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I'm all over the Olympics. It's bringing back all the memories of the Salt Lake Games for me (my company sent me there to operate programs up there & I'm reminiscing about the Opening & Closing Ceremonies that I got to attend).

 

How can you not LOVE watching the swimming. Track & Field is going to be amazing, too! And I'm so proud of the men's gymnastics team. Go USA!!

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I love watching the Olympics! I do not have a full time job right now, so I often find myself laying on the couch watching every event they are showing. My favorites to watch are swimming, diving, track & field, gymnastics and volleyball! GO TEAM USA!!!

 

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HA! Alyssa I'm so with you, except my training on drinking also extends to liquor AND wine!

 

Another point I think is important is the sadness I feel when I watch the chinese competitors. Some of the girls were taken from their families at the age of 3. Ok, so the commentator says they were not kicking and screaming, but seriously, having come from a situation of flip flopping between my mother and grandmother and greatgrandmother since I was 2, I know first hand that not being with your mom is so profoundly sad. I cannot even imagine the amount of stress that they must be going through to compete at the Olympic level.

 

On a positive note: GO MICHAEL PHELPS!!!! WHEW WHEW MARYLAND BMORE AREA!!!!! GO TOWSON!!!

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I am a HUGE Olympics fan! I tried so hard to stay up for women's gymnastics last night, but ended up dozing sometime around the balance beam. I'm happy they got the silver, but it sounds like they totally gave away the gold.

 

May I ask what is up with synchronized diving? I never even knew this was an Olympic sport. I just can't take it seriously. Every time the divers (men) hit the water in those itty bitty bathing suits, all I see is plummer crack!

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They were a great team. I LOVED Dominique Moceanu. Such a little spark plug. However, I can't get over that whole Kerri Strug thing. I hated her then and I still hate her. LOL I'm sorry, but that whole limping with a hurt ankle thing really pissed me off. I know so many athletes who play injured and the adrenaline totally takes you through the pain. I can't imagine what the adrenaline would be like doing a vault for an Olympic gold, but I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have felt much pain. PLUS I'm pretty sure NO athlete would walk away from an chance to make history because of a sprained ankle so I guess I didn't see what she did was so special (in regards of her sucking it up- not the landing a perfect vault.) Gosh I'm still ranting about her.....LOL
I was watching the Olympics 2 nights ago during the mens gymnastics, and they did this flashback to '76 when one of the guys on the Japanese team fractured his leg halfway through the competition. But he didn't tell anyone on his team. So he kept competing to help his team out with a broken leg!!

And on top of that, his last event was the bar, and when he did his landing (on his broken leg), he DISLOCATED HIS KNEE!

They won gold.

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May I ask what is up with synchronized diving? I never even knew this was an Olympic sport. I just can't take it seriously. Every time the divers (men) hit the water in those itty bitty bathing suits, all I see is plummer crack!

OMG! FI and I were just discussing this - wtf.gif they don't even judge them on the actual dive, mostly the synchronization - that is SO F'in stupid as an Olympic sport (IMHO) - this is the equivalent of "Curling" in the winter olympics - Sorry to anyone this offends! oops.gif

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I like watching the dives but i dont understand the scoring
I totally agree. The only thing I get is whether there is a splash or no splash...but sometimes they say the synchronization is great, when it looks like crap? wtf.gif

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I could not believe that comeback. I was sooo scared they would lose after all that Frenchy trash talk. Whew!smile36.gif So glad they kicked some ass.
Did you see Frenchy's look last night? Looked like he was trash talking again, just by that expression on his mug. Seriously dude, you lost, Phelps' better than you. Vive les Etats-Unis!
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