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Argentine Olympic team

Guille's Girl
06-27-2004, 06:03 PM
The US team was named yesterday soooo does anybody know who's on the Argentine team? I know Guille and Nally-B :rolleyes: who else?

tousledbaby
06-27-2004, 07:28 PM
Well I really don't know. But I'm hoping Gisela Dulko is nominated, I really like her.
Just one question: On which surface will they play? On clay?

Guille's Girl
06-27-2004, 11:11 PM
Hardcourt. Which is probably another reason why Guille is skipping some clay tourneys.

YoursTruly
06-27-2004, 11:22 PM
I really hope Mariano Zabaleta is on the Argentina Olympic Team!!! :)

LubiG
06-28-2004, 12:46 AM
I hope Guille gets to take the argentinian flag!! :D that would be so cool

Jazzy
06-28-2004, 05:21 AM
yeh, i can imagine it right now!!

gina_
06-28-2004, 07:02 AM
Argentina <333

tennyfan
06-28-2004, 12:42 PM
LubiG - I forgot about the flag. Is Guille the best known athlete in Argentina right now? Who is his competition for the flag? I hope this doesn't sound mean, but that would suck if Gaudio carried it! Slap in the face!

Guille's Girl
06-28-2004, 02:19 PM
Crap I forgot that too! I bet Gaudio is gonna carry it :rolleyes: Would make sense but it would still suck.

MissPovaFan
06-28-2004, 03:16 PM
But Henman carried it and thats because hes the best mens tennis player in Britain. Henman has never won a major and if anything Rusedski has been to a major final. So it must be because Henman is ranked top - therefore it surely will be the same in Argentina where Coria is the top ranked player?

|-Safin_Coria-|
06-28-2004, 05:10 PM
Coria better carry it!! if Gaudio does, i'm gonna beat someone up!

LubiG
06-28-2004, 11:08 PM
Actually Gaudio is no competition. He may have won RG but Guillermo in Argentina Guillermo is like some kind of hero... he's our first top five since Vilas i think!
The ones who might carry it (besides Guille) are Ginobilli (basquet player) or Jose Meolans (the guy that swimns)
Sooo hope it's Guille!! :D

:umbrella: << That's the closest i could find... just imagine the umbrella is a flag, ok? lol

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 12:30 AM
Eh I heard some yatcher dude was gonna carry the flag. *whew* as long as it's not Gaudio. He'd probably drop it :haha: Ok...

MENS ARGENTINE TENNIS TEAM!!!
GUILLERMO CORIA!!! :retard: duh.
David Nalbandian :smash: duh.
Ga- do I really need to type the whole name? :rolleyes:
JUAN IGNACIO CHELA!!! :woohoo: yay.

Guille and Nally in doubles :yeah:

tennyfan
06-29-2004, 03:40 AM
GG - Guille, David, Ga and Chela ... David/Guille (doubled). Is that the official team? Or that's who you hope makes it? If that's the official team, it's a bit interesting that Gaudio was left off. Or maybe he's not interested in going?

alita
06-29-2004, 07:33 AM
Eh I heard some yatcher dude was gonna carry the flag. *whew* as long as it's not Gaudio. He'd probably drop it :haha: Ok...

MENS ARGENTINE TENNIS TEAM!!!
GUILLERMO CORIA!!! :retard: duh.
David Nalbandian :smash: duh.
Ga- do I really need to type the whole name? :rolleyes:
JUAN IGNACIO CHELA!!! :woohoo: yay.

Guille and Nally in doubles :yeah:

oh! I'd like to see that double match! :D
Are these players comfired now?

kandykane
06-29-2004, 09:27 AM
GG - Guille, David, Ga and Chela ... David/Guille (doubled). Is that the official team? Or that's who you hope makes it? If that's the official team, it's a bit interesting that Gaudio was left off. Or maybe he's not interested in going?

I thought Ga=Gaston, Ga's his official new nickname given by GG :D

tennyfan
06-29-2004, 01:35 PM
I thought Ga=Gaston, Ga's his official new nickname given by GG :D

Duh! Okay, I'm awake now. :angel:

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 03:57 PM
GG - Guille, David, Ga and Chela ... David/Guille (doubled). Is that the official team? Or that's who you hope makes it? If that's the official team, it's a bit interesting that Gaudio was left off. Or maybe he's not interested in going?

Actually Gaudios nickname is Gas....:haha: Ok that was just TOO easy. Man how long am I gonna be mean to this guy? Oh well. YES!!! That is the official team! :woohoo: Hey wait....do y'all think Agustin Calleri would've been good? He does pretty ok on hardcourts...

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 04:07 PM
Oh yeah forgot to say that MANCINI is coaching :yeah:

mordicus18
06-29-2004, 08:13 PM
guille's girl, I LOVE your avatar. it reminds me I have too change mine ;).
:devil: mordicus :devil:

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 08:18 PM
Thanks! :)

jazz_girl
06-29-2004, 08:35 PM
Actually Coria and David are waiting for a WC to go, but they're really looking forward to it and will try to participate in a few tournaments playing doubles before the Olympics. The entire team is this:
Singles: Coria, Nalbandian, Gaudio, Chela, Suarez and Dulko. And for doubles: Etlis-Rodriguez, Suarez-Tabarini, Coria-Nalbandian(If they get a WC)

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the info Jazz_girl!!!! YaY! :woohoo: Suarez in singles and doubles :bounce:

jazz_girl
06-29-2004, 08:42 PM
I think they'll get that WC, don't you think? Both of them are really excited about playing together, and they did great when they were kids...Besides both of them are top ten so they should get it! I'd love to see Suarez and Dulko together in doubles, but it's ok, as long as David and Guillermo get that WC!

mordicus18
06-29-2004, 09:17 PM
it's heard for me to understand, but WC = wild card, no ?
and I'm not sure to know what it is. is it an "great invitation" for the best players ? .................. i don't know
:devil: mordicus :devil:

gretel
06-29-2004, 09:17 PM
Juegos Olímpicos: Carlos Espínola será el abanderado de la delegación Argentina
Carlos Espínola, ganador de dos medallas de plata en Yachting (Clase Mistral) en los Juegos de Atlanta 1996 y Sydney 2000, será quien lleve la bandera celeste y blanca de la delegación argentina.
Los atletas propuestos por las federaciones fueron: Carlos Espinola, Juan Curuchet, Guillermo Coria, Emanuel Ginobili, Javier Correa y Luciana Aymar. La Confederación Argentina de Natación anunció que José Meolans se autoexcluyó ya que compite al día siguiente de la ceremonia inaugural.
Espínola ganó la elección con nueve votos, uno más que Juan Curuchet. Asi, el próximo 13 de agosto el correntino volverá a llevar la bandera Argentina como lo hizo en Sydney 2000.

Coordinación de Prensa y Relaciones Públicas
Tel: 4704-1684 / 1685
prensa@deportes.gov.ar

Buenos Aires,
Carlos Espínola, dos veces medallista olímpico en yachting, fue elegido antenoche abanderado de la delegación argentina que competirá en los Juegos de Atenas 2004.

El correntino Espínola, de 32 años, superó en la votación final al ciclista Juan Curuchet por nueve sufragios contra ocho.

El nadador José Meolans, quizá el máximo candidato a la distinción antes de la elección, desistió de ser considerado -la Federación de Natación no lo propuso- pues la participación en la ceremonia inaugural afectaba sus chances de éxito en la competencia (compite un día después).

Los otros candidatos considerados fueron el tenista Guillermo Coria, el basquetbolista Emanuel Ginóbili, el palista Javier Correa y la jugadora de hockey sobre césped, Luciana Aymar.

Espínola competirá en los Juegos en la categoría Tornado de yachting -en Sydney ganó la medalla de plata en la Clase Mistral- junto con Santiago Lange.

La elección contó con la participación de 17 federaciones deportivas y se realizó en la sede del Comité Olímpico Argentino, en la Capital Federal. Se realizó por rondas sucesivas, en las que se fue eliminando al candidato menos votado en cada una de ellas.

En la primera tanda Espínola obtuvo cinco votos; Curuchet y Coria, tres; Aymar, Correa y Ginóbili, dos. Los tres últimos quedaron eliminados.

En la segunda serie, Espínola lideró con ocho sufragios, seguido por Curuchet con seis y luego Coria -eliminado-, que consiguió tres.

La definición fue ajustada. Espínola se impuso por apenas un voto (9-8) sobre Curuchet, recientemente ganador de la medalla de oro en la prueba a la americana del mundial de pista de ciclismo que se celebró el Australia.

La votación fue secreta y todos los candidatos fueron propuestos por sus respectivas federaciones.

He's so so nice guy!!!!!!

gretel
06-29-2004, 09:20 PM
Juegos Olímpicos Atenas 2004: Tenis, Delegación Argentina.
Los tenistas que representarán a la Argentina en los próximos Juegos Olímpicos de Atenas 2004 serán: Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian, Gastón Gaudio y Juan Ignacio Chela, quienes disputarán los singles; mientras que el doble estará representado por la dupla Gastón Etlis - Martín Rodríguez.

Por el lado de las damas, Gisela Dulko y Paola Suárez irán por el cuadro de singles, mientras que esta última junto a Patricia Tarabini, también jugará el dobles.

Coordinación de Prensa y Relaciones Públicas
Tel: 4704-1684 / 1685
prensa@deportes.gov.ar

mordicus18
06-29-2004, 09:25 PM
parles pas espagnol

Guille's Girl
06-29-2004, 11:29 PM
I can't believe Ginobli only got 2 votes. I guess he's more popular in the US than in his own country? :shrug:

Thanks for info gretel! :wavey:

jazz_girl
06-30-2004, 12:00 AM
I don't get it about Ginobili! Last year he got the gold award for sportman of the year! He beat Coria, Meolans and some other important athletes, I was sure he was gonna carry the flag...

LubiG
06-30-2004, 12:43 AM
I don't get it about Ginobili! Last year he got the gold award for sportman of the year! He beat Coria, Meolans and some other important athletes, I was sure he was gonna carry the flag...

Ginobilli is quite popular here. At least as popular as a basquet player can be, since basquet is not a popular sport in Argentina. But generally the guys chosen to carry the flag are like big muscular guys... they don't really care about his wins and that stuff. If they did i bet Guille or Manu (Ginobilli) would have won.

For those who don't speak spanish:

Carlos Espínola, two times winner of the silver medal in Yachting (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000), will carry the argentinian flag on the next olimpic games.
The atlets proposed from each sport where: Carlos Espinola, Juan Curuchet, Guillermo Coria, Emanuel Ginobili, Javier Correa and Luciana Aymar. José Meolans didn't participate since he compits the next day from the inaugural ceremony.
Espínola won the election with 9 votes, one more than Juan Curuchet. This way, on august 13th Espinola will carry the argentinian flag again, as he did on Sydney 2000.

Guille's Girl
06-30-2004, 03:07 AM
Hey here's one thing I never noticed: What do all the athletes do while they're waiting for all the other countries to march out during the opening ceremony? I bet everyone from Albania be tired by the time Zimbabwe gets done...

tennyfan
06-30-2004, 03:31 AM
Please excuse my ignorance, but what is basquet?

It's probably just as well Guille isn't carrying the flag. Knowing Guille, he would probably injure himself doing so! :devil: Besides, he may not want to go to the Opening Ceremonies since the tennis doesn't start for a couple of days afterwards. But then again, he may want to soak up the whole experience!

Guille's Girl
06-30-2004, 03:35 AM
"Basquet" is "basket"...as in Basketball...NBA...San Antonio Spurs...Manu Ginobli...

:haha: @ flag joke :yeah: Poor Guille :hug:

kandykane
06-30-2004, 03:48 AM
LubiG, thanx for the translation!

why does this guy gets to carry the flag twice? he should give the chance to another guy (Guille for instance!)
but, THANK GOD it's not Ga carrying it!

LubiG
06-30-2004, 09:34 PM
Anytime Kandykane ;)
woops! I used the spanish spelling for basket there... :o
Guille said he would like to carry the flag but that he had a lot of competitors so he wouldn't be too dissapointed if he didn't

kandykane
07-01-2004, 12:53 AM
oh, as long as he carry the flag in 2008, i don't worry at all!