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Old Aug 5th 2012, 12:30 am
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Posted this in the 'Whinging' thread to but liked it enough to share here too.

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Fair to say a decent day for the Brits yesterday ... Long Jump and 10,000m gold? Wow ...
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 4:15 am
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 12:06 pm
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Yesterday was an amazing day for British athletics.

I was at a party last night and we all watched Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford. The atmosphere was electric and the party certainly went with a bang afterwards
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 12:08 pm
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It is so cool watching the Beach Volleyball in Horseguards Parade and seeing the sun shining. Got to be one of the best BV venues ever.
It is truly a fab venue and I just love the way the space has been utilised giving the volleyball such a fab background. I just wish I could be there today to feel the atmosphere at the marathon.We have been watching it this evening and are astounded at the huge crowds who have turned out to cheer on those runners.
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What is amazing that GB won 19 Gold medals in 2008 and came 3rd in the table. I can't see where another 5 Golds will come from to better that, especially with the kilo and IP gone from the programme. I hope Trott can take out the omnium, but that'll take some doing after yesterday's efforts.

Hope I'm wrong!
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 1:21 pm
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I have been very disappointed with the aussie media especially radio, all I heard last week was how "we" missed out on gold. Not great we won silver.
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 1:23 pm
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Russia is suffering the same fate. So many Silver medals!
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Originally Posted by paulandcelia View Post
I have been very disappointed with the aussie media especially radio, all I heard last week was how "we" missed out on gold. Not great we won silver.
I think it's understandable in a way. For the past few olympics they've known they were top of the heap with the USA in the pool especially and it must hurt to suddenly find out they're no longer there and just don't have the youngsters with the power and skills to follow them. They've got a massive amount of work to do to get up there again, especially with China blowing everyone out of the water.
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 1:59 pm
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I think it's understandable in a way. For the past few olympics they've known they were top of the heap with the USA in the pool especially and it must hurt to suddenly find out they're no longer there and just don't have the youngsters with the power and skills to follow them. They've got a massive amount of work to do to get up there again, especially with China blowing everyone out of the water.
The front page of the Age on Saturday (I looked down in the servo) introduced a philosophy that it's harder to win silver losing as a potential Gold medalist, than to get Bronze (relief to be on the blocks).

Most of the silver medalists really expected to win Gold. They were that close.
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Who's watching the 100m!

Looking forward to it.
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Who's watching the 100m!

Looking forward to it.
6:45am on an icy cold morning?

I'll catch the replay thanks, should be good though
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Makes sense. Just watching the sailing and talk about devastation that the Brits got Silver and not Gold! And that was a British commentator so it's not an Aus phenomenom! Watching another one with Ben Ainslie. I have no fricking idea what they're talking about but they're getting very excited
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Wow what a day for British Olympic sport, incredible from start to finish, 6 gold medals in 1 day. For me Mo Farah was the pick of the bunch, gutsy gutsy run. I have had a lovely holiday so far but today I feel very very happy to be in the UK whilst the games are on.
For me the best performance of the games so far has come from the Women's Team Pursuit. Not because they won gold, but because everytime they took to the track in qualy and the final, they set a new WR. On the limited rest they get between rides, that really is so far beyond comprehension I can't even well, comprehend it



Of course I could be a tad biased toward cycling
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 2:11 pm
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Makes sense. Just watching the sailing and talk about devastation that the Brits got Silver and not Gold! And that was a British commentator so it's not an Aus phenomenom! Watching another one with Ben Ainslie. I have no fricking idea what they're talking about but they're getting very excited
BTW - I'm finding that the coverage is getting better...not just Australia blah blah. I thought Macquire was personable in the Marathon, and impressed that Ch8 got in the ex sprinters.

Really impressed by M Johnson (US) - a very articulate man indeed.

DV - I fancy watching the 100m live....you know the 'build-up' and post -race stuff...I'll set the alarm!
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For me the best performance of the games so far has come from the Women's Team Pursuit. Not because they won gold, but because everytime they took to the track in qualy and the final, they set a new WR. On the limited rest they get between rides, that really is so far beyond comprehension I can't even well, comprehend it



Of course I could be a tad biased toward cycling

I've started to get into it - my brother is keen and so is the Missus.
Never used to like -sit-down sports apart from rowing.
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Old Aug 5th 2012, 2:36 pm
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Wohoo, another gold for GB in the sailing. Well done Ben Ainslie. I didn't have a clue what was going on, even with the 'drunken monkey on an Etch-a-Sketch' animations
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