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Old 08-24-04, 01:12 AM
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Do you know anyone in the Olympics?

I just found out that a guy I went to HS with is on the US Men's Volleyball team. I knew he was good and was attempting to get on the Olympic team, but it's pretty cool to see someone you know there.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletebi...96/detail.html
Old 08-24-04, 01:24 AM
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A friend of mine supposedly was on the Track team with an athlete whose currently in the Olympics. He hasn't one anything yet.
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No, but I do know(client) the first World Men's Trampoline Champion.
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Old 08-24-04, 02:26 AM
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Sort of..Natalie Coughlin is my friend's ex's cousin
Old 08-24-04, 02:53 AM
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Not this year but I do know several people who have gone to the Olympics. Two of them won Gold and another a Silver.
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Anybody know Catalina Ponor? Can I get her number from you?
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i went to college with canadian swimmer, mike mintenko. he was in the 2000 olympics, i'm pretty sure he made it this year. i haven't been following the games much so i don't really know.
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I know someone who was chosen to work at the olympics. Starbucks is selling there, and they chose 5 managers from US stores to work the store over there. One of the managers is one of the ones that hired me at the panel interview, and also helped manage my store for a month while his new one was built. He's a rad guy, and still works up the street (you know that old adage of one on every block.)
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Almost, but not quite.

A friend of mine came >< that close to qualifying for the Archery team. Or maybe it was >...< that close, still, closer than I'll ever be.
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I knew multiple people in the past, but not these days. Had some classmates at school who made it to both winter and summer Olympics. Even dated a young lady one summer in college who was supposedly in the Olympics not long after I dated her. She was an ice dancer.
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I wish I knew Ian Thorpe *dreaming*.
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Not this year, but a girl that went to my high school was on the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympic teams. I don't know how well she did.
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An old neighbor is an alternate in men's kayaking.
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My cousin's uncle's sister-in-law's son's friend is the US pocket pool champion.
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I know Jefferson Perez from the Ecuadorian Trout team......

He sucks but i know him
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I don't recall meeting her personally, but my cousin's best friend's sister was a medal-winning speed skater in multiple Olympics. IIRC, she even made the cover of SI during the Salt Lake Games after winning Gold. I also believe that she was on the track cycling team for the Sydney Summer Games.

If you follow speed-skating or are from Wisconsin, it shouldn't be hard to figure out who she is.

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My cousins are friends with Mark Spitz and his family.
Old 08-24-04, 10:12 AM
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Yup, a guy I went to highschool with is in swimming. Poor guy was up against Phelps in each of his races.
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An announcer on NBC was in my class in my high school. Spero Dedes

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