Olympics Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by CardinalVol, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    A legally blind archer has already won gold.

    Anybody watching the Opening Ceremonies tonight?
  2. O+W=H.

    O+W=H. New Member

    yes, but not sure how long I can stay awake..

    Tape delay I suppose?
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod


    This morning someone pointed out to me that I know Claire Donahue's sister and brother in law. Had no idea of the connection.
  4. O+W=H.

    O+W=H. New Member

    who dat?
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    A swimmer. I forget what she is racing. Still pretty cool.
  6. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Wow, didn't see that one coming.
  7. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    no offense to legally blind people, but if anyone can win a gold being legally blind then it shouldn't be an olympic sport.
  8. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

  9. O+W=H.

    O+W=H. New Member

  10. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    I'm sure a swimmer could be legally blind and have a shot. A legally blind shot putter would stand a pretty good chance.

    I think I draw the line at what should be considered an Olympic quality competition when there are ribbons involved.
  11. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Could the guy not be legally blind in one eye. If its the non-dominant aiming eye - then I don't think it would make a difference.
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    News from The Associated Press

    10% vision in left eye, 20% in right eye.

    Excuse me, didn't win gold, just set world record, and broke his own record.
  13. O+W=H.

    O+W=H. New Member

    A ninja
  14. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    Olympic Village air conditioning controversy

    Team Great Britain is the only squad that has access to cooler air in its dorms in London

    Yahoo! Sports Minute
  15. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Am I the only one bored to death so far from the opening ceremony?
  16. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    It is pretty British I must admit. The best part was the kids' singing and Meredith decides to talk over them the whole time.
  17. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Twitter folks... follow the #openingceremonies

    Hours of hilarity.
  18. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    I would love to hear Bob Kesling try to call out these countries as they walk into the stadium
  19. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Parade of Nations is so cool.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012
  20. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    I see Kiribati's three athletes in the parade. Quick personal note; when I was in the Peace Corps, I actually worked with the Kiribati track and basketball teams. Basketball is nowhere near the Olympics, but they've had some track guys in the Olympics. Of course, they're comparable to very good high school runners in America, but it was still kind of cool.

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