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Old 08-22-2008, 08:11 PM   #11
 
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Oh I agree completely - the rules should absolutely not be broken. I was questioning the purpose of the rule, not suggesting they should be ignored in this case.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:14 PM   #12
 
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Anybody watch the race walking? That seems like it would take more energy than jogging.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:54 AM   #13
 
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Only watched a few olympic events. Much rather watch little league world series."Little Pitchers Have Big ears" :D
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:58 AM   #14
 
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I was never really a big fan of the Summer Olympics. The Winter Games are where it's at for me.
The Chinnese basicly pick there athletes from a young age and drill them to be the best sometimes in preschool.

Younger athletes tend to deal with the stress of such a large event better and thus they preform more consistently.

In most countries "great" gymnist dont even begin hard training till the age of 10 now if someone has been drilled in this training at the age of 6-7 then they can be sent in and do good at the age of 12 but do we want to encourage such behavoir?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:39 AM   #15
 
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The Chinnese basicly pick there athletes from a young age and drill them to be the best sometimes in preschool.

Younger athletes tend to deal with the stress of such a large event better and thus they preform more consistently.

In most countries "great" gymnist dont even begin hard training till the age of 10 now if someone has been drilled in this training at the age of 6-7 then they can be sent in and do good at the age of 12 but do we want to encourage such behavoir?
I think that they are children and need to have childhoods and be out playing...not spend 8 hours a day a day in the training center plus whatever school they have but of course they don't go to public school because homeschooling them allows for a lot of leeway (I know some home schooled kids that are kept busy with other stuff most of the day, it doesn't do them any favors) so they probably don't bother with tutors anymore. Not to mention the injuries which can be extreme in all the sports these kids do nowadays...even high school cheerleaders work so hard at it that they rip their joints to shreds. There's gotta be a limit. I like watching this stuff but I also watched Little Girls in Pretty Boxes way too many times.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:53 PM   #16
 
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Speed walkers and a breed of their own! I can not even imagine torquing my pelvis like that for most things let alone walking really fast. They must have a seriously genetically altered pelvic joint to roll their legs like that!

The only thing I really hated from the Olympics was the fact that baseball and softball are taken out now for 2012. I think it would have been better to leave it in and promote inside the system to get other countries into good training programs to better compete. As far as baseball sending pro's to the games, kinda hard when they are all playing at the time. I might see some teams designating players that are now out of the play offs or something but not starters that are needed to win games. The IOC needs to figure out what they want and get baseball and softball back in the games.

No worries here batman, just giving an opinion. Good way to let loose once in a while. 8)
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #17
 
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Speed walkers and a breed of their own! I can not even imagine torquing my pelvis like that for most things let alone walking really fast. They must have a seriously genetically altered pelvic joint to roll their legs like that!
LOL :D
That sucks that baseball and softball are out. They need to take out boxing or do a major overhaul of the rules and the way scoring is handled
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #18
 
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the redeem team got gold
thats awesome
but the Olympics are over that stinks
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:36 PM   #19
 
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I agree, they are over Sucks big time.

Need to be a month long so there can 10x as many events, lol.

Winter olympics, 2 years and counting.
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