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Old 07-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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London 2012 Summer Olympics

This international forum has been quiet on the summer Olympics. What's up with that? Where's all the discussion?

When will reading become an Olympic event?

Olympic torch inside or outside?

Did Michael Phelps have his bathing suit on inside out causing him to miss out on the podium?

Canada. One bronze medal and counting. Yippee!!!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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This event is no longer exciting to me. I watched the opening ceremony but was not impressed when the video clip of the Queen jumping off with Mr. Bond just stopped abruptly. I was expecting the magical moment of the Queen landing in the venue.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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The cauldron was pretty cool. I really liked the concept behind it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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When will reading become an Olympic event?
Just as soon as they clean up the sport of reading and fix the subjectiveness of comprehension as the main scoring criteria.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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I like the 100 meter freestyle sauntering competitions the most.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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The cauldron was pretty cool. I really liked the concept behind it.
Take a look at http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat...-cauldron.html
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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This international forum has been quiet on the summer Olympics. What's up with that? Where's all the discussion?
It's over in the Political forum

Greek athlete expelled from Olympics for race-related joke
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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I prefer the Winter Games. As far as the Summer Games go, I like the weapons-based events: archery, decathlon, discus throw, fencing, hammer throw, javelin throw, modern pentathlon, shooting, and shot put.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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The best part of the 2012 Olympics will undoubtedly turn out to be Mr. Bean, and the worst part will undeniably be Sir Paul "singing."
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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Just as soon as they clean up the sport of reading and fix the subjectiveness of comprehension as the main scoring criteria.
I hope they moved to a straight timed event with penalties for comprehension errors and bonus points for level of difficulty. If you hop on one foot while reading you should be able to score a 1.3 for difficulty. They could have a panel of judges for style and posture.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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I like the 100 meter freestyle sauntering competitions the most.
Yes it's much better then the 400m freestyle sauntering competition where the athletes keep forgetting where they were going.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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Not until they add caffeine to the banned substances list and begin testing competitors for high levels of an "artificial stimulant"!
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^There's a thought. What boring atrocity would athletes be tested with?
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #14
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I hope they moved to a straight timed event with penalties for comprehension errors and bonus points for level of difficulty. If you hop on one foot while reading you should be able to score a 1.3 for difficulty. They could have a panel of judges for style and posture.
How about the 200 Seconds Formatting Hurdles? Athletes are given 1,000 words of badly formatted text to be read in 200 seconds or less. When finished, they're expected to answer 10 questions to judge their comprehension. Best time/score combination wins.
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