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  1. 10 Aug '12 13:18
    I dont see it on the TV
  2. 10 Aug '12 13:51
    Originally posted by tim88
    I dont see it on the TV
    check the plug.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Aug '12 14:15
    Originally posted by tim88
    I dont see it on the TV
    For the Aussies, I think they were over before they began.
  4. 10 Aug '12 14:27
    haha it started at 11.30PM it's usually on 24/7, i'm watching the karate
  5. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    11 Aug '12 03:19
    Originally posted by sh76
    For the Aussies, I think they were over before they began.
    Yep, good Olympics not to have a tv for
  6. 12 Aug '12 00:55
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Yep, good Olympics not to have a tv for
    Maybe you should lobby for Australian Boomerang as an Olympic sport.

    "There are different types of throwing contests: accuracy of return; Aussie round; trick catch; maximum time aloft; fast catch; and endurance"

    ref: wikipedia on boomerang.

    details of these are at

    http://beholders.org/body/unusualsports/162-boomerangs.html

    including a video on how to throw them.
  7. 13 Aug '12 10:57
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Yep, good Olympics not to have a tv for
    Eh, don't knock it. You have almost twice as many medals as we do, for only a quarter or so more people.

    Ok, granted, for a nation as downright obsessed with sports as the Convicts, that is disastrous.

    Richard
  8. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    29 Aug '12 02:00
    Originally posted by JS357
    Maybe you should lobby for Australian Boomerang as an Olympic sport.

    "There are different types of throwing contests: accuracy of return; Aussie round; trick catch; maximum time aloft; fast catch; and endurance"

    ref: wikipedia on boomerang.

    details of these are at

    http://beholders.org/body/unusualsports/162-boomerangs.html

    including a video on how to throw them.
    You're onto something there. Lets face it : any sport can make it at the Olympics with a good enough PR campaign.
  9. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    29 Aug '12 02:01
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Eh, don't knock it. You have almost twice as many medals as we do, for only a quarter or so more people.

    Ok, granted, for a nation as downright obsessed with sports as the Convicts, that is disastrous.

    Richard
    Without sport we are ... nothing.

    (pssst: don't worry. i'm just playing along with the locals here, I don't really care all that much )
  10. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    30 Aug '12 14:34
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Without sport we are ... nothing.
    On the contrary. There would still be the wedges that your Liberal Party drives between the people.
  11. 10 Sep '12 00:49
    The 2012 Summer Olympics and its consequences have come to an end for
    Sergei Ovchinnikov, who was the coach of Russia's women's volleyball team,
    or, more compellingly, Sergei Ovchinnikov (age 43) has come to a tragic end.
    Reportedly, he was found dead by hanging, an apparent suicide.

    Reportedly, Sergei Ovchinnikov was heavily criticised in Russia after his team's
    disappointing performance at the Olympics. One of his friends (another Russian
    volleyball coach) said that Ovchinnikov 'took the Olympics very personally'.

    It's called the 'Olympic Games', but is it always 'just a game'?