Athletics

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    For many, athletics = Olympics (or maybe the other way round, I can't decide :hmm: ).

    Starting off with one of my favourite events, the heptathlon, with us double-barrelleds well represented :cool:

    Always thought I'd have been decent at the heptathlon. Aside from being a bloke. Decathlon just has too many strength events :( :oops:
     
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  2. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    I'm so excited about the athletics! I think these Olympics will be a step - or games - too far for some past champions. Bolt, Jess, Mo, Rudisha, Fraser-Pryce, Dibaba (Tirunesh).
     
  3. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I'm getting food in for the next couple of weeks...

    I've got no work and no responsibilities and I intend to sit on my sofa and relish the exertions of others.:cool:
     
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  4. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Same :D
     
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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pfft, catch up. Some of us have already been on the sofa for a week! :p
     
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  6. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Pfft, I've been on my hols since July 22nd :p
     
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Nobody likes a show off.
     
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  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    KJT getting a bit of soft treatment from the pundits, trying to put more of a positive spin on that time.
     
  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I can't be on the sofa as I'm at work :mad: although I am currently sitting in a park between appointments:cool:

    Love the athletics :cool:
     
  10. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pow! I know it's her best discipline, but still...
     
  11. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fucking smooth pickup from Irving there, can't have expected to be on camera!
     
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  12. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I am at work, doing absolutely nothing. Great start from our Jess, not too bad from KJT. Gonna have to find a pub to watch it in tomorrow
     
  13. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    I am not in front of the TV but in the garden as the weather is good and the small one can be entertained with sand!

    However WiFi extends into the garden so athletics, rowing and even dressage. Get in!
     
  14. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I've been contemplating doing the same with either the park or my balcony, but with only my tablet I can't switch between sports as fast as I'd like.

    Plus the outside is full of danger and peril :hmm:
     
  15. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Women's 10k. I think Jo Pavey could do well because she's solid and she's got a faster finish these days.

    But Ayana will romp it. She's usually spectacular.
     
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Cram and... ah bollix, Brendan thingy, anyway, those two, they're going loopy over the 10,000m pace. "Unbelievable", "never seen a race like it"...
     
  17. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    'Unprecedented!'
     
  18. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Is Ayana gonna keep it up do we think?
     
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  19. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Blimey, she is
    Terrible use of "decimate" in the commentary there
     
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  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Yes, get onto 116 everyone
     
  21. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Cheering for Dibaba to win a medal. I love her :D
     
  22. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    My god that was amazing! She's amazing!
     
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  23. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    That's an astonishing run from Ayana. You just don't DO that in the Olympic Final.
     
  24. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Thingy? Brendan Thingy??!! That's Brendan Bloody Foster you're talking about!

    Amazing race, Ayana is truly stupendous
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Don't do that full stop.
     
  26. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    I love Jo, I glad she came first out of the British competitors.
     
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  27. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Wow, that was amazing, really amazing.
     
  28. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I almost called him Adrian Thingy :oops: My brain just wasn't functioning properly, a'ight??

    "This is a performance... that needs to be explained". Beat the WR by over 10 secs!
     
  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    She must be on drugs!
     
  30. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Ayana just carved up Wang Junxia's previously 'impossible' world record.

    Impossible because Wang's record was looked on with some suspicion by athletics commentators (though nothing was proved).
     

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