Olympics. How much are we watching?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by fitzy, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    How much of the Olympics is everyone watching?

    I have been up most nights and I'm starting to get pretty tired but I can't help it!

    You guys in Europe have it a lot easier!
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Having been off work for a couple of days I've seen more than usual during the day-time but generally I end up just watching the highlights in the evening (about 1 1/2 hours) which unfortunately tends just to concentrate on events with a British interest.

    One of the receptionists in work has been staying late to watch the swimming, as she would otherwise be on the way home while the finals are taking place and would miss her fellow-Aussies winning their medals :wink:
  3. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    Us Aussies always win medals in the swimming! Its always good to watch.................... :wink:
  4. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I don't like watching sport so I'm not watching any of the Olympics. I don't watch much TV anyway just now, so maybe I don't count!
  5. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Spent 6 hours sat in front of a giant screen in the pub watching yesterday. Thats the longest that ive ever watched sport for (excluding golf and cricket)...... or maybe it was because there was a bar about 6 foot away from me :?
  6. jonford

    jonford Member

    Watched the doubles badmington yesterday, how annoying was that! and that chinese guy who kept stoping the game saying that there was something wrong with the shuttle cock!

    I do watch it sometimes, actually most of the day at the moment because im so bored!
  7. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    I'm addicted! I'm listening to the Olympics on radio 5 live right now, while I'm at work (they don't let us have TVs in work) and I'll be putting it on when I get in later this afternoon.

    I was heartbroken for Nathan and Gail in the badminton (see, first name terms) and I've watched the swimming and gymnastics with interest, and not with my usual interest either. I was actually enjoying the sport!

    I've found that I can get excited at archery, elated at three day eventing and find much entertainment in kayaking.

    I still have no idea about the boating though. How do they work all that out?

    I may just watch the cricket later. Shame that Freddy is out already mind.
  8. Lucky Beaver

    Lucky Beaver Member

    Aye likewise :D Also synchronised diving :shock: I have all the terminology for that and the gymnastics off to a fine art now!!!

    Not allowed 5 Live in the office (probably just as well!) but have had it on to and from work. Found it hard to leave the house this morning with the triple jump just starting and Denise Lewis off to a flyer in the Heptathlon.
  9. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Have it on at work, so from 8-12 then about 2/3 hours for the rest of the day. I like the gymnastics!
  10. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss Active Member

    I've been watching heaps of the olympics, i luv it when Australia keeps winning lots of medals. Did anyone see the basket ball between Australia and USA last night?? Australia was winning at the start, then they lost :(
  11. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I'm obsessed with it!! Loving it! Possibly cos there isn't anything else on to watch, but it is brilliant, and especailly now the athletics have started!! Get in!!
  12. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    It's causing me immense problems. I'm getting repetitive strain injury because of the T.V. remote control changing from Olympics to Cricket and on Saturday and Sunday, Soccer as well. Its also been quite useful that the weather has been so bad that I haven't been able to mow the lawn.
  13. jambo

    jambo Member

    Its great, its even on in the gym and.... at home with sky interactive you can pick the sport you want to watch...class!! :lol:
  14. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    Its good to see that its not just Aussies who are obsessed with sport! :wink:
  15. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    I'm just getting back into the swing of things after a shoulder injury so have been on half days the latter end of the week. So I've been glued to the Olympics all the time...how I'll survive working fulltime from next week again is anyone's guess!!! We have a tv in the upstairs waiting room so that may have to go on!

    Rach x
  16. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    I'm liking the Equestrianism and gymnastics, and swimming when there's british finalists. It's great!!

    Just a query... Why, on all the leauge tables does britain come up as "Great Britian and NI" when it would be so much easier to be the United Kingdom??? It baffles me, because we're mainly called the UK now.. so why GB & NI for the Olympics?
  17. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Love it! Will watch watever is on. The Winter olympics are good too. Scotland's atletes are doing us proud! Gold for cycling, and the sailing wifey as well.
  18. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I'm watching every day... well, when I haven't been out anyway!
    Enjoying every minute... very impressive

  19. jonford

    jonford Member

    The only thing that's not impressive is our team! :(
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    We usually have it on in the background when we are at home (which has been quite a bit as we have been unpacking and cleaning our new flat). It is fun to see the UK coverage of the games this time around.

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