Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympic Saturday

If one person can win 8 gold medals in swimming, doesn't that mean there are too many swimming events?

Is there are more exciting 10 seconds in world sport than the Men's 100 Final at the Olympics?

Did the Beijing pool constructors make the pool length 49 metres or are human beings becoming more like fish?

North Korea has more medals than Canada (even after we won 3 today). Does that strike anyone as odd?

Will Donovan Bailey's Olympic Record of 9.84 seconds in the 100m fall in about 1 minute?

4 Comments:

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Miss Canthus said...

Yes, definitely too many medals in swimming!!! When a person can win more than one gold in a day, there is something wrong!! It also gets boring. I think they should get rid of the 50m, 100m and 200m and just have a 150m.

The 100m was very exciting!! Donovan Bailey was on CBC quite a few times during the course of the event. He was very interesting and entertaining, as he was born in Jamaica and could discuss the country's support of runners (50,000 turn out to watch a high school track meet!!). He predicts that this day will be a holiday in years to come, called Usain Bolt Day.

Check the CBC website for discussions regarding our lack of medals for Canada, especially last week. You can find them under Comments beneath an Olympic story.

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger Vimaljit said...

Singapore got a silver after so many years.....finally

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Tom Gara said...

yes, yes, no, no, yes, yes

:)

I wrote a story about how technology has helped break records at the Olympics, check it out if interested...

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger eLdon said...

yess! ... I totally agree with the swimming thing. It's just not fair. It's like devaluing every other event for athletes have to work so much more for any medal at all.

 

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