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It's almost here. Next friday the worlds eyes will be on London as the sporting event of the year begins. Full schedule and results here.
This thread is dedicated to general discussion of the Olympics. Will you be following the Olympics? What events are you most looking forward to, what are you expecting from your team, how concerned are you on the arrangements and security problems in London, which country will catch the most medals? All that and much more here.
Also, don't hesitate to take part in Mangahelpers' contest either.
Torch relay finished yesterday. This is how close i got.
great to live in london! too bad I only got a ticket for a couple of events, volleyball and taekwondo.
Young athletes to light the olympic torch ... what a joke. It's the biggest honor for a sportman & they give that to kids. What a letdown.
I missed the opening - I heard it was pretty great. I'll have to watch it on the net. So what teams/ person is everyone rooting for?
The opening had some great stuff: The queen & James Bond, M. Ali being present, Song from children with an handicap, overall good atmosphere & last but not least (and everyone is talking almost only about that on internet) Rowan Atkinson.
Too bad, the ending was anti-climatic with those young athletes.
For other countries, I'm rooting for Andy Murray & hoping for a showdown from Jamaica in Athletism (Blake vs Bolt)
Last edited by zelllogan; July 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM.
mark cavendish wat a let down, after all the built up around him
I was watching the bbc & the news concerning B.Wiggins. "Greatest sportman" "what a runner" ... when the guy bought his victory: LOL. All people in other countries are talking about how chris froome should have won this "tour de france".
About cavendish, same thing. You're talking about a letdown when he did what he had to do: staying with his teammates and hoping for a sprint. There was no sprint, so he couldn't do anything ... It's hard to control the event when you only have 5 runners (+ Bernard Eisel from austria ...). Cavendish didn't win because he was too strong & other countries didn't want a sprint. Belgium & US attacked all day long for example.
Working Common Domain in Basketball Arena; sadly it is right outside the arena; BUT some really cute female russian basketball players were taking pics outside my bar! so hot!
Female tourists and female athletes as well?
I have to admit that the opening ceremony is Beijing was by far better, this one had it's fair share of interesting stuff, though of course the previous one was screaming EPIC! That is the feeling that was missing here I think. Plus in China the opening ceremony really had a more "sports feel".
I wonder how france became a big swimming country, well I guess it's more glorious than fencing and speed cyclism...
Do you guys watch more sport when it's the olympic or just the same as usual ?