General Olympichat

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    This is the first Olympic Games to feature participants born after 2000. The youngest competitor is a 13 year old swimmer!
     
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  2. Pickman's model

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

    Sure some of the people in the 2012 opening ceremony were children born after the turn of the century: participants if not athletes
     
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  3. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Is the opening ceremony a game?
     
  4. Pickman's model

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

    Are only athletes participating in the Olympics?
     
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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I hesitated over using the word participant. Competitor or athlete were there for me to use, dammit.

    Left myself open through laziness.
     
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  6. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    No, but only athletes are participating in the Olympic Games
     
  7. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Don't give up so easily.
     
  8. Pickman's model

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

    Yes. Let's ignore and marginalise the participation of the majority of people in the olympiad and concentrate instead on that minority of those involved who compete.
     
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  9. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Yes, let's. :thumbs:
     
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  10. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Right, that is the most depressing thing I've ever heard.
     
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  11. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    Road race has been exciting. Leaders both crashed out with 15km to go, heartbreaking. Thomas was the leading brit and he's come out, Froomes nowhere to be seen.
     
  12. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    Road race looked bloody dangerous and as usual the roadside crowd were not roadside at all with no police bikes to clear them.
    Nasty crashes.
     
  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Great course for the road race. Peaty just set a word record in qualifying. Nailed on gold.

    edit: oh yeah 100m breaststroke
     
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  14. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    Archery, these guys are insane. How can you have that precision?

    I can't even tie my laces first time, they can hit the bullseye/10 point zone from almost 100 meters.
     
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Good to see the BBC are using other Rio Landmarks apart from the obvious ones.

    Some of the graphics and other coverage are based on the Selaron steps. These are steps decorated by artist Jorge Selaron in an attempt to improve his run-down neighbourhood. He covered the steps with tiles,mirror fragments and paintings. Originally he would get them from rubbish dumps and construction sites, as he was skint. Later as they became famous, tourists from all over the world would bring them to him. Sadly he died in 2013.
     
  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  17. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Watching the swimming coverage. Rebecca Adlington is the most annoying pundit I've ever come across. Admittedly she was unlucky to be on straight after Claire balding and Beth Tweddle so the contrast was stark.
     
  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Flicked over to the women's hockey just in time to see GBR put a supoib goal against the Aus.

    Oh, and now the gold and green have a penalty corner. Hit the post!
     
  19. inva

    inva Well-Known Member

    nice hats in archery
     
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  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    All very 1991 walking around like a monkey. Pretending to be rough in pubs.
     
  21. inva

    inva Well-Known Member

    I was only 2 then, missed out on that
     
  22. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Beth Twaddle made the gymnastics pretty hard to watch, she's not a natural commentator
     
  23. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    No she isn't. Talks knowledgeably and interestingly but poor in the commentary box. I can never watch the gymnastics because of Matt Baker and Christine Still anyway. BBC Cheerleading is bad enough across the whole piece but gymnastics is worst of all.
     
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  24. inva

    inva Well-Known Member

    I find rugby 7 much better to watch than normal rugby, I'm surprised how much I like it.
    unfortunately not a very competitive match on right now between GB and Kenya
     
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I really enjoy it too, I think partly because it rewards speed and space more than 15s which was always more my strength (because actual strength never has been). But I think it is also easier on the eye/more engaging to casual viewers than 15s, much like one day or T20 in cricket.
     
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  26. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Looks a pretty good day out at the 7s - nice mixed crowd, lovely weather, short and snappy matches, the guy off of the waltzers at the shows doing the tunes in the breaks...
     
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  27. inva

    inva Well-Known Member

    yeah that's exactly it for me. not so much stop-start stuff I find.
     
  28. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Even in the 7man code, Joubert is a useless tosser.
     
  29. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    In general, after the mandatory national celebration stuff that made up of a lot of the London commentary, the BBC appear to have dialled back the national cheerleading. Certainly they've been a lot less aggravatingly focused only on British athletes than RTE have been on Irish ones. I've mostly preferred to watch the British coverage for that reason. The gymnastics is an exception though.
     
  30. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    RTE is fucking nauseous.
     

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