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Olympics -Athens 2004 (pics of women volleyball )

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Nearly upon us now, what are your views on the Olympics, do you like it, do you have any events you particular enjoy or what do you hate about it?

Personally, I think it's a great event and I love it although I'm not convinced events like tennis or football should be part of it.

Your thoughts please.

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What about Baseball and Synronised Diving???

I suppose there's something there for everyone, but personally I doubt if I'll be watching much of it, what with the new season starting. As usual there will be tonnes of drug test failures that will dominate the headlines!

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Is there women's beach volleyball Lord?

I haven't seen a list of all the events but as you say, there's probably something for everyone.





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Oh yes, forgot about the womens beach volleyball, that will be worth tuning in for <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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oh yes indeedy!

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even more indeedy!

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The only event I can really get enthusiastic about is the women's football.

The men's football has rather arbitrary rules as to who is eligible. I think it is the only event which deliberately excludes the best players.

Many other events are overshadowed by the drugs tests, which mean that the medal presentations are only preliminary results.

When I see swimming events, I keep thinking about the equivalent land events, for instance for backstroke I think of running backwards, which incidentally has become fashionable, and I could imagine that it might well be included in the Olympic Games at some stage.

I think the Olympic Games might be improved if there were an EU team instead of one team from each member country. Now that Germany has stopped spending an enormous amount of money trying to show that one part of the country can win more medals than the other part, they are no longer challengers to win the most medals. The EU could put up more of a challenge without spending ridiculous sums on the best people in Olympic sports.

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Colin mate, who could ever forget the image of the East German women shot putters or weightlifters!
They made Nadia from Big Brother look like Britney Spears!


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I personally couldn't give a flying fek about the Olympics. Bunch of [***!!***] imo. However, those birds above would all get a large portion.

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Competitors whose annual earnings exceed £300,000 shouldn't be there.
i.e. USA basketball teams etc..

Also, should include some sports of a more "practical" nature, like....

- iced windscreen clearing, for the winter olympics

- pea camouflage [teams attempt to disguise the presence of a fresh pea on a plain white ceramic plate]

- lacing up Doc Martin's from scratch

- dog walking in an urban environment

- Chav baiting

- people smuggling

- Extreme Pea Camouflage [for those whose interest in the sport has surpassed the rudimentary]

<img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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I think the Olympics is a great event. The apathy surrounding these games is due to the fact that we have very few medal prospects in the major sports. We pay too much money out of lottery funding to athletes who end up in a comfort zone. However, who can ever forget the coxless fours final in rowing 4 years ago? I stayed up until 1.00am to watch it and consider this to be one of the greatest sporting events of all time. When the Olympics come around it gives lesser known sports some great publicity. For example the lad who won the saling gold in Sydney. Let's get behind the whole GB squad and give them support.

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I saw the Iraqi team landed in Greece yesterday, must be something of a relief that they know they can fail without facing certain death or torture from saddam's son who oversaw the sport in Iraq.
There are only about 40 of them I think,be interesting if they have to face an American competitor.




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Bizarrely I am looking forward to the women's pole vault.....



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Good choice Martin

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I thought the opening ceremony was spectacular, but then it WAS produced by a British compamy.

2 Greeka already suspended and one to get 'ponts' on his driving licence ?

We get our first gold in synchronised diving.

Can't wait for the synchronised drowning !

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Good to see Henman knocked out, what a waste of time he is!

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Why, would you rather some Yank or Aussie win it then!?

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yes mr happy, anyone other than that tim "stuck up, born with a silver spoon in my mouth, my dad looks like a tw&t in a blazer" henman!

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Oh, so if the 3-day eventing team win gold you'll be booing them off the plane just because they may just come from a better-off background than you. This is what makes me sick about english sports fans. they will do anything to slag off our sports men and women as soon as someone doesn't do as well as the fans demand. Henman has been our best tennis player for decades, has been consistently in the top 10 in the world and has won tournaments.

GET BEHIND OUR GUYS!

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mr happy,

henman is cr&p full stop!

he's been given every opportunity to do well and yet he's still not good enough to win a proper tournament!




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