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I love the Olympics too and l athough a minority Aussie here at TMF, you'll be hearing my voice blending in with yours as we all go for GOLD.

Watch out for Grant Hacket & Ian Thorpe in the swimming events :o)


Go Aussies GO!

Kez (Patriotic)
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Watch out for Grant Hacket & Ian Thorpe in the swimming events :o)


Kez,

I am a huge Thorpe fan...at least until he faces Michael Phelps. <g> The Thorpedo is amazing.

Charlie
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Just for Kez....

Aussie1 Aussie! Aussie! - Oy! Oy! Oy!

Charlie
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I am a huge Thorpe fan...at least until he faces Michael Phelps

hehehehe! Now that WILL be 'nail biting'!


Aussie1 Aussie! Aussie! - Oy! Oy! Oy!

hehehehehe!

Thanks Charlie, an' back to ya!

Kez (excited)
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Aw, man! Charlie beat me to the cheer!

The Thorpedo collected his first Gold today, yea Australia!

Kez, we'd love to hear about your other favorites.

=) Megan
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Kez, we'd love to hear about your other favorites.

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Megan,

they all are my favorites. I do have a lot of interest in the swimming though and can't wait to see Thorpy & Phelps head on.

Trap shooter Michael Diamond missed out on qualifying today however, it couldn't have happened to a better bloke (saracasm). He almost didn't even get a chance to attend the Olympics because he is a woman basher and has recently been to Court. Plus he's a real smartarse.... Anyway, I am looking forward to the Awesome Foursome doing their stuff with the 1500 meter (rowing).

Go The Green & Gold & also, cheering for The Stars & Stripes. Oi! Oi! Oi! :o)

Kez
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Aren't you guys favorites in Show Jumping? I've seen some wild rides in the past from down under.
Deac
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Aren't you guys favorites in Show Jumping? I've seen some wild rides in the past from down under.

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Is this also called 'Cross Country'?

If so, Andrew Hoy took a fall....

A Sydney 2000 individual eventing silver medallist, Hoy's sixth Olympic campaign came to grief at the 31st of 34 obstacles on the 5570-metre Markopoulo Equestrian Centre course. Horse - Mr Pracatan - and rider were uninjured but on a day when almost all riders rode untroubled rounds on what was generally agreed to be a "soft" cross-country horse, Australia were unable to make up ground on the competition leaders.


Kez
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I am a huge Thorpe fan...at least until he faces Michael Phelps. <g> The Thorpedo is amazing.

Primm
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Is this also called 'Cross Country'?

If so, Andrew Hoy took a fall....


Cross country is part of Eventing (formerly known as Three Day Eventing). There are 3 parts to it on 3 different days. It starts with Dressage and then comes Cross Country, with the third day being Show Jumping. There is also a seperate show jumping competition, as well as a seperate dressage competition. Eventing horses are more generalized, horses in the other events are more specialized.
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Cross-country is part of 3day eventing, which has show jumping as one event--plus dressage. I love horse sports, but the (less advanced than dressage specialist) dressage tests for 3day events are just a bit dull. Riders also compete in show jumping as a separate event as a specialty, so I think it's different competitors.

Sorry about the fall.Glad horse and rider are OK.

Deac

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Aren't you guys favorites in Show Jumping? I've seen some wild rides in the past from down under.

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Is this also called 'Cross Country'?


No, cross country is the running with jumping obstacles that don't fall down (although the horse and rider might) and show jumping is the much smaller course with fences that fall down (with penalties for doing so)
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