PDA

View Full Version : Olympics



Arthur
31-Jul-2012, 17:35
Seems a bit strange you can get a gold medal for pointing a gun at a target
and squeezing your finger while others have to run over 26 miles or lift
huge weights etc.

..

Stevo
31-Jul-2012, 17:59
Arthur sounds like they 'said':

> Seems a bit strange you can get a gold medal for pointing a gun at a
> target and squeezing your finger while others have to run over 26
> miles or lift huge weights etc.

So my response to Arthur's comment is...

Or play over 540 minutes of 'futbol', 3 games to qualify for quarter
finals, then gotta win 3 or 4 more.

--
Stevo

Douglas Black
31-Jul-2012, 19:51
Arthur,

> Seems a bit strange you can get a gold medal for pointing a gun at a target
> and squeezing your finger while others have to run over 26 miles or lift
> huge weights etc.
>

That's nothing. The guy who's considered the father of the modern
Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin, wanted to have Olympic competitions
in the arts.

http://www.geekosystem.com/pierre-olympic-gold-medal-lit/

unsigned
01-Aug-2012, 14:41
Never tried target shooting have you?

On 7/31/2012 11:35 AM, Arthur wrote:
> Seems a bit strange you can get a gold medal for pointing a gun at a target
> and squeezing your finger while others have to run over 26 miles or lift
> huge weights etc.
>
> .
>
>

Simon Flood
01-Aug-2012, 15:13
On 31/07/2012 19:51, Douglas Black wrote:

> That's nothing. The guy who's considered the father of the modern
> Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin, wanted to have Olympic competitions
> in the arts.
>
> http://www.geekosystem.com/pierre-olympic-gold-medal-lit/

It actually happened.

For example, in 1948, the last time the Summer Olympics were held in
London, Alfred Thomson, a Brit, won Gold in oils & water colours whilst
a fellow Brit, John Copley, got a Silver in engravings & etchings aged
73, at the time the oldest competitor (but now no longer considered so
because Arts no longer part of Olympics).
--
Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Do you work with Novell technologies at a university, college or school?
If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Novell Technology
Transfer Partner (TTP) program. See novell.com/ttp for more details.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Michael Bell
01-Aug-2012, 15:45
On 8/1/2012 7:13 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 31/07/2012 19:51, Douglas Black wrote:
>
>> That's nothing. The guy who's considered the father of the modern
>> Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin, wanted to have Olympic competitions
>> in the arts.
>>
>> http://www.geekosystem.com/pierre-olympic-gold-medal-lit/
>
> It actually happened.
>
> For example, in 1948, the last time the Summer Olympics were held in
> London, Alfred Thomson, a Brit, won Gold in oils & water colours whilst
> a fellow Brit, John Copley, got a Silver in engravings & etchings aged
> 73, at the time the oldest competitor (but now no longer considered so
> because Arts no longer part of Olympics).
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-the-Olympics-Gave-Out-Medals-for-Art-163705106.html#ixzz21kgMbSez

Michael Bell
01-Aug-2012, 15:46
On 8/1/2012 7:13 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 31/07/2012 19:51, Douglas Black wrote:
>
>> That's nothing. The guy who's considered the father of the modern
>> Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin, wanted to have Olympic competitions
>> in the arts.
>>
>> http://www.geekosystem.com/pierre-olympic-gold-medal-lit/
>
> It actually happened.
>
> For example, in 1948, the last time the Summer Olympics were held in
> London, Alfred Thomson, a Brit, won Gold in oils & water colours whilst
> a fellow Brit, John Copley, got a Silver in engravings & etchings aged
> 73, at the time the oldest competitor (but now no longer considered so
> because Arts no longer part of Olympics).

Gotta say it makes sense (though I wouldn't have stripped the winners
from the record books - that seems a jerk move)

on your marks gets set get ready SCULPT!

Bob Crandell
01-Aug-2012, 16:08
On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:35:38 +0000, Arthur wrote:

> Seems a bit strange you can get a gold medal for pointing a gun at a
> target and squeezing your finger while others have to run over 26 miles
> or lift huge weights etc.
>
> .

Oh, I don't know. Who's John Galt?

Susan
02-Aug-2012, 04:56
True, but you also get to choose what you want to train in, to try for
the gold medal, so if you're, shall we say "enthusiastic" enough to
pick running the marathon, instead of target shooting, you've only
yourself to blame! : )

--
Susan
Novell Community Chat Moderator

http://forums.novell.com/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_rules
http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NCCIrregulars

Please read the following before posting in here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/27zopdy

kgroneman
02-Aug-2012, 15:06
LOL! How true.

Tangent: I've been thinking how unfair life is for other athletes when
Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history. To be
fair they would have to have:

Skeet shooting (1 skeet)
Skeet shooting (2 skeet)
Skeet shooting (4 skeet)
Skeet shooting relay (4 skeet, 4 people, one gun)
Skeet shooting facing backwards looking into a mirror
One eyed skeet shooting
Skeet shooting using live doves
Skeet shooting using live pheasants
Synchronized skeet shooting (doubles)
Synchronized skeet shooting (team)

etc. etc.

--
Kim - 8/2/2012 7:59:41 AM

Sewermonger
02-Aug-2012, 16:26
not to mention killing all the skeeters


--
Sewermonger
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sewermonger's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=63
View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=458428

jamesgosling
03-Aug-2012, 11:06
The Olympics seem to be going fairly smoothly, fingers crossed.


--
JAMES GOSLING
'www.jamesgosling.com' (http://www.jamesgosling.com)
'www.novellblog.com' (http://www.novellblog.com)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
jamesgosling's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=9688
View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=458428

Susan
05-Aug-2012, 05:06
LOL! I read recently that the last London Olympics in the early 1900's
they used live birds. Times DO change, thank goodness. : )

--
Susan
Novell Community Chat Moderator

http://forums.novell.com/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_rules
http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NCCIrregulars

Please read the following before posting in here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/27zopdy

Susan
05-Aug-2012, 05:06
Yes, from our perspective in California,they look great, the venues are
fantastic, the athletes are doing a great job with just a few
exceptions, and it's been lots of fun to watch. And I don't
particularly like sports! LOL!

--
Susan
Novell Community Chat Moderator

http://forums.novell.com/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_rules
http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NCCIrregulars

Please read the following before posting in here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/27zopdy

kgroneman
06-Aug-2012, 19:46
Hey Susan,

>Times DO change, thank goodness.

Hey, with live pheasants, at least the athletes would have something
fresh to eat instead of McDonalds after the competition.

--
Kim - 8/6/2012 12:45:57 PM