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  • tandfman
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    Here's another one where it's the headline writer who's clueless:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=11677907

    In case they realize they've screwed up and change it, please believe me--I'm looking at a headline that says:

    >>Athletics: No room in Kenyan Olympic team for Bekele<<

    The story correctly notes that it's the Ethiopian team that has excluded Bekele.

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  • tandfman
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    It looks to me as if the actual interview took place before the hurdles final at the Trials.

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  • cubehead
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    The most clueless here really seems to be Merritt...

    NBC: Now going to Rio are you going to keep the same plan to stand eight hours if you have to?

    Merritt: I am. I’m always the second week so I can recover from that easily [laughter]. I’m going to go to the opening and closing ceremonies because I feel like it’s part of the Olympic experience. How many times do you get to go to the Olympic Games and compete? I mean it’s very rare and there’s a very small window in which you get to do that.
    Last edited by cubehead; 07-19-2016, 03:51 PM.

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  • tandfman
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    This may be the best of all:

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...383170841.html

    It's a long interview with Aries Merritt, and it's all about how he's going to Rio to defend his Olympic title. Uh, the last time I looked, Merritt finished 4th in the Trials and as far as I know, nobody ahead of him has withdrawn.

    A hint to what may have fooled the utterly clueless writer of this piece of shit can be found in this sentence: "Despite the odds, he triumphed to make a comeback that proves the athlete in him is ready for another gold medal." The words "triumphed to make a comeback" are highlighted, and linked to an AP story that mentions a great race that Merritt ran at the Trials. But if you read that story, you see that it referred to LaShawn Merritt in the semifinals of the 200. No mention of Aries Merritt at all.

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  • tandfman
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    Here's one:

    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/o...etes-sponsors/

    The URL and the headline refer to the USOC's Rule 40, which restricts Olympic athletes' sponsors. Problem is, Rule 40 is NOT a USOC rule--it's an IOC rule.

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