Are you going to watch the Olympics?

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Dec 17, 1999
I think the big thing about Michael Johnson at the 96 games was that he won gold in both 200m & 400m.

On a side note, I just finished watching a Mens Beach Volleyball match between Canada & the US............. WOW!!!!! what a great match. Canada came back to win the game after coming back from a 4 point deficat :) :) :)



Elite member
Apr 15, 2000
You mean Al Trautwig? He usually does the Tour de France and the Ironman because he is so knowledgeable in those areas. His commentary is usually very good, if a little dramatic.

This introductory triathlon at the Olympics was NOT an unqualified success. As many of the triathletes know, bike drafting is a controversial issue. Most purists do not like to see any drafting allowed because, unlike most bike races, the triathlon is SUPPOSED to be an individual event. Most triathlons still do not allow drafting. Unfortunately, drafting was allowed in this race. As a consequence, American triathlete Sheila Taormina, who won the swim by something like 37 seconds, was soon caught on the bike leg by the chasing peloton. After a leisurely bike leg, the race simply came down to a question of who was the best runner. Pretty much the same thing happened in the men's race. Aside from those quibbles, I think it was a beautifully staged and well-run triathlon and I hope lots of people get the "bug" as a result.

The swimming has really been the high point of the meet with the rivaly between the U.S. and Australia being even better than I expected. The Ozzies winning the 4 x 100 Free Relay, which the U.S. has never lost was certainly the high point of these games so far. In addition, the Dutch, Italian, and Japanese swimmers have made a very good showing. The rest of the world can now compete with the U.S. in swimming.

Anyway, I'm so stoked, I think I'll go out for a quick spin on my bike! :)



Diamond Member
Nov 3, 1999
barus, 22 feet is impressive. people in high school sure as hell don't get close to 20 feet. how old are you? my quickest time in the 100m was 11.6 as a freshman. hopefully my southern cali championship could bring me to the olympics one day. heh, i'll see sooner or later.


Golden Member
Oct 10, 1999

<< The Olympics are great, but you really have to be there for the experience. Trust me, and go (even if you don't have tickets to any events) next time they're near you. >>

I live right down the street from the olympic venue (well, with traffic it takes about 15-20 minutes), and I gotta agree with this. I've been to the events for three ddays so far, and I won't ever forget it. I'm pretty pooped right now, since I had to get up at 4:30 this morning, but I'm not complaining.

<< I'm watching right now.... Rowing... OMFG I must be bored... >>

This is what I got up at 4:30 this morning to watch. Did you see me? ;)