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Good Job, Blade Runner.

To all the critics… If the blades truly gave an advantage, legged athletes would be amputating and replacing their legs with blades. Technology is central to sports these days, from clothing to shoes, to nutrition, we are always adding technological advantages, which is why records are always broken.

 (via Bleacherreport)

Good Job, Blade Runner.

To all the critics… If the blades truly gave an advantage, legged athletes would be amputating and replacing their legs with blades. Technology is central to sports these days, from clothing to shoes, to nutrition, we are always adding technological advantages, which is why records are always broken.

(via Bleacherreport)

#Blade runner #Olympics 2012

dressageatschool:

crossedwires:

Yassine Rahmouni, of Morocco, rides his horse Floresco, during a training session for the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Rahmouni is the first athlete to ever compete for Morocco in the sport of equestrian at the Olympic games.

**He is the only equestrian to ever compete in the Olympics from ANY African country. That`s a big friggin`deal! And I was very pleased by his riding. 

Sorry, not 100% correct, South Africa has a rider as well, and we’re in Africa. Parnell.

dressageatschool:

crossedwires:

Yassine Rahmouni, of Morocco, rides his horse Floresco, during a training session for the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Rahmouni is the first athlete to ever compete for Morocco in the sport of equestrian at the Olympic games.

**He is the only equestrian to ever compete in the Olympics from ANY African country. That`s a big friggin`deal! And I was very pleased by his riding.

Sorry, not 100% correct, South Africa has a rider as well, and we’re in Africa. Parnell.

(via critical-ariel)

#olympics 2012 #london 2012

What's A Gold Medal Really Worth?

Gold: $620
Silver: $330
Bronze: $4.70

That’s a steep drop-off for being the first and second of all the people who didn’t win!

#Olympics 2012 #London 2012 #Olympic Games

Only the Americans…

This how you write a news story about South Africa winning a gold medal if you’re American:


Michael Phelps Ties All-Time Olympic Medal Record With Silver In 200m Fly

Michael Phelps won his record-tying 18th career Olympic medal on Tuesday, claiming silver in the men’s 200m butterfly, finishing just 0.05 seconds behind South Africa’s Chad le Clos.

Only the Americans…

This how you write a news story about South Africa winning a gold medal if you’re American:


Michael Phelps Ties All-Time Olympic Medal Record With Silver In 200m Fly

Michael Phelps won his record-tying 18th career Olympic medal on Tuesday, claiming silver in the men’s 200m butterfly, finishing just 0.05 seconds behind South Africa’s Chad le Clos.

#olympics 2012

Youtube won’t show me any Olympic videos.
SABC has about 1 hour per day of coverage, all in the form of a highlights package at obscure times (nothing in the evenings at all?!)
DSTV’s Drifta is a reasonable R50/month, except it displays the video at 320x240 size -that means it’s about as small as a thumbnail image on facebook. Crap!
To see it on satellite will cost R600/month, and that’s not worth it - i don’t want to pay to watch old crap for the rest of the year.
There’s no video podcasts anywhere, and nowhere to download video of the Olympics.
So again, this all would make me a happy pirate, except that even the torrents of the Olympics aren’t complete and well seeded, so there’s no joy there either.
So Olympics 2012 has been a major disappointment for me so far. Last time we got plenty of acceptable coverage through SABC. This time, it’s the choice of paying R600 a month for a load of crap i don’t want mixed in with the olympics, or to live in a different country.
Boo, Hiss.

Youtube won’t show me any Olympic videos.

SABC has about 1 hour per day of coverage, all in the form of a highlights package at obscure times (nothing in the evenings at all?!)

DSTV’s Drifta is a reasonable R50/month, except it displays the video at 320x240 size -that means it’s about as small as a thumbnail image on facebook. Crap!

To see it on satellite will cost R600/month, and that’s not worth it - i don’t want to pay to watch old crap for the rest of the year.

There’s no video podcasts anywhere, and nowhere to download video of the Olympics.

So again, this all would make me a happy pirate, except that even the torrents of the Olympics aren’t complete and well seeded, so there’s no joy there either.

So Olympics 2012 has been a major disappointment for me so far. Last time we got plenty of acceptable coverage through SABC. This time, it’s the choice of paying R600 a month for a load of crap i don’t want mixed in with the olympics, or to live in a different country.

Boo, Hiss.

#Olympics 2012 #London 2012 #Olympic Games

Google gives you an Olympic sidebar panel when you search for a sport, even as generic as typing in ‘swimming’ gives you a short explanation of the sport, the schedule, medal tally, etc.

Very nice!

#Olympics 2012 #Olympic Games #London 2012