July 30th, 2012

金城武//Must strip off leather jacket

China Wins Two Golds, Tops Olympic Standings

China maintained its lead in the gold medal standings after the 2nd day of competition, winning golds in the women's 10-meter air pistol and the women's synchronized three-meter springboard diving competition. That raised China's gold medal total to six.

In second place is the United States, which also won two golds on Sunday, bringing its total to three.

​​American shooter Kimberly Rhode won the women's skeet competition, making her the first U.S. athlete to win an individual sport medal in five consecutive Olympic Games.

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Laure Shang Wenjie

“Beijing Blesses You” MV with 106 artists for the Olympics

Who else but Jackie Chan can get Lang Lang and Li Yundi in the same song??!

Partial list of artists: Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Lang Lang, Li Yundi, Huang Xiaoming, Crystal Liu Yifei, Yang Mi, Ady An Yixuan, Nicholas Tse, Song Zuying, Alec Su, Peter Ho,Lin Peng, Liu Tao, Zhang Zilin , Chris Li Yuchun, Lin Chi-ling, Top Combine, Charlene Tsai, Chen Chusheng, Kelly Chen, Zhang Meng, Eason Chan, Jackie Chan, Harlem Yu, Phoenix Legend, Aaron Kwok, Han Geng, Han Hong,  Hu Xia, Anson Hu, Eva Huang, Bibi Zhou Bichang, F.I.R., Li Jian, Coco Lee, Li Wei, Li Yugang, Gigi Leung, Andy Lau, Karon Mok, Richie Ren, Sa Dingding, Sun Nan, Sun Yue, Tan Jing, Bao Chunlai, Li Xiaopeng, Tian Liang, Lang Ping, Li Xiaoshuang, Wang Feng, Jason Zhang Jie, etc.

source: @YouTube, cfensi
Laure Shang Wenjie

Genetic mutation in swimmer suspected by U.S. coach

U.S. coach suspect 16-year-old Ye's success was due to undetected genetically mutations.

China has become embroiled in the first doping controversy of the London Games after one of the world's most respected coaches described the swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen's gold medal performance as "unbelievable" and "disturbing".  ...

Ye stunned world swimming on Saturday by winning gold in the 400m individual medley in a world-record time. It was her final 100m of freestyle, in which she recorded a split time of 58.68sec, that aroused Leonard's suspicion. Over the last 50m she was quicker than the American Ryan Lochte, who won the men's 400m individual medley in the second-fastest time in history .

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Blood samples taken at these Games will be kept for eight years. "I am sure that Fina and the doping authorities have taken every sample they can take," Leonard said. "The sample will be tested and available for testing for the next eight years. And over eight years, if there is something unusual going on in terms of genetic manipulation or something else, I would suspect over eight years' science will move fast enough to catch it. I have every faith that eventually if there is something there to be caught it will be caught. Right now all we can say is Olympic champion, world record holder, and watch out for history."

But Arne Ljungqvist, chairman of the International Olympic Committee's medical commission and a veteran anti-doping official, said that as yet he had no particular suspicions around the Chinese swimmer.

"Should I have my suspicions I keep them for myself, first of all, and take any action, if so, in order to find out whether something is wrong or not. You ask me specifically about this particular swimming. I say no, I have not personally any reason other than to applaud what has happened, until I have further facts, if so."

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If I were the newspaper, this would totally be the headline.  It just tops everything else he suspects without proof in terms of ridiculousness.

source: The Guardian
金城武//Why did it come to this?

Britain Loses Silver to Japan After Inquiry; China Gold

Their hands were raised in triumph, but Great Britain's eyes were masked by defeat.

Great Britain won their first-ever silver medal in the team competition for men's artistic gymnastics at London 2012, but lost it to Japan after an official inquiry.

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