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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Do you speak German?
    Despite studying it for four years in college and doing a two-year post-doc in Bonn, I am absolutely atrocious at this skill.
    I am a huge fan of Kasparov though...
    Speaking of cheating in sports, did you follow the "toiletgate" scandal in the last world chess championship match, where the defending champ was accused going to the bathroom after each move surrepticiously to consult his computer?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2006...ess.gdnsport31

    What does this have to do with figure skating? The match was in Elista, Kalmykia (President Ilyuzhinov is also presideht of FIDE) -- the very place where Michelle Kwan visited on her second good will mission. (Here she is on the Moscow leg of the trip, with Plushenko and gymnast Svetlana Khorkina. )

    http://exchanges.state.gov/intlathle...ssia/005_2.jpg
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    What I liked so far: team Jamaica in Track & Field (Usain Bolt in particular). They must be doing something differently in their training, and it's not some kind of illegal stimulants.

    What I didn't like: a "cute" little girl lip-synching to another little girl's vocal track at the opening ceremony. The original girl would look just as pretty with a bit of make-up and her hair done:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8rMzPLaadEQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    What I liked so far: team Jamaica in Track & Field (Usain Bolt in particular). They must be doing something differently in their training, and it's not some kind of illegal stimulants.

    What I didn't like: a "cute" little girl lip-synching to another little girl's vocal track at the opening ceremony. The original girl would look just as pretty with a bit of make-up and her hair done:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8rMzPLaadEQ
    They are fantastic. They are all in different US colleges, and most likely training separately.

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    Holy moly! Svetlana Khorkina looks so much different now! Thanks Mathman, for posting that pic! Wow.....

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    A hip hip hooray for Matthew Mitcham! I was basically routing for everyone who would be able to beat the Chinese - but now I am extremely happy

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    Japanese synchronized swimmer fainted in pool at end of performance. Glad she is okay.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/bei...v=ap&type=lgns

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