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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 6:11 pm 
Flora Duffy won the Gold in the triathalon, making Bermuda the smallest country to ever get Gold (at least in summer Olympics, not sure about winter).

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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 7:52 pm 
The drone show made me think of this.  This is much more entertaining and natural.


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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 9:15 pm 
USA wins men’s beach against Brazil 2 sets to one. smile.gif  Dahlhausen made many service errors. mad.gif

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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 10:22 pm 
Another swimmer makes a big splash.

17-year-old Lydia Jacoby WINS GOLD, and everybody's celebrating! #TokyoOlympics x @USASwimming

Here's a watch party in Seward, Alaska watching Lydia win.  These folks are ecstaticbreakdance.gif  ~z

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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 10:11 am 
Here's video of Lydia Jacoby's win.


There's a great article in the Anchorage Daily News about Lydia and her swimming journey.  She still has a year to go in High School.

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Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Seward became an Olympic champion in dramatic fashion Monday in Japan to become the first American woman to win a gold medal in swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

In third place midway through the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, Jacoby unleashed what has now become her signature fast finish to surge to a stunning victory at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.


Don't miss that Twitter clip (above post) of the watch party in Seward.  Kind of thrilling to see so much excitement in a good way.  ~z

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PostWed Jul 28, 2021 3:49 pm 
Kelsey Plum and the US women get the Gold in 3X3!

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PostWed Jul 28, 2021 6:22 pm 
I am puzzled by the priorities of the IOC. They require bikinis for women’s beach volleyball but don’t require helmets for street skateboarding.  dizzy.gif Millions of kids watched the Olympics and will be led to think it is OK to skateboard without a helmet. It is dangerous. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/james-roberts-skateboard-bellevue-crash-helmet/281-9971bcb1-b14d-4a7e-8c95-b167cb1f50be

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PostThu Jul 29, 2021 2:11 pm 
The DR vs Japan baseball game was great, especially last couple innings.

Large advantage Japan. They’ve shut down their major leagues and picked the best.

Two Rainiers are playing, one for the D.R., one for the U.S.

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PostThu Jul 29, 2021 5:44 pm 
Beach Volleyball does not require bikinis they are what the participants want.  It is hot and Sandy. It is legal to wear Tees or most anything. There are also religious exceptions. My daughter is very into the beach community at Hermosa beach and knows several of the competitors present and former. BTW US beach women were undefeated in their pool B.  biggrin.gif

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PostSat Jul 31, 2021 12:42 am 
Finally, track and field  party.gif

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PostMon Aug 02, 2021 10:37 am 
Oregon St. bound gymnast Jade Carey won gold in floor routine.

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PostMon Aug 02, 2021 10:38 am 
US Women's soccer lost in the semifinal to Canada.  Can still win Bronze.  End of an era, this will be the last Olympics for several team members.

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PostThu Aug 05, 2021 1:18 pm 
Incredible gold in the show jumping, a huge technical course and in the timed jump off, the horse is so freakish that he can cut corners and come into the fences crooked and still go clear.  Gravity does not know his name.  They need to make the podium bigger......


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PostThu Aug 05, 2021 8:16 pm 
US Women win beach gold. banana.gif  rockband.gif  chickenleg.gif  party.gif

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PostThu Aug 05, 2021 8:45 pm 
Wish I could have caught the France-Slovenia men's basketball game. Hopefully I will get to see the gold medal game tomorrow, not sure what time or if it's broadcast live? With so many things going on with the games, it's really hard to pinpoint when an event happens and if it is a live telecast.

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