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Some achievement to get a silver medal there. She must have lost the same amount of time that separated her from first place to that puncture.

 

Didn’t realise Eurosport were broadcasting the games in 4k HDR as well, looks amazing.

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7 hours ago, Jose Jones said:

It's mad how Britain is so good at the triathlon.

 

 

It usually pisses down during the morning commute so loads of people end up swimming, cycling and running to work anyway.

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8 hours ago, Brownie said:

Didn’t realise Eurosport were broadcasting the games in 4k HDR as well, looks amazing.

Is that through freeview or Sky?

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Slightly off topic.  In Spandau Ballets acrimonious high court battle over the bands royalties a few years ago lead singer Tony Hadley explained his main form of income now only comes every four years when sponsers and media companies play his smash hit song "Gold" throughout the Olympic tournament.

 

At first felt a tad sorry for Tone but on the other hand if he'd have had the foresight to bother writing other songs such as "Silver" and "oh dear looks like he'll have to settle for the Bronze"  he'd have increased his four yearly earnings immeasurably, so no tears from me. 

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1 hour ago, Gnasher said:

Slightly off topic.  In Spandau Ballets acrimonious high court battle over the bands royalties a few years ago lead singer Tony Hadley explained his main form of income now only comes every four years when sponsers and media companies play his smash hit song "Gold" throughout the Olympic tournament.

 

At first felt a tad sorry for Tone but on the other hand if he'd have had the foresight to bother writing other songs such as "Silver" and "oh dear looks like he'll have to settle for the Bronze"  he'd have increased his four yearly earnings immeasurably, so no tears from me. 

Any remaining sympathy can immediately be dispelled when you remember that Tone is a massive Tory! I don't know where Gary Kemp's political sympathies lie, but I'm glad he took Tone for every penny!

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4 minutes ago, Creator Supreme said:

Any remaining sympathy can immediately be dispelled when you remember that Tone is a massive Tory! I don't know where Gary Kemp's political sympathies lie, but I'm glad he took Tone for every penny!

He is, apparently the others were all left wing and used to call him Tory Hadley.

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4 hours ago, YorkshireRed said:

That was gutting. I’ve got right into the ‘kicking the shit out of each other’ tournament this Olympics. 

Lutalo Muhammad comes across like such a chilled guy

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Not the Olympics but I'm going to post this again for the 0.001% of people that haven't already seen it. I think it remains probably the greatest sporting achievement I've ever seen.

 

 

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Cracking game of volleyball, Brazil v Dominican Republic, just finished now. 
 

Where’s Seb “Olympic Legacy Tory Cunt” Coe telling the UK why we don’t have teams and individuals across all sports? After all, that was in the sales pitch, much like the Olympic park being used to develop young athletes, and not a freebie for the Porn Barons.

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17 minutes ago, Kepler-186 said:

Cracking game of volleyball, Brazil v Dominican Republic, just finished now. 
 

Where’s Seb “Olympic Legacy Tory Cunt” Coe telling the UK why we don’t have teams and individuals across all sports? After all, that was in the sales pitch, much like the Olympic park being used to develop young athletes, and not a freebie for the Porn Barons.

Because all of that costs money and for whatever reason money has largely been directed towards elite medal prospects rather than for the greater good of the largest possible numbers

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5 minutes ago, Champ said:

Because all of that costs money and for whatever reason money has largely been directed towards elite medal prospects rather than for the greater good of the largest possible numbers

Weird that Olympic money goes on Olympic prospects. 

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Still fucked off about the decision in 2012 to cut what was already a tiny budget for handball to absolutely nothing.

 

A cheap, simple, energetic sport which would have been perfect for schools.

 

Watching the women's game France v Spain at the moment. It's great. 

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1 minute ago, Rico1304 said:

Weird that Olympic money goes on Olympic prospects. 

But the same could be said for using Olympic money (is there such a thing beyond the lottery?) to develop talent through ‘minor’ team sports which would in turn support more participation. But that argument didn’t win

 

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