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Author:  Hyack [ Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:22 pm ]
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Canadians on deck at the Games through Monday

CANADIANS ON DAY 2

BADMINTON

. Andrew Dabeka of Ottawa and Anna Rice of North Vancouver, B.C., in early-round singles action.


BOXING

. Adam Trupish of Windsor, Ont., faces Bakhyt Sarsekbayev of Kazakhstan in his opening fight in the welterweight (69-kg) division.

CYCLING

. Alexandra Wrubleski of Regina, Erinne Willock of Victoria and Leigh Hobson of Cambridge, Ont. in the women's road race.

DRESSAGE

. Kyle Carter of Calgary, Michael Winter of Toronto, Sandra Donnelly of Calgary and Selena O'Hanlon of Elgin, Ont., Samantha Taylor, of Richmond, B.C., in Day 2 of the three-day individual event in Hong Kong.

FENCING

. Igor Tikhomirov of Richmond Hill, Ont. in the men's individual epee.

JUDO

. Sasha Mehmedovic of Toronto in the men's half-lightweight event.

ROWING

Men

. Lightweight double sculls, lightweight four and men's eight all hold heats

Women

. Lightweight double sculls, women's quad and women's quad hold their heats

SAILING

. The 49er open class has its first three races, while the open finn and women's yngling each have their third and fourth races.

SWIMMING

Men

. Brian Johns of Richmond, B.C., is in the 400m individual medley final

. Ryan Cochrane of Victoria is the first alternate in the men's 400m, freestyle final

. Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., and Colin Russell, of Oshawa, Ont., in the men's 200m freestyle heats

. Jake Tapp of Langley, B.C. in the heats for the 100m backstroke

. The men's 4x100m freestyle team in the heats portion.

Women

. The women's 4x100m freesyle relay team is in the final

. Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont., in the women's heats for the 100m backstroke

. Annamay Pierse of Edmonton and Jillian Tyler of Calgary in the women's 100m breaststroke heats

. Savanah King of Toronto and Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield, Que. compete in the 400m freestyle heats.

TENNIS

. Frederic Niemeyer of Sherbrooke, Ont., in opening-round singles play

. Niemeyer teams up with Daniel Nestor of Toronto in men's doubles.

TRAP SHOOTING

. Giuseppe Di Salvatore of Surrey, B.C. continues men's qualifying with the finals later in the day.

. Avianna Chao of Toronto has qualifying and finals in the women's 10-metre air pistol.

WATER POLO

. Men's team begins round-robin play against Spain.

CANADIANS ON DAY 3

ARCHERY

. Men's team competes in medal round.

BADMINTON

. Andrew Dabeka of Ottawa and Anna Rice of North Vancouver, B.C., in early-round action.

CANOE/KAYAK

. David Ford of Edmonton in kayak and James Cartwright of Ottawa in canoe slalom heats.

EQUESTRIAN

. Kyle Carter of Calgary, Michael Winter of Toronto, Sandra Donnelly of Calgary and Selena O'Hanlon of Elgin, Ont., Samantha Taylor, of Richmond, B.C., in Day 2 of the three-day individual event in Hong Kong.

FENCING

. Jujie Luan of Edmonton women's foil.

JUDO

. Nicholas Tritton of Perth, Ont., in men's lightweight.

ROWING

. The women's pair races in a repechage

SAILING

. Men's 470, women's yngling and the open divisions of the 49er and the finn.

. Zachary Plavsic of Vancouver in the men's RS:X.

. Nikola Girke of West Vancouver, B.C., in the women's RS:X.

SWIMMING

Men

. Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., and Colin Russell of Oshawa, Ont., in the men's 200-metre freestyle semifinal.

. Adam Sioui of Trenton, Ont. races in the 200-metre butterfly heat.

Women

. Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge, Que., in the women's 100 metre butterfly final

. Savannah King of Toronto and Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield, Que., in the women's 400-metre freestyle final.

. Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont., in the women's 100-metre backstroke semifinal, and 200-metre freestyle and 200-metre individual medley heats.

. Genevieve Saumur of Montreal in women's 200-metre freestyle heats

. Erica Morningstar of Regina in the 200-metre individual medley heats.

TENNIS

. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Frederic Niemeyer of Sherbrooke, Ont., continue in men's singles action.

. Niemeyer teams up with Daniel Nestor of Toronto in men's doubles.

TRAP SHOOTING

. Susan Nattrass of Edmonton goes for gold.

WEIGHTLIFTING

. Jasvir Singh of Burnaby, B.C. is in the men's bantamweight.

Author:  erik06 [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:49 am ]
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No medals through four days... getting embarrassing now.

Author:  ManifestDestiny [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:23 am ]
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WOW pretty bad. You guys should take some money away from welfare programs and give it to olympic programs.

Author:  saturn_656 [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:43 am ]
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Even the athletic powerhouse of Kazakhstan has got a couple medals, and we haven't gotten any?

The word "pathetic" keeps springing to mind...

Author:  Heavy_Metal [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:54 am ]
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ManifestDestiny ManifestDestiny:
WOW pretty bad. You guys should take some money away from welfare programs and give it to olympic programs.


yah yah.....we'll see you in the winter olympics....the one that matters.. :rock:

Author:  saturn_656 [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:01 am ]
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Heavy_Metal Heavy_Metal:
ManifestDestiny ManifestDestiny:
WOW pretty bad. You guys should take some money away from welfare programs and give it to olympic programs.


yah yah.....we'll see you in the winter olympics....the one that matters.. :rock:


We should be doing at least as good as the Aussies, a country of similar size and population. They've gotten nine.

Jesus even poor, impoverished North Korea has gotten seven so far. CBC has the medal standings on their main page.

1 China 13 3 4 20
2 United States 7 6 8 21
3 South Korea 5 6 1 12
74 Canada 0 0 0 0

74th... Canada Kicks Ass! :lol:

Author:  Heavy_Metal [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:30 am ]
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saturn_656 saturn_656:
Heavy_Metal Heavy_Metal:
ManifestDestiny ManifestDestiny:
WOW pretty bad. You guys should take some money away from welfare programs and give it to olympic programs.


yah yah.....we'll see you in the winter olympics....the one that matters.. :rock:


We should be doing at least as good as the Aussies, a country of similar size and population. They've gotten nine.

Jesus even poor, impoverished North Korea has gotten seven so far. CBC has the medal standings on their main page.

1 China 13 3 4 20
2 United States 7 6 8 21
3 South Korea 5 6 1 12
74 Canada 0 0 0 0

74th... Canada Kicks Ass! :lol:


...but it's the summer Olympics....summer....we be a winter country....let the world have the summers....winter's OURS!!!!

Author:  saturn_656 [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:44 am ]
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Heavy_Metal Heavy_Metal:
...but it's the summer Olympics....summer....we be a winter country....let the world have the summers....winter's OURS!!!!


Russia is a winter nation too, they've gotten nine.

The Nordic Countries (all winter nations if you didn't know) have managed to win four medals between them.

We sent one of the largest contingents to Beijing and they are simply not performing.

That US swimmer, Phelps is his name I believe, will win more medals than the entire Canadian contingent.

Perhaps we should save the money and simply not participate in the summer olympics and save ourselves the embarassement.

Author:  crystalsm [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:21 am ]
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The only sport I'm really interested in watching is the Volleyball... I don't think we even have a team competing in Volleyball, do we?

Author:  Wally_Sconce [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:32 am ]
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We may not be a medal winning nation, but we do well.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:41 am ]
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saturn_656 saturn_656:
Heavy_Metal Heavy_Metal:
ManifestDestiny ManifestDestiny:
WOW pretty bad. You guys should take some money away from welfare programs and give it to olympic programs.


yah yah.....we'll see you in the winter olympics....the one that matters.. :rock:


We should be doing at least as good as the Aussies, a country of similar size and population. They've gotten nine.

Jesus even poor, impoverished North Korea has gotten seven so far. CBC has the medal standings on their main page.

1 China 13 3 4 20
2 United States 7 6 8 21
3 South Korea 5 6 1 12
74 Canada 0 0 0 0

74th... Canada Kicks Ass! :lol:


The Aussi’s are winning all their medals in the pool, guess who built that program? Canadian’s.

Now the Aussie’s are running it on their own and after watching some of the female swimming, I’ve come to the concussion that the IOC needs to be doing a bit more off season drug testing on their swim team. Jezzz some of those Aussie women have bigger backs and shoulders than half the males in the men’s competition.

And when it comes to the US it’s not how many medals they win, it’s how many that are taken away after and before the next games in 4 years. They just about hit 10 gold this time around and have already sent a female swimmer home for a positive test..

I’d like to say I’m proud that we’re losing clean but I can’t. It’s time to join the rest of the world and juice for everyone.

Author:  IcedCap [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:41 am ]
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I think someone forget to tell the Canadian team we aren't boycotting after all

Author:  robmik43 [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:29 pm ]
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Canada has 332 athletes participating, the US has 596.
The US has 10 times our population. Figure it out.
Great Britain sent 312 athletes, and their population is twice ours.

We are perfectly content to send the 25th or 35th best
in the world in EVERYTHING, then we moan, and many athletes
moan, because they inevitably prove exactly where they
belong in the standings.

Author:  ManifestDestiny [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:33 pm ]
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even vietnam has a medal.

Author:  ridenrain [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:39 pm ]
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Last olympics where we placed at the top 5 was 84 LA. I think that's because China, Cuba and the rest of the godless communists boycotted.

this is a pretty good resource for this sort of thing:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008 ... T_MAP.html

I was thinking about dirt poor African countries and how their runners win almost all the marathons yet they don't have the money for shoes. Kinda makes you think it's genetic? Some comedian said that's why white folks invented the triathelon, because poor countries can't afford the bicycles.

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