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Olympic Facts – Beijing 2008

Olympic Facts – Beijing 2008

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Brazilian countrywide men’s soccer staff qualified for the 2008 Olympic Video games. Like Argentina, Italy and Nigeria, Brazil is one particular of the favorites to acquire the gold medal. Ironically, Brazil -it has received 5 FIFA Entire world Cups (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2000)- has never received an Olympic title. This Latin American region won the silver medals two periods at the Olympic Video games in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1988 in South Korea…

The Canadian Olympic Committee will mail 200-250 athletes to the 2008 Olympic Online games in Beijing, the funds city of the People’s Republic of China. Alexandre Despatie (diving/ Olympic gold medallist, 2004) and Brent Hayden (swimming / globe winner, 2007) are the most well known associates of the Canadian team. Despatie is an Olympic hero in Canada. He suggests, “When I was more youthful, I required to be an astronaut. Today, the business planet passions me and I have a enjoy for the cinema also. For the instant, all my vitality is centered on diving. As extended as I appreciate diving, it’s what I will do”.

Yurisel Laborde Duanes , who was a single of the finest Afro-Cuban athletes of all time, will not contend at the Beijing Olympics. Why? In May well 2008, she sought political asylum in the United States.This well known judoka disappeared in Miami soon after a Pan American Championship. In the course of an interview with Maria Elvira Salazar, Laborde claimed “I was fearful that the Cuban Condition Safety arrested me…” Laborde was viewed as a gold medal favorite for the 2008 Olympics. She received a gold medal at the 2007 Environment Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). This sportswoman was born on August 18, 1979 in Cuba.

The United States will take additional than 630 athletes to the Beijing Online games and aims to acquire 40 gold medals (archery, baseball, seashore volleyball, basketball, kayak, biking, equestrian, swimming, athletics, boxing, gymnastics, sailing, shooting, soccer , softball, rowing, tennis, triathlon, taekwondo, indoor volleyball, wrestling).

Qatar is to start off complete preparations for the Beijing Olympics in August and will prioritise athletics, weightlifting, equestrian, capturing…

Montegrin nationwide men’s h2o polo staff experienced for the 2008 Summer months Olympic Games. Below the management of Petar Porobic, who is a person of the finest coaches in the entire world, Montenegro won the European Olympic Qualification Match in Bratislava (Slovak Republic/previous Czechoslovakia). Montenegro will contend at the Olympics for the initial time. In China, Petar Parobic will truly feel the body weight of expectation from his homeland. “I have only one reserve -whether we have the patience to wait. Time. Folks expect and sport folks expect outcomes swiftly. No just one understands that it is not easy for rapid final results. You need to have a period to arrange and receives outcomes”, he stated.

The United Mexican States will send 120 athletes to the 2008 Olympics. Mexican athletes will contend in archery, athletics, seaside volleyball, boxing, biking, diving, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern day pentathlon, rowing, sailing, capturing, synchronized swimming, swimming, taekwondo, triathlon, weightlifting, wrestling. It will ship its most effective athletes to China: Paola Espinoza (diving), Romary Rifka (athletics), Juan Jose Veloz Davila (aquatics), Belem Guerrero (cycling), Iridia Salazar Blanco (martial arts), Jose David Galvan (keep track of & discipline)…

The 10km Marathon swimming will be part of the formal programme for the 2008 Olympics in Asia. FINA President Mustapha Larfaoui claims, ” FINA has efficiently expanded the Olympic opposition programme with the introduction of 10km Marathon Swimming occasions for each gentlemen and women of all ages, starting off at the Beijing Olympic Online games”.

The Chinese Countrywide Olympic Committee is preparing to take 500-600 athletes to the 2008 Olympics.

Brazil will send an Olympic staff composed of both of those veterans (Gustavo Endres, Gilberto Godoy Filho, Diego Hypolito, Kaio de Almeida, Fabiola Pulga Molina, Hudson Santos de Souza, Jadel Gregorio, Maurren Higa Maggi) and younger hopefuls (Cesar Cielo Filho, Thiago Machado Vilela Pereira,Thaisa Menezes, Natalia Pereira, Bruno Rezende). Swimmer Fabiola Molina, who trains in Italy, will contend in the 100m and 200m backstroke…

The Games mascot, Fuwa (fantastic-luck dolls), is rapid becoming the most well-known toy in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau.