021, 12:14:25 PM
Tom Daley 'E's Alright
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Post by: Thursday on August 07, 2021, 12:15:13 PM
Some rational insight on the Schleu debacle (https://twitter.com/Jason_Keen/status/1423672884245975044?s=19)

I too would like to expertly agree that the crying German bully woman is entirely at fault, and the horse is a legend and did nothing wrong. Anyone who was cool and nice could have ridden him easily.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 07, 2021, 12:22:30 PM
Yeah, it's so apparent even to a non-expert that no matter what their technical shortcomings, if nothing else a rider has to at least remain phlegmatic.
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Post by: mothman on August 07, 2021, 12:38:47 PM
Cormac McCarthy wrote “A horse is human, for Christ’s sake.” They KNOW. Arguably it was already Game(s) Over once the first rider has tried and failed, but surely horses are assessed for suitability, and yet still most/all MPers must have faced this situation before, but the German rider lost it and the horse picked up on that.
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Post by: chveik on August 07, 2021, 12:49:18 PM
the cunts have programmed the handball and the volley finals at roughly the same time
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Post by: mothman on August 07, 2021, 12:51:26 PM
What, you can’t multitask? Plenty of others will be doing things with their hands while watching the beach volleyball.
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Post by: chveik on August 07, 2021, 01:00:28 PM
i suppose i could switch between streams but that's not ideal. i only have one device
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Post by: Poobum on August 07, 2021, 01:23:48 PM
Yeah, it's so apparent even to a non-expert that no matter what their technical shortcomings, if nothing else a rider has to at least remain phlegmatic.

That's what was so ridiculous, horses are famously twitchy bastards. Friend has a ton and a half of percheron that gets spooked by stones and will stop and go no further, last thing you do is stress them more lest you end up with a dislocated hip having your brains bashed out as it drags you half a mile with you trapped in a stirrup.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 07, 2021, 01:38:48 PM
In a pub in Leicester and there's - I'll be generous - an absolute stack of tumours and crap slagging off the appearance of the black ones.
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Post by: chveik on August 07, 2021, 02:33:40 PM
ALLEZ
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Post by: bgmnts on August 07, 2021, 03:20:29 PM
The notion that punching a horse is an absolute outrage considering how we generally treat animals.

Riding them to absolute fuck is okay but punching it is a travesty.

Fucking stupid.
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Post by: Norton Canes on August 07, 2021, 05:12:46 PM
COVID cesspit athletics golds 0 India athletics golds 1
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 07, 2021, 05:16:23 PM
Japan won a gold in the baseball because they actually play that apparently, and even enjoy it. Why no rounders at the Olympics? We could just enter a primary school squad and wipe the floor with everyone.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on August 07, 2021, 06:29:33 PM
The notion that punching a horse is an absolute outrage considering how we generally treat animals.

Riding them to absolute fuck is okay but punching it is a travesty.

Fucking stupid.

(http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/blazing-saddles-punching-cow.jpg)
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 07, 2021, 06:37:22 PM
Japan won a gold in the baseball because they actually play that apparently, and even enjoy it. Why no rounders at the Olympics? We could just enter a primary school squad and wipe the floor with everyone.

That's basically Modern Pentathlon/Temtatholon

Which country is posh enough to have someone great at show jumping, Cross country running and shooting. It's basically an audition to be the stuntman in the next remake of 39 Steps.
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Post by: DrGreggles on August 07, 2021, 06:49:38 PM
Baseball is HUGE in Japan.

#1 Sumo
#2 Baseball
#3 Takeshi's Castle
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Post by: Poobum on August 07, 2021, 07:07:08 PM
#4 Kancho
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 07, 2021, 08:35:06 PM
#5 Bukkake
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Post by: EOLAN on August 07, 2021, 09:02:18 PM
Was it in Beijing or London that the BBC coverage from primary focus on sport to one of pure national jingoism, delving deep into manufactured narratives of their winners and losers. I mean I know all national broadcasters will be home focused there has been a massive turn from what it has been.
A five minute report on 5 Live from the Showjumping final discussing the sadness and unluckiness of the Brits pulling out. Which is fair enough as a lead story but surely they could at least give a few seconds synopsis of who may be competing for medals.

Eurosport definitely not as bad on this though the main channel veers this way but to a more balanced degree. Then when going to other options when they are showing sport they are pretty much showing sport.
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Post by: greenman on August 07, 2021, 09:10:15 PM
I'm guessing not many other countries coverage also buys into another nations jingoism like the BBC does with the US.
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Post by: dr beat on August 07, 2021, 09:51:31 PM
Baseball is popular in a lot of places - not just Japan, but also South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, and Central America.  Mexico, Dominican Republic, and of course those great friends of Uncle Sam Venezuela and Cuba.  Fidel was an MLB contender apparently.

I love a ball game.
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Post by: evilcommiedictator on August 07, 2021, 10:51:50 PM
Japan also has jetboat racing. The final of the 3 allowed gambling sports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqn5nuRkAxM
(Horse racing, Keirin)
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Post by: DrGreggles on August 07, 2021, 10:53:52 PM
Was it in Beijing or London that the BBC coverage from primary focus on sport to one of pure national jingoism

London.
I was recovering from a broken leg at the time and watched ALL OF IT (despite me thinking that the Olympics is shit).
The coverage now is as bad as the Americans have.

Saw a bit of the boxing the other day and they showed a whole fight!
Delayed coverage, so it was obvious that the GB guy won.
Followed by 5 second clips of 4 GB fighters losing.

JUST SHOW THE GOOD THINGS!
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 07, 2021, 11:16:44 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58128595

It's so weird isn't it.
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Post by: buttgammon on August 07, 2021, 11:19:59 PM
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Out of medal contention after two rounds, Maher, 38, opted not to risk his horse, Explosion W.

And some people think the horse names from The Day Today are implausible!
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Post by: Thursday on August 08, 2021, 09:14:06 AM
65 Medals then - same as 2012 but less of them gold, and less than 2016

BRITAIN IN DECLINE
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 08, 2021, 10:33:20 AM
RED WHITE AND BLUE BREXIT
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Post by: Thursday on August 08, 2021, 12:53:34 PM
This site hasn't been updated in a week, but here's a thing I was interested to see.

https://medalspercapita.com/#medals-per-capita:2020
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Post by: Blumf on August 08, 2021, 12:54:16 PM
Most boring super-spreader event I've ever seen.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on August 08, 2021, 01:56:01 PM
Completely pointless Olympics all in all. Without packed stadiums, sport means nothing. Feel like a total no lifer watching your football team train watching this shit.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 08, 2021, 02:39:51 PM
Well I thought it was very nice. Bravo to Japan for doing the best they could under the circumstances. At least they didn't do any comical fuckups like Rio with the green pools and such. In a parallel universe without Covid we'd all be saying how great it was with the packed stadiums and general buzz going on.
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Post by: jaydee81 on August 08, 2021, 04:24:26 PM
Was it in Beijing or London that the BBC coverage from primary focus on sport to one of pure national jingoism, delving deep into manufactured narratives of their winners and losers. I mean I know all national broadcasters will be home focused there has been a massive turn from what it has been.

I know what you mean, but you could also argue that since Beijing the amount of GB athletes competing for medals has increased, and so therefore has coverage.
I remember spending loads of Barcelona 92 watching judo because we went potentially have got someone through to the last 16.
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Post by: mothman on August 08, 2021, 04:53:30 PM
I don’t claim to be any great connoisseur of it expert in Japanese culture, but I was wondering what people thought of the BBC’s branding for these Games? Lots of modern Japanese motifs - manga, pachinko, dispensing machines for anything and everything, lots of neon, so irs not like it was wall-to-wall sumo wrestlers and samurai. And while cleverly done, the implication that the Japanese were all avidly into random Team GB members seems a bit patronising, and not just in hindsight given Japanese Olympians outperformed us on the medal table.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 08, 2021, 05:26:50 PM
That konichiwa/konichinaah thing they did was shit as fuck, yet they persisted with it. I'm not even sure who first came up with the idea. Balding probably.
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Post by: mothman on August 08, 2021, 05:47:22 PM
Oddly, that bit I didn’t mind too much. I think I’m inured to it from years of 2Good/2Bad on MotD2. And I thought Balding & Scott made a great presenting team.
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Post by: Thursday on August 08, 2021, 07:06:42 PM
Ehh, I feel like any Olympics is going to lean into some crass cultural stereotypes, and Japan has so much distinct things to choose from.

I wonder what every opening title round the world would look like in comparison. Do they just focus on the sport or more on Japanese culture?

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the implication that the Japanese were all avidly into random Team GB members seems a bit patronising

I'm not sure I actually saw a full opening title, but can't say that I noticed this at all
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Post by: chveik on August 08, 2021, 07:30:14 PM
i've mostly watched the events without commentary tbh. can't be arsed with the chauvinism
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Post by: Jasha on August 08, 2021, 09:28:06 PM
Completely pointless Olympics all in all. Without packed stadiums, sport means nothing. Feel like a total no lifer watching your football team train watching this shit.

Time difference didn't help. Pretty sure if Tokyo could have got out of it without footing the bill they would have
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Post by: buttgammon on August 08, 2021, 09:55:39 PM
The time difference definitely impeded my enjoyment. What capped it off was my top moment of the games - Kellie Harrington winning gold this morning - coming at 6am, so I had to watch the highlights in the morning and as I slept in too late to watch the Irish coverage, I was forced to sit through tonnes of flag-waving crap on the BBC to watch the last round of her gold medal fight.

I loved Beijing despite the time difference, but I was a teenager with no commitments, a bad sleep pattern and a big thing for Victoria Pendleton and Christinw Ohuruogu, so it's hard to compare.
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Post by: poo on August 08, 2021, 09:55:59 PM
Every GB athlete I saw interviewed seemed extremely grounded and pleasant. Makes you sick.
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Post by: poo on August 08, 2021, 10:58:26 PM
Didn’t see any of the sailors or golfers tho in fairness - they’re probably cunts
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Post by: Brian Freeze on August 08, 2021, 11:37:50 PM
Every GB athlete I saw interviewed seemed extremely grounded and pleasant. Makes you sick.

Anyone else watch Jason Kenny being interviewed after getting off the Keirin podium and get massively reminded of Victoria Wood?

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Post by: poo on August 08, 2021, 11:51:25 PM
What a race that was. Blam!
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Post by: Brian Freeze on August 09, 2021, 06:53:27 AM
Missed it live and regret that now. If it had been Hoy who'd done that I'd still be tugging now.

Edit: really miss the moped, the electric bike doesn't look or sound right.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 09, 2021, 09:08:55 AM
So it's over and Geabitern did alright

Thank you to all heroes
Bye bye to all losers, you lost

Thank you for enjoying The Olympics and see you soon as hundreds of sports not played at all in the intervening 3 years RETURN
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 11, 2021, 03:38:21 PM
What’s all this about horses being punched? Did I miss the only quasi-interesting thing about this entire debacle?
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Post by: sevendaughters on August 11, 2021, 03:43:59 PM
What’s all this about horses being punched? Did I miss the only quasi-interesting thing about this entire debacle?

In the modern pentathlon the horses are randomly distributed to competitors. The German woman who was leading going into the event was assigned a flighty nag called Saint Boy who was Not Having It. It refused a few fences and ruined her chance of a medal, let alone gold. After the event the German trainer punched the horse in anger.

Here is Saint Boy, a hero:

(https://www.theanimalreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-08-06T102204Z_2075787781_RC2MZO983HH5_RTRMADP_3_OLYMPICS-2020-MPN-W-INDIVID-EQ.jpg)
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 11, 2021, 04:17:51 PM
In the modern pentathlon the horses are randomly distributed to competitors. The German woman who was leading going into the event was assigned a flighty nag called Saint Boy who was Not Having It. It refused a few fences and ruined her chance of a medal, let alone gold. After the event the German trainer punched the horse in anger.

Here is Saint Boy, a hero:

(https://www.theanimalreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-08-06T102204Z_2075787781_RC2MZO983HH5_RTRMADP_3_OLYMPICS-2020-MPN-W-INDIVID-EQ.jpg)

Lovely stuff, my heart is warmed.
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Post by: A Hat Like That on August 12, 2021, 02:28:23 PM
In the modern pentathlon the horses are randomly distributed to competitors. The German woman who was leading going into the event was assigned a flighty nag called Saint Boy who was Not Having It. It refused a few fences and ruined her chance of a medal, let alone gold. After the event the German trainer punched the horse in anger.

Here is Saint Boy, a hero:

(https://www.theanimalreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-08-06T102204Z_2075787781_RC2MZO983HH5_RTRMADP_3_OLYMPICS-2020-MPN-W-INDIVID-EQ.jpg)

wonderful
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Post by: EOLAN on August 12, 2021, 10:43:37 PM
British 4 x 100m silver medal threat after one of the runners initial sample has tested positive for a banned substance.

https://www.otbsports.com/sport/chijindu-ujah-team-gb-suspended-doping-1238225?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1628790004-2
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Post by: Thursday on August 12, 2021, 10:56:20 PM
Lol fucking loser cheated to get a Silver medal.
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Post by: chveik on August 12, 2021, 11:03:23 PM
is this the one where they didn't look very happy to get silver? (might be confusing with the 4x400, can't be arsed to check)
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Post by: EOLAN on August 12, 2021, 11:13:48 PM
is this the one where they didn't look very happy to get silver? (might be confusing with the 4x400, can't be arsed to check)

Yes that is the one. The last runner was beating himself up over losing it on the line. Was guy who ran opening leg that's tested positive on his A sample.
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Post by: Jasha on August 15, 2021, 09:01:05 PM
Bloke who looks like Giant Haystacks little brother wearing Maori face paint miming along whilst GB athletes put on a show of dad dancing just to fulfill their contractual obligations to the national lottery.
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Post by: daf on August 29, 2021, 12:26:09 AM
Anyone watching the Paralympics? GB second in the medals table with 16 Golds already!

Enjoyed the wheelchair rugby earlier today - though it seemed to be based more on robot wars than rugby.
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Post by: An tSaoi on August 29, 2021, 01:59:29 AM
This makes me sound like a terrible person, but when I watch the Paralympics, and I don't see any obvious limbs missing, I end up thinking "Well what's wrong with them then? They look fine to me!"

There was some running on earlier, and for the life of me I work out what the disability was. I had to look it up. Turn out it was the cerebral palsy category.

What a cunt.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 01, 2021, 07:43:18 PM
Anyone watching the Paralympics? GB second in the medals table with 16 Golds already!

Yep been watching quite a bit of it - watched more of the Paralympics than the Olympics - it's great!
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on September 02, 2021, 03:08:38 PM
Yep been watching quite a bit of it - watched more of the Paralympics than the Olympics - it's great!

I've been watching it.  Even on the first day of the Paralympics I'd watched more than the Olympics (on account of the BBC's coverage was shite.)  I had to go to bed 40 minutes into Sarah Storey's cycling event last night when the announcer said it was the end of the 2nd lap and it dawned on me there was 80 minutes more to go (because I knew there were 6 laps in total) and I'd been nodding off for the previous hour.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 02, 2021, 09:37:47 PM
I think the issues are that it is subject to even more disparity than the regular Olympic games and that is bad for the spectacle. Not only is there the economic disparity where you can clearly see that medals are being accrued as a result of investment and cultural attention in certain disciplines but in the Paralympics some of the categories of disability are of a nature where you can't possibly expect a fair contest and there isn't one. It's just a way of trying to make it work without having to have 10 different 100ms etc. At best there are often two athletes near to each others standards or two teams close to them, and others who are simply making up the numbers, even in the finals.

You can watch the games to cheer everyone on in a kind of uninvolved matronly 'well done everyone' way, and that's actually fine, not knocking that (honestly) but most people watch sport because of the nature of the contest and the standard of the contest.

Still worth it, but there are some glaring moments that you can tell no-one in broadcasting wants to confront.