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Title: The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 13, 2004, 11:00:22 PM
The Opening Ceremonies were today and were pretty awesome!  So, I decided to open a thread specifically for the Olympics.  XD

Same rules apply here as in the Olympics: no unsportsmanlike conduct (i.e. no country bashing), being disqualified does not make you our your country a loser ...and no drugs!  ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 13, 2004, 11:01:50 PM
I need to get my hands on a TV Guide... they always have a nice events schedule available. Guess I cancelled my subscription a little too early. ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 13, 2004, 11:09:24 PM
USA !!!
USA !!!
USA !!!

P.S. Remember... no country bashing.  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Say on August 13, 2004, 11:47:55 PM
HAHAHA NEIL!

I couldn't care any less about that but hey! GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE... and crap :D


Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: J-ROC on August 14, 2004, 02:10:19 AM
Mmmm...."and crap".  


You have a way with words, Say. XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Say on August 14, 2004, 02:25:00 AM
hahaha, I know <3
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: J-ROC on August 14, 2004, 02:33:15 AM
*joins Say in a chant*

"AND CRAP TO EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WOOORLD!"

XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on August 14, 2004, 04:08:54 AM
USA !!!
USA !!!
USA !!!

P.S. Remember... no country bashing.  ;D

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! ;D

I saw the replay of the opening ceremony today. It was pretty spectacular, but nothing compared to Sydney (no, I'm not biased :P). Though it may be that the Australian culture portayed in 2000 means a whole lot more to me than Greek cultural history.

It's pretty annoying about the timezone difference. All the best segmants are live at about 3am Australian time *pouts* :(

Anywayz . . . GO THE AUSSIES!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 06:29:15 AM
I'm happy to say that the Aussies have already won most of their events so far today... A few more rounds and we'll be counting all that GOLD!  ;P   XD

WOO!

Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!


 XB  XB  XB  XB

Can I bash the USA? C'mon PLEASE!

:suffer:



BoO!  GiR! YAY!! !! !!

EDIT (By Yonkey): Nope!  XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 06:59:32 AM
I guess you don't love me, Jon... :( :(

Unfortunately, I'm going to miss most of the gymnastics...I'm going to be at work both today and tomorrow.  Maybe I can find a tape and record it.  *crosses fingers*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 07:02:17 AM
I guess you don't love me, Jon... :( :(

Why do you say that?   ???



Oh, and did you guys know that the Aussies flew the Iraqi team to Athens!? Wasn't that nice of us!  ;P

Why didn't you yanks do that?  ;B

EDIT (By Yonkey): Nice. Offensiveness and politics.  Do you want this thread locked too?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 07:04:24 AM

 XB  XB  XB  XB

Can I bash the USA? C'mon PLEASE!

:suffer:


This is why you don't love me...bashing the US...

And since Yanks are the Northerners...I'll let Jeysie and Q decide...but I'm going on the defense, fyi.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 07:06:07 AM
FYI, when a foreigner refers to YANKS, they are talking about EVERYONE in the USA.   XD

Only the YANKS thinks that Yankies are northeners.   ;P

But I still love you, even though the Aussies will rule the Olympics!  ROAR!   ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 07:08:51 AM
I think Alex was the one who referred to Yanks as all Americans...and then I clarified it for him :P  And while you may call me a Yank, I'm a Southern gal.  I will never be a Yank!  The South will rise again!!

:P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 07:12:49 AM
Like I said,
Quote
Only the YANKS thinks that Yankies are northeners.

lol, you just helped prove my point.   ;B

That's fine for you guys, but anywhere in Australia, Europe and Asia, if I say Yank, everyone thinks USA... not just northern USA...   ;P

But I still love you.  :lovegoggles:

Lucky this is in the OFF TOPIC forum! lol, cause we went way off course.  ;]
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 07:14:07 AM
Oh well.. ::) I guess I'll still accept your love as long as you don't bash us...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 07:16:59 AM
as long as you don't bash us...

I'd rather call it 'friendly competition', cause then Neil wont censor it!  ;B

Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 07:26:33 AM
 ::)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 07:28:32 AM
So Neil, you thought you'd got rid of me for good, that whole 4 days I was gone was bliss wasn't it!

Well,     HERE'S JONNY!

Muhahahahhaahhaa!@#!@#@!$!    >:(   XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 14, 2004, 08:02:01 AM
I'll remind everyone one last time: NO COUNTRY BASHING or this thread gets locked.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 08:08:00 AM
Damn you're getting really good at editing my posts and making it look like a normal conversation! lol!  :suffer:

I mean... how are the Canadians going? What are their best sports?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 14, 2004, 08:29:54 AM
Hmm, I think it's rowing, triathalon, track and maybe swimming (I can't remember).  Anyway, we'll find out soon!  XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 14, 2004, 08:35:47 AM
I have no clue which are the best sports for the USA...we've got a great women's basketball team, I hear...Of course I'm biased about the gymnastics team (I always wanted to be a gymnist, but I don't have the build for it...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 14, 2004, 11:06:18 AM
I don't watch the olympics enough, to know what our best sports are.

*deletes long and offensive post, for the sake of the forum, and thread*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 14, 2004, 11:35:50 AM
I'm afraid I don't know which sports the US is best at, because I tend to watch mostly things like gymnastics and diving. ;] I suppose I could guess we're good at "regular" gymnastics (Unfortunately we're not very good at rhythmic gymnastics, which I enjoy watching, so they hardly ever cover it... POO!), and many of the "team" sports.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 14, 2004, 12:37:02 PM
Uhhmmm, I think we're good at badminton? Oh and squash every now and again :p

Lol sports standards are pretty poor here in the UK.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 14, 2004, 12:46:43 PM
Ohhhh Divings on now, UK actually has a chance this year! First time in 40 odd years if we get a medal!! We're just behind the aussies...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 14, 2004, 02:04:11 PM
I was watching some swimming today and USA did really well there!  Canada was like 15th or 17th. ::)

Japan's doing pretty well too.  I heard the commentator say that they had 0 medals in Sydney and 0 in Atlanta, but now have already racked up 5!  XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 14, 2004, 02:13:52 PM
"American swimmers broke six world records at the U.S. Olympic trials last month."
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 14, 2004, 02:17:17 PM
Yeah, I was watching when one of 'em broke the World Record again today! XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 14, 2004, 04:16:28 PM
I'll remind everyone one last time: NO COUNTRY BASHING or this thread gets locked.

awwww.... can't I even bash my own country??  ;-D it is so much fun (j/k)  ;-D ;-D

i am not a fan of watching sports, like to practice it though  :lovegoggles: ...perhaps i'll watch the skating ;-D ;-D ;-D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 14, 2004, 08:47:38 PM
I guess the US team isn't doing so hot in the men's gymnastics so far... phooey.

(Truth be told, men's gymnastics isn't really one of my fave sports to watch... too much brute force, not enough grace, IMHO.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 08:54:01 PM
Did anyone catch the Bike race yesterday?
It finished at about 1-2am last night, and I didn't stay up to watch it!? I'm asking cause the aussies had a good chance of the gold stuff in that race!  XD

I just checked http://smh.com.au/olympics/medaltally/
!!!
Aussies are second so far!
China = 4 gold ( 6 medals total )
Aussies = 2 Gold ( 5 medals total )

C'mon Aussies! WOO!

So I guess they must have won a medal or two from that bike race?

 ;B

Ok, checked, Italy won the bike race... :(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 08:55:10 PM
LOL!
Nope, the gold medals were from...
SURPRISE SURPRISE!

Swimming! lol

Stupid lankey Ian Thorpe. Winning Gold all the time... lol
 XD


And ofcourse Michael Phelps got the US's one gold so far! he's fast!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 14, 2004, 09:00:28 PM
Australia !!!

Australia !!!

Australia !!!

P.S. This probably sounds dumb, but what's an air pistol?  ???
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 14, 2004, 09:09:30 PM
Yeah, I heard that event today too... "air pistol" wtf?  Do you get tossed into the air and get to shoot at something? :D  

*shoots cameraman by mistake* XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 14, 2004, 09:10:05 PM
An air pistol is a bit like a CapGun. :)

Though, Some can fire loud 'caps' others can fire rubber bullets or pellets... etc.

Normally used to start the races. Correct me if I'm wrong though. :)

Since you're refering to an 'event' then the Air Pistols are definitely firing Pellets. (They shoot at targets, winners based on accuracy I think)  ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 14, 2004, 09:13:54 PM
An air pistol is a bit like a CapGun. :)

Though, Some can fire loud 'caps' others can fire rubber bullets or pellets... etc.

Normally used to start the races. Correct me if I'm wrong though. :)

Since you're refering to an 'event' then the Air Pistols are definitely firing Pellets. (They shoot at targets, winners based on accuracy I think)  ;)

Thanks, I was wondering what the Chinese were doing to get those Gold Medals.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 14, 2004, 09:17:58 PM
Yah, Grundy's got it right, at least in regards to what they're used for, dunno about the exact hardware specifications. Harrison says that starting guns that emit sound and light are used more now in swimming, though.

And I could swear I've heard air horns being used for starting races before, though Harrison swears I'm nuts. :P

Well, fine sneak posts and edits in there on me and make me look dumb, not that I need any help with that! XD

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 15, 2004, 10:11:54 AM
I saw the replay of the opening ceremony today. It was pretty spectacular, but nothing compared to Sydney (no, I'm not biased :P).

We're impartial to both Australia and Greece here, and I've heard people say it was much better than Sydney's. Of course, Sydney was about 4 years ago so I doubt they really remember it :P

I don't give a crap about the olympics, but still - good luck to everyone, especially the Israeli compatitors (YES, there are a couple of those :P). The Israelis compete in several sports, including air pistol - the Chinese aren't the only ones doing that for a gold medal ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 15, 2004, 10:13:56 AM
Oooh, can you explain a bit more about air pistol Storm?  :D I only heard the announcer talk about it, but I never saw what it actually was.  :-\
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 15, 2004, 12:37:22 PM
Well, AFAIK it's basically a gun that fires little metal pellets and is use in sports for target shooting. My brother used to practice shooting it back when he was in highschool (or was it an air rifle? or both? I forget). I think it's the same as a BB gun :-\
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 15, 2004, 12:42:18 PM
Quote
I think it's the same as a BB gun

Finally, a term I understand.

*looks at Chinese gold medals*

*shoots BB gun at empty soda cans*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 15, 2004, 04:42:53 PM
Hey guys! After day 2, here are the results! GO AUSSIES!
We're still 2nd, USA went from 5th to 7th... hahaha...
China is still winning sports you wouldn't expect ANY chinese person to win... like Weight Lifting ( 2 silver ) and Shooting ( 2 gold ) etc...

Anyway, you better like it, cause it took age to type up this table. lol   XD


CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1. China5218
2. Australia4138
3. Japan4105
4. Italy2103
5. Turkey2013
6. Ukraine2013
7. United States1438
8. Russia1326
9. France1225
10. Hungary1113
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 15, 2004, 05:26:32 PM
We've only got so far  :'( but it was special because we haven't won a medal in diving for the past 44 years! Wooooo!

Oh and if you dont wanna type it out again then just go here

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5592314/

 :D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 15, 2004, 06:13:16 PM
Oh and if you dont wanna type it out again then just go here

Yeah, I've got a few sites bookmarked like that, but I had to type it out into 'table' code for the fourm, otherwise it's all over the place.  ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 16, 2004, 03:33:53 AM
Israel - 0 medals, 1 diplomatic incident (http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/Sports/2004/08/16/585098.html)
That's just soooooo like us :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 05:17:32 AM
That's absolutely ridiculous!
The Iranian thought he was proving a good point, but he instead is completely missing the point of the Olympics, a time to put aside differences and compete in a sportsman like comp.

I think he's made himself look quite a fool...

No more on this I guess.   :-\
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2004, 10:32:14 AM
Thanks for the links, Alex and Jon.  Since I haven't been around a TV the last couple of days, I had no clue how the medals were coming out.  Has anyone been watching the women's gymnastics?? How is that one looking?  Or better yet, does anyone have a link?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 12:13:32 PM
I was out almost all of Sunday too, so I didn't get to see the women's gymnastics either. :(

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2004, 12:24:23 PM
I asked my parents to tape it...but I don't know if they did.  Anyway, the whole time I watch, I'm as tense as anything because I'm scared to death that they're going to fall and hurt themselves!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 16, 2004, 03:35:24 PM
well, a dutch cyclist (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5722949/) kinda crashed with her bike (ugh... there goes her gold medal  :-\) she is bruised and scratched and has a headache and so but luckily she hasn't been hurt too much...

...even so my cwappy country is 8th atm  :o :o
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2004, 03:58:27 PM
Didn't ya'll win a silver in one of the swimming races??  I think I remember reading that somewhere.

Plus, just a small piece of trivia I learned Friday during the opening ceremony.  Did ya'll know that between 81-89 (don't remember the exact number) of the 202(?) countries competing have NEVER won a single medal.  I don't know whether this is for both Olympics or just the summer one...but I found that interesting.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 06:15:27 PM
well, a dutch cyclist (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5722949/) kinda crashed with her bike (ugh... there goes her gold medal  :-\) she is bruised and scratched and has a headache and so but luckily she hasn't been hurt too much...

...even so my cwappy country is 8th atm  :o :o

Yeah, I watched that race! Soooo... too bad the Aussies got gold hey!
 XB

WOO!


And here's the table after Day 3, top 5 this time.


CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1. China104115
2. Australia62513
3. Japan5117
4. United States35513
5. France2237


So, you USers got another 2 gold, and made 3 places, france moved up a bit... China got another 4 gold! When will they stop!?
Australia got another 2 gold aswell.


Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2004, 06:44:50 PM
Canada got a bronze in women's synchronized diving!  XD  Finally a medal!  :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2004, 06:48:48 PM
Yeah, I just finished watching the women's synchronized diving.  It was extremely interesting.  Everyone did SO well.  Right now...men's freestyle...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 06:56:38 PM
Canada got a bronze in women's synchronized diving!  XD  Finally a medal!  :P


YAY! Canada's ranked 33!   ;P

Atleast you finally got a medal....

Oh, and did anyone see the male 3m spring board synchro diving? The chinese guys... one made a perfect dive, the other guy landed on his back! hahahaha, they got a score of 0...  :D  It was a medal deciding jump too.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2004, 07:35:39 PM
Ouch!  ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 07:42:30 PM
The guys are looking pretty solid in gymnastics tonight... whoo! (holds breath) ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2004, 07:44:20 PM
Just finished watching the US guys on the palmel horse (how do you spell it??)  The twin: James Hamm...the flares he did...I couldn't breath!  It was awesome!  They're solid tonight!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 07:52:09 PM
Pommel horse. :D

Looks like *all* the gymnastics teams are doing sweet tonight... very nice! ;D

And the whole twin thing is kinda surreal-looking, isn't it? XD

Whoo, wowee, what a roller coaster ride *that* was! Japan totally rocked like boulders with their high bar... what an awesome way to get a gold. I feel so sorry for the Romanians, though... that had to hurt a *lot*. :( Still, they pulled in a first team medal... very sweet.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 10:14:52 PM
I'm not sure if it was the US guy or not, but I caught a glimpse of one of the males in a blue and white ( not sure if I saw red ) outfit, he was mid routine on the pommel I think and jumped off... you could see on his face... "Awwww  no medal for me..."

 ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 10:18:14 PM
The US is catching up.  !!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 10:23:25 PM
Catching up to who?
 :P
Yesterday...
China was +4 gold
Australia +2 Gold
USA +2 Gold.....

You caught upto Japan, but still 2 golds behind them.

 ;B
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 10:26:29 PM
Considering the US was in the lead during pommel, and did solidly, I somehow doubt it was then, Grundy. ;) The US team was wearing mostly red, anyways.

Now, the rings, *that* was disappointing. The vault, too... I think Young was actually lucky with his score, considering... I expected worse. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 10:26:40 PM
Catching up to who?
 :P
Yesterday...
China was +4 gold
Australia +2 Gold
USA +2 Gold.....

You caught upto Japan, but still 2 golds behind them.

 ;B

From 7th place, to 4th(according to the site you named)? Doesn't sound too bad to me.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 10:34:59 PM
If it wasn't for those super-human chinese, the Aussies would be on top.  :lovegoggles:
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 10:41:16 PM
If it wasn't for those super-human chinese, the Aussies would be on top.  :lovegoggles:

I'm still trying to figure out what they're doing! Super-human seems to be the best word for them.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 10:42:32 PM
At any rate, don't get too cocky, Grundy. I can't wait to see how the ladies do in the gymnastics finals. :lovegoggles:

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 10:47:13 PM
Yes I know, as usual, the Yanks will finish on top....   ::)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 10:49:13 PM
I just learned something interesting. Per capita, Finland has won more medals than any other nation.

Isn't CC from Finland, or was that the Netherlands?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 10:53:57 PM
HAHAHA
They were just replaying that chinese guy landing on his back in the water... hehehe.   :D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 10:56:51 PM
CC's from Belgium, hon.

As for the ladies... I'm kind of sorry that women's gymnastics is so weighted towards young' uns. Svetlana Boguinskaya was one of the most wonderful gymnasts to watch on the floor. And on the US side, I liked Amanda Borden. She was one of the few gymnasts who looked and acted like she actually enjoyed being at the Olympics. (Most of them look like they're marching off to war.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 10:57:20 PM
I seem to be missing the majority of the Olympics. This is the third time, that I've payed much attention to the Olympics. Like Rob, I'd rather participate in a sport, than just being a spectator. Well, unless I was playing against Olympic athletes.  XD

EDIT: I forgot CC mentioning that.  ;]

I just remembered the word Flemish(since I'm unfamiliar with the word, Finland seemed the most likely nation).
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:00:35 PM
In the same diving event as the chinese guy, just a few dives after ( All this for medals ), a russian hit his feet on the board on the way down and the yanks stuffed up, they were perfectly in sync, accept one did a different dive... lol
 :o

Oh and the Aussies got Bronze in that diving event, it was actaully Greece who got Gold, their first for the games.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:08:12 PM
Ian Thorpe is the FIRST person ever to get 5 gold medals in one sport at the olympics!  8)

Now, some Trivia!  :o

Question:
In US shoe size, what is the size of Ian Thorpe's feet?
 ;)

First persons COUNTRY to get it wins a 1 day 'cease-fire' from me.  XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:22:05 PM
I know the answer's wrong, but I want to play trivia. lol

17
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:22:55 PM
17 is correct smartass....

 ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:24:16 PM
???

Well...

that was unexpected.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:25:49 PM
Well, thanks to you, the US gets a 1 day cease-fire.
Boo!   :P

So you have 24 hours peace, make good use of it.

lol


 ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:27:49 PM
Well, thanks to you, the US gets a 1 day cease-fire.
Boo!   :P

So you have 24 hours peace, make good use of it.

lol


 ;)

All Americans on this forum, come in here and have some fun!

 :suffer:
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 11:30:31 PM
Damn, Louisiana beat me to it.

Thorpe is definitely a babe, I'll say that. :lovegoggles:

And what fun did you have in mind? Seeing as how I don't have any problems with Aussies, I can't have any more fun than I usually do. ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:30:34 PM
Hey, I said cease-fire, not "I'm going to paint a bright red target on my back!"   lol   ;P

 XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:32:14 PM
Damn, Louisiana beat me to it.

Thorpe is definitely a babe, I'll say that. :lovegoggles:

Peace & Luv, Liz


Really...?
I wont say what I think of him... lol, well, in nicer words, he's a lanky, homo, goon. With big feet.   lol   ;D

( See... I'm not paying out the US now, only Aussies. You've still got about 23 hours and 40 mins )
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 11:32:35 PM
Consider this a passing of the big "Kick Me" sign from us to you, Grundy hon. ;P

Aren't you the one who said all swimmers were gay? ;) I smell jealousy. ;D

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:34:40 PM
LOL! Fine... more trivia then.

Which country has the smallest team in Athens?

 ;)

Good luck.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:35:40 PM
Damn, Louisiana beat me to it.

Thorpe is definitely a babe, I'll say that. :lovegoggles:

And what fun did you have in mind? Seeing as how I don't have any problems with Aussies, I can't have any more fun than I usually do. ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz

I just found a good spot for a  :suffer: . Besides, I doubt anybody's going to say anything bad about Australia. The worst that could happen to Grundy/Australia, is that a couple of people go overboard saying good things about the US.

Grundy said make good use of it, so I did.  XD

P.S. Jael's here. She's going to have something to say to you.  :suffer:
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:36:48 PM
Canada?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:43:55 PM
Canada? lol, probably, but keep guessing.   ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: xiocube on August 16, 2004, 11:44:02 PM
I suppose I'm almost Canadian... Same Longitude anyways. Eh, I'll root for Canada since nobody else will... Not even Canadians...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 16, 2004, 11:47:45 PM
I guess the Swedish team has a grand total of 12 people... dunno if there's an even smaller contingent from somewhere yet. (digs some more)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 16, 2004, 11:48:55 PM
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probably, but keep guessing
You don't know the answer? ???
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 16, 2004, 11:56:48 PM
I know the answer, and no, it's NOT canada! lol!

Not sweden either.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 12:02:03 AM
A-ha.

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...while the smallest team was Djibouti with a population of 650,000 and just one athlete.

A tennis player. Cooly. :)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 12:08:12 AM
Sorry, but that is incorrect, they actually have 18.

ABDALLAH Abdo       Djibouti - DJI      Tennis
ABDI ROBLEH IBRAHIM Abdi    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
ABDILLAHI Ahmed Mohamed    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
ADEN ELEYEH Hassan    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
ALI KAHIYE Aden    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
ALLALEH GALAB Gouled    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
BOUH OMAR Robleh    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
DJAMA IBRAHIM BOGORREH Dja    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
DJAMA ROBLEH Guirreh    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
FAISSAL ABDOURAHMAN ABDOU Faissal    Djibouti - DJI    Judo
HASSAN HOUSSEIN Nagad    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
ISMAEL ABDI Habone    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
KAWRAH ROBLEH Elmi    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
LADIEH ROBLEH Youssouf    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
MOHAMED KAMIL Fatouma    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
MOHAMED KHAIREH Zeinab    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics
OBSIEH Fahim    Djibouti - DJI    Tennis
YAHYE ADEN HOCH Yahye    Djibouti - DJI    Athletics

Keep looking.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 12:12:22 AM
Don't Jeysie. He's playing with your mind, there is NOT a smaller team.  lol
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 12:13:29 AM
OK, I found St Lucia, that a site claims has two athletes competing...

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 12:14:22 AM
PS: I'm getting my numbers from the Offical Olympics website...

Also, I've got to goto work now, I'll be home in about 2 hours though, keep those guesses coming!   XB
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 12:17:21 AM
Well, someone else will have to guess, I'm not going to be in the forum in 2 hours.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 12:17:42 AM
Only two hours at work? Wow, and I thought my job sucked. Of course, you probably work somewhere that you get like, $50/hour or something, since you actually have art skills. (sigh)

I should get to bed, but I'm not mentally tired.

Edit: I already guessed again, so there. ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 12:19:57 AM
I'm going to try to get Jael in here, to see the unbelieveable(the cease-fire).
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on August 17, 2004, 12:38:12 AM
[size=20]GRUNDY, HOW DARE YOU!![/size]

 XB
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 12:40:45 AM
Considering that the "rivalry" was pretty one-sided anyway (i.e., Grundy being rivalrous, and the rest of us wondering which side of the bed he got up on), I'd say it's a fair deal. ;-D

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on August 17, 2004, 12:47:02 AM
Nah, I think it's an Aussie thing. So many of us are bent on proving we can do something a) better than the USA or b) without American approval or sanctioning ;P

In which case, there shall be no peace between us, no compromise!! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 12:50:05 AM
I dunno... running around trying to rival with unrivalrous people still sounds kind of silly. But if it makes you happy... ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 12:56:58 AM
Nah, I think it's an Aussie thing. So many of us are bent on proving we can do something a) better than the USA or b) without American approval or sanctioning ;P

In which case, there shall be no peace between us, no compromise!! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!

Sounds familiar.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 07:03:38 AM
What happened to the trivia?
 ???

Where'd all my posts go? There was no profanity in them!  :'(

Or are you just making a new topic, 'Olympic Trivia?'  :-\


BTW: No one has got the right answer yet.  To the question that has strangely dissapered. lol
Where'd it go?  :P
2nd EDIT: It a page or two back.. still there, but about 5 posts have gone...  :'(
( I've even been working hard on the 3D stuff today aswell!  :P )
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 07:22:46 AM
Um. Grundy, I don't know what you're smoking, but Ian Thorpe's shoe size and the query about the smallest team are still there. If there are any posts missing, they must have been made after 3AM EST, because I don't notice anything that looks out of place.

Anyhoo. I guess it's not Saint Lucia then?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 07:25:51 AM
See... that's what I mean, I made about 3 or 4 posts after that time, but they've all gone and a couple from some other threads, but those I can understand... lol...
Anyway, not St Lucia.

This is a hard one hey?!   ;)  Especially when the information we are getting is conflicting.

Oh well, time for a hint.


The name of the country with the smallest team in Athens, according to the Official Olympics website, starts with the letter M.

:D



EDIT PS: I'm going to bed now, so I wont be around to give out any prizes for atleast 8 hours.  Night all!  :)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 08:05:33 AM
I remember that several countries only have one athlete there...of course, I don't remember who they were!

Jeysie, I agree about Ian Thorpe.  And of course, I haven't seen a single guy from the Netherlands who isn't hard to look at :P  Then, there was some young British guy who was swimming...looked good too :P  Oh my gosh, I'm so pitiful!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 17, 2004, 08:24:25 AM
And of course, I haven't seen a single guy from the Netherlands who isn't hard to look at :P  

 :o :o :o you are watching TV with your eyes closed??  ;-D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 08:25:35 AM
I'm sure you know me better than that!  And my opinion still stands :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 17, 2004, 08:30:53 AM
I refute that!!  ;-D ;-D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 08:34:22 AM
Hey, I said that first.  So my refuation stands!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 17, 2004, 08:39:57 AM
yeah, ...well back then i didn't knew what that word meant, so your refuation is disqualified ...sorry ;-D  :suffer:
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 08:44:31 AM
You figured out what it meant when I used it...so my refutation stands!

Lol...you know, we probably should get back to talking about the Olympics :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 09:10:57 AM
Yes, let's get back to talking about cute guys at the Olympics! XD

Did they even show the Russian men competing? I missed the first couple days of competition. Aleksei Nemov is very fun to watch!

And the Hamm twins are cute, but oh, their voices! When they interviewed Paul, I turned to Harrison and said "Eek! It's like listening to the male version of Kerri Strug!"

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 09:24:14 AM
I haven't heard them interviewed, so I wouldn't know.  Paul is just amazing, though.  Mom and I still can't get over his flares on the Pommel Horse.  One of the Japanese guys did some too, but his weren't nearly as fast or as "flare-y" :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 17, 2004, 09:55:00 AM
Did ya'll know that between 81-89 (don't remember the exact number) of the 202(?) countries competing have NEVER won a single medal.

YAY us!! :P

Ok, truth is they did get a couple of bronzes and even a silver medal on previous olympiads, but that doesn't count :P

I'm sorta watching our girl competing in table tennis right now... she doesn't have a chance against the chinese girls though. Heck, they've got more tennis players in their country than we have people in ours ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 02:11:26 PM
US just won gold in the 800m free-style!  You go guys!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on August 17, 2004, 03:09:21 PM
See... that's what I mean, I made about 3 or 4 posts after that time, but they've all gone and a couple from some other threads, but those I can understand... lol...


I don't think it's just you, Grundy. I've lost about 6 posts from last night, and some posts by other people around the same time are also missing ???. And I liked those posts :(.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 03:14:21 PM
US= 2nd place

 ;D

P.S. Maybe the lost posts, have something to do with those updates(or whatever they're doing).
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on August 17, 2004, 03:19:50 PM
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US= 2nd place

[size=15]NOOOOOOOO!![/size]

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P.S. Maybe the lost posts, have something to do with those updates(or whatever they're doing).

Probably. But I still want them back ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 03:29:03 PM
What's so bad about the US being second place, huh?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 03:32:36 PM
What's so bad about the US being second place, huh?

We're not in first.  XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 03:35:50 PM
But that was Jael complaining...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 03:42:28 PM
But that was Jael complaining...

I didn't see a quote. lol
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 03:47:05 PM
I think you know what I mean...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 04:23:34 PM
Drum roll!!@!!@!@!    XB

Remember me saying....

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Yes I know, as usual, the Yanks will finish on top....  ::)


Well, you're a few steps closer!  ;)

Now it's your turn to try and take on the Chinese! LOL!    :o

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1. China106218
2. United States67619
3. Australia63514
4. Japan6219
5. Ukraine3115


The Aussies were crap yesterday, we only got 1 medal, like a silver or something, you guys got 3 gold?
 ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 05:36:38 PM
lol...well, I'm glad the US is doing so well!  Of course, I'm also routing for everyone else's countries, but I am proud of the US!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 17, 2004, 06:13:41 PM
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Now it's your turn to try and take on the Chinese! LOL! :o


That is NOT funny.  :S

Oh well, like you said, we'll finish on top. lol
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 06:18:39 PM
The forum's been acting seriously weird for me the past few days... maybe there *is* some posts>dev/null stuff going on.

As for the Olympics... with women's team finals and all the gymnastic all-arounds and events coming up, that's a good place for us to rack up medals. Of course, the Chinese are aces at gymnastics too... it should be interesting!

At any rate... I like seeing USers win medals, obviously, but I'm just in it to see *everyone* who can compete at the top of their form in their sport, in ways I could only imagine doing myself in my wildest daydreams.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 17, 2004, 06:22:42 PM
The forum's been acting seriously weird for me the past few days... maybe there *is* some posts>dev/null stuff going on.

Yeah, I think one of the mods must have thrown a big tantrum and gone on a big, post deleting rampage!  :S


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At any rate... I like seeing USers win medals, obviously, but I'm just in it to see *everyone* who can compete at the top of their form in their sport, in ways I could only imagine doing myself in my wildest daydreams.

Yeah, it's great to see people like the South Africans win gold in events that the US and Australia normally dominate. As long as it's not the US beating the Aussies, then I'm happy if it's anyone else.   XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 17, 2004, 08:27:40 PM
Women's gymnastics got team silver.  Romania got gold (again).  But I'm still loving the 1996 Olympics.  THAT was awesome.  And the Chinese didn't place in the men's gymnastics, did they? (I don't remember...bad memory, remember :P)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 17, 2004, 09:03:08 PM
Koko!! (whines) There's still one rotation to go on the coverage! Bad Koko. :P

Did the Russians get bronze? IMHO they would have done better if they hadn't had Khorkina. I've never been fond of her style as a gymnast.

Edit: Yep, they did. And Khorkina actually smiled during her floor routine. I may die of shock!

The Romanians deserved to win... they were pretty all-around solid, except for a bobble on uneven bars. And their floor routines were sweet. I think the USers accidentally lost their pep to the Romanians! (I know the USers were told to behave with more dignity, but the ladies were a bit lacking in their characteristic floor vivaciousness, IMHO.)

And yeah, the Chinese men did uncharacteristically bad. :(

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 18, 2004, 07:06:24 AM
Sorry, Jeysie.  You should know better than to read this thread as you're watching the Olympics.  But I had gone to see a movie, so I got the results beore I left.  Didn't realize it was still on when I got home.  I appologize.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: racx_00 on August 18, 2004, 07:11:07 AM
I have to say this seeing its the Olympics and all XD

Australia Sucks !!!

WooHoo :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 18, 2004, 07:12:33 AM
*gasp* and you're FROM Australia.  What made you say that??
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 18, 2004, 08:08:02 AM
(waits for Grundy and Jael to kill Racx)

Koko: Well, the prime-time coverage is from 8PM to 12AM EST... pretty safe to assume that the network is going to spread the big-ticket events out over the whole evening to make sure you watch the whole time block. :P

And personally I think posting while watching the games is fun... if more of us were in similar time zones/availablity, we could speculate and nibble our fingernails in suspense together! (OK, that would work better on MSN, but my computer is nowhere near the TV, darn it.)

Out of curiousity, what time is the prime-time block in CST?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 18, 2004, 09:01:09 AM
It's from 7-11...in other words, it runs at the same time as in EST.  So we COULD nibble our fingernails in suspense together...but can't do TOO much since everyone in the family likes to watch parts of it together.  Hmmm, I wonder who's playing tonight...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 18, 2004, 12:30:50 PM
Looks like we have Paul Hamm and Brett McClure competing in the Men's All-Around finals. ;D

Oh, and there's Even More Swimming, of course. ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 18, 2004, 05:31:31 PM
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(waits for Grundy and Jael to kill Racx)

Well, after Yesterdays performance, (No Gold!) I have to agree with him.  lol   :S
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on August 18, 2004, 05:37:56 PM
well... today there was gold (swimming) ...o wait, you weren't referring to the netherlands  ;-D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 18, 2004, 05:42:23 PM
Even Japan has gone ahead of the Aussies now.  ???

Well, atleast Australia is still ranked 2nd on the 'Medals per Population rankings'.   XD

I think UAE is first.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 18, 2004, 07:17:49 PM
Congrats Netherlands!  I'd congratulate the States for their medals...but wait, Jeysie's watching right now and I don't want to spoil it for her!  (This is what happens when our homepage is a Foxnews!--I find out what happens mid-day instead of having to stay up and watch!)  BTW, Jeysie, don't miss a second of the men's gymnastics!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 18, 2004, 08:51:14 PM
Blerg, it's OK... I went to see earlier today on NBC's site who was competing for us, and the stupid gits has posted the results already. Waaaah! :P Oh, well, it's still interesting so far!

Edit: Wow, *that* was totally crazy. Paul got really lucky... it's like everyone else caught Bobble Fever too. :P Still, if you're gonna bounce back, those were two awesome routines to do it with. I think Brett, on the other hand, got way gipped on rings!

And I hate to sound shallow, but... it's like, Paul's got this really nice face, kind of aristocratic-looking, even, and then he opens his mouth and Mickey Mouse comes out. Oh, well, it's a typical gymnast problem. :)

And we snagged a gold and bronze in cycling... and the gold medalist is a Massachusite! Yaaaay!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 07:57:17 AM
Last night was awesome!  We stayed up just to watch it (even though I was taping it :P).  Mom was the only one who didn't know what was going to happen, and my sister comes in and says "has he fallen yet?"  Mom almost cried once she found out that Christine was talking about Paul!  Brett did get gyped...and one of the guys who ended up with a 9.6+ score--it was too high!  Anyway, Paul won, so that's ok now!  The look on his face was priceless when his coach said "Olympic Champion!"

Ok, am I the only one who felt like they stretched it out to the last minute?  I mean, who cares about swimming (ok...I did), but all I wanted to see was how Paul did!

EDIT: Watching Regis and Kelly...Kelly just said "Wouldn't it be funny if it was the twin taking his brother's place??" :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 08:27:22 AM
Heh. Well, as I said, the networks know that Gymnastics is a big draw in the US, so they're going to bait you to watch the whole coverage and get their ad money's worth. :P I'd expect more of the same tonight with the ladies.

But, oh yeah, you could see him shaking his head and everything like, "No. No, I didn't. I did?!" And he was almost in tears during the medal ceremony. Priceless. Harrison commented that he looks pretty good wearing the laurels, and I agree!  :flirt:

I hope things go a little less dramatically during the event finals! (I wonder who's qualified for what.)

Some other random thoughts:

Just to show how pedantically dweeby Harrison and I are... we've been noticing that during the Gold Medal ceremonies for USers, some of them have been taking off the laurels during the anthem and holding them over their left shoulders much the way you would a hat in that situation, and then re-donning the laurels afterwards. What Harrison and I can't quite decide is if the laurels count as "hats" that need to be taken off and set on the shoulder or not. (Yes, I know, we need lives!)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 08:31:13 AM
I've noticed the same thing with the laurels.  I know there's not set rule about them.  I'm thinking it's respectful to take them off and put it over the heart, but since it's not officially a hat, it's not disrespectful NOT to take it off.

We've been invited to a dinner with our next door neighbor, and she just got back from a month long trip, so we're probably going to be over there most of the evening.  However, if they stretch it out like they did the guys, we'll get back in time to watch the end :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 11:21:07 AM
Hee! The local paper printed a picture of Paul Hamm right after his gold, with a big smile and his arm pumped out, and my co-worker (who's like, in her early fifties, mind you) goes, "Doesn't he look all handsome, with his arm out like that and everything?" and gives the picture a showy smooch. XD XD Not that I blame her!

If I'm reading the qualifier results right, I think he's going to be in the finals for Pommel Horse (with those flares, I should think so!), Floor, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar. While Morgan is up for Floor and Horizontal Bar. Whee!

Carly Patterson and Courtney Kupets are up for the ladies all-around tonight. Can't wait!

Looks like Canada and Australia have men and women up for gymnastics finals, too. ;D

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 19, 2004, 11:28:31 AM
Right now I'm watching Canada vs. Australia Women's Softball. XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 19, 2004, 12:18:33 PM
US only need one more Gold Medal  !!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 12:48:41 PM

If I'm reading the qualifier results right, I think he's going to be in the finals for Pommel Horse (with those flares, I should think so!), Floor, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar. While Morgan is up for Floor and Horizontal Bar. Whee!


From what I heard on the news, Morgan and Paul have said that their dream is that they'd tie for gold on the floor.  Now THAT would be awesome!

And if we're talking softball, my sister just told me that America's team has not had a single score on them.  Wow!  I knew they were good, but I didn't know they were that good.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 01:11:03 PM
From what I heard on the news, Morgan and Paul have said that their dream is that they'd tie for gold on the floor.  Now THAT would be awesome!

I agree, that would definitely be one heck of a moment to send off to the history books.

Although I think it more realistic that they both may end up medalling in a same event... which would still be good for "warm fuzzies".

And if we're talking softball, my sister just told me that America's team has not had a single score on them.  Wow!  I knew they were good, but I didn't know they were that good.

Indeed! I guess they've invoked the "mercy rule" in the USers favor 4 times just because they've been so far ahead. XD I love how the ladies are kicking butt and taking names, and the men didn't even qualify to compete in baseball. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 01:14:58 PM
From what I heard on the news, Morgan and Paul have said that their dream is that they'd tie for gold on the floor.  Now THAT would be awesome!

I agree, that would definitely be one heck of a moment to send off to the history books.

Although I think it more realistic that they both may end up medalling in a same event... which would still be good for "warm fuzzies".
Yeah, I'm not sure they'll both do gold...but both medaling would be awesome!  Is that tonight?  Either way, I'm going to have to make sure and tape it! (like I'm ever going to have the time to watch :()

And if we're talking softball, my sister just told me that America's team has not had a single score on them.  Wow!  I knew they were good, but I didn't know they were that good.

Indeed! I guess they've invoked the "mercy rule" in the USers favor 4 times just because they've been so far ahead. XD I love how the ladies are kicking butt and taking names, and the men didn't even qualify to compete in baseball. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz

"Mercy Rule"??  I'm not sure I'm familiar with that.../me goes and hides before someone bops her
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 01:28:53 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure they'll both do gold...but both medaling would be awesome!  Is that tonight?  Either way, I'm going to have to make sure and tape it! (like I'm ever going to have the time to watch :()

Nah, just the ladies tonight. The event finals for both the men and women are on the 22nd and 23rd.

"Mercy Rule"??  I'm not sure I'm familiar with that.../me goes and hides before someone bops her
 

Well, don't feel bad, then... I didn't know until I started keeping up with the games this time around, either. ;] I guess if a team has enough runs at a certain point in the game, and the opposing team has none, they just call the game right then in the winning team's favor.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 01:31:51 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure they'll both do gold...but both medaling would be awesome!  Is that tonight?  Either way, I'm going to have to make sure and tape it! (like I'm ever going to have the time to watch :()

Nah, just the ladies tonight. The event finals for both the men and women are on the 22nd and 23rd.

Thanks, Jeysie!  Still taping it though (that is, if I like the results that I'm probably going to see on our homepage :P)
"Mercy Rule"??  I'm not sure I'm familiar with that.../me goes and hides before someone bops her
 

Well, don't feel bad, then... I didn't know until I started keeping up with the games this time around, either. ;] I guess if a team has enough runs at a certain point in the game, and the opposing team has none, they just call the game right then in the winning team's favor.

Peace & Luv, Liz

Ahhh...thanks again.  After I got to thinking about it, I kinda figured it out.  But it's nice to have it clarified! :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 19, 2004, 02:23:08 PM
Hehe yeah!  The winning streak USA is having in Softball is the same one Canada is having in Baseball! XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 02:29:39 PM
lol...I saw a preview about the women's gymnastics not 5 minutes ago.  Then I click on Firefox to get online...and I see the results! :-\

Congrats to Canada with how they're doing in baseball!

LOL...just saw how badly I quoted in my last post...took three tries before I fixed it :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 03:03:25 PM
Koko: Maybe you should change your homepage for the next week and a half. ;)

And ditto cheers to Canada!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 03:10:38 PM
Jeysie, I'm beginning to think that! lol.  Last night was hilarious, since Mom still didn't know what happened during the men's gymnastics, and she'd need on the computer.  We wouldn't let her get online on her own, since there was a big picture of Paul Hamm's accomplishment!  Either my sister or I would get on and go to the website she wanted before Mom was allowed to get back on the computer :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 03:25:56 PM
Hee! Well, I know with Opera it's easy to toggle whether your browser opens to a homepage or a blank window... I would think FireFox would be the same? ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 03:31:33 PM
It is easy...wonder what my family will say...hmmm, what homepage should I put up? :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 19, 2004, 03:42:43 PM
The Hideout (http://hideout.cjb.net/)

George Strait (http://www.georgestrait.com/)

KQ9 Fansite #1 (http://users.ipa.net/~bobbyjoe/)

Cat's Art Page (http://koko992001.deviantart.com/)

Say's Art Page (http://sayomgwtf.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 19, 2004, 03:46:15 PM
lol...thanks LN.  However, I don't think my family would agree with any of those :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 19, 2004, 06:33:43 PM
Hehe yeah!  The winning streak USA is having in Softball is the same one Canada is having in Baseball! XD

Did you see that the Aussies beat Japan in baseball! OMG  :o

Japan was tagged as the Baseball 'dreamteam'... sucha surprise when the aussies won!

I see canada's still doing wel on the medal tally.

Though, Aussies only got 1 gold last night.  :'(

And USA is equal in the gold stuff with China! WTF? I can't believe China let someone catch up. lol
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 19, 2004, 06:39:28 PM
USA got a bunch of medals in swimming today. XD  Congrats!  ;D

Canada is up against Japan tomorrow I think, then China.

And the Aussies beat Canada in softball today 1-0. :'(  But it was definitely a good game to watch!  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 19, 2004, 07:25:14 PM
Sweet! I didn't catch that softball match!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 19, 2004, 10:22:28 PM
Niiiiice stuff from the lady gymnasts. I'm happier to see gymnasts get medals just from having solid performances. The balance beam was still crazy, though. I've never seen that many gymnasts' butts hit the mat in one competition before! :P

I almost don't dislike Khorkina now. Almost. Still pretty disappointed she couldn't pull that stuff out for the team finals.

And Harrison says he wants to form an Anna Pavlova fanclub.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 20, 2004, 05:55:56 AM
I didn't get to finish watching, but what I saw was great!

I still think it's cool that USA's 800m freestyle men and women win gold, men's and women's team gymnastics wins silver, and then the men's and women's overall gymnastics win gold.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 20, 2004, 06:01:22 AM
Did anyone catch the mixed doubles badminton? Wow that was such a cool match and we were so close to getting the gold, but again this is teh first time we've got silver in the category so all is good  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 20, 2004, 07:47:45 AM
WTF! China is in first place again! OMFG they are crazy super people!  :o


EDIT: Oh wait... lol, china was up with 1 extra gold... but USA just got another, so you're back on top again. lol
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 20, 2004, 08:38:23 AM
Did anyone catch the mixed doubles badminton? Wow that was such a cool match and we were so close to getting the gold, but again this is teh first time we've got silver in the category so all is good  ;D
Yeah, I saw the end of it!  ;D  It was pretty exciting to watch, and there's nothing wrong with Silver either!  ;D

Right now I'm watching the trampoline event.  Weeeeeeeeeee!  :D *bounces* Hahahha!  

It looks like the most fun out of all the sports. XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 20, 2004, 08:44:45 AM
NBC is airing the Trampoline in Prime Time here! ;D I'm pretty happy with that. With my work schedule, I tend to miss most of the "non-big ticket" items because they air during the day. :(

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 20, 2004, 08:46:49 AM
I have no idea if these are live, I don't believe they are.  But here too (on CBC) they replay highlights of what happened during the day at prime time.  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 20, 2004, 08:52:44 AM
Yeah. During Prime Time here they usually air just the popular stuff, like Artistic Gymnastics, Diving, Beach Volleyball, team sport medal games, Swimming, any Track and Field events with popular athletes competing, that sort of thing. They then air any "big moments" from events aired earlier in the day.

Well, popular from the US perspective, that is. What sports do you folks' countries consider to be "must-watch"?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 20, 2004, 08:59:58 AM
In Prime Time here, they usually just show events that had Canadians in them, or really popular events (i.e. swimming finals).  

Also, I should correct myself, the trampoline events are live right now.  And the Toronto girl is up right now so I'll be back later! XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 20, 2004, 09:05:23 AM
Good luck!

And I hope your fellow does well in the men's vault finals. I think I heard that Canada's never gotten an artistic gymnastics Olympic medal, so that would be very cool if he does. ;D

Ooh, wait, he's qualified for Floor, too. This could be interesting. !!!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 20, 2004, 09:16:58 AM
!!! !!! !!!

Ok, I don't want to spoil it for you Jeysie, but Canada just got a medal!!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 20, 2004, 11:07:29 AM
Whenever olympics comes around BBC 1 turns into BBC megaolympicschannel and we have live coverage and replays for about 12 hours a day :D

Britian now has two gold medals, one for Sailing and one for speed cycling (no idea if its called this or not) 1 KM. Big shame about Judo though, we had some good contenders but sadly we're totally out of it now.

*goes back to watch Japan in the pool :D*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 20, 2004, 03:57:24 PM
Congrats to Britain!

I think I'm going to turn on the tape from last night's gymnastics.  Didn't get to finish watching it.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 20, 2004, 06:58:30 PM
Britian?  ???

The poms suck at sport,  ;D!

( And I have every right to say that. lol )
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 20, 2004, 07:15:44 PM
So far, trampoline's been interesting.  But the women's 100 sprint is on now.  Doesn't last long enough to get into it :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 20, 2004, 08:45:59 PM
Well, diving was a nail biter. :P But both ladies kind of squeaked in there. Gail Devers just squeaked into her 100m event semifinals too... Poor Alan Webb, though. Just barely denied in the 1500m. :(

And cheers to Canada in Trampoline! What a fun looking sport! !!!

Edit: More drama in the men's gymnastics realm... the Koreans are protesting that all-around bronze medalist Yang Tae-young received a start value for his parallel bars routine that was a tenth too low compared to what it got in earlier competitions in these Games. Of course, if he got granted that tenth, he'd have had the gold medal score over Paul Hamm. Although I guess since they didn't protest right after the rotation in question, the official scores can't be changed, if the protest turns out to be justified. (Meaning Paul won't lose his gold.) Still, what a mind-bender. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 21, 2004, 09:55:54 AM
I think he's just jealous that he didn't win.  But I heard that three of the judges did get suspended.  I have not yet heard if Yang Tae-Young is going to get a gold medal also.  But from what I've read, his protesting the decision came at the end of the competition...kinda like a coach protesting a call in a football game after the game's completed.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 21, 2004, 10:36:28 AM
I missed it but my mom & sister saw this morning Canada getting another medal!  It was Silver for mens' 4-man rowing! !!!  Britain got the Gold by 8-100th's of a second. XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 21, 2004, 11:14:10 AM
Has anyone else noticed, that "Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining" is on the news a lot(when talking about the Olympics)? XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 21, 2004, 11:39:16 AM
Nope, haven't noticed it...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 11:22:06 AM
Koko: Personally, I wish the Koreans had protested while the scores still could have been changed. Then it would have been fair... and after doing three solid routines, and doing two excellent routines in a situation where many gymnasts would be shaken, Hamm's winning silver would still have been a great accomplishment and more than honorable.

As it is... part of me thinks it's only right to award a second gold. But part of me knows that allowing score changes after an event when everyone has the advantage of video review is a slippery slope. I mean, *all* gymnasts would be very likely to get their scores changed in such a situation. (And lets be honest... many of them might not be for the better.)

The whining Khorkina's apparently been doing, on the other hand, is ridiculous. Never have I seen a gymnast who has so much potential waste it all on bad attitude. You can see it on her floor routines... she smiles, is full of life and grace, a joy and beauty to watch. Then every other apparatus, she's just like, get up there, get it over with. If she gave all her routines as much joy as her floor, she'd kick everyone's butts. As it is, you can be the best gymnast in theory, but if you don't pull it out when it counts, it doesn't mean much.

I love the way the Russians do gymnastics - grace, elegance and dance. And I think it's a shame that they do seem to be taking more after the USers' focus on power and technique. Hopefully with Khorkina gone, we can see fresh faces who know how to always give their best, and that the Russians get back to their graceful roots.

There is one thing I was happy to see... more older lady gymnasts! There were gymnasts who were in their early-to-mid twenties, and others in their late teens. I'm kind of tired of watching tiny little munchkins bouncing around the events. This is women's gymnastics, not little girl's gymnastics. :P

(Sorry for ranting everyone who could care less... it's just that gymnastics is my favorite sport. ;] )

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 22, 2004, 11:51:02 AM
Canada just won Gold in the men's floor exercise! XD!  ;D

WEEEEEEEEEEEE!! !!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 11:52:56 AM
Nice! Canada gets it's first Artistic gymnastics medal, and it's gold!

Oh, and if you reveal who got silver and bronze, I'm going to hurt you. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 22, 2004, 11:56:19 AM
LOL!  They were live a few minutes ago, weren't you watching them? XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 11:58:13 AM
I don't think any of the analog cable channels carry a live feed of the games here in the US. NBC won't air the gymnastics finals until tonight.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 22, 2004, 12:01:44 PM
Ok, but it was still pretty exciting to watch, because he was tied with :suffer: but then they recalculated it with some weird mathematical forumla and Canada got the gold.  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 12:04:40 PM
Hee. Yeah, tie-breaking in gymnastics is weird... I don't even remember all the factors any more.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping one of the Hamm brothers would win gold, but I think Canada's win is a shining one for the history books. Maybe he'll snag gold in vault, too! !!!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 22, 2004, 12:18:08 PM
Hopefully!  We'll see tomorrow. :D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jump In Well on August 22, 2004, 12:18:17 PM
Women's Marathon Just ended not too long ago. I can't bear to watch it because alot of the women look like they're bulemic but Japan won the the gold.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 22, 2004, 01:08:13 PM
Jeysie, your point was made so much clearer than mine.  I completely agree about if he was going to protest, he should have protested before the event ended.  I would have felt then that it was fair.  But him complaining when it was too late to change the scores doesn't seem exactly fair.  

And what's this about the whining Khorkina's doing?  I haven't heard anything about it, but I've pretty much been away from Olympic coverage for the last couple of days.

Another congrats to Canada!  I know you guys are excited!!

Right now on NBC is beach volleyball...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 01:19:09 PM
And what's this about the whining Khorkina's doing?  I haven't heard anything about it, but I've pretty much been away from Olympic coverage for the last couple of days.

I've been keeping up on stories on NBC's Olympics page (http://nbcolympics.com/) and MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4581243/). I don't get to see much of the early time blocks, so I use the websites to keep up on what they don't cover during prime-time. (Do yourself a favor and turn off CSS and javascript while cruising the MSNBC site, otherwise it's seriously slow. NBC's "main" site is nice, though.)

Basically, she's just been whining that the judges were biased against her and Russia, as well as various other complaints. No different than her poor attitude during past Olympics, really.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 22, 2004, 01:28:03 PM
I just read the story on MSNBC...Thanks Jeysie.  I agree...bad attitude.  Just because you can't win a gold on your own doesn't mean you can blame everyone else.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 22, 2004, 02:17:49 PM
Welcome to the forum, Jump in Well!! ;D

That's it, really.
I don't have anything to add about the olympics since I'm not interested in it :pokerface:
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 22, 2004, 04:39:21 PM
China's on top again! When will they stop!  :o
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 22, 2004, 06:45:12 PM
*waits for US to win another gold*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 22, 2004, 06:55:17 PM
Australia gets their first *two* medals in woman's individual diving! Wheeeeee!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 22, 2004, 09:14:32 PM
Congrats to Australia!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 22, 2004, 09:36:44 PM
Congrats! XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 23, 2004, 01:16:02 AM
Unfortunately, all the events that decide medals are played between 1am and 6am our time, so I never get to see any.   :-\

Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 23, 2004, 02:42:42 AM
Say, Cesar.... I'd like to take this chance to congratulate you guys on your first medal this Olympics!  OMFGYAY!   XB

Venezuela! WOO!  
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 23, 2004, 01:05:49 PM
Grundy: They don't have any tape-delay broadcasts at all? That sucks. :P

And yay, Venezuelan strong-man, kicking some butt! XD

Kyle Shewfelt doesn't medal in the vault. :(  :'(

And more controversy in the gymnastics realm... the Bulgarians protested last night (Greece time, that is) that their silver medalist in Still Rings, Jordan Jovtchev, should have scored higher than the gold medalist, Dimosthenis Tampakos.

Actually, I'm not at all surprised they said something, because I think he got gypped, too. Even Harrison was kind of pissed off... he was giving me this whole spirited blow-by-blow of how Jovtchev's routine was better.

Edit: Looks like I'm not the only one who doesn't like Khorkina (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3298669/).

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 23, 2004, 01:25:04 PM
Kyle Shewfelt doesn't medal in the vault. :(  :'(

Yeah, the Canadian coach is disputing the marks that the Bronze medal winner got since it was an overall 9.9 or or something for his first vault but there were some mistakes or something.  And of course that guy fell on his second vault, so that 0.5 or whatever is in question would make the Canadian bronze instead of 4th.  ::)

Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 23, 2004, 02:08:18 PM
Jeysie, I love that link :P

And I wonder who started all the contesting of the points  ::).

Jeysie, my mom, sis and I all agree that Jordan Jovtchev should have scored more.  If I remember correctly Dimosthenis Tampakos went first, and got his scores because he was Greek.  Then, of course, the judges can't score anyone higher than him...don't want to make the crowd angry.   ::)  This is beginning to get a little insane...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 23, 2004, 02:51:38 PM
Tampakos didn't get his score *solely* because he was Greek... it was an excellent routine. But Harrison did think it was a little too high... and then when Jovtchev did what appeared to be a better routine and got scored lower... well...

And then the vault bit... one thing's for sure... this was a bad week and a half to be a men's gymnastics judge.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 23, 2004, 02:59:26 PM
Did it sound like I said he got it just because he was Greek?  If so, then I SO don't have a way with words :P (which was proven when I took my practice GRE today).  Anyway, I don't remember whether I thought he was scored too high, but I do remember thinking that when the next guy didn't surpass him, it just didn't seem right.  Don't get me wrong, I am sure it's AWESOME to win gold when the Olympics are held in your home country.  I'm glad for him, I just think Jovtchev did a better routine.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 23, 2004, 03:14:15 PM
Heh. Oops. It was a slightly ambigious sentence.  ;] I guess you meant instead that you thought he went first because he was Greek? I don't think that's right either... it's purely random draw, IIRC. At any rate, if they really wanted to do him a favor due to him being from the host country, they'd have sent him *last*... that's the most desired spot to compete from in a line-up for any judged routine sport.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 23, 2004, 03:36:51 PM
Oh well...my fault.  
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 23, 2004, 09:46:13 PM
OK. I can very safely say that this was, in general, the most utterly ridiculous chapter in men's gymnastics I've ever seen at an Olympics. The gymnasts themselves were great... the sheer amount of stuff pulled out of the men's shoes has been generally phenomenal. But all the scoring bizarreness... what an utter mess. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 24, 2004, 04:02:40 AM
Grundy: They don't have any tape-delay broadcasts at all? That sucks. :P

Yeah, they show all the events ALL the following day.. but you see, I have a Job.  ;P
 8)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 24, 2004, 07:27:14 AM
Yes, my job is why I only get to see what they air during prime time (all the "big to-do" stuff). ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 24, 2004, 09:25:22 AM
I completely agree with you, Jeysie!  What about the guy with the six releases on the high bar!  Didn't they give him a 9.725?  Or something along that lines.  I'm glad the crowd was protesting it!  Ten minutes of their booing.  But I felt for Paul Hamm, having to wait it out and try to stay loose.  He handled it well.  I feel, though, that after the Russian guy's performance and low score, that Paul's was too high.  I mean, a 9.8(ish) with only three releases.  It seemed kinda tame following the previous performance.  Don't get me wrong, Paul did a great job, but I feel like the other guy should have gotten a higher score.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 24, 2004, 09:30:50 AM
Apparently Canada withdrew their protest today about it, but still want an explanation as to how they scored the bronze medallist.  Hahah, sounds like something I would want -- an explanation rather than a prize. XD

Anyway, Canada got a silver medal in women's wrestling yesterday, Japan got the gold. XD  Right now I'm watching indoor cycling where Canada's going against Russia for the gold or silver. !!!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 24, 2004, 09:33:53 AM
How about that sweep in the men's 400 sprint (I think that's what it was called).  That was awesome (for an American to watch :P)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 24, 2004, 09:47:03 AM
Koko: There was so much scoring weirdness going on last night, I don't know *what* to think for the most part. :P

To be fair to Hamm, though, he did get the same score in the high bar final that he got on high bar in the all-around. He did hop a little on the landing during the final (where he firmly planted the all-around landing), so it should have been a little lower... not by a huge amount, though. Even though he had fewer releases, his start value was still likely a 10, so if he does the routine well he scores well.

But... was it better than Nemov? Not in my opinion. It's not so much that Hamm should have gotten scored lower, per se, as Nemov should have gotten a lot higher. He did a big step on the landing, but I would have thought that packing in all those release skills (and nailing them) would have given him enough bonus points to compensate. I've always loved Nemov as a gymnast (and was disappointed to not get to see more of him this time out), and it's sad to seem him get caught in all this craziness.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 24, 2004, 09:53:27 AM
Right now I'm watching indoor cycling where Canada's going against Russia for the gold or silver. !!!
And Canda just got the GOLD!! XD!  Like Gymnastics, this is the first medal Canada ever got for this sport too. :D

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 24, 2004, 09:55:54 AM
How do you remember everybody's names??  lol

Sounds like we're on the same wavelenth...quote from the last line of my post about it:
Quote
but I feel like the other guy should have gotten a higher score.
I am glad that his score was changed, but in my opinion, it wasn't changed enough.  And I think it was on the parallel bars, two seperate gymnists did moves that had NEVER been done in competition.  They stepped when they landed, but the judges didn't take into consideration the complexity of those moves.  

Who knows, maybe they were trying to compensate for what happened in the all-around...but if they were trying to do that, they ended up making it worse on themselves in the end.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 24, 2004, 09:56:51 AM
Just saw your post, Neil!  CONGRATULATIONS TO CANADA!  You guys are awesome this year!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on August 24, 2004, 09:58:51 AM
Thanks!  Hahah, compared to previous years, this was actually our worst year.  :-X  But at least now there's starting to get some medals. :)  It's just weird because these aren't the traditional sports they get medals in! ;P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 24, 2004, 10:01:11 AM
Ok...let me rephrase that.  I'm paying more attention to Canada this year, so thus, you guys are doing awesome (compared to what little I remember from previous Olympics) :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 24, 2004, 10:18:47 AM
Koko: Asking how *I* remember everyone's names? One part is that I'm a huge gymnastics nut, so I remember most of the high profile gymnasts, and am fans of some of them. (Whoo, Sexy Aleksi! XD ) And one part that I have to look up some names online to refresh my memory ;] , but they stick in my head thereafter if they do kick-butt routines.

And yep, the parallel bars, I remember that, the crazy kick-butt dismounts and release moves. That's what made the scoring even more disappointing... a lot of gymnasts were throwing out just crazy stuff and hitting (or almost hitting), and the judges weren't rewarding any of it.

I think Hamm did benefit in one way from the scoring... it seems weighed now to reward less flashy but consistent good gymnasts as opposed to risk-taking, excellent but less consistent gymnasts. Suddenly pulling insane stuff out of your shoes doesn't give enough of a reward to compensate if you don't also do it flawlessly. That has its good points and its bad points. (They did rightly reward Dragulescu with that 9.9 for his first vault final, which was insane *and* flawless, but I think they were too stingy with not giving out a 10. Not that it would have made a huge difference after his butt-plant on his second vault. :( )

And yes, congrats to Canada! I wish you guys were getting more medals, but it's always cool to see countries making history by getting their first medals in sports and events. 8)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 24, 2004, 03:31:53 PM
OK. In the interest in doing something other than boring you all, I am posting this link I found:

DFL: Celebrating last-place finishes at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Because they're there, and you're not. (http://www.mcwetboy.net/dfl/2004/08/dfl-primer.html)

Whether you find this sort of idea funny or offensive, I think it's definitely a unique one from the category of "Stuff You're Surprised Nobody Came Up With Before".

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 26, 2004, 01:46:06 PM
Liz, I loved that link...thanks for posting it.

Watching the women's gold medal soccar match.  So far, USA:1, Brazil:0...but I guess we'll find out the results soon! *crosses fingers*  Half-time!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 26, 2004, 03:20:19 PM
Whee, now I can post again without triple posting. ;)

Canada gets it's first medal in diving, and Israel gets its first gold medal ever. !!!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 26, 2004, 03:43:58 PM
Liz: spoiler ahead:
















Women's Soccer won GOLD!!  Whoo hoo!   Congrats girls!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 26, 2004, 08:30:49 PM
Hee. Harrison was ribbing somewhat that none of the US gold medalists sing along with the anthem on the platform, and it turns out the soccer ladies did sing. XD He then flipped Bob Costas the finger for saying that when the ladies get their press time later tonight, they "won't let them sing". XD XD

More funny thoughts: Harrison pointed out to me that the male divers had this tendency to do "butt checks", patting or wiping their hands on their butts. While the ladies do "stomach checks", patting or wiping their hands on their chest or stomachs. XD Weird!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 27, 2004, 06:43:44 AM
There were three of us girls watching the guys diving.  We just laughed!  But then we started thinking...maybe they're trying to dry their hands...and with the small amount of fabric available with the speedos...there's not many places to wipe the hands :P

BTW, I asked the group a couple of nights ago...I wonder how much spandex is gone through during the Olympics,  XB
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 27, 2004, 08:29:02 AM
Hee! Yeah, I figured that's probably why they do it. But still... well, I think this sums it up best: Harrison commented that he never did butt checks when he was a diver. I commented, "Well, looks like if you start diving again you'll have to do butt checks, it's obviously mandatory". He mocked yelled, "No! I refuse to look silly by drying my hands off when they're going to get wet again in 30 seconds anyway!" XD

Anyhoo. The guys obviously don't have a choice of where to wipe their hands, but it makes you wonder why the ladies don't choose to use the same spot. (When I need to try my hands without a towel, I tend to wipe them on my butt. ;] )

Hee! In any case, it still looks funny. It's always nice to know that hottie guys can still do doofy things. XD

Edit: Hmm. Now that I think about it... let's be completely shallow. Which Olympic sport do you think has the most attractive members of your preferred gender? :flirt: (Or, if you like, which athletes do you think are the hottest?)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 27, 2004, 02:34:49 PM
lol...the first time we saw Alexandre Despatie wipe his hands, the three of us girls looked at each other and laughed.  Then Heather goes "what? is he checking to see if it's still there?!?!"

Hottest guys...hmm...
Alexandre Despatie
Ian Thorpe
Michael Phelps isn't bad looking...but I think he's got some kind of speech impedament...
And I know there are others...can't think of them right now...AND trying to find pics of the guys...
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 27, 2004, 03:12:02 PM
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Then Heather goes "what? is he checking to see if it's still there?!?!"

XD Hee! IIRC, Harrison said almost those exact same words!

As for the cute guys... good picks, all around! XD

To add some off the top of *my* head...

Probably surprising no one, I think the Hamm brothers are pretty good-looking. Red hair and freckles always turn my head. But...

I think Phelps' voice is OK... he sounded to me like your typical energetic, overeager 19-year-old. The Hamm brothers have what Harrison dubbed "Valley Boy" voices, though.

Let's see... there's also Blaine Wilson, and you can't go wrong with "Sexy Aleksi" Nemov. :)

Dimosthenis Tampakos was handsome, even if I still think that Jordan Jovtchev had a better rings routine. :P

On the diving side, I kind of have a bit of a soft spot for Dmitry Sautin, although he'd look better with hair.

Swimmers... Gary Hall would be good-looking, but he's too flashy for my tastes.

Hmm. For the women...

Gymnastics: Svetlana Khorkina would be pretty if she didn't spend most of her time with a look on her face like she's going to suddenly snap and scream and kill somebody.

I like Harrison's new favorite, Anna Pavlova. :)

Beach Volleyball: Kerri Walsh and Misty May! XD

Diving: I think Guo Jingjing was pretty.

Swimming: Amanda Beard. Mrrrow.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 27, 2004, 04:12:11 PM
Good choice with Alexsi!

There's also Pieter van den Hoogenband and Justin Wilcock.

I mentioned the possibility of a speech impediment with Phelps because when he's done swimming and he's being interviewed, he thrusts out his jaw.  I haven't noticed him doing it when he's not worn out...so I'm figuring there's a possibility of a speech impediment when he was younger and lapses when he is tired (I do the same, which is why I'm saying this).
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Storm on August 27, 2004, 05:18:35 PM
A bit belated but...

YAY!!
Israel won its first Olympic Gold Medal EVER!! (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5815432/) ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on August 27, 2004, 07:51:42 PM
OMFG! YAY!

Aussies beat the Dutch in Hockey for GOLD! WOO!
 :o

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!  ;D :suffer:

Where's Brrr?!  lol!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 27, 2004, 09:27:31 PM
Hey!  At least the Dutch got silver!  And congrats Isreal on the gold medal!  Awesome!  
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 28, 2004, 05:44:59 PM
Anyone else watch the synchronized swimming(I only saw the US, Japanese, and Russians compete, but I assume the Russians won)? I agree with the scores completely.

The Russians flying, and moving at twice the speed of the US/Japan.

The Japanese seemed to have a slower, but more precise style.

The US, had that neat slow-motion thing(I'm not sure what the correct term is), and that scary spider thing.
I don't think the eagle part was that great, but I'm glad they did that part anyways. I think the US also had the best finish.

P.S. I looked at Israel's time on the windsurfing event.  :o
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 28, 2004, 06:10:13 PM
I only got to see the women's pairs synchronized swimming...but that was SO cool!  How do they stay underwater for so long??
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 28, 2004, 06:25:19 PM
I only got to see the team final yesterday since it was prime timed... I think all the other synchonized swimming competitions were during the day, so I missed them, dang it. :P

I wish synchonized swimming got better coverage... it's very graceful and awe-inspiring... not to mention a heck of a lot harder than it looks. (I mean, you're essentially treading water for 4 minutes straight, times a few dozen degrees of difficulty.)

I read comments from a person online who thought the Olympics (or at least the coverage thereof) should be spread out longer, so more sports could be seen in the late afternoon and evening.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 28, 2004, 06:34:15 PM
I agree...

I haven't gotten to see the rythmic gymnastics at all since when they SAID it was on NBC, it wasn't...and when it was on CNBC, I was at home, and we don't have that channel. :(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 28, 2004, 06:36:30 PM
I watched it around 1:30am or 2:00am, not sure which. :-\

I was SURE that Australia, Japan, or the US would get the gold in that event. I was also SURE that Russia didn't stand a chance. Shows what I know about the sport. XD
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 28, 2004, 06:56:01 PM
I saw rhythmic gymnastics on Bravo at 12AM last morning. They claimed it was on at 5PM yesterday, too, but they aired one of the basketball games first, so I was too bored to watch and missed it if it ever aired.

That's my biggest annoyance... if you like a sport that doesn't get a lot of popularity, or doesn't have any prominent US athletes competing, you never get to see it here. :P

Oh, and then there's Harrison's tendency to channel-surf during the commericals. Usually he has good timing, but sometimes we miss what goes on right after the coverage gets back. We kept missing dives last night because of it. :stabs:

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 28, 2004, 08:08:14 PM
When that happens, when he gets up to get another drink...you take the batteries out of the remote!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 28, 2004, 08:20:25 PM
Oh yeah...Diving's 10 m platform coming on...with Alexandre Despatie  ;D

*pauses her posting to watch*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 28, 2004, 09:40:20 PM
No more diving medals for Canada. :(

But Matthew Helm... wow! That last dive was totally awesome. Go Australia! !!!

Then there's the relays... USA just blew everyone away in the 4x400s... I mean, like, holy crap. :o

I feel so sorry for Greece though... ending up in last place because your teammate pulled your shoe off by stepping on it during the pass! I mean, geez, sucky. I'd be pretty :furious: at my teammate.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 28, 2004, 09:44:06 PM
Yeah, I'd be pretty upset too!

Awesome with the US guys!  I had no clue that our team was SO fast!  Just heard that they won by about 5 full seconds.  And did the women win the 4x400?
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 28, 2004, 10:52:37 PM
Yep, the women won by "only" a second. Which still translated into everyone visibly eating their dust.

Maybe the 400m US runners should give some tips to the 100m US runners? :D

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 29, 2004, 08:02:46 AM
Hmmm...supposedly, the rhythmic gymnastics gold medal is on NBC right now...or so says the official site.  But so far, nothing... :S
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 29, 2004, 08:58:35 AM
Ok...they did have rhythmic gymnastics on.  It was awesome.  I had no clue that the girls changed for each apperatus.  And a small piece of trivia mentioned: their outfits can cost anywhere between $500-$1000 each!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 29, 2004, 06:18:19 PM
Ok...I apologize, but I'm triple posting...

The Closing Ceremony is in process.  Let's just say that this has been an awesome Olympics.  *goes to watch TV*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 29, 2004, 06:32:37 PM
WHAT!?  :o

*runs to TV, hoping he didn't miss it all*

EDIT: Nothing on TV, I missed it.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 29, 2004, 06:43:17 PM
Check NBC...because it's still on!
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 29, 2004, 08:11:40 PM
Thanks again.

*logs out*
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on August 30, 2004, 09:11:46 AM
Whelp, a few thoughts:

For one, I hope some of the things that went on during the Games are a kick in the pants to the IOC to work harder to keep politics and favoritism out of the Games. I'm not holding my breath, though.

For two, would somebody please shoot the US Hype Machine? I'm tired of them whining that winning silver or bronze is a failure. (WTF? Hey, media folks, if you think our athletes are losers for not getting gold, you can always give their silvers and bronzes to other athletes who would have given their left arms to be on the podium. No? Didn't think so.)

I'm also tired of them sticking close-ups of distraught athletes, or asking, "Are you upset because you didn't win/didn't get a medal?" Uh, duh, what do you think? (The part during the ladies' diving competition where they followed the Canadian lady into the back room after she missed her dive and watched her being miserable was *totally* inappropriate.)

For three, as much as I'd love to be able to see the Games, I have to admit that the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are much more fun to watch in non-US countries, because their ceremonies are steeped in raw energy, history, tradition, and culture, as opposed to crass commercialism.

Yeah, I'm in a bitter mood. :P

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on August 30, 2004, 02:26:38 PM
OMG why has no one posted about amazing Miss Kelly Holmes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only did she get gold in the Womens 800 M but sailed through on the 1500 M too! She's been so close to getting medals in the past three olympics but never quite got there, so pleased for her  ;D

Also Mens relay! Wow who'd of thought we'd win that from the heats? Certainly not me  ;D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 30, 2004, 02:29:47 PM
Hmmm...I have no clue who Kelly Holmes is...but it could be b/c I didn't see that one... :S  sorry hun.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on September 03, 2004, 11:11:46 PM

I feel so sorry for Greece though... ending up in last place because your teammate pulled your shoe off by stepping on it during the pass! I mean, geez, sucky. I'd be pretty :furious: at my teammate.

Peace & Luv, Liz

Heck, that's nothing. Australia competed in the women's eight rowing final, and one of the women actually stopped rowing! :o That took a couple of days to properly die down.
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on September 04, 2004, 05:24:47 PM
OMFG! YAY!

Aussies beat the Dutch in Hockey for GOLD! WOO!
 :o

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!  ;D :suffer:

Where's Brrr?!  lol!

lol a bit late but....

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

 :D ;-D
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: racx_00 on September 05, 2004, 04:14:58 AM
Australia sucked :D

Although i must say that we did good in the females Diving ;)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on September 05, 2004, 11:31:55 PM
Australia did good in all the diving. !!!

Pretty sweet... you folks had no diving medals before, then you blew onto the scene this time around and scored 6 medals, IIRC.

Of course, next time, who wants to bet that China's gonna get all the gold and silver and everyone will be battling for bronze?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jael on September 05, 2004, 11:36:08 PM
Australia sucked :D


*Slaps Jason with a frozen trout* How dare you!? :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 05, 2004, 11:36:47 PM
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Of course, next time, who wants to bet that China's gonna get all the gold and silver and everyone will be battling for bronze?

I'm afraid of that, but I hope it doesn't happen. :(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on September 05, 2004, 11:42:39 PM
nawww.... the rest of the world can get silver too at some sports  :D 8)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Grundy on September 06, 2004, 02:50:07 AM
Australia sucked :D


*Slaps Jason with a frozen trout* How dare you!? :P

Yeah Jas!

This was Australia's MOST successful Olympics EVER!
lol

Silly.

 :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 06, 2004, 09:12:28 AM
I thought this thread would have died down by now. :P
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on September 06, 2004, 02:50:50 PM
you keep it alive  8) ::)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: racx_00 on September 07, 2004, 04:51:19 AM
*Slaps Jason with a frozen trout* How dare you!? :P
*Slaps Jael with a frozen, wet, smelly tuna* How dare you!? :P
I Just wanted to see your reaction :P, anywayz im kinda annoyed because i didnt get to watch the Olympics much due to crappy school work :'(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 07, 2004, 09:45:00 AM
I doubt you saw as little of the Olympics, as I did. :(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: racx_00 on September 07, 2004, 10:01:16 AM
I only saw the womens diving :-\, about an hours worth :'(
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 07, 2004, 10:02:50 AM
I guess I was wrong then. I only saw a little over 4 hours worth. :-\
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 07, 2004, 10:03:05 AM
This was probably the first olympics that I saw the most of.  The one good thing about not being in school or employed...  ::)
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: Jeysie on September 07, 2004, 10:06:03 AM
I caught all but a couple of the 4-hour prime-time slots. :) Diving, Gymnastics, Swimming, and Track and Field, mostly.

The Olympics are pretty much the only time I watch TV.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:The 2004 Summer Olympics Thread
Post by: B'rrr on September 07, 2004, 02:08:46 PM
only caught one swimming contest  :D