Nicole Cooke of Great Britain has won the gold medal in the women's road race.
Last edited by leepayne; 10-08-2008 at 04:41 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
How funny was the Korean chick going head-first into a ditch?
I laughed, anyway. Credit to her for continuing. Did she finish?
The one, the only CW Black
Code:47.3 W Coppinger to Heads Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!
Haha yeah feel pretty bad but burst out laughing as well.
Still was a pretty cool race being in the rain and all. Better than the soccer
Rest In Peace Craigos
- As featured in The Independent.
"Even when England lost 5-0 in 2006-07 I don't remember them folding like this. This is as bad as I have seen from an England side."
- Mick Vaughan on the 2013/14 tourists' efforts
But I guess it the old story, now that she won she is British but when she is dire she is Welsh.
The extent to which the British winner, regional loser thing happens is not actually as common as you probably think- it's largely confined to the tabloid press. The BBC is certainly not in the habit of doing that- they said straight away how happy Wales would be that Cooke won. And the same was true for Cavendish's victories- the article usually began "Britain's Mark Cavendish won the stage... the Manxman, 21....". What Scots and Welsh people really don't like is people calling their athletes "English" which doesn't happen very often anymore. And the same thing happens and happened for English victories. the British media isn't dominated by English people, and English people aren't always going to claim Scots and Welsh athletes as their own, any more than the other constitutent countries will. It's bound to happen when you have a nation composed of several countries- I actually think it makes Britain stronger.
Last edited by Chubb; 10-08-2008 at 05:26 AM.
Somebody has to...
A surprising ending with the British woman losing pace near the finish but still winning. A BBC commentator seemed puzzled because Italy were celebrating after winning the bronze. If you won an olympic medal you would celebrate though.
Last edited by andmark; 10-08-2008 at 06:04 AM.
thought Cook backed off on purpose on the chicane tbh, she knew she had them in a sprint, didn't want to lose it on that dodgy chicane.
Anyway unexpected Gold to start of with is not bad
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