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Quote from: buttgammon on July 25, 2021, 11:35:06 PMNot 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.
Quote from: Thursday on July 26, 2021, 12:25:35 AMI 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.
Quote from: buttgammon on July 26, 2021, 12:38:58 AMThat 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.
Quote from: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 08:27:04 AMBMX, land it (a gold, for Tom Pidcock)
Quote from: Mr Eggs on July 26, 2021, 08:54:19 AMWe all have to suck cock for the new Captain Tom.
Quote from: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 12:25:07 PMWhich obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then? Do like the table tennis, doubles especially.
Quote from: mothman on July 25, 2021, 09:35:48 PMI'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.
Quote from: WhoMe on July 26, 2021, 12:25:07 PMWhich obscure sport do people look forward to during the Olympics then?
Quote from: sevendaughters on July 26, 2021, 12:29:31 PMIt'd be easier if I said which ones I don't want to see: any on a horse.
Quote from: Norton Canes on July 26, 2021, 12:55:30 PMEnjoyed the handball the last couple of times round.
Quote from: Thursday on July 26, 2021, 01:19:08 PMAlways 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.
Quote from: buttgammon on July 26, 2021, 01:01:50 PMHandball 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).
Quote from: mikeyg27 on July 26, 2021, 01:27:22 PMIt'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.
Quote from: El Unicornio, mang on July 26, 2021, 01:36:54 PMJust 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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