General Olympics Discussion

Miket12

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and that isn't a negative approach either, it's about minimising the oppositions ability to take advantage of your mistakes.
If you play field position, maintain possession and force repeat sets then they will tire and you will be able to score. You don't need to go all out attack in order to score so much they couldn't possibly chase it down.
What was also good was Mark Hager (hockey coach) was pleased with their intensity but didn't like how they lost control off the middle of the field at times and that they didn't follow the game plan when they started to tire. They still looked to create chances and were only denied more goals from some great reactionary saves from the Australian goalkeeper
 

facefacts

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Apr 26, 2012
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What was also good was Mark Hager (hockey coach) was pleased with their intensity but didn't like how they lost control off the middle of the field at times and that they didn't follow the game plan when they started to tire. They still looked to create chances and were only denied more goals from some great reactionary saves from the Australian goalkeeper

That was a huge result for the girls... i thought the men were the team to watch leading up to the games apart from a couple of poor lead up results, but the young girls could upstage them.
 

Miket12

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That was a huge result for the girls... i thought the men were the team to watch leading up to the games apart from a couple of poor lead up results, but the young girls could upstage them.
The boys last lead up game was against GB, who are ranked higher than them, and the Black Sticks dealt to them. I heard their coach talking after the game and he said we used what was supposed to be our top combination and broke out a few of their plays they'd been saving. I'm hoping both teams go well.

I hear the OliWhites (sp?) have the 'small task' of beating Brasil in their final game in order to get through to the next round after the draw with Egypt this morning. I'm afraid to say it, but I think their Olympics won't last very much longer.
 
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vasiliki millousi. artistic gymnast for greece .i could watch her all day, all day baby all day

LETS GO TEAM USA!!

ALL DAY LONG BABY
 

facefacts

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The boys last lead up game was against GB, who are ranked higher than them, and the Black Sticks dealt to them. I heard their coach talking after the game and he said we used what was supposed to be our top combination and broke out a few of their plays they'd been saving. I'm hoping both teams go well.

I hear the OliWhites (sp?) have the 'small task' of beating Brasil in their final game in order to get through to the next round after the draw with Egypt this morning. I'm afraid to say it, but I think their Olympics won't last very much longer.

I thought they had a tournament in south america? a month or so ago, and were terrible from the reports i heard....anyway, they've been building well over the last year or so,
hopefully both teams can push on.
 

Rizzah

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Controversy around teen's world record swim

Pundits are asking how, for 50 metres, China's 16-year-old new women's 400m individual medley champion swam faster than her men's counterpart.
Wei Doe Ping, who wasn't among the pre-race favourites, announced her arrival on swimming's greatest stage with a world record in the gruelling 400 individual medley.
Her time of 4 minutes, 28.3 seconds beat the world record by more than a second and her previous best by 5 seconds.
Her final length of 28.93 seconds topped Ryan Lochte, 27, of USA, who swam the last length in 29.1 seconds in his gold medal winning race in the men's 400 individual medley. His overall time was 4min, 5.18 seconds.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/swimming/7376090/Controversy-surrounds-teens-world-record-swim

NP: I may have altered her name for comedic purposes.
 

charlie bobmarley

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May 16, 2012
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keep a watch out for Mark Barriga from the Phillipines in the Light Fly 49Kg boxing. he's a pocket excitement machine.
The poor Aussie ranga got totally wasted by the Cuban
 

Miket12

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So, we've won our first medal of the games, a bronze to the three day equestrian team. Todd will now compete in a top 25 'jump off' for the individual medal.
 

a.c.e

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Apr 12, 2012
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seriously I jumped out of my chair when a saw Toddy, I was thinking wtf . . . this dude still at that level?!?! I almost went down on one knee and lowered my head! great that he got bronze this dude could almost unsettle Sir Peter Snell in my eyes. Im waiting on the rowing, I hope theres more metals to come from the Kiwis.
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Controversy around teen's world record swim

Pundits are asking how, for 50 metres, China's 16-year-old new women's 400m individual medley champion swam faster than her men's counterpart.
Wei Doe Ping, who wasn't among the pre-race favourites, announced her arrival on swimming's greatest stage with a world record in the gruelling 400 individual medley.
Her time of 4 minutes, 28.3 seconds beat the world record by more than a second and her previous best by 5 seconds.
Her final length of 28.93 seconds topped Ryan Lochte, 27, of USA, who swam the last length in 29.1 seconds in his gold medal winning race in the men's 400 individual medley. His overall time was 4min, 5.18 seconds.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/swimming/7376090/Controversy-surrounds-teens-world-record-swim

NP: I may have altered her name for comedic purposes.

Ye herself said: "I'm still young. After training I'm sure I'll be even better."

That's scary
 

a.c.e

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Apr 12, 2012
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congrats to Bond and Murry!! with that gold it takes us one up on the aussies. lets just take in this short moment for as long as we can, ahhh feels good.
 
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Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Rowers have been something Special in the last couple of days Drysdale pushed himself to vomiting stage , he looked like had gone into shock on the platform after his race.

That's a thank goodness he did it before his body packed up effort.

Real pleased for the guy that one was personal.
 

a.c.e

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Buck777

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Ahttps://tvnz.co.nz/olympics-2012/aussie-broadcaster-wipes-nz-off-olympic-medal-table-5006115
Aussies..have a look at this. And we have to play them all season!
 

BiggerD

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May 15, 2012
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GO THE LITEWEIGHT SKULLS

Ive been drinking Lite beer all day in support