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Title: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 04, 2008, 15:44:15 PM
So, 4 days to go until the 2008 Summer Olympics kick off. Anyone care? Anyone looking forward to anything in particular? Human rights aside (start another thread if you must) has China done a good job?
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 04, 2008, 15:44:52 PM
I'm looking forward to watching the marathon... with the athletes wearing face masks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7541084.stm
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Rosebud on August 04, 2008, 15:55:17 PM
Yes, they are 70% more polluted than we are
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: pat on August 04, 2008, 16:03:05 PM
So, 4 days to go until the 2008 Summer Olympics kick off. Anyone care? Anyone looking forward to anything in particular? Human rights aside (start another thread if you must) has China done a good job?
it will be interesting to see if we come home with any medals :-\
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Debs on August 04, 2008, 16:22:26 PM
i will be watching anything and everything else on tv


yes i  know we should support our country... but im not  fan of sports at all...any sports.......  i dont mind playing sports o the wii but thats as far as it goes im afraid
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Slow Joe on August 04, 2008, 18:52:32 PM
I shall watch as much as possible. Love it. And love seeing if anyone can come close to USA at the top of the medal table.
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 04, 2008, 20:59:16 PM
I shall also watch a lot of it. Just live the competion. Go England. :) [app]
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Bob DeBilda on August 04, 2008, 21:10:52 PM
I shall also watch a lot of it. Just live the competion. Go England. :) [app]

Err, It's Great Britain, not just England.
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: pat on August 04, 2008, 21:13:58 PM
it used to be called great britain know its called rubbish britain..
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 04, 2008, 21:15:04 PM
Pat! Bad Pat, no biscuit! Chin up, we must show some stiff upper lip and make Britain great once more!
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: pat on August 04, 2008, 21:17:14 PM
your right i need a stiff drink..... 8)
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 04, 2008, 21:28:16 PM
 :-[ s o r r y, of course its Great Britain. You know what I meant though!
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 07, 2008, 19:40:21 PM
Oh dear, one of our boxers has dropped out, he couldn't get his weight down!! A potential medal!
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Quantumtheory on August 07, 2008, 19:53:28 PM
:-[ s o r r y, of course its Great Britain. You know what I meant though!

Do we include the Welsh and the Northern Irish these days in GB?

Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 07, 2008, 20:02:16 PM
Welsh yes, not sure about N.I .Think the expression is GB and NI but they would be included if it were the UK. :-\
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 08, 2008, 20:38:58 PM
What a Spectacular opening ceremony. Also great firework display! [app]
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 08, 2008, 20:43:09 PM
I am watching ATM, recorded from this afternoon. Loved whole illuminated drum thing at the start, all done without a computer! Amazing.
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Silverthreads on August 08, 2008, 20:49:23 PM
Yes it was, brilliant, also very colourful. However will we be able to beat that in 2012?
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 12, 2008, 13:33:42 PM
The litle girl singing at the opening ceremony was mining and the fireworks were fake!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7556058.stm

Thats quite sad really.
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Rosebud on August 12, 2008, 13:38:36 PM
That's outrageous, poor little girl i think she has a pritty face and looks are not everything ( my hubby tells me that a lot  ???)
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Debs on August 12, 2008, 13:51:32 PM
The litle girl singing at the opening ceremony was mining and the fireworks were fake!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7556058.stm

Thats quite sad really.

cant say im really surprised by reading this....
many people look at the cover and throw it away before seeing whats inside it first  :-X
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Debs on August 15, 2008, 07:37:31 AM
those who know me well are going to be surprised at this...but i HAVE been watching some of the olympics
i find  i like watching the rowing heats ( theyve ahd me on the edge of my seat) and  the beach volley boy ( not why you boys watch it though lol ) and the one like karate ( not sure what its called though)  i have surprised myself and i dont watch any sport on tv...and havent for years and years.... the water rafting one( again not sure of the proper name) was exciting..
 my little niece was telling me yesterday that she heard someone had died while partisipating at the olympics !!!  is that true? i cant seem to find anything about it..... sad if it is....... more people seem to die as a result of sport.... and  usually very fit people as well
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: pat on August 17, 2008, 10:32:21 AM
ive been watching the rowing this morning,weve done quite well and won a few medals [app]
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: pat on August 19, 2008, 15:15:50 PM
just watched the 400m women's race the British bird won gold,what a race [app] [app]
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Debs on August 20, 2008, 07:24:28 AM
just seen (gb )  ladies bmx now watching mens beach volleyball

 [app]

this is such a first for me
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Al on August 20, 2008, 08:43:45 AM
just seen (gb )  ladies bmx
Where Reade went down like a sack of sugare... did well enough on the 2nd run though.
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Debs on August 20, 2008, 08:50:24 AM
just seen (gb )  ladies bmx
Where Reade went down like a sack of sugare... did well enough on the 2nd run though.
  nasty burn mark on her arm/elbow    beet that stings like hell
Title: Re: The Olympics
Post by: Rosebud on August 20, 2008, 08:52:57 AM
just seen (gb )  ladies bmx
Where Reade went down like a sack of sugare... did well enough on the 2nd run though.
I w
watched that at 4.30 this morning second one was good