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Title: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 01:12:39 pm
For all the sports too small to get their own thread. In other words, an excuse to talk about Denmark's women handball team.

Right now La Marseillaise is playing, and soon Der er et yndigt land. It's the semis and we're going to lose!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on December 16, 2011, 01:15:11 pm
Texas' womans volleyball team is full of a bunch of miserable chokers.  :mad:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 01:18:35 pm
Does the women teams have nicknames like the nfl teams, etc? Texas Ponies?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on December 16, 2011, 01:21:47 pm
Does the women teams have nicknames like the nfl teams, etc? Texas Ponies?

Yes but this is college so the women's teams and the men's teams usually have the same name.  So they are also the Longhorns...so basically they are all a bunch of cows.  I guess that is better than our men's teams who are all a bunch of steers.

The only exception is if the men's team is called something like 'The Cowboys' then the women are 'The Cowgirls'.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: HVC on December 16, 2011, 01:23:30 pm
sexists. they should both be called the cowpeople.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: MadImmortalMan on December 16, 2011, 01:27:41 pm
sexists. they should both be called the cowpeople.

Discriminates against the thin.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: HVC on December 16, 2011, 01:32:07 pm
sexists. they should both be called the cowpeople.

Discriminates against the thin.
uhmm.. Horse Riding Cow Torturing People is just too long though
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 01:37:14 pm
7 - 7, both have had a good period, but the French are missing Pineau and so far survives on contra and rebounds.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 02:48:00 pm
As predicted we lost.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on December 16, 2011, 03:11:49 pm
So that people don't get confused with American handball/pelota vasca, I suggest that in future you refer to team handball as handebol.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Josephus on December 16, 2011, 03:18:51 pm
For all the sports too small to get their own thread. In other words, an excuse to talk about Denmark's women handball team.

Right now La Marseillaise is playing, and soon Der er et yndigt land. It's the semis and we're going to lose!

Are they hawwwt.?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 03:22:03 pm
I don't know what American handball is, but it seems like a good name for whatever it is.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 16, 2011, 03:25:09 pm

Are they hawwwt.?

This generation is rather pleasing compared to the last.
(http://i2-images4.tv2net.dk/s/30/28076230-db4cda8348849f32c21d6798c925638a.jpeg)
(http://www.dr.dk/NR/rdonlyres/192112B0-0FE2-4460-8205-495AFECB1E72/3346749/9630a0a8e40a4b0781025413b73ce3b9_20111206214230L10.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on December 16, 2011, 03:34:06 pm
#10 has a head shaped like a krog.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on December 16, 2011, 03:40:01 pm
I wouldn't pollute my precious bodily fluids with Danish contamination.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on December 16, 2011, 03:41:49 pm
I wouldn't pollute my precious bodily fluids with Danish contamination.

You're a weirdo.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on December 16, 2011, 03:46:52 pm
I wouldn't pollute my precious bodily fluids with Danish contamination.

You're a weirdo.

I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh... I do not avoid women, Mandrake.

But I... I do deny them my essence.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Josephus on December 16, 2011, 05:30:28 pm
Hawwt enough
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on December 16, 2011, 05:34:27 pm
It takes Americans to fuck up something as gay as handball.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 23, 2012, 10:39:37 pm
Danes won against the Germans to stay alive in the Euro Cup (handball), but Wozzy is behind against Clijsters. A bad day all in all as this means more articles about how Wozniacki is number one but can't win the big tournaments and I have to suffer through more handball at work.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Jacob on January 23, 2012, 11:09:56 pm
Danes won against the Germans to stay alive in the Euro Cup (handball), but Wozzy is behind against Clijsters. A bad day all in all as this means more articles about how Wozniacki is number one but can't win the big tournaments and I have to suffer through more handball at work.

An elementary school friend claims that handball is a Jute-sport.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 23, 2012, 11:12:54 pm
It is. The midsized jute towns are crazy with it.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 23, 2012, 11:18:54 pm
And she lost. :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Viking on January 23, 2012, 11:21:18 pm
So that people don't get confused with American handball/pelota vasca, I suggest that in future you refer to team handball as handebol.

Considering how many scandies we have here we should rather refer to it as "Handball" or "Handbolti"
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on January 24, 2012, 12:13:49 am
We could just not refer to it at all.  :huh:


I wonder, are there places out there where people get paid to play racquetball.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 25, 2012, 10:55:58 am
Poland beats Germany 33-32 in an intense game. If we win over Sweden later we'll be through, there is now no way of avoiding a national meltdown, win or lose.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 25, 2012, 11:00:25 am
Headline in the tabloids: "Tak, tak, tak, Polen!"

First time in a while the Jutes have been cheering for pollacks I imagine, usually it's "go back from whence you came! (but first finish the job on our roof for this low pay)"
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 27, 2012, 06:40:08 pm
L'Équipe: "Le miracle danois continue".

Sunday is the final against Serbia in Belgrade. It'll be loud and unwinnable.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: szmik on January 28, 2012, 04:16:45 pm
Now you have to win, so we can get to Olympic qualification tourney.  :glare:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 28, 2012, 04:25:54 pm
They'll likely all be blinded by the 2nd half so I can't see how. :P
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: szmik on January 28, 2012, 04:35:50 pm
They hit their own players  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 29, 2012, 10:31:55 am
Serbia - Denmark is on and no one has been injured by objects thrown from the stands yet. 7 - 8 and there's 3 minutes left of the first half.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 29, 2012, 10:58:11 am
The live update feed I'm following is using a lot of exclamation marks, so I assume it's exciting. 10 - 12.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 29, 2012, 11:26:24 am
To quote the newspapers: "JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Jacob on January 29, 2012, 12:00:36 pm
I enjoyed how Politiken used the metaphor of cleaning a toilet to describe the victory.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 04, 2012, 05:05:08 pm
Wozniacki released a single... it's probably on the top 10 list of worst songs I've ever heard.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/video/other-10107917/caroline-wozniacki-oxygen-28829588.html
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 13, 2012, 08:09:41 am
Just heard on the radio that Andy Schleck is out of this year's Tour. What a waste of talent that guy has been so far.

Maybe I should root for Wiggins this year.. go Brits!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 13, 2012, 08:17:21 am
Old news but THW Kiel won the men's handball triple: championship, national cup, champions league. :schleswig-holstein:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Octavian on June 13, 2012, 12:03:26 pm
Wozniacki released a single... it's probably on the top 10 list of worst songs I've ever heard.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/video/other-10107917/caroline-wozniacki-oxygen-28829588.html

That's got to be a joke!

WTF!!!!!! :bleeding:

For the record she's Polish!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 07:17:23 am
And then the only guy who didn't dope himself apparently doped himself. Surprise. Surprise.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-charged-with-doping-by-usada

Quote from: Cycling News
Seven-time Tour de France winner banned from competitions

Lance Armstrong has been formally charged with doping by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) according to the Washington Post. The seven-time Tour de France winner has been banned from competition effective immediately, including triathlons which he has been racing since he retired from pro road cycling in 2011.

The Washington Post reported on a copy of a 15-page letter sent to Lance Armstrong by USADA on Tuesday. In it, the agency alleged that some of Armstrong's blood samples from 2009 and 2010 were "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions."

Armstrong has never tested positive in any doping tests.

The news comes after the US federal government ended an investigation into doping allegations abruptly in February. The nearly two-year grand jury investigation was closed with no charges brought.  The Food and Drug Adminstration's Jeff Novitzky had headed the investigation.  Armstrong had welcomed the end of federal investigation earlier this year.

The Washington Post reported that Armstrong's attorney Robert D. Luskin called USADA's latest allegations a product of "malice and spite" on behalf of USADA, which for years has been seeking information on whether Armstrong doped. He pointed to all of Armstrong's passed drug tests and said the letter was a result of a conspiracy against Armstrong since several teams and riders are mentioned, but his client is the only one charged.

USADA has been conducting its own investigation separate from that done by the federal government. USADA has the authority to suspend dopers from competition in Olympic sports and it can take back awards, but it cannot press criminal charges.

The letter accuses not only Armstrong, but also five associates, including three doctors and team manager Johan Bruyneel. It says that they "engaged in a massive doping conspiracy from 1998-2011" and cites the testimony of more than 10 cyclists. Michele Ferrari is one of the named doctors.

In its letter, USADA says Armstrong used EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone, corticosteroids and masking agents as well as distributed them and administered them to others.

Luskin reported that USADA had invited Armstrong to meet last week, but Armstrong chose not to do so.

USADA had previously said it would obtain information from the US Attorney's federal investigation once its case had closed.  "Unlike the U.S. Attorney, USADA’s job is to protect clean sport rather than enforce specific criminal laws," Tygart had said in a statement.

Armstrong responds

On his website on Wednesday, Armstrong issued a statement in response to the USADA letter and allegations.

"I have been notified that USADA, an organization largely funded by taxpayer dollars but governed only by self-written rules, intends to again dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years to prevent me from competing as a triathlete and try and strip me of the seven Tour de France victories I earned. These are the very same charges and the same witnesses that the Justice Department chose not to pursue after a two-year investigation. These charges are baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity. Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge. USADA's malice, its methods, its star-chamber practices, and its decision to punish first and adjudicate later all are at odds with our ideals of fairness and fair play.

"I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence."
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 07:19:33 am
Someone should tell Armstrong that all doping agencies operate only by self-written rules. I also like his excuse that those scienceguys that accuse him haven't competed on the top level and so don't know shit.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 14, 2012, 07:23:04 am
Yo, Liep, you had subscribed to NFL Game Pass last year, right? How was it? Was it only for live games? Or could you also watch the games after the fact?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 07:31:34 am
Yo, Liep, you had subscribed to NFL Game Pass last year, right? How was it? Was it only for live games? Or could you also watch the games after the fact?

All games, also after they were played. I'm pretty sure all weeks were available, but it could've been just three weeks back or something.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 07:33:47 am
Also, if you plan on getting it I had better results using internet explorer. Firefox sometimes went to low quality for no reason.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 14, 2012, 07:54:36 am
Ok, thanks for the heads up.

I've cancelled my TV subscription, and the only thing I felt I might be missing was the NFL coverage (though I may miss College Game Day, too, as it was a nice thing to leave running on Saturday afternoons). That way I have at least the games covered if not the pre-game/half-time shows (was ESPN, anyways).
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 07:57:27 am
They have 3 hours worth of pre-game shows on the NFL network. Also halftime shows from the respective channels.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 14, 2012, 08:18:20 am
Yeah, the NFL network is like 15/month, right?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 14, 2012, 08:21:19 am
No idea, it was included in the gamepass package.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 14, 2012, 08:42:19 am
That's cool, then.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 27, 2012, 10:38:42 am
Having somehow managed to sneak under the Languish radar Wimbledon has actually already started. Wozzy won first set against some Austrian. GO PIOTR!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 27, 2012, 12:27:33 pm
Wozzy is out and thus continues her decline. Peaked at 20!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 30, 2012, 08:35:00 am
Tour de France 2012 a commencé! Boasson Hagan has taken the lead by a second and is looking good. Will it be enough to deter Wiggins or Cancellara though?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 06, 2012, 12:39:56 pm
Frederik Løchte Nielsen and some Brit is in the final in the gentlemen's double in Wimbledon. Go #TheRoyalDouble!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Sheilbh on July 06, 2012, 12:41:47 pm
Tsonga got hit in the nuts :bleeding: :weep:

Someone in the crowd shouted 'new balls please' :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 06, 2012, 12:42:35 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: sbr on July 06, 2012, 12:48:24 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 07, 2012, 04:03:01 pm
Nielsen and Marray won the men's double, first Dane to ever win and first Brit to win in 70 something years.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on July 07, 2012, 04:51:01 pm
Too bad there are about as many people who care about doubles as about team handball. :console:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: szmik on July 08, 2012, 02:53:32 pm
Poland beat USA at volleyball World League final  :showoff:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 26, 2012, 08:06:34 am
Went to the Tour of Denmark, but gave up on reaching avenue with the goal line. Got this shot of Cavendish on Valby Bakke though.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7863765760_f11286a13f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/le_moulin_de_la_galette/7863765760/)
Cavendish ved Danmark Rundt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/le_moulin_de_la_galette/7863765760/)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on August 27, 2012, 06:06:00 am
The youngest Ladies PGA winner:

(http://sport.orf.at/static/images/site/sport/20120835/golf_pga_juengste_siegerin_pokal_body_r.2168374.jpg)

Lydia Ko, New Zealand (born in South Korea), 15 years 4 months.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on August 27, 2012, 03:45:01 pm
Can we talk about NASCAR in this thread?  What about WWE? :cool:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 27, 2012, 03:52:25 pm
Comparing the picture above with the picture below I don't see why we're not already talking about NASCAR.

(http://www.highheelsgambling.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/nascar-race-wreck1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on August 28, 2012, 07:27:06 am
Can we talk about NASCAR in this thread?  What about WWE? :cool:

Yes.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on August 28, 2012, 07:33:15 am
Can we talk about NASCAR in this thread?  What about WWE? :cool:

Not really sports, though I suppose you could talk about hunting and fishing too while you're at it. /shrug
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on August 28, 2012, 07:51:54 am
Danica Patrick sucks.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 29, 2012, 07:52:59 am
Board member of the Danish Cycling Union has been tested positive for the use of doping, he's 47. Wooo!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: CountDeMoney on August 29, 2012, 09:10:08 am
Danica Patrick sucks.

I wouldn't mind seeing a video of that.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on August 29, 2012, 09:17:23 am
Danica Patrick sucks.

I wouldn't mind seeing a video of that.

I assume she is sucking Little E to get a ride, since she has no driving talent.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on August 29, 2012, 09:19:38 am
To turn left? No one needs that.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 31, 2012, 03:25:41 am
Quote from: Lance Armstrong
When you're on the witness stand, we are going to f---ing tear you apart," Armstrong is alleged to have said. "You are going to look like an f---ing idiot.

Said to Tyler Hamilton when he was going to admit to doping. He sounds like a really nice guy.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on August 31, 2012, 07:14:50 am
Quote from: Lance Armstrong
When you're on the witness stand, we are going to f---ing tear you apart," Armstrong is alleged to have said. "You are going to look like an f---ing idiot.

Said to Tyler Hamilton when he was going to admit to doping. He sounds like a really nice guy.

Don't mess with Texans.  :alberta:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 10, 2012, 01:11:49 pm
Team Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank got an UCI Pro Tour license. An important step to accept doping in cycling, now let's get on with racing faster and farther. :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on December 20, 2012, 02:34:10 pm
Nice story about the success of the UK's womens team at the world championship:

Quote
Kabaddi and its unlikely stars, England
By Sukhi Hayer

Unknown in their own country, the England women's kabaddi team last week played to crowds of 40,000 people at the world cup in India, where they were mobbed by fans, given a police escort... and filmed, all the while, by the BBC's Asian Network.

As blood drips from the lip of Rosie Haigh, she calls out to her team mates.

"I'm alright - c'mon girls, let's do this," says Rosie, captain of the England women's kabaddi team.

They're playing in the 2012 kabaddi world cup in Punjab, India. It's the third world cup and the second time women teams have participated.

Kabaddi in this part of the world is massive - crowds of thousands cram into the stadiums to watch, and the women's event is very popular.

The England team is made up of army personnel, teachers, a police officer, a sports development officer and a pig farmer.

They're all white, playing a sport dominated by South Asians.

Their coach Ashok Das is the main reason they're here. An ex-kabaddi player born in Punjab, Das introduced the sport to the British Army in 2005 as a way of keeping fit.

"Never did I think I would be here in my home leading a team of women playing a sport that I've grown up with," he says. "It's a dream come true."

The girls rarely get time to play or train together. More than half the team are in the army, stationed in countries like Germany and Afghanistan.

For some, like science teacher Sally Tidswall, this is their first taste of kabaddi competition.

"I have to pinch myself sometimes, it's such a surreal experience, We're playing in front of thousands of people who cheer for us and just want to touch us.
 
The women took time out to enjoy India

"The people here are so genuine. The other day I wasn't feeling very well and I popped into the chemist, and the man behind the counter says 'I've just been watching you on telly' and he gave me a real big hug. They're so welcoming."


What is Kabaddi?
 One theory for the name is that it is derived from the words for "holding hands" in Tamil
 There are several forms of the game, which is most popular in South Asia
 Teams are made up of defenders and raiders
 Raiders are sent into the opposing half to tackle opponents and make it back to their own half
 India won both the men's and women's world cup last week



rest of article here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20768822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20768822)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/64833000/jpg/_64833583_bolt_304.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 07, 2013, 05:20:00 pm
After a string of bad teamsport results (disgraceful defeat in WC final in handball and a humiliating loss to FYROM in football) we finally got a W. Ice hockey will now serve as a national sport until we lose.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 08, 2013, 05:53:48 am
I don't think anybody after watching just one game of Aussie Rules football would say those guys were clean, but this is perhaps a bit extreme. :P

Quote
'Blackest day in Australian sport'

AUSTRALIA'S sport has been rocked by revelations that organised crime is behind the increasing use of banned performance-enhancing drugs by ''multiple athletes'' across top sporting codes and possible attempts to fix matches and manipulate betting markets.

The heads of all the major professional and participation sports expressed shock after being briefed on a 12-month investigation by the Australian Crime Commission that found professional sport in Australia was ''highly vulnerable to organised crime infiltration''.

Police are now pursuing evidence that some coaches, sports scientists and support staff at clubs have orchestrated or condoned the use of banned drugs and that organised crime figures distributed the drugs.

The probe, named Project Aperio, also revealed personal relationships between professional athletes and organised criminal identities and groups that ''may have resulted in match fixing and the fraudulent manipulation of betting markets''.

It found ''clear parallels'' between what it uncovered and the investigation by the American anti-doping agency into disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

''The difference is that the Australian threat is current, crosses sporting codes and is evolving,'' the commission's report said.

Commission chief executive officer John Lawler said on Thursday he was hopeful that criminal charges would be laid, but refused to be drawn on which individuals, clubs or codes were under investigation or when inquiries by state and federal police would be completed.

Former Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority boss Richard Ings said Australians had been in denial about sports doping for too long.

''This is not a black day in Australian sport, this is the blackest day in Australian sport,'' he said.

Federal ministers urged those with knowledge of unethical or illegal behaviour to come forward, saying co-operation could lead to less severe sanctions.

''Don't underestimate how much we know, and if you are involved in this come forward before you get a knock at the door,'' said Justice Minister Jason Clare, adding that the revelations would ''disgust Australian sports fans''.

Mr Clare said ''multiple athletes'' from a number of clubs in major Australian sporting codes were suspected of using or having previously used performance-enhancing drugs and that officials from clubs had been identified as ''administering, via injections and intravenous drips, a variety of substances''.

The government has introduced legislation to increase ASADA's powers so that those who refuse to co-operate will be liable to civil penalties. Sports Minister Kate Lundy warned that those who wanted to dope or fix a match would be caught.

Sporting codes have also agreed to establish integrity units to deal with doping; to call on their athletes to co-operate with investigators; to share information; and to show ''zero tolerance'' for support staff involved in ''peddling inappropriate substances''.

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou vowed to increase resources to combat a new generation of performance-enhancing drugs known as peptides. AFL clubs will also have their staff audited, sports science staff registered and be instructed to provide mandatory reporting of any doping issue.

In other developments:

■ Premier Ted Baillieu told Parliament that Victoria Police would establish a sporting integrity intelligence unit.''This report represents a real threat to the integrity of sport in this state,'' he said.

■ It was announced that gambling advertising during sporting events would be the subject of a federal parliamentary inquiry. The Senate passed a motion by Greens senator Richard Di Natale for a joint select committee inquiry into gambling reform. It will report to Parliament on May 16.

■ Independent senator Nick Xenephon called for an immediate suspension on sports betting. ''These extraordinary findings require an urgent response,'' he said.

■ The NRL will appoint former federal judge Tony Whitlam to set up an integrity compliance unit.

With RICHARD WILLINGHAM, ANDREW WU and ADAM COOPER
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on February 08, 2013, 05:56:08 am
disgraceful defeat in WC final in handball

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 08, 2013, 05:57:20 am
 :ultra:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 08, 2013, 04:42:40 pm
And hockey is out. Maybe curling? How's that looking these days.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on February 08, 2013, 04:48:53 pm
And hockey is out. Maybe curling? How's that looking these days.

Well, Denmark did finish the 2012 World Curling Championship round robin with a respectable 6-5 record.

However in the 2012 European curling Championship Denmark lost the Bronze medal game.  That however is good enough to earn them a berth in the 2013 worlds, which start March 30 in Victoria BC.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2013, 07:45:47 am
The IOC wants to strike wrestling (Greco-Roman, Freestyle) from the Olympic menu effective 2020, because it scored badly in a recent review that rated sports in 39 categories, including ticket sales, tv ratings, attractiveness for youths etc.

(http://www.birthpangs.org/articles/images/biblical/greek-wrestling.jpg)

(http://coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/wrestling-lead.jpg)

(http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ball-face-wrestling-350x238.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x134/sheriblsm/bbf5bd21.jpg)

(http://www.twosexygeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/funny_fail_pictures_of_wrestling_2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2013, 07:55:04 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/21427455

Quote
Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympic Games

Wrestling has been dropped from the 2020 Games to make way for a new sport.

The International Olympic Committee's executive board made its decision after assessing the performance of all 26 sports at the London Games.

"The news from the IOC is extremely disappointing," said British Wrestling chief executive Colin Nicholson.

There is a slim chance wrestling may win a reprieve when the IOC meets in Buenos Aires in September to ratify its choice.

But it will be vying with seven other sports, among them squash, roller sports and sport climbing, that are hoping for inclusion in the Olympic programme.

Modern pentathlon and taekwondo were thought to be the sports most at risk when the IOC committee met in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday, but wrestling was the surprise choice for the axe.

It will now compete with baseball/softball, squash, karate, sport climbing, wakeboarding, wushu and roller sports for a place in the 2020 Games.

"This is not the end of the process, this is purely a recommendation," said IOC spokesman Mark Adams. "This is not about what's wrong with wrestling but what is good for the Games."

It is extremely unlikely that wrestling will be voted back in so soon after being removed by the executive board, but Adams stressed: "Today's decision is not final."

Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, was included in the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.

It has been in every Games since then, apart from Paris in 1900. At last year's Olympics, it featured 344 athletes competing in 11 medal events.

Despite Tuesday's news, Nicholson said Great Britain would not lose focus in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"We will be looking to deliver success in 2016," he said. "We have two athletes who we believe are genuine medal contenders."

Nicholson also pointed out that wrestling remains part of the Commonwealth Games.

"We are fortunate that we are a Commonwealth sport so our athletes will continue aspiring towards 2014 and 2018," he said.

"In the meantime, we will remain hopeful that the IOC may give wrestling another chance to remain part of the Games."

Before making its decision, the IOC's programme commission assessed each sport by looking at such factors as TV ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping and global popularity.

Klaus Schormann, president of modern pentathlon's governing body, said he had lobbied hard to protect his sport's Olympic status.

"We have promised things and we have delivered," he said. "That gives me a great feeling. It also gives me new energy to develop our sport further and never give up."

GB Modern Pentathlon chief executive, Jon Archer, expressed relief at the news that his sport had been spared.

"Olympic inclusion is absolutely essential to our sport," he said. "It is at the centre of everything we do. We can relax now and work to continually modernise the sport and raise awareness."

Golf and rugby sevens will be part of the programme for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro after winning inclusion in 2010.

The IOC will also decide in September whether Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo will host the 2020 Games.


I'm torn. While I appreciate that the IOC tries to keep the events flexible to keep the public interested in the Olympic Games (there's plenty sports that were Olympic and are not really missed, esp. from the pre-WW1 time), it seems just plain wrong to abolish a discipline with such an old history and tradition.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 12, 2013, 08:13:15 am
I won't miss it.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2013, 08:18:57 am
I won't miss it.

Your opinion is irrelevant as you enjoy cycling as a sport. :P
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: sbr on February 12, 2013, 08:47:40 am
Wtf is wushu?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2013, 08:48:08 am
Wtf is wushu?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wushu_(sport)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on February 12, 2013, 08:55:55 am
I'm torn. While I appreciate that the IOC tries to keep the events flexible to keep the public interested in the Olympic Games (there's plenty sports that were Olympic and are not really missed, esp. from the pre-WW1 time), it seems just plain wrong to abolish a discipline with such an old history and tradition.

Yeah the sports that are part of both the modern and ancient Olympics should be sancrosanct IMO.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 12, 2013, 09:21:46 am
The Olympics is the celebration of athletes by the people, so if the people can't bother watching a sport, get rid of it. Maybe if they still wrestled naked like on the tube channels... those, I've heard, get many views.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on February 12, 2013, 09:25:21 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/21427455

Quote
Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympic Games

Wrestling has been dropped from the 2020 Games to make way for a new sport.

The International Olympic Committee's executive board made its decision after assessing the performance of all 26 sports at the London Games.

"The news from the IOC is extremely disappointing," said British Wrestling chief executive Colin Nicholson.

There is a slim chance wrestling may win a reprieve when the IOC meets in Buenos Aires in September to ratify its choice.

But it will be vying with seven other sports, among them squash, roller sports and sport climbing, that are hoping for inclusion in the Olympic programme.

Modern pentathlon and taekwondo were thought to be the sports most at risk when the IOC committee met in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday, but wrestling was the surprise choice for the axe.

It will now compete with baseball/softball, squash, karate, sport climbing, wakeboarding, wushu and roller sports for a place in the 2020 Games.

"This is not the end of the process, this is purely a recommendation," said IOC spokesman Mark Adams. "This is not about what's wrong with wrestling but what is good for the Games."

It is extremely unlikely that wrestling will be voted back in so soon after being removed by the executive board, but Adams stressed: "Today's decision is not final."

Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, was included in the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.

It has been in every Games since then, apart from Paris in 1900. At last year's Olympics, it featured 344 athletes competing in 11 medal events.

Despite Tuesday's news, Nicholson said Great Britain would not lose focus in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"We will be looking to deliver success in 2016," he said. "We have two athletes who we believe are genuine medal contenders."

Nicholson also pointed out that wrestling remains part of the Commonwealth Games.

"We are fortunate that we are a Commonwealth sport so our athletes will continue aspiring towards 2014 and 2018," he said.

"In the meantime, we will remain hopeful that the IOC may give wrestling another chance to remain part of the Games."

Before making its decision, the IOC's programme commission assessed each sport by looking at such factors as TV ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping and global popularity.

Klaus Schormann, president of modern pentathlon's governing body, said he had lobbied hard to protect his sport's Olympic status.

"We have promised things and we have delivered," he said. "That gives me a great feeling. It also gives me new energy to develop our sport further and never give up."

GB Modern Pentathlon chief executive, Jon Archer, expressed relief at the news that his sport had been spared.

"Olympic inclusion is absolutely essential to our sport," he said. "It is at the centre of everything we do. We can relax now and work to continually modernise the sport and raise awareness."

Golf and rugby sevens will be part of the programme for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro after winning inclusion in 2010.

The IOC will also decide in September whether Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo will host the 2020 Games.


I'm torn. While I appreciate that the IOC tries to keep the events flexible to keep the public interested in the Olympic Games (there's plenty sports that were Olympic and are not really missed, esp. from the pre-WW1 time), it seems just plain wrong to abolish a discipline with such an old history and tradition.

If they bring Pankration back...
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on February 12, 2013, 09:37:23 am
I'd like to see chariot racing brought back.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on March 17, 2013, 07:42:46 am
The Milano - San Remo route has been shortened by 47 km because of heavy snow. Pussies.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tonitrus on March 17, 2013, 11:01:06 am
If they bring Pankration back...

They will end up with outcomes like this...

Quote
In an odd turn of events, a pankration fighter named Arrhichion (Ἀρριχίων) of Phigalia won the pankration competition at the Olympic Games despite being dead. His opponent had locked him in a chokehold and Arrhichion, desperate to loosen it, broke his opponent's toe (some records say his ankle). The opponent nearly passed out from pain and submitted. As the referee raised Arrhichion's hand, it was discovered that he had died from the chokehold. His body was crowned with the olive wreath and taken back to Phigaleia as a hero.

Would make for a great Bob Costas profile story.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on March 31, 2013, 09:27:54 am
Cancellara just completely obliterated his competitors in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on April 06, 2013, 06:55:44 pm
Globalisation is awesome. I'm watching the World Curling Championship in Brazil! :w00t:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on April 06, 2013, 07:20:06 pm
Globalisation is awesome. I'm watching the World Curling Championship in Brazil! :w00t:

Watching Canada-Scotland with Portuguese announcers is a bit odd though...
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 07, 2013, 09:01:03 am
A spectator almost pushed Stybar of his bicycle at Paris - Roubaix, this was only moments after another spectator stepped infront of another rider from the leading group and crashed him.

I hope the French lynch those two idiots.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 07, 2013, 09:18:55 am
Cancellara wins, what a sneaky fuck.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Neil on April 07, 2013, 04:41:48 pm
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on April 07, 2013, 05:40:40 pm
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?

Curling needs more stringent drug testing.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 07, 2013, 05:53:48 pm
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?

Not really, no.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on April 07, 2013, 08:19:53 pm
Cancellara wins, what a sneaky fuck.

The guys who ride that have bigger balls that I do, I hate ******* cobbles. 

Highlights here, though you may need to 'provide' a UK postcode to watch:
https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/cycling-spring-classic-highlights/series-1/episode-2-paris-roubaix (https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/cycling-spring-classic-highlights/series-1/episode-2-paris-roubaix)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Neil on April 08, 2013, 07:59:21 am
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?
Not really, no.
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 08, 2013, 08:21:00 am
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.

Cancellara wasn't necessarily the strongest yesterday, although surely the best drugged. He won simply by keeping his cool and outsmarting his opponent.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Neil on April 13, 2013, 07:40:21 am
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.

Cancellara wasn't necessarily the strongest yesterday, although surely the best drugged. He won simply by keeping his cool and outsmarting his opponent.
And taking the best drugs.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Neil on April 13, 2013, 07:41:35 am
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on April 13, 2013, 07:49:10 am
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.

Ah, that explains the mild but suddenly wet weather, the cricket season began here on Wednesday.  :bowler:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on April 13, 2013, 08:01:56 am
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.

Ah, that explains the mild but suddenly wet weather, the cricket season began here on Wednesday.  :bowler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmjnEMqHeg
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Neil on April 13, 2013, 08:05:50 am
They just brought up a little chart about were the ball bounced on the way to the batter.  There was 'good', and then 'full', but then the area around the batter's feet was 'Yorker'.  How did they name that?

Also, the Bombay Indians and the Poona Warriors have almost identical uniforms.  What's up with that?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on May 25, 2013, 05:19:12 pm
Froch vs. Kessler is about to start. Boxing is one of those sports I'll never learn to appreciate. I am however still a little intrigued.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on May 25, 2013, 05:26:30 pm
Froch vs. Kessler is about to start. Boxing is one of those sports I'll never learn to appreciate. I am however still a little intrigued.

What's not to like.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD99VbFzqAg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0SONoA5L1g
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on May 25, 2013, 06:22:52 pm
The Dane lost, but it was actually a pretty good fight.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on May 27, 2013, 07:51:27 am
Wozzy is playing a Brit at the French Open. She has lost in the first round at her previous 5 tournaments, will it turn around?

GO Wozzy!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on May 27, 2013, 09:07:26 am
Wooo! :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 22, 2013, 07:08:19 am
Le Mans this weekend. Only time I'll watch motorsports, and it's likely only because of Tom Kristensen who usually wins.

As a commentator noted: "Danes are very patriotic, especially when we win."
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 22, 2013, 11:06:23 am
Holy shit. Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a crash 10 minutes into the race. :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on June 22, 2013, 03:12:54 pm
Holy shit. Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a crash 10 minutes into the race. :(

 :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 23, 2013, 08:51:16 am
Tom Kristensen won his 9th Le Mans. :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 24, 2013, 11:18:58 am
Of course, some pay-per-view channel secured the rights to Wimbledon this year. I like tennis, but not enough to pay $50 to watch a few games.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on June 24, 2013, 02:58:49 pm
Of course, some pay-per-view channel secured the rights to Wimbledon this year. I like tennis, but not enough to pay $50 to watch a few games.

All of it is live on bbc tv, not sure who much of that will be re-broadcast on iplayer, though certainly the 8-9pm highlights each evening will.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 22, 2013, 05:20:15 pm
Magnus Carlsen has won the world championship in chess. Norway swiftly goes mental; NRK cancels a showing of cross-country skiing to celebrate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25057654

Does of the resident Norwegian have a video link with commentary? One of my favourite Norwegian things is Norwegian commentators when they win.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on November 22, 2013, 05:34:19 pm
Magnus Carlsen has won the world championship in chess. Norway swiftly goes mental; NRK cancels a showing of cross-country skiing to celebrate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25057654

Does of the resident Norwegian have a video link with commentary? One of my favourite Norwegian things is Norwegian commentators when they win.

Indeed, who could forget:

"Maggie Tatcher, your Boys TooK One HEll Of a BEeting"

 :D


I believe the guy is sadly now dead.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on March 11, 2014, 11:49:06 am
The way the Danish media is hyping Kevin Magnussen he can only end up failing spectacularly, perhaps even going off track in the first lap in Australia.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on March 16, 2014, 09:09:20 am
The way the Danish media is hyping Kevin Magnussen he can only end up failing spectacularly, perhaps even going off track in the first lap in Australia.

So a podium finish in his first race, and with Ricciardo disqualified he gets the 2nd position. Not bad.

Now the hype can truly commence.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 24, 2014, 02:42:29 pm
O'Sullivan is getting trashed by Perry. :huh:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 06, 2014, 05:37:31 am
Wiggins dumped by Team Sky. :o I hope Froome crashes out in the first stage. :angry:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on June 06, 2014, 07:35:33 am
Wiggins dumped by Team Sky. :o I hope Froome crashes out in the first stage. :angry:

Damn, the organisers show give him a single wildcard (with Gaelic fair, draw up a special rule on the spot)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 07, 2014, 06:32:15 am
Riis offered Froome a contract in 2011, but Froome declined because for the contract talks Riis had invited him and his father to a night club. :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 07, 2014, 05:26:23 pm
Good luck California Chrome. :cool:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 07, 2014, 06:18:20 pm
Read that it's been 30 some years since the last Triple Crown winner, but before that there was a Triple Crown in four out of the five preceding years.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on June 07, 2014, 06:31:52 pm
Riis offered Froome a contract in 2011, but Froome declined because for the contract talks Riis had invited him and his father to a night club. :lol:

 :D

They should now make the same offer to Bradley Wiggins, Id bet he'd be up for it.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: sbr on June 07, 2014, 07:18:34 pm
Too bad about California Chrome.

Maria Sharapova won the French Open though. :perv:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: alfred russel on June 07, 2014, 07:30:57 pm
Good luck California Chrome. :cool:

What a stupid sport. I had about the same level of excitement as when I watch the beer brats race between innings in Milwaukee. 2.5 minutes is too long, imo.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on June 07, 2014, 07:35:19 pm


Maria Sharapova won the French Open though. :perv:

I liked her better when she was 16 and grunting.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 07, 2014, 08:44:25 pm
What a stupid sport.
:mad:  Maligning horse racing is the same as maligning Kentucky.  You're not to do that again, sirrah.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: alfred russel on June 07, 2014, 09:16:35 pm
:mad:  Maligning horse racing is the same as maligning Kentucky.  You're not to do that again, sirrah.

Kentucky has had many things to distinguish it in sports. Kentucky basketball, Howard Schnellenberger, Bear Bryant, and Jared Lorenzen. It really doesn't need to leave the human species to find an identity.

I'm not disparaging the Kentucky Derby, btw, which from what I understand is a hell of a party.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 07, 2014, 10:16:49 pm
How can you start ticking off great Kentucky athletes and not mention Muhammad Ali first? :huh:

Actually, if we're not sticking to humans, you should mention Secretariat first or maybe Man o' War.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: alfred russel on June 07, 2014, 10:20:10 pm
How can you start ticking off great Kentucky athletes and not mention Muhammad Ali first? :huh:


I didn't know he was from Kentucky, I thought he was from Michiana (I was on a flight with him once from Michiana to Chicago--a quick flight on a super small prop plane--I figured he lived there because that is where he was born).
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 07, 2014, 10:52:24 pm
What was the owner of California Chrome bitching about?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: alfred russel on June 07, 2014, 11:51:00 pm
Apparently your horse has to have run, and run well, in several races to get in the Kentucky Derby.

To get your horse into the Belmont, it doesn't have to run all the races to get in, a key part of getting your horse in the race is writing a check.

He is upset because California Chrome ran a bunch of races to get into the Kentucky Derby, then the first two legs of the triple crown, while the winner of the Belmont skipped the other two legs of the triple crown and had only run like one other race or something. So his horse is a bit worn down from a lot of racing, but going up against fresh horses.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 08, 2014, 12:45:45 am
Ah.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: sbr on June 08, 2014, 09:26:34 am
That was a pretty good rant by that dude. 
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 27, 2014, 01:03:41 pm
Wozzy was dumped by that funny looking Irish kid and is now good at tennis again. Thanks heaven, it's been some tough years.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 28, 2014, 07:00:51 am
Tour de France 2014 in GIFs. (Note none of them feature doped riders because no one was caught this year!!!)

Cavendish's crash on the first stage. One of the many favourites who crashed out, Contador and Froome included.
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/01_Mark.gif)

Slippery roads in week 1
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/02_Lars.gif)

New front runner has to learn the robes:
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/05_nibali1.gif)

42 year old Jens Voigt's last TdF (18 or so total):
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/vinke1.gif)

Sagan still insane on a bike:
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/08_Sagan.gif)

Spectators are still idiots:
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/13_pige-med-mobil.gif)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 28, 2014, 07:32:28 am
Overall, a pretty interesting Tour.

Nibali didn't put a foot wrong and was a fitting winner, well done to the Frenchmen in 2nd and 3rd place.  :frog:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on July 28, 2014, 08:24:05 am

New front runner has to learn the robes:
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/05_nibali1.gif)


Those robes don't look particularly difficult.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on July 28, 2014, 08:24:49 am

New front runner has to learn the robes:
(http://www.dr.dk/php/p3/komma-nul-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/05_nibali1.gif)


Those robes don't look particularly difficult.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 07, 2014, 03:33:38 pm
Caro vs. Serena in the US Open final. Will the Polish born resident of Monaco win her first Grand Slam and bring glory to the nation of DENMARK? No, probably not.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 07, 2014, 04:11:44 pm
Caro vs. Serena in the US Open final. Will the Polish born resident of Monaco win her first Grand Slam and bring glory to the nation of DENMARK? No, probably not.

The live text update's latest entry simply reads shit.., so I'm gonna bump that up to a 'definitely not'.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 07, 2014, 04:23:59 pm
Also, all 6 major Danish newspapers and the 2 national tv channels has a journalist doing live text updates.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 07, 2014, 05:17:07 pm
no :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 09, 2014, 04:56:39 am
Andy Schleck is retiring from cycling at the age of 29. :(

Such a bright talent and such a weak mind, he could've been the best if he had had the will.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 13, 2014, 04:52:09 pm
New Zealand's basketball team performs Haka to the complete bewilderment of the American players. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDucvQYlWj4
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on October 13, 2014, 07:08:47 pm
BTW Liep, it's learn the ropes.  I'm guessing it comes from sailing.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 16, 2015, 01:31:36 pm
This is what you get when you let Qatar buy world cups for sports they know nothing about. Empty stadiums.

(http://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/article5401390.ece/image_alternates/p900/16.1.15.%20Doha,%20Qatar.%20VM%20h%C3%A5ndbold.%20Iran%20-%20Bosnien.)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on January 16, 2015, 01:33:36 pm
They actually hired several supporter crews of smaller Spanish teams to go there and cheer for their national team.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on January 16, 2015, 01:34:24 pm
Is that handball?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 16, 2015, 01:40:01 pm
Is that handball?

Yep.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 16, 2015, 02:01:00 pm
This is what you get when you let Qatar buy world cups for sports they know nothing about. Empty stadiums.

(http://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/article5401390.ece/image_alternates/p900/16.1.15.%20Doha,%20Qatar.%20VM%20h%C3%A5ndbold.%20Iran%20-%20Bosnien.)

:bleeding:

You'd think they'd have the money to pay people to go to the games and just cheer for whatever.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 23, 2015, 09:59:52 am
:bleeding:

You'd think they'd have the money to pay people to go to the games and just cheer for whatever.

Pretty much what they did, they flew in Pharrell to give a concert in the stadium after the last game.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 24, 2015, 07:49:01 am
I'm watching snow mobile long jump from the X-Games. So American.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 26, 2015, 12:11:24 pm
We're absolutely thrashing Iceland in the quarter finals.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 28, 2015, 10:21:07 am
Zarko Markovic
Valero Rivera Lopez
Bertrand Roine
Rafael Capote
Danijel Saric
Eldar Memisevic
Goran Stojanovic
Borja Vidal
Jovo Damjanovic

Some of the Qatar national team players. :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 28, 2015, 10:22:55 am
In Germany, the matches are only shown on pay TV, so while handball is a popular sport, most people won't be able to watch live.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 28, 2015, 11:13:24 am
In Germany, the matches are only shown on pay TV, so while handball is a popular sport, most people won't be able to watch live.

Qatar won with their mercenary squad, apparently giving each member €100,000 for a win is a good idea.

It's too funny seeing their fans go crazy. :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 29, 2015, 10:29:25 am
It seems dozens of fans missed the quarter finals, even though they had tickets. Qatar had offered free entry to make sure the place was packed, and when legit ticket buyers arrived later, they were turned away.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Ed Anger on January 29, 2015, 02:40:41 pm
I'm watching snow mobile long jump from the X-Games. So American.

'Merica. Fuck yeah.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on January 29, 2015, 07:52:04 pm
50 years of BKK (BRITISH KYOKUSHIN KARATE) in the UK. Steve Arneil FTW.  :cheers:

2015 BKK open

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xa2svf_british-kyokushin-karate-est-1965_sport

(http://uskyokushin.com/people/photo/sosai_hanshi.jpg)

Quote
On 22 May 1965, Arneil became the first person to complete the 100-man kumite after Oyama himself. The 100-man kumite took him around 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete, with each round scheduled to take 1 minute and 30 seconds (but a round ended if he managed to knock down his opponent).
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 12, 2015, 08:27:21 pm
Some 21 year old kid named Jordan Spieth won the Masters today.  He tied Tiger's record of 18 under.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on April 13, 2015, 08:11:01 am
Some 21 year old kid named Jordan Spieth won the Masters today.  He tied Tiger's record of 18 under.

Spieth as some 21 year old? That is kind of funny to hear. He has been a huge star around here since he won the 2012 national championship for UT. That and he blew a huge lead in last year's Masters :P

But yeah I guess to most people he is just some kid. He is going to be a force for awhile.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on April 13, 2015, 08:18:49 am
I had never heard of him before, but then again, I don't give a shit about golf.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: jimmy olsen on April 22, 2015, 06:55:38 pm
How French!  :frog:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32405248

Quote
France swimmer Amaury Leveaux sparks fury with cocaine claims

By Hugh Schofield
BBC News, Paris


22 April 2015

 From the section Europe
 
A French Olympic swimming champion has caused fury among the sport's authorities after claiming that his colleagues on the national side regularly take cocaine.

Amaury Leveaux, who won gold in the 100m relay at the 2012 London Olympics, makes his allegation in an autobiography published on Wednesday.

Entitled Sex, Drugs and Swimming, it purports to offer an unsavoury behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of competitive swimming.

In a chapter dealing with drug use, Leveaux says that top French swimming stars regularly snort cocaine, mainly - but not only - for fun.

"Some of us wouldn't spit at a little line of coke from time to time. For others it's not just a little line, it's a complete motorway covered in white powder which they zoom down at top speed," he writes.

"And then let's not be coy - cocaine is a doping agent. It is the kind of happy drug which gives you the feeling of being invincible and never tired - pushing back your limits and transforming you into a warrior ready for anything."

'Disgusted'

He says on one occasion during the Olympics a trainer came to their rooms and warned them that an anti-doping test would take place the next day.

"He specifically mentioned cocaine as one to avoid. I found that strange."

Leveaux also describes an incident at the London Games, where one of the French swimmers - he does not give the name - left a nightclub in the company of the establishment's female press officer.

"Later that night he sent me a text saying I should come round to the girl's flat - and that's where I found him lying on top of her and sniffing a line of coke from between her breasts," he writes.

The French Swimming Federation (FNF) has reacted with outrage to Leveaux's claims, with vice-president Lucien Gastaldello saying the swimmer had "shot himself in the foot" and should now repay his debts to the federation.

"Everyone is disgusted by his attitude," said Gastaldello. "He was going to do television commentaries on some forthcoming events. He can forget that. Who would speak to him now?"

Leveaux - who comes from a modest background in the eastern city of Belfort - reserves some of his strongest criticism for members of the elite Marseille Swimming Club, who have dominated the sport in France in recent years . They are, he writes, "pretty boys with big heads".

He also lays into the sport's governing body, describing the FNF as "dinosaurs" who have brought "Nothing with a capital N" to swimming.

"They squeeze swimmers like lemons and then chuck them into the rubbish bin when they are through."

Anti-doping inspections

Le Monde's sports correspondent Henri Seckel said the book's sensational title was a bit of an oversell and that he wanted more on what really would have "broken the code of silence in swimming" - i.e. the facts on performance-enhancing drug use.

Leveaux makes some allusions to this, but never directly.

He mentions a Russian female swimmer who he says "went back home from time to time to get testosterone injections."

He says this Russian swimmer explained to him how her team escaped anti-doping inspections.

"Every swimmer had a 'double' who had the same name on his or her passport. It was this double, who was based in the same hotel room…. that was tested after the event - without the officials ever noticing," he writes.

Leveaux, who retired in 2013, has four Olympic medals in all, and still holds the world record for 100m freestyle (short course). In the 2008 Olympics he was pipped to gold in the 50m freestyle by Brazil's Cesar Cielo, who in 2011 failed a doping test.

In the book he compares Cielo to Lance Armstrong, and in a pre-launch interview with L'Equipe magazine adds: "For cheats and paedophiles, it's the same: a bullet in the head."

While on the national team, Leveaux enjoyed a mildly 'bad boy' reputation, but he denied the book is motivated by jealousy of his more glamorous team-mates, such as Alain Bernard or Yannick Agnel.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on May 02, 2015, 05:45:28 pm
Anyone going to watch the match tonight. They say here that it's the match of the century, but I have to admit I hadn't heard about any of the two fighters before this week. I guess I haven't been watching boxing since the best Dane was Brian Nielsen and Mike Tyson was still the shit.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on May 02, 2015, 05:53:20 pm
I would watch it if I weren't working.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on May 02, 2015, 06:04:02 pm
The Kentucky Derby is over and the favored horse American Pharaoh won.  As usual, I was drinking heavily and forgot to pay attention till it was too late. :showoff:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: jimmy olsen on May 02, 2015, 06:35:05 pm
Rooting against Mayweather,  but I think he'll win.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Sheilbh on May 02, 2015, 06:37:24 pm
I've watched a lot of snooker in the last 48 hours :w00t:

Including probably the most compelling frame I've ever seen.

A family friend once went to the Crucible for the World Championship and got so excited that he shouted out 'come on snooker!'. That's roughly how I feel :w00t:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Drakken on May 02, 2015, 10:27:33 pm
Anyone going to watch the match tonight. They say here that it's the match of the century, but I have to admit I hadn't heard about any of the two fighters before this week. I guess I haven't been watching boxing since the best Dane was Brian Nielsen and Mike Tyson was still the shit.

Never heard about Floyd Mayweather?! :wacko:

Watching the fight too. I hope Pacquiao will win, but I doubt he will.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Sheilbh on May 04, 2015, 03:43:04 pm
Brilliant snooker final here.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 06, 2015, 06:54:55 pm
American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown!!!  :w00t: :worthy:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: sbr on June 06, 2015, 06:56:40 pm
American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown!!!  :w00t: :worthy:

Oh crap I meant to watch that.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 06, 2015, 07:08:04 pm
It's a huge deal here.  People are setting off fireworks and everything given how important horse racing is to this town.

Kinda neat that the horse's name is American Pharaoh but it's owned by an Egyptian Jew. :)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on June 06, 2015, 07:11:35 pm
Wait there are still Egyptian Jews around?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Caliga on June 06, 2015, 07:24:55 pm
Wait there are still Egyptian Jews around?
He lives in America of course. :sleep:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 07, 2015, 12:49:32 pm
X-games continues to impress with its insanity. Off road truck racing. :o :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 07, 2015, 01:08:17 pm
American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown!!!  :w00t: :worthy:

That's awesome.  Last horse was who, Seattle Slew?

Did they change the entry rules for the Preakness that they were bitching about last year?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 07, 2015, 01:13:58 pm
It's a huge deal here.  People are setting off fireworks and everything given how important horse racing is to this town.

Kinda neat that the horse's name is American Pharaoh but it's owned by an Egyptian Jew. :)

The name is actually American Pharoah :bleeding: :lol:

Quote
American Pharoah's name is inspired by that of his sire, Pioneerof the Nile, and his dam's sire, Yankee Gentleman.[20] The horse's name also acknowledges Zayat's own dual Egyptian-American background.[21] The misspelling of "Pharaoh" is permanent, but inadvertent. Zayat originally claimed that the spelling was the result of an error by The Jockey Club, but the organization's president stated, "The name request for the 2012 colt American Pharoah was submitted electronically on January 25, 2014, through The Jockey Club's interactive registration site. Since the name met all of the criteria for naming and was available, it was granted exactly as it was spelled on the digital name application." Zayat later retracted his statement.[22][d]

Zayat's wife, Joanne, offered another explanation for the name's origins to a local news reporter just before the Preakness. Zayat's son, Justin, ran a contest on social media in which fans could submit names for the horse. The winning entry had "Pharaoh" misspelled, she said. "Justin cut and pasted the name from [the winner's] email, and sent it to the Jockey Club."[23][24] Marsha Baumgartner of Barnett, Missouri, who submitted the winning entry, told The New York Times, "I don't want to assign blame," but "I looked up the spelling before I entered." Nonetheless, Baumgartner minimized the controversy, stating, "Horses can't spell, anyway."[20][e]
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on June 07, 2015, 01:58:16 pm
That's awesome.  Last horse was who, Seattle Slew?

Affirmed, one year later.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 12, 2015, 12:15:54 am
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on June 12, 2015, 12:47:28 am
Deontay Wilder
29 years old
33-0 (32 KO's) 
6' 7"
220-230 lbs
84" reach


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/09/article-2624566-1B3498DB000005DC-214_634x574.jpg)

on a collision course with an ageing Wladimir Klitscho

39 years old
64-3 (53 KO's)
6' 6"
246 lbs
81" reach



(http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01739/wlad_1739271a.jpg)

Look for this fight soon.

Back in the day George Foreman was considered a monster at 6' 4" 220 lbs. He would be considered average in the hwt division nowadays.

(https://bensalves.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/george-foreman-tko2-joe-frazier-jan-22-1973.jpg)


Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on June 12, 2015, 08:24:40 am
If he can get thru Drummer Boy first.

And also when both join the Al Ayman UFC/FOM style boxing company.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 12, 2015, 10:20:55 am
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on June 12, 2015, 10:41:52 am
If he can get thru Drummer Boy first.

And also when both join the Al Ayman UFC/FOM style boxing company.

He will have no problem with Molina. Stiverne was a tougher customer.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on June 12, 2015, 10:54:52 am
Uh, that means it'll will be over by the first minute.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on June 12, 2015, 10:57:41 am
39 versus 29 is worrying. Nobody wanted to see Ali versus Larry Holmes.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on June 12, 2015, 11:17:21 am
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.

It's as if you guys went out and recreated all the excitement of the Pan Am Games, but for Europe.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 12, 2015, 12:10:45 pm
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.

It's as if you guys went out and recreated all the excitement of the Pan Am Games, but for Europe.

The reference works because I have never heard of the Pan Am Games. :yes:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on June 12, 2015, 12:38:24 pm
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.

It's as if you guys went out and recreated all the excitement of the Pan Am Games, but for Europe.

The reference works because I have never heard of the Pan Am Games. :yes:

That's pretty much what I was going for. :yes:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on June 12, 2015, 01:38:15 pm
39 versus 29 is worrying. Nobody wanted to see Ali versus Larry Holmes.

Bad comparison. Ali's damage happened over time and had a lot to do with his fighting style. Ali's had 61 total fights with 23 going the distance. Klitscho has 67 total fights with only 9 going the distance. A fighter from Ali's generation, Foreman, 47 total fights only 3 going the distance in his first career.


Ali's long time trainer, Angelo Dundee said something to the effect of, "After the layoff, Ali didn't have the footwork he had prior. The good news was he discovered he had a great chin. The bad new was, he discovered he had a great chin."

When Ali fought Frasier in 1971 after his layoff, he was not the same fighter that fought Cleveand Williams in 1966.

Ali was never know as a one punch knockout artist. He was a boxer not a puncher and wore opponets down. 
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 13, 2015, 04:41:02 am
Azerbaijan spent 10 billion dollars for the European games. Maybe a bit steep.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on June 13, 2015, 05:01:11 am
Azerbaijan spent 10 billion dollars for the European games. Maybe a bit steep.

Well, they promised to pay the trip for all athletes. In German and Austrian media you have to dig deep to find info about the Games; if anything it's "In a dictatorship? Again?" Also, it seems it's mostly third stringers and youth athletes competing. I only noticed these games exist because Austrian news reported that some of Austria's synchronized swimmers were severely hurt while walking through town and a bus swerved onto the sidewalk.

More importantly, Putin and Erdogan met at the opening ceremony.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 13, 2015, 05:07:26 am
I wanted to see the women's volleyball, but discovered it's on the same pay channel as women's world cup. They really know how to choose the big hits. :hmm:

And on top of that they prioritise table tennis and triathlon above one of the world's most beautiful sports. :glare:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on June 13, 2015, 05:32:30 am
And on top of that they prioritise table tennis and triathlon above one of the world's most beautiful sports. :glare:

Synchronized swimming? Equestrian? Golf?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 13, 2015, 05:39:19 am
And on top of that they prioritise table tennis and triathlon above one of the world's most beautiful sports. :glare:

Synchronized swimming? Equestrian? Golf?

Women's volleyball. Of course.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on June 22, 2015, 08:10:58 am
They're actually using the "Breaking News" tag for an article wherein a cyclist admits to having used doping.

"But it was only in my beginning years [where there's substantial evidence provided by witnesses], the later [more successful] years were done clean". - Nicki Sørensen
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 24, 2015, 09:45:05 am
Sara Slott won her semi-final in 400m hurdles. The only other Dane (who hasn't been a complete asshole *wink wink* liberalkuglestøder.dk) that has done so well in a WC track and field event is good old Wilson Kipketer and that's about 15-20 years ago.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 25, 2015, 05:59:47 am
I can't believe the 80's East German women's track and field world records haven't been deleted yet.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on August 25, 2015, 06:27:52 am
What are you implying?

(https://thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/top-secret-1984-avi-025.jpg)

 :huh:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 25, 2015, 07:04:10 am
Is that from a sketch or is it real?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on August 25, 2015, 07:07:13 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YHw1sqjL8
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 25, 2015, 07:15:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YHw1sqjL8

That comforts me. Also added to my Watchlist on imdb.com.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on August 25, 2015, 08:14:55 am
Hail, hail East Germany
Land of fruit and grape
Land where you'll regret
If you try to escape

No matter if you tunnel under
or take a running jump at the wall
Forget it, the guards will kill you,
if the electrified fence doesn't first
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on August 25, 2015, 09:11:48 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YHw1sqjL8

That comforts me. Also added to my Watchlist on imdb.com.

You have not watched Top Secret!?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJISTV6UEAERwqU.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on August 25, 2015, 12:40:32 pm
Latrine!!!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 26, 2015, 07:12:51 am
Not even shameful bronze for Sara Slott. 4th. :weep:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on August 26, 2015, 12:21:50 pm
A spectator at the Vuelta tried to make off on Ben King's crashed bike.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Brazen on August 27, 2015, 10:03:54 am
Gatlin couldn't take Bolt down in the 200m. Take one cameraman on a Segway though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBu7axYp3o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBu7axYp3o)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 27, 2015, 10:17:10 am
Gatlin couldn't take Bolt down in the 200m. Take one cameraman on a Segway though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBu7axYp3o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meBu7axYp3o)

:lol: :o

Is he okay?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Pedrito on August 27, 2015, 04:04:34 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YHw1sqjL8

That comforts me. Also added to my Watchlist on imdb.com.

You have not watched Top Secret!?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJISTV6UEAERwqU.jpg)
My exact same reaction to Liep's post  :D

L.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 28, 2015, 07:31:20 am
I'm in love with the Swedish women's long jump contestants.

Khaddia Sagnia:
(http://bloggar.expressen.se/friidrottsbloggen/files/2015/04/Ska%CC%88rmavbild-2015-04-20-kl.-12.25.27.png)

Erica Jarder:
(http://norran.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2536h1024-arlima_mw1600.jpg)

Usain Bolt agrees with me:
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/28998343608d7780d404f2e1b00537c5/tumblr_myq4ntkeWX1rj21jno1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on August 28, 2015, 07:39:03 am
Great pooper on contestant #3. :wub:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on August 28, 2015, 09:13:49 am
If you're a leg/ass guy, long jump and high jump is where it's at for women's athletics. That and voleyball are the key sporting events if you're of that persuasion.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 28, 2015, 10:57:36 am
If you're a leg/ass guy, long jump and high jump is where it's at for women's athletics. That and voleyball are the key sporting events if you're of that persuasion.

:yes:
800m isn't bad either.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Brezel on August 29, 2015, 05:52:07 am
High jumpers are thin and bony. 100 and 400 m hurdles is where it's at.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 29, 2015, 06:53:39 am
High jumpers are thin and bony

Agree to disagree

German high jumper Jungfleisch:
(http://www.nordbayerischer-kurier.de/sites/default/files/styles/media_gallery_large/public/galleries/2013-08/17-19/366b49a66e56ff0b61eaf865b1b4154e.jpg?itok=bhMuETnF)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on August 29, 2015, 07:05:11 am
Young flesh?  :D

Ok, young meat. Works just the same.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 29, 2015, 07:44:50 am
The 100x4 women's relay entry is amazing.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 29, 2015, 07:48:12 am
Goddamn Schippers is fast.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on August 29, 2015, 12:41:00 pm
The 100x4 women's relay entry is amazing.

How do you convince a chick to do relay entry? :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Brezel on August 29, 2015, 01:15:00 pm
The 100x4 women's relay entry is amazing.

How do you convince a chick to do relay entry? :(

Just give her the baton.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on August 29, 2015, 05:44:24 pm
A pun in a foreign language is truly an impressive achievement.  I commend you sir. :)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on August 29, 2015, 05:56:47 pm
Goddamn Schippers is fast.

 :yes:
The 200m was incredible.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on September 15, 2015, 04:08:42 pm
La Vuelta was a good and exciting race this year, only 6 second in it at the start of the last competitive stage and it really on decided on the last mountain.   :cool:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 19, 2015, 11:25:12 am
Japan is fighting well against the Springboks!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on September 19, 2015, 01:09:02 pm
LULZ Japan actually won against the Springboks. This is an upset comparable to Nihon winning against Argentina in football.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on September 23, 2015, 10:42:09 am
Hey Syt, apparently there's a German kid currently playing at the MLB.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2015-mlb-max-kepler-minnesota-twins-european-reach/?ex_cid=GrantlandFB (http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2015-mlb-max-kepler-minnesota-twins-european-reach/?ex_cid=GrantlandFB)

Quote
Eurostar: How German Native and Top Twins Prospect Max Kepler Can Help Baseball Continue to Go Global

Take a look at the article, I find funny how delusional they are about the prospect of baseball catching on in Europe.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on September 23, 2015, 10:46:28 am
Europeans are incapable of following more than one sport. It is known.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on September 23, 2015, 10:49:36 am
Hey Syt, apparently there's a German kid currently playing at the MLB.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2015-mlb-max-kepler-minnesota-twins-european-reach/?ex_cid=GrantlandFB (http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2015-mlb-max-kepler-minnesota-twins-european-reach/?ex_cid=GrantlandFB)

Quote
Eurostar: How German Native and Top Twins Prospect Max Kepler Can Help Baseball Continue to Go Global

Take a look at the article, I find funny how delusional they are about the prospect of baseball catching on in Europe.  :lol:

Does baseball involve killing lots of Jews? No? Then GTFO.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on September 23, 2015, 10:51:50 am
Europeans are incapable of following more than one sport. It is known.

We already follow tons of sports. Baseball doesn't happen to be one of them.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 17, 2015, 06:49:34 am
Viktor Axelsen is playing some amazing badminton against Chen Long. Have we finally found a worthy successor to Peter Gade?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 07, 2015, 03:06:30 am
So apparently there's coming a report from WADA soon that'll show corruption and blackmail in the IAAF on a scale that makes FIFA look clean. This should be interesting.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on November 07, 2015, 08:47:28 pm
No clue what you're talking about.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 08, 2015, 05:19:01 am
No clue what you're talking about.

An example is IAAF discovers a positive blood sample, but instead of banning the athlete they blackmail him and then covers up the sample. Apparently there are Olympic medalists on the list of people having paid for a positive sample to disappear.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on November 08, 2015, 06:28:07 am
Usain? Or is his freakish speed legitimately come by?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 08, 2015, 06:31:49 am
I've only seen this reported on Twitter by sports journalists so I don't expect Usain to be among them (report not out yet though). If he had been it would've drawn at least some headlines.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 09, 2015, 08:28:48 am
World's Anti-Doping Agency recommends in its report that Russia be barred from any future athletic competition because of systemic corruption and doping. :o
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 09, 2015, 09:21:05 am
Russia blackmailed athletes into doping. Russia as in the Russian government.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on November 09, 2015, 09:33:26 am
World's Anti-Doping Agency recommends in its report that Russia be barred from any future athletic competition because of systemic corruption and doping. :o

I predict vast implications here.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 09, 2015, 09:34:50 am
Clearly this is a campaign by US and their Western lapdogs to discredit the brave Russian athletes.  :mad:



Also: nothing on China?  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on November 09, 2015, 09:35:49 am
Clearly this is a campaign by US and their Western lapdogs to discredit the brave Russian athletes.  :mad:

Oh no doubt this will be blamed on us. Because we totally give a shit about any sports Russians play.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on November 09, 2015, 12:46:21 pm
Athletics, it's the place where the hot chick compete after College. Who cares.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 09, 2015, 12:56:23 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/09/wada-iaaf-russia-dick-pound-banned

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Russia accused of ‘state-sponsored doping’ as Wada calls for athletics ban

• London Olympics were ‘sabotaged’ by ‘widespread inaction’
• Interpol to investigate ‘alleged global doping corruption scam’

Russia has been accused of having a huge “state-sponsored doping programme” by an independent commission that could see the country kicked out of athletics and potentially the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Dick Pound, who chaired an independent commission convened to look into allegations of systemic doping made by German media 11 months ago, said the “very damaging” findings were probably the tip of the iceberg. The widespread rule-breaking, he said, was “worse than we thought”.

The Wada commission said there was evidence of “interference with doping controls up to the middle of this year” including more than 1,400 samples destroyed in December last year, as well as “cover-ups, destruction of samples, payment of money to conceal doping tests”. It found that the head of its Moscow anti-doping lab Grigory Rodchenko admitted to intentionally destroying 1,417 samples. The report says that the lab, the only Wada accredited one in Russia, should lose its accreditation.

The 323-page report found the London 2012 Olympics were “sabotaged” by the “widespread inaction” against Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles, by the world athletics governing body the IAAF and the Russian federation.

It outlines a culture of cheating in which Pound said Russian coaches were “out of control” and expected the Russian anti-doping agency to protect their athletes rather than catch them.

It recommended that five middle-distance runners and five coaches be given lifetime doping bans. Two of the athletes are the gold and bronze-medal winners in the 800 metres in 2012, the Olympic champion Mariya Savinova and the bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova.

The others are Anastasiya Bazdyreva, a 400m and 800m runner, Kristina Ugarova, a 1500m runner, and Tatjana Myazina, an 800m runner.

Pound said it was inconceivable that the Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, was not aware of the scale of the problem. “It was impossible for him not to be aware of it. And if he’s aware of it, he’s complicit in it,” said Pound. Mutko, who leads the 2018 football World Cup organising committee, denied wrongdoing to the Wada inquiry panel, including any knowledge of athletes being blackmailed.

A number of Russian athletes suspected of doping could have been prevented from competing in 2012 had it not been for “the collective and inexplicable laissez-faire policy” adopted by the IAAF and the Russian federation.

The commission said it had identified “systemic failures” within IAAF and the Russian athletics federation that “prevent or diminish the possibility of an effective anti-doping programme”. Pound said the commission had found “payments of money to conceal doping tests”.

Asked whether the findings were simply “the tip of the iceberg”, Pound replied: “I’m afraid you’re probably right. We don’t think Russia is the only country with a doping problem and athletics is not the only sport with a doping problem.”

French police last week arrested Diack, the IAAF legal adviser Habib Cissé and Gabriel Dollé, the former longstanding head of the IAAF’s anti-doping unit. Prosecutors said they would have arrested Diack’s son and former IAAF marketing consultant, Papa Massata Diack, if he had been in France at the time.

Diack, the IAAF president for 16 years, is accused by French police of accepting more than €1m in exchange for covering up positive drug tests. He has yet to comment. The IOC said that Diack should be provisionally suspended as an honorary member of the International Olympics Committee.

Pound said he was holding back parts of the report pending the French investigation into IAAF officials but hoped to release more details by the end of the year. “This report also identifies corruption and bribery practices at the highest levels of international athletics, evidence of which has been transmitted to Interpol for appropriate investigation,” it said. Interpol announced that it was conducting an ongoing investigation into the “alleged global doping corruption scam”.

Wada’s foundation board will meet next week in Colorado Springs and has been urged by Pound to declare the Russian laboratory and anti-doping agency non-compliant. Pound said the IAAF should stop Russia from competing until it was completely rehabilitated.

“That is your nuclear weapon. Either get this done or you are not going to Rio. The embarrassment will be such that you’re going to get it done. The idea is to get people competing under the right conditions,” said Pound.

The former Wada president, one of three independent commissioners who investigated the allegations of systemic doping and cover-ups, was also critical of the role of the organisation he once led. “It’s a pretty damning indictment of what has not been done and points the way to things that can be done if we’re going to get serious about this. At some point the Olympic movement and the governments have to say: ‘Are we going to do this properly or shall we all go home?’” he said.

Pound said that while its investigation was limited to Russia and athletics, the problems of systemic doping were wider.

The investigation was prompted when the German television station ARD implicated officials in Russia’s athletics federation, anti-doping agency (Rusada) and the Wada-accredited laboratory in Moscow in acts of bribery to hush up positive doping tests, falsify tests and supply banned drugs.

Pound drew Kenya into the orbit of suspicion when he said: “It seems pretty clear from both the ARD programme and subsequent developments that Kenya has a real problem. It has been very slow to acknowledge there is a problem,” he said. “There is apparently some investigation going on as we speak. If they don’t do a good job then someone else will do a job for them.”

Lord Coe, the IAAF president, said on Sunday that he was minded to try and rehabilitate Russia within the system but would “never say never” when it came to suspending a country. On Monday, Coe said the report was “alarming”.

“We need time to properly digest and understand the detailed findings included in the report. However, I have urged the council to start the process of considering sanctions against ARAF [Russian Athletics Federation]. This step has not been taken lightly,” he said.

“Our athletes, partners and fans have my total assurance that where there are failures in our governance or our anti-doping programmes we will fix them. We will do whatever it takes to protect the clean athletes and rebuild trust in our sport. The IAAF will continue to offer the police authorities our full co-operation into their ongoing investigation.”
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 10, 2015, 04:25:02 am
Sports minister Mutko calls the accusations "baseless and fictional." It's all based on unknown sources and hearsay. And of course the government is completely wrongfully accused.

Regardless of Russia (who were probably only the ones stupid enough to be caught), there's indications that high IAAF functionaries had a system in place where you could make sure to not be convicted of doping if you paid enough. French authorities and Interpol are investigating.

It should be interesting what this means for the Summer Olympics - track & field are a cornerstone of the event, and this would be a huge blow if it's proven that it's not a few nations and/or athletes that were dirty, but that the whole organizational structure was involved (beyond the usual corruption inherent in those bodies).
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 14, 2015, 04:34:45 am
http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/34811896

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Athletics doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF

Russia's athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition - including the Olympic Games - for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged "state-sponsored doping".

Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned.

"This is a wake-up call for all of us," said IAAF president Lord Coe.

He told BBC Sport: "Our sport finds itself in a shameful situation.

"I am wholly focused on the changes that need to be made. I have openly conceded that we need to learn some very tough lessons.

"We need to look at ourselves, within our sport, and we will do that."

Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the suspension was "temporary" and the "problem is solvable".

The country's IAAF council member was not allowed to participate in Friday's vote.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: jimmy olsen on November 14, 2015, 04:52:29 am
Clearly this is a campaign by US and their Western lapdogs to discredit the brave Russian athletes.  :mad:

Oh no doubt this will be blamed on us. Because we totally give a shit about any sports Russians play.

Hockey?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on November 14, 2015, 07:31:24 am
Hockey?

No shits given.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on November 14, 2015, 04:44:29 pm
Clearly this is a campaign by US and their Western lapdogs to discredit the brave Russian athletes.  :mad:

Oh no doubt this will be blamed on us. Because we totally give a shit about any sports Russians play.

Hockey?

First why would we want to disqualify some of the NHL's best players?

Secondly they are pathetic chokers in international play anyway.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 30, 2015, 04:21:10 am
A slim majority has voted against Hamburg entering the race for hosting the 2024 Olympics: 51.6% No vs. 48.4% Yes. Voter turnout was 50.1%.

That leaves L.A., Rome, Paris, and Budapest in the competition.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 30, 2015, 04:25:58 am
Wait. No oil states? Well, we now know that all countries have deeply corrupt Olympic committees so it's going to be hard to predict.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on November 30, 2015, 04:28:35 am
Wait. No oil states? Well, we now know that all countries have deeply corrupt Olympic committees so it's going to be hard to predict.

I'd bet on L.A. or Paris. Though I'm guessing no matter where it takes place it will be a surveillance/security lockdown nightmare for the people in the cities.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on November 30, 2015, 04:33:16 am
Yeah, LA gets it since Europe had it in 2004 and 2012 and it's been east 3 times (at that time) since the US last had it.
Title: Women's Handball World Championship 2015
Post by: Liep on December 05, 2015, 01:52:23 pm
Denmark is playing Japan right now we're struggling already. I think if Denmark doesn't win this and give the Jutish proletariat some much needed comfort we're going to see riots in the street.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 10, 2015, 08:23:51 am
New jersey's for Tinkoff's team

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2z2rCWsAAyayO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on December 10, 2015, 01:44:48 pm
New jersey's for Tinkoff's team

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2z2rCWsAAyayO.jpg)

Just what that team needs more accidents, caused by people not being able to see them, was it inspired by WW1 warship disruptive camouflage schemes?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 16, 2016, 03:25:49 pm
No one started a thread about the European Handball Championship in Poland that began yesterday? :huh: Anyhoo, Denmark thrashed the Russians! :w00t:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on January 16, 2016, 10:45:46 pm
Wilder knocked that mother fucker out. :o
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ytMn8tgNi4o
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 20, 2016, 03:59:08 am
No one started a thread about the European Handball Championship in Poland that began yesterday? :huh: Anyhoo, Denmark thrashed the Russians! :w00t:

Biggest news from the tournament so far, Sweden's captain wasn't allowed to wear a rainbow coloured armband and Sweden's players have accused the Polish hosts of being backward idiots (more or less) for rejecting it while still having cheerleaders in the half time.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 29, 2016, 02:36:53 pm
A 13 year old girl just won the slope style at X-Games. :o
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 30, 2016, 05:27:56 am
Angelique Kerber is the first German since 1994 to win the Australian Open.  :cool:

Also, German handball team is in European Championship final. :)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on January 30, 2016, 05:42:11 am
Also, German handball team is in European Championship final. :)

Against us...  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 30, 2016, 05:43:33 am
Easy to win when you cheat and have an extra player on the field!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on January 30, 2016, 04:11:24 pm
A hidden motor was discovered in the bike of the female U23 European champion.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on January 30, 2016, 05:11:48 pm
A hidden motor was discovered in the bike of the female U23 European champion.

W.T.F.  :mad:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on January 30, 2016, 05:17:25 pm
That's kind of awesome, really.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on January 31, 2016, 04:35:47 am
A hidden motor was discovered in the bike of the female U23 European champion.

W.T.F.  :mad:

Yeah, it's unbelievable this happened. The sport is still rotten to the core it seems.   :(
I find it hard to believe a 19 year old was the driving force behind this, though.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 31, 2016, 06:52:20 am
Quote from: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-confirms-motorised-doping-uncovered-at-cyclo-cross-world-championships/
UCI confirms motorised doping uncovered at cyclo-cross World Championships

UCI President Brian Cookson has confirmed that the governing body found evidence of a motor in a bike at the cyclo-cross World Championships on Saturday. Following the under 23 women’s race on Saturday, the UCI issued a press release stating that they were investigating a rider’s bike for possible “technological fraud.”

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Reports in the Belgian press, including race broadcaster Sporza, revealed the rider as Femke Van den Driessche (Team Kleur op Maat) and that a motor had been found inside the frame of the bike.

“It is no secret that a motor was found,” Cookson said during a press conference held ahead of Sunday’s racing programme in Zolder. "We believe that it was indeed technological doping.”

Motorised doping has been a topic of discussion since 2010. The regulations on technological doping were brought in last January and could see a rider given a minimum suspension of six months and a fine of anything between 20,000 and 200,000 Swiss Francs. The UCI had introduced bike checks for the World Championships, the same as those that have been done in road racing over the past season.

"Throughout the 2015 season, we carried out unannounced bike checks at major road events and we will conduct similar controls throughout the 2016 season,” the UCI tweeted Cookson as saying during the press conference. “We have introduced in 2015 a set of Regulations that enables us to take action

“We’ve been trialling new methods of detection but you’ll understand why I don’t want to go into details of those methods."

Van den Driessche had been taking part in the inaugural under 23 women’s event, which was won by Britain’s Evie Richards. The Belgian and European under 23 champion had gone in as a pre-race favourite but did not feature at the front. She was eventually forced off her bike on the final lap when she was struck by mechanical problems and ended up walking with her bike.

Van den Driessche’s bike was taken for inspection along with several other bikes after the race. It quickly became apparent that something was wrong with her bike and news of the discovery quickly spread; however it is only this Sunday morning that they revealed their discovery. It gives Van den Driessche the dubious honour of being the first rider to be discovered to be using a motor. Incidentally, Van den Driessche’s brother Niels is currently suspended for doping.

Following the press conference, Cookson later tweeted his thoughts. “Technological fraud is unacceptable. We want the minority who may consider cheating to know that, increasingly,” he wrote. “There is no place to hide, and sooner or later they will pay for the damage they’re causing to our sport.”

He also issued a defiant message to anyone considering using a motor in the future. "To all the people who want to cheat, yesterday we sent a clear message: we will catch you and we will punish you because our technology to detect such fraud seems to work,” he said according to Sporza.

The bike checks will continue into Sunday’s races where the under 23 and elite men will be competing.

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on January 31, 2016, 07:41:35 am
Wow.

Not sure how they thought they'd get away with it in the long run?

Presumably the motor might have been the source of her mechanical problem?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 31, 2016, 07:59:34 am
If someone tried to do this at a cyclo-cross event I'm sure many have done it for a road event. The conspiracist in me thinks they only publicised this because the mechanical problems obviously related to a motor of some kind and that many spectators saw it forcing UCI's hand.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on January 31, 2016, 08:16:25 am
If someone tried to do this at a cyclo-cross event I'm sure many have done it for a road event. The conspiracist in me thinks they only publicised this because the mechanical problems obviously related to a motor of some kind and that many spectators saw it forcing UCI's hand.

Somewhere, someone with pretty good technical skills must be 'manufacturing' these set ups, so perhaps it should be possible to find it on the web and then know the tale-tale signs?

Or was this instance a quite amature attempt?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on January 31, 2016, 10:43:07 am
That article is incorrect. She didn't use the bike that had the motor, it was a reserve bike that was tested just after the race started.
She now claims it wasn't her bike at all.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 31, 2016, 02:20:10 pm
Also, German handball team is in European Championship final. :)

Congratulations!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 31, 2016, 02:21:12 pm
 :)

(I've not watched a single match, though. Used to watch a fair bit when I was still in Germany. Go Kiel!)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 31, 2016, 02:22:53 pm
I zoned out when Denmark fucked up against Sweden but apparently Spain fucked up even more in the final.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on February 04, 2016, 12:16:33 pm
Latest news on Schumacher is 'not good', says Montezemolo.  :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on February 04, 2016, 12:23:27 pm
A hidden motor was discovered in the bike of the female U23 European champion.

W.T.F.  :mad:

Yeah, it's unbelievable this happened. The sport is still rotten to the core it seems.   :(
I find it hard to believe a 19 year old was the driving force behind this, though.

:bleeding:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on February 04, 2016, 02:49:13 pm
I believe that children are the future.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 13, 2016, 09:08:49 am
Nordenkampen is on. A 4 way battle between Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark/Iceland in athletics. There's beautiful blond fit nordic girls in skin tight outfits everywhere. It's good television.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Savonarola on April 08, 2016, 12:19:11 pm
Quinnipiac  (http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Quinnipiac-Hockey-NCAA-Frozen-Four-Finals-374970391.html)wins it all in men's college hockey; so naturally:

Students Get Rowdy at Quinnipiac After Hockey Win, 2 Arrested (http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Students-Get-Rowdy-at-Quinnipiac-After-Hockey-Win-2-Arrested-374990251.html)

Oh you wacky... :unsure: uhm... :unsure: pejorative and/or slang term for people from Connecticut. 
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 10, 2016, 04:56:57 pm
Very entertaining Masters right now.  Speith was cruising to victory then the wheels fell off.  Bogey, bogey then QUAD.  Chunked a big fat broken elbow drop shot into the water just like I would.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 10, 2016, 05:40:31 pm
Theon Greyjoy is in the clubhouse with five under.  Speith needs 2 birdies in the last 3 holes to catch him. 
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 10, 2016, 05:53:38 pm
Nope.  Done.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 15, 2016, 08:47:34 am
Holy shit. Watching F1 for the first time in years, Max wins the Spanish GP  :w00t: :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on May 15, 2016, 08:57:43 am
Oh you wacky... :unsure: uhm... :unsure: pejorative and/or slang term for people from Connecticut.

Yankees?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 02, 2016, 11:02:00 am
Danish rider Annika Langvad won the World Championship in mountain biking! In other less exciting cycling news, Cavendish won the Yellow Jersey on the first stage of the Tour de France.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 02, 2016, 04:56:52 pm
Danish rider Annika Langvad won the World Championship in mountain biking! In other less exciting cycling news, Cavendish won the Yellow Jersey on the first stage of the Tour de France.

 :hmm:

All the more reason to have TdF thread.  :frog: :bowler:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: celedhring on July 03, 2016, 06:59:21 am
Back in the time, I used to follow TdF obsessively. Now it happens without even me noticing it. All the drug scandals really destroyed my interest for the sport.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 03, 2016, 07:19:17 am
Back in the time, I used to follow TdF obsessively. Now it happens without even me noticing it. All the drug scandals really destroyed my interest for the sport.

I still follow it, but not with the same obsession as I once did. Armstrong killed cycling as a professional sport for me. And now Froome is taking the last bit of fun out of the TdF.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on July 03, 2016, 07:20:28 am
Back in the time, I used to follow TdF obsessively. Now it happens without even me noticing it. All the drug scandals really destroyed my interest for the sport.

To be fair, if other sports were as well tested for doping as cycling there would be lots of surprises...

PS: I am no fan of cycling. Tour de France always bored me though I know some names since it's a major sport.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: celedhring on July 03, 2016, 09:31:26 am
Back in the time, I used to follow TdF obsessively. Now it happens without even me noticing it. All the drug scandals really destroyed my interest for the sport.

To be fair, if other sports were as well tested for doping as cycling there would be lots of surprises...

PS: I am no fan of cycling. Tour de France always bored me though I known some names since it's a major sport.

Possibly. I have always thought that football is probably riddled with it. We almost never hear of footballers being caught using PEDs, and since I'm not going to believe they are all clean, that means the controls are lax.

I loved the epicness of those big TdF or Giro climbs, plus all the tactical dimension the sport has. I keep wanting to get back into it, but I just can't muster the emotional engagement I used to have for it before the doping scandals.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on July 03, 2016, 06:01:11 pm
Theoretical - what if there werent doping rules in sport?

Muscle bound bearded super women screaming at each other at Wimbledon?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on July 04, 2016, 05:30:08 am
Seems Tyr missed the glorious East German female athletes. Granted, they were not competitive in tennis.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 07, 2016, 10:42:36 am
Cav keeps winning. Pretty impressive sprinting from the little Brit.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 07, 2016, 03:52:37 pm
Cav keeps winning. Pretty impressive sprinting from the little Brit.

Yes, especially consider he'd almost been written off as being over the hill now.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 08, 2016, 10:11:13 am
The Brits keep winning, today it was Cummings.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 08, 2016, 01:31:20 pm
The Brits keep winning, today it was Cummings.

That was a quality ride.

And from a man they refused to take to next month's Olympics.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on July 08, 2016, 03:53:19 pm
Wheelchair tennis.
Is there something I'm missing?
As it just looks rather sad. Too hard to get a rally
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Valmy on July 11, 2016, 01:59:07 pm
I think it is fair to say we have reached a critical mass of Indians and Pakistanis in Austin, Texas. A tipping point, if you will, has been reached.

http://hcca-austincricket.com/

I have seen them playing at Mayfield Park almost every time I go there.

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 11, 2016, 02:05:40 pm
I think it is fair to say we have reached a critical mass of Indians and Pakistanis in Austin, Texas. A tipping point, if you will, has been reached.

http://hcca-austincricket.com/

I have seen them playing at Mayfield Park almost every time I go there.

 :cool:

It's a great social game, Valmy you should have a go.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Barrister on July 11, 2016, 02:07:29 pm
I think it is fair to say we have reached a critical mass of Indians and Pakistanis in Austin, Texas. A tipping point, if you will, has been reached.

http://hcca-austincricket.com/

I have seen them playing at Mayfield Park almost every time I go there.

 :cool:

It's a great social game, Valmy you should have a go.

I'm sure it's a fine game.  But in north america it's pretty much exclusively a south asian game.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on July 11, 2016, 02:17:42 pm

I'm sure it's a fine game.  But in north america it's pretty much exclusively a south asian game.

That's an odd reason to dismiss it. :huh:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 13, 2016, 10:06:29 am
Some choice words by Cav caught on camera when he had a flat 7 km before the goalline. :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 13, 2016, 10:16:32 am
Froome is acting very non-Froome like this year. I like it. Crazy downhill driving, adventurous side wind attacks. Today's win by Sagan was spectacular and it was in part Froome's doing.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 13, 2016, 12:14:57 pm
Froome is acting very non-Froome like this year. I like it. Crazy downhill driving, adventurous side wind attacks. Today's win by Sagan was spectacular and it was in part Froome's doing.

Sagan seems to embody the 'spirit' of the Tour de France; he just failed to win the race single-handedly yesterday, so he had another go today.

Notice how immediately after the finish, Froome went onto his static bike for the scientific warm-down regime, Sagan just stood around chating to him and others.  :cool:


Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 13, 2016, 03:02:45 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/13/russian-athlete-competing-under-a-neutral-flag-at-the-olympics-branded-a-traitor

Quote
Russian athlete Darya Klishina has been widely criticised after she agreed to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Olympics, a move which could make her one of Russia’s only track-and-field athletes not banned due to a national doping scandal.

Social media denounced the long jumper as a “traitor” after she thanked her sponsors and coaches for their support and expressed gratitude to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) for allowing her to compete.

Show trial! Show trial!  :contract:

As a neutral spectator I think she'll add positively to the Olympics.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Darya_Klishina.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 14, 2016, 10:29:51 am
That was the craziest finish to a stage I've ever seen. From the moment the camera caught Froome running up Mont Ventoux sans bicycle to him crossing the line I just watched in disbelief.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on July 14, 2016, 10:39:21 am
Yeah, unbelievable. And even more so if this result is allowed to stand.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 14, 2016, 04:26:08 pm
That was the craziest finish to a stage I've ever seen. From the moment the camera caught Froome running up Mont Ventoux sans bicycle to him crossing the line I just watched in disbelief.

Yeah.  :wacko:


Pity for Richie Port, he has a puncture at the worst possible point of race, has a nightmare wheel change with Mavis neutral service and loses a load of time.

Then he and other leaders have a crash with a motorbike, when he's showing himself to be the strongest and is beginning to ride away. Froome then endures a comedy turn with Mavis neutral service, loses lots of time, but eventually natural justice prevails and Froome is re-instated as leader.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 14, 2016, 04:29:07 pm
I wonder what Mavis gets out of this, every time a rider has to settle for their service we get a long take on how slow the change is, or how it doesn't work at all. I'll never forget Voigt yelling and swearing after a bad wheel change from the neutral motorbike.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 14, 2016, 04:37:09 pm
I wonder what Mavis gets out of this, every time a rider has to settle for their service we get a long take on how slow the change is, or how it doesn't work at all. I'll never forget Voigt yelling and swearing after a bad wheel change from the neutral motorbike.

Indeed.

I once had some Mavis tyres, I sold then, hardly used.  :P
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 18, 2016, 10:54:14 am
WADA recommends that Russia be excluded from all international sport events including Rio 2016. That's huge, would also mean they'd be excluded from the World Cup in Russia 2018, it's not going to happen but it's a pretty damning recommendation.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 21, 2016, 06:22:47 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnWZ91AXYAAHmUU.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: 11B4V on July 21, 2016, 07:15:46 pm
(http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/wilder-arreola-fight%20(14)_1.jpg)


Quote
Deontay Wilder TKO8 Chris Arreola

Retains a heavyweight title
Records: Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs); Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs)

Rafael's remarks: Wilder, one of boxing's most destructive punchers, did big damage to Arreola with his power but also to himself. Making his fourth title defense, and doing so in front of a hometown crowd of 11,974 at Legacy Arena, Wilder not only busted Arreola up, knocked him down in the fourth round and nearly stopped him in the final seconds of the round, but he hits so hard that he also broke his right hand for at least the third time.


http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/17099303/deontay-wilder-shows-power-heart-win

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on August 28, 2016, 12:14:38 am
Michelle Wie's bizarro putting stance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7Fh8gwTTU
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Brain on August 28, 2016, 01:49:51 am
Michelle Wie's bizarro putting stance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7Fh8gwTTU

Hypnotic.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on September 11, 2016, 02:36:02 pm
Cort won two stages in the Vuelta including the final in Madrid. We have a sprinter. :o :yeah: :o
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on September 11, 2016, 06:21:54 pm
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on September 11, 2016, 06:41:50 pm
Cort won two stages in the Vuelta including the final in Madrid. We have a sprinter. :o :yeah: :o

All in all, an excellent Vuelta, really enjoyed watching it. Quintana a deserving winner.

That stage 15 where Contador ripped the race apart, was a classic.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: PDH on September 11, 2016, 08:55:26 pm
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).

Interesting note:  the injuries found on stone age hunters, especially Neanderthals, are most consistent with professional bull riders.  Running up and stabbing a mastadon must have been quite a rough experience.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on September 11, 2016, 09:21:39 pm
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).

Interesting note:  the injuries found on stone age hunters, especially Neanderthals, are most consistent with professional bull riders.  Running up and stabbing a mastadon must have been quite a rough experience.

 :cool:

Rough riders?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on October 14, 2016, 07:21:02 am
Considering we have some cyclining enthusiasts here: what do you guys think of the World Championships being held in Doha at the moment?

http://www.dohacycling2016.com/

Austrian athletes complain about almost no audience and it generally being the most boring WC. There's hardly anyone along the road race tracks, for example - with temperatures of about up to 60°C above the asphalt.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on October 14, 2016, 07:24:49 am
Considering we have some cyclining enthusiasts here: what do you guys think of the World Championships being held in Doha at the moment?

http://www.dohacycling2016.com/

Austrian athletes complain about almost no audience and it generally being the most boring WC. There's hardly anyone along the road race tracks, for example - with temperatures of about up to 60°C above the asphalt.

Money corrupts in many ways.

I wonder if there's a sporting body that doesn't make money such a priority? :unsure:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 15, 2016, 09:34:50 am
Watching the Kabaddi World Cup from India... it's different but interesting.

The Indian ref just shouted "HET EH TEL" into the face of the Japanese captain. This went on 6 or 7 times with increasing volume before the Japanese noticed the coin in the ref's hand and said head.

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on October 15, 2016, 09:47:46 am
Watching the Kabaddi World Cup from India... it's different but interesting.

The Indian ref just shouted "HET EH TEL" into the face of the Japanese captain. This went on 6 or 7 times with increasing volume before the Japanese noticed the coin in the ref's hand and said head.

 :D

Quite a cool sport.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 15, 2016, 09:56:09 am
Amalie Dideriksen wins the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in cycling! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :yeah:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 15, 2016, 09:57:49 am
We now have the world champion in both road cycling and mountain bike. :showoff:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 15, 2016, 12:23:50 pm
Amalie Dideriksen wins the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in cycling! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :yeah:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/oct/15/amalie-dideriksen-lizzie-deignan-world-road-race
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on October 15, 2016, 02:52:02 pm
Watching the Kabaddi World Cup from India... it's different but interesting.

The Indian ref just shouted "HET EH TEL" into the face of the Japanese captain. This went on 6 or 7 times with increasing volume before the Japanese noticed the coin in the ref's hand and said head.


What an odd sport :hmm:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on October 16, 2016, 05:37:30 am
And Wozzy wins Hong Kong Open, a tremendous sports weekend for Denmark!

What humiliating loss to Montenegro? I don't remember that...
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on October 16, 2016, 12:09:30 pm
Watching the Kabaddi World Cup from India... it's different but interesting.

The Indian ref just shouted "HET EH TEL" into the face of the Japanese captain. This went on 6 or 7 times with increasing volume before the Japanese noticed the coin in the ref's hand and said head.


What an odd sport :hmm:

It's tag while holding your breath.  :huh:

Check out the pictograph half way down on the right.  :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabaddi

What is it with South Asians and retard sports?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on October 16, 2016, 01:54:12 pm
My big consideration about it is quite how it is refereed. Making sure somebody hasn't breathed out seems pretty tough. Strikes me that breathing discretely could be a learnable skill.
I watched a video of it and it is odd, the defending team staying arm in arm and steadily backing off.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: jimmy olsen on December 22, 2016, 03:32:02 am
USA! USA! USA!

(http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/585a0ab11800002c00e43d2d.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: celedhring on December 22, 2016, 03:33:52 am
I wonder how much that gold on his neck weighs. B.A. Baracus would be proud.

The Athens medals look tiny compared to the others.  :hmm:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on December 22, 2016, 03:34:28 am
These guys aren't impressed.

(http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/soldier-medals.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on January 16, 2017, 01:47:25 am
So what's happening with you Liep? No comment about the Handball world championship tournament going right now in France? I mean, Denmark is qualified.  :P
Quite a media barrage here, though games are on a sports pay tv, held by a qatari firm no less.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on January 16, 2017, 02:10:14 am
I only heard that there was no agreement regarding the TV rights for the tournament in Germany. Handball is popular in some regions (e.g. up North where you have some of the top clubs with Kiel, Flensburg, and Hamburg), but nowhere near football levels.

In the end a bank who sponsors the event decided to stream at least the German matches on the interwebs. Which caused the broadcasting regulatory body to step in and declare that this would make the bank a broadcaster and liable to the same regulations/responsibilities as TV and radio stations. :hmm:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 16, 2017, 02:54:31 am
So what's happening with you Liep? No comment about the Handball world championship tournament going right now in France? I mean, Denmark is qualified.  :P
Quite a media barrage here, though games are on a sports pay tv, held by a qatari firm no less.

I've been on vacation, no TVs on the beach. I'll be sure to update when Denmark wins!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 18, 2017, 12:03:12 pm
Playing Bahrain right now and it's not going according to plan. Mikkel Hansen is out with a red card for pushing two Bahrainis down, another key player is out with a knee injury and we're only up by 2.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on January 18, 2017, 06:23:18 pm
Martina Navratilova is my favorite lebiang.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on January 28, 2017, 08:08:14 am
Very few comments by Liep about the handball tournament this time.  :P
Tomorrow is the final: France-Norway.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on January 28, 2017, 08:40:43 am
Am I to take it this is a sport in which Bahrain are good?  :unsure:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on February 05, 2017, 07:46:51 am
Very few comments by Liep about the handball tournament this time.  :P
Tomorrow is the final: France-Norway.

For no reason I'd just like to remind everyone that Denmark holds both the road and mountain bike world championships for women.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on February 05, 2017, 12:43:35 pm
Very few comments by Liep about the handball tournament this time.  :P
Tomorrow is the final: France-Norway.

For no reason I'd just like to remind everyone that Denmark holds both the road and mountain bike world championships for women.

Better luck next time Liep!  :hug:  :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on March 18, 2017, 07:43:02 am
Watching Italy vs Scotland rugby and I notice a lot of the Scots have blue marks on their white shirts. Kind of similar shade to Italy colours
Italian shirts have colour retention issues? :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 20, 2017, 10:03:31 am
Tom Dumoulin just kicked Quintana's ass on the Oropa  :cool:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on May 20, 2017, 04:37:21 pm
Tom Dumoulin just kicked Quintana's ass on the Oropa  :cool:

 :cool:

He added a lot of spice to last years grand tours, so looking forward to his efforts his year.

How did I miss the coverage.  :(
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 23, 2017, 09:23:36 am
Tom Dumoulin just kicked Quintana's ass on the Oropa  :cool:

 :cool:

He added a lot of spice to last years grand tours, so looking forward to his efforts his year.

How did I miss the coverage.  :(

Great, now he's taking a dump on the side of the road with only 30km to go.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on May 23, 2017, 09:45:16 am
Tom Dumoulin just kicked Quintana's ass on the Oropa  :cool:

 :cool:

He added a lot of spice to last years grand tours, so looking forward to his efforts his year.

How did I miss the coverage.  :(

Great, now he's taking a dump on the side of the road with only 30km to go.

 :lol:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 28, 2017, 01:14:47 pm
Very convincing victory in Milan for Dumoulin  :cool:
I have a feeling this is not his last Grand Tour win.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on May 28, 2017, 01:38:17 pm
Very convincing victory in Milan for Dumoulin  :cool:
I have a feeling this is not his last Grand Tour win.

 :cool:

Looking good; we need someone to seriously challenge thingy and the Skytrain.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on August 27, 2017, 12:29:05 pm
Viktor Axelsen won the world championship in badminton! :w00t:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on September 09, 2017, 04:14:30 pm
Epic win by Contador on the Alto de Angliru in La Vuelta today; a fitting end to his cycling career.   :cool:



Froome went on to grind out another overall grand tour victor.  <_<
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on October 29, 2017, 01:08:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-EOE124gHw

Caught some UFC on the boozer telly last night.  Particularly gruesome choke out at 3:16.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on December 13, 2017, 08:00:10 am
Froome is tested positive for having too much astma medicine in his blood and will likely be stripped of his 2017 Vuelta win.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on December 13, 2017, 10:20:30 am
No Froome in the Tour means opportunities  :shifty:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: The Larch on December 13, 2017, 10:25:08 am
All bikers are doped, it's better to just assume that by default.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 27, 2018, 05:27:01 am
Wozniacki wins Australia Open! :yeah: :yeah: :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 27, 2018, 05:43:58 am
The victory is quickly being named the biggest Danish sport result since EC '92. I'd say since Riis '96. But this is damn big.  :worthy:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on January 27, 2018, 02:31:03 pm
The victory is quickly being named the biggest Danish sport result since EC '92. I'd say since Riis '96. But this is damn big.  :worthy:

Given Riis was doped up in 1996, I'd give it to Wozniacki.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on January 27, 2018, 04:05:47 pm
The victory is quickly being named the biggest Danish sport result since EC '92. I'd say since Riis '96. But this is damn big.  :worthy:

Given Riis was doped up in 1996, I'd give it to Wozniacki.

At any rate it's been rather slow on the big victories if you discount handball and badminton. Handball is out because it sucks and badminton seems to only be popular in Denmark and certain Asian countries.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: katmai on February 11, 2018, 01:20:33 am
What is this futsal shit and why is it on my ESPN?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: celedhring on February 11, 2018, 04:04:22 am
What is this futsal shit and why is it on my ESPN?

It's only shit when we lose  :mad:

Futsal is awesome. Small-court fast-paced version of football. Every Spanish kid grows up playing that.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on February 12, 2018, 01:52:41 am
Usually I just see that on TV in summer where they have b list ex pro tournaments in dubai et al.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on February 12, 2018, 01:58:00 am
If they shrank the field enough you could land a shot from anywhere, that might actually make soccer exciting.   :hmm:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Tyr on February 12, 2018, 02:02:42 am
A thought. How come the winter Olympics largely just features dull snow and ice related sports.
Surely gymnastics, martial arts and other indoor stuff is equally valid in winter as summer? :hmm:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: celedhring on February 12, 2018, 02:59:23 am
If they shrank the field enough you could land a shot from anywhere, that might actually make soccer exciting.   :hmm:

Essentially it's football played in a basketball court. It was invented because most schools didn't have a football pitch available (too big and expensive) so kids ended up playing football in the basketball court.

My neighborhood growing up didn't have a public football pitch so we usually took over the basketball pitch and played football instead.  :P
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Grey Fox on February 12, 2018, 11:47:51 am
A thought. How come the winter Olympics largely just features dull snow and ice related sports.
Surely gymnastics, martial arts and other indoor stuff is equally valid in winter as summer? :hmm:

Because you know nothing of history of the modern Olympics.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on February 12, 2018, 11:52:32 am
What is this futsal shit and why is it on my ESPN?

So you could see Portugal being European champion, again.  :P
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Duque de Bragança on February 12, 2018, 11:53:44 am
If they shrank the field enough you could land a shot from anywhere, that might actually make soccer exciting.   :hmm:

Essentially it's football played in a basketball handball court. It was invented because most schools didn't have a football pitch available (too big and expensive) so kids ended up playing football in the basketball handball court.

My neighborhood growing up didn't have a public football pitch so we usually took over the basketball pitch and played football instead.  :P

Fixed!
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 03, 2018, 06:54:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-j2SRvN0bA

Masters' impersonations.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 07, 2018, 02:00:42 pm
Last year's Masters champ Sergio Garcia hooks up with MMA superstar Connor McGregor, goes insane, insults everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvC4YkvnH-M

Then he shoots 13 on one hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfi14QUbsBY

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 25, 2018, 07:53:31 am
This Giro suddenly got interesting again  :cool:
What is happening to Yates?
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on May 25, 2018, 10:04:10 am
Fucking Froome  :glare:
Guess we'll have to wait for his doping results.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 10, 2018, 01:09:49 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4pkD78oKSo

Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 17, 2018, 04:46:04 am
A shout out to sports photographers, this one from the cobble stone stage of the Tour is an instant favourite.

(https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/methode%2Fsundaytimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2F77cf56fe-883c-11e8-89c3-034f5f14f286.jpg?crop=3198%2C1799%2C0%2C167&resize=685)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 17, 2018, 05:58:27 am
A shout out to sports photographers, this one from the cobble stone stage of the Tour is an instant favourite.

.....

Nice one and funny too.  :)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 17, 2018, 06:18:36 am
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course (https://twitter.com/LaCoursebyTDF) after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 17, 2018, 06:27:40 am
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course (https://twitter.com/LaCoursebyTDF) after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.

 :cool:

Though I did think Dan Martin's reaction to last stage's cobbled sections was brilliant, he said he'd really enjoyed it, never had the opportunity of a ride like that before and just enthused about the joy of riding a bike. 
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 17, 2018, 06:33:35 am
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course (https://twitter.com/LaCoursebyTDF) after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.

 :cool:

Though I did think Dan Martin's reaction to last stage's cobbled sections was brilliant, he said he'd really enjoyed it, never had the opportunity of a ride like that before and just enthused about the joy of riding a bike. 

Yeah, there are some giving genuine interviews but at least all the Danish riders give what is known here as the Wozniacki style interview, eg. a generic boring interview. "One day at a time", "I did well today I think", etc.

Last one who was a little interesting was Chris Anker Sørensen and he's now an expert commentator so that's quite nice. Still nothing like Jesper Skibby, legend.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on July 19, 2018, 08:14:30 pm
What a sterling ride by G.Thomas to win on Alpe D'Huez. :cool:

Discounting the mainly boring first few days, it's been a fascinating Tour so far.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 23, 2018, 07:29:57 pm
Cort won in superior fashion yesterday as the first Dane to do so in the Tour in 9 years.

He now has 3 grand tour wins and that puts him up there among the all time greatest Danes:

Riis* - 6 wins
Skibby*, Rasmussen** - 5 wins
Cort, Sørensen*, Ritter*** - 3 wins

* Admitted to doping use
** Caught for and admitted to doping use
*** Rode before doping was an issue in the media

I remember most of them and regardless of asterisks they were goddamn amazing. :cry:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 23, 2018, 07:45:28 pm
Lest we forget another Sørensen who had the latest tour win in 2009****.

****Admitted to doping use in the years prior to the years in which he actually won stuff

That was some seriously great riding, attacked from the breakaway with like 20 km left and caught everybody off guard. :w00t:

(http://www.feltet.dk/octo_cms/files/Feltet.dk/Billeder/2017/Lob_2017/Tour_de_France_2017/Nicky_Sorensen_TdF2009_12_etape/TdF2009_12_etape_Nicky_Sorensen_sejr.jpg)
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 23, 2018, 07:51:54 pm
I'm in full nostalgia mode.

(http://members.tripod.com/canto_3/riisalbi.jpg)

What a summer.

I just recently learned that when he geared on to the large chain ring in '96 and broke away he had asked the mechanics to put on a smaller ring only so he could pull that trick and awe his opponents with accelerating up a mountain on the outer ring. The legend goes that Indurain had a mental breakdown when he saw it, what a champion. :worthy:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 23, 2018, 08:02:03 pm
He was robbed in '95 :weep:

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/july-1994-tour-de-france-bjarne-riis-gewiss-ballan-neil-stephens-once-picture-id504177727?s=612x612)

Berzin. :ultra:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Liep on July 23, 2018, 08:10:43 pm
Last one for now

(http://cyclismas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Cyclismas-Riishomon-1-1-TourDeFrance1996-Riis-Indurain.jpg)

"Riis er den store klinges ædle betvinger" :cool:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on July 23, 2018, 08:19:46 pm
He was robbed in '95 :weep:

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/july-1994-tour-de-france-bjarne-riis-gewiss-ballan-neil-stephens-once-picture-id504177727?s=612x612)

Berzin. :ultra:

I didn't know Ted Danson had a second career.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: PDH on July 23, 2018, 08:30:39 pm
Riis was so full of blood doping stuff it is a wonder he didn't stroke out on the bike.  I've stories that some of his levels would have an ER send that person to intensive care right away.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: mongers on August 05, 2018, 05:30:30 pm
Thomas gets a civic welcome in Cardiff on Thursday, I'm tempted to go.

That was a great TdF, the deserving man won, with two stage wins to boot, unlike the 2017 winner.

Alafillipe was a worthy winner in the king of the mountains, winning two stages, showing a refreshing spirit, a gentleman too.

Sagan justly won the green jersey, after winning two stages and battling through a bad injury that made him struggle to finish in the mountains.

And Dan Martin won a rare stage, despite all of his attacking endeavours in the past and particularly this tour, so it was very appropriate that he won the super-combativity prize and stood on the podium in Paris.

Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Maladict on August 10, 2018, 12:19:45 pm
Jan Ullrich apparently didn't think he had sunk low enough, he has now been arrested for trying to strangle a prostitute  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Syt on August 10, 2018, 12:49:45 pm
Jan Ullrich apparently didn't think he had sunk low enough, he has now been arrested for trying to strangle a prostitute  :wacko:

Last week he got into an altercation on Mallorca at Till Schweiger's place and police had to pick him up.
Title: Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
Post by: Admiral Yi on September 05, 2018, 09:50:25 pm
Tiger is one of the captain's picks for the Ryder Cup team.