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driv4r #1 Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:30 AM

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Congratulations to London, the whole UK and the rest of the world on the official beginning of the Olympic Games!!! :Smile_veryhappy:
Just finished watching the spectacular opening ceremony.

Let the show begin & peace take over the world at least for the time of the olympics! :Smile_great:

Xarper #2 Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:13 AM

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It's all fun and games till someone gets caught on steroids   :Smile_veryhappy:

knalkabouter #3 Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

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Allready happened VGA,some African woman was sent home,her goatee was bigger than mine,damn! :Smile_confused::Smile_amazed::Smile_confused:

driv4r #4 Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:03 AM

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So, someone was already caught using doping?? In that case could you give a link as well, otherwise you might just be trying to spread the rumours...

Listy #5 Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:59 AM

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View Postdriv4r, on 28 July 2012 - 07:03 AM, said:

So, someone was already caught using doping?? In that case could you give a link as well, otherwise you might just be trying to spread the rumours...

IIRC about 100 odd have already failed their doping checks.

On the opening cermony:
Some good bits, some utterly shite bits, and some bits that had potential but poor execution.

and the whoopsmoment:
http://www.mirror.co...entally-1176295

JeffyShow #6 Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

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Yea, in most part of the opening was great. Liked it better than Canadian one.
Also, cool torch.

Fonsyfun #7 Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

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I don't really like sports but the Olympic games is only 16 days so I will watch some, hopefully they won't ruin my daily doubles :Smile_Default:

knalkabouter #8 Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

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Absolute wow moment,Bond,James Bond,meets Elizabeth,Queen Elizabeth and ofcourse that organ player,Atkinson,Rowan Atkinson,lol.Like some above said,torch great,show,well not all was imo  great.Still two weeks of great sports,at least lets hope so,peace out :Smile_great:

driv4r #9 Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

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View PostListy, on 28 July 2012 - 07:59 AM, said:

IIRC about 100 odd have already failed their doping checks.

On the opening cermony:
Some good bits, some utterly shite bits, and some bits that had potential but poor execution.

and the whoopsmoment:
http://www.mirror.co...entally-1176295

What were those "utterly shite" bits?? I can't recall any tbh, though for example all of the music wasn't exactly to my taste but it's impossible to amuse everyone you know and overall I enjoyed it a lot...

And maybe you can give a link as well about those doping cases, would like to see whose been trying to cheat? Yes, I can't be bothered to google it myself, I'm already busy enough watching all the broadcasts, making notes, taking part of prediction comps etc.

Vioras #10 Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:36 PM

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Vino no cav guys :Smile_trollface-3:

Listy #11 Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

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View Postdriv4r, on 28 July 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

What were those "utterly shite" bits?? I can't recall any tbh, though for example all of the music wasn't exactly to my taste but it's impossible to amuse everyone you know and overall I enjoyed it a lot...

And maybe you can give a link as well about those doping cases, would like to see whose been trying to cheat? Yes, I can't be bothered to google it myself, I'm already busy enough watching all the broadcasts, making notes, taking part of prediction comps etc.

Athletes being naughty:
http://espn.go.com/o...oping-wada-says

Rubbish bits:
The Dance session in the middle to the end. All it did was confirm my claim that No good song has been released after 1997.

The NHS/Kids thing went on a bit too long, and possibly had the wrong focus.

Good bits:
Liz is a Para! (and oddly enough the first song on my MP3 player this morning was The Spy who Loved me, and the film was on yesterday afternoon)
Chariots of Rowan.

Good idea's poorly Executed:
The change from the Rural England to the Industrial revolution. Comments like "Well they've started packing up early!" and "look out the locals are stealing everything" abounded. The Chimney's were a good touch, as was the metal forging the rings. So I suspect if the change had been handled differently with more pace, than frankly a Bunch of stage hands tidying away props, then it'd have been a pretty good bit.

cDa #12 Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

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I was kinda bored at first.. China had so much better visualisations and performance.. then Mr Bean part came... Epic!

driv4r #13 Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

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So, it's over now :Smile_confused:
Went to the cinema to watch the closing ceremony on the big screen and though Vue managed to mess it up 3 times during the coverage I still enjoyed it! What a fantastic show it was and it kinda reminded me of a huge concert with Olympics bits added :Smile_smile:  I love pop music, so I enjoyed most of it including Jessie J, One Direction and yes Spice Girls too :Smile_veryhappy:  Funny bits were good too, though I wouldn't have minded another appearance by beloved Mr Bond. It was contrasting compared to Beijing 2008 but that's what you expected really.
Also, it was cool to see the athletes so relaxed, singing loud, dancing, taking photos and generally having a laugh! And of course they had the most direct experience as they were literally between and around the performers!


Oh, and actually Paralympics still to come, have never really followed it much (not because I don't like it, just not that interested) but maybe I will this time if I have time...

BattleMetalChris #14 Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

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Where the hell were Iron Maiden in the closing ceremony, that's what I want to know.

Yag0 #15 Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

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Whilst I am not a fan of him or his music , you have to pay huge respect to Gary Barlow .
He performed at the closing ceremony , having lost a child to still birth a couple of day previous .

_Kurtoglu_ #16 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

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You called me? Yes ? :Smile_glasses:

driv4r #17 Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

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Heh, didn't realize I did but yea, in fact I did :Smile_veryhappy:

Mirmydon #18 Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

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I loved the Mr. Bean part, and the James Bond moment. Totally inspired.
Didn't care much for all the hip-hop and modern pop that was going on but I loved all the classics :)

I was sort of expecting David Tennant (as Doctor Who of course :) ) to show up and light the flame but no such luck. Still, thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless and a job well done for the volounteers!

Edited by Mirmydon, 18 August 2012 - 08:50 PM.


Yag0 #19 Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

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View PostMirmydon, on 18 August 2012 - 08:48 PM, said:

I loved the Mr. Bean part, and the James Bond moment. Totally inspired.
Didn't care much for all the hip-hop and modern pop that was going on but I loved all the classics :)

I was sort of expecting David Tennant (as Doctor Who of course :) ) to show up and light the flame but no such luck. Still, thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless and a job well done for the volounteers!

I think you meant Tom Baker ! :)

Mirmydon #20 Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

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View PostYag0, on 19 August 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

I think you meant Tom Baker ! :)

No I meant Tennant, you know after that episode where he lit the flame for the Olympics :)

Anyway, we didn't get either of them.. Oh well




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