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#16    Dancing_Dumplings

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 11:25 AM

ohhh i found a medals table  grin2.gif
pffft the US beat out china for 1st place  crying.gif rawr!
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 11:50 AM

thanx for the link anti girl!!  does anyone know when rhythmic gymnastics is starting?!?!?!?  

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:01 PM

ummm it says...
the 26-29 of aug and the last 2 days are the finals
iver never heard of it before looks cool tho  grin2.gif
*cries*  crying.gif i missed ping pong *cries* crying.gif

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:09 PM

rhythmic gymnastics is beautiful, i would love to learn, i used to do gymnastics and next to our hall was the rythmic hall, i always used to watch them, its soooo beautiful...

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:31 AM

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/olym...ex.html?cnn=yes

What a damn joke this US Olympic basketball team is...Bunch of bling-bling gangsta pansies...  


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Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:41 AM

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What a damn joke this US Olympic basketball team is...Bunch of bling-bling gangsta pansies...

lmao i know right! their prob is that they have always played against each other and not with each other...rawr...it was doomed to fail ever since they thought up the idea for a NBA olympics basketball team. it might have gone better if they had trained them more as a team before the olympics....but sadly not  crying.gif  

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:52 AM

i know double posting..bad bad bad but this has nothing to do w/ the basketball lol
i was just wondering...you probally wont have an answer...but why is the south african relay swim team all white? dont ya think they could have mixed it up a little to show that south africa is back on the right track?... i know they have some black south africans competing in other games....its just i thought apartheid was over  crying.gif  crying.gif but they did swim an amazing relay race lol

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:04 AM

US is the dominant country. I wish all of the countries were getting so many gold medals like China and the US.

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:11 AM

Anti_girl17,
As well as being the worst reason to put someone into the team it is also racist to do so. Those guys are on that team because they are the best, not because of their skin colour. Maybe, just maybe they didn't have a black swimmer who was good enough to make the relay team ?.
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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:23 AM

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Maybe, just maybe they didn't have a black swimmer who was good enough to make the relay team ?.

oh it has...they are amazing swimmers really. but most of the white south africans were a lot more privliged then the black south africans...and i gotta hunch it takes quiet a bit of money to hire a pro olympic swimming coach. cuz swimming is a huge huge part of the summer olympics. but w/e it doesnt matter...what matters is apartheid oovverrr  grin2.gif  thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:26 AM

It's really amazing how some can take a simple statement like the "USA Basketball Team" sux and turn it into a racial thing....

I think these young players are too self centered and arent playing well as a team.

I saw the 92 team play and I have seen this team play.

Do you guys think the current team has the same commitment as the 92 team? I'm not sure they are. I saw bling-bling gangsta as a good term to describe some of the values issues I think this young team of my generation is having trouble.

Bling-bling: Too money oriented - heck even snuffypuffer excused their poor performance bya saying nobody was getting paid so we shouldnt complin about them not doind great because what can we expect.

Gangsta: Too tough, too individulaistic and not willing to work well with others and compromise. Not team players. Lets not forget which stars were beched for missing meetings. I think they ahve a bad attitude.

Pansies: The USA is the best at basketball, it's our sport and I'm pissed we are losing games and taht the world is prolly laughing at us. These young players are supposed to be our best stars, they should play that way and win. Is that too much to ask?

I'm 24 years old; bling-bling and gangsta are pretty common words to me, maybe some of you old farts are offended by them but I'm not, they are pretty beningn and cmmon cultural expressions for people of my age.

It's funny because this was always meant to be a generational isssue (braodly 92 team vs 04 team) and not a race issue, and it seems thats where the consfusion comes from...

Edited by Airhead, 24 August 2004 - 01:27 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:01 PM

anti-girl the simple fact of the matter is white people are better at swimming and black people are better at high speed running.

Our bodies are just made differnently black people have much more power than white people. and white people's bodies are built far better for swimming

Its just a fact.

Nothing racist about it. If there were still issues of racism in south afirca on a wide scale i would be pretty surprised seeing as the govt is the ANC.

There are plenty of black players in the rugby team.

its just a fact of life nothing to do with racism

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Pansies: The USA is the best at basketball, it's our sport and I'm pissed we are losing games and taht the world is prolly laughing at us. These young players are supposed to be our best stars, they should play that way and win. Is that too much to ask?


I think theyre trying airhead its just that the rest of the world are cathcing up or have already caught up IE: the lithuanian team or the nigerian team.

I think theyre are some minor rule changes which are affecting them slightly. but they are professionals.

Its like football all the other nations have caught up with europe and south american teams.

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 02:57 PM

Mind you...when's the last time the USA actually put the best team on the court?   They had a lot of name players, but they miossed what I would think to be the best.....



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Posted 24 August 2004 - 04:11 PM


Did anyone see the men's pummel horse last night? The audience was so upset about the Russian guys score they booed until it was changed. He still didn't win the gold but the score had just been an injustice.  


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Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE (Anti_girl17 @ Aug 24 2004, 01:52 AM)
i know double posting..bad bad bad but this has nothing to do w/ the basketball lol
i was just wondering...you probally wont have an answer...but why is the south african relay swim team all white? dont ya think they could have mixed it up a little to show that south africa is back on the right track?... i know they have some black south africans competing in other games....its just i thought apartheid was over  crying.gif  crying.gif but they did swim an amazing relay race lol

lol, anti_girl, it would be racist if they did put say Black people in the team for the sake of it being colourful coz that wouldnt be fair concerning talent, they chose our BEST for the team to go to Athens, whether they were Black, White, Indian, Coloured, pink or green.  

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