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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few medal chances withdrawing with interesting injuries 3-4 weeks before the games begin.  Interesting .....

    Also noticed the Australian that won last night's stage of the Tour is wearing teeth braces.  Interesting .........
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The drug testing and dope checking is getting better and better. Not sure about the current cyclist but I doubt there is a conspiracy in the cycling field.

    Does this mean that Lyon and King are taking drugs because they are injured???
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Lyon and King suffered impact injuries in the full glare of the camera.  You do the maths.
     
  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Plus an ankle is a lot worse than a toe
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Dont you think if it was drug related (and not a toe) that they would have come up with a better injury story.
     
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Thats what they want you to think  ;)
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I dont get the link between wearing braces and olympic drug cheats but maybe thats just me.

    I'm sure our resident conspiracy theorists will enlighten me.

    Just once every 4 years can't the glass be half full Matas??
     
  8. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I hate the olympics.
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i love the Olympics and also athletics. Toe injuries for hurdlers are bad news and I can tell you that Rawlinson is one tough woman who has been crucified by the 'tall poppy' syndrome in that she is a winner unlike the Tamsyn Lewis pretty girls in the sport who are more keen to get shots on covers of magazines than do the hard stuff to win races. Deakes and Rawlinson are World Champions, have been tested in and out of training for years - so the conspiracy theory is probably without substance. (We are not the US who cover up tests!)

    Re the braces - Fro - some steroids are reputed to affect jaw growth and therefore mess up one's teeth, requiring braces beyond the 'normal' teenage years.
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Cheers CW. learn something every day.

    Although I know a number of people in their 20s wearing braces, mainly because their parents couldnt afford them when they were younger
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Use of hormones and Testosterone causes growth changes in the jaw line and when one has adult teeth and the jaw/gums start shifting around the teeth start to go all over the place.  A bit like a fault line.

    Pittman wore braces in her early 20s.
     
  12. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    so did i, does that mean i am a drug cheat? no just a geek
     
  13. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Nice-

    Beijing 2008 Top 50 Women

    Fantastic idea and webpages.

    Heaps missing from there, especially Aussies, and a few that are wildly out of place.
    But love it.
     
  14. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    No way should Ana Ivanovic be number 29. She is nothing short of sensational. Top 10 if not number 1 for sure.
     
  15. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't know who compiled that list, but they need a slap upside the head. There are some absolute dogs amongst that lot.
     
  16. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I have no problem with Stephanie Rice in the top ten but how Lauren Jackson made it is ridiculous.  Also there should be more gymnasts in there - even if they aren't glamours they more than make up for it with flexibility.  When I die I want to come back as a balance beam. 
     
  17. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Just for the mens events mate?
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The list was probably compiled by a lesbian.
     
  19. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Just for the mens events mate?
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    being a pommel horse wouldn't be much fun - getting teabagged about 100 times a day. 
     
  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ivanovic is sensational. 29 in an outrage
     

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