Sadly this young woman did not make the Olympics, a true tragedy;
Sadly this young woman did not make the Olympics, a true tragedy;
I wonder though, is this footage shot by a spectator or was that a TV camera man zooming in on that ass? Never seen her before...very hot!
Kudos for the camera work.
Speaking of Olympians that are easy on the eyes, tune in on Aug. 11 for the women's mountain bike. This young lady (Pauline Ferrand-Prévot) is competing in it:
Left out Brazilian volleyball player. (NSFW)
Jessia Ennis, Olympic champion in the heptathlon, surrounded by two of her British teammates:
Canada strikes first against the U.S. in women's soccer. 1-0 in the 29th minute. Come on ladies.
All tied up at 1! One more and we get a WC final rematch with Japan.
This is one of the better soccer matches I've watched, male or female.
EDIT: 3-2 Canada now. This is pretty wild.
Canada up 3-2
Ridiculous ref calls x2 = US penalty shot
(Feel my bitterness)
This has been an amazing match so far. A little bit controversial though how USA tied it on a PK. They were given an indirect free kick in the box after the Canadian Goalie held the ball for too long before kicking it away, and then that led directly a handball on the free kick. Waback puts the PK in the back of the net to tie it up.
Try a lot.
Just a joke that call.
I don't know how the homers on NBC are painting the 'heroic' performance by the Americans but the Canadians I'm around are apoplectic.
Honestly there could have been another penalty - a much less controversial one - about a mintue later for the US. But the ref didn't award it, correctly imo, no doubt because she had just had the two calls against the US. I think the worst call was the delaying call against the Canadian keeper. Fantastic job by both offenses today. Defenses were not that strong at all - I don't think this was all-time great offense, just very good offense and some kind of bad defense.
The refs should not determine the outcome.
The delay call was terrible. A shame.
I didn't think the Canadians could afford Olympic coverage anymore.
This is just revenge for the calls in hockey two years ago.
Bad hockey calls?
3-3! Wambach converts the penalty!
how did she miss that
I'd like to thank Abby Wambach for choking on that one.
Still doesn't even up the ridiculous PK.
anyone have a link or site for the soccer?
It is on NBC Sports or you can stream it live (like every other Olympic event) on nbcolympics.com
Despite the score, I think both goalies are playing pretty well. This game is so wide-open that it seems like there's a chance every minute.
Good save for Hope Solo there.
Getting a bit chippy out there
been chippy all game. surprised there havent been more yellows. tancredi, im looking at you.
It is rather curious that a number of close calls are going to the US side...
The Canadian conspiracy theorist in me is coming oot.
It's the same reason the Leafs can't seem to win a cup.
/Hockey cheap shot
The legacy of John Ferguson Jr., Harold Ballard and Punch Imlach are not officiating
The head ref is from Norway, so I don't see how/why she would be partial to either side. With that being said, the US has enjoyed the adventage in the calling so far.
I think there is not much argument any more that Christine Sinclair is plainly the best player in the world. Quite the talent there.
Still crabby about the no-calls Canada's way.
Crabby or not, but Marta from Brazil is the best female player in the world. It is not even that close either.
Three goals looked pretty easy against the 'best team in the world'
i stepped away from the tv for a moment and missed the intro to the OT, so sorry if the announcers covered this... is it golden goal or play through the whole 30 mins of OT?
HOLY FUCKING ALEX MORGAN!
The things I would do to Alex Morgan...
SO HOT AND YET SO GOOD!!!!!!!
OMFG!!!! Alex Morgan header in extra time of extra time!!! 4-3 USA!!!!
Added time of extra time.
beautiful goal by USA.
Great game, US Ladies. Better get your sh*t together for Japan, however. The defending tonight will result in a very poor showing against the Blue Samuraiesses? (Blue Lady Samurai? I dunno)
terribly officiated game, but thats soccer. Feel bad for canada.
Just want soccer to fail in the U.S. Have too many friends who are obnoxious with regard to soccer. Also Canada got robbed on the penalty kick.....very sad
with Canada seeming to run out of gas at the end. Wambach just missed her header, then the beauty by Morgan.
Fitting that it's the US and Japan again (as in rematch from last year's World Cup finale).
But that was one of the most amazing finishes to a match I've ever seen.
USA men's basketball up 34-32 against Argentina after one. Looks to be a good game.
After a Manu flop.
Not very Dream Team -esque?
I think they got the message at halftime.
107-81 U.S. now.
Spain loses to Brazil in men's basketball, which theoretically is an upset. Spain was supposed to be our toughest competition for the gold medal. They now only finish third in their group, but in doing so, they get out of the U.S. side of the bracket. Did they tank?
I didn't see the game but looking at the box score, Spain led 66-57 after three quarters and then was outscored 31-16 in the fourth. That fourth quarter sounds a little sketchy.
Is the biggest challenger to USA's quest for gold. If Spain have Rubio, it's a different story. Not an upset IMO
Why is a guy born in NYC and raised in Southern California (Felix Sanchez) competing for the Dominican Republic?
Were born in Dominican Republic which makes him eligible for the Olympics based on the weird rule.
Former Michigan's sprinter, Adam Harris, competed for Guyana despite the fact he is born and raised in Chicago.
It's because he or she wouldn't make the American team. I think he would have made it.
I understand why he's eligible, but I don't understand the rationale of a world-class athlete not competing for the country that he's lived his entire life in, if he has the chance. I'm proud of my parents' heritage and all, but I couldn't imagine actually competing against my own country.
typically, it's much harder to make the Olympics to represent USA whereas it's much easier to compete for a different country.
Served a 4 year doping suspension (reduced from 8), then wins bronze here. And the Olympics wonder why people keep cheating.
Just watched Sam Mikulak compete and get fifth in the men's vault. Loved his sportsmanship, giving a hug to the S Korean guy (Dae han mingook, mahn sae!) who won. What a fantastic representative of the University of Michigan and of our country.