Great Britain puts the great into the Olympics!
Congratulations to our good neighbors Great Britain for putting on such a great Olympics!
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I have to agree with you there Mr. Fred. THe UK did do a great job with few complaints from the athletes. Gathering that many different cultures/countries/languages in 1 place and have it work as well as it did, even for 17 days, might signal there is Hope for the Human race after all.
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Indeed, there was more bad behavior from the athletes themselves than from the Olympics-related staff...though there was that once incident where a spectator was arrested for not smiling enough during a competition: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/au...arrest-smiling.
All in all, a good time was had by all. Well done!
A little better than the 96, one anyway.
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Their efforts in the Equestrian events were spectacular, especially in the Musical Freestyle. Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro's 90+ point performance sent chills down spines and brought tears to eyes.
The equestrian events are usually dominated by Germany and The Netherlands.
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Thanks Fred, pleased you enjoyed all the events. I bet there were millions of Irish people watching the horse jumping and the dressage.
I'll tell you something Fred, if that abortion called the EU had been organised and run by the British it wouldn't be the same as it is. Not wishing to blow trumpets and all that stuff, but if the Germans and the French listened to us, instead of insulting us, they wouldn't have brought the whole sorry mess down on themselves Did you ever hear of such disasters in the British Empire ?
I agree! Did not make it myself, but had several friends and co-workers who did. They said that the venue and their entire experience was first class. They all said that they can not wait to return for a vacation to see the sights and more of the city when there are a few less people. Congrats to our friends on the other side of the pond for a job well done!!!
Nice to know that people enjoyed the Games, its cost us a packet ! They still haven't decided what to do about the stadium, a couple of London football clubs are hoping to use it but its far too big for a local football club, as you could see the place is huge, I believe it will hold a 100,000 people. The ugly monstrosity used by Mc Donalds is going to be dismantled and scrapped, what an eyesore that was ! The swimming pools and boat racing pool witll be given to a local borough and the competitors residences will be given for housing local residents.
Apparently the US team were using the University of Birmingham students residence, and they probably used the training facilities at the university, travelling to London by coach I suspect