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August 9, 2008 – My Olympic Experience…

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, August 9th, 2008 with No Comments

…isn’t over yet!   I competed today and now it is 10:15pm here in China and I am exhausted.    After getting back from the opening ceremonies last night at 11pm or so, I slept a little bit, and weighed in at 7am. After I ate I went back to my room and rested for...

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August 9, 2008 – I am about to weigh in

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, August 9th, 2008 with No Comments

Hey guys   Its 6:20am here at the Olympic Village, the day that I compete.  Weigh ins are at 7.   I will write more later, but I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has written me emails.  I read all of them this morning because I couldn’t sleep and...

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August 8, 2008 – The Great Wall

Posted by Allen Gordon on Friday, August 8th, 2008 with No Comments

Well, I didn’t write last night… Sorry. I was WAY too tired. We did another day at the Silk Market and it drained me. Yesterday started out like every other again. Breakfast, practice and lunch. Practice was really easy for me because Sayaka decided not to practice. She was going to go to the gym...

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August 7, 2008 – Olympic Facts

Posted by Allen Gordon on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 with No Comments

Some interesting tidbits that you may not have known about the Olympic Games!!! There are 596 Athletes on the 2008 US Olympic Team Of these, 310 are men and 286 are women. Consider this in relation to the population of the United States which is 304,800,035 people. There are 30 sports in the Olympic Games...

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August 7, 2008 – I fight Ryoko Tani first round

Posted by Allen Gordon on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 with No Comments

I can’t believe it.  Before I left to come here, I was intereviewed for this NHK program that aired in Japan about me going to the Olympics, etc.  They specifically asked me a lot of questions about Ryoko Tani, arguably the most successful female judoka of all time.  I have never worked out with Tani...

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August 6, 2008 – The Forbidden City

Posted by Allen Gordon on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 with No Comments

TIME: 0024hrs Day 6 has come to an end. I just got back to my room after playing a little … lot … of rock band and checking my emails. I am trying to resist the temptations that the wii is giving me, but it never works. It’s constantly saying, "Annie, come play, It’ll be...

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August 6, 2008 – 46 hours and 58 minutes…

Posted by Allen Gordon on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 with No Comments

…until the opening ceremonies start!  Well, by the time you get this email, it will probably be less than that, but still!   I am so irritated right now.  Not only did one of the men’s gymnastics team members unplug the ethernet cord and I lost my whole email I was writing, Ed Liddie just...

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August 5, 2008 – Media Day

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 with No Comments

TIME: 1910hrs Day 5 down… 11 more to go. Today was quite a relaxing day for us. I woke up early for some reason this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I decided to go check my email and update my blog. Garry and Michael eventually migrated out to the lobby and joined...

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August 4, 2008 – Day 4 is just starting

Posted by Allen Gordon on Monday, August 4th, 2008 with No Comments

So today is day 4 of my stay here at the Olympics, and only 4 more days until I compete and only 3 more days until the opening ceremonies!!!    Yesterday and today have been overcast, and Ronda and I are trying to figure out if its clouds or pollution.  We smelled something funky in...

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August 4, 2008 – The Silk Market

Posted by Allen Gordon on Monday, August 4th, 2008 with No Comments

TIME: 0743 Day 4 down… FINALLY! Yesterday started just like EVERY OTHER DAY! Breakfast, Internet and then Judo practice. Today at judo it was like yesterday. Isreal took the girls and worked out separately from the boys. Which I like… except for the fact that taking falls for the whole practice is a little boring....

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