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    Roy Jones Jr vs Park Si-Hun in 1988 Seoul Olympic final. Jones is robbed in the final as the South Korean gets one of the most corrupt boxing decisions (outside Italy) in their favour.
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    1976 -- "Five American boxers - Sugar Ray Leonard, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr. won gold medals in boxing. This has been often called the greatest Olympic boxing team the United States ever had, and, out of the five American gold medalists in boxing, all but Davis went on to become professional world champions."

    1972 -- New Zealand win the Men's Eight in rowing. (This is hugely famous back in NZ.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Roy Jones Jr vs Park Si-Hun in 1988 Seoul Olympic final. Jones is robbed in the final as the South Korean gets one of the most corrupt boxing decisions (outside Italy) in their favour.
    Further to that, NZ referee Keith Walker getting attacked in the ring by rabid South Koreans after a result (which was supposed to have gone their way) went to the opposing boxer.

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    The 100m Final if all goes well should go down as one of the greatest olympics momemts easily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ohtani's jacket View Post
    From the same 72 Games, the USSR defeat the USA Men's Basketball team 51-50 in the most controversial international basketball game ever played. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketb...cs#Controversy
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    Not going to do seconds all the nominations are fine, hoping for a few more..

    Nominated
    1 Muhammed Ali lighting the flame at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
    2 1992 Opening Ceremony Barcelona, the Archer lighting the flame.
    3 Michael Johnson 200m and 400m double at the Atlanta Olympics
    4 Greg Louganis, diving hitting his head and coming back to win gold.
    85 USA Dream Team - Basketball 1992 - The team was awesome: Jordon, Magic, Bird etc.
    6 Cathy Freeman 400m 2000 Olympics, the race that stopped the nation.
    7 Perkins 1500 win from lane 8.
    8 Eric the Eel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zjCc...eature=related
    9 Seb Coes 'I told you so' in the 1984 1500m. Breathtaking, beautiful and special. A man written off that destroys the field and is still the only back-to-back winner of Olympic 1500m.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KupBT6XdC2c
    10 Jesse Owens winning 4 Gold Medals in Berlin.
    11 Nadia Comaneci first ever perfect 10.
    12 Linford Christie winning the 100m in 1992
    13 GB beating West Germany in the 1988 hockey final & especially Barry Davies's commentary "Where were the Germans? &, frankly, who cares?" Jingoism at its finest.
    14 Derek Redmond being helped round the track by his dad after his hamstring went in the 400m final
    15 Redgrave's "If you see me go near a boat you have my permission to shoot me" after winning gold in 1996. He, of course, returned 4 years later.
    16 Ben Johnson's run in the 1988 games. Doped he may've been, but it was awesome at the time.
    17 The Aussie swimming relay team air-guitaring in celebration after winning gold in a reference to Gary Hall Jnr comment about "Smashing them like guitars".
    18 The siege at the 1972 Olympics. Nuff said.
    19 Chariots of Fire; Liddle, Abrahams & all that.
    20 Some Korean boxer refusng to leave the ring for what seemed like years after losing a points decision in 1988.
    21 Bob Beamon's leap in the 1968 Mexico games.
    22 Cricket at the 1900 Olympics.
    23 Edwin Moses rounding out his stunning career with a bronze in the 400m hurdles at Seoul in 1988...
    24 DFK hurdles gold in 1988. [Debbie Flintoff-King]
    25 Mark Spitz's 7 Gold and 7 world records - Munich 1972
    26 Dawn Fraser wins her 3rd straight 100m freestyle - Tokyo 1964
    27 Shane Gould, wins 3 gold, and becomes the first ever female swimmer to win 3 Olympic Gold each in WR time (200m IM, 200m & 400m free). By doing so she also became the only male or female swimmer to ever hold the WR for each freestyle event from 100m to 1500m at the same time. She was only 15 at the time.
    28. Shane Heal v Yanks 1996.
    29. Jane Saville - Disqualification in the 20km walk, just out of the stadium, losing a certain gold.
    30. Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia Wins the Olympic Marathon, Running Barefoot! 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome.
    31. Olga Korbut's performance in 1972 Russian Gymnast.
    32. Cecil Healy 1912 Stockholm - silver in 100m freestyle. Olympic spirit at it's finest.
    33. Karoly Takacs, pistol shooter from Hungary, right handed rapid fire shooter loses right hand in WW2, comes back and wins gold with his left hand!
    34. Carl Schumann 1896 - Won 3 Golds in Gymnastics and 1 in Greco Roman Wrestling, he also competed in long jump, triple jump and shot put and in weightlifting.
    35. African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform their Power to the People salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
    36. Sydney Olympic mascots 10m bomb diving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg8YS...eature=related
    37. 1984, Legendary judoka Yasuhiro Yama****a wins the Gold Medal despite tearing a right calf muscle in the preliminary match (his pivot leg.) His opponent in the Final, Mohamed Ali Rashwan, receives an award from the International Fairplay Committee for not targeting Yama****a's injured leg. http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=AajY3HA0RtU
    38.1976, Shun Fujimoto -- "scored 9.5 on the pommel horse and 9.7 on the rings with a broken knee, dismounting from the rings from eight feet above ground and keeping his balance after landing on his feet." http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-C5-vIim8
    39.Britain win gold in the 4 X 100, Athens 04
    40. Kelly Holmes, Athens 04
    41. Redgrave makes it five in Sydney 2000
    42. Pinsent's four in a row 2004
    43. Carl Lewis wins the Long Jump gold in 1996, what a marvellous moment as he made it four in a row
    44. Carl Lewis LA 1984, what a brilliant athlete
    45. Hicham El Guerrouj's two golds at Athens
    46. Mongolian guy Pyambu Tuul who ran the marathon in 1992...he was so slow it was dark when he finished and they closed the stadium so he had to finish on the training track. They interviewed him afterwards and asked him if it was the best day of his life and he said no...up until 6 months ago he was completely blind and the greatest day of his life was when he got his sight back and saw his wife and children.
    47. Kipchoge Keino Mexico '68. Got stuck in traffic and ran the last mile to the stadium then went on to win the 1500 metres by the largest margin ever.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ric1DJJ5WAg
    48. Kenya 2004 steeple chase. Clean sweep, need I say more
    Roy Jones Jr vs Park Si-Hun in 1988 Seoul Olympic final. Jones is robbed in the final as the South Korean gets one of the most corrupt boxing decisions (outside Italy) in their favour.
    50. NZ referee Keith Walker getting attacked in the ring by rabid South Koreans after a result (which was supposed to have gone their way) went to the opposing boxer.
    51. 1976 -- Five American boxers - Sugar Ray Leonard, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr. won gold medals in boxing.
    52. 1972 -- New Zealand win the Men's Eight in rowing
    53. Laydown Sally Robbins in the Women's Eight rowing at Athens.
    54. Shane Kelly, 1996 Atlanta 1km cycling time trial foot slips off the pedal at the start of the race.
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    Think Laydown Sally in the rowing was mentioned earlier.

    I also think Shane Kelly should be included too. 1996 Atlanta Games, then world champion Kelly was one of the hot favourites in the 1km time trial only to suffer a cruel blow when his foot slipped off the pedal after the starter's orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'll second this. Ref was in error, apparently.
    I think it'll be fitting if this wins. What with the result of a match decided by an administrative decision based on political ideological grounds. Sums the Olympics up for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    * Muhammed Ali lighting the flame at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

    * 1992 Opening Ceremony Barcelona, the Archer lighting the flame..

    * Michael Johnson 200m and 400m double at the Atlanta Olympics smashing the World Record in the 200m.

    * Greg Louganis, diving hitting his head and coming back to win gold.

    * USA Dream Team - Basketball - The team was awesome: Jordon, Magic, Bird etc.

    * Cathy Freeman 400m 2000 Olympics, I've gotta include this.

    * Nadia Comaneci first ever perfect 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    **** you SOC.
    Anyway............. Nominate the DFK hurdles in 1988.
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    btw, there is a film about Peter Norman coming out tomorrow (at least in Australia) called Salute. It's written and directed by his son, Matt Norman, who's just been on SEN discussing it. Should bean interesting watch.

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    I believe these have not been nominated:

    - The Black Power salute in Mexico, 1968
    - Abebe Bikila winning the marathon barefooted
    - Dick Fosbury doing the Fosbury flop for the first time and claiming the high jump title
    - Voted #1 sports moment in Dutch history: the men's volleyball team winning the Atlanta gold after beating Italy in a five-set nailbiter
    - Van den Hoogenband vs. Thorpe, Sydney 2000
    - That Swiss lass nearly dying to complete the marathon (was it LA 1984?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
    I believe these have not been nominated:

    - The Black Power salute in Mexico, 1968
    - Abebe Bikila winning the marathon barefooted
    Those two are already nominated, dont know about others.

    - Voted #1 sports moment in Dutch history: the men's volleyball team winning the Atlanta gold after beating Italy in a five-set nailbiter-
    No disrespect to the achievement and its place in Dutch sporting history, just curious, is there any reason (other than a hard fought victory) why this should be a memorable olympic event ?

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    Wilma Rudolph's 3 gold in 1960.

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