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« Reply #575 on: August 12, 2012, 05:53:52 pm »
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'Happy and Glorious' games. Very appropriate.

But not the best games ever Wink
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« Reply #576 on: August 12, 2012, 06:26:39 pm »
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Well I've got to say the Closing Ceremony was absolutely fantastic!

Bang up job by the organisers.

Oh and seeing Boris Johnson dancing with glee to the Spice Girls is priceless.
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« Reply #577 on: August 12, 2012, 06:59:10 pm »
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I loved the basketball match. Spanish players (specially Pau and Navarro) were awesome. But the USA team is just unbeatable. Congratulations, Americans, it was a great game!! I'm really, really glad with our silver medal, the same one we had in Beijing.


There's this running joke that if you are playing in Olympic Basketball and not an American, you're playing for Silver.

Yes, that's true. And that's why we have a gold medal made of silver Smiley But, playing only a little better, we could have had a gold medal made of gold...
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« Reply #578 on: August 12, 2012, 07:10:16 pm »
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I think the closing ceremony was the most embarrassing piece of TV that i've ever seen. Made me feel genuinely ashamed of being British. Horrendous!

Nothing like the incredible opening ceremony at all.
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« Reply #579 on: August 12, 2012, 07:30:49 pm »
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I loved the basketball match. Spanish players (specially Pau and Navarro) were awesome. But the USA team is just unbeatable. Congratulations, Americans, it was a great game!! I'm really, really glad with our silver medal, the same one we had in Beijing.


There's this running joke that if you are playing in Olympic Basketball and not an American, you're playing for Silver.

Yes, that's true. And that's why we have a gold medal made of silver Smiley But, playing only a little better, we could have had a gold medal made of gold...
Yeah, I was surprised at the final score.  7 point difference.
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« Reply #580 on: August 12, 2012, 10:08:45 pm »
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I preferred the Closing Ceremony of Vancouver's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYlCGQ628gE
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« Reply #581 on: August 12, 2012, 11:46:32 pm »
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The opening and closing ceremonies showed the best of Britain.
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« Reply #582 on: August 13, 2012, 12:08:44 am »
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The opening and closing ceremonies showed the best of Britain.

Especially Boris Johnson.
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« Reply #583 on: August 13, 2012, 05:11:50 am »
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Fashion? Seriously?  that. Give me Kylie on a high heel or The Seekers on a thong any day.

You do know, hughento, that "thong" means something different in the UK?
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« Reply #584 on: August 13, 2012, 06:54:08 am »
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The gold medal winning shot putter from Belarus has failed a drugs test.
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« Reply #585 on: August 13, 2012, 07:28:39 am »
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First doped gold....the Belarus woman who won shot put has tested positive in early August. Vili gets the back to back now
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« Reply #586 on: August 13, 2012, 08:02:19 am »
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I don't think anyone is surprised. Valerie Adams must've known, but she showed great grace in receiving her silver. I feel sorry for her, but we all knew she was the real champion from the start.
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« Reply #587 on: August 13, 2012, 11:57:36 am »
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« Reply #588 on: August 13, 2012, 02:47:27 pm »
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http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/5852

Brilliance.

(with apologies to Gully Foyle et al - the nationality isn't really the issue)
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« Reply #589 on: August 13, 2012, 05:14:51 pm »
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http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/5852

Brilliance.

(with apologies to Gully Foyle et al - the nationality isn't really the issue)
It's very hard to offend Irish people. You should have seen our boxing commentator. Managing to go the whole fight without mentioning anything about the actual fight. Which sucks considering 90% of people need the commentator to say who's winning.
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« Reply #590 on: August 13, 2012, 05:24:23 pm »
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What did the President of Belarus say to his athletes again? "All that matters is that you win...? Something like that I think.
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« Reply #591 on: August 14, 2012, 04:26:35 am »
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The newest internet meme - Mo Farah running away from things
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« Reply #592 on: August 14, 2012, 04:42:59 am »
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I don't think anyone is surprised. Valerie Adams must've known, but she showed great grace in receiving her silver. I feel sorry for her, but we all knew she was the real champion from the start.

I am not surprised she's doped but I am surprised she has been caught during the Games. Something must have not gone as planned in her programme
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« Reply #593 on: August 14, 2012, 05:30:26 am »
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Failed meme.
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« Reply #594 on: August 15, 2012, 12:08:14 pm »
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The meme here is "inserting photos of one-minute-celebrities into other photos". Anything else is an abuse of the term "meme".
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« Reply #595 on: August 15, 2012, 03:05:36 pm »
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The meme here is "inserting photos of one-minute-celebrities into other photos". Anything else is an abuse of the term "meme".

The guy won two gold medals for us - he's going to be a celeb for a while.
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« Reply #596 on: August 15, 2012, 03:21:27 pm »
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I sort of miss the games already Sad London 2012 was wonderfully human. The only other games for me that compare were Sydney and Barcelona. We have the Winter Olympics in hardline Russia and then we have a party in Rio I suppose. I long for Madrid in 2020.
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« Reply #597 on: August 16, 2012, 03:40:03 am »
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The meme here is "inserting photos of one-minute-celebrities into other photos". Anything else is an abuse of the term "meme".

The guy won two gold medals for us - he's going to be a celeb for a while.
So as a matter of fact is Balotelli. Well, to people who care about the sport in question.
But the meme was not invented for either man.
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« Reply #598 on: August 16, 2012, 04:45:53 am »
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The Trinidad Javelin winner got 20,000 square feet of land from the government (+ many other things).
Have the Bahamas rewarded their winners with a couple of islands yet (like they did with their 4x100 in Sydney)?
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