London 2012 (no spoilers please)

Come on Team GB :)

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Lee the Pea    pirate
26/07/2012 at 14:44
Rafiki wrote (see)
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Meldy, I agree, the last 3 weeks of TDF and especially Sunday really wet the appetite.

And the last 45 seconds was edge of the seat stuff!

As for the Olympics - don't have tickets but have 10 days off work (well I quit my job technically), and plan to become a couch potato and watch every minute of it (apart from daily training between the morning and afternoon sessions)

Quitting your job just to watch the telly is taking Olympic supporting to new levels!!!

I can't wait.  Unfortunately work will get in the way of watching a lot of it, and I can't record, but will watch as much as i can.  Will try to stream stuff on work computer if possible!  I was thinking yesterday that i should have booked time off and gone to London to stay with pals, but tbh it was Outlaw or Olympics! Anyway, cannot wait.  Looking forward to opening ceremony.  A friend of mine is in it doing some aerial acrobatics stuff - her sister is World Xterra Tri champ!  

Cheerful Dave    pirate
26/07/2012 at 15:22
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Had an email from my swim club coach today, he was at the Opening Ceremony rehearsal last night and its apparently something that shouldnt be missed.

What are the odds they get Beckham to light the flame by curling a burning football past a diving Greek goalkeeper into the top corner of the cauldron?

M...eldy    pirate
26/07/2012 at 15:29

Sounds good Barlos .. although I am glad we haven't got Dave in charge of the Openning Ceremony

iron fraggle    pirate
26/07/2012 at 15:47
Can't wait for it start
We're off to see diving on Monday (#2 son is a diver and idolised Tom Daley) and then, my favourite, track cycling on Friday. We're seeing the mens team pursuit finals, and I will (hopefully) be very very excited and embarrassing
Cheerful Dave    pirate
26/07/2012 at 15:51

If they want the opening ceremony to be really up to date, they need to announce 8 potential flame-lighters at the start of the show, so we can have a phone vote through the ceremony with the winner announced by Ant & Dec at the end.

26/07/2012 at 15:57

A mate posted some pics of the opening ceremony up on Facebook - it does look good, a bit wierd but good.  Gutted that we booked a holiday without thinking about when the Olympics was so we are going to miss the first week and a half.

iron fraggle    pirate
26/07/2012 at 16:13
Dave- we did that last time and were in the States when the Beijing games were on. It was a right pain, I wanted to see the cycling, but the yanks seemed to be obsessed by gymnastics and beach volleyball
26/07/2012 at 16:14
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

If they want the opening ceremony to be really up to date, they need to announce 8 potential flame-lighters at the start of the show, so we can have a phone vote through the ceremony with the winner announced by Ant & Dec at the end.

26/07/2012 at 16:16
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

If they want the opening ceremony to be really up to date, they need to announce 8 potential flame-lighters at the start of the show, so we can have a phone vote through the ceremony with the winner announced by Ant & Dec at the end.

Dear god, no 

26/07/2012 at 16:52

Am looking forward to the sport starting ( I don't count the football as that is not an olympic sport)  - Am mainly looking forward to the athletics (all of it even the field events) also the road cycling and the mountain biking as that is being held in an area I know well and have run round many times.  Am interested in the triathlan too just to see how the Brownlee boys go.

Iron Muffin    pirate
26/07/2012 at 21:14

Football at the Olympics is an irrelevance. Keep the games for sports where it is the pinnacle of achievement, The Garteh Bale stuff proves the point and I really struggle to understand it.

26/07/2012 at 21:39
So excited waiting for the real fun to begin.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/07/2012 at 23:34

I wonder how much the GB squad are worth, cant even beat Senegel, PATHETIC.

Lets hope some of our real olympians can show these over paid prima donnas what real commitment and talent is.

Come on Team GB

Hope    pirate
27/07/2012 at 06:59

Very excited here too!
Thank god for TiVO!!
Thanks to our lovely Holly, Garr and I are coming to see the road cycling this weekend!!

27/07/2012 at 07:54

Barley - have you been watching football .  Are you feeling ok? 

27/07/2012 at 09:20

If you haven't seen this yet ... good old Boris.

27/07/2012 at 09:34

Can i check, when you say nio spoilers, when can we talk about the days events....i reckon unless you live in a hole, it is going to be really hard to avoid the results of the day esp if GB win a medal.

27/07/2012 at 09:41

I'm soooooooo giddy!!!

I will probably be own my own on the sofa tonight watching the Opening Ceremony - any ideas to jazz up a party for one?!

 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/07/2012 at 09:44
Flat Foo..ted wrote (see)

Can i check, when you say nio spoilers, when can we talk about the days events....i reckon unless you live in a hole, it is going to be really hard to avoid the results of the day esp if GB win a medal.

8loody good point FF I guess no spoilers contradicts my intention for the thread to get Olympic chatter going.

Spoilers are welcome, if you dont want to know avoid this thread

Im excited, now going to both the mens and ladies road races.  Also have tickets for swimming on Fri 3rd (inc 800m Go Becky final) and Athletics Sat 11th

27/07/2012 at 11:00
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

I wonder how much the GB squad are worth, cant even beat Senegel, PATHETIC.

Lets hope some of our real olympians can show these over paid prima donnas what real commitment and talent is.

Come on Team GB

Interesting volte-face there ...
 

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