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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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Olympic frenzy in full swing; North Korea is the new China

Day three of weightlifting at the 2012 London Games and any attempts to maintain a semblance of normalcy have deteriorated beyond recognition. I know the Olympics are an overhyped, bloated, horrible spectacle that turns real-live human beings into pawns of … Continue reading

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A quick Olympic preview

Shh. Be very still. Do you hear that? The distant noise of what sounds like a tyrannosaur fighting a pack of rabid velociraptors while riding on top of an out-of-control spaceship? Yes, that is none other than Dmitriy Klokov, screaming … Continue reading

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