Sunday, 12 August 2012

I Finally Watched The Olympics

So yesterday I finally watched some of the Olympics. I watched the 5000 metre race where we had Mo Farah going for not just another gold but to get a long distance running double. He made it. He won the race and becomes one of seven men to do it. It's where you earn a gold medal in both the 5000 metre and 10000 metre race. If I've understood this correctly. While I didn't really get sucked in, and only gave a silent "yes" and fist pump when he made it, I have to say that is a damn good show. Despite being neither a sports fan, a patriot, an Olympics watcher, or someone who generally cares about things, I have to say "well done chap" and I have to say that to everyone there. Or I suppose "chappette" to the dames. They work hard to do what they do, and I won't try and take anything away from them. I might not watch but millions of others do, potentially billions. Well done guys, good show. Of course the true test comes next Olympics. Let's see how we do off the home turf.

Another brilliant highlight of course was the American runner Tyson Gay. I can not tell you how utterly fantastic it is to see a giant man running with the word GAY written in big bold letters on his chest. Damn I can't imagine what that guy went through growing up. This man is why we should be fighting for gay rights. This man has a right to marry, even if he is, quite literally, a gay.

Sorry, I really couldn't resist.
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13 comments:

  1. I think a couple of months ago, I decided I was going to enjoy this Olympics because I was so fed up with all the nay-sayers and doubters and doom and gloomers - and that's just where I worked! One colleague in particular worked herself up so much (she really thought her transport to work will be so disrupted she'd not be able to go anywhere) her migraines flared and she near enough had a nervous breakdown.

    Now I say big fat raspberries to these same people - it's been a flamin great two weeks and even if I hated PE at school - I enjoyed being an armchair cheerleader! LOL!!!

    OH yeah!! FlyMO!!!!!! :-)

    Take care
    x

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  2. I can't recall exactly when gay stopped meaning being happy and turned into what we know now. I first heard it in 1992, so I guess this guy would have had a hard time growing up!

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  3. I was on blogger when he won but the TV was on in the next room and all you could hear when he won was a lot of shouting and cheering! :P x

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  4. I was so pleased to hear that Mo won the double gold but at the same time I doubt that he can replicate it at the next Olympics. If he can though he will become one of the greatest of all time, congratulations to him for his huge achievement, I bet he feels very proud this morning.

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  5. Damn right, Mark! Tyson Gay can marry whoever he wants! There are other Gay athletes in the US as well - a basketball player named Rudy Gay and a former football player named Randall Gay who played for... (wait for it)... the Patriots.

    I watched the race that Mo Farah won and I was very happy for him. Not sure what his hand gesture means but Usain Bolt was doing it later on (playing to the home crowd no doubt). I thought it was wonderful that Tom Daley celebrated his bronze medal in diving with a group jump into the pool. That's the sprit; it's not always about gold, eh?

    London did a fantastic job and though I was a bit bored by the results there's no doubt they Brits put on a great show. Suck on that, Mitt Romney!

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  6. Brave of him to run that way :) Being gay is nothing to be ashamed about!

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  7. I've been really into the olympics, and my patriotism surprised me! I'm excited for the closing ceremony, the spice girls are performing :D :D :D I adored them when I was a kid :)

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  8. I managed to avoid all of the Olympics, even the Opening Ceremony, I'm just not into sport, neither am I patriotic. But I must admit, this giant of a man was just great!
    I'm not any "ist" and believe that everyone has the choice to live their lives their way...good for him! ;)

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  9. I couldn't watch much of the Olympics because my t.v. is broken, and plus I am often too tired when I come home from my job as slave for the most evil corporation on earth to do much of anything.

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  10. The greatest headline: http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/07/03/us-athletics-diamond-idUSTRE6622I420100703

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  11. Ha, all I know about the Olympics is that it made feel like I don't use my body to its full capabilities. There are athletes out there who literally propel themselves into the sky and do all sorts of flips and jumps and whatnot. It's kind of surreal, if you ask me!

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  12. The atheletes make everything look so damn easy. Have you seen the video where Chad le Clos beat out Michael Phelps? You should watch it. And you should watch his father's reaction-priceless!

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  13. HAHAHAHAHHA I must say that Tyson was a tough teenager

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