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This thread is for discussion in regards to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro including our Canadian participation. 

CANADA:

- Canada defeated Brazil in both rugby matches. 

- In Women's soccer, Canada scored a 2-0 win over Australia and 3-1 over Zimbabwe. 

 

OTHER:

- The United States defeated the People's Republic of China 119-62 in men's basketball. The Americans lead in the medal standings. 

 

NOTES:

- In spite of the doping scandal, Russia sent 271 athletes since the track and field team is banned from the Olympics. 

- South Sudan and Kosovo made their Olympic debuts. South Sudan gained independence in 2011 while Kosovo granted independence in 2008, which however, is recognized by 109 UN members including Canada. 

- in a bizarre twist, Taiwan aka Republic of China competes as Chinese Taipei since 1984. The original China debuted in the 1932 Olympics. But due to the One-China policy, in which the PRC recognizes as the sole legitimate government of "China", ROC was forced to use the Chinese Taipei name. 

 

So guys, post away and show some pride!

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MEDAL STANDINGS (Updated as of August 10, 2016)

United States - (10 G, 9 S, 9 B = 28 overall)
People's Republic of China - (9 G, 3 S, 7 B = 19 overall)
South Korea - (4 G, 2 S, 2 B = 8 overall)
Japan - (4 G, 1 S, 10 B = 15 overall)
Hungary - (4 G, 1 S, 1 B = 6 overall)
Australia - (4 G, 0 S, 5 B = 9 overall)
Russian Federation - (3 G, 7 S, 3 B = 13 overall)
Italy - (3 G, 5 S, 2 B = 10 overall)
United Kingdom/Great Britain (3 G, 3 S, 5 B = 11 overall)
France - (2 G, 3 S, 1 B = 6 overall)
Thailand - (2 G, 1 S, 1 B = 4 overall)
Germany - (1 G, 2 S, 1 B = 4 overall)
Sweden - (1 G, 2 S, 0 B = 3 overall)
Netherlands - (1 G, 1 S, 2 B = 4 overall)

Brazil - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
Colombia - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
Slovenia - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
Vietnam - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)

Chinese Taipei (ROC) - (1 G, 0 S, 2 B = 3 overall)
Belgium - (1 G, 0 S, 1 B = 2 overall)
Greece - (1 G, 0 S 1 B = 2 overall)
Switzerland - (1 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Argentina - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Croatia - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Kuwait/IOA - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Kosovo - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Kazakhstan - (0 G, 2 S, 3 B = 5 overall)
North Korea - (0 G, 2 S, 1 B = 3 overall)
Indonesia - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)

New Zealand - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
South Africa - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
CANADA - (0 G, 1 S, 4 B = 5 overall)
Ukraine - (0 G, 1 S, 1 B = 2 overall)
Azerbaijan - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 0 overall)

Denmark - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Malaysia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)

Mongolia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Philippines - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Slovakia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Turkey - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
Uzbekistan - (0 G, 0 S, 2 B = 2 overall)
Czech Republic  - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Egypt - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Spain - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Georgia - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Israel - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Kyrgyzstan - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Poland - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
Portugal - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
United Arab Emirates - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)

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First Rio 2016 medalists:

Gold: Virginia Thrasher (USA) (Shooting)

Silver: Li Du (CHN) (Shooting)

Canada got its first medal, a bronze in women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

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Swimming - Women's 100m Butterfly

Penny Oleksiak wins silver in the event, to double-up Canada's medal total to two (0G+1S+1B).

I know it may not seem like much, but Canada is already doing better this year than what they did during the first week back in 2012 when the games were held in London.

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Men's Volleyball:
Latvia defeated Canada 2 - 1 while Cuba pummeled the hosts, Brazil 2 - 1. Canada is set to play Brazil tomorrow.

Women's 100m breaststroke Swimming:
Lilly King (United States) completed the 100m stroke in 1.05.78 while Yulia Efimova (Russian Federation) is second at 1.05.79. Fellow American Katie Meili ranks third at 1.06.00

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Women's Rugby 7's:

Canada wins the bronze medal after beating Great Britain 33-10.

Swimming - 100m Backstroke:

Kylie Masse (CAN) and Yuanhui Fu (CHN) both earned a bronze medal after they finished in a tie.

 

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Women's 200m Medley Swimming:
Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) wins the gold at 2.06.58. Siobhan-Marie took silver at 2.06.88 while Madeline Dirado of the USA secured bronze at 2.08.79. Oldsmar-born Sydney Pickrem finished sixth at 2.11.22. 

The American Medal count is at 26 with 9 gold medals. The host nation Brazil remains at 14 as well as the Russian Federation at fifth with 12 medals and the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan with their respective silver and bronze medals.

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Women's 10m Synchronized Diving:

Canada's Meghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion earned a bronze medal to up Canada's total medal count to 5.

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Shooting - Men's Double Trap:
Fehaid Al-Deehani (IOA/Kuwait) won the gold medal over Marco Innocenti of Italy 26-24. Kuwaiti athletes are now competing under the Olympic flag rather than the Kuwaiti flag.

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Swimming - Women's 4x200m Relay:

Canada wins yet another bronze medal in a swimming event, giving them a total of 6 medals, including 4 from swimming events and 3 of them bronze.

Swimming - Men's 100m Freestyle:

Canada's Santo Condorelli just missed the podium after getting off to a real quick start. He finished just three one-hundredths of a second shy of earning a tie for a bronze medal.

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Swimming - Women's 100m Freestyle:

Canada's Penny Oleksiak and USA's Simone Manuel both earned a gold medal for this event after the two swam to a tie for first place.

Oleksiak became the first Canadian to earn 4 Olympic medals in history.

 

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Swimming - Women's 200m Backstroke Final:

Canada's Hilary Caldwell wins the Bronze, giving Canada 3 medals (one of each colour) today to improve the overall total to 10.

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Women's Soccer:

Canada beat France 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals on Tuesday 2016-08-16, Day 11 of the Olympics.  So now, Canada's medal count is at 2 golds, 2 silvers and 6 bronzes for a total of 10.

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WOMEN'S HEPTATHLON

Canada's Brianne Theissen-Eaton has won the bronze.

SWIMMING - WOMEN'S 4X100M RELAY:

Canada finished in 5th, just 0.5 seconds away from the podium.

 

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MEDAL STANDINGS AS OF SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

  1. United States of America (G: 24, S: 18, B: 18, T: 60)
  2. China (G: 13, S: 11, B: 17, T: 41)
  3. Great Britain (G: 10, S: 13, B: 7, T: 30)
  4. Japan (G: 7, S: 3, B: 14, T: 24)
  5. Russia (G: 6, S: 9, B: 8, T: 23)
  6. Australia (G: 6, S: 7, B: 9, T: 22)
  7. Italy (G: 6, S: 7, B: 5, T: 18)
  8. France (G: 5, S: 8, B: 5, T: 18)
  9. Germany (G: 8, S: 5, B: 3, T: 16)
  10. South Korea (G: 6, S: 3, B: 4, T: 13)
  11. Canada (G: 2, S: 2, B: 8, T: 12)
  12. Hungary (G: 5, S: 3, B: 3, T: 11)
  13. Netherlands (G: 3, S: 2, B: 3, T: 10)
  14. New Zealand (G: 2, S: 6, B: 0, T: 8)
  15. Kazakhstan (G: 2, S: 2, B: 3, T: 7)
  16. Denmark (G: 1, S: 2, B: 3, T: 6)
  17. South Africa (G: 0, S: 5, B: 1, T: 6)
  18. Spain (G: 3, S: 0, B: 2, T: 5)
  19. Sweden (G: 1, S: 3, B: 1, T: 5)
  20. North Korea (G: 1, S: 2, B: 2, T: 5)
  21. Czech Republic (G: 1, S: 0, B: 4, T: 5)
  22. (2-Tied) Belgium, Thailand (G: 2, S: 1, B: 1, T: 4)
  23. Belarus (G: 1, S: 2, B: 1, T: 4)
  24. (3-Tied) Brazil, Poland, Romania (G: 1, S: 1, B: 2, T: 4)
  25. Ukraine (G: 0, S: 3, B: 1, T: 4)
  26. Croatia (G: 2, S: 1, B: 0, T: 3)
  27. Switzerland (G: 2, S: 0, B: 1, T: 3)
  28. Slovenia (G: 1, S: 1, B: 1, T: 3)
  29. (2-Tied) Ethiopia, Chinese Taipei (G: 1, S: 0, B: 2, T: 3)
  30. (2-Tied) Cuba, Lithuania (G: 0, S: 1, B: 2, T: 3)
  31. Uzbekistan (G: 0, S: 0, B: 3, T: 3)
  32. Iran (G: 2, S: 0, B: 0, T: 2)
  33. (3-Tied) Colombia, Slovakia, Vietnam (G: 1, S: 1, B: 0, T: 2)
  34. (3-Tied) Greece, Independent Olympic Athletes, Jamaica (G: 1, S: 0, B: 1, T: 2)
  35. (3-Tied) Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kenya  (G: 0, S: 2, B: 0, T: 2)
  36. Georgia (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1, T: 2)
  37. (3-Tied) Egypt, Israel, Norway (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2, T: 2)
  38. (5-Tied) Argentina, Fiji, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0, T: 1)
  39. (5-Tied) Ireland, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Turkey (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0, T: 1)
  40. (5-Tied) Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1, T: 1)

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Triathlon - Men's 100m Final

Usain Bolt (JAM) retains his gold medal - he is the first runner to win 3 gold medals in a row.

Justin Gatlin (USA) earned the silver medal.

Andre de Grasse (CAN) won the bronze.

The time difference between Gatlin, de Grasse, and 4th place Yohan Blake (JAM) was just 0.04 seconds.

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South African Wayne van Niekerk won Men's 400m Final and set up new WR.

Previous WR was set up by Micheal Johnson 17 years ago.

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MEDAL STANDINGS AS OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

  1. United States of America (G: 26, S: 21, B: 22, T: 69)
  2. China (G: 15, S: 13, B: 17, T: 45)
  3. Great Britain (G: 15, S: 16, B: 7, T: 38)
  4. Russia (G: 9, S: 11, B: 10, T: 30)
  5. Japan (G: 7, S: 4, B: 15, T: 26)
  6. France (G: 7, S: 8, B: 7, T: 22)
  7. Australia (G: 6, S: 7, B: 9, T: 22)
  8. Italy (G: 7, S: 8, B: 6, T: 21)
  9. Germany (G: 8, S: 5, B: 4, T: 17)
  10. South Korea (G: 6, S: 3, B: 5, T: 14)
  11. Canada (G: 2, S: 2, B: 9, T: 13)
  12. Hungary (G: 5, S: 3, B: 4, T: 12)
  13. Netherlands (G: 4, S: 2, B: 3, T: 9)
  14. New Zealand (G: 2, S: 6, B: 0, T: 8)
  15. Kazakhstan (G: 2, S: 2, B: 4, T: 8)
  16. South Africa (G: 1, S: 5, B: 1, T: 7)
  17. Denmark (G: 1, S: 3, B: 3, T: 7)
  18. Sweden (G: 1, S: 4, B: 1, T: 6)
  19. North Korea (G: 1, S: 3, B: 2, T: 6)
  20. Brazil (G: 1, S: 2, B: 3, T: 6)
  21. Czech Republic (G: 1, S: 0, B: 5, T: 6)
  22. Spain (G: 3, S: 0, B: 2, T: 5)
  23. Switzerland (G: 2, S: 1, B: 2, T: 5)
  24. Cuba (G: 1, S: 1, B: 3, T: 5)
  25. Uzbekistan (G: 1, S: 0, B: 4, T: 5)
  26. Colombia (G: 2, S: 2, B: 0, T: 4)
  27. (2-Tied) Belgium, Thailand (G: 2, S: 1, B: 1, T: 4)
  28. Belarus (G: 1, S: 2, B: 1, T: 4)
  29. (2-Tied) Poland, Romania (G: 1, S: 1, B: 2, T: 4)
  30. Ethiopia (G: 1, S: 0, B: 3, T: 4)
  31. Ukraine (G: 0, S: 3, B: 1, T: 4)
  32. Croatia (G: 2, S: 1, B: 0, T: 3)
  33. (2-Tied) Iran, Jamaica (G: 2, S: 0, B: 1, T: 3)
  34. Kenya (G: 1, S: 2, B: 0, T: 3)
  35. Slovenia (G: 1, S: 1, B: 1, T: 3)
  36. Chinese Taipei (G: 1, S: 0, B: 2, T: 3)
  37. Lithuania (G: 0, S: 1, B: 2, T: 3)
  38. Norway (G: 0, S: 0, B: 3, T: 3)
  39. (3-Tied) Argentina, Slovakia, Vietnam (G: 1, S: 1, B: 0, T: 2)
  40. (2-Tied) Greece, Independent Olympic Athletes (G: 1, S: 0, B: 1, T: 2)
  41. (2-Tied) Azerbaijan, Indonesia (G: 0, S: 2, B: 0, T: 2)
  42. (2-Tied) Georgia, Mongolia (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1, T: 2)
  43. (2-Tied) Egypt, Israel (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2, T: 2)
  44. (4-Tied) Fiji, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0, T: 1)
  45. (7-Tied) Bahrain, Grenada, Ireland, Malaysia, Philippines, Turkey, Venezuela (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0, T: 1)
  46. (5-Tied) Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1, T: 1)

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