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    Battle of the most memorable moments in Summer Olympics history

    With the Olympics approaching I think this will be a gun batle.

    I've decided to make the rules that everyone can nominate 10 moments and second 7 and we'll see how many we get, aiming for maybe 72 of the best moments, depending how popular this gets.

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    * 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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    Perkins 1500 win from lane 8.

    Freeman's race that stopped the nation.
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    For me there is no doubt,

    - 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 Olymic 1500m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    * 1992 Opening Ceremony Barcelona, the Archer lighting the flame..

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    A tad overly theatrical IMO. The arrow sailed way over the torch and then it magically burst into flames.

    It was a nice effect and idea but so obviously false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    A tad overly theatrical IMO. The arrow sailed way over the torch and then it magically burst into flames.

    It was a nice effect and idea but so obviously false.
    Yeah, I was what 9 or so at the time and I thought it was just incredible. Haven't see a replay of it in a while though.

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    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.
    Perkins 1500 win from lane 8.
    Eric the Eel.
    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
    Jesse Owens.
    Nadia Comaneci first ever perfect 10.

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    Second Comaneci!
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    I'll go with the first things I think of:

    1) - Linford Christie winning the 100m in 1992
    2) - 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.
    3) - Derek Redmond being helped round the track by his dad after his hamstring went in the 400m final
    4) - 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.
    5) - Ben Johnson's run in the 1988 games. Doped he may've been, but it was awesome at the time.
    6) - The Aussie swimming relay team air-guitaring in celebration after winning gold in a reference to some American swimmer's comment about "Smashing them like guitars".
    7) - The siege at the 1972 Olympics. Nuff said.
    8) - Chariots of Fire; Liddle, Abrahams & all that.
    9) - Some Korean boxer refusng to leave the ring for what seemed like years after losing a points decision in 1988.
    10) - Bob Beamon's leap in the 1968 Mexico games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'll go with the first things I think of:

    1) - Linford Christie winning the 100m in 1992
    2) - 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.
    3) - Derek Redmond being helped round the track by his dad after his hamstring went in the 400m final
    4) - 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.
    5) - Ben Johnson's run in the 1988 games. Doped he may've been, but it was awesome at the time.
    6) - The Aussie swimming relay team air-guitaring in celebration after winning gold in a reference to some American swimmer's comment about "Smashing them like guitars".
    7) - The siege at the 1972 Olympics. Nuff said.
    8) - Chariots of Fire; Liddle, Abrahams & all that.
    9) - Some Korean boxer refusng to leave the ring for what seemed like years after losing a points decision in 1988.
    10) - Bob Beamon's leap in the 1968 Mexico games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    All that is Porritt! Our only sprinting medallist in history.
    Ha. I imagine some dramatic licence was taken, but I remember in the film when he's presented to the Prince of Wales he said something like the NZ athletics board said that as he was at Oxford anyway he might as well have a go.

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    Seconded
    3) - Derek Redmond being helped round the track by his dad after his hamstring went in the 400m final.

    I dunno if this is working that well, lol.

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    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 smashing the World Record in the 200m.
    4 Greg Louganis, diving hitting his head and coming back to win gold.
    5 USA Dream Team - Basketball - 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.
    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.
    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 some American swimmer's 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 win in the 400m hurdles at Seoul in 1988...

    Seconded
    1 Cathy Freeman 400m 2000 Olympics, the race that stopped the nation.
    2 Nadia Comaneci first ever perfect 10.
    3 Derek Redmond being helped round the track by his dad after his hamstring went in the 400m final
    Last edited by NUFAN; 23-06-2008 at 06:41 PM.

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