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Olympics boxing: Great Britain's Nicola Adams wins historic gold
BBC Sport ^ | 9th August 2012 | BBC Sport

Posted on 08/09/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT by the scotsman

'Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal.

Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: olympics

1 posted on 08/09/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman
Congrats to Adams. I'd love to see the fight, but I'm sure that NBC will never show it.

Maybe the Beeb will have it.

2 posted on 08/09/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

NBC sports network was showing live stuff. Over the weekend, CNBC showed women’s boxing.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: mojito

American Men’s Boxing is depleted because of the concerns for head injuries. But American Women’s Boxing “EMPOWERS WOMEN”!


4 posted on 08/09/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: the scotsman

Women’s boxing = yet another completely ridiculous sport. This is a new one but some of the other goofy sports have been around awhile but are still oddball, fringe activites. E.g., team handball, modern pentathlon, kayak racing... Just my humble opinion of course! But I think sports like this demean the entire Olympics - how can the medal of a canoeist be viewed in the same light as that of a swimmer or an up-and-coming mass participation, bona fide sport such as triathlon?


5 posted on 08/09/2012 9:24:54 AM PDT by Stingray51
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From what I'm gathering, the Irish were supporting the Brit, and the Brits were supporting the Irish gal (who also won gold).

Brilliant!

This goes beyond sport.

The Brits and Irish have major blood ties, that only the media seem happy to manipulate (think slavery)

If the haters who want Scotland to have Independence have their way (and it is THEIR choice), then the British Isles and Ireland will cease to exist as such within a hundred years.

However, bring everyone together as has happened in this Olympics, and as James Thomas stated "Britain (and for that matter Ireland) will never be slaves."

6 posted on 08/09/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

James Thomson, a Scot no less.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 9:27:20 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Very quick off the mark sir!
But lets face it, and I am from Yorkshire, the Scots have always pulled their weight!
Keep smiling,
Philip


8 posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:53 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

LOL

Yorkshire and Scotland have won most of Team GB’s golds!.
24 golds for team GB as of today.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:52 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat; the scotsman

If the Scots do pick independence, it might work in the favour of the ordinary citizen (as opposed to the governing elites). As it is likely that as with Ireland, ordinary people will have de-facto common citizenship anyway.

I recall that Ireland is a handy place to escape to when England’s social services, and perhaps our other government bodies, start to get power-crazed and irrational,and presumably vice-versa.

http://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-the-networks-helping-families-flee-social-services


10 posted on 08/09/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Stingray51
Don't knock the penathalon. It's my favorite event. George S. Patton finished 5th in the 1912 Olympics, and with a better finish in shooting (he was only 20th) he would have medaled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_pentathlon_at_the_1912_Summer_Olympics

11 posted on 08/09/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: vollmond

I agree about enjoying the pentathlon! While it isn’t as grueling as the decathlon (or even the heptathlon), it is far more varied in the types of skills necessary, and its “story” of the skills needed by a military officer trying to escape from behind enemy lines is classic.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Stingray51

But all those three sports you mentioned make perfect sense. Germany’s Gold for C-2 was gripping.

You should have included an obviously fake one. I guess most people put synchronized swimming in that category.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: mojito

Can’t even see it on the web. “Can not show this video in your area.”


14 posted on 08/09/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: vollmond

Patton’s training for the Olympics was very interesting. Not sure where I read about it - if in his autobiography, or in one of the other bios I read...


15 posted on 08/09/2012 10:11:12 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Stingray51

Ageed. No man wants to see women beating each other up.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Ageed. No man wants to see women beating each other up.”

Unless they’re covered in mud or jello?


17 posted on 08/09/2012 10:23:23 AM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Nicola Taylor is half-English. Her father is from Leeds. Also, the captain of the British women’s boxing team is called Lucy O’Connor, so there’s obviously a bit of Irishness on her father’s side at least...


18 posted on 08/09/2012 10:35:04 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

LOL

Yorkshire and Scotland have won most of Team GB’s golds!.
24 golds for team GB as of today.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Why is it, that Scotland, England and Wales have their own soccer teams, but not their own Olympic teams?


20 posted on 08/09/2012 11:39:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: vollmond

Out of respect for Patton, I hereby withdraw the claim that modern pentathlon is ridiculous. And offer synchronized swimming as a substitute.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 11:47:09 AM PDT by Stingray51
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To: the scotsman

Can we claim Katie Taylor for one of those, since she’s half-Yorkshire?


22 posted on 08/09/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Stingray51

Synchronised swimming is basically dancing. Why exclude all the other forms of dancing?


23 posted on 08/09/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: vollmond
"...with a better finish in shooting (he was only 20th) he would have medaled."

That has been a matter of debate since virtually the moment the event was complete. The scorers/judges contend that Patton missed the target with one round. Patton insisted he placed two bullets through the same hole. IIRC, that would have made all the difference.

24 posted on 08/09/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dfwgator

I think, and I may be wrong, the reason England and Scotland are separate entities in football is that we started the whole thing, the first international football match was England Vs Scotland, and such out of respect for this we are allowed to keep our separate identities.

The schemers at FIFA are desperate to get us playing as Team GB more often (google Jack Warner, a thoroughly nasty piece of work), and that was the main opposition to fielding a football team in this olympics. The Scots and the Welsh feared, rightly so, that if it could be done for the Olympics, then perhaps we would be forced to do it for the World Cup/Euros. If it wasn’t a home games there wouldn’t have been a Team GB in the football. There certainly won’t be one in Rio.

And from a personal standpoint, i’m chuffed with our success in the games, but I couldn’t cheer on our football team. 2000 years of parochialism coming through i’m afraid


25 posted on 08/09/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Mitch86

But still, imagine if there was a GB team in the 70s, and Georgie Best and the great Scot players of that era combined with the English players, no telling how many WCs, they might have won.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 4:53:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

It’s a lovely idea (although even then I still think the West Germans and Brazilians would have been too strong) but there is literally no way on earth the Scots and the English could or would support the same team. Ever. Ever!


27 posted on 08/09/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: the scotsman

Do you realize that the US Women are on the verge of sweeping Gold, in almost every single major team sport?

Gymnastics
Water Polo
Volleyball
Basketball
Soccer
Beach Volleyball
Women’s Doubles Tennis

They also won 2 out of 3 of the Swimming Relay Races, and are favorites to win the Track Relay races as well.

That’s called “Domination.”


28 posted on 08/09/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Mitch86

I partly blame the almost inevitable break up of the Union on the fact that we have had separate teams. It discourages ‘Britishness’ and fosters an attitude of division between the peoples of Great Britain.
I can’t help but think that the attitude of ‘anyone but England’ in sporting events, particularly football, has engendered a habit of antipathy towards England in the Scots and Welsh that encourages petty nationalism at the expense of a British national identity.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 3:41:51 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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