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2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 11:43:32 Reply

So, every four years, we gather in a city, to competer for who is the best at various sports, for small plaques of gold, to be hung around our top athlete's necks. If you've been paying attention to English media, the Olympic Games of the XXXth Olympiad have been dominating the screens and pages.

Now, here is your chance to chat about it on Newgrounds. Are you looking forward to it? They may have cost us a London meet, but the Manchester one was even better! It's going to be one hell of a summer and I've got involved, with my own little bit of reporting here, as the Olympic Flame gets carried through a few towns locally to me.

Sure, the games don't begin for another couple of months (27th of July, to be exact), but we can still start building it up.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 11:47:44 Reply

Looking forward to getting my dose of water polo. Only get to see that awesome sport every 4 years.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 11:58:06 Reply

Being that Britain's hosting the Olympics, it fits that a British would host the thread as well. Anyway, when it comes to the opening ceremony, what do you think might be added to increase the festivity?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 12:22:06 Reply

At 5/24/12 11:58 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Being that Britain's hosting the Olympics, it fits that a British would host the thread as well.

But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.

I don't really care for the opening ceremony. The public execution of Elton John would be mildly amusing, I suppose.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 12:30:18 Reply

At 5/24/12 12:22 PM, Coop wrote: But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.

And to think I shared a room with you!

As for the Olympics, I don't think I have ever followed one. At most I'll watch the odd event if I'm really, really bored, but I generally never cared for them. Sport was never really my thing at all. On the bright side though, I won't have to look for excuses as to why I can't be arsed going all the way down to London for a NG meet. The thought of that bus journey sickens me.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 13:45:35 Reply

The only thing I'm excited about is if they broadcast Dr.Dee from the opening ceremonies, and Blur in Hyde Park at the end.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 13:55:53 Reply

At 5/24/12 12:22 PM, Coop wrote:
At 5/24/12 11:58 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Being that Britain's hosting the Olympics, it fits that a British would host the thread as well.
But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.

I don't really care for the opening ceremony. The public execution of Elton John would be mildly amusing, I suppose.

When that happen, I can guess he won't be standing here anymore.

Maybe they can launch him on a rocket?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 13:55:59 Reply

At 5/24/12 12:22 PM, Coop wrote:
At 5/24/12 11:58 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Being that Britain's hosting the Olympics, it fits that a British would host the thread as well.
But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.

Thats the spirit Coop!

As for the touchbearers, well I should really give it a look see when they pass through my town. Which I think is pretty awesome. No idea who the people are with it though but got to shot support I guess!


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 14:04:31 Reply

I am looking forward to it, but I suspect that they're mostly going to broadcast all the boring sports (as in: not interesting to watch) and the more interesting ones only get a 15 minutes summary at the end of the day.

I just so happen to live in a country that gets most of its medals from swimming sports so for entire afternoons all I can watch is people swimming back and forth which is only moderately exciting during the finals. For the rest of the time they usually broadcast a lot of athletics which isn't that interesting either.

I understand that they want to give sports like these a bit more attention because for the rest they hardly ever get any, but I'd rather just watch sports like basketball, hockey, football, etc.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 14:35:50 Reply

You have my sympathies, they won't shut up about the Olympics for a year.

When Vancouver hosted the winter Olympics we heard about them up until may of 2011.
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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 15:32:58 Reply

The only thing that I'm interested in the Olympics this year is tennis. Can't wait to see who ends up the gold medallist for men this year.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 15:37:15 Reply

At 5/24/12 12:22 PM, Coop wrote:
At 5/24/12 11:58 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Being that Britain's hosting the Olympics, it fits that a British would host the thread as well.
But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.

I dont really like how people are like "Im english not british" etc. People in the uk have two identities but some choose to ignore the other, more important one, and it just sounds really silly since we all live in the same nation-state yet dont always identify with it.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 18:58:16 Reply

At 5/24/12 12:30 PM, Dean wrote:
At 5/24/12 12:22 PM, Coop wrote: But I'm not British - I'm staunchly English.
And to think I shared a room with you!

At least we didn't share a bed :P

Who couldn't work out how to split the double into two singles?

At 5/24/12 03:37 PM, BumFodder wrote: I dont really like how people are like "Im english not british" etc. People in the uk have two identities but some choose to ignore the other, more important one, and it just sounds really silly since we all live in the same nation-state yet dont always identify with it.

It's mostly to do with the Welsh, who hate being a part of the UK, to a point that they cheer for whoever is against England. I just generally cheer for the underdogs, though in the Rugby World Cup semi-final, I was cheering for the Welsh to beat France.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 19:04:40 Reply

I have heard that the London Olympics will turn out a bit shitty. but as i am British, looking forward to it as i am actually seeing the diving part :D


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 21:56:30 Reply

The only real Olympic events that I really tune to is basketball, and maybe the track events {100m dash and the like.} and only take a peek at the rest. Most of the events that they have are really just boring to watch, {seriously, Equestrian WTF?} and I would imagine that most people wouldn't give 2 shits about those sports to begin with.

At least they don't have to worry about the smog like the last Olympics in Beijing.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-24 22:00:25 Reply

For Olympic prediction, how many gold medals do you think Phelps will win? I would say at least 4.

There's no way he'll be able to match what he did in 2008, but he still should be good enough to rack up a good number.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 04:26:26 Reply

I hope Australia wins some stuff


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 05:23:29 Reply

At 5/24/12 06:58 PM, Coop wrote: Who couldn't work out how to split the double into two singles?

Haha. I think that was LazyPint and DumbassDude. Although I bet LazyPint just had a romantic weekend planned out for the two of them!

Although on the topic of the Olympics, are there clay pigeon shooting and archery events or have I got the wrong thing entirely? I remember seeing them on TV before as part of some big sporting event but I can't remember if it was the Olympics. Not sure why they interest me more. I just find it more entertaining than watching some lanky dude trying to jump over a bar.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 06:02:55 Reply

I wonder if people are even aware that the whole Olympic torch relay thing was started by the Nazis and isn't some ancient tradition.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 07:33:04 Reply

Michael Phelps only needs 3 golds to become greatest Olympian ever, he'll easily do that. I'm hoping our football team whoops everyone, and has David Beckham in it. Also would like to see Beth Tweddle go out on a high. And watch out for Tom Daley. And don't forget the beach volleyball :3


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 07:55:49 Reply

I live in London, the Olympics are located in London, and I couldn't care less about the Olympics.
I'm not going, and I probably won't watch it.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-05-25 12:09:05 Reply

At 5/25/12 11:38 AM, Rummy0 wrote: Omg. :3
It took me ages to figure out that the London 2012 logo spells out "2012" in an obscure typography. :X

lol nice one

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-21 07:08:48 Reply

I guess those Olympians sure do love boning...

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-21 08:09:08 Reply

My cousin (second if you want to get technical) holding THE torch.

She is actually in part of the opening ceremony for the Paralympics and her and a bunch of other kids involved got to greet the torch in Brighton when it arrived on monday. She was on the news too bless her Pretty cool thing to do really. I have to admit that I liked the torch relay thing in the end. Saw it here in T Wells. There were an insane amount of people watching. Wish I got over to Tonbridge to see Kelly Holmes bring the torch to the castle. Shes a local lass.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-21 08:12:57 Reply

Only thing I've paid any attention to about the whole business is that apparently my city had the biggest turn out for the torch. Woop.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-26 23:16:34 Reply

Considering I'm not a sports person I really haven't been following the Olympics. The thing that has caught my attention is all the paranoia there is of an attack. What is it that makes this year any different from another (I don't recall the media mentioning tightened security) that they would be setting up things like anti-air guns?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 02:04:39 Reply

Was at the football yesterday. Can't understand how they know how many people there are coming months in advance, know there will be an hour break between games where people will be wanting to SPEND MONEY and they have no food by the time the first game finishes


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 10:36:38 Reply

Five and a half more hours until the opening ceremony! A lot of my friends and family went over to England for the next few weeks and I'm totally jealous. I'm going to have to stay up a little bit later than usual because of the time zone difference but the events that are on today are totally worth it!


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 10:39:57 Reply

Let me get this out of the way now...

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