Why hasnt Handball caught on in the UK??? I think I would excel at that because It doesnt involve a bat or feet.... shame
Think it's because of rugby - you've already got a much more violent sport with basically the same idea (carrying the ball forward) - so no need to import handball.
But it is strange, seeing as it is popular over most of continental Europe.
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In those three months he is training when and where nobody else, for example in the Pyrennes and in foul weather.Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
Mind you if Armstrong didnt win on Luz Ardien (sp), and Ullrich didnt crash on the time trial to Nantes, Ullrich might just have won it.
Well he is your best hope.Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
Australia's best chances are: Robbie McEwen, Baden Cooke, Brad McGee and Stuart O'Grady.
Of course he is, that's my point. He is spending three months training when the rest have to compete in World Cup races and other tours, and exhausting themselves there.
For best, read "only".Originally Posted by Craig
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Aussie gold Medal chances .....
virtually all the swimmers, cyclists (including in team events), shooters, rowers, Jana Pittman (400m hurdles), Lleyton, Woodbridge, a coupe of the archers, Jane Saville, that marshall arts lady that won in sydney... cant really think of any other sports right now that we stand much of a chance in, could be wrong though... too tired
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London have been shortlisted for the 2012 olympics...
I think its a bit off really.. The UK are capable and deserve to have the olympics, but not in a city as tatty and with such poor infrastructure...
nz have a couple of chances. we have this shot putter, the ever-swindell twins (rowers), sarah ulmer (cycling), and dam it, there must be a few more.
Rich thinks it would be better off in Leipzig, Havana, Istanbul or Rio.Originally Posted by Langeveldt
Nope.Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
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Yep she did well in the ICU Track World Cup recently in Australia.Originally Posted by nibblet
Great Britian picked up 5 golds.
India in Hockey.Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
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Didnt realize the other bids were so poor Maybe Rio or Istanbul would be a bit more capable, who knows...Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
As for Taunton, shack 'em up in the castle hotel.. and on the streets...
Narrowing down the five remainders...
1) Madrid - won't get it because Barcelona had it in 1992
2) New York - won't get it because of Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010
3) Moscow - I somewhat doubt that one
Two horse race for me (and most bookies) with Paris ahead by a neck.
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