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    Compensate for your team's basketball failures by bragging about your success in other, less important sports.

    Croatia about to beat the US in water polo. Hate to say it, but that is the dullest sport in the Olympics. France against Australia in the archery quarterfinals later.

    The Serbian boat tipped over in rowing, how does that even happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Compensate for your team's basketball failures by bragging about your success in other, less important sports.

    Croatia about to beat the US in water polo. Hate to say it, but that is the dullest sport in the Olympics. France against Australia in the archery quarterfinals later.

    The Serbian boat tipped over in rowing, how does that even happen?
    Well they were the odds on favorite to win the gold. It had to happen We are the country of Murphy's Law

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    We have athletes in boxing, swimming, weightlifting, table tennis, and track events.

    I think our best shot is at boxing, but Olympic boxing is at the amateur level which IMO is pretty much anybody's game. IIRC, we have two silver medals in boxing, one by Anthony Villanueva in 1964 and the other by Mansueto Velasco in 1996.

    I think we have a shot at weightlifting and track events, but I'm not expecting anything.

    Despite being a nation surrounded by water, we suck at swimming.

    Man, we may have to face China AGAIN, this time in table tennis.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Tennis: Berankis (LTU) - Millman (AUS). After a tough battle our Asian challenger beast very unluckily lost vs Australian superstar 0-6, 0-6. Djoko now main favorite for the gold


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    Our best and probably the only tennis player just lost his opening match to a guy ranked lower than him 0-6 0-6... So yeah, basketball is yet again our only hope for any success (not really counting women here, as their sports are just inferior)

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Our best and probably the only tennis player just lost his opening match to a guy ranked lower than him 0-6 0-6... So yeah, basketball is yet again our only hope for any success (not really counting women here, as their sports are just inferior)
    Yet again... Really... yet again? FFS, just give up on sports, it's clearly not for you, including basketball. Since we restored independence, in every Olympics except 1996, men were winning the medals: 2012 - 3, 2008 - 4, 2004 - 2, 2000 and 1992 - 1, but both gold. It's decent achievement for our small country with shitty infrastructure. This year again we hope for medals from Didzbalis, Griskonis/Ritter, will they win it or not none can say now, but sayin' only hope is basketball and that crap about women - it's just stupid


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Yet again... Really... yet again? FFS, just give up on sports, it's clearly not for you, including basketball. Since we restored independence, in every Olympics except 1996, men were winning the medals: 2012 - 3, 2008 - 4, 2004 - 2, 2000 and 1992 - 1, but both gold. It's decent achievement for our small country with shitty infrastructure. This year again we hope for medals from Didzbalis, Griskonis/Ritter, will they win it or not none can say now, but sayin' only hope is basketball and that crap about women - it's just stupid
    What is considered the 2nd best sport of Lithuania? I mean a sport that is not necessarily popular but you guys excel at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Yet again... Really... yet again? FFS, just give up on sports, it's clearly not for you, including basketball. Since we restored independence, in every Olympics except 1996, men were winning the medals: 2012 - 3, 2008 - 4, 2004 - 2, 2000 and 1992 - 1, but both gold. It's decent achievement for our small country with shitty infrastructure. This year again we hope for medals from Didzbalis, Griskonis/Ritter, will they win it or not none can say now, but sayin' only hope is basketball and that crap about women - it's just stupid
    I don't even know who these guys are, but since they are most likely not gunning for gold, my point still stands...after Alekna has retired from professional sport, we don't have any more outstanding individual athletes. As for basketball, that's the only team sport we excel at and are good enough to contend for medals every time. If we were good at anything else besides it, I'd be more than glad to admit it. But that's not the case now, init?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I don't even know who these guys are, but since they are most likely not gunning for gold, my point still stands...after Alekna has retired from professional sport, we don't have any more outstanding individual athletes. As for basketball, that's the only team sport we excel at and are good enough to contend for medals every time. If we were good at anything else besides it, I'd be more than glad to admit it. But that's not the case now, init?
    So for you Meilutyte is not outstanding athlete? =D

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    she probably is, but since she's a woman, I'm not gonna include her in the company of the guys... Our ladies are doing fine, I'll give you that. Hopefully they'll salvage our reputation by winning the medals again

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    Quote Originally Posted by interxavierxxx View Post
    What is considered the 2nd best sport of Lithuania? I mean a sport that is not necessarily popular but you guys excel at.
    Second football (boring choice), than figure skating, track and field athletics, dances and auto sports. Now swimming is also very popular I'm guessing, mainly because of champ Meilutyte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    she probably is, but since she's a woman, I'm not gonna include her in the company of the guys... Our ladies are doing fine, I'll give you that. Hopefully they'll salvage our reputation by winning the medals again
    Like countrie with 3 millions we are doing really good believe me. In London olympics we managed to be higher in medal table than such countries us Canada , Argentina,Serbia, Belgium, Portugal,Ireland , Sweden.

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    French archer who is even fatter than Diaw chokes in the last round, Australia beats them to advance to the semifinal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post

    Croatia about to beat the US in water polo. Hate to say it, but that is the dullest sport in the Olympics.
    dullest just because USA mainly sucks at it?
    joking aside, team US is lead by a great serbian coach, Azevedo used to play in Croatia.
    US team is young, already preparing itself for tokyo games when they should peak.
    if Udovicic will be leading them for entire four years until then, don't be surprised if US wins gold there even if it is a "european sport".

    btw. even with this win today we still have negative record against US at the olympics (in waterpolo) even if we are a better team.
    Serbia will probably dethrone us as the new olympic champion.

    being a handball and sports fanatic myself I will be spending as much time as possible following the games.
    there was a great women handball game Brasil - Norway today, Brasil winning rather easily. (btw. Brasil is reigning world champion in handball which was their first gold ever).

    I visited London olympics, wanted to be in Rio as well but couldn't make it unfortunately, but already planning for Tokyo olympics. and also to take my son with me.
    it is simply a special feeling just being there..
    everyone should visit the games at least once in their lifetime..
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    Quote Originally Posted by interxavierxxx View Post
    What is considered the 2nd best sport of Lithuania? I mean a sport that is not necessarily popular but you guys excel at.
    Cycling and discus are I believe the two sports where Lithuanian athletes have won the most medals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    This year again we hope for medals from Didzbalis....
    What a great name for an athlete! Mr. Big Balls!


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    one of the favorites for the gold in cycling, Vincenzo Nibali just crashed badly some 10 km before the finish line..
    after 220 km he drove today and while he was in a great position for gold..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    The Serbian boat tipped over in rowing, how does that even happen?
    Talk about losing decisively! Hopefully they could swim better than they could row,,,,


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    Damn, that is some impressive archery by the Koreans.

    Double Olympic matchup at the moment as the US is playing France in women's soccer and Argentina in field hockey. And Puerto Rico in volleyball, which is probably the only sport where those teams will be meeting in the Olympics anytime soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    Talk about losing decisively! Hopefully they could swim better than they could row,,,,

    they actually appealed after the race, made an appeal against bad conditions.
    appeal was successful and they will get a second chance in a repechage..
    "Heja, heja Cibosi, hrabri kao vukovi,

    heja, heja cibosi, vodite nas k pobjedi. "

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