View Poll Results: Who will light the cauldron?

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  • Steve Redgrave

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  • Daley Thompson

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  • SHARPIE

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  • Someone else

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    Our idiot local radio broadcasters were arguing whether it would be Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney. WTF?

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    Ok this took an unexpected turn.

    Who's going to argue with that?!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...?newsfeed=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Ok this took an unexpected turn.

    Who's going to argue with that?!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...?newsfeed=true
    Please no..

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    I don't see anything wrong nor surprising about the Queen doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieann View Post
    I don't see anything wrong nor surprising about the Queen doing it.
    Nor me, perfect to cap off her Diamond Jubilee


    Not everyone is going to be happy with any particular choice and why not, while the Royal Family are at a popularity peak that they havent had in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domshabfan View Post
    Please no..
    I fail to see what's wrong with that? Given all of her service over the 60 years of service and with Diamond Jubilee, I wouldn't be opposed to that at all! My mom and I were talking about it last night, my mom wants to see a repeat of Li Ning in Beijing with Queenie flying around the stadium in a harness
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    I don´t think it would be wrong, but, I guess, she will officially declare the Games open, an important part of the ceremony, and, anyway, I seriously hope that the lighthing is reserved to someone whose life has been related to sport. It´s the biggest honor for an sportsman, a great and eternal recognition.
    Zorry my english, I´m a verrrrrry rude spaÑish

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    I doubt she'll do it since she's already doing the official opening declaration. I wouldn't mind if she did, though.

    Probably it'll be one of the favourites.

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    i would be so excited if the queen lit the flame, i may not have enough alcohol on hand for that
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    ok Steve Redgrave is currently in the BBC commentary box in a blue checkered shirt with michael johnson... said he hasn't received THE CALL but would be ready if he is needed. LOL... okay, i guess he is NOT going to be THE ONE!!


    Hmmm....
    Last edited by os168; 07-27-2012 at 07:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    ok Steve Redgrave is currently in the BBC commentary box in a blue checkered shirt with michael johnson... said he hasn't received THE CALL but would be ready if he is needed. LOL... okay, i guess he is NOT going to be THE ONE!!


    Hmmm....
    I think he is the guy...

    Eta: i will be super pi$$ed if he isn't the one.

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    I think it will be either Roger Bannister or David Bond (the last surviving British Gold Medalist from the 1948 London Olympics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    i would be so excited if the queen lit the flame, i may not have enough alcohol on hand for that
    I would plotz so hard they would need a forklift to get me off the floor......


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    Queen is great, but British have so many great athletes, i think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a generation of athletes. Queen can declare the games open but I don't want her to declare the games open and light the cauldron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    I'll also to infinity if it's some snotty schoolkid from a 'deprived' area or something.

    Im kind of thinking it will be as the whole bid campaign was centred around inspiring children to take up sport. Ugh.
    Almost bloody PROPHETIC!!!!!!!!!!! I should have betted
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    Boooooo! BOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    That is all.

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    Ssssooooo ..... no one of any significance actually lit the cauldron? I don't get it.

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    I don't get it either.

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    It was so anticlimactic. I really don't get why you'd bring in a lot of Olympic medalists, then have them stand and do nothing while young athletes nobody has heard of light the torch. If it was so important to have athletes of the future in this part, why not have them run along with the people who nominated them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareoom View Post
    Maybe it's someone very young, not necessarily an Olympian? I could see a child; a future Olympian maybe being picked.

    Or barring that, since they seem to think that the method rather than the person is the highlight, it could be something that requires a lot of training/rehearsal to execute and they couldn't pick someone ultra famous because it would be easy to suss out.

    Either way, I'm curious now!

    Eta: upon further thought, all signs point to the Tenth Doctor lighting the torch.
    Lotto numbers please!! LOL.

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