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post #46 of 54
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Compared to China, no, they don't waste our money much.

It really depends on what you mean by "waste". In my opinion, the U.S "wasted" trillions of the peoples money.

post #47 of 54

104.

 

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post #48 of 54

I know the Olympics are about the athletes and all, but I was a bit annoyed with NBC not introducing Elbow and constantly talking over their two song set while the athletes walked in and cut Muse's performance (among others) from their telecast. 

post #49 of 54

Olypics overall were pretty good I thought. The opening ceremony was different, interesting and decent I thought. And the events themselves- well they managed to go smoothly which was nice. What wasn't nice was that the bbc had exclusive broadcasting rights over it and really them people are sometimes fully up themselves (commentators, broadcasting, schedules). I guess it's the same effect with NBC over there for you guys. When they have competition they keep things in check but when they've got full rights it's like 'screw you guys we're gonna do what we want.'

 

The ticket prices were very high even for 'rip of england' standards (they somehow managed to fill up most venues- after day two they dished loads of tickets at low prices to people and fans hanging around the olympic areas). I don't know but for those of you who follow football (soccer) it is said that one of the main reasons england were overlooked to hold the football worldcup (the ultimate sporting event) was because of these extortionate prices that appalled football fans from around the world. OF course I would have LOVED the world cup to come here and coughed up whatever the stadiums charged, but I can see why these prices raised a few eyebrows.

 

OH, YES, FINALLY I can get back into london now......

Transport for london said this today: ''During the Games, the Tube carried over 60 million passengers........that’s more passengers than at any time in our 149 year history.'

Was a bit cramped but they handled it well so kudos to them. Deserve a medal surely.... 

 

Err, the closing ceremony. I hope you didn't watch that, or your tv's for some reason malfunctioned for them three hours. That was truly terrible. It's the worst audio experience I've ever had with this denon d7k rig I'm currently using. Russel brand was singing. George michael. Spice girls. W. T. F

 

 

 

Anyway, I hope this olypics brings changes to sport in this country. Now I'm not usually a fan of statistics I see in the news/books/papers/net BUT this one is very clean and powerful. Around 60% of the british medal winners in this olypics came from privately educated schooling backrounds. There's nothing that can be concealed there- it's true that most of these sports are really mostly open only to the highest earning echelon of society. And we're not just talking about tennis. 

Hopefully there's more jumping, running, sprinting, swimming, canoing....... encouraged to standard school kids inside and outside of school so that they can, well, for a start move away from their facebook infested armchair based computer lives.

You know, use that fat from last nights chips instead of letting it use (and abuse) you.


Edited by CantScareMe - 8/13/12 at 2:51pm
post #50 of 54

From what I gathered, it seemed the the London Olympics from beginning to end was a hit. Everyone loved it. OK, in the world of the internet, you will always have nay sayers or critiques that may be valid but overall, London did a fine job in the broad picture. But I am biased since I am an Anglophile.

post #51 of 54

I take it that spareribs isn't a londoner.I dont know but i'd find it a bit weird if there was a headfier rooting at the telly:

 

'Yay, spice girls. Girl power!'

 

That was a national embarresment, the closing ceremony.

 

 

 

The rest was definitely a hit and better than expected.


Edited by CantScareMe - 8/14/12 at 10:12am
post #52 of 54

The games did go quite smooth after the initial incident with the wrong flag for south Korea. Other then that the terrorist phobia seem to have gone way to far.

 

But yes good games the little I saw of it. Though I wish they used another theme. Initially I loved Vangelis score due to recognition to both the score and the movie but it got so old so quickly.

post #53 of 54
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Err, the closing ceremony. I hope you didn't watch that, or your tv's for some reason malfunctioned for them three hours. That was truly terrible. It's the worst audio experience I've ever had with this denon d7k rig I'm currently using. Russel brand was singing. George michael. Spice girls. W. T. F
 

 

Completely concur.  There were enough pop music during the opening already, were they really so short of ideas?

 

If they had to do music, well, Britain has a great tradition of folk and classical music that is well worth honoring and celebrating, but no, these are so boring.  Let's have the Spice Girls and whatever chick who is willing to go almost nude. 

 

The whole Closing Ceremony has the charm of a sixty-year-old crone in fish nets and red pleather miniskirts.


Edited by FalconP - 8/15/12 at 7:04pm
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

The games did go quite smooth after the initial incident with the wrong flag for south Korea. Other then that the terrorist phobia seem to have gone way to far.

 

But yes good games the little I saw of it. Though I wish they used another theme. Initially I loved Vangelis score due to recognition to both the score and the movie but it got so old so quickly.

I didn't watch it but it would have been funny for SouthKoreans to await their flag only to see the DPRK's fly up. Imagine the President of ROK and Chairman of DPRK's horror as the wrong flags were represented.

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