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brook

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brook says:

Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

My OH and I were watching the arrival of the Olympic flame by helicopter to Lands End this morning. It was then carried for the first 300 yards by Ben Ainsley the gold medal yaughtsman. It was quite touching really as he allowed many of the crowd to touch the Olympic torch. I think that Great Britain needs this atm and it does make me proud to be British. I'm looking forward to the games especially the athletics and of course all of the equestrian events. anyone else looking forward to it ?

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CharParsley620

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 yaap!

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

Yep, me too - and friends have just heard they've got tickets to see some of the dressage, lucky things !!

 

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igglepop

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igglepop says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 Me too sadly i could only get tickets to the paraolympics 

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SarahSmith

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SarahSmith says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 I really really am. Tried so hard to get tickets, without success.

 

Boohoo, have to watch from home now! :)

Sarah :)

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Bluesnow05

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Bluesnow05 says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 Yes, I'm going to the Olympic Show Jumping! Cant wait x

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HorseLover494

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 can't wait for the olympics!!! We applied for show jumping but didnt get them :( we got table tennis and athletics though! :) xx

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Alphabay

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Alphabay says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

I am soo excited! Im very patriotic and cannot wait to support team GB :) Got tickets to the dressage too!

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

Nope, I hate athletics and all that stuff, would only be interested in the dressage and showjumping and I can see that for free at top level at my local venue every weekend.  I think it's over hyped and costing us money we haven't got, which would be better spent sorting out the problems of the elderly, the NHS and the pensions we in the public sector are expected to pay a fortune for and not get any of it back when we retire because the Dick and Dom show in Westminster have spent it all on the London Games - after all, where else would they be?!  Rant over!

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JTurnbull80

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JTurnbull80 says:

Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

 I'm quite excited for them! Aside from the equestrian events, its the top flight of competition for so many different sports and it's awesome to see them all here in Britain!

 

Yes, they are costing a hell of a lot of money, but I'm in the side that believes that they are an investment, and the tourism money and the boom that the businesses will experience will pay their way! 

 

I'm particularly looking forward to the eventing (Team Fox-Pitt, I'm a glory supporter. Although I hope Laura Collett makes it too!)

 

Has aynone heard about the torch beareres selling their torches for obscene amounts of money on eBay? I read £153,100 on BBC news the other day!!

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to the Olympics ?

I loved watching the Olympics (horsey bits anyway) in previous years, however this time I'm with Rhapsody; 

we are expected to tighten our belts, but they have plenty for a non essential like the olympics, HA. Much more important things to spend the money on....

I'll shut up now else I'll go on for ages.......

 

 

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