History TearJerker / OlympicGames

22nd Aug '16 9:33:27 AM igordebraga
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* Also from the Rio games, the Williams sisters being eliminated in both the singles (Venus in the first round, Serena in the third) and doubles competition. Between their legendary joint and individual reputations and them being the defending gold medalists (along with victories in 2000 and 2008), the losses are simply staggering.

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* Also from the Rio games, the Williams sisters being eliminated in both the singles (Venus in the first round, Serena in the third) and doubles competition. Between their legendary joint and individual reputations and them being the defending gold medalists (along with victories in 2000 and 2008), the losses are simply staggering. Serena ''did'' win gold in the mixed doubles to compensate a bit.



* "[[http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nikki-hamblins-5-000-meter-000000095.html You can make friends in the moments that really should break your heart.]]" Now ''that's'' Olympic Spirit.

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* "[[http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nikki-hamblins-5-000-meter-000000095.html You can make friends in the moments that really should break your heart.]]" Now ''that's'' Olympic Spirit.Spirit.
* Day 11 of the 2016 Games had hosts Brazil suffering a HumiliationConga from their female athletes (despite two men winning a boxing gold and a canoeing silver). The women's handball team that won the 2013 world championship and had a great group stage barely gave a fight in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands; pole vaulter Fabiana Murer, also a world champion, had a hernia cause her to not even pass the first attempts, making her underwhelm in three straight Olympics; the women's football that had just won a nailbiter quarterfinal on penalties again was pushed to the shootouts by an overtly defensive Sweden, who proceeded to win the semifinal ([[FromBadToWorse and later Brazil lost the Bronze medal match]]); beach volleyball favorites Larissa-Talita lost their semifinal to a German duo (and not only they lost the bronze after winning the first set, the Germans beat the other Brazilian team in the final!); and the indoor volleyball team that came from two straight golds and a group stage without losing any sets suffered a huge comeback by China, winning the first set, then the fourth to get to the tie-breaker, only for [[HopeSpot a possible tying point]] to become the Chinese winner - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyLxMZBnHsU the reaction]] by the coach's grandson makes it even sadder.
19th Aug '16 10:58:52 PM CaptEquinox
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* The backlash against gymnast Gabby Douglas. Despite having been a member of two gold medal winning teams, focus is far more on her being the only member of the team to not win an individual medal, and criticism of her supposed bad attitude.

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* The backlash against gymnast Gabby Douglas. Despite having been a member of two gold medal winning teams, focus is far more on her being the only member of the team to not win an individual medal, and criticism of her supposed bad attitude. The first time Douglas appeared in 2012, all the internet could say was "what's wrong with her hair?"
* "[[http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nikki-hamblins-5-000-meter-000000095.html You can make friends in the moments that really should break your heart.]]" Now ''that's'' Olympic Spirit.
16th Aug '16 3:51:07 PM DrOO7
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* South African swimmer Chad le Clos finding out just weeks before the Olympics that his father has prostate cancer and that his mother's breast cancer, which had gone into remission a few years earlier, has returned. Even though they are both currently in treatment and his mother had just undergone a double mastectomy, they still came to Rio to support their son in the games.

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* South African swimmer Chad le Clos finding out just weeks before the Olympics that his father has prostate cancer and that his mother's breast cancer, which had gone into remission a few years earlier, has returned. Even though they are both currently in treatment and his mother had just undergone a double mastectomy, they still came to Rio to support their son in the games.games.
* The backlash against gymnast Gabby Douglas. Despite having been a member of two gold medal winning teams, focus is far more on her being the only member of the team to not win an individual medal, and criticism of her supposed bad attitude.
15th Aug '16 5:26:11 PM CLCN
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* Kim Zmeskal came into the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as the reigning all-around world champion and was fully expected to come home draped in medals of varying colors. Instead, she tumbled from the balance beam on the first day of competition and never recovered--stepping out of bounds on her floor exercise, sitting down on a vault landing--and aside from a disappointing team bronze, went home empty handed.

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* Kim Zmeskal came into the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as the reigning all-around world champion and was fully expected to come home draped in medals of varying colors. Instead, she tumbled from the balance beam on the first day of competition and never recovered--stepping out of bounds on her floor exercise, sitting down on a vault landing--and aside from a disappointing team bronze, went home empty handed.handed.
* South African swimmer Chad le Clos finding out just weeks before the Olympics that his father has prostate cancer and that his mother's breast cancer, which had gone into remission a few years earlier, has returned. Even though they are both currently in treatment and his mother had just undergone a double mastectomy, they still came to Rio to support their son in the games.
15th Aug '16 2:12:59 PM DrOO7
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* The Williams sisters being eliminated in both the singles (Venus in the first round, Serena in the third) and doubles competition. Between their legendary joint and individual reputations and them being the defending gold medalists (along with victories in 2000 and 2008), the losses are simply staggering.

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* The Also from the Rio games, the Williams sisters being eliminated in both the singles (Venus in the first round, Serena in the third) and doubles competition. Between their legendary joint and individual reputations and them being the defending gold medalists (along with victories in 2000 and 2008), the losses are simply staggering.staggering.
* Kim Zmeskal came into the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as the reigning all-around world champion and was fully expected to come home draped in medals of varying colors. Instead, she tumbled from the balance beam on the first day of competition and never recovered--stepping out of bounds on her floor exercise, sitting down on a vault landing--and aside from a disappointing team bronze, went home empty handed.
11th Aug '16 1:45:37 PM WhatArtThee
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* Emeli Sande's song [[http://youtu.be/FsVIzK1VLdo during the closing Ceremony of 2012]] may belong in Music, but the whole damn thing was so moving, it deserves to be here too, especially when you consider how messed up things are in the world these days, and how much the Olympics, in spite of innately being a competition, brings people together:

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* Emeli Sande's song [[http://youtu.be/FsVIzK1VLdo during the closing Ceremony of 2012]] may belong in Music, but the whole damn thing was so moving, it deserves to be here too, especially when you consider how messed up things are in the world these days, and how much the Olympics, in spite of innately being a competition, brings people together:
10th Aug '16 10:20:41 PM DrOO7
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* For the Rio Olympics 2016: [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/08/rio-olympics-2016-thai-weightlifter-sinphet-kruaithongs-grandmot/ Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong's grandmother dies celebrating his bronze medal lift.]]

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* For the Rio Olympics 2016: [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/08/rio-olympics-2016-thai-weightlifter-sinphet-kruaithongs-grandmot/ Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong's grandmother dies celebrating his bronze medal lift.]]]]
* The Williams sisters being eliminated in both the singles (Venus in the first round, Serena in the third) and doubles competition. Between their legendary joint and individual reputations and them being the defending gold medalists (along with victories in 2000 and 2008), the losses are simply staggering.
8th Aug '16 7:38:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In 1976, Romanian women's gymnastics burst onto the scene with superstar Nadia Comaneci, who revolutionized the sport, and for every Olympics thereafter, Romania never ''once'' failed to medal in the team competition. 2016 was supposed to be the golden 40th anniversary, a throwback to the "Golden Age". But at the 2015 World Championships, at which only the top 8 teams would automatically qualify for an Olympic team berth, Romania -- who had just lost key all-arounder Ana Maria Ocolisan to injury and was made up almost entirely of inexperienced youngsters -- completely melted down in competition. They failed to qualify a team for the first time in fifty years, and to make matters worse, an ill-timed injury to their star Larisa Iordache meant that they also failed to qualify at the Test Event, despite injured veteran Catalina Ponor dragging herself out of retirement to lead their team. There will be no 40th-anniversary podium spot for Romania in Rio; for the first time almost since its inception, the Romanian program that produced champions like Comaneci, Ponor, Iordache, Emilia Eberle, Ecaterina Szabo, Aurelia Dobre, Daniela Silivas, Lavinia Milosovici, Simona Amanar, Maria Olaru, Andreea Raducan, Ana Porgras, Sandra Izbasa, and so many others will be represented by a lone gymnast at the Olympic Games. It is truly the end of an era.

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* In 1976, Romanian women's gymnastics burst onto the scene with superstar Nadia Comaneci, who revolutionized the sport, and for every Olympics thereafter, Romania never ''once'' failed to medal in the team competition. 2016 was supposed to be the golden 40th anniversary, a throwback to the "Golden Age". But at the 2015 World Championships, at which only the top 8 teams would automatically qualify for an Olympic team berth, Romania -- who had just lost key all-arounder Ana Maria Ocolisan to injury and was made up almost entirely of inexperienced youngsters -- completely melted down in competition. They failed to qualify a team for the first time in fifty years, and to make matters worse, an ill-timed injury to their star Larisa Iordache meant that they also failed to qualify at the Test Event, despite injured veteran Catalina Ponor dragging herself out of retirement to lead their team. There will be no 40th-anniversary podium spot for Romania in Rio; for the first time almost since its inception, the Romanian program that produced champions like Comaneci, Ponor, Iordache, Emilia Eberle, Ecaterina Szabo, Aurelia Dobre, Daniela Silivas, Lavinia Milosovici, Simona Amanar, Maria Olaru, Andreea Raducan, Ana Porgras, Sandra Izbasa, and so many others will be represented by a lone gymnast at the Olympic Games. It is truly the end of an era.era.
* For the Rio Olympics 2016: [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/08/rio-olympics-2016-thai-weightlifter-sinphet-kruaithongs-grandmot/ Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong's grandmother dies celebrating his bronze medal lift.]]
21st Jun '16 7:22:56 PM gewunomox
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* Every time the Olympic Flame dies. Made even more a tear jerker if there is a song playing just before it happens. Some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-MRc29_ihA this quintessentially Greek "Farewell to the Flame"]] at the end of the 2004 Athens games, the London 2012 closing ceremonies when Music/TakeThat performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSGwPoHo6w "Rule The World,"]] and at the Vancouver 2010 closing ceremonies when NeilYoung performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iHilRqOLx8 "Long May You Run."]]

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* Every time the Olympic Flame dies. Made even more a tear jerker if there is a song playing just before it happens. Some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-MRc29_ihA this quintessentially Greek "Farewell to the Flame"]] at the end of the 2004 Athens games, the London 2012 closing ceremonies when Music/TakeThat performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSGwPoHo6w "Rule The World,"]] and at the Vancouver 2010 closing ceremonies when NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iHilRqOLx8 "Long May You Run."]]
24th Apr '16 3:12:03 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In London 2012's women's épée semi-final, Shin A-lam appeared to win, but a problem with the timing clock meant that it had to be reset; in the one second it was reset to, her opponent scored a surprise hit and won. While her coaches and team officials were trying to appeal the decision, Shin couldn't leave the arena's piste since it would imply conceding defeat, and she was left there crying for more than an hour. She then lost the copper-medal bout.

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* In London 2012's women's épée semi-final, Shin A-lam appeared to win, but a problem with the timing clock meant that it had to be reset; in the one second it was reset to, her opponent scored a surprise hit and won. While her coaches and team officials were trying to appeal the decision, Shin couldn't leave the arena's piste since it would imply conceding defeat, and she was left there crying for more than an hour. She then lost the copper-medal bout.bout.
* In 1976, Romanian women's gymnastics burst onto the scene with superstar Nadia Comaneci, who revolutionized the sport, and for every Olympics thereafter, Romania never ''once'' failed to medal in the team competition. 2016 was supposed to be the golden 40th anniversary, a throwback to the "Golden Age". But at the 2015 World Championships, at which only the top 8 teams would automatically qualify for an Olympic team berth, Romania -- who had just lost key all-arounder Ana Maria Ocolisan to injury and was made up almost entirely of inexperienced youngsters -- completely melted down in competition. They failed to qualify a team for the first time in fifty years, and to make matters worse, an ill-timed injury to their star Larisa Iordache meant that they also failed to qualify at the Test Event, despite injured veteran Catalina Ponor dragging herself out of retirement to lead their team. There will be no 40th-anniversary podium spot for Romania in Rio; for the first time almost since its inception, the Romanian program that produced champions like Comaneci, Ponor, Iordache, Emilia Eberle, Ecaterina Szabo, Aurelia Dobre, Daniela Silivas, Lavinia Milosovici, Simona Amanar, Maria Olaru, Andreea Raducan, Ana Porgras, Sandra Izbasa, and so many others will be represented by a lone gymnast at the Olympic Games. It is truly the end of an era.
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