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Daily Archives: 21 August 2008

Simply an Olympic Update

I don’t have anything for you tonight.  I’m really really tired.  Hubby has been keeping me up, on top of me already up late.  He’s been hogging the bed, snoring, talking in his sleep and just restless.  I feel for him because his duties just are lightening up any.  They told him they’d move him to lighter duty so we could prepare for retirement and it’s not happening.  So, now he’s got a sore throat, a cough and he’s just plain tired.

Homeschool is going great though.  Today was day 3 and we were done by 1 p.m. again.  That was even doing an extra lesson of math.  I think there may be areas that slow us down a little, but I expect us to keep doing 2 lessons a day now.  Starting next week, we’re going to double up on language arts as well.  It’s sure not going to hurt anything and K definitely has a grasp on what she’s doing and learning.

So, on to the Olympics.  Events in Beijing are starting to come to a close.  In fact, the Closing Ceremony is Friday.  Our women’s volleyball took gold in the rain!!  It was an awesome match.  I was on the edge of my seat and yelling.  China with their fake injury just couldn’t stop our women!!  Our sweet 15 year old platform diver cried at her interview.  You could feel her pain of not making it to finals, but she should be happy and proud she made it as far as she has.  I’m willing to bet by 2010, this young girl is in her prime!!  The men’s 200m was an event to keep track of.  Sure, Bolt won and set a new world record, but that ended up not being the story.  First, the U.S. was disqualified for stepping on the line, losing him the bronze medal, but put another American in the place.  Next, they protested it, but found he did step on the line, but protested the silver medal won by Great Britain because he too stepped on the line.  That was won also.  That meant the guy from the U.S. that moved to the bronze spot now moved up to the silver medal.  Then, what would have been 5th place by another American, became the bronze medal winner.  The U.S. got gold and silver in the men’s decathlon.  All events will be wrapping up and the U.S. still has a slight lead.  The Dominican Republic and Netherlands Antilles has entered the medal count, but still nothing from Belgium.  Check out all the countries with a medal on this current medal count:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 27 28 28 83
China 45 15 21 81
Russia 14 14 18 46
Britain 16 11 11 38
Australia 11 12 13 36
France 4 12 14 30
Germany 11 8 10 29
South Korea 8 10 6 24
Japan 8 6 9 23
Italy 6 7 8 21
Ukraine 5 5 8 18
Netherlands 5 5 4 14
Canada 2 6 5 13
Belarus 2 3 8 13
Cuba 1 6 6 13
Spain 3 5 2 10
New Zealand 3 1 5 9
Romania 4 1 3 8
Poland 3 4 1 8
Kenya 2 4 2 8
Kazakhstan 1 3 4 8
Jamaica 4 3 0 7
Denmark 2 1 3 6
North Korea 2 1 3 6
Norway 1 3 2 6
Brazil 1 0 5 6
Czech Republic 2 3 0 5
Switzerland 2 0 3 5
Azerbaijan 1 2 2 5
Slovenia 1 2 2 5
Bulgaria 1 1 3 5
Indonesia 1 1 3 5
Hungary 0 4 1 5
Uzbekistan 0 2 3 5
Armenia 0 0 5 5
Slovakia 3 1 0 4
Georgia 2 0 2 4
Zimbabwe 1 3 0 4
Turkey 1 2 1 4
Ethiopia 2 1 0 3
Finland 1 1 1 3
Sweden 0 3 0 3
Austria 0 1 2 3
Greece 0 1 2 3
Lithuania 0 1 2 3
Taiwan 0 0 3 3
Estonia 1 1 0 2
Mongolia 1 1 0 2
Thailand 1 1 0 2
Argentina 1 0 1 2
India 1 0 1 2
Mexico 1 0 1 2
Algeria 0 1 1 2
Colombia 0 1 1 2
Croatia 0 1 1 2
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
Serbia 0 1 1 2
Bahrain 1 0 0 1
Cameroon 1 0 0 1
Panama 1 0 0 1
Tunisia 1 0 0 1
Chile 0 1 0 1
Dominican Republic 0 1 0 1
Ecuador 0 1 0 1
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
Portugal 0 1 0 1
Singapore 0 1 0 1
South Africa 0 1 0 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 1 0 1
Vietnam 0 1 0 1
Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
Egypt 0 0 1 1
I.R.Iran 0 0 1 1
Israel 0 0 1 1
Latvia 0 0 1 1
Morocco 0 0 1 1
Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
Togo 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1
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