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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:11 PM

Russia Melts Down: U.S. Rigged Olympics to Steal Our Golds

Russia’s decades-long dominance in rhythmic gymnastics was shattered at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, where Russian athletes failed to win the Olympic gold in the individual all-around event for the first time since 1996. In Sunday’s group competition, Russia didn’t win gold either, losing to Bulgaria.

Since authoritarian countries cherish Olympic competitions as a tool to inflame nationalist sentiments and promote their countries’ global standing, Russia’s defeats were loudly rejected by a host of pro-Kremlin voices—who resorted to state media’s time-honored tradition of conspiracy-mongering.

Experts on Russian state television have been trying to read each country’s Olympic gold medals as tea leaves, suggesting that the outcome determines the new global hegemon. Last week, pro-Kremlin pundits, hosts, and experts relished the idea of the “weakened” United States being edged out by China. The host of the state TV show 60 Minutes, Olga Skabeeva, pontificated: “You can’t beat China. They have the most gold medals.” Eager to inject Russia’s notorious transphobic rhetoric into the conversation, Skabeeva added: “And none of them are transgenders, so they will keep procreating."

To Russia’s dismay, the United States ultimately surpassed China, winning 39 gold medals and 113 medals overall—the most in the world. And that means, according to Russian state TV’s logic, that the U.S. is not relinquishing its global leadership—which does not sit well with Russia.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-melts-down-claims-us-rigged-olympics-to-steal-our-golds?ref=home
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What a bunch of fcuking crybabies! I saw so much poor sportsmanship and pouting from their athletes......

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Reply Russia Melts Down: U.S. Rigged Olympics to Steal Our Golds (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 OP
AllaN01Bear Aug 2021 #1
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 #5
AllaN01Bear Aug 2021 #6
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 #8
AllaN01Bear Aug 2021 #11
2naSalit Aug 2021 #2
SergeStorms Aug 2021 #3
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 #4
SergeStorms Aug 2021 #7
rickyhall Aug 2021 #9
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 #12
Xoan Aug 2021 #10
mitch96 Aug 2021 #13
doc03 Aug 2021 #14
Crowman2009 Aug 2021 #15
Cuthbert Allgood Aug 2021 #16
GoCubsGo Aug 2021 #17

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:15 PM

1. im so fed up with this as the original founder of the modern olympic games

stated , " its not that you won , its that you came and partook. " the later games have lost sight of that and need to reconnect with that .nothing but win win win and make money.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:33 PM

5. That's one reason

I'm always so happy for the medalists like the triple jumper from Burkina Faso, the Indian Javelin thrower, the Tunisian swimmer, etc. Not to mention the ones that just show up. After all, half of life is just showing up.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:37 PM

6. mine was the dual gold medals for the pole vaulters and some others .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:46 PM

8. That too

So many. I always root for our athletes but also for the small or underrepresented countries. The Egyptian pentathlon winner made me smile too, and there was an Egyptian woman who won a medal in one of the martial arts.

Some time back when my grandson was learning to thrown discus, I pointed him at the Indian thrower who taught himself via YouTube because he didn't have a coach.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:56 PM

11. then there was jesse owens who befriended a better track person than him and made the biggest insult

in history.snubbing adolf hitler. :smile:

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:22 PM

2. I've been thinking, for a while now...

That the Olympics have become so tainted that they should take a long hiatus or just be discontinued.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:27 PM

3. The Russians......

weren't supposed to compete in the damned Olympics, but cried their way in. They were to wear neutral uniforms (they were anything BUT neutral) and not display any Russian flags ( that went by the wayside as well).

Rotten bastards, but we can all guess who the orange asshole was cheering for.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:32 PM

4. Of course he was

They probably paid off the IOC.....who are a corrupt bunch anyway.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:39 PM

7. Corrupt. Yes.

The IOC wins the gold medal for corruption.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:55 PM

9. I love it when former Russian/Soviet "possessions" beat the old bear.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:20 PM

12. Bulgaria

won the team rhythmic gymnastics *snicker* and an Israeli of Yemenite descent won the individual. That's the one where the Russian athlete (or maybe her coach) lodged a protest and she pouted and cried.

One thing I don't understand about rhythmic gymnastics as opposed to regular gymnastics is how they are allowed to make an "inquiry" about the score. It's like a protest. They can only inquire about the judges' score on the difficulty, not on the execution. Seems to me of that's allowed there it should be allowed in regular gymnastics, or shouldn't be allowed at all (I vote for the latter, it just takes up a lot of time and the judges don't change the score anyway_.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:56 PM

10. Russia had no competitors.

Right?!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:24 PM

13. " Russia Melt Down:Rigged Olympics "... can I say it? Can I Say it??? Pleaseplease!!

FAKE NEWS!!!!!!
M

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:26 PM

14. This will give Trump a sad his country lost. nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 04:56 PM

15. I'm surprised Russia hasn't blamed the Jews yet for losing the individual rhythmic gymnastics event.

It's Russia of course, so that's inevitable. Besides, no country was very dominant in this Olympics to begin with. There were 93 countries that won medals, and it took the top 9 to win the majority of them.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 06:08 PM

16. Country kicked out of the Olympics for illegal doping says what?

Fuck them. They are lucky they were even able to be there. Which I feel they shouldn't have.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 10:01 PM

17. Why were they even there in the first place?

They were banned for doping, and the whole "ROC" thing was bullshit. They need to STFU. If the IOC is going to ban them, then fucking ban them without any loopholes.

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