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The lesser known events of the Olympiad

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With the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing just a few days away, I thought I would bring you up to speed on some of the less popular Olympic events.RacewalkingFaster than walking, but not quite...

2008 Beijing Olympics Photo Caption Contest #1

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Please submit your caption to this picture as a comment to this post. The winner will receive an official 2008 Beijing Olympics face mask*.*No actual prizes will be awarded. This contest is for...

2008 Beijing Olympics Photo Caption Contest #2

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Please submit your caption to this picture as a comment to this post. The winner will receive an official 2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze Medal for Racewalking*.*No actual prizes will be awarded. This...

Hey Guys Hey!

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I might not have the cult following of The Chili Guy, the journalism skills of Scoops Gonzalez, or the smooth game spitting skills of Dungeon Master Jim, but I can proudly say that my blog was...

Beijing 2008 Olympics All-Name Team

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1st TEAM HOOKER DestineeU.S, Women's Track & FieldHer parents did not have high expectations. TAKESHITA YoshieJapan, Women's Volleyball TAKESHITA YurikoJapan, Women's Kayak CLAPP StubbyCanada,...

Cormier brings experience & 85 mph fastball to Canadian Olympic Team

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Here's one for the "Where are they now?" file.It turns out that former Major League journeyman Rheal Cormier is pitching for the Canadian Olympic Baseball Team. At age 41, Cormier is the oldest...

What's next for Michael Phelps?

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Michael Phelps has already accomplished more on the water than Ferdinand Magellan. He has won 14 gold medals, including 8 during the Beijing Olympics. He has virtually re-written the record book...

Olympic Racewalking Live Blog

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I will be writing a live blog for the Women's 20K Olympic Racewalking event at midnight (ET) using newfangled live blogging software from CoveritLive.This is the Comcast program description for...

Could 'Swimming with the Stars' be next?

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Many have speculated that one of the TV networks will try to cash in on the increased (and short-lived) popularity of swimming that has resulted from the Summer Olympics. Some have predicted that...

I don't see the logic of Olympic basketball #'s

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In the Olympics, basketball players are only allowed to wear jersey numbers 4 through 15. I guess the reasoning is that it makes it simpler for referees to signal to their partners and scorers,...

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