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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2010, 10:37:45 »

why would there be a football tournament in the olympics that we didn't play in?
that makes it rubbish.
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2010, 10:58:04 »

because the scots are paranoid.
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2010, 10:59:12 »

isn't the olympics for non professional sportspeople?
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2010, 13:33:18 »

not since sport became an industry in and of itself. The amateur asthetic of the olympics is maintained due to the fact that many athletes are paid by sponsors rather than their living being from winnings at the event and also in stuff like football where wages are given out by having age limits on squads.

It is a bit shit though.
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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2010, 14:14:43 »

I'd watch more of the olympics if we we're any good at it. Plus i would rather it wasn't team great britain but individual nations. I hate it when all of a sudden the scottish atheletes are british when it suits the english commentators. Great britain is such a nonsense. We are england, wales is wales, scotland is....etc
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 14:21:39 »

I dunno, I'd rather we were British as it increases our chances of winning through having a larger base population to draw upon.

What we need however is to revoloutionise the way sport within this country works and is funded and what not to better our chances. The American University model in which the universities compete together and the sporting events are a revenue stream for the universities which lead them to invest in it seems nice as it gives potential atheletes an education as well as insuring that they are brought up in a competetive environment wanting to win which we seem to lack with our lottery funding and other funding and coaching regimes (look at the LTA with tennis and how the best three players we've produced in the past however so long have all been trained not by the LTA directly, two of them in other countries)
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 14:35:14 »

In that case why not be europe? We'd win loads then. I just hate it when the english claim victorys of other nations as there own. Murray for example is scottish. I couldn't give a Fuck if he never wins another match. If he was english he would have my full support but as a scotsman i support him as much as the next foreigner. China we're clever. They picked all the events that no one was really good at and trained their atheletes in them fields. Smart.
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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2010, 14:46:27 »

Well we are Europe in the Ryder cup at golf.

I don't mind the United Kingdom, we're politically, economically and socially one nation we're just different culturally. I have a British Passport not an English one after all.
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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2010, 17:32:46 »

Golf is for Nobs.
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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2010, 02:39:27 »

The Great Britain football team at the Olympics will be English anyway as the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish FA's won't participate.
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2010, 12:42:52 »

Making a mockery of the whole thing.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2010, 10:28:49 »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/london_2012/8690467.stm

London 2012's Olympic mascots.

Mandeville and Wenlock.



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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2010, 10:32:56 »

Actually, to be fair, they don't seem so bad once you watch the animation.

http://www.london2012.com/mascots
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2010, 10:34:56 »

Actually, now I'm not so sure again




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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2010, 10:36:16 »

Epic fail
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2010, 10:37:36 »

They look like the sort of pokemon that would be tough to beat, but you wouldn't ever really bother catching.
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2010, 12:39:26 »

WTF is wrong with just personifying an animal?

We could have a Rabid Badger and a fugitive fox, maybe some sort of lark or a pig. Anything is better than cyclopean humanoid blobs, they look like BBC three rejects.
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2010, 15:31:18 »

Want a fucking waste of money.

You'd think the country had a huge surplus not an epic economic fail
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2010, 01:23:53 »

It is a lot of money for not very much return.

I don't think they're THAT bad... but hardly going to be iconic of the London Olympics.
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2010, 01:36:03 »

the money was put aside pre-recession Anubis, I didn't like the animation cos it was a rubbish story but I reckon under 10s might go for it and they do have the advantage of being easy to animate to replicate any and all Olympic sports.

To be honest much as I'm underwhelmed by them a safer more traditional design wouldn't have blown me away and might have been underwhelming as well.

I just don't see why being modern and edgy is so important for the branding of the olympics, the olympics are old, Britain is old, we do old classical stuff well with pomp and ceremony. Play to our strengths and be slightly racist I say.
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