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boingo2000

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« : 07-29-2003 11:06 »

What happened to the Olympics between 2980 and 3003?  In Flight to Remember, Hermes is competing on the Earth team, but in Bend Her, he competes against Barbados Slim.  Is Barbados no longer part of Earth?  I don't get it.
raybow55

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« #1 : 07-29-2003 11:07 »

probably its just the earthican countries that are playing against each other
Tjoppen
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« #2 : 07-29-2003 15:04 »

I'd say they have another step to what we have now:
District
Country
Planet
Universe
JDHannan

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« #3 : 07-30-2003 01:27 »

 
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Originally posted by raybow55:
probably its just the earthican countries that are playing against each other

uhh, kind of exactly like it is now...?
clearly hermes competed for the earth team against other planets in 2980, gave up limboing for 20 years+ and competed in the 500 meter limbo (different sport than before too) against other countries
payn
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« #4 : 08-04-2003 08:36 »

Either:

(a) There are two different olympics (Earth Olympics and Universe Olympics), or

(b) A few countries decided not to join the global government. Probably England and a few other commonwealth countries (like Barbados), given current EU history....
Cube_166

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« #5 : 08-04-2003 11:26 »

Perhaps Barbados was lifted off the planet by a giant spaceship and taken to another planet. You never know.
Jamesbondcja

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« #6 : 08-04-2003 14:11 »
« : 08-04-2003 14:11 »

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Originally posted by payn:
Either:

(a) There are two different olympics (Earth Olympics and Universe Olympics
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Damn you beat me to it.

   :D    ;)

EDIT = Wow something went wrong with my quote box.   :(
Cube_166

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« #7 : 08-04-2003 14:17 »

put a / in front of the word in the second quote box
canned eggs

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« #8 : 08-04-2003 15:23 »

Hermes and Barbados Slim could easily both have been on the "Earth" team.  Track & field events like the hypothetical limbo are not team sports, they're individual events.  So two guys from the same team can wind up competing against each other. 
That doesn't explain all the national banners paraded onto the track beforehand, but most of those countries need not have been on earth anyway.
Zed 85

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« #9 : 08-04-2003 16:15 »

No, it's definitely just for Earthican nations - since it was definitely called the Earthican Olympiad, which is why you have Canada and Sweden among others, plus Jamican teams and obviously Barbados teams. You no doubt have Universal Olympics, perhaps competing in the same year, where the Earth team would come into it. Just look at the Earthican Olymics as the futuristic equivilant of the Commonwealth Games - I think.
Cube_166

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« #10 : 08-04-2003 16:32 »

I wonder where the nation of Joe is located on the map?
mazaite

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« #11 : 08-05-2003 00:03 »

Somewhere near "New FreeLand"?

(He casts....does anyone take a bite?)
frythesolid

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« #12 : 08-05-2003 01:08 »

mr. show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
payn
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« #13 : 08-06-2003 03:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Cube_166:
I wonder where the nation of Joe is located on the map?

In the middle of Indonesia, of course. After becoming independent from Indonesia, the new island nation of Java was immediately embroiled in a copyright battle with Sun Microsystems over their name, which they lost.

To avoid confusion with Colombia's new name ("Coffee--Honest" ) they chose to go with "Joe."

The colony on the Earth's star is called "Soland" for similar reasons (and because it sounds like "Poland," and the colonists went there at night to avoid the heat...).
Cube_166

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« #14 : 08-06-2003 04:03 »

of course
mazaite

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« #15 : 08-06-2003 15:56 »

 
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Originally posted by frythesolid:
mr. show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot Dog we have a wiener!!!
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