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Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:36:35 pm »
It has begun.


This thread nominally encompasses anything related to the 2008 Sumer Olympics.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 03:57:03 am »
Olympics are hardly ever that good.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 04:54:59 am »
There more coverage of protests than the olympics themselves.

On a weird note, We(America) come in with 647 people and our flag carrier is from Sudan, and Sudan itself has barely anyone. WTF!?

This is why we always come home with so many medals, we have enough people that we're bound to get a medal in each competition.

If everything was more equal, maybe the Olympics wouldn't suck, now it's just "Look at us Americans! We have so many medals! Woo woo!"

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 04:56:55 am »
Argentina rules in Soccer, Basketball and Jockey so be prepare countries!!!!!!

So beware of us!

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 05:09:26 am »
It needs to be less about happy tra-la-la dreams of world piece. If it was just 10 athletes from each country competing, it would be amazing to watch.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 05:35:15 am »
"It has already begun..."

« Last Edit: August 09, 2008, 09:55:01 am by V_Translanka »

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 06:36:48 am »
Damnit now I want to watch Metropolis.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 10:07:13 am »
Akira is better.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 10:53:01 am »
Mario Kaneda and Sonic Tetsuo at the Olympics!

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 11:34:19 am »
Two Americans got killed by a 47-year-old Chinese man.

EDIT: Only one was killed.  The other was just wounded.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 02:18:13 pm »
Two Americans got killed by a 47-year-old Chinese man.

EDIT: Only one was killed.  The other was just wounded.

Make that 646...

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 03:18:24 pm »
It needs to be less about happy tra-la-la dreams of world piece. If it was just 10 athletes from each country competing, it would be amazing to watch.

Presumably with fewer events? I think that would lack the grand scale of the Olympics as they are now.

On a weird note, We(America) come in with 647 people and our flag carrier is from Sudan, and Sudan itself has barely anyone. WTF!?

Well, it would seem that Sudan was unable to field a very good team for whatever reason. Can you not think of any reasons for that?

This is why we always come home with so many medals, we have enough people that we're bound to get a medal in each competition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics
By your reasoning, India should have achieved way more medals than that.

If everything was more equal, maybe the Olympics wouldn't suck, now it's just "Look at us Americans! We have so many medals! Woo woo!"

It seems that China is also regarded as having a good chance of winning.

Make that 646...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7550969.stm
Make that 647.

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« Last Edit: August 09, 2008, 03:25:39 pm by MsBlack »

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2008, 03:46:43 pm »

Presumably with fewer events? I think that would lack the grand scale of the Olympics as they are now.

Yes fewer events, like dropping all the team one like volleyball and hockey. It would be much grander. Right now its a dull  commercialized event of a hand full of countries, for reasons stated by Nightmare. Now if it was purely a contest of the greatest athletes of each country it would be amazing to watch. I've watch them in the past but now find the whole thing faux-contest.

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 03:51:18 pm »
On a weird note, We(America) come in with 647 people and our flag carrier is from Sudan, and Sudan itself has barely anyone. WTF!?

Well, it would seem that Sudan was unable to field a very good team for whatever reason. Can you not think of any reasons for that?

Because we took their people from them? No, it couldn't be because of all that slaughtering in Africa, nah, we're taking their best players, that's it, it has nothing to do with the senseless tribal violence.

This is why we always come home with so many medals, we have enough people that we're bound to get a medal in each competition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics
By your reasoning, India should have achieved way more medals than that.

Did we take any of their players this year?

If everything was more equal, maybe the Olympics wouldn't suck, now it's just "Look at us Americans! We have so many medals! Woo woo!"

It seems that China is also regarded as having a good chance of winning.

Why? Because they threaten their players with death threats? Maybe that's what we need to do.

Make that 646...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7550969.stm
Make that 647.

And you didn't seem to get my dark humor. Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. :P

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Re: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008, 04:08:11 pm »
Mario Kaneda and Sonic Tetsuo at the Olympics!
If only the cast of the Mario Bros. and Sonic the hedgehog would compete in olympic events against each other . . .