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2012-08-02 02:12:27 PM
2 votes:

Prometheus_Unbound: Wow, Raisman got hosed. Gymnastics has been adding some pretty stupid scoring rules lately imo.


And they were put in place to undo previous slights. And I'll leave it to you to figure out what country has been responsible for pushing for them...

midpoint: GB Canoeing


When I saw that earlier today I just about lost it. Seeing the first one, and seeing the time, I was almost beside myself, when the second one came down and it was 1-2, it was just amazing.
2012-08-02 11:32:46 AM
2 votes:

The Muthaship: The Jamaicans are going to make getting a lot of those T&F golds very tough.


Only in a handful of events.
2012-08-02 08:25:33 PM
1 votes:
whar no spoiler thread whar
2012-08-02 06:41:10 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: A pathetic performance by Nigeria.


They're doing as well as they can.
2012-08-02 06:34:50 PM
1 votes:

Krustofsky: I know Coach K won't let it happen, but maybe the Americans could try for 140?


Coach K will put himself in the game if he has to keep it from getting too bad.
2012-08-02 06:05:16 PM
1 votes:

Tax Boy: WhyteRaven74: desertgeek: Not for the squeamish, but an elbow is NOT supposed to do this.

I remember the lifter in Beijing whose elbow did something similar.

[image.retrojunk.com image 400x300]


snortle....i remember watching that as a kid and wondered if it was possible
2012-08-02 05:53:39 PM
1 votes:
The announcers are NOT being kind to the Nigerians. Wow.
2012-08-02 05:36:42 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: desertgeek: Not for the squeamish, but an elbow is NOT supposed to do this.

I remember the lifter in Beijing whose elbow did something similar.


I won't ask for proof. My elbow started hurting after watching the video in my link.

/I'm not kidding
2012-08-02 05:34:48 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: Not for the squeamish, but an elbow is NOT supposed to do this.


I remember the lifter in Beijing whose elbow did something similar.
2012-08-02 04:26:49 PM
1 votes:
Heh

Michael Phelps reveals to the BBC who helped inspire him to his 20th Olympic medal: "The President of the United States called me yesterday. It was pretty cool. Someone called me up and asked me to hold as they had the President waiting to speak to me. He told me that everyone is supporting me. It was very special and he said to say hi to my mum!"
2012-08-02 04:20:28 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: I can't help but think that if he wanted to, Phelps could work his ass off the next four years and just dominate Brazil at the ripe old age of 31


Not a chance. A: He clearly does not want to. B: Superb performance this year of course... but the other guys are way closer to him now and have actually passed him in some events C. Swimmers keep getting faster and four years is a long time. Note that many world records have been broken by other guys not wearing the magic suits this time around. He probably wouldn't be faster at 31 even if it was his life's mission, which it clearly isn't. He's been doing this shiat a long time and has no equal - no need to pretend he could do it again and even more if he just wanted to. He had trouble getting the focus back this time. I don;t think he could do it again and even if he could he'd have to scale back his program by quite a bit.
2012-08-02 04:16:29 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: ust dominate Brazil at the ripe old age of 31.


I'd love to see him go "You know what? I'm gonna swim the 50 and 1500 free, cause why the hell not?". Scary thing is, he probably could pull it off.
2012-08-02 04:05:03 PM
1 votes:
I want to know where Phelps finds shirts that fit
2012-08-02 03:53:49 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: Hmmm... do you have a link to back up this defectees business? I'm genuinely intrigued by this.


Look up a guy named Desi Bouterse. He's the Dutch equivalent of Castro.
2012-08-02 03:52:36 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: desertgeek: Could the Dutch winner have a more difficult name to spell, let alone pronounce?

Kromowidjojo

/thank you, copy and paste functions

Something tells me she's probably one of the Surinamese defectees that Dutch sports get so much mileage out of. Suriname should really have more medalists than just Anthony Nesty.


Hmmm... do you have a link to back up this defectees business? I'm genuinely intrigued by this.
2012-08-02 03:50:55 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: Could the Dutch winner have a more difficult name to spell, let alone pronounce?

Kromowidjojo

/thank you, copy and paste functions


Something tells me she's probably one of the Surinamese defectees that Dutch sports get so much mileage out of. Suriname should really have more medalists than just Anthony Nesty.
2012-08-02 03:42:55 PM
1 votes:
Ranomi Kromowidjojo is a hell of a name.
2012-08-02 03:40:34 PM
1 votes:

ontariolightning: wonders if the american athletes realise everytime their anthem plays that it was written when the british were bombing the hell out of them during the war of 1812


I wonder if the English athletes realize that, of the three times England's soccer team has ever failed to beat the United States, two of them came in the World Cup and the other happened a tournament on US soil. And that time they failed to qualify for the World Cup? Hosted by the Americans.
2012-08-02 03:39:25 PM
1 votes:

ontariolightning: wonders if the american athletes realise everytime their anthem plays that it was written when the british were bombing the hell out of them during the war of 1812


That's covered, many times, in history class. What isn't mentioned is that the melody is borrowed from a drinking song, Anacreon in Heaven.
2012-08-02 03:34:23 PM
1 votes:

12349876: 100 fly and the medley relay which they probably haven't finalized a lineup yet.


you just know in the relay, his last race, he's going to go completely ape and just let everything out.
2012-08-02 03:19:15 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Siamese Bream: If he was getting incredibly excited and losing his voice, that would probably be the BBC's rowing commentator.

Well he was incredibly happy and excited, though didn't notice him losing his voice today.

El Uno Magnifico: Exactly. If I were Phelps I probably would've just contented myself with strutting around London naked with my gold medals strategically dangling around my body - but that's probably why I'm me and not Michael Phelps.

His reaction the other day after picking up a silver showed what kind of guy he is. In the pool he looked like "Alright, sweet, another medal" and afterwards talking to the gold medal winner he was all smiles and pointing things out and just enjoying the moment with the winner of the race.


Yeah, the winner was kind of embarrassed to have beaten Phelps. But Phelps was just all "whatever, just enjoy the moment. You won it and you deserve it."
2012-08-02 03:13:51 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: If he was getting incredibly excited and losing his voice, that would probably be the BBC's rowing commentator.


Well he was incredibly happy and excited, though didn't notice him losing his voice today.

El Uno Magnifico: Exactly. If I were Phelps I probably would've just contented myself with strutting around London naked with my gold medals strategically dangling around my body - but that's probably why I'm me and not Michael Phelps.


His reaction the other day after picking up a silver showed what kind of guy he is. In the pool he looked like "Alright, sweet, another medal" and afterwards talking to the gold medal winner he was all smiles and pointing things out and just enjoying the moment with the winner of the race.
2012-08-02 03:10:30 PM
1 votes:

ontariolightning: well id rather hav no talking and just the noise of the crowd and athletes than commentators


Loving the "World Feeds" on ctvolympics.ca. It's like MLB.tv's great new option to have just audio from the stadium, no announcers.
2012-08-02 03:09:37 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: The gymnastics feed had some other unknown team,


the gymnastics feed was some Australian and American gymnast Shannon Miller. For rowing earlier, I think they had the BBC commentator, cause he was most definitely English.
2012-08-02 03:06:31 PM
1 votes:

El Uno Magnifico: Classic case of being technically right but still looking like an idiot.


Also Phelps has never stated or pretended that he's trained as hard the last couple years as he did before Beijing. To him this time around is just about swimming and having fun and picking up a few more medals if he can.
2012-08-02 02:59:44 PM
1 votes:

I_Love_Cheesecake: desertgeek: Never have I been disgusted to see an American win gold. But Tyler "Whiny" Clary just did it.

Why? Just curious.


Him and Lochte bother me for some reason. I like Phelps because he just comes off as a big dopey kid. Plus lets be honest, we all would have done what he did after 08. Just seems like a cool guy
2012-08-02 02:58:54 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: Ha, Lochte looks like his mum just died.


I have to wonder- if it was Phelps who came back on him instead of that punk Clary, would he have the same look? At least Phelps and Lochte respect each other and seemingly like each other. I doubt Clary has the same respect.
2012-08-02 02:56:30 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: Never have I been disgusted to see an American win gold. But Tyler "Whiny" Clary just did it.


1000% this
2012-08-02 02:55:31 PM
1 votes:
gah what a shiate time for my ISP to have issues.
2012-08-02 02:50:37 PM
1 votes:

fo_sho!: This was a cool F1 bike though


that it was

Siamese Bream: but I do wish they'd show some restraint.


I do too, though I wish they wouldn't be so stingy and let things out a bit.
2012-08-02 02:47:59 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Anyone catch the 50 meter free prelims earlier today? The first couple heats, featuring nations with no swimming programs to speak of, were a lot of fun.


I am relieved to say that I probably wasn't awake. Of all the farking years to be in the wrong time zone.
2012-08-02 02:42:53 PM
1 votes:
Anyone catch the 50 meter free prelims earlier today? The first couple heats, featuring nations with no swimming programs to speak of, were a lot of fun.
2012-08-02 02:42:32 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: And whenever there's a wide ranging rules change made, the teams with money have an easier time adapting. I do love the talk about rules changes to keep costs down, which never change anything. The problem isn't what stuff costs, it's the research and development budgets. Ban a certain alloy cause of what it costs? Does nothing to address the issue that Ferrari has a couple hundred engineers who have all the latest technology at their disposal.


Which is why this year is so close, because the rules haven't changed much so the midfield teams have been able to catch up. Changing the rules now and then to keep them on their toes and to keep the sport current is fine, but I do wish they'd show some restraint.
2012-08-02 02:40:17 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: although these days whatever it is that's making it so fast is usually banned sharpish.


And whenever there's a wide ranging rules change made, the teams with money have an easier time adapting. I do love the talk about rules changes to keep costs down, which never change anything. The problem isn't what stuff costs, it's the research and development budgets. Ban a certain alloy cause of what it costs? Does nothing to address the issue that Ferrari has a couple hundred engineers who have all the latest technology at their disposal.
2012-08-02 02:37:18 PM
1 votes:

JohnBigBootay: I just got a new cyclocross bike and it feels impossibly light to me after my last steel frame and it weighs 21 pounds


yeah there are some very light bikes around these days. Thank you aluminum and titanium.
2012-08-02 02:37:00 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: As for the equipment regulations in cycling it keeps cycling, particularly track cycling, from turning into pedal powered Formula 1. In F1 the haves, the teams with huge budgets, can spend huge sums of money to produce equipment that is, per the rules, exclusively for their own use. And given that cycling is about the bike and the rider, the rules help promote a more level playing field by making sure everyone can get what anyone else has if they want it.


Yep, that's what I'm used to. Teams coming to the race with a car that is unbeatable, although these days whatever it is that's making it so fast is usually banned sharpish.
2012-08-02 02:35:48 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Siamese Bream: That is a light farking bicycle.

It is.


I just got a new cyclocross bike and it feels impossibly light to me after my last steel frame and it weighs 21 pounds
2012-08-02 02:33:24 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: That is a light farking bicycle.


It is.
2012-08-02 02:31:59 PM
1 votes:
As for the equipment regulations in cycling it keeps cycling, particularly track cycling, from turning into pedal powered Formula 1. In F1 the haves, the teams with huge budgets, can spend huge sums of money to produce equipment that is, per the rules, exclusively for their own use. And given that cycling is about the bike and the rider, the rules help promote a more level playing field by making sure everyone can get what anyone else has if they want it.
2012-08-02 02:28:58 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: As for the weight, it's 6.8 kilograms, so just under 15 lbs.


That is a light farking bicycle.

The rules have stipulations for things like that. Basically no one can show up with something way better than anyone else has access to.

Makes sense.


All right, swimming faces on...
2012-08-02 02:25:10 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: "it's available for purchase, but this is brand new so we've only got these three right now"?


The rules have stipulations for things like that. Basically no one can show up with something way better than anyone else has access to.

Wicked Chinchilla: Ties should be shared. Anything more than that is just needlessly complex.


I know that, you know that. Try to get certain coaches to see it that way.
2012-08-02 02:22:17 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: Do they all have to use identical equipment, or can one team turn up with a bike that has a screw at a different angle or something for aerodynamic benefit?


The components, including frame, must all be items that can be purchased. However, how you put them together, that's up to you. As for the weight, it's 6.8 kilograms, so just under 15 lbs. Without the rule, they could have bikes that weigh around 12 to 12 and a half pounds. The frames themselves only weigh about 2 and a half pounds. And are so strong you could put one end on one chair, the other on another chair and stand on the main tube and it would hold you just fine.
2012-08-02 02:14:05 PM
1 votes:

Brother_Mouzone: It has to be spoiled if you are on TF, right? there have to be a shiatload of Gabby Douglas wins gold threads.


Yah, I don't care about the spoilers. If I did I would avoid the internet like the plague. Don't have to worry about TV news at work. Its the straight up flaunting of how bad their coverage is that irritates me. "Yes, we wait hours and hours to air it so you have to stay up until midnight....and we throw in useless interviews which make the events take forever too! Enjoy!"
2012-08-02 02:12:23 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: WhyteRaven74: I do love it though that the tracks bike got so light the UCI imposed a minimum weight rule some time back.

Do they all have to use identical equipment, or can one team turn up with a bike that has a screw at a different angle or something for aerodynamic benefit?


All equipment must be available to purchase. So even though the GB equipment is more advanced than rivals, they must allow those rivals to buy it if they want to - GB having specialist support/engineering/manufacturing teams.
2012-08-02 02:03:08 PM
1 votes:
I do love it though that the tracks bike got so light the UCI imposed a minimum weight rule some time back.
2012-08-02 02:00:56 PM
1 votes:
It's too bad the days when countries could enter whoever they wanted are over. I could imagine Wiggins going "Hey, mind if I give it a go on the track?"
2012-08-02 01:59:55 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: The same one that fell earlier at the same velodrome, by the same team.


Yep
2012-08-02 01:59:19 PM
1 votes:
I just miss the days of what they called funny bikes at the velodrome and in the road time trial

1.bp.blogspot.com

those were some awesome bikes, and I've never been able to figure out exactly why they were done away with
2012-08-02 01:59:10 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: And another world record falls at the velodrome


The same one that fell earlier at the same velodrome, by the same team.
2012-08-02 01:58:08 PM
1 votes:
And here's the default ESPN medal tables:

Sydney 2000 - Ranked by golds

Athens 2004 - Ranked by golds

Beijing - Ranked by....total



THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

No - it's not but it's kind of funny.
2012-08-02 01:57:31 PM
1 votes:

bborchar: God, Chariots of Fire is getting old


I'm hoping they blast Queen's Bicycle Race at the velodrome at some point.
2012-08-02 01:57:08 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: I loved how the Germans were grinning ear to ear as soon as the race was over, they didn't care and then when the word came out they won, it looked like they were over the moon.


It's a bugger for the Chinese, but I do enjoy seeing people that delighted.
2012-08-02 01:56:38 PM
1 votes:
And another world record falls at the velodrome
2012-08-02 01:55:49 PM
1 votes:
farking hell, Great Britain. farking hell.
2012-08-02 01:54:00 PM
1 votes:

fo_sho!: USA Today.


I think that answers everything.
2012-08-02 01:53:12 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: Sadly you're right. Probably for the same reason you see those pedos as judges for Toddlers and Tiaras.


Bela is one of the reasons gymnasts are so young now. Granted the Soviets were already going that way, Olga Korbut being the first notable example, but he went that way whole hog. Also his training regimen made the Soviets look positively cuddly.

Siamese Bream: I believe the IOC or cycling body or whoever organises the whole bunfight didn't like how dominant GBR were in 2008 so they changed the events to make it harder for one country to dominate. Or something.


Sounds kind of odd for the UCI, given that the Germans have dominated events for ages. Also it's velodrome cycling, past performance doesn't guarantee future results, one little wobble and your sliding on your side at 35 miles an hour.
2012-08-02 01:49:05 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: I can't believe they dropped the individual pursuit from the Olympic program. Especially when the defending champion is English.


I believe the IOC or cycling body or whoever organises the whole bunfight didn't like how dominant GBR were in 2008 so they changed the events to make it harder for one country to dominate. Or something.
2012-08-02 01:49:01 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: bdub77: Here's what's required:

What's funny is college gymnasts actually look like young woman, have the builds you'd expect for a sport so physically demanding, and are every bit as good as Olympic gymnasts. But thanks to Bela and others, they're not even considered for the Olympic team.


Sadly you're right. Probably for the same reason you see those pedos as judges for Toddlers and Tiaras.
2012-08-02 01:47:20 PM
1 votes:

soaboutthat: Well done GB (water polo) way to get on the board.

GB fans, really a standing ovation for a goal? Hell, team USA has 7 of them so far.


They haven't participated in the Olympics since 1956 so I'm guessing they're not very good. Which is sort of a shame because they won gold in 1900, 1908, 1912, and 1920.
2012-08-02 01:46:25 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe they dropped the individual pursuit from the Olympic program. Especially when the defending champion is English.
2012-08-02 01:43:46 PM
1 votes:
Well done GB (water polo) way to get on the board.

GB fans, really a standing ovation for a goal? Hell, team USA has 7 of them so far.
2012-08-02 01:40:37 PM
1 votes:

DammitIForgotMyLogin: One of the chinese riders has stormed out of the track ...


yeah they got dq'ed and are having a fit about it, even though eve from a less than optimal camera angle you can see one of them was clearly on the blue as they went over the start/finish line. That's not allowed.
2012-08-02 01:38:29 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: Here's what's required:


What's funny is college gymnasts actually look like young woman, have the builds you'd expect for a sport so physically demanding, and are every bit as good as Olympic gymnasts. But thanks to Bela and others, they're not even considered for the Olympic team.
2012-08-02 01:38:09 PM
1 votes:
One of the chinese riders has stormed out of the track ...
2012-08-02 01:36:58 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: What is going on in cycling with the Chinese team?


one of the riders crossed the start/finish line riding on the blue inside track
2012-08-02 01:35:29 PM
1 votes:
annd there's some intrigue over at the velodrome
2012-08-02 01:35:06 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: What is going on in cycling with the Chinese team?


Or the British team? Germany wins by default. :P
2012-08-02 01:33:51 PM
1 votes:
Gymnastics has the worst set of rules ever.

Here's what's required:

1) Pay tons of money to learn gymnastics
2) Starve yourself and reduce body fat to 1%
3) Stunt your growth
4) Miss puberty
5) If you are really lucky go to the Olympics - probably only once, because you are 16 and will be replaced in four years.
6) If your team is good and you are fourth best out of everyone, so sorry you go home now.
7) Along with #6, someone will shove a camera in your face on international television and people will ask you questions ad absurdum about it.
8) Along with #7, they will also interview the person who won while you are crying in the background, to humiliate you further.
9) If you do well and you are tied for third best but someone screws up a routine more than you, so sorry you go home now.
10) Along with #9, someone will shove a camera in your face on international television and people will ask you questions ad absurdum about it.
11) No one will probably remember you in four years, let alone 8.

So, in summary: Become a swimmer or a runner, the worst you have to do is do an interview with a blunt b*tch once after a short event.
2012-08-02 01:27:21 PM
1 votes:
Pre-2012 Olympic coverage: This new tiebreaker rule is great...if they had it four years ago Nastia Liukin would have had another gold medal!

Now that it cost an American a medal, this new tiebreaker system will clearly be viewed as an OUTRAGE by NBC.
2012-08-02 01:20:37 PM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: How many world records have fallen in just the last couple of hours?


three or four
2012-08-02 12:59:00 PM
1 votes:

TwoLegit2Quit: Where's cycling? NBC has the same basketball game on 2 channels


Just moved from BBC1 to BBC2 because of te six o'clock news

/I keed i keed
2012-08-02 12:14:34 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Ah Best Korea, not enough food to feed the population, but they have $10,000+ bikes for their cycling team.


Don't you win $50,000 with a gold medal? The Olympics are probably a boon to the DPRK's economy.
2012-08-02 12:12:17 PM
1 votes:

rickythepenguin: jesus christ NBC, enough with the synchro diving. the last 5 nights it seems all we see is two anexorics of dubious sexuality doing backflips from 10m.


Diving is the ideal event for NBC. About 3 seconds of actual diving for every 45 seconds of commentary/analysis, and they can show lots of scantily clad male eye-candy to appeal to all their female viewers.

They'll air all 8 events and be thrilled about it.
2012-08-02 12:08:39 PM
1 votes:
Ah Best Korea, not enough food to feed the population, but they have $10,000+ bikes for their cycling team.
2012-08-02 11:58:36 AM
1 votes:

12349876: Right now South Africa and Kazakhstan with 3 gold and nothing else are above Japan with 17 total medals but only 2 gold. Probably won't stay that way by the end of the games though.


Ukraine and Australia present an interesting comparison, too.
2012-08-02 11:36:14 AM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: The Muthaship: Is the U.S. expected to pass China once the Track and Field gets rolling?

With China still ahead, I'm wondering how long it will be before American news sites start ranking the medal table by total medals, like they did last time. If they haven't already.


They have.

It's still up in the air whether or not the U.S. will equal or pass China in golds, but it'll probably take the overall medal count once it's all said and done.
2012-08-02 11:30:11 AM
1 votes:
Well Great Britain got the upset of the games so far, got silver and gold in the men's C2, that's doubles whitewater canoe. And one of their cyclists set the world record in the sprint in a qualifying round on the velodrome
2012-08-02 11:27:55 AM
1 votes:
Bang, China again. Fourth world record in ten minutes.
2012-08-02 11:24:49 AM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: GB women set a new world record in their heat of the team sprint. It's a HEAT, girls. Good grief.


And China broke the record.

Is that velodrome doped?
2012-08-02 11:24:05 AM
1 votes:
Oh, and then the Chinese women break that record right back. Did they accidentally make the track a few metres short or something?
2012-08-02 11:22:48 AM
1 votes:

Carth: palelizard: I just saw the clip of the Korean and Chinese women's doubles badmitton teams getting disqualified, but no explanation as to why they took turns throwing the game. Anyone?

By losing the game they got an easier spot in the tournament leading up to medals.


Weird. No wonder they got thrown out. Thanks.
2012-08-02 11:21:55 AM
1 votes:

palelizard: I just saw the clip of the Korean and Chinese women's doubles badmitton teams getting disqualified, but no explanation as to why they took turns throwing the game. Anyone?


Sandbagging matches to get weaker opponents in their pool play
2012-08-02 11:17:30 AM
1 votes:
I just saw the clip of the Korean and Chinese women's doubles badmitton teams getting disqualified, but no explanation as to why they took turns throwing the game. Anyone?
2012-08-02 11:16:03 AM
1 votes:

Carth: Slaxl: Why is dressage so maligned? It seems that training and riding a horse to display impeccable control is as much a useful skill as throwing a ball in a net.

Who gets the medal? The horse, the trainer or the rider?


The horse should get the medal, the trainer should get the prize money, and the rider should get a pat on the back along with a card saying "thanks for not farking up our hard work"
2012-08-02 11:15:48 AM
1 votes:

Siamese Bream: OK, I very much do not understand judo. Each of them just took turns to do what looked like the same thing to me, except one got a point and the other did.


Basically, each one is trying to throw the other. They get points based on the quality of the throw. A really good throw is called an 'ippon', and if you get that, it's an instant win. Below that is a 'waza-ari', which if you get two of those equals an ippon. Below that is a 'yuko', an infnite number of which are inferior to one waza-ari. And then below that is a 'koka', an infinite number of which are inferior to one yuko and which is so worthless I'm not even sure they're counting them in this competition. High score wins, assuming nobody's gotten an ippon yet. There are also penalties handed out on four levels, each one corresponding to one of the four scoring levels and which are used to help break ties.

In case of a tie on scores and penalties, they go to 'golden score'= next throw good enough to get anything on the board wins. If that doesn't do it, it goes to the judges.
2012-08-02 11:15:34 AM
1 votes:

Carth: Who gets the medal? The horse, the trainer or the rider?


The horse deserves the medal for being made to look so ridiculous.
 
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