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  • If you could change one outcome of the Olympics

    ...of the above, what would it be?
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    Sanya Richards wins the 400
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    Lolo Jones wins the 100mH
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    Bernard Lagat wins the 1500
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    Jeremy Wariner wins the 400
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    Tyson Gay is healthy and runs in the 100m final
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    Brad Walker wins the pole vault
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    Liu Xiang is healthy and runs in the 110mH final
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    None, it is what it is
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    "Long may you run"- Neil Young

  • #2
    only two of those seem vaguely fair... the ones where someone runs in the final and the current winner could still be the winner...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AS
      only two of those seem vaguely fair... the ones where someone runs in the final and the current winner could still be the winner...
      I hear ya. It wasn't about being fair, though, just what the biggest disappointment for people was. Truly, none of them are fair. What happened happened and that's the way it was/is. I also tried to add the relays on there but it wouldn't take.

      I voted for Lagat myself. Would have really liked to have seen him get the Olympic Gold. Reminded me of watching Kipketer come up short which was tough to watch.
      "Long may you run"- Neil Young

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      • #4
        seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like the 1968 Superbowl with Joe Namath out.. like the los angels olympics with King Carl out... like the 80s celtics v lakers with Bird and Johnson out. ... you get the idea.


        secondly all of the choices that suggest a change in who won are downright strange,... or even unamerican .
        ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by paulthefan
          seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like ..
          yep

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          • #6
            Originally posted by paulthefan
            secondly all of the choices that suggest a change in who won are downright strange,... or even unamerican .
            They can't be un-American - they all involve Americans winning :lol:
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              I:d liked to have Sanna Kallur race Lolo Jones, with neither meeting their respective fates the way they were eliminated from medal contention (semi for Kallur; final for Jones).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daisy
                Originally posted by paulthefan
                seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like ..
                yep
                Agreed, could have been the highlight of the Olympics.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by paulthefan
                  seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like the 1968 Superbowl with Joe Namath out..
                  You said it... a "no brainer"

                  Like a fish without toilet paper, a cup without a pencil, bacon without apple pie ...you get the idea... oh stop me!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by paulthefan
                    seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like the 1968 Superbowl with Joe Namath out
                    I think you mean the 1969 Superbowl.

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                    • #11
                      I do not feel at home in the US-centric list above---and I would have a very
                      hard time to decide just between the many swedish disappointments of the
                      games, without looking at other countries. How about the pre-olympic change
                      ``swedish injury problems reduced to those of an average year''?

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                      • #12
                        Liu is the obvious answer, but Lolo 'shoulda' won, so can we have a do-over there, please?

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                        • #13
                          The only possible correct answer is to have the current World record holder in the Marathon throw down against the next world record holder!
                          phsstt!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tandfman
                            Originally posted by paulthefan
                            seems like a no brainer to me... Beijing olympics with Liu out was like the 1968 Superbowl with Joe Namath out
                            I think you mean the 1969 Superbowl.
                            For what it's worth, Super Bowl III was played on January 12, 1969, at the end of the 1968 NFL season.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              Liu is the obvious answer, but Lolo 'shoulda' won, so can we have a do-over there, please?
                              Get over it. Lolo got her 15 minutes of fame, ten times over. She got more publicity than all of the other hurdlers combined.

                              Of the hundreds of hurdle races that she's competed in her lifetime, she has run fast enough to win the Olympics only twice, and fast enough to win a medal 14 times. How does that compare to the others who competed?

                              Golds, Medals, Name
                              4, 21 Bridgitte Foster-Hylton (6th)
                              3, 15 Delloreen Ennis-London (5th)
                              3, 11 Damu Cherry (4th)
                              2, 14 Lolo Jones (7th)
                              1, 5 Sally McClellan (2nd)
                              1, 2 Dawn Harper (1st)
                              0, 5 Pricilla Lopes-Schliep (3rd)
                              0, 0 Sarah Claxton (8th)

                              Even Susanna Kallur, who didn't make it to the final, has run fast enough to win Beijing three times! What about her "do-over"?

                              But if you want "do-overs" perhaps the most deserving is Michelle Perry? Care to take a guess how many times she's run fast enough to win in Beijing? Where's her 15 minutes of fame?

                              If compelling stories matters more than performance when it counts, then I'd take Sarah Claxtons story any day of the week. It exemplifies what the Olympic movement is all about.

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