London 2012 Olympics

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
The Games have already started... and a blunder happened today: South Korean flag for North Korea!:bigsmile:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18991619
The North Korean women's football team have walked off the pitch at their Olympic match in Glasgow after their images were shown on a screen beside a South Korean flag.
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Any sports people are looking forward to in particular?
I'll go for Athletics, swimming and cycling, and probably some gymnastics.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
I always enjoy beach volley ball. basketball, some of the track events, the marathon is interesting to get views of the host city, tennis, and swimming.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
I've always been much more of a Winter Olympic fan. Must be a Canadian thing.
I tend to be a browser when the chance presents itself, or a story catches my attention.
But I've become a volleyball fan in the past couple year since my daughter started showing some high level ability.
So I will probably make a point of watching that.
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
I love the Olympics - the second most important event of the year (after Euro 2012 :p).
I'll be keeping a close eye on athletics, volleyball, tennis, swimming and gymnastics mostly.
 

Crimson Idol

Caveman
Not watching TV in general it's very unlikely I'll watch anything. I suspect it'll be on TV whenever I go downstairs so if I see something interesting I may watch, but that's usually only hockey.. because I used to play that quite a bit, even as its 8 years ago I still have vague interest.
 

Rotam

Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky
I like watching most of the sports...

... maybe except Badminton and Wrestling (The real one lol).
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
My favourite Olympic sports are cycling, rowing, athletics and swimming. I won't pay much attention (if any) to football and tennis because I am firmly against those as Olympic sports (along with Basketball).

The flag mistake was fantastic though. I wonder if it will cause a major diplomatic incident involving the Koreas and the UK.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
I try to watch everything but of course, some of them get really boring. Though I absolutely will keep up with all the results and list them on my PC, did it for Athens 2004, did it for Beijing 2008, and will do for London 2012. :smartarse:

Of course, my favorite will be basketball as usual, as a basketball columnist, player and blogger. Football is not really fun in Olympics, I didn't enjoy the first two days. Women's football was actually more fun than men's football in first two days. :bigsmile: Can't miss the most important one that is athletics and also swimming, volleyball, tennis, cycling and table tennis. Weightlifting and water polo also will catch my attention.

I wish the best for my country's athletes, hope there won't be any injuries and want to have a great three weeks.
 

UpTheIrons

Educated Fool
Whilst I quite enjoy the Olympics and respect their status as a major event, the BBC have been relentlessly overbearing with their coverage and it's getting rather annoying!
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
The most ridiculous thing was that the flag bearer announcement was more important than what's been happening in Syria.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Top 16 alltime medal ranking: G S B

1. USA 929 728 640
2. USSR 395 319 296
3. UK 205 254 249
4. France 193 212 236
5. Italy 191 157 174
6. China 163 117 105
7. Germany 161 163 201
8. Hungary 159 140 158
9. DDR 153 129 127
10. Sweden 139 158 171
11. Australia 131 137 164
12. Japan 123 112 125
13. Russia 108 97 112
14. Finland 100 83 115
15. Romania 86 89 117
16. Netherlands 72 80 95
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
1. USA 929 728 640
2. USSR 395 319 296
3. UK 205 254 249
4. France 193 212 236
5. Italy 191 157 174
6. China 163 117 105
7. Germany 161 163 201
8. Hungary 159 140 158
9. DDR 153 129 127
10. Sweden 139 158 171
11. Australia 131 137 164
12. Japan 123 112 125
13. Russia 108 97 112
14. Finland 100 83 115
15. Romania 86 89 117
16. Netherlands 72 80 95
17. South Korea 68 74 73
18. Cuba 67 64 63
19. Poland 62 80 119
20. Canada 58 94 108
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I'm actually pretty okay with that. Summer olympics in this country aren't where the money goes.
 
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