Monthly Archives: August 2012

Life in a post-Klokov and post-Akkaev world

I am only slowly recovering from the trauma of not seeing Klokov and Akkaev battle it out at the London 2012 Games. Books on grieving have helped, and I’m now inching toward a reluctant Acceptance. There was, of course, the … Continue reading

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Ridiculously strong women put on a show; STOP THE PRESSES!

With Akkaev and Klokov allegedly out of the Olympics, there was a temptation to simply crawl into bed for the next week or so, brooding over deep, existential problems while listening to Dashboard Confessional and eating tubs of Ben & … Continue reading

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Bombs over London; more records fall; the Hindenburg of the 2012 Olympics

It’s been a bit of roller coaster for London 2012 the past few days. There are only three sessions left—one women’s, two men’s—and at this point in the game I’m done suggesting anything that could even remotely resemble a prediction. … Continue reading

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The 77s; China rewrites the books

Is there anything left to say about the 77-kilo class that China’s Lu Xiaojun and Lu Haojie have not said already with their performances? By opening with 170 kilos in the snatch these two figures redefined what it meant to … Continue reading

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