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Olympics

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by IanD, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Truffle

    Truffle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love the Olympics! When the torch came past my street I saw more neighbours all out watching than I had seen for about a year! My daughter rowed alongside the Gloriana as part of the torch escort - 18 kms - and I stood for 2 hours on Hammersmith Bridge to see her and it was worth every minute. I waited in the sun and the rain to see the the mens and womens road race (even though they went by very quickly), I am going to Wimbledon tomorrow and to see the rowing on Thursday, Football at Wembley on Saturday and Hockey on Monday. If I could have afforded it I would have tried to get more.... but I feel lucky to have got what I have. It wont happen again here in my lifetime and I feel proud to be a small part of it. :D
     
  2. Juliette40

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    I'm with you on this one. TV coverage, whilst I understand that we have to cover everything - being the host country, is driving me mad. I have resorted to spending my 6 week school holiday doing long-neglected chores like filing, form filling, cleaning blah blah blah. I guess my hatred of sport comes from a teenage trauma of being picked on by my PE teacher. She actually told me to perform my gym routine infront of the whole class. I was so proud. Then she got another girl to do hers and asked the class to spot the difference...mine being 'how NOT to do it.' I then got fat and lost interest in anything physical.

    Anyway, I DO wish GB well and I DO appreciate their hours of training, skill etc as BF describes. But I just don't want it dominating my life in my precious summer holls. News today that London tourism was suffering and streets were empty did give me a wry smile. Is that unkind?

    Yours cynically
    Juliette x :crazy:
     
  3. noblehead

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    Just heard on the radio we have our first Gold :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  4. Paul1976

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    :D Yes we do!! Ladies rowing team!! Sadly the mens team missed the gold but have got the Bronze.
     
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    Well done to the two ladies, they were awesome :thumbup: :clap: I get a bit over excited watching, shouting, come come, you can do it, go, go, go, but they got the bronze. I did feel for them though, their faces said it all :cry: RRB
     
  6. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I watch the table tennis semis & finals - looks like very questionable umpiring affected the final. Why should a competitor get a red card for asking why she was faulted? The Italian umpire couldn't answer in Chinese.
     
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    Well Bradley Wiggins won as well. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I think he's a great guy!
     
  8. noblehead

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    Here here, hoping Rebeca Adlington gets gold tomorrow :thumbup:
     
  9. Paul1976

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    Well bloody done Peter Wilson!! Another team GB Gold medal in the mens double trap shooting!! :clap: :clap:
     
  10. noblehead

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    Did I hear right we have two gold medals today for Team GB?
     
  11. Paul1976

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    Indeed we do! Kayaking joint gold and silver for team GB as well! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  12. noblehead

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    Good, we will be catching up with China soon :lol:
     
  13. Paul1976

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    Would be nice eh? :lol: but then again,we're 5th in the medals table now compared to being last a couple of days ago so "Bring it on!!" :D
     
  14. noblehead

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    A respectable 5th too :thumbup:
     
  15. Paul1976

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    And now we have Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny in the cycling,new world record and Gold medal!! Happy days! :D
     
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    I'm not watching the Olympics but am following the athletes and the medals. This is brilliant news, well done team GB and especially Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny. :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  17. Paul1976

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    It's been a pretty good day today for team GB! :D (apart from the disqualification in the Velodrome)
     
  18. Defren

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    OOPS :crazy:
     
  19. noblehead

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    Gemma Gibbons deserved her silver in Judo today, thought it was touching when she paid tribute to her late Mum who introduced her to the sport.
     
  20. Paul1976

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    She did her mum proud!!

    It's been another good morning in the 'olympic office',1 gold and 2 bronzes in rowing! :D
     
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