You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #28: I have been disgusted by most of the medal winners for the last several [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 07:40 PM
Response to Original message
28. I have been disgusted by most of the medal winners for the last several
Olympics. And the judges, and the audiences, and the Olympic Committee itself. They have forgotten what the Olympics are supposed to be about. Winning the Gold has become not just everything, but the only thing.

The most outstanding medal winner in my memory was figure skater, Paul Wylie. He took Silver in the Men's Figure Skating and was so elated that his face was a beacon of joy.

Would that more contenders could take that attitude toward the Olympics. Don't they realize that it is an incredible honor just to attend as a competitor????
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -The US Basketball team are JERKS! ronnykmarshall  Aug-28-04 07:09 PM   #0 
  - who won the gold?  JohnKleeb   Aug-28-04 07:12 PM   #1 
  - Argentina!!!  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:13 PM   #2 
  - ahh thats a surprise  JohnKleeb   Aug-28-04 07:14 PM   #5 
     - Cool huh?  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:19 PM   #9 
        - yeah well I wanted the Serbs to do good because I am part from a nearby  JohnKleeb   Aug-28-04 07:37 PM   #24 
  - Argentina won gold, Italy got Silver (nt)  ih8thegop   Aug-28-04 07:13 PM   #3 
  - I would have never predicted that  JohnKleeb   Aug-28-04 07:14 PM   #6 
  - And they played wonderfully in the bronze medal game  Yupster   Aug-28-04 07:44 PM   #30 
  - Yeah  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:14 PM   #4 
  - That's a very good point (nt)  bigwillq   Aug-28-04 07:15 PM   #7 
  - Didn't you hear--only first place matters!  Red_Viking   Aug-28-04 07:16 PM   #8 
  - spoiled?  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:22 PM   #12 
  - Uh, yeah right.  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:29 PM   #16 
  - They frowned  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:31 PM   #18 
  - btw  matman00   Aug-28-04 09:22 PM   #42 
  - I have always told my son that it didn't matter whether or not he won or  1monster   Aug-28-04 07:44 PM   #31 
  - I didn't see the medal ceremony  nyhuskyfan   Aug-28-04 07:19 PM   #10 
  - I saw it  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:23 PM   #13 
  - I saw it  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:27 PM   #15 
  - ZZZZZZZZZ!  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:34 PM   #22 
     - Yeah  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:38 PM   #25 
  - Can you provide anything at all to back up your claim...  nyhuskyfan   Aug-28-04 07:38 PM   #26 
  - Also  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:24 PM   #14 
  - what a shock I tell ya  Jim4Wes   Aug-28-04 07:21 PM   #11 
  - It seems to me...  guruant   Aug-28-04 07:30 PM   #17 
  - doesn't matter  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:32 PM   #20 
  - What's with all the player hating?  DrWeird   Aug-28-04 07:32 PM   #19 
  - Thank you  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:33 PM   #21 
     - You both have made my point so clear.  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:36 PM   #23 
        - In that case  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:39 PM   #27 
  - I have been disgusted by most of the medal winners for the last several  1monster   Aug-28-04 07:40 PM   #28 
  - No  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:42 PM   #29 
  - If they were happy on the medal stand...  nyhuskyfan   Aug-28-04 07:49 PM   #33 
  - Yup  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:51 PM   #35 
  - Excuse me, Lazarus and myhuskyfan...  1monster   Aug-28-04 07:59 PM   #39 
  - More than anyone else can say  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:50 PM   #34 
  - And were expected to do more  lazarus   Aug-28-04 07:52 PM   #36 
     - Expected?  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 08:01 PM   #40 
        - No  lazarus   Aug-28-04 08:07 PM   #41 
  - I haven't paid that much attention  Jim4Wes   Aug-28-04 07:52 PM   #37 
  - I thought maybe it was the media  bloom   Aug-28-04 09:47 PM   #43 
  - huh?  Kellanved   Aug-28-04 07:45 PM   #32 
  - Thank YOU!  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-04 07:55 PM   #38 
  - they were the last time too  allalone   Aug-28-04 09:52 PM   #44 

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC