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This is the exciting time for the Oympians (and most of the World) at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Here are a few links for the information and progressions of these important Games.

It is always Amazing to see the Top World Athletes during the peak of their performances and giving it their ALL.

We wish each of these courageous People, the Best in every way.
That wish is definitely for any Diabetic Olympians. Good Luck!!



SITE OFFICIEL DU MOUVEMENT OLYMPIC

Beijing Games Opening Ceremonies - Photos - SI.com

2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games | Medal - Women's Air Rifle Standings 2008 | NBC Olympics
 

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Hum! Well, in all the times that I have watched the Olympics, I don't recall Canada not winning medals. I mean there are a few countries in the Games that I've never heard of but they've won 1 medal each so far anyways.

I suspect the Canadians showed up for the Opening Ceremonies then....took the first bus home. :D I hope they turn that bus around.

It is interesting however watchng China and the USA duke it out. Wow!
Perhaps Australia will sneak up behind them and beat them both. :rolleyes:
 

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the dutch they do it not bad.
to day we won the silver madal with dressage.
thats is very good............huh canadian have they not i medal?
 

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Ya, I was going to say the Dutch are getting up there for medals too. Terrific!

We still can't believe how badly the Canadians are doing. They certainly aren't focused. Oh well, hopefully they'll pick it up.
 

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Well, it looks like the Canadians got that bus turned around and are back in Beijing. We are on the board. Whew!! Now, it shouldn't be a problem passing the Americans. :rolleyes: :D
 

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The Olimpics.

It is interesting however watchng China and the USA duke it out. Wow!
Perhaps Australia will sneak up behind them and beat them both. :rolleyes:
And just what you think that we are good at Terrie. Put an Australian on skates and we just fall apart. I wonder when the Winter Olympics are held? As I would like to look at the figure skating with their triple lutes and triple toes and those fluerettes. :eek: As that will make you dizzy. :eek: ;)
 

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And just what you think that we are good at Terrie. Put an Australian on skates and we just fall apart. I wonder when the Winter Olympics are held? As I would like to look at the figure skating with their triple lutes and triple toes and those fluerettes. :eek: As that will make you dizzy. :eek: ;)


Well, this is the Summer Olympics Peter, so you don't need to worry about skates.
Here are all the Summer Games being played and near the bottom listed in bold
are the Games that your country have won medals in, so far.

ALL SPORTS Played AT Summer Olympics 2008

Archery
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Boxing
Canoe/Kayak
Cycling
Diving
Equestrian
Fencing
Field Hockey
Gymnastics
Handball
Judo
Modern Pent.
Rhythmic Gym.
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Sync. Swimming
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Track & Field
Trampoline
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weightlifting
Wrestling




Australia > 2008 Olympic Medals 2008 Medals2008 2008 Medals by Sport
As of 8/19, 7:36 AM ET



SPORT Won By Australians // GOLD SILVER BRONZE

Swimming 6 6 8 20
Rowing 2 1 0 3
Sailing 2 0 0 2
Triathlon 1 0 1 2
Track & Field 0 1 1 2
Canoe/Kayak 0 1 1 2
Cycling 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 1 0 1
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1


So you's have 11 Gold medals--12 Silver medals--12 Bronze medals--35 Total
so far. They are doing Very Good. :)

The Winter Olympics are in Vancouver Canada in a couple years. So you
better show up here Peter....and bring your skates. ;)
 

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Yeah we do well in the summer games and seems to love the swimming. :D Ahh those Queenslanders swimmers know their stuff. ;)

Terrie, Do you know when is the Winter Olympics are held? Or maybe here in Whistler Canada!!! So it's just 2 years away!! and of course I cannot wait. :D
I know what you're are think'n, A guy who lives in a dry country would be so alone in a sport that's sooo cold!! :eek:
 

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the canadians mayne win with horse riding .......jumping.

skates very nice sport vencouver is to far cost too much money.
sorry anthill but the dutch ladies just won from australie with hokey.
 

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anthill said:
Terrie, Do you know when is the Winter Olympics are held? Or maybe here in Whistler Canada!!! So it's just 2 years away!! and of course I cannot wait. :D
Here are a couple other sites about the 2010 Winter Olympics Peter. Also some Memorable clips and photos of the past Olympics from different parts of the world also. (Click on the videos to make them full screen):

Vancouver 2010 - Video Gallery

2010 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

anthil said:
I know what you're are think'n, A guy who lives in a dry country would be so alone in a sport that's sooo cold!! :eek:
That's not necessarily true. We've seen Athletes, Amputees, etc. from around the world succeeding in sports and careers, that most thought wasn't possible. That includes People with diabetes btw. It depends how hungry a Person is to step up to their dream/challenge. The mind and spirit are amazing tools.
 

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Here are a couple other sites about the 2010 Winter Olympics Peter. Also some Memorable clips and photos of the past Olympics from different parts of the world also. (Click on the videos to make them full screen)
Thank you Terrie, I like the figure skating and they have some connection with ballet, Sorry Terrie, This is maybe not you thing as I also like the gymnastics that's in the current games (Yes it has a connection with dance) :D

That's not necessarily true. We've seen Athletes, Amputees, etc. from around the world succeeding in sports and careers, that most thought wasn't possible. That includes People with diabetes btw. It depends how hungry a Person is to step up to their dream/challenge. The mind and spirit are amazing tools.
Sorry Terrie, That's not what I meant. I live in a dry country and ice & snow is not here all year round yet I love the Ice Figure Skating.

You are otherwise still correct how a person who train to do that sport with a desire to do well and rebel in the Olympic spirit with their disabilities which is great to see and see also the technology that helps them to archive that goal. :D
 

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Hi Peter: :)

Sorry Terrie, That's not what I meant. I live in a dry country and ice & snow is not here all year round yet I love the Ice Figure Skating.

Well shucks Peter, :D the U.S. and Canada don't have ice and snow all year round either but both countries have lots of Champion skaters. We have inside rinks during the warm and hot weather. Hmmm...I missed your point again, didn't I? :rolleyes:

I love to watch both, gymnastics and figure skating. Yes, similar to ballet indeed.
 

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Well shucks Peter, :D the U.S. and Canada don't have ice and snow all year round either but both countries have lots of Champion skaters. We have inside rinks during the warm and hot weather. Hmmm...I missed your point again, didn't I? :rolleyes:
No you're are quite right, I think that we don't commonly see this too often and then there is the popularity of this sport too as we have swimmers from Queensland hence the medels that we get from the pool. :D

I love to watch both, gymnastics and figure skating. Yes, similar to ballet indeed.
Yes me too Terrie as I find that Gymnast can be ballet dancers if they're bored with gymnastics. Figure Skating is a dangerous way to dance as you make a mistake, you land awkwardly and you would know Terrie, Ice is hard!!! :eek: :rolleyes:
 

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anthill said:
I think that we don't commonly see this too often and then there is the popularity of this sport too as we have swimmers from Queensland hence the medels that we get from the pool. :D
Ya Wow, your swimmers are really Good. You's are Lucky there. They
are a mighty bunch in all. Good for them.


anthill said:
You would know Terrie, Ice is hard!!! :eek: :rolleyes: [
And YES, I do know as most do, that ice is Hard!!!!...and Cold!!! :D


The Olympics are all over today. Sad really. I'll miss watching them everyday and looking at the medal standings.
 

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The Olympics are all over today. Sad really. I'll miss watching them everyday and looking at the medal standings.
Aww Terrie :), Don't be so glum & sad. The Winter Olympics is not too far away and since that you're in Canada, you lucky Canadians have a Winter Olympics soon. Terrie, How far are you from Whistler?
 

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Still glum and sad. :D Well, I sure won't be going to the Winter Olympics. I'm in the south central part of Canada. That's about 2,650 miles away from Whistler. Whistler is in the western part of Canada. Sweety on the other hand may be going if she's up to it. She is only about 73 miles away from Whistler. Lucky Girl!! :) I'll just have to watch it on my 5" black and white tv.....in an igloo. :( So still glum and sad.
 

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Still glum and sad. :D Well, I sure won't be going to the Winter Olympics. I'm in the south central part of Canada. That's about 2,650 miles away from Whistler. Whistler is in the western part of Canada.
Aww Terrie, Don't be too sad (((HUGS))) *Rubs shoulder* I am sorry that's too far away. :(:(
Sweety on the other hand may be going if she's up to it. She is only about 73 miles away from Whistler. Lucky Girl!! :)
OMG :eek: If you are going Sweety, You can be our spokesperson to the Winter Olympics. Go to the figure skating (Nudge Nudge Wink Wink)
I'll just have to watch it on my 5" black and white tv.....in an igloo. :( So still glum and sad.
Aww Terrie, Don't make me feel bad of your suffering the cold. B & W TV in a igloo LOL. If I know you Terrie, You would be like any cat that would be beside the fire with a colour TV & remote in your hand. :rolleyes:
 

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Anthill said:
Aww Terrie, Don't be too sad (((HUGS))) *Rubs shoulder* I am sorry that's too far away. :(:(
Thank you Peter.....(sniff-sniff-whimper). :rolleyes:



anthill said:
Aww Terrie, Don't make me feel bad of your suffering the cold. B & W TV in a igloo LOL. If I know you Terrie, You would be like any cat that would be beside the fire with a colour TV & remote in your hand. :rolleyes:
Okay, I won't then. Geez, you sure have Smart cats in Australia Peter. Our cats haven't figured out how to get the morning paper here yet so them using a tv remote is still in the far future, me thinks. ;)
 
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