2016 Olympic Games, Rio

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    I've posted these posts elsewhere; discussing the issue (though more in relation to improvements since Atlanta); also some people complaining that we spend too much on olympic sport, espeically the £ per medal table the Fail printed; which I believe assumed that 4 years worth of investment was the annual total; and was printed halfway through the olympics before the number of medals was known, but after the level of funding was (some were surprised that changing the number of medals won, whilst the amount already spent remained static would reduce the £ per medal - bloody idiots)
     
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    2-2 at half time in hockey....feel like the Dutch are better than us though.
     
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    Hoog is 10/10
     
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    Good posts @Which Tyler, thanks. The comparison to a Premiership rugby team is pretty powerful. At least rugby teams get to monetise their investment by using them to put bums on seats and sell merchandise and sponsorship. To what extent are UK Athletics to monetise their assets? It's sad that they can't raise more money from corporate sponsorship or wealthy benefactors.
     
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    Penalty shootout......*starts shaking*
     
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    Oh ****, hockey gores to a penalty shoot-out.
    Yet another part of hockey that's completely changed since I played. Much fairer than the penalty flick, more entertaining too TBH.


    They say our keeper is the best in the comp, so its her I'll pin my hopes
     
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    Think I prefer van as.
     
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    Dutch goalie rugby tackles our striker, upgraded to an old-school penalty flick...


    SCORES!!

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    Please don't objectfy women.

    Also Hoog --> Van As

    Team GB wise
    Quek and Twigg are fine.
     
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    Hockey gold yeah!!!! Quek is alright not sure about Twigg.
     
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    I never thought we would top London, bloody hell what is wrong with this country? Since when did we become a nation of winners?
     
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    Some would blame John Major.... they'd have a point too.
     
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    Still haven't done it yet but christ it's close we have to do better on total count and medal table as well.

    If we do we'll be the first nation to do better after a home Olympics. I'd say it's testimony to our system and goals to build a legacy out of London rather than one big blow out.

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    My rough thinking is we are 5 gold medals off and 2 medals. The two medals we've done as we have 3 guaranteed to come. The golds well there Mo and 3 gold medal matches this is very doable in the last two days...

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    Sorry my bad we're 7 medals off....still doable I think when you look at prospects.
     
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    I'm told we've won golds in 14 different sports - no-one else has more than 10.
    Take out swimming, and we're ahead of USA.

    I really can't be bothered to verify though.
     
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    Yup it was 9 this morning according to the BBC and we picked up Hockey today. Still haven't picked up Boxing yet which we will do. Modern Pentathlon is also a possibility in the men's apparently.
     
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    Brilliant from the hockey girls.

    Less brilliant about the Paralympics. Total **** up.

    While Team GB has been immense, the games overall haven't been a patch on London. Mainly because the British public absolutely bought into them in a way the Brazilians just haven't or haven't been able to afford to.
     
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    The problem to some extent and going into full arrogance mode. Britain is one of the most passionate nations on the planet when comes to sports in general. The games to some extent were massive release valve of that passion and we revelled in it.

    It's very hard to go to another nation without the same money and infrastructure and without that all round passion for sport and expect the same result.

    There's a reason why the best games before London was likely Sydney. Again you had a nation nuts about sport.
     
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    Up to 60 medals then, with 2 days to go; 5 behind on London's total, but 3 ahead for the day-by-day. No chance of equalling the gold medal tally.

    We've got Joyce and Adams to go with guaranteed medals
    Farah and Daley as favourites
    Heath and the women's four in Kayaking through to their finals today, with good chances
    Jamie Cook starts the Pentathalon as favourite; but this doesn't seem to be a sport where the form-book matters
    Walkden and Cho going in the Taekwondo too; with Walkden supposedly a favourite for a medal, and Cho a reaslistic chance; we're only at the last last 16 stage here, and again, the form-book can fly south pretty quickly.
    3 Contenders in the Triathalon; but not with the expectation levels of the Brownlees
    Oh, and Hull's still in with a chance in not-a-sport

    Obviously, we have contenders in other events; but none I can see being talked about as medal expectations (eg 800m)
     
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    Liam Heath has started off the day with a gold medal :D
     
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    Okay can we stop as a nation fawning over Tom Daley Now?
     
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