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Message 1264235 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 22:13:09 UTC

And we're off.....

..straight away, the buffoons have an excuse already...."possible computer error?"

North Korea walks off pitch - Wrong flag displayed

Hmmmnnnn, wonder how the opening ceremony will go?

Oohh, musn't upset the money men now must we! They've got to be allowed to earn their profits......

Stiffer sentences for Olympic criminals

So the first batch to appear in court will be G4S then?
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Message 1264517 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:27:48 UTC

Mitt Romney is apprehensive about the way London is running the Olympics. I hope he's enjoying his visit.
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Message 1264526 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:37:26 UTC - in response to Message 1264235.  

North Korea walks off pitch - Wrong flag displayed


Now what would the Brits do if the Tri-colour was shown in place of the
Union Jack...rub their hands with glee for they know that this error was going
to be worth two free pints of Guinness...and the Irish would be only too pleased to cough-up....any chance of arranging this, Sirius.


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Message 1264566 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 19:01:13 UTC

Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

In the past, the games commenced after the opening ceremony...so this time around, how is it that the games have commenced several days before the actual opening ceremony?

@Nick...

Now what would the Brits do if the Tri-colour was shown in place of the
Union Jack...rub their hands with glee for they know that this error was going
to be worth two free pints of Guinness...and the Irish would be only too pleased to cough-up....any chance of arranging this, Sirius.


If you could arrange that, I'll make sure you'll get all the Guinness you can drink throughtout the games... :)

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Message 1264652 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 21:47:15 UTC

Well this is going to be one medal GB won't win.....

GB (1) vs Senegal (1)


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Message 1264816 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 11:51:55 UTC

I go for No.2. As regards sitting in corners, I'm still in the same one I was
in at the start of the debacle over the Olympics.

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Message 1264823 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:08:38 UTC

There's only one country in the Olympics I object to & that is Team GB!

Whenever a Scotsman/Welshman/Northern Irishman won, it was always "Well done Britain"

But when ever they lost, "it was "ah poor Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland"

With every little pissant nation competing, then it should be England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland competing as seperate nations.

Personally, I've just put a nice bet on with Ladbrokes - GB to win, if they're lucky, no more than 30 medals, with most of them being bronze & silver!
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Message 1264881 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 15:43:37 UTC - in response to Message 1264566.  

There are many qualifying events that take place before the opening ceremony. I know it was that way in China and in Greece.
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Message 1264920 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:15:15 UTC - in response to Message 1264823.  

Whenever a Scotsman/Welshman/Northern Irishman won, it was always "Well done Britain"

But when ever they lost, "it was "ah poor Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland"


Which country does Wiggins come from for when he won the T'd France all that
was mentioned is that he was part of the GB race team.

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Message 1264927 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:25:56 UTC

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Message 1264944 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:49:49 UTC - in response to Message 1264920.  

Whenever a Scotsman/Welshman/Northern Irishman won, it was always "Well done Britain"

But when ever they lost, "it was "ah poor Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland"


Which country does Wiggins come from for when he won the T'd France all that
was mentioned is that he was part of the GB race team.

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Message 1264955 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 18:39:38 UTC - in response to Message 1264875.  

Maybe if they tried football that way, they might just be able to win the World Cup more than once.
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Message 1265071 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 2:46:34 UTC - in response to Message 1264517.  
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Mitt Romney is apprehensive about the way London is running the Olympics. I hope he's enjoying his visit.

Oh yeah, He almost caused an International incident by His disparaging remarks about the London Games, the Guys an airhead who's running for President and He insults the officials over in the UK, how embarrassing...

The Brits to their credit had the perfect retort, "It's easy to run the Games in the middle of Nowhere"... Perfect...

Now as to sports If I were in better shape and had some practice & pointers in one sport(with a rifle) and some instruction in Archery I could have competed, When I was in My teens and was going to Boy Scout summer camp I did some archery, After that 1st week everyone in Troop 71 knew without a doubt that I was the best at archery in entire Troop and yep I had no practice(outside of watching some Robin Hood movies on TV that is), I never hit in the Yellow area which contains the Bulleye, but I always hit in the Red area, maybe It was that generic bow that looks like a capital D that was holding Me back, Mind You I went to camp for a week every year for 5 years, from age 12 to 17. Now as to the other sports that would be with a Rifle, I'd just need some tips and some practice, as I was a trained US Army Marksman w/an M16 rifle(plus I have the medal to prove it too, for Rifle and Grenade, rifle is at semi & full auto), If it moved within 600m or if it didn't I could nail that target with 1 shot and back then I could barely see the target, I thought I was aiming at the head, but considering what I know now, I needed glasses back then when I was 18, I won't even go into why I couldn't hit the still target at 1200m(the shot fell short as I could see the dust fly below the target, but I couldn't hit the dang thing, drat and double drat)...

Oh and why no practice? My Dad didn't want Me to have something like that in My hands, He thought I'd be irresponsible, the same reason He never got Me a bicycle, My Brother got Me My 1st bicycle which I took care of after learning on My own how to do, patching a flat tire, making sure the tube and the stem were in the right place, the right amount of lube on the chain, that sort of thing, the Boy Scouts I joined on My own as He didn't encourage Me in anything, not even in School...
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Message 1265172 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 11:31:58 UTC

Calm down, dears. Its only the Olympics! Thanks go to Michael Winner for the inspiration. lol



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Message 1265206 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 14:49:14 UTC

Hi Iona, I like what I see on TV of the UK, I'm watching the Olympics now of course, Cavendish was mentioned on the Isle of Mann...
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Message 1265224 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 16:11:41 UTC

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Message 1265231 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 16:48:08 UTC - in response to Message 1265224.  

Slightly off topic, what did the non-Brits out in SETI-land think of the Opening Ceremony?

I am British (a Scot) and I sometimes had to think hard to get the cultural connection or the "in joke". Although I enjoyed the ceremony, my pleasure was tinged with relief that we hadn't messed it up in some big way.

So .... what did you non-Brits think of the Opening ceremony? Interesting, confusing, boring, funny, quirkily British, or just a complete pain?

One last thing .... whether you think the Olympics are a waste or not, they are taking place, so we might as well enjoy them for what they are.

Regards to you all

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Message 1265238 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 17:17:26 UTC - in response to Message 1265231.  

I'm obviously a non-Brit, except by ancestry, so far, so good, as I'd said i liked the opening ceremony which I watched from the beginning to the end, I even saw Sir Winston wave as the Queen and "Mr Bond" flew in that helicopter, the pilot's a show off though as Flew through the bridge under the 5 rings.
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Message 1265368 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 23:10:07 UTC

The Good

Opening Ceremony wows World Media

The Bad

Empty seats investigated

The UGLY

What a muppet!

Conservative MP Aidan Burley: "The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen - more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?. Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!"

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Message 1265394 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 1:24:16 UTC

The empty seat issue already seems to have the answers in they were -

(a) unrealistically priced to the public
(b) sponsors did not turn up. If that was the case then an ultimatum should be offered - attend your next block seating and all subsequent ones or loose the privilege which will be shared with the local London public
(c) Burn off the journalists that did not bother to turn up

Problem solves and a minimal investigation ...
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