Rio Olympics 2016.

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Rallyboy posted this 22 August 2016

I loved our success - but I could have done without the Lottery adverts in the interviews, an approach that sounded like state-sponsored athletes reading lines from the state script.

The PM, who probably doesn't know an Omnium from a coxless pair will be all over this, cosying up to common people with their little medals.

It's a great distraction.

Hospitals are in chaos, but if we meet a kayaker and smile for the camera, people won't notice the wait at A and E...

Every sporting success gets hijacked for political gain - by most countries.

We've seen the dedicated athletes, the ones who didn't have their funding cut, the people who have broken themselves in pursuit of a medal, but now we have to stomach stuff like the vulgar suggestions from the Express and the Mail that we won because we are better off out of Europe, or that we have shown China who is boss??

The Ferret is right to highlight that there are several dark sides to the great sport we've seen - like the sports and athletes that were dropped, and the manner in which funding is distributed and associations run.

So it's great to see home success, especially for people like Trott, Jones, Farrar and Adams who represent the real GB of today - but you don't have to look far beyond the beaming smiles to find stuff that makes you less proud.

Dubai_Phil posted this 22 August 2016

Good post RB.

Obviously as the bulk of Olympic funding has come from THE GREAT BRITISH PUBLIC via their gambling obsession, and has NO Political Interference you could remove the NHS from all Political Control and set up a rival to Camelot to pay for it?

Right, now how to have a Benefits Lottery - maybe everyone's Fantasy Football fees can be spent on that, then if you don't want to give Immigrants benefits just don't play FF.

Roads. Well that's obvious, ban every on line gambling company and Nationalise it, all t heir profits go to the Infrastructure.

Damn it is soooo simples

Until someone uses benefits to buy their lottery ticket I guess

 

lou_sunnies

PhilippineSaint posted this 22 August 2016

From the DAily Mash 

INCREDIBLY wealthy nations have surprisingly cleaned up at the Olympics.

America, Britain and China surprised everyone by winning the most medals after coincidentally spending a fortune on training and development.

 

An Olympics spokesman said: “Wealthy nations just happen to be the best at sport. They’re probably more motivated or something.

“Anyway it’s a great inspiration to less affluent countries to try harder, or at least buy some trainers with fancy soles.”

Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute of Studies added: “The Olympics is great but it’s still nowhere near as good as the 1980 animated film, Animalympics, which is an absolute masterpiece.

“There’s no doping scandals in it, no lying about getting held up at petrol stations and you get to see an alligator called Bolt Jenkins break the high jump, pole vault and the 100 meter dash records.

“And you can watch it all in under an hour and a half unlike the actual Olympics which feels like it’s been going on for fucking months.”

Bathsaint posted this 22 August 2016

Something else which isn't getting that much coverage is the debacle over the Paralympics. The whole funding and aorganization of the Paralympics is starting to look like a farce even before it has begun - only 12% of tickets sold and swinging cuts to promised budgets which mean that quite a few paralympians won't even be able to go. Quite a few venues are going to be closed down to save on the expenditure. It seems we're going to go from a high point at London where there was almost parity between the two events to a new nadir at Rio. lou_angry

Rallyboy posted this 22 August 2016

I fear the Rio organisers may be putting paralympic sport back twenty years.

PhilippineSaint posted this 22 August 2016

Originally posted by Rallyboy

I fear the Rio organisers may be putting paralympic sport back twenty years.

I think there a car crash waiting to happen  

pap posted this 22 August 2016

We've become the first country to host the Olympics to get more Summer medals in our next Olympics.

 

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Sadoldgit posted this 22 August 2016

I think some of the lottery funding should be used to put Clare Balding into early and permanent retirement.

PhilippineSaint posted this 22 August 2016

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

I think some of the lottery funding should be used to put Clare Balding into early and permanent retirement.

 Luckily I never had to listen to her over here so just retire her with her own personnel pension and not a state funded one.

Rallyboy posted this 22 August 2016

Finally we have a British muslim on the front of the Sun without an offensive headline or a made-up scare story.

It's a pity you have to win four gold medals to become accepted by Murdoch.

 

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PhilippineSaint posted this 22 August 2016

Originally posted by Rallyboy

Finally we have a British muslim on the front of the Sun without an offensive headline or a made-up scare story.

It's a pity you have to win four gold medals to become accepted by Murdoch.

 But why should his religion be involved at all He is a British person that is all that should be reported.

did they make Nick Skelton the British Christian horse rider.

Bloody religion it really fucks me off.

 

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Rallyboy posted this 22 August 2016

I suggest you take it up with The Sun, Mail etc etc - they are the ones who highlight colour, creed and sexual orientation to window-dress agendas.

Though it is good to remind the far right that there is a black muslim immigrant who is currently the pride of Great Britain.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 22 August 2016

Where do the BBC find there reporters 

Rio is now the capital of Brazil

Live reporting

By Nathan Salt

Best Rio moments

#bbcsportsday

Gymnast Max Whitlock gained the nation's first Olympic gymnastics gold in the men's floor, with a score of 15.633 at Rio 2016.

He went on to add a second gold of the Games in the pommel horse - the 23-year-old certainly won't forget his summer in the Brazilian capital.

Cobham Saint posted this 22 August 2016

So now Theresa May is jumping on the Olympic bandwagon and is saying that she'll increase the number of gongs given out in the New Years honours list for our plucky sports men & sports women.

FFS

 

Bathsaint posted this 23 August 2016

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

Is it wrong to think of Becky and Laura in a 3some...at my age?

 

 I presume you favour the au naturel look when it comes to lady gardens then....

How scientific rigour helped Team GB’s saddle-sore cyclists on their medal trail

After backroom staff found that pain in the nether regions was a serious issue, a ban on bikini waxing and adjustments to saddle angles made a big difference

How do you tell a gold medal winning cyclist she needs to stop getting bikini waxes? “It was a tricky one to broach,” admits Phil Burt, British Cycling’s long-time physiotherapist. “But we knew that we had to try to persuade the girls to stop shaving and waxing if we were going to sort out the saddle pain we knew all of them were suffering with. At one point we were saying: ‘Should we be buying the girls beard-trimmers?’”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/15/team-gb-cycling-saddle-sore-medals

Actually, a pretty interesting article on how obsessive they are in the cycling team about tiny, marginal gains. 

Areola Grandee posted this 23 August 2016

Originally posted by Bathsaint

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

Is it wrong to think of Becky and Laura in a 3some...at my age?

 

 I presume you favour the au naturel look when it comes to lady gardens then....

How scientific rigour helped Team GB’s saddle-sore cyclists on their medal trail

After backroom staff found that pain in the nether regions was a serious issue, a ban on bikini waxing and adjustments to saddle angles made a big difference

How do you tell a gold medal winning cyclist she needs to stop getting bikini waxes? “It was a tricky one to broach,” admits Phil Burt, British Cycling’s long-time physiotherapist. “But we knew that we had to try to persuade the girls to stop shaving and waxing if we were going to sort out the saddle pain we knew all of them were suffering with. At one point we were saying: ‘Should we be buying the girls beard-trimmers?’”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/15/team-gb-cycling-saddle-sore-medals

Actually, a pretty interesting article on how obsessive they are in the cycling team about tiny, marginal gains. 

 TBH... Yes, I prefer women to look like grown women and not like children... Those that advocate all that shaving and plucking and axing for 'hygiene' reasons are talking bollocks... you wash everyday and there is no issue... if you dont wash than hygeine is a problem irrespective of hair or otherwise... women shoudl look like women, not girls...

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CB Saint posted this 23 August 2016

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

Originally posted by Bathsaint

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

Is it wrong to think of Becky and Laura in a 3some...at my age?

 

 I presume you favour the au naturel look when it comes to lady gardens then....

How scientific rigour helped Team GB’s saddle-sore cyclists on their medal trail

After backroom staff found that pain in the nether regions was a serious issue, a ban on bikini waxing and adjustments to saddle angles made a big difference

How do you tell a gold medal winning cyclist she needs to stop getting bikini waxes? “It was a tricky one to broach,” admits Phil Burt, British Cycling’s long-time physiotherapist. “But we knew that we had to try to persuade the girls to stop shaving and waxing if we were going to sort out the saddle pain we knew all of them were suffering with. At one point we were saying: ‘Should we be buying the girls beard-trimmers?’”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/15/team-gb-cycling-saddle-sore-medals

Actually, a pretty interesting article on how obsessive they are in the cycling team about tiny, marginal gains. 

 TBH... Yes, I prefer women to look like grown women and not like children... Those that advocate all that shaving and plucking and axing for 'hygiene' reasons are talking bollocks... you wash everyday and there is no issue... if you dont wash than hygeine is a problem irrespective of hair or otherwise... women shoudl look like women, not girls...

 Now I get why its called an "Axe wound"

BTripz posted this 23 August 2016

Plus, apparently, there are pheromones that stay around in the hair region that attract potential mates.

Nothing smells as bad as ginger minge though!!

Rallyboy posted this 23 August 2016

This thread has suddenly taken a sinsister turn....

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Bathsaint posted this 05 February 2017 - Last edited 05 February 2017

You think we didn't do a particularly good job of the London Olympics? Well, take a look at the state of the Maracana a few months after the Rio Olympics. lou_sad

It really is astonishing how so many countries crave hosting the Olympics only for the result to be a massively expensive party followed by a massive bill and crumbling, under- or unused infrastructure. Compared to recent examples (Sydney, Athens, Beijing and now Rio), London was a model of financial probity and foresight!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38865941

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2014/aug/13/abandoned-athens-olympic-2004-venues-10-years-on-in-pictures

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympic-games-buildings-rio-de-janeiro-crumble-pictures-world-berlin-beijing-sarajevo-a7176171.html