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  1. Go for it. If he is doped I will be right behind you in condemning it. Calories per day? Well, you also need to check your country's intake as well before casting stones. His intake is in line with the general nutrition habits of world class athletes. We also need to check on the underraged athletes in this games as well.
  2. I just realized, after watching a few of our medal ceremonies on NBCOlympics.com that they are using a few different renditions. O.K. - Canada has now won gold. Where is the Canadian Anthem? Of course, it is not on NBC. Couldn't find it on CBC.
  3. As much as they paid for Bejing and Vancouver - it will be.
  4. I am somewhat impressed with this years coverage. Seems like NBC has finally gotten the groove that ABC had with Jim McKay. Less sob stories - Bob Costas is not nearly as annoying as he has in the past. And the ratings so far are way over what Athens' were.
  5. I thought the little boy was about 10. And what a cutie he was. That was one of the few times I have had paternal instincts. The gymnast who looked like she still had her baby teeth I dunno - 13 maybe?. In 1976, Shirley Babashoff, one of the great US Women Swimmers was called "Surly Shirley" because she thought something just wasn't right with the East German women swimmers after she won silver in Montreal. 25 years later she has been proven right. Moving on - Individual starts Sunday
  6. I know you weren't. I despise dopers - I despise Marion Jones now when I used to admire her. I hope I am not disappointed again if something comes out about Dara.
  7. Finally! Good job and congrats!
  8. Well, if you find it boring - leave. We here revere people like Peletiere and Sale who showed what good sportsmanship is. We do not appreciate people like the '72 basketball team, Tommy Smith, Juan Carlos and now, this obscure Swede wrestler in showing the proper Olympic spirit. And since I am North American, I can say that since I am a part of 3 of the 4 of those analogies.
  9. Nobody from ANY country, including mine, is above questioning any longer.
  10. Amazing. I wonder why, since thousands of a second was taken away years ago.
  11. Indeed. I thought my analogy of Sale and Pelltier - two who were REALLY wronged - might have made him/her think. Alas . . .
  12. FINALLY! I hope it's an "Oh Canada" moment.
  13. thousands of a second was gotton rid of years ago?
  14. I am SOOOOOOO trying to keep control here. And I predicted that Beijing would be a failure! So far, I haven't seen a Canadian in a tutu break security and end up on a high dive platform . . .
  15. I just re-watched this. What an amazing performance by Nastia. Mary Lou was all over the place with her and Shaun. So cool.
  16. I don't understand this. Canada has all these facilities in Montreal - seems like they should be up there with the Aussies and the States. It almost seems like Canada has given up on SOG's and only concentrates on WOG's. Nothing wrong with that - works for Norway.
  17. I am such a fan of Dara Torres. To me, if she wins this, it should be Wheaties box baaaaaby!!!!!!!!!!
  18. OMG!!!! I hope this doesn't sound boastful but Mark Spitz I always thought was an arrogant A$$, so I am thrilled to see Phelps, at the least, tie his record (and there was a reason he (Spitz) wasn't invited to participate in LA84).
  19. This is NOT a slam against Canadians. But seriously, has Canada ever been a swimming factor since Mark Tewksbury? Your medals are coming this weekend probably. Although it would be nice to see Canada win in a swimming event. I am somewhat surprised at the Aussies. I really thought they'd be several more medals up than what they are.
  20. Welcome Sairrea As someone posted over in the Wrestling thread (also with several comments by an angry Swede ) had Sale and Pelletier + their coach done that do you honestly think the IOC would have given them the time of day or the ISU taken the challenge seriously? As it is their class and dignity carried the day. Sale and Pelletier will always be remembered. This guy will be remembered like Tommy Smith and John Carlos in '68. Who'd of thunk? Sweden gave us Abba and the Volvo. And meatballs.
  21. She did have a promo but NBC was probably promoting Johnson more since she was the '07 World All-Around Champion. It was strange judging but the outcome is about what I expected (although thought Johnson would be the gold medalist) Great showing! Mary Lou, of course, is gushing all over t.v. this morning.
  22. yea, later on he claimed he had never thrown it in the Ohio - that he had "misplaced it." Please - how does someone loose a gold medal? I can tell you exactly where my high school class ring is 27 years later - a lot less valuable piece of hardware. Never did care for him.
  23. Tommy Smith and John Carlos were sent home after the '68 "Black Power Salute." and missed the remainder of their events. It is still appaling to me as an American they did this. Same with the '72 basketball team. This has nothing to do with Sweden. He may have been robbed - I don't know, I haven't seen it. But a better approach would be as the Koreans did in '04 when they had an issue with Paul Hamm's score. They accepted their medals but later followed the proper procedure of protest.
  24. '72 was poor sportsmanship to the higest degree but at least they just didn't show up for the medal ceremony. This guy shows up and throws a fit in front of the world! I can't wait to see the video of this!
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