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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta daaaaaaaaaaaa

I feel kinda bad for Yang Yilin... I just hope she doesn't go home to "Every other gymnastic gold went to China - why did YOU screw up?"

But the American's were great, I have to admit.

Track starts today! Hurdles!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night watching the Olympics, every time it showed a Chinese gymnast, my brother shouted "Why is there a twelve-year-old on my TV!"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figures the only night of Olympics that I miss is when America goes 1 2 in gymnastics XD

I missed it for the midnight Star Wars though, so that was a fun solution.

I can't wait for track to start. Swimming and gymnastics are great, but once the first week is wrapping up it's time for something new.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta admit, I'm downright disappointed with CBC's coverage of these Olympics. They are usually showing Olympics 24/7 and this time, they're jumping around all over the place showing snippets... AND WHERE THE HECK IS PETER MANSBRIDGE?!

Anyway, last time I watched the Olympics, I was watching them from a web cafe in China. Now I'm watching these Olympics from Canada... which only means that I'm going to have to watch Vancouver's Olympics from London.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woot! The individual eventing has started! I can't believe Britain's lost Zara Phillips...

And Phelps? He's unstoppable.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't caught him yet, right now Hacket (AUS) is in contention for the third 1500m gold in a row. I think Phelps with his eighth is next. Saw Torres win second!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay Phelps! Yaaaaaaaay!

Did anyone watch the men's 100 sprint? Usian Bolt is amazing!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mm, the British coverage of any Phelps race starts with the Jaws theme. And they've got a life-size cardboard cutout of him which they're haning medals round the neck of when he wins them *groan*
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched the whole evening from women's 50m that Germany won, through to the medal ceremony for mens 400m relay. Usain Bolt is unbelievable! My dad is 6'5" - he'd never be able to run that fast!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yaaay Phelps! Yay! And I'm not even American!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, Phelps! I feel sorry for the American relay team, though-they all won the gold but only Phelps gets the attention. D:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they were very gracious about it in the post-race interview with NBC. The reporter talked to all of them first before Phelps, and all three gave him every accolades.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw an interview that mentioned Phelps had ADHD. Who didn't know that already?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phelps really got bullied as a kid. Something about big ears.

Who does that remind me of...? *avoids mirror and snickers*
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

horsin'around wrote:
Who does that remind me of...?
Noddy?
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