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    Beijing Olympics thread

    Is anyone excited? What are your favorite events? Are you worried about doping? Discuss...
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    Normally, I really look forward to it, but with all the pre-Olympic publicity about smog and the lack of openness of the Chinese government, I am not nearly as into it as I have been in the past.

    That'll probably wear off- to me even a smattering of the Olympic spirit takes me back to my youth when I entertained hopes of one day becoming an Olympic swimmer. Of course, I didn't know back then that I was probably ranked about 42,456,888th in the 8 and under 50 meter freestyle, but that's why the Olympics are important. They engage the dreams of the world youth.

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    Trampoline is now an Olympic sport. That actually might be entertaining. Team synchronized Bungee jumping can't be far behind.

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    Track and swimming are my two favorites, but I really dig some of the out-of-the-spotlight events like wrestling, weight lifting, badminton, cycling, volleyball (indoor and beach), rowing and water polo.

    My hope is the games are great and the Chinese government winds up with egg all over its face.
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    I'm hoping for some sort of riot.

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    Is anyone excited? What are your favorite events? Are you worried about doping? Discuss...
    couldn't care less about the olympics in china:thumbdown

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    If this were the Winter Games this would be an easy question. My hands-down favorite winter sport is curling. I love me some curling action.

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    If this were the Winter Games this would be an easy question. My hands-down favorite winter sport is curling. I love me some curling action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
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    I'll pretty much watch any event, it's the pinnacle of sport.

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    What are your favorite events?
    baseball?
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    Nothing beats speed walking, I hope NBC gives it enough coverage this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Normally, I really look forward to it, but with all the pre-Olympic publicity about smog and the lack of openness of the Chinese government, I am not nearly as into it as I have been in the past.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    My hope is the games are great and the Chinese government winds up with egg all over its face.
    Me too. But I have the feeling that we're looking at another Berlin 1936, in that the Games will be great and the egg will come later.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Track and swimming are my two favorites, but I really dig some of the out-of-the-spotlight events like wrestling, weight lifting, badminton, cycling, volleyball (indoor and beach), rowing and water polo.
    I've always enjoyed team handball and wish they'd show more of it.
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