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Very good medal haul for team GB!
London Olympics 2012
Member Name: Seven17
London Olympics 2012
Advantages: Team GB did really well
Disadvantages: Locog let us down, and the politics ruined it.
Team GB have made a spectacular achievement this year by coming third in the medals table, but i have seen the medals table as a sort of two competition leader board, and we came top of the second part... allow me to explain. China and the US have long battled for the top spots between themselves and because their teams are so big and so well rehearsed its hard for other countries to compete with them, so they will have their own little battle for top spot at the top with almost triple digit total scores. Meanwhile down below there's Great Britain, South Korea, North korea and the russian federation battling it out in the second competition below. That's the way i see it anyway.
2012 got off to a scary start when the government put SAM turrets on the top of tower blocks and brought in radiation detection equipment to keep the olympics secure. Some argue that this was simply over the top, making them scared and some say it was just being careful, and made them feel safe. I personally feel a little bit of both. If a SAM turret was installed on my roof i'd be worried thinking "does the government know something i don't?"
The events have gone quite smoothly with the exception of the highly offensive Korean flag incident before the opening ceremony. That football match is one that I had to youtube search for, the crowd reaction was something to watch that's for sure. Events have had a bit of a backlash where tickets are concerned because Locog reserved too many seats for people who simply weren't there, and it seems a shame that these seats were wasted because fans went through a gruelling process of getting their tickets only to find out they hadn't actually got them per sŤ. Overall though things have gone smoothly and there were no terrorist attacks so all is well.
I think the games will leave a lasting legacy on the UK and it is sad to see them go for another 4 years but the landmarks of which have been built solely around the games like the startford stadium, the olympic village and that disgusting eyesore next to it (that twisted metal rubbish) will always be there.
Overall i think it's been a successful games so far, and i look forward to the closing ceremony tomorrow night and the paralympics later this month. Its a shame locogs financial and copyright politics ruined it for many businesses. this was supposed to be a boost for our country and i think the true spirit of the games has been completely lost into a world of politics...
Shame on them!!
Summary: A pretty standard olympics but Team GB's performance made it a great olympics