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PS: I just noticed the bios of the Canadian women water polo team, and I think I found the reason why: this is a young team with, like their female basketball counterparts, only a handful of players on it with Olympic experience. Many are based in Quebec around in the Montreal area. Apparently, the coaches went toward a youth movement in the last four years. So I think their youthful inexperience worked against them in qualifying.

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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.

Look at that: 5 Euro nations, 1 North American, and 2 Asian (one only because it's the host country). :angry: Where's Africa and South American? Only tokenly 'universal.'

Which is why this cost-prohibitive sport is outdated on the current Olympic roster. It (both men's and women's) should be removed.

(And no GBR. GBR's going to really have to hustle for its team sports otherwise, other than soccer and the rowing disciplines, their teams will face a dismal showing in 4 years' time.)

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Men's WaterPolo, qualified teams:

China

Croatia (1st WC)

Hungary (2nd)

Spain (3rd)

Serbia (1st WL)

Montenegro (EuQT)

Usa (Pan)

Australia (OcQT)

Germany (WQT)

Greece (wqt)

Italy (wqt)

Canada (wqt)

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Day two results at the Baseball qualification tournament:

Canada 10 - 0 South Africa (7 Innings)

Mexico 1 - 6 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

Korea Republic 16 - 2 Australia (7 Innings)

Spain 0 - 1 Germany

Current rankings:

Korea Republic: 2-0

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan): 2-0

Canada: 2-0

Australia: 1-1

Germany: 1-1

Spain: 0-2

South Africa: 0-2

Mexico: 0-2

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Some news on the Olympic soccer front:

New Zealand's under-23 men's team and elite women's team have qualified for the Olympic soccer tournament as Oceania's representatives. The men hammered the Solomon Islands 8-0 in their final, and the women bested Papua New Guinea in a 2-0 victory.

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Some news on the Olympic soccer front:

New Zealand's under-23 men's team and elite women's team have qualified for the Olympic soccer tournament as Oceania's representatives. The men hammered the Solomon Islands 8-0 in their final, and the women bested Papua New Guinea in a 2-0 victory.

Yes this is the first time New Zealand has ever qualified Football teams for the Olymics. The NZOC still has to ratify this first.

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More shockers! Very big news in the (field) hockey world: Great Britain kills India's vanishing hopes in Olympic qualifying with a 2-0 victory in the final, meaning for the first time ever after EIGHT decades of Olympic participation, the eight-time gold medal (last won gold in 1980 in a severely-depleted field) legendary Indian field hockey machine will NOT take part in the Olympics. India's coach Joaquim Carvalho resigned afterward. Even the IHF vice-president resigned.

So Team GB goes in with Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Pakistan, The Netherlands, China, South Africa, Spain, and Belgium.

Like with Russian water polo, Indian field hockey in the Olympics was something else we hard-core Olympic fans counted on appearing.

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Well, its a done deal: Canada, South Korea and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) all qualified for Olympic baseball. They join the previously qualified China PR (host), the United States of America (champion of the America's Olympic qualifier), Cuba (runner-up of the America's Olympic qualifier), the Netherlands (champion of the European Olympic qualifier) and Japan (champion of Asia's Olympic qualifier).

So we have four Asian teams, three American teams and one European team.

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Yesterday was the last day of activity at the final Olympic Baseball qualifier.

Results:

Spain 1 - 2 Mexico

South Africa 11 - 13 Australia

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 3 - 4 Korea Republic

Canada 2 - 1 Germany (10 Innings)

Final Standing:

1. Canada 6-1 (Tiebreaker: 1-0)

2. Korea Republic 6-1 (Tiebreaker: 0-1)

3. Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 5-2

4. Mexico 4-3 (Tiebreaker: 1-0)

5. Australia 4-3 (Tiebreaker: 0-1)

6. Germany 2-5

7. Spain 1-6

8. South Africa 0-7

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A busy April..

Wrestling, EuQT

01.04.2008 - 06.04.2008

Tampere

Table Tennis, EuQT

02.04.2008 - 06.04.2008

Nantes

Hockey, Men's WQT

5.4.2008 - 13.4.2008

Kakamigahara (J)

Boxing, EuQT

07.04.2008 - 14.04.2008

Athens

Weightlifting, EuQT

11.04.2008 - 20.04.2008

Lignano Sabbiadoro

Syncro Swimming, WQT

16.04.2008 - 20.04.2008

Beijing

Wrestling, Men's Freestyle WQT

19.04.2008 - 20.04.2008

Martigny

Hockey, Women's WQT

26.04.2008 - 04.05.2008

Victoria

Fencing, Women's Epee EuQT

26.04.2008 - 26.04.2008

Prague

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Yeah! April is very busy for the Spanish athletes too. We are taking part in 10 qualifying events!

I have a question: Does anybody know which teams are qualified for the Paralympic Games? I can't find anything about Paralympic Qualification events anywhere.

And another question related to the Paralympics... :P Are there any images of the mascot practising the Paralympic sports? I mean something like this

olympics-fuwa3.jpg

but with Fu Niu Lele ;)

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Germany and Roumania both qualified for women's Handball by respectively beating Croatia and Hungary. The winner of both the Sweden-Croatia and the Hungary-Japan games will qualify. Also the winner of the South Korea-France game will directly qualify for Beijing, while the loser will have to win its last game against either Congo or Côte d'Ivoire.

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Well, I am very proud of this. Part of the Women's Softball qualifying round is being held in Bloomington, Illinois in June and my sister has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at it. B) She is asked to sing the anthem at a lot of minor league baseball games in Illinois yearly so this a great honor.

Looks like I will be heading to the midwest in June. B)

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Well, qualification for women's Handball is over (well, nearly, France still have to win against Congo, but they lead by 17 goals whit under 20 minutes to go, so its all but over). Here is the final line-up (OQR = Olympic Qualification Tournament):

Host Nation: China

World Champion: Russia

European Champion: Norway

African Champion: Angola

Asian Champion: Kazakhstan

Pan-American Champion: Brazil

OQT 1 Champion: Germany

OQT 1 Runner-up: Sweden

OQT 2 Champion: Roumania

OQT 2 Runner-up: Hungary

OQT 3 Champion: France

OQT 3 Runner-up: Korea Republic

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Hello all, I am new at this site, tons of information about the Olympics.

I am from Guatemala, but living in Fort Worth, Texas

As some of you know, Guatemala City will host the 2nd Americas Qualifying Event for Boxing April 23-30

So far, no Guatemalans or Central Americans have qualified in boxing for the Games, but here is a list of the

athletes in other sports that have done it:

BELIZE

Jonathan Williams Athletics 400 mts. hurdles

COSTA RICA

Henry Raabe Cycling Road

Christopher Moitland Tae Kwon Do + 80 kg. Men

Nery Brenes Athletics 400 mts.

Federico Martinez Cycling Mountain Bike

Leonardo Chacón Triathlon Individual

EL SALVADOR

Evelyn García (2) Cycling Ind. Persecution

Cycling Road

Salvador Mira Athletics 50 Km. Walk

Mario Contreras Cycling Road

Camila Vargas Rowing Ind. Sculls

Ingrid Cuellar Free style Wrestling 48 kgs.

Golda Lee Swimming 400 mts.

GUATEMALA

Juan Romero Shooting Skeet

Rita Sanz Aguero Modern Pentathlon

Amado García Athletics Marathon

Juan Rodríguez Equestrian Jump Individual

Juan Maegli Jr. Sailing Laser

Kevin Cordon Badminton Individual

Evelyn Nuñez Athletics 20 km. Walk

Luis García Athletics 50 km. Walk

HONDURAS

Futbol/Soccer Men Team

Miguel Ferrera Tae Kwon Do 80 kgs.

PANAMA

Irvin Saladino Athletics Long Jump

Bayano Kamani Athletics 400 mts. hurdles

No Nicaraguans have qualified yet.

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The Tripartite Invitation Commission's wildcard places are starting to be announced.

In Artistic Gymnastic, Yemen's Nashwan Al-Harazi and Vietnam's Thuong Di Thi Ngan recived invitations for the men's and women's events, respectively.

In Rhythmic Gymnastic, Cap Verde's Wania Monteiro recieved her second Olympic wildcard in a row, having already competed in Athens.

In Trampoline, the TPC decided not to give any invitational places, so the places where redistributed to the highest non-qualifier from the world-championships, so the USA and the Czech Republic gained an entry in the men's and women's event respectively.

In Tennis, El Salvador's Rafael Arevalo and Togo's Komlavi Loglo where both invited to the men's single, while Zimbabwe's Cara Black (one of the top doubles player in the world) and Liechtenstein's Stephanie Vogt got invited to the women's single.

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The last men's Field Hockey Qualifying Tournament just kicked-off in Japan. Here are the day 1 results:

Germany 8 - 0 Italy

Malaysia 2 - 1 Poland

Switzerland 1 - 2 Japan

Only the winner of the tournament will make it to Beijing.

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Here are some more wild cards given by the tripartite commission , this time in Archery.

Men's individual:

Bhutan

Iraq

Myanmar

Women's individual:

Bhutan

Mauritius

Tajikistan

For those wondering why Bhutan got two wild-cards in Archery, it should be noted that Archery is Bhutan's national sport.

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