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  • #31
    Originally posted by Dave View Post

    Most likely because those athletes are more likely to make a living throwing a football or baseball than a javelin.
    Not that they will but once they determine they won't it gets late to start something new.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by gh View Post

      color me pessimistic, but that's been niggling the back of my brain too
      I'll put short money on the government wising up and announcing the Olympics being moved to mid-September (the news of which must happen by Thursday morning, NYC time), and reallocate their vaccination resources to cover as much of Tokyo as they can, to prevent even the remotest possibility of an Epsilon strain being created there; and if the IOC and NBC make a big stink about the postponement, Suga can tell them to kick rocks...

      ...But such as it is right now, from that campus alone, the Delta strain could end up mutating into Epsilon, Zeta, Eta and Theta variations by Halloween, depending on where the athletes come from and where they end up carrying the virus, if they contract it.

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      • #33
        This seems to be a good thread to ask this question. When can we expect the form charts?
        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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        • #34
          Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
          I still have the Apocalyptic (sp) Fear that sometime in the next 3 days, the Olympics are CANCELLED.
          Your jinxing it

          https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sp...es-2021-07-20/

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          • #35
            The Olympics start in less than 18 hours, tomorrow (Wed) morning at 3:30am ET.

            Women's soccer - GB vs. Chile

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Pego View Post
              This seems to be a good thread to ask this question. When can we expect the form charts?
              next week some time

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              • #37
                Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
                I still have the Apocalyptic (sp) Fear that sometime in the next 3 days, the Olympics are CANCELLED.
                Wouldn't surprise me at all....see the Tokyo thread.... Tokyo Oly head today won't rule out last-minute cancellation.

                It would be a popular decision in Japan.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

                  I can picture an indoor sport or two being cancelled at the request of the particular sports' organizations, but the Japanese politicians have to keep the Olympics going to save face, after having let it get this far.
                  It would be more popular just to cancel...the business community, including the sponsors, want nothing to do with the Olympics...see the Tokyo thread.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

                    It would be more popular just to cancel...the business community, including the sponsors, want nothing to do with the Olympics...see the Tokyo thread.

                    Despite the poor leadership by decision makers in Japan, the wheel is spinning, and they are now pot committed to having the Olympic Games in some form. It will be the messiest Olympics in a long time. But these Olympic Games will go on!!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                      The Olympics start in less than 18 hours, tomorrow (Wed) morning at 3:30am ET. Women's soccer - GB vs. Chile
                      Thank you. https://www.nbcolympics.com/schedule

                      Softball starts Tuesday July 20 at 7:00 PM CDT.
                      Last edited by GHM; 07-20-2021, 03:17 PM.

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                      • #41

                        Will VNK make it thru the rounds? YES but no medal IMO.

                        Which event(s) for J inge? If 1500, can he hang with T Cher? If 5000, can he hang with Kiplimo? 10k and 5 k for her.

                        Who will drop the baton first, USA or Jam men? Trick question. USA will be DQ due to exchange zone violation. God let me be wrong.

                        Has Barshim been sandbagging, jump 2.38 and win? No medal.

                        Can Ta Lou break a Jam 1-2? Is this a joke? NO.

                        Will Felix seal her destiny with an indiv 400 medal? Two medals in relays.




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                        • #42
                          Ok, seeing as though you went to all that effort, here goes...

                          Will VNK make it thru the rounds? YES. He will make the final, but wont medal.
                          Can C Murphy recreate his OT magic? Not quite, NO.
                          Can Hocker do the same? As above. NO.
                          Which event(s) for J inge? If 1500, can he hang with T Cher? If 5000, can he hang with Kiplimo? He will hang, but will get a bronze.
                          Should we put marmalade on Cheptegei? What does this mean?
                          Is RB up to the Warguy Challenge? Yes, It will be the closest race, won by 1/100th!
                          Who will drop the baton first, USA or Jam men? JAM....right after GBR
                          Has Barshim been sandbagging, jump 2.38 and win? Not sandbagging, but he has a shot
                          Does Mondo win by 20cm and break the WR? He wins by 20cm but no WR
                          Will JuVaughn medal in 0, 1 or 2 events? One
                          Can Wunderkind Ceh challenge the Old Guard? No, no, no
                          Can Winkler break up a Pole 1-2? I think the Poles have it
                          Can Scantling hold serve and medal? (Hint: YES!) Yes once more!

                          Can Ta Lou break a Jam 1-2? Nope
                          How will SMU manage a double? She will get one medal, in the 400m
                          Will Felix seal her destiny with an indiv 400 medal? Nope.
                          Is Mu ready for a coronation? She is. It will either be outstanding and she wins by a country mile....or she trips and falls
                          Will Hassan really attempt the Triple? No, she is playing with us!
                          Is DM ready to seriously challenge SM (no slight to Bol)? No. She is half a second down. She will do well to hold off Bol for silver.
                          Can Nag unseat Sid at the top? Yes!
                          Will The Beast be unleashed? B4 this season I said no. But she has a chance.
                          Rojas WR? Yes!
                          Will the Gong ring victory over Epic Adams? Yes
                          Can Price hold off Queen Wlod? Or will another shock both..?
                          Are the Chinese JT Ls ready? Is MM? Hussong for the win
                          Thiam/KJT fitness? Maybe we'll see a 'shock' winner...


                          Last edited by Wiederganger; 07-20-2021, 03:49 PM.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by GHM View Post
                            Softball starts Tuesday July 20 at 7:00 PM CDT.
                            Even better!

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Dave View Post
                              Most likely because those athletes are more likely to make a living throwing a football or baseball than a javelin.
                              Yeah, I know that. Just seems like a few big-arm, no control specimens might gravitate.

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                              • #45
                                -World Records in Tokyo?

                                Yes, Obvious
                                Grant Holloway in 110H
                                Karsten Warholm or Rai Benjamin in 400H
                                Mondo Duplantis in PV
                                Ryan Crouser in SP
                                Johannes Vetter in JT
                                Syd McLaughlin in 400H
                                Yulimar Rojas in TJ

                                Possible
                                Hughes Zango in TJ

                                Not So Shocking If It Happens
                                USA in 4X100R
                                Athing Mu in 800
                                Sifan Hassan or Faith Kipyegon in 1500
                                Sifan Hassan in 10000
                                Yaroslava Mahuchukh in HJ
                                The Women's PV (You Choose!)
                                Jamaica in 4X100R
                                USA in 4X400R

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