Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?


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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby gh » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:44 pm

Flumpy wrote:
JumboElliott wrote:Vanderlei de Lima is not a terrible choice.


He's a FABULOUS choice!!!

Let's start the campaign now.:mrgreen:


You're both kidding, right?
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby Daisy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:41 pm

gh wrote:You're both kidding, right?

I doubt it. They probably want the Irish priest chasing him through the stadium too.
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby az2004 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:32 am

cruz would make our Oregon friends happy, but soccer futbool is the only sport that matters in brasil, and pele can be considererd to be the usain bolt of thet sport for them, although if neyhamr wins wc next year, then neymar has a chance
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby 18.99s » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:53 pm

Oscar Schmidt. 5 Olympics, averaging 28.8 points per game.
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby Flumpy » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:29 am

gh wrote:
Flumpy wrote:
JumboElliott wrote:Vanderlei de Lima is not a terrible choice.


He's a FABULOUS choice!!!

Let's start the campaign now.:mrgreen:


You're both kidding, right?


No.

Ideally I'd have de Lima bring the torch into the stadium and whilst half way round the track Joaquim Cruz would jump out of the crowd and push Vanderlei off the track, grab the torch and carry on to light the flame!!! :lol:
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:33 am

JumboElliott wrote:None of the people you listed with the possible exception of Ben Johnson go out of their way to belittle the accomplishments of their successors.

:? Have you heard the things Lewis has said about Bolt? Did you hear Jordan's Hall of Fame inductance speech?
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Cruz or Schmidt?

Postby Daisy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:48 pm

Joaquim Cruz should be one of the favourites to light the Olympic flame in 2016. According to his wikipedia article he "was a torchbearer and lit the flame cauldron at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro". Will this go against him?
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Re: Cruz

Postby AS » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:03 pm

I'd be stunned if it wasn't a soccer/football god...
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Re: Cruz

Postby Daisy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:05 pm

AS wrote:I'd be stunned if it wasn't a soccer/football god...

It would be a shame to have a non Olympian.
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Re: Cruz

Postby AS » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Another alternative would be their Basketball legend Oscar Schmidt (only man to score 1000+ pts at Olympics - he played in 5)... never won a medal but is a legend (and with cancer battle in full swing apparently)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Schmidt
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Re: Cruz

Postby Daisy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:22 pm

I had not heard of Schmidt. He would be a far better choice than Pele. From his wikipedia article:
Olympic Basketball's all-time leader in points scored:
    1,094 career points scored - 28.8 points per game
3x Olympic Basketball Top Scorer:
    Seoul 1988 - 41.9 points per game
    Barcelona 1992 - 24.8 points per game
    Atlanta 1996 - 27.4 points per game
Most points scored in a game at the Olympics - 55 against Spain, 24 September 1988 (lost 118-110)
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Re: Who will light Rio's Olympic Cauldron in 2016?

Postby bambam » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Schmidt was incredibly dominant in scoring - here is the Olympic basketball top 10 scoring games for men (thru 2008 only - haven't updated recently for 2012)

Most Points, Game, Men, Individual
55 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1988, v. Spain)
48 Edward Palubinskas (AUS-1976, v. Mexico)
46 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1988, v. Puerto Rico)
46 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1988, v. USSR)
45 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1996, v. Puerto Rico)
44 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1988, v. China)
44 Ricardo Duarte (PER-1964, v. Korea)
44 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1992, v. Spain)
41 Arturo Guerrero (MEX-1976, v. Japan)
41 Oscar Schmidt (BRA-1988, v. Canada)
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