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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2002, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Did Kim was in Belgian Olympic team?

Did someone know it??

And what was her result?

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No, I don't think so.



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no, she wasn't
Sabine, Dominique aND Els were in the team
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Is it 4 players per team normally?

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"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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I don't know how many players per team it is, but Kim wasn't there because she didn't want to. She was selected, but she decided it did not fit her program or her preparation for the new season. Some people in Belgium were mad at her because it's a honour to represent your country at the olympics, but she proved herself right by getting great results shortly after the olypics.

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Hi Nicky! Welcome!


Kim's participation at the next Olympics might also be in jeopardy...

the latest I heard was that there are difficulties re the requirements of the Belgian Olympic committee; these wouldn't really suit Kim, and on top of that there are some other reserves from the Clijsters.

It would be a shame if they couldn't reach an agreement, but I fully can understand the reasons of the Clijsters to be less than thrilled by the conditions of the Belgian committee so far.

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Here's what Kim's dad said on the matter:

(Source: Flemish newspaper De Standaard,
my own translation)

"Q.:You also don’t have a very good understanding with sports associations like the Flemish Tennis Association and the Olympic Committee for instance.

Lei Clijsters: ’I don’t doubt the good intentions of these people, but when I hear the President of the Belgian Olympic Committee claiming that they have supported Kim financially last year… Where does he get that!? When the Games came up for discussion, I found out that I had to pay the expenses (note: hotel) of the coach myself. I find that difficult. Certainly when you know that they invite their Vips at a cost of € 500 a day.

Furthermore I don’t like the contract that has to be signed for the Games this year. It says that the sponsors of the Belgian Olympic Committee have rights on the Olympic athletes. But our contracts with our sponsors clearly state that we cannot close deals with a rival sponsor.’


Q: So Kim will also not participate at the upcoming Games?

Lei: ’I don’t know. The Games have a certain prestige. I am sure that Kim would like to participate but the conditions must be realistic.

END

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OMG, I hope she'll play!!!

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"No matter what happens, you have to try to stay positive, bad things can happen, but if you try to stay positive, something positive will come out of it…I believe that everything happens for a reason" - Kim Clijsters


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"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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I am a bit late in posting this, but oh well...

Latest news from the past weekend:

Kim is on the selection list for the Belgian Olympic team in 2004!
So let's hope she really will participate!


One weird thing though; the info from the Belgian Olympic Comittee was mentioning a session with all the selected athletes in South Africa in November... don't see Justine Henin going there though, to name one, as she is going to get married around that period, and both Kim and justine have to be in Belgium for their exhibition match, also scheduled in that period...

I suppose that must be the practice session in 2003 already, dunno...

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