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The Olympics photography thread

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by London_Calling, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    where we encounter those types who think some friendly football international takes precedence over Eurosport's Olympic highlights:mad:
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    b***ards :mad::mad:
  3. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?




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    :D:D
  4. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I was on your side, even when Man City were on the telly.
  5. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Not had a good Games :(

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    Canada's Mark Oldershaw, right, is assisted by rescue personnel after his canoe single C1 500M men's semifinal race


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    China's Liu Wei, left and Yao Ming of the NBA's Houston Rockets react to their men's quarterfinal basketball game against Lithuania

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    China's Liu Xiang kneels down while warming up prior to the first round competition of men's 110m hurdles
  6. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    Hungary's Attila Sandor Vajda reacts aftert winning his Canoe single 500m men's semifinal


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    Lukasz Pawlowski, Bartlomiej Pawelczak, Milosz Bernatajtys and Pawel Randa of Poland celebrate their silver medal in the men's fours



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    Brazil's Marcio Araujo celebrates after a semifinal beach volleyball match at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground



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    Chinese windsurfer Yin Jian kisses the gold medal of the RS-X Women sailing class competition
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    Found anything?
  8. Nougat

    Nougat metalmonkey to the rescue

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    Chinese windsurfer Yin Jian kisses the gold medal of the RS-X Women sailing class competition[/QUOTE]

    What are you doing to me! That has got me welling up again. Surely I must be due on soon :hmm:
  9. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Oh bless! You are a cutie! :D
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    *ahem* :hmm:
  11. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Ive looked all over honey ESPN, NBC, SI, Xinhua and the BBC- only found apparatus finals and the all around competition. :(

    I will keep looking for you :).
  12. Nougat

    Nougat metalmonkey to the rescue

    I take it you are U75's original cutie :hmm:








    :D
  13. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Everyone loves them a bit of Min :) She's a darling !
  14. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    A little boy with the Olympic rings shaved into the back of his head visits the Forbidden City in downtown Beijing.

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    Plainclothes security officers detain Associated Press photographer Ng Han Guan, center, after pro-Tibet protesters held a demonstration opposite the National Stadium,
    where Olympic athletics competition had just finished, early Thursday July 21, 2008 in Beijing. Swarms of plainclothes police took away four foreign activists protesting Chinese rule over Tibet
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    the latest in a series of such demonstrations during the Olympics. Ng, and one other AP photographer were roughed up by the security off

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    79-year-old mother, Wu Dianyuan, center, and her neighbor Wang Xiuying, 77, wait to apply for a protest permit outside a public security bureau as a Chinese police officer ask them to move on in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.
    Chinese authorities have ordered the two elderly women to spend one year in a labor camp after they applied to hold a protest during the Beijing Olympics against being forced from their homes, a relative said Wednesday. (report from P&P thread) Story from ESPN
  15. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    ^^^ Story on BBC1 News at Ten one right now L_C.
  16. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    Japanese synchronized swimming team compete during the team event technical routine.

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    Japanese synchronized swimming team perform during the team event technical routine

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    Canadian synchronized swimming team compete during the team event technical routine.

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    Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia warm up before performance in the final of the duet free routine.

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    Andrea Nott and Christina Jones of the United States compete in the final of the duet free routine
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    sorry no, I was just looking for Melinda.:oops: As you were
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    They're great :D
  19. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    Athletes compete during 110m hurdles competition of men's decathlon


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    China's Qi Haifeng competes during pole vault competition of men's decathlon

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    Athletes compete during men's 50km walk final


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    Shelly-Ann Fraser(L) of Jamaica celebrates after winning the women's 100m final
  20. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    You know, I *knew* you'd like them :D

    Did you see much of the competition??! I saw some of the pairs, but none of the team event.
  21. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    The Matrix!

    More long exposures!

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    Emilie Heymans of Canada competes during the women's 10m platform final

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    Tatiana Ortiz of Mexico competes during the women's 10m platform final

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    Elina Eggers of Sweden competes during the women's 10m platform final
  22. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Slow reaction time! :D

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    Athletes dive into the water for the swim leg of the men's triathlon
  23. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    Athletes compete in men's 10000m final


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    Defending champion Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele retained his Olympic 10,000m title
  24. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Bad day at the office :-D

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    Torri Edwards (L2) reacts as her teammate Lauryn Williams (L1) lost the baton during the women's 4x100m relay first round


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    Tyson Gay (L) of the United States lost the baton during the men's 4 x 100m relay first round
  25. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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    Usain Bolt celebrates his golden Olympics

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    Bolt's signature move!

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    WR Relay: Usain Bolt shouts encouragement to Asafa Powell at the final baton change

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    Asafa Powell of Jamaica celebrates victory as he crosses the line. He finally gets his taste of gold :)
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    Are you being funny :mad::p

    I've seen NOTHING. I left the video on BBC1 this morning when I left the house. The video went for near enough 12 hours and there's no sodding rhythmic gymnastics on it. Where the fuck are they showing it. Same shit every Olympics :mad:
  27. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Melinda..where's my pic of Victoria Pendleton on the podium??

    (I had a little argument with Minnie in the pub tonight when she changed channels just as they were about to show VP getting her medal - I didn't catch the ceremony in real time. Minnie was searching vainly for rhythmic gymnastics)
  28. Dhimmi

    Dhimmi Half Man Half HobNob

  29. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Contrast:

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    Matthias Steiner of Germany holds a photo of his late wife Susann as he poses with his gold medal in the men's +105kg weightlifting competition





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    Alex Schwazer of Italy celebrates as he wins gold in the men's 50km walk
  30. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    That Matthias Steiner one should also be on the moved to tears thread :) Its beautiful.

    There is such peace in it as well as joy.

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