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« on: Aug 09, 2012, 17:46 »
Didnt get much work done today. never thought I would ever ever say this but I watched the dressage winning round/bout? and enjoyed it.  Done to the Great Escape music couldn't have enjoyed it more if Steve McQueen was riding!

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2012, 18:45 »
I honestly cannot wait till its over

not interested ...  everything on the news/radio is Olympic mad

I would like to know how much its cost

Whats going to happen to it  after the event ?

Sponsored by Edf energy    supplier of electricity to the games 
via temporary generator supply company AGGREKKO   550 generators 55 miles of cable  thousands of litres of diesel fuel being burnt      at a contract cost of £55 million pounds

How green is that ?

What is the actual total cost to the UK  ?      (£100k for a sign on the Tyne bridge + traffic chaos !)

rather cut the grass   and watch it regrow   well I did today  too nice for sitting in !!

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #2 on: Aug 09, 2012, 20:08 »
Not for Clansman obviously but I found this Olympic page interesting... BBC News - London 2012: 20 more Olympic oddities

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2012, 08:57 »
nice pic, Mo and Usain, smiles say it all


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Re: Olympics
« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2012, 22:16 »
although i am not that interested in the olympics i have flicked through the channels now and again and in the most been bored :oops: but have to admit i was mesmorised by the dressage the music the way the horses moved everything about it

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2012, 22:50 »
Lots of 'moments' for me One of which was that diver (in Tom Daleys competition) continued diving after damaging his shoulder. You could almost hear him screaming under water....ow.

Critics are ten a penny, but when you consider we only got one gold 16 yrs ago.... we did good! Athletes organisers, volunteers, officials.. might even get us a couple of points in the Eurovision song contest....ok pushing it now.

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #6 on: Aug 12, 2012, 23:12 »
i think the main prob for me there was just to much sport on (god dont let the wife see that :oops:)

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2012, 08:40 »
From the opening ceromony to the closing , watched it every spare minute I had. Hope I'm still around for Rio. Can't wait.  :D

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #8 on: Aug 14, 2012, 18:41 »
From the opening ceromony to the closing , watched it every spare minute I had. Hope I'm still around for Rio. Can't wait.  :D
Good man

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #9 on: Aug 14, 2012, 21:58 »
I was an argumentative sceptic before hand and then even more so when the seats were empty.

After that i was well into it. Regardless of medals, just knowing that each athlete or competitor had spent at least the last 4 years dedicating their lives to what they end up doing, at the top of their game made me watch. Two rowers came second and had to be helped to the interview by Redgrave, they were so sorry for letting the country down. Lessons to be learned by certain footballers I thought.

It was fab, wonderful, super, and British!


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Re: Olympics
« Reply #10 on: Aug 17, 2012, 07:10 »
Had to watch the jimmy bond bit again, (section 3 of the vid)  but a warning, you start watching it all over again!http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00wm0br

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #11 on: Aug 24, 2012, 11:06 »
I'd watch it if the had Jousting!...but Bicycles?... zzzzzzz

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