22 days to go until the Beijing Olympics

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Hiya everyone,

So the time has come again for all countries to gather in all different sports to see which country will be victorious for 2008.

What are all your persoanl favorite sports people?- basketball is one of mine.

Swimming is another as Australia always dominates in that area. Weight lifting is also something I like to watch.

Are you all going to place a bet on the any of the sports this year??
 

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I am not a big fan off basketball but russia versus usa at the olympics is allways viewing gold for the neutral.

Also i like the boxing..who will be the next big thing.
 

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I am taking the day off tomorrow to watch the Opening and other related events. From the looks of it the 100M dash has all the makings of a fantastic showdown.
 

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Olympics.. hmmm

Ah Hah!!! ok the subject is in "print" and your talking Olympics and it says up top of page, this is the place to blab away so would it be safe to say... Olympics :( :sob:

See, I'm one of "them" who live in the place where in.. how long did you say... 8 days (and of course 2 years) it will all be in my backyard!!

Does it seem like perhaps I'm NOT an fan of the Olympics? Oh contrare.. I applaud & admire all the hard working atheletes, I do, and in years past have watched with great anticipation to see if "my" Country might bring home 1 or 2 gold/silver or bronze... no.. my feelings regarding the Olympics has nothing to do with those who enter this competiton, nor the competitive strive to be the best, it's the IOC and the aftermath to those Countries who beg for the opportunity to have their's be "the one". Well, we did it.. we're gonna be the "1" in 2010!

Anyone want a home for 2 weeks, mine will be empty, my ad would read "quiet rural setting, far enough away from all that hustle & bustle so as to provide a "restfull haven" yet close enough to get to and from daily events *roflmao*

I could make a fortune but not nearly enough to make a dent in what will take the rest of what-ever time I have on this earth (which hopefully will be awhile yet), to cover what our "dearly beloved" (in jest) Premier has opted to "donate" for this exhibition... like many countries and a few other provinces who have gone before us here in BC, we're gonna be in debt forever, maybe, if luck is with us, my great great grandchildren will finally see a "paid in full" stamp but I doubt it.. probably be their great great ones *snicker*

Ok so now I've ranted, and how rude of me, I did it in your space.. I do hope you'll be forgiving enough to take this for what it is.. just a rant on the Olympic Commitee, never the Olympic participants nor the countries they represent.. (does that statement save me?)

All that said, I'll be watching the swimming to.. cuz Aussies really will dominate, they have worked long and hard to improve training techniques beyond what could have ever been imagined!! woo hoo go Aussie's :thumbsup:
 

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GREAT POST lets keep this up and going through the event. I prefer the winter games but there are many events i like diving swimming and lots more.
I do try to catch most of them and have the site posted up at all times on the puter to see the standings.
Hey fix we could swap houses you can come to toronto and stay here ill go there for the few weeks.
GO CANADA
and good luck to all our forum members countries also.
see u there.
 

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i'll watch a little boxing. i like mens gymnastics(rings). other than that the olympics make me sick to my stomach. one gigantic commercial that runs for weeks.
 

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hmmmm, Suzecat we arent actually doing that well in the swimming atm.

Ok everyone its day 3 and here is the current medal tally.


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Aus has 2 gold and 2 Bronze...


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geez USA are doing so well in the swimming events, just watcghed the relay and saw USA just pip France to win gold
 

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All I can say is thank goodness football season starts soon! I did try to watch some of the US-China basketball game, but then I went on the computer and saw the final score while I was watching the 2nd quarter. I hate tape delay sports, takes the excitement out of it for me.
 

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hmmmm, Suzecat we arent actually doing that well in the swimming atm.

Ok everyone its day 3 and here is the current medal tally.


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geez USA are doing so well in the swimming events, just watcghed the relay and saw USA just pip France to win gold


same_old...........I don't know your sense of humor, so gotta ask...........is your tongue in your cheek? :)
 

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Oh bigtime my deer friend, I needs a big slice of humble pie..


I'am as easy going as they come mate, it takes a bit to offend me. I actually thought we would dominate in the pool but it's not to be.... I'am still thinking in the days of Kieren Perkins and Ian Thorpe
 

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Oh bigtime my deer friend, I needs a big slice of humble pie..


I'am as easy going as they come mate, it takes a bit to offend me. I actually thought we would dominate in the pool but it's not to be.... I'am still thinking in the days of Kieren Perkins and Ian Thorpe


Hey it ain't over til it's over! And I am stilll thinking of Mark Spitz :D .........though the relay team is surely kicking some serious butt!
 

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All that said, I'll be watching the swimming to.. cuz Aussies really will dominate, they have worked long and hard to improve training techniques beyond what could have ever been imagined!! woo hoo go Aussie's :thumbsup:


when? ;)
 

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Still the population of Australia is roughly 21,388,597 and the USA has 304,840,000 so if you compare size we are infact on par...

Thats all I have left Suze :rolleyes:
 
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