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  • Message 201

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    Posted by Gizmomoo (U10999499) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    Glad you enjoyed watching it Fluff and Lara. it passes two minutes from my house in July, whether I watch it will depend on the weather. I'm looking forward to the sport but not bothered about the flame

    However....

    ....and I think perhaps the moaners on this thread should admit this to themselves


    ...this Olympic torch relay has been tremendously popular. Thousands of people have turned out along the route. I'm (pleasantly) suprised by how many. So perhaps those of us (including myself) who are not interested in it need to admit that others seem to be. Lots of others and very interested at that.

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  • Message 202

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    Posted by dayraven (U13717520) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    It'll be going past where I am in about half an hour's time.

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  • Message 203

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    Posted by Hermes (U3287665) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    It'll be going past where I am in about half an hour's time. 
    Got your bucket of water ready?

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  • Message 204

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    Apparently, in parts of Scotland, anti-midge* precautions are being taken.

    I would have thought even the very hardy Scottish mozzie would stay away from a naked flame.....smiley - laugh

    (* Ultravox jokes are unnecessary and childish).

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  • Message 205

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012


    Hermes! smiley - laugh smiley - devil

    It'll be up the road from me in July. I believe there's even some sort of overnight stop party at the local park that night. smiley - bubbly

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  • Message 206

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    Posted by Hermes (U3287665) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    Apparently, in parts of Scotland, anti-midge* precautions are being taken.

    I would have thought even the very hardy Scottish mozzie would stay away from a naked flame.....smiley - laugh

    (* Ultravox jokes are unnecessary and childish). 

    Ure joking, surely?

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  • Message 207

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012


    Hermes! smiley - laugh smiley - devil

    It'll be up the road from me in July. I believe there's even some sort of overnight stop party at the local park that night. smiley - bubbly 
    It'll be not all that far from me for a couple of days in July but am only going to watch it on the day t'other arf is carrying it. smiley - smiley

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  • Message 208

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    Posted by magnificentpolarbear (U1225328) on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

    Apparently, in parts of Scotland, anti-midge* precautions are being taken.

    I would have thought even the very hardy Scottish mozzie would stay away from a naked flame.....smiley - laugh

    (* Ultravox jokes are unnecessary and childish). 

    Ure joking, surely? 

    #This means nothing to me#

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  • Message 209

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Sunday, 3rd June 2012

    I would just like to reassure viewers who have watched the Torch's progress through the pristine streets and roads of Northern Ireland that all the beer cans (flat and round) , bottles and graceful plastic bags that have removed, were individually coded and will be returned to their original position on Wednesday, to restore the province to its normal state of natural beauty. smiley - ok.

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  • Message 210

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Tuesday, 5th June 2012

    I predict a reroute: www.bbc.co.uk/news/n...

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  • Message 211

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    Posted by Harry Stottle (U14718457) on Saturday, 9th June 2012

    Is the coverage on the news of this event fizzling out now.

    Is anybody at all interested when in comes up on each news broadcast, saving those carrying it or their nearest and dearest?

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  • Message 212

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Saturday, 9th June 2012

    I saw some pics of the torch in the Loch Ness area today - sunny skies and sparce, but enthusiastic crowds. smiley - ok

    Midges on High Alert. smiley - ant

    Crowds are guaranteed when the torch appears on a school day - the little cherubs are handed flags, excused double maths, and told to wave as though their lives depended on it. smiley - doh

    I did laugh at the BBC news commentator who, confronted with cheering kiddies on an earlier leg said

    "children have left their schools to see the torch".

    Er,,,,,no

    "Children have been TOLD to leave their schools and TAKEN to see the torch."

    Spot the difference. smiley - laugh

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  • Message 213

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    Posted by poshHebeJeebie (U9319867) on Saturday, 9th June 2012

    Actually, I was a marshall in our village when the torch came through on 21st May. We were the first village in Somerset to host the torch, and it really was quite an event.

    Some critics worried about the cost (met by the sponsors, actually). Some people worried about the sponsors (but this is the 21st century - welcome to the real world).

    It brought a lot of people together. It generated interest. It felt inclusive. I was pleased to play a small part. And some of those carrying the Torch are quite inspirational. imo.

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  • Message 214

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    Posted by Harry Stottle (U14718457) on Saturday, 9th June 2012

    "children have left their schools to see the torch".

    Er,,,,,no

    "Children have been TOLD to leave their schools and TAKEN to see the torch."

    Spot the difference. 


    That's why I resurrected the thread coz I thought the same. It's all a bit....well...

    fake smiley - whistle
    Nobody seems to really cares smiley - zen

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  • Message 215

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Monday, 11th June 2012

    I saw some pics of the torch in the Loch Ness area today - sunny skies and sparce, but enthusiastic crowds.  

    It was quite foggy across the loch on Saturday,although I did see a bit of the torch on the news.Personally I can't see what the appeal is.I've seen fire before so there's no novelty in it

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  • Message 216

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Monday, 11th June 2012

    Not the most heavily populated area of Scotland so it is good that some people take the time to turn out.

    We do seem to be avoiding the horrific rain that England and Wales are battling with.

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  • Message 217

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    Posted by Gill P (U14122746) on Monday, 11th June 2012

    Why has the torch relay been taken off the 301 channel? I enjoyed seeing it when the TV got boring. I also want to record it when it comes to the Isle of Wight as I will be up the top of my road watching it go by and will miss the other bits.

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  • Message 218

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 11th June 2012

    Torch schedule 14 July
    www.bbc.co.uk/torchr...

    Red Button Schedule Saturday 14 July
    1400-1900 Torch Relay: Live coverage of the Olympic Torch relay from Southampton news.bbc.co.uk/sport...

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  • Message 219

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    Posted by Wall on the fly (U15259308) on Monday, 11th June 2012

    Here, children, if their school is anywhere near the route, have been told not to come to school until after it has passed; so tomorrow, they don't have to go to school until 9:30. Will they go to see the torch? Not if they can help it, from what I can see. My lot certainly aren't.

    Oh, and the Aberdeen Torchbearers:

    www.london2012.com/t...

    Little cherubs? smiley - laugh

    I did laugh at the BBC news commentator who, confronted with cheering kiddies on an earlier leg said

    "children have left their schools to see the torch".

    Er,,,,,no

    "Children have been TOLD to leave their schools and TAKEN to see the torch."

    Spot the difference. smiley - laugh 

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  • Message 220

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    Just had a look at that - appears they are not showing it between 18th June and 9th July. Typical - the missing period includes a day when I particularly want to record it! smiley - sadface smiley - sadface

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  • Message 221

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    It went out yesterday - as did the back up!

    But today's torch action has already got off to a dramatic start when the flame visited the Callanish Standing Stones for sunrise at 04:20 BST.

    Around 75 people gathered at the stones to see the torch. The windy conditions put two flames in lanterns out. A replacement lantern was found after a half hour delay.  


    Does anyone believe the last sentence of that statement? They really took 30 minutes to find another flame from the 'mother light'.

    Or did someone use their lighter? smiley - erm

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  • Message 222

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    The whole idea is reminiscent of the old story about the roadsweeper's brush. It's had 5 new heads and 3 new handles but it's still the same brush.If they had lit a torch in Athens and kept the same one burning the whole time then fair enough but all this relighting is just nonsense.

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  • Message 223

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    They relit from the sun, just as it came over the horizon i.ytimg.com/vi/9pcKr...

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  • Message 224

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    Posted by me_the_first (U1291324) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    So far as I understand, Monty, there still is an original flame (if you can have such a thing) and so relighting is probably not technically, the right word. It does not start from scratch. Each time, the flame itself is generated from that original.

    Or something.


    Anyway, as I know someone who's taking part (and good luck to her, she does a lot of charity work and this is a lovely moment for her) then I am looking forward to seeing it all happen in the flesh in the next few days. Although rain is forecast.

    My son is being "taken" out of school by his mum, and I fully support that. For all the sniffiness above, he is looking forward to it and will undoubtedly cheer along with his classmates. It might not mean all that much to a 7 year-old, but in a few years when he can appreciate it, I feel sure he'd be happy that he was there for that brief & unique moment in our town's/area's/nation's history rather than being told "Sorry fella, we didn't think you'd care so we left you in school".

    I'll also be explaining that yes indeed, some people thought it wasn't that interesting and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about and as a result joked and poked fun about it on a messageboard, but that he shouldn't worry because they are hardly in a position to get sniffy, since spending all day arguing the toss about pretty inconsequential things on a messagebaord isn't exactly that impressive an alternative anyway...

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  • Message 225

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    Posted by me_the_first (U1291324) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    Tsk. I meant to add smiley - winkeye

    ... in a sort of pot, kettle, black way...

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  • Message 226

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Tuesday, 12th June 2012

    They relit from the sun, just as it came over the horizon i.ytimg.com/vi/9pcKr...  NOT possible in Scotland in the summer........smiley - cool

    smiley - laugh

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  • Message 227

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    The torch has apparently reach my "hame toon" of Edinburgh. I know this because Jackie Bird (of Hogmany fame) is reporting live from the castle.

    She is interviewing Scottish sporting greats - Alan Wells being one - and some of the great and the good who carried the torch.

    Sadly, the decision to have her speaking to camera just yards from the blaring music of the stage show means viewers ears are assaulted from all angles and it is very difficult to hear what she is asking and what is being said.
    smiley - doh smiley - steam

    The castle is a big place. Could she not have been stood standing somewhere AWAY from the music? smiley - erm

    Still, the weather is nice.

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  • Message 228

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    Just had a look at that - appears they are not showing it between 18th June and 9th July. Typical - the missing period includes a day when I particularly want to record it! smiley - sadface smiley - sadface  oh thats disappointing its passing our house on the 22nd...It will no doubt be very wet as usual .. and will soon be having to be relit !

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  • Message 229

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    Posted by counterblast (U14258320) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    the beach where they ran with the torch looked really nice. st andrews seems like a pleasant town - especially now the royals and social climbing middletons have departed.

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  • Message 230

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    Is your cousin still posing on the esplanade in a kilt, for the towrists, Bidie?

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  • Message 231

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    I expect the sight of a WOMAN on the Old Course would cause several old buffers to have to have a lie down......smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 232

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    Posted by Hazel (U14354588) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    The torch has apparently reach my "hame toon" of Edinburgh. I know this because Jackie Bird (of Hogmany fame) is reporting live from the castle.

    She is interviewing Scottish sporting greats - Alan Wells being one - and some of the great and the good who carried the torch.

    Sadly, the decision to have her speaking to camera just yards from the blaring music of the stage show means viewers ears are assaulted from all angles and it is very difficult to hear what she is asking and what is being said.
    smiley - doh smiley - steam

    The castle is a big place. Could she not have been stood standing somewhere AWAY from the music? smiley - erm

    Still, the weather is nice. 
    Stood standing???

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  • Message 233

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    Posted by magnificentpolarbear (U1225328) on Wednesday, 13th June 2012

    <quote postid='112777820'>

    The castle is a big place. Could she not have been stood standing somewhere AWAY from the music? smiley - erm

    Still, the weather is nice.</quote>Stood standing???</quote>

    There would have been complaints if she had been sat sitting.

    'BBC reporter found sitting on the job. why oh why ....'

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  • Message 234

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    Just had a look at that - appears they are not showing it between 18th June and 9th July. Typical - the missing period includes a day when I particularly want to record it! smiley - sadface smiley - sadface  oh thats disappointing its passing our house on the 22nd...It will no doubt be very wet as usual .. and will soon be having to be relit !  I did wonder if possibly the lack of broadcasting of it means that no "celebs" will be carrying it those days. Despite it supposedly being about the "ordinary people" no doubt the BBC won't be interested in showing them if no celebs are there to "make them ineresting" - a bit like the disastrous river pageant! smiley - laugh smiley - laugh

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    Or even "interesting" smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Thuban (U8349152) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    Interesting to hear Kheredine Idessane, (no really, that's his name, though I won't vouch for the spelling), concede that the torch was not greeted by 'thousands' in Stranraer as originally reported.

    True, Stranraer is nowhere near Glasgow, so BBC Scotland can't really be expected to know much about it, but 'thousands' in the ferry port, at 6 am in the pouring rain was a bit much for even the most credulous of us to believe.

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  • Message 237

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    Since Stenaline moved its Scottish terminal to Cairnryan this year, Stranraer is no longer a ferry port.

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    Posted by Sir Roger Ing Knightly (U15278684) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    I was in Berwick on Tweed over the weekend and the chap running the B&B where I stayed said that out of 8 people who were to carry the torch today none were local to Berwick.I believe it is also going through Bamburgh and Alnwick later on.

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  • Message 239

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    I was in Berwick on Tweed over the weekend and the chap running the B&B where I stayed said that out of 8 people who were to carry the torch today none were local to Berwick.I believe it is also going through Bamburgh and Alnwick later on.  Was anyone truly naive enough to think that it was going to be all local people all the way? Honestly, it's surprising there wasn't more 2012 - although I suspect that the biting satire that was too close to reality was starting to stick in the craws of people that could lean on the BBC gravy train...

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    I was in Berwick on Tweed over the weekend and the chap running the B&B where I stayed said that out of 8 people who were to carry the torch today none were local to Berwick.I believe it is also going through Bamburgh and Alnwick later on.  Ah but to have local people carrying it they have to be nominated in the first place and if no one local is nominated then they couldn't be chosen could they?

    Having said that I do find it odd that the torch route nearest to us is not being run by the people chosen for the relay who live nearest it and some of those people are running in towns 10 to 20 miles away from their homes.

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    Posted by Smilie Minogue (U8747614) on Thursday, 14th June 2012

    The Torch passed through my area today. Lots of locals running with it, many of whom weren't in their home towns. For some reason, there seems to have been quite a few Canadians from big corporations running with it today... smiley - erm

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    Posted by Mickey (U14474909) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    Boring, boring, boring! This surely just the BBC in cahoots with the games committee to try and force everybody to be "happy" that all this money has been spent for the benefit of London. Again!

    Just ask yourself how many of the locals will be at, say, the 100 metres final and how they will afford the tickets?

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    Posted by Gill P (U14122746) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    The Torch passed through my area today. Lots of locals running with it, many of whom weren't in their home towns. For some reason, there seems to have been quite a few Canadians from big corporations running with it today... smiley - erm
     
    A friend of mine who lives in Oxfordshire says that there are no locals at all running with the torch in their area. Every single one is from the US and have been shipped in by Coca Cola! If this is true, it is a disgrace.

    Of course, this is only second hand information!

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    This is a LOCAL torch for LOCAL people!

    files.myopera.com/We...

    The Olympic games is a LOCAL event for LOCAL people!

    smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    Well I don't live in London and we have some Olympic events taking place in our area which has meant an improvement to some local facilities. Plus I have tickets to two days of heats there!

    Everyone and his dog will have applied for tickets to things like the 100m final so a considerable number must expect to be disappointed. I applied for tickets for heats in an event because I could then watch all the competitors take part.

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    Posted by Mickey (U14474909) on Friday, 15th June 2012 (2 Hours Ago)

    Boring, boring, boring! This surely just the BBC in cahoots with the games committee to try and force everybody to be "happy" that all this money has been spent for the benefit of London. Again
     


    Spot on Mickey.That pretty much sums up my opinion too.Let's face it if you are a republican who hates sport then this summer's TV is a complete waste of time.I'm glad I've got a huge pile of DVDs to watch.I bet Amazon are raking in the cash

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    Well I don't live in London and we have some Olympic events taking place in our area which has meant an improvement to some local facilities. Plus I have tickets to two days of heats there!

    Everyone and his dog will have applied for tickets to things like the 100m final so a considerable number must expect to be disappointed. I applied for tickets for heats in an event because I could then watch all the competitors take part.  
    Think it was in October, on Look North, when they announced,smiley - bubbly some of the Chinese Team will be stay at Leeds University,just before the Games start, for training... and the beginning of this year... the American Diving Team were in Sheffield checking out there Training Camp for them.

    It's the same all round the Country, where Teams from around the World, need places to Train....www.london2012.com/d...

    Not just for LONDON....smiley - cool

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    Posted by Bidie Its Cold Outside (U2747062) on Friday, 15th June 2012

    The Torch passed through my area today. Lots of locals running with it, many of whom weren't in their home towns. For some reason, there seems to have been quite a few Canadians from big corporations running with it today... smiley - erm
     
    Daughter of a friend of a friend, who lives and works in the Falkirk area, was nominated to carry the torch for her fund raising work. Having been accepted, she was informed that she would be carrying the torch in

    Surrey. smiley - doh

    She questioned this - the logistics were laughable and surely a local person should, where possible, carry the torch in their own town - and was given an alternative route in the lead up to the Falkirk Wheel.

    But the comedy 2012 seems to have hit the nail on the head if people in Scotland were offered routes in England - and presumably vice vera!

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  • Message 250

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    Posted by magnificentpolarbear (U1225328) on Friday, 15th June 2012


    There was originally going to be some Brit football games at various venues outside of England, but the corporation got cold feet and now everything is in England with the exception of some women's football before the games even start and a couple of other sops.

     


    WRONG !

    The BBC have nothing to do with the venues. LOCOG decided and then FIFA and the IOC approved the venues e.g.

    Hampden Park - Glasgow
    Millenium Stadium - Cardiff
    St James' Park - Newcastle
    City of Coventry Stadium - Coventry
    Old Trafford - Manchester

    Which will feature both men and womens football. And whilst a small number of matches will take place before the opening cermony it is a very small number indeed and the dates have been approved by FIFA and the IOC and is, in fact, common practice and has happened at other Olympic Games

    The GB Men will be playing matches in London, Cardiff and Glasgow

    The GB women will play at Cardiff (twice) and Wembly,



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