Tokyo Olympics * 2021

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  1. MiaBleu

    MiaBleu Well-Known Member

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    First lady Jill Biden will lead U.S. delegation to Tokyo Olympics

    "First lady Jill Biden will head to the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this month to lead the U.S. delegation. She will attend the opening ceremony on July 23 as part of the trip. Read more Olympics coverage on NBCNews.com and watch “TODAY” this morning."


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    A great ambassador . Jill is gracious, caring, intelligent and her own person. Very diplomatic and approachable too.


    Wishing Tokyo much success in this endeavor......... during a very challenging time.
     
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    maga/fox gonna root for ussr
     
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    BOYCOTT!

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    The Olympics Are
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  4. MiaBleu

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    U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team alternate tests positive for the coronavirus

    "The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the positive test result Monday after it was first reported by Kyodo News. The name of the gymnast was not released. One additional athlete is considered a close contact and is in quarantine.
    This is the first known coronavirus case among Team USA athletes who traveled to Tokyo for the Olympics, which begin later this week."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...Q.uoLk9IeZhtS4RNadEtd84NK0uheSyMyITS0pfBOxWbU
     
  5. Montegriffo

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    Was about to start an Olympics thread but I see you've done it already.

    The Olympic games are one of mankind's greatest achievements.
    A place where the World can come together, putting aside all differences, and compete at different sports for the right to call themselves Olympic champions.
    Of course the permanently angry can manufacture all kinds of reasons to hate on it but I recommend all lovers of sport who come to this thread to talk about the events just ignore the naysayers so this doesn't just become another place to fight the culture wars.

    If it becomes intolerable I'm going to put the offending posters on ignore for the duration of the games.

    GET HYPE and GO GB.
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    BRAVO!!! excellent post. Let the games begin..........in good sport and good fun and continue to strive for excellence. May the winner be the best ihn and of humanity.
     
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    I'm watching the new Olympic sport of surfing.
    It's interesting to watch but I can't help wondering what's going to happen when the Olympics are hosted by a landlocked country.
     
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    I'm not a big Water Sports guy, but surfing can be cool. Good question about the countries w/o shorelines-- maybe the plan is to let flooding from Global Warming take care of that problem?

    I just saw an, actually, exciting swim meet. Very tight between the 2 top females. In the last lap, Titus made her move, & captured the gold over Ledecky, who'd had 10 of the 12 fastest times, before the final. But it was a good effort from both; nothing for anyone to feel ashamed of, or be disappointed over. Congratulations Australia!
     
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    I just watched GB win their first gold.
    100m breaststroke.
    Adam Peaty, undefeated in 7 years has the fastest 16 times ever. 19 out of the best 20 times. He's the first Brit to ever retain an Olympic swimming title.
     
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    Brits and water go together like fish, and "chips."
     
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    Congratulations !!!
     
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    Thanks, I just woke up to hear we won two more gold's overnight. Mountain biking and synchronised swimming.
    We do punch above our weight in sports where you get wet or compete sitting down.
     
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    The Aussies are particularly good at swimming but I guess if you live on an island thousands of miles away from the nearest culture it's in your best interest to be a good swimmer. ;)
     
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    :banana::olympics:
     
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    I was going to say, what's the excuse for the Brits, then. But I won't :ashamed::smile:
     
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    Funny. But I hear the American men took 6 medals in swimming, yesterday, as well.
     
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    PF really needs a dancing Wallaby icon, don't you think?
     
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    Will a ukulele playing kangaroo GIF do until then?
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    Gold and silver for GB in the 200m freestyle.
    First time since 1908 that Britain has won first and second in the swimming.
    Holding 5th place in the medal table with 4 golds, one place above Australia with 3.
     
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    Congratulations to Hawaii's Carissa Moore for her Gold in the first ever Olympic surfing competition.
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    Now that's what I call a proper flag.
     
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    GB lose rugby 7s bronze medal match to Argentina.
    Favourites Fiji win the final beating New Zealand 27-12 and answer the pub quiz question ''which flag has a bunch of bananas on it''.

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    Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around gymnastics final at Tokyo Olympics

    "Simone Biles will miss the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health, U.S. Gymnastics announced Wednesday. Biles shocked the Olympic world Tuesday when she pulled out of the U.S. team gymnastics finals."

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympi...=857693951420692326&utm_medium=Email Sailthru
     
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    4 out of GB's 5 gold medals have been won by someone called Tom.
     
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    I love rugby, I've missed it because at office everyday. Also looking forward to track.
     

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