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Your Top 10 Olympic Moments- A positive Olympics Thread

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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 07:47 PM
These are my top 10 moments, obviously biased towards our Aussie athletes of course

1. Michael Phelps- Enough said

2. The Aussie womens 4x200m freestyle final- We qualified seventh fastest and came from no where to smash heavy favorites, USA, France and Italy to win gold by a massive margin

3. The Jamaican women taking all three medals in the 100m sprint final. Good on them

4. Leisel Jones (Aussie womens butterfly, world record holder)not having a whinge/ cry after only winning bronze in the butterfly final (or was it silver)

5. Someone other than the US winning the gold medal count (not naming any sepcific country

6. The Aussie womens water polo team beating Hungary in penalty shootout for the bronze medal

7. The Swedish Greco roman wrestler throwing down his bronze medal in disgust after thinking that he should've won the gold. Drama queen

8. Our Aussie diver, Matthew Mitcham winning gold in the 10m platform diving, denying the Chinese a cleansweep in all diving contests....and pi**ing off an entire nation

9. Stephanie Rice......our hottest swimmer.....oh and the 3 gold medals she won

10. The USA twice and, Jamacia, Nigeria and all the other countries that dropped the batton on the final change in the 4X100m sprint finals in the track and field...womens and mens

Honorable Mention
Steve Hooker winning our first mens gold medal in track and field for 40 years

Usain Bolt

And that poor Colombian weightlifter he just couldnt get a grip on the weights....poor bloke

They are mine, now whats everyone elses

[edit on 23/8/2008 by OzWeatherman]

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 10:29 PM
Just like to add one more that recently came to light

Cuban Angel Valodia scored himself a lifetime ban for kciking the referee in the face, for calling the fight due to his innability to recover from an injury quick enough

Hows that for sportsmanship

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 11:03 PM
Positive Olympic Moments

Usain Bolt, Jamaica ,Faster than fast

Michael Phelps, America 8 gold swimming

Great Britain cycling Team, 8 gold, 4 silver , 2 bronze

Emma Snowsill Australia, gold Womens Triathlon

American womens soccer team , Gold medal, 2 extra time games one vs Brazil which was incredible, and one vs Canada in the rain which was incredible, if you like soccer and you missed these two games you really missed out.

Brazilian Womens soccer team, Outstanding team, hated to see them not get gold

Yukiko Ueno, Pitcher of Japan womens softball team, 400+ pitches in 2 days incredible and they got the Gold medal also

Jan Frodeno, Germany, gold mens Triathlon

Stephanie Brown-Trafton , America, Womens Discus gold

Lena Schoneborn , Germany, Womens Modern Pentathlon gold

American Womens Rowing Team, Womens 8 gold

Dita Tomescu, Romania, Womens Marathon gold

South Korean Mens baseball team gold

Well thats 12 , some of these folks didnt get much airplay, so it you get a chance to see them, check them out..

Negative moments from the Olympics

1 The American Press, for thier crap stirring and trying to create controversy.
2 The American Track and Field for a very poor overall performance
3 The American Boxing team for an embarassing performance
4 The Cuban Baseball pitching staff for hitting 5 batters in a game and injuring one badly enough to require hospitalization
5 Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, and Nigeria for the 2 most boring Medal games I have seen in Mens Soccer

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 02:32 AM
Womens beach volly ball in the Rain...

Enough said...

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 07:01 PM
Biased towards Canada:

Usain Bolt - in a class by himself and barring injury will not be touched in, I'm betting, four more Olympiads. This guy will run sub 9.50

Phelps - a performance for the ages

Eric Lamaze - comeback from being banned for the last two Olympics to win the gold in equestrian showjumping.

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep - unheralded grittiness caused her to get the bronze in 100m hurdles

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 07:11 PM

Originally posted by TKainZero
Womens beach volly ball in the Rain...

Enough said...

Haha yeah saw that too.

That and that double water dancing thing, I really forgot what they call that, synchronized something?

[edit on 24-8-2008 by _Phoenix_]

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 10:41 PM
Without a doubt for me it was the Gold Medal Basket Ball Game..

Spain really put up a wonderful fight and it was one heck of a game..

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 04:49 AM

Originally posted by TKainZero
Womens beach volly ball in the Rain...

Enough said...

Amen to that mate

Quality stuff

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