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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD 5764

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2012, 01:26:00 PM »
I have cared more about the Olympics in the past than now, which I kind of ignore as possible.
Modern olympics got a bad start in first place: the whole "olympic spirit" is a disgraceful BS! When sport started to go generally pro and they finally had to admit it, it stopped to make sense.

Some of you complained about how investment was made in London: that's because Olympics mandates the organization to be at CITY level and not at country level -- it was Sydney 2000, not Australia, Atlanta 96, not USA, and so forth. That's just another hypocrisy, because it is the whole country which ends organizing and paying the event.
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2012, 02:16:30 PM »
It was nice to see that Her Majesty still enjoys skydiving.

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2012, 02:28:35 PM »
Dont tell the wife she is on the net  :D  ;)

Someone must have...  :D

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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2012, 02:55:52 PM »
Anyone else noticed these two yesterday?? :D


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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2012, 03:24:15 PM »
I missed it all unfortunately. Tried looking online for a vid of the ceremony, but can't find one that shows anything more than a few seconds :think: Anyone got a link?



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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2012, 03:36:38 PM »

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2012, 03:44:55 PM »
The opening ceremony was pretty bizarre but had some great moments.

The Olympics will probably kill off our old TV set,  doubt it will get much off time during the games.  Credit to the BBC, I think that pretty much every event will be transmitted.  So we'll probably wear out the freeview box remote as well :D

I won't be going to any of the events in person but my brother has tickets and is far too excited about it for a grown man ::) :)




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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2012, 04:46:24 PM »
Anyone else noticed these two yesterday?? :D

 :rofl:  Loved that show.

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2012, 06:25:27 PM »
Thanks Gareth  :tu: I skipped all the athletes arriving, but otherwise I'm all caught up.

The opening ceremony was pretty bizarre but had some great moments.

Yeah, I think was just about bonkers enough  :D Nice to see we didn't take ourselves too seriously  :P



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« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2012, 06:47:31 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2012, 01:52:59 AM »
The opening ceremony was pretty bizarre but had some great moments.

OK, glad to know I'm not the only one who was confused.

Looked like a great big potlatch to me.

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2012, 02:43:48 AM »
The opening ceremony was pretty bizarre but had some great moments.

OK, glad to know I'm not the only one who was confused.

Looked like a great big potlatch to me.

It was certainly a very British story, maybe to much so for a global audience.  Had to laugh at Mr Bean playing in Chariots of Fire though. :D

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« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2012, 03:33:13 AM »
I was enjoying the history of British music, but was a little dismayed to see it jump from the 1980's to the 2010's :think:

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2012, 10:34:27 PM »
Well at least the Olympics workers are happy.  :whistle:



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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2012, 10:40:40 PM »
 :rofl:
Now that's making the best of a boring job. :salute:

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2012, 10:55:00 PM »
Thanks Gareth  :tu: I skipped all the athletes arriving, but otherwise I'm all caught up.

The opening ceremony was pretty bizarre but had some great moments.

Yeah, I think was just about bonkers enough  :D Nice to see we didn't take ourselves too seriously  :P

It was even more bizarre here in the US what with them trying to make it look like it was happening live and then cutting parts of the ceremony.  Very strange overall...

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-watch-the-gorgeous-song-not-shown-in-nbcs-olympic-coverage-20120730,0,3076691.story

There are other stories of things that were cut from the American broadcast. 

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2012, 11:04:15 PM »
Well, the eventing cross country streaming webcast was fantastic!  :)

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« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2012, 11:40:31 PM »
Uh, I'm sorry, but a BADMINTON scandal?  :facepalm:  The sad part to me is that Gore Vidal died and the top story on the news was badminton players not playing their best.....

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2012, 12:00:14 AM »
Yeah, the Olympics have totally taken over all news here as well.  We're less than a week in and even I (as a general sports fan) am feeling a little overloaded.  :-\

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« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2012, 08:51:05 AM »
Yeah, the Olympics have totally taken over all news here as well.  We're less than a week in and even I (as a general sports fan) am feeling a little overloaded.  :-\

me too gareth i im a little confused  :ahhh  ive enjoyed the swimming though and good old mr side burns did great in the TT  :salute: i was gutted i missed the archery though as was out  :-\
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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2012, 04:37:56 PM »
Help with understanding beach voleyball signals, so that the sport can be enjoyed better ....

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/beach-volley-what-do-those-hand-signals-mean-slideshow/


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« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2012, 04:52:32 PM »
I've always liked the Olympics, but unfortunately can't get much TV time now... I've heard our gymnast Jordan Jovchev has qualified for the finals and also that our volleyball team killed Poland and Australia and is moving forward too. At least something to compensate for our hopeless football in general :D :D
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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2012, 06:28:29 PM »
Help with understanding beach voleyball signals, so that the sport can be enjoyed better ....

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/beach-volley-what-do-those-hand-signals-mean-slideshow/

Wow, did not even realize they had their hands back there :whistle:

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2012, 06:42:46 PM »
Looks like team GB has had a good day today.

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« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2012, 07:09:25 PM »
Help with understanding beach voleyball signals, so that the sport can be enjoyed better ....

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/beach-volley-what-do-those-hand-signals-mean-slideshow/

Wow, did not even realize they had their hands back there :whistle:

Yes, I was lucky enough to watch some nice young ladies in their bikinis play voleyball this evening at the beach and none of them made any hand signals...

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2012, 07:12:41 PM »


Yes, I was lucky enough to watch some nice young ladies in their bikinis play voleyball this evening at the beach and none of them made any hand signals...

Did you watch real close just to make sure? ;)

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2012, 07:18:14 PM »


Yes, I was lucky enough to watch some nice young ladies in their bikinis play voleyball this evening at the beach and none of them made any hand signals...


Did you watch real close just to make sure? ;)

Yes, I did... I was only annoyed I did not have a camera on me as I did not intend to go snorkeling or picture taking this evening..  maybe tomorrow...

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2012, 08:00:41 PM »
If you're interested in some Equestrian "highlights", you should watch Day 1 of Dressage competition starting at 2:42 in the live stream feed.  The unfortunate Canadian rider. :whistle:

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Re: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2012, 08:02:05 PM »
Gold for the Men's Sprint Cyclists!  :woohoo:

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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2012, 11:17:04 PM »
Gold for the Men's Sprint Cyclists!  :woohoo:

Awesome!!! I know the home crowd is very proud of them!

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