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#1 padfoot

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

The Olympics are happening this July in London, is anyone here attending them? Do you have favourite sports or athletes?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

do you know what date they start? and are they like a month long?
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

yeah! im a londoner so can't wait. the money thats gone into it is ridiculous though.

i was at the olympics borough flag unveiling and met with jonathan edwards who holds the record for the triple jump the other day, which was great, and listened to loadsa athletes give different advise. it's pretty exciting, i hope britain do us proud :D

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

do you know what date they start? and are they like a month long?

They start on July 27 and end August 12.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

I am so excited! I've been seeing ads here everywhere on TV! I love the Summer Olympics; my favourite sports to watch have got to be diving, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, and volleyball. I am so excited! Hopefully Canada will win something :o

Did you guys know tug-of-war, and underwater swimming were once part of the Olympics? They took it off along with other lists of sports (I just listed the two I thought were interesting :P) because of lack of appeal to audience. I find it interesting, they used to have underwater swimming way back in the 1900. Basically, the competitors were awarded two points for each meter swam underwater, and one point for each second they stayed underwater. Fascinating!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:51 AM

Wrestling.. which is a winter sport, is actually part of the Summer Olympics I believe, and as a former wrestler I'll be watching that.

The sports I probably enjoy most during the summer olympics though are the swimming events and gymnastics which are kind of the "glamour events" here on U.S. television.

That said, I love watching all of them and love to hear the stories behind the athletes. I think the track events, weightlifting, table tennis, tennis, water polo and diving also interest me quite a bit.

here's a list of events for this Summer Olympics.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

I am super excited for the Olympics!!! I love watching them so much!!!

I was looking into going back to London for a little an attending something, but looks like I wont be able to in the end :( I took a job instead and I am already missing too many days. I have some friends going though, so jealous!!!

I am most looking forward to gymnastics. It is amazing what they can do!! With dancing you have to learn a bit of gymnastics. I have taste of how insanely hard it is too do all that. I love watching!! Other then that everything else is sort of equal to me! I love watching all of it!!

I also like to support every country equally!!! Of course I lean more towards the 3 that I have lived in and feel an actual connection to!!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:20 AM

Aw I've always wanted to go to the Olympics and watch it live.

I LOVE gymnastics too! :o I remember give summers ago, watching Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson. They were my role models what they could do on the beam. :o

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Fencing of course.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

I got tickets for volleyball :ohyeah:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

So are you guys in England all totally amped for this? Are you running out to buy Blu-ray copies of Chariots of Fire in order to prep for it (even though the Olympics in that movie are the '24 Paris Olympics)?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Woooo

 
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

My uncle pointed that out to me ages ago lol

 
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

I'm actually not interested in this in the slightest. I wasn't for the last one and I can't say I've ever celebrated it either. A couple of my friends are working the Olympics as stewards and photographers and it's all they talk about. I'm happy for them working for something so big but it gets tiring.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

I'm in France for a lot of the Olympics and am not attending them. But I am off to the Paralympics Athletics finals on the 7th of September, really looking forward to it!!


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:48 PM

Looking good, Voldemort.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

so excited Jk rowling was there!

i kinda thought the opening to the bejing olympics were better though in my opinion
but i thought that mr. bean skit was funny

Edited by Rena, 28 July 2012 - 01:51 AM.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

It was so British rofl

 
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

Really now Rog? Really?

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