Olym-picks Day 9

Gees, this sh*t just got real.

In sporting competition, rivalries emerge that ignite the sport. It seems Georgie K and Ryan Smith have become the Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson of the Olym-picks (there’s a joke in that too). It’s all friendly at the moment but as we count down to the final day on Friday, it could get dirty.

And, just when we thought it couldn’t get any funnier, Alex delivered something that will keep us laughing at Sportsbet for weeks. To give it context, Georgie K is one of our more proactive and favourite Sploggers.

Yesterday’s winners included Jackson, Alex F, Cameron, Domenic and, well, you know who, with a bronze. Cameron is just outside the top five and with a late push could reach the top! It’s never too late to enter.

Full details of the competition, check out the Opening Ceremony blog post.

Your turn!

Submit your funny quotes, tweets, images or whatever in the comments section and try to win a medal!

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166 Responses to Olym-picks Day 9

  1. Cameron says:

    “Naughty Korea” medal count http://t.co/AqfAa8Uq

  2. Alex says:

    Seems like everyone getting on board the Bolt Bandwagon


  3. Alex says:

    Its just like Steven Bradbury all over again!


  4. Kathy L says:

    poor guy gets told by Lolo

  5. Jack says:

    hah I hope he got his ass kicked shortly after throwing that bottle

  6. Alex F says:

    What kind of guys get into equestrian?

  7. Alex F says:

    This is the Matrix (real photography)

  8. Alex F says:

    Random Fact Time: Any South Korean male who wins an Olympic medal aviods the country’s mandatory two-year military service

  9. Hocings says:

    Revised lyrics in reposnse to – http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/off-the-field/kangaroo-condoms-get-a-hop-on-london-organisers-20120807-23ss2.html:

    I come from a land down under
    Where beer does flow and men shag
    Can’t you see, can’t you feel your boner?
    Before you hump, cover your gland down under.” (Yeahhh!)

    Lying in a den in Bombay
    With a stiffy and hopin’ for a shag
    I said to the woman, “Are you trying to tempt me
    Because I come to hump a plenty?”
    And she said,

    “Oh, you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
    Where women shag and men hump?
    Can’t you see, can’t you feel your boner? (ooohh)
    Before you hump, cover your gland down under.

  10. Hocings says:

    With the continuous focus on ‘winning at all cost’, it is indeed a pleasure to witness the spirit and embodiment of ‘sportsmanship’ being lived out by these three athletics. In my eyes, they are the ‘real’ winners in life.


  11. Alex F says:

    Ouch.. Surprised he walked away from this uninjured…186kgs of pain

  12. Alex F says:

    Aussie Video: Shit NEVER said during the Olympics = Hilarious

  13. Alex F says:

    Things seem to be going a bit random..so here’s Michael Phelps on a watermelon!!!

  14. Hocings says:

    What is the only sport at the London Olympics 2012 with no medals? – http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/07/safe-sex-london-2012-olympic

  15. Nicholas says:


    Big game for us tomorrow, the odds are against us…

    but there is hope..

    We have Jesus ;) GO YOU AUSSIES!

  16. Hocings says:

    Chants at velodrome:
    During the women’s sprint – Aussies – “Oi”, “Oi”, “Oi”
    During the men’s keirin – Brits – “Hoy”, “Hoy”, “Hoy”

  17. Pat says:

    I’ve leave you to add the caption to this photo… have a feeling have a feeling he may be referring to the size of the something


  18. DON WATSON says:

    husband comes home from work and says to wife, my olympic condoms have arrived there the five colors of the rings, i think i,ll wear gold tonite.” the wife says why not wear silver and come second for a change

  19. Jason says:

    Oh goodness its olympic soccer. If i wanted to watch someone struggle to score for 90 minutes, id take some of my single friends to the bar

  20. Alex F says:

    Awesome face-swap haha

  21. Alex F says:

    What the Olympics are all about…nation with nation

  22. Jack says:

    If I ever meet Victoria Pendleton I’m going to buy her half a glass of champagne ;)

  23. Chris says:

    I feel sorry for the diver that back flopped, Effin’ Stephan, I mean we all Feck up sometimes.

  24. Alex says:

    Is it just me or is this logo like a Brazilian times better?


  25. Jack says:

    What kind of guys get into Equestrian?

  26. Ryan Smith says:

    The Boomers take on USA tomorrow and there is a huge interest in whether Steph Rice will barrack for Australia or root USA.

  27. Ryan Smith says:

    OUCH! 432lbs on your head would hurt!


  28. Ryan Smith says:

    This lady should be the face of the olympics! Knows how to get crowd going..


  29. Ryan Smith says:

    Looks like that ‘pervert’ from gymnastics a few days ago now owns a camera..

  30. Chris says:

    An experienced Hooker knows how to handle a long pole, goodluck to Steve tonight.

  31. Ryan Smith says:

    After a close duel in the quarter-final of the men’s 66-kilogram judo competition between Japan’s Ebinuma Masashi and South Korea’s Cho Jun-Ho, the referees awarded the bout to Cho. But when the crowd started to boo, the ruling was reviewed and the decision was overturned.

  32. Alex says:

    Overheard this on the bus today and was dying of laughter inside:

    Girl 1: “Hey if I trained like really hard I reckon I could make the olympics next year”
    Girl 2: “You’re so stupid you can’t make the olympics next year”
    Girl 1: “Why not, if I trained like really hard I could”
    Girl 2: “No because the olympics aren’t on next year”
    Girl 1: “Wait what? Why not?”
    Girl 2: “They’re on every two years so you have to wait until then. But you should definitely train for it”
    Girl 1: “Nah two years is too long I’ll just get a job selling nail polish or something instead”

    Not a single brain between them

  33. Alex says:

    Haha believe me if I was a judge you’d get gold every day just for effort.

  34. Ryan Smith says:

    This bloke looks pretty ‘excited’ to win an olympic medal!


  35. Allan says:


    just put this meme together, think youll like it.

  36. Ryan Smith says:

    I just lost it! hahahahaha!

  37. Ryan Smith says:

    “I think theres too many cracks in his technique”


  38. Allan says:

    an olympic sport from 1900-1920 (im pretty sure) the old game of Tug of War.
    now that’s a sport i’m sure would have pulled big crowds.
    Anyway, i found this image of one of the teams back in the 1900′s, and could help but picturing the side a country could pull together if tug of war was an olympic sport today. The sizes of the athlete would be somewhat different.

    • Chris McWilliams says:

      Doesn’t merit a medal Allan, but you have sparked a conversation in the office about its merits as a sport.


  39. Allan says:

    An interesting fact is that 7 of the 22 events during the olympics of 1900 are not held in the 2012 olympics.
    These are: Basque pelota, cricket, croquet, golf, polo, rugby union and Tug of war.

    These possibly the must unthinkable sports you would picture seeing during the 2012 olympics. (apart from golf and rugby) This just highlighting the change sport has seen over the past century.

  40. Jason says:

    Heard this from Conan O’Brien
    “yesterday michael phelps set an all time olympic record for most.gold medals. Phelps has so much gold on his chest he’s been asked to join the cast of Jersey Shore”

  41. Alex F says:

    A USA rower particularly excited about his Bronze medal…

  42. Alex F says:

    The best part of the Olympic opening ceremony by a mile…

  43. Alex F says:

    Triathlon gold and silver medalists could barely walk after finishing their race, but…

  44. Alex F says:

    FAIL! – USA paper used auto-replace for the word ‘gay’, thus calling USA sprinter ‘Tyson Homosexual’
    “Homosexual qualified for his first Summer Games team and served notice he’s certainly someone to watch in Beijing.”
    “It means a lot to me,” the 25-year-old Homosexual said. “I’m glad my body could do it, because now I know I have it in me.”

  45. Alex F says:

    How I picture the US everytime they win gold…annoying buggers

  46. Alex F says:

    Conan on marijuana and the Olympics!

  47. Alex says:

    Its gonna be a photo finish!


    • Kathy L says:

      how does this get a medal it doesn’t make sense

      • Chris McWilliams says:

        That’s bronze Kathy L.

        Context is in relation to the competitors in our Olym-picks competition. Both Alexs are currently leading the medal table and therefore we find it a little bit funny.

        Chris Mc

  48. Chris says:

    My faith in the media is rapidly dimishing.
    Recently I read an article titled ‘Virgin hurdler almost shaved head’.
    C’mon, really how can I believe the first bit, I mean is it not the nature of being a hurdler to throw a leg over….

  49. Chris says:

    Pole vault is a great and unique sport, as it has both a Hooker and high men.

  50. Paul R says:

    Watched pole vaulter named Kim Yoo Suk- & he does

  51. Paul R says:

    Will the Polish pole vaulter win Gold ? The athlete from Hungary can’t stop eating long enough to vault!

  52. Ro says:

    How poor is Latvia their pole vaulter can’t even afford contacts

  53. Cameron says:

    Virgin hurdler almost shaved head after loss


  54. Paul R says:

    Hopefully the Pol(ish) vaulter doesn’t snap like the Cubans pole did. Very dangerous if a pol snaps.

  55. Domenic says:

    haha good way to cover all options

  56. Domenic says:

    Ouch to say the least? the big boy just shrugs it off!

  57. pat says:

    I bet meares was pearson herself winning gold in the cycling

  58. Paul R says:

    Hooker starts his pole vaulting at 5:50m. The way the athletes are failing he won’ t have anyone to compete against. A Hooker with brains.

  59. Domenic says:

    when i hear the dream team nick name for the USA bball team, it reminds me of cadbury dream chocolate for some reason. Then i thought about the aussie bball team. Mills, of aboriginal origins, a playmaker who holds the team together and a bunch of other white guys. So sticking with the chocolate theme i present the new nick name for the aussie team…..the top deck team! >http://wayfaringchocolate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/IMG_8883.jpg
    a layer of dark chocolate that holds together individual blocks of white chocolate. The resemblance is uncanny i think! haha

  60. Paul R says:

    Gawd now we have a Czek pole vaulter named Kudlicka. Are these names for for real!!

  61. Domenic says:

    haha $150 worth of free bets, any chance of some charity alex?

  62. Domenic says:

    hurdles proving to be a killer!

  63. Andrew says:

    Pole Vault Commentator- “That pole totally slipped out of the box right there.”

  64. Cameron says:

    Already won of this :)

  65. Cameron says:

    Poll Vault Re-Vault. #amazing #London2012

  66. Cameron says:

    Jump already, this is re-vaulting. #London2012

  67. Cameron says:

    Steve Hooker is through to the final of the polevault after just one jump of 5.50 metres.

  68. Cameron says:

    Athlete’s pole snaps during vault


  69. Ryan Smith says:

    Hahaha nice to see Paul Chapman giving a helping hand in London!

  70. cameras wont take a photo with the lens cap on mate, i think you might not have a job if you dont catch onto this

  71. awkward time to have a raging donger don’t ya think, maybe its all that horizontal motion?

  72. Jordan MacLeod says:

    loving the adds for iSelect, the faceplant gets me every time maybe that guy has a chance on our olympic team

  73. Alex says:

    “The Olympics is my favourite sporting event. Although I have a problem with that silver medal. When you think about it, you win the gold – you feel good, you win the bronze – you think, ‘Well at least I got something’. But when you win silver, it’s like, ‘Congratulations, you ‘almost’ won. Of all the losers, you came in first of that group. You’re the number one ‘loser.’ No one loses better than you”
    Jerry Seinfeld

  74. Alex says:

    “Had my dream again where I’m making love, and the Olympic judges are watching. I’d nailed the compulsories, so this is it, the finals. I got a 9.8 from the Canadians, a perfect 10 from the Americans, and my mother, disguised as an East German judge, gave me a 5.6. Must have been the dismount.”

  75. Allan says:


    Saw this, thought it was hilarious.
    Australia v newzeland comparison

    (in fairness to NZ though they have won 3 gold but still very funny)

  76. Alex F says:

    Woah…this is actually horrible – Chinese training children for the Olympics. Heartwrenching.

  77. Jordan MacLeod says:

    With a last name like hooker, Steve was literally born to work a pole

  78. Alex F says:

    Wardrobe malfunction from tonight’s gymnastics…

  79. Jordan MacLeod says:

    you have to have a hero and villian in olympic competition, because with two heros, you only get the clapping like they get in golf

  80. Alex F says:

    Success kid grows up…

  81. Pat says:

    Great to See such good sportsmanship at the Olympics!!

  82. Jordan MacLeod says:

    ” geeze you’ve expanded”, ” yea well you too can have a body like this with neglect “

  83. Jordan MacLeod says:

    ” obviously its healthy to get a bit of exercise”

  84. Pat says:

    The Director of the AOC has today apologised for the team’s late arrival only landing in London yesterday.

  85. Alex F says:

    My favourite Olympic commercial so far – check it out


  86. Jordan MacLeod says:

    i find it hilarious watching the decathalon, when the comontators are so interested in the shotput they are talking about their lives and how little exercise they have been doing since the games started, obviously the olympics doesnt promote participation, it promotes sick days

  87. Jordan MacLeod says:

    ” you have to do your best, otherwise your just messing up “

  88. Jordan MacLeod says:

    these shotputers sound like they either stubed their toe, or are doing a hard pooh

  89. Domenic says:

    first world problems, need more medals to pay internet bills

  90. Domenic says:

    i think i have unlocked the key to this competition

  91. Alex says:

    The Mayor of London getting into the olympic spirit


  92. Domenic says:

    this guy just blitzes everyone in the steeplechase and still has the energy to do a celebration dance better than most people can normally dance!
    ps took me 5 mins to load that 13 sec video (im hanging in there :-( )

  93. Domenic says:

    anyone else noticed the brazilian girl on the Jeep commercials? Pledging her support for australia?
    confuses me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUugA7HoLow&feature=relmfu

  94. Jozef W says:

    (France V Spain, B’ball quarter-final). 2 Technical fouls by France in the last minute! One absolutely flagrant. Basically what they are saying is “We surrender”

  95. Glenn M says:

    If there was an Olympic event for whoever gets the most silver medals, Australia would be the silver medallist.

  96. Jason says:

    I found these,athletes names very funny, what were there parents thinking


  97. Jason says:

    What about an olympics for cats …………


  98. Jason says:

    The bulgarian volleyball stop to play a game of ‘simon says’ during there match against Australia


  99. Jason says:

    He looked like a winner until the crowd began chant his name


  100. Kathy L says:

    this exact pic and comment has been posted by someone else earlier

  101. Alex says:

    hey thats not fair … i won 2 golds and 2 silvers

  102. Chris McWilliams says:

    I’ll double check Georgie, but from what I can see it’s two silver and four bronze.

    I’ll put it in today’s table.

    Chris Mc

  103. alex says:

    wants to know why olympic markets keep dissappearing, such as women elliot and many more!?

  104. uncle AL says:

    Hope he wins the 200m final

  105. uncle AL says:

    lightnig strikes in the 200m final

  106. Luke D says:

    Usain Bolt runs at 31mph which sounds good, but if he hits a child at that speed there is a 40% chance they’ll die…

  107. Luke D says:

    Gold Medal for NASA in the 563 million metres…