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Angele
08-13-2004, 05:54 PM
I didn't want to totally spam the chat thread with Olympic talk so I figured I'd start a new thread :D

Angele
08-13-2004, 05:55 PM
Canadians at the opening ceremonies:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/cpress/20040813/capt.o081335a.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040813/i/r1129935323.jpg

Angele
08-13-2004, 05:56 PM
No idea who this is but obviously a Canadian lol

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20040813/capt.sge.uzc00.130804172658.photo02.default-385x226.jpg

Angele
08-13-2004, 05:58 PM
Here's Alex ( and Philippe) during practice!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.ryr10108121543.greece_olympics_diving_ryr101. jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olydiv10408121259.greece_olympics_diving_olyd iv104.jpg

Look at those arms :hearts: :hearts:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/cpress/20040812/capt.o081231a.jpg

Angele
08-13-2004, 06:01 PM
The stadium... gorgeous!

http://cache.****************/comp/51166181.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1E190B676BAEEB 56B37757C85AE85A779B

Angele
08-13-2004, 06:02 PM
Some Aussies at the opening:

http://cache.****************/comp/51166144.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CACF07A1008DBC171669521146C50D9FA9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

http://cache.****************/comp/51166120.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CACF07A1008DBC1773027C43A07F1A92A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

star
08-13-2004, 06:12 PM
Good idea, Angele!! :yeah:

Goonergal
08-13-2004, 09:38 PM
Good thinking QG :yeah:

Chesty Larue
08-13-2004, 10:45 PM
Hellas!! :worship:

My mom got all misty..ahh the mother land :p

Ashie_87
08-14-2004, 05:25 AM
That was a great opening ceremony! It looked really good but our comentators really sucked at their history:p this year I missed the presence of the Hills Hoists and Victor Mowers running around:lol: but the Olympic rings in the lake were a nice touch ;)
The Greeks should be proud of such a great opening ceremony :yeah:
and :worship: for Colin Beashel!!:bounce:

Crazy_Fool
08-14-2004, 11:17 PM
Yeah the opening ceremony was awesome!!!

Great thread btw :)

Socket
08-15-2004, 12:17 AM
Here's Alex ( and Philippe) during practice!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.ryr10108121543.greece_olympics_diving_ryr101. jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olydiv10408121259.greece_olympics_diving_olyd iv104.jpg

Look at those arms :hearts: :hearts:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/cpress/20040812/capt.o081231a.jpg


I'm glad you explained the first picture, I was wondering if synchronized diving was now an Olympic sport. ;)

Socket
08-15-2004, 12:21 AM
I'm glad you explained the first picture, I was wondering if synchronized diving was now an Olympic sport. ;)

OMG, it IS an Olympic sport -- it's on television right now. I'm an idiot! :retard: :retard:

Angele
08-15-2004, 12:22 AM
I'm glad you explained the first picture, I was wondering if synchronized diving was now an Olympic sport. ;)
Indeed it is :yeah: Only since Sydney though if I'm not mistaken. Not Canada's strongest event by any stretch but I got a chance to see Alex today :hearts: :hearts: Not his best diving day but hopefully he's saving his best for the individual events :bounce:

CBC had a great intreview with him today :hearts: :hearts: He's so adorable, you just want to give him a great big hug :angel:

Angele
08-15-2004, 12:25 AM
No big Olympic news today, everything going pretty much as expected. Canada still without a medal :p Nice show from the Aussies in the pool :yeah: As I predicted earlier Canada didn't have one swimmer in a final so I was able to throw all my support to the Aussies as I promised Jane :angel: So a big :yippee: for all of them :D

Angele
08-15-2004, 12:43 AM
Biggest Canadian performer of today was probably Kyle Shewfelt who advanced to two individual finals in gymnastics... he qualified 3rd on the floor exercise and 5th on the vault :yeah: Rowers had a good day too, most advanced and those who didn't probably will on Monday in the repechage. Swimmers were a tad dissapointing, especially Knabe who I thought would at least make it to the final :( Ah well :p I think we've got two places for high medal hopes : Rowing and diving. No diving medals today but that was to be expected imo, synchro isn't our strenght but bring on the individual events :D :bounce: First up are Emilie ( the big hope) and Myriam on 10m August 20th and most likely 21st and 22nd for Emilie at least. Then Alex ( :hearts: :D ) and Philipe on the 3m August 23rd and 24th. August 25th and 26th is the women's 3m with Emilie and Blythe and last but certainly not least, men's 10 m on August 27th and August 28th with Alexandre and Christopher... good luck everybody :kiss:

Chesty Larue
08-15-2004, 12:57 AM
Emilie and Blythe kinda sucked today :( They were definitely off

One of the Aussie syncro divers was letting his speedo ride a little too low :o

RaRaChick
08-15-2004, 08:46 AM
:yippee: Olympic tennis is under way!! Venus through 6-1 6-2 for the US, Andy on court now against Saretta, up 1-0. Good luck for tonight Tim, GB need you!! :worship:

RaRaChick
08-15-2004, 08:50 AM
GB came 4th (last) in the 2nd heat of the 8 man rowing earlier :( COME ON!!! :mad:

Angele
08-15-2004, 11:17 AM
Daniel Nestor and Frederic Niemeyer through easily 6-2 7-5 over Karol Beck and Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia :bounce: :bounce:

The Men's eight rowing crew didn't qualify for the final :eek: :( They had better pick it up and qualify in the repechage!

Goonergal
08-15-2004, 11:24 AM
OMG, it IS an Olympic sport -- it's on television right now. I'm an idiot! :retard: :retard:
And the British divers won our 1st medal of the games in this event! A silver :D

Goonergal
08-15-2004, 11:26 AM
One of the Aussie syncro divers was letting his speedo ride a little too low :o

:spit:

Yay for Micheal Phelps winning his 1st of a possible 8 gold :worship: Good Luck in the relay and the semis of the 200 free, beat Thorpe in both please :devil: :angel:

Angele
08-15-2004, 11:28 AM
Not a Thorpe fan Cilla? I :hearts: him :D NBC had an interview with him last night and he was so sweet :angel:

Angele
08-15-2004, 11:45 AM
Hopefully, synchro silliness won't carry over

Diving
Terry Jones, Special to the Free Press 2004-08-15 03:57:16

Canada came to these Olympic Games to make a splash in diving. Trouble was for openers, our women made really big, fat, Greek splashes. You can usually judge diving by the size of the splash. The smaller the better. These were considerable.

Any medals for Canada in synchronized diving would be a bonus in what was expected to be a three- or four-medal haul for our diving team here.

Synchro is goofy.

It's not so much that Blythe Hartley and Emilie Hymans were in the tank at diving for openers, able to beat only one team in the eight-nation three-metre springboard synchronized diving event here last night -- the host Greeks.

It was the way they dived.

Alex Despatie and Phillippe Comtois were ahead of only one team -- the host Greeks -- after their first dive but battled back to be fifth, which was about all that was expected of them. The problem for Alex is that he doesn't have an Alex to dive with. :angel:

Despatie will be fine as the diving heads to individual competition. But the question is whether or not the confidence Hartley and Heymans came here with evaporated in the heat of the night at the sweaty diving digs.

It's easy to dismiss synchro diving as a silliness, which is exactly what it is. It was invented so diving could have more than four medals. But the concern here is the carryover to the individual events where Heymans and Hartley have medal hopes.

"The men's was up to par,'' coach Mitch Geller said of the synchro tower diving event.

"Phil's diving quality is not as high as Alex. Together they dived as well as we expected them to. They needed to have a drop down from some of the other guys and that didn't happen. They didn't miss.

"When it came to the women . . . yeah, I was disappointed.

"They didn't get high marks because they didn't deserve high marks. They weren't going into the water that clean. They were sloppy.''

Again, Heymans and Hartley were considered an outside shot at a medal in this one where the Chinese absolutely dominate.

Hartley and Heymans scored a 47.40 for their first dive to sit last and then did a 47.40 on their second dive.

The two moved up to sixth with a 63.90 score their third dive, held the position after four and then dropped back to seventh after the fifth and final dive.

"I'm very disappointed,'' said Heymans. "I'm not disappointed because we didn't get on the podium. I'm way more disappointed because we didn't do our dives.''

She said they were neither sychronized nor diving very well.

If nothing else, she said it was good to get this out of the way early.

"I've been stressed for two days.''

Hartley and Heymans compete in the 10-metre synchro event tomorrow. Canada didn't qualify a three-metre synchro team.

His synchro done, Despatie didn't bat an eye at the results.

"Canada expected a top-five from us and that's what we gave them. I'm glad we started with synchro this year because it gives you a good feeling for the building and kind of warms you up for the competition.

"My dives were O.K.. This was not a negative for me.''

He did everything but say "ah, it's just synchro.''

This event is to acquatic sports what ice dance is to figure skating. It's bogus.

Geller says Canada is in tough in synchro because our talent pool is so thing.

Despatie and Comtois look like a jockey and a basketball player standing beside each other. And Hartley and Heymans don't really match up together technically.

"Blythe jumps higher than Emilie,'' Geller said. "It's hard to get somebody to jump lower.''

One moment from the competition here last night summed it up.

The Brits won a silver medal and entered the pool at totally different times. It's called synchonised diving but they weren't synchronized at all.

"The qualities of their dives were great,'' Geller said.

"They didn't just enter the water at different times, they were barely in the same pool.''

star
08-15-2004, 01:25 PM
Angele! So glad you started this thread for us.

I watched the Men's gymnastics qualifying round last night! Oh my goodness, what a rocky time all the teams had. I'm so :fiery: about a Japanese judge informing Blaine Wilson the day before the qualifying that his routine would not be awarded the same difficulty level it had gotten at the worlds. If they are going to change the difficulty level of certain skills, it seems to me it should be done well in advance of a major international competition.

So :sad: about the Chinese gymnast who fell on his horse routine. His best event and he won't be able to compete in the individual competition now. :sad:

But I want to see the horseys!! I haven't seen one yet..... 'cept this one. ;)

star
08-15-2004, 01:40 PM
Oh, and I forgot!!

Yay Thorpie!!!

Yay the Aussie women! First freestyle relay win in 48 years!!!

Yay Phelps!!

Yay Kaitlain Sandeno!! Silver...... just .12 of a second off the gold medal time, but she was as thrilled as if she had won gold! :)

misyou25
08-15-2004, 04:39 PM
ehmmm...maybe im wrong, but lleyton is not playing olympics?

Angele
08-15-2004, 05:39 PM
ehmmm...maybe im wrong, but lleyton is not playing olympics?
That's right... he's focusing on the US Open instead :)

Angele
08-15-2004, 05:51 PM
Yay Christina :yippee: More people need to get in here.. it's not an Olympic thread if it's just me gushing about Alexandre :p C'mon people, come and gush about your favorites :p

Blaine's results weren't so good huh? I missed all the gymnastics on tv :mad: I went to bed around 11 last night thinking I wouldn't miss anything and then my friend tells me this morning that she say Blaine on tv a little past midnight! I :hearts: him, he's so sweet. Too bad about the chinese gymnast as well... I hate to see top athletes miss out on a competition, sort of takes away from it.

star
08-15-2004, 05:56 PM
Yeah. Particularly when the bad performance is induced by the officials. Blaine was putting in a new trick just because of the judge lowering the difficulty level of his practiced routine. He fell hard on it. Now he doesn't have a shot at the all around, or the individual high bar.

The great thing is that he went out and did a fabulous floor exercise right after the fall, and then after the floor exercise nearly collapsed. He said his head felt like soup. They had to give him smelling salts and everything. So he didn't compete on the horse, but came back to do a ring exercise...... not his best, but still he did it for the team. He's really mad about the judges decisions.

RaRaChick
08-15-2004, 06:36 PM
Was anyone watching the Womens 100m Breaststroke earlier, an Aussie won, cant remember her name. But anyway, when she was being introduced to the crowd at the beginning I'm sure I saw Delta Goodrem in the crowd. Did anyone else see her, or am I seeing things?!

RaRaChick
08-15-2004, 06:47 PM
Britain's hopes of a medal in Tennis are over before they even hardly started :sad: I know its not as big in the Olympics as other sports but I wish we could have gone a bit further. As usual we only had one entrant :rolleyes: and he was beaten in the very first round :(

Commiserations Tim :sad:

Corey Feldman
08-15-2004, 06:50 PM
probably was little slut face Goodrem in the crowd...she'll be in athems supporting Scud-mark
as for tim................pityful, but were used to it as "brits" :lol:

RaRaChick
08-15-2004, 06:56 PM
Hey Escude :wavey: another Scot!!

I thought maybe she would be there with him. Yeah we're used to Tim, but he has been doing better lately, thought he could go a bit further.

Corey Feldman
08-15-2004, 06:58 PM
hi rara :wavey: , your scottish too! :woohoo:
didnt expect much from tim, he was moaning and groaning about his back and is generally playing crap anyway....

Chesty Larue
08-15-2004, 09:33 PM
:spit:

Yay for Micheal Phelps winning his 1st of a possible 8 gold :worship: Good Luck in the relay and the semis of the 200 free, beat Thorpe in both please :devil: :angel:

Seriously I was like dude pull up your speedo! What you don't think we can't see enough as it is? :p

Pff no way I want him winning 8 gold medals..Although I don't really like Thorpe either, I consider him the lesser of 2 evils :devil: :p

Corey Feldman
08-15-2004, 09:58 PM
Seriously I was like dude pull up your speedo! What you don't think we can't see enough as it is? :p

Pff no way I want him winning 8 gold medals..Although I don't really like Thorpe either, I consider him the lesser of 2 evils :devil: :p
really? you could see something.....i musta missed it when i went looking for my magnifying glass :o

Chesty Larue
08-15-2004, 10:13 PM
really? you could see something.....i musta missed it when i went looking for my magnifying glass :o

His ass :p I noticed twice..both times after he got out of the pool I think.

Corey Feldman
08-15-2004, 10:19 PM
ohh ass :o
that always happens when i go swimming, i get out the pool and accidenlty moony the whole place :p :haha:

Lisbeth
08-15-2004, 11:16 PM
:yippee: Aussie women's 4x100 freestyle relay :woohoo: first Aussie girls to win a relay at the Olys since 1956!

:yippee: Petria Thomas - 3 Olympics and now her first two golds in the first two days!

:bounce: Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett and :hearts: for Ian crying and Grant comforting him after the race. Who said 6'6", 100kg guys can't have a soft side :)

See, Angele, I told you being an honoraray Aussie swimming supporter would be a pleasant experience :)

PS I hope Canada wins something very soon :kiss:

Lisbeth
08-15-2004, 11:31 PM
I think Phelps is an awesome swimmer but frankly they did that whole 8 golds things to death so badly before the games that I started to want him not to. Well, actually, I never wanted him to win the 200 free or the 4 x200 free because Aussies are real chances in those ;) but I'd still admire him if he did. Plus he's been a little too brash about it all for my liking (getting stuck into St Ian when he's trying to help you is NOT a good look :o ) but I expect that's because his team and sponsors have backed him into a corner by suggesting the 7 golds is possible to begin with. He seems like a nice boy the rest of the time.

For a start, he is nothing like the favourite in the 200 free (good luck to him if he wins it but it would be a huge upset) and it is sheer arrogance to assume the USA was going to win all 3 men's relays when they haven't done that since maybe Atlanta.

But having said that, he is a great swimmer and will almost certainly win the most medals (I predict 4 or 5 gold including the medley relay) here so good on him. I will say that whoever picks the USA relay teams stuffed up badly and I hope Phelps is furious with them. Sth Africa still might have beaten them but I cannot believe they left off Hall Jr and swam an either sick or badly out of form Crocker. What's the point of having the depth of the USA team if you don't swim your 4 fastest guys?

Lisbeth
08-15-2004, 11:35 PM
Oh, and I forgot!!

Yay Thorpie!!!

Yay the Aussie women! First freestyle relay win in 48 years!!!

Yay Phelps!!

Yay Kaitlain Sandeno!! Silver...... just .12 of a second off the gold medal time, but she was as thrilled as if she had won gold! :)

Yeah Sandeno is amazing! Silver and bronze (I think?) already and apparently she nearly retired two years ago with a stress fracture in her back! Great comeback for her :)

Socket
08-16-2004, 12:27 AM
I think Phelps is an awesome swimmer but frankly they did that whole 8 golds things to death so badly before the games that I started to want him not to. Well, actually, I never wanted him to win the 200 free or the 4 x200 free because Aussies are real chances in those ;) but I'd still admire him if he did. Plus he's been a little too brash about it all for my liking (getting stuck into St Ian when he's trying to help you is NOT a good look :o ) but I expect that's because his team and sponsors have backed him into a corner by suggesting the 7 golds is possible to begin with. He seems like a nice boy the rest of the time.

For a start, he is nothing like the favourite in the 200 free (good luck to him if he wins it but it would be a huge upset) and it is sheer arrogance to assume the USA was going to win all 3 men's relays when they haven't done that since maybe Atlanta.

But having said that, he is a great swimmer and will almost certainly win the most medals (I predict 4 or 5 gold including the medley relay) here so good on him. I will say that whoever picks the USA relay teams stuffed up badly and I hope Phelps is furious with them. Sth Africa still might have beaten them but I cannot believe they left off Hall Jr and swam an either sick or badly out of form Crocker. What's the point of having the depth of the USA team if you don't swim your 4 fastest guys?

Phelps lives very close to Washington, so the media here covers him a lot. I think this whole "match or beat Spitz's record" comes from Speedo, and Michael let himself get caught up in it, unfortunately. I saw his mother being interviewed on the local news, and it was funny, because she was saying, oh no way, he can't do that, we'll be happy with 1 medal :) His own mom . . . :D

Lisbeth
08-16-2004, 12:53 AM
Phelps lives very close to Washington, so the media here covers him a lot. I think this whole "match or beat Spitz's record" comes from Speedo, and Michael let himself get caught up in it, unfortunately. I saw his mother being interviewed on the local news, and it was funny, because she was saying, oh no way, he can't do that, we'll be happy with 1 medal :) His own mom . . . :D

:lol:

The sad thing is, he's probably going to win something amazing like 7 medals and 4 or 5 golds and people will see him as a failure because he didn't get the 7 Spitz was able to get in a relatively weak, American-dominated era. Ridiculous.

Socket
08-16-2004, 01:05 AM
:lol:

The sad thing is, he's probably going to win something amazing like 7 medals and 4 or 5 golds and people will see him as a failure because he didn't get the 7 Spitz was able to get in a relatively weak, American-dominated era. Ridiculous.

I kinda have the impression that most fans and sports media (at least round here) aren't taking the Spitz record-matching too seriously. It's seen for what it is, a Speedo publicity gimmick, and Phelps is generally well liked, so he should get good press with fewer than 7 medals. Even Mark Spitz has had nice things to say about him! :eek: :eek:

Angele
08-16-2004, 01:32 AM
:bounce: Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett and :hearts: for Ian crying and Grant comforting him after the race. Who said 6'6", 100kg guys can't have a soft side :)

That was a great moment :D

See, Angele, I told you being an honoraray Aussie swimming supporter would be a pleasant experience :)

It's definetly paying off up until now :bounce:

PS I hope Canada wins something very soon :kiss:

So do I :o So far we're shooting blanks which I suppose was to be expected. Next week/weekend should be better with hopefully some medals in diving and rowing. Beyond that I don't see much for the Canadian team :o We've got an excellent hurdler who should come away with a medal and we may be able to steal one in gymnastics on the floor exercise. After that we've got some athletes who could possibly medal but they're in some not so popular sports so I don't know much about them, only what I've read in the lead up to the games. Apparently a good female wrestler and a trampolinist (sp?) :scratch: Also our defending gold medal winner in triathlon but that's a very random sport I find, one guy can win one day and finish 20th the next day. Nobody seemed to be talking about Simon before the Sydney games so if he just came out of nowhere to win, I have no reason to believe that some currently unknown guy can't win this year :shrug: But hopefully I'll be proven wrong :angel:

Jess
08-16-2004, 02:49 AM
I've been watching a lot of the swimming. Ian Thorpe is just :hearts: I was so please for him when he won the 400 after everything he had to go through to win it :) Although I have let to see any NZ people winning anything :rolleyes:

Lisbeth
08-16-2004, 04:21 AM
Hi Jess, hope all is well :)

I agree, Thorpe is :hearts: and Hoogie is pretty :hearts: as well so basically I just sit around during the 200 free going :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :lol:

star
08-16-2004, 04:47 AM
:bounce: Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett and :hearts: for Ian crying and Grant comforting him after the race. Who said 6'6", 100kg guys can't have a soft side :)



I have to say the men crying thing has been way overdone lately. I'm sort of sick of it. I thought it was cute the first few times Roger did it, but then Andy did it, I was like..... wtf????

and now I'm over it completely. :)

star
08-16-2004, 04:54 AM
But wasn't the RSA win thrilling???? They were soooooo happy.

I was happy for the Aussie girl too. That was great. :)

Lisbeth
08-16-2004, 06:55 AM
But wasn't the RSA win thrilling???? They were soooooo happy.

I was happy for the Aussie girl too. That was great. :)

Yes, the RSA win was great :D I love it when "outsiders" win at the Olympics, it's great for swimming as a sport and just generally exciting.

As for the crying thing, well Thorpe denied it afterwards ;) so I doubt it was put on for sympathy!! But he certainly seemed to be a little teary. I can't blame him with all that pressure. Anyway, it wasn't the tears I found sweet, it was the bloke he'd just beaten hugging him better :) Very sporting of him, I thought, though they've always been good mates.

Angele
08-16-2004, 12:16 PM
I liked Roger crying when he won Wimbledon but Andy's crying was just weird :o He was like sobbing... I dunno, it was weird :scratch: Ian and Grant were very sweet though :angel:

Angele
08-16-2004, 12:19 PM
I liked the South Africa win as well, particularily because of what Jane said, they were outsiders. Seeing favorites blow away the field isn't that exciting/interesting unless of course you have an interest in said favorite.

star
08-16-2004, 01:00 PM
Yes, the RSA win was great :D I love it when "outsiders" win at the Olympics, it's great for swimming as a sport and just generally exciting.

As for the crying thing, well Thorpe denied it afterwards ;) so I doubt it was put on for sympathy!! But he certainly seemed to be a little teary. I can't blame him with all that pressure. Anyway, it wasn't the tears I found sweet, it was the bloke he'd just beaten hugging him better :) Very sporting of him, I thought, though they've always been good mates.

Oh, I never thought that Thorpe was anything but sincere. He tried to hide it by turning to the wall. He's always struck me has having a strong feminine side.

Just to be clear. I like Thorpe. I've always liked him. I think he's a fine young man and he seems to be very well grounded especially considering the enormous fame he had at a very young age. I always liked the stories about the youth who he befriended...... he had some sort of illness, I think. Anyway, I haven't heard about him lately.

I also like that Pieter Van Hoogen(whatever) guy. He is very very handsome. And I like the friendly rivalry he has with Thorpe. :)

Angele
08-16-2004, 01:14 PM
I don't know much about Pieter Van den Hoogenband but he is a great swimmer :yeah: Never seen him without bathing cap and goggles so I dunno about the handsome part lol

star
08-16-2004, 02:15 PM
Trust me! He's a dreamboat. Great hair too. ;)

Angele
08-16-2004, 02:36 PM
Hmm, not bad... I find Ian more attractive though :p

Angele
08-16-2004, 04:24 PM
:yeah:

Child, Heese win their second match

Canadian Press
8/16/2004

ATHENS (CP) - John Child and Mark Heese defeated Americans Dain Blanton and Jeff Nygaard 21-16, 21-10 Monday in preliminary round beach volleyball action.

Child and Heese, both from Toronto, evened their record at 1-1 with one match to go. The top four teams in each preliminary round group advance to the round of 16.

The Canadians were much sharper Monday than they were in their opening match Saturday, a 28-26, 21-18 to Swiss pair Stefan Kobel and Patrick Heuscher.

The Americans repeatedly had their spike attempts blocked, as Child and Heese were tremendous at the net.

Child and Heese won bronze at the Atlanta Games in 1996 and were fifth at Sydney in 2000.

Angele
08-16-2004, 04:37 PM
Also a big :yeah: to Frederick Niemeyer who put up a fight in his opening match before losing 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to a much higher ranked Taylor Dent. In other tennis results, Pim Pim is through to the second round :D :bounce: 6-3 6-3 against Srichaphan :yeah:

Goonergal
08-16-2004, 05:05 PM
Damn you Thorpe :rolleyes: :fiery: but I give him major props for handling the massive pressure and defending his title. One of the greatest races EVER! I was really rooting for Hoogie and Phelps, but Thorp was just too strong. I love Pieter Van Den Hoogenband :worship: He's such a great swimmer :yeah:

And :yeah: to Simon Burnett for finishing 7th in such a high quality race (plus he is cuuuuutte ;))

SA's relay win yesterday was amazing :worship: Loved it! And, loved Puerto Rico dispatching the dream team in the basketball last night ;) They were awesome! Allan Iverson stunk up the place :tape:

Goonergal
08-16-2004, 05:07 PM
Seriously I was like dude pull up your speedo! What you don't think we can't see enough as it is? :p

Pff no way I want him winning 8 gold medals..Although I don't really like Thorpe either, I consider him the lesser of 2 evils :devil: :p

Ile, you really need to stop focusing on the swimmers speedos dear :rolleyes: :p Oh well, he can still win another 5 :p

star
08-16-2004, 05:19 PM
Yay Pim Pim! Yay Thorpie! Yay swimmers!!

Yay everybody!! :)

Angele
08-16-2004, 05:24 PM
Yay Ian :D :woohoo: I'm hoping CBC will show the race again tonight when I'm home to see it :bounce:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040816/capt.olyswm20408161701.olympic_games_swimming_olys wm204.jpg

And for the Pieter fans :p

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040816/i/r1546983917.jpg

Chesty Larue
08-16-2004, 06:49 PM
Ile, you really need to stop focusing on the swimmers speedos dear :rolleyes: :p Oh well, he can still win another 5 :p

:lol: I can't help it :o :devil: :p

Yay Canada has finally won a medal! :D It's about time guys :rolleyes:

Heymans/Hartley win a synchro diving bronze :D Pretty good too since it wasn't really expected..nice bonus :angel:

Angele
08-16-2004, 06:55 PM
Yay Emilie and Blythe :D :woohoo: Divers rock :rocker:

Ileana please tell me CBC had coverage :angel:

Chesty Larue
08-16-2004, 06:56 PM
Yup it was on just a few minutes ago :)

Angele
08-16-2004, 07:25 PM
Yup it was on just a few minutes ago :)
Yay :D I set my VCR in hopes that CBC would show it so CBC, thank you :kiss: Maybe a shot or two of a cheering Alex as well? :angel:

Kate05
08-16-2004, 10:13 PM
Thorpie's face always reminds me of an Outback animal for some reason. I think it's the nose and the eyes, yet for some reason I still find him adorable. :p

Phelps. :rolleyes: I know I should like him but I can't bring myself to like him. All those world records? What a beast. :p

Lisbeth
08-16-2004, 11:29 PM
:woohoo: Those olive wreaths really suit Thorpe, he looks like a classical Greek hero :lol:

And Hoogey! What a guy! Cute AND good natured! I love the ones who are happy to come second (Markus Rogan of Austria and Brooke Hanson of Oz, take a bow!) and the ones who are happy to act like they are (Inky and Hoogy, both great sports!)

American backstrokers are amazing :)

Lisbeth
08-16-2004, 11:32 PM
Phelps is kind of growing on me. Not that I ever disliked him or anything, I was just sort of over him before he even arrived ;) But coming third in the 200 free was a huge effort for him (despite the media hype, he was not in the 3 fastest pbs in that race) and on the podium he almost looked a little lost, like he was intimidated by Thorpe and van den Hoogenband. I think for all te bravado he's got a bit of overgrown kid in him.

Still, way to go that Parry guy of GB beating him in the 200 fly semi!

star
08-16-2004, 11:33 PM
I thought he looked good withe the wreath too. :)

I also like the way he sings along with the anthem. .... although not sure what he does in the really high part.

star
08-16-2004, 11:34 PM
Phelps is kind of growing on me. Not that I ever disliked him or anything, I was just sort of over him before he even arrived ;) But coming third in the 200 free was a huge effort for him (despite the media hype, he was not in the 3 fastest pbs in that race) and on the podium he almost looked a little lost, like he was intimidated by Thorpe and van den Hoogenband. I think for all te bravado he's got a bit of overgrown kid in him.

Still, way to go that Parry guy of GB beating him in the 200 fly semi!

Oh yeah me too. He swam in that race because he wanted to be in the pool with his heros. I think that's cool.

Just think what it must be like for him. Those two have such a bond and he's like the little kid with his face pressed up against the glass.

Chesty Larue
08-17-2004, 02:22 AM
oh Lord Greece won a Gold medal before Canada :o My mother isn't letting me live it down :p

Socket
08-17-2004, 02:44 AM
Phelps is kind of growing on me. Not that I ever disliked him or anything, I was just sort of over him before he even arrived ;) But coming third in the 200 free was a huge effort for him (despite the media hype, he was not in the 3 fastest pbs in that race) and on the podium he almost looked a little lost, like he was intimidated by Thorpe and van den Hoogenband. I think for all te bravado he's got a bit of overgrown kid in him.

Still, way to go that Parry guy of GB beating him in the 200 fly semi!

Whenever I see Phelps being interviewed on TV, he does remind me of an overgrown kid, which I mean in the most positive way. :)

Kate05
08-17-2004, 03:53 AM
The 200 free is just coming on. Thorpe! I love that Athens is 10 hours ahead so that I know the results ahead of time.

Ooh that Simon Burnett from the UK is cute. Did horribly, but who cares. :p

Ashie_87
08-17-2004, 06:45 AM
Ange, you should be proud to have such :hearts: looking gymnasts on the Canadian team! And Yay! for Canada winning bronze in the diving:yeah:
I think Brooke Hanson has become my favourite Olympian. She is such a sweetie. And she was so wrapped to have just been in the final that even if she came last I don't think you could wipe the smile off her face. And Jana is mad! I can remember Jana running around with her younger brother when he was in kindy! (he went to my school) she is sooooo nice!:D I'm really glad her knee is doing so well. And like she said- 'Aussies always dare';)
Pieter is :drool: worthy! Although (Jane, correct me if I'm wrong) but don't a lot of Aussies hate him?:scratch: that could just be my memory failing miserably, but during the sydney games a lot of people held a grudge because he beat Thorpie. He won fair and square :shrug: I don't see why they're having a go at him:scratch:
And a :worship: for Susan Bolgh in the Women's Trap last night winning gold!

RaRaChick
08-17-2004, 08:55 AM
:clap2: Congrats and well done :worship: to Stephen Parry, good luck for the final tonight :kiss:

Lisbeth
08-17-2004, 09:41 AM
I don't really recall anyone hating Pieter vdH, Ash! Everyone I know thinks he's cute ;) I think there were probably a handful of those people who "hate" anyone who beats an Aussie and he did upset Thorpe (the then WR holder) in the 200 In Sydney! Also, there's a small group of people convinced all the Dutch are on drugs - but by and large I think Pieter and Inky were both warmly welcomed in Oz.

Good luck to the men's 4 x 200 relay tonight - word is Klim is back in form and will be racing in the final :)

Lisbeth
08-17-2004, 10:12 AM
Oh, I never thought that Thorpe was anything but sincere. He tried to hide it by turning to the wall. He's always struck me has having a strong feminine side.

I think so too - and not just because there are so few male athletes with a contract to design and model pearl jewellery in their spare time :lol:

The boy you mentioned is the younger brother of Thorpe's sister's husband. He was diagnosed with cancer about the time Thorpe started to become famous and they apparently became close friends and helped inspire each other. Last I heard, he was in remission :)

Angele
08-17-2004, 10:57 AM
Ange, you should be proud to have such :hearts: looking gymnasts on the Canadian team!

Do we? :o I didn't get a chance to watch any gymnastics this year, it always come on tape delay very late at night ( or very early in the morning :o ) In any case, yay for hot Canadian gymnasts :bigclap:


And Yay! for Canada winning bronze in the diving:yeah:

:woohoo: :bounce:

Angele
08-17-2004, 11:28 AM
Maybe a shot or two of a cheering Alex as well? :angel:

Quoting myself :o :p

:hearts: :hearts: at the shot of Alex that CBC did show :drool: Did you see him Ileana?

RaRaChick
08-17-2004, 01:00 PM
Good luck to the GB 4x00 relay team tonight :bounce: (sorry Jane, we're behind different teams tonight lol ;) )

Just wanted to say: I saw David Nalbandian in the crowd last night supporting an Argentine swimmer - I think its really cool :yeah: how the athletes support other members of their team even though they are in different sports. I know this is really obvious but I've just realised it this year, seems there is more supporting going on this year :) I'm probably just being stupid :o

Chesty Larue
08-17-2004, 03:48 PM
Quoting myself :o :p

:hearts: :hearts: at the shot of Alex that CBC did show :drool: Did you see him Ileana?

No I didn't see..when did they show him? :confused:

Angele
08-17-2004, 04:29 PM
No I didn't see..when did they show him? :confused:
Erm, after the 3rd dive I think :scratch: You must have been away from the tv or something because the announcers pointed him and Chris Kalec out! Alexandre was doing the whistling thing where you stick your fingers in your mouth :lol: He looked hot though... wasn't wearing a shirt ;) :drool:

Chesty Larue
08-17-2004, 05:10 PM
Erm, after the 3rd dive I think :scratch: You must have been away from the tv or something because the announcers pointed him and Chris Kalec out! Alexandre was doing the whistling thing where you stick your fingers in your mouth :lol: He looked hot though... wasn't wearing a shirt ;) :drool:

He's never wearing a shirt lol :p

Yeah you're right I must have been away from the tv or maybe I flipped channels. Sometimes I check out what NBC is showing.

Angele
08-17-2004, 06:15 PM
He's never wearing a shirt lol :p

Don't burst my bubble :p He still looked hot any way you put it :p But yes you're right, he's never wearing a shirt :p Not that I'm complaining about it ;) ;angel:

Yeah you're right I must have been away from the tv or maybe I flipped channels. Sometimes I check out what NBC is showing.

I do that too... plus check out the other gazillion (sp? :p ) channels that have coverage... the other day some french ( like from France :p ) channel was showing handball, France vs. Denmark. I'd never seen that on tv before!

RaRaChick
08-17-2004, 06:24 PM
:woohoo: Congrats on your Bronze, Stephen Parry!! :kiss: :bounce:

:woohoo: Congrats on coming 4th in the 4x200 relay GB (no medal but better than usual ;) ) :kiss: :bounce:

:woohoo: Congrats to Andy and Mardy for getting through to the next round!! :kiss: :bounce:

Well done everyone who won something today :yippee: lol

Angele
08-17-2004, 06:51 PM
Yay for all the winners :woohoo: Speaking of Olympic tennis though, Roger Federer knocked out :eek: :eek: :( I was hoping he or Andy would win!

Goonergal
08-17-2004, 07:02 PM
Wow, what a 4X 200 relay race :eek: kudos to Klete Keller for holding off Thorpey :eek: I was sure Ian wouls storm back and win as per usual :p We came forth :yeah: Great effort, shame we were just out of the medals but things are looking up after Stephen Parry's great bronze in the 200 fly! :worship: So pleased for him, he's been 4th too many times ;) Well done to Micheal for his 2 golds tonight :worship: He was trying to hold back the tears on the podium :D Congrats to Jana Klotchkova too for repeating her double of 4 years ago, winning the 200 & 400 IM :worship: Unbeaten in the event for 4 years :eek: The Grant Hackett of IM :p

Speaking of Greece, they're really sucking in the football :p Coming down from the E2004 high :p

PN :eek: :( What the hell happened? And, Hassy :( so close :( :(

Angele
08-17-2004, 11:28 PM
Sounds like the relay was a great race... can't wait to see it on tv tonight :D Congrats to the Americans, nice win for them :yeah:

Speaking of the US team, am I the only one who thinks Phelps should pull up his suit just a little bit? :o

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040817/capt.olyswm23608171840.olympic_games_swimming_olys wm236.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040817/i/r3829147691.jpg

Lisbeth
08-18-2004, 12:48 AM
Congratulations to the US 4 x 200 team! Great race, very good tactics from them as well as talent of course.

However, I have to disagree with Cilla - Thorpe actually swam 2 seconds faster than anyone else in the race and caught up almost 2 body lengths, he just didn't have the support he has in the past. Can't tell you how happy I am to see Klim back though :hearts:

Lisbeth
08-18-2004, 12:50 AM
Also, way to go Parry!

They might as well give Roddick the gold medal and go home considering the field and the fact that apparently nobody is watching the tennis at all ;)

Ashie_87
08-18-2004, 03:45 AM
Speaking of the US team, am I the only one who thinks Phelps should pull up his suit just a little bit? :o
No-I totally agree with you! And some of the divers could take that advice to:unsure:

Chesty Larue
08-18-2004, 06:02 AM
No-I totally agree with you! And some of the divers could take that advice to:unsure:

Ah ha! See Cilla I'm not the only one who notices these things ;) :p

ally_014
08-18-2004, 09:06 AM
I haven't been here for yonks! :eek: But great thread :yeah:

Yay the Aussies! We were actually in front of the US for a couple days! :p But bugger for the 4x200 team - if only Thorpie coulda gone in just a little bit closer - but congrats to the Yanks of course :)

Ange, I was watching the synchro diving the other day, and Alex is really :hearts: Will he do better in the individual events?

I hope we get to see some tennis in the next few days - no-one even had footage of Flip losing the other day :( not that it would of been good to see, but you'd think they could manage a few points

btw are any of the Aussies watching The Dream?! I love those guys!

Angele
08-18-2004, 11:12 AM
I
Ange, I was watching the synchro diving the other day, and Alex is really :hearts: Will he do better in the individual events?



Yay, somebody who agrees with me :D :bounce:

He should most definetly do better in the individual events! He's the defending World Champion in 10m as well as the defending diving grand prix final champion. His strength has always been the 10m but he's come on strong in the 3m this season, winning 3 competitions and being runner up twice which allowed him to finish atop the grand prix 3m rankings. I can't guaranteed wins as the chinese divers are very strong but if he didn't medal in at least one event, it would be dissapointing. He definetly has the potential to at medal in both :cool:

Danni
08-18-2004, 12:07 PM
Sounds like the relay was a great race... can't wait to see it on tv tonight :D Congrats to the Americans, nice win for them :yeah:

Speaking of the US team, am I the only one who thinks Phelps should pull up his suit just a little bit? :o


:lol: :tape:

RaRaChick
08-18-2004, 05:54 PM
:woohoo: James Goddard :worship: You were brilliant!! Well done :kiss:

Also well done :kiss: to Greg Tait, you were great too!! :worship:

Good luck to both guys in the final :kiss:

:woohoo: for the GB Silver in the Equestrian - not a fan but any medal is good!! :yippee:

:( Andy is out!! :eek: Who would have guessed that!! Really thought he would have got gold once Federer was out. Not sure who I want to win now :confused:

Lisbeth
08-19-2004, 02:00 AM
:woohoo: for the USA women's 4x200 relay team who broke the last remaining drug-addled East German record. Even though Aus underperformed badly in that event, I am stoked!

And what about Ian Thorpe, first man ever to win medals in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyle events at an Olympics. I loved the headline which said "No-one told Thorpe it's not meant to be his games". :lol:

And :bounce: for Hoogey!

Lisbeth
08-19-2004, 02:03 AM
:eek: Andy! I was certain he would win. Who's left?

Ashie_87
08-19-2004, 06:17 AM
Ah ha! See Cilla I'm not the only one who notices these things ;) :p
It was kinda hard not to notice:scratch: :p
:woohoo: for Jodie Henry breaking the world record but :sad: for Libby Lenton getting knocked out of the final
Go Hoogey!!!! :D (did you know the Netherlands have won 3 gold medals in swimming at the Olympics and Hoogey has won all of them? :eek: )

tournesol
08-19-2004, 07:30 AM
Also, way to go Parry!

They might as well give Roddick the gold medal and go home considering the field and the fact that apparently nobody is watching the tennis at all ;)

i'm glad they did not :devil:

ally_014
08-19-2004, 08:05 AM
I'm glad too!

:yeah: well done to Hoogie - he's great and deserves it from the sounds of things. Also :yeah: for Thorpie - is there anything he can't do?!

A smaller :yeah: for Bettina Hoy - the 'Aussie Kim' of equestrian :lol:

And a big 'Come On' for Alicia Molik in the quarters of both the singles and doubles!

Angele
08-19-2004, 10:08 AM
:eek: Andy! I was certain he would win. Who's left?
In order of ranking:

Carlos Moya (4)
Sebastien Grosjean (12)
Nicholas Massu (14)
Fernando Gonzalez (20)
Mardy Fish (22)
Taylor Dent (29)
Miikhail Youzhny (42)
Tomas Berdych (74)

:shrug: If Moya ends up winning it would be alright I suppose but nobody else left is really deserving of a title such as the Olympics... well maybe Grosjean but nobody else. Can you imagine, Mardy Fish, 2004 Olympic Champion? :unsure:

edit: Moya and Grosjean both out now which leaves Nicholas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez as the favorites :eek:

Lisbeth
08-19-2004, 10:43 AM
:lol: sorry but I won't ever be able to take Fish seriously after that incident where his Dad paid a bunch of really tarty looking cheergirls to cheer for him with little "F.I.S.H" signs. That was high comedy.

Good luck to Alicai Molik though :)

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 03:59 PM
:sad:

So close to gold in the badminton mixed doubles! Congrats though to Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson on their silver medal :worship:

Angele
08-19-2004, 04:03 PM
Moya gone from tennis, just lost to Massu in straight sets :shrug: Grosjean is out as well, 6-4 in the third against Gonzalez which leaves Nicholas Massu as the highest ranking player left in the Olympics :o

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:08 PM
Sounds like the relay was a great race... can't wait to see it on tv tonight :D Congrats to the Americans, nice win for them :yeah:

Speaking of the US team, am I the only one who thinks Phelps should pull up his suit just a little bit? :o

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040817/capt.olyswm23608171840.olympic_games_swimming_olys wm236.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040817/i/r3829147691.jpg

:lol:

I can't believe how thin a lot of these swimmers are! Micheal looks like a cardboard cutout he's so thin :o

Good Luck to James Goddard tonight :bounce: Hopefully, he can win our 1st swimming gold in the backstroke! Good Luck to Phelps tonight as well, as his gruelling schedule continues :eek: You're right about the Aussie team Jane, it wasn't as strong as Sydney obviously and Klim isn't exactly in great form, but Thorpe being Thorpe I guess is why I still thought he'd make it ;) What's happened to Glenn Huegill? I'm sure I've seen him in the crowd with the Aussie team? :scratch: Plus, you guys are right when you say Katlin Sandeno is a doll :D She is adorable! The US smashed the relay record last night :eek: This feels like the swimming thread :p

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:11 PM
Moya gone from tennis, just lost to Massu in straight sets :shrug: Grosjean is out as well, 6-4 in the third against Gonzalez which leaves Nicholas Massu as the highest ranking player left in the Olympics :o

:eek:

:o is all I can say about the tennis, but at least an outsider will win the gold :shrug: I think the tennis and the rowing must the the least watched events at the games :o I guarantee if I hopped on a plane to Greece tomorrow, I would get tickets :o I read the organizers are thinking of giving away tickets :eek: which sounds unbelievable conscidering the fact that this is the Olymic games.

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:11 PM
Tennis is not going the way anyone expected - the top players aren't having a very good Olympics :(

:woohoo: Another silver for GB - congrats to Gail and Nathan, almost there but not quite. You guys were great though :worship:

:woohoo: Congrats also to Rebecca Cooke, Shirley and her Yngling team :worship: for securing our first gold of the Olympics :bounce: and Ben Ainslie for securing another silver :worship:

Good luck to the GB team with the appeal for the Equestrian three day event :yeah:

Another good luck :kiss: to Greg and James for the final later :D

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:13 PM
Oh, plus Britain got it's first gold today in the sailing :bounce: :woohoo:

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:14 PM
Good luck to the GB team with the appeal for the Equestrian three day event
Yeah, isn't that a really bizarre situation!

Angele
08-19-2004, 04:15 PM
Hey now I watch rowing :p Happens to be one of the few events that Canada has half a chance of winning a gold medal :cool:

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:18 PM
Very very bizarre!! They should just give us the Gold and forget about it lol :p

Where in the UK are you Cilla?

Angele
08-19-2004, 04:31 PM
What happened in equestrian? I never thought that would be a sport where you could appeal something, it seems pretty straight forward :scratch:

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:33 PM
Very very bizarre!! They should just give us the Gold and forget about it lol :p

Where in the UK are you Cilla?
I live in SW London Nicole :) And, I know you're on of our resident Scots :p

Hey QG, I'm not saying people don't watch the rowing :p I'm saying that the venue is mostly empty :p

I'm off to watch the swimming! Bye girls :wavey: :kiss:

Goonergal
08-19-2004, 04:36 PM
What happened in equestrian? I never thought that would be a sport where you could appeal something, it seems pretty straight forward :scratch:
Well Germany won the team gold after a clean ride by the German rider Bettina Hoy. France got the silver and Britain bronze. Then Bettina Hoy was penalised 12 points for crossing the start line twice before beginning the course. The Germans were then relegated the 4th, France up to gold,Britain silver and USA Bronze. But, Germany appealed, and the appeal was successful, so Germany were reinstated to Gold, France silver and Britian bronze again! (and USA 4th) Now Britain, France and USA are appealling the appeal :o

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:39 PM
Really hope the appeal is granted!!

I sure am "one of the resident Scots" ;) lol haven't seen any others around though :p

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:56 PM
Oooohhhhhhhhhh no!!!!! :bigcry: :bigcry: So close!!! Well dont Gregor Tait and James Goddard, you gave it your best :kiss: :worship:

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:58 PM
Oh my goodness! :woohoo: A bronze for James Goddard!! :worship: Aaron Peirsol disqualified for the 15m rule!!

:worship: Well done James. Not the way you want to win a medal, but its still great :yippee:

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 04:59 PM
Still a silver for Team GB in the equestrian

Angele
08-19-2004, 05:16 PM
That's a weird situation... if there is a rule that you're penalized 12 points for crossing the start line twice, and the rider crossed the start line twice, why was the appeal granted? :scratch:

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 05:20 PM
Its really strange. No change up until now, hopefully it will be granted once they have considered the appeal :)

RaRaChick
08-19-2004, 05:29 PM
Aaron Peirsol has appealed and has had it granted - he is reinstated as gold medallist! Well done anyway to James :worship: you tried your best.

Angele
08-19-2004, 07:46 PM
Well the tennis semis are set... Taylor Dent vs. Nicholas Massu and Mardy Fish vs. Fernando Gonzalez :unsure: Hard to believe that three out of those 4 men are going to come away with Olympic medals!

On the women's side it makes a tad more sense with Alicia Molik ( :worship: ) being the only surprise... semis are Justine Henin-Hardenne vs. Anastasia Myskina and Amelie Mauresmo vs. Alicia Molik. The women's field actually held up remarkably well compared to the men's :eek:

Lisbeth
08-19-2004, 11:39 PM
:woohoo: Jodie Henry, first Australian woman to win the 100 free style since Dawn Fraser - and a darling into the bargain! They had her nanna on TV this morning :hearts:

:( for Leisel Jones, perennial minor medallist - of course silver's a lot better than nothing but she gets a lot of them ;)

:confused: about the Peirsol thing. After he was the one who kicked up such a fuss when the Japanese guy beat Hansen in the breastroke and wasn't DQd for a dolphin kick, I would have thought Peirsol was a stickler for the rules and would accept his punishment when he broke them. But apparently the rules apply to everyone except him who should be allowed off on a technicality :rolleyes: Sorry but the Olympics really bring out the bad sport in some people.

EDIT: Having read a bit more about I've decided that last comment was a bit harsh ;) however it does got to show that if you mouth off about other people don't be surprised when your comments come back to bite you.

Static
08-20-2004, 07:06 AM
:rolleyes: @ Peirsol

Poor Svetlana Khorkina, I was hoping she'd win Gold :sad: It seems Russia isn't doing too with the gold medals pfff.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040819/capt.olygym17008192038.greece_olympics_gymnastics_ olygym170.jpg

Too bad Ioan Silviu Suciu didn't get a medal I was hoping he would :hysteric:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040818/capt.olygym12508181855.greece_olympics_gymnastics_ olygym125.jpg :hearts:

I guess it was expected for Paul Hamm and the 2 Korean guys to win it but still. And I wish Nemov bothered to do well in the quallifiers :o

ally_014
08-20-2004, 07:20 AM
That's a weird situation... if there is a rule that you're penalized 12 points for crossing the start line twice, and the rider crossed the start line twice, why was the appeal granted? :scratch:

I think what happened, and don't quote me on this, was that she was doing a final warm-up lap and accidentally crossed the start line. She looked up at the clock and it hadn't started so she did another lap before starting the course (therefore crossing the line again). The penalty was a time penalty for the extra time she would of gone over by. The German's appeal was based on which set of rules they were using - eventing or showjumping.

Dunno if that's very clear but I don't know if I understand it myself! :o :p

Goonergal
08-20-2004, 07:51 AM
:rolleyes: @ Peirsol

Poor Svetlana Khorkina, I was hoping she'd win Gold :sad: It seems Russia isn't doing too with the gold medals pfff.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040819/capt.olygym17008192038.greece_olympics_gymnastics_ olygym170.jpg

Too bad Ioan Silviu Suciu didn't get a medal I was hoping he would :hysteric:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040818/capt.olygym12508181855.greece_olympics_gymnastics_ olygym125.jpg :hearts:

I guess it was expected for Paul Hamm and the 2 Korean guys to win it but still. And I wish Nemov bothered to do well in the quallifiers :o
Yes, it breaks my heart that she hasn't won the Olympic crown :sad: Well done to Patterson and all, but Sveta :sad: You've been a great ambassador for the sport and still an amazing champion :worship:

Goonergal
08-20-2004, 07:57 AM
:woohoo: Jodie Henry, first Australian woman to win the 100 free style since Dawn Fraser - and a darling into the bargain! They had her nanna on TV this morning :hearts:

:( for Leisel Jones, perennial minor medallist - of course silver's a lot better than nothing but she gets a lot of them ;)

:confused: about the Peirsol thing. After he was the one who kicked up such a fuss when the Japanese guy beat Hansen in the breastroke and wasn't DQd for a dolphin kick, I would have thought Peirsol was a stickler for the rules and would accept his punishment when he broke them. But apparently the rules apply to everyone except him who should be allowed off on a technicality :rolleyes: Sorry but the Olympics really bring out the bad sport in some people.

EDIT: Having read a bit more about I've decided that last comment was a bit harsh ;) however it does got to show that if you mouth off about other people don't be surprised when your comments come back to bite you.

I agree wilth you about the Piersol thing, the whole thing is just one of those situations that leaves you a bit sour :rolleyes: Obviously he did and illegal turn/kick or whatever, but to be reinstated on a technicality that the official filled in the form wrong or whatever is slightly ridiculous imo, but oh well. James Goddard was so angry with himself after the swim and rightfully so, he had the bronze, but his finish was so bad :eek: :o He said himself that he didn't really want to win and medal through DQ anyway, but the British team are conuter appealing the decision to give Piersol the gold apparantely :shrug:

It's like a court of law in this olympics ;) Lots of appealing and then counter appealing :o

Goonergal
08-20-2004, 08:07 AM
Oh, about Lethal Leisel ;) I really feel bad for her, because she almost had that race won, but Beard took it on the very last stroke :eek: Imagine losing the gold on the final touch! She didn't even try to hide her distain on the podium at the medal presentation. It must be harder being the world record holder in an event and not win. I guess Beth Lenton would know about that :eek: I still can't believe she didn't qualify for the final of her event. Congrats to Mandy Beard though! Jodie Henry is :hearts: well done to her! But, a bit sad for Inge. She seems to have lost her stamina over the final part of the race and was tying up at the finish, just like in the 100 fly. The 50m freestyle is her final chance to win gold, and she was fastest qualie this morning :)

:worship: To Michael :worship: Another gold :D Nice moment for me when he seemed to be doing stetches for his next event on the podium :lol: Amazing imo, to get your medal then 10 minutes later get back in the pool for the semis of the 100 fly and break the Olympic record :lol:

Angele
08-20-2004, 12:14 PM
Looks like Emilie Heymans is going to qualify second or third for the women's 10m :yeah: She had a miss on her second dive ( or so I assume with a score of under 50) so what appears to be a second or third place finish is pretty good. She wasn't diving that well in the synchro events but she seems to have picked it up, scoring over 80 on two dives :yeah: She'll need to cut out of the mistakes in the semis and finals though!

Angele
08-20-2004, 12:27 PM
Third it is for Emilie which is pretty good! Looking forward to the semis and hopefully the finals. She'll have to hit all her dives though because that was the difference between her and the first and second place finishers. Myriam Boileau also qualified for the semis finishing ninth :yeah:

Angele
08-20-2004, 03:40 PM
Another medal :woohoo: Karen Cockburn takes the silver in women's trampoline :bounce: Well done Karen :kiss:

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20040820/cockburnwin_40726.jpg

Angele
08-20-2004, 04:54 PM
Olympic tennis final : Mardy Fish vs. Nicholas Massu :tape: :tape:

Corey Feldman
08-20-2004, 04:57 PM
I really liked that US swimmer who won yesterday, amanda beard....
*in his hillbilly accent* "she sure had a pretty mouthh" :drool:

Angele
08-20-2004, 05:40 PM
The Canadian women's fencing team came in 4th, very good effort for them :bounce: The lost by about 8 points in the bronze medal match which seems reasonably close but I don't know much about fencing lol In any case, a big well done to them! Congrats also to David Ford who came in 4th in the men's kayak slalom :bounce:

Angele
08-20-2004, 07:04 PM
Myskina served for the match three times against Ezel but threw it away :o Ah well, tennis is turning out to be a flop for the Olympics, I'm just glad it's the Olympics and not a Slam so we can ignore it and focus on better things lol

Static
08-20-2004, 08:36 PM
Nastya...:sobbing: she was leading 5-2 in the third :hysteric: Why? How? I mean ARGH!!!! :fiery:

Ashie_87
08-21-2004, 04:52 AM
:woohoo: Libby Lenton made it into the finals of the 50m free in second place!!!!:D Inky qualified 1st by about 4/10's of a second which is pretty good. Go Libby!!!!!:bounce:
and a :worship: for our cycling team!! 2 gold medals at one Olympics hasn't been achived since Helsinki:yeah:
It was really weird to see 2 aussie beach volleyball teams play each other :confused: especially as Natalie Cook and Kerri Potharst were on the same team at the Sydney games:scratch: Nat and Nicole won anyways in straight sets:yeah: they're into the final 8:D too bad for Kerri though:sad: it looks like she'll retire for good this time...

Goonergal
08-21-2004, 11:16 AM
Olympic tennis final : Mardy Fish vs. Nicholas Massu :tape: :tape:
:bolt:

All I can say is Anastasia---->:rolleyes: :banghead: :smash: :help:
Another 'miracle' *cough* recovery from the big E :rolleyes:

The GB Rowing team :worship: GOLD AGAIN! :worship: Matt Pinsent, 4 Olympic golds now :worship: Congrats to him, Ed Coode, James Cracknell and Steve Williams :worship: Just pipped Canada to the post QG :p

And :worship: to the Womens' pairs who won a silver :bounce:

Angele
08-21-2004, 12:38 PM
Yes I know Cilla :p

So close too :( I was hoping for gold but silver is quite good as well. I just want Canada to win a gold somewhere though, I wanna hear Oh Canada! Emilie, who along with the rowers, looked to be the best gold medal chance for the weekend qualified for the 10m final all the way down in fifth :( She should move up in the final because the optionals as her strength as opposed to today's compulsaries (sp?) but moving from fifth to first could prove to be too much :ras: Good luck Emilie none the less :kiss: And good luck to Myriam Boileau who also qualified in the final :yeah: Good results from her so far!

Angele
08-21-2004, 12:41 PM
Yeah I really don't think CBC needs to be replaying this race :o It was bad at 4:30 this morning and it's bad now :( Meh I'm bitter :ras:

Angele
08-21-2004, 12:44 PM
The men's eight had better win tomorrow! To get up in the middle of the night or not to get up, that is the question :shrug: Any Canadians planning to get up?

Angele
08-21-2004, 01:20 PM
Ok scrap my earlier bitterness, I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed I think!

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:16 PM
Looks like Canada isn't going to qualify a man into the trampoline final... I'm at work so just following scores but it looked like Mathieu Turgeon probably had a fall on his second routine :( I was hoping he could challenge for a medal and maybe match Karen's silver like he matched her bronze in Sydney. Those two are so cute :angel: Yesterday her father said Mathieu is a great trampolinist but he's going to make a better son in law :hearts: To my knowledge they aren't engaged though, at least not yet ;) I remember they interviewed them together in Sydney and they were SO excited! They're like the Lleyton and Kim of trampoline lol

Knockers LaBroad
08-21-2004, 02:22 PM
Myskina...:rolleyes::fiery: she's doomed to be on my sh*tlist for a while!!! BAD GIRL!!!:p

Belgium SUCKS at Olympics and sports in general, only 2 bronze medals.....

*Axel Merkx, the son of the legendary Eddy Merkx, won bronze in cycling. It was soooo nice to see his dad crying on tv, he was co commentating the race. This medal has a kind of CANADIAN glance too: Axel is married to Jodie Cross, a former Canadian thriathlete.

*Ilse Heylen got a bronze medal for judo.

Another highlight was gymnast Aagje Vanwalleghem, she made it to the finals of the allround competition, she was 23rd. She's the real mascotte of the Belgian team, she's only 16, so innocent and down to earth. She was asked what the was gonna do when she got home, she said cleaning the kitchen and playing with my sis. Kim has a sucessor as main squeeze of Belgium...:p

And today we have a new medal, but for this one, I know some people are in denial :o

Knockers LaBroad
08-21-2004, 02:24 PM
Excuse my drooling, but **ahem** PIETER VAN DEN HOOGENBAND: :drool::hearts::lick::inlove::angel:

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:32 PM
I hope Belgium wins a gold soon Elke! And what's with this denial stuff? I haven't watched too much today, been at work!

Knockers LaBroad
08-21-2004, 02:41 PM
denial-JHH medal...:rolleyes:

I'm still hoping for a mountainbike medal, with Paulissen. Then there's Denise Lewis who a lot of Belgians are following, she has a Belgian link with Stevens.

Kim Gevaert is doing great in 100m, so is Cedric Van Branteghem, he's kind of a sex symbol here, you should watch later today in the semis of 400m.

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:49 PM
Oops, I forgot about JHH, that's how much I've been bloking out tennis :o Maybe I take back then what I said about hoping Belgium wins a gold soon :tape:

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:50 PM
This is an unforetunate situation all around... bad for Paul Hamm, who'll always have this hanging over his head, and especially bad for the guy who knows he should of won!

Ruling Says Mistake Gave Paul Hamm Gold

2 minutes ago

By EDDIE PELLS, AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Greece - Paul Hamm (news - web sites)'s gold medal just lost some of its luster. A mistake in scoring of the all-around gymnastics final cost Yang Tae-young the gold that ended up going to Hamm, the International Gymnastics Federation said Saturday. The South Korean got the bronze instead.



Three judges were suspended, but the FIG said results would not be changed and Hamm would keep his gold medal.


The error Wednesday cost Yang a tenth of a point on his parallel bars score that made the difference between third and first. But South Korea (news - web sites) failed to lodge a protest during the event, so the scoring was not changed.


USA Gymnastics president Bob Colarossi compared the mistake to a bad call in football that wasn't discovered until after the game.


He insisted the FIG decision would not put an asterisk on the gold medal. Hamm scored 9.837 on parallel bars and high bar to close the meet, rallying from 12th place to first and becoming the first American man to win the event.


"Paul Hamm's performance the other night was absolutely incredible," Colarossi said. "It's unfortunate the judges didn't have the right start value, but the FIG didn't have video replays" at the event.


A start value is based on the difficulty of the routine. Yang received a start value of 9.9 on parallel bars, a tenth lower than he got for the same routine in team qualifying and finals.


After reviewing a tape of the all-around, FIG officials determined Yang should have been awarded a start value of 10. With the extra 0.10, he would have finished with 57.874 points and defeated Hamm by 0.051.


Hamm, practicing Saturday for event finals, was not available for comment. He was asked Thursday about the judging and his close victory.


"I feel like I just barely edged them out," he said. "If you go back and look at the tapes, people can analyze it, and they'll all come to that conclusion, I think."


The case brought back memories of the figure skating scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. A French judge said she was pressured by her federation's chief to favor the Russians in pairs over the Canadians. Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada were ultimately awarded duplicate golds.


In Athens, however, there were so signs of impropriety. The scoring error was made with one event left, and there was no way the judges could have known the significance of reducing Yang's start value on the parallel bars.


Hamm won the meet over Kim Dae-eun of South Korea by 0.012 in the closest men's all-around in Olympic history. Yang was 0.049 behind Hamm.


The South Korean delegation asked for a review of the scoring after the meet, and FIG's executive committee met Friday to look at the tapes.


Messages left for the South Korean delegation by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.


A FIG news release announcing the decision said that "The FIG rules do not allow for a protest against judges' marks. The judges' marks have to be accepted as a final decision and cannot be changed."


Still, the suspensions were necessary "to protect the integrity of the FIG, the judges, and to be able to maintain and ensure the highest possible judging standard at the Olympic Games (news - web sites)."





FIG did not release the names of the suspended judges, who will not be on the panel for event finals.

But Spain's Benjamin Bango and Columbia's Oscar Buitrago Reyes were responsible for determining the start values. America's George Beckstead was the panel chairman, and therefore had ultimate responsibility for all the judges. But because the other judges agreed on the 9.9 start value, Beckstead would have had no cause to step in.

Countries can complain about the scoring but only before the following rotation is over. After that, scores cannot be changed.

"Judges can make mistakes. That's human," FIG spokesman Phillipe Silacci said Friday. "But it's like football. They cannot change the score once the game is over."

Silacci was not immediately available for comment Saturday.

RaRaChick
08-21-2004, 02:50 PM
:woohoo: Congrats x 100 to Matthew Pinsent - 4th Olympic Gold :worship: and congrats also to Steve Williams, Ed Coode and James Cracknell :worship: You guys were great :kiss: It was so sweet when James brought his baby (son, i think (?) ) up to the guys just before the Victory Ceremony and they all shook hands - :hearts: and everyone got very emotional - including myself!! :o

Congrats to the womens teams too for their Silver and Bronze :worship:

Finally the Equestrian appeal has been granted! :woohoo: GB get the Gold!! :worship:

Well done Ben on your Sailing Gold :worship:

Good luck to the GB cyclists :kiss:

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:51 PM
Kim Gevaert is doing great in 100m, so is Cedric Van Branteghem, he's kind of a sex symbol here, you should watch later today in the semis of 400m.

I saw Kim on tv the other day :yeah: It was only the first heat though I think and she qualified very easily there. Through quite easily in the second heats as well right?

Cedric Van Branteghem, I'll remember that! Dunno if I'll be able to watch though, I'm at work for the next three hours!

Angele
08-21-2004, 02:59 PM
Being the curious person that I am I looked him up at getty :o He's very handsome :hearts: I'm not generally a fan of long hair but it works for him :yeah:

Knockers LaBroad
08-21-2004, 03:21 PM
I wanted to post some pics too, but here's a little website:
http://www.teamnashuatec.com/cedric_van_branteghem_fr.html

Angele
08-21-2004, 03:27 PM
Thanks Elke :) He's really cute :hearts:

Angele
08-21-2004, 04:26 PM
Alicia Molik with a bronze medal :D :woohoo: Well done Alicia :yeah:

Ashie_87
08-22-2004, 02:46 AM
:woohoo: Go Alicia!!!!:clap2: :worship:
she's done really well lately! she won the event in Sweden the week before going to Athens:)

RaRaChick
08-22-2004, 09:19 AM
:bigclap: Congrats to Alicia on her Bronze medal :yeah:

Wish I could say the same about Justine :( I really wanted Amelie to win. Oh well at least she got a Gold for Belgium, Elke will be pleased ;) Congrats to Amelie on her Silver :bigclap:

JHH - Olympic Champion. Will we ever hear the end of it? :(

Angele
08-22-2004, 10:07 AM
Fifth :eek: :( The men's eight were one of Canada's best chances for gold but they wind up fifth :sad: I'm glad I didn't get up to watch this one. Apparently one of the guys had a sore shoulder which he injured in the repechage because we didn't win our first heat like we should of :ras:

We've got a few other medal hopes today, good luck to them... Emilie :kiss: Kyle :kiss: C'mon guys, give us something to cheer about :bounce:

Angele
08-22-2004, 10:10 AM
:bigclap: Congrats to Alicia on her Bronze medal :yeah:

Wish I could say the same about Justine :( I really wanted Amelie to win. Oh well at least she got a Gold for Belgium, Elke will be pleased ;) Congrats to Amelie on her Silver :bigclap:

JHH - Olympic Champion. Will we ever hear the end of it? :(
Somehow I don't think Elke will be too pleased, gold medal or not :tape:

Knockers LaBroad
08-22-2004, 11:20 AM
:rolleyes: woohoo!! Gold medal! :yawn:

Cedric: :banghead: You crazy man, being that outspoken!! You're not Belgian with that attitude!:p But you're still sexy, grrrrrrrr :angel:
Kim just panicked and choked (what's in a name, huh! :rolleyes: )

Lucky we still have the equestrian team!! Go Limburgers!!:woohoo:

And I'm only a bit sorry for my rant...:o

Angele
08-22-2004, 07:08 PM
Gold :woohoo: :woohoo: Kyle Shewfelt :worship: :worship: Beautiful performance on the floor :yeah:

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040822/i/r694742788.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/cpress/20040822/capt.o0822115a.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040822/capt.olygym11508221805.greece_olympics_gym_olygym1 15.jpg

Angele
08-22-2004, 07:57 PM
Chantal Petitclerc :worship: Her gold medal in the 800m women's wheelchair race doesn't count towards the official medal count but it's a wonderful performance none the less...well done Chantal :kiss: It was so great to hear Oh Canada twice today :D :angel:

Angele
08-22-2004, 10:21 PM
Just saw a replay of Kyle Shewfelt's performance and they showed a clip of him going to the stands and giving his flowers to this girlfriend...aww :angel:

Angele
08-23-2004, 12:35 PM
Diving :yippee: This is one of the events I've been waiting the entire Olympics for :bounce: I only wish I was at home watching instead of at work following live scores :ras: But I did get to see three dives this morning before coming to work and my vcr is recording as we speak :cool:

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s25/smilies-47392.png

Angele
08-23-2004, 01:09 PM
http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/cheer.gif Alexandre http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/cheer.gif

Angele
08-23-2004, 01:17 PM
Alexandre has moved on with flying colors shall we say, winning the prelims by 22.14 points :worship: :bounce: Good luck tomorrow Alex :kiss: :kiss:

Angele
08-23-2004, 01:25 PM
I'm so beyond excited :bounce: And there's nobody here to celebrate with me :ras: :p I can't wait to get home tonight ( in 6 and a half hours lol) and see his last 3 dives... the last one must have been amazing, over 90 points :aparty:

Angele
08-23-2004, 01:30 PM
Despatie dives into first place

Canadian Press
8/23/2004

ATHENS (CP) - Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie was first and teammate Philippe Comtois was 12th in the preliminary session of the men's three-metre springboard Monday at the Olympic Games.

Despatie and Comtois advanced to the 18-man semifinal Tuesday. The top 12 from the semifinal go onto the evening final.

Despatie, from Laval, Que., was first with a total of 517.59 points followed by China's Peng Go with 495.45 and Russian Alexander Dobroskok, the reigning world champion, with 489.75. Comtois, from Montreal, had 418.32 points.

The finalists drop their preliminary-round scores and take their semifinal scores with them into the medal round.

Despatie took over first place Monday on his third dive, a reverse three and a half somersault, which earned him scores of 8.9 to 9.5 out of 10. The 19-year-old stayed on top of the 32-man field for the remaining three dives.

Despatie is the world champion on the 10-metre tower and is a gold-medal hopeful in that event later this week. But he is also a medal contender on the springboard, in which he was ranked No. 1 by FINA, the world governing body of swimming, on the World Cup circuit this year.

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in men's diving.

Angele
08-23-2004, 02:52 PM
:hearts: :drool:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040823/capt.olydiv11308231359.greece_olympics_diving_olyd iv113.jpg

Angele
08-23-2004, 03:29 PM
Oh come on, somebody come celebrate Alex with me... I'm not gonna shut up until somebody does ;) :angel: :p

Angele
08-23-2004, 03:34 PM
Another medal for Canada :yeah: Tonya Verbeek is wrestling in the women's 55kg final this afternoon so at worst we've got another silver :) Well done Tonya :yeah:

Socket
08-23-2004, 03:35 PM
I've never even heard of the guy before, but I'm happy to celebrate anyone whose body looks like that! :lick: :lick:

Angele
08-23-2004, 03:43 PM
I've never even heard of the guy before, but I'm happy to celebrate anyone whose body looks like that! :lick: :lick:
Yay Marlene :worship: :worship:

RaRaChick
08-23-2004, 04:13 PM
Did i hear the word 'celebrate' mentioned?? That means a party!! :aparty: You should know I'm always up for partying!!

:dance: Well done Alex :yeah:

Angele
08-23-2004, 04:24 PM
Yay somebody else to celebrate with me :D

Angele
08-23-2004, 04:27 PM
Perdita Felicien and Angela Whyte, both of Canada, into the 100m women's hurdles final :woohoo: Good luck girls :kiss:

RaRaChick
08-23-2004, 04:43 PM
:woohoo: another reason to party :aparty: Canada are having a v good day today!! :yeah:

Yep Angele, lucky you ;) lol

Angele
08-23-2004, 04:48 PM
Very good day indeed for Canada, especially compared to the kind of Olympics we've been having :o Hopefully tomorrow will be a good day as well with the 3m men's semis and final :bounce: I think I'm already nervous :o

RaRaChick
08-23-2004, 04:51 PM
Good luck Canada :yippee: Glad things are finally going their way :clap2:

RaRaChick
08-23-2004, 05:01 PM
Congrats to Mardy :kiss: on his silver medal last night :worship: - shoulda been a Gold, but... :sad:

Andy was in the crowd!!! :drool: Although I must say, he was looking rather stupid with that hat :hatoff: on - :lol:

Angele
08-23-2004, 05:04 PM
Thanks Nicole :kiss: How is Scotland doing? Do you guys go to the Olympic Games as a country or as part of the UK?

RaRaChick
08-23-2004, 05:09 PM
We're part of Britain :) I don't think we would do quite as well if we went it alone. Although we do have some talent - cycling, rowing (Shirley Robertson), swimming (Gregor Tait) and others I cant think of right now!! :)

The UK are doing really well though :angel:

Well done Team GB - you're doing us proud :yeah: lol

Angele
08-23-2004, 05:25 PM
Yay Great Britain :woohoo: Y'all are certainly doing better than Canada :p

Angele
08-23-2004, 06:00 PM
Congrats to Kyle Shewfelt for his great week :worship: He just missed out on another medal, this time on the vault, by 0.013 :eek: That's a heartbreaking measurement, I'm glad I wasn't watching it live and just saw the end results :o None the less really wonderful performances from him in Athens :bowdown:

Angele
08-23-2004, 06:02 PM
Tonya with her silver medal :yeah:

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20040823/verbeek_47578.jpg

star
08-23-2004, 07:09 PM
Congrats to Mardy :kiss: on his silver medal last night :worship: - shoulda been a Gold, but... :sad:

Andy was in the crowd!!! :drool: Although I must say, he was looking rather stupid with that hat :hatoff: on - :lol:

Andy gets a gold medal for the stupid hat competition. :lol:

Socket
08-23-2004, 09:08 PM
Andy gets a gold medal for the stupid hat competition. :lol:

Hey, if it puts the US over the top in the GM category, we'll take it. :devil:

On another subject, is it just me or are the Lleyton haters really coming out of the woodwork now that he's back in the top 5? I guess some of them are feeling the heat!

Ashie_87
08-24-2004, 06:46 AM
Ange-I'll be in on that partying for Alexandre!!!!!:aparty: :bounce:

tournesol
08-24-2004, 07:55 AM
:wavey: thread

specially for :angel: e: :bounce: :bounce: :clap2: :clap2: :yippee: :aparty:

but you're all welcome to enjoy it

Angele
08-24-2004, 10:58 AM
Dani and Ash :yeah: :worship:

Alex dropped back a little, falling to third going into the final today. Well not really dropped because he finished the semis ranked 1st but for the finals, only the semi points are counted, not the prelim points. But still he's less than 2 points behind which isn't much over a 6 dive final! I'm so excited and nervous at the same time :bounce: I just can't wait but I'm gonna have to, final only starts in a little under 8 hours :ras:

The very best of luck Alexandre :kiss: :kiss: I'll be cheering all the way for you :bounce: But I'll love you regardless ;) :kiss: :angel:

Angele
08-24-2004, 02:30 PM
Another medal :eek: :woohoo: Lori-Ann Muenzer is in the women's sprint cycling final :worship: In about an hour they'll race to determine the gold and silver medals :bounce: Good luck Lori-Ann :kiss:

Angele
08-24-2004, 02:58 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/cpress/20040824/capt.o08249a.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20040824/capt.sge.dgu29.240804143411.photo00.default-321x384.jpg

Goonergal
08-24-2004, 03:50 PM
Alicia Molik with a bronze medal :D :woohoo: Well done Alicia :yeah:
Alicia :worship:

Anastasia will be kicking herself, but she lost the plot when she lost to Ezel in the manner she did. Disappointed not only that Ezel won, but the ease of the scoreline :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Massu a double gold medalist :eek: What a games in tennis for Chilie! Gold X2 for Massu and a gold and bronze for Gonzo! :D I do feel bad for Fish though, always bad to lose in 5 sets, but I think I feel sorry for Dent more to lose 16-14 in the final set to Gonzo :eek:

Paula Radcliffe :sad: yet another heartache :sad: Why is she so jinxed :sad: :fiery: but on the flipside KELLY HOLMES :WORSHIP: About time she won Gold :worship: She really deserves it :worship:

Canada win gold in the cycling ;) just watched it now ;)

Goonergal
08-24-2004, 03:53 PM
:rolleyes: woohoo!! Gold medal! :yawn:
I love that :lol: It's like Gold medal wooohoo....NOT :p Well it just shows up the womens' game atm even more that someone who's been out of action for 3 months can win the gold easily (bar the semi)

Angele
08-24-2004, 03:54 PM
Gold :woohoo: Lori-Ann :worship: :worship: Today has the potential to be a great day for Canada *crosses fingers* Alex diving later today and Perdita running the 100m hurdles :bounce:

Goonergal
08-24-2004, 03:56 PM
The gymnastics judging has been a complete farce :rolleyes: Anyone see mutiny break out amongst the crowd when the judges gave Alexei Nemov a low score after his spectacular perormance on the high bar? Never seen anything like it :lol:

star
08-24-2004, 04:00 PM
And even then the score wasn't high enough!

And poor Paul Hamm having to stand and wait for his routine while all the booing was going on.

And then the additional embarassment of actually being scored higher than Nemov!!!!

It was just horrible.

They keep tinkering with the judging system to fix it, and it doesn't seem to get any better.

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:01 PM
I think the gymnastics scoring has been the worst judging that I've ever seen... or that I can remember anyway. I mean there's always some room for opinion in judged sports but some of the scores :tape: Of course the worst mistake, and the one getting the most attention, is the mistake of a Korean gymnast's start value but that has been far from the only mistakes made!

Goonergal
08-24-2004, 04:06 PM
And even then the score wasn't high enough!

And poor Paul Hamm having to stand and wait for his routine while all the booing was going on.

And then the additional embarassment of actually being scored higher than Nemov!!!!

It was just horrible.

They keep tinkering with the judging system to fix it, and it doesn't seem to get any better.

I felt bad for Hamm when his score came up higher than Nemov's and the crowd started booing that too. I agree with you both, the judging seems to be in decline rather than improving. I think there have been a lot of fantastic performances that have been badly undermarked and average performances given higher marks than they should have.

On another note, I MISS THE SWIMMING :crying2:

:p

And yet another doping scandal :rolleyes:

Olympic Discus Winner Fazekas to Be Stripped of Gold, AFP Says
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Olympic discus champion Robert Fazekas will be stripped of his gold medal after trying to switch his urine sample, Agence France-Presse reported, citing an unidentified International Olympic Committee member.

Fazekas, who beat Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna to the title yesterday with an Olympic record throw, was carrying someone else's urine in a bag, Greek broadcaster Alpha TV said, without saying where it got the information.

Phone calls to the Hungarian Olympic Association went unanswered. IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies declined to comment.

Fazekas would be the second gold medalist in Athens to be ejected for a drug violation after women's shot put champion Irina Korzhanenko of Russia tested positive for steroid use.

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:13 PM
I think all judged sports should first and foremost include the use of instant video replay for the judges. There's absolutely no way that you can trust a human eye to catch everything that goes on in such high paced sports! It might slow down the sport to eventually everybody would get used to it and we'd all be better off for it imo!

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 04:27 PM
Gold :woohoo: Lori-Ann :worship: :worship: Today has the potential to be a great day for Canada *crosses fingers* Alex diving later today and Perdita running the 100m hurdles :bounce:


You think we'll actually get 3 gold medal's today? :unsure: I sure hope so but with the way things have been going..all our favorites have been bombing out :( Although apparently Alex was awesome last night and Perdita just seems totally calm and ready :)

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:31 PM
You think we'll actually get 3 gold medal's today? :unsure: I sure hope so but with the way things have been going..all our favorites have been bombing out :( Although apparently Alex was awesome last night and Perdita just seems totally calm and ready :)
Apparently? You didn't watch? Shame on you :p But yes, Alex was :worship: last night, much more so than today :unsure: But today was those required easier dives so those miss explosiveness anyway. But no, somehow I don't think we'll get three golds today :( I just hope that Alex is the one who falls but I fear he might be :( It's gonna be tough for him where as Perdita should win, especially with Devers out.

Nice to see you again btw... I was just about to ask if anybody had seen you lately :p

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 04:36 PM
Aww thanks Ange :kiss:

I really, really want Perdita to win the Gold..she's got so much pressure on her shoulders but she seems at least on the outside to handle it pretty well. Still about 2 hours away :( I want it now! :p

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:46 PM
Alexandre is in about 2 hours as well :unsure: Only difference with him is that I'll have to sit through an hour and a half of torture where as Perdita's race will be over in 10 seconds lol

I really hope Perdita can win as well but Alex is still my baby :angel: She definetly has more pressure than Alex though, if only because she should win where as Alex has some tough competition from the Chinese and Russians.

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 04:49 PM
lol I know I'm really loving the over in 10 seconds part :p

I guess they're going to have to cut away from the diving for a few minutes in order to cover the hurdles..

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:53 PM
Yeah they're definetly going to cut away from the diving for the hurdles and probably for more than a few minutes, depending on what Perdita does! It's really too bad that they are going to be two big finals involving Canadians on at the same time :ras:

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:53 PM
Have you seen any of Alexandre at all?

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 04:55 PM
I haven't seen him.. other than the synchro diving.

He's suppose to have a better shot on the tower right?

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:57 PM
You don't know what you've been missing :p

Well I'd say he's a better 10m diver but the competition on 10m is probably tougher :( I'd say he's got as good a chance on 3m as on 10m. If he dives today like he did in prelims yesterday, he should definetly medal!

Angele
08-24-2004, 04:59 PM
Also I think what he does today could influence him on the 10m. If he screws up today, it might shatter his confidence and if he wins, it could distract him. I just wish him the best of luck :kiss: Ugh I'm all nervous again :ras:

Angele
08-24-2004, 05:03 PM
I bet Phelps is enjoying life atm :lol:

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040824/i/r1665627239.jpg

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 05:04 PM
what was Phelps final tally anyway? I should really pay more attention :p

Angele
08-24-2004, 05:05 PM
what was Phelps final tally anyway? I should really pay more attention :p
6 gold and 2 bronze I think :scratch: I'm really not sure either lol

Angele
08-24-2004, 05:09 PM
Ok wearing a skin tight bathing suit low is one thing but wearing board shorts so low is another :o At least he knew his speedos weren't going to fall down at any given moment :tape:

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Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 05:11 PM
Yeah he likes the low rider :p

He's got a nice body..but I don't find his face attractive at all :o :p

Angele
08-24-2004, 05:14 PM
I think a person would have to be blind not to think he has a nice body lol Yes that part is definetly :hearts: but I agree about the face. There's something about his face that looks so young but I can't put my finger on it :shrug:

Speaking of nice bodies ;)

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Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 05:24 PM
He could use a touch more definition around the stomach..but it might just be the angle. I demand perfection! :p

Angele
08-24-2004, 05:29 PM
Let me see if I can find a better picture :p He swims with that damn body suit though, hard to get good pitures :ras: But I'm on a mission now ;)

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:24 PM
*sigh* Why couldn't he have a bad diving day in the prelims? WHY? :sad: :ras:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:29 PM
Ok let's scratch that, GO ALEX! Don't give up now :kiss:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:29 PM
Go Perdita :bounce:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:30 PM
And now the other chinese diver seems to be picking it up... wonderful :rolleyes:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:31 PM
oh my god :sad: :sad:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:32 PM
Ileana if you're out there :hug:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:34 PM
Well it looks like what was going to be a great day is going to be a day to crawl into a hole :sad:

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 07:34 PM
ahhhh oh that's just evil :sad:

What did I say!? All our freaking favorites are bombing!! :o

Talk about being gutted..I can't imagine how she's feeling right now :(

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:37 PM
I feel so bad for her... somebody just needs to go give her a big hug. She's so strong... she's making me sob like a baby but she's holding it together so well... this is just a huge heartbreak :sad: :sad:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:38 PM
Evil is the word I think... this shouldn't be allowed to happen to people :sad:

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:40 PM
And we need to see this commercial now? :mad:

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 07:41 PM
I :worship: to her for talking to the cbc. I seriously would've been like I don't want to see or talk to anyone. That was very courageous of her.

Angele
08-24-2004, 07:43 PM
I absolutely agree with you. I really don't know how she managed to compose herself enough to conduct an interview. Well anyways I'm off to search for that hole to crawl into... cya later.

Chesty Larue
08-24-2004, 07:45 PM
I'm off too..we're freaking cursed! :sad:

Knockers LaBroad
08-24-2004, 08:52 PM
:hug: for all the Canadians in here.....:kiss: That was just soooo damn unlucky....

I'm kind of :rolleyes: at the Belgian equestrian team......pffffffff.........

But Kim Gevaert!! :yeah::yippee::dance:

All those swimmers have great bodies!:drool: BUT absolutely NOBODY can be as perfect as Pieter VDH....:angel: (except for his nose maybe :p)

lilo
08-24-2004, 08:56 PM
:hug: for all the Canadians in here.....:kiss: That was just soooo damn unlucky....

I'm kind of :rolleyes: at the Belgian equestrian team......pffffffff.........

But Kim Gevaert!! :yeah::yippee::dance:

All those swimmers have great bodies!:drool: BUT absolutely NOBODY can be as perfect as Pieter VDH....:angel: (except for his nose maybe :p)
Yay for kim gevaert! she proved lane 2 wrong! lol,did you hear it in the news too?"ik haat baan 2!!!!"
i'm quite fond of ian thorpe's "thorpedo" ,lmao :p :drool:

Knockers LaBroad
08-24-2004, 09:06 PM
Ik haaaaaaaat baan tweeeeeeeeee.....:haha:

And then they say Limburgers mow and sing!;):p

And Pieter is better....:angel:
There aren't many times I am speechless, but when I saw Pieter last year in a pub in Hasselt I really couldn't bring out one single word....:o

Angele
08-24-2004, 09:19 PM
Alexandre :yippee: Well done :worship: Great comeback after that missed 3rd dive! Alexandre :kiss: :kiss:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040824/capt.olydiv11908242050.greece_olympics_diving_olyd iv119.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040824/capt.olydiv12008242057.greece_olympics_diving_olyd iv120.jpg

Static
08-24-2004, 10:59 PM
Congrats Alexandre and Peng Bo! Alexandre has much ahead of him! :) Bah but, I would have prefered Dmitri Sautin at gold. I just can't help but feel sorry for him. Dima wanted it so badly :sad:
:rolleyes: @ Sasha Dobrosok YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE TOP 3!!!! bah

As for gymnastics... what can I say ... :o I feel sorry for Nemov but what are you going to do. And apperently Sveta thinks she is being cheated again :confused:

http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/gymnastics/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpaTA3aXJpBF9TAzk2NjcyOTgwBHNlYwNo cA--?slug=ks-gym0823&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Routine controversy
by Kerri Strug, Yahoo! Sports

August 24, 2004

As a former Olympic gymnast, I know how frustrating the sport can be. Unlike swimming or basketball where first place and scoring are easy to determine, gymnastics is subjective.


With so many factors determining a competitor's marks, you can never completely control your own fate – and the best man or woman does not always win.


In fact, for gymnasts, the order in which you compete can have as much to do with your score as your actual performance. Those who go first endure lower scores, so the judges have room to grade upwards if the gymnasts who follow turn in a better routine.


A gymnast's reputation often determines their placement and a judge's mistake can be difference between a gold medal winner and someone who never reaches the podium.


Monday, Russian Alexei Nemov's draw landed him in the middle of pack and his score was kept low to leave room for the competitors to follow.


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This scoring practice has been around forever. But many are just starting to understand the things that transpire behind the scenes, and they are not happy about it.


The crowd was so upset, their uproar caused a delay in the competition and that was unfair to the gymnasts who had to postpone their performances.


A gymnast must stay warm and focused and the commotion did not help the remaining high bar finalists.


The controversies at these Olympic Games are not new to the competitors, the coaches or the avid fans.


Svetlana Khorkina says she was robbed on vault by judges that she believes were up to something. Her accusations carry some validity. She did perform one of the hardest vaults in the competition and the judges took an unreasonably long time to come up with her score.


To make matters worse, many in the gymnastics community feel that Khorkina was cheated in Sydney. There is a belief she should have been rewarded this time around. It may sound reasonable to some, but it is not fair to the athletes competing against her.


Khorkina's placement in the lineup in Athens was not as ideal as that of her top rival Carly Patterson. But she knows how the sport works. I guarantee you if she was hurt by the system this time, she has benefited from it at other championships.


Khorkina should have been tough enough to override any situation. Instead, she faltered in the women's all-around, giving away several tenths of a point. It was clear she was not the best gymnast on the floor.


For my entire career, I was always in the shadows of someone else. My strong sense of faith and belief in myself is what kept me going. I truly believed that if I worked long and hard enough, one day my turn would come. It finally did in Atlanta in 1996.


Maybe that's why I'm disappointed in the actions of Paul Hamm.


He clearly showed his mental toughness last week in the men's all-around finals. His ability to hit two solid routines after faltering on vault says a lot about him and shows he is a true Olympic champion.


But a champion should want the scoring process and rewarding procedures to be fair. If that means he has to share his medal, then he should. He will still be remembered as a gold-medal winner 20 years from now.


Instead, when he should be enjoying the moment, Hamm is defending his top-place finish.


The miscalculations made by the judges in Korea's Yang Tae-young's starting value seem horrible to many who are watching from the sidelines. But it's not half as bad as what transpired in Sydney when officials set the vaulting horse at the wrong height.


Many top competitors for the all-around gold lost their lifelong dream due to an honest mistake. Again, fate was not totally in their control.


Every gymnast knows what they are getting into from the time they start competing. There are no guarantees in a sport where a quarter of a tenth matters, an inch off to one side results in a fall, or an injury occurs at the wrong time.


And although we do not like the uncertainty, it is also just that which gives the sport its appeal.


Gymnastics will never be clearly objective and although it hurts some competitors, it also catapults others to victory.

Socket
08-24-2004, 11:34 PM
There was a live chat on the Washington Post web site today, with one of the reporters from Athens. She was saying that, while the Korean gymnast did get the wrong starting value, he also should have docked 2/10ths of a point for doing 4 holds, one more than the allowed three. So the judging mistakes helped him as well as hurt him. I thought that was pretty interesting.

Angele
08-25-2004, 01:31 AM
I just wanted to give him a big hug at this point :angel: He looked so happy and so excited, it was just a great moment!

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040824/i/r945080124.jpg

Billabong
08-25-2004, 02:09 AM
Well done Alex :yeah:!

Murkofan
08-25-2004, 02:32 AM
Misty May and Kerri Walsh :woohoo:

Ashie_87
08-25-2004, 07:01 AM
:sad: Natalie Cook...me sees a shoulder reconstruction in the not too distant future:unsure:

Angele
08-25-2004, 10:10 AM
Despatie springs to silver medal
Canada's first medal in men's diving

Quebec diver a good bet in platform


DAVE FESCHUK

ATHENS—When 13-year-old Alexandre Despatie won gold in platform diving at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, he was a 4-foot-11 kid with a mouth full of braces, and it wasn't just the fans in Malaysia whose collective jaw was left hanging open.

It was difficult not to marvel at the adorable boy from Laval, Que., who informed reporters that he "didn't mind missing school" while he collected his September medal.

He was not yet tall enough to ride a rollercoaster, light enough that he hit the water with all the ruckus of a bug. Yet a judge had just given him his first world-class perfect 10 in his first elite meet. And even the folks at Guinness, the world record book, came calling, chronicling him as the youngest person to win an international diving competition.

Those were perhaps some of the images running through Michel Larouche's mind yesterday, when Despatie, whom Larouche has coached since age 5, fulfilled his long-tipped promise by winning Olympic silver in three-metre springboard diving. It was Canada's first-ever hardware in men's diving at a Games, and considering Despatie is the defending world champion in his other Olympic event, the 10-metre platform competition that begins tomorrow, it doesn't figure to be the last.

"Alexandre is like a (son) to me," said Larouche. "When something like this happens you see all those years go by (in your mind). ... You see the kid when he was 5 years old and 13 years old."

At age 19 Despatie was the second-youngest competitor in yesterday's final. But he was a long way from the days when his boyish charm and Smurf-like size earned him what became known as "cute points" from the judges.

"When you look like a man you get scored like a man," said Larouche. "`Oh, how cute!' That's finished now. He has to perform like men perform."

He performed admirably against a handful of the best men in the sport yesterday, but in the end Chinese navy lieutenant Peng Bo was the victor, scoring five out of a possible seven perfect 10s on his second dive and never faltering. In the end, he missed tying the world record by a half point.

"Peng Bo tonight was just impeccable," said Despatie. "You want an Olympic performance, that's what it is."

Bronze went to the bone-weary Russian Dmitri Sautin, whose battered body has weathered everything from a stab wound — in a Moscow mugging in 1991 — to a raft of surgeries to repair a bad back and a bum shoulder. It was Sautin's seventh Olympic medal, and as he was saying at the post-competition press conference, at age 30 it was perhaps his most unlikely.

As Sautin spoke in Russian, Peng, a seemingly infallible stoic in competition, was hamming it up in a hushed voice, flashing a grin and slapping Despatie on the knee.

"What's this?" Peng said in English, tugging on his gold medal.

Despatie smiled: "It's a gold medal. It's yours."

Peng pointed at the medal and he pointed at Despatie.

"And yours one day," seemed to be the message.

Despatie smiled and shrugged. His gold could come as early as Saturday, in the platform finals. But duplicating his world championship triumph won't be as simple as defeating a field that will be largely the same as he faced in February.

"This is the Olympic Games. There's a lot more attention," he said. "The stands are full — it wasn't like that (at the world championships). ... There's a lot more stuff around — cameras everywhere. This is all stuff that you don't see very much during the normal grands prix or world cups. ... Even if you try to really get into your bubble and focus and try to think that you're not at the Olympics, that's impossible.

"Because it's everywhere. The (five) rings are everywhere. Athens 2004 is everywhere. So you might as well accept it and deal with it. Because you're at the Olympics and the Olympics is the biggest thing there is."

Despatie was the tiniest of creatures when he joined Montreal's legendary diving club CAMO as a 5-year-old.

"He was short, and he was cute, too," said Larouche. And his repertoire was slightly more limited than it was last night, when he stuck a forward 2 1/2 somersault with two twists on his sixth and final turn to seal his silver.

"Front dive, back dive, fun dive," said Larouche, recalling the 5-year-old's arsenal. "But it was the way he was learning things really, really quickly that was (atypical)."

Despatie learned he'd won silver after most other people in the stands already knew. Like a lot of divers, he eschews scoreboard watching. And after his disastrous third dive — wherein he released from his somersault too early and entered the water with a cannonball-ish splash that got him a low mark of 5.5 from the Swedish judge — Despatie said he assumed he was long out of the race for the hardware.

"The thought of giving up is always there, saying, `What's the point now, since I missed?'" he said. "But I didn't give up. I went back there, focused on the next dive. And I think that was the right thing to do. I was able to come back when it counts. This is not just another grand prix, this is the Olympic Games."

It was Sautin's fourth Olympic Games, and he said in the press conference that it was "perhaps" his last. Perhaps the world's best-known diver, he was asked to assess the young Canadian sitting down the table.

"Alex is a very unique person," said the Russian. "He became a super athlete. His diving has improved. ... I wish him every success and health in the future to continue to win over and over again."

Despatie offered his competitor a grateful salute, a wave and a smile. Then he addressed his compatriots.

"I'm obviously aware of Canada's performance so far. Hopefully this can cheer people up," Despatie said. "Competition is a very, very strange thing sometimes. And this is the Olympic Games, so it's even more strange."

Angele
08-25-2004, 12:58 PM
Nice show from the girls this morning in the 3m :yeah: Emilie Heymans qualified 7th and Blythe Hartley 2nd :yeah: Good luck tomorrow ladies :kiss:

Goonergal
08-25-2004, 02:49 PM
OMG, Poor Perdita Felicien :sad: :sad: Terrible fall, and terrible for that unfortunate Russian in the next lane, just horrible.

Well, on a happier note for Canadia ;) Congrats to Alex :D

Angele
08-25-2004, 03:03 PM
OMG, Poor Perdita Felicien :sad: :sad: Terrible fall, and terrible for that unfortunate Russian in the next lane, just horrible.

Yeah it was really horrible for both Perdita and the russian. There was talk of a rerun for the Russian's sake and they filed a protest but it wasn't accepted and the results will stand :shrug:

Well, on a happier note for Canadia ;) Congrats to Alex :D

Alex :hearts: :hearts: Were you watching? He looked beyond adorable when he saw the scoreboard and saw a 2 beside his name :angel:

RaRaChick
08-25-2004, 07:46 PM
Oh my goodness Angele I can totally see where you're coming from with the Alex obsession!! He is so gorgeous!!! :hearts: I was watching last night and I just realised he's so cute! :drool:

Well done Alex :yeah: I'm your newest fan! :kiss: