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the bone
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Re: Rio 2016

Post by the bone » August 22, 2016, 9:09 am

Christ, what a failure Rio has been for Australia. Too many Aussie athletes were just "happy to be there".

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Re: Rio 2016

Post by gangrenous » August 22, 2016, 9:15 am

Goodness people. I should hope the athletes are happy just to be there. Winning is a bonus.

Is there really such an effort/attitude problem amongst athletes who train for years for a two week period? It'd surprise me.

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Re: Rio 2016

Post by -TW- » August 22, 2016, 9:59 am

That's loser talk

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Re: Rio 2016

Post by -PJ- » August 22, 2016, 10:09 am

Its flogging rain at the closing ceremony...
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Re: Rio 2016

Post by Woodgers » August 22, 2016, 10:50 am

Pigman wrote:Hahaha, what a fiasco

**** you, Woodgers.
**** you.
Nothing I didn't expect. Now for the fallout and every armchair critics opinions on what went wrong.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

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Re: Rio 2016

Post by -TW- » August 22, 2016, 10:52 am

Need more moneyz

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Re: Rio 2016

Post by greeneyed » August 22, 2016, 11:56 am

It's over.
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Re: Rio 2016

Post by -PJ- » August 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

See ya in Tokyo GE.
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Re: Rio 2016

Post by Woodgers » August 22, 2016, 12:21 pm

This is a fairly reasonable summary: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/ ... MP=soc_567
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Re: Rio 2016

Post by greeneyed » August 22, 2016, 12:34 pm

Worst since 1992: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_at_the_Olympics

Also, in terms of focus on what's not been achieved... isn't it the sports bodies themselves who told taxpayers that the investment is worth it, and success would come in terms of medals and placing on a medal tally? They're understandably being held to account now.
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