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A Little Controversy - 2012 Olympic Games Day 5 Open Thread


Yesterday had a fill on controversy, particularily with the men's team gymnastics final. Japan had spent the day trying to catch China for the gold medal. At the end of the 2nd-to-last position, China had mostly secured top spot, and Japan was poised to tie 2nd. Great Britain and the Ukraine were both battling for 3rd. However, on that last rotation, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura fell off the pommel horse during his routine, and his loss of points caused his team to suddenly fall to 4th. This put Great Britain into 2nd place and Ukraine in 3rd, with Japan just barely missing the podium. However, Japan called for an official inquiry. Turns out, a shaky handstand just before falling off was enough to increase Uchimura's score, putting Japan back into 2nd for the silver medal. Wow.
Anyways, there is obviously more action today, with Canada represented in the women's team gymnastics finals and the women's 10m platform diving finals. Head past the jump for the sports we see today, and check out and for lots of news and updates.

Archery - Men's Individual, Women's Individual

Badminton - Men's Singles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles

Basketball - Men's Basketball

Beach Volleyball - Men's Beach Volleyball, Women's Beach Volleyball (Preliminaries: Canada vs Russia 12:00pm PDT)

Boxing - Men's Light Fly 49kg, Men's Light Welter 64kg

Canoe Slalom - Men's Canoe Single C1 (medal round at 7:06am)

Diving - Women's Synchronized 10m Platform (medal round at 7:00am, Canada represented)

Equestrian - Individual Eventing (medal round for Jumping at 6:30am), Team Eventing (medal round for Jumping at 2:30am)

Fencing - Men's Individual Foil (medal matches at 11:10am)

Football - Women's Football (Canada vs Sweden 6:30am)

Gymnastics - Artistic - Women's Team (medal round starts at 8:30am, Canada represented)

Handball - Men's Handball

Hockey - Women's Hockey

Judo - Men's 81kg (medal rounds start at 6:28am), Women's 63kg (medal rounds start at 6:00am)

Rowing - Men's Single Sculls, Women's Double Sculls, Men's Four, Women's Lightweight Double Sculls, Men's Lightweight Double Sculls, Women's Eight, Women's Single Sculls, Men's Double Sculls, Men's Lightweight Four

Sailing - Men's Finn, Men's 49er, Men's RS-X, Women's Laser Radial, Men's Star, Women's Elliott 6m, Women's RS-X, Men's Laser

Shooting - Men's Skeet (medal round at 6:00am)

Swimming - Men's 100m Freestyle, Women's 200m Butterfly, Men's 200m Breaststroke, Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay (medal race at 12:51pm), Women's 200m Freestyle (medal race at 11:41am), Men's 200m Butterfly (medal race at 11:49am), Women's 200m Individual Medley (medal race at 12:43pm)

Table Tennis - Women's Singles, Men's Singles

Tennis - (still too many matches, but at least it's now in the 2nd round)

Volleyball - Men's Volleyball

Water Polo - Men's Water Polo

Weightlifting - Men's 69kg (medal round at 11:00am), Women's 63kg (medal round at 7:30am)