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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby bill cobbett » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:17 pm

kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


You really have lost the plot if you think taekwondo has anything to do with it.

So, it includes "judo" ...!!! If you're going to use that word, the people of Japan will join those in Korea in their disbelief.

... and "wrestling" ... what on earth has taekwondo got to do with wrestling...???!!!

Then there's the well over 2,000 year old tradition of taekwondo in Korea, where was the physical connection 2,000+ years ago...??? Are you telling us the Atheneucians jumped on their newly invented aeroplanes and flew over to spread the word about it.

Face it reh... it's a completely different sport with its own very ancient roots. There is no connection.

What's next in the dodgy claims list ??? ... Cycling, Sailing, Shooting, Basketball...??? Try it on with Synchronised Swimming perhaps...???
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby wyoming cowboy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:41 am

bill cobbett wrote:
kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


You really have lost the plot if you think taekwondo has anything to do with it.

So, it includes "judo" ...!!! If you're going to use that word, the people of Japan will join those in Korea in their disbelief.

... and "wrestling" ... what on earth has taekwondo got to do with wrestling...???!!!

Then there's the well over 2,000 year old tradition of taekwondo in Korea, where was the physical connection 2,000+ years ago...??? Are you telling us the Atheneucians jumped on their newly invented aeroplanes and flew over to spread the word about it.

Face it reh... it's a completely different sport with its own very ancient roots. There is no connection.

What's next in the dodgy claims list ??? ... Cycling, Sailing, Shooting, Basketball...??? Try it on with Synchronised Swimming perhaps...???


File...i dont know about Twa kan do or Kung Fu...but the heart and soul events at the Olympics are track and field....the Greeks created them in the very first Olympics. The Hellenic ideal of coming together in peace to compete in sport, still exists today.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:18 am

I read somewhere that the original olympics were a ladies' foot race then a mens' foot race.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby SSBubbles » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:04 am

bill cobbett wrote:Back on thread, with a nice picky of Pavlos Kontides arriving back at LCA...



He's a bit of 'alright' :oops: :oops:
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kurupetos » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:19 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:I read somewhere that the original olympics were a ladies' foot race then a mens' foot race.

Right or left? :mrgreen:
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby Get Real! » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:43 pm

Why hasn’t Kimon informed the forum that Turkey has acquired two gold and two silver Olympic medals? :?

http://www.london2012.com/medals/medal-count/


Kimon is a typical Greek idiot forever embarrassing himself with premature childish gloating! :lol:


My Cypriot compatriots must NOT follow his stupid behavior but remain mature, respectable, and responsible.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:44 am

bill cobbett wrote:
kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


You really have lost the plot if you think taekwondo has anything to do with it.

So, it includes "judo" ...!!! If you're going to use that word, the people of Japan will join those in Korea in their disbelief.

... and "wrestling" ... what on earth has taekwondo got to do with wrestling...???!!!

Then there's the well over 2,000 year old tradition of taekwondo in Korea, where was the physical connection 2,000+ years ago...???


Wrong. It was developed duing the Korean war using as a base the original Korean martial art which is Tang Su do. Look it up! The tae kvon do is the tang -su - do adjusted so as to comply with modern army needs (the original kicks are bare footed, for instance, the solier has boots on, so the technic had to be ajusted). The Koren regime has done it best to eliminate the tang -su -do and the son of the founder of the asociation in Korea, after a short pass from Athens Greece in 1973-4 where he run a school, was chased out by the Korean embassy and ended up in New Ypork were he started a school.

Face it reh... it's a completely different sport with its own very ancient roots. There is no connection.


Bill, stop pretending you did not understand what I said. Your question was whether the ancient Greeks had tae-kvon-do. I answered NO BUT they had PANKRATION, i.e., their own style of unarmed martial art which resembles the martial arts of the East and that PANKRATION was included in the ancient Olympics from the beginning and that whether you know it or no, which is irrelevant, it is presently an internationally recognized and practiced martial art.
Didn't say it was Tae-kvon-do or ju-do but that it has elements resembling both (Remember they had boxing and Greek wrestling as two completely different sports additionally to this one which included punches, kicks, arms and legs twists, head locks etc. Just look at the links in good faith).
300px-Pankratiasten_in_fight_greek_statue_2_century_bC.jpg


And don't forget another thing: The "games" of the ancient Olympics had to do mainly with "martial" activities such as the javelin, the sphere, long jumps, high jumps, archery, the hoplite run ("oplites dromos"), charriot race and generally they were mostly an exhibition of the scills of a warior.

What's next in the dodgy claims list ??? ... Shooting....


YES! Archery, javelin, disc, sphere.

.....Try it on with Synchronised Swimming perhaps...???


No such stupidities. But they had music and poetry competitions in the Olympics.

Basketball...???


Don't think so. But they did have footbball. Not in the Olympics I think.

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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:51 am

Get Real! wrote:Why hasn’t Kimon informed the forum that Turkey has acquired two gold and two silver Olympic medals? :?


But isn't that what YOUR JOB?

BTW Well done to the Turkish athletes. Now, the British runner (actually a Polish girl I think, who became British recently) has accused the two Turkish girls of foul play but I don't want to believe it. Turks don't do such things.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:09 am

kimon07 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Why hasn’t Kimon informed the forum that Turkey has acquired two gold and two silver Olympic medals? :?


But isn't that what YOUR JOB?

BTW Well done to the Turkish athletes. Now, the British runner (actually a Polish girl I think, who became British recently) has accused the two Turkish girls of foul play but I don't want to believe it. Turks don't do such things.



British athlete hints at foul play in Turkey's gold
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Lisa Dobrisky of Britain accused her fellow runners of cheating in the recent women’s 1500m race, which was championed by Turkish athlete Asli Cakir Alptekin, according to Daily Mail.

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"People will be caught eventually, I think. Fingers crossed anyway," Dobrivsky was quoted as saying.

The race was the slowest ever ran in Olympic history, with Daily Mail branding Cakir Alptekin's medal as "the cheapest gold of the Games" because of her 4:10.23 race time.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/britis ... sCatID=371


Alptekin, who won the European title in Helsinki two months ago, served a two-year ban for doping after testing positive in 2004.........

P.S. This means she confessed, otherwise the ban would be for four years if she had contested the first result and a second sample was found positive, in which case she would not have made it to London.

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-289333- ... mpics.html
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kurupetos » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Yorgos (George Michael) sings in the OG2012 closing ceremony... :)

http://vimeo.com/47422577
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