London 2012 (no spoilers please)

Come on Team GB :)

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:04

Well, we're nearly there, im beside myself with excitement cant wait for the games to start and already enjoying the build up.

Anyone else looking forward to the games, what events are you looking forward to, who will you be shouting support for?

Have you got tickets for anything?

Im mostly looking forward to:

Road races
Time Trials
Triathlon
Swimming
Athletics
Open water swimming
Track cycling

Will try and watch as much as I can, maybe a bit of archery, equestrian (Grenwich backdrop looks fab)

M...eldy    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:09

I had actually forgotten about the OW swimming  !!     I usually try to 


I do like the Equestrian games as well as all of the above

I just cant wait, off the back of last weekend this is going to be a fab few weeks  !!!

25/07/2012 at 21:12
We will be at the triathlon and the ow swimming. Missing the bike OAS race cos of our nieces wedding !
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:19

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

Wiggins, Cav, Froome, Millar (dont know so much about Stannard), what a road race team

Womens team for Sunday has potential to with Pooley and Nicole Cooke

25/07/2012 at 21:25
Standard won the British road race championship a month ago and was in the mix during the Tour of Poland
25/07/2012 at 21:28

I'm getting totally excited about the whole thing and the prophets of doom and gloom are really getting on my nerves.

We've tickets for the diving, tennis finals, canoe sprint & a football semi-final.  Apart from the tennis none of these are really sports I'd usually watch but I can't wait to be there.

Apart from that I want to watch the athletics, cycling and the horsey stuff.  That said I'll kind of watch anything that's on.

Rafiki    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:32
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)

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:36
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)

Wasnt it just, after they came out of the tunnel and Wiggins put the power down at the front with 1km to go, that was class

25/07/2012 at 21:45

going to the ladies hockey and to the athletics one evening... can't wait, very excited.

Come on team GB!

 

25/07/2012 at 22:18
I'm very excited, and like TP am fed up of the doom and gloomers. We have tickets for the athletics next Saturday so should be able to watch some triathlon and women's marathon around that as well hopefully.The timing of it all worked out really well and I'm looking forward to making a weekend of it.

I have got some bunting and a Team GB flag to put round my desk at work from Friday (I delayed just to be clear it wasn't for the recent football!). Lots of eyeball rolling from my colleagues. I have also got some of those flag things you can put on your wing mirrors - though haven't sussed them out yet.

The football starting today threw me (though I'm not into that) - I had assumed nothing would start until after the Opening Ceremony on Friday. I may have to put the bunting up tomorrow... And get a planner thing!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
25/07/2012 at 22:27
Princess Leah wrote (see)

 
I have got some bunting and a Team GB flag to put round my desk at work from Friday (I delayed just to be clear it wasn't for the recent football!). Lots of eyeball rolling from my colleagues. I have also got some of those flag things you can put on your wing mirrors - though haven't sussed them out yet. 

Love it

I need to get some flags

25/07/2012 at 22:34

Princess Leah - if you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is an official London 2012 app

iPhone

Android 

Edited: 25/07/2012 at 22:36
25/07/2012 at 22:43
Ooohhhh, thanks Schmunkee!

[Gets out of bed to find phone...]
25/07/2012 at 22:46
Ohhhh nooooooo "this app requires iOS 4.2".





Pooh.



Edit: [0/10 for brains. I was in bed looking at forum on iPad and didn't need to get out of bed to find antiquated phone. App now installed, thank you!]
Edited: 25/07/2012 at 22:52
Iron Pingu    pirate
26/07/2012 at 09:45

Looking forward to it, will have to set the SkyPlus for most of it though.

A bit of and Ooops moment yesterday with the N/S Korean flag mix up!

Iron Muffin    pirate
26/07/2012 at 09:49

Anyone got party plans fro the opening ceremony? Time to crack out the beers and bunting.

We are off to a friends house extension (and olympic) opening parry on Friday night.

Iron Muffin    pirate
26/07/2012 at 09:53

I imagine event organisers are double checking their flags this morning.

What a disgraceful and embarrassing cock up that was.

26/07/2012 at 09:55

me and Petal are volunteers for the duration of the Games so get to see them from a different angle. we don't have event tickets and can't get into any, but will take adavantage of the fact that we can access the Olympic Park at any time with our passes so can soak in the atmosphere there if needed and watch events on the big screens around the park.   

we will be working 10hr shifts when on duty so will miss some key stuff sadly but we get days off as well so can take advantage of our passes to the full then

26/07/2012 at 10:15

I didn't get any tickets (the bast***s) - so was pretty hacked off. So instead I've invested in a freeview HD box which gets iplayer as well as being able to record 2 HD channels simultaneously. So hopefully I should get to watch loads - there are 22 BBC channels for the Olympics apparently!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
26/07/2012 at 14:36

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.

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