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August 16th, 2004, 05:52 PM
I'm watching from Korea and don't get a lot of Canadian coverage -- are there ANY contenders this time around??? Who should I be watching for, and particularly which events? I thought we'd be strong in swimming, but they do show swimming events here a lot and haven't seen any particularly promising Canadians yet! Is it going to be Sydney all over again? :eek: Just kidding -- I'm proud of our athletes just for being there, and they sure did get a good reception during the opening ceremonies! :)

August 16th, 2004, 09:08 PM
Come on guys, someone must care a little about the olympics???? :D

August 16th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Yes I have been watching Moon :D But off and on!

Our mens baseball team may do quite well, let hope :D

I'm personally waiting for track and field, my favourite!! Then nobody better bother me, I have the remove :D as with boxing!!

August 16th, 2004, 10:45 PM
i've boycott the olympics. not only bc they stopped airing DAYS for 2 wks, but bc of Greece killed all those stray dogs months ago in order to clean up their streets.

:rolleyes: :mad: :mad: :mad:

August 17th, 2004, 06:07 PM
With worrying about family and friends dealing with hurricane Charley in Florida, and catching up on, I completely forgot about the no joking, I normally watch the summer Olympics when they are on. I don't even know what network they are on this time.... hmmmmm.....

August 17th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Not really interested in it,except that american swimmer guy he is pretty hot...

August 17th, 2004, 06:43 PM
Hmm... thanks for the responses. Learned something though -- pet people are not necessarily into the olympics!!!

You're right, Luba -- track and field is where it's at -- when that starts, hopefully I'll be able to see some more Canada on TV here! It's sooo frustrating to be subjected to highlights on the American Forces Channel that show almost NOTHING but U.S. althletes and the Korean channels which try to balance a bit, but they definitely show WAY too much archery, judo, etc. as they are very strong in those sports. So frustrating!

Waggie, is that true about the dogs? I still wouldn't boycott watching the Olympics personally, but it is good to let people know that it happened... Terrible! Makes me wonder what kinds of abuses will take place in China, not just to animals but to people, in prep for the Olympics.

August 17th, 2004, 10:44 PM
the competitors did that IN Greece?

it was done in Greece none the less.... where's that MSN Barf emoticon??!

:mad: :rolleyes:

August 18th, 2004, 07:57 AM
I've been watching some of it,but it seems to be an Australia-USA-China show.
I love to watch gymnastics,but some of these girls look like muscled little dwarfs,especially the Chinese :D
Also diving and swimming.....awww,those beautiful bodies(bad,bad old lady!!).
I have yet to see any Swedes,but I guess we are better at other things :D
I think the coverage as usual is a bit biased,they only show one gymnast from each country and the commercials are driving me bonkers.....too many snackies :D
I too am looking forward to Track and Field!!

August 18th, 2004, 08:13 AM
Learned something though -- pet people are not necessarily into the olympics!!!

LOL umm moontamara have you checked out those live internet tv channels

humm well i taught i'd see what CBC was streaming..but i got this

"Listen to CBC Radio
Due to International Olympic Committee (IOC) restrictions regarding the online transmission of Olympic Games coverage, is prohibited from streaming any live or on-demand audio/video files that may include protected Olympic material."

August 18th, 2004, 08:29 AM
Thanks anyway, Ironknight!

Yay, track and field! Actually, I think we'll miss most of that as we'll be on our honeymoon (yep gettin' married to my husband this weekend -- woo hoo -- not just a paper marriage anymore)

Hey, I think I just hijacked my own thread!

August 18th, 2004, 03:55 PM
i am sporadically watching, i only watch the stuff im interested in. well moon, you had a nice girl in the shooting, sadly she was beaten by the AUSSIE. you have some pretty good gymnasts too. but as far as the pool goes, well no one can beat our thorpy, 5 golds, now what a champ
'come on aussie come on, come on. come on aussie, come on'
'aussie, aussie, aussie, oi, oi, oi" :D :D :D .
(china, lets not go there, we have 4 years to depress ourselves over that one, disgusting human rights abuse, and the international community says " why china, you do what you like, kill baby girls, we dont care, by giving you the olympics we are aproving of you on an international scale, ahhhhh, sorry touchy stuff :mad: )


August 18th, 2004, 04:01 PM
It's another topic,but I do so agree with you about China.I just hate to think what is going to happen to the girl-gymnast who fell on her face,to them,an absolute disgrace :mad:

August 18th, 2004, 04:40 PM
you saw that too, oh my god, that poor girl, it must have hurt so much. ouch, when i saw it i said ouch aloud. sorry chico i was refering to another horrific human rights abuse that is practiced in china due to the one child policy, but i wont spoil the thread by going there. i will talk about it another time, dont you worry bout that.

but yay for ian thorpe (5 times gold medalist this week alone), our little thorpedo, lol :D :D :D
oh we are so proud of our athletes, and we love it when they cry, makes it all the more special *snif*


August 18th, 2004, 05:34 PM
Sort By Total Medals Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Countries Sports

Country Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
United States 29 10 10 9
China 22 11 7 4
Australia 16 6 4 6
Russia 15 3 6 6
Japan 13 8 3 2
France 10 3 3 4
Germany 10 3 2 5
South Korea 10 2 5 3
Italy 9 3 4 2
Netherlands 9 2 3 4
Ukraine 7 5 1 1
Great Britain 6 0 2 4
Cuba 5 0 1 4
Hungary 4 1 2 1
Poland 4 1 2 1
Slovakia 4 1 2 1
Greece 3 2 0 1
Romania 3 2 0 1
Turkey 3 2 0 1
Bulgaria 3 1 0 2
Thailand 3 1 0 2
North Korea 3 0 2 1
Georgia 2 1 1 0
South Africa 2 1 1 0
Switzerland 2 1 0 1
Austria 2 0 2 0
Belarus 2 0 1 1
Czech Republic 2 0 1 1
Zimbabwe 2 0 1 1
Belgium 2 0 0 2
Brazil 2 0 0 2
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0
India 1 0 1 0
Indonesia 1 0 1 0
Portugal 1 0 1 0
Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 1 0
Spain 1 0 1 0
Argentina 1 0 0 1
Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1
Canada 1 0 0 1
Colombia 1 0 0 1
Croatia 1 0 0 1
Denmark 1 0 0 1
Mongolia 1 0 0 1
Slovenia 1 0 0 1

Last Updated Wed. Aug 18, 5:36 PM

Yipee America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 18th, 2004, 09:01 PM
Yep, pooooor Canada!!! I'm happy for Australia, though. Amazing results, especially thanks to your golden boy (he's a cutie too!) Melanie, I'm 1000% (yep, that's one thousand intentionally, not just an extra zero by mistake) in agreement with you about China. I was horrified by that decision, and am worried what will take place in prep. I know that in Korea bad stuff happened before Seoul 1988 -- things like homeless people being swept under carpets and such, and China seems likely to do much worse than that, but we'll see....

August 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
Isnt he though,yummy

August 19th, 2004, 05:25 PM
bloody hell, i didnt realise we were doing so well, yay aussies. ian thorpe (thorpedo) is good looking, but he is a sissy boy, he has his own line of mens underwear and is modeling, but he is still spunky (in real life the man is huge, so tall).
heidi, if you do the maths and tally those medals based on the size of your population, the number of athletes each population actually has and the general size of the country, sadly well usa is not in the lead, it is highly likely new zealand or a similar very small country. but they dont tally medals like that do they, you could have 3billion ppl in one country and 500000ppl in the next and of course the bigger place will be ahead, it has the larger pop and more athletes so they look like their winning, but not in the statistics war and that is what counts to me :p :D :p .
we looooooooove gold. and we love a good ole aussie battler, making thier childhood dreams reality *snif* :rolleyes:

aussie, aussie, aussie, oi, oi, oi

August 25th, 2004, 08:18 AM
I for one have been watching Olympics every night,but I choose to watch the Buffalo Channel,The Canadian channel 5,has too many interviews with hasbeens,too many commercials....
Anyway,I was absolutely ashamed of Perditas behaviour after the fall,not because the pumped-up darling of Canadian media failed,but because of the fact,that not once did she apologize to the Russian runner she also knocked out of the race...
She of course was front-page news,while the real winners Lori-Anne Muenzer(cycle Gold) and Despatie (Silver for diving),Shefelt for his Gold medal(floor exercise),hardly got the same coverage.
Oh well,it's all a game,Olympic that is :D

August 25th, 2004, 10:47 AM
ian thorpe (thorpedo) is good looking, but he is a sissy boy

Melanie you crack me up. :D

August 25th, 2004, 11:03 AM
Mel, Oi oi oi ?? Is that a national cheer? :confused:

At first I thought you were doing a pig call! :p

August 25th, 2004, 05:10 PM
did anyone watch the walking? it is the strangest event of all, such a strange way to use the human body and it looks really uncomfortable.

cinnabear, no relly, he is a total girl, and a big fat sissy boy. he is the golden boy here so that gets alot of good and bad support, oh thorpedo (5 gold this olympics alone), he has lines of underwear and mens cosmetics, oh boy that is not overly tough to me :D but he has the loveliest pair of shoulders around, ohhhh yum. like many young boys, my nephew tells me he will be the next thorpy, he had better be a tougher one :eek: :rolleyes: .

my pig call goes like this- SUUUUuuuueeeeeee. that is my call how bout yours :D and i must say it has never failed me :D

now take a moment, lean back and yell
now doesnt that feel good??
that is our unoffial national chant and can be heard globally. we do it for just about anything or any event, even a birth gets me going. and when done on mass, just a wonderful sound.

oh give us more gold, ahhhrrr me harties :D , our girls are kicking butt this time, yay for our girls...

August 26th, 2004, 04:34 AM
now take a moment, lean back and yell
Melanie ! You guys didnt do much of that after the last Rugby World Cup ! :p Only teasing ! ;)

August 28th, 2004, 06:03 PM
well no stewart, my husband certainly wasnt doing any of that, lol. i think he shed a sad tear instead :p . well i am totally anti rugby, it takes over my house every winter and turns my husband into a zombie mute that only has eyes for tv. :rolleyes: (australians do go a little over the top with rugby ahhh) but sadly it is better than cricket, yes cricket, i would rater chissel out my left eye with a blunt tea cup that watch cricket, oh i think hell is nothing but a series of boxing day test matches played over and over again :D :p