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07-31-2012, 09:47 PM
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Summer Olympics

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Quebecois are bringing home some bronze.

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I like the swimming races. That's it though...

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I watch mainly soccer and canoeing, kayaking, etc. I like to watch girl's gymnastics, but not because it's fun to watch.

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BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, NFLD, Yukon, North. Terr. and Nunavut... care to join the party?

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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american

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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american
That comment.

I care about any Canadian medal.

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Anyone care?
Hell yeah

Although there have been some issues with setting the games up and making sure everything runs smoothly, I think overall, a good job has been done so far. I'm certainly enjoying it and the BBC are doing a good job of broadcasting just about every single thing going on considering how much that entails.

The slogan for the games is inspire a generation. Not sure how much of said generation has been inspired but things sound pretty good so far and my nephew has already been inspired so it's good to see the event having a positive effect in some respect.

There are still a fair few events left where we have a real hope of medals but I think most of all, I am encouraged by our mixed skydiving team. Honestly, who is going to beat them?! Britannia rules the waves... and now the sky too

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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american
Lawl. So clueless.


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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american
Really? Sometimes i wonder why i even live in Quebec...

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i don't have interest in most type of competition but gymnastic and basketball are pretty fun to watch. Hard to keep me interested when there's no canadian left though...

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Anything with a Canadian (I don't care which province) competing, but I like soccer, swimming, gymnastics and a bit of tennis when it's someone big.

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There are still a fair few events left where we have a real hope of medals but I think most of all, I am encouraged by our mixed skydiving team. Honestly, who is going to beat them?! Britannia rules the waves... and now the sky too
The Queen and James Bond? They're pretty bad ass indeed.

I wish we had the Olympics close to home again. Sure, 2010 was fun and all, but nothing better than at home. Hey IOC, we still have an olympic stadium

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Hell yeah

Although there have been some issues with setting the games up and making sure everything runs smoothly, I think overall, a good job has been done so far. I'm certainly enjoying it and the BBC are doing a good job of broadcasting just about every single thing going on considering how much that entails.

The slogan for the games is inspire a generation. Not sure how much of said generation has been inspired but things sound pretty good so far and my nephew has already been inspired so it's good to see the event having a positive effect in some respect.

There are still a fair few events left where we have a real hope of medals but I think most of all, I am encouraged by our mixed skydiving team. Honestly, who is going to beat them?! Britannia rules the waves... and now the sky too
That thing about the Stadium keys getting lost and replacing the locks is a little embarrassing though..

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The Queen and James Bond? They're pretty bad ass indeed.

I wish we had the Olympics close to home again. Sure, 2010 was fun and all, but nothing better than at home. Hey IOC, we still have an olympic stadium
Yeah, because the last time the olympics were in QC it was such a huge success...

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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american
I care because I'm Canadian. Did you also not care when Canada won the hockey gold in 2010?

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USA!!
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But good luck to the Canadians in London.

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I haven't been that interested in the Olympics this year to tell the truth, I pretty much only care about the athletes from Canada and Barbados.

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So, I guess this is the thread to bring this up: link

I don't know much about the Canadian womens team but they seem fairly decent. Are Canadian football fans feeling confident ahead of that one or not? Hopefully the GB womens team break from the tradition established by the men and avoid stumbling out the moment the words 'knock-out' and 'penalty shootout' start being mentioned.

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The Queen and James Bond? They're pretty bad ass indeed.
It got me wondering, if all countries entered an All-Star skydiving team, who would each country enter? Team GB have their duo sorted, what about everyone else? Perhaps Team USA could enter Chris Evans as Captain America and Paris Hilton (with Sarah Palin in the role of spoiler on the ground with a shotgun, until the Duke of Edinborough catches up with her). Who would Canada enter? Celine Dion and Justin Bieber? Don't suppose there is a shortage of parachutes in Canada right now, is there? Portugal could just hold a lottery and enter any two members of their national football team to take part in an event I'm sure they'd adapt to very quickly

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That thing about the Stadium keys getting lost and replacing the locks is a little embarrassing though..
I think we're okay with a little folly. Our politicians do a good job of preparing us for the embarrassment of when someone else screws up. Boris Johnson being a prime example. He is on stage in front of thousands of people. Members of the media from around the world are present. He is making a speech welcoming the world to London for a sporting event that will unite us all and he starts making jokes at the expense of other nations (Greece was one, I think Spain was another). Just so it's clear, everyone here knows Boris is a bit of an idiot. The other bit of him is a moron.

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Off to a much quicker start than in Beijing, which is a good thing.

Feel bad for Milos Raonic after such a grueling match.

Hopefully Adam van Koeverden doesn't choke again.

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So, I guess this is the thread to bring this up: link

I don't know much about the Canadian womens team but they seem fairly decent. Are Canadian football fans feeling confident ahead of that one or not? Hopefully the GB womens team break from the tradition established by the men and avoid stumbling out the moment the words 'knock-out' and 'penalty shootout' start being mentioned.



It got me wondering, if all countries entered an All-Star skydiving team, who would each country enter? Team GB have their duo sorted, what about everyone else? Perhaps Team USA could enter Chris Evans as Captain America and Paris Hilton (with Sarah Palin in the role of spoiler on the ground with a shotgun, until the Duke of Edinborough catches up with her). Who would Canada enter? Celine Dion and Justin Bieber? Don't suppose there is a shortage of parachutes in Canada right now, is there? Portugal could just hold a lottery and enter any two members of their national football team to take part in an event I'm sure they'd adapt to very quickly



I think we're okay with a little folly. Our politicians do a good job of preparing us for the embarrassment of when someone else screws up. Boris Johnson being a prime example. He is on stage in front of thousands of people. Members of the media from around the world are present. He is making a speech welcoming the world to London for a sporting event that will unite us all and he starts making jokes at the expense of other nations (Greece was one, I think Spain was another). Just so it's clear, everyone here knows Boris is a bit of an idiot. The other bit of him is a moron.
Should be a good game. Canada used to be a lot better, but they've fallen a lot. Losing Kara Lang was a huge kick in the stomach for Canadian soccer.

I think Canada can beat any team on the tournament, but they will need to be at their best. They looked sloppy against Japan earlier. They didn't even play well against Sweden until the last 25 minutes or so, but then they dominated.

Canada is down 3 defenders to injury, which is a huge disadvantage.

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Will you REALLY care if someone from Burnaby BC or Red Deer wins a silver medal? I only care when they have french names, otherwise I think they're american
wow, what a putz.

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I watch mainly soccer and canoeing, kayaking, etc. I like to watch girl's gymnastics, but not because it's fun to watch.
Brittany Rogers and Jordan Wieber are so ****ing hot !!!

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Toronto has made a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, hopefully they get them.

As for 2012, 4 medals not too bad, hopefully we can get a few golds.

Can't wait for wrestling to start, because my high school coach is there with the Canadian Men's team

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Anyone care?

Quebecois are bringing home some bronze.
Quebecers won 3 of the 4 medals that Canada has so far. May be one of the reasons that Quebec doesn't turn out so many hockey players.

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