Are these games just a bit shit or was London simply awesome?

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Diamond, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    Someone's done a business in the diving pool

    Everyone keeps on getting booed in half empty stadiums

    No one seems to know what's going on on the TV coverage half the time

    All the great Olympians of the era are pretty much over the hill

    No one in Brazil really seems that bothered

    It's all a bit shit, isn't it?
     
  2. squiggle

    squiggle New Member

    I thought London and Beijing Olympics were awesome.

    Rio is worse than Athens imo.
     
  3. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Can't really judge until its all over, but I reckon this is more on a par with Athens. The half empty stadia, unfinished athlete village, and green pool hasn't looked good.

    At least there hasn't been the media censorship like in Beijing, or a bomb like in Atlanta. There has been a nip slip though.
     
  4. Didn't really watch any of 2012, but were there not whinges about 1/2 empty venues for that too?

    And Adam Peaty isn't over the hill, nor that wonder-woman US gymnast last night. Nor many of the Chinese gymnasts and divers.

    Diamond's just a miserable sod.

    The diving pool being green murk is a valid moan though...
     
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  5. moon

    moon Happy Happy Jo Wonderland

    The London Olympics were amazing, there seemed to be a party atmosphere all over London at the time.
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Much better organised than Paris 1900
     
  7. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    I've not heard one single event. TBF I only listened to the last one a bit cos London. Otherwise, meh.
     
  8. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    Actually not true, I did find myself following the synchronised diving in the pub the other night.

    By following, I mean listening to, not emulating...
     
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  9. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Some of the early events had empty seats where the corporate crowd didn't show up. Otherwise, the venues were rammed.
     
  10. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Prickly Pollster

    Firstly, yes the London games (and I'll grudgingly acknowledge Sydney too) were the best ever, very much awesome. The only significant cock up came courtesy of Crazy Clown Security Ltd (who knew?).

    On time, on budget, no transport catastrophes and a definate uplift in the national mood. Even the weather stayed nice.

    I seem to remember Athens going well, at least up until the men's marathon. Beijing I didn't see much of due to the time difference (I was a night owl and on holiday for Sydney, not so for Beijing).

    We haven't got to the real guts of the games yet, and won't until Saturday, so maybe the locals are staying away until then. Most people want to see people running about throwing javelins and things, not endless swimming and rowing qualification rounds.
     
  11. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Clearly Novak Djokovich couldn't wait to get the fuck out of there anyway
     
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  12. And we're in what, day 4, day 5 of Rio?
     
  13. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Yeah, clearly a load of tickets have gone unsold in Rio.
     
  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    Rio didn't have



    Therefore it loses
     
  15. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    I think the bbc journos have stopped trying to pretend that it's anything else but a bit of a mess going on last night's coverage.

    They had a telling moment, which was a bit unnecessary, when they highlighted an official ice cream seller with virtually no customers outside the Olympic Park attempting to hawk his wares for around 5 quid a go.
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Tbh the best bit about London 2012 was the smoothness with which transport ran and the absence of roadworks.
     
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  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Methinks this belies a difference in how the British and the Brazilians judge the 'success' of a Games.
     
  18. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    Olympics are Olympics more or less. There are just too many events to make useful comparisons between editions from a sporting point of view. For all most people here know the first few days of Rio may have provided the best or the worst handball or sailing competitions in history. I've mostly been watching the boxing, which so far is better than it was in London simply because so far the scoring has been less dodgy and the road cycling, which was miles better than in London. If you were mostly interested in diving or something, I'm sure it seems like a disaster.
     
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  19. inva

    inva Well-Known Member

    I've not really watched a summer olympics before and I'm quite enjoying it
     
  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Didn't care about the games but it was a much more pleasant trip to and from work
     
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  21. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    I think the Olympics have had their day tbh. Can't see it continuing.
     
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  22. Absence of people in town generally was a nice treat tbf.
     
  23. The next three are in the Far East. Says a lot about Europe's place in the NWO.
     
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Another week or ten days of it before the lovely four years hiatus, altho winter games in two years
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yes, they weren't daft enough to get the white elephant that is the Olympics
     
  26. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    They're all a big steaming pile of shite.
     
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  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I bet there's some interesting technical logistics at play... ;)
     
  28. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    The 2024 candidate cities are Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles, and I reckon Paris is due one.
     
  29. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The olympics is way better than the soccer equivalent, the so-called "World Cup" because not only do you get a soccer tournament for those so inclined, but you also get lots of other sports.
     
  30. The US hasn't had one since Atlanta, Athens and London since then. But much like the World Cup, it's all about the Benjamins anyway.
     

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