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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Beijing Olympics Thread Reply with quote

So is the pollution getting worse in Beijing or should the Americans arrived with Masks over their mouths Laughing

378 MCG Of pollution in Beijing was recorded by ITV News. Where in London we should have 50 MCG.

Apart from that problem who is looking forward to watching the Games? Repeated or Live during the day? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singer Sarah Brightman will perform at the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday, organisers have announced.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7544803.stm

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yawn.......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double yawn! The amount of BBC coverage is nothing short of scandalous. How many people have gone there on a jolly at our expense?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm appalled by the amount of overkill by the BBC, in terms of cover during the event and advance hype.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, the BBC have always covered what is after all the world's premier sporting event comprehensively, and very well, and I don't think this time is going to be any different. I just think it a shame that they no longer have someone of the calibre of Frank Bough or Desmond Lynam, at his peak, to anchor it all.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Singer Sarah Brightman will perform at the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday, organisers have announced.


It's also rumoured an order for 100,000 custard pies has been placed.. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the smog will stop any hijacked aircraft being flown into the stadium.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, that is NOT funny.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Mark, that is NOT funny.


It's true.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
Mark, that is NOT funny.


It's true.


True? What is true? Mark you are talking garbage unless you tell us what is true Rolling Eyes


Sarah Brightman, I should say to the astonished gathering here, may not really be regarded as a super-star in Britain now, but by golly she IS an international star now. They love her in USA. Her album Symphony is a huge hit internationally. She opened last year's world athletics competition.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prseident Bush is having fun anyway at the games.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Prseident Bush is having fun anyway at the games.


More like a thong. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



back up a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:


back up a bit.


This is how then president Clinton did it on the oval desk. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations go to Rebecca Adlington for her gold medal in the Women's 400m freestyle, our first swimming gold for 48 years (for women). I liked the commentator's remark "She's won it by a mile" - seven hundredths of a second!

Shame that her parents weren't able to be there to see her - they were the victims of an internet ticket scam. I'll warrant that we were the only country who didn't ensure that tickets for our competitors' immediate family were made easily and reliably available.

Earlier, there was the gold for Nicole Cooke in the cycling road race - our first gold medal in that event.

On the down side, our world-ranked No 6 player Andy Murray has crashed out of the tennis at the first attempt, and our pairing in the 10m Synchro Diving event fell out with one another and came last.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Sad News Sebastian Coe father has died.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Empty Seats At the Olympics. Laughing

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7555509.stm

Girl was miming at the opening ceremony

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7556058.stm


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed several cases of the Union Jack being held or displayed upside down! it's not good enough...
But, Evil or Very Mad the ultimate outrage was tonight watching some stupid cartoon about the Silver Medal white water rapid thingy winner landing on the moon and even the BBC had the Union flag the wrong way up!
it's a disgrace you BBC bods... or maybe it's a signal of distress. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comment on Jeremy's show this morning as to why we're not seeing thousands of cars driving around with Union Jacks flying as we would have done if we were doing miserably in some boring football event...
Apparently, we're doing really well in terms of medals but where's the support from the public as the caller said?
Even I, with no interest in sport whatsoever, got a little choked as the three girls and rowers received their medals with the National Anthem playing as the Flag was hoisted...

This country needs more news of achievement and success promoting national pride rather than the dross we hear about everyday.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to laugh this morning when the bronze medal winner of the windsurfing, Briony Shaw (?) was interviewed. She was laughing and crying all at once and just kept saying "I am so happy" "I really am SO happy" and then, to the embarassment of the interviewer "I am just SO f***ing happy!"

Thank God she didn't get a gold then Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys are not Heroes. Our forces who return from Iraq and Afghanistan are heroes.
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