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lordtup
post Aug 5 2012, 02:02 PM
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Has anyone estimated how many more gold medals team GB needs to win to go some of the way to compensate for the reserves Mr Brown gave away, ( sorry sold ), on the open market ? wink.gif


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post Aug 5 2012, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Aug 5 2012, 03:02 PM) *
Has anyone estimated how many more gold medals team GB needs to win to go some of the way to compensate for the reserves Mr Brown gave away, ( sorry sold ), on the open market ? wink.gif


As the actual gold content is miniscule, quite a lot I would think. Still, hooray for the boys n girls for doing so well.
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post Aug 5 2012, 06:54 PM
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QUOTE (Penelope @ Aug 5 2012, 03:22 PM) *
As the actual gold content is miniscule, quite a lot I would think. Still, hooray for the boys n girls for doing so well.

Hear Hear.....Shame to learn that the gold content is not up to the mark but ,as in most things ,winning is above value .


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post Aug 5 2012, 08:01 PM
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Do they get a "bonus" in Britain for winning a medal?
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post Aug 6 2012, 01:16 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 5 2012, 09:01 PM) *
Do they get a "bonus" in Britain for winning a medal?


Probably not as much as the footballers do for losing one rolleyes.gif .
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post Aug 11 2012, 09:44 AM
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After watching all the activities of the games I got to thinking that if I had my time over again which sport I would take up and hopefully be good at. I have never been a great lover of running so that would be out. Always liked the explosive sports, so I think it would be the javelin for me. Just wondered what others would pick and why.
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post Aug 11 2012, 10:52 AM
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Shot putt.

Came second in Berkshire, aged 17. "I coulda been a contender..."!


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post Aug 11 2012, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE (NORTHENDER @ Aug 11 2012, 10:44 AM) *
Always liked the explosive sports

How about shooting?
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post Aug 11 2012, 02:25 PM
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I always liked the javelin. Archery sounds fun. Especially if the French were at the other end...
I could manage a hundred yards or metres . But anything more and after that I became bored.

Despite bulk I was hopeless at chucking cannon balls. Jumping over a pole was a nightmare.
So I hated the winter term when we had to do such things.
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post Aug 11 2012, 02:27 PM
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In another life of mine I spent many years on fishing boats, deep sea and inshore. At one time we could shoot seals for a bounty. I have shot many 100s over the years and never did like it much, so no, no shooting for me. I know all the olympic shooting is not at live targets but it just does not appeal. One or two humans I would not mind having in my sights though. rolleyes.gif
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post Aug 11 2012, 03:18 PM
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One or two humans I would not mind having in my sights though.

Calm down NORTHENDER. I hope your walk down the aisle went well with youngest.
I have been writing a "Father of the Bride"speech since Christmas.
As I am bonkers and obscure I will seek help from editors..

Don't know why but I have just been watching on you tube Keith Moon's last days.
Olympian drummer? Or like Ollie Reed. Just a nice bloke.

After failing dismally with the shot putt. I was equally as useless with the discuss.
Shooting a.303 gave me a shock .
Now "Fives Courts" had a certain bit of gentle aggression".
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post Aug 11 2012, 03:46 PM
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I don't see why other sports shouldn't be added in the future.
Get rid of some and show national sports as well.

There is a historic sport in Spain,...(Not just the bulls). Begins with a P.

Maybe not waterboarding. But that is probably as ancient as the known world.
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post Aug 11 2012, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Aug 11 2012, 04:18 PM) *
Calm down NORTHENDER. I hope your walk down the aisle went well with youngest.


Its tomorrow ce blink.gif
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post Aug 11 2012, 04:31 PM
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Have a good day.
To all the Northenders, Best wishes.
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post Aug 11 2012, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (NORTHENDER @ Aug 11 2012, 03:27 PM) *
At one time we could shoot seals for a bounty. I have shot many 100s over the years and never did like it much, so no, no shooting for me. I know all the olympic shooting is not at live targets but it just does not appeal.

Actually, it was a bit of a joke on the word "explosive", but I expect you got that. And I wasn't suggesting shooting living things - I was thinking clay pigeon.
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post Aug 11 2012, 06:00 PM
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I didn't know anything about shooting seals.
ce.
And I know almost everything.
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post Aug 11 2012, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 11 2012, 06:48 PM) *
Actually, it was a bit of a joke on the word "explosive", but I expect you got that. And I wasn't suggesting shooting living things - I was thinking clay pigeon.



No worries JG. Done a bit of skeet shooting plus wildfowling over the years but do not own any guns any more. When you have sons and son-in-laws in the military who have to face guns in anger constantly they loose their appeal. If not the javalin, archery looks like it is great fun.
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post Aug 12 2012, 01:30 PM
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I was thinking clay pigeon.

I am sure Heston will have a recipe for that.
Drat... I am too late for the farmers market!
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post Aug 12 2012, 01:41 PM
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I am repeating myself a bit too much from other places.
So I will go and tackle the firethorn for an hour.
It will win. I will return bloodied.
Still the blackbirds love it come the berry time.

A new sport? Synchronised car parking? (Nul points for that . ce).
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post Aug 12 2012, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Aug 12 2012, 02:41 PM) *
A new sport? Synchronised car parking?

Sounds about as sensible as synchronised swimming. I expect it won't be long before darts and snooker are Olympic sports.
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