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Official 2012 Olympics Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by ItsMyFault, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    Opening ceremony in a couple of days. Gonna DVR it. Don't think it can top what Beijing did 4 years ago, but I'm always interested to watch. Guessing Beckham is going to be THE guy for GB.
     
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    Mexico 0 - South Korea 0
    We *MEX* have no creativity. :(

    Spain losing right now to Japan 0-1. :eek:
     
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    Damn, really should have gotten 3 points from Mexico. SMH.
     
  5. krnxsnoopy

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    SK was the better team this game. But Mex had 2 very good chances at the end.
     
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    Anyone see that hit in the UK-Senegal game?
     
  7. Yung-T

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    Talkin bout the tackle from the Senegalese player? Crazy he only got yellow.
     
  8. david_rocket

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    Mexico played terrible, I hope we get better or they are not going to get very far. :(

    Next Mexico game: Sunday vs Gabon 8:30 am CST
     
  9. rocketsjudoka

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    I like that Ronda is making a name for Judo and I've trained with her mom (also former Olympian) but I do find her personality very annoying.
     
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    She's such an attention seeking w**** it's not even funny.

    Btw did you get ragdolled by her mom
     
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    This one day of Olympic soccer has been more entertaining than the entire Euros
     
  12. rocketsjudoka

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    No, I didn't spar her but she did use me for some demos. Her mom is pretty cool and tough as nails. Rhonda got her warrior spirit from her mom.
     
  13. 713

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    any events today?
     
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    Oopening ceremony at 6pm ET.
     
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    Maurine:grin:
     
  16. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Must be tape delayed because BBC says it starts at 4pm ET.
     
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    what network are they showing the Olympics?
     
  18. 713

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    peacock network
     
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    NBC has US Broadcast rights, and I believe it starts at 630.

    tape delayed of course, because that is NBC's specialty.



    I'm going to try and catch some of the BBC coverage online somewhere. BBC has it for English/UK rights?





    Also, local ties. Women's boxing. Marlen Esparza.


    http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/ES/Marlen-Esparza.aspx

    Name: Marlen Esparza

    Weight Class: Flyweight/112 Pounds/51 kg

    Height: 5-3

    Birth Year: 1989

    Coach: Rudy Silva

    Club: Elite Boxing

    School: Pasadena High School

    Began Boxing: 2002

    Career Highlight: Winning a bronze medal in 2006 World Championships and winning gold in 2008 Pan American Games.

    Who is your biggest influence and why: My father because he brought me to the sport and my trainer, Rudy Silva, for keeping me in it.
    How did you get involved in boxing: My father always loved boxing. I gew up watching boxing with him and I decided to try it.

    Greatest strength in the ring: Stamina

    Other sports: Volleyball, basketball, cross-country, track, swiming

    Loves most about boxing: Competing and how difficult it is

    Goals in and out of the ring: Be a part of the women's first Olympic Team, or win a gold medal at a world tournament. Finish college.

    Favorite movie: Blood in Blood Out

    Favorite TV show: The Simpsons, House

    What are your hobbies outside of boxing: Running and eating

    What is something interesting about you that most people don't know: Marlen was her Student Body President and graduated in the top 2% of her class

    2011 NATIONAL CHAMPION
    2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION
    2009 NATIONAL CHAMPION
    2008 NATIONAL CHAMPION
    2007 NATIONAL CHAMPION
    2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDALIST
    2006 NATIONAL CHAMPION

    2011
    USA Boxing National Championships: won on walkover over Tiffany Perez, Hammond, N.D., W/O, in the preliminaries; dec. Alex Love, Monroe, Wash., 13-7, in the second round; dec. Cynthia Moreno, Phoenix, Ariz., 25-15 in the quarterfinals; dec. Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., 9-3, in the semifinals; dec. Tyrieshia Douglas, Baltimore, Md., 27-16, in the finals.

    2009
    USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Marina Ramirez, Parma, ID, 21-1 in the finals

    2008
    U.S. Future Stars National Championships
    dec. Katherine Rodriguez, Riverside, Calif., 31-11 in semifinals; dec. Melissa McMorow, San Francisco, Calif., 26-7 in finals for gold
    AIBA Women World Championships: lost on points to Jenny Haedingz, SWE, 10-2 in preliminaries

    2007
    U.S. Championships: won on walkover over Victoria Romero, Colorado, W/O, in semifianls; dec. Melissa McMurrow, San Francisco, Calif., 23-22, in finals for 1st.

    2006
    World Championships: dec. Gulseda Bulibutun, TUR, 24-23; stopped Jenny Hardingz, SWE, RSCO-2; stopped by Ri Jong Hyang, PRK, in semifinals for 3rd
    U.S. Championships: won on walkover over Diana Torres, W/O, in semifinals; dec. Michelle Turner, 18-12, in finals for 1st.


    her twitter at @Marlen112Boxing
     
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    TV guide has opening ceremony at 5:30 central...
     

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