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Agree or Disagree? [Aug. 30th, 2004|01:00 am]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

This was, to me, the cutest moment in all of the Athens Olympics: Read more...Collapse )
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Name That TUNE [Aug. 29th, 2004|11:13 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

[mood |curiouscurious]

Hey, okay so Olympics just ended in my time zone... tear.

What score were they playing while they rolled credits on NBC, they actually MENTIONED some of the people who put the whole broadcast together, but what song was playing?  I know it's from a major motion picture, and it's in my head, but won't compute, driving me crazy!


Normally I'm good at this stuff... But this time I need memory jogging...





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THANK YOU, GREECE!!! [Aug. 29th, 2004|12:18 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

[mood |jubilantjubilant]
[music |Clapping/cheering as Olympic marathoners enter the stadium]

I hope everyone saw the men's marathon coverage, and I won't give the results, as much as I want to congratulate and rejoice with those wonderful runners, because I hate to spoil.

Watching the runners move through the gorgeous Greek countryside and twilit streets of Athens on the ancient course and then into the historic stadium, with all the little incidents -- most of them good humored, just like the dog that joined the course for a while -- was one of the greatest moments of these Games. I was supposed to go to another city to work today, but I have had to delay my start to see this. How could you leave something like that? This is what it's about and those athletes are what it's about.

Thank you, Greece! It's been a wonderful two weeks.
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If you were on the IOC... [Aug. 29th, 2004|09:55 am]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

[mood |crankycranky]

Sometimes I watch the Olympics and think HOW is this an Olympic sport?

I mean, as a sport, that's fine, but in the OLYMPICS?  Huh?

So, if I were in the IOC I would get rid of some of these sports, and add others... 

*People who read and reply should do the same :o)*

(Sorry if I offend anyone)


Synchronized anything!           such as Diving, Swimming, Skating, whatever…

The ski and shoot sport in the winter Olympics, how did that even get started? Did a bear come across a cross country skier one day? I don’t get it…

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Hurling or curling or whatever the hell that is…

Doubles table tennis…


*I’m sure that there are others, but these are the big ones*


Women’s and men’s rugby

SPORTS I HOPE TO NEVER EVER SEE ADDED (but probably will at the rate the IOC is going)


NASCAR racing or car racing of any sort.

Ultimate Frisbee


Ballroom dancing




Did Toilet  paper get stuck to real gymnast one day and from that there was the birth of Rhythmic gymnastics?

You know, you're too tall to be a real gymnast, here dance around with this bowling ball....

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(no subject) [Aug. 29th, 2004|12:54 am]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

[music |frou frou]

wow, diving is great. it's so fun to watch. all of these athletes are amazing.
now that i'm watching the olympics (i'm not much of a tv person), i feel like getting up off my fat ass and exercising. however, i'm too lazy. that's my life story.

anyway. i have an off-topic question about rowing. i know it's a lot more popular on the east coast, but does anyone know where regular people can row, or learn or train in southern california, perferably near los angeles? there is a port in san pedro where the usc women go to row, but i don't know if it's open to the public. man, i'd love to learn, and then participate in college. thanks in advance for any help.

gosh. those runners look like greek gods, with their leg muscles flexed and all.
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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2004|11:00 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

can anyone direct me to a place where i can get some alexandre despatie pics? he is just so...wow

Alexandre Despatie is Love
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US Men's Volleyball [Aug. 28th, 2004|09:08 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

Where can I find pictures of William Reid Priddy?
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(no subject) [Aug. 29th, 2004|01:43 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece

[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Blur - 'Tender']

Country Rank by gold medals Rank by total medals Population
United States 1 1 294,127,710
China 2 3 1,315,507,068
Russia 3 2 143,736,793
Australia 4 4 20,172,529
Japan 5 6 127,404,212
Germany 6 5 83,854,106
France 7 7 60,354,863
Italy 8 8 57,746,706
Great Britain 9 9 59,755,700
Ukraine 10 =11 47,425,336

I've often found it interesting to look at the medal stats this way. By these standards, China is actually doing only a mediocre job, India (equal 65th, equal 63rd, 1,092,502,123 people) is doing a depressingly terrible job, and we Australians are kicking all of your asses. ;)

This is, of course, not the only way to judge success at the Olympics. There are hundreds of other factors far more relevant than this. This is just a joke, people.
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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2004|08:44 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece


How would you feel if, after Beijing, it was New York City that hosted the Summer Olympics?

Join now and predict the future. Eight years from now, will Michael Phelps still be swimming? What about Ian Thorpe? Will Catalina Ponor still be winning gold medals in gymnastics? Who is the next Carly Patterson? You tell us!!!


current mood:      accomplished

current music: Rock the Casbah/The Clash



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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2004|10:22 pm]
Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece


wow. look at Michael's bod...again. ah!!

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