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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2012, 03:34:45 pm »
Has any forummer managed to get his/her bicycle shown on an olympic-related broadcast?

This doesn't apply to any Olympic medallists who happen to join the forum.
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2012, 03:36:15 pm »
Blimey, why do they allow so many bikes to ride along with the rowers?  In some shots you can see an entire peleton on the far bank.
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2012, 03:48:22 pm »
I was wondering why they allow all those rowers to row alongside the cyclists.
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 04:01:31 pm »
Blimey, why do they allow so many bikes to ride along with the rowers?  In some shots you can see an entire peleton on the far bank.
According to the Grauniad it's the coaches who are cycling.

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2012, 04:22:41 pm »
Blimey, why do they allow so many bikes to ride along with the rowers?  In some shots you can see an entire peleton on the far bank.
According to the Grauniad it's the coaches who are cycling.

S

Yes, I assumed that, but how many ruddy coaches do they need?  There are more people on bikes than oarsmen.
And are they allowed to coach from their bikes?  And how would they do that?

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2012, 04:23:19 pm »
"Row fast!" "Don't sink!"
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2012, 04:34:05 pm »
"Keep heading in that direction"
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2012, 04:46:01 pm »
Blimey, why do they allow so many bikes to ride along with the rowers?  In some shots you can see an entire peleton on the far bank.
According to the Grauniad it's the coaches who are cycling.

S

Yes, I assumed that, but how many ruddy coaches do they need?  There are more people on bikes than oarsmen.
And are they allowed to coach from their bikes?  And how would they do that?

"Try to win!"
 ;D

And none of them are wearing helmets! And why aren't the rowers wearing life jackets? Think of the children!

Tim Hall

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2012, 06:01:28 pm »
According to my AP, who heard it from a man on the BBC, the cyclists are spectators.
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Tim Hall

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2012, 06:26:05 pm »
FNRTTC induced tiredness and a brain fart meant that I couldn't work out why David Millar was being interviewed for getting into the tennis mixed doubles final.





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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2012, 08:30:50 pm »
"Row fast!" "Don't sink!"

I saw a basketball coach giving a team talk during a time out, with a wipe clean board, marked up like a court, to draw tactics on. It had a big arrow drawn on it, pointing at the basket.

Well, duh!

And those bikes - I swear I've seen some with the forks on backwards.  I posted a link to a pic in another thread...
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2012, 08:35:45 pm »
"Row fast!" "Don't sink!"

I saw a basketball coach giving a team talk during a time out, with a wipe clean board, marked up like a court, to draw tactics on. It had a big arrow drawn on it, pointing at the basket.

Well, duh!

Dr Steve Peters might be able to help you there as to the reason why.  Also try looking at some NLP techniques.

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2012, 08:39:34 pm »
Today, the top of Box Hill looked, in places, like a ver' badly managed building site.

No Construction, Design & Management in place.

Messy.

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2012, 08:40:39 pm »
"Row fast!" "Don't sink!"

I saw a basketball coach giving a team talk during a time out, with a wipe clean board, marked up like a court, to draw tactics on. It had a big arrow drawn on it, pointing at the basket.

Well, duh!

Dr Steve Peters might be able to help you there as to the reason why.  Also try looking at some NLP techniques.

I just couldn't help thinking that if you need advice like that by the time you're in the Olympics, maybe you aren't cut out for it...
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2012, 08:58:46 pm »
I just couldn't help thinking that if you need advice like that by the time you're in the Olympics, maybe you aren't cut out for it...
Surprising how people need support.  Look at Victoria P and her open comments on the role of Dr Steve, after all she has achieved.

Sports psychology is an area where it can really make the difference and what GB have in Dr Steve is worth its weight in Gold.

You even argue why, by the time you have reached Olympic level you need a coach at all, but they play such a vital role in focusing the athletes and removing doubt.  I wonder what would happen in tennis if the coach etc were allowed on court.  Some matches are 4hrs long with no coach contact, no team talks.  Impressive.

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2012, 09:12:28 pm »
I just couldn't help thinking that if you need advice like that by the time you're in the Olympics, maybe you aren't cut out for it...
Surprising how people need support.  Look at Victoria P and her open comments on the role of Dr Steve, after all she has achieved.

Sports psychology is an area where it can really make the difference and what GB have in Dr Steve is worth its weight in Gold.

You even argue why, by the time you have reached Olympic level you need a coach at all, but they play such a vital role in focusing the athletes and removing doubt.  I wonder what would happen in tennis if the coach etc were allowed on court.  Some matches are 4hrs long with no coach contact, no team talks.  Impressive.

Hold on. Are you saying that basketball players really need a cute visual of them putting the ball in the basket?

If so, then they should expect a wee bit of light mockery.

Wowbagger

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012, 09:26:38 pm »
Bloody sodding Branson infernet has been having problems with their servers and this has stopped me watching things. I'm reduced to watching television and connecting to the infernet with my mobile phone's hotspot.
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2012, 09:29:10 pm »
I just couldn't help thinking that if you need advice like that by the time you're in the Olympics, maybe you aren't cut out for it...
Surprising how people need support.  Look at Victoria P and her open comments on the role of Dr Steve, after all she has achieved.
Does he whisper 'handlebar end forwards, Vicky!' before her races?

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 09:38:17 pm »
Jessica Ennis!

That is all.
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John Henry

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2012, 09:49:50 pm »
Jessica Ennis!

That is all.

Except it wasn't all! Rutherford and Farah too, marvellous. GOOOOOOLD!

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2012, 09:52:23 pm »
Rutherfords interview is really something else..

Great moments.. this is Athletics Beijing moment..
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2012, 09:53:26 pm »
Aye. Rutherford seemed to be riding the wave of Ennis's victory when he took his winning jump.

And Mo Farah! He kicked twice on that last lap. I didn;t think he was going to hold them off.

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2012, 09:54:40 pm »
Poor Mrs. Farah! The commentator said she's 7 months pregnant. If so, she's going to have an awful lot of work to do in October!
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2012, 10:05:11 pm »
I've just had to check after Rutherford spoke about Lynn the Leap in the past tense. He is still alive!!
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