Do major events seems to be starting earlier today? Looks like they passed out another gymnastic medal. Porter qualified for the semi in the 100m hurdles, like his wife did yesterday. USA women's basketball killing Canada. Great volleyball game between China and Japan just finished. Yesterday was really slow, but it seems like there's a lot going on early this morning.
OT: Olympics Day 12, Competition 11, with Spoiler type substance
Soccer starts soon;
Tricolores (Mexico) v. Blue Samurai (Japan).
Canarinhos (Brazil) v. Taeguk Warriors (ROK).
Brazil still the favorites; no team outside of the real Spanish National team can match the firepower Brazil brings to the table. As much as Neymar is a diving flopper, he's an amazing player to watch
Yeah, I really don't see Brazil having much trouble here unless Japan is just able to clamp down and keep it ugly. Even given that, this feels like a route.
I've never watched water polo before today, and it is like soccer, hockey, swimming, and pro wrestling/assault? I love it...
Put that right on the main feed.
is a terrific hockey announcer but just seems bored and out of his element doing water polo
Not quite yet. Two overtime periods are played, no matter what the score. Just like soccer.
Edit: Well my reply makes no sense now. NVM
wins in OT.... usa coach is lucky they got the win or he'd be under fire for the regulation ending....
He should be under fire. At least when C-Web did it he was a player....not the coach!
in the post game interview he completely owned up to making a mistake, said its a team game and even coaches can make errors in judgments, in those instances you have to look to your teammates to pick u up, which they did ... not an exact quote, but the gist. relatively classy...
We'll call it even.
Good to see us finally medal in some of the individual events. Thought we were just going to give all the easy medals to the Chinese.
Speaking of...big final four match in Beach Volleyball with May/Walsh vs. the Chinese. With the US and #1 Brazil on the other side, this is like having 4 1 seeds in March Madness make it to the last weekend.
Apparently they've added hide and seek to the olympic games. Seven Cameroon olympic athletes have disappeared in London, most likely to avoid returning to their homeland where the unemplyment rate is above 30%. The North Korean athletes after hearing the news: 'You can do that?'
that match was insane. incredibly fun volleyball.
The Americans were getting killed, then come back to win the first one. Then seem to have the second one completely in control and are rolling, only for it to be tight.
So in a perfect world the US beats Brazil (unlikely) and we have an all US match-up for the gold-silver. Then Brazil can beat China for the bronze. (Though Xue Chen isn't bad to look at for an amazon).
so the unlikely happened, usa beat brazil... now who to root for? so conflicted...
Me personally I'll be rooting for May/Walsh not because I love them but they can rally set some history and set a hard target for any future teams (home or abroad) to achieve. But at least if they have to hand off the title belt, it'll be to another US team.
I'm just reading these posts now for the first time after everything has already panned out - nice call, you pretty much nailed it! I'm happy with this result, I love medals, & I love seeing history made.
For the diehard rowers,
The Brits did themselves proud with four gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals, including gold medals for women's pair, women's double sculls, women's lightweight double, and mens four.
The NZL team had 3 golds in men's pair, men's double sculls and men's single scull, along with 1 silver medal and 5 bronze medals in other events.
The USA had one gold medal in the women's eight, a fine event to win, along with 2 bronze medals.
The Germans had 2 gold medals and 1 silver, including golds in the mens's eight and mens' quadruple sculls.
The Aussies got shut of the gold medals, but they had 3 silver and 2 medals.
FYI in rowing, sculls involve rowing with two blades, one on each side. Regular rowing involves a single oar on one side. Not a sport for the faint of heart. Just try a concept 2 rower sometime. It beats bicycling anyday!
Had better times than that last place qualifier. But she finished 2nd in a sucky heat.
South Korea taking the game to Brazil in the soccer semis midway through the first period. Korea very unlucky after having a ball cleared off the line and a player kicked in the head by a Brazilian defender in the box.