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Old 08-12-2008, 11:38 AM
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Also competitions where the US athletes are not favourites to win are not being telecast in the US. unless one stays up at 3am to watch some channel on direct TV or whatever.
This also upsets my dad. His favorite sports are the shooting events and the wrestling. Most of the shooting is only found online except for three times when it's on cable as part of multiple event coverage. And he has neither cable tv nor a computer!
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:46 AM
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Princess Anne watching the equestrian competition 11.08
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:51 AM
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And I love the US Team's berets (here on Lindsay Davenport, but it looks best on Kobe Bryant) and the Spanish team's hats (on Rafa Nadal)

I wasn't too fond of the look of the US team. I did like Poland and one other country who's name escapes me where the women wore cocktail type sleeveless dresses to march in. I think that was a really nice classy look for the evening event. And then there was the Hungarian women in their floral print suits.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:56 AM
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NBCOlympics.com - Gymnasts rally for a bronze

Congrats to the Men's Gymnastics Team on their Bronze medal! No one really expected them to medal without them Hamm twins - me included. They really did have an incredible meet.

But speaking of tennis, if Federer and Nadal play each other, even for a medal, I wonder if it'll make it onto US tv considering they're not American athletes.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:59 AM
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The opening ceremony was the most beautiful I have ever seen. The lights the choregraphy everything was perfect. This is my favorite Olympic of all time.
My favorite part was the giant footprint fireworks that approached the stadium.......until I found out they were fake! They were actually computer generated because they decided it would be too dangerous to launch fireworks with a helicopter overhead. That never occured to me when I was watching it on tv.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:07 PM
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Infanta Pilar, her son Bruno Gomez Acebo and his wife Barbara watch the match of tennis Rafa Nadal-Lleyton Hewitt

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:31 PM
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According to El Mundo, Felipe has left from Beijing today. He is going to Paraguay and Dominican Republic in a couple of days. According to spanish papers, Letizia returned to Spain on Sunday.
Prince Felipe at the waterpolo match
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:10 PM
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According to El Mundo, Felipe has left from Beijing today. He is going to Paraguay and Dominican Republic in a couple of days. According to spanish papers, Letizia returned to Spain on Sunday.
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that dress does not seems to go well with her but nice colour as for the hand kiss albert did it for the media attention
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:19 PM
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:26 PM
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and how about the hulabaloo about the little girl singer. That the singer we saw "mimed" the song and she was picked because she was cute. And the original singer was not allowed to sing because she was not cute enough.
In my opinion, she was cute, but her teeth were a little crooked. Big whoop! They could have styled her hair with some curls, plop a bow in it, and stick her in a cute dress, and tada!!!! Cute singer with a perfect voice.
Poor kid. Now she is gonna live her life with the stigma of not being cute enough to sing her song on t.v.
I'm very disappointed in China right now for their decisions.
It almost seems as if they "cheated" on the opening ceremonies.
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Hi everyone.

Can i post photos of Sheikha Maitha from the Olympics opening here or in the UAE Royal family section?

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:36 PM
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About that what sesa wrote:
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Btw not only singing buy fireworks too.

About Sheikha Adnan08 try on royals and the 2008 olympic games thread.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:37 PM
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Bob Costas who is a Greek and a sports newscaster for NBC, made a pointed remark during the Opening Ceremonies that China spent $300,000,000 for the games. 10 times as much as Greece. I suppose no one told him Greece has 10 million people and does not sell to the whole wide world almost everything they consume.......It is a much smaller poorer country. Still there were no smoking mirrors. They put on a real show.

Anyway How about Phelps? What a swimmer that boy!. I am waiting for today's results to find out how he did.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:20 PM
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This also upsets my dad. His favorite sports are the shooting events and the wrestling. Most of the shooting is only found online except for three times when it's on cable as part of multiple event coverage. And he has neither cable tv nor a computer!
The men's trap shooting was on Sunday afternoon on MSNBC. I also love to watch the shooting sports and let me tell you these guys are tremendous shots. The gold medal winner from the Czech Republic went 25 for 25 in the final round
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Are any of the Swedish Royal Family supporting their teams in China?
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:41 PM
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Are any of the Swedish Royal Family supporting their teams in China?
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Beijing on the 15th August, and stay until the end of the Olympics.

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Norwegian Queen Sonja talks with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark during the preliminary group B Handball match Denmark vs Korea at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games, Beijing, China, 12 August 2008.

I wonder what Frederik did /said that caused Sonja's shocked face expression.

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Old 08-12-2008, 04:15 PM
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About Pss Anne it must be little hard for her that her girl is not there...
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Princes of Asturias comment for the humorous duo "Gomaespuma" on their impressions on the ceremony of opening of the Games of Pekin 08


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