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> 2016 Rio Olympics, Your comments
ashfield
post 6th Aug 2016, 08:02am
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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

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post 14th Aug 2016, 08:31pm
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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-oly...velas-eviction/


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post 14th Aug 2016, 09:50pm
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Four American Olympians robbed in Rio at gun point plus umpteen other incidents , in the past days .


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post 15th Aug 2016, 02:35pm
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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


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post 16th Aug 2016, 09:48am
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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.
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post 16th Aug 2016, 02:52pm
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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.
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post 16th Aug 2016, 11:49pm
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rolleyes.gif canny wait furr the next Olympics.SKATE BOARDINGS gonny be introduced as an Olympic sport rolleyes.gif ffs

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post 17th Aug 2016, 08:19am
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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


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post 17th Aug 2016, 12:36pm
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My triathlon was , Peever, Skipping ropes and Doublers using Tennis balls . wub.gif


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post 17th Aug 2016, 01:01pm
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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.


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post 17th Aug 2016, 04:11pm
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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


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post 19th Aug 2016, 05:18pm
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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.''

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post 19th Aug 2016, 05:57pm
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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 "


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post 19th Aug 2016, 08:46pm
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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.
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*Billy Boil*
post 19th Aug 2016, 08:48pm
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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".
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