The Third Person Thread - Part the first

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby jaznbonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:04 pm

Bonnie congratulates Will and Mrs. Will. :D She adds that Will really only needs enough fingers to wrap around the stem of a glass of champagne. ;)
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Toothy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:03 pm

Congratulations to Will and Mrs Will :D

And it's 4 medals now - woohoo! Toothy still loves that cauldron. :D
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Will of Lancre » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:33 am

Five, and one of them is gold. 8-)
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby MerlinPowered » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:55 am

MerlinPowered wrote:I just read through this thread, and I am now enjoying watching the Olympics, and my little holiday to Queensland.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:11 pm

:lol: Nice interpretation of "Third Person" Merlin! :lol:

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Now GB has NINE medals, Two GOLD, Three SILVER, Four BRONZE.

Congratulations to the athletes and their fans.

The opening ceremony was awesome. I recorded it on DVR and am going to make a DVD of it.

A while back I watched a countrywoman of Doddie's win the Gold in fencing. Quite impressive.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Will of Lancre » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:06 pm

Will is enjoying the feeling of being from from a country that wins stuff. :) (Will is old enough to remember when the Olympics were a painful time for Brits).

Will is also pleased that Luxembourg got a swimmer into the semi-final of the men's breast-stroke. 8-)
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:09 pm

Bouncy is bored rigid by the 'Lympics.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby pip » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm

But table tennis is so fascinating :lol:
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:14 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Bouncy is bored rigid by the 'Lympics.

Never mind, at least Bouncy can watch all those other programmes on BBC . . .

Oh wait, Tony was mistaken - there aren't any. :lol:
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:15 pm

Not to worry. Bouncy's got Hearts and Free Cell to keep her company!!
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:02 am

Docandie watched the Double Sculls and was greatly impressed by the win by Grainger and Watkins.
That last 100 meters was thrilling.

Congratulations. GB is now ranked third overall on the Olympic site with 22 medals. I don't know why some sites have Korea in third place because it doesn't make sense.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Will of Lancre » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:14 am

Many sites (including the BBC) list in order of the number of golds, then silvers and bronzes, not the total number of medals. At the time of writing (Saturday morning UK time) South Korea have 9 golds to our 8, so they are ahead of us.

On the other hand, going by the total medal haul, we would still be 4th, behind Russia. :)

Of course, there are still plenty of events to come. We may go up or down (though I don't think we can catch up the USA somehow ;)). The main thing is that we are still near the top of the board (and ahead of France :twisted: :D ).
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:56 pm

United Kingdom has surged well ahead of Korea (and France!) in Gold, Silver, Bronze and Docandie figures there is a lot of cheering going on over there.

Docandie watched Andy Murray win the gold in tennis.

The following is from the Mercury News in the San Francisco Bay area:
"LONDON -- Britain awoke, afraid it might all have been a dream.
It wasn't: Six gold medals, including three in track and field within the space of an hour Saturday night, had given the country its best day at an Olympic Games since 1908.
A country accustomed to sporting disappointment could scarcely contain its disbelief.

"Don't choke on your cornflakes," said a BBC morning TV presenter, before telling viewers that Britain, population 63 million, lay third in the medal table, behind the United States (population 310 million) and China (population 1.3 billion). "

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Docandie congratulates GB on an amazingly dramatic and impressive Olympics. The home country athletes have really done Great Britain proud.
Considering the difference in population size the feat is even more amazing and the team winning more gold medals (than Russia) and more medals overall than any GB olympic team in history is a great achievement.
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