Olympics closing ceremony on TV now.

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by DJ Squelch, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Exactly!
     
  2. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Don't forget - Jimmy Page is 'not a serious musician'
     
  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    More of a celeb than a sportsman these days.
    Part of a naff national team too.
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

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    Vroom! Vroom!
     
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    You can't get many people in one of those
     
  6. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    I'll say it again-GA would have been a far better choice imo....
     
  7. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    I agree with you - I don't like the man but he is still an internationally recognised sportsman and the obvious choice for an international audience
     
  8. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    bbc1 now
    Plane has land ....


    God Silverton is a shit interview.
     
  9. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    Lewis hamilton is far more fitting but i guess with GB putting a football team at next olympics , then beckham is obvious choice:)
     
  10. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    I hope to hell that there is no GB football team at the 2012 olympics!

    Agree that DB is a global sporting icon, biggest shirt seller ever possibly? especially in south east asia, he's idolised there. Personally i'd rather have seen a great GB olympian there from previous years, Mary Peters possibly? Think it was twisted who said that since she won gold she had done a hell of a lot for sport in NI. Failing that, someone like Steve Redgrave, possibly GB's greatest olympian ever?
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Shanaze went straight past Kaplonska.

    Has Shanaze done her leg/foot in as well?
     
  12. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    On the bmx thread, someone said she had torn her hamstring.
     
  13. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    was she in a wheelchair??
     
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    On crutches
     
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Here's the love of your life Twisted

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Feel sorry for the poor sods who won nothing they'll prob be ignored in the rush to turn the medal winners into "celebs"
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    I'm sure Kaplonska called Shanaze but she either didn't hear her or ignored her


    The police also didn't want to let Nicole Cooke go and join her team-mates for a photo-shoot (she obviously flew back earlier than them) but they relented :D
     
  18. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    but that would only have spoken to people in this country. everyone else in the world would have been going 'who the bloody hell's that?' as Redgrave popped up to row the bus away
     
  19. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    She's not really, she's just a well cool lass and a bit geeky with it...she's a personality that many of them lack.
    The 3 blondes in a boat are growing on me but have no idea what they did in the Olympics besides sailing somewhere and arriving before the others did, and looking good whilst doing it no doubt.
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    They did it last year as well ;) Well two of them did anyway :D
     
  21. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    True, but i had no idea who the Chinese althletes were carrying the flame in the opening ceremony until the presenters explained.
     
  22. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    To be fair though, even given their insane medal count, how many Chinese athletes could you name? Suspect this will change over the coming years.
     
  23. Bob_the_lost

    Bob_the_lost Elsewhere

    Apparently he's gotten very fat since he stopped rowing, hard habit to break eating 6000 calories a day i guess.
     
  24. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Not as chubby as Pinsent though, did you see him on the coverage?!
     
  25. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Because of this thread I have downloaded it. I want to see why everyone was watching it with toes curled.
     
  26. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

  27. strung out

    strung out (",)

    so you think getting a guy who's been succesful for little more than a year, in a sport which isn't in the olympics and probably isn't particularly well known in either america, china or countless other countries that don't pay attention to F1, would have been more fitting than the most famous sportsman london (and the uk) has ever produced, who don't forget is also a UNICEF goodwill ambasador, and plays a sport GB is hoping to enter a team for in the olympics for the first time ever? you're weird
     
  28. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    The Mayor of Vancouver visited as well. It makes sense, since Vancouver has the 2010 Winter Olympics. Why wouldn't the Mayor of London attend?

    Who would you have sent: Babyshambles and Amy Winehouse?
     
  29. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Who is Leona Lewis?
     
  30. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Nonsense. He got a job in the US because he was already famous.

    And what other name did Bend It Like Beckham have? That's the name it was released under, here.
     

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