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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2016, 01:08:23 PM »
If she finishes in the top 3 in the it would be the most medals by any Canadian athlete in a single Olympics. 

In a single SUMMER Olympics.  Cindy Klassen won 5 medals in Turin.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2016, 01:17:58 PM »
Friedman is such a good guy and broadcasting talent that you feel absolutely horrible for him.  I'd be completely rattled right now I'd lock myself in the hotel and not want to continue the rest of the Olympics.

But man, separating the good guy stuff aside for a second and seeing this again 12+ hours after the fact, I can't help but wonder how he could royally screw that up?  Even if he thought it was Lochte, he'd quickly realize Lochte has never beaten Phelps before let alone would be blowing him away like that.  And if there is one lane to concentrate on and know while ignoring the rest, it's Phelps's. 

Imagine the 2010 Gold medal game Cuthbert called the winning goal as follows: "Dany Heatley!  Dany Heatley scores the Golden Goal!  Oh wait...that was Sidney Crosby.  My apologies." 

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2016, 05:46:33 PM »
Friedman also bungled the call on Oleksiak's swim right after, calling her Overholt as she was driving for the finish. CBC has since edited it so if you didn't see it live you wouldn't have known.

I too like Friedman and feel bad for him, it's just really unfortunate that two historic calls were off.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2016, 06:47:25 PM »
Here's a good interview with Friedman about the gaffe.  Great attitude and approach.  I wish more public figures faced their mistakes as head-on and honestly as Friedman does:

http://www.si.com/olympics/2016/08/12/elliotte-friedman-cbc-michael-phelps-ryan-lochte-rio-olympics
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2016, 07:35:28 PM »
Here's a good interview with Friedman about the gaffe.  Great attitude and approach.  I wish more public figures faced their mistakes as head-on and honestly as Friedman does:

http://www.si.com/olympics/2016/08/12/elliotte-friedman-cbc-michael-phelps-ryan-lochte-rio-olympics

Great read thanks for the link. Friedman is a true pro and a class act.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2016, 07:00:07 AM »

Maybe I'm missing something but this seems like an absurd amount of hand-wringing over confusing two swimmers.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2016, 07:57:56 AM »
Canada booked a  showdown with Germany for the Semi-Final, set for next Tuesday, in defeating France by a score of 1-0 in Women's Olympic Soccer.

Canada had beaten a stunned German team earlier in earlier Olympic Soccer action. 

Canada's Janine Beckie leads the team in  goals (3) and assists (1) and is second overall in the tournament.

Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/schmidt-lifts-canada-past-france-reach-semis-rio-2016/
« Last Edit: August 13, 2016, 08:02:33 AM by hockeyfan1 »

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2016, 08:07:05 AM »
Maybe I'm missing something but this seems like an absurd amount of hand-wringing over confusing two swimmers.

I think it's mostly about the fact that one of them was Michael Phelps and it was a relatively historic race.

I wish I could find video of the time Brian Williams was calling a Blue Jays game and he casually mis-called a home run the third out of the inning.  That was funny.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2016, 08:13:23 AM »
Canada's Rosie MacLennan won Gold in the Women's Trampoline of the Gymnastics portion.  This is MacLellan's second Gold in this event at an Olympics,  as she also won it at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.


https://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/2016/08/12/canadas-rosie-maclennan-wins-gold-in-womens-trampoline.html


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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2016, 08:23:31 AM »
There's no Hope for Solo except the word loser, a word she can't seem to accept, calling Team Sweden's play "cowardly".  Huh??

Team USA ousted from Women's Olympic Soccer action in losing to Team Sweden in  shootout.  Aww.  Sore loser Americans.

Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/olympics/usa-goalie-hope-solo-rips-cowards-team-sweden-loss/
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2016, 09:56:10 AM »
There's no Hope for Solo except the word loser, a word she can't seem to accept, calling Team Sweden's play "cowardly".  Huh??

Team USA ousted from Women's Olympic Soccer action in losing to Team Sweden in  shootout.  Aww.  Sore loser Americans.

Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/olympics/usa-goalie-hope-solo-rips-cowards-team-sweden-loss/

I hope they don't trash their rooms like another U.S. team I can think of.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2016, 01:38:52 PM »

Maybe I'm missing something but this seems like an absurd amount of hand-wringing over confusing two swimmers.

Especially two swimmers, in matching swim suits and matching swim caps. It's a whole bunch of who cares. Imagine if we focused on Bob Cole's mix ups in hockey games.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
Canadian Kayaker, Adam van Koeverden, on sexism in the Olympic game coverage.  Good read:

http://www.vankayak.com/blog/2016/8/12/feminism-in-sport.html

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2016, 02:47:41 PM »
Especially two swimmers, in matching swim suits and matching swim caps.

Agreed...surely Friedman wasn't the alone in the booth.. couldn't someone have jumped in if it was so obvious?

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2016, 03:32:29 PM »
Record breaker Sir Bradley Wiggins won gold last night in the Team Pursuit to become Great Britain's most decorated Olympics athlete (and of course he has a Tour de France win on top of that).

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games August 5th to 21st
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2016, 03:32:29 PM »