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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:02 pm

Oh I've seen Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson getting all excited again =)) =)) =))

They're so funny all that jumping about :))
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Re: Olympics

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:08 pm

Mayfly wrote:Oh I've seen Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson getting all excited again =)) =)) =))

They're so funny all that jumping about :))


I can't think where they got the Mo tivation from. Wait till you see it in slow Mo. What a fantastic race. The man was inspirational and looked so totally in control. I could not be happier for him, just brilliant.
Poetry in Mo tion :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: Never doubted him Farah minute ;)
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:13 pm

You on the pop again Jiggy? :))

I had to laugh at John Inverdale he didn't seem best pleased at all at their jubilance. :))
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Re: Olympics

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:16 pm

Mayfly wrote:You on the pop again Jiggy? :))


Of course :D

Mayfly wrote:I had to laugh at John Inverdale he didn't seem best pleased at all at their jubilance. :))


He was the same the other day :)) Said he was trying to hear what he was being told in his earpiece, miserable git :))
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:17 pm

I thought it was funny how Colin was patting Denise's bum, he must think she's a bloke! :-o
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Re: Olympics

Postby RLN » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:21 pm

Luke Campbell got gold in Boxing. Another for Yorkshire.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:31 pm

GO YORKSHIRE!!!!!!!!

Will someone be providing us with a
final medals total????????

I know the BEEB won't be doing it.....

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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:01 pm

Bronze for Tom Daley - well done him at 18years old :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

the standard was great from all contestants.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:27 pm

Just seen the medal ceremony for Jamaica - it's not surprising Usain Bolt wins every thing, his legs go all the way up to his bum :-o

his stride is 8' or 2.43 meters in new money - 41 strides total.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:33 pm

I am so pleased for Tom, he seems such a lovely lad. I was worried that the media had put too much pressure on him, but he really did himself (and his dad) proud :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:24 am

Yes I agree Helen especially as he was bullied in his younger days and still is for that matter.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:53 am

:( I follow him on twitter and it made me so mad when he retweeted the abusive tweets he was getting :(
I would love to see some of those idiots try and do what he does, I bet they wouldn't even make it to the top of the 10m platform.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:05 am

I've just been watching the Gold medalists win their events and the medal for the most stubborn must go to Ben Ainsley :))

The Netherlands competitor upset him when he said Ben had touched marked and Ben said he hadn't but he couldn't risk a legal challenge.
Ben said later 'He made me angry and he won't like me when I'm angry' - Ben came from 6th position overall to win the event. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Boxing was good, local lad beat the Italian on countback! :ymapplause:
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Would you believe it we haven't had the closing ceremony yet but the medal table and list of medal winners has already gone from the red button!!! I haven't had chance to catch up with today's totals yet X( ~x( ~x( ~x(
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:12 pm

Mayfly wrote:Would you believe it we haven't had the closing ceremony yet but the medal table and list of medal winners has already gone from the red button!!! I haven't had chance to catch up with today's totals yet X( ~x( ~x( ~x(




Don't tell us, you've been in the kitchen all day, BAKING! ;)
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Re: Olympics

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:22 pm

29 Gold, 17 Silver, 19 Bronze.
3rd in table.
There was 88 individuals who got a medal (either Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Out of the 88, 28 were female and 60 were male.
We entered 526 athletes, 258 were female and 268 were male.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:40 pm

Minty4371 wrote:29 Gold, 17 Silver, 19 Bronze.
3rd in table.


Your Best Showing Since 1908!!!!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908_Summer_Olympics

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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:16 am

And so on to the Closing Ceremony, nice to see the Massive Earing Choir singing along with Stomp banging the old tin baths.

A little spectacle with some music from Madness and then One Direction and they wheel on Ray Davies who follows on from Paul Mcartney in the opening who demonstrates that old stars do lose their ability to sing! :-o

The flags of the 204 participating countries was nicely done and the spectacle of bringing the Medal Winners through the crowd was a masterstroke! :ymapplause:

Good to see George Michael singing again and Pinball Wizard was great fun with all the Mods on scooters and then into a Bowie melody, shame they couldn't have the WHO and DB there properly!

The WORST Pink Floyd cover EVER! Can't believe Nick Mason was a party to that and with Mike Rutherford playing too. Ed Shearan should be shot! ~x(

Hopefully Russel Brand will bugger off back to the states!

Fat Boy Slims melody was rather good! loved the inflatable octopus!

Jesse J looked and sounded good in the Roller! Followed by Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz, good sounds all round, now we have disco tunes!

Bloody hell, the rumours were true, they've got the Spicegirls back together for this! :-o

And Boris is DANCING! =))

Shame they couldn't get Oasis back together and we had to settle for Beady Eye with the less talented Gallagher brother! :(

They've even got a bit of Monty Python in there with Eric Idle and Bolliwood!

And then from the comedic to the inward looking music of MUSE! Tremendous selection Mr Director! :ymapplause:

Queen with Jessie J. were rather good, nice to see Bryan May allowed to work those strings alone for a while too! :ymapplause:



Lovely finish with the WHO and those fireworks!

:ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: Well done London, you've done the country proud! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:13 am

Again I did't watch it - they lost me after the first 5 minutes when they started walking and driving around covered in news paper.....
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:30 am

Mayfly wrote:Again I did't watch it - they lost me after the first 5 minutes when they started walking and driving around covered in news paper.....



Well you missed a great party!
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:44 am

Maybe so, but if something doesn't grab me in the first few minutes I lose total interest. It's far too much like reality TV for me you sit and watch it then say 'Thats 2 hours of my life I won't get back'! :)) I'm not into this quirky/artistic drivel.

I have to say even tho' I said way before the Olympics itself started I wasn't greatly interested I was gripped through out. [ooerrr Missus]
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:49 am

Mayfly wrote:Maybe so, but if something doesn't grab me in the first few minutes I lose total interest. It's far too much like reality TV for me you sit and watch it then say 'Thats 2 hours of my life I won't get back'! :)) I'm not into this quirky/artistic drivel.

I have to say even tho' I said way before the Olympics itself started I wasn't greatly interested I was gripped through out. [ooerrr Missus]



I too was sceptical before it kicked off, but have been very pleasantly surprised by how well it all turned out! :ymapplause:

I expect to see many people involved with the sports, the opening and closing ceremonies and the organisation of the whole shebang being honoured to various levels in the next gong giveaway! ;)
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:56 am

The Rowing Club in Boston have been on the local news this morning saying they have seen a huge risen in members and interest from adults and children alike - I really hope the moment can be capitalised on it really could be a turning for Britain in the economic gloom.
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Re: Olympics

Postby 34053 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 am

Xplumberlives wrote: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: Well done London, you've done the country proud! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I totally agree. I have never watched so much TV. Had two TV's on, plus (sometimes) also watching on-line, mainly for those Events which the BBC (annoyingly) kept cutting short, or not showing at all. Absolutely compulsive viewing over the whole 16 days of Events. Already having some 'withdrawal symptoms'.

Well done London. You showed the World how it should be done :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE:

Now looking forward to the Paralympic Games.

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