Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by DJ Squelch, Aug 24, 2008.
Don't forget - Jimmy Page is 'not a serious musician'
More of a celeb than a sportsman these days.
Part of a naff national team too.
You can't get many people in one of those
I'll say it again-GA would have been a far better choice imo....
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
Plane has land ....
God Silverton is a shit interview.
Lewis hamilton is far more fitting but i guess with GB putting a football team at next olympics , then beckham is obvious choice
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?
Shanaze went straight past Kaplonska.
Has Shanaze done her leg/foot in as well?
On the bmx thread, someone said she had torn her hamstring.
was she in a wheelchair??
Here's the love of your life Twisted
Feel sorry for the poor sods who won nothing they'll prob be ignored in the rush to turn the medal winners into "celebs"
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
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
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.
They did it last year as well Well two of them did anyway
True, but i had no idea who the Chinese althletes were carrying the flame in the opening ceremony until the presenters explained.
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.
Apparently he's gotten very fat since he stopped rowing, hard habit to break eating 6000 calories a day i guess.
Not as chubby as Pinsent though, did you see him on the coverage?!
Because of this thread I have downloaded it. I want to see why everyone was watching it with toes curled.
This si the Canadian paper, lot of comments from readers; as well as the London segment getting *mixed* reviews, Boris gets hammerd.
They got his MO as well, stuff like 'bumbling schoolboy', etc.
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
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?
Who is Leona Lewis?
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.
Separate names with a comma.