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Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:21 am

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Chinagirl » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:41 am

For once the enormous time difference is in our favour - Opening Ceremony starts at 9.00am tomorrow. Not so good, though, for most events which occur in Rio's daylight hours, middle of the night here.
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:10 pm

Chinagirl wrote:For once the enormous time difference is in our favour - Opening Ceremony starts at 9.00am tomorrow. Not so good, though, for most events which occur in Rio's daylight hours, middle of the night here.

"The opening ceremony is at midnight BST on Friday night."
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by sidmouth » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:30 pm

Loved the cauldron being lifted up to highlight the absolutely stunning sculpture....it was beautiful

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:03 am

Been watching some events. The Russians are getting a good few boo's. Terrible biking accidents in the men's and ladies road race.Horrific leg break in the men's gymnastics. I hope they all make a speedy recovery.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/rac ... lts-272435

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olym ... 77806.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olym ... 76811.html
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:18 pm

:s_omg :s_omg :s_omg
Somehow, Laurine Van Riessen stayed on her bike by riding on the ad hoarding
CARNAGE Rio Olympics 2016: Women’s Keirin first round ends in havoc as Tania Calvo, Olivia Podmore and Virginie Cueff crash out
Spaniard and New Zealand opponent collide in the Olympic Velodrome before French rider also caught up in smash
BY JIM SHERIDAN 13th August 2016, 3:09 pm
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rio-olym ... crash-out/

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As for the rest of the ladies .... ouch ouch ouch!
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:24 pm

Medal standings
Country ........... Gold, Silver, bronze & total
1
United States
21 14 17 52
2
China
13 11 17 41
3
Great Britain
8 10 6 24
4
Germany
8 4 3 15
5
Japan
7 3 14 24
6
Australia
6 6 7 19
7
South Korea
6 3 4 13
8
Russia
5 9 8 22
9
France
5 8 5 18
10
Italy
5 7 4 16
11
Hungary
5 3 3 11
12
Spain
3 0 2 5
13
New Zealand
2 6 0 8
14
Canada
2 2 6 10
15
Kazakhstan
2 2 3 7
15
Netherlands
2 2 3 7
17
Thailand
2 1 1 4
18
Croatia
2 1 0 3
19
Switzerland
2 0 1 3
20
Sweden
1 3 1 5
21
North Korea
1 2 2 5
22
Brazil
1 1 2 4
22
Poland
1 1 2 4
22
Romania
1 1 2 4
25
Belgium
1 1 1 3
25
Slovenia
1 1 1 3
27
Belarus
1 1 0 2
27
Colombia
1 1 0 2
27
Slovakia
1 1 0 2
27
Vietnam
1 1 0 2
31
Czech Republic
1 0 4 5
32
Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
33
Ethiopia
1 0 1 2
33
Greece
1 0 1 2
33
Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 1 2
36
Argentina
1 0 0 1
36
Fiji
1 0 0 1
36
Iran
1 0 0 1
36
Kosovo
1 0 0 1
36
Singapore
1 0 0 1
41
South Africa
0 4 1 5
42
Denmark
0 2 2 4
43
Ukraine
0 2 1 3
44
Azerbaijan
0 2 0 2
44
Indonesia
0 2 0 2
46
Cuba
0 1 1 2
46
Georgia
0 1 1 2
46
Lithuania
0 1 1 2
49
Ireland
0 1 0 1
49
Kenya
0 1 0 1
49
Malaysia
0 1 0 1
49
Mongolia
0 1 0 1
49
Philippines
0 1 0 1
49
Turkey
0 1 0 1
55
Uzbekistan
0 0 3 3
56
Egypt
0 0 2 2
56
Israel
0 0 2 2
56
Norway
0 0 2 2
59
Estonia
0 0 1 1
59
Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
59
Portugal
0 0 1 1
59
Tunisia
0 0 1 1
59
United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Chinagirl » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:51 pm

Hope you are all watching he Murray/del Potro match and cheering Murray on!
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Chinagirl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:47 am

He's done it - back-to-back gold medals!

:champers:
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by catkins » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:31 am

Well done Andy and all our other medal winners!

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Pedro » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:32 am

My friends, this was taken from Sky News:

http://news.sky.com/story/four-us-olymp ... o-10536812
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:01 am

Chinagirl wrote:Hope you are all watching he Murray/del Potro match and cheering Murray on!
I watched. Super viewing. Well done Andy.
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:01 am

The trolls funding a shamed coppers right to lie about Kate and Gerry McCann are a new level of weirdo.[omitted] they may have destroyed all hope for good.Talking up conspiracy theories is one thing.Wrecking the search for an abducted child is another.-The Sun

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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by Hael » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:03 am

Medal standings top 10


Country ....... gold, silver, bronze..total
1
United States
26 21 22 69
2
Great Britain
15 16 7 38
3
China
15 13 17 45
4
Russia
9 11 10 30
5
Germany
8 5 4 17
6
France
7 8 7 22
7
Italy
7 8 6 21
8
Japan
7 4 15 26
9
Australia
6 7 9 22
10
South Korea
6 3 5 14
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by catkins » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:52 pm

Medal Table
By Country
By Sport
# Country
Total
1

30
32
31
93
View medals by sport for United States
2

19
20
12
51
View medals by sport for Great Britain & N. Ireland
3

19
15
20
54
View medals by sport for China
4

13
8
9
30
View medals by sport for Germany
5

12
14
15
41
View medals by sport for Russia
6

10
5
18
33
View medals by sport for Japan
7

8
11
12
31
View medals by sport for France
8

8
9
6
23
View medals by sport for Italy
9

8
4
3
15
View medals by sport for Netherlands
10

7
8
10
25
View medals by sport for Australia
11

7
3
7
17
View medals by sport for South Korea
12

7
3
4
14
View medals by sport for Hungary
13

5
1
2
8
View medals by sport for Spain
14

4
3
0
7
View medals by sport for Kenya
15

4
0
2
6
View medals by sport for Jamaica
16

3
6
2
11
View medals by sport for New Zealand
17

3
5
5
13
View medals by sport for Brazil
18

3
3
6
12
View medals by sport for Kazakhstan
19

3
2
9
14
View medals by sport for Canada
20

3
2
0
5
View medals by sport for Croatia
21

2
4
2
8
View medals by sport for Ukraine
22

2
3
2
7
View medals by sport for North Korea
23

2
2
4
8
View medals by sport for Cuba
24

2
2
3
7
View medals by sport for Poland
25

2
2
2
6
View medals by sport for Thailand
26

2
2
0
4
View medals by sport for Colombia
27

2
1
4
7
View medals by sport for Uzbekistan
28

2
1
2
5
View medals by sport for Belgium
28

2
1
2
5
View medals by sport for Switzerland
30

2
1
1
4
View medals by sport for Greece
31

2
1
0
3
View medals by sport for Argentina
32

2
0
2
4
View medals by sport for Iran
33

1
5
1
7
View medals by sport for South Africa
34

1
4
5
10
View medals by sport for Denmark
35

1
4
2
7
View medals by sport for Sweden
36

1
3
0
4
View medals by sport for Armenia
37

1
2
2
5
View medals by sport for Belarus
38

1
2
1
4
View medals by sport for Serbia
38

1
2
1
4
View medals by sport for Slovenia
40

1
2
0
3
View medals by sport for Indonesia
41

1
1
5
7
View medals by sport for Czech Republic
42

1
1
3
5
View medals by sport for Ethiopia
42

1
1
3
5
View medals by sport for Georgia
44

1
1
2
4
View medals by sport for Romania
45

1
1
0
2
View medals by sport for Bahrain
45

1
1
0
2
View medals by sport for Slovakia
45

1
1
0
2
View medals by sport for Vietnam
48

1
0
2
3
View medals by sport for Chinese Taipei
49

1
0
1
2
View medals by sport for Independent Olympic Athletes
50

1
0
0
1
View medals by sport for Bahamas
50

1
0
0
1
View medals by sport for Fiji
50

1
0
0
1
View medals by sport for Kosovo
50

1
0
0
1
View medals by sport for Puerto Rico
50

1
0
0
1
View medals by sport for Singapore
55

0
4
4
8
View medals by sport for Azerbaijan
56

0
2
1
3
View medals by sport for Malaysia
56

0
2
1
3
View medals by sport for Turkey
58

0
2
0
2
View medals by sport for Ireland
59

0
1
3
4
View medals by sport for Lithuania
60

0
1
1
2
View medals by sport for Mongolia
61

0
1
0
1
View medals by sport for Algeria
61

0
1
0
1
View medals by sport for Grenada
61

0
1
0
1
View medals by sport for Philippines
61

0
1
0
1
View medals by sport for Qatar
61

0
1
0
1
View medals by sport for Venezuela
66

0
0
3
3
View medals by sport for Norway
67

0
0
2
2
View medals by sport for Egypt
67

0
0
2
2
View medals by sport for Israel
67

0
0
2
2
View medals by sport for Tunisia
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Austria
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Bulgaria
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Dominican Republic
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Estonia
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Finland
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for India
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Kyrgyzstan
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Moldova
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Morocco
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for Portugal
70

0
0
1
1
View medals by sport for United Arab Emirates
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Re: Olympics Rio 2016

Post by catkins » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:19 am

It's over............ http://news.sky.com/story/rio-closing-c ... o-10547278


Rio Closing Ceremony Passes Olympic Baton To Tokyo
After a Games beset by organisational problems and half-empty venues, South America's first Olympics goes out with a bang.
09:45, UK,
Monday 22 August 2016
The Olympic closing ceremony in Rio, seen through a fisheye lens
Closing ceremony
Brazil bid farewell to the world's biggest sporting event in spectacular fashion
Closing ceremony
Closing ceremony
A boy from Mangueira favela watches fireworks over Maracana Stadium during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony in Rio
Great Britain's flag bearer Kate Richardson-Walsh during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony
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Colourful costumes at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony
Flags emblazoned with Tokyo 2020 waved at the Rio Games closing ceremony
Shinzo Abe - dressed as Nintendo video game hero Mario - at the Rio closing ceremony
Shinzo Abe dressed as video game character Mario at the Olympic closing ceremony
Part of the Rio closing ceremony was devoted to 2020 Olympic hosts Tokyo
A sequence of the Rio Closing ceremony handing over to Tokyo, host of the 2020 Games
Closing ceremony
Closing ceremony
Closing ceremony
Brazil bid farewell to the world's biggest sporting event
Closing ceremony
The Maracana is enveloped in red fireworks during the Olympic closing ceremony
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Water pours down on singer Mariene de Castro at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony
The Olympic flag is handed over from Rio at the closing ceremony
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Rio has handed hosting duties for the Olympic Games to Tokyo in a colourful and rain-lashed closing ceremony.

Brazil brought down the curtain on the first Olympics to be held in South America - 16 days that saw spectacular sporting achievement but also disappointing crowds, crime and criticism for the organisers.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach hailed the Games as a "marvellous Olympic Games in the 'marvellous city'" before the baton was handed to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

A taster sequence for the Japan Games featured bullet trains and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe emerging from a green pipe dressed as Nintendo video game hero Mario.

A boy from Mangueira favela watches fireworks over Maracana Stadium during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony in Rio


Video: Rio Olympics Close With A Bang
:: Team GB Celebrate Making History In Rio

Gold medal-winning women's hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh was given the honour of leading out Team GB in the Maracana as British competitors celebrated their historic second place finish in the medals table.

Many of the athletes wore ponchos as they entered the stadium taking selfies and dancing to music from Brazilian DJs.

Shinzo Abe - dressed as Nintendo video game hero Mario - at the Rio closing ceremony
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe emerged from a green pipe dressed as Mario
Gold medal winners among the flag bearers from other nations included 4ft 9in gymnastics superstar Simone Biles from the US, and South African runner Caster Semenya.

Britain's athletes wore shoes with soles that lit up red, white and blue.

Oiled-up Tongan taekwondo competitor Pita Taufatofua also danced on stage in a grass skirt, reprising a moment that captured many people's attention when he carried the flag during the opening ceremony.

:: China Upbeat On Rio Olympics Despite Lower Medal Count

The spectacular ceremony in Rio lasted three hours
The ceremony brought to a close just over two weeks of competition
However, like so many events in Rio, the closing ceremony took place in front of a half-empty stadium.

The stormy weather also took its toll, with helicopters that were supposed to provide spectacular aerial footage grounded for safety reasons.

High winds and torrential rain caused power cuts in Rio, including near the stadium shortly before the start of the ceremony when power lines came down.

It was a rather wet affair however, with ponchos mandatory
It was a rather wet affair however, with ponchos coming in very handy
Some athletes cut short their participation. Team GB distance runner Eilish McColgan tweeted: "So we lasted 10 minutes and are on the first bus home! Should of stayed and watched it on the TV!!"

The ceremony featured original footage of Alberto Santos Dumont, the man that Brazilians recognise as the inventor of the aeroplane.

The theme, "Brazilians can do with their bare hands," was a nod to the emerging economy of the world's fifth most populous nation.

Athletes paraded through the Maracana stadium
GB athletes joined in the parade around the Maracana stadium
Dressed in bright feathers, dozens of dancers formed in the shape of the arches of Lapa, a popular area of Rio akin to Roman ruins, then morphed to make the shape of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain before quickly changing again, this time to the official 2016 symbol.

Fans leaving the stadium said they had not let the bad weather dampen their spirits.

Holly Graham, from the US, said: "Amazing, fantastic, beautiful... absolutely gorgeous. Couldn't be happier."

Manuel David Korn, from Sao Paulo, said: "The cold and the rain got in the way a little bit, but it was beautiful - my daughter loved it."
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