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« Reply #650 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 02:40 pm »

 
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« Reply #651 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 02:46 pm »

My Official Review..............

Hosting of the Event;

With all the controversy leading up to the games, even I was concerned all the political protests and Smog issues would ruin the games, but China has done a wonderfull job.. blah blah blardy blah blah....
 

Great Review Sam!!

i agree. China was always gunna do an amazing effort with the games. i enjoyed almost everything from the most spectacular opening ceremony to the events centers etc.

everything was awesome.



Star Of the Games?
Usain Bolt for me... purely because of his character and the absolute freak he was... 



me too....he was brilliant!



damn missing the closing ceremony tho.
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« Reply #652 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 02:48 pm »

opening cermony was more about tradition...than a spectacle..

replays on TVNZ website
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« Reply #653 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:03 pm »

wow , marrett your re view is pretty good 
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« Reply #654 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:09 pm »

Great review marrett...well written and consice. I like to read information not information peppered with trivia dribble and un funny humor.

You aced it.. well done.
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« Reply #655 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:13 pm »

thanks guys
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« Reply #656 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:13 pm »

opening cermony was more about tradition...than a spectacle..
 
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sorry, should have added...the most spectacular opening ceremony the olympics have ever seen which displayed China's traditions and inventions which have become a norm in western civilisations and which western man has taken a great deal of unwarranted credit for. 



replays on TVNZ website

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« Reply #657 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:16 pm »

opening cermony was more about tradition...than a spectacle..
 
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sorry, should have added...the most spectacular opening ceremony the olympics have ever seen which displayed China's traditions and inventions which have become a norm in western civilisations and which western man has taken a great deal of unwarranted credit for. 



replays on TVNZ website

ta.

oh sorry i meant closing... and olympic taditions like flag ceremonys..


i wasnt that keen on all the chinese pop bands!
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« Reply #658 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:28 pm »

 

i'll repeat myself...

i loved the OPENING ceremony....i fell asleep and completely missed the CLOSING ceremony...damn!
 



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« Reply #659 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:33 pm »

nice review 

Can I have a 1.5L Coke with that? 
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« Reply #660 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:38 pm »

nice review 

Can I have a 1.5L Coke with that? 



 


that will be  "fee dolla "
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« Reply #661 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:43 pm »

is that how much coke costs? shikes! glad i don't drink the stuff.
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« Reply #662 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:45 pm »

is that how much coke costs? shikes! glad i don't drink the stuff.

yeh.. its about 2 dollars in pak n save.. depending if its on special..

stuffs gone up like crazy recently..people dont quite get it and call me a rip off..sigh
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« Reply #663 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:46 pm »

it's the 'road user charge' that has been past onto the end consumer.
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« Reply #665 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:46 pm »

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« Reply #666 on: Mon 25 August, 2008 - 04:47 pm »

it's the 'road user charge' that has been past onto the end consumer.

yes that and petrol
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« Reply #667 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 12:59 pm »

Some Olympic Facts from Yahoo



1) China won the most gold medals at the Beijing Games with 51. They become the first country to crack the 50-gold mark since the Soviet Union in 1988. The most golds ever won in a single Olympics is 83 (United States, 1984).

2) It's the first time since 1936 that a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union has led the medal count.

3) China won more golds in Beijing (51) than they did total medals in Atlanta (50).

4) 'Project 119' was a Chinese initiative designed toward winning golds in the medal-rich sports of swimming, track, rowing, kayaking and sailing. Reports are already crediting Project 119 with China's dominance in the gold medal count, but Chinese athletes won just four golds in those sports. Their total was instead augmented by even better performances in Chinese-dominated events like diving, gymnastics and table tennis.

5) The United States won the same amount of golds (36) that they did in Athens, continuing a remarkable consistency that the nation has exhibited over the past half-century. American Olympic gold totals since 1952: 40, 32, 34, 36, 45, 33, 34, 83, 36, 37, 44, 38, 36 and 36. (The outlier of 83 was from the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.)

6) The overall medal count was won by the United States for the fourth consecutive Olympics. The U.S. earned 110 medals, compared to China's 100.

7) Per capita, China won one gold medal for every 25 million people in the country. The United States' per capita rate was one gold for every 8.5 million. The tiny island nation of Jamaica, which won a staggering six golds in Beijing, had a per capita rate of one gold for every 450,000 residents. Had China won at that rate, the country would have earned 2,889 golds.

Cool Greece won 16 medals as the host country in 2004. Four years later, the founders of the Olympics managed just four -- their lowest total since 1992.

9) African countries won a total of 40 medals, the highest total in history for the continent.

10) Six countries won their first ever Olympic medals: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Mauritius, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo.

11) Great Britain won 47 medals, the most in their history and a 17-medal increase from Athens. Expect an even higher total in 2012, when the Games will be held in London for the first time in 68 years. The last time Great Britain competed in a Summer Olympics on its home turf, they earned a disappointing three golds.

12) India has 17% of the world's population. They won 0.31% of Olympic medals.

13) China: 19.8% of population, 10.4% of medals.

14) United States: 4.6% of population, 11.5% medals.

15) Jamaica: 0.041% of population, 1.15% medals.

16) Iceland was the least populous country to win an Olympic medal.

17) Pakistan was the most populous country not to win an Olympic medal (164 million residents, sixth-largest nation in the world).

18) Michael Phelps would have finished tied for 9th in the gold medal count, ahead of countries including France, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico.

19) The rest of the world won seven golds in men's swimming events. Phelps, of course, won eight.

20) The United States won the most golds (7) and most total medals in the track competition (23), despite having what was widely considered a disappointing meet

21) More proof that boxing is dead in the United States: the country earned just one medal (a bronze) in the 12 boxing events. Even after three straight disappointing boxing performances at the Summer Games, the U.S. has still won the most Olympic boxing medals (109) in history.

22) China won 8 out of 12 possible medals in table tennis and 7 of 8 possible golds in diving.

23) Great Britain won 7 of 10 golds in track cycling and won 12 medals overall. The rest of the world earned 18 medals in the sport.

24) National gold-medal sweeps: Basketball (USA), Beach Volleyball (USA), Rhythmic Gymnastics (RUS), Synchronized Swimming (RUS), Table Tennis (CHN) and Trampoline (CHN).

25) Sweden had the best medal tally (4 silver, 1 bronze) without winning a gold.

26) Armenia won 6 bronze medals, but no gold or silver ones.

27) Speaking of former Soviet states, members of the former Soviet Union won a total of 173 medals in Beijing.

28) In 1992, Cuba finished 5th in the gold medal count. In 2008, the nation finished 28th.

29) From 1980 to 2008, Jamaica won three Olympic golds. In a span of six days in Beijing, Usain Bolt won three.

30) Sweden was a fixture in the top-three of the overall medal count for the early part of the 20th century. In Beijing, the Scandinavian country finished 38th and was shut-out in golds for just the second time in history.

31) Panama and Mongolia won the first gold medals in their respective histories.

32) China won 27 gold medals in judged sports.

33) The United States won 4 gold medals in judged sports.

34) China's "real" medal tally was 24/17/14/55.

35) The "real" medal tally for the United States: 32/31/27/80.

36) In all, 958 medals were handed out to athletes from 87 countries, the most medals and medal receipients in Olympic history
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« Reply #668 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 01:40 pm »

interesting stats.

i heard that every gold that aussie won cost them $20million(aus)
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« Reply #669 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 01:47 pm »

interesting stats.

i heard that every gold that aussie won cost them $20million(aus)

20 mill... snap
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« Reply #670 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 02:10 pm »

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« Reply #671 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 04:40 pm »

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« Reply #672 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 05:40 pm »

good post

nah the thread read "mine ta" from the index..

had to get rid of that
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« Reply #673 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 05:42 pm »

oh..i see.  eek
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« Reply #674 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 05:54 pm »

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« Reply #675 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 06:53 pm »

 
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« Reply #676 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 08:51 pm »

ive been watching TVNZ sports extra of replays of the final events.. i cant let go
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« Reply #677 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 09:57 pm »

don't blame ya...it's kinda sad it's all over.

i reckon we should keep this thread going for the upcoming winter olympics.
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« Reply #678 on: Tue 26 August, 2008 - 10:10 pm »

it is sad..


winter games 2 years away  eek
and although i love all sporting events, would be nice to actually have a competitive NZ team in the winter games....


oh no.. no no... TVNZ sports extra streaming channel has now gone offline on the website...... noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

im gonna keep checking the suff olympics page everyday untill they remove it... just like the Soccer world cup 06

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« Reply #679 on: Fri 29 August, 2008 - 11:44 pm »

stole this from meggss who stole it from tm who prolly stole it from somewhere else..

Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators so far during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

1. Weightlifting commentator: 'This is Gregorieva from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.'


2. Dressage commentator: 'This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.'


3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: 'I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.'


4. Boxing Analyst: 'Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.'




5. Softball announcer: 'If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.'




6. Basketball analyst: 'He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.'




7. At the rowing medal ceremony: 'Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.'




8. Soccer commentator: 'Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field.'




9. Tennis commentator: 'One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my God, what have I just said?'
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« Reply #680 on: Sat 30 August, 2008 - 01:13 pm »

yup i seen that..

its hillarious 
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