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POLL:which 3 names are the candidates for the medals?

08-08-2004, 06:56 AM
who do you think will be the 3 names that will get the medals???doesnt matter the order.

Ferrero Forever
08-08-2004, 10:57 AM
voted for the wrong thing sorry, i meant to vote for federer, roddick and ferrero

08-08-2004, 12:22 PM
Didn't think Hewitt was playing Olympics :confused: I voted other anyway - though that was probably more wishful thinking - Federer, Nalbandian, Ferrero.

08-08-2004, 12:26 PM
yes Hewiit won't go to the Olympics, just checked it at the Olympic enty list. He thinks that US Open is more important and that the Olympics didn't fit in his tennisscedule..

Ferrero Forever
08-08-2004, 12:39 PM
no, i think ferrero will do well because he has his heart set on winning a medal. He accomplishes almost everything he wants to. He wanted to win RG, he did, he wanted to become number 1, he did, so why should the olympics be any different

Richard Cranium
08-08-2004, 12:42 PM
JL, I thought you would vote other meaning Ferrero, Ferrero and Ferrero.

08-08-2004, 01:18 PM
i'd go for Ferrero, Moya, Nal-B

08-08-2004, 01:41 PM
I think that Tommy Haas could win a medal! He wants it so badly, and he did win silver 4 years ago. GO TOMMY!!!

08-08-2004, 02:22 PM
Hewitt is not playing the Olympics but is concentrating all his efforts on the USO... like he did for DC last yr... [AA also doing the same... and they're playing the F of Cincy today... wonder who will win it??]

08-08-2004, 07:20 PM
i think federer , nalbandian and safin

08-08-2004, 07:56 PM
Gold: Federer
Silver: Roddick
Bronze: upset (Fernando Gonzalez maybe?)

I hope Nalbandian can do well, but I'm not sure cause he hasn't played a lot of matches the last couple of months.

08-08-2004, 11:52 PM
Gold:Federer, he will not have opponents.
Silver:Nalbandian, that is what i want and i think he will make it for his country.
Bronze:Roddick or Safin.

08-08-2004, 11:56 PM
Hewitt won't be there.
Gold: Roger
Silver: Arod
Bronze: Safin or Moyá... maybe other player... we'll see!

08-09-2004, 01:35 AM
Gold: Federer
Silver: Roddick
Bronze: upset (Fernando Gonzalez maybe?)

I like this one ... Go Roger and Feña :yippee: :yeah:

Safin Is God
08-09-2004, 01:43 AM

08-09-2004, 05:12 AM
GO MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-09-2004, 08:29 AM
JC has a bad season,i hope the olympics will be the turning point !
He can do it!

Ferrero Forever
08-09-2004, 09:05 AM
i didn't think hewitt was playing in the olympics, very nice avatar luna. JC WILL WIN GOLD

08-09-2004, 11:07 AM
Yes, Hewitt will definitely not play in the olympics.
As no spanish can win gold before ,i hope JC will be the first tennis player to get it!
Thank you for appreciate my avatar,Juanqui Lover:)

Ferrero Forever
08-09-2004, 11:10 AM
no problems luna, JC WILL PROVE TO THE WORLD HOW GREAT HE IS AND WILL WIN GOLD, not that he needs to prove how great he is, his fans know it, he knows it and thats all that matters

08-09-2004, 02:00 PM
Gold: Federer
Silver: Roddick
Bronze: Moyà

Is Nalbandian definitely going?

08-09-2004, 07:24 PM
8/8 NEWS
La Nacion

The mens' team that will travel to Athens next Tuesday will be made up of David Nalbandian (who is currently in the United States), Juan Ignacio Chela, Mariano Zabaleta (who will play instead of Coria), Agustin Calleri and the doubles specialists Gastón Etlis and Martín Rodriguez. . Although Mancini has not given confirmation yet, is probable that, due to all these changes, the second doubles' pair will be the Cordoban pair of Nalbandian and Calleri. Nalbandian and Calleri played together last year, in Montreal and Long Island, on cement which is the same surface as the Olympic Games. After his calling to the Team, Calleri, will play in Athens after two months of inactivity due to a leg injury he received at Roland Garros, said that he was sorry it Gaudio was injured. "It is such a sad thing that has happened to Gastón" he said. "But to be in the Games will allow me to fulfill a dream, an opportunity that I can't let pass me by".

The newest news is Nalbandian / Calleri play doubles.

08-09-2004, 09:28 PM
This from NBC:
Switzerland - SUI

Official Name: Switzerland (Confederation Of Helvetia)
Area: 16,516 sq miles
Population: 7,318,638
Capital: Bern
Language(s): German, French, Italian, Romansch
Summer Olympic Debut: 1896

A landlocked republic in central Europe, Switzerland has maintained armed neutrality since 1815 and has not been involved in a foreign war since 1515.

Switzerland is home to the International Olympic Committee (Lausanne) and is one of four countries to have competed in every modern Games of the Olympiad, along with Great Britain, Australia and Greece. St. Moritz hosted the 1928 and 1948 Olympic Winter Games. Following an impressive nine-medal showing in Sydney, where Brigitte McMahon won the inaugural women's Olympic triathlon, Switzerland ranks 20th on the all-time medal chart (168).

Landlocked Switzerland has produced two noteworthy Olympians in water sports. Rower Xeno Mueller, competing in single sculls, won gold in 1996 and silver in 2000. (He has since become a U.S. citizen). In 1968, Louis Noverraz won silver in sailing at age 66; he remains the third-oldest medalist in Olympic history, behind Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn (72) and American archer Samuel Duvall (68).

Medal contenders include Roger Federer in men's tennis, world champion track cyclists Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli (men's Madison), and triathlete Olivier Marceau. Switzerland could also pick up medals in shooting, men's beach volleyball and judo.

Thailand - THA

Area: 205,600 sq miles
Population: 64,265,276
Capital: Bangkok
Language(s): Thai, English
Summer Olympic Debut: 1952

A kingdom in Southeast Asia, Thailand was called Siam (as in the musical/film "Anna and the King of Siam") until 1939. It covers the western half of the Indochinese Peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula. Thailand was the only Southeast Asian country never colonized by a European nation.

Eight of Thailand's nine medals have come in boxing. Thailand has been remarkably consistent, winning at least one boxing medal at the past six Games it has attended: 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. In Sydney, it was gold by Wijan Ponlid in the flyweight division and bronze by Pornchai Thongburan at light middleweight. Weightlifter Khassaraporn Suta won Thailand's first non-boxing medal in Sydney, a bronze in the women's 58kg (128 lbs) division. In 1956, Thailand lost to the United States in one of the most lopsided men's basketball games in Olympic history, as Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and company rolled to a 101-29 victory.

Expect Thailand to maintain its streak of boxing medals, perhaps with Somjit Jongjohor, the 2003 flyweight world champion. Medal contenders in women's weightlifting include 2003 world champion Polsak Udomporn (53kg/117 lbs). The country's biggest sports star - and possibly its biggest national hero - is men's tennis player Paradorn Srichaphan, a big-hitting shot-maker with an outside shot at making it to the podium in Athens.

Argentina - ARG

Area: 1,106,756 sq miles
Population: 38,740,807
Capital: Buenos Aires
Language(s): Spanish
Summer Olympic Debut: 1920

Argentina occupies most of southern South America and is the continent's second-largest country by area, after Brazil.

Argentina has participated in every Olympics since 1920 except 1980, when it boycotted the Moscow Games. The nation has won medals in a variety of sports and ranks 37th among all countries with a total of 54, but has not produced an Olympic champion in any event since 1952 (rowing, men's double sculls). Argentina has won two Olympic silver medals in men's soccer, most recently in 1996, when it lost to Nigeria in the final.

Led by San Antonio Spurs guard Emanuel Ginobili, the Argentine men's basketball team should contend for a medal. At the 2002 World Championships, Argentina defeated the United States en route to a second-place finish. Track cyclist Juan Curuchet, at his fifth Olympics, hopes to pedal to his first medal; he and Walter Perez took bronze in Men's Madison at last year's Worlds. Argentina won silver in women's field hockey at the 2002 Games and could claim another medal in that event. David Nalbandian has medal potential in men's tennis, and the men's beach volleyball tandem of Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde has an outside shot at a medal.

So to make a long story short, those are my three picks: Gold:Roger Federer
Silver: David Nalbandian Bronze:Paradorn Srichaphan

08-09-2004, 10:50 PM
1/ Roddick
2/ Malisse
3/ Haas

08-10-2004, 02:47 PM
I'm sorry guys... The gold medal has already got Rainer's name written on it!!

08-10-2004, 03:15 PM
I think Mark should be able to do some damage

Playing for his country, in a land abounds with his greek heritage, on the surface he got to the US Open final....I think he'll definitely be extremely motivated to turn his game on

08-12-2004, 08:19 AM
hmm.. it's hard to predict the top three when you don't have the draw... But I believe it's being made today..!!