Tokyo Olympics

 
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
The Olympics should be in Colombia, Peru or Bolivia.
doyle
Not sure if anyone else really wanted it after seeing how it bankrupted Rio.

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Women are out of the sailing in heat 2 beaten by USA and Romania.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Top 8 in the Men's Road Race were all riders who had completed the Tour de France last Sunday night. Winner was Richard Carapaz (Ecuador, 3rd overall in the Tour) coming in solo ahead of Wout van Aert (Belgium, winner of Tour stages 11, 20, 21) who won the sprint for second by about 55 millimetres from Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia, overall winner of the Tour and of stages 5, 17, 18)

Australia's best placing was 48th for Richie Porte, who placed 3rd in the Tour last year and rode in a supporting role for Carapaz this year.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The surfing should be good to watch tomorrow. 4m swell expected due to offshore Typhoon.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The surfing should be good to watch tomorrow. 4m swell expected due to offshore Typhoon.
"Carnot"
Surfing is like golf and tennis; you can watch them any time you like. All are a waste of space in the Olympics compared with track and field, swimming, track cycling and hockey which don't have so many world wide competitions. And don't start me on skate boarding.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The surfing should be good to watch tomorrow. 4m swell expected due to offshore Typhoon.
Carnot

Looking forward to it and a great win by the Mens Hockey Team.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Ash Barty has been put out of the Olympic singles, losing her first round match. I imagine that she's not yet over the high she experienced in winning Wimbledon. It would be very difficult to psych yourself up so soon after that sort of triumph.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ash Barty has been put out of the Olympic singles, losing her first round match. I imagine that she's not yet over the high she experienced in winning Wimbledon. It would be very difficult to psych yourself up so soon after that sort of triumph.
Valvegear

I thought she looked a little tired and I can understand why.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Ariarne Titmus has gold in the 400 metre freestyle; great swim.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ariarne Titmus has gold in the 400 metre freestyle; great swim.
Valvegear

Incredible swim amazing stuff.  

Watching the beach volleyball.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus won the gold medal in an epic women's 400m freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing ahead of American world record holder Katie Ledecky.

Ledecky came into the race as the main obstacle between Titmus and a gold medal after setting the quickest time in the heats.
Tasmanian-born Titmus set the second fastest 400m of all time last month at the Australian Olympic swimming trials, giving the 20-year-old ample confidence heading into today's final.

The American held the lead for the initial 300m but Titmus was watching her all the way, literally lurking at her heels.

The young Australian ominously surged closer and was just 0.16 seconds behind Ledecky with 100m remaining.

Titmus then reeled in her rival in a perfectly-executed race plan to win by half a body-length in a time of three minutes 56.69 seconds.
Ledecky touched home in 3:57.36 and China's Li Bingjie was well back in third position in 4:01.08.

Titmus and Ledecky will also square off in a much-hyped 200m freestyle battle, though the American is favoured to win their duel over 800m.

It's the second medal earned by Australia on the day, with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon earning bronze in the 100m butterfly, one day after setting a world record as part of Australia's women's 4x100m freestyle relay and claiming the country's first gold of the Tokyo Games.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus won the gold medal in an epic women's 400m freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing ahead of American world record holder Katie Ledecky.

Ledecky came into the race as the main obstacle between Titmus and a gold medal after setting the quickest time in the heats.
Tasmanian-born Titmus set the second fastest 400m of all time last month at the Australian Olympic swimming trials, giving the 20-year-old ample confidence heading into today's final.

The American held the lead for the initial 300m but Titmus was watching her all the way, literally lurking at her heels.

The young Australian ominously surged closer and was just 0.16 seconds behind Ledecky with 100m remaining.

Titmus then reeled in her rival in a perfectly-executed race plan to win by half a body-length in a time of three minutes 56.69 seconds.
Ledecky touched home in 3:57.36 and China's Li Bingjie was well back in third position in 4:01.08.

Titmus and Ledecky will also square off in a much-hyped 200m freestyle battle, though the American is favoured to win their duel over 800m.

It's the second medal earned by Australia on the day, with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon earning bronze in the 100m butterfly, one day after setting a world record as part of Australia's women's 4x100m freestyle relay and claiming the country's first gold of the Tokyo Games.
bevans
There was some, er.... interesting barracking by the Aussie team from the grandstands in that race..... especially from her coach Dean Boxall!  Search on Twitter.
  8502 Chief Train Controller

Just tried but the tweet has been removed.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Just tried but the tweet has been removed.
8502
Don't worry, Facebook is lit up with it.

I suspect the perspex barrier might lodge a harassment claim against Deano....
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Watching the sailing always a good sport to watch at the olympics. Australian not doing too badly.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just tried but the tweet has been removed.
Don't worry, Facebook is lit up with it.

I suspect the perspex barrier might lodge a harassment claim against Deano....
Carnot

  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
There was some, er.... interesting barracking by the Aussie team from the grandstands in that race..... especially from her coach Dean Boxall!
"Carnot"
He seems to believe that Australian swimming needs another clown to replace Lawrie Lawrence, and that he's the logical successor. I preferred the Don Talbot approach; stay in the background, concentrate solely upon your athletes, and don't go big noting yourself.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Australia and the US played out a dull 0-0 draw in the women's soccer tonight, which was on TV when I came home.

Two things came to mind from this:
1. This should not be an Olympic sport, they already have a Women's World Cup. A compromise should be found to award Olympic gold medals to the World Cup winners and free up the spots for actual Olympic sports to have deeper fields.
2. When a game is 0-0 after 90 minutes it should be evident that neither side wants to win and there's no point in the referee calling any extra time. The captains of both teams should apologise to any spectators who are still there and inform them of how to collect a refund.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
AUS second in the first heat of the mens 470!
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Well done to Lucy Stephan who comes from Nhill were I guess the joint will be celebrating, fine effort. I think she is the first Olympiad for the area.

Also of note from quite a regional area, one of the blokes in the rowing team who also has a gold medal dangling around his neck comes from Loxton here in S.A. the town will be celebrating there as well.

https://www.facebook.com/NhillFreePressandKanivaTimes/photos/a.331076466995500/3465351846901264/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/NhillFreePressandKanivaTimes/

BigShunter.

there's someone else on here from the Nhill region as well, although mainly in the locality of the Netherby Pub Razz
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

On the 9th day, Australia finally has a land-based gold medal.

Or maybe not. BMX Freestyle may start on land but it's really about what the rider does in the air.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
On the 9th day, Australia finally has a land-based gold medal.

Or maybe not. BMX Freestyle may start on land but it's really about what the rider does in the air.
justapassenger
The swimming pool is on land isn't it? Wink
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Loved the sailing yesterday with Matt Wearn picking up the gold medal.  There was also a great race in the womens laser with ITALY being disqualified from the race for being over the start line early.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I can't believe nobody has mentioned Emma McKeon in this thread. What a legend! The most decorated Australian athlete of all time and tied for the most medals won in a single Olympics by a woman. She is widely considered one of the greatest female swimmers in history.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Good medal tally up until yesterday, but I can't see too many being added to it from now on.

The Hockeyroos were probably best chance for another gold, but they just got knocked out in the QFs.

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