2021 Olympics Thread

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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sportchampps Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 4, 2021 3:47 PM

Where was the outrage when the white snowboarder missed the Olympics over weed

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jul 4, 2021 6:07 PM
posted by sportchampps

Where was the outrage when the white snowboarder missed the Olympics over weed

Snowboarding isn’t the high end Olympic event and winter isn’t as high profile as summer to most 


Where are the people that say hey…..every athlete knows the rules and not following will result in punishment, and it may not be very timely.

People should follow the rules and if rules are stupid, fight for what’s fair but probably should adhere to the rules otherwise. I’m glad she’s not the one pushing.


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Sun, Jul 4, 2021 9:20 PM
posted by Ironman92

Snowboarding isn’t the high end Olympic event and winter isn’t as high profile as summer to most 


Where are the people that say hey…..every athlete knows the rules and not following will result in punishment, and it may not be very timely.

People should follow the rules and if rules are stupid, fight fir what’s fair but probably should adhere to the rules otherwise. I’m glad she’s not the one pushing.


Well with that logic, our HS kids that get caught should be let go since it’s not high profule


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Sun, Jul 4, 2021 10:13 PM
posted by Fletch

Well with that logic, our HS kids that get caught should be let go since it’s not high profule


Yes if you don’t read the last 2/3 of my post.


Rules are rules and need to be adhered to…..some may be stupid and you can fight to maybe get them changed or adjusted, but until then you need to follow the rules.

It sucks we and the Olympic world are missing out on arguably the most “must watch” athlete at the games. She’s taking full responsibility and the weed rule is dumb and I’ve never even smoked a cigarette but just because everyone wants to see her doesn’t mean she should allowed to run. Today’s society is just that way…do t take ownership and accept your punishment and model how to correctly handle a mistake…..but let’s have everyone tell why it’s dumb on social media and ignore the known rules in hand.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 4, 2021 10:15 PM
posted by Fletch

Well with that logic, our HS kids that get caught should be let go since it’s not high profule


He didn’t say they shouldn’t be punished. He said the outrage isn’t comparable because no one cares about the Winter Olympics and snowboarding as much. Didn’t seem like that hard of a point to understand. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 10:26 AM

I just noticed 3x3 basketball is a sport in the Olympics. So they have the 5x5 and 3x3? Why? 

geeblock Member
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 10:51 AM
posted by sportchampps

Where was the outrage when the white snowboarder missed the Olympics over weed

Who and when was this? I did google but only saw where someone was stripped over their medal a few years ago. 


Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 11:02 AM
posted by geeblock

Who and when was this? I did google but only saw where someone was stripped over their medal a few years ago. 


If it's the Ross R. dude from Canada, he also was given his medal back less than 2 days after it was taken away, so all in all, that might be the single worst comparison that could possibly have been made.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 11:14 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

I just noticed 3x3 basketball is a sport in the Olympics. So they have the 5x5 and 3x3? Why? 

I dont know "why"...but the 3x3 is half-court. Then again, I gave up trying to figure out Olympic sports. Like, there is multiple shooting ones, etc.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 11:48 AM
posted by Heretic

If it's the Ross R. dude from Canada, he also was given his medal back less than 2 days after it was taken away, so all in all, that might be the single worst comparison that could possibly have been made.

Lol that’s what I was thinking. 



friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 11:49 AM
posted by Laley23

I dont know "why"...but the 3x3 is half-court. Then again, I gave up trying to figure out Olympic sports. Like, there is multiple shooting ones, etc.

I assumed it was half court. Idk if it’s like a smaller country thing that didn’t have the talent/resources to put together a roster for full court 5x5. 


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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 12:01 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I assumed it was half court. Idk if it’s like a smaller country thing that didn’t have the talent/resources to put together a roster for full court 5x5. 


Thats probably a good reason. Like, USA didnt even qualify. Now, instead of needing at least 4-5 solid players and decent bench, probably can get by with 3 and then 1 guys on the bench? Does it even have a bench lol

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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 12:02 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I assumed it was half court. Idk if it’s like a smaller country thing that didn’t have the talent/resources to put together a roster for full court 5x5. 


It’s def half court, you would kill yourself playing 3x3 full court lol but it still seems like it is going to be very fast paced with a 12 second shot clock 


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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 12:23 PM
posted by geeblock

It’s def half court, you would kill yourself playing 3x3 full court lol but it still seems like it is going to be very fast paced with a 12 second shot clock 

I think mostly if you went full court with 3x3 it would just be a lay-up drill. Virtually impossible to get back on defense. 

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:22 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I assumed it was half court. Idk if it’s like a smaller country thing that didn’t have the talent/resources to put together a roster for full court 5x5.

Would be interesting if we could have sent Lebron, KD and Curry...
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:36 PM
posted by gut
Would be interesting if we could have sent Lebron, KD and Curry...

Obviously USA would have the top talent if we took the best from each country for 3x3, but fun exercise on who might be second?

Canada? Slovenia? Lithuania? Hell, Congo could field a team that could possibly medal!

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:44 PM

Cameroon packs a nice 1-2 punch with Embiid and Siakam. My guess Canada or France would be toughest competition. It’s really too bad that the Olympics will never again feature all players healthy and willing to compete for their countries. 

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Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Jul 24, 2021 1:04 PM

Watched a preliminary round of ping pong…Kumar of USA won. I’m really good at ping pong and while I  would only score on a rare occasion…would love to play them in my garage, by my rules, with my meh lighting on my less than perfect table. Would have a blast losing 21-1 and 21-2.

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