The Olympics

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  1. Rhyl Lightworks

    Rhyl Lightworks UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Despite disapproving of the whole thing beforehand, I am surprised by how much I have been caught up in the whole Olympic thing. I put this down almost exclusively to the excellent BBC coverage and the fact that their rival TV stations seem to have given up completely competing with them while the Olympics is on.

    Barrie
     
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    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  2. dagr

    dagr UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I really enjoyed this weekend's viewing - some magic stuff.

    I had been waiting for the track and field which started last Friday. I only caught a few highlights of the games up until then.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: dagr Member since: Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Doodle-Noodle

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    It's been wonderful .... so inspiring to watch such dedicated and gifted sportsmen and women showing the world what hard work and determination can achieve.
    The BBC coverage has been excellent, the GB team are winning medals which is just fantastic, and the whole London Olympic set up from the opening ceremony to the games themselves is really something to be proud of.
    And it makes a nice change to have good news dominating the headlines.
    It's been bad for business though .... everyone staying in watching, not out shopping!
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: Doodle-Noodle Member since: Oct 11, 2008
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  4. bdw

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    Barrie, I made the exact same point to my wife last night. The coverage is excellent!

    I looked up the programmes for Sunday evening thinking that perhaps some of the other channels may have been showing a blockbuster of some sort to compete with the Olympics but as you say, They seem to have thrown in the towel.

    BBC are doing a great job and proving again that the licence fee can be money well spent.

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    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
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  5. owas

    owas UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I have to say I completely agree. I am really not in to sport at all, but I really am enjoying watching the Olympics with the kids, explaining to them what's happening, and cheering team GB on. Even started looking at Tennis sessions or taking up a sport.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: owas Member since: Jan 3, 2010
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  6. Nuno

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  7. Team Leith Training

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    i think its as i said in another post.

    So lovely to see people egging on the games from a foreign country :)
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: Team Leith Training Member since: May 8, 2011
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  8. captaincloser

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    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: captaincloser Member since: Mar 20, 2010
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  9. Hedgie

    Hedgie UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I have to admit, although I wasn't a fan of the opening ceremony, I think its been a pretty good games for our athletes.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2012 By: Hedgie Member since: Aug 17, 2007
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  10. garyk

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    I was looking forward to it before it started, thought the opening ceremony was simply incredible and have loved every minute of it since. Especially saturday afternoon/evening just gone.

    All amazing!
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2012 By: garyk Member since: Jun 14, 2006
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