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 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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Just alittle Crazy,

Yes, you said that my statement was a little sarcastic ... which implies the person is being sarcastic!

... and I did not refer to you as being arrogant .... some other posters were being arrogant and abnoxious ... particularly the three in one person! Do you know who I mean?

I am always a calm and patient person ... so don't worry about that.
Perhaps you are a little hyped with the Michael Phelps thread you have posted to.

As you say, we are all entitled to our opinion as long as it is not rude and abnoxious.
I was not referring to you in that regard.

Too many people emphasize the medals ..... while I emphasize the competitions ... while acknowledging and congratulating the winners as well.
 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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Posted: 8/17/2008 5:47:24 PM
Just alittle Crazy,

Whatever!
There was no malice intended!

We are both enjoying the Olympics as many others are ... and, that is what matters!

Yes, Usain Bolt (9.69) was amazing .... and the women Shelly-Ann Fraser (10.78), Sherone Simpson (10.98) and Kerron Stewart (10.98) .... The Jamaican trio!
... The fastest men and women in this Olympics (and the world for Usain)!
(the fastest woman was Florence Griffith Joyner of USA with 10.49 in 1988).
 blondblueyed
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 86
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Posted: 8/17/2008 10:47:58 PM
So, I guess it is official mon, the Jamaicans are the fastest people on the planet mon and very pretty, too!

As for the NBC programming, one simple word “ratings”, when the swimming and gymnastics are aired they are the most watched programming according to the Nielsen figures with Saturday Night being the highest rating for NBC since 1990.

They are personally my favorite events and I think the best story in the ladies gymnastics is the 33 year old (pretty much unheard of) Chusovitina, a Russian now competing for Germany winning the Silver on the vault. She was part of the Unified Team that won the Gold in Barcelona.
 broncsbuff
Joined: 4/18/2008
Msg: 88
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Posted: 8/18/2008 11:31:02 AM
mr t

Your speaking for athletes when saying that China wants it more than any other country....

I refuse to beleive that any American is sitting around saying "I hope I win gold, but if I win silver, thats good enough"

stop speaking for athletes that train there whole life to compete in something so important.....
 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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Posted: 8/19/2008 4:14:32 AM
I love gymnastics as well .... have missed the last bit of gymnastics ..... so missed Shawn Johnson ..... perhaps next Olympics for her gold! ... but she got her silvers!
I will have to get the replays ....

The triathalon has to be the extreme sport of the Olympics, wouldn't you say?
I can't even imagine swimming in the waters there ..... I expect high in pollution ... and then getting on your bike when you are wet! ugh ...... You'd think they'd do the run after the swim so you could at least dry off ....... or sort of dry off I guess since it is so hot there!

Australia dominated the womens triathalon, with Portugal getting their first medal -- Silver!

Congratulations to Simon Whitfield for his silver medal!
And to the other medal winners!
 natural energy
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Posted: 8/19/2008 7:21:23 AM
ipfreak,
Your Shawn Johnson just got her gold on the women's beam!
She was great!
 natural energy
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Posted: 8/19/2008 9:21:37 AM
valen sinclair,

GB is doing great at the games, that is for sure!
I know that your greatest rivals are the Aussies ...... Cadel Evans may have been tired after coming in second at the Tour de France!
Nicole Cooke did great in the women's road race!
The joys of winning!

I haven't caught much of the track races.
I see that GB is doing great there!

You will be fortunate to host the 2012 games!
Four years will go by in no time.
 blondblueyed
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 96
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Posted: 8/21/2008 9:58:21 PM

a) Why are the US divers so fat? They should have skipped the last big Mac before diving.

Anyone wonder why there are so many young women with eating disorders? On what planet would any of these women be fat?


What puzzle me most is I believe the minimum age for Olympic games is 16.


I believe I heard it mentioned during the gymnastics coverage that now they have to at least be turning 16 in the year the Olympics are held. At one time you had to be 14 by the first day of competition. The ages of a few of the gals from the Chinese team are going to be investigated. Actually, I agree with Bela Karolyi, the only reason this is a “scandal” is because the age was changed, Nadia was only 14 when she competed in Montreal and Shannon Miller had turned 15 a few months prior to the Olympics in Barcelona. If they can handle it mentally and physically enough to qualify in their events they should be allowed to compete. If anyone should know, it would be him, he and his wife coached Nadia.

 Nao_Namorado
Joined: 7/23/2008
Msg: 99
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Posted: 8/23/2008 3:02:20 PM
Okay, enough. I can't wait until they're finished...after all, I've memorized all of the ads that the Olympics serve as a shill for. Plus, my arm's tired of playing good little nationalist, waving the flag of my nation. Yeah team [yawn].
 Outdoor2
Joined: 4/1/2006
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Posted: 8/24/2008 12:55:14 AM
While flipping between CBC and NBC on "live" events, I did notice a several second delay on one channel one night, then on the other channel the next night.

It makes one wonder what the definition of "live broadcast" is. The popular used "seven second delay" is BS in my view. Just another way to skew reality if something untoward was to happen.

Anyone remember NBC's "live broadcast" of the opening ceremonies in '02? It was 3 hours late...

539 days to.....GO CANADA!!!
 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 8/24/2008 4:17:25 PM
Congrats to Canada as well!

Now I wonder if China will invade Taiwan anytime soon?
 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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Posted: 8/25/2008 2:26:07 PM
So many great athletes!
So many great competitions!
I will miss the last two weeks of the great Olympic talents!

I happened to catch the Rhythmic Gymnastics on Saturday and saw Evgeniya Kanaeva's routine with the hoop! Wow! Fantastic! She was much better than this dancing bannana! She looked like she was weaving through that hoop!.... simply amazing. If you missed it, here is a routine she has on Youtube .. it is not the Olympic routine exactly, but it still shows her great skill and "perfect body". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDIXU_BRAk
I guess if we all trained like she did we'd look like that too?

If anyone knows when(if) they will have an Olympics highlights show on tv, please let us know ..... I'd like to see all the wins ..... not just Canada or the US ......
 Outdoor2
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Posted: 8/25/2008 9:27:52 PM

china will go broke.....

With five thousand (or so) years of history...I don't think so...

This was their "coming out" party!

The opening ceremonies "giant steps" (although fake) spoke volumes...

The other games have just begun...
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