Women have four gold, men have none. Phelps is not an excuse.
Wonder if the Zimbabwe medal count will inflate by several orders of magnitude before the swimming is over?
camFreedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic
i'm more comfortable floating around a lake, wearing a lifejacket as a diaper, drinking a nice big bottle of imported beer.
Don't take my word for it, though. Take the word of others.
Don't take my word for it, though. Take the word of others.--The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
On the other hand, we have an article that mentions that all other things being held equal, an ability to exploit a unique stroke due to having unusually large feet and unusual lung capacity make the difference based on observations of Phelps and other swimmers and computer models of an animal thought to be the ideal swimming machine.
I'll take the large feet over the height.
You'd never guess you were from Cincinnati would you?--The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
Oh, wait, I'm still in Ohio.
Amount of difference a gold medal (or any other colour) for Canada makes in my life: zero.
Amount of difference that the $2.5 billion or more of tax dollars being wasted on the Whistler 2010 Olympics would make in my family's life: over $500 for every citizen in BC.
Bah. Humbug. Grumble.
I have a tv, but no cable, antenna, or satellite dish. It is for movies and games only.
I don't mind paying for them but then I plan on hanging out in Whistler for those two weeks. I might even volunteer for something.
Bread and circuses. Not for me, thanks.
Also, I bet that the Zimbabwe swimmer hasn't even been there in at least a decade.
When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?
Australia has no rock stars .
 - apart from those electricians.
perhaps AUian researchers have fallen behind in the performance enhancing drugs race...
--------It's political correctness gone mad!
Like Russell Crowe infamously said, ``Losing my virginity was a very odd experience. Her mother was right there watching the whole thing. When we were done, the mother looked and me and said `you BAAAAAAAAAAAAHstard.'''
Destroy All Planets
Listen to me Barry. I’m an iron-man, your brother’s an iron-man, your mum’s an iron-man. We’re all iron-men. And what have we got in common? We’ve all bagged The Bermagui Bronze! And now it’s your turn! Go out there and come third! Come third like a real Australian athlete!