Celebrating last-place finishes at the Olympics. Because they're there, and you're not.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Synchronized Diving Torpedoed

A followup to my last post, wherein I mentioned the men's 3-metre springboard synchronized diving event. It turns out that just looking at the results doesn't give you the full story.

The last-place Chinese team was apparently the gold-medal favourite, but, according to the BBC, "a mystery spectator -- dressed in traditional Greek knickerbockers with the name of an internet betting company scrawled on his bare chest -- jumped on to one of the boards not being used for competition and bombed into the pool."

After the competition was delayed and the dorkwad was hauled off, the divers proceeded to botch their last dives. The U.S. team had a terrible landing, one of the Russians touched the board on the way down -- generating a very low score -- and one of the Chinese divers (no one seems to know who's who) hit the water on his back, generating the even lower score of zero. Leaving the expected winners in last place and the actual winners surprised.

All because some web site tried to spam the Olympics with a cannonball-diving fuckwit.

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  • At 8:29 AM, August 25, 2004 , Blogger Phillip said...

    And he was a Canadian from Montreal, wasn't he?

  • At 10:11 AM, August 25, 2004 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    and when he turned up the next day, he had a black eye , split lip and was missing two front teeth..... gold medal performance from the greek police.

  • At 12:33 PM, August 25, 2004 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    not sure why the greek police would react that way, the ensuing chaos meant the greek team won the gold.

  • At 11:30 AM, August 26, 2004 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    European police love to beat up a suspect. Especially if they think he'll make TV in the coming days.

  • At 3:17 AM, August 27, 2004 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I guess by "police" you mean "security goon" and "European" you mean "Greek"

  • At 1:26 PM, August 27, 2004 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Come on this guy should be killed. And his company should be sued and should disappear from earth.