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    Brit going in the Taewkondo (sp?) semi as we speak. Could be an unexpected medal, Pentathlon going well as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo View Post
    Will have more posts than there is British medals this thread, much unlike the Australian one (h).
    There are more posts than medals in this thread, too true. But something about this deserved to be dug

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    Hather Fell in gold position at the minute, itstl

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    There are more posts than medals in this thread, too true. But something about this deserved to be dug
    Nah, look, I blame the officials, clearly conspired to rob us of gold medals.

    Out of interest though, why does the UK compete as a whole at the Olympics, yet at the Commonwealth games and at other championships, as seperate countries?
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    I don't know why we don't at the Commonwealth Games tbh. But everything else is based on tradition. In football we started the international game off through pitting England against Scotland, so it's always been that way, and the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish would probably be more upset than us if we were forced to compete as UK tbh - not many of their players would get to play international football, that's not being arrogant it's just the way it is.

    In Union I guess the reasons are similar, though obviously there is the Lions team which tours every four years. In League it's interesting, we've actually just changed back from GB to England, don't know why.

    In Ahtletics though we've always competed as GB except for the Commonwealths. I remember watching a sprint final in the 98 CGs and I think GB got like a 1-2-3-4-5-6 or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Looks like another Gold in the sailing...streaking away with the sit down olympics.

    Canoeing 1 Silver (Brabants looks good for at least 1 possibly 2 more)
    Cycling Road 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
    Track 7 Gold 3 Silver 2 Bronze
    Potential for another in the BMX
    Equestrian 2 Bronze
    Rowing 2 Gold 2 Silver 2 Bronze
    Sailing 4 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze

    Total Sitting Down Olympics
    14 Gold 7 Silver 8 Bronze

    Potential for a few more, yeah i think we win.


    Kinda like us with the "Water Olympics" itbt. Our medals have come from:

    Swimming: 6 gold, 6 Silver, 7 Bronze
    Sailing: 2 Gold, 1 Silver
    Rowing: 2 Gold, 1 Silver
    Triathalon: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
    Canoe/Kayak: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
    Water Polo: 1 Bronze

    Total Watersports: 11 Gold, 9 Silver, 12 Bronze

    Not bad considering our overall total is 11, 14, 16

    Reckon surfing, and a few other watersports should be introduced tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Cook
    I have never seen scoring like it in my life. In any other match I would have won by about five points but the judges were not putting anything up. I knew the crowd would be behind him but I didn't think the scoring would be that bad. To be so close to a medal is absolutely gutting. But I've got to go back and do more training and in four years' time I will be on that first place podium.
    Haha, what a gun, why don't you say what you really think? People without media training give the best interviews, see also that McLellan bird for the Aussies

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    Fair play to DeGale. Our first middleweight gold since 1968. Wasn't the prettiest fight, but he always looked to have the slightly narky Cuban's measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Fair play to DeGale. Our first middleweight gold since 1968. Wasn't the prettiest fight, but he always looked to have the slightly narky Cuban's measure.
    I think he clearly won the fight. However, just seen him interviewed on US TV. The guy cant string a sentance together. Very disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I think he clearly won the fight. However, just seen him interviewed on US TV. The guy cant string a sentance together. Very disappointing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
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    You think Ali couldn't string a sentence together?
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    19 golds not too bad a final tally really, well done GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb View Post
    You think Ali couldn't string a sentence together?
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    French sports minster "congratulates" GB

    From The Guardian. A fittingly Olympian display of sour grapes from Laporte:

    "We aren't just going to concentrate our means on four or five sports to bring home the medals, like the British have done"

    Displaying all the good grace his nation is justly renowned for. Just face it, Bernie: we did you at your own place in the world cup semi & now we've done you in the Olympics.

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