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Olympics 2016

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5 minutes ago, Cuprabob said:

Looks as though we'll be overtaking China into 2nd place:-) 

We have indeed :grin: And more to come tonight

 

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Wow, that turned out well. 

Whitlock with two historic gym Golds. Rose and Murray take Golds in their sport and Kenny beats his countryman in the track sprint cycling. 

A gold is also mathematically ours in the sailing as well. What a great few ours of sport. 

Oh and Bolt came good to beat the drug cheats. What was it that Steve cram said at the Worlds. 

'Usain Bolt, you've saved your season and you may just have saved our sport '

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Wayde Van Niekerk - the only man in history to go sub 10 secs in 100m, sub 20 secs in 200m & sub 44 sec in 400m. Amazing feat!

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And Justin Rose. Gold in the first Golf Olympics for 112 years!

 

Sports Personality Of The Year is going to be difficult!

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I was going to say Murray has to win it but I've changed my mind now.

Max Whitlock or Jason Kenny.  Remarkable (and I'd vote for Max Whitlock).

If Farah wins the 5,000m.....I'll change my vote. :roflmao:

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I'd give it to the girl on the trampoline.

There going to have to dish out some knighthoods for Chris Froome, Jason Kenny. Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton if he wins the WDC this year.

 

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8 hours ago, Cuprabob said:

I'd give it to the girl on the trampoline.

 

 

That's all you see as a preview on "unread"

I assumed you were responding to a Bangle comment :roflmao:

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6 hours ago, Waylander said:

That's all you see as a preview on "unread"

I assumed you were responding to a Bangle comment :roflmao:

I wish someone would give me a medal for finishing in under 10 seconds :coffee:

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9 hours ago, Andy_Bangle said:

I wish someone would give me a medal for finishing in under 10 seconds :coffee:

Darling I've bought a pack of Olympics Condoms: I think I will wear the gold tonight

Why don't you wear silver and come second for a change? :coffee: 

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Everyone loves a re-cycled old joke.

:rolleyes:

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Arise Dame Laura Trott... 

Give her Sports Personality or maybe for this year make it Sports Family and share it with Jason Kenny:-) 

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Just watched the women's Omnium. Trott is incredible. Watched the men's as well. Never seen the Omnium before. The tactical play is fascinating. 

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3 minutes ago, JonC said:

Just watched the women's Omnium. Trott is incredible. Watched the men's as well. Never seen the Omnium before. The tactical play is fascinating. 

It is really good especially the elimination race which is brutal and the points race at the end, which is as you say very tactical.

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I think I may have decided that track cycling is my favourite sport to watch on TV. 

Hate most of the ba5tards clogging up the road.....but in the velodrome  the competiton is awesome viewing.

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Oh, I do hope Jason Kenny isn't going to disqualified...

Thank feck the judges bottled it:-) 

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8 hours ago, E-bmw said:

Everyone loves a re-cycled old joke.

:rolleyes:

It's all about the timing :P

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7 hours ago, Booster said:

I think I love Becky James. 

 

I wouldn't fancy telling her bf George North that fact. 

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11 hours ago, Cuprabob said:

Arise Dame Laura Trott... 

Give her Sports Personality or maybe for this year make it Sports Family and share it with Jason Kenny:-) 

Sir Chris Hoy: 6 golds
Sir Bradley Wiggins: 5 golds
Sir Steve Redgrave: 5 golds

Arise, Sir Jason Kenny... 6 golds!

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14 hours ago, Soulboy said:

I think I may have decided that track cycling is my favourite sport to watch on TV.

You should try it. It awesome swooping up and down on a velodrome +++

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2 minutes ago, Scotty said:

 It awesome swooping up and down on a velodrome +++

If you were a girl I would have said that was an euphemism :-) 

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32 minutes ago, Scotty said:

You should try it. It awesome swooping up and down on a velodrome +++

I have tried it a bit.  Quite scary to begin with.  I have not raced.  Somebody I ride with does race, at Christmas time he got taken down and hit the track - hard.

He drove home (~50 miles), hip still aching.  Asked his wife to take him to A&E - she refused - That’s what happens when you try to race against kids. Stupid Man   Turned out he had a fractured pelvis.

Son races on the track as well, he was at Newport just before GB team went out to Rio.  I walked passed Cav & Wiggins as they were leaving after their last session - the one where they beat the world record.  For that week Newport velodrome was heated to 30 odd degrees!  Some of the kids were setting impressive new PBs during that time.

 

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I knocked my dad off years ago. We were training and throwing elbows, diving up and down, ducking about etc. I was much lighter than my dad and when he realised we were going to collide hard (I'd have bounced up the banking* and come down hard) he kicked back, the pedal hit the track, lifted the rear wheel and went down. I thought I was in trouble so just rose around the top of the track for ages :)

* - The velodrome we used to race on was shorter than Olympic size hence the beds were tighter and the banking steeper so slides down it were faster and harder. 

I did a corporate race day on the 2012 track at Stratford earlier this year and it brought it all back. Great fun :)

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