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    Post by Daniwp on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:01 am

    The way that torch folded was amazing and brilliant. I didn't watch the re-lay teams, missed that one. Our men's hockey team didn't do well either, they started off alright but they did have tough opponents in the second and third rounds. Think they have to practice a lot more to get it right for Rio.
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:06 am

    Yes agree its all the pop and dancing that to me made it all cheap. I would have liked it to have been more sophisticated. John Lennon gave it some sophistication. I thought whoevers Idea of the torch was brilliant, how it folded down to be extinguished, now that I didn't miss, yet I dozed off a few times throughout, due mainly to the non stop pop and dancing, just gave me a headache really. But I had to see it through to the end.
    Yes we done very well, not only with our Golds but all medals achieved. I think two British re-layers let us down with handing over, or rather not handing over there batton.
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    Post by Daniwp on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:38 am

    Yes but didn't they all do well, 29 gold medals and we came third in the table.

    Was disappointed with the closing ceremony, as I think were most people apart from those taking part who were obviously having a whale of a time. We do so well at the lighting and choreography but why did we have to have pop/disco music. The most memorable opening bit would definitely be the Queen and James Bond, that bit was brilliant. Nothing in the closing stands out at all, well, one bit, John Lennon singing Imagine, rather liked that bit myself.
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:58 pm

    I shall be too.
    Didn't Mo Farah do well yesterday. cheers
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    Post by Daniwp on Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:52 pm

    Don't forget - this evening is the closing ceremony. I will be watching with interest.
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:26 pm

    It would certainly be nice if we got more, but if we dont, think we can hold our head up mighty proudly for what we have achieved. We were late starters but we are sure making up now.
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    Post by Daniwp on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:14 pm

    It was fantastic Jackie, certainly a day to remember, hopefully we will get a couple more today.
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 am

    Wow a day to remember, didnt we do well. Three golds in a row, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford. Smile
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:26 pm

    Just been informed we have Gold number 10. Very Happy
    Think we are now back into third place. Must go and watch some today.
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    Post by Admin on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:20 am

    Yes he should win, this time. Hope to watch it on Sunday


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    Post by Daniwp on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:08 am

    bounce Andy Murray is through to the final on Sunday to play Federer for a gold or silver. Andy played great tennis and deserves to win the gold if he can beat Federer.
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    Post by Daniwp on Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:23 am

    I have just watched Federer play for 4hrs and 36mins, longest match in Olympic history - excellent tennis from both players. I know it's not team GB, but I do like watching the tennis regardless of who's playing. Murray is on centre court this evening, so will watch that one, hope he pull it off.


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    Post by JackieVanilla on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:46 pm

    I must go and watch some, I know we are now doing quite well.
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    Post by Admin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:13 pm

    Just heard that we are 3rd in the table with 36 points.


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    Post by Daniwp on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:50 am

    Just having a look at the tennis - Roger Federer is playing, that man is so cool.

    We are now 5th in the Medal Table, team GB are really doing well.
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    Post by Daniwp on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:17 am

    Just watching the hockey where our family member is playing. Have just scored a goal against South Africa, hope they can keep up the good work there.
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    Post by Daniwp on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:44 pm

    Great news, our first gold. Well done to the rowers. My husband's cousin's grandson is playing in the men's hockey and we have been watching that, it's on again this afternoon, they are doing well too.
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    Post by JackieVanilla on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:39 pm

    Just heard we have our first Gold, at rowing. Rs niece had tickets, went this morning to watch, they will be pleased to have been there to witness it.

    I have been watching the mens gymnastics, its on again today 4pm.
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    Post by Daniwp on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:27 pm

    Have been watching some of the sports. We have done well getting silver in the dressage and in the ladies cycle race. No gold medals so far but early days yet. Have you been watching any of the sports.
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    Post by Daniwp on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:24 am

    Well it's two days to go before the Olympics starts. Think it's going to be a shambles trying to get there by car, and all those arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick, don't fancy their chances of getting through quickly either. It's alright for the big wigs though, they get driven there and have a special lane whilst the rest of the public will be stuck in their cars. I for one, will not be going, will sit and watch anything of interest on the TV.

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