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2012 London Olympics

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2012 London Olympics

Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 28th, 2012, 1:55 am

Discuss the Olympics here :)

35 mins before the Opening Ceremonies in the Pacific NW.

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Post by rockygirl » Sat July 28th, 2012, 2:00 am

It's the parade of nations here, my favorite part!
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Post by Nefret » Sat July 28th, 2012, 2:02 am

Oh, I almost forgot that was today.
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Post by annis » Sat July 28th, 2012, 2:43 am

Mentioned this elsewhere, but I was absolutely blown away by Thomas Heatherwick's utterly fabulous Olympic Cauldron. Wow! Don't think ther's any video footage yet, but keep an eye out for it. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures from the Daily Mail...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ourse.html

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 28th, 2012, 3:26 am

Wow, I can't believe they got the Queen do that bit with "James Bond", Daniel Craig! How great was that!

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Post by Nefret » Sat July 28th, 2012, 3:34 am

Yeah, that part was awesome.

I'm proud to be British... er, wait. Anyway, great ceremony.
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Post by SGM » Sat July 28th, 2012, 6:23 am

What do people visiting the UK for the Olympics need to know about the nation's quirks, habits and rules

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18983558
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Post by Vanessa » Sat July 28th, 2012, 9:59 am

I thought the Opening Ceremony was spectacular. Danny Boyle deserves an award. I loved the bit with James Bond and the Queen, too. The Olympic cauldron was a brilliant idea.
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Post by Vanessa » Sat July 28th, 2012, 10:06 am

[quote=""SGM""]What do people visiting the UK for the Olympics need to know about the nation's quirks, habits and rules

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18983558[/quote]

I like the ones about queuing and 'not getting your round' in. Not getting a round in should definitely be the eighth deadly sin in pubs! LOL. And you can't beat a good curry after a visit to the pub! ;) :D
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Post by Madeleine » Sat July 28th, 2012, 11:04 am

I didn't think it was the real Queen at first, when they were in the Palace. I don't think any other nation would get away with a stunt like that,do you?
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