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Sohel
July 20, 2012, 03:28 AM
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THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE (http://www.london2012.com/)

The Olympics, summer and winter, there's nothing like 'em. Love the backstories almost as much the drama of competition, the ecstasy of victory, the agony of defeat and the flag packed pageantry.

GO Bangladesh! GO USA!

MohammedC
July 20, 2012, 03:55 AM
Prepare for worst ever Olympic in the history. London cant cope with overcrowded people as it is and now this c***. Ruining my next 3 to 4 weeks.

The game should have been spread out all over the country. Would have been more successful.

Sohel
July 20, 2012, 04:04 AM
Lighten up bro, it will be a blast InshAllah. BTW my cousins were in London on vaca last week and not having a good time dealing with the crowds. So I told them to spend their money in Dublin and Galway instead, and they're happy now.

Ajfar
July 20, 2012, 05:28 AM
I meant open up this thread yesterday. I wanted to share a really inspirational story with you guys. Mountain biker ftom Rowanda, his name is Adrian somrthing. He will be competing in the London olympics for Team Rwanda, 18 (I think) years ago 6 of his brothers were slaugutered during the genocide and he lost 50+ members of his extended family during the war. You guys should read up on him. I sure he can bring home a gold for his people.

Zeeshan
July 20, 2012, 08:08 AM
Possible duplicate (http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=40052)

Sohel
July 20, 2012, 10:42 AM
It is vraiment a duplicate. I request LesMods to perform a LeMerger s'il vous plaît, non?

Zeeshan
July 20, 2012, 04:45 PM
It is vraiment a duplicate. I request LesMods to perform a LeMerger s'il vous plaît, non?

apne murubbi manush bhaijan...APNAR threder shatei amar ta shongjukto houk, noy?

Roni_uk
July 20, 2012, 05:42 PM
Can't wait.. I am going to 7 events :-) including ladies beach vollyball :P

Dilscoop
July 20, 2012, 11:41 PM
I have been wondering about this for awhile. Did some middle school kid designed the whole theme and the logo... look at the Monster Inc. styled mascot. dahell! Who approved this? Danny Boyle?

Anyways, lets see what the so called "Dream team" can do. All the big mouth (except KD) are on that team. Also Michael Phelps v Ryan Lochte showdown!

Sohel
July 21, 2012, 12:10 AM
I love it all but make a point to watch:

1. Track and field
2. Swimming
3. Cycling
4. Triathlon
5. Fencing
6. Archery
7. Shooting
8. Equestrian
9. Sculling
10. Kayaking
11. Sailing
12. Judo
13. Taekwondo
14. Weightlifting
15. Gymnastics ( A Bangladeshi-American guy's competing for Bangladesh this year. He captains Michigan in the NCAAs)
16. Volleyball

Too bad they dropped baseball and softball this year.

I find field hockey, handball, ping pong and other racquet sports, and soccer annoying to watch during the Olympics. Basketball is simply too boring because the USA is simply too good. Boxing and wresting aren't my things.

Maysun
July 21, 2012, 03:38 AM
I think India alone will win at least 5 medals..

MohammedC
July 21, 2012, 04:03 AM
Lighten up bro, it will be a blast InshAllah. BTW my cousins were in London on vaca last week and not having a good time dealing with the crowds. So I told them to spend their money in Dublin and Galway instead, and they're happy now.

I wish it was that simple. Some of our livelihood depends on how London operates. Tomorrow most of the roads around us will be closed for torch relay. And when the Olympic starts most of the London's street will have restrictions.

It's going to be chaos

Shehwar
July 21, 2012, 05:33 AM
I've got tickets to handball and archery!

Roni_uk
July 21, 2012, 07:58 AM
I have got football QF, badminton, basketball, Hockey, beach volleyball and Gymnastics

Shehwar
July 21, 2012, 09:18 AM
I have got football QF, badminton, basketball, Hockey, beach volleyball and Gymnastics

Damn! I was after beach volleyball!

Ashraf-FTP
July 21, 2012, 07:38 PM
Ohh yeah I have missed BC for a loooong time :) It is great to be back.

I dont know how many of you know about this and whether I am late with this or not, but check this out, its superb :)

http://www.freep.com/article/20120718/SPORTS17/207180396/Michigan-gymnasts-Syque-Caesar-Sam-Mikulak-will-compete-against-each-other-at-Olympics?odyssey=obinsite

Glad this kid can even compete for us. Best of luck to Syque Caesar.

Born in Florida, he has already represented Bangladesh at the Central South Asian games and won 3 medals, 1 each of Gold, Silver and Bronze. There is a wikipedia article on him too :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syque_Caesar

I really hope he does good, even though the injury is disheartening. I think him representing BD even though he was born in the US is great.

Sohel
July 21, 2012, 08:11 PM
I've got tickets to handball and archery!

There's a Bangladeshi archer in the mix.

Shehwar
July 21, 2012, 11:06 PM
There's a Bangladeshi archer in the mix.

Wow such a pleasant surprise ! I'm going on the 30th. Hope I get to see and support out archer!

bujhee kom
July 21, 2012, 11:08 PM
Thank you dear Ashraf bro for that link and tell us about this U.S,/Florida born gymnast Syque Caesar....I had no idea about him...

this is really great news bhais and apus, read about this guy, Syque Caesar, who will be representing us, Team Bangladesh in the London Olympics in Gymnastics, especifically in all these, Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Horizontal Bar, Parallel Bars....I am just pasting what Ashraf already gave us in the link, so it all courtesy of our dear Ashraf. I wanted to paste it because I think sometimes people might not read unless somehting catches there eyes, the photos and all, big headlines etc. ...so dear Ashraf bro and mod bhais please don't get mad at me for pasting it again...

..This guy, Syque Caesar will be competing in the Olympics against his roomamte in Michigan, in Perallel Bars, Syque Caesar has dual citizenship of U.S. and Bangladesh, and he chose to represent Bangladesh instead, he couldve represented the U.S. instead, his roommate in Michigan, Sam Mikulak is also in the Olympics and will represent the team U.S.A. and they will compete there against each other for two different countries, when they also belong to the same University team, The great University of Michigan and teamamtes and roommates there...this is classic movie story/material guys...


This was published in the Detroit Frees Press Newspaper.

Michigan gymnasts Syque Caesar, Sam Mikulak will compete against each other at Olympics

Syque Caesar will perform on the high bar in the London Olympics that start this month. It's a good thing he doesn't need his left biceps to do this.

Caesar tore it clean off the bone last week training in Ann Arbor. He felt a pop while on the rings but didn't notice it until swinging on the parallel bars a few minutes later. After practice, the University of Michigan gymnast told his coach, Geoff Corrigan, he felt a little weird in the shoulder. An MRI confirmed the biceps tear Sunday night.

All of this is nothing more than a nuisance for Caesar. He is about to become the first Olympic gymnast in Bangladesh's history. No torn muscle will deter him. And why would it?

Caesar already had recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a torn labrum and a detached biceps in his right arm. That last injury happened at a meet in January when U-M was competing against Illinois and Oklahoma. Caesar knew immediately his senior season at U-M was finished. But the team trainer told him he might still have time to compete for his parents' native Bangladesh -- if he got the wild card and made the team.

http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20120717&Category=SPORTS17&ArtNo=207170808&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=640&Maxh=410&q=60

http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20120717&Category=SPORTS17&ArtNo=207170808&Ref=PH&Item=8&Maxw=640&Maxh=410&q=60

He cut his six-month rehab in half. Tuesday morning, he arrived at U-M's gymnast training facility in Ann Arbor wearing a dark green sweat suit and scarlet-red undershirt.

"Was difficult putting these on here," Caesar joked.

Bangladesh's colors resemble those of Michigan State and Ohio State.

"Green and red are two colors you don't wear anywhere around here," Caesar said. "Felt a little strange walking around campus."

Strange, yet plenty comfortable. Caesar may have grown up in the U.S. -- he was born in Florida -- but he was raised as a Bengali. His parents grew up there, his extended family remains there, and he has visited several times.

The idea to compete for his family's home country was hatched in 2010 when Corrigan approached him to inquire about citizenship. They got Caesar's father involved -- he played soccer for Bangladesh's national team -- and all three navigated the paperwork to set up dual citizenry.

Last winter, Caesar competed for Bangladesh at the Central South Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championships. He won gold in the parallel bars, silver in floor exercise and bronze in the vault. The medals were the first for Bangladesh in an international competition.

Now he wants to try to medal in the Olympics, where the competition will be much tougher. (He will compete in parallel bars, high bar, floor exercise and vault.) That means he may have to compete with his roommate to do this, at least in the parallel bars.

Fellow U-M gymnast Sam Mikulak will be in London, too. The sophomore qualified for the U.S. team this summer. Mikulak competes in all six categories, which means Caesar likely will see him in parallel bars and the floor exercise, Caesar's strongest categories.

Mikulak is gifted in both, too. The roommates have different styles. Mikulak is a gifted acrobat with uncanny balance and strength who pushes the limits in every event. Caesar, said Corrigan, is more artistic.

Caesar said Mikulak inspires him. Mikulak said the same thing of Caesar, especially when he found out his roommate got the Olympic nod before he did -- Caesar learned he'd made the team in April via e-mail.

Still, the roommates and teammates are grateful for one more chance to cheer on one another, as they have the past two years in NCAA meets. They still share Maize and Blue. It's just that both have added new colors and emblems on their sweatsuits.

Caesar wore his proudly around Ann Arbor on Tuesday, covering up the scars on his arm where a surgeon reattached his right biceps in January. He doesn't have time to get his left biceps reattached.

"I don't know anybody else that could do gymnastics with a torn biceps," Corrigan said.

But there Caesar will be, marching into the Olympic stadium in London, attempting to win the first medal for Bangladesh. Not just gymnastic medal, but medal period.

"It's the most populous country in the world without a medal," Caesar said.

He aims to change that.

"If he is absolutely perfect, it is definitely possible," said Corrigan, "but I hope Bangladesh is proud of him for competing."

Contact Shawn Windsor: 313-222-6487 or swindsor@freepress.com.

More Details: Michigan gymnasts
Sam Mikulak: 19-year-old U-M student from California, competes for United States.
Quazi Syque Caesar: 21-year-old U-M student from Florida, competes for Bangladesh.
Summer Olympics
When: July 27 to Aug. 12.
Where: In and around London.
Online: london2012.com.
Key dates
For men's gymnastics medal events:
July 30: Team.
Aug. 1: Individual all-around.
Aug. 5: Floor exercise,
pommel horse.
Aug. 6: Rings, vault.
Aug. 7: Horizontal bar,
parallel bars.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120718/SPORTS17/207180396/Michigan-gymnasts-Syque-Caesar-Sam-Mikulak-will-compete-against-each-other-at-Olympics?odyssey=obinsite

Shehwar
July 21, 2012, 11:15 PM
Does anyone have a full list of all the events are competing in?

bujhee kom
July 21, 2012, 11:17 PM
This might need a thread of its own, what you say Shehwar bro?

Sohel
July 22, 2012, 01:09 AM
1. Quazi Syque Caeser, 21 (Gymnastics)

2. Mohan Khan, 20 (Track and Field, 100m Sprint)

3. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, 19 (Swimming, 50m Freestyle)

4. Md. Emdadul Haque Milion, 19 (Archery)

5. Sharmin Ratna, 24 (Shooting, 10m Air Rifle)

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:fanflag: JAUY BANGLA, BANGLADESH CHIROJIBI HOK :fanflag:

Sohel
July 22, 2012, 02:57 AM
I think India alone will win at least 5 medals..

I hereby wager a full plate of Fakhruddin's biriyani that'll never happen in my lifetime.

Shehwar
July 22, 2012, 03:13 AM
I hereby wager a full plate of Fakhruddin's biriyani that'll never happen in my lifetime.

India did win 3 medals last time including a gold! You never know ..

Shehwar
July 22, 2012, 03:15 AM
This might need a thread of its own, what you say Shehwar bro?

আবার জিগায় !

Sohel
July 22, 2012, 03:30 AM
India did win 3 medals last time including a gold! You never know ..

The jump from 3 to 5 won't happen in my lifetime bro.

AsifTheManRahman
July 25, 2012, 03:02 PM
The drama has begun.

Greece (http://yhoo.it/MGNm5v)'s triple-jump (http://yhoo.it/MGOfLi) champion was expelled from the Olympics after posting a tasteless tweet about Africans and the West Nile virus. Hellenic Olympic Committee officials announced Voula Papachristou wouldn't travel to London after she tweeted a joke (http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2012/07/25/greek-olympics-athlete-triggers-outrage-with-racist-comment-expelled-from-olympics-2012/) about African immigrants.
On Monday, the track athlete posted a tweet reading, "with so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitos will be eating food from their own home." The comments created an uproar on Greek social media. Papachristou didn't address the criticism on Twitter for two days.
Greece later announced it would place Papchristou "outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement."

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/greek-athlete-expeled-olympics-racist-tweet-140602319--oly.html

F6_Turbo
July 25, 2012, 03:16 PM
You thought that was drama? Please....

BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
North #Korea's women's football team walks off pitch before #Olympic tie when South Korean flag displayed by mistake

lol

You'd think they'd be really careful not to mess that up...it resulted in an hour long delay!

Roni_uk
July 25, 2012, 06:30 PM
The North Korean fiasco is just hilarious but quite unacceptable really - the guy/team created the player slides with S Korean flags on must be an illiterate! Its like someone calling me Pakistani - I would boycott the Olympics for life.

Maysun
July 26, 2012, 05:38 AM
Good that the North Koreans won.

Crisis
July 26, 2012, 02:41 PM
Already trainey jayga pai na.... @:(

Sohel
July 27, 2012, 07:41 AM
The Olympic soccer tournament's underway. Spain losing to fellow Asians Japan has been the big sport related news so far. The highlight video indicates that Japan TOTALLY outclassed Spain and should've won 6-0!

Here's the update:

Brazil hang on but Spain lose
July 26, 2012

***
(Brazil v. Egypt)

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Brazil got their Olympic campaign off to a winning start as they resisted a second-half comeback to beat Egypt 3-2.

Brazil had looked like the team to beat for 45 minutes, with new Chelsea signing Oscar playing a starring role as they went three goals ahead inside 30 minutes.

Manchester United's Rafael drilled home the opener from, Oscar's assist, and the midfielder was again heavily involved when Brazil doubled their lead ten minutes later as he rounded the advancing Egyptian goalkeeper Ahmed Elshenawi before squaring for Leandro Damiao to fire home from close range.

Neymar made it three a few minutes later as he headed home after combining brilliantly with Hulk - the pair making light of a badly cut-up playing surface.

Egypt pulled one back early in the second period through Mohamed Aboutrika, and then reduced the deficit to a single goal through Mohamed Salah, but were unable to find an equaliser.

***
(Spain v. Japan)

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One of the favourites for the gold medal, Spain, put in a terrible performance as they had Inigo Martinez sent off and lost 1-0 to Japan.

Spain should have lost by a lot more as their passing game deserted them and they went behind as Yuki Otsu arrived unmarked to meet a corner and give Japan an unlikely lead.

Then less than ten minutes later Martinez was given his marching orders for hauling down his man when through on goal and Spain were unable to get back into the game.

***
(Great Britain v. Senegal)

Craig Bellamy's first-half goal for Great Britain was not enough as they started their London 2012 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Senegal at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Having been played off the park by Brazil in a recent friendly, Britain made a confident start against a combative Senegal side, and they were ahead on 20 minutes thanks to a goal made and scored in Wales. Ryan Giggs delivered the teasing cross from the right, and when the ball bounced down inside the area Bellamy mastered a difficult piece of technique to volley into the far corner.

That lead almost lasted a matter of minutes as young 'keeper Jack Butland made a horrible mess of a simple clearance, playing Sadio Mane clean through on goal. Butland spread himself to make life difficult but, having lifted the ball over the keeper, Mane will have been disappointed to see it drift wide.

Team GB came under greater pressure in the second period, with Butland twice forced to make instinct saves to guard his clean sheet, while Danny Rose was also needed to head off the line. At the other end, Bellamy was denied a blatant penalty when he was crunched inside the area 20 minutes from time, and he was withdrawn soon after.

Soon afterwards, Britain conceded, the defence getting the offside trap all wrong as Moussa Konate ran clear to delicately lift the ball over Butland. Marvin Sordell had a glorious chance to win it for Team GB at the death, but his left-footed strike rebounded off the bar.

***
(Uruguay v. UAE)

Uruguay came from behind to beat United Arab Emirates 2-1.

UAE took a shock lead through skipper Ismaeil Matar midway through the first-half and for a time they threatened to extend their advantage, but Uruguay battled back.

They were level on 42 minutes when Luis Suarez - who had been booed throughout by the Old Trafford crowd - had been fouled 20 yards out and Bologna star Gaston Ramirez curled home.

Uruguay looked a new team after the half-time team talk, and 11 minutes after the break they were ahead. Suarez was involved again, cutting inside after collecting a pass from substitute Nicolas Lodeiro, who kept going and buried a clinical shot into the far corner.

***
(Morocco v. Honduras)

Earlier, the men's Olympic tournament started off with a great game as Honduras and Morocco played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Hampden Park.

Morocco took the lead through Abdelaziz Barrada but a double from Jerry Bengtson put Honduras in command, with the second coming from the penalty spot.

The Central Americans were only ahead for two minutes though as Zakaria Labyad netted an equaliser before Zakara Bergdich was sent off for kicking out as his opponent.

***
(Mexico v. South Korea)

Mexico and South Korea played out a poor 0-0 draw with Raul Jimenez coming the closest when he almost handed the Mexicans a late win when through on goal.

The striker clipped the outside of the post after being put through by Tottenham's Giovani dos Santos with the whistle fast-approaching.

Korea enjoyed the better of the game though with Nam Taehee firing high and wide with 19 minutes gone and Park Jongwoo crashing a long-distance half-volley over seven minutes before the break. Koo Ja-Cheol also headed Kim Changsoo's cross past the post when he might have done better ten minutes from time.

***
(Switzerland v. Gabon)

Pierre Aubameyang denied ten-man Switzerland an opening Group B victory as Gabon claimed a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

St Etienne striker Aubameyang cancelled out Admir Mehmedi's twice-taken penalty with a neat finish as the half-time whistle approached.

***
(Belarus v. New Zealand)

Belarus marked their first appearance at a major tournament since gaining independence 21 years ago with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in an Olympic Games Group C clash at the City of Coventry Stadium.

SOURCE (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1127408/men's-olympics:-spain-shocked-by-japan?cc=4716)

Roni_uk
July 27, 2012, 08:14 AM
First Olympics where most Bangladeshis are involved - from torch bearers to CHIEF dancer of the opening ceremony who is also choreographed the main dance piece on the show - Akram Khan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18767780

Sohel
July 27, 2012, 08:49 AM
First Olympics where most Bangladeshis are involved - from torch bearers to CHIEF dancer of the opening ceremony who is also choreographed the main dance piece on the show - Akram Khan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18767780

Can't wait! I love the Opening Ceremonies.

Dilscoop
July 27, 2012, 05:32 PM
Stupid NBC!!

Ajfar
July 27, 2012, 05:56 PM
First Olympics where most Bangladeshis are involved - from torch bearers to CHIEF dancer of the opening ceremony who is also choreographed the main dance piece on the show - Akram Khan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18767780

Add one more to that list. Just found out about this from Zeeshan bhai's fb wall

Bangladeshi designs London Olympic coin

http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=211499&cid=1#.UBMG9oH2ZYA.facebook

goru
July 27, 2012, 06:16 PM
That opening ceremony was so damn boring... until Bean!



And WTH... Saudis making the women athletes walk behind the men. I guess we should just be thankful that they let women in at all...

Crisis
July 27, 2012, 06:45 PM
That opening ceremony was so damn boring... until Bean!


Tell me about it ! Worst opening ceremony I have ever seen. And, the music scene across the decades bit .. wth was that supposed to portray ? British white girls like Black men and marry them and have mixed kids ?
Arctic monkeys... FAIL!

I did realize that the world is a huge place and full of good-looking people.

goru
July 27, 2012, 07:03 PM
BEAN!

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Roni_uk
July 27, 2012, 07:45 PM
Watched the fireworks from outside of the stadium... Looked amazing. The ceremony...nah...not all that. I think Danny Boyle was making a movie rather than an opening ceremony.

Crisis
July 27, 2012, 08:03 PM
Don't forget the 007 bit with the Queen.

MohammedC
July 27, 2012, 09:06 PM
The torture starts tomorrow for average Londoner like me.

Allah please save us from Olympic Lane fines.

Ajfar
July 27, 2012, 10:55 PM
^ olympic lane e gari niya dhora porle koto taka fine Mo bhai?

Dilscoop
July 27, 2012, 11:17 PM
I'm watching the OC right now. Boring? IDK what you guys are talking about. They kept it very cultural, about their history and their past. I guess now you know how people felt about our cricket wc ceremony and those 2 hr long lectures.

Anyways. From an artistic prospective it's awesomely done, you can see the creativity in every little detail. The graphics are awesome! Now it got really kool, with the kids, the decades, the musics.

DAVID BECKHAM!

I can't believe people already watched these this morning. IDK why NBC didn't show this live.

Sohel
July 27, 2012, 11:22 PM
I'm not into musicals, showtunes and British pop (not rock) so wasn't thrilled about the OC. I appreciate the effort it took to put such a big, live number together, and found it interesting conceptually, but thought it sucked big time in comparison to every Summer Olympic OS I've had the privilege to witnesses from the 1976 Montreal Games. I'd rate the OC at Beijing as the best among them.

Yimou >>> Boyle, period.

I always look forward to the athletes' parade, as do a billion people worldwide tuned into the OC, and absolutely hated the way they were hurried because of the expansive musical numbers. I also just hated the way ESPN and Star Sports kept cutting away to stupid Indian commercials throughout the parade. Frack them and their "short breaks"!

Anyway, let the Games begin.

Chaulo Bangladesh! GO USA!

MohammedC
July 27, 2012, 11:30 PM
^ olympic lane e gari niya dhora porle koto taka fine Mo bhai?

£75 if you pay with in 14 days of you miss the cut you pay £150

Dilscoop
July 27, 2012, 11:34 PM
I'm not into musicals, showtunes and British pop (not rock) so wasn't thrilled about the OC. I appreciate the effort it took to put such a big, live number together, and found it interesting conceptually, but thought it sucked big time. I'd rate the OC at Beijing as the best among them.

Ditto. I appreciate the work. It was pretty massive. But it was bit too busy and too much going on.

Oopp! They just showed Bangladesh for like 3 sec. NBC cut to commercial after Arg, and then came back and showed some early Bs and there was Bangladesh. I see what you mean about the rushing. But thats the TV people's fault.


I saw a HOT HOT Albanian girl!

Sohel
July 27, 2012, 11:43 PM
Ditto. I appreciate the work. It was pretty massive. But it was bit too busy and too much going on.

The fact that we were subjected to looking at dirty and sweaty British industrial worker types for THAT long was a total buzzkill. Even the Moscow Olympics OC had the good sense not to do that type of Socialist Realism when people tuning-in want to be wowed and perhaps infotained a little, not lectured to.

Quite a few of the athletes from many countries were EXTREMELY hot in many different ways. Not surprisingly, NONE were from the huge British contingent. All that wonderful diversity still can't seem to get rid of the classic English horseyness, sad ;)

Dilscoop
July 27, 2012, 11:54 PM
I need to find out her name!

Navo
July 28, 2012, 12:01 AM
I wrote on FB that: it is really hard to compare the Beijing opening ceremony with the London one given how different they were in nature. I also feel that each city (and the countries as a whole) had something different to prove in 2008 and 2012 respectively. Along with its emergence as an economic powerhouse, the former had to demonstrate its capability to impeccably stage a global event while the latter has been seeking to affirm and celebrate its multi-ethnic, multi-cultural identity as well its ability to host such an elaborate spectacle during a time of financial crises. I think both have achieved their respective objectives and I am happy to see the goodwill it has engendered.

However, due to the forum's quasi-anonymity, I can be a bit more candid here. I felt that the way they showcased characteristic British life, eccentricity and humour would be endearing to the native British viewer but not overly gripping to the global viewer. While Daniel Craig and Rowan Atkinson's cameos were amusing and Muhammad Ali and Sir Paul McCartney's appearance were emotional; the all-to-brief 'village green' sequence, the Dizzee Rascal-inspired dancing/social messaging and the hospital-bed dancing was not particularly impressive. It was far from the jaw dropping ceremony that we saw in Beijing. While I'm happy that my English friends, who are so often cynical about their country, positively responded to the ceremony, I feel that any feelings of self-gratification would be unwarranted.

Sohel
July 28, 2012, 12:06 AM
I wish they had Monty Python script, choreograph and direct the OC. That'd have been something truly different, daring and incredible.

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 12:30 AM
Hot damn this Nepali girl. And damn, couple of dutch chicks!

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 12:36 AM
Polland's flag-walla! Marry me!

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 12:38 AM
Maria Sharapova!

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 12:48 AM
South Africa...wait no! That girl behind Gasol! Spain takes the honors for S-countries. I'm going to Spain!

Miraz
July 28, 2012, 01:02 AM
It was one of the best opening ceremonies in terms of creativity and originality. Enjoyed every minute of it. Hats off to Danny Boyle.

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 01:06 AM
^ yes it was. Unique! Sort of overlapped all that controversies.

LOL at Kobe and LeBron in that ridiculous hat or w/e. Damn US a got a LONG time compared to the others. Yee!

Electrequiem
July 28, 2012, 03:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/g5cVq.jpg

Zunaid
July 28, 2012, 03:34 AM
^ yes it was. Unique! Sort of overlapped all that controversies.

LOL at Kobe and LeBron in that ridiculous hat or w/e. Damn US a got a LONG time compared to the others. Yee!

You are watching the US broadcast. Olympic coverage in the US sucks big hairy...... It's like you are watching a sequence of feel good human interest stories interspersed by Americans winning medals. I'm Amercan too, but that's a bit too parochial for me. If I wan to see us win medals, I want to know who we beat. Or who beat us.

Nadim
July 28, 2012, 03:58 AM
I wish BD had more participants in Olympics. I mean only 5 participants out of 160m is just shows how much we suck in sports :(

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 04:39 AM
You are watching the US broadcast. Olympic coverage in the US sucks big hairy...... It's like you are watching a sequence of feel good human interest stories interspersed by Americans winning medals. I'm Amercan too, but that's a bit too parochial for me. If I wan to see us win medals, I want to know who we beat. Or who beat us.
I meant USA officially got a bit longer walk time. At least 25-30 sec longer. But this isn't anything new. Isn't that how it is for other stuffs as well? Bit self-centered? But I guess it makes sense, this is US broadcast, people are waiting to see our athletes, so NBC stayed with the US team.

I know what you mean though. What bothers me the most when they make our sports events into a world wide thing, even though people in ROW probably don't follow our leagues.

Where can I watch the official version anyways?

Navo
July 28, 2012, 04:55 AM
you can watch it on BBC Dilscoop? If you have cable, you may even find BBC HD

@SohelNR: The Monty Python idea would be fun or even an introduction to the Industrial Revolution by Blackadder! Can't believe they had a segment on the NHS without using that great British export, Hugh Laurie!

patriot
July 28, 2012, 05:44 AM
http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1176176.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/german+salute+man.jpeg

Should keep The Sun , Daily Mirror , Daily Fail and the rest busy for a week.

patriot
July 28, 2012, 05:51 AM
On the whole I think it was a fairly good affair. Homage to British History , James Bond's helicopter fake stunt , Rowan Atkinson's act and Akram khans dance were the standout acts for me. Arctic Monkeys cover of Come Together was awesome too.

Zunaid
July 28, 2012, 06:04 AM
http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1176176.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/german+salute+man.jpeg

Should keep The Sun , Daily Mirror , Daily Fail and the rest busy for a week.

Oh man. You have to see this in video.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/tv/man-does-sieg-heil-salute-2012-olympics-opening-ceremonies

This has piqued my waning interest in the Olympics.

Roni_uk
July 28, 2012, 07:39 AM
The torture starts tomorrow for average Londoner like me.

Allah please save us from Olympic Lane fines.

Out today for two events.... Roads are completely empty... You should be flying with your car :)

Crisis
July 28, 2012, 08:41 AM
Maria Sharapova!

There are so many beautiful stunning women in the world. Wow! My bride standards just went up!

Btw, did yoiu miss Leryn Franco ? The stunner in the Paraguay team ?

Crisis
July 28, 2012, 08:42 AM
Out today for two events.... Roads are completely empty... You should be flying with your car :)

Just came back after driving. Roads are quiet for a Saturday!

Btw, Roni bhai , please PM me or let yourself be PM'able

goru
July 28, 2012, 09:17 AM
http://i.imgur.com/usrKO.jpg

goru
July 28, 2012, 09:26 AM
http://i.imgur.com/k42fz.jpg

Crisis
July 28, 2012, 09:34 AM
http://i.imgur.com/k42fz.jpg

and now they are independent .. and we are in recession... :facepalm:

Roni_uk
July 28, 2012, 12:10 PM
Just came back after driving. Roads are quiet for a Saturday!

Btw, Roni bhai , please PM me or let yourself be PM'able

How do I do that... I thought I am already PM'able.. No?

Maysun
July 28, 2012, 01:32 PM
The Archery final was sooooo good. Italy beat the USA by a point to take gold!

Maysun
July 28, 2012, 01:40 PM
Lochte takes Gold in the Men's 400m. Phelps finished 4th! :lol:

Nasif
July 28, 2012, 02:32 PM
Volleyball:
That was pretty good set, US leads 1-0 against South Korea. Keep going team USA!

Crisis
July 28, 2012, 02:35 PM
How do I do that... I thought I am already PM'able.. No?

Roni_uk has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.

Maysun
July 28, 2012, 02:38 PM
Ye breaks the WR and takes Gold for the 400m Individual Medley

Stephanie Rice fails as she finishes 6th :(

Nadim
July 28, 2012, 03:38 PM
Sharmin Akter Ratna, Bangladesh's only shooter in the London Olympics, finished a dismal 27th among the 56 shooters in the 10m Air Rifle event at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London on Saturday.

The 24-year old SA Games gold medallist, who underwent extensive training in Bristol under Bangladesh coach Shoyebuzzaman for more than two months, shot 393 (95+99+100+99) to wrap up her Olympics campaign.

Her first series of shots cost too much as 95 is considered a poor show. Though she bounced back with three good series, the five-point deficit was too much to overcome.

Sylwia Bockaga of Poland and Yi Silling of China topped the eight-name final qualifiers list with 399 points. 397 was the cut out point and it was earned by Katerina Emmons of Czech Republic.

Yi Silling, the world champion later won the event with 502.9 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh archer Emdadul Haque Milon, who finished 61st out of 64 in the Men's ranking round, will face Great Britain's Larry Godfrey in the archery event at Lord’s on Monday.

Milon is ranked 127th while Larry is ranked 10th. The Bristolian has competed in the last two Olympic Games but is yet to claim a top-three finish.

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Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 05:02 PM
Most legit article from ESPN. http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

See you b****s in Rio!

(I like how the black condom is the biggest one.)

Dilscoop
July 28, 2012, 05:04 PM
Antonija Misura

Crisis
July 28, 2012, 05:55 PM
Most legit article from ESPN. http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine


:facepalm: Appalling.

Roni_uk
July 28, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Now I know why I don't have any gf in BC :(.... It's been 5 yrs since I have joined and never knew it :(

Re: olympics ....what a first day I had... Left home at 9:30 in the morning to the west side of the town for badminton, enjoyed some superb games by the Malaysian. Japanese, Chinese, Taipei, GBR, turkish hotie (yigit) and sexy Indian duo (ashwini ponnappa and Jwala Gutta). Then straight after back to east end for some brilliant Artist Gymnastics by ESP, GER, UKR, ROM, RUS. Got back home an hour ago at 1am... Exhausted but was totally worth it.

Sohel
July 29, 2012, 02:42 AM
Just awful stuff from the Bangladeshi contingent so far, AGAIN :(

Ajfar
July 29, 2012, 05:09 PM
So far it's China and U.S. neck and neck at the top.

Phelp missed out to on the gold to a french dude. I guess it's revenge, since last time phelps beat out a french guy to win the gold.

Spain lost to Honduras by 1 goal. That must be a big upset. Spain is one of the favorite to win the tournament.

MohammedC
July 29, 2012, 08:32 PM
Now I know why I don't have any gf in BC :(.... It's been 5 yrs since I have joined and never knew it :(

Re: olympics ....what a first day I had... Left home at 9:30 in the morning to the west side of the town for badminton, enjoyed some superb games by the Malaysian. Japanese, Chinese, Taipei, GBR, turkish hotie (yigit) and sexy Indian duo (ashwini ponnappa and Jwala Gutta). Then straight after back to east end for some brilliant Artist Gymnastics by ESP, GER, UKR, ROM, RUS. Got back home an hour ago at 1am... Exhausted but was totally worth it.

Thats a loooooong day out considering you only live few miles away. BTW so far I have managed to avoid the Olympic area. Also because it was weekend the traffic was not much. But tomorrow is Monday, lets hope it turns out to be a "Funday" not a "Moanday".

F6_Turbo
July 29, 2012, 10:16 PM
-So happy to see Spain lose - their reaction afterwards was priceless. Out of the tournament already!
-Phelps hasn't had the best of starts, but 5 more events left and he's only 1 medal away from tying the most ever(17 plays 18)

Sohel
July 29, 2012, 10:49 PM
Hats off to the Chinese swimmers. Now that they've won gold in men's swimming also, it's a treat to see another country, especially an Asian country emerge to challenge the USA and Australia in the pool.

Phelps? Two words: Mary Jane. Not performance enhancing in the pool that's for sure.

Korean archers continue their dynastic dominance in the women's team event with their 7th consecutive gold. I love archery. Just don't wear anything yellow when I'm shooting.

Not at all surprised to see Indian athletes failing to live up to their own media generated hype yet again. Amazing how so many always buy into the delusions they spin so freaking often. We suck worse but at least we know it. Nobody here expected any of our athletes, including the Michigander, to qualify in any of their events and that expectation was met.

"Great" Britain so far? :lol:

Spain put up a better fight before losing to a spirited CONCACAF side. They're lucky that Japan didn't didn't beat them 6-0 or more. Look at the highlights if you don't believe me. They're an ordinary side without their Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars, and the midfield in particular looks suspect without Xavi and Iniesta. The defense is error-prone and simply awful with its monumental lapses at regular intervals. Rooting for Japan to win it, their finishing needs to get a frack of a lot better FAST for that to happen, but Brazil would be tough to beat.

F6_Turbo
July 30, 2012, 03:44 AM
I see the whispers(not of the Chinese variety) have started up after the performance by Chinese swimmer Shiwen Ye.

Only 16, and smashed the previous 400m medley WR by a whole second - and that record was set using one of the, no banned, space age body suits.

MohammedC
July 30, 2012, 10:05 AM
Just saw the news about an important set of keys for wembley stadium lost by metropolitan police.

Big facepalm to them!!!!!

Zunaid
July 30, 2012, 10:08 AM
Just saw the news about an important set of keys for wembley stadium lost by metropolitan police.

Big facepalm to them!!!!!

Mo - check your wallet.

F6_Turbo
July 30, 2012, 11:19 AM
After the Greek athlete, now a Swiss footballer has been expelled for racist tweets.

How stupid can people be?

Oh and India have their first medal from these games - Bronze in the men's shooting

Navo
July 30, 2012, 11:57 AM
Look at this article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/london-2012-olympics-blog/2012/jul/29/london-2012-china-ye-shiwen).

I found this portion to be particularly interesting:

"Their medals could also owe something to the unique talent identification system China uses to stream children into different sports. In his excellent 2003 profile of Yao Ming for the New Yorker, Pete Hessler, talks about how Chinese basketball players are selected strictly on the basis of their height and genealogy. "We go to the schools and look at the children's height, and then we check their parents' height," Hessler was told by one high school coach. "The method of early recruitment is a product of China's inability to provide every public school with coaches and sports facilities," Hessler wrote. "The system has proved effective in low-participation, routine-based sports like gymnastics and diving." And also, it seems, swimming.

Ye says she started swimming in 2003 because her "teacher spotted she had big hands". In swimming, where physique determines so much, the rather-rudimentary method of recruiting young athletes on the basis of their physical characteristics rather than their talent or inclination for the sport, appears to work well. It is coupled, of course, to an infamously fierce training programme, to the point where Ye was asked whether she resented being treated like a robot. "Of course not," she replied. "I think we have very good training, very scientific-based training, that's why we all have progressed.""

Could this be a way of investing in Bangladeshi athletes across the country while there is a dearth of funds for the sport(s)?

AsifTheManRahman
July 30, 2012, 12:17 PM
Of note are the strong work ethics of the Chinese people too. Can you expect, say, someone like Aftab Ahmed or Nazimuddin to thrive under fierce training programs especially when they don't necessary have an inclination for the sport in question? Heck even Shakib doesn't like to train hard and he's the best we've got.

This sort of hand-picking may yield an athlete or two who will at most win gold medals at the SAAF games, but we're generally a very lazy nation. Combine that with organizational incompetence, lack of funds and the subsequent poverty resulting in kids leaning towards careers that yield greater immediate monetary returns, corruption, lack of skilled coaches and we basically have no hope. Hmm...this might be one for the why_are_our_athletes_so_hopeless thread in the other forum.

F6_Turbo
July 30, 2012, 01:16 PM
major drama in the gymnastics and fencing

Dilscoop
July 30, 2012, 02:42 PM
Lochte cost us a gold. Phelps had a huge lead and he just blew it.

AsifTheManRahman
July 30, 2012, 03:26 PM
He seems to have come to London with one goal - deny Phelps a gold medal at any cost, swimming with or against him.

Lochte cost us a gold. Phelps had a huge lead and he just blew it.

Dilscoop
July 30, 2012, 03:47 PM
^ lol I was sort of thinking that too. It's not totally out of the equation. He looked super slow and felt like he wasn't even trying. To top it all up, he looked super happy bitting on that sliver with his ridiculous grill.

Phelps looked good though. Lot better than day 1. I can see him winning at least 2-3 more gold.

Navo
July 30, 2012, 05:22 PM
Of note are the strong work ethics of the Chinese people too. Can you expect, say, someone like Aftab Ahmed or Nazimuddin to thrive under fierce training programs especially when they don't necessary have an inclination for the sport in question? Heck even Shakib doesn't like to train hard and he's the best we've got.

This sort of hand-picking may yield an athlete or two who will at most win gold medals at the SAAF games, but we're generally a very lazy nation. Combine that with organizational incompetence, lack of funds and the subsequent poverty resulting in kids leaning towards careers that yield greater immediate monetary returns, corruption, lack of skilled coaches and we basically have no hope. Hmm...this might be one for the why_are_our_athletes_so_hopeless thread in the other forum.

It wasn't too long ago that these very same Chinese people lived in an opium-induced haze and were themselves reluctant/unable to work. They suffered from maladministration and their country was divided by skirmishing warlords. We're lazy but our general situation isn't nearly as bad as that.

Now, the circumstances that our Olympic athletes are in is appalling. But it isn't anything that cannot be remedied with an administrative re-haul, which I am suggesting. I think hand-picking, as suggested in the article above, coupled with strict discipline and the lure of lucrative financial incentives will be the kick that our Aftabs and Nazimuddins will need. There may still be the matter of skilled coaches but as we can also see from the Chinese example, they still use a majority of Chinese coaches for their sports/athletics teams - coaches who may not have been personally very successful in their respective fields but still have skills to pass on to a more talented, better funded generation.

F6_Turbo
July 31, 2012, 12:17 AM
Bangladeshis are generally lazy - I completely disagree. This country runs on the sweat that drips from the backbreaking labor of the vast majority.

We generally suck at sports and lack natural athleticism.

Sohel
July 31, 2012, 02:27 AM
Bangladeshis are generally lazy - I completely disagree. This country runs on the sweat that drips from the backbreaking labor of the vast majority.

We generally suck at sports and lack natural athleticism.

Thank you for putting things in perspective. We're a nation of stoners who don't need to consume anything to achieve a semi-permanent state of stoniness. Explains the slow responses, love of music and munchies, propensity for pointless adda, and the incessant procreation. All great things IMO. So, even if we invest heavily in purely endurance sports such as walking, sailing, sculling and cycling -- things our people do every day -- the general lack of natural athleticism will be a mitigating challenge to overcome with considerable patience and difficulty.

The Chinese approach however, will ensure the survival of the fittest as most of us simply die training. That sort of grim Darwinism won't go unchallenged by our people once their children get picked into certain types of sports only to die in camp.

Also, I doubt that we as a nation have the willingness to systematically pay attention to that kind of strategic and deployment details for long enough. So lets just focus on cricket, golf, archery and shooting while we continue to live vicariously when it comes to all other sports.

I don't thing we'll allow ANYONE to do this to our kids:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qij0QULBBdk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Dilscoop
July 31, 2012, 03:39 AM
^ Yah, looking at that Ye Shiwen is defo on steroids!

Jokes aside, US comments and reactions are very disturbing and sexist. You can't just randomly accuse someone like that. Where is Murali!

Navo
July 31, 2012, 08:02 AM
Thank you for putting things in perspective. We're a nation of stoners who don't need to consume anything to achieve a semi-permanent state of stoniness. Explains the slow responses, love of music and munchies, propensity for pointless adda, and the incessant procreation. All great things IMO. So, even if we invest heavily in purely endurance sports such as walking, sailing, sculling and cycling -- things our people do every day -- the general lack of natural athleticism will be a mitigating challenge to overcome with considerable patience and difficulty.

I know you're a patriot Sohel bhai but it almost seems that you're insinuating that Bangladeshis suffer from genetic deficiencies! Even if what you and F6 bhai say is true and that we are not 'naturally athletic', we still have an extreme capacity to work/labor (as F6 correctly pointed out). That can often mitigate for a certain dearth in natural talent, can't it?

Btw, that video is very unpleasant but we would be deluding ourselves if we thought that all Bengali parents treated their children well.

Sohel
July 31, 2012, 11:31 AM
I know you're a patriot Sohel bhai but it almost seems that you're insinuating that Bangladeshis suffer from genetic deficiencies! Even if what you and F6 bhai say is true and that we are not 'naturally athletic', we still have an extreme capacity to work/labor (as F6 correctly pointed out). That can often mitigate for a certain dearth in natural talent, can't it?

Btw, that video is very unpleasant but we would be deluding ourselves if we thought that all Bengali parents treated their children well.

By the world "natural" I'm insinuating something behavioral within our normative culture, not genetic. That would be an absurd construct talking about 160 million people from diverse genetic backgrounds. Besides, predispositions and propensities for certain types of behavior can always be either harnessed or overcome with effort. Genetic ethnology is just that IMO, but cultural ethnology can be discussed somewhat more seriously in light of its normative expressions.

I acknowledge that there must be exceptions to my highly subjective observation. But maintain that generally speaking, "laboring hard and long" which our people do every day, and being "athletic" and competitive on the global stage even in endurance sports are two different things. Athletic temperament necessary for that level is also a major mitigating factor. I think it would be difficult to overcome those norms even if, and that's a VERY BIG IF, we manage to put a Chinese style draconian plan together to improve our literally abysmal athletic performances in the international arena.

We're just into taking other things as seriously as many nations take their sports at the highest level, and I think that's OK. But we still have the sports I mentioned. I'd like to see us excel in those at the highest level.

We have many people involved in varying degrees of domestic violence and child abuse here in Bangladesh, and many more who find that kind of evil acceptable. But watching others abusing our kids is increasingly far less accepted and that's what I was getting at :)

F6_Turbo
July 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
what an epic 3rd set between Tsonga and Raonic - 25-23!

Maysun
July 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
Eboelkassem becomes the first African to win a medal in Fencing

And this Indian Badminton pairing of Gutta & Ponnappa is really good! They have a shot at a medal I reckon :up:

F6_Turbo
July 31, 2012, 01:35 PM
India look decent in the boxing too

Maysun
July 31, 2012, 01:37 PM
Just as I say that, the duo doesnt make it to the next round on points differential it seems

BengaliPagol
July 31, 2012, 03:11 PM
I know you're a patriot Sohel bhai but it almost seems that you're insinuating that Bangladeshis suffer from genetic deficiencies! Even if what you and F6 bhai say is true and that we are not 'naturally athletic', we still have an extreme capacity to work/labor (as F6 correctly pointed out). That can often mitigate for a certain dearth in natural talent, can't it?

Btw, that video is very unpleasant but we would be deluding ourselves if we thought that all Bengali parents treated their children well.

With the huge population that BD holds their are bound to be talented sports people in the country. Its a matter of finding them (which we cant do)

ialbd
July 31, 2012, 03:48 PM
Phelps 19th all time medal.....!!!

Dilscoop
July 31, 2012, 03:54 PM
Allison Stokke

Dilscoop
August 1, 2012, 12:17 AM
Just watched Phelps get it! WIN!

Hope he gets past 20!

Crisis
August 1, 2012, 02:17 AM
Dilscoop, your avatar is hurting my eyes.

F6_Turbo
August 1, 2012, 03:21 AM
badminton players charged with playing against the spirit of the games - 4 teams went out to try to throw the matches, in order to gain a favorable draw.

They should be expelled, but it won't happen.

F6_Turbo
August 1, 2012, 07:57 AM
badminton players charged with playing against the spirit of the games - 4 teams went out to try to throw the matches, in order to gain a favorable draw.

They should be expelled, but it won't happen.


8 badminton players thrown out of Olympics for trying to lose

Eight female badminton players were thrown out of the Olympics on Wednesday for trying to lose matches the day before, the Badminton World Federation announced after a disciplinary hearing. The players from China, South Korea and Indonesia were accused of playing to lose in order to face easier opponents in future matches. The Indonesian and South Korean pairs appealed the decision, the BWF said, and a decision on their appeals is expected later on Wednesday.

serves them right

Sohel
August 1, 2012, 09:20 AM
Good opportunity for India to medal now?

22Yards
August 1, 2012, 12:16 PM
Any link where I can watch olympics online here in US ? freaking NBC %^&&^

F6_Turbo
August 1, 2012, 12:34 PM
http://www.coolsport.tv/stream1.php

go through the streams to watch different events - not a US based broadcast

Sohel
August 2, 2012, 12:11 AM
I'm not really a badminton fan but love watching Saina Nehwal play. She's talented, smart, intense and extremely graceful on the court. I hope she medals. Chinese and Indonesian players stand in her way.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rarpBpGHB4w/TkGOdv4Lp4I/AAAAAAAAHHI/obgG69ZkW9o/s1600/Saina+Nehwal+-+24.jpg

Don't like Jwala Gutta, the fat and chunky doubles player but appreciate her unorthodox shots. As kinda-hot as her partner is, I'd like to see her lose.

Nadim
August 2, 2012, 04:09 AM
Our last hope Mafuzur Rahman just came 7th in swimming(freestyle,heat 4). Another Olympic without a medal. Sigh
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chinaman_f
August 2, 2012, 06:20 AM
No cycling fans here? Brad "Wiggo" Wiggins is having the run of his life! There's already much talk that he might be the next knighted sportsperson!

Neel Here
August 2, 2012, 06:48 AM
Good opportunity for India to medal now?

nope. different group. our shuttlers couldn't make it due to a measly 2 point diff. in their group too the jap lost a highly suspicious match but got away due to lack of evidence.

Night_wolf
August 2, 2012, 07:05 AM
Our last hope Mafuzur Rahman just came 7th in swimming(freestyle,heat 4). Another Olympic without a medal. Sigh
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only chance for bd to win an olympic medal will be when cricket in included and other countries dont take this seriously

Sohel
August 2, 2012, 09:56 AM
Saina's through to the semis. All other players there are Chinese.

AsifTheManRahman
August 2, 2012, 10:38 AM
So Saina in the semis and everyone else there from Saina as well?

Alex Bruce and Michele Li to win women's doubles for Canada!

F6_Turbo
August 2, 2012, 10:43 AM
So Saina in the semis and everyone else there from Saina as well?



Zing!

The only discipline we have any hope of even qualifying for in the near future is shooting. Even that will take a much improved coaching and support structure.

AsifTheManRahman
August 2, 2012, 01:07 PM
China’s child-fuelled medal machine keeps cranking out Olympic gold

The only thing that matched the awesome speed of Chinese swimming star Ye Shiwen (http://www.thestar.com/sports/london2012/swimming/article/1234201--london-2012-chinese-swimmer-ye-shiwen-under-fire-after-smashing-world-record)’s bullet-like finish in the women’s 400-metre individual medley last Saturday was the speed with which suspicion followed.
Had the Chinese taken a page from the old, drug-tinged East German playbook?
Was the 16-year-old swimmer on steroids?
Had Chinese trainers finally found a way around the International Olympic Committee’s anti-doping tests?
Chinese officials were enraged by the innuendo.
More (http://www.thestar.com/sports/london2012/article/1235702--china-s-child-fuelled-medal-machine-keeps-cranking-out-olympic-gold)

AsifTheManRahman
August 2, 2012, 02:16 PM
Alex Bruce and Michele Li to win women's doubles for Canada!
Tense finale in the semis - Alex & Bruce succumbed to 12-21 but then held their nerves to win 21-19. Third set going to be intense, don't give it away ladies!

Maysun
August 2, 2012, 02:30 PM
Rebecca Soni breaks her own WR she set yesterday to take Gold in 200m breaststroke

Phelps Lochte finish 1-2 in 200m individual medley

AsifTheManRahman
August 2, 2012, 02:41 PM
Tense finale in the semis - Alex & Bruce succumbed to 12-21 but then held their nerves to win 21-19. Third set going to be intense, don't give it away ladies!
Noooooooo dreams of gold medal shattered to irregularly shaped glass beads!

Dilscoop
August 2, 2012, 03:11 PM
USA! Takes over! 37-34 USA. Tied in gold though at 18!

Zeeshan
August 3, 2012, 02:01 AM
aar jitte jitte bhaal lage na... dhurr

Sohel
August 3, 2012, 02:19 AM
Great to see Phelps getting what he deserves. Heard nothing about Nepalese, Bhutanese, Afghan and oh, Pakistani athletes competing so far. More than 1.5 billion, hard laboring people, are about to come home with less than 5 medals as expected. None in a major event.

India reportedly spent over Rs 2.5 billion in preparation for London 2012 and that includes well paid foreign coaches and new facilities :lol:

Sohel
August 3, 2012, 03:28 AM
Saina just lost the first game of the semifinal to Wang, her Sainij ofonent. She seems nervous and a bit out of sorts. Choking?

Sohel
August 3, 2012, 04:01 AM
Saina loses to her Sainij ofonent. No top medal for the Haryana player raised in Hyderabad. But she can still get the bronze. I'm reluctant to use the term "win" when it comes to 3rd place.

Sohel
August 3, 2012, 04:29 AM
Gagan U, the Indian 1500m swimmer, is quickly out of contention and convincingly in last place after the first 50m in the heat! :lol:

Sohel
August 3, 2012, 04:42 AM
Gagan U actually got overlapped by the heat winner, what an effing joke! :floor:

Nadim
August 3, 2012, 06:35 AM
A look into China's obsession with Olympic Gold


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19102827

Must watch!

Tiger444
August 3, 2012, 09:34 AM
Great to see Phelps getting what he deserves. Heard nothing about Nepalese, Bhutanese, Afghan and oh, Pakistani athletes competing so far. More than 1.5 billion, hard laboring people, are about to come home with less than 5 medals as expected. None in a major event.

India reportedly spent over Rs 2.5 billion in preparation for London 2012 and that includes well paid foreign coaches and new facilities :lol:

Haha wow that's just sad. They spent that much money and all they have to show for it is just 2 medals? Just shows how much of a joke India and the other subcontinental countries are in sports.

ialbd
August 3, 2012, 03:08 PM
Haha wow that's just sad. They spent that much money and all they have to show for it is just 2 medals? Just shows how much of a joke India and the other subcontinental countries are in sports.

arey eto kheladhula kore time noshto kore ki hobe... someone needs to help keep the world running.... ;)

on the topic, we can never come up with 2.5 billion taka budget for any olympic ever but success wont come for free.

But when we come up with some money, we should really really focus on the events we can get 'close' to the podium with like shooting, archery and any other not so physically challenging sports. One Qatari shooter won the bronze with only 2 months of training before the olympic ...

And I am sure cricket and some other sub-continental sports will eventually make it to the olympic (kabadi et al)... but China might get better than us by the time that olympic comes... but I'd still like to be hopeful...

Dilscoop
August 3, 2012, 03:26 PM
Phelps should've had 2 more golds, easily! The one where Lochte beat him by chocking up a huge lead, and the other one right before his 19th Gold where he was just being lazy (his own words). He didn't complete strokes. He floated in, while that SA dude charged in and won. He was being a "lazy runner."

But either way, 17 aint all that bad.

World Champs
August 4, 2012, 12:05 AM
Haha wow that's just sad. They spent that much money and all they have to show for it is just 2 medals? Just shows how much of a joke India and the other subcontinental countries are in sports.

This is sub continent. Do you even think that huge amount of money would have reached players??

Can't say about Bangladesh or Pak, But India at least is showing improvement and we have started to compete and I am hopeful that in coming years we will win more at the top level and other games.

World Champs
August 4, 2012, 12:08 AM
Saina loses to her Sainij ofonent. No top medal for the Haryana player raised in Hyderabad. But she can still get the bronze. I'm reluctant to use the term "win" when it comes to 3rd place.

:facepalm:
what's wrong with using "win" when it comes to bronze?? As if its easy to win a medal at this level.

Sohel
August 4, 2012, 08:25 AM
So Saina loses the first game but gets the bronze anyway as her Chinese opponent retires injured.

Neel Here
August 4, 2012, 08:28 AM
Gagan U, the Indian 1500m swimmer, is quickly out of contention and convincingly in last place after the first 50m in the heat! :lol:

you found time to laugh about a guy who participated on 'universality place' (IOW place holder) and had to compete in 1500 m when his own category is 800 m; but no mention of the armyman who bettered his personal best to get silver in shooting. :notworthy:

meanwhile kolkata lad joydeep karmakar came out of nowhere narrowly missed out on a bronze and came 4th in 50m prone rifle shooting. this is his first major international multi-discipline event, he wasn't there even in CWG2010 or asiad !

Sohel
August 4, 2012, 08:40 AM
Rooting for Serena to go all the way. She's leading 5-0 ATM :D

Dilscoop
August 4, 2012, 09:39 AM
Serena killed SRK! At first I kinda wanted SRK to win, but she was getting annoying, specially after winning that set. I was like really? Cmon you are getting owned. Calm down ho!

She is still very hot though.

Sohel
August 4, 2012, 09:50 AM
What a performance from Serena! Demolition Woman wins the gold 6-0 6-1 :notworthy:

Tiger444
August 4, 2012, 09:53 AM
arey eto kheladhula kore time noshto kore ki hobe... someone needs to help keep the world running.... ;)

on the topic, we can never come up with 2.5 billion taka budget for any olympic ever but success wont come for free.

But when we come up with some money, we should really really focus on the events we can get 'close' to the podium with like shooting, archery and any other not so physically challenging sports. One Qatari shooter won the bronze with only 2 months of training before the olympic ...

And I am sure cricket and some other sub-continental sports will eventually make it to the olympic (kabadi et al)... but China might get better than us by the time that olympic comes... but I'd still like to be hopeful...

It's the overall sporting culture that is just not there in the subcontinent. You see here in the US that athletes literally run like machines. In the eastern part of Asia, you see athletes train the same way as well. I don't really see subcontinental countries ever really doing well in such sporting events until the culture is improved on.

Tiger444
August 4, 2012, 09:57 AM
By the way, my very good friend's brother won the bronze in the men's four rowing event for the USA. Really happy for him.

Sohel
August 4, 2012, 01:02 PM
US Women's Epee team beats the Russians in SDOT to get the bronze. What an amazingly exciting match! What inspiring performances from Maya Lawrence and the Hurley sisters. Proud of you ladies and GO US of A!

Roni_uk
August 4, 2012, 05:47 PM
What an Olympic Team GB is having - 14 GOLD in total... 6 today, 3 of which came from the athletics - for the first time ever in history 3 GOLD in a track and field session. Briiliant. Proud of GB.

For me - this Olympic is the most memorable, simply because it is unfolding infront of me.... mostly 10 mins down the road. A little further than 10 mins down the road, I went to Wembley Arena today to watch Senegal v Mexico QF. Brilliant match. Mex won 4-2 in the extra time but I had the most shocking moment of my life - my dad collapsed on me towards the end of the match. Paramedics came within mins which I found amazing in a stadium packed by 87K spectators. He was rushed to the hospital within the hour. Initially I thought he suffered a stroke but thanks to Allah, he only fainted due to de-hydration!

The Game continues..

MohammedC
August 4, 2012, 06:00 PM
^^^ I wish your dad a speedy recovery.

Roni_uk
August 4, 2012, 06:35 PM
^ thanks Mo bhai.

Sohel
August 4, 2012, 11:59 PM
^Good to see GB rallying to win medals in bunches now. Good to know that your dad's OK bro :)

Sohel
August 5, 2012, 03:25 AM
I like Saina's attitude. She got the bronze, was happy that she did (especially for her country in a physically demanding sport), but didn't go overboard because of a couple of reasons:

1) she had set her sights higher, and

2) the fact that her opponent who was actually leading the match, retired hurt and she got the medal in the process.

She was playing well enough to possibly take the match to an exciting 3rd set we all missed out on. I'm officially a fan now :)

Roni_uk
August 5, 2012, 09:49 AM
15th GOLD for Team GB.. well done Ben Ainsley - Sailing

Good going Murrey 6-2; 6-1; 1-1....

Roni_uk
August 5, 2012, 10:15 AM
Make it 16th ... well done Andy Murrey :D

Sohel
August 5, 2012, 10:35 AM
Murrey's day in Wimbledon comes at long last and what a way to respond to this special occasion! Way to go Andy :applause:

Night_wolf
August 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
Murrey's day in Wimbledon comes at long last and what a way to respond to this special occasion! Way to go Andy :applause:

unbilivable..its just the way the dispatched federer in his best tarf is just amazing..ivan lendel lost his 1st 4 GS finals just like andy and went on to win 7 more..andy is showing signs he could do the same if not better

Nadim
August 5, 2012, 03:59 PM
Salute Bolt!!!
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Blackberry)

AsifTheManRahman
August 5, 2012, 04:12 PM
Salute Bolt!!!

Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Blackberry)
Knowing him, he'll now go hit the cricket pitch and bowl Chris Gayle out.

BengaliPagol
August 5, 2012, 04:14 PM
usain bolt foxes everyone in the jamaican qualifiers, heats and semis to storm home as gold medalist.

MohammedC
August 5, 2012, 04:29 PM
End of Olympic in 9.64 sec

Maysun
August 5, 2012, 04:37 PM
Those 9.63secs was pure orgasm.

Ajfar
August 5, 2012, 04:37 PM
Bolt!!! Look at the rest of them, not even close

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/08/06/sports/06bolt/06bolt-articleLarge-v2.jpg

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/sports/olympics/usain-bolt-of-jamaica-defends-gold-in-100-meters.html

Maysun
August 5, 2012, 04:38 PM
Glad for Yohan Blake as well. Great sprinter

Shehwar
August 5, 2012, 04:42 PM
Knew it all along! What a legend!

Sohel
August 5, 2012, 10:26 PM
http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/08/06/1226443/578353-usain-bolt.jpg

:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Zunaid
August 5, 2012, 10:30 PM
With a name like Bolt, you cannot but help win the 100m dash. It's been preordained. :notworthy:

Sohel
August 5, 2012, 10:46 PM
^Bheri weri turoo.

Gowza
August 5, 2012, 11:10 PM
knew bolt would do it, yohan blake will have a great career, sad for powell. surprised to see someone from the netherlands make the final! great race though, the best ever and if it wasn't for injury they all would have gone sub 10.

F6_Turbo
August 5, 2012, 11:29 PM
this is for the fools that think modern day gymnasts are awesome/amazing....

the perfect 10 from Nadia:
http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1343870636599.gif

equally amazing performance from korbut in '72:
http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1343885430996.gif

Sohel
August 6, 2012, 01:13 AM
^I went to the Montreal Olympics with my dad and then the Moscow Olympics with my grandfather. Nadia, Olga, Kim and Turishcheva all were out of this world. I still recall Nadia's perfect 10, the first ever!

F6_Turbo
August 6, 2012, 01:21 AM
Lucky SOB!

Biggest flop of this olympics? Australia or Germany?

Sohel
August 6, 2012, 01:31 AM
Gotta say Australia.

Zeeshan
August 6, 2012, 01:45 AM
Mad respect to Oscar even after not making to the finals.

And echoing turbo-da regarding Nadia.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1myqqgfOr-I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Btw, I am tired of non-neutral, All-American bandwagonish of broadcast where they edit out "irrelevant" parts. Shame.

Zeeshan
August 6, 2012, 01:46 AM
With a name like Bolt, you cannot but help win the 100m dash. It's been preordained. :notworthy:

Tayle Zeeshan ki dosh korlo. Zeeshan mane shandar. Proshonkshodar.

F6_Turbo
August 6, 2012, 11:33 AM
Lame...but I laughed all the same...

Horse walks into a bar.

Barman: 'Why the long face?'
Horse: 'I came first in the Olympics and they gave the medal to the twat on my back"


:lol:

Sohel
August 6, 2012, 06:56 PM
Suddenly 18 gold medals for the hosts. Good going GB! Great 400m win from Kirani James as Grenada wins a gold.

MohammedC
August 6, 2012, 07:45 PM
Suddenly 18 gold medals for the hosts. Good going GB! Great 400m win from Kirani James as Grenada wins a gold.

I saw that Kirani James's 400M run he is only 19. Current WR holder Michael Johnson was at BBC studio and thinks this kid will break his record.

Sohel
August 6, 2012, 07:59 PM
^He is quite something for sure. Definitely has the potential to dominate the event for years to come MashAllah.

Roni_uk
August 7, 2012, 11:30 AM
Gold # 21 - Well done Laura Trott in the Velodrome. Team GB rocks!!

AsifTheManRahman
August 7, 2012, 11:46 AM
Surprise: GB
FAIL: Australia

Roni_uk
August 7, 2012, 11:54 AM
^^ you jinxed it. Vic Pendleton just lost to an Aussie :(

Roni_uk
August 7, 2012, 12:44 PM
GOLD # 22 - Sir Chris Hoye's 6th Gold Medal

AsifTheManRahman
August 7, 2012, 12:47 PM
Can GB topple the US? Far shot I daresay!

Zeeshan
August 7, 2012, 06:19 PM
Y'all...stop saying GB. Makes it look like you are expecting something big from GopalB. :smh: Keep your expectations low. :p

Roni_uk
August 7, 2012, 06:21 PM
^^ we already have by population: GB # 12'; USA # 40 ;)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/interactive/2012/aug/07/olympics-2012-alternative-medal-table-visualised

For the official tally - not possibly. GB has 4 boxers in the semis, both men and women hockey team in the semi, Tom Daley in diving final, Mo Farah in the 5K and thats about it. Including Tom D, Mo, we will possibly get 3/4 more golds.... not enough to topple USA. In fact the difference will become larger, given that they have beach volleyball, basketball, volleyball etc to win medals in.

Its a shame, we lost few easy golds in few events, including Victoria Pendleton in cycling but its never easy, is it!

Crisis
August 8, 2012, 01:53 AM
^^ we already have by population: GB # 12'; USA # 40 ;)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/interactive/2012/aug/07/olympics-2012-alternative-medal-table-visualised

For the official tally - not possibly. GB has 4 boxers in the semis, both men and women hockey team in the semi, Tom Daley in diving final, Mo Farah in the 5K and thats about it. Including Tom D, Mo, we will possibly get 3/4 more golds.... not enough to topple USA. In fact the difference will become larger, given that they have beach volleyball, basketball, volleyball etc to win medals in.

Its a shame, we lost few easy golds in few events, including Victoria Pendleton in cycling but its never easy, is it!

roni bhai, I rcvd your PM, but can't reply to you :( Iftarir dawat roilo

Roni_uk
August 8, 2012, 01:39 PM
^^ ok thanks Bhaiya

Shehwar
August 8, 2012, 05:45 PM
Anyone has any tickets? I'm looking for two tickets please!! Been to archery and handball and now I want more!

Roni_uk
August 8, 2012, 06:16 PM
^^only if you'd asked me a day earlier.... just gave up 2 pairs of Basketball bronze match to a friend. I had been to 7 events and was getting really carried away :P.

PS: they have just released loads of tickets to paralympics - grab them before they go. All events are apparently almost sold out. Its going to be the most attracted paralympics ever held.

Shehwar
August 9, 2012, 02:15 AM
Oh! Absolutely gutted brother! Oh well. Btw already got a pair of tickets to the Paralympics for the Olympic stadium. Just really wanted to visit the Olympics one more time before the end of the Olympics proper. If any of you have any spare tickets please do keep me in mind! I shall be ever greatful and ofcourse will pay for them too!^^only if you'd asked me a day earlier.... just gave up 2 pairs of Basketball bronze match to a friend. I had been to 7 events and was getting really carried away :P.

PS: they have just released loads of tickets to paralympics - grab them before they go. All events are apparently almost sold out. Its going to be the most attracted paralympics ever held.

nasimul
August 9, 2012, 03:01 PM
What a knock by Jamaica......

Maysun
August 9, 2012, 03:11 PM
Jamaica 1-2-3.

No doubting about Usain Bolt's talent. But I feel this Olympic has revealed Yohan Blake to the world. What a great sprinter, playing at the wrong time.

Roni_uk
August 9, 2012, 07:08 PM
Bolt is so predictable :P

25 GOLD for Team GB - 3 today; hopefully at least 2 more to come - Tom Daley - Diving; Mo Farah - 5K.

Sohel
August 9, 2012, 11:48 PM
http://ll-media.essence.com/2012/08/01/destinee-hooker-400x295.jpg
Destinee Hooker, USA Volleyball :notworthy:

Sohel
August 10, 2012, 03:52 PM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/08/10/women_relay_150116077_620x350.jpg

http://images.supersport.com/Allyson-Felix-Carmelita-Jeter-120808R640.jpg

LONDON — Pointing the baton at the clock showing the world-record time of 40.82 seconds, Carmelita Jeter anchored the United States on Friday night to its first Olympic gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter relay since 1996.

Tianna Madison, 200-meter champion Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight gave the U.S. a big lead heading into the anchor leg by Jeter, who already owned a silver medal from the 100 and a bronze from the 200 in London.

Their final time cut more than a half-second off the old record of 41.37 run by East Germany in 1985.

READ MORE (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/allyson-felix-carmelita-jeter-us-womens-relay-record_n_1765605.html)

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Sohel
August 11, 2012, 03:29 AM
REALLY looking forward to the USA-Brazil gold medal match tonight. GO USA!

Sohel
August 11, 2012, 09:31 AM
1-0 Mexico after 30 minutes in the gold medal match against Brazil. Not at all surprised.

Ajfar
August 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
Brazil playing much better in the last 10 min. If they play like this they should be able to get a goal in soon.

Ajfar
August 11, 2012, 10:33 AM
2nd goal for Mexico. Perelta smoked that header. All over for Brazil.

Marcelo what a moron, thik moto pass dite pare na, abar nijer team mate ke jhari dei

ialbd
August 11, 2012, 11:34 AM
One word for Brazil: EGO. When you twist and turn and back heel instead of just pass there is a problem. Unfortunately thing is the brazilians achieved what they came for, attention for european deals or increase ones value. Hope they make it past the group stage in 2014....

Neel Here
August 11, 2012, 01:16 PM
Originally Posted by maysun
I think India alone will win at least 5 medals..
I hereby wager a full plate of Fakhruddin's biriyani that'll never happen in my lifetime.
Originally Posted by Shehwar
India did win 3 medals last time including a gold! You never know ..
The jump from 3 to 5 won't happen in my lifetime bro.

Sohel, are you still alive ? :smug:

overall a rather disappointing performance for us, no gold (unless sushil kumar improves on his bronze from beijing) disaster performance by the archers, not too good from the shooters either and the boxers faced utterly pathetic referring. still, I will take it.
here's a bet if you want one, we will cross double figures in Rio. ;)

Night_wolf
August 11, 2012, 01:22 PM
Sohel, are you still alive ? :smug:

overall a rather disappointing performance for us, no gold (unless sushil kumar improves on his bronze from beijing) disaster performance by the archers, not too good from the shooters either and the boxers faced utterly pathetic referring. still, I will take it.
here's a bet if you want one, we will cross double figures in Rio. ;)

Bhai amar apnar kase akta qus ase, do u only post in this forum if somebody attacks india?..i mean i envy u..everybody should defend his/her country like you but there are also so much to do in this forum..i forgot about the last time you post somethong which doesn't involve proving someone wrong about india

Ajfar
August 11, 2012, 01:23 PM
Hope they make it past the group stage in 2014....

It will be different in 2014. They will be playing in their own turf.Come 2014, I expect them to play much better as a unit. The only reason this team was named as heavy favorites is because Neymar was in it. He should concentrate on his game more and tone down all the theatrical moves a bit. He missed one really good opportunity in the 2nd half and than he was pretty much missing for the rest of the half.

Neel Here
August 11, 2012, 01:38 PM
Nekre bhai, you are wrong, my last few posts before this one had to with international politics, neither involved India. :)

but it's true, I have cut down on posting here. the mood in the forum has changed subtly but significantly from the time I started posting. several people whose opinion I respected either underwent drastic change in views or showed their inner self (or may be I had misunderstood them in the first place). there are still folk whose posts I enjoy, BK dada, you, a couple of others....

I haven't followed much cricket since the WC. the non cricket threads here focus mostly on religion, there's not much I can say there without controversy, me being an atheist as well as an Indian. in any case being Indian here is always a practice in tight rope walking and avoiding the directed barbs all the time. after sometime, the negative outweighs the positives and one bows out.

Night_wolf
August 11, 2012, 02:01 PM
^i hope to see you post more bhai..this is a bangla cricket forum afterall..post in that section and give your mother tonge brothers some encouragements:)...( or join in our frustrations which we do most of the time here ;) )

anyway another thing i would love to read your opinion on this thread http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=41315..it doesn't concern about indians or Bangladeshis but Bangalies in genral and sports..if you dont want to bump the thread PM your opinion to me or just leave a visitors massage :)

Neel Here
August 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
replied. :)
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1565089&postcount=42

Roni_uk
August 11, 2012, 05:24 PM
Team GB has won as many golds in 2012 than in 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 combined.
THREE GOLD today including as predicted Mo Farah in 5K, Cambell in Boxing and some guy in Kayak :). Well done team GB.

Sohel
August 11, 2012, 11:21 PM
Injury to the Chinese badminton player, who took the first set comfortably, and the generous new system of awarding double bronze medals helped India out with 3 of the 5 medals, but a medal's a medal so I owe Maysun a plate of authentic Dhakiaya Biriyani. At least the Indians are on the world stage collecting medals. Something I can't claim for Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pretty appalling to see close to 1.5 billion people coming up with just 5 medals thanks to India, luck and IOC's generosity. So I suppose we'll continue to live vicariously when it comes to all sports other than cricket.

Sohel
August 11, 2012, 11:31 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/08/12/sports/olympics/12volleyball-1/12volleyball-1-articleLarge.jpg

Another heartbreaking loss to Brazil for US women. Got thrashed 3-1. You lose the gold, not win the silver. The US wait for VB gold continues. Total bummer :(

Neel Here
August 12, 2012, 12:28 AM
Injury to the Chinese badminton player, who took the first set comfortably, and the generous new system of awarding double bronze medals helped India out with 3 of the 5 medals,

this is a rather immature, almost juvenile reaction. :lol:

a couple of facts for you, the chinese player won 21-18 in the first set, that too with the help of a couple of lucky net shots, hardly 'comfortably', it was a close game. Saina had anyway defeated her a couple of months back in indonesia in a long match and would have likely done that here again.
more importantly, they had to play 3 back to back knock out matches within a 60 hour period. Saina was fit enough to survive the ordeal, Wang was not and her body broke down. luck has little to do with it.

generous new system of awarding double bronze medals helped India out with 3 of the 5 medals first of all, the system of awarding double bronze is not new, it's pretty old. there's a specific practical reason why it is so, generosity has hardly anything to do with it. btw, 2 of our bronzes are semi finalist bronzes, not 3.
secondly, if anything IOC and luck denied us of at least a couple more medals.

Mary Kom, who is 5 times world champion could not compete in her usual 46 kg category because IOC did not introduce it. she had to increase weight and compete 2 levels up in 51 kg against opponents much larger than her. if 46 kg was there she was a sureshot gold medalist.
it's a tribute to the fighting spirit of a 29 year old mother of two that she used all her skill and smarts to outbox opponents with much longer reach to get the bronze.

sumit sangwan, vijender and devendro all went down to horrible referring decisions, the last two winning would have confirmed another 2 medals.
kolkata boy joyanta karmakar missed out bronze by a whisker in shooting.

that is saying nothing about the below par performance of our archers and shooters, which is plain unlucky.

if luck and IOC were on our side, as you say, the tally would have hovered around 10.
we would do it in Rio. slow but steady, as they say. ;)

Neel Here
August 12, 2012, 08:11 AM
add another silver for sushil kumar in wrestling to that. poor guy lost in the finals to a japanese wrestler.

Dilscoop
August 12, 2012, 10:48 AM
Good fight from Spain. Trailing behind slowly though.

Equinox
August 12, 2012, 10:49 AM
Congratulations to India for exceeding their (implicitly understood) pre-tournament medals expectation. It will no-doubt provide a huge boost to sport in India.

Neel Here
August 12, 2012, 12:13 PM
exceeded ? implicitly understood by whom ? not anyone who tracks Indian sports, that's for sure.

I am happy that we went over our beijing performance but this was lower than what we realistically expected from the contingent. only in wrestling have we exceeded expectations, where both our medal contenders achieved a podium finish.

what we expected and what we got :
shooting 3 (2)
boxing 3 (1)
archery 1 (0)
wrestling 1 (2)
badminton 1(1)

total 9(6)

Dilscoop
August 13, 2012, 12:44 AM
Weird how they ended the ceremony with skinny bitches and drugies.

Tiger444
August 14, 2012, 09:21 PM
Really happy that we (USA) ended up with the most medals. China gave us a pretty big scare but in the end, the US pulled away. Still gotta give credit for China to be doing that well in the Olympics. Expect them to give us another scare in the next Olympics as they seem to keep on improving. Just gotta respect how hard the US athletes work. Their hard work and determination is commendable. Really makes me proud to be an American.

As for the subcontinental countries, well the less said the better. I'll admit that India has made some improvements. A jump of 3 medals to 6 is good but still is really disappointing considering how big of a population they are and also the money they spent. It looks as though they are trying to get a structure in place but it seems it'll take a while before they start making serious jumps in the medal standings. The rest of the countries made no real improvements. As I said before, the culture needs to be changed upon. You have to be like machines in order to compete in the Olympics and I just don't see that from the subcontinental countries.
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Neel Here
August 17, 2012, 03:19 AM
A jump of 3 medals to 6 is good but still is really disappointing considering how big of a population they are and also the money they spent.

disappointing considering the population, NOT the amount of money spent (which is miniscule compared to the big medaling countries). truthfully, there are other more important priorities and sports has just started to find acceptance as a profession in the last 10 years.

in fact, it is china that gets the lowest return upon investment, in terms of money and effort spent on olympics. it's just that the money and effort are huge and the returns are commensurately large in absolute terms. it's a hitlerian system where talented athletes are forced to train even beyond their will and kids are thrown into gruelling childhood sapping training schools by the govt with not a care for parent's permission.

tell me, would you like your kid to go through something like this ?
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/01/article-0-145294AB000005DC-827_634x800.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/31/article-0-144C2E95000005DC-672_634x323.jpg
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2182127/How-China-trains-children-win-gold--standing-girls-legs-young-boys-hang-bars.html#ixzz22PNu57px

and then, only one out of thousands climb the olympic podium, the rest are thrown out by the administration to eke out a living as a sweeper or a porter.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1644120,00.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/sports/olympics/21athlete.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

Shehwar
September 9, 2012, 03:20 PM
Hey All! Please check out this London Olympic 2012 video that I put together!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-gd86OCW6Y