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Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:51 am
by Des
I don't think we're a joke. We're the only sane ones. The money would be better spend on a dual-carriageway all along the A9 than on the Olympics.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:55 am
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Hazel Irvine who presents Olympic Breakfast is just awful!

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:59 am
by dog rout 21
Sky Blue Steve-o wrote:
3. South Korea (12) - I know nothing about Korea!


:lol:

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:59 am
by bolix
Just been told that GB could finish as high as 5th in the medals table!!....and that we're "gods" on the cycle track!!
....where we'll pick up loads....and swimming too. What do I know/care.....? I find it all ridiculous. Wake me up when its over.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:53 am
by Timbo
bolix wrote:Wake me up when its over.


Theres people saying exactly the same thing all the way through the football season... which seems to last for 11 months nowadays.

You can't look at how well we're doing this early into the Olympics. Our medals will mostly come from Track Cycling, Rowing and Sailing and no medals have been awarded for those yet.

Some of the sports are a little dull but you don't have to watch it and its not as if theres a lot on tele normally anyway. Its a great chance for smaller sports to get a higher profile - its probably four years since I last watched swimming, canoeing, hockey, etc. I've enjoyed a lot of it so far and the events I'm looking forward to watching (athletics and track cycling) haven't started yet.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:07 pm
by bolix
Snoring hell....I'm nipping out for a game of golf.....far more fun. [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:04 pm
by Nick
Womens beach volleyball was rather good today [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:42 pm
by Des
I find the Olympics deadly boring, but every else in my house watches it intently, fair enough. It only starts to irritate me when I see Murray, or Ronaldinho, or Messi. I wich they would leave it to the boring sods who will never get a mention in a blue moon. Footy team GB should be explicitly decline the services of the PL, CC and League 1. Let the the minnows have their 15 minutes of fame.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:15 am
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Love watching the cycling - another gold!

Just watching Sue Barker present the athletics coverage. She has a flesh coloured mic which makes her look like she's got a huge wart on her cheek :lol:

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:58 am
by Des
Sky Blue Strawberry wrote: She has a flesh coloured mic which makes her look like she's got a huge wart on her cheek :lol:

What ever turns you on [smilie=whistle.gif]

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:27 pm
by Louthy
I've not seen too much of it yet, but have they done the cycling inside the Velodrome yet?

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:32 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Yep Louthy - team Sprint beat the French to a gold. More tomorrow though I think

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:35 pm
by Louthy
Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:Yep Louthy - team Sprint beat the French to a gold. More tomorrow though I think


Good, I'll have to tune into that then. Its one of the only events I can sit and watch without getting bored.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:49 pm
by AD
Which is the cycling with everyone taking part in a sort of free for all? I always enjoy watching that.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:20 pm
by plastic_manc
AD wrote:Which is the cycling with everyone taking part in a sort of free for all? I always enjoy watching that.


isnt that like the tag team race in the velodrome?

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:21 pm
by Timbo
I suspect you are thinking of the Madison. That or the points race.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:06 pm
by AD
Timbo wrote:I suspect you are thinking of the Madison. That or the points race.


Madison - that's the one!

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:00 pm
by the boss
well I for one am loving it 8) Great to see GB doing so well.

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:44 pm
by Realist
Has Britain won any gold medals yet ?

Re: My hopes for the Olympics....

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:51 pm
by the boss
Realist wrote:Has Britain won any gold medals yet ?


:shock: :shock: