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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2008, 02:43:49 PM »

Des Moines is having a welcome home thing for Shawn Johnson on Tuesday. I'd go but Des Moines is 2 hours away and I start class that day  :( She did great though, winning 1 gold and 3 silver medals!
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2008, 05:39:49 PM »

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Hungary won the golden in waterpolo/men!!!!!!!!! I watched the game and was so happy and proud. :)
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2008, 08:15:43 PM »

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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2008, 08:18:55 PM »

Depends how you count it :P most people make it so only gold medals count, but anyways I think China is gonna get busted for steroids or something soon because something's not right.
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2008, 01:30:34 AM »

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Depends how you count it :P most people make it so only gold medals count, but anyways I think China is gonna get busted for steroids or something soon because something's not right.

I think the Chinese chickens are coming home to roost ("wha!") regarding allegations that the female gymnasts were underage. Apparently the Chinese have expunged internet-accessible documents, from Chinese websites, that describe the girls as being considerably underage (I think one has to be 16 years old or older in an Olympic year to compete). Unfortunately for the Chinese Sports Authority, these records were captured and stored by interested parties before they were taken down by the government.

More to come, I suspect!
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2008, 01:24:59 AM »

did you all hear that the girl who sang whatever song at the opening (that little Chinese girl) wasn't' the one who could sing. YEAH, she was lip-syncing becuase the girl who COULD sing was to chubby and had bad teeth so they said it was for the better of the country. :'(
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2008, 07:50:31 AM »

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did you all hear that the girl who sang whatever song at the opening (that little Chinese girl) wasn't' the one who could sing. YEAH, she was lip-syncing becuase the girl who COULD sing was to chubby and had bad teeth so they said it was for the better of the country. :'(

There are 1.300.000.000 Chinese people, yet they apparently couldn't find one girl that was pretty and a good singer...?
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2008, 01:40:17 AM »

apparently.  :-/
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2008, 12:50:40 PM »

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I think the Chinese chickens are coming home to roost ("wha!") regarding allegations that the female gymnasts were underage. Apparently the Chinese have expunged internet-accessible documents, from Chinese websites, that describe the girls as being considerably underage (I think one has to be 16 years old or older in an Olympic year to compete). Unfortunately for the Chinese Sports Authority, these records were captured and stored by interested parties before they were taken down by the government.

More to come, I suspect!

Goodness. Nearly as bad as the Spanish loading their disabled team with able bodied athletes to ensure a victory.
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2008, 01:18:06 PM »

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(I think one has to be 16 years old or older in an Olympic year to compete)

Didn't Britain have a 14 year old diver? And I think many of the female gymnasts from the old Eastern Block were in their early to mid teens: Olga Korbut, Nadia Komenich.
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2008, 01:21:47 PM »

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Didn't Britain have a 14 year old diver? And I think many of the female gymnasts from the old Eastern Block were in their early to mid teens: Olga Korbut, Nadia Komenich.

I had a quick check - the age limit applies to gymnastics only, and has been increasing over the years. Why the authorities feel the need to protect gymnists but not swimmers is beyond me.
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2008, 09:30:18 PM »

They are over!  :)
Anyone seen the closing ceremony? I hear it was good apart from the girl destroying the Whole Lotta Love ....  :-/
Funny, i didnt notice much "hype" for the olympics this time   :-/
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2008, 10:03:43 PM »

I'm really excited for the games in 2012 in London.
1. I'll be out of high school for 2 years
2. THEY'LL BE IN LONDON
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2008, 10:20:33 PM »

Oh yea, London will be a good place to have the olympics....
2012 eh? I wonder  how we will pronounce it "twenty twelve" or "two thousand and 12" or just "12" ....  :-/
Blimey! I'll be out of uni!!!! [with luck! :P]
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Re: Olympic Games Beijing 2008
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2008, 07:42:10 PM »

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They are over!  :)
Anyone seen the closing ceremony? I hear it was good apart from the girl destroying the Whole Lotta Love ....  :-/
Funny, i didnt notice much "hype" for the olympics this time   :-/
^^^^^^^Yeah, but Jimmy Page was AWESOME on electric guitar.  I think 'ol Pagey is back...

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