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    London 2012 Olympic Games

    I don't know about you, but I'm mad about the Olympics -- Summer or Winter. Unusually for a Brazilian, I like the Olympics way more than the soccer World Cup, and one of the most amazing things I've ever done was being a volunteer in the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

    Too bad I can't just stay at home and watch every competition I can... so, who's going to follow the London Olympics? What are your favourite sports? Who are your favourite athletes?

    Here go my medal predictions for Team Brazil:

    Gold (6)
    soccer, men
    Alison/Emanuel, beach volleyball, men
    Tiago Camilo, judo
    Mayra Aguiar, judo
    Cesar Cielo, swimming 50m freestyle
    Scheidt/Prada, sailing Star

    Silver (8)
    soccer, women
    Juliana/Larissa, beach volleyball, women
    Sarah Menezes, judo
    Leandro Guilheiro, judo
    Cesar Cielo, swimming 100m freestyle
    Arthur Zanetti, gymnastics, rings
    Fabiana Murer, pole vault
    Maurren Maggi, long jump

    Bronze (6)
    Everton Lopes, boxing
    volleyball, men
    basketball, men
    Rafaela Silva, judo
    volleyball, women
    Diego Hypolito, gymnastics, floor

    No medals predicted, but seeing them winning something wouldn't surprise me:
    handball, women (I see them in the semifinals, though)
    Bruno Fratus, swimming, 50m freestyle
    Rafael Silva, judo
    Erika Miranda, judo
    Natalia Falavigna, taekwondo

    These ones claim to have medal chances, but would surprise me if they actually get one:
    track and field, men's 4x100 relay
    Thiago Pereira, swimming 4x100 medley

    And here are the Arubans in the Olympic Games:

    http://www.london2012.com/athletes/c...uba/index.htmx

    Cheers

    Marcio

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    I will go with all of Andrea's swimming predictions. She IS the EXPERT on the swimmers and probably divers as well.

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    hahahahahaha
    i'll have my predictions up soon

    when the swimming quals were on a few weeks ago, i was too busy to watch.
    suffice it to say, florida gators are sending some great swimmers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I will go with all of Andrea's swimming predictions. She IS the EXPERT on the swimmers and probably divers as well.

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    Marcio,
    Good luck with your Brazilian team....although we all root for team USA, we wish all the athletes the best....and hopefully for our adopted island of Aruba they bring home some medals as well !!!!
    Will be sitting in front of TV watching as much as I can....can't wait to see opening tonight !!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    UK Olympics

    How wonderfull, Here I am in the UK watching the openingof the Olympic ceremony, and one of the first out to parade, is the Aruban Olympic Team in there loveley red outfits with the Aruban Flag, not many of them but Hey Ho did I feel proud of them.Lets hope they all do well for Aruba, I am sure all on this site wish them Good luck along with our own countries ...

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    Arrow Governor Fredis Refunjol meets Aruba's Olympic delegation



    Governor Fredis Refunjol meets Aruba's Olympic delegation

    As they are preparing to leave for London, Aruba's Olympic delegation visited Governor Fredis Refunjol at his offices this week. They were sporting their official uniforms, which will be worn at the Official Opening on July 27.

    The delegation consists of Daniella van den Berg (swimming), Jemal Le Grand (swimming), John Henriquez (weightlifting), Hugo Themen (trainer weightlifting), Roy Mezas - Aruba Olympic Committee president and Nicole Hoevertsz - International Olympic Committee and secretary general of Aruba's Olympic Committee. A fourth athlete, Jayme Mata, is currently completing his training in Spain. The delegation presented the Governor with items from the delegation's uniform, which were designed and produced by Totto.

    http://www.olympicaruba.com/index.ph...ganan-olimpico
    Scroll to bottom of page for photos

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba_at_the_Olympics

    Aruba's Official Olympics Page
    http://www.london2012.com/country/aruba/

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    me thinks it is all about ryan lochte

    imo phelps does not want it as bad as lochte

    phelps is great, spectacular, but is distracted and not in zone.
    maybe phelps IS the distraction.

    mark spitz went out on his high.
    phelps maybe should have done the same thing.

    *******disclosure : as a swim coach for many years for mostly age group swimmers....
    i find it unforgivable that Phelps posed with the bong. so many of the age groupers looked up to phelps and he blew it in my book. (kinda like tiger woods did with his many many sexual indiscretions)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcioCampos View Post
    I don't know about you, but I'm mad about the Olympics -- Summer or Winter. Unusually for a Brazilian, I like the Olympics way more than the soccer World Cup, and one of the most amazing things I've ever done was being a volunteer in the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

    Too bad I can't just stay at home and watch every competition I can... so, who's going to follow the London Olympics? What are your favourite sports? Who are your favourite athletes?

    Here go my medal predictions for Team Brazil:

    Gold (6)
    soccer, men
    Alison/Emanuel, beach volleyball, men
    Tiago Camilo, judo
    Mayra Aguiar, judo
    Cesar Cielo, swimming 50m freestyle
    Scheidt/Prada, sailing Star

    Silver (8)
    soccer, women
    Juliana/Larissa, beach volleyball, women
    Sarah Menezes, judo
    Leandro Guilheiro, judo
    Cesar Cielo, swimming 100m freestyle
    Arthur Zanetti, gymnastics, rings
    Fabiana Murer, pole vault
    Maurren Maggi, long jump

    Bronze (6)
    Everton Lopes, boxing
    volleyball, men
    basketball, men
    Rafaela Silva, judo
    volleyball, women
    Diego Hypolito, gymnastics, floor

    No medals predicted, but seeing them winning something wouldn't surprise me:
    handball, women (I see them in the semifinals, though)
    Bruno Fratus, swimming, 50m freestyle
    Rafael Silva, judo
    Erika Miranda, judo
    Natalia Falavigna, taekwondo

    These ones claim to have medal chances, but would surprise me if they actually get one:
    track and field, men's 4x100 relay
    Thiago Pereira, swimming 4x100 medley

    And here are the Arubans in the Olympic Games:

    http://www.london2012.com/athletes/c...uba/index.htmx

    Cheers

    Marcio
    I don't think Brazil can beat USA mens volleyball team but anything is possible at the top level in that sport.

    There is a reason USA is ranked #1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i find it unforgivable that Phelps posed with the bong. so many of the age groupers looked up to phelps and he blew it in my book. (kinda like tiger woods did with his many many sexual indiscretions)
    The only thing I can add is that smoking probably hinders Phelps performance whereas sexual indiscretions did not enhance or hinder golf play unless it was a positive mental influence to his ego which psychologically gave Woods an advantage?

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    I'm glad Lochte beat Phelps tonite....helps too that Lochte grew up close to where I live. He made Upstate NY proud tonite!!!
    Last edited by ArubaRookie; 07-29-2012 at 09:53 AM.

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