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The Beijing Olympics
Member Name: fuzzybear
The Beijing Olympics
Advantages: Loads of sports
Disadvantages: Not eough tme to watch everything
Well the Olympic party has moved on to the paralympic games next before we can really focus on London 2012, I must say I find it annoying that this event still gets such little coveridge, surely the handover as an Olympic venue from Beijing to London should have took place at the closing ceremony of these games and not the ones just finished after all there were a couple of contestants able to compete in both events so certainly their Olympics has not ended and neither has that of many athletes funded by our own lottery money.
I wonder if Dooyoo will actually decide to set up a seperate category for us to review or will they ignore it as well?
As for the actual Beijing games well it was an excellent well organised games that was certainly a success for Team GB. Rebecca Adlington in the pool was a revelation, I liked the observation from one of the guys on Mock the Week when he said she looked like a girl who could work in Greggs, I did not see this as an insult more a compliment at how wonderfully grounded she was and down to earth, especially when you compare it with the way the Americans lorded Phelps as the greatest Olymiad ever, now eight golds does truly make you a great in your sport but remember in swimming you can win multiple medals for basically doing the same thing but just bunging on a couple of extra lengths. I reckon five golds in five games is a bit better or doing ten very different events to pick up a gold like the American winner of the decathlon.
The games were well organised and the venues looked great, the opening ceremony was something else, missed the closing one but the news clips looked impressive.
Summary: Great games
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