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SHARPIE
08-04-2012, 08:14 AM
Day Eight already!

'Super Saturday' says the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19123572

BBC Live Text Commentary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19083360

Daily Mail with a Pro Muslim article (I know!!) about Muslim Women at the games

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183262/Olympics-2012-The-Muslim-women-overcame-odds-make-London.html

Wills and Harry on the BBC

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2183405/The-Royal-One-Show-Wills-Harry-A-surprise-appearance-sofa-princes-turned-pundits.html

OK, gold medal or not - Victoria Pendleton is so 'me me me' with this article and seeing her :drama: through a fluff piece yesterday. Good looking girl but self obsess much?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2183465/The-affair-nearly-destroyed-Queen-Victoria-Pendleton-reveals-love-coach-cost-job-sparked-teammates-fury-led-decision-QUIT-cycling-Games.html

Kate Middleton changes outfit 3x in a day :P - Who said the Daily Mail was a rag ? :lol:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2183114/Kate-Middletons-Olympic-hat-trick-Pictures-Duchess-Cambridge-3-different-events.html

allezfred
08-04-2012, 08:52 AM
OK, gold medal or not - Victoria Pendleton is so 'me me me' with this article and seeing her :drama: through a fluff piece yesterday. Good looking girl but self obsess much?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2183465/The-affair-nearly-destroyed-Queen-Victoria-Pendleton-reveals-love-coach-cost-job-sparked-teammates-fury-led-decision-QUIT-cycling-Games.html


Did you see that documentary? Pml that that coach lost his job for dating her. We don't bother with such ethics in skating. :lol:

Loves_Shizuka
08-04-2012, 09:01 AM
^Morozov would be busking by now, at his rate.

gingercrush
08-04-2012, 09:06 AM
More track cycling. We have a potential medal in both lightweight double sculls (nz commentators talking up gold though British are favourites) and womens sculls (will be much more difficult). Triathlon should be good. We have a chance for a medal there. Looking forward to more athletics and show jumping competition. Last night of swimming :( and more trampoling. Wheeee.

Also at what stage do the british become like Americans and we constantly root against them?

allezfred
08-04-2012, 09:16 AM
Women's triathlon on now. Have to say I don't fancy swimming in that lake. :yikes:

I imagine the Aussies will be aiming to do well here. They don't seem to be having a great games so far by their high standards.

gingercrush
08-04-2012, 09:21 AM
I'm sure they will be but the British are favoured.

Lorac
08-04-2012, 09:59 AM
OK, gold medal or not - Victoria Pendleton is so 'me me me' with this article and seeing her :drama: through a fluff piece yesterday. Good looking girl but self obsess much?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2183465/The-affair-nearly-destroyed-Queen-Victoria-Pendleton-reveals-love-coach-cost-job-sparked-teammates-fury-led-decision-QUIT-cycling-Games.html



I was hard pushed to cheer for her yesterday as it was her fault in the sprint that Jess Varnish didn't have the opportunity to race for gold the previous day. Her interview after the DQ was so full of herself and then she was trying to push some of the blame on Jess for the changeover that I was left feeling pretty po'ed by Pendelton.

poths
08-04-2012, 09:59 AM
So many bike crashes in the triathlon! :wuzrobbed:

allezfred
08-04-2012, 10:05 AM
So many bike crashes in the triathlon! :wuzrobbed:

How is the Irish girl doing? I've switched over to the athletics. :shuffle:

gingercrush
08-04-2012, 10:10 AM
She is in the chasing group infortunately.

gingercrush
08-04-2012, 10:29 AM
And they're into the running now. Huge group ended the cycling but the run will sort things out.

Edit:

Yep things are opening up. Erin Densham of Australia, Kelen Jenkins Great Britain, Nicola Spirig Switzerland, Lisa Norden Sweden and Kiwi Andrea Hewitt. I'd say Hewitt is looking slightly off to me. But hopefully she can get amonst the medals.

Edit: And Hewitt has been dropped :(

allezfred
08-04-2012, 10:48 AM
US boxer reinstated (http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/other/2012/0804/1224321463575.html)

Lorac
08-04-2012, 10:50 AM
And they're into the running now. Huge group ended the cycling but the run will sort things out.

Edit:

Yep things are opening up. Erin Densham of Australia, Kelen Jenkins Great Britain, Nicola Spirig Switzerland, Lisa Norden Sweden and Kiwi Andrea Hewitt. I'd say Hewitt is looking slightly off to me. But hopefully she can get amonst the medals.

Down to a lead group of 4 - Hewitt has dropped off. So 4 in the group - 3 medals to be given out - could be an exciting finish. Come on Helen.

SHARPIE
08-04-2012, 10:53 AM
Come on Helen! Scottish but lives in God's Country - South Wales innit! :P

gingercrush
08-04-2012, 10:55 AM
Woah and Grof has made her way back. I think she might get hurt in the last stages though.

eeek Jenkins is dropping away.