Yes - this is fantastic, bring it on. I'm really excited.
Great news, it will be a good thing to occupy my summer.
I'm not in the UK, and wish I could go.
I'm not in the UK and am so glad I can't go.
Olympics, what Olympics?
Olympic tv is great for painting to. I only have to look up for the duration of the events and the rest is soothing waffle.
Overall I actually enjoy watching people put in supreme effort to doing really well at something. It's like Golden Demons but for running and jumping .
The ceremonies, ludicrous sponsorship deals and general disruption are obviously pretty terrible, but have not affected me so far.
Sadly my detailed views on the Olympics cannot be posted without dragging this thread into P 'n' R. Suffice to say, while I am all in support of the sports/athleticism side of it (lack of DH aside), I do not agree with the way the UK government have handled it at all.
I really do hate it. To many sit around watching it and it is all over the news and papers. I really do care more about bombings down in the middle east than the olympics.
But winter olympics are far worse here in sweden. Every little person shouts about it on the bus. I could not care less.
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Olympics are nowadays not very intresting to me due to the doping some/most of the athletes do.
All this half-heartly done anti-doping campaigns/tests are just eye-candy.
They should encourage all the athletes to use doping to enhance their performances. So everyone has the same opportunities.
Who needs a life when there are video games? (And Warhammer)
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There aren´t any tests available for the latest doping substances.
The tests are always outrun by new substances.
How many one medals winners are there who never achieved anything close to their time/performance at the Olympics? Far too many.
I agree that the OG should be either totally without drugs or with the same drugs available for everyone. I would prefer the former, but knowing human egoism, the later is far closer to what happens nowadays at the OG.
And most athletes earn most of their money after a medall success/OR/WR so if they´re found out guilty of doping it doesn´t really matter to them financially.
Weather good, toilets plentiful, food decent, great atmosphere, games fantastic. Glad I went and 'pooh to you with knobs on' to the naysayers.
Love watching Gymnastics (floor and apparatus), Sync Swimming and Diving because they're really artistic and beautiful sports to watch but anything Australia is competing in is worth a watch, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE! (we're not doing so well atm, but we'll rally!)
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Sadly it seems that they haven't shown the Fencing in the US. Didn't see the opening (had to work) but my understanding is that they did a tribute to British authors and didn't include Neil Gaimen, so screw them.
Originally Posted by starlightOriginally Posted by My Roommate
Pfft. They didn't mention Douglas Adams, the Venerable Bede, Chaucer, Oscar Wilde or H.G. Wells, either. (or Neil Gaiman, either ).
All in all, I've been surprisingly impressed. I didn't give a monkey's beforehand, but I've ended up watching all sorts of things I wouldn't have tought I would - showjumping, athletics, gymnastics and rowing, among others.
Dressage!! Can you really tell me the horse actually enjoys being made to do that, I mean, would you?
I enjoy watching the olympics, but it confuses me what dressage is and why it is in the olympics. I must of missed the part with the author's cant remember who they referenced, but i was sickened that they let J.K Rowling have a part, but that's just me.
I do find it a joke when athletes are kicked out for testing positive for recreational drugs like that American judo guy was.
Of course they're illegal but weed is hardly 'performance enhancing'.