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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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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 Tale of Two Meals: From London to Omaha

I ought to be up front about something: although my recent travels did, in truth, involve going from London to Omaha–via Chicago, of course, since direct flights to Omaha from anywhere outside the lower 48 seem to be especially rare–Omaha … Continue reading

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