The London Olympics 2012

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    I have set up this thread as a continuation from the Olympic Torch Relay thread.

    Please post thoughts, discuss and your pictures in this thread. Do not post other folks images or artwork which could be copyright.

    Respect and follow the forum rules. Enjoy.

    This link takes you to the BBC London Olympics web page. IMHO, it's extremely useful. BBC Sport - London 2012 Olympics - Full Schedule : List View
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    Well, we are in countdown mode here.

    The first of the pre opening ceremony events takes place today. A football match in Cardiff.

    Admiral, if you are following this thread, I thought you would be over here in the international broadcasting building at Stratford. What happened?

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    So both Team GB and Team USA won their opening matches......woohoo!

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    We saw Steph Houghton's goal for Team GB. :)

    I'm now trying to figure out the button shortcuts to see different events.

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    How are you watching it?

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    We didn't see the match, but saw extracts on 5 news.

    I've just been checking out the BBC Olympics website through which events can be watched live.

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    I've got the BBC Olympic App, the BBC website, iPlayer and Freeview HD.......so one way or another I shouldn't miss anything.......which means I'll probably miss all the events that I really want to see!

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    I was wondering who won those 2 games!! Woohoo!!
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    The answer is to buy more iPads. :D.

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    A great start for our two countries.

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    Yessiree. (spell check changed my Yess in a nice friendly fashion for a change :D). It's a great start to the Games prequel.

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    I am so glad that i have had the great opportunity to meet friends from GB! I feel very fortunate to be on this Forum and be able to talk to all of you accross the pond!! :)
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    I'll second that!

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    I'm with you re that. :)

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    The first Olympic mistake was reported on the news this morning.

    In Glasgow, the N Korea v Colombia football match was delayed for an hour. The officials raised the S Korean flag in error so the N Koreans refused to play.

    How toe curlingly embarrassing is that! The Olympics is a non political competition. The link to the story http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/sports/football/events/womens-football

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    Oh geez...that is quite the error!!
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    And we haven't even got as far as the opening ceremony yet! I'm sure Boris will find a way of topping that gaff!

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    Then... The cable car across the Thames at N Greenwich broke down!

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    I've just been checking ticket availability. There's loads for the Paralympics, and reasonable. We may purchase some for the athletics then.

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