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Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 15-08-2012, 14:48
Replies: 47
Views: 2,802
Posted By lumiere
True, although USA, China & Australia did very...

True, although USA, China & Australia did very similarly at World Championships and Olympics. It is very important for a sport like swimming to peak at the Olympics though, and they could definitely...
Forum: The X Factor 15-08-2012, 14:26
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By lumiere
It was written by a professional journalist to...

It was written by a professional journalist to appeal to One Direction fans. Somehow the author got the idea that Directioners like to insult the girlfriends of band members. No idea how they made...
Forum: The X Factor 15-08-2012, 14:14
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By lumiere
The irony of the Daily Mail complaining about it...

The irony of the Daily Mail complaining about it - yeah, they're never horrible to women...

One Direction fans are ****ing crazy though.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 15-08-2012, 13:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,802
Posted By lumiere
In the 2011 World Swimming Championships, GB got...

In the 2011 World Swimming Championships, GB got 3 Golds and 3 Silvers so the target of 5 medals minimum should not have been a problem.



Not even personal bests. If people had performed equal to...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 14-08-2012, 11:34
Replies: 46
Views: 4,677
Posted By lumiere
Australia

Australia
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 13-08-2012, 19:59
Replies: 141
Views: 8,808
Posted By lumiere
But at least British athletics is on an upwards...

But at least British athletics is on an upwards curve (it was truly terrible 10 years ago) with lots of promising youngsters who have real medal chances in Rio. British swimming on the other hand...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 19:16
Replies: 9,287
Views: 414,553
Posted By lumiere
A video of that:...

A video of that: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19237299
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 19:11
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By lumiere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYKvweBG-hY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYKvweBG-hY
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 19:01
Replies: 9,287
Views: 414,553
Posted By lumiere
And it could easily have been 9/10 if it wasn't...

And it could easily have been 9/10 if it wasn't for certain decisions...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 18:51
Replies: 137
Views: 10,339
Posted By lumiere
But Russia got more Golds, more Silvers and more...

But Russia got more Golds, more Silvers and more Bronzes than they did in Beijing. I'm not sure how anyone can say they had a bad games?

The only reason they didn't come third is because Team GB...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 18:37
Replies: 137
Views: 10,339
Posted By lumiere
Russia actually did better than they did in...

Russia actually did better than they did in Beijing (23/21/29 compared to 24/25/33) so they don't really have anything to complain about - GB just improved a LOT more than they did.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 18:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,572
Posted By lumiere
Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith are very...

Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith are very attractive individuals.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 15:13
Replies: 59
Views: 5,114
Posted By lumiere
I think Tokyo. I don't think they'll risk giving...

I think Tokyo. I don't think they'll risk giving it to two emerging countries in a row, and Spain's financial position is perilous to say the least. So the safe choice would be Tokyo.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 12:29
Replies: 46
Views: 7,008
Posted By lumiere
The Pan-American Games already exist and seem to...

The Pan-American Games already exist and seem to do pretty well?

I think a European Games would be a good idea.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 11:42
Replies: 52
Views: 8,984
Posted By lumiere
Hopefully not G4S! :p

Hopefully not G4S! :p
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 12-08-2012, 09:14
Replies: 35
Views: 3,291
Posted By lumiere
It was a weird race but she is still very young...

It was a weird race but she is still very young and inexperienced so I think it was more likely to have been a genuine tactical error rather than losing on purpose.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 23:48
Replies: 111
Views: 8,979
Posted By lumiere
The person who won did serve a ban for doping so...

The person who won did serve a ban for doping so I can understand Lisa feeling angry about that.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 22:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By lumiere
Yes, and in modern times China are well known for...

Yes, and in modern times China are well known for lying about their gymnasts ages to get around the age restrictions.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 22:10
Replies: 94
Views: 5,326
Posted By lumiere
Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 21:53
Replies: 2,989
Views: 87,676
Posted By lumiere
BMX seems far too random, I think the final...

BMX seems far too random, I think the final should be the average of three races like the semi-final was.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 21:51
Replies: 675
Views: 93,905
Posted By lumiere
Don't have screencaps of that, but he did a shoot...

Don't have screencaps of that, but he did a shoot for GQ that may be relevant to your...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 20:05
Replies: 2,989
Views: 87,676
Posted By lumiere
Christine has never failed a drugs test?

Christine has never failed a drugs test?
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By lumiere
After years of taking the piss, I'm watching it...

After years of taking the piss, I'm watching it now and it's actually really entertaining and very impressive.

Plus the fact they wear nose clips makes them all look a bit like Michael Jackson.
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 14:36
Replies: 61
Views: 5,181
Posted By lumiere
Because it was near identical in effect to a...

Because it was near identical in effect to a banned substance but had a slightly different chemical structure so wasn't 'technically' illegal.

And it's reasons like that that dopers will always be...
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-08-2012, 14:21
Replies: 61
Views: 5,181
Posted By lumiere
Yohan Blake did fail a doping test a few years...

Yohan Blake did fail a doping test a few years ago: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8240046.stm
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