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  1. Well, its the end of the Pan-Ams wrestling championships. Canada qualified seven wrestlers (men's freestyle 60kg, 66kg and 74kg, men's greco-roman 120 kg and women's 55kg, 63kg and 72kg) to add to the two wrestlers qualified during the world championships (men's freestyle 84kg and women's 48kg). We now have a full team of four for women's wrestling, and Canada's male wrestlers will have two more chance to qualify at the two Olympic Qualification Tournament.
  2. Oh, and Canada also qualified by default in the 120kg Men's Greco-Roman.
  3. Its sickening to see a drawing of the lot having such bearing on who qualifies for Beijing in Volleyball... Honestly, the way qualifications are organised for indoor volleyball are total crap...
  4. The correct term would be "dog". Oh, and its hight time for this topic to be locked, in my opinion.
  5. Yup, all four semi-finalist qualified, and Canada just lost its quarterfinal... So, the final line-up for the women's is China, the Netherlands, the USA, Australia, Hungary, Russia, Italy and Greece.
  6. Greece 5 - Canada 2... Honestly, I can't even described how disappointed I am...
  7. To be totally honest I am a little bit surprised, I expected Argentina to win. So, now who will win the last two tournaments? Austria, Chile, Great Britain, India, Mexico and Russia will face off in Santiago while Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland and Switzerland will battle for the very last Olympic spot in Kakamigahara. Anyone up for some predictions? Here are mine: Tournament II: 1. India 2. Great Britain 3. Chile 4. Austria 5. Russia 6. Mexico Tournament III: 1. Germany 2. Japan 3. Malaysia 4. Poland 5. Switzerland 6. Italy
  8. Nice stuff, lets hope that Beijing 2008's Tennis tournament will be an interesting one.
  9. Final ranking: 1. New Zealand 2. Argentina 3. France 4. Ireland 5. Trinidad and Tobago 6. United States of America All three teams that won there ranking match (New Zealand, France and T&T) had lost to the team they faced in there ranking match during the pool stage of the tournament (Argentina 3 - 1 New Zealand, Ireland 4 - 0 France and USA 4 - 2 T&T).
  10. Not exactly. Archery - We could still qualify one female athlete during the last chance qualification tournament. Hockey - Canada will have a chance to qualify at home for the women's event (altought its a long shoot to say the least...). Modern Penthatlon - World Ranking and 2008 World Championships. Volleyball - Its true for indoor, but we could still qualify for Beach Volleyball (altought it does not look good...). Weightlifting - Its over for the Canadian ladies (and it went well), but the mens will still have a chance to qualify later this year. Oh, and you forgot handball. Altought we never had a chance for that one...
  11. Its nice to see that Canada got a kind draw. Oh, and its also worth noting that Steve Nash is apparently considering trying (like he would have any trouble) to make the team.
  12. Its a reference to the fact that Ethiopia whitdrew of both the men's and the women's Olympic football qualification after reaching the final stage of qualification (the final 12 for the mens and the final 4 for the womens). Its nothing personal, its just that while I was not overly shocked from seeing a country that is relatively poor whitdrawing from a major sporting event for financial reasons, but the fact that Canada, a relatively rich country, whitdrew from a major sport competition do to lack of funds did surprise me. Thats all.
  13. By the way, the gold we got at the FIS Nordic Skiing WC is the first medal we got in a major Nordic Skiing competition since 2006, and was won in the lady's sprint by Chandra Crawford, who is defending Olympic Champion not only in this event but also in the "most enthusiastic interpretation of the national anthem" one... Oh, and its her first ever World Cup victory ever, and her second major victory overall. Its nice to see that Canadian X-Country Skiing seams to be making a bit of a comeback after last year's mediocre season.
  14. If he is still prime minister in two years . Anyway, I think Michael Jean would be a great choice.
  15. Won't she still be around at Vancouver, thought? I don't think it would be a good idea to get a current athlete to carry the torch.
  16. By the way, shocker in the women's African Olympic Qualification Tournament: Algeria wins in Blida and they will send there Women's Indoor Volleyball team to the Olympics for the first time ever.
  17. Talk about bullshit... Thats the kind of things you would expect from a country like Ethiopia, not Canada...
  18. Actually, chances are you will se some Volleyball on CBC this year, since Canada has been invited to the 2008 World League. I remember seeing two or three World League games on CBC that involved Canada last year (out of eight).
  19. Choosing Klassen or Hughes would be a bad idea since they are still competing. Gagnon would be a good choice, thought.
  20. Just for precision's sake: Athletic - Team TBA, but at the very least one men and one women. Archery - 2 athletes qualify (2 womens), still a possibility to qualify an athlete for the men's competition. Badminton - its all happening May first (qualification based on ranking), but, if qualification was as of January tenth, they would send 2 athletes in men's single, one in women's single, two men's double pairs, one women's double pair and two mixed doubles pairs. Boxing - Indonesia didn't qualify a boxer yet, but the two Asian qualification events are still upcoming. Cycling - No Indonesian qualified yet - the women's road cycling, the track cycling and the BMX qualification are incoming while invitational places are pending. Judo - No Indonesian is qualified as of yet, but the Asian Judo Union places and invitational places are pending. Sailing - You didn't mention it, but Indonesia actually qualified a boat (Men's Windsurfer). Swimming - Same as whit Athletics. Rowing - Indonesia is yet to qualify a boat, but the Asian Qualifications regatta (for some events) or the Final Continental Qualification Regatta (for the other events) are upcoming. Taekwondo - Indonesia failed to qualify, there only chance to send an athlete is a wildcard entry (4 are available). Tennis - We shall find out in June/July. Volleyball - Indonesia could still qualify for men's indoor Volleyball but, in all due respect, it is highly unlikely. Weightlifting - Four mens are qualify, and Indonesia can still qualify a single femal athlete at the Asian championships or as individuals.
  21. Although, if they use the old codes from Beach Spiker (which was developed by Sega's AM2), I would buy the game just for the graphical update (because, to this day, Beach Spiker is still the best Beach Volleyball game ever made... By a landslide).
  22. By the way, they never was a single video game that was released on HD DVD, at least not from my knowledge (and I know quite a bit when it commes to video-games). The XBOX 360 dosen't have a standart HD DVD drive, and the add-on drive can only be used to watch movies. Oh, and virtually every seventh-gen multi-platform games, even the PS3 versions, use DVD-9 (it is, after all, the most that a XBOX 360 can handle). Oh, there are 302 events at the Summer Olympics, not 32 (they are 32 disciplines, thought), so when they say 35 events, that means the 100m and the 200m dash are separated events. And you are expecting too much from this game. I guaranty you will be let downed if you don't get your hopes down (and by a lot).
  23. 3 best ranked teams from Europe, 2 from Norceca, 1 from South America, 1 from Africa, 2 from Asia (Indonesia, Chinese Taipei) The thing is, they don't say how they will select the "top teams".
  24. For those that are interested, the score of the Puerto-Rica/Canada game was 41-39 (!!!), 25-21, 25-19. Honestly, thought, loosing the first set must have been a huge momentum killer. I mean, losing a set even thought you scored 39 points... It got to hurt... Oh, Faster, nobody knows how FIVB will allocate the quotas for the World Olympic Qualification Tournaments, it is only assumed that it will be via the world ranking.
  25. We lost in straight sets. Too bad. Oh well, lets hope we can at least rebound and beat Cuba again in the bronze medal match.
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