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    London Olympics 2012 - First!

    Oscar Pistorius.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle4424760/

    'Nuff said.

    Lochte vs Phelps.

    Mary Spencer (Canadian boxer).

    Usain Bolt.

    My favourite is the gymnastics though. Cannot wait for the opening ceremonies - hope it goes off without a hitch for Londontown!
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    Bumpity bump bump.

    2pm Preview in Canada and Opening Ceremonies at 4pm! CTV!
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      #3
      Pistorius - good for him.

      Two of the javelin throwers are from my small town of Newberg!
      Rachel Yurkovich and Cyrus Hostetler.
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        #4
        I am excited about the cermonies tonight too. Wish I had a big screen to watch the games. The sport I always want to see is Olympic weightlifting but they never show it .. well except at 2am or some such hour.

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          #5
          I hope Pistorius wins and gives a HUGE shot out to televise the Paralympics equally. Americans will watch all sorts of dumb shit like shooting beavers with flame guns that can get sponsors but not the Paralympics?
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            #6
            Sue, the only media attention the Paralympics will get is if group of volunteers get in a terrible accident as what happened in 2004 in Athens. The online coverage will be better than Bejing.

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              #7
              They will have (or did in the winter) have equal showing in Canada.

              Going to watch for those two athletes from your hometown rfbdorf!
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                #8
                Opening ceremony was a trip. I boohoo-ed b/c I'm an anglophile and I love London. A lot went over my head LOL. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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                  #9
                  I thought the beginning was awfully slow - should have been more exciting. Loved the social media thing as no one has done that before.

                  I perked up with McCartney, Beckham and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron with the petals which was simply breathtaking. The fireworks in and around the stadium was awesome too.

                  I just want these to remain terrorist-free. I love how the Olympic flag was carried by various people who champion social justice as well.
                  Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

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                    #10
                    loved the show
                    great showpeace of English history
                    the bit where the queen jumped out of a helicopter, great fun to watch.
                    great show well done great Britan.

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                      #11
                      Ms. 55 and I agree on this one. An eloquently staged but otherwise boring production. Very Brit I guess. lol
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                        #12
                        It bothered me that the NBC commentators (who really should have shut up, they were dumber than me) didn't get the importance of the Flanders poppy. I strongly believe I was taught that in 3rd grade. I think we used to buy plastic versions for Veteran's Day, perhaps.

                        I found that poppy moment so touching.

                        I'm also a sappy pile of mush and a sucker for all things British. And I doubt I've ever heard Danny Boy without crying like a lil bitch LOL.

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                        Also, Daniel Craig, David Beckham. I'd watch that show all night!

                        I LOL'd that there was no mention of the British Empire. Really, no Injuh? Even I can see the insane amount of pc employed. Straight from agrarian society to Industrial Revolution! WWi and BAM! Dance revolution! Loved every minute.
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                          #13
                          I didn't catch it last night, just watched it now. Being British, I was nervous; we have a long history of screwing up things like this (the first Brit Awards anyone?). So it was a mixture of trepidation and fear that then turned into relief and ultimately pride.

                          I know much of it was over the heads of some, but I thought it was great. With so much potential for a flop I think Boyle did really well.

                          I don't like too much PC either, but I happen to be proud of the Empire, good and bad, on balance, and from the perspective of time. The parade of nations was practically a celebration of those Commonwealth countries.

                          I think these will be a good games, I certainly hope they will be. I think that opening ceremony will really get the local people out to support all the althletes too. Yeah, I now wish I was back home....

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                            Oscar Pistorius.
                            I don't agree with this.

                            If he wins, it will be hard to accept as a fair and even win.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MarkB701 View Post
                              I didn't catch it last night, just watched it now. Being British, I was nervous; we have a long history of screwing up things like this (the first Brit Awards anyone?). So it was a mixture of trepidation and fear that then turned into relief and ultimately pride.

                              I know much of it was over the heads of some, but I thought it was great. With so much potential for a flop I think Boyle did really well.

                              I don't like too much PC either, but I happen to be proud of the Empire, good and bad, on balance, and from the perspective of time. The parade of nations was practically a celebration of those Commonwealth countries.

                              I think these will be a good games, I certainly hope they will be. I think that opening ceremony will really get the local people out to support all the althletes too. Yeah, I now wish I was back home....
                              Can't disagree with any of that Mark, although I did sit there wondering if any non Brit would have a clue as to what the NHS tableau was all about.

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