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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 8:29 am

Day 5 is just about to kick off with Spain and Australia in the men's hockey - the Aussies are called the Kookaburras.

I think today is the start of the gold rush, chances in rowing and most importantly.......

ALLEZ WIGGO! You're indestructible!

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 9:05 am

A nice touch by the BBC is that their closing montage @ 10pm on BBC One is then shown as the opening montage of the 9am show the next day.

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Post by GSC Wed 01 Aug 2012, 9:10 am

Should open our tally in the rowing, road cycling always somewhat of a lottery
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Post by Duty281 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:04 am

11:50, women's pair rowing. GB is nailed on for the gold!

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:42 am

Who is the biggest Duracell bunny, Hazel, Matt, or Jake?

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Post by GSC Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:43 am

7 minutes...
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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:57 am

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! BREAK OUT THE SPANDAU BALLET!

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:58 am

Well done team GB, I said today was the start of things, keep on working at it lads and lassies.

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Post by TopHat24/7 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:01 pm

GOLD GOLD GOLD!!!

Well done BG women's skulls!!

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Post by djlovesyou Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:08 pm

GSC wrote:Should open our tally in the rowing, road cycling always somewhat of a lottery

Time trials much less so. I think Wiggins will win it, there are only two people who can possibly beat him and they're both unfit/off form. Not saying they won't, but he's a pretty warm favourite.

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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:11 pm

He's undefeated in Time Trials in 2012.

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Post by TopHat24/7 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:11 pm

When is the timetrial?

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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:12 pm

Half 12 I think is Bradley Wiggins.

I'm not sure on which channel though.

BBC 1 is rowing, and BBC 3 archery at the moment...

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:13 pm

The Time Trial is nicknamed the Race of Truth. No tactics here, just the clock. I assume Brad will go last, or does that go to Tony Martin as World Champ?

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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:13 pm

I think half 12 is wrong actually, although that's what a presenter said earlier.

Probably closer to half 2.

BBC website says: quarter past 2 to five past 4.


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Post by TopHat24/7 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:14 pm

yeh, just checked, wiggo is the penultimate rider so only has Cancellara to worry about once he's set his time (providing his top at that point). Big pressure, and he must be exhuasted from the Tour and the gruelling failure in the road race.

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Post by TopHat24/7 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:15 pm

14.15 is the start of the men's time trial according to the official Olympic timetable, with Wiggo due to set off at 15.07

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:24 pm

Thomond - how have Bill and Co been on RTE?

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:28 pm

Haven't been watching it Dave, but I don't think they care either way really. I'm happy that Britain have stopped paincking anyway. Congrats lads enjoy it.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:33 pm

Can I just say the BBC rowing commentator has always been fantastic. He WILL lose it in the closing stages of a race without fail.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:34 pm

OH MY!

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:35 pm

He's lost it, has Dan.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:36 pm

That's another bronze, good medal there, perhaps silver, but we will take it.

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Post by GSC Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:37 pm

Very good bronze there.
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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:38 pm

Looked like it was going to happen then.

The commentator losing his voice at the end has been my favourite moment of the Olympics so far.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:41 pm

He always does Crimey, why he is so brilliant. Famous one being Sydney 2000 - GREAT BRITAIN ON THE LINE! in the Coxless Four.

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Post by TopHat24/7 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:41 pm

what a push from the Canadians at the end, was really hoping our boys would hold onto Silver. Well done tho.

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:44 pm

RTE have a great basketball commetator too, for those who can pick it up, he is worth a listen when there's a game on.



Annalise is 2nd in the Laser class (according to her bro on twitter), and looking quick not all about Team GB like Wink They will pick up a fair few today though, enjoy it lads and lassies.

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Post by EnglishReign Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:48 pm

Those guys weren't expected to get gold, they put in a fantastic effort...why all the doom and gloom on BBC?

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:50 pm

Everyone can I believe Thomond, Eurovision have set up a legal way for everyone in Europe to watch other European countries coverage online, bar their own:

http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:52 pm

Ah cool, your man McCarthy gets really involved, and he comes up with some great lines. I suppose he is from Cork so greatness is expected.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:53 pm

Is he Brian Carthy or is there another excitable Irish commentator? You are spoiled down south!

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:54 pm

Timmy McCarthy I think is his name, you can probably pick that up though? With the whole Saorview boxes from October you should be able to dit anyway. I think those in NI will have full access to Irish Free to Air with one of them, think there was some agreement a while back.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:57 pm

Ahh yes - I remember my dad mentioning him. I can't pick it up in Belfast and back home my RTE is awful (strange that, used ot be very good). I don't think our TV could pick up Saorview (is that what the box is for?) - different standard. But RTE One, Two and TG4 will come to Freeview before the year is out!

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 1:00 pm

Saorview is the Irish version of freeview and NI people are getting access to it I think. Be prepared for an overload of rugby from TG4 and RTE.


On 29 May 2012 the UK Government confirmed TV viewers in Northern Ireland will be able to watch TG4 and RTÉ One and Two on Freeview from Northern Ireland-based transmitters following digital TV switchover, through a special agreement in which RTÉ and TG4 arranged a not-for-profit venture which will be responsible for the installation of the new infrastructure. Freeview delivery of these channels will be supplemented by overspill coverage from Saorview transmitters in the Republic of Ireland.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 1:56 pm

Yeah - I've heard that. But, I think some of the TV's bought here, digitial TVs that is, can't pick up the picture for Irish channels. We get the frequency but no picture, think its because Irish digital is on a different MPEG standard. That should sort it though! thumbsup

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Post by Duty281 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:05 pm

Just wanna say, fantastic rowing again by the women's pair to get GB our first Gold of the games. Yahoo And a fantastic effort by the men's eight who only just ran out of steam, bronze was a decent reward for their efforts. clap Now come on Bradley Wiggins who starts at 15:07.

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:05 pm

Sideburns at the ready.....

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Post by Duty281 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:14 pm

Chris Mears and Nick Robinson-Baker are also representing GB in the diving 3m synchro springboard final at 15:00.

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Post by Guest Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:28 pm

Judging from recent performances by Wiggins in the TT this year and throughout the TDF this gold should be in the bag. Due to the fact T. Martin has been injured and that Cancellera is nursing an injured arm/shoulder, this really should be Gold. This is not a possibility, this is a definite and more than realistic gold opportunity in my opinion.

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Post by Duty281 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:34 pm

And there's a more than decent chance for Froome to do well. British 1-2? I can dream!

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Post by lorus59 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:40 pm

Have the Irish a medal chance at any sport at all in the Olympics?

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Post by Thomond Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:42 pm

Boxing we have Taylor and a few of the male competitors, sailing possibly Murphy has slipped a bit but she is still doing alright.

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Post by lorus59 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:45 pm

Well as long as they don't take a hammer and nails to the fencing competition.

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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:08 pm

Two lovely goals by Brazil in the football.

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Post by Jennifer1984 Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:36 pm

Bradley Wiggins leading the time trial by 11 seconds at the second split. Chris Froome going well, too.


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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:38 pm

Taylor should win gold for Ireland in the boxing, 4x world champ. Decent footballer too!

ALLEZ LE SIDEBURNS!

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Post by Dave. Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:45 pm

Wiggo in gold, Froome in bronze.

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Post by Crimey Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:48 pm

Would be excellent to see two guys on the podium!

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune Wed 01 Aug 2012, 3:51 pm

Whose left, can he be toppled?

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