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Old Jul 15th 2012, 9:07 am
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Well ladies and gents the games will shortly begin so i thought a specific thread could be useful for all things Olympics.

I personally am a massive fan of the games and am fortunate to be heading over and spending a couple of days attending and being in the country during the duration.

Event i am most looking forward too would be the triathlon where GB could possibly have a trifecta and sweep all the medals. The Brownlee brothers are just incredible athletes and would be fitting after the last few years results if they could win gold and silver in London.

The host nation usually has a strong showing so GB could be possibly be in for it's highest medal count ever.

The games should always be about more than just nationalist pride and jingoism and i love watching any sports and see any countries doing well especially if an underdog wins against the odds.

Let the games begin
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Old Jul 15th 2012, 9:53 am
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Before the 2012 Games begin, let's have a look at past great Olympic moments.

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The Olympic Body



"The average lead time to produce an Olympic athlete is at least 8 to 10 years."

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Old Jul 15th 2012, 11:31 am
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Bah, humbug.
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Bah, humbug.
Ditto...

Narrowly missed selection for the PT (Piss Taking) Team.....

Perhaps we should have a Barbie olympics for us couch potatoes
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Ditto...

Narrowly missed selection for the PT (Piss Taking) Team.....

Perhaps we should have a Barbie olympics for us couch potatoes
As a great couch potato can I nominate myself for the endurance challenge

In all seriousness - I'm least and most looking forward to the rowing - it's coming from about a mile from where I live so excited that it's here but not looking forward to the disruption it's going to cause
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In the spirit of sporting rivalry I hope the Australians (including the conveniently ignored imported 'new Australians') fall flat on their arses and their colonial masters give them a good kicking.

Just like the cricket.

That's my Olympic commentary, bring it on
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enjoying it already immensely.

Traffic queues went past my door most of last week, and we live bloody miles away from any where Olympic related...but the Zil lanes are having the desired effect of causing rush hour London traffic to grind to a standstill.

Roll on mid August.
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The Aussies may have to eat their words now that dead cert for a gold Sally has been beaten by a yank in the hurdles. Sally stormed off in a huff afterwards.
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The Aussies may have to eat their words now that dead cert for a gold Sally has been beaten by a yank in the hurdles. Sally stormed off in a huff afterwards.
apparently she didnt train under 'wet conditions'. she usually trains in the gold coast.
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apparently she didnt train under 'wet conditions'. she usually trains in the gold coast.
well she'd better get used to it- rain is what she is going to get.
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The Aussies may have to eat their words now that dead cert for a gold Sally has been beaten by a yank in the hurdles. Sally stormed off in a huff afterwards.
That pole vaulter is pants too ... silly hair ...
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apparently she didnt train under 'wet conditions'. she usually trains in the gold coast.
Can't have been training here then.

I love the Olympics. Just putting it out there.
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anyone catch the Olympic TV commercial where they have a superimposed a load of Aussie supporters on the Mall and the giant boxing kangaroo flag handing from tower bridge? Now that's a wind up.
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its the channel 9 station ID
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