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So who's getting excited about next year's Olympics?<br><br>
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*swims in. spits out water*<br><br>
I am!<br><br>
*swims out*
 

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I'm kind of excited to find out if I've got some tickets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I wanna see the fencing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Earthling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2884906"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Boring to watch, boring to hear about, will cause chaos in London... no, not looking forward to it.</div>
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This. Also sick of London this, London that. The capital can go stuff itself, because it's not more important than where I am right now.
 

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I will probably watch some of it on TV. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Someone I know has applied to get a lot of tickets and he won't be able to afford them if he actually is allocated them all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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London is important to me because I live 2 miles outside of it and my family live right in it. It's already a nightmare driving to see my mum with the Blackwall Tunnel such a failure, it's going to be 10 times worse when it's serving as the thoroughfare for almost all olympics traffic too. Right now there are 70-90 breakdowns in it per month, it's going to be so much worse next year.
 

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Can't stand the Olympics. Corporate BS disguised as international camaraderie.
 

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I'm hoping to be teaching English in another country by the time the Olympics hit London. Apparently, the bicycle race is gonna come through Tooting, or near where I live. I think I'd probably watch that if I was/if I am still about.<br><br>
I used to be really anti-sport, but for me that was sour grapes. If eating, boozing and moaning were sports, I would have gotten gold... But now I'm in to fitness an' stuff, I don't mind sports. I'll probably watch boxing, gymnastics, possibly athletics and maybe weight lifting for the eye candy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
It is corporate BS, but I admire the physical prowess and dedication of people who compete.<br><br>
Note: But don't agree with some of the things which have gone on, for example the building sites using illegal black lists to persecute people in unions.
 

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Yes, it is corporate BS. However, for people like me who are into sports which are not as mainstream as football, rugby or cricket, the Olympics offers and opportunity to see some of our idols.<br><br>
Saying that, I'm most upset I'm not going to get to see Ian Thorpe come out of retirement at London 2012 - stupid student finances.
 

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For the athletes involved, I don't think it's much about corporate nonsense at all. They work really hard. I actually sorta like them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Some of the water related stuff is being held in Oxford, but I'm not really sure what yet.<br><br>
I too, like the aspect of seeing "lesser" sports represented.
 

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As we get closer to the whole shebang, I have some info for you all:<br><br>
The Games of the XXX Olympiad will be July 27 through August 12, 2012. Information is at London2012.com<br><br>
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be August 29 through September 9, 2012 Athletes with disabilities will compete in 21 events, including Paralympic archery, cycling, swimming, and equestrian events, and wheelchair fencing, rugby and tennis.<br><br>
General information about London and the United Kingdom is at visitBritain.com, visitEngland.com and visitLondon.com<br><br>
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad culminates in the London 2012 Festival, June 21 through September 9, 2012. The festival includes a David Hockney exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts and a performance of Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony at London's Barbican.<br><br>
Information obtained from the November/December 2011 issue of Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California
 

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Not excited at all to be honest.<br><br>
Lots of stuff going on around here though. I do hope I don't have to go in to London during this time. However, I do know rent prices around my way will rocket & this is good for my Dad as he rents his house out.
 

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A couple more personal notes from me:<br><br>
The number of this Olympiad (XXX) makes it look like a series of porn events. Anyone for naked polo? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
If you live in London and environs, even if you're not interested in the sports, it might be worth checking out the cultural events. When the Olympics were here in Los Angeles in 1984, I had no interest in anything, not the sports OR the cultural events. But in retrospect, I might have at least checked out the cultural events, and perhaps have a chance to meet some interesting people from other countries. This was long before I became connected to the internet, so meeting people face to face would have been an interesting experience. This was how we did the cross-cultural thing back in those Jurassic days, kids. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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^ What sort of things do you mean?<br><br>
It's just going to be so busy in London at the time though! I think it would be better to stay away. Tubes are enough of a squish as it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I still don't know anyone that managed to get tickets for any event.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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My family got tickets to something really random, can't remember what it is now.<br><br>
It's annoying because there's things extremely close to us but no-one from round here got tickets for those events! What the **** is the point in that?!
 

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I'm giving serious consideration to leaving the country for the whole period. It will be chaos.
 

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I'm sick and tired of hearing about them. Can't stand it.<br><br>
Every other advert on the TV is something to do with them and I've had enough. FFS, what is the point of having an advert of a load of faces on a screen singing while a guy runs along? WTF? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
Not to mention that it's such a waste of money.
 
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