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08-10-2004, 11:13 PM
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The Olympic Games Thread

I can't believe one hasn't been created...could a Mod sticky this?

Let the games begin

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Any Canadians have any chance of winning a medal in athletism?

What are Nicolas Macrozonaris's (sp?) chances to make the finals?

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I care about:

1. Men's cycling road race

2. Men's cycling time trial

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3. Men's basketball

and I couldn't care less about anything else.

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Any Canadians have any chance of winning a medal in athletism?

What are Nicolas Macrozonaris's (sp?) chances to make the finals?
You mean track and field? :p

We've got a couple of really good mens high jumpers.. Boswell and someone else

Felicien is the top female hurdles runner.. she is unbeaten in a while.

Those would be our best bets I believe.

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Your 2004 Team Canada roster

http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9327 - track & field
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9296 - archery
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9389 - badminton
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9398 - baseball
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9396 - beach volleyball
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9399 - boxing
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9416 - canoe/kayak-flat
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9430 - canoe/kayak-slalom
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9575 - mountain biking
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9579 - road cycling
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9590 - track cycling
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9709 - diving
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9366 - equestrian
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9563 - fencing
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9677 ; http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9676 ; http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9675 - gymnastics
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9388 - judo
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9670 - pentathlon
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9401 - rowing
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9364 - sailing
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9406 - shooting
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9393 - softball
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9397 - swimming
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9365 - synchro swimming
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9402 - table tennis
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9386 - taekwondo
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9360 - tennis
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9667 - triathlon
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9378 - water polo
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9357 - weightlifting
http://tsn.ca/olympics/feature.asp?fid=9352 - wrestling

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Complete US TV Schedule

http://nbcolympics.zap2it.com/grid.j...ne=-5_1&genre=

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I care about:

1. Men's cycling road race

2. Men's cycling time trial

h
u
g
e

g
a
p

3. Men's basketball

and I couldn't care less about anything else.

I care about:

1. Mens baseball.
2. Mens football (soccer).
3. Anything where a Canadian or Dutch athlete can medal.

I work at Jersey City, and we have a big screen TV, so I will be on the ball with the summer games.

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I care about:

1. Mens baseball.
2. Mens football (soccer).
3. Anything where a Canadian or Dutch athlete can medal.

I work at Jersey City, and we have a big screen TV, so I will be on the ball with the summer games.
I might care more about the football if there wasn't a far more important tournament held earlier this summer. As it is, the Olympics is a C-level tournament at best and I'd rather watch Euro reruns on Fox Sportsnet or whatnot. That being said, I'll probably still check a bit of it out since there just so little of interest in the summer games. It's amazing how much better the winter olympics are.

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I am also more interested to winter olympics, but here's a few of my favourites:

Cycling:
Men's road race
(I like road races, again I hope some surprise win with breakaway)

Sailing:
49er
Women's Europe
(In 49ers, Finland got gold at Sydney. In Europe is one of the Finnish who has best chances to medal, Sari Multala)

Shooting:
Those which take place in hall
(Especially 3-position 50-rifle, where Juha Hirvi took silver at Sydney)

Swimming:
Medleys are most interesting, though Phelps look very strong at the moment

Track&Field:
100 metres (both), 110 meter hurdles (men), javelin (both), shot put (men), hammes (men), decathlon, heptathlon

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Well, I prefer watching the winter games but I'm sure Athens will host quite spectacular summer games.

1. Cycling
2. Swimming
3. Hockey

110 meter hurdles (w) go-canadians-go

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I might care more about the football if there wasn't a far more important tournament held earlier this summer. As it is, the Olympics is a C-level tournament at best and I'd rather watch Euro reruns on Fox Sportsnet or whatnot.
The Olympic footy tourney is also strictly a U-23 tournament. I find it exciting to see what kind of young talent we could be seeing at the next EURO and/or World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabriel Heinze will be in Athens. That's two future stars right there, and an argument can be made that Ronaldo is already a star after his EURO performance.

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I care about....

Men's baseball.

I hope my teams (Taiwan and Canada) do well.
(Btw, just ignore that Chinese Taipei BS, it's Taiwan).

I know the lineup of Team Japan pretty damn well too.
Team Japan will probably have the best defense. Their pitching will be awesome too.
Watch for the Matsuzaka guy, and also this guy who's English name I cannot recall (he's the Wins leader in Japan. AWESOME AWESOME pitcher). Their closer Kobayashi has some NASTy stuff.

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I bet every athlete who medals tests positive for some kind of banned substance.

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I'm looking forward to Women's Soccer.. it looks like this will be the last appearance for Mia Hamm in the Olympics (or any other International Competition).. I wanna see her go out on top!

GO USA!

Also looking forward to Swimming, Softball and Basketball.

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I'm cheering for Peter Van Den Hoogenband...purely because he has the best name.

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Did Canada's womens soccer team Qualify?

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I'm cheering for Peter Van Den Hoogenband...purely because he has the best name.
Will too, albeit for other reasons...

I'll be watching all the fieldhockey (not Dutch teams have a very strong chance of taking the gold), swiming, cycling and whatever else there is on TV basically

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Did Canada's womens soccer team Qualify?
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The one event I'm most interested is Men's Basketball. GO USA! Make the haters regret guzzling down all that Haterade™. (I apologize for the previous sentence.)

I don't know enough about the other events to care so much.

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The event I care about most is men's beach volleyball. I might catch a bit men's tennis because of homerism, and then I don't have many more plans at the moment. I'm already saturated with big sports events this summer (Euro 2004).

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Opening ceremonies are tonight?



Wow.

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