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Old 16-08-12, 10:21 AM   #4761
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Have a look at this:


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Old 16-08-12, 10:31 AM   #4762
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Most of them still look better than Stratford did before the Olympic Park was built.

But it will be interesting to see whether all the legacy rhetoric has substance to it.
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Old 16-08-12, 12:23 PM   #4763
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Noel Gallagher turned down Olympic closing ceremony

Singer Noel Gallagher has revealed that he turned down an invitation to play at the Olympics closing ceremony after organisers asked him to mime.

The former Oasis star told Xfm's Danny Wallace that he was also put off by the secrecy surrounding the ceremony.

"They wanted me to do it acoustically and then they wanted me to mime," he told Wallace on Wednesday.

"I'm all for miming in TV shows, but if you're in a stadium with 80,000 people and you're pretending? I can play live!

"In the end, I was just like, 'you know what? I'd rather watch it on the telly.'"

Gallagher, who launched his solo career fronting The High Flying Birds in 2011, told Wallace he was asked to perform at Sunday's closing ceremony "ages ago".

"I was like... 'who else is playing?' and they were like, 'we can't tell you, you've got to sign a confidentiality agreement' - it's like it's the Iran nuclear programme or something.
Beady Eye Liam Gallagher sang the Oasis hit Wonderwall at the ceremony

"I mean what do they think is going to happen? ITV are going to get hold of it and put on a gig the night before with the same bill?!

Ultimately, Gallagher was replaced by his brother - and ex-bandmate - Liam, who performed the Oasis hit Wonderwall with his new band Beady Eye.

But the track, originally written by Noel, had to be re-recorded. Noel said he only gave final permission for the performance to go ahead two days before the ceremony.

"I did play a bit of cat and mouse with them for a few days," admitted the singer.

"I took it 'til Friday night at ten o'clock before I said yes.

"I was like 'meh... it's alright.... I'm not sure with this new string arrangement' and they were like, 'the gig's on Sunday!' so I was like, 'okay, alright, you can have it then.'"

Noel later took a swipe at Beady Eye's performance, dedicating his own performance of Wonderwall to "Stratford's finest Oasis tribute band" in a gig on Tuesday night.

Oasis split up three years ago after an argument backstage at a concert in Paris.

David Bowie, The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones all reportedly turned down the chance to appear in the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, according to The Guardian.

Jessie J, Elbow, Take That and The Spice Girls were among those who took part in the Olympic finale, directed by artistic director Kim Gavin.
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Old 16-08-12, 12:52 PM   #4764
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So, to sum up, it could have been worse.
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Old 17-08-12, 12:12 AM   #4765
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Staggering that a Bobsleigh track was left to ruin in a city that experienced 3 years of civil war... Of all the cultural treasures they should have protected a bobsleigh track was clearly it
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Old 17-08-12, 11:23 AM   #4766
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This has probably been posted.

http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/5852

Edit. FFS how the fuck do I embed this???
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Old 17-08-12, 12:13 PM   #4767
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This has probably been posted.

http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/5852

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Old 17-08-12, 04:53 PM   #4768
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Yeah that had me in stitches first time, still fucking funny now
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Old 19-08-12, 08:35 AM   #4769
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Didn't get to go to the Olympics? buy some suff from the village http://www.remainsofthegames.co.uk/
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Old 19-08-12, 03:54 PM   #4770
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Anyone seen the Paralympics trailers on Channel 4?
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Old 19-08-12, 07:27 PM   #4771
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Anyone seen the Paralympics trailers on Channel 4?

Brilliant isn't it?

And that public enemy track gets me doing a little jig
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Old 19-08-12, 07:49 PM   #4772
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You think so?

It made me feel a little bit uncomfortable tbh.

Not quite sure how to phrase this, but its as if the poor handicapped people have been kept in a dark underworld beneath the stadium until they get let out in a couple weeks so that we can all patronise them.

They reminded me of the vegetarians in The Delicatessen.
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Old 19-08-12, 07:54 PM   #4773
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You think so?

It made me feel a little bit uncomfortable tbh.

Not quite sure how to phrase this, but its as if the poor handicapped people have been kept in a dark underworld beneath the stadium until they get let out in a couple weeks so that we can all patronise them.

They reminded me of the vegetarians in The Delicatessen.
FWIW, and not really the thread for it, but I'm convinced thats part of the reason why so many people took a disliking to Suarez. They wouldn't have gave a toss if it was a German effort heading for the goal when he handballed but it was the big hoo har about the first African team to reach the SF...
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Old 19-08-12, 08:00 PM   #4774
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You think so?

It made me feel a little bit uncomfortable tbh.

Not quite sure how to phrase this, but its as if the poor handicapped people have been kept in a dark underworld beneath the stadium until they get let out in a couple weeks so that we can all patronise them.

They reminded me of the vegetarians in The Delicatessen.

I can see where you are coming from with the bit where it looks like they all live in the bowls of the stadium.

Have you seen the full 4 minute trailer?
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Old 19-08-12, 08:02 PM   #4775
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I can see where you are coming from with the bit where it looks like they all live in the bowls of the stadium.

Have you seen the full 4 minute trailer?
Oh, no I haven't. I didn't know there was a longer one yet. I've only seen the very short ones.
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Old 19-08-12, 10:22 PM   #4776
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Anyone watching "I'm ****ticus" on channel 4? It's probably part of their Paralympics build up. Not sure what to make of this.
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Old 20-08-12, 12:35 PM   #4777
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i saw the title and then looked at the summary info thing

i felt unconfortable but perhaps its what the participants wanted, to challenge the viewers in some way.

what was it like?
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Old 31-08-12, 03:20 PM   #4778
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Anyone watch the Zurich Grand Prix last night?

Rushida beaten in the 800m

Blake won the 100m in 9.76 (Gay disqualified)

Bolt won the 200 in 19.66
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Old 20-09-12, 05:23 PM   #4779
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Bloody hell, Shaggy was right, i saw that bikist, oh ffs what's her name, the one Shaggy said he had come to fancy, Pendleton!! Victoria! that's her.

Well, well, well, what a stunner she is, never noticed before, she was on Breakfast BBc today, gooooooourgeous she was.

She's on Come Dancing too, prepare to be amazed people.
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Old 20-09-12, 09:37 PM   #4781
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Old 05-02-13, 12:09 AM   #4782
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Olympic 100m final bottle thrower Ashley Gill-Webb sentenced

Ashley Gill-Webb used an old ticket to get into the park and the stadium
A man who threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track at the start of the men's 100m final at the London Olympics has been given a community order.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34 of South Milford, North Yorkshire, who has bipolar disorder, was given an eight-week sentence at Thames Magistrates' Court.

Gill-Webb, who also shouted at athletes including Usain Bolt, was earlier found guilty of two public order offences.

District Judge William Ashworth said he had tarnished the spirit of the Games.

'Manic episode'
"Your intention was to target the highest-profile event at the London Olympics and put off Usain Bolt," he said.

"The potential harm of triggering a false start was significant. By good fortune, you failed.

"You did, however, spoil the occasion for some spectators and tarnish the spirit of the Games."


The bottle landed on the track just before the sprinters began the 100m final
Bolt, the world record-holder and defending champion, won the race in 9.63 seconds, ahead of Jamaican team-mate and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake.

The US's Justin Gatlin won bronze.

The court heard that Gill-Webb pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area at the stadium and started shouting: "Usain, I want you to lose."

Witness Farzin Mirshahi heard Gill-Webb yell: "Believe in Blake, no Usain."

Gill-Webb threw the bottle just before the race started.

Edith Bosch, Dutch judo champion and London 2012 70kg bronze medallist, who confronted Gill-Webb about the bottle throwing, said the incident made her miss the race.

Gill-Webb was escorted from the stadium and arrested.

The court heard he used an old ticket to get into the Olympic Park, and then the stadium on 5 August.

Gill-Webb, who did not give evidence during his trial, originally denied throwing the bottle, but his DNA was found on it.

He later said he could not remember the incident.


After he threw the bottle Gill-Webb was escorted from the stadium and arrested
His lawyers had said he was suffering from a "manic episode" at the time.

The judge said Gill-Webb's behaviour was "serious" enough to demand punishment, but that he thought he was unlikely to offend again.

Prosecutor Helen Shaw said the high-profile nature of the incident and the fact that the world was watching were aggravating factors, along with the location from which the bottle was hurled.

It was a "once-in-a-four-year event watched by millions of people around the world", she said.

"Some of the people who were in that area missed the event and had paid up to 4,000 a ticket," she added.

Tom Barley, defending, said Gill-Webb risked inflicting "massive embarrassment on the country" by his behaviour.

The court heard he had lost his job because of the negative publicity triggered by the case.

Noting that alcohol did not have any influence, Mr Barley suggested that for someone dealing with a mental illness on a day-to-day basis, "it must have been the worst day for it to happen, in the 100m final"

Gill-Webb will be electronically-monitored and be subject to a 19:00 to 07:00 curfew. He was also ordered to pay a 1,500 contribution to costs.

Bolt and Blake said they had been unaware of the incident.
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Britain's Andrew Simpson, a Beijing gold and London silver medal winner, dies in training accident in preparation for The Americas Cup
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Britain's Andrew Simpson, a Beijing gold and London silver medal winner, dies in training accident in preparation for The Americas Cup
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Old 09-05-14, 01:37 PM   #4785
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London has reportedly been asked, in secret, if it could host the 2016 Olympic Games at the last minute http://fw.to/engnAIC

Ain't a secret now

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Intl @Olympics Cttee on 2016 Games moving to London."Not a shred of truth.Simply a nonstarter. Totally w/out foundation&totally unfeasible."

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