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WOW mens' 100m final!!!!!

AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
Sorry... spoiler alert for those who didn't see it live....





























The first Jamaican ever to win a gold... and TRINIDAD got silver and had two finalists! It was almost an all-Caribbean final! (I feel bad for Asafa Powell, though - looks like nerves got the better of him.)

CBC showed the Jamaican TV station - they were so poor they had to broadcast from a little trailer outside the track! SO happy for our islands today!!!!!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Guess I don't need to watch it on prime-time tonight...
    a spoiler alert would have been nice
    
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Guess I don't need to watch it on prime-time tonight...
    a spoiler alert would have been nice
    


    Sorry! I didn't know it hadn't been broadcast in the US yet... I can't edit the title but I left a big space.....
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  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users
    CNN.com had the results splashed all over their front page....which ticked me off, 'cuz I was gonna watch it tonight. I didn't expect an American to win it anyway.

    I might watch it anyway just so I can see Ato Bolden do commentary....yum....:wink:
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Bolt of Lightning indeed! he has such a great career ahead of him, too.

    LOVED the interview he did with Donovan Bailey on CBC!
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    CNN.com had the results splashed all over their front page....which ticked me off, 'cuz I was gonna watch it tonight. I didn't expect an American to win it anyway.



    I might watch it anyway just so I can see Ato Bolden do commentary....yum....:wink:

    Yeah, Ato is another great Trini. We had commentary by a Jamaican-Canadian cutie - the great Donovan Bailey.

    Too bad that you don't get live coverage in the US - it's going to be hard not to hit a lot of spoilers on line.
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  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    CNN.com had the results splashed all over their front page....which ticked me off, 'cuz I was gonna watch it tonight.

    The New York Times did too.

    I don't like the way the Olympics are being covered on NBC. It's like all they ever show is swimming.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    iris427 wrote: »
    I don't like the way the Olympics are being covered on NBC. It's like all they ever show is swimming.

    they had ladies' gymnastics on live at 4:30 on Friday morning!

    :lol:

    (obviously, i couldn't sleep...)

    i seem to remember more than a few curlies who live in border cities saying over the past 9 years that i've been a member here that they prefer to watch Olympic coverage on the cdn stations when they can...
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  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users
    iris427 wrote: »
    The New York Times did too.

    I don't like the way the Olympics are being covered on NBC. It's like all they ever show is swimming.

    Yeah, this has been hands-down the worst Olympics coverage I can remember. I'm getting kind of tired of hearing about Michael Phelps (and I love watching swimming!). And they've done a terrible job of letting viewers know what time events will be covered. I don't think it can be blamed solely on the time difference, either.
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  • TriniCurlyGirlTriniCurlyGirl Posts: 24Registered Users
    I am so proud of my Island boys right now. Jamaica's Independence was last weekend so I'm sure their celebrations will be continuing. Richard's silver is an early Independence Day gift to his country. Big up guys!! Well done!!!

    I am suddenly in the mood to hear Trini 2 de Bone:):)
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Just saw this on NBC. What a race! He was so far ahead of everyone else.

    I also have to admit that I enjoyed looking at Walter Dix.

    It's great to see how happy the crowd is for them. :)
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  • RichardHeadRichardHead Banned Posts: 629Banned Users
    I also have to admit that I enjoyed looking at Walter Dix.
    You would like looking at dix. :laughing7:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I also have to admit that I enjoyed looking at Walter Dix.
    You would like looking at dix. :laughing7:

    Hee! You would know Mr. Head. ;)

    All kidding aside, that was a nice race to watch, although the commentators did have to comment that Bolt could've had a better time if he would not have pulled up. Like breaking the WR wasn't enough?
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    That was a nice race. Bolt is fast. And yeah, the commentators were -- I don't know. I'm watching them gush over Dara Torres and Michael Phelps (deservedly). But they seem somewhat abrupt with Bolt and the American silver medalist. Maybe it's just that Bob Costa is so good.
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  • boarderhopperboarderhopper Banned Posts: 295Banned Users
    The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?
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  • boarderhopperboarderhopper Banned Posts: 295Banned Users
    The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?

    oh my bad
    "jamaican"
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I just watched it..late rerun..wow! I felt bad for Asafa Powell too.
  • pelicanopelicano Posts: 580Registered Users
    Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?

    Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    pelicano wrote: »
    Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)

    He said he wanted to leave something for next time so he can break his own record later!
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?

    Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...

    Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?

    Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...

    Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.

    Well, there's a reason we use the terms African-American, Afro-Caribbean etc.... because many of us from those places/of that descent do consider ourselves African. African is a term that in parts of the Caribbean is synonymous with "Black."

    I know people whose parents, grandparents or further back are Scottish and they DO say they are Scottish. We can't get as country-specific as Scotland, unfortunately.

    However, in terms of national affiliation ie. the Olympics, Caribbean country names should be used and it did come across as flippant/disrespectful not to acknowledge that.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Back on topic and more Olympic spoilers....




























































    One-two-three sweep of the WOMENS' 100m by Jamaica!!!!!!


    Jamaica = the fastest nation on earth!
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    On land. ;)

    I don't mind the spoilers as they're on the net anyway. I look forward to watching it later.

    I was just watching some indoor cycling which was fun.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Love those Jamaican names - Asafa and Usain. So cool.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »

    I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?

    Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...

    Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.

    European..to be more accurate with the analogy.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    pelicano wrote: »
    Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)

    He said he wanted to leave something for next time so he can break his own record later!

    Others saw it as boastful and representative of poor sportsmanship, because of the other things he did as he slowed down.
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