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« Reply #120 on: July 25, 2021, 11:36:59 PM »
Not sure if I do but maybe some day in the future!

The Olympics are a minefield for someone in their thirties, because the thought of a parallel universe where you became a world class archer or BMX rider are irresistible.

A world class archer shooting BMX riders. I’d watch that.

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« Reply #121 on: July 26, 2021, 12:23:42 AM »
Nice bit of throwing up at the end. Winner taken to the medical tent to have his bald spot looked at.

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« Reply #122 on: July 26, 2021, 12:25:35 AM »
Not sure if I do but maybe some day in the future!

The Olympics are a minefield for someone in their thirties, because the thought of a parallel universe where you became a world class archer or BMX rider are irresistible.

I just want to be a partner or even family member of an Olympic athlete so I can do a weird awkward interview with the BBC.

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« Reply #123 on: July 26, 2021, 12:33:40 AM »
… Just after an in-studio pundit says your relation’s silver or bronze medal isn’t that impressive really…

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« Reply #124 on: July 26, 2021, 12:38:58 AM »
I just want to be a partner or even family member of an Olympic athlete so I can do a weird awkward interview with the BBC.

That would be fun. My partner is a very good swimmer and we were just talking earlier about how if she'd stuck with it when she was younger, she may even have ended up competing for Ireland in the Olympics, so this may have actually happened.

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« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2021, 07:11:10 AM »
Hate the olympics. Absolutely sucked in to watch all this bollocks when i'm pissed.

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« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2021, 07:11:14 AM »
That would be fun. My partner is a very good swimmer and we were just talking earlier about how if she'd stuck with it when she was younger, she may even have ended up competing for Ireland in the Olympics, so this may have actually happened.

She can still go for the euros?

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« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2021, 08:17:01 AM »
Tom Daley in not fucking it up shock

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« Reply #128 on: July 26, 2021, 08:27:04 AM »
BMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)

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« Reply #129 on: July 26, 2021, 08:28:46 AM »
Love how the Ineos Grenadiers guys are roping in the wins when they're not riding for their team

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« Reply #130 on: July 26, 2021, 08:40:04 AM »
See Tom Daley and his mate have fell in the pool at the same time

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« Reply #131 on: July 26, 2021, 08:42:29 AM »
BMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)

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« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2021, 08:45:03 AM »
Hooray for fighty Welsh lasses!

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« Reply #133 on: July 26, 2021, 08:48:46 AM »
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« Reply #134 on: July 26, 2021, 08:54:19 AM »
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« Reply #135 on: July 26, 2021, 11:38:49 AM »
We all have to suck cock for the new Captain Tom.

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« Reply #136 on: July 26, 2021, 12:25:07 PM »
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.

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« Reply #137 on: July 26, 2021, 12:29:31 PM »
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.

I am an unashamed sports wanker so I try and watch nearly everything if I can. Living in the UK some of the sports that we have no representation in like baseball mean I have to go to dodgy streams, but I will if I can.

It'd be easier if I said which ones I don't want to see: any on a horse.

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« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2021, 12:35:05 PM »
I’ve probably told this story before, but in New Zealand they really don’t like the British. Genuinely. Never mind they’re all mostly descended from us. So watching the Olympics over there was a surreal experience. Because they WOULD NOT show any event that had a British participant. Unless - and only if - there was also a Kiwi entrant. So we got to see the Brits win some rowing. But they cut away from the award ceremony as soon as the New Zealand crew had been awarded their bronze medals.

You would, I'm pretty sure, be hard pushed to see any event in the UK which didn't feature a British person who was in with a chance to medal [sic]. But then, surely that's fairly standard in whichever country you're watching - isn't it? Mind you - I have definitely watched medal ceremonies with no GB involvement. Dunno.

Funny story though!

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« Reply #139 on: July 26, 2021, 12:55:30 PM »
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then?

Enjoyed the handball the last couple of times round.

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« Reply #140 on: July 26, 2021, 01:00:28 PM »
It'd be easier if I said which ones I don't want to see: any on a horse.

Yeah, the least relatable as a viewer I think.
I would watch jousting though.

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« Reply #141 on: July 26, 2021, 01:01:50 PM »
Enjoyed the handball the last couple of times round.

Handball is a lot of fun but I haven't got to see any of it yet (admittedly, I haven't checked if it's started).

When the games were in London, I had access to dozens of digital channels that showed pretty much everything, so I tried to watch a bit of everything. The real revelations were handball and archery.

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« Reply #142 on: July 26, 2021, 01:19:08 PM »
Always curious how some of these lesser known sports get by when the audience and coverage outside of The Olympics is less than a non league football club. I guess they don't and they have office jobs and such.

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« Reply #143 on: July 26, 2021, 01:21:15 PM »
Which obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.

Blind football

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« Reply #144 on: July 26, 2021, 01:22:38 PM »
Always curious how some of these lesser known sports get by when the audience and coverage outside of The Olympics is less than a non league football club. I guess they don't and they have office jobs and such.

yep, and government grants

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« Reply #145 on: July 26, 2021, 01:27:22 PM »
Handball is a lot of fun but I haven't got to see any of it yet (admittedly, I haven't checked if it's started).

It's started, Men's and Women's. Logistically all the major team sports have to run for the entire length of the Games (or even before in the case of Football) what with the number of teams and the need for rest days.

I even started playing Handball after 2012, though I've had to stop since. The major problem it has in this country is that we don't build sports halls big enough for full handball courts - I think there are 4-5 in London, and most of those were built for the London games. The training facility in Barking had a load but they got taken out for 5-a-side pitches (OLYMPIC LEGACY LADS). The Copper Box still remains though and is the nicest arena in London.

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« Reply #146 on: July 26, 2021, 01:36:54 PM »
Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie. Given how bad their homeless problem is currently and the rich/poor divide widening, might actually resemble that by then too.

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« Reply #147 on: July 26, 2021, 02:07:10 PM »
It's started, Men's and Women's. Logistically all the major team sports have to run for the entire length of the Games (or even before in the case of Football) what with the number of teams and the need for rest days.

I even started playing Handball after 2012, though I've had to stop since. The major problem it has in this country is that we don't build sports halls big enough for full handball courts - I think there are 4-5 in London, and most of those were built for the London games. The training facility in Barking had a load but they got taken out for 5-a-side pitches (OLYMPIC LEGACY LADS). The Copper Box still remains though and is the nicest arena in London.

Thanks! I must check it out. It's such a shame that stuff like that inevitably gets pissed away.

Just looking at the future Olympic host cities. Los Angeles 2028 sounds proper dystopian 80s sci-fi movie. Given how bad their homeless problem is currently and the rich/poor divide widening, might actually resemble that by then too.

I'm half-thinking of writing some dystopian thing where Dublin bids for the Olympics, wins and uses it as an excuse to bulldoze all of the homeless people into the Liffey. The worrying thing is that it doesn't sound that remote from the reality.

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« Reply #148 on: July 26, 2021, 02:14:45 PM »
Yeah you're right. Dublin winning the Olympics bid reads as pure fantasy.

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« Reply #149 on: July 26, 2021, 02:24:18 PM »
Japan vs China table tennis mixed doubles gold match now. Some insane rallies, Japan coming back into it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09pjzbn/olympics-day-3-red-button-table-tennis

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