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  1. You're right, Olympian2004. I saw a bit of the Helsinki 1952 opening ceremony footage and I wonder how that guy got those shoes to run on that "muddy track" and carrying that Olympic torch without slipping.
  2. What great pictures you have there, China Man. In fact, Beijing has the right idea of making more subway lines to alleviate the congestion problems Beijing City is facing. I cannot see myself driving a car in a city of about 15 million people. It would be insane to even try. By the way, what are the fares of using the existing subway system there?
  3. Not to be nosy and responding likewise, but does these forums has another new moderator now? If so, then welcome to you here.
  4. For the links and pics, for me, I have to type in the URL commands and the Internet addresses of any article or picture in full myself. You might want to click on the BB Code Help button on the bottom right-hand corner of where you type these kinds of posts for guidance.
  5. First, it was the Olympic athletes. Now, France has been reported that it will reward its PARALYMPIANS with money prizes, should any of them win a medal at the Beijing 2008 PARALYMPIC Games: Link: BBC: Equal Pay For French Paralympians Do you guys think this is a good idea?
  6. Oh, boy. The moment has come for this guy to start facing the music. Robert Pickton's trial could end up getting sensational by the international news media and could put the Canadian justice system in the negative light. Yes, it seems the world is watching this scenario because of another Canadian trial went through the same media circus recently and this particular one could take a couple of years to go through the whole process: Link: CBC: Pickton Pleads Not Guilty As Jury Selection Begins
  7. No kidding. According to the Consumers Reports 2007 buying guide, in which I have a copy, Apple Macs cleans house against its like competition in most categories. In other words, their laptops seems to have so many positive functions about them that they cannot be beat by the likes of Dell, HP, Toshiba, etc.
  8. That link from above was from yesterday. This latest one talks about one of the international sporting casulties of Fiji's military coup that came to be: Link: BBC: Fiji Stripped Of Netball Worlds
  9. Oh, boy. Not again. Even though it is about 3 years away from Delhi 2010, Fiji better deal with its political problems because the nation is now out of the Commonwealth at this time. Of course, that means that the Fijian team cannot compete in the Commonwealth Games, if that time comes and the scenarios are still not resolved: Link: BBC: Fiji Suspended From Commonwealth
  10. In any case, when the Apple company first gave the world the home PC into the market way back in the 1980s, I had one. Don't know what happened to the brand, but it looked to me that Apple waned, as you-know-who and Steve Jobs had quite a row against each other. Never mind about the "real saga" of the Microsoft Windows OS, from a documentary I saw in the 1990s about them. Of course, did you remember the so-called "most watched TV commercial in the world" that was only seen ONCE by the general public? That convinced my parents that having an Apple computer for me should be an asset to my self-confidence. Anyway, I can see that Apple is making a major comeback against the PC, with the iPod, the new versions of laptops and desktop computers and all those commercials that seems to resemble the Gates/Jobs row of the past.
  11. When Alexandre Despatie of Canada goes to Beijing 2008, depending on if he does qualify to go there, it will be about 10 years since his Commonwealth Games gold medal win at Kuala Lumpur 1998 in diving at the tender age of 13. Never mind he will have to compete against a powerful Chinese men's diving on their home soil: Link: CBC: Diver Despatie Returns From Injury To Begin The March To The 2008 Olympics
  12. What?? We were spazzing negatively against each other for this? Man, I need to get myself a major vacation: Link: ifoAppleStore Information Page
  13. One, British badminton players want to be ready for Beijing 2008: Link: BBC: Britain Earmark Olympic Hopefuls Two, this show from the BBC could be interesting, in terms on how BOCOG is dealing with the city's environment issue in preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games. The same can be said about London 2012, too: Link: Earth Report Episode: A Tale Of Two Cities
  14. Okay, okay. Sheesh. One wouldn't have known that, if someone would have been like me in responding to that post. Next thing, someone over there may start suggesting to Bill Gates to move his Microsoft HQ to Vancouver. Never mind someone here a couple of years ago mentioned about having a Disneyland there, too.
  15. Call me ignorant, but what kind of company is that?
  16. Thank you, GBModerator. I don't want to bother you, but I guess the problems I encountered earlier are still being worked on.
  17. GBModerator, I like the improvements you made for these forums. However, when I clicked on the icons for, as examples, bold print or the emotion face, and the "forums option" one, I cannot seem to get them to activate at all. Are you and your team still working on the bugs to make them work properly right now?
  18. Hey, guys, are you going to go to that new Tiffany's store that was just opened today? You want real luxury items, then come to this place. Toronto was the only Canadian city to have one, until now. This, according to the owners of the name, should make Vancouver one of the greatest shopping city centers in the world: Link: Vancouver Province: Tiffany's Corner Of Vancouver
  19. Man, talk about an old topic. Well, yesterday was the birthday of a legendary athlete from the former USSR, who competed at his first Olympic Games at Seoul 1988. If you can believe it, it is no other than the former, world record holder in men's pole vault is SERGEY BUBKA: Link: IOC-> Bubka: The Identified Flying Object
  20. Well, it seems that Vancouver is the city to beat on these kinds of surveys nowadays for other Canadian cities. From "best city to live in the world to live in" to this latest one, it makes me wonder if other Canadian cities are "no good" in the eyes of the world.
  21. Guys, I don't know if any of you mentioned it here yet. Did you know that Vancouver is 11th. ranked in the world, when it comes for a city to become the "sporting capital of the world?" If you guys haven't seen the list, go to the Madrid 16 topic in the 2016 Olympics discussion and find the Mo Rush post, which he has posted that list.
  22. I think it will be the best to use an existing building instead of that ambitious project at the square. Besides, I don't think some of the Canadian public, especially the 2010 NIMBYs, found out if that Tiananmen Square thing was to go ahead using that kind of cash, then some of them could say why such money wasn't used to help VANOC to build the 2010 venues in the first place. But, with the way our current federal government is taking that one sensitive issue about China and China responded early this year by revoking Canada's travelling status for mainland Chinese to what it is now, perhaps this little project could help things a little.
  23. Has this been confirmed yet? If so, then the new host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics could follow Vancouver's lead there because that IOC decision occurs just over a year before the 2008 Olympic Games begin.
  24. Latest CBC article: Link: Relaxed Restrictions For Journalists Ahead Of Beijing Olympics
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