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Re: Beijing Olympics by sighthound on 16 August 2008 3:43am
 
I just watched the first of the show jumping and there are people competing who are EVEN OLDER THAN I AM! Gotta get back on a horse....

All this is making me remember one of the best 10 days in my life when I had tickets to all the equestrian events at the L.A. Olympics. Made a lot of friends then who I'm still in touch with and we're all getting together online now and waxing nostalgic.

OK, I'm serving notice! I'm going to start saving all my pennies so I can get to London in 2012. I really want to see old friends again that I haven't seen in over a decade and I guess I just might want to meet up with all you relatively new friends in the UK (in between the equestrian events, of course.)
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ellerd on 16 August 2008 3:50am
 
Michael Phelps wins AGAIN! Men's 100m butterfly. Does this man have an off switch? I'm beginning to suspect he's not even human. Have you Americans been building androids? Swim-bots? :-)

Looks like the UK has unearthed a real talent in Rebecca Adlington - two gold medals for her in Beijing. Just in time for London...

 
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 16 August 2008 12:54pm
 
I see your point, Karen.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 16 August 2008 1:37pm
 
I was so nervous for Michael's last race. and it was soooooooooooooooooooooooo darn close. But the cameras did show that he won. I didn't think so at first, but the overheads in very very very slow motion, proved he won. SIGH!

Whatever happens in this last relay, win or lose, I hope our town is planning a parade for him. I'll be there with bells on my toes!

Did anyone see the segment about his body parts? lol Noo, not thatttttttttttttttttttt.... lol I mean the size of his feet, his hands, the proportions of his torso to his legs? It was very interesting and just one reason why he's such a phenomenon. His mind and, as they explained, something else intangible, completes the package called Michael Phelps.


 
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 16 August 2008 5:26pm
 
Oh yes, if Baltimore does not plan something, you should Patty. Actually, the State of Maryland should do the planning.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by sighthound on 16 August 2008 6:23pm
 
I just heard a radio sports announcer bemoaning Phelps' "failure" because he didn't set another world record when he got his last gold medal. I just don't understand people who take sports that seriously.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 16 August 2008 11:41pm
 
What an idiot, eh?

Yeah, Mike, I was thinking that too. Let's see if the gov. does something.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ken Dunn on 17 August 2008 12:26pm
 
Wow! Team GB now 3rd in the medals table with 11 golds from canoeing, equestrian, rowing and cycling.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ellerd on 17 August 2008 1:27pm
 
Can't wait for the 100m women's athletics final tonight. Usain Bolt had a great run last night. Alas, I can't watch the athletics nowadays without thinking of Marion Jones. Sad...

 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ellerd on 17 August 2008 1:31pm
 
Nice to see some of the older competitors taking out some medals. Dara Torres (41) picked up two silver medals for the USA in the swimming today. Oksana Chusovitina (33) also won a silver, in the women's vault tonight. Not bad, considering her competitors were still in nappies when Chusovitina started! :-)
 
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