Greatest olympic moments

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Posted: 8/7/2012 11:59:42 PM

As these olympics come near an end I thought it would be fun to list our greatest top 3 olympic moments.  Heres mine

1. Aliya Mustafina winning gold on uneven bars with a perfect performance ( definetly an emotional moment to see the greatest gymnast win a gold after being questioned if she would even make it after her injury)

2. Miracle on Ice( I imagine this will make most people's list.  Not much more to be said)

3. Phelps final race ( So amazing when he made his final turn and was able to win gold and how special it was for the people that swam with him in that relay)

Not easy with so many great olympic moments but these are my top 3.  Look forward to seeing others top 3 moments in their olympic history moments.

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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:21:41 AM
You think Mustafina winning a gold in one individual event was better than the Miracle On Ice? 

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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:26:28 AM
Nadia Comaneci scoring a 10.....
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:30:00 AM
Mugg, do you know what a perfect score is now? I thought 17 but then I saw a few potential scores over that. 
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:10:13 AM
I don't think there is a max score anymore because of the goofy new scoring system.

Nastia Liukin scored a 17.1 a few years ago.
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:10:22 AM
 Perfect now is based on whatever the difficulty rating is..........17.2......16.4.....etc...........it's unlikely we'll (well some of us)  ever see another perfect score
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:11:26 AM
For me it would be last Thursday  in London when after Aly Raisman failed to medal in the women's overall and she was very depressed. After sneaking me into her dorm room and after playing "Helicopter" and "Ride the Wild Pony" all night she assured me that her confidence had been restored and of course she went on to win a bronze and two golds. True story...


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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:14:41 AM
Sidney Crosby... the golden goal! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WivPx9K_vvA 
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:22:06 AM
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:28:18 AM

The best Summer Olympic moment I can remember was Keri Strug's vault in the 1996 games.  It won gold, and she did it on a badly injured leg, because she had to.

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Posted: 8/8/2012 7:02:32 AM

Shawn Johnson winning gold on balance beam was so great also but I cant put it over miracle on Ice and certainaly not above the historic Mustafina gold medal on uneven bars.

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Posted: 8/8/2012 8:18:46 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by lovethedough:

The best Summer Olympic moment I can remember was Keri Strug's vault in the 1996 games.  It won gold, and she did it on a badly injured leg, because she had to.

Me too. This one was great.
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Posted: 8/8/2012 9:24:07 AM

1) Jason Lezak coming from behind in the 4x100m relay to keep Phelps' gold streak alive (2008)

2) Keri Strug (1996)

3) Phelps win by .01 in the 100m fly (2008)

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Posted: 8/8/2012 9:35:45 AM
Jesse Owens.

I just read the Wiki on him.  



"Owens was allowed to travel with and stay in the same hotels in Germany as whites, while at the time blacks in many parts of the United States had to stay in segregated hotels while traveling. After a New York City ticker-tape parade of Fifth Avenue in his honor, Owens had to ride the freight elevator at the Waldorf-Astoria to reach the reception honoring him.[5]

Owens said, "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram."[15] On the other hand, Hitler sent Owens a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself.[16] Jesse Owens was never invited to the White House nor were honors bestowed upon him by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) or his successor Harry S. Truman during their terms. In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower honored Owens by naming him an "Ambassador of Sports.""
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:25:37 PM
All mentioned above are great.  Here are a few that might fly under the radar a bit:

Mary Lou Retton's vault to win the overall championship.  1984

Billy Johnson's gold medal in the downhill.  1984

Michael Johnson.....200M and 400M complete stud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFKpZnok10s&feature=related


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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:30:37 PM
How 'bout the barefoot Zola Budd knocking Mary Decker out of the race in LA - 1984.
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:46:08 PM
Greg Lounis cracks his head on the diving board in Seoul in 1988 and still wins gold.  
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:47:14 PM
Roy Jones, Jr. getting screwed out of the the gold medal when it was awarded to a South Korean in Seoul.  
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:50:58 PM

Bob Beamon breaking the world record in the long jump by nearly TWO FEET feet was pretty remarkable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Beamon

 

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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:54:23 PM
Eddie the Eagle in Calgary.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7MmJIy0bjo
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:55:15 PM
Eric Heiden's 5 golds in speed skating at Lake Placid  
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:58:33 PM
Dan Jansen disappointment after disappointment....sister dies the morning of his 500M speed skating event in 1988.  He finally wins gold in the final race of his career.  

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPYiMekC6jk
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:12:29 PM
Eric the Eel.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PPcvJNNZi8
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:51:06 PM
This was me in the diving competition this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P29lpPPoEXE

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Posted: 8/9/2012 3:18:16 AM
Not even a medal winner, but have to include Derek Redmond's race in the 92' Summer Games where his dad came on the track and helped him finish after he pulled his hamstring.  They pretty much show his video every single Olympics.  Powerful garbage!
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