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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by kat731, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. kat731
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    Just watching the opening ceremony!
    Pretty impressive i have to say!!

    Kat
     
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  2. Ence

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    yep have it on here. there spent some money.
    Deep down I know we never going to put anything off like that :x
     
  3. dales

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    perhaps they should have spent a bit of that money working on their social and pollution issues!

    Agree that the ceremony was pretty impressive though, I explect all we will put on is a brass band and a couple of racing pidgeons, (maybe some morris dancers if we are lucky).
     
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  4. kat731
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    Lol.....
     
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    ...meanwhile development of the Olympic Village for 2012 has just been completed a tremendous 4 years before the games are due to even be held!

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    Local residents are positively buzzing at the thought of welcoming such an international bevvy of sporting stars!

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    The government has even completed a sensational new public transportation network 4 years ahead of schedule that has been welcomed with open arms by residents:

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    As for Beijing 2008, I don't intend for a second to watch any kind of display (by that I mean opening and closing ceremony) of 'Olympic spirit' by a country with such an appauling human rights record such as them.

    I know the Olympics is about world class athletes competing and they only get a shot at such a goal once every 4 years so I am not condoning a total boycott of the games. I guess it's also a difficult decision to make when you are an athlete competing at these games and your morality regarding these political matters is questioned. That I understand.

    As for the actual sporting events, GO TEAM GB! GO SPAIN! and GO CAYMAN ISLANDS!
     
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    Don't forget the Red Arrows, they will be flying up and down the Thames.....
     
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  7. Mitzs
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    Hell Bells, you brits are a friendly bunch aren't you!:eek:
     
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  8. Wiz

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    Opening ceremony = great bit of visual stimulation never thought it was going to end though but what a sight to watch.

    Wonder how many ppl are thinking 2 years for a few hours crazy time
     
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  9. dales

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    Talking of the red arrows we got a free display at work on thursday. Spent most of the afternoon starring out of the window, they were so close I could almost see the pilot.

    We are situated very close to an raf base, which is also the reason why we work a lot on our dr plan. :-)
     
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    Well it was definitely the best opening ceremony for any sporting event let alone the Olympics. The Brits have said they will "emulate it", how thats going to happen I have no idea but its obvious from that comment they were thinking "oh $h1t" lol.

    But well done China on a great opening. :biggrin
     
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  11. Ropenfold

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    I just feel sorry for the poor guys house that got steamrollered so the stadium could be built there.

    London 2012 to benefit the whole country? Don't make me laugh :D
     
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