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08-31-2004, 12:59 PM
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Marion Balco.. err Jones (no doping no medals eh?)
Was it my imagination, or did Marion Jones look like a skinny stick-puppet of her former self? Like, at the Sydney Olympics and the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, she had the arms, shoulders, and pects (ewww) of an NFL linebacker. Fast forward a few years, and she's still buff, certainly, but no longer has that kind of ridiculous upper body muscle-mass.

She had a kid, so obviously she couldn't be on the juice during that time. Then the US Anti-Doping Agency busts her "nutritional suppliment" supplier and develops a test for THG, so she probably hasn't been on the juice since, either. Of course, Jones says she was never ever on the juice. However, her man-like muscles have shrunk to a fraction of their former size, and she can't even qualify in events she used to dominate. It's kind of hard to believe that Jones' earlier greatness didn't come through chemical means.

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She had a kid, so obviously she couldn't be on the juice during that time.
I dunno, man, look at a picture of her baby. I hear she breast fed it.
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08-31-2004, 04:04 PM
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Jan Ullrich has to be mentioned, I can understand that the cycling road race is a bit of a lottery (still the big favorite won it), but the time trail isn't, and Ullrich just got owned in his own speciality.

Paul Tergat not getting a medal was a surprise to.

And of course the usual suspects like the US basketball team and other 4x100 teams

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08-31-2004, 04:41 PM
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Paula Radcliffe, hot favorite for the Marathon.

"Doing a Paula" has now entered the media's terminology (=quitting) which is harsh.

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Marion Jones overall has to be the biggest. She won 5 stinking medals in Sydney and nothing in Athens. Nothing. That's just mind-boggling and is an enormous indictment of her previous accomplishments in light of the doping allegations. What if she decided to run 'clean' in these Games?

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Marion Jones overall has to be the biggest. She won 5 stinking medals in Sydney and nothing in Athens. Nothing. That's just mind-boggling and is an enormous indictment of her previous accomplishments in light of the doping allegations. What if she decided to run 'clean' in these Games?
No drugs + having a child = no medals.

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For Russia..

-swimmer Alexander Popov not qualifying to any of his individual finals.

-gymnast Aleksei Nemov's score on the high bar. (Damn Canadian and Malaysian judges :mad: )

-women's volleyball team choking in the third set and losing the gold medal game to the Chinese.

-not enough gold medals

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Perdita Felicien by a country mile.

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I'd say it was the US Softball team giving up the run to the Australians after not giving one up the entire tournament.

But that's also really the only thing I watched all week long.

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1. US basketbal team
2. Perdita Felicien
3. US men's 100x4 relay :lol

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1. US basketbal team
The U.S. men's basketball team wasn't very good. They played poorly in the warm-up games, and they lost twice in the preliminary rounds. It was a poorly constructed team. I don't follow basketball, but I would have known to get some players who could shoot the ball from the field.

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09-04-2004, 01:06 AM
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For Russia..

-swimmer Alexander Popov not qualifying to any of his individual finals.

-gymnast Aleksei Nemov's score on the high bar. (Damn Canadian and Malaysian judges :mad: )

-women's volleyball team choking in the third set and losing the gold medal game to the Chinese.

-not enough gold medals
Add the volleyball men's team, they got a royal spank from Italy. They have so much talent and got an easy 3-0. Baranov has a bazooka in his arm though.

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09-04-2004, 02:09 AM
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I'd say it was the US Softball team giving up the run to the Australians after not giving one up the entire tournament.

But that's also really the only thing I watched all week long.
a tad picky aren't we?...I thought they were the best US "team" there...even if I still think that Crystl Bustos has had a sex change...easily the deepest voice for a woman...EVER

OLYMPIC RECORDS BROKEN…….

--- Most Doubles: 11- USA (2004) ……….. .Was 10- Australia (1996)

--- Most Triples: 4- USA (2004) ………... ….Was 2- Japan (1996)

--- Most Runs Batted In: 46- USA (2004)…..Was 32- USA (1996)

--- Most Runs Scored: 51- USA (2004) …….Was 41- USA (1996)

--- Fewest Runs Allowed: 1- USA (2004)…...Was 7- Australia, China and USA (2000)

--- Most Stolen Bases: 8- USA (2004)……….Was 7- Japan (2000)

--- Most Shutouts: 8- USA (2004)……………Was 5- USA & China (2000)

--- Most Stolen Bases: 5- USA, Natasha Watley (2004)……Was 3, Jackie Smith, N. Z. (2000)

--- Most Consecutive Victories: 9- USA (2004)…… Was 8, Japan (2000)

--- Highest Team Batting average: .343 USA (2004) ….. Was .296- USA (1996)

--- Highest Slugging %: .559 USA (2004) ………Was .465- JAPAN (1996)

--- Most Hits: 73 USA (2004) ……………. Was 70- USA (1996)

--- Lowest Earned Run Average: 0.12 USA (2004)………. Was 0.25- USA (2000)

--- Highest Batting Average: Lisa Fernandez .545 USA, (2004)…….Was .524 (Chika Kodama, Japan (1996)

--- Most Home Runs: 5, Crystl Bustos USA (2004) ……..Was 4, Haruka Saito, Japan (1996) & Peta Edebone, Australia (2000)

--- Most Runs Batted In: Crystl Bustos, 10 (2004) ..Was 9, Shelia Cornell, USA (1996)

--- Most Runs Scored: 9, Chanfung Zhang, China (1996) TIED…. Crystl Bustos, 9 (2004)

--- Most Wins: 9 – USA (2004) ……Was 8 – USA (1996) & JAPAN (2000)

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Canada.
Well its true .

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What's the difference between 'softball' and 'baseball'? Or is it just another name for the same sport?

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What's the difference between 'softball' and 'baseball'? Or is it just another name for the same sport?
In softball you pitch "underhanded", like a bowling-type motion. The playing area may be smaller as well.


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1. Team USA Basketball
2. US Womens 4x100 relay (poor Marion Jones)
3. The whole doping issue.
4. Jan Ullrich

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In softball you pitch "underhanded", like a bowling-type motion. The playing area may be smaller as well.
Also baseball is for men and softball for women.

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The Canadian Mens Eight in rowing for sure, what was that? Really.

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Lets face it people, Canada can only perform at the winter olympics and for obvious reasons. An excellent 4th overall finnish at the 2002 Winter Olympics and an embarassing 19th overall finnish at the 2004 Summer Olympics should give you an idea that we are the Jamacian Bobsled team of the Summer games.

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