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      The Olympics 2016

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      waltonl4
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1300: Aug 21, 2016 08:56:46 pm
      I have got the Tour of Spain for 3 weeks now Chris Froome going for a double Grand Tour
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      Reply #1301: Aug 21, 2016 11:50:42 pm
      Watching the highlights of all our great Olympic GB winners, wow, how proud are we of all our girls and boys, for a country the size of Great Britain, we have done magnificently and to come second in the medal table deserves a massive round of applause  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: we are getting better and better all the time and what I've loved is seeing all the different sports that we don't see very often on tv like Fencing, hockey, table tennis, volleyball etc, all very enjoyable to watch.

      My favourites have been Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, what a fab couple they are  8)

      Roll on 2020 and Tokyo  :)
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      Reply #1302: Aug 22, 2016 12:01:30 am
      Diego, I hope your at the closing ceremony and you enjoy it immensley if you're there  8)
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1303: Aug 22, 2016 12:09:14 am
      Can't wait for the victory parade in Manchester. Definitely getting myself to that.
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1304: Aug 22, 2016 12:18:12 am
      Watching the highlights of all our great Olympic GB winners, wow, how proud are we of all our girls and boys, for a country the size of Great Britain, we have done magnificently and to come second in the medal table deserves a massive round of applause  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: we are getting better and better all the time and what I've loved is seeing all the different sports that we don't see very often on tv like Fencing, hockey, table tennis, volleyball etc, all very enjoyable to watch.

      My favourites have been Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, what a fab couple they are  8)

      Roll on 2020 and Tokyo  :)

      Totally agree MsG! So many great moments. Bradley Wiggins topping his amazing career with another gold in that nerve wracking team pursuit against Australia. Mo Farah doing the double again - probably my vote for Sports Personality.

      British sport has never had it so good...with current Tour de France, F1 World Champion and Wimbledon champion to boot!

      Cannot wait for Tokyo. That will be amazing! Already excited for the Opening Ceremony of that one! Going to be beautiful!
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      Reply #1305: Aug 22, 2016 12:48:10 am
      Totally agree MsG! So many great moments. Bradley Wiggins topping his amazing career with another gold in that nerve wracking team pursuit against Australia. Mo Farah doing the double again - probably my vote for Sports Personality.

      British sport has never had it so good...with current Tour de France, F1 World Champion and Wimbledon champion to boot!

      Cannot wait for Tokyo. That will be amazing! Already excited for the Opening Ceremony of that one! Going to be beautiful!

      I feel like Tokyo are really going to put on a show. Congrats on breaking the 1600 +'s milestones
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      Reply #1306: Aug 22, 2016 12:49:58 am
      Singers barely audible on this closing ceremony similar to the opening ceremony. They should really give full sound and camera control to the director of the ceremony as they did for Danny Boyle in the 2012 opening ceremony rather than allowing the Olympic Broadcasting Corporation do it. Boy, did that make a difference.
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      Reply #1307: Aug 22, 2016 01:55:40 am
      Wow! This Tokyo handover section is immense! Japanese Prime Minister enters as Super Mario...no really! Never known these hand over segments not to be sh*t...until now!
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      Reply #1308: Aug 22, 2016 09:05:35 am
      So in the end, those were the events I actually attended:

      04/08
      - Men's Football: Portugal v Argentina

      06/08
      - Men's Basketball: Australia v France

      07/08
      - Men's Football: Argentina v Algeria

      08/08
      - Tennis (Men's & Women's): 2nd round (including Kerber and Del Potro games)

      09/08
      - Men's Basketball: Brazil v Spain

      10/08
      - Men's Basketball: Australia v USA

      11/08
      - Tennis (Men's and Women's): Third round (including Nadal and Murray games)

      12/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's): lots of different events, highlight of the Olympics for me

      13/08
      - Men's Basketball: Brazil v Argentina

      15/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's)

      16/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's)

      17/08
      - Taekwondo (Men's and Women's): QFs and SFs
      - Men's Basketball: QF (USA v Argentina)
      - Men's Basketball: QF (Croatia v Serbia)

      18/08
      - Women's Volleyball: SF (USA v Serbia)
      - Men's Hockey: Final (Argentina v Belgium)

      19/08
      - Badminton (Men's and Women's): Men's Doubles final, Men's Singles semifinal, Women's Singles final
      - Men's Basketball: SF (Spain v USA)
      - Men's Volleyball: SF (Brazil v Russia)

      20/08
      - Men's Badminton: Bronze and Gold Medal matches
      - Men's Football: Final (Brazil v Germany)

      I went to all of this working night shifts (from 10pm to 7am) in the Main Operations Centre (MOC) of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.
      I can't put into words just how tired I am. But pleased with the work we've done and proud of the Olympics.
      Now looking forward to the Paralympic Games... and a few days later, I'll be in Liverpool! Not a bad year this...
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1309: Aug 22, 2016 09:13:47 am
      I think those two are the best pictures I took during the Games:

      Olympic Football Final (this is seconds before Neymar's free kick goal)



      Cycling Track

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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1310: Aug 22, 2016 09:56:14 am
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      Reply #1311: Aug 22, 2016 02:03:13 pm
      Can't wait for the victory parade in Manchester. Definitely getting myself to that.

      Me too mcarz, would be brilliant to welcome back our stars of Rio2016.

      Totally agree MsG! So many great moments. Bradley Wiggins topping his amazing career with another gold in that nerve wracking team pursuit against Australia. Mo Farah doing the double again - probably my vote for Sports Personality.

      British sport has never had it so good...with current Tour de France, F1 World Champion and Wimbledon champion to boot!

      Cannot wait for Tokyo. That will be amazing! Already excited for the Opening Ceremony of that one! Going to be beautiful!

      We had so many great moments to cherish hun, sounds like a lot of them will be honoured too which is great.
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1312: Aug 22, 2016 03:25:20 pm
      As someone who has loved the Olympics ever since the Montreal games in 1976, I always feel a sense of sadness when it's over. I haven't watched as much of Rio 2016 as I have with some previous Olympics, but enough to thoroughly enjoy it. I thought Rio did a fine job overall, in spite of doubts beforehand. The BBC did the business again with their coverage and the quality of their commentators and pundits.

      My favourite moment was seeing Mo Farah complete the double double. What a fantastic achievement that is and of course the same applies to Usain Bolt.

      Goodbye Rio 2016.  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:  :'(

      I'm looking forward to Tokyo 2020 already.  :)
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1313: Aug 22, 2016 04:04:02 pm
      So in the end, those were the events I actually attended:

      04/08
      - Men's Football: Portugal v Argentina

      06/08
      - Men's Basketball: Australia v France

      07/08
      - Men's Football: Argentina v Algeria

      08/08
      - Tennis (Men's & Women's): 2nd round (including Kerber and Del Potro games)

      09/08
      - Men's Basketball: Brazil v Spain

      10/08
      - Men's Basketball: Australia v USA

      11/08
      - Tennis (Men's and Women's): Third round (including Nadal and Murray games)

      12/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's): lots of different events, highlight of the Olympics for me

      13/08
      - Men's Basketball: Brazil v Argentina

      15/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's)

      16/08
      - Cycling Track (Men's and Women's)

      17/08
      - Taekwondo (Men's and Women's): QFs and SFs
      - Men's Basketball: QF (USA v Argentina)
      - Men's Basketball: QF (Croatia v Serbia)

      18/08
      - Women's Volleyball: SF (USA v Serbia)
      - Men's Hockey: Final (Argentina v Belgium)

      19/08
      - Badminton (Men's and Women's): Men's Doubles final, Men's Singles semifinal, Women's Singles final
      - Men's Basketball: SF (Spain v USA)
      - Men's Volleyball: SF (Brazil v Russia)

      20/08
      - Men's Badminton: Bronze and Gold Medal matches
      - Men's Football: Final (Brazil v Germany)

      I went to all of this working night shifts (from 10pm to 7am) in the Main Operations Centre (MOC) of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.
      I can't put into words just how tired I am. But pleased with the work we've done and proud of the Olympics.
      Now looking forward to the Paralympic Games... and a few days later, I'll be in Liverpool! Not a bad year this...

      Didn't get to see much then huh? :D Happy for you and your country to host such an amazing event. There's nothing more unifying for a country than the Olympics IMO.

      I'm going through withdrawal already :(.

      Following on from what HTH said, I've got to give props to the BBC for their coverage. If you missed the early hours coverage then it was replayed minute for minute the next morning on TV. The wide range of sports that they covered was ridiculous and the commentators that they had involved were top notch. More countries won medals than ever before, so many countries won their first ever medals (Fiji & Kosovo just two of them).

      Events for GB that impressed me the most: cycling, rowing, swimming, hockey & gymnastics.

      Individuals that impressed me the most: Mo Farah becoming the most successful GB athlete in track and field, Nick Skelton showing that you should never give up on your dreams regardless of your age & Max Whitlock not only being the first GB gymnast to win gold but also the first GB gymnast to become double Olympic champion and also becoming the most decorated GB gymnast in Olympic history.

      I also LOVED the women's hockey team in Rio. What performances!
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      Reply #1314: Aug 22, 2016 04:55:38 pm
      Can't wait for the inquest in to GB's state-run doping system.

      F***ing 10th for us. Compounded by a horrendous call with 5 seconds on the clock to rob us of bronze in the men's basketball >:(
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      Reply #1315: Aug 22, 2016 05:22:55 pm
      Can't wait for the inquest in to GB's state-run doping system.

      F***ing 10th for us. Compounded by a horrendous call with 5 seconds on the clock to rob us of bronze in the men's basketball >:(

      if you lot spent less time moaning and more time training you might improve your chance whinging Aussies
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      Reply #1316: Aug 22, 2016 06:38:20 pm
      Can't wait for the inquest in to GB's state-run doping system.

      F***ing 10th for us. Compounded by a horrendous call with 5 seconds on the clock to rob us of bronze in the men's basketball >:(

      Australia? Where's that?!
      « Last Edit: Aug 22, 2016 06:57:27 pm by Frankly, Mr Shankly »
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      Reply #1317: Aug 23, 2016 12:16:56 am

      Just about scraped 10th in the medal table  :lmao: :lmao:

      The size of that place too !!!
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      Reply #1318: Aug 23, 2016 12:31:53 am
      It has to be said though, Usain Bolt. This guy is obscene! If I was in a race, and saw him in one of the lanes, I would just bloody quit and walk out!

      The guy is simply amazing.
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      Reply #1319: Aug 23, 2016 05:48:19 am
      if you lot spent less time moaning and more time training you might improve your chance whinging Aussies

      Training isn't the issue, mate. Need some help between the ears. So many looked excellent until there was a medal on the line and they choked.

      Probably 10 gold medals went begging.

      Just about scraped 10th in the medal table  :lmao: :lmao:

      The size of that place too !!!

      GB has 3 times as many people!
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      Reply #1320: Aug 23, 2016 09:15:34 am
      Training isn't the issue, mate. Need some help between the ears. So many looked excellent until there was a medal on the line and they choked.

      Probably 10 gold medals went begging.

      GB has 3 times as many people!

      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete quite the opposite in fact they tended to perform above expectations.
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      Reply #1321: Aug 23, 2016 11:26:08 am
      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete quite the opposite in fact they tended to perform above expectations.

      :( Our gold medals were largely unexpected winners (shooting and pentathlon ??? ) and our main hopes (the Campbell sisters, Mcevoy, Mckeown in the swimming, both hockey teams) all failed.

      Bloody crap.
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      Reply #1322: Aug 23, 2016 12:15:30 pm
      Choking isn't something that you'd expect from an Aussie athlete
      Too much 'choking the swan' maybe? The nation is full of swan chokers.  :laugh:
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      Reply #1323: Aug 23, 2016 12:42:23 pm
      Too much 'choking the swan' maybe? The nation is full of swan chokers.  :laugh:


      the did look a bit tired didn't they,
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