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PostSubject: 2008 Olympics!   Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:14 am

Don't know if anyone else is excited about the Olympics, but I am!

I especially enjoy following the swimming, gymnastics, equestrian events, and diving. The dressage competition starts today at 3:30 Pacific...I will be watching! Twisted Evil

Don't know if anyone watches Project Runway and watched it last week, but the designer that won designed an outfit for the US Olympic team and the women were supposed to wear it for the openning ceremony...or at least that was my understanding. They did'nt...what was up with that or did I miss something?
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:32 am

I am not so big on the summer Olympics, but I LOVE the winter games with the Figure Skating!

Janice is really into the Olympics and said it may prevent her from posting much during the games! I am glad you started a thread for the games!! I wonder why the didn't wear the outfits?

For me so far the highlight was they used David Cook's song last night! I didn't see much of the opening ceremony because I was too busy throwing my computer at the wall out of frustration trying to set-up this board! Thank God Justin got home before I started throwing furniture Laughing Razz OK, I didn't really throw the laptop at the wall - put I did spank it a few times Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:37 am

Never did see any Equestrian events televised today as promised, but did watch some men's and women's swimming and men's gymnastics and enjoying all of it!

How about that Dara Torres getting a silver in the relay tonight! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:06 am

YAY for Dara! That is awesome!

I didn't see any T.V. today. I was too busy here! I will have to read all about on-line. Perhaps I can see her winning moment on You-Tube.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:47 pm

I didn't notice the women wearing the Project Runway outfits either. Maybe TPTB preferred saying that Ralph Lauren designed the clothes over a designer from a reality show. How disappointing for the PR winner.

Do any of you get Canadian TV? It is on my cable package and the station broadcasts events live, so it was cool to watch Michael Phelps win his first gold of these competitions and to watch the other swimming events. Dara Torres is amazing! Emily Silver, one of the women in the relay preliminaries is from my hometown. I don't know her personally, but I have been reading about her swimming accomplishments in the community newspaper since she was in Jr. High School and it was exciting to see her in the Olympics. She did not swim in the finals, but received a silver medal because of her participation in the preliminaries.

I like all of the events, but especially the swimming, gymnastics, track & field and diving. I am in awe of all the athletes (including the horses) and what they can do. New world records being set is mindblowing.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:06 pm

When I have the chance I found some cool stories on-line to put in here. We can have a nice little Olympic journal. But today is housework and cooking. But I will put stuff here soon. I am not watching it, but like to see the highlights on-line, in the paper etc.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:28 pm

Cool FC! I look forward to reading what you bring over.

Janice: Yep, i am scratching my head about the judges and show being centered around that the winner of that challenge's outfit was going to be worn at the openning ceremonies by the Olympic team...but, really now that I am thinking about it, it does'nt make sense because what would the men wear? They all have to be unified and no way a man could wear that! Kind of brings less cred to Project Runway, but I will still love it anyway!Laughing

I caught Micheal Phelp's win on the evening recap, I bet that was cool to watch it live! Have you seen any equestrian stuff broadcast yet? It was supposed to be on at 3:30 yesterday and it never came on here. I hate to restructure my day again and have it not be on again, so I guess I will just catch the recaps tonight again.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:13 pm

horselaydee, I missed the live event, but earlier today I watched some videos of one of the dressage competitions here:

NBC videos

There are quite a few videos of the equestrian competitions on the NBC Olympics site under the "video" section and you can select videos by the event type. I don't know the particulars of the dressage competition, but I think it's visually a beautiful sight watching the horses go through the steps.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:23 pm

Thanks Janice and FC for the video links! I will definitely check those out!

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:45 pm

The 4 x 100 men's freestyle relay was very exciting tonight. I was shouting at the TV on the last lap!

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:51 am

I was so happy to see the US Men's Gymnastic team win the bronze. That's a real victory! The Chinese team was phenomenal and deserved the gold. It's unbelievable how complex and risky the routines have become.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:00 am

I'm so glad they got the bronze too!

YAY for Phelps #3 gold! There is an article about him perhaps being consider the best athlete of all time! I will look for it. I meant to bring it over but I got busy.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:40 pm

I was in tears reading this. Poor guy Crying or Very sad I mean I know he shouldn't have let up or anything, but still - so heartbreaking for him.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26157859/

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:13 pm

Men's gymnastics is over all ready? Shocked Dayum I wanted to watch the final. I was so impressed with our men's team this year. The women's? Not so much.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:34 pm

HL, the men's team competition is over, but the individual competitions are yet to be decided if you like those. The US men's team were interviewed on the Today show this morning and apparently this is the first time any of them has been to the Olympics. How exciting to go home with medals!

Yeah, that young boxer made a huge mistake that will probably stay with him for a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:38 pm

Janice, do you know when the female gymnastic events will be shown? I do really like watching that.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:58 pm

I like them also. Did you see the women's team competition this evening?

The women's individual events are coming up and it looks like the all around is Thursday, vault and floor are Saturday, Uneven bars are Sunday, and the beam is Monday. The men have individuals on the same days except for the all around. Their all around is tomorrow.

The USA men swimmers are powerhouses! They blew away the competition in the 4 x 200 freestyle.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:20 am

No, I missed the team competition. I didn't know they were showing it. I will keep my eyes on the schedule for the individual events. Honestly it makes me crazy how they break it all up like that. Since I am not into watching lots of the events it is hard to sit through all the other stuff waiting for just the few events I really want to watch.

Yes, pretty amazing about the men's swim team! Good on them!

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:57 am

Thanks for the update Janice! I watched part of the women's gymnastics last night, but they seem to be showing all the stuff I want to watch really late at night. Evil or Very Mad I had to go to bed at 11:00 finally, what a bummer.

How did the team do?
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:25 pm

I put this is David Cook's thread, but I felt it belong here too!

It is an amazing story from the man who wrote David's single "Time of My Life" and what it means to have it played at the Olympics every night.

Full Circle

Horselaydee, the USA Ladies Gymnastic Team took the Silver. China took the gold. There is some controversy though. Not sure of the details. I think age of girls on China team.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:26 am

I'm rooting for Dara Torres tonight just as much as for Michael Phelps. She is so amazing! Whatever the outcome, I'm in awe of her accomplishments.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:43 pm

Crossing fingers and toes for Dara and Phelps!!

Yay for our girls gymnastics all around medals!

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Olympics!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:47 pm

YAY! Awesome for Dara and Phelps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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