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I've watched nothing but the Olympics since they started. I really can't stand all the poor attitudes. I get that these people have worked very hard and dream of winning gold, but the reactions when they win anything but gold is just inexcusable to me. Get your shat together and put a smile on your face. To lay on the tract and cry is completely rediculous.

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:12 pm
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Most of these athletes don't train for silver or bronze, they're training for gold, so I can understand their disappointment

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:17 pm
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I understand they're disappointed. But acting like a child on world wide television is just embarrassing. If you're going to lose your composure...at least made it off the track first. You souldn't be allowed to wallow in the middle of the track balling like a baby.

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:22 pm
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I understand they're disappointed. But acting like a child on world wide television is just embarrassing. If you're going to lose your composure...at least made it off the track first. You souldn't be allowed to wallow in the middle of the track balling like a baby.


@taramay: Maybe they were crying, as reality set in that they  now have to return to the third world country they came from?



Aug 10, 2012 - 10:28 pm
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I believe she was talkin' about the American lady that got knocked down.......

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:32 pm
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I believe she was talkin' about the American lady that got knocked down.......



@ruk72:

The conversation started with her. But I've noticed it a lot with the americans. I'm sure it's because we see more of them that it seems like they're the only ones acting this way. But sportsmanship is part of being in sports.


Aug 10, 2012 - 10:36 pm
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/games--saddes
 
Here's the link to Morgan Uceny's story, kinda sad actually............

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:50 pm
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All that work gone in a fleeting moment.

Aug 11, 2012 - 08:37 am
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@taramay
everytime I see this thread I think of this guy


Aug 11, 2012 - 08:50 am
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I believe she was talkin' about the American lady that got knocked down.......
@ruk72: The conversation started with her. But I've noticed it a lot with the americans. I'm sure it's because we see more of them that it seems like they're the only ones acting this way. But sportsmanship is part of being in sports.


@taramay:  Yeah, I saw the one lady on the track.  She had taken a fall last year, so her's is a special case and she did react dramatically.  Overall, I've seen a lot of sportsmanship by all countries in this Olympics.  Yeah, there are always going to be a few people that aren't a great example, but I've seen so many athletes and their coaches congratulate other athletes/coaches this year.  I'd rather focus on the good sportsmanship than the bad.



Aug 11, 2012 - 03:48 pm
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my philosophy is 2nd place is the 1st loser. no excuse for bad sportsmanship but i dont think i would be happy with anything but 1st.

Aug 11, 2012 - 03:54 pm
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my philosophy is 2nd place is the 1st loser. no excuse for bad sportsmanship but i dont think i would be happy with anything but 1st.


@BooBear:   For each sport, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of athletes, but there is only one gold medal.   I consider all of the athletes to be winners just for qualifying for the Olympics. 



Aug 11, 2012 - 04:20 pm
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WE concider them champions but if you lived and breathed that sport as an individual, then if you were any kind of competitor, you would not be satisfied with 2nd.

Aug 11, 2012 - 04:36 pm
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I cant speak for Americans but in other countries sometimes they just lost their families lively hood and possibly safety....many other countries will shun and totally destroy you when you don't get a Gold. I have heard stories of outright abuse for getting silver.

Aug 11, 2012 - 08:14 pm
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Get. Up. And. Finish.

Aug 11, 2012 - 08:30 pm
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