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  • #16
    Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

    >Does Grimes DQ also strip the US of the gold in
    >the 4x1?>>

    Excellent question: IAAF rules (60-2-b-i) say "disqualified from the competition at which the sample was taken."

    It it said competition IN which i would think it applies just to the 100; if it says (as it does competition AT which, it implies the meet as a whole.

    Ain't English a fun language?

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    • #17
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      >>It it said competition IN which i would think it applies just to the 100; if it says (as it does competition AT which, it implies the meet as a whole.

      Ain't English a fun language?<<

      It's even more fun when you screw it up by doing things like saying "It it" instead of "If it" and failing to close parentheses.

      Isn't this question confusing enough?

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      • #18
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        Hey, dude give it it a rest.

        We sure have a lot of wiseacres on this board.

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        • #19
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          >It's even more fun when you screw
          >it up by doing things like saying "It it"
          >instead of "If it" and failing to close
          >parentheses.>>

          lighten up guy... it's this kind of snooty shit that causes boards to implode... this ain't a frigging english class.... if it's readable, let it go.

          maybe this board needs a rule like i have seen on others which forbids the correction of grammer (just trolling with that last one)

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          • #20
            Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

            I got it!

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            • #21
              Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

              ok, back to the topic, as best I can glean from posted results, the US has won 167 medals while sending 650 athletes whilst Canada has won 72 with 422 competitors. Looking at those ratios, Canada appears weaker.

              PS. I was not able to find how many Cubans are competing this yr.

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              • #22
                Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                >ok, back to the topic, as best I can glean from
                >posted results, the US has won 167 medals while
                >sending 650 athletes whilst Canada has won 72
                >with 422 competitors. Looking at those ratios,
                >Canada appears weaker.

                That means nothing. Presumably a big country would be sending a solid team of athletes that have met A standards and are from a bigger pool. By defintition(and in actual fact), their 650 have to be considerably better athletes than Canada's 422 who might be filling B standard slots and did not have to beat as large a group of more qualifed athletes to get there. Population vs medals is a more appropriate comparison.

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                • #23
                  Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                  >>"never mind" -- Emily Litella
                  >Wasn't that Rosanna Anna Dana?

                  No, it's not Roseanne Roseannadanna. Dave has it right. Emily Litella was the Gilda Radner character that was hard of hearing and would rant on some misheard topic (i.e. the 1976 presidential erections) ending with "never mind" after being corrected. Roseanne Roseannadanna was the Gilda Radner character that told kooky stories about things that got her thinking (i.e. Know what roughage is?). Just wanted to set the record straight. Back to Track and Field.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                    Free Soviet Jewelry!

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                    • #25
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                      >>No, it's not Roseanne Roseannadanna. Dave has it right. Emily Litella was the Gilda Radner character that was hard of hearing and would rant on some misheard topic (i.e. the 1976 presidential erections). . .<

                      Or would break into song: "I will swallow him; swallow him wherever he may go . . ."

                      Never mind.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                        Well excuuuuuuuuuuse me!

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                        • #27
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                          >No, it's not Roseanne
                          >Roseannadanna. Dave has it right. Emily Litella
                          >was the Gilda Radner character that was hard of
                          >hearing and would rant on some misheard topic
                          >(i.e. the 1976 presidential erections) ending
                          >with "never mind" after being corrected.
                          >Roseanne Roseannadanna was the Gilda Radner
                          >character that told kooky stories about things
                          >that got her thinking (i.e. Know what roughage
                          >is?). Just wanted to set the record straight.
                          >Back to Track and Field.

                          Right. "It just goes to show you, it's always something."

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                          • #28
                            Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                            Canada did not send its best to the Pan Ams. Top sprinters Macrozonaris and Browne weren't there but they'll be in Paris. Same with Shane Niemi, last year's Commonwealth 400 runner-up (45.09). I am not sure what Athletics Canada's reasoning is in these matters but it appears that they don't consider the Pan Ams to be as important as the Commonwealth Games.

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                            • #29
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                              >Canada did not send its best to the Pan Ams.<

                              For that matter, neither did the USA. We never have and probably never will.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Did Canada miss the Pan Am Games?

                                >>Canada did not send its best to the Pan
                                >Ams.<

                                For that matter, neither did the USA.
                                >We never have and probably never will.

                                Which proves, I guess, that Canada's B team is a bigger dropoff from their A team than the other big nations in the PAG. Hardly any surprise there!

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