Good, Bad, and Ugly

The wrong year…

June 14, 2010

 gbu olympicsI was just watching a news clip with a voice-over by a woman with an American accent.

Ex-Olympic champion?

May 3, 2010

Ex-Olympic champion Lavrova killed in crash WSMOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Natalia Lavrova died in a car accident on Friday, the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation said.

Just so you know, an Olympic athlete who wins gold is never referred to as an “ex” Olympian.

Gibe vs. Jibe

February 26, 2010

Vonn hurt by Mancuso jibe over popularity

OLYMPICS-ALPINE SKIING/SUPERG-Does anyone there have a journalism degree or maybe English?

Jibe = sailing term. Gibe = mocking term.

How does this make a worldwide article headline?

W.O.

In British English, jibe is the correct spelling for the word Americans know as gibe: GBU Editor

No, the other Korea…

February 22, 2010

north korea490

south korea flag cropPlease see this page. I can see our national flag on the sled, called ‘Taegukgi.’

Which sport?

October 23, 2009

Dara Torres faces “long road ahead” after knee surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five-times Olympian Dara Torres was “doing fine” after radical knee surgery but was still uncertain if she will compete at the 2012 London Games.

Grammar in Olympics story…

October 8, 2009

Chicago go out in first round of 2016 Olympics voting
COPENHAGEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Chicago were eliminated after the first round of voting for the 2016 Olympics host city.

Olympics spoilers?

basketball-0822-180.jpgU.S. juggernaut sets up Spain in basketball final

Thanks so much for printing the outcome of the basketball game I was going to watch tonight. No point in watching it now, is there? Guess I’d better avoid your website in the future.

His first Olympics?

August 19, 2008

phelps-0819180.jpgFACTBOX: Michael Phelps v Mark Spitz

Phelps was 19 when he went to his first Olympics, the 2004 Games in Athens. He won six gold and two bronze medals.

The wrong team…

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(R-L) Tom James, Steve Williams, Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge of Britain prepare to compete before the men’s four semifinal rowing competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

Problem with gymnastics…

Hosts China fail to qualify for final

kexin-160.jpgBEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China, one of the favourites for the gold medal, failed to qualify for the women’s gymnastics team final at the Olympics on Sunday.