Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - Caution, may contain results!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by scotthayes, Jul 27, 2008.

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Who is the star of Beijing 08

Poll closed Sep 3, 2008.
  1. Ben Ainslie - Gold Finn class - Sailing - 3rd consecutive gold

    1.5%
  2. China's Table Tennis team - 4 out of 4 golds

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    0.0%
  3. Michael Phelps - 8 gold 7 world records 1 olympic record

    71.2%
  4. Usain Bolt - 3 golds 3 world records

    16.7%
  5. Tirunesh Dibaba - 2 golds - Women's 5,000 & 10,000 meters

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  6. Chris Hoy - 3 golds - track cycling

    10.6%
  7. Kenenisa Bekele - 2 golds - Men's 5,000 & 10,000 meters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Well, we are only 12 days from the start of the Olympics. The Olympic village has just opened and I couldn't find an existing thread so thought I'd start one.

    Before people start posting, this is a thread to discuss the games, the medal winners, sadly, no doubt the cheats, the surprises and the disappointments, the funny moments the sad moments. It is NOT the place to discuss politics of China.


    I know I'll be watching as many events as possible even with the time difference. Even those sports I'd never normally watch.

    So let's kick back, get the crispy wontons out and enjoy two weeks of sporting greatness.
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Can't wait for the Olympics to start, GBR FTW!
     
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    GBR for the win?
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I think that should be 'Great Britain and Northern Ireland' FTW? ;)
     
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    So you mean UK FTW!
     
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    i just want the US to win every gold medal......esp in basketball

    but ill settle for silver and bronze if i have to i guess.... for some events
     
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    no chance to not win gold? thats what i thought :p
     
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    The UK competes under the name 'Great Britain and Northern Ireland' rather than 'United Kingdom', although we're not averse to referring to ourselves as the rather rubbish sounding 'Team GB' either.
     
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    Seems daft as GB + NI = UK.
     
  12. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think our biggest haul of medals will come from the track cycling. If the performance at the recent world championships is anything to go by.

    In Athletics we should achieve UK:Sports goal of 5 medals.

    and 14 year old Tom Daley stands a very good chance of a medal in the diving.

    If we are in the top ten in the final medal table it will have been a good games for GBR.
     
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    Gold in basketball? ... not going to happen.
     
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  15. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    first 13 seconds was OK but then Oh My God what the hell was that????
     
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    I thought it was okay – nothing earth shattering, but it was alright.

    That was Monkey magic. :D
     
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    I think five guys disagree with you

    Chris Paul
    Lebron James
    Kobe Bryant
    Dwyane Wade
    Dwight Howard



    hmm...
     
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  19. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    where was pigsy and sandy :D
     
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    But it wasn't badly lip-synced Monkey magic. :(
     
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    If the US was the best at every sport, they would. However since they are not, they won't. Pretty simple really. :p :cool:
     
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    Better than "Team America", I suppose...
     
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    I think it's pretty damn cool that BMX is in now. :D
     
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    Debatable really, although it will be interesting to see
     

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