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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2012, 08:29:01 am »
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2012, 08:58:23 am »
I'm glad for Michael Phelps that he got his twentieth medal, and that it was gold.  :)
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2012, 09:24:18 pm »
Quick update ...

Our (Canadian, woman's) soccer team beat out Great Britain by a score of 2 to nothing today. Since their initial lost to Japan (2-1) they haven't posted another loss & now they've made it to the semi-finals - against the Americans. In the other semi-final match up, France will meet up with the #1 team, Japan.

Not bad girls ... quite a step up from last year's 16th (of 16) placement at the World's.

BTW, the last time a Canadian team medalled in the Summer Olympics, the men's basketball team earned a silver medal - in 1936.
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 03:34:01 am »
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2012, 09:20:45 am »
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2012, 09:31:21 am »
Yesterday, the double amputee Oscar 'Blade Runner' Pistorius (from South Africa) came in second in his heat and will be competing today in the semi-final of the 400 m race.


He's not expected to medal, but he might just make it to the finals.

In an interview, he said that he'd always been athletic and when he was a kid, he believed that he simply had different kind of shoes.
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2012, 09:57:15 am »
Yesterday, the double amputee Oscar 'Blade Runner' Pistorius (from South Africa) came in second in his heat and will be competing today in the semi-final of the 400 m race.


He's not expected to medal, but he might just make it to the finals.

In an interview, he said that he'd always been athletic and when he was a kid, he believed that he simply had different kind of shoes.

THat´s awesome...I love that he finally were allowed to compete. I keep my fingers crossed he will do a exellent heat both semi-final and final.

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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2012, 12:36:31 pm »
I love his shoes comment.. that's fab! Team gb are doing great.. 3 golds in an hr last night and 3 medals in 5 mins today!
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2012, 09:55:21 pm »
Well, Pistorius came in last in his 400m semi-finals. He will again run in a relay race later on during these Olympics.

Also, concerning the Canadian women's soccer team, they will play with the Americans in their semi-finals. They're record against the Americans?  3 wins, 5 ties and some 43 losses! That's what I call underdogs!  ;)

BTW, it's been about 11 years since the last win for Canada.
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Re: London Olympics - News & Views
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2012, 12:46:46 am »
Oscar Pistorius is certainly easy on the eyes.