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> 2012 Olympics, Very much the LONDON olympics!
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post 10th Sep 2012, 07:38am
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What a great summer with the Olympic and Paralypics all of it stunning and breathtaking especially the opening and closing ceremonies but now it's all over except for today's victory parade which is sure to be spectacular with all the decorated floats with our Olympic stars on board. Not to be missed


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post 10th Sep 2012, 10:02am
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Wish I'd seen the closing ceremony ... but when that big burd o' mine has control of the remote and want's to watch a soppy film .... well, what can you do? rolleyes.gif
Pictures in this morning's paper were impressive ... especially this -

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post 10th Sep 2012, 12:42pm
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Sorry you missed it T -it was stunning to watch and just now huge crowds are lining the streets of London for the athletes parade.....
Cannot believe they are all over now but they provided an absolutely brilliant summer of sport and now its on to Rio and am sure they will provide a brilliant games .


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post 10th Sep 2012, 03:27pm
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Thanks Ross. Described as the "Greatest Olympics and Paralympics in History" What a feather in Britain's cap. thumbup.gif


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post 11th Sep 2012, 04:13pm
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Aye that's it all over. Daytime tv schedules back to normal. In 2016 when it all starts up again will we feel the same as we felt this year ? time will tell. Go forward 6 months and I wonder how many of our great Olympians names will roll of our tongues, anyway I for one have enjoyed all the razzmatazz and excitement and I suppose Andy Murray's win at flushing Meadow just rounds it all off nicely smile.gif


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post 11th Sep 2012, 10:09pm
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Next Olympics are in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
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post 15th Sep 2012, 01:34am
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Fantastic ovation for Scotlands Olympic athletes in Glasgow .

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post 15th Sep 2012, 01:38am
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very well said doug post 410 tongue.gif


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post 15th Sep 2012, 06:40am
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Well, the Olympics ended in Glasgow yesterday with a parade of Scottish and British medal winners, touring from Kelvingrove to George Square. See the photos posted by Ross above.

Andy Murray was true-to-form and shunned his home city of Glasgow yet again, with his managers claiming he was too tired to stand on an open-top bus as it paraded through the city. Murray has always publicly shunned any association with the city of his birth, instead preferring to be linked to Dunblane. His absence from the parade of athletes was a tangible blow to the parade itself, as well as a huge disappointment to the kids who turned out to see the country's most famous spotsman.

Murray's handlers have instead planned a triumphant parade in Dunblane tomorrow. I'm sure he will make that!

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post 15th Sep 2012, 11:46am
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Aye, disappointing that auld sour-puss couldn't make it.....

..... but it wasn't all bad news though....

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond booed by crowds during interview on stage at Glasgow's #TeamGB Olympic parade http://t.co/9ZRg56RY

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post 15th Sep 2012, 12:09pm
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I'm not surprised: with the disappointing crowd – I'd estimate about 4000 (not including the statues) – there was plenty of opporunity for a few planted rabble-rousers to make themselvers heard! Don't forget: there's a fierce battle for control of the Commonwealth Games going on – the booing was probably organised by the usual suspects! wink.gif

Ah ... the joys of sport!

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post 15th Sep 2012, 12:15pm
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You can dismiss it as such if you like but I have a friend who attended the Edinburgh Tattoo the other week and was much amused to hear a spontaneous eruption of booing fron the queing public when Salmond exited his limo to attend the event.
More placements bussed through from Glesga? biggrin.gif


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No real surprise, but despicable all the same:

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Danny Boyle claims Tories tried to axe NHS celebration in London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

Danny Boyle has claimed his team came under pressure while planning the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics to drop the sequence about the NHS.

The director's comments are to be shown in a BBC documentary about the Olympics, and will likely fuel suspicions that Jeremy Hunt, who was culture secretary at the time and is now the health secretary, tried to remove the tribute to the health service.

According to The Times, Tessa Jowell, Mr Hunt's predecessor as culture secretary, tells the programme: “I know that the new secretary of state [Mr Hunt took over in May, 2010]...wanted to be very hands on in the artistic content, and I think that was quite a tense time and Danny was absolutely clear that this was his show.”

Although he did not name Mr Hunt, Mr Boyle reportedly told the programme: “We did have some stand-offs.

“The forces wanted us to cancel one of the sequences, cut the NHS sequences is what they wanted to cut. They wanted us to reduce that or cut it or make them just walk around the ­stadium.”

He added: “That was against the very nature of what we’d built right from the very beginning. [...]

Full story here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/polit...tml#commentsDiv

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