Tim Don to represent UK at Olympics

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12/05/2004 at 09:51
Ivan Rana (Spanish guy) was second for a fraction of a second, he didn't look very happy in the photo at the podium.

a fraction of a second after 1.5/40/10, what a race. is it gonna be broadcasted in channel 5?

M.
12/05/2004 at 09:56
they are going to show some of it on grandstand this weekend
M.
12/05/2004 at 09:58
As regarding the country and nationalities stuff, we had a German skier sliing for Spain and he won 3 gold medals at the olympics (which he had to return for dopping), I never saw him as a Spanish guy.

I've seen Brazilians playing football for Spain or an Ukranian playing rugby for Spain. I see them as Spanish because they are part of the national team whereas at individual competitions, I always see the athletes as individuals regardless the nationality.
12/05/2004 at 09:58
Thanks M.
12/05/2004 at 11:38
so is this right - amey, aj and tim don are definites? havnt really been paying much attention but though the others (allen, stannard etc) have one more race to prove themselves?

and so women are dillon, dibens and.......?

whats happened to young jodie?
12/05/2004 at 11:43
hope Swallow make it
12/05/2004 at 12:27
AJ has'nt qualified yet, its just don and amey. For the women its just dillon as dibiens did'nt get in the top 5 though it will help that she was first brit home.

Not sure where the next qualifiers are? but i hope young jodie does it. She will rise to the occasion.
12/05/2004 at 14:33
From the BTA website:

May 12th: The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced that the
following athletes would compete for Team GB at the Athens 2004 Olympic
Games, which begin on August 13:

Men’s Event
Tim Don
Andrew Johns
Paul Amey

Women’s Event
Michelle Dillon
Jodie Swallow
Julie Dibens

Simon Clegg, the Chief Executive of the BOA and Chef de Mission for Team GB
at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, said: “I am delighted to welcome these
athletes into Team GB. Triathlon debuted very successfully in Sydney and the
performances of our triathlon squad over the past couple of years suggest
that we can be successful in Athens later this year. We wish the triathlon
squad all the best as they make their final preparations.”

Graeme Maw, Team Leader for Triathlon at the Athens Games, said: “We are
very confident in the Team now selected, with all six athletes having
previously demonstrated their ability to win medals in major international
races. The nature of the sport allows for many different scenarios on race
day, and with proven medallists across the board we should be competitive in
many of these. With four of the six - Don, Johns, Dibens, and Dillon –
having been through triathlon's Olympic debut in Sydney, we will also be
carrying experience to deal with the unique environment.”
12/05/2004 at 14:46
is Bella Comerford only doing long distance and not olympic?
AndrewSmith    pirate
13/05/2004 at 01:29
Not sure I agree with the successful debut. It was just another boring draft legal race. It was so successful there is already talk of it going.

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