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Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Tarz » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:31 pm

Well they start in just 2 days time, is anyone looking forward to the games?
I just want to watch the hockey and gymnastics. And as a bonus we get to have it on in the office all day and i can see the screen from my desk, WOOHOO.
Apparently they are predicting us to get 17-19 gold medals this year, do you think we can do it or will the smog fill our longs to much and slow our athletes down?
What sports are you looking forward to watching?
Whats your favorite thing about the olympics?
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby ali76 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:42 pm

OMG...I'm a sports NUT!! I can't wait for the Olympics :P I was living in Scotland when the Commonwealth Games were here and they showed next to nothing....I was devastated!!

I love the swimming, tennis, gymnastics, diving, hockey, athletics....oh, just everything!! I'd watch and cheer and be all patriotic (I have the southern cross tattooed near my hip) if they were playing marbles!! I LOVE it!

I especially love the swimming relays...go Aussies GO!!!
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby SarahC » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:38 am

I love the Olympics. It's the only time that I ever watch sport!

I like the gymnastics, and diving, and rowing, and athletics... and ladies beach volleyball :wink: :oops: Oh, and the opening and closing ceremonies of course!

I like the fact that it's a chance for us to see a whole lot of different sports that would not otherwise have exposure. "Sport" on telly is normally just football, football and more football... god it's boring! Plus, we actually get to see WOMEN competing! Not muddy old men chasing balls around. Woo hoo. GO THE GIRLS!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Tarz » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:46 pm

Yay, Libby tricket just got gold in the 100m butterfly, and the other aussie got bronze.
And well done to the hockeyroos last night, i though we were down and out at half time but they cam back with a 5-4 win!
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby SarahC » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:47 pm

Thanks for the update, Tara! I am very envious of you being able to see the telly at work!

Where I work, we are not even allowed to access any news websites. So, can't even find out that way :( What a waste of time this work thing is!!
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Sussy » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:08 pm

Not a huge sports fan myself but my brother-in-law is over there playing for the Boomers Australian Mens Basketball team....hopefully they'll do good, last olympics they lost :( Have to wait and see......
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby ali76 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:40 pm

OMG Suse!! Who's your B-I-L?? :o
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Sussy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:06 am

David Andersen, he has a website - davidandersen.com.au if you're interested. :)
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby ali76 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:08 pm

Sh!t yeah!! Go the Boomers!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Sussy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:55 am

Well, unfortunately the Boomers lost to Argentina last night, so that means they won't be going for any medals....but Dave played well. :roll:
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby carinna » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:24 pm

I am practically glued to the television! And I just love Michael Phelps. What an inspiration he is! It's all so exciting! :D
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Sussy » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:19 pm

WOOHOO, WE WON...BEAT RUSSIA BY 15 POINTS!!! NOW WE'RE IN THE QUARTER FINAL!!! GO BOOMERS!
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby ali76 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:15 pm

I know, I know!!!
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Strawberry » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:37 pm

does anyone else think certain games should be removed from the olympics?

i think some should like:
-any team sport that has professional million dollar athletes like basketball, tennis etc.
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Re: Beijing 2008 Olympics

Postby Sussy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:11 am

Why, they're the best athletes in the country/world as well, who work and train just as hard as the others and are representing their country too who just happen to get paid well for it?

Even normal athletes make good money if not millions of dollars through endorsements and sponsorships alone.

I think stuff like BMX riding really doesn't seem like an Olympic sport but it's in there.
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