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Old Jun 24th 2012, 3:43 pm
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We'll keep it here, I think, so that those who aren't interested can avoid it.......

This is not about London traffic disruption or ticket scandals - it's just for the sporting stuff.

I'll start by highlighting an astonishing performance at the US trials this weekend - Ashton Eaton breaking the decathlon world record (which had stood since 2001) despite cold, windy conditions. Difficult to see anyone coming close to him in London.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...85N00N20120624
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Have you watched twenty twelve? Very funny series about the UK getting ready for the Olympics..it is on TPB
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Brownlee Brothers, gold and silver....
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A Dubai-based friend of mine is running with the torch today. She has been asked to do it as she has been raising money for the paralympic team. We're really proud of her.

(If anyone would like to donate, I have the details.)
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Anyone know if England got selected or not then?

Seems a few athletes from my home town were in the running but are out through injuries, though at least one qualified
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My hero........ Roald Bradstock who came second in the UK Olympic javelin trials - at the age of FIFTY. I remember him competing at LA in 1984. Now look at what he does:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...?newsfeed=true


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I havent seen the other stadiums but I have seen the tellytubby stadium in woolwich which is being used for shooting and archery- hopefully the rest do not look so ridiculous!
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...EqXS0QX-9r2pAQ
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got delivery of my tickets yesterday

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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
My hero........ Roald Bradstock who came second in the UK Olympic javelin trials - at the age of FIFTY. I remember him competing at LA in 1984. Now look at what he does:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...?newsfeed=true

The going for a beer sounds eminently sensible, unlike chucking fish and ipods.
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
I havent seen the other stadiums but I have seen the tellytubby stadium in woolwich which is being used for shooting and archery- hopefully the rest do not look so ridiculous!
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...EqXS0QX-9r2pAQ
I like the look of that.

Modern, not too stupid and serves the temporary purpose.
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I like the look of that.

Modern, not too stupid and serves the temporary purpose.
It reminds me of cheese.......
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It reminds me of cheese.......
The shooting arena or the smell of your cock today?
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Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
The going for a beer sounds eminently sensible, unlike chucking fish and ipods.
Go to You Tube, and enter 'Roald Bradstock' and see the amazing range of things he does (I like the underwater javelin world record). He holds the 'normal' javelin world record for the Over-50 age group anyway.........

Commander would love to see some of his bench records.........
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Just popping in to point out that, at last night's Jamaican National Championships (which of course also serve as trials for Olympic selection), not only did Yolan Blake (9.75s) beat Usain Bolt (9.86s), but ALL EIGHT runners in the men's 100m achieved the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard..........

So - I wonder who will be the 4x100m relay favourites?

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Just popping in to point out that, at last night's Jamaican National Championships (which of course also serve as trials for Olympic selection), not only did Yolan Blake (9.75s) beat Usain Bolt (9.86s), but ALL EIGHT runners in the men's 100m achieved the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard..........

So - I wonder who will be the 4x100m relay favourites?
clearly not the UK on recent examples...

By the way have you been reading the brilliant Guardian series on 50 Olympic stunning moments? Some great writing on amazing sporting events... one example http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog...ts-allan-wells
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