When I heard that the lone representative from Brunea did not register in time, the total countries attending went down to 204. I then checked the olympic website and looked up Rolande Moses. He is representing Grenada not Brunea.
here is his bio from the Olympic site:http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/B ... 1495.shtml
Saw the bike race and was amazed on how much they rely on team mates and the crew. It's like a bloody NASCAR race. What happened to one individual's athletic ability. Opps my walkie talkie isn't working, I need to go to my teams car and hang on for a kilometer or two.
I would have been more impressed with a race from start to end, one against one, no chase cars with spare wheels, brakes whatever. They have years to prepare and once the race is on, it's on, no outside assistance, except for nourishment. If you don't get a drink then dehydrate yourself, your out. If your bike isn't working, you can't finish the race, your out. No freakin pit stops on the go. That lost me.
Guess I'm more for the traditional events. Heard Michael Phelps will get 1 million dollars from Speedo if he gets 7 gold medals. Speedo makes this real high tech swim suit. Former mult-gold medal winner Mark Spitz said that there is only like 10 people in the world that can swim at the speed to take any advantage of a suit like that, and that it's big marketing hype to get the average joe to go out and by high tech gear. Well, really when you think about it, why do average joe's go out and buy expensive guitar and other gear. Just because you have the gear, doesn't mean you have the talent. So if Speedo wants to pay Phelps a million dollars, all the power to him man, and all the power to Speedo, it's called free enterprise. If people want to spend their hard earned money on guitar gear or swim gear, and we are stupid enough to believe that we can dream, I guess it means years from now, someone will be buying stuff pretty cheap a garage sales