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jim in paris

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olympic games in London
« on: July 12, 2012, 10:31:27 AM »

Hi Mike , Hi All !

as you know I am currently teaching at the National Institute of Sports- a state-run institution which promotes the "double project" which means success in the studies while training at the top level...and it works , this year all my students (14 in scientific and 12 in economics have graduated at the Bac final exam before university)

for the Olympics 12 of my students in the past 3 years are selected
here is the list
gymnastics women
Dufournet- Malaussena  artistic ( i had these 2 girls this year)
Debauve-Lindor-Morel-Petit team
gymnastics Men
Caranobe-Sabot
Track and Field Men
Venel 4X400
M'Bandjok 200 4X100
track and field female
Nana Djimou  heptatlon
Cycling Track
Tournant (a crazy fellow) Kirin

i'll keep an eye on them
good luck!

jim
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »

Hey, you can brag that you personally know many world-class athletes, including yo-yo and spintop players!  ;D
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 01:05:02 AM »

Right on Jim.

My family is really lookin forward to the Olympics.  We've been watching some of the qualifying and getting excited for London 2012!

I'm not generally much of a sports fan, but the Olympics have always been an enjoyable exception.
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 07:43:16 AM »

Dear Jim, You are so kind.  You knew I would love to hear about your connections.  And your list is terrific.  Thanks!  I will have a good time looking up your former students.  I am in the middle of a busy Day Camp at our church so I will be tied up for a while but one name did catch my attention right away: Nana Djimou.  Since she is a multi-event athlete I looked her up right away and what a shocker.  She is the reigning European champion in the 7 event competition!!!  She also won last year's indoor 5 event competition!!!  How exciting.  I cannot wait to follow her in the Olympics.

Thanks again!
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 03:55:13 PM »

Just to let everyone know that not all of the fun will be in London. 
http://www.nvso.us/2012_registration.pdf
This the registration page for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.
Page two shows all of the events that are offered. 
I am entered in:
Wii Bowling
Softball Hit
Softball Throw
Football Throw
Miniature Golf
Frisbee Throw
Mini Javelin Throw
Shot Put & Discus
And I will run and judge the Yo-Yo Contest.
Have not found enough players, so far, to add Spin Top.

The most interesting number of all of the statistics is the per capita joint replacement.
One of the guys is 89 with a replaced hip and two knees, he does the broad jump among other events!
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 04:33:19 PM »

Awesome Dick!  Best of luck!  :)
More power to ya!

89, replaced hip, both knees...and broad jumping, man alive!  That is one feisty athlete!  :o
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 09:29:48 PM »

Way to go, Dick!  It looks like you will be nearly running a decathlon.  Is the yo-yo your tenth event, or will you just judge it. 

I like the way you are staying so active.  I think you should pick up a tenth event and brag about your own personal "decathlon"!!!
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 02:01:37 AM »

It was a little depressing when I read in the rules that I am already eligible to participate  :( At least I think I would do well against an 89 years old cyborg.

Actually, the event is after the Olympics.  On the other hand, the world contest takes place in the middle of the Olympics. I wonder if we can break the media coverage of the 100 m finals with our  freestyle results.  :D

Anyway, I think it is fabulous what you are doing, Dick.
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 04:52:40 PM »

Way to go, Dick!  It looks like you will be nearly running a decathlon.  Is the yo-yo your tenth event, or will you just judge it. 

Just judge, it really would not be fair to compete.
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Re: olympic games in London
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 12:37:17 AM »

Are you still doing any of this, Dick?  I am just about eligible for the 70 and over softball league in our area.  I ran across this and started wondering about other possible things I could try. 
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