Wednesday Link-Off: These Games Are Our Games

Another Wednesday, another set of our favourite links over the last three days. In our continuing series of the women of Olympics, here’s Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice.

There have been two big stories so far in this Olympics. First is Ye Shiwen swimming as fast as Ryan Lochte but passing her drug test. The other is NBC getting Twitter to ban their #1 Olympic coverage critic. (Deadspin)

The thing about Guy Adams’ ban is that Twitter alerted NBC to a possible terms of service violation so NBC could file a complain to get Adams’ account suspended which is especially suspicious considering that NBC is partnering with Twitter for Olympic coverage. (Daily Telegraph)

Adams’ account was reinstated yesterday afternoon after a detailed defence of his position and NBC succumbing to public pressure by withdrawing their complaint. (The Independent)

After the jump, a Canadian perspective on the Olympics, what’s wrong with video game reviews and David Feherty is clinically insane.

The big complaint about NBC’s coverage is all the tape-delay they’re using so people can’t watch the big events live on TV. NBC says they’re doing that because they like playing Big Brother when it comes to the stories that you can follow. (Warming Glow)

By the way, did you know that New York bid for the 2012 Olympics? Here’s how they were planning to pull it off. (New York Magazine)

Have you ever wondered how much an Olympic medal is worth if so sold it by the part? Not as much as you’d hope. (Deadspin)

Things haven’t gone so well for Canada so far. They’ve only picked up 4 bronze medals. Hope is on the way with the trampoline team still to perform. (The Classical)

Prior to yesterday’s three bronze medal day, the Canadian media were willing to do anything to create a Canadian-centric story. That includes TSN framing US swimmer Missy Franklin’s gold medal as a win for Canada. (Business Insider)

Maybe Canada would have a better medal haul if the Olympics featured these events that the everyman could partake in. (Cracked)

A good Canadian story from yesterday was Milos Raonic’s epic match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Here’s the match through the eyes of Bruce Arthur and his progressing insanity. (Storify)

You’d think that hockey would be a very Canadian but not the latest hockey league. Oklahoma is the home to the very American sounding Bikini Hockey League. (The Daily)

Best Chris Brown album review ever? Best Chris Brown album review ever. (Spill It Now)

Speaking of reviews, here’s a look at how video game reviews using the same model as movies and TV might be broken. (Forbes Games)

Looking for more info on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? Intrepid gamers have combed through the game’s beta’s code to find out the levels and characters that will ship with the game. (IGN)

David Feherty let John Daly hit a golf ball out of his mouth and didn’t die. That’s pretty noteworthy and cool.

Get the tables! It’s the best table moments in the WWE.

And here’s a very official early look at why Dead Space 3 will be the scariest game in the series.

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