The Alternative (Real) Pride Power List 2015

(Alternative) Pride Power

list 100, 2015

Every year, after the London Pride events in June, a list arrives celebrating and ranking the top 100 influential forces or do-gooders for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender and community equalities for LGBT regions of the country.

Usually this list has had an interesting and respectful collection of such people, but the 2015 ‘Pride Power’ list, which seems to change its name every year, has proven to be somewhat of an upsetting embarrassment to all LGBT communities.

Mis-represented, omitted and influences have been shelved for more ‘traditional television personalities who actually do nothing to support, influence or highlight community aspects. Many have a ‘secret panel’ where some people choose their favourites for the list. Not exactly moving in the direction it should be and actually neglecting who has REALLY made a difference in the world of equality for all.

Not every man who helps equality with women, race, gender and sexuality is ‘a gay.’ Cheating, depravity and ‘on TV’ idiots prancing around like Rylan Clark, who also had it off with a man who was on the TV show he presented, whose now partner had a boyfriend at that time, do not scream influence. Nor does it move gays into a forward position. Even gays are upset with this listing. Clark was never reprimanded for his abuse and break-up of such couple. Something every gay man should be seen as even though ‘real’ non-celebrities are nothing of the sort? Lunacy. This is one example of the choices that affect and disassociate the real LGBT communities with office listing desk writers unaccompanied to the real feeling of such a society.

So, once again, where others fails (for more than one or two years) it is up to FalseFabs to intervene and address the ‘Proper’ Pride Power 2015 list. June/July’s original release, which has stopped number rankings, has still managed to upset those in the gay communities, to which we have links, just as many other sectors and sources. So here is the alternative and accurate 2015 Pride Power List. We are available for list creation bookings, should anyone wish to liaise on this or many other subjects.

The list is usually printed in The Guardian newspaper, as supplement. Though an alternative has been drafted since recognition and inclusion of those omitted time and again, inclusive on the part of LGBT voices of the same expression has led this list creation. All are adequately placed, in the correct manner.

These are actual influencers, writers, personalities and helpers of equality for all. Not a list of gay love in’s. And yes, some straight people can be included.

Well, here it is.

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1. Max Waltham

Wrestling Blogger, Writer, Journalist, Pioneer

Known to all and not referenced at all but all ideas taken, re-defined written word and re-structured ethical dimensions on sport, including Wrestling in general. Envy of all the world, yet looked upon for every piece of advice. Sets righteous boundaries and level understanding of actions. Moralistic and gay rights champion.

2. Ellen DeGeneres

U.S Chat Show Host

Multi-award winning Emmy Chat Show host, dominates mainstream US television chatter with precision and skill. Came out in 1997 to staunch criticism to come on top. Ethical Vegan puts American and gay culture at top of priorities with humble, caring and cool nature without any hate fuelled abuse,

3. Stephen Fry

Writer, Actor, TV Presenter,

Work on people dealing with gay issues and lifestyles charismatically investigated. Campaigner for Gay Rights international, especially in hostile, negative environments. Hilarious tweets and communications encourage droves of onlookers listening to legitimate concerns. Gentlemanly ways and eloquent cultural icon.

4. Sir Elton John

Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner, Pianist

Multi-faceted talent uses fortune for good in charity work, raising funds for HIV and AIDS support in many countries, helping non-gay sufferers also. Spoke out on fashion label Dolce and Gabanna for immoral calling of children to same sex couples as “synthetic.” Stands for moral foundations. Beacon of UK Award winning culture.

5. Sir Ian McKellen

Esteemed Gandalf ringer and X Man aficondao continues charity and activist work in numerous fields. Campaigns for equal rights for all, especially LGBT communities often forgotten. West-End icon and respected international actor. Also stars in self-penned TV Drama, Vicious with Derek Jacobi, focusing on fictional elderly gay lifestyle.

6. Russell T. Davies

Creator of age old iconic drama Queer as Folk returned to TV writing with modern gay lifestyles troubles in Cucumber and Banana.

7. Graham Norton

Witty and humourous TV chat show host attracting huge guests for fun show entertains all. Fun, skilled at chat and a presence of modern day TV lead by gay powerhouse with talent shines light on LGBT communities as one with public under no detractions.

8. Lord Alli

First openly gay peer able to repeal unfair or wrong laws among gay communities. Instrumental in lowering age for consensual sex and supports gay marriage. Continues campaign work for fairer equality.

9. Peter Tatchell

Tackles numerous gay issues over many years past. Focused more recently on anti-gay laws in oppressed countries like Russia and Uganda. Also challenges perceptions against AIDS. Activist with strong, moral intentions and debatable yet respectful opinion from community lives.

10. Laverne Cox

Sprung to attention as funny and chirpy personality in new drama Orange is the New Black. First African-American transgender female to produce ans star in own reality show, guiding light on trans life. Honoured by GLAAD last year for trans community work.

11. Paul O’Grady

Chat show host who pulls no punches and stands tall on issues while adding fun humour entertains and puts moral points into effect. Stands up for oppressed, including vicious attacks on welfare abuse and homophobic issues. Patron of Peter Tatchell foundation including wider recognition in dealing with pressing LGBT issues often forgotten or mis-represented.

12. Clare Balding

Supreme TV presenter in demand continuously for sterling work in capabilities to multi-task genre. Presents Women’s Hour programmes for BBC Radio. Defiantly stood up to negativity but presenting Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia despite anti-gay laws passed, said to be unreflective of LGBT Russians. Respected with OBE in 2013.

13. Angela Eagle

Liverpud MP and greyhound fighter for equality uses time in parliament to fight for oppressed in charismatic, caring fashion. Unrelenting and strong willed, politician continues to embrace fair society for all. Came out in 1997 as first lesbian MP.

14. Carol Ann-Duffy

First openly gay Scotswoman to be named UK Poet Laureate. Strong playwright and poetical strength display talented individual recognised for talent and not sexuality.

15. Sue Sanders

Chair of School’s Out focusing on LGBT rights and tackling homophobia in schools. Co-founder of LGBT History month, shedding light on historical foundations and moving with relevant times to society today.

16. Christopher Bailey

Mentor to Royal College of Art. Leading force at Burberry, boosting it’s business interests and communications to further success.

17. Claire Harvey

Captained Team GB in Paralympics for Sitting Volleyball squad, 2012. Assistant Director to Youth Sport Trust, working with others to reach their full potential in sport and community.

18. Kate Stone

Took stand against Press Complaints Commision (PCC) after wrongful printing of transgender status without consent or truth. Immoral actions turned in Stone’s favour, holding Press misprints without consent or moral implications, as then non-public figure, to account.

19. Tim Sigsworth / Albert Kennedy Trust

CEO and campaigner at Albert Kennedy Trust, working for young, homeless people needing LGBT support from neglectful families and friends. Helps those in hostile and homeless environments, mostly on 16-25 year olds.

20. Tom Daley

Olympic diver made bold decision to come out publically in 2013 in viral YouTube video. Role model mostly for young people struggling with sexuality. Adored by all for brave choices in growing, negative world. Gold Medallist preparing for next upcoming Olympic games.

21. Luisa Bradshaw-White

Soap actress involved in careful and charismatic portrayal of same-sex domestic violence drama. Handled with care and shone light on unforetold abuses gay couples face.

22. Stephen Beresford

Responsible for 2014 film Pride, telling the story of gay support with the 1980’s miner’s strike, in a witty, fresh and smooth script. Brought two sets of communities together, to broaden horizons on attitudes of singular groups in times of strife.

23. Gerald Jones MP

Battles for LGBT rights and fairness in Parliament as sitting MP. Welsh Politician elected in May 2015.

24. Jacqui Gavin

Gender and Diversity role model. Ex-model who helps organise Liverpool Pride events.

25. Sue Perkins

TV Presenter of Spring cooking show The Great British Bake Off, adding fresh and witty humour. Constantly high on Rainbow List since 2008. Credible television host with comedy partner Mel, including own daytime chat show. Capable of conversation and fair debate on widespread LGBT issues. Doesn’t overdo herself, to own advantage.

26. Conchita Wurst

2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner became international Role Model and Icon for gay rights. Campaigns for equality and peace. Developing funky dance tunes with latest album release. Flawless pristine facial hair.

27. Andy Woodfield

Created LGBT Network in workplace, for community inclusion at Price Water Coopers. Supports LGBT communities and Human Rights often tampered with or forgotten.

28. Claudia Brind-Woody

Senior Executive and co-chair of Global Executive of growing firms of LGBT notice-ability.

29. Broken Rainbow

Charity raising awareness on combating same-sex domestic violence and abuse.

30. Kathyrn Nawrickyi

Ambassador of Albert Kennedy Trust and Diversity Role Models continuing diverse work for good in LGBT communities.

31. Alison Berryman

Created Barclay’s first LGBT network, Spectrum. Continues to move forward with open and diverse workplace initiatives.

32. Wes Streeting

Elected MP in 2015 General Election. Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council. Campaigns for gay rights in parliament. Precious work with Stonewall charity who often missed ball on certain gay issues, lately. Streeting plans to rectify those wrongs into fairer ways forward as sitting MP.

33. Diversity Role Models

Focuses on preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying in Schools.

34. Dean Ashton

Editor of FalseFabs, reporting and exploring on issues affecting LGBT communities with links issuing concerns. Campaigns for fairness and equality for all fragmented communities and poor societies abused by law and politicians illicitly, not just concerning LGBT. Community work and moral perspectives added to factual truth than fabricated stories in media.

35. Alison McFayden

Created in-house company LGBT network. Also regular speaker at events on growing issues of concern.

36. Marc Jacobs

Respected designer looked up to for creative designs and role model in succeeding fashion industry. Said to take Men’s fashion into account than focus on female cheapness to sell goods.

37. Kaleidoscope Trust

Works to uphold the Human Rights of LGBT people as well as its communities.

38. Kellie Bright

Soap actress playing tender scenes with on-screen son both coming to terms with sexuality. Received excellent praise for initial upset to loving mother-son relationship overcoming the barrier of sexual orientation still relevant today.

39. Ian Thorpe

Australian Olympic Swimmer came out recently in rare and smooth interview not playing up to any media farce. Expressed attitude of simple man who happens to be gay. Questions why people should have to “come out” for having sexual attractions as any other man or woman.

40. Jack Monroe

Achieved level of fame blogging on issue highlighting inability to feed her child on low income after evil UK government benefit restrictions, deemed ‘picking on the poor’ as no other sectors or people where penalised. Struggled to feed child as single-parent on £10 per week.

41. Dean Atta

Viral 2012 poem regarding Stephen Lawrence lead to tackling issue of homophobia in Hip Hop to thie very day. Focuses on the issue further through artwork.

42. Lord Browne

CEO calls for responsibility to set right levels of inclusion and setting the right tone for LGBT preferences in the workplace.

43. Stella Duffy

Stonewall’s writer of the year in 2010, continues to focus on work, publishing over 13 novels, ongoing.

44. Vinay Kapoor

BNP Paritas diversity week and inclusion as part of Bank’s work is main asset to Kapoor.

45. Russell Tovey

Humble actor most known for roles in Him and Her, Being Human, The Job Lot and Banished. Adds smooth and graceful way of living, without any overdoing of issues. Respected for style and attitude.

46. Ivan Massow

Campaigner and gay rights activist. Placed bid as runner of 2015 London Mayoral Election bid.

47. Heather Pearce

Former decade actor as leading female fire-fighter now turned singer/songwriter adds strong presence to LGBT achieveability. Strong role model. Patron to Manchester Pride. Continued charity work includes DRM and AKT.

48. Lord Cashman of Limehouse

Labour Peer and former EastEnders actor works within LGBT sectors. Co-founder of Stonewall charity.

49. Paul Burston

Acclaimed and respected writer, previously leading editor of Time Out Magazine’s LGBT section. Now opens new and exciting literary salon with Polari events to encourage skilled writers and community inclusion. Knowledgeable and skilled veteran with sheer grace.

50. Cyril Nri

Most recent acting in riveting new TV series Cucumber gained respect from all audiences as warm, gentle, oppressed middle aged black man struggling with gay relationships.

51. RuPaul Charles

Leading star of America’s drag scene with TV exposure on ‘Drag Race’ contest. Stylish gent with humble wit and cool grace guides hopefuls in how to be drag-tabulous. You can have that one. And don’t, f**k it up!

52. Chris Bryant

Focused MP in first ever Civil Partnership as member of Houses of Parliament. Continues to stay strong on surrounding issues despite media attention in then grubby, now highly attractive Y-Fronts.

53. Robert Keese

One of most inspired LGBT business leaders in Financial Times. Continues to encourage other business executives to lead from the front in modern age.

54. Huma Qazi

Raising awareness on LGBT issues and sociability in work and in schools.

55. Daniel Winterfeldt

Co-Chair and founder of Interlaw Diversity Forum helping LGBT communications further with law and society. Part of Purple Rain Campaign.

56. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

In charge of and originated UK Black Pride and instrumental in LGBT Black communities.

57. Stephen Whittle OBE

Professor of Equalities Law in school of Law in Manchester, helping inclusion on LGBT Law.

58. Jane Fae

Writer of political issues and sexual liberty.

59. Antonio Simoes

Increased visibility of LGBT issues at HSBC bank. Also a Pride Networker.

60. Stephanie Hirst

Openly trans-gender radio host. Titles include Hit40UK and Capital FM Yorkshire.

61. The Gender Trust

Helping affected people by gender identification issues.

62. Leng Montgomery

Volunteers with Diversity Role Models. Regularly speaks on growing trans-gender issues.

63. Mark Mackenzie MBE

Develops strategy on diversity for Barclays. One of Stonewall’s top 10 employers.

64. Nicky Moffat

Most Senior female in British army including leadership and consultancy.

65. GALOP

Helps victims of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Also deals with sexual violence or domestic abuse.

66. Toby Whitehouse

Director of UK’s first and continuous radio station Gaydio, as co-founder.

67. Paris Lees

First transgender woman to be called up by media and appear on TV shows as trans commentator. Has receive some neglect as over-exposure as only trans voice as demographics booster. Has extensive knowledge of trans issues.

68. Michelle Visage

Confessed lover of LGBT communities and personalities. Seeks to influence and connect on wider scale with affecting problems of gay communities for greater good. Respected female campaigner also helps as number 2 to RuPaul Charles on ‘Drag Race’ constest, on U.S TV.

69. Fisayo Akinade

Newest face on television playing over-typical interpretation of gay man perceived to be myth. Comfortable nudity and presentation of young gay black men’s troubles smoothly enacted. Talented skill on offer with tender, non-overexposed dramatic gay character in modern gay life drama Cucumber and Banana series.

70. Bisi Alimi

HIV consultant and global LGBT advocate working for wider cures and prevention.

71. Jane Czyzselska

Editor of Diva Magazine is also political commentator and columnist making mark on affective issues requiring attention.

72. Juno Roche

Former teacher, now working to support other transgender and teachers’ visibility and rights among society and educational areas.

73. Stonewall

Big dip for LGBT charity which is now seen as helping only those ‘in the know’ or pre-selected in bigotry standards by the charity, undermining its outreach in initial intentions. Claims to work for equality and justice for al LGBT affected communities. Needs work on outreach programs and care for all not receiving support or inclusion. Elitist club for gay rights compromises foundation on ‘come see us if you can find us’ attitude.

74. Alya Holdom

Openly trans-gender military pilot in Royal Air Force.

75. Glenn Greenwald

Criticised for revelation of Edward Snowden files on NSA’s illegal and immoral snooping on World Nation’s and publics. Boyfriend publicly harassed by authorities, which was eventually dropped. Oscar award winning Citizenfour journalist prepares to stand up for moral rights of LGBT and equal communities, worldwide.

76. Andrew Hayden-Smith

Years old Byker Grove badboy returned to screens by popular demand as mature hunk in Cucumber and Banana series. Still looked at as non-traditional overhype of gay assumption in media and television.

77.  Opening Doors

Charity focusing on needs of older LGBT communities including elderly.

78. Tris Reid-Smith

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, covering Worldwide and international gay issues.

79. Scott Nunn

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, with partner Tris Reid-Smith (above) covering global gay news.

80. Amy Stanning

Co-chair of Barclay’s in-house LGBT employee network Spectrum.

81. Mermaids

Transgender charity helping children and teenagers with support on gender and identity issues.

82. Dr Christian Jessen

TV doctor specialising in sexual health. Travels abroad to help with other body issues, including weight problems. Participated in immoral and painful gay-conversion therapies, which failed to work. Is an occasional columnist and gives Twitter advice to would be patients needing quicker, informal attention.

83. Edwin Sesange

African LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group President. Focuses on gay rights as well as Gay Rights Act issues.

84. Craig Revel-Horwood

Pantomime villain and TV nasty on-screen, with kind heart off-screen entertains most vividly on Strictly Come Dancing with low or non-farcically scores. Works in West-End productions and quietly campaigns as role model for gay issues, where appropriate.

85. Suran Dickson

Hopes to prevent homophobic and gender based bullying.

86. Barack Obama

Slow on the uptake and an odd choice, initially, though still attempts to highlight gay issues as priority in moving lacking equality issues forward in America. Slow, but still effective in supporting LGBT advancement for recognising people and love, rather than sexuality incrimination.

87. Jane Hill

Newscaster at BBC and prominent on TV broadcasts. Married partner in 2013. At top of BBC coverage, reporting on many high-profile stories.

88. Tom Ford

Fashion designer holds strong position as one of LGBT’s leading forces in community and global issues affecting men of all ages in modern gay times.

89. Gok Wan

Chinese British TV stylist and presenter leads with fashion make-overs, mainly for women, and helps work with body presentation issues. Has briefly investigated LGBT issues in a documentary.

90. Lance Pride

Former advisor to Tony Blair government and ex-BBC journalist. Founder of Kaleidoscope Trust.

91. Ruth Hunt

CEO of Stonewall, and supporter of Same-Sex Couples Act. May have work to do in re-branding Stonewall’s outreach to wider gay people than brand of so-called ‘Community’ it places itself in. Intentions are fair.

92. Ditch the Label

Support for online and offline bullying charity, covering levels of low-self esteem, mainly in teens.

93. Amy Lame

Bubbly, big and beautiful comedienne unafraid to speak on harder issues to mature audiences. Has strong links in LGBT regions and campaigns occasionally.

94. Benedict Cumberbatch

Intervened after playing Alan Turing, in biopic, to call of decriminalisation of other people at time of Turing, labelled as criminals, for being homosexual. Noble attitude, but went about it in secret with LGBT people calling them ‘community’ who were trying to get noticed for self bragging rights. Went about it in secret with evil homo-hater David Cameron, hiding full details from the public, to this very day. Used LGBT to get it.

95. Anthony Watson

First British, non-American, representative making the Board of Directors at GLAAD.

96. Omar Sharif Jr.

Egyptian son of screen legend Shariff migrated to America for better lifestyle. Made big statement in coming our for Arab men in time of uncertainty. Role model hopes to raise awareness for struggling modern gay issues.

97. Adam Lambert

New age Queen frontman on occasion and singer in own right has interested and kept LGBT issues a hot topic. Contributes calm and effectively with level of thought. Talented rockstar filled with style and grace.

98. Will Young

West End star and singer/songwriter still has place in LGBT world commenting, debating and keeps keen interesting on contributing to positive change.

99. Sarah Brown

Former Liberal Democrat MP, who became first transgender politician to be elected, continues to strive for further equality on recent and developing issues.

100. Arnold Schwartzenegger

Odd initial choice, yet Arnie shocked the world with his endorsement of gay rights and necessary attitudes to homophobia be lifted. In a shock challenge to governmental powers in America, Arnold recognised the love for people, not sexuality, which highlights slow moves forward in America’s political challenge to moving forward, in doing the right by people, not emotion.

Any queries or choices for inclusion on next years list can be emailed using the mail provided on the contact page above.

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London 2012, Day 15 Results

London 2012, Day 15 Results:

Plymouth plunderer plucks proud Bronze

Diving, 10m Platform

It was encouraging to see FINA take our concerns seriously, as markings seemed to change credibly, however the question would be how long would it be maintained for?

Round 1 of the dives were very accurate, as Riley McCormack of Canada launched the proceedings, with a 3.0 difficulty earning a valid 8.5 score. Cuban Jose Antonio Guerra also gained an 8.5 score with the same difficulty, which was slightly worse when legs entered the water swivelled to the left.

The majority of the dives were consistent, though when Tom Daley dived for Team GB, cameras in the audience were flashed by anticipating fans which caused a distraction. The flash photography, which is banned when performers are diving caused Tom and the coach to ask for a re-dive. The official rightfully agreed, and an announcement to the audience was conducted.

Is nothing sacred? You are there in the aquatic center witnessing the action live, be grateful to have that, there is no need to take pictures as well as the disgracious abundance to break rules costing all the competition for any competitor. Should throw them out next time.

Daley, David Boudia and Martin Wolfram ended the round highly, with the Chinese competitors, Lin Yue and Qiu Bo.

Round two had competent dives until the last three diver’s caused a mix. David Boudia earned 9.0 which should have had 9.5 as an excellent dive came through, with a minimal glitch not enough to be a 10. Lin Yue earned 9.5 which was at least a 9.0 with curving’s towards fall in, creating bubbles underneath, and Qiu Bo’s legs were way off into the water entry with them arched over, and gained a 9.0 which should have seen 8.5 minimal.

Lin Yue had some good dives when it counted

Oleksandr Bondar fell back onto his ankles in round three rolling back onto the water with his feet on entry and scored two 7.5’s and an 8.0 which should have been 7.0 – 7.5.

Sascha Klein was unfortunate with some flapjack, saucepan arched legs at a 3.5 difficulty earning 6 and 6.5’s in a trying attempt.

Victor Minibaev was way too out and diagonally extended when flying down to the water which was marked at a disbelievable 9.0 which was a roughly 8.0 score.

Tom Daley performed a tougher difficulty at 3.5 than Minibaev at 3.3 with a slight arch, which should have had 9.5 instead of 8.5 and two 9.0’s.

Boudia dived to 9.0’s in a near perfect splash, which should have been 9.5.

Bou-di-se-a!

Lin Yue entered diagonally to gain 8.5 as Bo had flung his legs and had awkward backward entry as well as his head too close to the board which usually results in a penalty which the judges “missed.” Clearly we can say they missed it in the spur of the moment as an excuse, though was clear violation that they saw it and chose not to reprimand. Disgraceful. Bo scored two 9.5’s and one 9.0.

Round four Nicholas McCrory scored an 8.0 which should have been roughly 7.5 after a mass sviwel bend entry.

Daley had a very good dive into the water scoring two 9’s and one 8.5 which should have seen 9.5’s.

Lin Yue had a disastrous drop which was rightfully marked at 6.0’s and 6.5. Qiu Bo entered the water with a coathanger legged mess which scored 9.0 and two 8.5’s which should have amounted to 8.0’s.

Round five had a great dive from Mexican Ivan Garcia Navarro earning 9.0’s, though Bondar paused in the air and hyper extended his legs, pushing his knees out before plunging into the water, scoring a rightful 5.0 and two 6.0’s, however Cuban Jose had his knees out, as dropped into the water trying to push them then hurled back on his flipped feet, similar to Olek’s mistake, though scored two 8.5’s and an 8.0.

Hmmm…

Minibaev then had awkward bend drops with a swivel back an froth reminiscent of a seesaw scored 8.5’s instead of 8.0s.

Wolfram tore his shoulder on the last dive prior, but wilfully continued on to make his country proud.

Lin Yue faltered slightly with legs off in rotation and a bad entry. He scored 8.5’s across the board, which was 8.0’s at best.

World champion Qiu Bo had a seemingly good dive until before water entry in the dive into position, slightly bent out. 8.5’s were given, which was 8.0 – 8.5 worthy for his blunder.

After the rankings Daley was first with 466.20 to Boudia and Bo’s tied score of 466.05 only a margin separating them as the top three.

The final dive loomed. Bondar gained 6.0’s in a seemingly pity marking which was worthy of 5-5.5’s. Legs were mid-air crossover calamities embodied by the splash dive. ‘Baev scored 8.5 which was 8.0 ideally.

Despair came for Martin Wolfram as he ripped his shoulder in the round prior and continued on to dive in honour for Germany, however painfully irritated the predicament, off in rotations, which probably should have seen him withdraw from the contest, despite not wishing to, as he was too far behind to contend. He attempted a 3.7 difficulty scoring 8 and two 8.5’s for his efforts.

Daley followed with a faultless, perfect dive, with slight bend, to earn two 9’s and a 9.5 which was worthy of all 9.5’s in blatant marking down.

David Boudia followed with an almost perfect dive though a tad off with leg entry, earning 9.5’s which were really 9.0’s at best.

Qiu Bo was over in mid-air and missed fluidity on a 3.6 difficulty, scoring 9.0’s to bump his place to second, after losing to Boudia.

Tom Daley won the bronze medal in a joyous celebration, being thrown into the pool by his team and coaches. Boudia was thrilled as Bo was dismayed.

The event began marking fairly competently, but then instantly reverted after the next few rounds to old habits. Whether “in awe” of Bo’s previous talents, which would constitute as bias, or whether it was some shady politics going on behind the scenes, or just stubborn attitudes of the ‘panel’ or who they believe should win a medal is unfathomable. They should all be struck off, and replaced if FINA are to hold any scope with its reputation, as this has been highly detrimental to the profession and the Olympic sport.

Even defending champ Matthew Mitchum of Australia was eliminated, even though he had better dives than some who did qualify. He was later seen in the crowd in joyous fashion, with a smiley face drawn onto his chest with cheeky tongue pointed out. 😛

One devisery we can take from this is that something untoward is in the water at a cataclysmic standing, where officials need to harpoon the harboured hypocrisy because it is running their integrity and becoming highly debatable in potentially biased parameters that must be recognised and removed. It damages, nations, professionalism and the will of the sport, never mind the Olympics. It applies to anyone and not because it is country based, as before, we re-iterate, if sport is to be fair and contrasting then foul play potentially seen must be investigated and mentioned. If you were on the over side, would you be so quiet?

Gold and silver can be debated by Daley and Boudia. We have previously stated that Boudia yesterday was one to ascend. It is in this writer’s credible thought process that Daley should have gained gold and Boudia silver, slightly but Daley’s last dive proved higher ranking than Boudia’s and in a level of competition, there has to be a mentioned contrast. Again both could be debated back and forth, but clear these two were the top two, and China’s Bo should have held bronze, yet gained silver. While almost every writer will take a defiance based on nationality, there is none here with myself. In order to have a free press and a fair, genuine and defined sporting outlook with morals and sporting achievement, these are valid claims to make. We have no bias when we write, check our previous results, where we have tirelessly put many nations forward credibly, based on their achievement alone in the games. Most press outlets, if not all have had bias towards concentrating on their nations and ignoring others from smaller sports or unknown/politically unmentionable countries. We have done none of this. Nevertheless, we do not wish to detract from Boudia’s victory as was thoroughly deserved with some expert dives on the day. Congrats on a great competition to the end!

Moving on…

Athletics

Make Mo-ne a double!

Mo Farah became the seventh man to sensationally win the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the same Olympic’s gaining the victory for Great Britain in an tense and terrific track trot, crossing the finishing line at 13:41.66. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) and Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya) took silver and bronze.

Y-Mo-C-A

Men’s 4x 100m Relay

The four man relay runners were unleashed from their starting blocks where Jamaica and the United States (Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey) had a chase on their hands, though Jamaica (Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan ‘The Beast’ Blake) strode home with the baton in Usain Bolt’s firm hands to charge home another victorious gold. Former athlete Michael Johnson felt it may have been a mistake to put Bailey in lane three, as needing to gain an upper advantageous lead before Bolt was launched to stand a chance of winning. We would agree. Jamaica entered a new world record at 36.84 as United States raced a 37.04. Trinidad and Tobago came third with 38.12.

Bolt payed ‘omage to the “Mo-Bot” from Mo Farah

Mo keeping up with the Bolt-bot

Women’s 4x 100m Relay

The result was slightly reversed for the females as Team USA strode home to a 3.16.87 time above Russia by four seconds to win the gold. Bronze went to Jamaica’s ladies in a close battle for second at 3.20.23 to 3.20.95.

Men’s Javelin

Keshorn Walcott launched the farthest distance of 84.58 to fling home a gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago, while silver was claimed by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Pyatnytsya at a score of 84.51. 84.12 spiked a bronze for Antti Ruuskanen for Finland.

Women’s High Jump

Anna Chicherova earned 2.05 and a gold for Russia to scale past Brigetta Barrett on 2.03 who couldn’t surmount her rival. Russia also rallied a bronze with Svetlana Shkolina on 2.03 also.

Women’s 800m

Mariya Savinova clocked 1.56.19 to race Russia to another gold leaving South African rival Caster Semenya in second for silver on 1.57.23. Ekaterina Poyistogova came in thirty seconds later to add another bronze to Russia’s victory pot.

Boxing

Luke Campbell, 24, won the 56kg Bantam weight division to snatch the gold medal, leaving Ireland’s John Joe Nevin to commiserate with silver.

Men’s Heavyweight, 91kg

Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk pummeled Clemente Russo of Italy to plough through to gold success. Usyk celebrated with some funky dance moves.

Time to invite Dhalsim of Street Fighter for a dance!

Teymur Mammadov of Azerbaijan shared bronze with Bulgarian Tervel Pulev.

Light Flyweight 49kg

Shiming Zou won gold for China after Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon was thought to have won the medal. Zou took gold for China as officlas made the call, putting silver around Kaeo. Paddy Barnes of Ireland and David Ayrapetyan tied for bronze.

Men’s Light Welterweight

Denis Berinchyk (Ukraine) settled for silver as Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo of Cuba won gold 22-15 on points.

Men’s Middleweight 75kg

Japan’s Ryota Murata beat Esquiva Florentino Falcao 14-13 on points to prise gold from the Brazilian. Florentino downed Anthony Ogogo one day earlier, forcing him to collect bronze for Great Britain.

Mexico won the Men’s Football gold against Brazil 2-1.

Russia’s Evgeniya Kaneava retained the Rhythmic Gymnastics with a 116.900 mark to earn gold over challengers  Belarus.

Women’s Mountain Bike cycling witnessed France stride home to gold as silver went to Germany. United States wheeled in at third for bronze.

Germany’s Sabine Spitz

Men’s Kayak Single 200m

Ed McKeever received the golden paddle to win gold. Silver medallist was Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain as Canada jetted to third for bronze with Mark de Jonge.

The single Canoe 200m race saw Yuri Cheban win gold at 42.291, as Japan entered third while silver went to Lithuania.

Double Kayak, 200m

Russia stormed to first with Alexander Dyachenko and Yury Postrigay to defeat Belarus’s Vadzim Makhneu and Raman Piatrushenka who inched passed Great Britain towards the end after Team GB held second for the vast majority. Jon Schofield and Liam Heath picked up bronze.

Men’s Hockey saw Great Britain lose to Australia 3-1 bowing out of the challenge to win bronze, which Australia secured.

Men’s 50km Race Walk

Sergey Kirdyapkin set an Olympic record at 3.35.59 to set Russia into further sturdy grounf with gold. Jared Tallent came up second to gain Australia silver. Bronze went to China’s Tianfeng Si.

Women’s 20km Race Walk

Russian fever taking over had another double whammy of wins as Elena Lashmanova took gold at 1.25.02 as countryman Olga Kaniskina had a time of 1.25.09. Shenjie Qieyang had 1.25.16 to take bronze for China.

Men’s Modern Pentathlon

The Czech Republic bested China to win gold, over the London 2012 course, including horse riding, fencing, pistol targeting and racing to a finish. Hungary followed in third to get the bronze.

Women’s Volleyball

Brazil bashed United States 3-1 with the ball battalion to gain gold. Japan jumbled over Korea totaing ownership of a bronze medal.

Women’s Basketball

US dropped France for gold as Australia hooped past Russia for bronze.

It wasn’t plain Women’s Sailing for Australia in the Elliot class as one man went overboard, allowing Spain to swiftly pass to claim the gold medal.

Wrestling

Artur Taymazov won the 120kg freestyle grapple over David Modzmanashvili of Georgia to earn gold for Uzbekistan. Bilyal Makhov of Russia and Komei Ghasemi of Iran both won bronze.

Bilyal Makhov of Russia competes against Jamaladdin Magomedov of Azerbaijan

84kg Sharif Sharifov Bilyal Makhov overcame opposition to win gold against Puerto Rican Jami Yusept Espinal 3-1.

Perfect pinfall attempted in London’s Excel Arena

60kg

Working the ankle wasn’t enough for Japan’s trying efforts against Toghrul

Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan felled Besik Kudukhov to silence Russia 3-0.

Taekwondo

Carlo Molfetta won Italy their gold in the +80 standings as Milica Mandic won the +67 Women’s gold for Serbia.

London 2012, Day 14 Results

London 2012, Day 14:

Ascending the astute summit

Frenchmen Renaud Lavillenie overcame the odds in the Pole Vault finals to launch himself to gold, also earning a Olympic record, surpassing Bjorn Otto and Raphel Holzdeppe. Both German’s tied on 5.91 however Bjorn won the silver as Raphael acquired bronze.

Hockey

Women’s Hockey took to the final stages for the medals where Great Britain played against New Zealand for the opportunity to snare bronze.  Team GB won 3-1 to secure that right. Argentina took silver in the final losing to the Netherlands 3-0, who swayed their sticks to gold.

BMX

Men’s Final saw Maris Strombergs charge around the dirt dunes to record a 37.576 time earning Latvia a gold medal for his efforts. Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala held bronze as Australian world champ Sam Willoughby maintained silver. David and Victoria showed their support on the day, no not posh spice, David Beckham and Victoria Pendleton. Vickie Beckham is rehearsing for the closing ceremony with the Spice Girls.

Im-Beck-able

Colombian Mariana Pajon rode a 37.706 in the Women’s Final to capture gold. Sarah Walker (New Zealand) cycled to silver as Laura Smullders of Netherlands earned bronze.

Shanaze Reade for Team GB crossed the line in sixth after distress for starting too slowly.  The BMX corners also proved catastrophic, with numerous pile ups crushing all competition in various races at one time or another, with disastrous consequences from the unforgiving course.

For anyone inspired to get into these sports, know what you’re getting into before doing so. Sportsmen are great at what they do, but do so with consequences as a result. Being prepared in all aspects before beginning is valid to take note of.

After numerous successes, Britannia failed to ride the tide in the Women’s 470 Sailing events as Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark glided to silver in a trying effort. Gold was gained by the New Ziwi’s as Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won. Lobke Berkhout and Lisa Westerhof took the bronze for Netherlands.

The Men’s 470 fared well for Aussie’s Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher, leaving risky wave racers Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell for Britain as the silver surfers.  Argentina anchored to bronze with Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese.

Silver Surfers for Team GB

Taekwondo

Men’s -80kg saw Nicolas Garcia Hemme fall to Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich of Argentina in the gold medal match. Spaniard Hemme won silver as a result. Mauro Sarmiento won Italy the bronze medal.

Women’s -67kg

Kyung Seon Hwang (Korea) tanked past Nur Tatar to win gold forcing Turkey’s Tatr to accept silver. Helena Fromm of Germany, and Paige Mcpherson of the United States shared bronze.

Wrestling Freestyle

The 74kg gold medal went to Jordan Ernest Burroughs, as we expected in a well deserved battle, winning 3-0 over Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran. Russia’s Denis Tsargush tied with Uzbekistan’s Soslan Tigiev to wrangled a bronze.

Dzhamal Otarsultanov owned the 55kg classification, confirming gold as his reward for Russia toppling Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia. Shinichi Yumoto grabbed bronze for Japan.

Synchronised Swimming’s free routine final saw GB in 6th, as Russia topped the gold with China trailing in second for silver. Spain styled their way to bronze. It’s a shame this sport had little coverage involved for the technical symmetry displayed, where people also are keen to witness creative designs.

Russia’s winning routine

Creative and spooky :O

Men’s 10km Marathon

Can you find your drink?

Fresh from last week’s pool events, Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia) entered a strong swim to come first in the two hour extravaganza earning gold for his fluid endurance. Thomas Lurz earned Germany a silver just seconds behind at 1.49.58.5 to Mellouli’s 1.49.55.1. Canada’s Richard Weinberger took the bronze in a tight knit race where the rippled Daniel Fogg of Great Britain flapped into fifth at 1.50.37.3 missing by a margin to rank the top three.

Today’s Goggle guru, the FoggGogg!

Fogg put on an expert showing today for Britain’s swimming hopefuls however couldn’t fight the tough competition on offer today in the waves, though held his own proudly.

Athletics

Women’s 5000m

Ethiopia romped home with another benchmark in the sprint as Meseret Defar claimed gold while Tirunesh Dibaba also gained bronze for the nation in a sterling effort. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot ran Kenya to a silver medal.

Women’s Hammer was flung far to 78.18 by Russian Tatyana Lysenko, setting a new Olympic Record, to earn gold as Anita Wlodarczyk took silver for Poland. German Betty Heidler hurled a bronze.

Men’s 4x 400m Relay

Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu, Ramon Miller

The Bahamas hurtled round the Olympic stadium at 2.56.72, passing their batons to pass all competition to claim gold. Team USA ended with 2.57.05 to pass through to silver as Trinidad and Tobago clocked a close 2.59.40 for bronze just in front of Team GB on 2.59.53 in a tense tryst for track supremacy.

Women’s 4x 100m Relay saw the United States destroy the competition with a world record of 40.82 to jet towards gold success. Jamaica sailed into second on 41.41 for silver as bronze was passed to Ukraine on 42.04.

Jeter-ing home

Women’s 1500m Final

Turkey topped the board twice with silver and gold in a double whammy as Asli Cakir Alptekin won gold (4.10.23) while Gamze Bulut (4.10.40) raced to silver. Maryam Yusuf Jamal speed to a 4.10.74 time to pick up bronze in a very tight tussle.

You may have noticed the BBC broadcasting channel check, loot and pinch parts of this round up, where they claim they are running out of expressions and clichés to use for the Olympic events. Why they feel they need to compete and believe they are better than this writer then take from him as they may be running on empty is rather humorous. Do you really want to wake the beast? We stated from the beginning these would be result forms only initially, plus we understand our readership and attune to a varied set of styles from different types of contrasting media. Most can’t present/write in one sole form let alone numerous.

p.s. We are not running out of superlatives, and have numerous still left. If you run out then perhaps the media have mis-underestimated the overindulgence with Olympic fever putting all eggs in one basket. It isn’t difficult for this writer to come up with angles every time with different levels of scope involved.

If anyone needs to take from someone else, then it proves how lowly and how weak one truly may be. Surely you should hire those who have it, rather than stubborn competitiveness of egotistical thought process hiding behind a feeling supreme due to security in funding.

Diving, Men’s 10m Platform

Charismatic Klein deserved his place, though top 6 rankings are iffy

Only the top 16 of 32 would make it through. Tom Daley scraped through in 15th after some shaky starts but made up some near perfect dives, since still marked down from his first few performances in mind. Bo Qiu and Yue Lin made first and second, as Mexico entered 5th and 6th as both German’s made 3rd and 4th casting shady eyes over the judging panel, which needs to be investigated thoroughly by the Olympic committee. Australian James Connor, Peter Waterfield, and David Boudia gained higher dives than Jose Guerrera who continually messed up as did Bryan Lomas and Vadim Kaptur.

Do understand this is nothing to do with the competitors themselves, but when in a competition, it has to have some level of separation, however it seems highly divided on bias and not professionalism disgracing the sport and the Olympic committee’s involved. It needs investigating. The Springboard 3m was also an eye opener as well.

Waterfield bows out

London 2012, Day 8 Results

London 2012, Day 8:

Super Saturday: Six gold beacons

of Great British light

This is Ennis: 2012

The nations sweetheart Jessica Ennis took the day by storm, in the Athletics events to power through, leading the table and reaching out for an Olympic gold medal for Team GB. Evangelic Ennis yesterday added over 4000 points to start strong in Shotput, 200m sprint, women’s bar and hurdles events, with javelin, long jump and 800m to come today. Expectation was piled onto Ennis for the last three years with huge expectations. While she powered through with her determination to win, the media continue to hype individuals in the wrong way, where it needs to re-consider the effect longstanding. Rebecca Adlington had immense pressure onto her, as had Tom Daley to a degree.

Ennis stamped her mark on the games

Next to the girl next door, was Greg Rutherford, who launched into first for the long jump flying into first, with an 8.31m to return gold to Team GB once more for the guys.

Go Far-tha-r!

Mo Farah relayed the gold back to Team GB after a bout of stamina secured his 10,000m victory run to first place, bringing back the sixth in a day now hailed as “Super Saturday” for Great Britain from our Heptathlon heroes.

King, Trott and Roswell

The Women’s team (Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell) over in the velodrome for more Team Pursuit who drove further success home, shattering Team USA in the finals with extraordinary speed. They almost lapped them on the other side in a glorious cycle.

Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland began the day’s first victory in the lightweight double sculls at Eton Dorney for the Rowing events. The men continued tradition in the 4 man coxless four vessel where Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory rode home with gold also.

Dramatic despair came by INCHES in the lightweight sculls where Brit’s Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter were pipped by Denmark ‘s pair Rasmus Quist (aptly named) and Mads Rasmussen. The Brit pair had to restart after a faulty seat initially. “We gave everything. We tried everything. We wanted to win so badly. Sorry to everybody we’ve let down”, Mark Hunter said. None of the country felt let down by the pair in a tense ride. Fountains of support flooded Twitter and all outlets for them.

The Danish ‘devils’ gave Britain a past-ing…

Mark and Zac for Team GB

The Brits washed away Waterpolo hopes to Hungary, who dominated the event, where our boys in Brit blue put in a good effort since participation centuries ago.

Team GB in 2012

Tennis 

Serena Williams fought Maria Sharapova for the hopes of a gold medal at Wimbledon. Williams won.

Andy Murray and Laura Robson wrote their names in the diary for mixed doubles for Tennis action, as Murray plays R-Fed on Day 9 for the gold.

Women’s Triathlon

Swiss Nicola Spirig took gold foiling Sweden’s Lisa Norden in a gripping end. Erin Densham claimed the bronze for Australia after falling out of contention previously in line for potential gold until the final 200 metres.

Helen Jenkins attempted to win in the event, though was unable to stronger competition on the day. “I gave everything, I’m sorry it wasn’t a medal,” Jenkins added, after a fair effort in the gruelling ground gallop of London’s streets.

Weightlifting

Men’s 94kg saw Moldovian Anatoli Ciricu gain the bronze at the Excel centre. Alexandr Ivanov for Russia clinched silver as Ilya Ilyin gave Kazakhstan the gold medal. Kazakhstan also lifted a world record of 233kg clean and jerk.

Swimming

Women’s 50m Freestyle flung into action as Netherlands own power force Ranomi Kromowidjojo proved the one to beat once more, gaining another glorious gold in the pool with an Olympic record to boot at 24.05.

Today’s Goggle Guru

Aliaksandra Herasimenia finished with 24.28 to earn Belarus a silver. Both poked tongues at one another in alight hearted moment on the podium, keeping competition healthy and fun, as third came another Dane, Marleen Veldhuis for bronze also.

Britta Steffen and Francesca Halsall ended fourth and fifth in a tight battle where Brit Halsall almost beat Germany’s Britta. Only one second separated them at 24.46 and 24.47. Steffen still owns the world record in the race at 23.73 from 2009.

Men’s 1500m freestyle started awry as Yang Sun launched into the water as a crowd member became over excited. Unfortunate for the sportsman, however was highly ungentlemanly in attitude afterwards. Restarting the race, Sun kept his lead in the race, eventually widening the gap to swim home with 14.31.02 to claim the gold on offer.

Sunny Horizons

The next available medal was seemingly Ryan Cochrane’s by a landslide, until Tunisian Oussama Mellouli caught the Canadian for an intense silver battle. Cochrane managed to thrust through and claim silver by a fraction, leaving his rival to take bronze. Cochrane raced a 14.39.63 to Mellouli’s 14.40.31.

Daniel Fogg attempted a race for Team GB, though swept away by tough competition in a trying effort.

Girls jetstream to gold

The 4 x 100m medley relay’s for the females saw Team USA rip through the water with a powerful team of gold medallists each from earlier in game events. Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allision Schmitt tunnel through to top the gold on the podium with a 3.52.05 setting another new world record in the process. Australia entered second and Japan in third.

Team USA swim to gold

The men took to the same event, where the top three remained, though switched places, as Team USA’s held 3.29.35 in Michael Phelps’ last swim at the Olympic’s earning his 22nd medal, 18 gold overall. His team mates Matthew Greavers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian also held their own in a strong team unison.

Christian Sprenger, James Magnussen, Matt Targett, Hayden Stoeckel gain bronze for Australia.

Japan fought a tough battle with Australia, who came second and third, respectively. Our one to watch, Aussie James Magnussen, the original goggle guru did not disappoint, as restored Australia to third place among tough competing in the water as the last man in the relay keeping level with  Japan for the remainder, in a tight result for victory.

Kiss the gold

Michael Phelps has ended his games at 22 medals and is now the fuly fledged greatest Olympian and dominant swimmer since 12 years ago. Outstanding achievement no one can remove. Congrats!

The Ultimate Olympian of our time

Congratulations to Michael Phelps!

Phelps was presented with a special trophy ceremony at London 2012 to commemorate his immense career. Michael Phelps – “I finished my career how I wanted to.”

Tom Daley Twitter Troll abuse ends in arrest

After Yesterday’s (Monday 30th July 2012) slightly unsuccessful Synchronised Diving at the Olympic Games, Tom Daley was subjected to a barrage of abuse on micro blogging site Twitter by an obnoxious user.

Olympian Daley suffering a barrage of malicious tweets after Games diving

(Warning: Images and Tweets below may be highly offensive, if offended do not continue to read, they contain the “C” word and obscene images.)

The user in question, Rileyy_69, sent a mammoth amount of abuse to Daley, 18, personally on his account, mocking the death of his late father in a calculated and pre-determined attack.

Daley was notably upset, where users of the site complained calling for the user to be banned, sparking a mass trending of topic. Even a Twit petition was launched.

Tom’s father passed away of a brain tumour last year. Riley after receiving messages from users upset with his behaviour claimed he was not aware of the death, in order to backtrack.

Riley has sent some bitter tweets to another user, one said to be highly engulfed in a Twitter war, where abuse and death threats are sent constantly.

One YouTube clip has also shown the levels of ferocity and hatred in one’s self. The Video, with extreme hatred involved, has since been deleted from the site. Sorry about that.

Tweeters are asking the government to take action and lock this “vile fiend” up as is a threat to society , picking on anyone who disagrees, users claim.

Sky News also picked up the story within hours of the abuse beginning.

Riley threated to sue them for reporting it. Various sites and ITV news, also reported the story.

Riley, while in his feud with the other user @_OllyRiley even tweeted naked pictures of his adversary’s genitalia, mocking him and claiming he was a  “bigger” man than him, and also threatened to kill him.

Most claim the user sought to bump up his follower account while having no respect for anyone else.

The 17 year old, real name found on his Facebook and other Twitter accounts, Reece Sonny James, has been arrested by police instantly. Dorset police stated – “He is helping police with their inquiries.” Some ask for a tougher sentence with death threats and seeking to “hunt you down” to users.

London 2012: Day 3 Results

London 2012: Day 3, How Japan stole

a medal from two countries

Day 3 was sensationally plunged into controversy. The evening’s proceedings of Men’s Artisic Gymnastics began humbly where a fair sporting event was commencing.

Young Ukrainian Oleg proved manly to competition

Japan’s Koji Yamamuro scored 14.033 on the Vault after having a clear mass stumble falling onto his knees and legs after taking to the air, hurting his legs in the process.

It would be this decision that Japan appealed. China clearly sailed into first, though second were Great Britain and third the Ukraine, who came up from below the board.

After ten minutes of deliberating, Japan were granted their appeal and bumped into second place, where GB were pushed to third and bronze slipped from Ukraine’s grasp.

Many believed the decision to grant the appeal unjustified and felt the officials gave it to Japan to avoid any media coverage negatively from Japan. Some Twitter users stated “ At least team GB can accept their medals with honour” “Ukraine being men about it, instead of kicking up a stink and walking away.” One also said “Japan’s victory will always be tainted.”

While it was an easy decision to force GB to third, to protect any negativety from Japan, officals, knowing GB would be graceful and accept it, as Ukraine did also, is no excuse for allowing this to happen and be swept under the carpet. The games have once again been shrouded in controversy. An official of the games needs to step in and revoke the decision asap as this is the right process (and possibly remove the judging panel of the Gymnastics.)

Alas, Britain gained a bronze, for which they were gracious of, which had not seen a medal for the country in a century.

Team GB put on an excellent display with Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Daniel Purvis, Sam Oakley and Kristian Thomas.

Louis Smith takes to the horse

Thomas became one of the standout forced instrumental for the team, classed as too big for the rings, had control, performed an excellent hangar legs out hold, with added choreography that seemed well performed, with a near perfect landing.

Max Whitlock, on the pommel horse, also performer well, with a leg wave finish in a perfect poise.

Gael Da Silva and Pierre Yves Beny of France, also had good vaults, though didn’t gain enough overall scores to raise from the lower ranks of the board. Hamilton Sabot of France and at least one member, if not more added to eye candy for all fans watching.

Daniel Keatings for Team GB was respected by the team, thanking him for being reserve.

Royalty also came to view the feat of centuries, with Princes William and Harry in attendance.

Swimming continued on,with shock in the 200m Men’s butterfly. In a tense swim, Phelps, came in third before the last leg of the race where he dominated once more and torpedoed through the stream to finish first. No-one knows how he does it, but an excellent proof of athletism.

Sparring partner Ryan Lochte, however, didn’t make the podium after France’s Yannick Agnel to first place in the 200m freestyle. Agnel previously defeat him one day prior in the 400m freestyle event.

Lochte proved a good sport despite loss

Claiming Gold for Team France

Kate Walsh for Team GB’s Hockey suffered devastating injury, needing emergency surgery. She may return for Thursday.

Paula Radcliffe had to step down from the marathon run for the Olympics due to injury.

Tom Daley and Peter Whitefield put on a strong effort, but landed short of the medals table for Men’s synchronised diving. (See other post for further details.)

Prime Minister David Cameron also watched the event from the crowd.

The empty seats continued to define the games, where some returned spaces went on sale, which most of the country did not know about, therefore missing once more. Other claimed they are still too overpriced to venture out for. Sponsors only gained 8% of tickets, though receive most of the blame for this void in stadium space, mostly at the North Greenwich arena for today’s Gymnastics, and some in the Aquatic center in East London once more. See Day 1 Results on how to solve this issue.

Troops drafted in, still doesn’t add enough