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So, this guy clearly runs into another biker and scores a silver medal, and yet, in the hurdles event I watched last night, some guy accidentally jumps 0.05s before the call, gets called for false start, and is disqualified?!

Now I remember why I didn't give a fuck about the Olympics :noway:
 

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Jesus. That's ugly.

I won't pretend to be an expert on the rules for track cycling, but, presumably, intentionally taking out a competitor is illegal. It almost has to be at the speed these guys are going. And, in the video replay, with that clear look back before he swoops down at a sharp angle, it's awfully hard to NOT come away with the impression he was trying to clip the Italian's front wheel out from under him.

I'm really surprised he DIDN'T get DQ'd for that.

EDIT - this speaks volumes about how well liked Cavendish is. :lol:

O'Shea, the 2012 omnium world champion, hailed Cavendish's effort in getting on the podium.
"No one wanted to work with Mark but everyone saw how strong he was," said the 27-year-old, who finished seventh overall after placing 14th in the points race.
"He got silver when he was a marked man -- that's pretty good."
 

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So, this guy clearly runs into another biker and scores a silver medal, and yet, in the hurdles event I watched last night, some guy accidentally jumps 0.05s before the call, gets called for false start, and is disqualified?!

Now I remember why I didn't give a fuck about the Olympics :noway:
IIRC each sport is governed by it's respective governing body, while the IOC just ignores Russi...overseas the overall Olympics.
 

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I thought we just did. :lol:
 

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That Korean cyclist ended up in the hospital? Seems like a good guy...

"Cavendish was more aggressive in his responses immediately after a race that saw him secure that elusive first Olympic medal.
Journalists from Brazil and Holland claimed that the Tour de France sprint specialist had threatened legal action against them when he thought they had accused him of a deliberate act."

Read more: 'I should have been looking where I was going': Mark Cavendish apologises for crash that sent South Korean rider to hospital | Daily Mail Online
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