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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:56 am

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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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You're not the only one - I said this morning - TV's boring and put the radio on!! :))
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:33 pm

Everything went off so well, I don't know
what I could possibly add to the superlatives
coming both from your countrymen and from
the entire rest of the world!

How could it have been any better????????

And I also think your country NEEDED the boost
you've gotten out of it :ymapplause:

One long-term repercussion that comes to mind
is the inspiration which must have been imparted
to the young ones in your country to play in and
excel at future olympics and other world competitons.....

This is a legacy which will continue for a long time!

Words fail me......

You all need to feel Very Proud :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:42 pm

The only thing I was ever good at at school was my sports and 20 years ago when they started to say competative sports in schools shouldn't be encouraged as not everyone is good at them so sold off some sports fields really made my blood boil - no-one ever gave a toss when I came 16th out of 23 in bloody year exams!!!

Children have to learn they can't always win or get what they want - I'm please to see there are promises of common sense coming to the fore again.

I am proud of what we achieved, I guess there were some minors niggles that didn't go according to plan but on the face of it I haven't heard one poor comment either from competitors or the public from whatever nationality.
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Re: Olympics

Postby RLN » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:56 pm

Well, the Games showed why the World was mostly pink. When we have a task we get on and do it, and it doesn't matter what is in the way. Very well organised and executed.
Closing ceremony was good visually, but some of the content was iffy, given the theme of the spectacle. Why did Kaiser Chiefs cover a song from "Tommy" whilst scooters from the Mod era were being ridden around? Surely, they should have done a song from "Quadrophenia".
Where were the "Swinging Sixties"? Where was "punk?" Both of these influenced the music, culture and fashion of the World, let alone Britain.
Rap came from the States and Jessie J is hardly one of the biggest names in current pop (although it was nice to see that the occasion was important enough to dress like a tart).
The Who were class as usual, the "Burning Man" from Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here" album was a nice touch and the Octobus.
What the world thought to a yellow Reliant being blown up, only to have Batman and Robin emerge, God only knows.
Eric Idle stole the show - I could not stop laughing.....Dressed in a strange outfit singing a song from a film that parodied the life of Jesus; he had Bollywood dancers, Scots pipers, Roman soldiers and skating nuns around him. Sheer genius. British eccentricity is still alive and well.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:15 pm

To tap into the enthusiasm generated by Team GB's performance at the Olympics, the British Archery Federation and the United Kingdom Javelin Association have joined forces in a campaign to attract new young members.

The campaign slogan is "Impale a Generation".
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Re: Olympics

Postby Aceyone » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Sooty655 wrote:To tap into the enthusiasm generated by Team GB's performance at the Olympics, the British Archery Federation and the United Kingdom Javelin Association have joined forces in a campaign to attract new young members.

The campaign slogan is "Impale a Generation".


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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:07 pm

Sooty655 wrote:To tap into the enthusiasm generated by Team GB's performance at the Olympics, the British Archery Federation and the United Kingdom Javelin Association have joined forces in a campaign to attract new young members.

The campaign slogan is "Impale a Generation".




They could start with the rioters, that's a generation that wouldn't be missed! ~x(





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Re: Olympics

Postby Olicat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:14 am

Laughed quite a bit when I saw this...
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:38 pm

Loads of Mo Farah running away from pictures posted too! ;)
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:25 am

Check THIS Out::::::::::::::::::::

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=751446&gt28102

I'll bet Emma just said to her something
like::::::::::::::

"IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!!!

But in a very nice way, of course.....

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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:44 am

Dan4th wrote:Check THIS Out::::::::::::::::::::

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=751446&gt28102

I'll bet Emma just said to her something
like::::::::::::::

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!!![/size]

But in a very nice way, of course.....

Danf.



Haha

I've just had a quick look at the Beckhams web site via a link on that page - don't normally do celebs but I have to say the contrast between to the 2 of them is so obvious - David always looks cool and natural where as Victoria always looks posed, flustered and extremely self concious.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:31 pm

The legacy of the Olympics has definately reared it's head in Scunthorpe.
I went to town today and almost everyone was wearing track suits and trainers.
One bloke was so keen he was running out of Curry's with a TV on his shoulder and 6 kids in a pushchair.

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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:11 pm

Is anyone watching the paralympics?

I'm finding it very watchable, some sports of course lend itself to spectators more than others but the cycling is as good and the other night a young Chinese girl with no arms took gold in one of the swimming events. :-o

At present I am watching the wheelchair racing.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:06 pm

Mayfly wrote:Is anyone watching the paralympics?



No, we get an update on the news and a summary on the BBC Breakfast show! :-o
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 am

Then tune into Ch 4.

I am so impressed with what these athletes achieve.

Hannah Cockcroft in the 100mtrs wheelchair final destroyed the rest field. They deserve more air time.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:23 am

I'm not paying much attention, but
one area that really amazes me is
the technology involved many of
the competitions......

Just like aviation, space exploration
or F1 racing, some of the things
developed to enable these athletes
have true potential to change day
to day life as well!

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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:33 pm

Dan4th I really find them inspirational.

One of our cyclists Jon-Allen Butterworth Ex RAF lost an arm in Iraq in '07 he took up cycling 2 years ago and won a silver yesterday. Another broke his back in '09 paragliding he took up cycling 2 years ago and yesterday won gold, He said 'Cycling made his life feel like it did before'.

Meaning he has found something to give him the thrill of living again.

Respect! :-@
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Re: Olympics

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:50 pm

Don't get me wrong, I admire the
paralympians as well :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

And some of their stories are just
inspirational to boot!

Makes the ordinary troubles of
everyday life seem SMALL by
comparison, I think....

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Re: Olympics

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:23 pm

Mayfly wrote:Then tune into Ch 4.

I am so impressed with what these athletes achieve.

Hannah Cockcroft in the 100mtrs wheelchair final destroyed the rest field. They deserve more air time.



Yes I was very impressed by that race! :ymapplause:
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:34 pm

Ellie Simmonds has just smashed the world record in the 400mtrs free style by 5 seconds after breaking it this morning. :ymapplause:

Richard Whitehead has smashed the 200 mtrs sprint - they are just Team GB is on fire. \:D/
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Re: Olympics

Postby RLN » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:39 pm

I watched the Ellie Simmons race - bloody good :-BD
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Re: Olympics

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:38 pm

I've just watched the womens 200 mtr race for the blind. They run it with male guides who must allow the athlete to cross the line first. It's so inspiring - there should be more of this sort of thing on the box to show some an impairment doesn't necessarily mean life has ended.
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