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S J

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We should really look at some of these ego based kids. Set the bar - if they don't meet it they don't go.

We (the tax payer) have spent a fortune on swimming and other sports and really get nothing back. Why ?

Now we see the multi millionaires in footie, golf, tennis all coming in. Its a joke.
 

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Rio is the entertainment centre that keeps on giving.
You now have about 10 aussies pinched for entering the Boomers game with falsified credentials.
Kitty says they knew their creds were tampered with but says they are not guilty or "not their fault" or some other verbage.
She goes on to say its been "traditional " to tamper with your access credentials.
Basically its a case of so what if someone else stuck the new access sticker onto the athletes credentials the point is they knew and then used them.
Now they have been fined AU $4,100 and guess who pays the fines? .... the AOC which translates to the aussie taxpayer.
 
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Perhaps we should have a rule - a set rule - that they all know !

NO-MATTER WHAT - IF YOU GET ARRESTED AND FOUND GUILTY YOU WILL NOT GO ON ANOTHER GAMES TEAM !
 

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Perhaps we should have a rule - a set rule - that they all know !

NO-MATTER WHAT - IF YOU GET ARRESTED AND FOUND GUILTY YOU WILL NOT GO ON ANOTHER GAMES TEAM !
Sounds like a good option
They could also look at
1. Holding their trials a LOT closer to the actual games so athletes don't have to peak early and retain the fitness for too long
2. Cutting costs by sending home all athletes who bomb out in the first week which also reduces the propensity to get into trouble.

Because Kitty doesn't think knowingly using falsified documents is the athletes fault you can bet they will be allowed to march at the closing ceremony to. She backed down over the McKeon issue when she should have stuck to her decision. After all she missed a live interview with Koshy and didn't return to the village to after 10.30am the next day.
It really is about time it was re enforced representing your country is a privilege that doesn't just include your own event.
The AOC needs to get its own azz covering house in order as well as it has been ruling like it has a divine right for many years.
You only have to look at the way it shunned and hung Peter Norman out to dry when his 200 metre times from 1968 would still have got him a medal in 2000 not to mention poor housekeeping and results in London.
 

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This is what needs to happen.
It is one of a few things that need to done.
One thing that does not need to be done is Chiller being made scapegoat for poor AOC management, poor results along with poor behaviour by athletes who are old enough to know better
 

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It is one of a few things that need to done.
One thing that does not need to be done is Chiller being made scapegoat for poor AOC management, poor results along with poor behaviour by athletes who are old enough to know better
I think Australia had nearly 500 in this Olympics - Sydney Games they had a few more. France, Italy & few other countries had less competitors & they collected more medals. Make harder to get in the Olympics and what ALX22 and you said, the swimming trials 3-4 weeks before the games. If the family can't get accommodation, well, fork out more money or watch it on TV.
 
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I think they should apply the trials just before any games competition across all sports. Its to big an ask for them to retain peak fitness for more than a few weeks at a time
One of the coaches for track and field even gave Mz Jennecke a bake for being
1. not as fit as she had been
2. seemed to have a stated interest more for her University and coke sponsorship
3. stating her hurdling was not her main or top priority.
It seems she feels she can get government funding and concentrate on other others things like her pre race jiggling.
Not to pick on her alone as this attitude (not on the jiggling) would also apply to a lot of other athletes
 

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I think Australia had nearly 500 in this Olympics - Sydney Games they had a few more. France, Italy & few other countries had less competitors & they collected more medals. Make harder to get in the Olympics and what ALX22 and you said, the swimming trials 3-4 weeks before the games. If the family can't get accommodation, well, fork out more money or watch it on TV.
Agree - we are a small country. USA has about 350m people - we have 25m.

They are 14 times bigger than us !

Did they have 7000 competitors ?

Probably about the same as us.

Did they win 14 times more medals ?

How did we go per capita ?
 

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422 competitors Australia

558 competitors USA

lol!

Country

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United States 46 37 38 121
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Great Britain 27 23 17 67
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China 26 18 26 70
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Russia 19 18 19 56
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Germany 17 10 15 42
6

Japan 12 141
7

France10181442
8

South Korea93921
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Italy812828
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Australia 8 11 10 29
 
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Years ago - it happened all the time. Now technology is getting them. Raelene Boyle would have got GOLD.
 
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Years ago - it happened all the time. Now technology is getting them. Raelene Boyle would have got GOLD.
maybe...maybe not. There were a lot of Castor Semenya's in the East German team back in the day
 

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maybe...maybe not. There were a lot of Castor Semenya's in the East German team back in the day
I'm not sure if you remember the perth world swimming compilation? Chinese female swimmers. Them Labor Federal politicians they're full on liars ....Shorten should be smarter than mind you when he goes on national tv about the intently (to be honest) I forget the spelling?? Most politicians need a lackey to tie their shoelaces. Meaning Shoten f**ked up, mind you he isnt the sharpest to the the shed. With Turnbull he has intelligence, but he's like a 13 year old with the back benches and the Abbott and the HARD right converservates f***ers. Man up Turnbull - otherwise you'll be gone before the next election and the Labor will s**t it in. With Shorten Im not a fan, but the Liberals haven't done much in any respect.

Politicians are drop feeders - simple as that.
 

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Yes Bazza I remember MA's female swimmers on the "turtle" juice who looked like hulks from a comic book in body shape.
Apart from needing a regular shave the East Germans looked reasonably normal because they went for speed and power not bulk.
The Chinese wont make that mistake again as they are probably getting advice from Shanghai Sam Dastaryi

Bill BS Shorten is a Union puppet and displays union arrogance in Parliament....When something is said in question time that doesn't suit him he shows his contempt by turning his back.
Talkbull is an intelligent idiot who rolled a sitting PM with a good majority in the house of Reps on account of about 30 bad opinion polls run by leftists.
He went straight to an election to assert his own authority and almost lost.
We can only hope he follows his own example instead of leading the LNP down the drain and when his bad opinion polls reach Mr Rabbots number he will do the honourable thing and resign.
Of course Pigs might fly and all politicans might turn honest over night to:bag:
 

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Yes Bazza I remember MA's female swimmers on the "turtle" juice who looked like hulks from a comic book in body shape.
Apart from needing a regular shave the East Germans looked reasonably normal because they went for speed and power not bulk.
The Chinese wont make that mistake again as they are probably getting advice from Shanghai Sam Dastaryi

Bill BS Shorten is a Union puppet and displays union arrogance in Parliament....When something is said in question time that doesn't suit him he shows his contempt by turning his back.
Talkbull is an intelligent idiot who rolled a sitting PM with a good majority in the house of Reps on account of about 30 bad opinion polls run by leftists.
He went straight to an election to assert his own authority and almost lost.
We can only hope he follows his own example instead of leading the LNP down the drain and when his bad opinion polls reach Mr Rabbots number he will do the honourable thing and resign.
Of course Pigs might fly and all politicans might turn honest over night to:bag:
Most people at work or that the boxing gym - If they're my age or older, it's a lucky dip both sides going to the polls. I have swung over the years, but now, it shouldn't be mandatory to vote now! It's a small fine but I don't want the cost - that's my beer money :D I realise people have died to vote - these days most politicians should go the the slaughter house. That's my 2 cents worth anyway.
 

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:D I realise people have died to vote - these days most politicians should go the the slaughter house. That's my 2 cents worth anyway.
Gawd bazza they leave a bad enough taste in your mouth just listening to their antics alive. Imagine what they might taste like to some poor animal at the zoo
 

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Gawd bazza they leave a bad enough taste in your mouth just listening to their antics alive. Imagine what they might taste like to some poor animal at the zoo
Shorten - sweet & sour
Turnbull - Ice cream full of carbs
Barnaby - Ribs all bone no meat.
Pyne - soda water - all bubbles
Wong - BBQ pork
Plibersek - creamy casserole - a stew really.
 
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