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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #135 on: July 28, 2021, 01:02:11 PM »
Union Flag

Bing-bong.

Risso to the thread, please.

Am I about to become embroiled in a fucking tedious debate and exchange of views about our national flag? If so I canít arsed so, stand down Risso.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #136 on: July 28, 2021, 01:33:31 PM »
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

There are some sports I just don't like (rugby union, long-distance cycling, triathlon) but that's my loss. Dressage, on the other hand, can fck right off. If horse and toff switched positions, I might reconsider.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #137 on: July 28, 2021, 01:43:08 PM »
There are some sports I just don't like (rugby union, long-distance cycling, triathlon) but that's my loss. Dressage, on the other hand, can fck right off. If horse and toff switched positions, I might reconsider.

Bing-bong.

Jon Crofts to the thread, please.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #138 on: July 28, 2021, 01:47:23 PM »
Note I didn't say anything about that shooting and skiing combination. I do detest that with every part of my being, but they're armed so fine by me. Actually, sod it. Anything involving a firearm is not on, unless they train dressage nags to fire.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #139 on: July 28, 2021, 01:48:58 PM »
Your Irish diaspora allows leeway here. Iím claiming anything with a Union Flag in the corner.

Fair enough, there's usually a few Irish-American winners as well. Don't forget to include this gold medal winner though.
https://www.si.com/olympics/2021/07/27/carissa-moore-surfing-olympic-gold-medal-hawaii-bianca-buitendag

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #140 on: July 28, 2021, 02:05:01 PM »
Your Irish diaspora allows leeway here. Iím claiming anything with a Union Flag in the corner.

Fair enough, there's usually a few Irish-American winners as well. Don't forget to include this gold medal winner though.
https://www.si.com/olympics/2021/07/27/carissa-moore-surfing-olympic-gold-medal-hawaii-bianca-buitendag

Iíd forgotten all about that (slightly embarrassed Empire style shuffle)

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #141 on: July 28, 2021, 02:23:53 PM »
German TT coach has been a bit naughty.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #142 on: July 28, 2021, 02:54:43 PM »
Note I didn't say anything about that shooting and skiing combination. I do detest that with every part of my being, but they're armed so fine by me. Actually, sod it. Anything involving a firearm is not on, unless they train dressage nags to fire.

Bullfighting, but the bulls have semi-autmatic machine guns on each horn that can be triggered by the bulls mind using some clever technology. People that enjoy that kind of thing normally can make up crowd and must remain seated throughout the event.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #143 on: July 28, 2021, 03:03:39 PM »
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

Yeah I think I'd rather watch paint dry, but my brother in law, who has been in the equestrian business all his life, ensures me that it requires a tremendous amount of skill. I also take your previous point about the horse, nevertheless she is now the most decorated British female Olympian of all time and you can't take that away from her.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2021, 04:22:13 PM »
Does anyone know what it is about Equestrian, that the riders all have those weird waxy red faces? Too much time in the country air?

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #145 on: July 28, 2021, 04:54:56 PM »
Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin in literally the worst sport ever conceived.

Yeah I think I'd rather watch paint dry, but my brother in law, who has been in the equestrian business all his life, ensures me that it requires a tremendous amount of skill. I also take your previous point about the horse, nevertheless she is now the most decorated British female Olympian of all time and you can't take that away from her.

No, although hopefully Laura Kenny will win more golds and overtake her again next week. That said, the commentator was saying there's no reason why Dujardin couldn't carry on for years so could smash that record. Maybe she will get her twentieth medal at Yardley, 2036.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2021, 05:58:17 PM »
To be fair, it's relatively easy to have a long career when something else is doing the physical stuff.

Yes, I know it take skill as a rider, but you don't exactly need to have Steve Redgrave levels of fitness. It is, after all, whipping a horse into dancing. In fact, now that it's angered me again, what is the fckn point? I can get archery, darts, even shooting at discs. Triathlon I can at least respect for how good a swimmer, cyclist, runner you are. In what circumstance is horse dancing relevant? Nearly every sport comes from a task to do with life or just going faster, further, higher than your opponent. This is creating a completely unnecessary "skill" so people called Jocasta and Sebastian can give you a mark out of ten. Get tae...

Whoever invented it needs digging up and killing again, preferably by being beaten repeatedly with the stiff backs of the cuntry set currently hooraying their way round Tokyo. Get a proper job and stop humiliating horses.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #147 on: July 28, 2021, 06:18:42 PM »
Yes, I know it take skill as a rider, but you don't exactly need to have Steve Redgrave levels of fitness. It is, after all, whipping a horse into dancing. In fact, now that it's angered me again, what is the fckn point? I can get archery, darts, even shooting at discs. Triathlon I can at least respect for how good a swimmer, cyclist, runner you are. In what circumstance is horse dancing relevant? Nearly every sport comes from a task to do with life or just going faster, further, higher than your opponent. This is creating a completely unnecessary "skill" so people called Jocasta and Sebastian can give you a mark out of ten. Get tae...

Whoever invented it needs digging up and killing again, preferably by being beaten repeatedly with the stiff backs of the cuntry set currently hooraying their way round Tokyo. Get a proper job and stop humiliating horses.

Someone didn't get a pony as a child. :(

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #148 on: July 29, 2021, 08:34:19 AM »
Unfortunately, a glorified ventriloquist's dummy did and now she's going to ruin 20 minutes of SPOTY for me this year as well.

Oh the humanity!

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #149 on: July 29, 2021, 08:45:16 AM »
Men's Basketball 3x3 was superb last night. Latvia beating Russia in the final, the one player Krumins taping his own leg up to try and continue but eventually injury stopped him. Brilliant match.

 


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