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Forgot to mention that the Women's US Olympic Soccer team kicked Greece in the pants yesterday 3-0. Whoo hoo.

And I'm really excited about Michael Phelps. I hope he wins all 7.

I miss the days when the summer olympics were during my school break and I could watch as much of it as I wanted to. Alas. I think I will miss most of the things I want to see this year. Sigh.

Current Mood: excited excited

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From: bodnej Date: August 12th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, yay.

When is women's volleyball on?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 12th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
who cares? ;-)
From: bodnej Date: August 12th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Me!

Whoever made women's beach volleyball an olympic sport is a genius. I can't think of another reason to watch the Olympics :-)

glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: August 12th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

> And I'm really excited about Michael Phelps. I hope he wins all 7.

I imagine you'll forgive me if I hope Mr. Phelps falls a little short of the mark. :)

(At least nobody on the US team was silly enough to say something like Gary Hall Jr's line "we will smash them like guitars" about the Australians this time.)



estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 12th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not so much cheering for Mr. Phelps because he's an American. I think he's an incredible swimmer. He has a really clean stroke and an amazing versatility And he can't have reached his peak yet. He's barely 19. Sheesh!
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: August 12th, 2004 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

He's an amazing swimmer, no doubt of that.
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: August 14th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just watched the 400m IM. Great performance - in a class of his own in that race. No doubt he'll have plenty more medals to go with that one.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 14th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I missed it, of course, but I'm sure I'll see more. He's really amazing. I'd even cheer for him if he were Australian or something equally un-American. ;-)
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: August 16th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
(There's another great swimmer that I've been hoping for gold medals for, that Michael Phelps would be swimming against in some races; that was my main reason for not hoping he'd get all 8. If Phelps won all of those, Ian Thorpe would have to miss out on some medals I had hoped he'd get. And I think Ian is a pretty amazing swimmer.)

That was one heck of a 200m freestyle final.

Great as he plainly is (you only have to watch him swim to see it), I think Phelps will very likely have his big games in 2008.

Way back in 1968 there was a big buzz about a young male swimmer going into the games; he had set some records and was looking very good. There were big predictions about how well he would do. In the end, he didn't quite meet the ambitious predictions for those games.

His name was Mark Spitz.
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