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    ***Official*** The Olympics is **** Thread

    I wouldn't want people stinking up every thread in the Euros forum ranting about how dire it is so I'm making myself a containment thread.

    Why do people watch this ****? I don't see the appeal at all. Almost any sport with a semblance of technical complexity or depth is either not part of the Olympics or already has at least one much more prestigious competition in place.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Not sure if you think I'm a pom (not ok) or have started using the word as a general insult (actively encouraged).

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    Then don't watch it?

    Though I do agree it's kind of odd many, many Olympic sports (equestrian, athletics, swimming, rowing, maybe triathlon? etc) have their own world championships as well as the Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Then don't watch it?

    Though I do agree it's kind of odd many, many Olympic sports (equestrian, athletics, swimming, rowing, maybe triathlon? etc) have their own world championships as well as the Olympics.
    I also find it interesting that there is a Wimbledon each year to find the best grass court player.

    In the end, with the Olympic cycle, there's a need for tracking of progress and competitions outside of it. Just because something is the pinnacle doesn't devalue the other competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Not sure if you think I'm a pom (not ok) or have started using the word as a general insult (actively encouraged).
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    On a serious note, I think an event that brings the best exponents of their sport together in a three week carnival is absolutely brilliant, especially the limelight that athletes in certain sports get that they would never receive otherwise.
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    Most Olympic sports are cobblers: fact. I mean, I'm pleased GB is good at yachting and all but even during the Olympics no-one's sufficiently arsed to actually watch it. It's just a question of following the news updates: "Ben Ainslie is leading the Finn class after ten rounds" then "Another gold for Bulldog Ben."

    It's all about the athletics to me. & even then the walking can **** off. I mean, seriously? Is there any time in the sphere of human experience where it's more effective to walk quickly than run? A fact appreciated by the competitors who break into a trot when they think no-one's watching, which one can understand because, let's be frank, no-one is. Unless your idea of sporting excellence is a hundred or so skinny feckers waggling their arses like they've got love beads shoved up there.
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    Definitely prefer the team events over the individual ones. Even the relays in swimming and running. Something about country vs country opposed to individual vs individual intrigues me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    It's all about the athletics to me. & even then the walking can **** off. I mean, seriously? Is there any time in the sphere of human experience where it's more effective to walk quickly than run?
    Question deserves its own thread, ITBT.

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    Traveling across slippery tiles in thongs, obviously.

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    Moonwalking.

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