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  1. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Qatar could become the first Arab nation to host a World Cup in 2022, praising its rapid development and proven capacity to host large sporting events. ''The Arab world deserves the World Cup and Qatar has a good chance to become the first country from the region to host it,'' he said. Sydney morning herald
  2. no Germany will be fifth behind Britain. We are not in medal contention tomorrow.
  3. I read this from the Sydney Herald and think it`s way over the top. I think some Australians are very better about Britain defearing Australia in the games medal table. Sydney Morning Herald article on Britain
  4. isn`t it a strange way to rank though? *scratches head* you Americans ;p
  5. I think the United States are the only country to rank on overall medals won. Anything to keep on top
  6. Phelps is amazing. I`m not saying he isn`t or that he isn`t going to be always remembered for his achievements!!!!! Bolts achievements are just different in my opinion, that`s all.
  7. We will have to agree to disagree. The Lightning Bolt will set more records in the coming years. I won`t here anything about Swimming until 2012. Swimming just doesn`t have the reach Athletics has.
  8. That depends on future Olympics, Kendegra. But I don`t think either of us will be around in 2096 to find out
  9. Comparing records in swimming with those in Athletics is unfair I believe. Records in swimming are broken on a daily bases it would seem so :s Every time there is a competion records fall. In Athletics world records are hard to come by. How many have been broken in Beijing in Athletics? 3 I think? How many in swimming? I think 22 new world marks. Think about it nyfan.
  10. For most Americans, he is absolutely the story of these games.
  11. Carl Lewis won the 100m and 200m in 1984, correct you are. But did he achieve them in World Record Speeds? No. he got the Olympic Record in the 200m, not the WR. The way in which Bolt crushed the fields in the 2 events further adds to his superioty. I`m not diminishing Phelps, he is a wonderful athlete. But Bolt has redefined Sprinting and brought Athletics away from its reputation of `winning only by doping`. That also adds to his success.
  12. The Times of London is critical of Jacque Rogge. Times of London
  13. I`m not diminishing Phelps achievments. But you can`t compare Phelps with Bolt. Phelps is magnificent at what he does, but when you compare it Bolts success, you have to factor in some issues. Athletics will be and has always been the glamour event of the Olympics. A success on the track almost always eclipses those of the other sports, it`s just the way it has always been. Be it right or wrong. The way in which Bolt won the 100m, was UNBELIEVABLE. I`m still in awe of what he did on a few nights ago, then to follow it up with the new WR in 200m... amazing. Phelps has been going well for years, he was expected to do very very well in Beijing. Bolt took most people by surprise, another reason for the hype. If Phelps is amazing, Bolt is legendary.
  14. if bolt was American i`d suspect you may not disagree
  15. What I like about the 100m and 200m guys is that they are showmen and athletes combined. Bolt is amazing, he can do what he wants in my opinion. This achievement surpasses anything Michael Phelps could do in the swimming pool. The Lightning Bolt!! Love his style.
  16. Hope this is a bar where everyone must be naked!!! But toasting Great Britain is a hard thing to do
  17. I don`t underestimate Australia in swimming, of course I don`t. With the amount of money you spend on swimming, I`m amazed you don`t win every gold medal.
  18. but the Aussie swim team is fading. In terms of age and what can be expected in the future. The women won 6 gold medals, the men won zero.
  19. I hope you do well, I like Australians. Just can`t understand how the cycling went so wrong. and the means swimming team. You will come back probably. I think South America deserve their time to shine in 2016.
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