Waking up the day after MJs pool party. A party with much drama. Broken hearts and finger nails.
What? I'm just trying to be the bigger person here. Besides, he isn't wearing an orange T-shirt.
You should see the other guy.
What a quick recovery!
This animal is called a Moose. It's just like the Goose, just with an M. Obviously in the world of biology the difference is a bit more obvious.
My mother knew the word "Moose" and so my question to her was of course.
What happens when there are....
At least I'm not getting Pa Ingalls wang unlike a certain birthday girl Dinah (yesterday)
Still there are things that you can't protect yourself from. The following can appear to be very painful and that is because they are. Still these athletes keep going and you can only assume that because of this, it is not bad form to laugh at some of it. Other parts are just too mortifying to laugh at. Or at least, when you do, you do it to protect yourself from the horrid thing that just happened. At least that's how I feel. We start the next bit with the most horrible image I found, of a rider in an equestrian discipline who was trampled by his horse.
Then there was the Chinese gymnast who had a little problem with his dismount. This is very cute.
Those hurdles are scary. Looks so painful. Poor woman!
Kids, don't try this at home!
The Spanish Silver
The Spanish Bronze
That's really impressive! For a country like Spain. I realise that if this was the US or China it would be horribly offensive but without knowing what they came to Beijing expecting it's still pretty good.
Now one of those Silver medals, the one in the 49er (Sailing) event could have magically become a gold medal by the swish of a pen at a desk. The drama of it all. Leave it to the southern Europeans to be sore losers. It has to be mentioned here, as I'm singling out the Spanish, that the Italians suddenly smelled Bronze and jumped on the Spanish bandwagon (or 49'er boat) contesting the decision made by the Olympic Judges at the event and later the Jury confirming the Danish win in the 49'er race in a Croatian boat. Funniely enough the Germans decided not to protest because they would rather have a well deserved Bronze medal than a Silver Medal and a bad taste in their mouths for years to come.
Today it was ruled by the CAS officials that the Danish win of the Gold Medal in the 49er race was correct and that the Spanish can take their Silver home and cry about it. So the Danish 49er sailers can now take a deep breath and finally appreciate their Gold as theirs. It can't be taken away from them unless they failed a doping test (which they won't because it would have been detected by now). We thank the Croatians yet again for their generosity and sportsman ship! THANK YOU!
That can't be said for the Spaniards who put the Danish guys through hell and all for nothing. Did they really expect that the Olympic guys hadn't dotted the i's and crossed their t's? Before the Olympic Games you sign a piece of paper saying that you accept the rulings by the Olympic officials. The Spaniards did not do this, and I think it goes against everything the Olympics stand for. The Olympic Spirit is not present in the Spanish Olympic Team. Shame on them.
It's now a standing joke in Denmark that whenever the Spanish either don't qualify, or win the Gold Medal they will protest. This was especially hilarious when a comedy team was sent to do commentary at the Synchronized Swimming event for teams. Oh how I laughed. When they broke the news of the Danish 49er keeping their Gold Medal (in your face Spain!) I didn't believe them. I thought it was just another joke but then it came on TTV. YAY! I don't want to say congratulations to the Danish guys because I've already done that. Besides they won the medal by sailing fantastically.
It's unbecoming being a sore loser, and we saw it yesterday from Spain as well when they won the Silver in the 1000m Canoe for men. He was not happy! Apparently it's a trend for Spain to act like that. Pony up, go home and work on the poor form and come London in 2012. If you spend as much time and effort training as you do protesting and being sore losers you should do quite well. Be grateful you win medals, there are many nations, like Togo and Moldova who would probably give their right arm for a Silver medal - in anything!
Now diving is interesting. I quite like it. Today, or well yesterday I watched the womens 10m diving from the tower. How people can make themselves do handstands up there and jump over the edge is beyond me. The jump where they have their back to the pool is scary because I always worry they are going to hit their head on the platform on the way down. Thankfully there was no such drama. There were a few really bad jumps though as well as near perfect ones from those tiny 16 year old Chinese girls. I swear, the splash went downwards into the water. No water flew upwards. Weird.Anyway, diving outfits are completely CyberPete approved. Less is more you know. Especially on the men - and most especially on my Olympic boyfriend Alexandre Despatie.
3. AthleticsI was watching some of the athletics from yesterday. The thing where they do 2 jumps and ends that by jumping into the sand trap etc. etc. I don't know if it was the Danish coverage that does that or if you all get the same kind. Isn't it rather sporatic and confusing? One moment you are watching some guy doing the jumping thing, the next you saw the Americans doing the 400 meter relay where they dropped the baton (both the men and the women - did someone say butterfingers?) and then it jumped on to show us the spear throwing thing and so on and so forth. There didn't seem to be any sort of direction in it and I couldn't follow any of the scores. Anyway, OUTFITS!
So, Tim when are you jumping into one of these?
I watched a bit of the womens Volleyball match between the US and Cuba (I believe) which was a pretty good match. Why can't I ever manage to catch any of the men competing? Anyway this is how the outfits are.
These outfits aren't too spectacular and I'd say they could be improved a bit. Not just for looks but also for movement. Not very unlike the handball outfits which I've chosen not to feature here because we didn't make the Semi Finals (sour grapes, I think so).
5. Beach Volley
This is probably the sexiest and most exciting sport involving a ball at the Olympics. It's also a relatively new Olympic sport as it was introduced for the first time at the Sydney Games in 2000. I've been trying like a madman to catch a mens match but I've been out of luck. I did catch the US beating China for the Gold medal yesterday. Or at least I think it was the final match. I could be wrong, confusing it with Volleyball.
Anyway those outfits are the most discussed outfits at the Games. Some say that the womens outfits are way too sexy. Personally I don't mind, but I do find that there is a gender discrimination going on. Surely the men should play with their tops off. If it's the matter of the country, name and a number being on the back of the shirt. They could just do what they did at the swimming marathon. Where they painted it on the contestants.
Here are a few examples of this gender discrimination travesty.
The poor lads in their tops
They look like they should take their tops off. Because they are so hot.
Is it a sport or a beachwear/lingerie showcasing
They are quite skimpy all things considering.
Oh dear - plus she wouldn't know what's knickers and what's the bra if it wasn't written on it.
The gymnastics category is everything from the trampoline to floor gymnastics and the balance beam. This is another gender discrimination travesty. The women/girls get away with only wearing a leotard (sequined from time to time) while then men are wearing a full on trousers shirt combo. In all honesty this full on trousers and shirt combo is atrocious. Some more than others obviously due to the country design. The make of this uniform is just appalling and I can't believe they haven't come up with someone a little more trendy or aerodynamic. This is how different the women/girls and mens outfits are.
Thankfully there are other disciplines at the Olympic Games that have nice outfits. We've already seen the swimmers so I just have to mention briefly that I'm so disappointed with their decisions to wear the full on swim suit from Speedo. It's a little sad that we can't perv on the them in the same way we could when they were just wearing that teeny tiny Speedo. Yet apparently the suits are enhancing their performers. Which is odd, because as far as I remember the sexy Michael Phelps - what a body! (here's something for the google search - yay!) didn't wear the full suit but rather just a longer type Speedo pants. Afterall he won 8 Gold Medals!
As you can gather from this, I'd like to see everyone pretty much just wearing a leotard or what the Athletics guys wore. That would be nice but let's be honest those gymnast mens outfits are horrid. Poor lads.
What are your thoughts?