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Kworb
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:12 PM
In my view winning a gold medal is equal to winning a Grand Slam :)

What do you think?

spiritedenergy
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:14 PM
More than YEC but less than a Slam.

Uranium
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Same as a slam, 2004, I found myself making up in the early morning to watch the Olympics for each sport.
I love the Olympics, it's such a great time of the year, where you cheer for your country

sammy01
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:17 PM
i would say there sort of on par with a big tier 1. the fact that not all top players are/can play them detracts from them. they will be fun to watch but i dont hold them in that high esteem.

Elwin.
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:18 PM
It's important as a slam:)

Thanx4nothin
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Tier 1 at best to me, most see it as just under a slam I believe.

slamchamp
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
about as important as the YEC

sammy01
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
ok people who say there as important as a slam, the players dont think that. i mean name me a slam where fit players (chaky, roddick this year, davenport in '04) dont play in them?

hankqq
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:33 PM
I love watching the Olympics, but in tennis winning a gold is not quite as important as winning a slam. Maybe it's in the YEC range?

supergrunt
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Just under a slam.

Lucas
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Very. They are definitely going to be the culmination of my career, something I worked so hard for. I'll face tough opponents, as determined as me, but in the end I hope to come out as the winner, kissing the gold medal while listening to the anthem of my nation.

...

Oh wait.

kwilliams
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:41 PM
More than the YEC but less than a slam.

Dave.
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:52 PM
To me, it is the biggest event outside of the slams. The 4 Slams, Olympics and YEC make up the biggest tournaments on the calendar IMO.



ok people who say there as important as a slam, the players dont think that. i mean name me a slam where fit players (chaky, roddick this year, davenport in '04) dont play in them?

Lindsay had already won a gold medal, an occasion she holds as one of the best moments in her career. Since 2004 she has expressed her regret for not going to Athens, and she has made this comeback mainly because of Beijing. The Olympics are extremely important to Lindsay.

sammy01
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
the question wasn't about the players, the question is how important is the Olympics to YOU, so don't question people's opinions:o
Sorry, Chakvetadze not being in the Olympics makes the field better.

well there not so important to the players so there not so important to me. in my eyes there nowhere near a slam.

as for your comment about chaky get a life!

goldenlox
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I enjoy the Olympics as a whole, tuning in and out and catching a little bit of several sports.
Just for tennis, I'd rather see a player I root for win the USO than the gold.


I know Dementieva has said her main goal this year is the Olympics, but I would rather see her win the USO.

+/-
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
not very important... I would say ITF.

supergrunt
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Quick question:
Why didn't Hingis play in 2000?

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Olympics are more like an exhibition than an official tournament.

Tennis isn't an amateur sport!

Kai
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM
More important than any Slam, the most important tournament in the world

Andy T
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Tier 1.

Polikarpov
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:32 PM
I think for the players, winning the gold medal in the Olympic games gives them a different kind of satisfaction.

sfselesfan
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:41 PM
I picked "as important as a slam" BUT I think it is less important. You didn't put the "less important than a slam but more important than the YEC" as an option. Personally, I think the YEC is less important than Key Biscayne. There isn't much value on the YEC IMO.

As far as the Olympics, it seems to gain importance as the years go by. Considering it wasn't even an Olympic event that long ago, I don't think it was considered very valuable before it was reinstated. I think each 4 years it gains in value.

SF

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
> YEC
< Grand Slam

IceHock
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:55 PM
More important than anything for me, your not only going to win the tournament, your playing for your country, getting a medal would be pretty special, not too mention the whole olympic games is alot more special than a grand slam.

blumaroo
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Glorified Tier I
Better than Fed Cup I suppose which is a glorified Tier III

Cp6uja
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:05 PM
More than the YEC but less than a slam.I agree with this "YEC<OG<GS" oppinion, especialy when we talking about womens tennis, but no this option in poll :confused: In Graf, Capriati, Davenport, Venus, Henin bios first information after theirs GS titles and weeks at #1 is about Olympic gold (bigger importance than YEC or any other title). Also i never heard any WTA OG champion which ever says that some other title (if we not count slams) is more important for her. Even silver medal or gold in dubles for what i heard have bigger value for them than some tier-I title for example.

For mens i'm not sure about Beijing, but in past OG never been more important than final masters (YEC). List of previous winners speak best for theyself how seriously elite ATP players compete at summer Olympics in past (only exception is when USA hosting OG in Atlanta). Maybe since Beijing importance of OG (in mans competition, womens never have that "problem") will grow quickly like importance of Australian Open since 80's!?

Calypso
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Just under a slam.

Agree! A slam is a slam.

Dodoboy.
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:19 PM
More than YEC but less than a Slam.

exactly my opinion!

Destiny
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:26 PM
As important as a YEC

Max565
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Quick question:
Why didn't Hingis play in 2000?

She quit playing Fed Cup after 1998 due to a feud with the Swiss Federation. So she was no longer representing Switzerland in it... Therefore, she couldn't play in the Olympics.

LindsayRulz
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM
More than YEC but less than a Slam.

LudwigDvorak
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Glorified TII.

jonny84
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I think its just as important as a slam.

The Daviator
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM
More than YEC but less than a Slam.

Same.

sweetpeas
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Very. They are definitely going to be the culmination of my career, something I worked so hard for. I'll face tough opponents, as determined as me, but in the end I hope to come out as the winner, kissing the gold medal while listening to the anthem of my nation.



So true!It"s been very very special to my family and me. .We always watch it..It"s done ever 4 year!The best in the world are there..I really like the summer one...Winter one?But we watch....

CooCooCachoo
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Nothing more than a glorified Tier II.

frenchie
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:19 PM
I love the Olympics!!

The value is the same as the YEC to me!

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Mickey mouse tournament on ATP, mini-slam on WTA.

vwfan
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:51 PM
More than the YEC but less than a slam.my sentiments.

starin
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:57 PM
if I was a player I'd want to win AO, USO, Wimbly and Olympics.

Tennisballova
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Nothing more than a glorified Tier II. As much as I love tennis, I just don't think it belongs there (Olympics).

Lunaris
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:41 PM
It's just the Olympics, I can't compare it to anything even if I could. It's a unique tournament. Everyone can make statements about its value, but for sure it's a special tournament, the atmosphere is like nowhere else.

LightWarrior
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:48 PM
It has been a stupid decision to allow tennis in the Olympics. There is no tradition. It's a waste of time. A slam is 10000000 times worth more than the Olympics. I totally endorse Roddick for not playing.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Nothing more than a glorified Tier II. As much as I love tennis, I just don't think it belongs there (Olympics).

What sport do you want in the OG ? Cricket , australian football rules , american football ? :help:

Tenis belongs to the OG cos it is a popular sport played in 200 or + countries. Period

adam_ads_n
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:32 PM
The most important tournament in a world for me. Because it's prestiguous, and played only once in 4 years.

kasia_q
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM
The Olympics are from another planet than the whole tour, it's a completely different story, can't be compared to slams or any regular tournament. It's all about the atmosphere, being there with all other athletes, not only tennis players, representing your country, hearing your national anthem and being part of this special event. I can't say if it's more or less important than winning a grand slam because it's just another level of competition. And the Olympics are not only about winning.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:53 PM
more important than any thing in sport , i dont know what may happn to me if masha didnt win gold ...

Medina
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:55 PM
^^

:haha: :lol: :haha: :spit:

Medina
Jul 10th, 2008, 10:59 PM
For me its equivelent To a Tier I

slamchamp
Jul 10th, 2008, 11:31 PM
more important than any thing in sport , i dont know what may happn to me if masha didnt win gold ...
please don't tell me you may kill yourself:sad:

Tennisballova
Jul 10th, 2008, 11:46 PM
What sport do you want in the OG ? Cricket , australian football rules , american football ? :help:

Tenis belongs to the OG cos it is a popular sport played in 200 or + countries. Period
I like to keep it to the "traditional" Olympic sports like athletics and gymnastics etc.

Blu€
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Tier 1, for me YEC is clearly superior, best 8 rackets of the year together!

OsloErik
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:19 AM
I look at the clowns who have won on the men's side, and I can't value it the same as a slam or the YEC. It's a super Tier I/Masters Series tournament.

OsloErik
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:21 AM
The fact is, there are some sports where an Olympic gold is the highest honor that can be achieved (swimming, athletics, gymnastics, etc.) and the rest are just to get familiar sports stars to show up and help improve the ratings. The moment they let professionals in, the games suffered from over saturation.

Lucas_Arg
Jul 11th, 2008, 02:29 AM
As a Slam.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:49 AM
It's very important! You're an Olympic Champion. It gets mentioned anywhere/everywhere.

Andy.
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:02 AM
Not as important as a slam but more important than the YEC

skanky~skanketta
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Just under a slam. I LOVE the Olympics.

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:42 AM
more important than any thing in sport , i dont know what may happn to me if masha didnt win gold ...

she won't win the gold though:(
I wonder what thread you would create then:inlove:

Danči Dementia
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:46 AM
The Olympics are and always will be the most important even in sports.......I love them......it will be great to see one of my faves winning gold


Olympics rule :rocker2:

Danči Dementia
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:47 AM
she won't win the gold though:(
I wonder what thread you would create then:inlove:

:haha: :haha:

So true!!!

aussie_fan
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:16 AM
no way near the sams but still above everything else, olympics is a very important event

Miss Amor
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:38 AM
its really funny...the people whos players arent playing in the olympics are saying it is just a glorified t1/t2 title...*cough*chaky *cough*

anywho..the fact that u r an olympic gold medal winner always sticks with u...none really cares to say the yec winner of 2004 ..but they do say Athens Olympic winner..

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:45 AM
its really funny...the people whos players arent playing in the olympics are saying it is just a glorified t1/t2 title...*cough*chaky *cough*

anywho..the fact that u r an olympic gold medal winner always sticks with u...none really cares to say the yec winner of 2004 ..but they do say Athens Olympic winner..

exactly, I have spoken with Alicia Molik (last year at Forest Hills) and she has stated that her favorite career moment was winning the bronze medal above EVERYTHING. She won a doubles slam and won tier Is and beat Venus, Maria. And she chose the medal.
The Olympics mean a lot to the players since they represent their countries, and the long history and glorified respect of the Olympics

starin
Jul 11th, 2008, 06:10 AM
very important. I would love for all my fav players to have a medal whether it be bronze, gold or silver.

Jeff
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Well, I love the Olympics. I look forward to track and field, swimming, diving, gymnastics. For all of those sports the Olympics is huge, obviously. It's great to see the best athletes coming together and competing against one another on the biggest stage in sports. Tennis, I look forward to that too, but since most players do not take it too seriously it ruins the excitement and importance on my end. The tennis in Athens during the last Olympics was horrible....I mean, Nicolas Massu winning gold? :lol:

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Venus and Serena have said the Olympics are more special to them than even Wimbledon :eek: .

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:49 AM
I like to keep it to the "traditional" Olympic sports like athletics and gymnastics etc.
Same here. Olympics are for amateur sports not professional.

mckyle.
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Same here. Olympics are for amateur sports not professional.

Most of these "amateurs" you speak of still get paid in endorsements, so it's not as if making money changes the athlete's level.

Bartosh
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Olympics = big Tier I

Rhémila
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:13 AM
I would say it's more important than winning a Grand Slam 'cause the Olympics only happens once in 4 years, while there is a Slam 4 times in a year. You have less chances to win an olympic medal once in your career than winning a slam.
When you win a golden medal, you also have more international glory. :) More people are watching the Olympics than a Grand Slam. ;)

Jakeev
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:59 PM
It's a rare, exciting treat for a player to win an Olympic medal but ultimately it's not the prize people become tennis players for.

I'm also kind of old school though when it comes to the Olympics considering it is a amatuer event.

Here you have tennis players making thousands of if not millions a year standing by players who probably make nothing in Badminton or Archery.

Frankly, I think the Olympics should be for the up and coming young amatuer players or those in college but that is my own opinion.

Too bad for say Top American junior Melanie Oudin or NCAA champ Amanda McDowell who probably should be enjoying the Olympic experience.

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 11th, 2008, 02:33 PM
The Olympics mean a lot to the players since they represent their countries, and the long history and glorified respect of the Olympics

Tennis has always been an individual sport. You play for yourself. You win for yourself. Your achievements are YOUR achievememts.
And Wimbledon is older than modern-day Olympics.

DragonFlame
Jul 11th, 2008, 02:44 PM
olympics are very very important to me. A gold medal rates at least bigger then the YEC, maybe not a slam but after the slams gold medal would definetly what i would want to have. Although... i'd think i would prefer winning 1 slam and a gold medal then 2 slams... hmmm hard choice. But olympics is definetly up there with the big ones.

Il Primo!
Jul 11th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Depends on the eventual winner. If Annoyovic or A-Mo win, that would mean it's not that important after all

mckyle.
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Too bad for say Top American junior Melanie Oudin or NCAA champ Amanda McDowell who probably should be enjoying the Olympic experience.

That would suck so bad. Ticket sales for the Olympic Tennis Events are already bad enough, no need to make them worse!

Malva
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:19 PM
In my view winning a gold medal is equal to winning a Grand Slam :)

What do you think?

In many disciplines winning an Olympic medal is the highlight of a career. Not in tennis though, probably because tennis for many years remained outside of Olympic Games.

In view of this, I believe Olympic Games in tennis carry less weight than the established tournaments. I would place them slightly above YEC.

nashi
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:34 PM
About as important as the YEC

Alicia Rocks
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:01 PM
exactly, I have spoken with Alicia Molik (last year at Forest Hills) and she has stated that her favorite career moment was winning the bronze medal above EVERYTHING. She won a doubles slam and won tier Is and beat Venus, Maria. And she chose the medal.
The Olympics mean a lot to the players since they represent their countries, and the long history and glorified respect of the Olympics

Agreed. If it wasn't for Beijing and having the chance to play again for her country, I think she would have retired by now after all thats happened to her in the last 4 years :sad: Boy time has flown...

Hazel
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:55 PM
A player can only have the chance of winning an Olympic medal once every 4 years. I think it's VERY important. Imagine the fuss if someone won the Golden Grand Slam again! Whihc of course now can't happen until 2012!

Harvs
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:58 PM
just as important as a slam for me tennis-wise.

i spose as most aussies are, im an extremely patriotic person and for me, i no that if i were to play the olympics it would probably be the highlight of my career to do well there... playing for australia would just be incredible:)

in other sports.. its the top:)

Just Do It
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:58 PM
It's the most important thing for me. As I kid I always wanted to become a tennis player and win a gold medal. Also imagined myself crying during anthem presentation :tape:

Harvs
Jul 11th, 2008, 04:59 PM
yeah alicia is an example... when she won the bronze, it was the best moment of her life coz she was represnting australia... she has said she would rather win a gold medal than win a slam:)

HTE
Jul 11th, 2008, 07:42 PM
It's the biggest sporting event in the world so the importance is huge! It can't really be compared to a slam or any other tournament as it only takes place every fourth year.
To me winning an Olympic gold medal ranks higher than anything else.

People saying that it doesn't mean a lot because the players don't value it high are talking rubbish. Some players might not have it as their #1 priority. While others would give their right arm in exchange for a gold medal :)

Alenyaa
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:09 PM
At slam level in my view, but more elusive due to it inly being held every four years.

Marionated
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Below a YEC but above a tier 1.
:lol: at comparing it to a slam.

Matt01
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Any one who thinks that are the Olympics are as important as or even more imprtant than a Slam is seriously deluded wrong ;)

serenus_2k8
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Any one who thinks that are the Olympics are as important as or even more imprtant than a Slam is seriously deluded wrong ;)

I think its only as important as the player competing for it believes it to be. The reaction of a player such as Lindsay shows how much a medal means because its even more rare than a slam and all the top players want one. :)

ASP0315
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Tennis doesn't belong in olympics because it doesn't really get much TV Coverage, stadiums are half empty, top players always pull out and most importantly the ranking point system sucks. IMO the ranking points should be equivalent to that of GS.
(Athens olympics event with the exception of the gold medal, was a big joke, the crowd was less in the opening round and not enough TV coverage as well.)

However i did enjoy the last years gold and bronze medal matches of mens and womens singles and doubles though. ;)

serenus_2k8
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I think if it provides the top players with a great experience it is an awesome idea.

Its not really like other sports though in the way that players form can vary so much depending on surface, time of year, outside commitments etc whereas other sports are less complex and hence a medal means more.

Matt01
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:24 PM
I think its only as important as the player competing for it believes it to be. The reaction of a player such as Lindsay shows how much a medal means because its even more rare than a slam and all the top players want one. :)


All the top players want a medal? I very much doubt that.

danieln1
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Just as same as a slam!

Chunchun
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:21 AM
More than YEC but less than a Slam.

_____

Coffee&TV
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Same as YEC

Sally Struthers
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:32 AM
Like Miami

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:58 AM
more important than any thing in sport , i dont know what may happn to me if masha didnt win gold ...

It takes a very special person like Lindsay and Venus to win GOLD because they both have trashed Maria before. Maria will not win GOLD, trust me.

RenaSlam.
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:09 AM
more important than any thing in sport , i dont know what may happn to me if masha didnt win gold ...

*dead*:lol:

azza
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:35 AM
its worhtless untill my fav wins which she/he wont win.

die_wahrheit
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Olympics comparable with Year end championships.
A good thing to win.

Krzysiu.
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:48 PM
It's important especially for Poles who have great hopes with Isia Radwańska performance. It's one of our few medal chances... :sad:

Lindsayfan32
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:56 PM
I love watching the olympics in all sports. Particular sports I like watching tennis, basketball and swimming. I am hanging to see the aussies play the USA in women's basketball and Australia win the gold. I would also love to see Lindsay do well in the tennis and hope she stays healthy so there is no repeat of what happened in Sydney during the 2000 olympics. :)

terjw
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:05 PM
I like to keep it to the "traditional" Olympic sports like athletics and gymnastics etc.

Same here - I never thought tennis should've been an Olympics sport in the first place. Where do you stop? There's talk of trying to get golf in as an olympic sport. That's got just as much right as tennis has.

There's a huge difference IMO between an Olympic medal for track and field and a medal for tennis. And just consider if there were no Olympics for athletics field and track. It would be unthinkable. Athletes really think in terms of a whole 4 years for this climax. But it wouldn't be the end of the world if tennis wasn't an Olympic sport. In fact things would be more or less the same without it.

That's not to deny that an Olympic medal and the Olympic experience won't mean a lot to the players - maybe more than anything else to someone like JJ who is hugelly patriotic. But to me - in tennis it's just a bonus that comes around every 4 years and offers a unique experience for the players - but not a mainstream tennis event. And more a side-show as an Olympic event.

mal
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:21 PM
it is going to be a crowning moment for professional athletes like Sharapova ans Serena Williams.

IanRadi
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:54 PM
For me, it's between a Grand Slam and YEC. :shrug:

OsloErik
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:11 PM
I think its only as important as the player competing for it believes it to be. The reaction of a player such as Lindsay shows how much a medal means because its even more rare than a slam and all the top players want one. :)

But that's exactly it! Every tennis player alive wants to win the slams; it's the goal that they train for. Nobody looks at the career of, say, Roger Federer and thinks it has been a failure because he hasn't yet won an Olympic gold. But sports like swimming, running, gymnastics, etc, it's impossible to make a case that someone has had a great career unless they've got some Olympic hardware to back that up. The very fact that players have varying intensity on it proves it: how can it be that important if it doesn't top the list of titles any player would like before retiring?

In another way, I think tennis at the Olympics was weird in 1988 and 1992, just a part of it all in 1996 and 2000, and is starting to get a little dated. A majority of players in the top 20 don't live in their country full time. Americans, Australians, and Chinese are the only ones I can think of where virtually all their players still reside in their home country. How much patriotic sentiment can Ivanovic or Sharapova drum up if they take their gold medal back to Switzerland or Florida instead of Serbia or Russia? And patriotism is what the games are all about. That's why seeing the Chilean guy win the gold in 2004 was so moving. It's the players who actually, genuinely feel that patriotism who care about the Olympics. Do you think Sharapova would have been as devastated by the loss to Henin as Myskina was? No. It's a sport where playing for your country rarely eclipses playing for yourself, and that's why the Olympic medal isn't as significant a career achievement as a slam.

Additionally, it's not a part of the sport's heritage. Navratilova, Evert, Billie Jean King, Margaret Court etc. didn't get to compete for medals (until late in Nav. and Evert's careers, I suppose). Tennis feeds off of history; it's the only reason people still maintain that Wimbledon is "the slam to win". How can an Olympic gold be all that meaningful if the greats of the game have only just started competing for it? It doesn't put you in the same company as a slam win. And you could argue it puts you in MORE elite company, but would you really rather be in Graf-Capriati-Davenport-Venus-Henin territory than in Navratilova-Evert-Graf-Seles-Venus-Serena-Sabatini-ASV-Kuznetsova-Clijsters-Hingis territory (Miami), or YEC territory?

The only possible argument I can see is the making history vs. joining history argument, but even that doesn't work as well in tennis, where everything is about joining history.

watchdogfish
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I think I'm in the minority but I don't think tennis should be an Olympic sport just for the simple fact that tennis has its 4 majors so winning a gold medal isn't the ultimate accolade. Like, for example, for the more "traditional" olympic sports such as athletics and swimming, the olympics are the absolute pinnacle of what a competitor can achieve in their career.

ys
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Olympics are very important for me. Not this Olympics so. I am not interested in Chinese Olympics.

Krzysiu.
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Olympics are very important for me. Not this Olympics so. I am not interested in Chinese Olympics.

Rather these ones in six years, don't you? ;)

Elisse
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:54 PM
As important as a Slam :worship:

The Olympics has always been important to me, I know it's important to my favorite players to play there and represent their countries...so it definately is equal to a Slam title, in my opinion!!

If I was a player..I would absolutely LOVE to win an Olympic medal!! :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:16 PM
If I was a player..I would absolutely LOVE to win an Olympic medal!! :hearts:

:yeah:

Lulu.
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:35 PM
I LOVE the Olympics!

Just as important as any Slam for me.

Krzysiu.
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:54 PM
There are heroes being born on Olympics :banana: Simi Amman ;)

Mikey B
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:43 PM
its weird because to me they're as important as a slam, but i still wont class them in the same importance bracket... slam records mean everything, if you do well at a slam, or do badly, there's pressure next year to surpass what you did previously, at the olympics if it goes well and you get the gold its amazing, like a once in a lifetime sort of thing, but if you do badly there, its not counted, you can just act like you didnt play it!! lol!