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 Post subject: Re: OLYMPICS - Rio 2016
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:21 pm 
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Molly I didn't know they canceled the diving events! That is terrible.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:36 pm 
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Carm... I would imagine we are not getting a full accounting of sick competitors.

Seems to me that "severe intestinal infections" unfairly favor those Nations with sportsmen who are already fullashit!!!

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Carmelita wrote:
Molly I didn't know they canceled the diving events! That is terrible.
I went back to what I read. Sorry, I was mistaken. The diving competition was canceled all day yesterday. They had one event today. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:24 am 
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Rumpole, I'm sure there are a lot more sick competitors than we are being told about. I've also noticed that the rower's in previous Olympics pounded the water after a race, in victory and to cool down, this year a few slash once or twice but then immediately stop, most don't touch the water.


Molly, I'm happy to hear it I hope they get the pool clean enough to dive, did you see the poor Russian girl who got zero points? Who the heck wants to dive into that gross stuff, plus the one dive I saw once the pool changed rushed straight to the shower where the girl from the last dive was still showering off.

GROSS.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:55 pm 
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It's worth a click on the link just to see the tweet. LOL

Rio officials blame green pool on contractor, plan total water swap
By Greg Wyshynski | YahooSports | August 13, 2016, 2:58PM


RIO DE JANEIRO – What caused the pools for Rio Olympic water polo, diving and synchronized swimmer to turn a disgusting shade of green?

Human error.

That was the definitive answer from Gustavo Nascimento, director of venue management for the Games, who said a mistake by a contractor hired to maintain the water caused the discoloration and the several days spent attempting to remedy it – days that will end with the entire water polo pool being drained and refilled ahead of synchronized swimming.

“Before the games on Tuesday, the water turned green. We investigated the causes that put us in this situation, and there are two main sources that have potentially made this water turn green. Maybe it’s a combination of both. We can never be certain because the chemicals that made the green are already gone,” said Nascimento.

Problem No. 1: On Friday, the day of opening ceremonies, 80 liters of hydrogen peroxide were added to the water by a contractor. While hydrogen peroxide can be used as a way to kill organics in the water, it’s not something that is used in addition to chlorine.

So not only did the contractor not add the right amount of hydrogen peroxide for a large pool, but by adding it to the pool, it effectively “neutralizes the chloride’s ability to kill organics,” said the organizers, “it was asleep.”

This was not something “that should have been done,” according to Nascimento, but ultimately “our contractor’s failure is our failure.”

More at link: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rio-offici ... 30456.html


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:19 pm 
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Medals Tally
(Updated Sat Aug 13, 2016)

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...Full list of Countries at link
https://www.rio2016.com/en/medal-count-country



But... but..... Just to wipe the grin off US faces..... take a look at the list of Medals per capita :cool

(Note NZ has 8 medals, not 5 now.... I await update) :cool

Doing the math myself.. NZ = 1.77 which would make them #1 :91

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http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_sta ... -2016.aspx

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Found an updated list :cool

http://www.medalspercapita.com/

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Interesting statistics, Rumpole.

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We are all TOUGH in NZ..... I fear the USA has a lot of dead weight.... non active citizens :)

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Update:

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_sta ... -2016.aspx

NZ has dropped to 3rd :(
It will be hard to match the two Caribbean nations

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