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« on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 08:47 pm »

surely they shouldn't be able to do this?

and I'm not sure how it can get "lost in translation" from english to english? 

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However, the night took a curious turn when 19-year-old Hindes, who switched his allegiance from Germany to Great Britain two years ago, told media that he had crashed on purpose.

"We were saying if we have a bad start we need to crash to get a restart," Hindes said.

"I just crashed, I did it on purpose to get a restart, just to have the fastest ride. I did it. So it was all planned, really."

It was an astonishing thing to say. In track cycling, the rules dictate that in the event of an early crash, teams can restart their race.

British officials said Hindes's meaning had been "lost in translation", citing his lack of fluency in English, and the result was soon declared valid.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/cycling/7409807/Gold-medal-cyclist-crashed-deliberately

Imagine if other sports could do this

drowning swimmers, runners tripping over their own feet....
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« Reply #1 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 09:00 pm »

It's as unethical as f**k but they did show they were the best team under ideal conditions though
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« Reply #2 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 09:02 pm »

ideal conditions?

under the conditions that they get to fake a crash if they f**k up the start? lol
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« Reply #3 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 09:04 pm »

if they have a gear malfunction it's allowed and the same in rowing, a gear malfunction in the first 100 metres will mean a restart.

but it shouldn't be used for just having a crap start.
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« Reply #4 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 10:08 pm »

ideal conditions?

under the conditions that they get to fake a crash if they f**k up the start? lol
Ideal conditions= both teams competing to their fullest potential.

Yep, my argument can be torn to shreds but I'd like to see the best team win.
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« Reply #5 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 10:17 pm »

yeah it can be, just consider yourself lucky that it is has been a long week and i cant be arsed pointing out the flaws   
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« Reply #6 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 10:35 pm »

they need the same treatment as the badminton players,
GTFO for s**tting all over the olympic spirit
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« Reply #7 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 10:44 pm »

i liked the Prime commentators reference to the underarm bowling incident

"there were no rules against that then either, but it doesn't make it right"
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« Reply #8 on: Fri 3 August, 2012 - 10:48 pm »

The option is there for either of the teams...... one of them took it 
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