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Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Frank the tank » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am

Team GB are up and running.

FANTASTIC.
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby kieranb » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:09 am

a nice big winning margin! I watched it live at work with a few colleagues, jinx broken!

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby dw300 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:01 pm

Sitting down sports ftw!
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Wed Aug 01, 2012 16:54 pm

did you see those communters cycling along them on the river back - lazy feckers - get to work. :D
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Cornerblock » Wed Aug 01, 2012 17:23 pm

Watched it on Kingston Bridge, the atmosphere as Froome and Wiggins came past was superb and the roar when Wiggins won was just great. Nicest Wednesday afternoon I've had for a while, certainly beats working! :D

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby dw300 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 17:42 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:did you see those communters cycling along them on the river back - lazy feckers - get to work. :D


Was secretly hoping for a big pile up in the peloton! :lol:

To be fair, they were fairly good at cycling at close quarters while looking at 90º to the direction they were going ..
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby verylonglegs » Wed Aug 01, 2012 18:39 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:did you see those communters cycling along them on the river back - lazy feckers - get to work. :D


They were there to make sure none of the rowers in lycra were ogled in anyway whatsoever.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Pross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 14:47 pm

It's getting boring now, 2 golds and a silver within seconds of each other to add to another silver gained this morning plus a guaranteed minimum silver and possible gold in a few minutes time. The cyclists can go home, they're not needed this year ;)

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Aug 02, 2012 14:51 pm

The crowds at the canoodling sounded fantastic. This is a most atmospheric games :)
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Frank the tank » Thu Aug 02, 2012 14:52 pm

Fifth in the medal table.
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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Thu Aug 02, 2012 15:37 pm

Fittingly we are only good at sports which involve sitting down or shooting stuff. Peter Wilson was awesome this afternoon.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Pross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 16:00 pm

Not going for a full spoiler but I think one official in the cycling is looking like endangering his life - let's hope he sees sense!

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Pross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 16:01 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Fittingly we are only good at sports which involve sitting down or shooting stuff. Peter Wilson was awesome this afternoon.

:lol:


Thought he'd bottled it when he missed both shots with about 10 shots to go.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Thu Aug 02, 2012 16:32 pm

Pross wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Fittingly we are only good at sports which involve sitting down or shooting stuff. Peter Wilson was awesome this afternoon.

:lol:


Thought he'd bottled it when he missed both shots with about 10 shots to go.

It looked like it, I lose composure just shooting clays for fun, to keep your eye in the game under that pressure is unteachable ability.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Pross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 16:37 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:
Pross wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Fittingly we are only good at sports which involve sitting down or shooting stuff. Peter Wilson was awesome this afternoon.

:lol:


Thought he'd bottled it when he missed both shots with about 10 shots to go.

It looked like it, I lose composure just shooting clays for fun, to keep your eye in the game under that pressure is unteachable ability.


I've only done it once and managed 9 out of 10 from a few stations so I reckon I could be at the next Olympics even though I have to shoot left handed due to eyesight issues (OK, they were single clays, much bigger and probably shot a lot more slowly from the trap but I won't let that stop me) ;)

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby redddraggon » Thu Aug 02, 2012 22:15 pm

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby willhub » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:21 am

My phone does better pictures than that.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby MichaelW » Sun Aug 05, 2012 09:43 am

At last, some gold medals in proper, standing up sports. And to cap it all, Britain United Football Team lost in the 1/4 finals. Happy days.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby Monkeypump » Mon Aug 06, 2012 09:26 am

MichaelW wrote:At last, some gold medals in proper, standing up sports. And to cap it all, Britain United Football Team lost in the 1/4 finals. Happy days.


A dig at Ennis and pleasure in the footie loss. What a jolly bugger you are.

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Re: Olympic gold!!!!

Postby MichaelW » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:50 am

Next time I'll remember to insert a smily face :) to inform the comically challenged that I was not being 100% serious.
I would have though the phrasing, hyperbole the reductio ad absurdum argument and the Carry-On style comedy hook of the original posting and its location in Cake Stop would have set off people's comedy radar. I'm obviously too stealth for some. Apologies to any members of the Great British Public who were in any way upset or disturbed by any implication that I consider Jess Ennis anything less than Olympian.

BTW I meant what I said about football. The Olympics needs football as much as football needs the Olympics. Footballers get to play for cheering capacity crowds on a weekly basis with wall-to-wall media coverage in every country, for massive pay packets. They have their own much more prestigious tournaments. Who would swap a World Cup victory for an Olympic gold medal? Does any footballer end a career with the regret that he never won an Olympic medal?
Now that Britain United is out, we can all forget that it is even going on , the media can concentrate on the sports that it ignores for the other 50 weeks of the year and the athletes from "minor" sports can bathe in the glory that only shines for 2 weeks every 4 years.


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