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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2013, 12:18:26 am »
I hope to be volunteering in Glesga for the duration. Apparently they might want me in press operations. Well I suppose someone has to open and close the cupboard door.

That, if the common perception of the press is to be believed, will no doubt be a drinks cupboard.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2013, 09:51:36 pm »
My Kenyan colleague has been telling us that Kenyans abroad have been asked if they would like to pick a sport to compete in at the Games. Kenya apparently puts all its sporting money into their runners and doesn't fund anything else, so they're saying to people if you would like to compete, pick a sport, and you can be in a team. They're especially encouraging Kenyans in Scotland who won't need accommodation.  ;D Mary has spent a few days deciding what sport she could do and she's considering being part of the first Kenyan Commonwealth Games lawn bowls team.  :D And I'm wondering how to convince the Games authorities that I'm eligible for her competitor's family tickets. I might have to pretend to have married her brother.
She has had further information about it, and sadly can't pick her own sport. They've asked her to do one or more of the throwing stuff events - javelin, discus, shot put or hammer. I've advised her not to pick the hammer throwing as there's a good chance she'd kill herself on the first attempt.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2013, 08:51:10 am »
I'm hoping to do some safety stewarding during the games. Although knowing my luck I'll end up directing traffic at the farthest away overflow carpark from the fun stuff.....

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2013, 11:41:49 am »
Managed to get tickets for athletics, badminton and netball.
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David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2013, 02:05:21 pm »
I am officially a Clydesider though I will be based on Tayside asisting shooters shooting shooters shooting. ANd tryning to ensure it isnt shooters shooting shooters shooting shooters shooting which could be a bit of a mess.

Good points are that it is a simple bike ride there along the Tay.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2013, 07:42:09 pm »
I has been accepted as a Clydesider as well, for the Cycling. I think it's just the road races.
Whatever it is I'm well pleased :)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2014, 10:41:49 am »
My Kenyan colleague has been telling us that Kenyans abroad have been asked if they would like to pick a sport to compete in at the Games. Kenya apparently puts all its sporting money into their runners and doesn't fund anything else, so they're saying to people if you would like to compete, pick a sport, and you can be in a team. They're especially encouraging Kenyans in Scotland who won't need accommodation.  ;D Mary has spent a few days deciding what sport she could do and she's considering being part of the first Kenyan Commonwealth Games lawn bowls team.  :D And I'm wondering how to convince the Games authorities that I'm eligible for her competitor's family tickets. I might have to pretend to have married her brother.
She has had further information about it, and sadly can't pick her own sport. They've asked her to do one or more of the throwing stuff events - javelin, discus, shot put or hammer. I've advised her not to pick the hammer throwing as there's a good chance she'd kill herself on the first attempt.
Mary's javelin training was going well but now the coach has left. Anyone know where we can get a javelin coach from?  :o
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2014, 12:33:33 pm »
I have been in the online ticket queue for two and a half hours...
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2014, 11:21:42 am »
Our tickets have arrived!
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2014, 10:05:31 am »
If any of you collapse due to the excitement of watching squash and/or table tennis, I will be there to resuscitate you  :thumbsup:
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2014, 10:13:12 am »
And should you accidentally end up as a target in the shooting I'll be there to ensure the photogs get pics.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2014, 10:34:07 am »
Our tickets have arrived!

Ours arrived about the same time. I hope the weather is good on the Sunday as we are at the early session for the hockey then have the rest of the day free, so a walk around Glasgow Green and The Peoples Palace will be nice.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2014, 05:23:58 pm »
Just seen the Baton passing throguh Dundee..
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Clyde of course travels by the best means possible..

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2014, 09:10:43 pm »
I saw the baton last weekend: it made a special stop for the group I was cycling with. 8) (I managed to keep out of shot. ;))

Not planning to go to any of the actual sports things, because I'm not really into it. I will go and watch the road race, though, because it goes up the hill at the end of my road so it would be silly not to have a look! :)

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2014, 10:59:55 pm »
Went to the opening ceremony first dress rehearsal last night. Very damp, some ad libbing, some stand-ins.

Lots of secrets not shown. Flag bearers were introduced as 'flag-bearer 1' etc..

Very kitsch tartan and shortbread. Very different to the Olympics and much shorter.

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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2014, 09:46:12 pm »
Will they have Del Amitri, Wet Wet Wet and Lulu?
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2014, 10:28:35 pm »
They did not appear at the rehearsal. They had a Ska band, and the signer did a rather groovy air guitar and sax along to the music. Annie Lennox and John Barrowman are the leads.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2014, 09:09:18 pm »
Well, this is an embarrassing load of cheesey old keech, isn't it?
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Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2014, 09:12:12 pm »
Oh come on, dancing Tunnocks Teacakes, it's like Eurovision on acid.


Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2014, 09:13:23 pm »
Crying with laughter...

Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2014, 09:17:14 pm »
Oh bugger, they've let the cat stranglers in  >:(

David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2014, 09:19:29 pm »
It looks a lot better on TV than at the rehearsal but the atmosphere was great.

Lots of wee references that are hard to spot - the Jack Vettriano sketches and so on.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2014, 09:21:45 pm »
Blimey.  Rod Stewart is still alive.
I was half expecting him to say "Nice to see you.  To see you, nice."
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2014, 09:22:34 pm »
So disappointed they didn't let him do Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
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David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2014, 09:22:49 pm »
Susan Boyle on a bad day still has a great voice.. Really feel for her.
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