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Great Britain’s women have won a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating defending champions the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout. The final finished 3-3 in normal time, with Britain coming from behind twice to equalise with the Dutch team while keeper Maddie Hinch made a string of remarkable saves. And the Dutch, the current world champions, who were looking to win their third Olympic gold in a row, could not beat Hinch in the shootout, which Britain won 2-0. Helen Richardson-Walsh and Hollie Webb scored the decisive penalties to win Britain’s 24th gold at Rio 2016.

anonymous asked:

Could you post a list of Elementary fake-married fics please? Or just your fave Elementary fics

ANON IT WOULD BE AN HONOUR AND A PRIVILEGE AND SO I SHALL DO BOTH. Now I can be a bit fussy about fics but these are the ones that come to mind - I’ve starred the ones that I really love.

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Adriana’s Workout

With the 2014 World Cup starting next week, all eyes are on Brazil, a country as beloved for its five-time-world-champion national football team as it is for its celebration of the female form. And, really, with one look at the Bahia-born Adriana Lima, it’s no wonder. The perennially toned, delightfully curved supermodel could have been designed by the late “form follows feminine” Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. In reality, her shape is a result of ten years of training exclusively with Michael Olajide, Jr., at New York City’s Aerospace. There, Lima can be found at least twice a week working out, in her words, “like a professional boxer getting ready for a fight.” 

“It’s the only thing I do for exercise,” says Lima of her regular 90-minute sessions with Olajide, who, in turn, trains her as he would a real boxer—because, more than a good sweat, says Lima, boxing for her “is a passion.” 

As physically involved as the sport is, it requires quick thinking, so Olajide begins Lima’s workouts with five to ten minutes of exercises designed to sharpen her mental concentration, including jumping jacks and shadowboxing—complicated eight-count combinations to keep Lima on her toes. “She is really smart. If it’s too repetitious, she doesn’t want anything to do with it,” says Olajide, laughing. 

Next, the former middle-weight champion hands her a jump rope—which he calls the “rainmaker” for its ability to induce sweat—for up to 30 minutes of intense double unders (rotating the rope around your body twice within one jump), cross overs (crossing the rope in front of your body), and side-to-sides, during the course of which Lima performs complicated footwork that would put Double Dutch champions to shame. 

At this point, Lima dons mitts and takes to the speed bag for a rhythmic, high-frequency ten minutes of throwing punches, followed by ten minutes of double-end bag work. “I think of cardio as muscular endurance,” says Olajide. “Through bodyweight resistance and high repetitions, everything she does burns calories.” 

Better yet, the mere rotation from throwing technically perfect hooks, uppercuts, and jabs defines her Victoria’s Secret–worthy abs, meaning she never needs to do crunches. “I call it Grand Central,” says Olajide of her core, “because that’s where everything originates.” 

For the end of the workout, the pair heads into the ring to spar for up to 40 minutes. With gloves on, they throw choreographed punches at high speeds. “It’s like a dance,” says Olajide, “but she has to remember to duck.” To make sure Lima is perfectly toned and that “her butt really pops,” they round out each session by zeroing in on bodyweight-resistance strength-training exercises. 

The challenging full-body workout ensures that, on the road, Lima need only squeeze in ten minutes of jumping rope each day to stay fit. Aside from keeping her famously toned form in high demand, boxing bestows her with confidence and patience. “You know how powerful you are and how much strength you have. When you’re confident, you’re not bothered by much,” says Lima. And what’s more beautiful than that? 

the signs as kids u knew in elementary school
  • aries: the one you were pretty sure was going to burn down the school or smth
  • taurus: double dutch champion
  • gemini: the kid who got a cell phone in like third grade and bragged about it every second of every day
  • cancer: severe peanut allergy kid
  • leo: the kid who could burp the alphabet
  • virgo: the one who was super into warrior cats
  • libra: the kid who cried every day for an entire school year
  • scorpio: that asshole who would finish those 1 minute multiplication test like 15 seconds and then smugly watch the rest of the class struggle
  • sagittarius: the boy who had long hair and was constantly confused for a girl because of it
  • capricorn: reads at recess kid
  • aquarius: girl obsessed with horses
  • pisces: the one who started rumors about the school being haunted
Meet Arjen Robben | FC Bayern München

sooo todays post is about arjen robben because soooo many people only know him as a “diver” or that he is “selfish” and hate him because he has a “bad personality” - well, let me tell you something: he hasn’t. he’s an amazing player and mostly bvb fans hate him because of reasons (we’ll talk about that later)and yeah so here we go

arjen, who is also known as “Mister Wembley” or “the bee slayer” plays at bayern munich since 2009, his jersey number is number 10 and normally he plays on the right wing

he also played for PSV Eindhoven (2002-2004)

Chelsea FC (2004-2007)

and Real Madrid (2007-2009)

he also plays for the dutch national team and is their vice captain behind robin van persie, he really loves his country and is very proud to play for his national team

he was vice world cup winner with the dutch national team in 2010 and is third of the 2014 world cup in brazil

he played an absoutley fantastic world cup

he’s married to his beautiful wife bernadien since 2007

they’ve got three kids and seriously, his wife is so beautiful, look

she’s so pretty

and his kids, luka, kai and lynn, are the sweetest ever

his family is perfect and means everything to him - he’s a great dad

but let’s start with arjens own story in which he show what a true fighter he is

the whole drama started in the dfb final in 2012 (we lost it 5:2 against bvb, don’t you even dare to talk about it)

this video summarize his own, personal story against the bees perfectly

arjen missed a penalty kick and yeah.. the drama continued

in the champions league final 2012 against chelsea, arjen missed a penalty we got in the extra time and later, in the penalty shootout he did not dare to go to the spot

we lost

and everyone blamed him - but it was not just his fault

our own fans booed and whistled at him because they blamed him for the loss and this was so unfair

mark van bommel (arjens former team mate at bayern and in the dutch national team) said: “If I would be Arjen, I would think twice about staying in Munich.”

arjen went through a hard time in summer 2012, but he did not give up and stayed at bayern (even if a lot of people think he wouldn’t stay because he was also often injured)

and he got his revenge against the bees - it started in the dfb quarter finals against dortmund, he scored the winning goal

and in the champions league final 2013 against bvb, he scored the winning goal in the 89. minute and saved our ass - and also brought us our fifth champions league trophy

nobody deserved it more than him (okay maybe basti but this is not about him)
this songs wrote bayern fans for him (x)

he got his revenge and he’s still not done

in the dfb pokal final 2014 he also scored against the bvb

and in the last match against the bees, on november the first, he also saved our ass

and you know what ? his winning goal was a penalty

this video is so amazing and accurate

sadly most people only see him as a selfish person who always dives - and not as that awesome player and amazing human being he is

YES he did this a lot of times, but it became less - and have you seen neymar ?

YES it’s true that he played damn selfish - but it stopped after the lost champions league final 212, he changed

he is still a bit selfish sometimes, but we can live with it - at least, no player is perfect

he loves bayern with all his heart and says, we are his family - in 2014 he extended his contract for three years to 2017

and he scores so many beautiful goals for us

like this one against schalke (x)

or this one against manchester united (x)

and his skills are just fucking awesome (x)

he and thiago showing us their skills (x)

they also have a lot of fun together (x)

you remember his beautiful goal against barca ?

so, besides all his amazing footballer skills he is such a nice and kind person and his german is so sweet :’) he talks about thomas hitzelsbergers outing as homosexual in this video (another amazing side of arjen: he says it’s normal and that it is a great thing)

his team mates appreciate him a lot like javi for example

and he’s such a cutie, after the champions legue final 2013 he was aked if he could put into words what this meant to him and he was just like “no“ :)

and i think they enjoy driving with him a lot

i mean, really, he’s always so nice and kind and smiling, how could you hate him?!

he would give everything for his club and country, is always honest and ambitious - he was the only one who seemed motivated during the champions league semi finals against real madrid tbh

he works so hard and is always so determined on the pitch

seriously, you can not like him, but hate? and saying he’s the worst player ever? there are even worse players than him and it’s just pathetic that you judge him for two facts

he is one of the nicest players in our squad and one of the few, who always give eveything - in every fucking match. and saying his personality is shit - are you kidding me ?! do you know him? i don’t know him either but as far as we know he’s an amazing person and player and, in my opinion, the only one next to cristiano ronaldo who would deserve the ballon d’or 2014. thank you and please - form your own opinion about him before you just say what others say. arjen does not deserve all this shit and hate and he’s fucking amazing

Unless the protagonist is in modern day, having a gay/lesbian protagonist is impossible since it is required that the ancestor reproduces in order to view their memories. And that requires being with the opposite gender, obviously. We can’t even use thier bodies either since it would be too decomposed for it. A bisexual Assassin however is defenitly possible. A modern day gay/lesbian Assassin is defiantly solid too, I mean check out Arend Schet, a Dutch MMA Champion, Assassin, and lover of fellow Assassin, Harlan T. Cunningham. He single handly, with brass nuckles and hidden blade, demolished Half of Sigma Team, the Templars’ Top elite Assassin hunting unit. If that doesn’t warrent love for this guy, then I don’t know what else what. I would love to play as him or have him as part of my possie of Master Assassins, like with Shaun, Rebecca, Lucy, and Desmond. Give it to me!!!

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Reclaiming Fitspo: Ireen Wüst

Wüst is a Dutch long track speed skater. She began skating at the age of 11 and debuted in 2004 at the Dutch Single Distance Championships, where she won ninth place. 

When she was only 19, Wüst became the youngest Dutch Olympic champion when she won gold in the 3000m at the 2006 Turin Games. In 2008, Wüst became the first Dutch woman to be Olympic, world and European champion at the same time. She has been voted Dutch Sportswoman of the Year and has  won the Ard Schenk award for best long distance skater three times.

Wüst identifies as bisexual. On February 10th, she became the first openly queer athlete to win a gold at Sochi. She won the 3,000 meter event and managed to win Silver in the 1,000 meter as well. 

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if we win we’ve had to beat the dutch champions, the spanish champions, the german champions, and (most likely) the 10 time ucl winners meanwhile if rm wins they’ve had to…come back against wolfsburg?