Your interest in the Olympics #3

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Well?

Going up
15
44%
Still the same (low)
5
15%
Still the same (high)
8
24%
Going down
6
18%
 
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Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 05 Aug 2012, 00:11

Last time I do this, I promise.

1st and 2nd time we did it there was no/low interest (73%). Only 1 person saying their interest was going up in June

Now we are in the middle of it you can change you mind.

The opening ceremony was generally a success for Communists everywhere and Yorkshire has put England top of the world medals table (or something)

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 05 Aug 2012, 00:17

Going down, Not to do with our silveriforous performance, I'm just too tired to get myself up at 4am in the mid winter to watch it.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 05 Aug 2012, 00:18

Meself, I think it's quite good apart from the sport.

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 05 Aug 2012, 00:24

Still going up from a very high level. I have been to see swimming, basketball, hockey, and table tennis so far; my wife has also been to the gymnastics, and been volunteering at ExcCeL. Today we had great fun at the live site in Victoria Park. Women's marathon tomorrow, then next week we are going to sports every day Mon - Fri (including athletics tickets acquired last week).

Meanwhile great stuff from Britain, and Australia not quite getting the touch of luck. We support three countries in this house - GB/Aus/USA.

And the crowds at the venues have been universally brilliant - at the table tennis the neutrals in the audience (more or less everybody) were united in cheering on the Polish ladies (they lost but put up a big fight).

And after that we have the Paralympics!!
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 05 Aug 2012, 00:27

Finally get to watch certain sports I like that never get shown on telly here (volleyball especially, been playing it for 35 years now...the tournament is quite good this year) and because of the extra channels broadcasting here I don't get stuck with the 24/7 Aussie free-to-air athlete-channel here.
And it's nice to get up at 6am every morning, turning on the TV and get some prime live sports-footage onscreen while having brekky.
So interest is up.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Stille Baron » 05 Aug 2012, 00:36

I don't remember ever having less interest in the Olympics.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Witchypoo » 05 Aug 2012, 09:29

I had no interest & if possible I now have even less.
I only know whats going on 'cause for some reason M keeps telling me who's won what. And I just don't care. :evil:
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Velvis » 05 Aug 2012, 10:55

The Olympics are something that, in theory, I would love to watch all of. But when it comes down to brass tacks, I just don't have enough time for. I just can't persuade myself to put down a good book and spend that much time in front of the TV.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby quix » 05 Aug 2012, 10:59

I've gone from no interest at all to absolutely glued! and I very much regret not having tried for tickets now.

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby yomptepi » 05 Aug 2012, 11:06

Another clear indicator of the North /South divide.
I think it is fair to say that in London there is definitely an Olympics fever.
I really didn't think it was going to be as huge as it is at the moment.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 05 Aug 2012, 11:24

That's what happened in Sydney too- at first the interest was, mildly put a bit meh but when the party started the city overflowed. It was just fun to go out in the city and stroll around the tourists.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby brotherlouie » 05 Aug 2012, 11:37

Well, I'm loving it. The brouhaha that surrounds the build up was annoying and a lot of the corporate-ness that surrounds it is distasteful (macdonalds?), but thankfully the BBC doesn't carry ads and when the Olympics is on I watch little else, so I can forget about it, to a degree.

The actual sport has been pretty good and the stories can be gripping. I'm still a little cynical regarding what happens next and about the bill, but I'm delighted that the UK, under whichever administration, can put on a show like this. Frankly if we can't then we should be ashamed of ourselves. We forget how fascinating London and the UK can be to people from all over the world.

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 05 Aug 2012, 11:54

Yorkshire 7th in the medals table

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby the hanging monkey » 05 Aug 2012, 11:55

Did they get gold in the men's heavyweight whippet bothering?
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Insouciant Western People » 05 Aug 2012, 17:16

As I was born in Yorkshire, I'm now off out to do some sports. It's in me blood, tha knows.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Magilla » 06 Aug 2012, 02:01

I'm still pretty interested, as NZ's got the chance of a few more golds (Valerie Adams is a strong chance to retain her shotput gold) , plus maybe some silvers or bronze in sailing, boxing and women's hockey.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Jimbo » 06 Aug 2012, 05:55

One observation. From the shape of the judges I can't imagine any of them to have ever played the sport over which they must make decisions.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 06 Aug 2012, 11:56

Water polo this afternoon.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Footy » 06 Aug 2012, 13:07

Prior to the event, I had little or virtually no interest. Despite that, I was pleased that London was hosting it and I had no objection to the vast sums being spent on creating the site and facilities.

The fuss over following the torch around the country in the build up struck me as nonsensical.

Once the games finally started I was dismayed to find BBC One lost to the event even though there were 24 dedicated Olympic BBC channels available. Every aspect of the media seemed saturated with the games and that was almost guaranteed to put me off following any of the coverage at all.

However, I have watched a reasonable amount as the days have gone by, selecting events that are more likely to appeal to me. No doubt fuelled by Britain's relative medal suuccess, I find myself far more interested than I thought I would be although I haven't allowed myself to become completely carried away.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 06 Aug 2012, 13:17

Footy wrote:I was dismayed to find BBC One lost to the event even though there were 24 dedicated Olympic BBC channels available


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