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Old 08-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #16
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So true about Ben Johnson. Did anyone see the episode of Cabbie on the Street when he randomly ran into Ben Johnson in like Cuba or something on the beach. Pretty funny.

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #17
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I think it was just a prime time made up even just for that showdown. It was actually a 150m race, to be halfway between their specialties. It was awesome.
Yeah that's what it was. I have vid of the actual race linked in my first post.

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In June 1997, he raced against Michael Johnson in a 150 m race at Toronto's SkyDome in a bid to truly determine who was the world's fastest man. Earlier that year, Johnson began performing television promotions in which he billed himself as "the world's fastest man" as a result of his 200 meters world record, despite the fact that the 100 metres world record holders are traditionally given that unofficial title. Bailey initially refused to take part, stating that "the world's fastest man was decided in Atlanta".

Bailey won $1.5 million for winning the race, in which Johnson pulled up around the 100 m mark with an injured quadriceps muscle which many believed he faked. Fans at the event booed Johnson for what appeared dropping out while Bailey was ahead of him past the 100 meter mark.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:36 PM   #18
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Yeah that's what it was. I have vid of the actual race linked in my first post.

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Nice! I loved that race at the time and is great to watch now. Bailey was killing him.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #19
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So true about Ben Johnson. Did anyone see the episode of Cabbie on the Street when he randomly ran into Ben Johnson in like Cuba or something on the beach. Pretty funny.
Haha..that's the one where Ben was wearing that speedo..too funny.
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Oh yeah, Donovan is the man. Pretty much a Canadian hero. And lol, ya Johnson is such a bitcch..
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:49 AM   #21
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I get a kick out of the Americans broadcasts, they said that Bolt was the greatest 100m sprinter since Carl Lewis. I would argue that if Bailey was a yank they'd be saying he was.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #22
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I get a kick out of the Americans broadcasts, they said that Bolt was the greatest 100m sprinter since Carl Lewis. I would argue that if Bailey was a yank they'd be saying he was.

Perhaps....they said just the 100M? Or did they say greatest 'sprinter'? If 100M then yes that is bogus....but Lewis is often thought of as the greatest sprinter ever (sprint double)....until now.
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IOC president Jacques Rogge criticized Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on Thursday for showing a lack of respect to other competitors after his record-breaking gold medal performances in the 100 and 200 metres.

"That's not the way we perceive being a champion," Rogge said.

The International Olympic Committee chief hailed Bolt's stunning achievements in the two sprints, comparing him to American great Jesse Owens, but said Bolt should have cut out the look-at-me flaunting and acknowledged the other athletes.

"I have no problem with him doing a show," Rogge said in an interview with three international news agency reporters. "I think he should show more respect for his competitors and shake hands, give a tap on the shoulder to the other ones immediately after the finish and not make gestures like the one he made in the 100 metres."

Having built a huge lead in Saturday's 100 final, Bolt slowed, glanced around with arms outstretched and pounded his chest before crossing the finish line in a world record time of 9.69 seconds.

"I understand the joy," Rogge said. "He might have interpreted that in another way, but the way it was perceived was, 'Catch me if you can.' You don't do that. But he'll learn. He's still a young man."


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Old 08-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #24
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Perhaps....they said just the 100M? Or did they say greatest 'sprinter'? If 100M then yes that is bogus....but Lewis is often thought of as the greatest sprinter ever (sprint double)....until now.


True, i suppose I could have pulled a Roger and Misheard it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:39 AM   #25
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I was in St Mary's for the Baseball Hall of Fame golf tournament about 4 years back and we were paired up with Donavan Bailey. As previously stated he is a very goog guy, funny and down to earth. Anyway as the day goes on we started drinking a little heavier, and Donovan is no slouch. We are at one of our latter holes and the first guy up duff's his tee shot and throws his club. Well so does the next person who promptly throws his club, and I put mine in the water and throw my club. Now Donovan is not a golfer and duffs his shot to. Well he's a celebrity and lot's of people watching and he goes to put his club away. We all start in on him and he throws his club like the rest of us, much to the delight of the crowd.

We had such a good time golfing that Donavan moved the name tags around from the dinner tables to sit with us. Lot's more drinking going on and many good laughs until, Peter, drunk as a skunk get's up and takes a couple of those, I don't need anymore steps, and say's who want's another round. Well, Donovan and I are talking and don't respond so Peter hollers out "hey Ben do you want a beer".

Everybody heard this and Donavan looks at him, anger in his voice and face and say's "Ben! Ben!". Donovan is so pissed off that within a minute he was gone, not only from our table but gone for the night.

We had all had to many to drinks, and yes we all stayed the night at Peters place, but god was that funny. And Peter, well he'll be famous for that line, forever I think.

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