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    Although I appreciate the athleticism of many...

    Although I appreciate the athleticism of many off-brand "sports", I am opposed to any competition that is scored subjectively being in the Olympics..
    They can lump them all into something not called...
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    I have a depression era aversion to the vast...

    I have a depression era aversion to the vast amount of money flowing thru casinos. But,
    I did weekend in Vegas with lady friend several years ago.. ran a roll of quarters thru the slot machine, she...
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    Let us hope so. Man does not live by bread alone...

    Let us hope so. Man does not live by bread alone nor jest about horizontal jump procedure.:)
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    No. Impractical. Nightmare. Terrible idea. Too...

    No. Impractical. Nightmare. Terrible idea. Too many objections to iterate. Would require two board judges, two crews to maintain two pits, run up marks in both directions, two wind gauges, two...
  5. Amen!!!!!!

    Amen!!!!!!
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    All preliminary jumps transfer to finals and...

    All preliminary jumps transfer to finals and count in final placing so all jumpers are equally
    vulnerable/blessed to/by the vicissitudes if capricious winds.

    If all jumps have following/positive...
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    I find magnificent soccer palaces all over...

    I find magnificent soccer palaces all over Europe, many in fairly small town/cites.. How are they profitable/practical/sustainable?
  8. Maybe this is the equivalent of "trying it out in...

    Maybe this is the equivalent of "trying it out in Peoria" :)
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    That is one of the exceptions.

    That is one of the exceptions.
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    I realize the US is replete with football and...

    I realize the US is replete with football and baseball palaces, just wondered if any of them do or could double as a comparable soccer venue.
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    I always understood/thought/assumed it was a rule...

    I always understood/thought/assumed it was a rule that an official did/could not look at or consider evidence offered by spectators.
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    I Google Earthed all the WC venues, Paris,...

    I Google Earthed all the WC venues, Paris, LeHavre, Reims, Lyon, Montpelier, Valenciennes, Grenoble, Reims..was surprised there are so many large dedicated soccer venues in one country (and there may...
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    Good example by Atticua.

    Good example by Atticua.
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    " chess with wind sprints"... I like that.

    " chess with wind sprints"... I like that.
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    I guess I assumed everyone knew the rules for...

    I guess I assumed everyone knew the rules for breaking ties in horizontal jumps and that you cannot change direction of runup during competition (with extremely rare exceptions)
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    By what law/rule/regulation is any athlete...

    By what law/rule/regulation is any athlete entitled to compete in any competition?
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    Thanks Master PO for the link on the three camera...

    Thanks Master PO for the link on the three camera system.. I had no idea.. of course until recently I did not even have a kinda smart phone...which I am not smart enough to use.

    Next question: ...
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    I came late to soccer. I don't know the all the ...

    I came late to soccer. I don't know the all the rules or always recognize the infractions but sometimes things just don't look right/fair.
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    Wind does not affect placing, just records.

    Wind does not affect placing, just records.
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    Conventional wisdom is that runners do not...

    Conventional wisdom is that runners do not accelerate in the later stages of the race, others are simply slowing down but, as Mr. ?Bowie observed, Boling does appear to actually speed up.
  21. I have lost track of what is fact/fiction...

    I have lost track of what is fact/fiction regarding Semenya's physical condition.
    Is it established that Semenya has internal testes, no ovaries, no uterus and abnormally high testosterone?
    If so,...
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    There was clearly no defensive player except the...

    There was clearly no defensive player except the goalie between Norway player and goal. I do not know/remembr where she was when she got the ball.
    On the first Australia goal, there was a "scrum"...
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    I will never understand offside... how come...

    I will never understand offside... how come Norway's goal counted and Australia' 28 second goal did not?
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    Purely Anecdotal: Twenty years ago, I worked a...

    Purely Anecdotal: Twenty years ago, I worked a State HS LJ that went to the 4th tiebreaker where one jumper had a foul, the winner had a mark.
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    There is that difference.

    There is that difference.
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