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Olympics 2016

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3 hours ago, Scotty said:

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

You jammy git, that must have been amazing!

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It was good. You can see the crowd on the screen cheering me on during my 500M time trial .... possibly. :secret:

 

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That whole facility is really good.

My son has raced on the outdoor race track a few times.  Last one was winning the Under 16 race as part of Ride London.  There is a madison race in the velodrome in a few weeks that he might be doing too.

So far I have only been to 2 indoor velodromes - Newport and Derby (didn't even know there was one there before the event).

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I'd only ridden outside before : Welwyn Garden City, Harlow, Leicester and (kind of a velodrome) Herne Hill.

They all seem to hurt the leg muscles the same ;)

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Liam Philips down and sadly out of the BMX. :(

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That's one big, fun, pump track :cool:

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12 hours ago, Scotty said:

It was good. You can see the crowd on the screen cheering me on during my 500M time trial .... possibly. :secret:

 

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Are you allowed to call 500 meters a time trial?

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Might looking at going to Manchester and watching some of the cycling in November should be fun. 

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15 hours ago, Ian_C said:

Are you allowed to call 500 meters a time trial?

"Standing start 1/2 kilo"
"Two laps of pain"
"500M sprint"
"Burning legs and lungs"

Take your pick ;)

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1 hour ago, CarMad said:

Might looking at going to Manchester and watching some of the cycling in November should be fun. 

Let me know if you go. It's an entertaining few hours. 

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****ing A. Another Gold, oneof the best things I've watched :cool: Maddie Hinch, SPOTY.

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Certainly looked like Hinch had the wood over the Dutch players. Already beat them in 3 previous shootouts and she psychologically destroyed them last night. Thought it was a tad strange that the outfield players celebrated together and Hinch seemed to be left out a little. 

Gold for 58 year old Nick Skeleton in the showjumping. Pleased for the fella considering his past injuries. He was so humble and wouldn't talk about himself, he just praised his horse and put it all down to him. 

My favourite thing so far is the taekwondo. If you cast your mind back to 2012 Aaron Cook wasn't selected to represent GB. I think he was no1 ranked or he had won the world champs just before. He was pi55ed and tried to fight the decision without success. The guy chosen instead, Muhammad, went on to win bronze. Fast forward to 2016 and cook really through his toys out the pram and represents Moldova now. Turning his back on his country because things didn't go his way, Cook was knocked out in a surprise defeat in the prelims. Muhammad made the final. 

Edit. Just checked and Muhammad took silver.

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10 hours ago, Arch said:

****ing A. Another Gold, oneof the best things I've watched :cool: Maddie Hinch, SPOTY.

Women's hockey?

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Women's hockey was fantastic last night, not a sport I usually watch but it was a fantastic game, the GB hockey team were unbeaten going in to the final but still not expected to win.

 

As soon as it went to penalties I knew we had it, our goalie is exceptional!

 

It's a shame the Paralympics is mired in controversy now, it's putting a real dampener on things, when team GB clean up in that it won't be quite so good knowing a lot of other countries have pulled out, who are we going to compete against?

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Bit if a weird one in the men's 4x400m relay. GB disqualified for no obvious reason. Appeal is lodged and some repots say the decision still stands and others say we will find out later. 

A DQ for GB would put Brazil in the final. Funny that....

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21 minutes ago, JonC said:

Women's hockey?

Yup. Epic match. Hinch is a goalkeeping machine. :cool:. Much shouting and over emotion from my living room last night. :grin:

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Those women hockey players really demonstrate what overpaid wimps footballers are. Being stitched up on the sidelines and waiting for the blood to be washed away before getting back on the field.

That's certainly the book closed on the team of the year:-) 

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24 minutes ago, Andy_Bangle said:

The woman's hockey final was great, non stop action +++

And the Dutch lost :)

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3 hours ago, Calm Chris said:

Bless....

 

 

 

I really felt for him but I think he has learned a valuable lesson

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A few of us here take our kids to martial arts. The thing that they are taught from day 1 is Focus!

With 1 second to go and the clock stopped, I think Muhammad thought he had it won and lost his focus. 

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Annie Emmerson - not too bad on the eye:-) 

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Maybe it's time for Tom Daley to concentrate on his main job of being a 'celebrity'. :secret:

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11 minutes ago, garcon magnifique said:

Maybe it's time for Tom Daley to concentrate on his main job of being a 'celebrity'. :secret:

He's just passed his audition for " I'm a Celebrity"...

 

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