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She could absolutely catch up to Phelps.

Crazy thing is, that my home state, if it was a country, would have the second most gold medals right now behind the US. Both phelps and ledecky grew up here.  

 

What a surreal photo:

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13 hours ago, dyls5 said:

Australia do pretty damn good for such a small country. They have a really good first week with the swimming but don't win too much when it comes to the track and field.

24 million isn't really that small. It's no India or China though.

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15 minutes ago, IenjoyLongWalks said:

24 million isn't really that small. It's no India or China though.

Yeah it's not small but they do pretty well going up against countries like China, US and Russia.

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20 hours ago, Patient #48273 said:

Seeing Fiji win rugby 7s was really cool.

I loved seeing Fiji win!
Such lovely, lovely people too!

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Fiji are incredible at 7s. The 7s were great fun and GB did amazing to get a silver after only being together as a team for weeks rather than years.

Australia do great, mainly due to the lifestyle. Everybody is so active over there and the weather is great. 

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Just got back from a camping trip so I haven't watched much. Obviously what Phelps has done is insanely impressive.

Also really impressed by Penny Oleksiak for Canada. 4 medals in swimming and  has already set the record for most individual medals for a Canadian in a summer olympics. And she's 16. Her brother also plays in the NHL, really athletic family. 

Really looking forward to watching more of women's soccer. Always the most exciting thing to follow in the summer olympics as a Canadian. 

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Does anyone else here think sports like tennis, rugby and golf should be dropped from the Olympics? Tennis especially. They have four major tournaments during the year and I'm sure the top players like Novak and Serena had their minds set on the US open which starts soon. To me the Olympics are about the sports you only get to see this competitively every four years.

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38 minutes ago, dyls5 said:

Does anyone else here think sports like tennis, rugby and golf should be dropped from the Olympics? Tennis especially. They have four major tournaments during the year and I'm sure the top players like Novak and Serena had their minds set on the US open which starts soon. To me the Olympics are about the sports you only get to see this competitively every four years.

I think it should just be whatever sports fit the season and are in demand.

I am really excited for surfing, skateboarding, and rock climbing potentially being in the 2020 Olympics though. 

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I like the golf.  Though I think they should change it to a matchplay/foursomes event and it make it similar to the Ryder and President's cup.

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