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Neely
08-11-2004, 05:19 PM
talk about the Olympic Games in general (not only tennis) in here...

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I just watched the 1st Olympic event: women's soccer :clap2:
Germany absolutely dismantled China who are no mugs in women's soccer by a score of 8-0.

maybe the German team can again beat everybody and the USA to get Olympic gold after they won the World Championship last year :)

Sparkz
08-11-2004, 05:28 PM
I am looking forward to the mens 100m, I dont think any of the British guys will get a medal, I fancy Powell of Jamaica or Maurice Greene (USA) to take the gold.

Neely
08-11-2004, 05:33 PM
yeah, I followed a few meetings and resulst and I think these two are by far the biggest favorites...

somehow 100m is cool and really gets a lot of attention, although the duration of this final is just about 10 seconds :lol:

Sparkz
08-11-2004, 05:40 PM
Yeah its crazy training four years for something over in ten seconds, whats crazier is if you get one false start then your out, so could be four years training to then not run the race lol

Corey Feldman
08-11-2004, 05:43 PM
Olympics ahhh
lying in bed, watching the womans beach volleyball final http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/1/happy45.gif
One hand on the remote control, the other hand.... :tape:

2-ballod
08-11-2004, 06:10 PM
Yeah its crazy training four years for something over in ten seconds, whats crazier is if you get one false start then your out, so could be four years training to then not run the race lol
wow..I had no idea you only got one false start and you're out. That's kinda harsh. Can you imagine training for 4 years only to be disqualified for something so trivial like that. I guess if they've trained for 4 years, they shouldn't have a problem holding back..

Gonzalo81
08-11-2004, 06:30 PM
Argentina is already winning 4-0 in mens football...:woohoo:
And thats only the first half....

Come on Argentina, i want the gold :banana:

Corey Feldman
08-11-2004, 06:42 PM
wow already gonzalo??
the olympics began early?

Neely
08-11-2004, 07:14 PM
Argentina is already winning 4-0 in mens football...:woohoo:
And thats only the first half....

Come on Argentina, i want the gold :banana:

yes, Argentina badly needs a GOLD this Olympics. I saw the 1st half of the Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro football game on TV and the German commentator said that Argentina didn't win a gold medal at Olympic games since 1952. That's a long time.

So they would need it badly some time and they have a good football team and they are among the favorites.

User ID 4783
08-11-2004, 07:15 PM
Argentina is already winning 4-0 in mens football...:woohoo:
And thats only the first half....

Come on Argentina, i want the gold :banana:
The men's football tournament at the Olympics is stupid :(

I'm looking forward to the swimming competitions too :D

Neely
08-11-2004, 07:20 PM
Yeah its crazy training four years for something over in ten seconds, whats crazier is if you get one false start then your out, so could be four years training to then not run the race lol
yeah, this new rule to allow no false starts at all is really very rigid... maybe the officials have been just too pissed off how things in many races went when often three or four different people made false starts and this can be quite annoying because the other sprinters have to restart, go in their starting blocks and concentrate again every time

Sparkz
08-12-2004, 08:26 PM
I am looking forward very much to my big showdown with Ian Thorpe, He is without question my most deadly rival and my thoughts now are purely on the gold.

Corey Feldman
08-12-2004, 08:29 PM
lol.... ian "thorpedo" thorpe takes on mark "the flying fish" sparkz :tape:

Sparkz
08-12-2004, 09:02 PM
My fans call me the "blue marlin" from the Midlands but you can call me Sharkz lol

Corey Feldman
08-12-2004, 09:05 PM
and you can call me anything you want baby :tape:
they call you "blue marlin" sure it wasnt "blue all his money on woman, drinking and gambling" :lol:

Sparkz
08-12-2004, 11:31 PM
I hope the vbookies will be taking bets on the olympic tennis :)

smudger
08-12-2004, 11:35 PM
I am looking forward very much to my big showdown with Ian Thorpe, He is without question my most deadly rival and my thoughts now are purely on the gold.

:haha: OH boy !! what an earth do you look like in that pic sparkz? lmao, you will get gold medal for being the mtf original nutter :haha:

Zetlandsk
08-13-2004, 04:09 AM
Drug scandal engulfs Greek Olympic heroes

Duncan Mackay in Athens
Friday August 13, 2004
The Guardian

The Greek athlete expected to light the Olympic flame today was at the centre of a doping scandal last night. Kostas Kederis, the 200m Olympic champion, is reported not to have shown up for an out-of-competition test and faces the humiliation of being banned.

Kederis and training partner Katerina Thanou, the 100m silver medallist, checked into the athletes' village in Athens yesterday and then both failed to appear for a scheduled test requested by the International Olympic Committee.

But late last night both were reported to have been injured in a motorcycle accident and detained in hospital.

Greek Olympic team spokesman George Gakis told Reuters the crash happened near Glyfada, the Athens suburb where the Greek team has its training headquarters.

Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC, had summoned both athletes to appear before a disciplinary hearing today to explain why they missed the test.

Under international rules, such failure to show up is as serious as a positive test for banned performance enhancing drugs, and is punishable by a two-year suspension.

Kederis, 31, arrived at the village amid speculation that he would be given the honour of lighting the Olympic flame. He would have been the obvious choice; Kederis is the face of the games for many Greeks, his image adorns countless billboards, he was recently voted the most popular man in Greece, and he had been favourite to once again win the 200m gold medal.

A statement from the Hellenic Olympic Committee said: "The IOC doping control representative came to the office of the chef de mission, Mr John Papadogiannakis and stated that he was looking for the athletes Kostas Kederis and Katerina Thanou in order to proceed to sample collections, but he did not find the athletes in their rooms. Consequently, he handed over two doping control notifications ... Yiannis Stamatopoulos, [head of the Greek track team], explained that the athletes left the village, in order to collect personal belongings."

PerezRoldan
08-13-2004, 12:08 PM
Wow! what a surprise that there is a drug scandal at the Olympics, it will be interesting to see whether they get banned or not.

User ID 4783
08-13-2004, 12:10 PM
KEDERIS and THANOU may not be able to leave hospital

ATHENS, 13 August - Konstantinos KEDERIS and Ekaterini THANOU will likely not be able to attend the Disciplinary Commission's hearing on their alleged anti-doping violation this afternoon, as according to medical sources, the two Greek athletes have suffered cuts and bruises on their arms and legs and need to remain in hospital.

KEDERIS is sporting a neck brace, while THANOU is weak and has dizzy spells.

An official medical report by the KAT Hospital's administration is expected around 1 pm today.



tzz I hope they won't be able to take part in the competitions either
The whole thing is obvious I think

~EMiLiTA~
08-13-2004, 01:45 PM
what stupid idiots those 2 Greek athletes are... :retard:
Apart from the tennis, I'm really looking forward to the swimming...hope the Australian team does well...they should do! Go Ian and Grant!!!
A girl who used to go to my school is also competing in the heptathalon so I'll be watching that too...

Neely
08-13-2004, 02:59 PM
I'm predicting 15 to 17 gold medals for Germany :smoke: :smoke: :)

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 03:09 PM
Only 1 gold medal after 52 years for Argentina is fine by me :sad:

Neely
08-13-2004, 03:14 PM
Only 1 gold medal after 52 years for Argentina is fine by me :sad:
yeah, I've mentioned this in post #9... that's really a sad stats, never would have thought Argentina didn't get a gold for such a long time :sad:
maybe this year in men's soccer :yeah: (or tennis?) or a surprise winner ;)

WyveN
08-13-2004, 03:19 PM
thats a rough start to the olympics, KEDERIS is a total idol over there and looks like he wont be able to make opening ceremony and might be banned altogether

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 03:19 PM
I dunno where G.B will get golds from this time...ive heard the rowing/sailing is our best chances... and some female long distance runner
Henman in tennis?? :rolleyes: :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
08-13-2004, 03:25 PM
I can't believe Argentina hasn't had a gold in that long a time...for sure they're due for one soon!

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 03:27 PM
yeah, I've mentioned this in post #9... that's really a sad stats, never would have thought Argentina didn't get a gold for such a long time :sad:
maybe this year in men's soccer :yeah: (or tennis?) or a surprise winner ;)

Women´s hockey its another sport where Argentina has a chance, but will be difficult against Australia, Holland and China.....But let´s hope.... :cool:

Jogy
08-13-2004, 03:32 PM
I'm predicting 15 to 17 gold medals for Germany :smoke: :smoke: :)
that is much too many, Neely :o

Germany is very very very bad in athletics and we will not get many golds
the number of gold medals has been steadily decreasing the last Olympic Games

Neely
08-13-2004, 03:58 PM
yeah, I know Germany sucks in athletics and won't even get a single medal (maybe one or two) and maybe 17 overall is too high, but 14 or 15 is possible, I believe.

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 05:28 PM
I will try to get the tennis gold medal.....What do you think?
can I make it? :confused: :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 06:18 PM
lolll yes Gonzalo
you have such a great forehand :yeah: you are smiling already before you hit the ball, you know it will be a winner :lol: ;)

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 06:20 PM
Of course.....
I have a great serve...i think I will give Argentina the first gold medal since Helsinski ´52

Micca
08-13-2004, 06:42 PM
Argentina just came by...I tried to see coria, but the group was too big, but I saw Nalbandian :P I'll see Guille soon! :D

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 06:44 PM
Ohh finally the countries walk
be back later :wavey:

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 06:53 PM
Argentina just came by...I tried to see coria, but the group was too big, but I saw Nalbandian :P I'll see Guille soon! :D


You wont see Coria there, he didn´t went to Athens :sad:

Neely
08-13-2004, 07:09 PM
yeah, I just saw Carlos and JC among the Spanish team :)

damn, I missed the German team marching in, fucking unbelievable... also didn't get to see Roger carrying the Swiss flag, I was too late for that :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Neely
08-13-2004, 08:08 PM
Paradorn and the flag of Thailand ;)

Layla
08-13-2004, 08:21 PM
yeah, I just saw Carlos and JC among the Spanish team :)

damn, I missed the German team marching in, fucking unbelievable... also didn't get to see Roger carrying the Swiss flag, I was too late for that :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I watched the German team closely, but couldn't spot any tennis players, so you didn't miss much, unless I'm blind, which is possible.

When they showed Roger carrying the flag, they cut to Nalbandian for a moment. ;)

Bubble
08-13-2004, 08:22 PM
Igor Andreev and Mikhail Youzhny were so excited... they were waving and jumping about among the Russian contingent....

Roger was very cool while holding the flag... :)

Bubble
08-13-2004, 08:24 PM
yeah, I just saw Carlos and JC among the Spanish team :)

damn, I missed the German team marching in, fucking unbelievable... also didn't get to see Roger carrying the Swiss flag, I was too late for that :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


I saw only cute feliciano Lopez but not Carlos and JC :mad:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 08:24 PM
yeah, I just saw Carlos and JC among the Spanish team :)

damn, I missed the German team marching in, fucking unbelievable... also didn't get to see Roger carrying the Swiss flag, I was too late for that :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Aha just for you then, i taped it.....

Federer http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge2.gif
German team http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif :yeah:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 08:27 PM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2119.png

MissPovaFan
08-13-2004, 08:42 PM
I saw only cute feliciano Lopez but not Carlos and JC :mad:

I saw both Ferrero and Moya :D They were definitely there :)

Neely
08-13-2004, 08:54 PM
when the US team came in, I saw Allen Iverson, one of my favorite NBA players... damn, this guy looks so hot and cool whereever he is and whatever he wears :inlove: :drool:
The American team dress fits quite nicely to him :D


I saw both Ferrero and Moya :D They were definitely there :)
yeah, Carlos!!! :clap2: :woohoo:

:yeah:


Aha just for you then, i taped it.....

Federer http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge2.gif
German team http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge6.gif :yeah:
:smoke: :smoke: :rocker2:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:05 PM
I will try to get the tennis gold medal.....What do you think?
can I make it? :confused: :rolleyes:


LMAO I love that pic !! and you look so happy and relaxed before hitting a shot like you just know your going to win the point :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:08 PM
lo, i think i saw you walking in the british squad sparkz http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2122.png
:lol:

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Like I told Escude I think I´ll get the gold.....I think I´ll meet Federer at the final....but I have a 7-0 lead in our head to head.....so.....with my powerfull serve and my deep shots I think i can take him.... :bounce: :banana:

After I get the gold in tennis and you win the gold swimming we can go pick up chicks with our medals.....what do you think? ;)
And we can also invite Escude, so he doesn´t get jealous... :devil:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Sorry Escude and sorry to all the Brits who had high hopes on me but I think I might over induldged last night but they say its not the winnign but the taking part lol

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:12 PM
My saddle bags are back LMAO, I was slim for like 2 weeks, my time now in the 200m breastroke is 2 days, 5 hours and 7 minutes lmao

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 09:12 PM
:lol:
I was counting on you the get the gold to pick up chicks together mate.....so diet tonight, and you can still do it

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 09:12 PM
My saddle bags are back LMAO, I was slim for like 2 weeks, my time now in the 200m breastroke is 2 days, 5 hours and 7 minutes lmao

LMAO :haha: :lol:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:13 PM
Ok i am eating 20 tins of prunes hear Gonza I am trying mate belive me ROFLMAO :LOL:

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 09:14 PM
HAHAHAHA :lol:
You can do it....


Just say NO.....to burgers LMAO

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:15 PM
lol sparkz has switched to the diving instead.......where he won the gold medal for best belly flop splash in the deep end :lol:

Gonzalo81
08-13-2004, 09:16 PM
But he is going to get all the people and judges wet if he dives...lmao :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:19 PM
:haha: there will be no water left in the pool after his dive :tape:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:21 PM
You have to be carefull with diving, if you land badly and hit your face on the board you end up looking like sally gunnell LMAO :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:22 PM
:haha:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:24 PM
No Eric the eel this time around I see, problem with his passport or something, still theres plenty of eric the eels in the british team lol

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:25 PM
I bet I will get thrown out the final for peeing in the pool or every other swimmer will have dived in while I am still looking for my locker key lmao

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:28 PM
you'd be the 1st swimmer who needs a ruscue team to dive in a save you from drowning when your 50 metres from home :lol:
you'd only get Disqualified if you wear your rubber rings lol

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:32 PM
I havent been swimming for years you know, I got trunks somewhere from when I was lot younger, it will need a team or surgeons to get them on and off, the one walking like a penguin to the diving block is me lmao

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:34 PM
I, the one walking like a penguin to the diving block is me lmao
yes, i was a bit too rough with you over the table last night after bad lads army :tape:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:35 PM
yes i would have potted that black if you hadnt have jumped on me :lol

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:40 PM
Yes well it was my shot and i was about to down the pink :lol:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:42 PM
Well the amount of curry powder you put in my lamb balti i potted a few browns this morning I can tell you lmao :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:44 PM
:lol: :lol: :haha:
after you have a curry, you put a new meaning into that song "burning ring of fire" :tape:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:47 PM
lmao :haha:

its the first time i ever pebble dashed a toilet, I am a human machine gun lmao

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 09:49 PM
:lol: is that what woke me this morning
i thought the U.S army were chasing saddam around the room :tape:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 09:54 PM
I went though the eye of a needle lmao, bring on xmas I like a big xmas log LMAO :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 10:03 PM
:lol: i thought you were in star trek films "captains log" lol

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 10:08 PM
it would take a huge gush of wind to hit my eyebrows before i am doctor spock lmao

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 10:12 PM
loll just eat a curry and then stick your head between your legs the next morning :haha: :yeah:
er anyhow, olympics......got your wrist protecter ready for 2 weeks of woman's volleyball? :lol:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 10:15 PM
I expect i will feel some movement in my boxer shorts for the volleyball and the diving, I will "rise" to the occasion lmao :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-13-2004, 10:18 PM
loll well make sure you dont accidently switch too bbc2 and see the womans 25 stone sumo wrestling championships :tape:

Sparkz
08-13-2004, 10:24 PM
I like cellular phones but cellulite arses make me heave lmao

Neely
08-14-2004, 10:51 AM
I'm just watching the road cycling race... ;)
still lots of hours to go until they arrive the finish

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-14-2004, 10:59 AM
I am loving the alleged motor cycle accident well Kederis should be suspended, but will he?

Neely
08-14-2004, 11:19 AM
I am loving the alleged motor cycle accident well Kederis should be suspended, but will he?
exactly, I mean, well... that's really a bad joke... they said these two athletes had a motor cylce accident and it's obvious that they're just saying this to escape the doping control

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 11:32 AM
Just watched the australia v china womans volleyball match

my wrist :sad: :sad: :sad:

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 11:38 AM
Bring on the football, handball and tennis that's how I will put up with the 1st week, then psyche up with the athletics, to see who has the best chemist.

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 11:41 AM
is handball an olympic event?? how can this be?? wont theyre be like 500 penalty kicks a match? :sad:
:lol:

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 11:45 AM
is handball an olympic event?? how can this be?? wont theyre be like 500 penalty kicks a match? :sad:
:lol:

You do know basketball is for guys who aren't quick enough or agile enough to play handball? Then again I keep forgetting that Scotland is a world power at handball. :)

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 11:46 AM
we sure is............. we gave away 16 penalties in euro 2004 qualifying :lol:

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 11:49 AM
we sure is............. we gave away 16 penalties in euro 2004 qualifying :lol:

Was Souness your coach or something?

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 11:53 AM
aha, nah if souness was the coach he'd kick them to death then run on theyre pitches and stick the scottish flag on it :yeah:

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 11:57 AM
I'm just watching the road cycling race... ;)
still lots of hours to go until they arrive the finish

I'm watching it too :)
It must be a really hard race because of the weather... :drink:

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 12:00 PM
They disqualified me from the cycling for some reason http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/spezial/Fool/nzd.gif
:sad:

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 12:05 PM
They disqualified me from the cycling for some reason http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/spezial/Fool/nzd.gif
:sad:

Aye, Mr. Millar

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 12:08 PM
Aye, Mr. Millar
:lol:

Neely
08-14-2004, 12:15 PM
the field is catching up to this swede Bäckstedt

anyway, it was a very nice escape for him and I think he knew himself he had no chance to hold this lead until the end

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 01:54 PM
I wonder why Klöden pulled out of the race :confused: he didn't seem to be injured or exhausted...

Neely
08-14-2004, 01:57 PM
that's bad of course, didn't Klöden win bronze or silver behind Ullrich in 2000?

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-14-2004, 02:01 PM
Maybe the EPO stores of energy were running out.

Neely
08-14-2004, 02:03 PM
Maybe the EPO stores of energy were running out.
yes, exactly... the live ticker of sport.de says

Kummer über Klödens Aufgabe
"Andreas hat sich einige Zeit an der Spitze gezeigt und viel gearbeitet. Da fehlten dann einfach die Kräfte", erklärte Mario Kummer als sportlicher Leiter des deutschen Teams.

he was just exhausted because he did a lot of work in front of the field

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 02:04 PM
that's bad of course, didn't Klöden win bronze or silver behind Ullrich in 2000?
he won bronze in 2000

Kummer über Klödens Aufgabe
"Andreas hat sich einige Zeit an der Spitze gezeigt und viel gearbeitet. Da fehlten dann einfach die Kräfte", erklärte Mario Kummer als sportlicher Leiter des deutschen Teams.

he was just exhausted because he did a lot of work in front of the field
naja hab mich nur gewundert weil er in dem Zelt da nicht so besonders erschöpft aussah :rolleyes:

Neely
08-14-2004, 02:30 PM
lots of drivers retired already... awesome, I didn't expect this :eek:

Neely
08-14-2004, 02:50 PM
hell yeah, the cycling race is getting interesting now :)

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 02:54 PM
i need to get my legs like these guys lol..I dont have a bike though lol

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 02:56 PM
lmao Sparkz they also shave their legs

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 02:57 PM
mine are like a forest can u lend me a razor? lmao

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 03:01 PM
ah I remember you started the "Male Body Hair" thread :D

joeb_uk
08-14-2004, 03:03 PM
lol! i have a strange story to tell you. went into hospital to have an operation to get an abses cut out of my back/bum, they shaved some of the hair on my bum. but theyve shaved the top of my leg also, lol i dont know why they have done that. maybe a joke

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 03:06 PM
lmao :lol: mad

you have hairy bum too? well they say with us hairy guys its a sign of strength LOL

joeb_uk
08-14-2004, 03:07 PM
lol very hairy bum! probably as hairy as it gets. its odd why they shaved the leg tho, they left abit below my bum but then shaved below it and my leg feels all smooth now lol. havent seen what they did to my bum tho yet

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 03:12 PM
They thought ooh his bum feels smooth as a peach now lets do his legs too and someone said no stop you cant do that once they had started lol

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 03:12 PM
I would complain to them and say you left me all patchy lol

joeb_uk
08-14-2004, 03:13 PM
maybe they had a reason but i cant think of it! who knows what they do when your knocked out? :D

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 03:20 PM
I think they dress you up as a woman then quickly change you back as anesthetic starts wearing off lol

Neely
08-14-2004, 03:29 PM
I'm a bit disappointed of Ullrich in this race, I thought he at least makes the top 8 or so, Zabel made the 4th place.

but anyway, now he must concentrate on winning the time trial... go for Gold, Ullrich!!!

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 03:38 PM
Yes I'm also a bit disappointed of Ullrich but the road race is always a little....... weird I think :awww:
I think we'll get at least one medal in the time trial :cool:

Gonzalo81
08-14-2004, 05:26 PM
First medal for Argentina
Bronze medal in swimming 400m Medley by Georgina Bardach.....:woohoo:

I want some gold guys....:banana: Come on Argentina!!!!!!!!!!

Gonzalo81
08-14-2004, 05:26 PM
Is the first time in history that Argentina gets a medal in the first day of the olympics......:woohoo:

Neely
08-14-2004, 05:28 PM
lol, that's really a surprise :eek:
I wonder how many Golds Argentina got in swimming over all the years... I think it's not so much and nobody expected it: big surprise

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 05:40 PM
Congrats Gonzalo on the medal for Argentina :aparty:

Phelps - wow this guy is incredible... :eek:

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 05:42 PM
He's a big boy is Phelps he's bigger than thorpe who is 6ft 5

MissPovaFan
08-14-2004, 06:23 PM
Not impressed by the British effort so far - our sailors did poor compared to a successful Sydney but hopefully our synkronised divers can get us a medal :)

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 06:30 PM
and not doing much in the pool either :(

aussies are doing well as usual

MissPovaFan
08-14-2004, 06:38 PM
Our women are currently in 4th place in the synkronised diving with about 2 rounds to go! :D

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 06:38 PM
see that ben ainsley got dq from a sailing event? or points taken away or something..... cos a french guy complained about him :smash:
i havnt seen a brit in the swimming yet either :o

MissPovaFan
08-14-2004, 06:42 PM
Yep that was gutting :( Ainsley had a gold in Sydney didnt he? We still have chances of a medal in the synkronised swimming as they are into the final dive now and we are still 4th. We havent won a medal in this event for 44 years!

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 06:46 PM
yeh gold in 00 silver in 96 i think, and is like 3 time world champ or something
he was meant to be our "banker" for a gold... lol not now :o
any Idea when Henmans match is ??

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 06:54 PM
Centre Court

Day session - Starting at 10:00
(WC) Melinda Czink (HUN) v (6) Venus Williams (USA)
Flavio Saretta (BRA) v (2) Andy Roddick (USA)

Night Session - Not before 17:00
(1) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) v Barbora Strycova (CZE)
Jiri Novak (CZE) v (4) Tim Henman (GBR)
(WC) Yuliya Beygelzimer/Tetyana Perebiynis (UKR) v (3) Martina Navratilova/Lisa Raymond (USA)

Neely
08-14-2004, 07:42 PM
I wonder why Klöden pulled out of the race :confused: he didn't seem to be injured or exhausted...
now we know the answer... did you see the interview with the cycling team on ZDF? Klöden said he had cramps in his thighs which forced him to retire

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 07:46 PM
damn the brit divers have dropped to 5th now

Neely
08-14-2004, 07:48 PM
damn the brit divers have dropped to 5th now
China probably gets two third of all Gold medals in that sports

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 07:49 PM
now we know the answer... did you see the interview with the cycling team on ZDF? Klöden said he had cramps in his thighs which forced him to retire
Yes I saw the interview...
By the way, I'm disappointed of van Almsick etc. :sad:

Is ZDF showing diving?

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 07:50 PM
And the british swimming team is rubbish so we wont get much joy in the water, have germany had any medals in the pool so far? you must have good relay teams

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 07:54 PM
No Sparkz we haven't had any medals in the pool...

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 07:55 PM
you got your towels on the sunbeds early though ?? lol :lol:

Neely
08-14-2004, 07:57 PM
By the way, I'm disappointed of van Almsick etc. :sad:
didn't she "only" blow her chance in the butterfly swimming where she wasn't a big favorite anyway?
I thought her events in freestyle are still to come?

Neely
08-14-2004, 07:57 PM
you got your towels on the sunbeds early though ?? lol :lol:
lol, nice joke :haha: :haha:

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 07:58 PM
hehe I think the behaviour of German tourists is similar to the behaviour of English tourists, isn't it? :cool:

User ID 4783
08-14-2004, 08:01 PM
didn't she "only" blow her chance in the butterfly swimming where she wasn't a big favorite anyway?
I thought her events in freestyle are still to come?
Yes she just wanted to test the pool ;)

But the German relay team was a favorite... :sad:

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 08:19 PM
Great Britain take silver in the syncro diving YEEHAAA !! :bigclap:

Gonzalo81
08-14-2004, 08:26 PM
Congrats Sparkz :clap2:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-14-2004, 08:29 PM
:woohoo: Leon and Pete :banana: :rocker2: YAY!!!!!

Corey Feldman
08-14-2004, 08:31 PM
:bounce: http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2156.png

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 08:42 PM
We did it !! We did it !!! keep the medals coming !! c'mon !!! :woohoo:

star
08-14-2004, 09:24 PM
now we know the answer... did you see the interview with the cycling team on ZDF? Klöden said he had cramps in his thighs which forced him to retire

:(

That's really too bad. But, you can't cycle with cramps.

Frooty_Bazooty
08-14-2004, 09:35 PM
omg, is it legal for the male gymnasts to be that hot?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??

i hope Marion Dragalescu from Romania wins everything :inlove:

Sparkz
08-14-2004, 10:56 PM
Forget his autograph Frooty I am giving you one can of whipped cream and a hotel door key, iF he does not win a medal I will know he spent the night before with you and it has affected his performance lol :lol:

Neely
08-14-2004, 11:23 PM
omg, is it legal for the male gymnasts to be that hot?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??
OMG, somehow I'm considering most of the male gymnasts as too feminine and not too hot because of their sports... events like rings, bar, horizontal/vertical bar etc are really okay, but I can't really watch a guy doing floor exercises :scared: :rolleyes: that's the time when I'm switching the program :lol:

Tricky_Forehand
08-15-2004, 12:17 AM
Anyone here know who Alexei Nemov (men's gymnastics) is? I just found out that he must have not retired after Sydney because NBC just advertised him as competing for the Russian team tonight. It's hard enough to follow gymnastics in the in-between...let alone if your all-time favorite might be from another country :p .

I first saw Alexei compete around '95 or '96 and not only did I think that he's a great gymnast but he also has an awesome personality when he competes. I had heard that he was going to retire after Sydney but i'm so glad that he didn't :bounce:

I know that he's 28 so Athens is probably it so I hope that coverage here will show all his routines. Hey, I can hope, right? ;)

Tricky_Forehand
08-15-2004, 12:19 AM
omg, is it legal for the male gymnasts to be that hot?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??

i hope Marion Dragalescu from Romania wins everything :inlove:

Sorry, but Alexei Nemov is more :drool:-worthy :D ;)

Gonzalo81
08-15-2004, 01:00 AM
I really look forward for tomorrow argentinian basket debut....

I think is one of the sports where we can get a medal.....I hope...

Neely
08-15-2004, 01:54 AM
yeah, IMO the medals in men's basketball will be decided between USA, Greece, Lithuania, Serbia & Mentenegro and maybe Spain... I see nobody else with a shot for the first three places

in women's basketball it's USA, Russia, Australia...

Gonzalo81
08-15-2004, 02:00 AM
Don´t you include Argentina as a candidate?.....Last runner up in 2002 Indianapolis World Championship?

Tennis Fool
08-15-2004, 02:05 AM
The Hamm Brothers are great for US gymnastics but I don't know...with their short, thick builds, cro-magnon foreheads and high-pitched voices, they come across as kind of inbred :scared:

Tennis Fool
08-15-2004, 02:07 AM
OMG, that version of the Star-Spangled banner they are playing for Phelps *sucks*. Is that the operatic version? It's supposed to be big and brash with drums and horns, not like Swan Lake :mad:

Neely
08-15-2004, 02:11 AM
Don´t you include Argentina as a candidate?.....Last runner up in 2002 Indianapolis World Championship?
damn, of course, that was a mistake... of course Argentina is also among them

Gonzalo81
08-15-2004, 02:14 AM
Thanks ;)

User ID 4783
08-15-2004, 08:05 AM
OMG, somehow I'm considering most of the male gymnasts as too feminine and not too hot because of their sports... events like rings, bar, horizontal/vertical bar etc are really okay, but I can't really watch a guy doing floor exercises :scared: :rolleyes: that's the time when I'm switching the program :lol:
I agree :spit:

FryslanBoppe
08-15-2004, 08:14 AM
Greeks expel drugs scandal pair

Denis Campbell, sports news correspondent
Sunday August 15, 2004
The Observer

Two Greek sporting legends were last night suspended from the Athens Olympics amid suspicion they faked a motorcycle accident to cover up a missed drugs test.
Sprinters Kostas Kederis and Ekaterini Thanou were removed temporarily by the Greek Olympic Committee amid growing anger their behaviour had brought scandal to the sporting showpiece.

The suspension is set to be extended for the duration of the Games when the International Olympic Committee meets tomorrow to consider their behaviour. Sweden's Olympic team have threatened to pull out if the pair - long suspected of taking performance-enhancing substances - are not excluded.

One of the most bizarre sagas in sporting history took another twist when Greek police said they were investigating the alleged crash but could find no evidence or witnesses to suggest it had actually occurred. The pair's coach claimed they had suffered a smash when speeding to the Olympic Village to give drug samples.

The affair is a mixture of mystery, confusion, broken rules and high farce. Under IOC regulations, the test the runners missed last Thursday is likely to count as the same as passing a positive sample and could lead to them being banned for two years.

It is a calamity for the Olympic hosts, whose efforts in staging a memorable opening ceremony in front of a huge global TV audience have now been overshadowed.

Kederis, 31, and Thanou, 29, became national heroes after surprisingly winning the gold medal in the 200m and the silver in the 100m at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Kederis has had roads and even a ship named after him.

The circumstances surround ing the two missing their tests, 24 hours before the opening ceremony, are still shrouded in confusion. There is a growing belief that the runners faked the smash to try to divert attention from the fact that they had deliberately avoided giving samples to the drug-testers.

Kederis may now retire rather than fight disciplinary proceedings which look inevitable. Until last Thursday, he was Greece's most popular man. Now he, and Thanou, are seen as traitors.

Greeks are united in contempt for the pair bringing such shame on their country at an event they hoped would mark its triumphant emergence as a modern European country. 'They should be strung up,' said Litsa Sarantou, a bee keeper. 'No,' added retired bank employee Nassos Kafezopoulos. 'They should be shot.'

The Greek media is equally hostile. Kathemerini, a daily broadsheet, yesterday called the saga 'a debacle, a scandal, a fiasco' - which is even more embarrassing given that Greece had promised to thwart such abasement and organise the cleanest Games in modern history'.

Both runners missed a previous drugs test, when they told testers they would be in Crete but went to Qatar, and Kederis failed to submit to a test recently in Chicago.

The IOC has introduced the toughest drug-testing regime since the Olympics restarted, in Athens, in 1896.

Neely
08-15-2004, 10:01 AM
I'm predicting 15 to 17 gold medals for Germany :smoke: :smoke: :)
okay, after today I have to make a new prediction because I got a bad feeling... I'm correcting the number to maybe 10 gold medals :o

:banghead: :banghead:

User ID 4783
08-15-2004, 10:11 AM
okay, after today I have to make a new prediction because I got a bad feeling... I'm correcting the number to maybe 10 gold medals :o

:banghead: :banghead:
I got a VERY bad feeling (Stockbauer :eek: )

Neely
08-15-2004, 10:30 AM
Stockbauer totally fucked up, unreal :smash: :smash: :fiery:
:banghead:

User ID 4783
08-15-2004, 04:29 PM
at least we have our first silver medal now :)

Corey Feldman
08-15-2004, 05:07 PM
Novak 6 6
Henman 3 3 :smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: Timid Tosser :lol:

Neely
08-15-2004, 05:53 PM
Ginobili DESTROYED Serbia and Montenegro with a great performance and almost 30 points in men's basketball!

he hit the game winner at the end with only tenths of a second remaining, great game and great player! Good success for Argentina!


take that loss as a revenge, Serbia & Montenegro!

User ID 4783
08-15-2004, 07:01 PM
Neely, what's up with the US basketball team? :eek:

Neely
08-15-2004, 07:15 PM
Neely, what's up with the US basketball team? :eek:
they fucking lost to Puerto Rico 73:92 and Iverson was almost useless

I can't believe it, what a shame :o :o :o :o :o
even I feel ashamed of that loss


:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


PLEASE GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT GAMES!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

Neely
08-15-2004, 07:20 PM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: .... infinite head banging

WHAT A SHAME, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, WHAT DID THESE IDIOTS DO????

They should better pull themselves together and play what they are supposed to



only Kiefer's loss would have been worse for my day today, at least he won so it's something good, but this was absolutely pathetic and they were outplayed by Puerto Rico :o :o


WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN!!!!!!!
DESTROY YOUR OPPONENTS :fiery: don't let Serbia win it :(

User ID 4783
08-15-2004, 07:37 PM
WHAT A SHAME, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, WHAT DID THESE IDIOTS DO????

They should better pull themselves together and play what they are supposed to
hmm I think they were a bit too confident :rolleyes: I don't want to say arrogant...

Neely
08-15-2004, 07:46 PM
how can you be arrogant if you get outscored in the 2nd quarter by 20 points against a country like Puerto Rico? you even have the halftime to think about how the game went, trailing by 22 points at that time :banghead:

can't believe it, that's really bad, what a shame.... :fiery:

I hope their coach Larry Brown kicks them in their asses! :mad:

still, I have hope left, they must resettle and nothing is lost yet

Aleksa's Laydee
08-15-2004, 09:25 PM
pffffffff 'cook's going to get gold' bla bla bla how about 6th place :rolleyes:

but england in the hockey :banana: :woohoo:

alfonsojose
08-15-2004, 10:46 PM
What Iran did to Israel is :sad: :(

http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/news?slug=reu-judoirandc&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Middle east politics ans religion issues should be kept out of the sport.

Neely
08-15-2004, 11:32 PM
that's sad of course, but the tension between those teams/countries might be too big and even the Olympics don't make it forgotten :shrug:

Socket
08-16-2004, 12:18 AM
how can you be arrogant if you get outscored in the 2nd quarter by 20 points against a country like Puerto Rico? you even have the halftime to think about how the game went, trailing by 22 points at that time :banghead:

can't believe it, that's really bad, what a shame.... :fiery:

I hope their coach Larry Brown kicks them in their asses! :mad:

still, I have hope left, they must resettle and nothing is lost yet

I don't follow basketball at all, but the men in my family suspect that the team was out partying the night before . . . :D

Auscon
08-16-2004, 04:33 AM
Maybe the us basketballers just need to be a little bit happier

They showed some of them in the opening ceremony and I dont think any of them smiled even once

jazz_girl
08-16-2004, 01:09 PM
I'm still happy for our basketball team, it was the first time I watched a basketball game and I'm sure it was the first of many. What a match!!!
Also our volleyball team is doing well, and the female hockey team beat Japan!

Neely
08-16-2004, 01:30 PM
I'm still happy for our basketball team, it was the first time I watched a basketball game and I'm sure it was the first of many. What a match!!!
yes, absolutely, you should watch it more often :yeah: ...Argentina has a great player with Ginobili (NBA player) who decided the game at the end and played very well throughout the game.

User ID 4783
08-16-2004, 03:24 PM
:woohoo: we have our first gold medal :woohoo:

~EMiLiTA~
08-16-2004, 03:39 PM
Australia is now leading the medal tally for the first time...yay! may there be some more coming from the pool tonight!

Neely
08-16-2004, 05:35 PM
Austria got its for silver medal of the Olympics 2004, and its first medal in swimming since 1912 :yeah:

Marine
08-16-2004, 05:49 PM
Laure Manaudou of France, 17 years old, got 2 medals, golden in 400mfreestyle and bronze on 100m back :yeah:

Mrs. B
08-16-2004, 07:19 PM
she was just brilliant yesterday in the 400 m freestyle! :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-16-2004, 08:00 PM
come on GB in 3m syncro dive!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-16-2004, 08:02 PM
omg we can get bronze with a fab jump... PLEASE...come on!!! we need 88!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-16-2004, 08:03 PM
GREEK GOLD :eek: 3m syncro divin.... and 5th for us :fiery: mean mean judges!!

jazz_girl
08-16-2004, 08:06 PM
I know!!! I cannot believe it! Our commentator was saying: Only a catastrophy can take away the gold from China, and then we see that! OMG!

Neely
08-16-2004, 08:08 PM
GREEK GOLD :eek: 3m syncro divin.... and 5th for us :fiery: mean mean judges!!
lol, don't the judges come from countries that aren't even participating at this event? :scratch: ;)

no, I didn't see this, but was the Greek Gold really undeserved and was given solely on "home field advantage"?

jazz_girl
08-16-2004, 08:16 PM
I'd say the won it out of pure luck and the help of China!

Ads
08-16-2004, 08:40 PM
YES! canada's now tied with mongolia in the medal count! go canada go! :hearts:

Kristen
08-17-2004, 07:23 AM
You guys might be able to appreciate this view at the Olympics. I only found it through a google-news-alert because it mentions Jonas :eek:

http://washingtontimes.com/sports/20040817-013947-3099r.htm

:woohoo: My 1000th post :D

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-17-2004, 08:56 AM
The swimming will be over soon and that's good, having more fun watching the other events, go African domination in the distance events.

Basketboring, yes well these are guys not quick enough to play handball. Great to see the US basetball team get absolutely smashed by that world power Puerto Rico.

SuperFurryAnimal
08-17-2004, 09:24 AM
I don't agree... I like watching the swimming. It's a great sport to do and to watch!
Go Pieter & Inge!!!

Neely
08-17-2004, 10:33 AM
Basketboring, yes well these are guys not quick enough to play handball.
believe there are a lot of guys playing basketball who are more agile, quicker and faster than most handball players

Gonzalo81
08-17-2004, 10:39 AM
I agree with you Nelly...;)

SuperFurryAnimal
08-17-2004, 10:40 AM
I agree too!

Neely
08-17-2004, 10:43 AM
I agree with you Nelly...;)
yeah, Ginobili for example is a quick guy :yeah:

Gonzalo81
08-17-2004, 10:44 AM
heehehehe.....

Quick enough to shoot in 0.4 seg....;)

Kristen
08-17-2004, 11:15 AM
Watching the Indoor Volleyball on TV. :lol: I CANT BELIEVE we have to play Russia! A few years back they were absolutely amazing... It doesn't look like much has changed, except the aussies know how to score a few more points now ;)

I'm finding the SBS coverage of the Olympics, a bit better than Channel Seven. Maybe its because they're showing non-swimming sports :rolleyes:

Go Hidde! :wavey:

*SKYE*
08-17-2004, 12:49 PM
OMG...did ne one see that diving dude? he hit the board afta he jumped off it! ouch...poor thing

Kristen
08-17-2004, 12:57 PM
Yeah! He can take solace - The Russian volleyball team kicked Australias ass. (by about 2 points each set, nothing major).

He's so lucky he only clipped his toes on the board :eek: can you imagine if he'd been a little closer and clipped his ankles...yowser! So many crappy dives in that event! The Chinese guy LOL! I feel bad, but find it amusing all at once ;)

*SKYE*
08-17-2004, 12:59 PM
Yeh i rekon, he is lucki...Yeh and the australians were the favourite

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:02 PM
favourite? Oh you mean beach volleyball right? Because Indoor Volleyball... our guys used to put me to sleep. Maybe they're adapting to Russias greatness ;) (Russia are my favourite team-Im such a patriotic Aussie eh!)

*SKYE*
08-17-2004, 01:04 PM
lol...Yeh i meant like ppl were expecting Australia to win that Volleyball Game...

Yeh i rekon that afta swimming australia will go downhill...swimming is our strongest sport i rekon....

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:08 PM
LOL I agree!
Then we get to watch the Americans climb up the ladder... and China. DAMN we need to import 100million people into this country, and maybe there'll be some more talented ones. THEN we can compete :D In fact... what about chinatown Sydney hehe surely there must be some underground tabletennis gangs around!? Those guys are awesome at their ping pong!

*SKYE*
08-17-2004, 01:10 PM
lol Yeh...I rekon America or China will come first....its close between them

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:15 PM
:lick: Swedish guy playing table tennis on sbs.
Its hilarious! There's an attitude-packed Greek guy (he's little) playing this tall Swede. The greek has a headband on! :lol:

:eek: OK I need to edit my message. Table Tennis can be pretty exciting. Kinda like a doubles match, when they're all at the net... Except on a smaller court, and one guy each side :rolleyes: Go the Swede!!!! :worship:

*SKYE*
08-17-2004, 01:18 PM
lol ill start to watch it

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:20 PM
OMG They hit it so hard when they get into a 'rally'!! :eek:
GO JORGEN! :D :yeah:

The greek guys coach reminds me of Dicko from Aussie Idol :lol:

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:25 PM
:lol::lol: Did you see them shake the umpires hand!
Hilarious, since we're used to our guys reaching up to shake hands...
omg i loved that... prob because it had a swede playing / dicko lookalike

Neely
08-17-2004, 01:36 PM
:eek: OK I need to edit my message. Table Tennis can be pretty exciting. Kinda like a doubles match, when they're all at the net... Except on a smaller court, and one guy each side :rolleyes: Go the Swede!!!! :worship:
table tennis is an awesome intelligent sport... whereas in tennis it's mostly good for you if you have length in your shots trying to hit as close as possible to the baseline, you must concentrate in table tennis to keep your balls short (mostly with underspin) or otherwise your opponent attacks your long balls with a topspin or a smash. In pro table tennis between two offensive players everything is about who is pressured/has to play the first long ball.

No other sport features such a fast ball on such a short distance of just three meters. Awesome sports where you needs tons of coordination, feeling for the ball spin, quickness and ability. too bad table tennis often still gets too much disrespected. :sad:

Kristen
08-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Exactly Neely!
I dunno if its because I'm from a country with little or no interest in the sport, but I always got the impression it was just geeky people that played :rolleyes:. I've got to admit, that was a pretty thrilling match, and it was helped by:
a) the appearance of a handsome Swede ;)
b) the Swede won :)

If its on again I'll be looking out for it. There were quite a few people in the stands :)

Neely
08-17-2004, 02:03 PM
but I always got the impression it was just geeky people that played :rolleyes:.
please say it again in other words what you mean, I don't understand the word "geeky"...

Kristen
08-17-2004, 02:07 PM
Ok... this will be a really bad generalisation, but imagine at school, the tough guys would play basketball or football, and the smaller, nerdy kids would play table tennis or chess. I mean, like its not a big tough sport, but one of skill.

Neely
08-17-2004, 02:31 PM
yes, I agree, I understand what you mean! :)

Corey Feldman
08-17-2004, 04:29 PM
i really enjoy the badmington/table tennis but wow, its so fast...how do they keep up with the ball/shuttlecock :eek: im watching on tv to see were the serve went and theyre allready on the 6th shot of the rally :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 04:49 PM
COME ON STEPHEN!! beat phelps again!!! WIN GOLD!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 04:50 PM
heres goes 200m butterfly!!!! final

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 04:53 PM
YEAH WE GOT ANOTHER MEDAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bronze :woohoo:

Corey Feldman
08-17-2004, 04:58 PM
how long before we actually get a gold? :smash: :lol:

Neely
08-17-2004, 05:23 PM
Werner Schlager, Austrian table tennis World Champion, OUTGUNS Li Chin 4-2 (-8/9/-12/9/9/6)

the next match will be Schlager (AUT) vs Boll (GER) :eek: :eek:


awesome and interesting match-up from German and Austrian view! :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 05:32 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: getting your deserved medal stephen :D :D :D :D

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 05:51 PM
now the relay.... COME ON GB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2004, 06:01 PM
aaaaaaaaaaawwww GB so close :) 4th SHOOT THOSE ITALIANS :fiery:

Layla
08-17-2004, 06:07 PM
Yeah, I was cheering for GB. :sad: Burnett is cute. ;)

Poor Thorpe, that must have been painful. An amazing night for Phelps though, I wonder what he's made of. He's barely climed out of the pool and he put in such a terrific performance in the relay. This is the happiest I've seen him so far.

Another amazing race! :worship: Who needs tennis! :p

Neely
08-18-2004, 01:08 AM
:clap2: :yeah: 1st win for the US basketball team against Greece: 77-71 :yeah:

Iverson topscorer of his team despite a fractured thumb: 17 points :worship:

drf716
08-18-2004, 01:59 AM
gosh i watched judo last night and was it a stomach twister for me. this guy from russia (not marat) dmitri i think had his left arm broken in the semifinal match by the greek guy who eventually won gold in the -81 kg division. but he has to play the bronze medal match that same day, gosh was it painful to watch him, but he miraculously won and he even got his eyebrow bleeding. boy was it dramatic! plus he was kind of cute too. best ive seen from the olympics 04 so far.

Neely
08-18-2004, 02:10 AM
drf716... OMG, sounds really bloody and violent :scared: :scared:

Gonzalo81
08-18-2004, 02:13 AM
Argentina is still undefeated in football....we beated 1-0 Australia and got the first place in the group....everyday that passes I think more that football is our only chance to get a gold medal after 52 years...

Come on boys!!!!:bounce:

And come on also to the basket team......The match against Spain didn´t mean nothing, I know you can do it boys.....:banana:

rassklovn
08-18-2004, 06:49 AM
believe there are a lot of guys playing basketball who are more agile, quicker and faster than most handball players

How is that the case when handball is the second fastest team sport after ice hockey in the world and throwing of the ball in the men's game when they shoot can reach up to speeds of 160km/h?

Considering there are more movements required by handball players, than basketball players and the rules are more flexible in handball than basketball, would contradict that theory of basketballers being more agile than handballers.

I have played them both and found handball much more taxing and required more work than basketball.

Neely
08-18-2004, 07:45 AM
rassklovn, your point is taken, but please read what I said:
I did not say that the sport basketball itself is a fast sport (yes, icehockey is a much faster teamsport, but actually I was talking about that there are enough basketball players that are better athletes, that are faster, more agile and quicker than most handball players.
Of course that's not true if you take a 7foot guy with 300 pounds as an example compared to an ordinary handball player.

Also the fact that handball features shots up to "speeds of 160km/h" isn't part of my point as I was talking about the players and not the speed of the game or of shots.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-18-2004, 08:26 AM
How is that the case when handball is the second fastest team sport after ice hockey in the world and throwing of the ball in the men's game when they shoot can reach up to speeds of 160km/h?

Considering there are more movements required by handball players, than basketball players and the rules are more flexible in handball than basketball, would contradict that theory of basketballers being more agile than handballers.

I have played them both and found handball much more taxing and required more work than basketball.

I understand where you are coming from.

The movement thing well yes there are some basketballers who would be more agile than handballers, but they would be an exception, as they are different games, even with the rule similarities, require different movements, the faster pace of game has to effect the different qualities.

Handball has less dribbling, the passes need to be quicker and there is more off the ball running in handball as they have to be quicker. I highly doubt the average basketballer would be more agile than a handball goalkeeper.

Neely, Basketball has more timeouts than handball does, and how when the speed of the game is much faster, and handballers have less time to react and don't have the timeouts and can't be slow as they would have passive play called, then how could basketballers be better athletes as a whole.

Neely
08-18-2004, 08:56 AM
yes, Marc, I agree with you. Yes, of course, there are also plenty of not so agile basketball players (because they are heavy and around 210cm tall) and that the (mostly smaller) quick, fast and really agile guys are rather the exception compared to handball.

But very agile and quick basketball players exist, and not just a few ones, and that was what I said ;)

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-18-2004, 09:00 AM
yes, Marc, I agree with you. Yes, of course, there are also plenty of not so agile basketball players (because they are heavy and around 210cm tall) and that the (mostly smaller) quick, fast and really agile guys are rather the exception compared to handball.

But very agile and quick basketball players exist, and not just a few ones, and that was I said ;)

Is that what you said? Initially you were saying that they were better and more agile than handball players on the whole, and that's not right, as the reasons I explained and rassklovn explained before, why this is not the case at all. As I said where I come from the guys not good enough or fast enough handball, end up playing basketball.

*SKYE*
08-18-2004, 09:01 AM
wen does athens finish?

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-18-2004, 09:05 AM
The games go for 14 days, do the maths.

Neely
08-18-2004, 09:14 AM
Marc Rosset, to check what I said, please see post #189 in this thread

and even in #226 I didn't say that basketball players are in general more agile than handball players without exception I even admitted that it can be quite the opposite, depending on what sort of player you are looking at.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-18-2004, 09:25 AM
believe there are a lot of guys playing basketball who are more agile, quicker and faster than most handball players

This post, these players you have mentioned are in the minority, they exist but that's not the majority of basketballers would not be at the same level as handballers, and the reasons have already been explained and not just a height thing at all.

Neely
08-18-2004, 09:40 AM
now we finally agree, Marc Rosset... peace

Fedex
08-18-2004, 09:43 AM
God, could the USA basketball team suck even more?? :( Is it possible. I mean losing emarrasingly to Puerto Rico, and then just barely getting by Grecce. I would love to see Larry Brown win a NBA title AND the Olympic Gold in the same year, but it aint going to happen, unless they pick up their play DRAMATICALLY. And they seriously do need some outside shooters. They should of balanced out the offence more, rather then just relying on inside shots, because their opponents are just going to clog the middle. I still have faith in USA though! :D

Aleksa's Laydee
08-18-2004, 09:44 AM
arggggggggggggggg 4th again :fiery: :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-18-2004, 09:51 AM
oo oo we may get bronze :D the french girl got another penalty :D :D

Neely
08-18-2004, 09:55 AM
God, could the USA basketball team suck even more?? :( Is it possible. I mean losing emarrasingly to Puerto Rico, and then just barely getting by Grecce. I would love to see Larry Brown win a NBA title AND the Olympic Gold in the same year, but it aint going to happen, unless they pick up their play DRAMATICALLY. And they seriously do need some outside shooters. They should of balanced out the offence more, rather then just relying on inside shots, because their opponents are just going to clog the middle. I still have faith in USA though! :D
you're very correct, instead of looking who has the coolest shoe contract and who can dunk the basketball the best, they should have thrown out some high leaping kids who just want to fucking dunk the basketball and should have picked up two or three fundamental spot-up shooters with real three point range like Allen, Barry, Hoiberg.... and this fucking cheap zone defense would be punished like hell because these guys are able to knock down the threes from outside and when the defenders have to come out to guard their men at the three point line Duncan, Boozer and other insider players have more room to kill them in the paint.

Jogy
08-18-2004, 10:18 AM
I see the game against Puerto Rico too and I do not understand why all these high payed pro players can not put the ball in the basket from for three points.
What I don't understand even more is that the commentator mentioned in international basketball rules the three point line is about one meter closer to the basket than in NBA like they are used to. :retard:

Neely
08-18-2004, 11:07 AM
yes, that's right with the difference in three point distance between NBA and international level. The three point line is closer to the basket, but that doesn't neccessarily mean that it's easier to score a three point shot. That depends on the situation. Often a typical situation for a three point attempt is an inside-outside game. One team is trying to exploit an inside matchup, a double team is needed what means one defender from the arc helps out inside for a double team. Then if you move the ball back the three point line you have the disadvantage that the defender has a shorter way to go back to his "real" match-up what gives the shooter less space and less time. It's also true for much more plays, so you see that an open three point shot but farer away from the basket (like in NBA) can be more useful than a shot one meter closer to the basket but with your defender in your face.

Also the US team doesn't have any good sharpshooters from outside in their team. Most of them are one-on-one players, slashers, inside players or at best decent mid-range shooters. And if they can't buy the respect of the defenders by hitting from outside, the opposing team will give the US team again and again open 3pt shots because they know the chances are quite good they miss and because they can concentrate on shutting down the US inside game.

*SKYE*
08-18-2004, 11:27 AM
lol i dont think u wrote enuf lol..... :worship:

ohhh baseball is on TV...its pretti good to watch...

Neely
08-18-2004, 11:57 AM
lol i dont think u wrote enuf lol..... :worship:
lol, ;) if you want to know anything more about basketball, just ask I'll be glad helping you to explain some things :angel: (if I know them ;) )

MissPovaFan
08-18-2004, 01:20 PM
For British and Danish interest...

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08-18-2004, 01:23 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:24 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:26 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:29 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:31 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:32 PM
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08-18-2004, 01:33 PM
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