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Posted by: ashfield 6th Aug 2016, 08:02am

I know lots of people have been eagerly awaiting the Olympics, good luck to all our home nation competitors (see what I did there tongue.gif ). As usual our TV coverage is geared up to bore the living day lights out of us with wall to wall "experts" telling us who to watch or who will win all the medals. I'll watch some of it of course, but just bits here and there. My first foray into it was watching an "exciting" football match between Nigeria and Japan which ended 5-4. Exciting, it was more like watching a primary 6 game rolleyes.gif

Sure it wil get better as it goes on unsure.gif

Posted by: angel 14th Aug 2016, 08:31pm

Today I heard for the first time , a business that is called , " Slum Tours " and doing very well in Rio driving tourist around the area's where the financially unfortunate and probably destitute peoples live . and those business 's making a good buck and the tourist's thanking God it isn't them .

It made me think when I was a young girl in primary and High school , that if tourist were doing the same thing then , I would have died of humiliation , no matter how many times the Green Lady said that my mother kept a little palace . Once again just my thoughts and if the comma's are in the wrong place , just take a breath .

http://time.com/4143887/rio-de-janeiro-olympics-favelas-eviction/

Posted by: angel 14th Aug 2016, 09:50pm

Four American Olympians robbed in Rio at gun point plus umpteen other incidents , in the past days .

Posted by: Heather 15th Aug 2016, 02:35pm

Angel, it's terrible a Company taking Tourist's round the poorest part's of Rio. How low can some people get to make some money.
I certainly would not go on a Tour like that.

Ah well cheer up, Andy Murray won the Tennis Gold. Well done Andy. thumbup.gif

Posted by: Dykejumper 16th Aug 2016, 09:48am

The Olympics highlight the massive difference between the affluent countries and the poor ones, the
UK cycling team will probably win as many medals as the entire Continent of Africa.

Posted by: Dykejumper 16th Aug 2016, 02:52pm

Radio 2 had a phone in to day on how much we spend, apparently every gold medal costs
around 10 million !! The tag line was...Is the UK the new East Germany using money rather
than drugs.

Posted by: wombat 16th Aug 2016, 11:49pm

rolleyes.gif canny wait furr the next Olympics.SKATE BOARDINGS gonny be introduced as an Olympic sport rolleyes.gif ffs


 

Posted by: ashfield 17th Aug 2016, 08:19am

QUOTE (wombat @ 17th Aug 2016, 12:49am) *
rolleyes.gif canny wait furr the next Olympics.SKATE BOARDINGS gonny be introduced as an Olympic sport rolleyes.gif ffs


So what, I've got into training for the Glesga triathlon, Kick the can, High tig and Peever laugh.gif

Posted by: angel 17th Aug 2016, 12:36pm

My triathlon was , Peever, Skipping ropes and Doublers using Tennis balls . wub.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 17th Aug 2016, 01:01pm

Mine wis bools, dyke dreepin' and long distance hudgie ( Wellshot Road tae Parkhead Cross).
Of course that wis during my athletic phase which quickly petered oot.

Posted by: angel 17th Aug 2016, 04:11pm

QUOTE (wombat @ 16th Aug 2016, 10:49pm) *
rolleyes.gif canny wait furr the next Olympics.SKATE BOARDINGS gonny be introduced as an Olympic sport rolleyes.gif ffs


I only ever possessed one skate when I was young and when my mother would send me to the store , she would tell me to put on my skate because she knew that I could move like the wind when it was attached to my right shoe . laugh.gif yes.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 19th Aug 2016, 05:18pm

Don't believe all you read ...

''''There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these games,'' Lochte said.

Rapid developments early Friday came hours after police announced that Lochte and his three teammates had not been robbed at gunpoint, as Lochte claimed. Instead, Brazilian police said the men vandalized the bathroom while intoxicated, were questioned by guards, then paid for the damage and left.

''No robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed,'' Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso said.''

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/lochte-apologizes-for-not-being-more-candid-about-incident/ar-BBvP7De?li=AA59G2&ocid=spartandhp

Posted by: angel 19th Aug 2016, 05:57pm

As far as I am concerned Lochte was the first to get off his mark and leave his team mates to face the music .

They have paid for the damage they caused and also a substantial charitable donation in order to get their passports returned and they now are back in the States, and of course apologies from their Olympic bosses to Rio .

Their gold medals should be taken from them , they lied about the whole incident '" such a bunch of louts "

Posted by: Billy Boil 19th Aug 2016, 08:46pm

QUOTE (ashfield @ 6th Aug 2016, 08:02am) *
I know lots of people have been eagerly awaiting the Olympics, good luck to all our home nation competitors (see what I did there tongue.gif ). As usual our TV coverage is geared up to bore the living day lights out of us with wall to wall "experts" telling us who to watch or who will win all the medals. I'll watch some of it of course, but just bits here and there. My first foray into it was watching an "exciting" football match between Nigeria and Japan which ended 5-4. Exciting, it was more like watching a primary 6 game rolleyes.gif

Sure it wil get better as it goes on unsure.gif

I watched Mark Phelps, almost in tears as he complained, that in all his career as the greatest Olympian of all times, he never competed in any competition where drugs were not present. Added to this the rewarding of the Stalin Empire (now gangster state) with a seat at the table, after that sorry state was proven to have a megalomaniac sponsored policy of "doping to win at all costs". Most African nations can obtain sports enhancing drugs over the counter. A report, live from Scotland, last night on T.V. from the agency who blew the whistle on the Russians back in the London Olympics (totally ignored by the I.O.C.) stated that there was no change in the Stalin regimes approach to druggies, and that the users were well represented in the present "token team".

With this in mind I can't watch any of these "infected win at all costs" sports without wondering if I am watching an enhanced and unrepentant cheat being rewarded for dishonesty on a global scale.

Posted by: Billy Boil 19th Aug 2016, 08:48pm

QUOTE (Heather @ 15th Aug 2016, 02:35pm) *
Angel, it's terrible a Company taking Tourist's round the poorest part's of Rio. How low can some people get to make some money.
I certainly would not go on a Tour like that.

Ah well cheer up, Andy Murray won the Tennis Gold. Well done Andy. thumbup.gif

He won it for Great U.K. and they hoisted the Union Jack when playing the Saxon national anthem.

And quote " he led HIS (?) country out carrying the nations flag".

Posted by: Betsy2009 19th Aug 2016, 10:12pm

Well he is part of Team GB. What did you expect?
NI is not GB - it's UK so think how they must feel although they are still under the Union flag.

Posted by: Kemedian 21st Aug 2016, 04:09pm

So proud. clap.gif

13 of Team GB's best-ever finishing total of 67 Olympic medals belong to Scotland. biggrin.gif

Team GB has narrowly surpassed its record total from London 2012, while Scotland's able-bodied athletes (with the Paralympics still to come!) have matched their own record from London, making GB the first ever country to better its medal total following a host Games.

On this final day of competition GB could come within one medal of equaling its victorious tally of 29 London Golds, with a boxer in the Men's Super Heavyweight final tonight. Scottish Gold amounts to 4 from Rio, three fewer than London.

Andy Murray, Callum Skinner and Sally Conway bring individual Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively home to Scotland. The ten other medal-winning Scottish Olympians all took part in team events, making them very much part of the Great British success story, which has remarkably eclipsed that of mighty Team China by placing GB in 2nd place in the overall medal table behind the USA. ohmy.gif


Scotland's 5000m runner Andrew Butchart excelled in his Final,
clocking a Personal Best time to finish 6th, and afterwards embraced teammate Mo Farah who finished just 5 seconds ahead to complete his famous https://www.teamgb.com/news/magical-mo-elevates-himself-to-another-level-with-olympic-double-double.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland/37148223

Posted by: JAGZ1876 21st Aug 2016, 06:31pm

QUOTE (Kemedian @ 21st Aug 2016, 05:09pm) *
[size=3]So proud. clap.gif

13 of Team GB's best-ever finishing total of 67 Olympic medals belong to Scotland. biggrin.gif


Why are you so proud kem, did you win a medal?

Tennis mixed doubles with Steffi Graph perhaps? tongue.gif

Posted by: Kemedian 21st Aug 2016, 07:29pm

clap.gif You certainly take the medal for predictability, every time. yes.gif

Posted by: Billy Boil 22nd Aug 2016, 03:09am

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 19th Aug 2016, 10:12pm) *
Well he is part of Team GB. What did you expect?
NI is not GB - it's UK so think how they must feel although they are still under the Union flag.

Funny how when Scots play for Great England, how many here, after asserting their national identity, suddenly have their hearts swell with pride when the union jack is hosted aloft over them.

P.S. I can see how the Empire Loyalist element will no doubt be swelling with the pride of empire.

Roll on Scotexit!

Posted by: JAGZ1876 22nd Aug 2016, 11:53am

QUOTE (Kemedian @ 21st Aug 2016, 08:29pm) *
clap.gif You certainly take the medal for predictability, every time. yes.gif


Be honest kem, you never saw that coming? laugh.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 22nd Aug 2016, 12:07pm

OK - I don't understand this. What is wrong of being proud of people who achieve?
Why do you have to knock everything? That's so mean spirited.

Posted by: JAGZ1876 22nd Aug 2016, 02:19pm

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 22nd Aug 2016, 01:07pm) *
OK - I don't understand this. What is wrong of being proud of people who achieve?
Why do you have to knock everything? That's so mean spirited.


I'm assuming you're asking me this Betsy?

I can understand being happy for someone, but being "so proud" of someone else's achievements, i was happy to hear that Usain Bolt had won yet again but i wasn't "so proud" of his achievement.

I don't knock everything (unless you can prove otherwise) and i don't have a "mean spirited" bone in my body. wink.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 22nd Aug 2016, 02:36pm

Merely semantics!
You did pounce on Kem when he said he was 'proud' of them. That's mean!

Posted by: ashfield 22nd Aug 2016, 02:46pm

Oh well, you know what they say about "pride" rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Melody 22nd Aug 2016, 03:46pm

Ah'll tell ye what would knock any pride of the games right out of ye forever.............those blessed BBC Breakfast presenters....yuk!!! I wonder if they'll ever manage to get off the subject of gold medals and how brilliant 'Team GB' are. ( what an absolutely awful title) yuk!!!!! Mind ye, if they're no talkin' about Team GB they are usually so busy talking about themselves and posing for the cameras. yuk, yuk,yuk. Dae ye think ah should stop watchin it? laugh.gif ph34r.gif

Posted by: Dykejumper 22nd Aug 2016, 04:02pm

Victory parades to come so they will be talking about Gold Medals for a few days yet

Posted by: Melody 22nd Aug 2016, 04:12pm

wacko.gif Early morning bath for me then. laugh.gif

Posted by: zascot 22nd Aug 2016, 04:23pm

What got me was the commentators saying that 1 of the Arab Emirates athletes was actually from Kenya, I did`nt here him say that the British Cyclist, Chris Froome was also from Kenya.

Posted by: angel 22nd Aug 2016, 06:20pm

I see that "Speedo " , one of Lochte's top sponsors
has dropped him , he will be losing a lot of money
as other sponsors will probably do the same .

Posted by: Talisman 22nd Aug 2016, 08:41pm

QUOTE (Kemedian @ 21st Aug 2016, 04:09pm) *
So proud. clap.gif

13 of Team GB's best-ever finishing total of 67 Olympic medals belong to Scotland. biggrin.gif

Team GB has narrowly surpassed its record total from London 2012, while Scotland's able-bodied athletes (with the Paralympics still to come!) have matched their own record from London, making GB the first ever country to better its medal total following a host Games.

On this final day of competition GB could come within one medal of equaling its victorious tally of 29 London Golds, with a boxer in the Men's Super Heavyweight final tonight. Scottish Gold amounts to 4 from Rio, three fewer than London.

Andy Murray, Callum Skinner and Sally Conway bring individual Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively home to Scotland. The ten other medal-winning Scottish Olympians all took part in team events, making them very much part of the Great British success story, which has remarkably eclipsed that of mighty Team China by placing GB in 2nd place in the overall medal table behind the USA. ohmy.gif

No Scots took part in those games. No Scottish flag was flown and no Scottish anthem played. All were representative of the U.K. capital in English London.

Posted by: Kemedian 24th Aug 2016, 07:49am

QUOTE (Talisman @ 22nd Aug 2016, 09:41pm) *
No Scots took part in those games.

Tell that to Mr Scotland himself, and the other 49 Scots in the team, if you dare! biggrin.gif


Posted by: angel 24th Aug 2016, 04:16pm



I see that only about 15% of the ticket's have been
sold for the Paralympic games that begin in
a couple of weeks , there doesn't seem to be much
interest . mellow.gif

Posted by: wombat 24th Aug 2016, 09:30pm

QUOTE (angel @ 24th Aug 2016, 04:16pm) *
I see that only about 15% of the ticket's have been
sold for the Paralympic games that begin in
a couple of weeks , there doesn't seem to be much
interest . mellow.gif


rolleyes.gif I didn't watch any of the Olympics

,too busy doing all the maintenance around the place to prepare for summer,overated nonsense yes.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 24th Aug 2016, 09:41pm

You're right. Summer is overrated nonsense!

Posted by: wombat 24th Aug 2016, 10:05pm

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 24th Aug 2016, 09:41pm) *
You're right. Summer is overrated nonsense!


tongue.gif nah Olympics is, give me summer everytime yes.gif

Posted by: JAGZ1876 25th Aug 2016, 09:54am

QUOTE (wombat @ 24th Aug 2016, 10:30pm) *
rolleyes.gif I didn't watch any of the Olympics

,too busy doing all the maintenance around the place to prepare for summer,overated nonsense yes.gif


I never watch the Summer Olympics (i prefer the Winter games) same with the Commonwealth games.

I forget you guys are in Winter down there, what's the temperature today, a chilly 20c perhaps? laugh.gif

Posted by: wombat 25th Aug 2016, 09:06pm

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 25th Aug 2016, 10:54am) *
I never watch the Summer Olympics (i prefer the Winter games) same with the Commonwealth games.

I forget you guys are in Winter down there, what's the temperature today, a chilly 20c perhaps? laugh.gif


tongue.gif 15deg M8 tongue.gif

Posted by: Mathieson 25th Aug 2016, 09:24pm

Superb performance by the GB & NI Olympic team to finish in second place.
I remember when the nation merely celebrated the odd gold or silver from David Hemery, Mary Peters or David Wilkie and we always finished well down the table behind the likes of East and West Germany, Canada, Australia, Korea, etc, etc.
Well done all!!

Special mention to Usain Bolt for his remarkable triple triple!
👍

Posted by: Billy Boil 26th Aug 2016, 02:16am

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 25th Aug 2016, 09:54am) *
I never watch the Summer Olympics (i prefer the Winter games) same with the Commonwealth games.

I forget you guys are in Winter down there, what's the temperature today, a chilly 20c perhaps? laugh.gif

YOUR WRITE AND NOT RONG. Yesterday 20c. warmer today 21? Near Queensland border south of Cape Byron.