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Poll: Highlight of the games? (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Highlight of the games?

  1. Record breaking Phelps (23 votes [31.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.08%

  2. Usain 'lightning' Bolt (19 votes [25.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.68%

  3. Rebecca Adlington (2 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  4. GB velodrome success (4 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  5. china's 51 gold medals (3 votes [4.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.05%

  6. Jamaica's success in the sprinting (7 votes [9.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.46%

  7. 08.08.08.08.08 (The opening ceremony) (7 votes [9.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.46%

  8. Other... (9 votes [12.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.16%

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (flicko @ Jul 21 2008, 15:39)
Oh and Eddie, besides my country,

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I guess you are right though. It's a toss up between your team's integrity and your teams ability to win medals. Even if Chambers did compete and did win medals there would always be the suspicion that he cheated. It would probably be best for British athletics for him to be excluded.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (Eddie280 @ Jul 22 2008, 22:21)
QUOTE (flicko @ Jul 21 2008, 15:39)
Oh and Eddie, besides my country,

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I guess you are right though. It's a toss up between your team's integrity and your teams ability to win medals. Even if Chambers did compete and did win medals there would always be the suspicion that he cheated. It would probably be best for British athletics for him to be excluded.

But even if there is the suspicion, couldn't they just test him before, during and after the event? If he's found guilty, then revoke all of his medals and hand them to the next person. The United Kingdom shouldn't be guilty because they Chambers was meant to learn from his mistakes, and the country put their trust in him, and he broke that trust. If he's found to be cheating, then he should be punished, and the United Kingdom shouldn't feel any shame for it.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:55 PM

Lol @ smog in Beijing.

Did anybody see the picture in any of the news papers, it's supposed to have got worse over the past few days and you could hardly see the logo on the front of one of the stadiums.

I dont think anybody will be watching the Olympics as the TV camera's won't be able to pick up the footage.

I feel sorry for the fella that keeps an eye of the foot landing position during the long jump and triple jump tounge.gif .

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:59 AM

What do you guys think of the leaked images of the opening ceremony? Do China have a right to be annoyed?

From what I saw, I thought they were smashing. The music, the choreography... everything about it seemed so meticulous and immaculate. I also think the Chinese should be annoyed, because this underlines a small security flaw in their high-strung system.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:23 AM Edited by radicell, 31 July 2008 - 08:32 AM.

QUOTE (Stefan. @ Jul 31 2008, 15:59)
What do you guys think of the leaked images of the opening ceremony? Do China have a right to be annoyed?

From what I saw, I thought they were smashing. The music, the choreography... everything about it seemed so meticulous and immaculate. I also think the Chinese should be annoyed, because this underlines a small security flaw in their high-strung system.

I had the opportunity to go experience the rehearsal outside the Bird's Nest last night, but I didn't go. I knew something like this was bound to happen. Just watched the footage, seems spectacular to me. The Chinese are extremely nervous here, one small f*ck-up could mean humiliation in front of the whole world, so of course, they have every right to be aggrieved and annoyed at the Korean journalist who shot the scene. They had hoped to surprise the world with a spectacular opening ceremony, and now, thanks to a leaked footage, it's been partially ruined.

EDIT: I've just read around and yes, it was a South Korean reporter working for a South Korean TV station. The reporter should be fined, even jailed, for unprofessional behavior in my opinion. He should have at least considered how all the dancers/workers/directors who worked so hard on the opening ceremony and hoped to gain global credit by surprising the world with a tantalizing performance, and now, thanks to a leaked video, it's all been shot down to smithereens. I am, along with the plenty of Chinese citizens, quite annoyed and disappointed in the leakage.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

You're at the last chance saloon if you want to take part in the country game, as the Olympics go underway in less then 2 days!

I'm so f*cking excited, it's going to be quality, interesting and historical for many reasons. Shame I'm working flat out to update anything on here, though.

Good luck to all entering The country game, and I hope this topic turns into a nice discussion about the ongoings in the next three weeks.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:03 PM

As much of a spectacle the games always are, I really don't want anything
to do with these and I urge as many others as possible to do the same.

Before anyone says 'Oh here we go another student/hippy/jobless bob
geldof wannabe trying to change the world' that is not the case atall. I'm
not normally one for rants like this, but the manner in which the Chinese
government lies to and deceives it's people has to stop. They are denied
the basic civil liberties people in the west and europe take for granted and
there really is no place for this sort of government in the 21st century,
especially that of the most populus nation on the face of the earth.

Before the games, China promised free and unintimidated journalism would
allowed in the runup to and during the games. There have been plenty of
report from journalists from many countries that prove that this is not the case.

This attitude must end. It is not fair on the people of China and it's colonies,
and presents a very real danger to the international community for generations
to come.

Show your support by not watching or endorsing this summer's games, if
you have a facebook account BOYCOTT THE BEJING OLYMPICS

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:16 AM

This is the Sports section. If you wish to babble on about China's abuses in the world then take it to D&D. Otherwise keep this chatter strictly to the sports involved in the Olympics not the politics.

Sports and Politics do not mix. Fact.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:27 AM

Count me in for the country game. Be nice to be supporting 2 countries.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:29 AM Edited by Ottae, 07 August 2008 - 12:36 AM.

Yeah, me too. Sounds like fun.

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There's a girl who was in my year at school competing in the Olympics.

Rebecca Adlington

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:40 AM

My Geography teacher is on the Australian women's rowing team. biggrin.gif

It starts tonight, less than 5 hours now!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:17 AM

Guess we're playing Australia today at the Olympics. There's a chance to beat them, although i don't lay much hope on our olympic soccer squad.

As for the country game, Ghana has some solid chances too!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:09 AM Edited by radicell, 07 August 2008 - 10:24 AM.

QUOTE (muscularmatt @ Aug 7 2008, 01:03)
As much of a spectacle the games always are, I really don't want anything
to do with these and I urge as many others as possible to do the same.

Before anyone says 'Oh here we go another student/hippy/jobless bob
geldof wannabe trying to change the world' that is not the case atall. I'm
not normally one for rants like this, but the manner in which the Chinese
government lies to and deceives it's people has to stop. They are denied
the basic civil liberties people in the west and europe take for granted and
there really is no place for this sort of government in the 21st century,
especially that of the most populus nation on the face of the earth.

Before the games, China promised free and unintimidated journalism would
allowed in the runup to and during the games. There have been plenty of
report from journalists from many countries that prove that this is not the case.

This attitude must end. It is not fair on the people of China and it's colonies,
and presents a very real danger to the international community for generations
to come.

Show your support by not watching or endorsing this summer's games, if
you have a facebook account BOYCOTT THE BEJING OLYMPICS

Being of Chinese heritage myself I personally don't agree with China's political and human rights record. Even so, I am still damn proud of my country for hosting this Olympics (which in my opinion will undoubtedly be a success) and that's not even considering that this country opened up to the west only 3 decades ago. China's need to change its governments behavior is its own business, and the West is not helping by boycotting or attacking the biggest showcase in China's history. Indeed, some of the internet sites that were previously blocked in the mainland (ex. Blogger) have had their restrictions lifted. China has promised journalists "sufficient access" to internet sites, and despite some sensitive sites still being blocked (ex. Falun Gong, Tiananmen Square, etc) the Chinese have good reason for this and in no way does this invite people to ruin an athletic fest everyone is meant to enjoy. Sports and politics are two separate things, even the leader of the IOC himself has declared that he has "absolutely no regrets" in choosing Beijing as the 2008 host. If you want to discuss China, Debates and Discussion would be the perfect place.

EDIT: The American women's football team got owned last night. biggrin.gif
Oh, and Stefan, your Serbia-Australia game has started. Not much happening though, a bore 0-0 up to now.

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#74

Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:22 PM

Should have been at leas 3:0 for us. Not 1:1. Totally undeserved for Australia. They had too much luck.

Oh, well doesnt matter really. tounge.gif

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:25 PM

So the match has finished, huh? Bloody Channel 7, shownig delayed coverage. And you know what they had in its place? 'Make me a supermodel'. Damn.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:37 PM

Brazil beat Belgium 1-0 with a 79th minute goal but the Belgiums did get reduced to nine men very late on, Liverpool's Lucas Leiva played the full 90 minutes cool.gif .

Babel and Mascherano will be playing tonight for Holland and Argentina respectfully.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:47 PM Edited by vicenzo312, 07 August 2008 - 12:58 PM.

Group A

Australia
Goalkeepers:
1 Adam FEDERICI
18 Tando VELAPHI


Defenders:
2 Jade NORTH
3 Adrian LEIJER
4 Mark MILLIGAN
5 Matthew SPIRANOVIC
6 Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
12 Trent McCLENAHAN

Midfielders:
7 Neil KILKENNY8 Stuart MUSIALIK
11 David CARNEY
13 Ruben ZADKOVICH
14 James TROISI
15 Kristian SARKIES
16 Billy CELESKI

Attackers:
9 Mark BRIDGE
10 Archie THOMPSON
17 Nikita RUKAVYTSYA


Argentina
Goalkeepers:
1 Oscar USTARI
18 Sergio ROMERO

Defenders:
2 Ezequiel GARAY
3 Luciano MONZON
4 Pablo ZABALETA
6 Federico FAZIO
12 Nicolas PAREJA

Midfielders:
5 Fernando GAGO
7 Jose SOSA
8 Ever BANEGA
10 Juan RIQUELME
11 Angel DI MARIA
14 Javier MASCHERANO

Attackers:
9 Ezquiel LAVEZZI
13 Lautaro ACOSTA
15 Lionel MESSI
16 Sergio AGUERO
17 Diego BUONANOTTE


Ivory Coast
Goalkeepers:
1 Vincent ANGBAN
16 Christian OKOUA

Defenders:
2 Serge WAWA
3 Ousmane Viera DIARRASSOUBA
4 Souleymane BAMBA
5 Brou ANGOUA
12 Mamadou BAGAYOKO
15 Ladji TAMLA

Midfielders:
6 Herve KAMBOU
7 Kafoumba COULIBALY
10 Emmanuel KONE
11 Anthony MOURA

Attackers:
8 Salomon KALOU
9 Franck DJA DJEDJE
13 Abraham GUIE-GUIE
14 GERVINHO
17 Antoine N GOSSAN
18 Sekou CISSE


Serbia
Goalkeepers:
1 Vladimir STOJKOVIC
18 Sasa STAMENKOVIC

Defenders:
2 Marko JOVANOVIC
3 Aleksandar KOLAROV
4 Gojko KACAR
5 Slobodan RAJKOVIC
11 Dusko TOSIC
16 Nenad TOMOVIC

Midfielders:
6 Predrag PAVLOVIC
7 Milan SMILJANIC
8 Nikola GULAN
12 Dusan TADIC
13 Ljubomir FEJSA
15 Aleksandar ZIVKOVIC
17 Zoran TOSIC

Attackers:
9 Djordje RAKIC
10 Stefan BABOVIC
14 Filip DJORDJEVIC



Group B

Japan
Goalkeepers:
1 Shusaku Nishikawa
18 Kaito Yamamoto

Defenders:
3 Maya Yoshida
4 Hiroki Mizumoto
5 Yuto Nagatomo
6 Masato Morishige
7 Atsuto Uchida
13 Michihiro Yasuda

Midfielders:
2 Hajime Hosogai
8 Keisuke Honda
10 Yohei Kajiyama
12 Hiroyuki Taniguchi
14 Shinji Kagawa
16 Takuya Honda

Attackers:
9 Yohei Toyoda
11 Shinji Okazaki
15 Takayuki Morimoto
17 Tadanari Lee


The Netherlands
Goalkeepers:
1 Piet VELTHUIZEN
18 Kenneth VERMEER

Defenders:
2 Gianni ZUIVERLOON
3 Dirk MARCELLIS
4 Kew JALIENS
5 Erik PIETERS
6 Kees LUIJCKX
13 Calvin JONG-A-PIN

Midfielders:
7 Jonathan DE GUZMAN
8 Urby EMANUELSON
12 Hedwiges MADURO
15 Royston DRENTHE
17 Otman BAKKAL

Attackers:
9 Roy MAKAAY
10 Gerald SIBON
11 Ryan BABEL
14 Evander SNO
16 Roy BEERENS


Nigeria
Goalkeepers:
1 Ambruse Vanzekin
18 Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Defenders:
2 Chibuzor Okonkwo
3 Taye Taiwo
4 Onyekachi Apam
5 Dele Adeleye
13 Olubayo Adefemi
15 Efe Ambrose

Midfielders:
6 Monday James
8 Sani Kaita
10 Promise Isaac
12 Oluwafemi Ajilore
17 Emmanuel Ekpo

Attackers:
7 Chinedu Ogbuke
9 Victor Obinna
11 Solomon Okoronkwo
14 Peter Odemwingie
16 Victor Anichebe


United States of America
Goalkeepers:
1 Ambruse Vanzekin
18 Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Defenders:
2 Chibuzor Okonkwo
3 Taye Taiwo
4 Onyekachi Apam
5 Dele Adeleye
13 Olubayo Adefemi
15 Efe Ambrose

Midfielders:
6 Monday James
8 Sani Kaita
10 Promise Isaac
12 Oluwafemi Ajilore
17 Emmanuel Ekpo

Attackers:
7 Chinedu Ogbuke
9 Victor Obinna
11 Solomon Okoronkwo
14 Peter Odemwingie
16 Victor Anichebe


Group C

China
Goalkeepers:
1 QIU Shengjiong
18 LIU Zhenli

Defenders:
2 TAN Wangsong
3 FENG Xiaoting
4 YUAN Weiwei
5 LI Weifeng
14 WAN Houliang
16 ZHAO Xuri

Midfielders:
6 ZHOU Haibin
7 HAO Junmin
8 ZHENG Zhi
12 CUI Peng
13 LU Jianjun

Attackers:
9 GAO Lin
10 HAN Peng
11 CHEN Tao
15 JIANG Ning
17 DONG Fangzhuo


Belgium
Goalkeepers:
1 Logan BAILLY
12 Yves MA-KALAMBAY

Defenders:
2 Sepp DE ROOVER
3 Vincent KOMPANY
4 Thomas VERMAELEN
5 Sebastien POCOGNOLI
13 Laurent CIMAN
15 Jeroen SIMAEYS

Midfielders:
6 Marouane FELLAINI
8 Faris HAROUN
10 Jan VERTONGHEN
11 Maarten MARTENS
14 Landry MULEMO
16 Anthony VANDENBORRE

Attackers:
7 Tom DE MUL
9 Kevin MIRALLAS
17 Stijn DE SMET
18 Moussa DEMBELE


Brasil
Goalkeepers:
1 DIEGO ALVES
12 RENAN

Defenders:
2 RAFINHA
3 ALEX SILVA
4 THIAGO SILVA
6 MARCELO
13 ILSINHO
14 BRENO

Midfielders:
5 HERNANES
7 ANDERSON
8 LUCAS
10 RONALDINHO
11 RAMIRES
15 DIEGO
16 THIAGO NEVES

Attackers:
9 ALEXANDRE PATO
17 RAFAEL SOBIS
18 JO


New Zealand
Goalkeepers:
1 Jacob SPOONLEY
18 Liam LITTLE

Defenders:
2 Aaron SCOTT
3 Ian HOGG
5 Ryan NELSEN
6 Michael BOXALL
12 Steven OLD
14 Cole TINKLER
15 Jack PELTER
16 Sam JENKINS

Midfielders:
4 Cole PEVERLEY
7 Simon ELLIOTT
8 Craig HENDERSON
11 Jeremy BROCKIE
13 Shaun VAN ROOYEN

Attackers:
9 Daniel ELLENSOHN
10 Chris KILLEN
17 Sam MESSAM


Group D

Cameroon
Goalkeepers:
1 Amour TIGNYEMB
16 Joslain MAYEBI

Defenders:
3 Antonio GHOMSI
4 Andre BIKEY
5 Alexandre SONG
12 Paul BEBEY
13 Nicolas NKOULOU
18 Alexis ENAM

Midfielders:
6 Stephane MBIA
8 Georges MANDJECK
9 Frank SONGOO
14 Aurelien CHEDJOU
15 Joel NGUEMO
17 Alain OLLE

Attackers:
2 Albert BANING
7 Marc MBOUA
10 Christian BEKAMENGA
11 Gustave BEBBE


Honduras

Goalkeepers:
1 Kevin HERNANDEZ
18 Obed ENAMORADO

Defenders:
2 Quiarol ARZU
3 David MOLINA
4 Samuel CABALLERO
5 Erick NORALES
6 Oscar Andres MORALES
17 David ALVAREZ

Midfielders:
7 Emil MARTINEZ
8 Rigoberto PADILLA
10 Ramon NUNEZ
12 Jorge CLAROS
13 Hendry THOMAS
16 Marvin SANCHEZ

Attackers:
9 Carlos PAVON
11 Luis RODAS
14 Jefferson BERNARDEZ
15 Luis LOPEZ


Italy
Goalkeepers:
1 Emiliano VIVIANO
18 Andrea CONSIGLI

Defenders:
2 Marco MOTTA
3 Paolo DE CEGLIE
6 Domenico CRISCITO
13 Andrea CODA
15 Salvatore BOCCHETTI
16 Lorenzo DE SILVESTRI

Midfielders:
4 Antonio NOCERINO
5 Luca CIGARINI
7 Riccardo MONTOLIVO
8 Claudio MARCHISIO
12 Daniele DESSENA

Attackers:
9 Tommaso ROCCHI
10 Sebastian GIOVINCO
11 Giuseppe ROSSI
14 Robert ACQUAFRESCA
17 Ignazio ABATE


South Korea

Goalkeepers:
1 JUNG Sung Ryong
18 SONG You Gual

Defenders:
2 SHIN Kwang Hoon
3 KIM Dong Jin
4 KANG Min Soo
5 KIM Chang Soo
6 KIM Jin Kyu
15 KIM Kun Hoan

Midfielders:
7 OH Jang Eun
8 KIM Jung Woo
11 LEE Chung Yong
12 KI Sung Yueng
13 KIM Seung Yong
14 BAEK Ji Hoon
16 CHO Young Cheol

Attackers:
9 SHIN Young Rok
10 PARK Chu Young
17 LEE Keun Ho

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (Seddo @ Aug 7 2008, 20:37)
Brazil beat Belgium 1-0 with a 79th minute goal but the Belgiums did get reduced to nine men very late on, Liverpool's Lucas Leiva played the full 90 minutes cool.gif .

Babel and Mascherano will be playing tonight for Holland and Argentina respectfully.

'respectively', I think you mean. tounge.gif

Yep, Belgium had its two key players sent off, so that'll be a good thing when China faces them next round. The CHN-NZL game is still 0-0, second half just started, with NZL losing its centre-back in the first half for an intentional handball.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (vicenzo312 @ Aug 7 2008, 14:47)
Serbia

Attackers:
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14 Filip DJORDJEVIC


Those two werent let by Nantes to join the team, and now our FA is suing the french club.

What a shame.


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (radicell @ Aug 7 2008, 13:50)
'respectively', I think you mean.  tounge.gif

Yeah biggrin.gif .

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QUOTE (vicenzo312 @ Aug 7 2008 @  14:47)
Serbia

Attackers:
10 Stefan BABOVIC
14 Filip DJORDJEVIC

Those two werent let by Nantes to join the team, and now our FA is suing the french club.

What a shame.

I'm sure FIFA made all clubs who had players that wanted to go to the Olympics, had to let them leave.

Sepp Blatter said just because the Olympics isn't on the International calendar doesn't mean you can stop players going.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:21 PM

Yeah, thats what he said, but the club didnt let them anyway, and now we're stripped for two very important players, that could have proved the difference against Australia.

But it doesnt matter really, we're not the only nation to suffer from this.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (Ottae @ Aug 7 2008, 00:29)
Yeah, me too. Sounds like fun.

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There's a girl who was in my year at school competing in the Olympics.

Rebecca Adlington

Ah, Rebecca Adlington. I met her a couple of weeks ago. Infact, I was lifeguarding over her! Was f*cking awesome. Was she in your year then?

Didn't think she was only 19, it was on a Sunday where she came in for a swim with Sherwood's swimming club, where she used to swim as a kid. Man, she's f*cking fast on straights but her turns are short of abismal. If she had nailed her turns she would probably be the World record holder, judging by he fact her PB is only a quarter of a second less than the current World record. When she'd finished there was a flood of people jumping over the seats to get her autograph and get pictures with her, was right hectic. She then shook my hand after everything was sorted, I wished her the best of luck and she was on her way.

I was also lifeguarding a local Gala at the swimming bath I work at, and there's this 11 year old girl who broke SIX of Rebecca Adlington's club records, and she's already in the county's A-squad, so watch out for her in the future. wink.gif

Muscularmatt, I didn't go through hours of hard work, single handed table formatting, writing down EVERY country in the Olympic games names down on a piece of paper for The Country game, for you to come in here and plead for everybody to Boycott the Olympics. China's political ongoings should have nothing to do with the Olympics, and therefore we should all enjoy them as much as previous Olympic games.

I can't believe how much I'm having to work lately, it's nearing 50 hours a week because of the six week holidays. And it's a part time job! And then there's other commitments, like spending time with the girlfriend, my other job, drving lessons and football training three times a week! I'm definitely struggling to get things sorted before the Olympics. I had been planning on making tables for the Athletics results, and then posting in here everything else which has been going off on a daily basis, a sort of update for the ill-informed. But as you an probably guess, this is going to be a tall order.

If anybody wants to make me a table for the Athletics track and field events results (making tables for every event would be suicide), I would greatly appreciated it. The Olympic schedule is here, by the way-

http://results.beiji...ule/index.shtml

You can also find results there as well.

Oh, and I've drew TD and Ottae's teams out,

TD- Georgia
Ottae- Lithuania

Not to bad to be honest, much better than most of the country's other competitors have ended up with, put it that way. tounge.gif

LESS THAN 21 HOURS TO GO!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (JoeyLeone25 @ Aug 7 2008, 00:16)
This is the Sports section. If you wish to babble on about China's abuses in the world then take it to D&D. Otherwise keep this chatter strictly to the sports involved in the Olympics not the politics.

Sports and Politics do not mix. Fact.

Ok, fair enough. I Said what I thought about the thing so I'll leave this section
so you can talk about it on a sporting level.

But 'Sport and politics do not mix. Fact.'??
If you really believe that then you really don't know much about the two
subjects internationally and how in alot of cases, they ARE not only mixed,
but damn near inseperable.

To Flicko also, i'm sorry if you have taken any offense, I don't mean to
quaff at your hard work, but at the same time you have to respect my
right to say what I have said, I think I've been perfectly polite about it,
and there are going to be people reading this who feel the same way.
They deserve something to feed off too. Those who disagree, can happily
ignore me.

Anyway, as I said, I'll leave this to be a discussion of sport. I've said all
that I needed to say.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:49 AM

QUOTE (muscularmatt @ Aug 8 2008, 01:56)
QUOTE (JoeyLeone25 @ Aug 7 2008, 00:16)
This is the Sports section. If you wish to babble on about China's abuses in the world then take it to D&D. Otherwise keep this chatter strictly to the sports involved in the Olympics not the politics.

Sports and Politics do not mix. Fact.

Ok, fair enough. I Said what I thought about the thing so I'll leave this section
so you can talk about it on a sporting level.

But 'Sport and politics do not mix. Fact.'??
If you really believe that then you really don't know much about the two
subjects internationally and how in alot of cases, they ARE not only mixed,
but damn near inseperable.

To Flicko also, i'm sorry if you have taken any offense, I don't mean to
quaff at your hard work, but at the same time you have to respect my
right to say what I have said, I think I've been perfectly polite about it,
and there are going to be people reading this who feel the same way.
They deserve something to feed off too. Those who disagree, can happily
ignore me.

Anyway, as I said, I'll leave this to be a discussion of sport. I've said all
that I needed to say.

It's the Olympics, man; it's about countries coming together to participate in different events. It isn't about politics.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:29 AM

Less than 4 hours to go, here's a few shots I got from a drive around Downtown Beijing. Not a very clear day, but you can sense the hue of joy in the air.

Bird's Nest in the Background
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Olympic banners on the street lights
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Large Olympics banner
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

Exactly five minutes left.

Let the Olympics begin!

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 12:39 PM

They have worked thir asses off for the opening ceremony. It's been perfected for over a year. nervous.gif

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (Bates_GTA @ Aug 8 2008, 12:39)
They have worked thir asses off for the opening ceremony. It's been perfected for over a year. nervous.gif

It's only half-way through, and already it's a mesmerising spectacle in my eyes. I always love to see the opening ceremonies, as the countries that are hosting always go to huge lengths to create a perfect opening.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for such a fantastic topic! icon14.gif Thanks for your friendliness and wish you all enjoy the game!The Olympic Game~ tounge.gif

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:07 PM

Wow pretty decent opening cermony but im sure they make up countries for the olympics biggrin.gif I mean has anyone ever heard of Guma before???




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