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Old 02-25-2006, 01:56 PM   #481
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Who cares about image? They're athletes not policy makers. I like Olympic team to be full of athletes with college mindset of hey we're in the olympics lets go get have some drinks and cause some trouble.
The Olympics are international and they are all about image, like it or not. Behavior and arrogance are relevant issues.

I am aware that they are not policy makers. Maybe they should all run around in togas like Animal House
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The Olympics are international and they are all about image, like it or not. Behavior and arrogance are relevant issues.

I am aware that they are not policy makers. Maybe they should all run around in togas like Animal House
I don't expect Olympic athletes to be saints, either, but I don't expect them to get drunk and get into fights. This stuff was stupid.
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Bode Miller hada a horrible Olympics. Maybe he should have spent some of those late nights resting up or consider being kept in check. Definitely looks like arse and half after the past couple of weeks. Same with Hedrick.
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Bode Miller probably spent more time partying than he did competing and practicing and doing the things he should have been doing. He did indeed have a horrible Olympics.
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Who cares about image? They're athletes not policy makers. I like Olympic team to be full of athletes with college mindset of hey we're in the olympics lets go get have some drinks and cause some trouble.
Last I checked, athletes participated as part of a national team, not as individual superstars.

If Nike wants to hold the games, then they can have their stable of ego-stars do their thing.
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I hope that NBC shows the 5000m race today and especially the reactions of Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen and their sheer joy for one another. What a wonderful example of teammates sharing in the moment and they put Hedrick and Davis to utter shame.

As for athletes partying and what not - an awful lot of money is invested in them by their national Olympic committees, and once they accept the responsibility of representing their country at an international competition, they should meet a certain level of decorum.
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Canada's athletes made us proud of them at this Olympics. There were some disappointments but overall Canadian participants gave it their best and competed hard. I imagine Cindy Klassen will be carrying our flag at the closing ceremonies, 5 medals at one games is a tremendous achievement. Canadian women accounted for two-thirds of our medals too, thanks ladies. Many of our athletes just missed making the podium reaching personal bests and being competitive. We have 13 Wooden medals, Vancouver should be an awesome Olympics for Canada in 2010. Congratulations to Canada's Olympic team and to all the other athletes who competed in Torino.

Go Finland in men's hockey!!!

GOLD

* Jennifer Heil - Freestyle Skiing - Women's Moguls
* Duff Gibson - Men's Skeleton
* Chandra Crawford - Cross-Country Skiing - Women's Sprint
* Team Canada - Women's Ice Hockey
* Cindy Klassen - Speed Skating - Women's 1,500m
* Clara Hughes - Speed Skating - Women's 5,000m
* Team Canada - Men's Curling

SILVER

* Beckie Scott and Sara Renner - Cross Country Skiing - Women's Team Sprint
* Jeff Pain - Men's Skeleton
* Cindy Klassen - Speed Skating - Women's 1,000m
* Team Canada - Speed Skating - Men's Team Pursuit
* Team Canada - Speed Skating - Women's Team Pursuit
* Pierre Lueders and Lascelles Brown - Men's Two-man Bobsleigh
* Kristina Groves - Speed Skating - Women's 1,500m
* Team Canada - Short-Track - Women's 3,000m Relay
* Francois-Louis Tremblay - Short Track - Men's 500m
* Team Canada - Short Track - Men's 5,000m relay

BRONZE

* Cindy Klassen - Speedskating - Women's 3,000m
* Cindy Klassen - Speedskating - Women's 5,000m
* Anouk Leblanc-Boucher - Short Track - Women's 500m
* Jeffrey Buttle - Men's Figure Skating
* Melissa Hollingsworth-Richards - Women's Skeleton
* Dominique Maltais - Women's Snowboard Cross
* Team Canada - Women's Curling

FOURTH

* Erik Guay - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super-G
* Kelly VanderBeek - Alpine Skiing - Women's Super-G
* Francois Bourque - Alpine Skiing - Men's Giant Slalom
* Helen Upperton and Heather Moyse - Women's Bobsleigh
* Marc-Andre Moreau - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls
* Paul Boehm - Men's Skeleton
* Maelle Ricker - Women's Snowboard Cross
* Charles Hamelin - Short Track - Men's 1,500m
* Kalyna Roberge - Short Track - Women's 500m
* Beckie Scott - Cross Country Skiing - Women's Sprint
* Pierre Lueders, Ken Kotyk, Morgan Alexander, Lascelles Brown - Four-man Bobsleigh
* Eric Bedard - Short Track - Men's 500m
* Tania Vicent - Short Track - Women's 1,000m

FIFTH

* Jasey-Jay Anderson - Men's Snowboard Cross
* Arne Dankers - Speedskating - Men's 5,000m
* Kristina Groves - Speedskating - Women's 1,000m
* Amanda Overland - Short Track - Women's 1,000m
* Amanda Overland - Short Track - Women's 1,500m
* Kyle Nissen - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials
* Joannie Rochette - Women's Figure Skating
* Genevieve Simard - Alpine Skiing - Women's Giant Slalom
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Regarding Bode Miller and behaviour at the games. Thousands of people around the world dream about competing at the Olympics. It is the only sporting event which brings top athletes from all the different disciplines of sport. Competitors from all over the world share moments of victory and loss, under the glare of the world. Many of these athletes compete in sports which have little to no media coverage so once every 4 years, they get recognition for all their hard work by the world. Olympic medals are the rarest championship in sport, they are revered by athletes.

For any athlete to go to the Olympic games, disregard the competitions, party hard before competing or not care about winning is an insult to the thousands of people who dream about competing at the Olympics. It is disrespectful of fellow teammates, coaching staff, friends and family, and sponsors. People make sacrifices just to compete and do so with the support of many other people, winning is great but doing your best is the most important. Athletes along the lines of Bode Miller do a disservice for their sport and their country at an event like the Olympics.
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I have no problem with partying b/c it does go on with the athletes from what I understand BUT the way these guys are saying, they abused that privilege.
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I have no problem with partying b/c it does go on with the athletes from what I understand BUT the way these guys are saying, they abused that privilege.
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Awesome, Canada.
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Regarding Bode Miller and behaviour at the games. Thousands of people around the world dream about competing at the Olympics. It is the only sporting event which brings top athletes from all the different disciplines of sport. Competitors from all over the world share moments of victory and loss, under the glare of the world. Many of these athletes compete in sports which have little to no media coverage so once every 4 years, they get recognition for all their hard work by the world. Olympic medals are the rarest championship in sport, they are revered by athletes.

For any athlete to go to the Olympic games, disregard the competitions, party hard before competing or not care about winning is an insult to the thousands of people who dream about competing at the Olympics. It is disrespectful of fellow teammates, coaching staff, friends and family, and sponsors. People make sacrifices just to compete and do so with the support of many other people, winning is great but doing your best is the most important. Athletes along the lines of Bode Miller do a disservice for their sport and their country at an event like the Olympics.


http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/tor...v=ap&type=lgns

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"It does matter that it's the Olympics. I just did it my way. I'm not a martyr, and I'm not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here."
Well, he's not a matyr or a do-gooder, but I don't think he quite "rocked" either .

The NBC guy just said something like: "I don't care about Bode not getting a medal or not doing well. I care about Bode not seeming to care."
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:52 AM   #495
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If you're going to be obnoxious, you better have medals to back it up.
No kidding.

Otherwise you're just a twit.
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