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Puts extra pressue on the gold medal ref and the US Team, IMO. I think any leeway the US may have got will not happen now. And the ref will be expected to be consistent, perhaps even more so than usual. When possible, it seems like the best officiated games (hockey or football, IMO) you have trouble remembering the officials. I mean I remember Andre P. referreed the Grey Cup but only because I was asked and looked it up. His officiating did not stand out to me as a reason why the Lions won/Bombers lost. Maybe Bomber fans may disagree but I doubt it.

I wish the Canadians the best in their next game but it is in their best interests to forgive/forget. If not the first 'marginal' call may throw them off their game and things may snowball. Olympics are always tough because its another 4 years to get an olympic rematch and often you may only get one, maybe two Olympics to try to win a medal.


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3 more podium finishes for Canada. Carol Huynh wins bronze in women's freestyle wrestling, Mark Oldershaw bonze in the C-1 1000 metre and Adam Van Koeverden silver medal in the K-1 1000 metre


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TheLionKing wrote:3 more podium finishes for Canada. Carol Huynh wins bronze in women's freestyle wrestling, Mark Oldershaw bonze in the C-1 1000 metre and Adam Van Koeverden silver medal in the K-1 1000 metre
Both men were within reach of a better placement, although Van Koeverden was slipping moreso. As for Huynh, she twice drew her coloured ball a 1 in 3 chance to give her the upper hand in deciding a tied match, lucky girl. :thup:


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No disciplinary action against the Canadian women til after the bronze medal game.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/field-sports/ ... cid=rsstsn


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TheLionKing wrote:No disciplinary action against the Canadian women til after the bronze medal game.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/field-sports/ ... cid=rsstsn
Rob them. Then threaten to punish them. Welcome to Olympic style justice.

Having read about all the horrible referee decisions in various sports, I find I pretty much disillusioned about the Olympics, especially those sports heavily dependant on judging.


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Rammer wrote:
TheLionKing wrote:FIFA is now launching an investigation into the activities following the game ie what the Canadian women said about the refereeing after the game. Seems to me they should be investigating the referee
Which also disrupts the Canadian's preparation for the French team for the bronze medal....sigh. What a mess an official that isn't qualified can do if you let her.
I mentioned before the Olympics is perhaps the only sports organization in which the results can be changed long after the fact (e.g. Sale/Pelletier and the French judge) by giving duplicate medals or replacing the original winners. In this case though, since it was a semi-final match I don't know how that could work.

Currently scoreless in the second half between France and Canada. :cr:


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With a late goal of their own by Diana Matheson's in the 90th minute goal leads Canada to a 1-0 consololation bronze medal victory over France in women's soccer. :thup:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Tonya Verbeek will be going for Gold later in women's 55 kg wrestling


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Verbeek lost to her Japanese opponent and takes home a Silver medal


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TheLionKing wrote:Verbeek lost to her Japanese opponent and takes home a Silver medal
Lots of silver. One gold. Summer ain't exactly our thing, it seems.

GB doing way better than I thought. I thought that little island was in decline. Showing lots of spirit and spunk.

Happy for Carol Hyuyn.. Her gold performance last time was very, very special. :thup:

Good for our soccer girls. :thup: Sounds like no love lost between US and Canada.


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Jamaican runners finished 1,2 and 3 in the 200 metres. They should be unbeatable in the 4 X100 relay


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I would recommend Carol Huynh to carry the flag at the end. Gold in 2008. Bronze in 2012.

Soccer girls (Christine Sinclair) are good too, except there is usually no point in complaining after a referee blows a game for you.

Or the gold medal trampoline girl. Rosannah MacLennan.

Usain Bolt can fly. Conceited about his gift from God however.

I am not all that keen on All Things Olympic at the moment. Hype. Money. Bad calls. Prima Donna athletes. On and on ... Furthering humanity and the human condition? Not so sure about that ...

The games used to be for the rich, while the poor of the World did not participate. Hey, wait, it's still that way. LOL


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Can't believe they award medals for dressage, synchronized diving, synchronized swimming. Matter of time before medals will be awarded for cricket, and dodge balls.


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TheLionKing wrote:Can't believe they award medals for dressage, synchronized diving, synchronized swimming. Matter of time before medals will be awarded for cricket, and dodge balls.
you are dissing cricket as a sport??


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Richard Weinberger wins bronze in men's 10 km swim


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