GYMN-L Digest - 16 Jun 1996 to 17 Jun 1996

There are 5 messages totalling 126 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. WWoS and gymnastics plus other sports
  2. ANTIEXE Virus
  3. Olympic Trials Tickets wanted
  5. Gogean


Date:    Sun, 16 Jun 1996 23:34:40 -0400
From:    ***@EROLS.COM
Subject: WWoS and gymnastics plus other sports

WWoS splitting coverage with other sports -- they've done this for as
long as I can remember, and I've always been inclined to share Elizabeth
Squires' theory as to why.  When I was kid (mid-70s being my prime
wwos-watching years), one of the most common matchups was gymnastics and
car racing (gymnastics and horse racing was common, too); for a long
time I knew all the big names in car racing because of all the exposure.
Whatever the second sport was, both gymnastics and the other sport would
be given cliffhanger treatment throughout the show to ensure that the
full audience stayed with the full program.  Everybody was irritated,
but we all (gymn fans and racing fans) put up with it because it was all
there was.  Apparently neither draws a big enough audience to pay for
the slot on its own - at least not frequently - but pairing disparate
sports together does.



Date:    Sun, 16 Jun 1996 21:29:02 -0700
From:    ***@QNET.COM
Subject: ANTIEXE Virus

On June 12 I found I was infected with the above virus. I don't know how =
I received it. It could have been through a Internet download or =
possibly from a e-mail. I bought PC-cillin 95 and it found which virus =
it was and eliminated it. If you have a anti-virus program you may want =
to scan your system. PC-cillin was $39.00 at Best Buy.=20
I just wanted to let every one possibly infected know.


Date:    Mon, 17 Jun 1996 00:51:49 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Olympic Trials Tickets wanted

I am looking for Mens and Womens Optionals tickets only.  I need two of each.

Please e-mail or call me at 800-800-3162.



Date:    Mon, 17 Jun 1996 06:59:30 GMT
From:    ***@PIPELINE.COM
Subject: BOGI  & POD & AMANAR

On Sun., June 16, Jeff wrote-

>        d) The competition: Well, Bogi did well and won herself a medal
>        under Retton/Davidova condition (staying togther while the world
>        is falling apart). She obviously, regardless of her grace,
>        and smile, is far behind her competitors in content. I also found
>        FX to be boring. [There were parts when the music was moving and
>        she was just standing there. Is that dance? I liked the old
>        late 80s stuff.] Plus, wish she threw her double tucks punch
>        fronts. Love that skill.
Sorry I must disagree-compare the variety of skills, choreography, # of
D's, and execution of her beam set with Amanar, Milo, and Gogean. Compare
her bar swing to Milo and Gogean. Her bar execution to Pod. Her Hristakieva
to Milo's piked Phelps. She is more competative today than in '92.  I too
wish she could really dance on the floor, but that's the Code's fault, not
hers. She's not the only one standing around alot, resting for the elusive
fifth 'D' tumbling element. And I would LOVE to see the dbl. bk. punch
front too, but it's only a C&A-she gets combo bonus, but NO "D" difficulty
bonus-and it's HARD-not worth the trouble.

>        Pods looks really good (and I have to ask: When was the LAST time
>        she lost an AA title? Early 1995? I don't know.) Her music and
>        routines suit her and I love the stalder on UB. She just has
>        great extension in that move. Khorkina looked good, too, and
>        her BB was nice.  Milo looked liked she was going through the
>        motions. She is starting to look like Bogi did in Barcelona. IN
>        top group but doesn't really belong there.
I love Pod too, but in this meet on bars she had 2 big form deductions mid
routine, major pike in her windup giants, and the dismount stunk. Way

>        Amanar is just incredible! She did the highest triple full I
>        have ever seen on FX. She must be capable of a quad! She's
>        such a fast twister! And power. I felt bad for her because, to
>        me, she deserved to beat bogi on content. But, that time will come

>        in Atlanta.
Yes, she is a GREAT tumbler. A good vaulter, and can swing a decent bars
set, but is WAY from a finished gymnast. In fact, her expressionless
performances make even Gogean look passionate, and her choreography and
style on beam and floor are nonexistant. She is the perfect example of why
gymnastics without artistry is only half a sport-it gets very boring very

As for WWof Sports,those who object should do what I started doing years
ago-VCR it and watch it later, editing the useless stuff. This works even
better on NBC, I don't have to listen to a word John Tesh or Dick Enberg

BTW Jeff, I adore Diva Dina too!



Date:    Mon, 17 Jun 1996 17:52:10 +1000
From:    ***@COUGAR.VUT.EDU.AU
Subject: Gogean

I wouldn't be too worried about Gogean missing the Olympics.  Isn't it
true that she competed at the 1994 Brisbane worlds only two weeks after
the removal of an ankle cast from a fracture ?!  And look how she went
there.  There is too much training, and reputation at stake for her not
to be there.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 16 Jun 1996 to 17 Jun 1996