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Old 07-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #176
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Right. And lebrons physique, while seemingly otherworldly, is not exactly unnatural looking esp given his progression from a teen. Look at Dwight Howard and his shoulders for a strange physique.
Pau Gasol is a good example of what the NBA regimen does to physiques. Lebron is an extreme example.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:36 AM   #177
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Russia lost their final appeal, Russian track and field is now 100% banned from RIO.

Now we see if the IOC/WADA/etc have any balls, and if they dare to ban everyone.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:23 PM   #178
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Terrorists planning attacks arrested

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/21/americ...sts/index.html
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:15 PM   #179
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"Let's start training in martial arts, let's start learning how to shoot"

Probably even more scary that they are just random idiots.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:35 PM   #180
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Russia lost their final appeal, Russian track and field is now 100% banned from RIO.

Now we see if the IOC/WADA/etc have any balls, and if they dare to ban everyone.
They're leaving it to each sport's governing federation I think?
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:17 PM   #181
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I don't know a lot about that, but isn't a sprinter supposed to dope all year if he wants it to be efficient ?

In cycling you take EPO in a mountain stage so you last longer in the effort, but in sprint it's all about developing the muscles all year to be the most efficient the day of the race no ?
You dope leading up to the competition, cycle off in time to pass the tests. You'll lose some of the muscle mass, but still hit the comp way more jacked than you would otherwise have. The enhanced recovery effects also allow you to train harder in the buildup.

EPO takes time to boost blood count. You don't just take it on the day of a mountain stage - it's a concerted program leading up to the tour. Then again, they cycle you off so you are less likely to pop, but still have some of the positive effects.
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:16 PM   #182
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Not really the fault of RIO, but definitely lolworthy...

Apparently there are discussions going on about banning all Russian athletes. Not just the 'athletics' or track and field athletes... that already happened. All Russian competitors. New accusations from WADA that the Russian government ran doping programs in lots of sports.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...igation-finds/

MASSIVE lols if the #3 world sporting nation is just completely and utterly banned from competition.
Ruling set for today and early rumour is that all athletes will be banned
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #183
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Daily Mail reporting that all athletes will be banned. Granted, it's the Daily Mail and nobody else is reporting this yet, so take it with a large pile of salt.

The supposed decision will be 'Everyone is banned, and individual sports federation can apply for exemptions for their athletes, if they think it is warranted'.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:11 AM   #184
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No blanket Russian ban (it's up to individual sports federations). Small set of balls that IOC has.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #185
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LOL IOC
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:55 PM   #186
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lol daily fail.

Seems like the ban is

* Anyone in Track and Field is banned
* Anyone with a previous failed test is banned

and beyond that there are a couple more rules

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The IOC said it would only accept entries from the Russian Olympic Committee if athletes could meet the following criteria:

- Athletes must provide evidence to full satisfaction of their federation, which should consider reliable international tests and the specifics of the sport and rules
- IFs seek from WADA the names and national federations implicated in the McLaren report and that nobody implicated in it be accepted to the Games
- Russia may not enter any athletes who have ever been sanctioned for doping
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:51 PM   #187
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Australian contingent of athletes move into athlete village, along with UK and NZ. They object and refuse to stay because there are strong smells of gasoline, exposed wiring and plumbing that leaks when the toilet is flushed.

Response from Rio's mayor:

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Old 07-24-2016, 03:58 PM   #188
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Oh, what witty snark from the Mayor! Can you imagine the zinging one-liners when foreign athletes start popping up DEAD?
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:41 PM   #189
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http://deadspin.com/rio-olympics-ath...ble-1784219622

The Mayors quote at the end is GOAT

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:41 PM   #190
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A NEW ZEALAND athlete says he was kidnapped and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs by men dressed in police uniforms in Rio de Janeiro.
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**** going there
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #191
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has the economy in Brazil tanked that hard the past 2 years (I know it's been bad)?

Had friends in Brazil for a month during WC2014 and they never had any issues anywhere they went
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:44 PM   #192
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Economy has tanked this year, yes. Nothing tanks like the Brazilian economy. About 8 years ago when my company was getting work in Brazil, we got a class in "what to do when (not if) you are kidnapped". Something about making sure your ATM card can withdraw a decent amount for 4-5 days, no low balance, no automatic shut-offs.
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:36 PM   #193
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/australia...37.html?ref=gs

There's no way there's enough hotels for everyone to not stay there. WTF are they gonna do?
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:46 PM   #194
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There are a ton of hotels. No clue as to what is committed or size of athletic contingents.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:02 AM   #195
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has the economy in Brazil tanked that hard the past 2 years (I know it's been bad)?

Had friends in Brazil for a month during WC2014 and they never had any issues anywhere they went
My friend (an American) is a professor of Latin American Politics at a Rio university. She is going to enjoy these Olympics (different friends flying in to enjoy it with her) and then is getting out of dodge right afterwards. She's been there for just over 3 years.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:06 AM   #196
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Should hold the next Olympics in Mexico, where the kidnappers are nice people

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[19:32:31] cruizn: Mexico has become the place to go to for players that don't want to move to that hellhole
[19:32:41] cruizn: you don't need to play in europe to prove that you are good enough
[19:32:44] Anonymous*: mehico is such an awesome country
[19:32:52] Anonymous: very safe
[19:32:54] Anonymous: and all
[19:33:07] cruizn: its safe for players of course
[19:33:18] cruizn: you act like they won't be protected
[19:33:42] cruizn: cartels dont get involved with our league because they know we would finally revolt against them and take them down
[19:33:56] Anonymous: players relatives get kidnapped all the time though
[19:34:07] cruizn: thats a part of life bro
[19:34:11] Anonymous: LOL
[19:34:14] cruizn: people have to get kidnapped
[19:34:24] cruizn: ppl need to make money too
[19:34:57] cruizn: i remember when one of our current managers got kidnapped once
[19:35:12] cruizn: after he was released, he said it was one of the best times of his life
[19:35:19] cruizn: because they treated him so well
*doesnt want to be publicly named in a conversation with cruzin

(props to SirGaribaldi for the original quote)
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:35 AM   #197
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[19:33:56] Anonymous: players relatives get kidnapped all the time though
[19:34:07] cruizn: thats a part of life bro

rofl, I mean who here hasn't been kidnapped?
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:33 AM   #198
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the funniest part is when you remember that cruizn is american

and for some reason he has a fantasy about living in cartel land
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:53 PM   #199
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/australia...37.html?ref=gs

There's no way there's enough hotels for everyone to not stay there. WTF are they gonna do?

Unused Russian hotel rooms tho.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:25 PM   #200
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http://plus55.com/opinion/2016/07/wh...bout-terrorism

This is good stuff
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