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  • 2008 Olympics in Beijing

    Whose getting ready for the 2008 Summer Olympics?

    I sure am. Go U.S.A. We are going to win the most medals. It should be a great summer olympics.

    Speaking of Olympics, who has been to previous Olympics or are planning to go in future Olympics?

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    I haven't been to any Olympics yet, but i plan to go to 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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      Originally posted by DLR_FAN View Post
      I haven't been to any Olympics yet, but i plan to go to 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
      me too!!!
      Good morning, son
      In twenty years from now
      Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
      And I can tell you 'bout today
      And how I picked you up and everything changed
      It was pain
      Sunny days and rain
      I knew you'd feel the same things...


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        Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
        me too!!!

        Have you gotten your tickets yet for 2010 olympics yet. If not when do they come out.

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          Originally posted by DLR_FAN View Post
          Have you gotten your tickets yet for 2010 olympics yet. If not when do they come out.
          No.. all in know is that for canada residents you can buy them in sept. not sure about the rest of the world lol
          Good morning, son
          In twenty years from now
          Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
          And I can tell you 'bout today
          And how I picked you up and everything changed
          It was pain
          Sunny days and rain
          I knew you'd feel the same things...


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            I've never to the Olympics, but my parents went to a lot of events during the 1984 Los Angeles games. My dad was a high school track/basketball coach at the time, and he was asked to be a judge for one of the track events, so they got free passes into everything!

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              No, I'm not excited about them at all

              As for the U.S. winning the most medals, I dunno. We'll have a great team, but China is going to be pretty tough this year. It'll be fun to watch.

              I've been to 4 Games; LA '84, Calgary '88, Atlanta '96 and Salt Lake 2002. I have plans to go to Vancouver, but am doing a wait and see for it because of finances and such. CoSport is the ticket agent for Beijing for all US sales, but I'm not sure if they are doing Vancouver or not.

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                I covered the rowing and canoeing events at Lake Casitas - near Ojai, CA for the 84 games. I was sports director for a Ventura radio station.

                I also spent some time in the media center in LA, and got to attend the Opening Ceremonies - a never-to-be-forgotten evening at the Coliseum.

                For what it it is worth, I'm tired of the over-commercialization and the politics involved with the Games. And I have problems with them being staged in Beijing. And I enjoy watching the events of the Winter Games more.

                But I'm sure I'll be watching at least a good deal of the time. The Olympic Trials have been exciting.

                -- Barry
                God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                  Re: 2008 Olympics in Beijing

                  I covered the rowing and canoeing events at Lake Casitas - near Ojai, CA for the '84 games. I was sports director for a Ventura radio station.

                  I also spent some time in the media center in LA, and got to attend the Opening Ceremonies - a never-to-be-forgotten evening at the Coliseum.

                  For what it it is worth, I'm tired of the over-commercialization and the politics involved with the Games. And I have problems with them being staged in Beijing. And I enjoy watching the events of the Winter Games more.

                  But I'm sure I'll be watching at least a good deal of the time. The Olympic Trials have been exciting.

                  -- Barry
                  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                    Never been, but a friend of mine went to the '96 games in Atlanta (she won a trip from a radio station).

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                      Originally posted by DLR_FAN View Post
                      Have you gotten your tickets yet for 2010 olympics yet. If not when do they come out.
                      2010 tickets will be available either this September or October (after Beijing). check the website for more info:
                      http://www.vancouver2010.com/en
                      If you are in Vancouver this summer, some of the venues have tours available now:
                      2010 Winter Games venue tours

                      One guy I went to high school with is competing in Beijing with the Canadian wrestling team.

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                        Nothing could be better than the 84 LA Olympics. So no, I'm not going, although I might watch a couple of events on TV. I'm not that thrilled with the Games being in Beijing, given China's human rights record and Tibet policy, but perhaps this could help open China up in that respect somewhat.

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