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Old 22-05-12, 08:35 AM   #41
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Got tickets to the Olympic boxing quarter finals, Excel Arena onday 6th August, 8.30pm to 11.30pm which seems a bit late.

Lightweight, Middleweightand super heavyweights. Should a be fun! Olympics are well and truly back on for me now.
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Old 25-05-12, 01:42 PM   #42
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Jessica Ennis's coach has hit out at a senior UK Athletics official whom he alleges said the Olympic hopeful is fat.

Toni Minichiello, who has coached the heptathlete since she was 11, claimed an unnamed "high-ranking person" told him: "She's fat and she's got too much weight."

Ennis, who won a silver medal at last year's World Championships, is considered one of Britain's leading medal hopes.

The 26-year-old's attractive looks have made her a poster girl for London 2012, and was chosen to model the Stella McCartney-designed British Olympic kit.

Minichiello dismissed the criticism, saying it was typical of distractions to Ennis's preparations that he was trying to filter out.



"I get emails, phone calls, text messages and voicemails giving me advice on what I should be doing with Jessica Ennis that's going to make a difference," he told The Guardian. "It's a lot of background noise that you can get easily distracted by.

"I always read it and have a look and think maybe there is something there. Yes, it might be a great idea, but it's not a great idea for today, it's a great idea for next year. I've never had any issue with her weight or shape. There are times I've wished she was taller, but that's it."



Minichiello conceded Ennis's celebrity status represented another distraction.

"The difference is that she's now a 'personality'," he said. "If she walks into the dining room, people will go 'Ooh, that's Jessica Ennis from athletics.'

"Equally, she'd turn round and go 'Wow, that's David Beckham on the Great Britain football team.' So there's lots of distractions."

UK Athletics declined to speak to the Guardian on Thursday night.

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Old 03-06-12, 06:55 PM   #43
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18 year old Thurrock (Conf South) player Adam Gemmil has gone under the 100m qualifying time.

Drug cheat Chambers still not done it although he was due to race today in France. Don't suppose anyone knows his time?
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Old 03-06-12, 11:59 PM   #44
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18 year old Thurrock (Conf South) player Adam Gemmil has gone under the 100m qualifying time.

Drug cheat Chambers still not done it although he was due to race today in France. Don't suppose anyone knows his time?
He did two years.
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Old 04-06-12, 11:44 AM   #45
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London 2012: Craig Bellamy set to feature for Team GB

Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy says he has been included in the Team GB squad for the Olympics.

Coach Stuart Pearce is allowed to name three players over the age of 23 in his 18-man squad - and Wales international Bellamy, 32, has been widely quoted claiming he has been included.

"I am in the Olympic squad but I was supposed to keep it quiet," he said.

"It's a different challenge. I had a difficult season with Liverpool but the Olympics is a one-off."

Pearce is expected to name his squad for the games later in June.

Former England captain David Beckham, 37, has made no secret of his desire to be included and Manchester United will allow former Wales skipper Ryan Giggs, 38, to feature.

England international Joe Cole, Scotland striker Steven Fletcher and Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt have also been touted as potential over-age players.

Team GB's first fixture is against Senegal at Old Trafford on 26 July.

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Old 07-06-12, 03:14 PM   #46
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8000 runners in the torch relay:
  • 6800 members of the public
  • 1200 corporate sponsors

The torch relay is a load of cack in my opinion but, even so, it's taking the p*ss.
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Old 07-06-12, 03:22 PM   #47
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Old 07-06-12, 03:33 PM   #48
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The primary thing I object to is the hypocritical way it was sold to us.

But still, unfortunately you're presenting a choice that has never existed. The lies about the Olympics have been used to justify spending somewhere between 9billion and 12billion, depending on whose figures you choose to believe.

It's like the hot air about the legacy, of getting millions of extra people into sport. It isn't happening - in fact, the reverse is true.
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Old 07-06-12, 03:34 PM   #49
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The primary thing I object to is the hypocritical way it was sold to us.

But still, unfortunately that's not the choice we have. The lies about the Olympics have been used to justify spending somewhere between 9billion and 12billion, depending on whose figures you choose to believe.

It's like the hot air about the legacy, of getting millions of extra people into sport. It isn't happening - in fact, the reverse is true.
All for the same price as a walnut whip
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The primary thing I object to is the hypocritical way it was sold to us.

But still, unfortunately you're presenting a choice that has never existed. The lies about the Olympics have been used to justify spending somewhere between 9billion and 12billion, depending on whose figures you choose to believe.

It's like the hot air about the legacy, of getting millions of extra people into sport. It isn't happening - in fact, the reverse is true.
Not a fan then?
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Old 07-06-12, 07:39 PM   #51
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I was quite enthusiastic at first but it just seems to have turned to sh*t. It's four times over budget, lots of promises haven't been kept, they're introducing social segregation in the road system, it feels like Olympic ideals have been perverted by corporate greed, etc...

I freely admit my growing antipathy to it has been compounded by disappointment over my failure to get tickets for the cycling.
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Old 07-06-12, 08:23 PM   #52
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I thought so.

I enjoyed the torch coming down my high street. It was an event that brought everyone out in a way I've never seen around here. The fact that we saw it for 3 seconds was irrelevant.
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Old 07-06-12, 08:51 PM   #53
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What do you mean, "you thought so"?

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the relay. I'll be away when it comes through here. I can't say I'm too bothered, just a bit disappointed that I won't be around to carry out my plan of changing the slogan on the Serco ads that have recently appeared on a roundabout the torch will pass.

The sale of our public space is repulsive. Price of everything and value of nothing.
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Old 07-06-12, 10:55 PM   #54
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What do you mean, "you thought so"?
The ongoing disappointment at missing out on cycling tickets of course.
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Old 04-07-12, 05:35 PM   #55
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One of the brazilian ladies (volleyball team) is in their version of playboy
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Allison stokke failed to qualify for the olympics
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Old 09-07-12, 05:14 PM   #57
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Jessica Ennis.

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Old 09-07-12, 05:21 PM   #58
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Old 09-07-12, 07:45 PM   #59
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Old 09-07-12, 08:49 PM   #60
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Hell yes.

Got my tickets delivered over the weekend.
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You got tickets to nail Jessica Ennis?
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Old 09-07-12, 08:53 PM   #62
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Now I know why there were so many ticket applications.
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Old 09-07-12, 09:09 PM   #64
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My women's beach volleyball tickets turned up a week or so ago, mrs is still not believing there aren't any men playing that day
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Only 17 of a planned 56 G4S staff turned up for work at the Olympic team hotel in Salford this morning, Manchester police say ps not a joke ....just breaking on the bbc
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Traffic in London today is Chaos. The Olympic lanes have opened. Fuck this for the next 6 weeks.
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Don't know who this guy is. Sounds like some sort of ITK.

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My boss just told me about a 30 mile tail back. So that doesn't surprise me.
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Would the Olympics generate that much extra traffic to warrant their own road lanes?

Are they in effect 24/7, or just peak times?
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Atlanta is regarded as how not to manage the Olympic transport and infrastructure. The drivers got lost athletes turned up minutes before events and it took them 8 hours to get everyone out of the main stadium

We are going to run that close
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Heathrow Airport is expecting its busiest day on record and on the main route out - the M4 - the first priority "Games Lane" is in operation.

Heathrow Airport is expecting to process as many as 236,955 passengers on Monday, which would surpass its previous record of 233,562 set on 31 July last year. This compares with 190,000 passengers through Heathrow on an average day.

Some 335 competitors are expected on Monday, as part of 1,027 so-called "Games Family" arrivals (including athletes and coaches) from more than 50 countries. Heathrow operator BAA expects the busiest day for arriving athletes to be 24 July.

"Today heralds the start of Britain's biggest peacetime transport challenge and Heathrow's busiest ever period," said BAA's head of Olympic and Paralympic planning, Nick Cole.
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Would the Olympics generate that much extra traffic to warrant their own road lanes?

Are they in effect 24/7, or just peak times?
Apparently the lanes are for the Officials and Athletes to get to the venue on time, with minimal time in Traffic Jams.

Its going to be mad. All of the Lanes are not in operation yet, there are 100 or so miles left to come in. 130 fine for driving in them too.
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