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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bushop » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:49 pm

Pego wrote:
lionelp1 wrote:Even Marion Jones etc... that's a tolerance too far. :(
Nobody asks you to participate... Fair?

mump boy is right on... threads like this help us discover new ways of looking at historical situations... we don't need our opinions constantly validated; we need them regularly challenged.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bushop » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:54 pm

Daisy wrote:I guess I'm going to be in big trouble if I go with Ben Johnson.

I hope not. Just because one does not celebrate the winning athlete in a moment does not mean that moment cannot be someone's favourite. mump boy is asking for your favourite, not your feel good or happiest moment(s).
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Per Andersen » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:42 pm

So is it Olympic moment or is it not?. If not, change the heading.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby LopenUupunut » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:13 am

Per Andersen wrote:So is it Olympic moment or is it not?. If not, change the heading.
I think mump just wanted to remind us we can't include Olympic moments with no T&F angle. It says pretty clearly in the rules that non-Olympic moments are out:
mump boy wrote:3. Moments must involve Track and Field Athletes and have taken place, in, around or during a Summer Olympic Games. In can happen off of the track but only in the duration of the games.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:56 am

Sorry my clarification as unclear !!

It's OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD MOMENTS

all moments have to involve track and field no other sports or people from other sports

for example is a T&F athlete lights the flame, it's in. If an archer does it it's not

So the moment doesn't have to take place during the t&f programme but it does have to involve track and field participants. Alternatively it could take place during the programme but not involve athletes but officials, fans etc
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Flumpy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:19 am

I'm having trouble deciding what to do about events that took place before my time. I'm considering including one because I've watched it on so many occasions, but I'm not sure I can properly appreciate a 'moment' if I didn't actually witness it first hand??? :?
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Daisy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:26 am

Flumpy wrote:I'm having trouble deciding what to do about events that took place before my time. I'm considering including one because I've watched it on so many occasions, but I'm not sure I can properly appreciate a 'moment' if I didn't actually witness it first hand??? :?

That's a good compromise, and along the lines of where my votes are stacking up too.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Pego » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:57 am

Daisy wrote:
Flumpy wrote:I'm having trouble deciding what to do about events that took place before my time. I'm considering including one because I've watched it on so many occasions, but I'm not sure I can properly appreciate a 'moment' if I didn't actually witness it first hand??? :?

That's a good compromise, and along the lines of where my votes are stacking up too.


I only included the ones I personally experienced (all radio/TV).
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:22 am

Have some favourite moments that i didn't experience personally but i go back to time and time again

I might have quite few retro ones :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Daisy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:09 am

Pego wrote:I only included the ones I personally experienced (all radio/TV).

But you have so much to choose from, unlike us youngsters! :twisted:
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:19 am

Daisy wrote:
Pego wrote:I only included the ones I personally experienced (all radio/TV).

But you have so much to choose from, unlike us youngsters! :twisted:


:lol: :lol:
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Pego » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:18 am

Daisy wrote:
Pego wrote:I only included the ones I personally experienced (all radio/TV).

But you have so much to choose from, unlike us youngsters! :twisted:


Damn right :wink: .
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bushop » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:21 am

Pego wrote:
Daisy wrote:
Flumpy wrote:I'm having trouble deciding what to do about events that took place before my time. I'm considering including one because I've watched it on so many occasions, but I'm not sure I can properly appreciate a 'moment' if I didn't actually witness it first hand??? :?
That's a good compromise, and along the lines of where my votes are stacking up too.
I only included the ones I personally experienced (all radio/TV).

A couple of mine are only in print... no one but the participants experienced the moment.
I've watched some of them dozens of times on video... two of them over one hundred times.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby tandfman » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:42 pm

bushop wrote:A couple of mine are only in print... no one but the participants experienced the moment. I've watched some of them dozens of times on video... two of them over one hundred times.

Pardon my curiosity, but I'd be interested to know which two events you've watched over 100 times. I cannot imagine watching any event, no matter how great, that many times unless perhaps I was somehow personally involved in it, as an athlete, coach, parent, etc.

PS - "It's none of your damned business" is a perfectly acceptable response.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bobguild76 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:43 pm

mump boy ... You rock! It has been wonderful sifting through my (fading) memories, the copies of all my T&FNs (yes ... I have them back to 1971, just like most T&FN fanatics!), and the comments on this thread. I am eagerly awaiting the countdown!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 pm

bobguild76 wrote:mump boy ... You rock! It has been wonderful sifting through my (fading) memories, the copies of all my T&FNs (yes ... I have them back to 1971, just like most T&FN fanatics!), and the comments on this thread. I am eagerly awaiting the countdown!


I'm glad you're having fun

Hurry up and get your nominations in :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Flumpy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:09 pm

tandfman wrote:
bushop wrote:A couple of mine are only in print... no one but the participants experienced the moment. I've watched some of them dozens of times on video... two of them over one hundred times.

Pardon my curiosity, but I'd be interested to know which two events you've watched over 100 times. I cannot imagine watching any event, no matter how great, that many times unless perhaps I was somehow personally involved in it, as an athlete, coach, parent, etc.

PS - "It's none of your damned business" is a perfectly acceptable response.


Surely we'll find out once the results are announced.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bushop » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:02 pm

tandfman wrote:Pardon my curiosity, but I'd be interested to know which two events you've watched over 100 times.

• 2012 Olympic 800m (almost daily)
Mac Wilkins' 2nd round throw at the Montreal Olympics (began watching in 1983)
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:24 am

Don't forget i need your nominations on by midnight on Sat

A lot of you who are commenting on here haven't entered yet
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Flumpy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:01 am

Sorry.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Tuariki » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:13 am

20 moments all done and dusted and sent to mump boy.
I limited my moments to those I experienced in my lifetime. That is, I ignored 1956 and before as I have no memory of 1956 and 1952 and I wasn't around for 1948 or before.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:12 am

Thanks everyone

keep them coming :-)
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 am

I'm struggling :?

I have a long list of 30 some of which are dead cert to be included and some will easily get discarded but i want to think of some more memorable moments not just so and so won

I know i'l be kicking myself afterwards :(
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bobguild76 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:48 am

Dang! After you list the Top Twenty, then the discussion will really take off! One memory that I didn't list, but stays with me, is the Hammer Throw in 1996. I was about 10 rows up from the cage, and watched Lance Deal's 6th round throw, moving him to the Silver Medal position. It was excruciating to watch him pace back and forth as the 8th, then 7th, the 6th and so on, took their final throws. As each fell short, he knew he was one throw closer to Olympic Silver.

It was electric, especially as it came in an event in which we had fallen off the radar. Adding to the drama was the (then) recent reshuffling of the final three rounds to go from 8 to 1 in reverse order. Now THAT is what Olympic drama is all about!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby DecFan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:16 am

Bob, I'm pm-ing you my recollections of that HT - which also for me was just outside my top 20. To follow mump's preferences, I'll refrain from posting them in this thread now. But remind me and I'll post them when this moment (surely) comes up on someone's list.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bobguild76 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:21 am

DecFan wrote:Bob, I'm pm-ing you my recollections of that HT - which also for me was just outside my top 20. To follow mump's preferences, I'll refrain from posting them in this thread now. But remind me and I'll post them when this moment (surely) comes up on someone's list.


Thank you, DecFan. I almost refrained from posting that memory, as I want to honor mump boy's request. I put it up though, because it was outside my Top 20.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Daisy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:49 am

mump boy wrote:Don't forget i need your nominations on by midnight on Sat

Plenty of time! :?
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:57 pm

bobguild76 wrote:
DecFan wrote:Bob, I'm pm-ing you my recollections of that HT - which also for me was just outside my top 20. To follow mump's preferences, I'll refrain from posting them in this thread now. But remind me and I'll post them when this moment (surely) comes up on someone's list.


Thank you, DecFan. I almost refrained from posting that memory, as I want to honor mump boy's request. I put it up though, because it was outside my Top 20.


But it might be in someone else's :P and there will be plenty of time for reminiscing later :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bobguild76 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:44 pm

mump boy wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:
DecFan wrote:Bob, I'm pm-ing you my recollections of that HT - which also for me was just outside my top 20. To follow mump's preferences, I'll refrain from posting them in this thread now. But remind me and I'll post them when this moment (surely) comes up on someone's list.


Thank you, DecFan. I almost refrained from posting that memory, as I want to honor mump boy's request. I put it up though, because it was outside my Top 20.


But it might be in someone else's :P and there will be plenty of time for reminiscing later :D


Excellent point. My bad! :-( But I sure look forward to the results!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bushop » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:35 pm

mump boy wrote:I know i'l be kicking myself afterwards :(

I already am... El Caballo
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:35 pm

bobguild76 wrote:Dang! After you list the Top Twenty, then the discussion will really take off! One memory that I didn't list, but stays with me, is the Hammer Throw in 1996. I was about 10 rows up from the cage, and watched Lance Deal's 6th round throw, moving him to the Silver Medal position. It was excruciating to watch him pace back and forth as the 8th, then 7th, the 6th and so on, took their final throws. As each fell short, he knew he was one throw closer to Olympic Silver....


I think for Lance it might have been more excruciating when he thought he hadn't made the final three throws at all until Bob Hersh announced that ties weren't broken, and then the officials cogitated on it a while. It was certainly my take at the time that if Bob hadn't piped up Deal wouldn't have gotten the final 3 throws.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Bob H » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:18 am

It did appear that way at the time.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby bobguild76 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:44 am

gh wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:Dang! After you list the Top Twenty, then the discussion will really take off! One memory that I didn't list, but stays with me, is the Hammer Throw in 1996. I was about 10 rows up from the cage, and watched Lance Deal's 6th round throw, moving him to the Silver Medal position. It was excruciating to watch him pace back and forth as the 8th, then 7th, the 6th and so on, took their final throws. As each fell short, he knew he was one throw closer to Olympic Silver....


I think for Lance it might have been more excruciating when he thought he hadn't made the final three throws at all until Bob Hersh announced that ties weren't broken, and then the officials cogitated on it a while. It was certainly my take at the time that if Bob hadn't piped up Deal wouldn't have gotten the final 3 throws.


So true! Thank you, Bob!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby rhymans » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:05 am

This is so diffiult. I've gone for 1 moment per Games with a few notes:

2012 Rudisha 1:40.91 [ahead of the USA 40.82, UB's 9.63, W100h and Ennis]
2008 Bolt's treble - the 100 being the peak moment
2004 Great 100m final
2000 The Men's 10000 finish [but only just ahead of the JT - the best depth in OG history]
1996 Johnson's 19.32
1992 Last lap of Men's 5000
1988 Lewis's jumping [8.72 but 8.90 toe to heel]
1984 Cruz 800 [just aead of Coe's 1500]
1980 Coe-Ovett
1976 Nemeth's 94.58 WR
1972 Bragina's 3 WRs [ahead of a great M-JT and Meyfarth's WR]
1968 Gamoudi's 5000 win - a lowlander beating the Kenyans and Ethiopians
1964 Hayes in the relay [Mary Rand WR, Cuthbert's comeback]
1960 Men's 400 [just ahead of Elliott's 1500 and Snell's surprise win]
1956 Kuts 10000 win
1952 Zatopek 5000
1948 Blankers-Koen - the 200 win was her best
1936 Owens - 100 the top moment
1932 Hampson's 800 WR
1928 Lowe's finish in the 800 [like Snell in 64, but more so!]

That's 20 - so take out 1948 and add in
1924 Nurmi's X/C win
And if I look at video tomorrow the choices would be quite different
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby LopenUupunut » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:14 am

No advertising your picks yet, please :)
mump boy wrote:10. NO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU NOMINATED OR WHAT YOU THINK WILL BE RANKED UNTIL AFTER IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby mump boy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:16 am

rhymans wrote:This is so diffiult. I've gone for 1 moment per Games with a few notes:


Pleas don't post them here. Can you delete this and PM me instead

Can you also put them on your preferred order from

20th -1 point to 1st - 20 points

thanks
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Daisy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:20 am

mump boy wrote:
rhymans wrote:This is so diffiult.........And if I look at video tomorrow the choices would be quite different


Pleas don't post them here. Can you delete this and PM me instead

Although, it will live on in your reply. I like rhymans approach of one per games.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Flumpy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:59 am

mump doesn't know how to edit a post.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby eldanielfire » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:18 am

Sent mine :)
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll

Postby Flumpy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:31 am

Mump has asked me to let you know that as he cannot get onto T&FN at the moment, and it seems like others are having the same problem, he's extending the time period you have to voten until the end of New Year's Day.

That's 24:00 hours GMT on Tuesday 1st of Jan 2013.

He's also requested that people please read the rules before sending him their lists. He's getting lots which don't have years noted or are in no specific order etc. It's pretty straighforward so have a look here and then PM him accordingly.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48596&start=60#p807435
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