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2012 London Olympics

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri August 3rd, 2012, 2:38 am

[quote=""Divia""]It might be. But to be fair I really think the Koreans got a raw deal on the whole fencing thing. That really sucked and was ridiculous[/quote]

What happened?

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Post by ejays17 » Fri August 3rd, 2012, 8:52 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]What happened?

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The fencer thought that she'd advanced to the gold medal match but the referee reset the clock from zero to 1 second, which meant that the opponent managed to score a "sudden-death" touch.
She sat on the podium/match area (don't follow fencing, so apologies for wrong terminology) and cried for an hour while the officials heard the appeal, becuase if she left, she would have forfieted the right to challenge/appeal the decision.

All in all - a sucky thing to have happened to her

Korean Fencer drama

Although, I also found this article, special medal to be awarded which is a small piece of positivity for her, but not the same as the real deal
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Post by Divia » Fri August 3rd, 2012, 3:29 pm

I think she rejected the speical medal, didn't she?

And she should. I mean you cant reset a clock and then be like oh, opps. The girl got extra time. Everyone can figure that out why the olympic judges cant is beyond me.
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Post by SGM » Fri August 3rd, 2012, 7:42 pm

[quote=""annis""]Posted by EC


Some of my English friends have been quick to point out the political ironies attached to this sequence- here's a typical response:

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Bangs head on table....Do you really need it explaining? Er...Obviously, you do. So much for subtlety.
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Post by annis » Fri August 3rd, 2012, 10:17 pm

So delighted to see Mahé Drydsdale win his rowing event, not just because it's a gold for New Zealand (yay!), but because he's such a lovely guy and has had to overcome seemingly endless obstacles along the way. Kia kaha, Mahé!

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Post by Vanessa » Sat August 4th, 2012, 10:24 am

[quote=""SGM""]Bangs head on table....Do you really need it explaining? Er...Obviously, you do. So much for subtlety.[/quote]

I didn't see it as a political statement. It was trying to say what is 'Great' about Great Britain. It showed how we evolved, what we've achieved, etc. The NHS, the music, literature is all part of that. Things which the UK should be proud of. And, of course, there's the world wide web - we wouldn't be here chatting about it otherwise.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat August 4th, 2012, 11:32 am

I did think it was a rather naive, idealistic view of the NHS - very Mary Poppins - but it was meant to be entertainment.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun August 5th, 2012, 11:47 am

Yes, it was definitely meant to be entertainment and to probably show our quirky sense of humour! LOL. Well, we are a bit quirky, aren't we??! :D
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Post by Divia » Sun August 5th, 2012, 3:37 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I didn't see it as a political statement. It was trying to say what is 'Great' about Great Britain. It showed how we evolved, what we've achieved, etc. The NHS, the music, literature is all part of that. Things which the UK should be proud of. And, of course, there's the world wide web - we wouldn't be here chatting about it otherwise.[/quote]

The US contaminators said it was political as well. It was a while ago, but if I remember, something about the national health care system and I think trying to push the issue.

Although, that is sad that they are cutting jobs there.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun August 5th, 2012, 3:52 pm

Unfortunately there are job cutbacks everywhere at the moment, it's not just peculiar to the health service.
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