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> 2012 Olympics, Very much the LONDON olympics!
wee davy
post 10th Feb 2011, 07:40pm
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Consumate Tory, Sebastian Coe, announced with some glee the other day, that over 1/4 of a million people have volunteered for 'duty' with the professionals. Now whilst I am not able bodied and somewhat limited in what I can 'bring to the party' - there is NOTHING defective (yet) regards my cerebral functions! (OK OK I hear you say - there IS some dispute with that haha)

Needless to say, I haven't even had a 'thanks for applying' even although I know for a fact, 75k of those volunteers have now been chosen - 75% of them 'Londoners' I believe (now there's a real surprise not - lol)

I don't really know why I bothered applying in the first place except I felt I still had something to 'offer'.

Truth is - when the tasks were eventually offered - the categories offered were almost WHOLLY restricted to able bodied, fit individuals, who were willing to accept the more mundane, and most physical of 'lower tier' jobs.

Now, all this may sound like sour grapes but it would have been nice, to have felt as if there were at least a 'hope in hell's' chance!

Oh well - I will just settle down - in front of the gogglebox once again - just as I did in 1960, when the Rome Olympics took place - where I saw a young boxer, called Cassius Clay, announce to the world, his ability to one day, become The Greatest - by winning the light middleweight gold medal. The now much revered, Muhammed Ali.

My admiration for people who take part in these extravaganza's, is as keen as it ever was.
Good Luck to ALL our home countries efforts - in becoming Olympic Champions - Looking forward to it, as much as ever - even if Lord Coe could'nt give a stuff if I'm one of the 1/4 of a million LOL

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post 22nd Feb 2011, 04:37pm
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Tickets will be on sale for the 2012 Olympics from the 15th of March, for SIX WEEKS ONLY and you must be registered with the 2012 site, to apply and stand any chance of aquiring any.

For those of you who have probably heard in the media of astronomical prices - this is probably for the most part, true - however I've reviewed the pdf file, and you could probably DIY a little visit for two, for less than £500 all in - so - my advice is - don't let it put you off applying for tickets.
If you know someone who lives in or around London, so much the better.

After the end of April you can GUARANTEE you won't get affordable tickets for love nor money, ANYWHERE.


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post 22nd Feb 2011, 07:09pm
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Davy,

Do you not realize that London is the most important place in the world- nay, it is the epicentre of the world - nay again, it IS the world. Ask anyone there. They will not comprehend the question, mind you. It is a bit like religion I guess. smile.gif


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post 23rd Feb 2011, 12:19am
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I know I'll get shot down by the PC brigade but I have to ask what good would non-able-bodied, or disabled persons, be at such an event; other than for selling hot-dogs or programs?


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post 23rd Feb 2011, 12:27am
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Do you not remember the Disabled Olympics which took place almost immediately after the Vancouver Winter Olympics a year ago?
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post 23rd Feb 2011, 12:30am
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I'm not on about the events. I'm thinking more of disabled people helping out among throngs of thousands of people on the move.


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post 23rd Feb 2011, 12:32am
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OK, point taken.
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post 23rd Feb 2011, 12:56am
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I used to visit Stoke Mandeville; the birthplace of the Para-Olympic games, when I was in RAF Chessington being treated for a crushed spine and broken neck Elma, in 1968, so although I may sometimes appear heartless, I'm not really. biggrin.gif


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post 1st Mar 2011, 11:38pm
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QUOTE (Elma @ 23rd Feb 2011, 09:50am) *
Do you not remember the Disabled Olympics which took place almost immediately after the Vancouver Winter Olympics a year ago?

They take place after every olympics now Elma. The Chinese are great supporters of this institution as are the Australian sporting fraternity public and government. The Para Olyimpics are always broadcast on TV. here and are a very much established part of sporting life.
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post 1st Mar 2011, 11:42pm
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Ever notice that when a Scot wins an Olympic gold medal or any other international award he or she has Britishness conferred upon them. When an English person wins anything they remain as always English.
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post 22nd Mar 2012, 02:30pm
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"For George and England"
"No' this time Jimmy. it's Team GB ya Bam." tongue.gif laugh.gif

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The Union flag without St George ... looks rather nice old boy. biggrin.gif

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post 22nd Mar 2012, 10:27pm
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Her in the middle? Is she in the Navy - or have flares come back in?

What a grumpy looking bunch! Maybe they weren't getting paid?
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post 23rd Mar 2012, 12:31am
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Her in the middle is Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul. tongue.gif
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post 23rd Mar 2012, 05:54am
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what sport does she participate in? Or is she just a hanger on.


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post 23rd Mar 2012, 11:07am
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She's one of the latest big things in fashion design and has designed the new Team GB sports kit. Can't say I'm very impressed by her design. Its supposed to be based on the Union flag but there has been some complaints already concerning the lack of red in the kit. Mary unsure.gif
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