Then next week i'll open up a thread for each event
If Jon is able to open up another board then this can all be moved
Let the Games Begin
Geoff wrote:Christophe Lemaitre will not run the 100m. Instead he will concentrate on the 200m and 4x100m. With the three per country rule and the inevitable injuries/poor runs it is just about possible for a Brit to make the final in the 100m. A shade outside 10 flat could do it.
mump boy wrote:Geoff wrote:Christophe Lemaitre will not run the 100m. Instead he will concentrate on the 200m and 4x100m. With the three per country rule and the inevitable injuries/poor runs it is just about possible for a Brit to make the final in the 100m. A shade outside 10 flat could do it.
Lots of things are possible
are all that stands between Adam Gemil and the final on times, although he has proved himself as a big time competitor this year i talk of finals is taking it a little too far right now
bevone wrote:I see that the archery prelims started today and already has caused problems along with the wrong flag for N Korea in the football. Only a hundred or so spectators arrived (from all over the world), but jobs worth's said they could not watch as they were un-ticketed. How difficult could it have been to let them in? There are spectators areas there already and it shows no good will for something that would have not required much to put right. Only a small issue but that is two already, plus the several issue about strikes and lack of security leading up to now which have now been resolved. We can run a great games - i just hope it isn't blemished by continuing small things that leads to big things.
iain wrote:TBF 'unticketed' does normally mean free entry.
trevorp wrote:Tracker wrote: Maybe it is a simple issue of people not understanding the meaning of the English language.
That's rich considering the howlers in your post.
mump boy wrote:First morning and given up on BBC already, totally schizo coverage, no contact to anything and as usual TOO MUCH CHAT
jeremy1 wrote:have not watched one second of my main TV BBC Channels . Have not needed to do so; watched just sport on the additional channels on line ; all the swimming; loved the drama of the weighting; plus volleyball and of course the Rowing; no BBC bull interviews and talking heads. Great , just the sport.
And my wife loves the fact that I am not commandering the TV in the living rooom.
Will I be able to avoid CJ and all the babbling BBC people?
The Brit support at Eton Dorney has been amazing.
Some press comments said a long time ago that many British competitors may well find that competing at a home Games would not inspire athletes to great performances and PBs, but could create pressures that crushed athletes rather than inspired .
That has certainly happened with our best women in the swimming pool, except Adlington; and most of our men were way down on their best also.
jjimbojames wrote:Great to get the first Gold Medal out of the way - strange it's the first time British female rowers have ever won one
Felt crushed for the men's eight - even Redgrave was emotional. I know they lost out on a silver, but I can see their logic
jeremy1 wrote:Never thought for one minute that GB would equal their amazing Being haul, with 12 cycling medals!!.
jeremy1 wrote:The Start lists for Friday are up but a howler is evident .. a further heat in the womens Heptathlon does not appear with the top women in the first event... should be heat 5. Can't see it.