Olympics!

Did you stay up and watch it? I did, I watched the whole opening ceremony and that includes watching 203 countires walk by! (okay,okay, so while some of the countries where marching past I read a scrapbooking magazine. I'm only human!) Australia just had to be the 2nd last one. Damn that Chinese Alphabet! lol
We recorded the ceremony but the video was only 4 hrs long and cut out just before they lit the big torch which was the best bit. oh well!

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21 replies since 8th August 2008 • Last reply 8th August 2008

It started here at 12.45 pm but I was out but caught the last two hours and I've just seen the highlights so it wasn't that spectacular cuz it wasn't all of the performances but I'll probably be able to watch it on the internet. I liked what i saw though, the torch lighting was really cool the way the flame spun around and the flying man. I'll probably just watch the swimming. With kind of knowing people from other countries I'll be happy when they win cuz I'll think of the people I know from those countries and be happy for them Happy

I made a thread in the tv and film board about the amazing animation that the BBC is using for olympics coverage goo seee it's aaace.

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Holy crap was that torch lighting the most badass thing ever or what?

I didn't get the whole Chinese alphabet thing... apparently they went in order of number of strokes in the Chinese character of the name of the country? Who thought that up?

I normally watch swimming and gymnastics because I used to do both of those sports.

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I watched only fifteen minutes of it, in the quarter of an hour before Neighbours began. Haaa.

It was amazing though, it made me want to be in the opening ceremony when it comes to Laaaahndaaahn in 2012. Lord knows how I'll fit into it though... Maybe I'll just make a giant quilt. *starts sewing*

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yeh I'll well come and do that too Roma Happy

One of our cyclists won the first gold for Britian today Happy and Tom Daley, 14 year old diver, is competing tomorrow so I'm gonna watch that Happy

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I didnt stay up...but CBC showed them again later on that day so I got to watch them then, the torch lighting was pretty incredible! Soooo looking forward to watching sprint kayaking and canoeing!! Hopefully Adam VanK wins another gold (or two) Happy

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wooo our swimmers won a gold and a bronze today Happy Tom and Blake didn't do so well, last. But was till fun to watch, so far I think only our female competitors are winning things!

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i didnt get to see it...is there a way for me to see it somewhere, like on youtube?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/categories/olympics

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oh, I forgot that you guys didn't get to watch it live. In WA we did coz we in the same time zone, lucky us!

It was awesome in the ceremony when all those guys were bobing up and down in those boxes. I thought it was a machine but it wasn't. That was so awesome!

The sport I've most enjoyed so far has been the synchronized diving. I didn't even realise there was such a thing! I think the best bit I like about that sport is the fact that people at home can 'judge' it, it's easy to see if a mistake is made, on the synchronization bit anyway. On the execution you can't really tell if they make a mistake though unless your a diving fanatic.

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lol yeh after a while you realise what the judges are looking for and then can see it even without slow mo.

The older guy in GB's diving team was like 'Well I did quite well but Tom could have done better' !!!! There's no I in team!

Those box things represented a giant printing press (makes many newspapers at once rather then hand writing like i think they used to have to do) because the Chinese invented it, the whole scroll thing was to represent that China invented paper although I'm sure that was the Egyptions but China probably did it first!

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Someone I use to do PE with is in the Olympics - I *almost* beat him a hurdles one time.

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CONTROVERSY!!! The singing little girl at the opening ceremony (I didn't see this part) was miming to someone elses voice and 'China also faked part of the fireworks display during the opening ceremony by using pre-recorded video of the 'footprints' across Beijing' according to Daily Mail, but the BBC have just said this too. There's been lots about these cheer leaders they've been getting in to fill seats.

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yeah, I heard that. I said to mum "that little girl doesn't look like she's singing" and mum said "yeah she is". ha! I was right.

Cat, you knew some-one who was in the olympics-awesome!

ooh, aparently this aussie guy was beating the world's no.1 chinese table tennis star. The aussie lost in the end but still, he WAS winning, how cool is that! aparently all the chinese in the audience were stunned.

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aaaw yeh our badminton mixed doubles team were winning, then Korea beat them Happy it was the last match ever for the woman in our team Happy

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