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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:32 AM
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The Danes just kicked our asses in crew.
I love the Olympics, I love how every two years (summer and winter games) the nations of the world come together in one city to engage in hundreds of sporting events.

Go USA! :patriot:
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:39 AM
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1. Now the Chinese are crushing everyone in their heat
Ukraine and Canada are battling for second.
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:43 AM
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2. I love watching
the rowing teams. If you've ever rowed, you'd know the incredible stamina it takes to row in the Olympics.

:patriot:
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:58 AM
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6. I was watching yesterday
and the announcers said about one of the rowers from Great Britain had the highest lung capacity ever recorded at some sport academy in England...they said it essentially dwarfed Lance Armstrong's.

:wow:
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 06:54 PM
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10. Peter Reed - 11.68 litres!
Pete recently posted the largest recorded lung capacity at 11.68 litres and is continuing his training to represent Great Britain in the coxless four at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

http://www.petereed.co.uk/index.php/Biography /


Wikipedia attributes that to "English Institute of Sport, 17th November 2006, test ID 27781".

Compare that to:

Indurain's lung capacity was eight litres, compared to an average of six litres.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6273202.stm
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 12:50 PM
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8. I've rowed
And, yes, it takes incredible stamina any time... Olympics or not!

:patriot:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:50 AM
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3. Who is "our"?
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:51 AM
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4. our=Americans
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 11:53 AM
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5. Canada? Brazil? Mexico?
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 12:29 PM
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7. please don't put spoilers in subject lines
thanks! :hi:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 06:18 PM
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9. Those Chinese men gymnasts scare me.
We, the Russians, and the Japanese are gonna get our rear ends handed to us in Men's Gymnastics by China...
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