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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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Samoan » 07 Aug 2012, 21:28

Pearson was superb ! She just flew.

Some beautiful to watch top class Women's Hurdling.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 07 Aug 2012, 21:38

I agree. I like the super-slow motion pictures they show afterwards- such balance required between speed, power and athleticism....
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 07 Aug 2012, 22:13

Oh here we go...dumped in the ignominy that is SL.

Can this board be renamed The Scroton's Olympic Board?
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Belle Lettre » 07 Aug 2012, 22:17

We might have to pay Yomp royalties. He coined the word.

Whose brilliant idea was it to move this? I suppose I shouldn't have mentioned football.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 07 Aug 2012, 22:45

Samoan wrote:Pearson was superb ! She just flew.

Some beautiful to watch top class Women's Hurdling.


I enjoyed that! But then I would. Everyone raves about her technique, head really still, never looks down at the hurdles.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 07 Aug 2012, 22:58

What a race from Sally Pearson. Superb.

And Anna Meares turned up.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Slugger » 08 Aug 2012, 12:02

It's waning.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 08 Aug 2012, 12:14

Athletics tonight
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 08 Aug 2012, 12:58

Slugger wrote:It's waning.


Hurdling to the end, isn't it?.

Team sports' getting to semis and finals.....that'll be it for me this week.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 08 Aug 2012, 16:55

Belle Lettre wrote:Whose brilliant idea was it to move this? I suppose I shouldn't have mentioned football.


Oh... here it is... who's moved it?

It's the 3rd thread is a series gauging peoples' interest to all aspects of this public event.

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 08 Aug 2012, 21:44

Wow. Just watched Epke Zonderland's high-bar performance. That triple he takes is incredible!

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 09 Aug 2012, 23:13

Your interest in the Olympics, as a public event

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Modernist » 09 Aug 2012, 23:16

The Prof wrote:Your interest in the Olympics, as a public event


As opposed to what -a sporting one?

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 09 Aug 2012, 23:20

yes

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby Belle Lettre » 09 Aug 2012, 23:40

It would be interesting to compare the original enquiry thread with various posts I've read lately on different threads. There appears to have been not a little revisionism at work in places.
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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby The Prof » 09 Aug 2012, 23:44

I think the 'interest' has peaked spectacularly

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Re: Your interest in the Olympics #3

Postby never/ever » 11 Aug 2012, 01:02

My interest is sky high.

Especially in the semifinals volleyball, hockey finals, the long distance swimming and sailing which really looks mad if you look at the overhead shots, seeing the boats zig-zag across the water with the ever-changing wind. The diving is breathtaking in itself, watching the 16 year old-Aussie girl nail the last dive so perfectly, considering the nerves flying through your body it's stunning that someone so young could do it so perfectly at that moment in time. Just watched the Dutch female hockeyers win gold- kinda amazing that the same player managed to injure two opponents in the same tournament and it's shameful that the Dutch press refers to the two scorers of the goals against Argentina this morning refers to them as the 'love-couple', as if that matters somehow. I'm really looking forward to pigging out on the couch and soak up most of the finals-atmosphere on this final weekend.
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