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    8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Okay I'll be the 1st again, what is up with Beijing Disney on Ice? I thought gymnastics was over with. Now they have mood lighting and.... okay sorry if this has been discussed but I just turned on the Olympics for the day and I see Nastia standing there by the beam hardly doing anything. I need some women's power lifting, skeet shooting, or some other "real" sport.



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Is it too soon to say that I thought she was trying out for that club on the outskirts of town?


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Did Walter Dix hop in a Delorean from 1985 with Marty McFly and end up today in Beijing?



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Did anyone just see that lightning Bolt Strike???

    Wow!!


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Questions about track:

    1. Do I understand 'false starts' correctly - runner A jumps early and is charged with a false start, then if another runner B jumps on the next gun, is the entire field is eliminated? What happens if it's the final, gold-medal race??

    2. Do they still have men's High & Low hurdles, or is there just one hurdle height? (I'm an old timer and remember when they had two events).


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Did anyone just see that lightning Bolt Strike???

    Wow!!

    How much faster could they go without the turn....?

    2 Guys DQ'ed for stepping on Lane......



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    awkward....... interview with dude who got dq'ed



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    How much faster could they go without the turn....?

    2 Guys DQ'ed for stepping on Lane......
    Did they end of DQ'ing the second guy?


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Yes they did



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Anyone else think its funny when they announce a lot of these athletes from around the world they seem to either live, go to college or train in the US? Maybe its just me.



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Questions about track:

    1. Do I understand 'false starts' correctly - runner A jumps early and is charged with a false start, then if another runner B jumps on the next gun, is the entire field is eliminated? What happens if it's the final, gold-medal race??

    2. Do they still have men's High & Low hurdles, or is there just one hurdle height? (I'm an old timer and remember when they had two events).
    If runner A jumps early, the entire field is charged with a false start and they restart and runner A is still in the race. If, during the second start, a runner jumps, ONLY that runner is eliminated.



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by state09 View Post
    If runner A jumps early, the entire field is charged with a false start and they restart and runner A is still in the race. If, during the second start, a runner jumps, ONLY that runner is eliminated.
    Why can't they just charge the runner who false starts in the first place? So that there is not 5 false starts?



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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by state09 View Post
    If runner A jumps early, the entire field is charged with a false start and they restart and runner A is still in the race. If, during the second start, a runner jumps, ONLY that runner is eliminated.
    Thanks for the reply....could be a good strategy; if you know a runner is 'trigger happy', go ahead and jump on the first gun, and hope that youkeep the other trigger-happy runner in the block longer on the second gun.


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    I like Allyson Felix!


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    Re: 8-20-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Why can't they just charge the runner who false starts in the first place? So that there is not 5 false starts?
    I've always wondered that too. Just another confusing rule that doesn't make sense. A false start is a false start IMO. One wrong move and you're done.

    I suppose they are trying to protect the Chinese runners in case they false start the first time.



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