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  1. bomberguy

    Post-Olympic depression

    On my final journey from Olympic Park yesterday to my accommodation yeaterday I felt very sad. I always do at the end of the summer olympics. It's just the best event. That it's a 4 year wait probably make them that much more special.
  2. bomberguy

    Rio 2016: Your verdict

    Far too tired for a full review. But being in rio for my 3rd games (after London and Beijing) I have to say I enjoyed these the most from a personal perspective. The great disappointment was the crowd numbers at some events. Apart from that I thought it was a very Brasilian olympics and I will have fantastic memories from it.
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    Rio 2016 Olympic Park

    Exactly. But it worked. I loved being in the olympics park and I'll miss being there. With people filigree through it had that colour, vibrancy and atmosphere you want in an Olympic Park. Without people there it is soulless.
  4. From what I have attended so far: Tennis incredible. Probably been my fave tennis olympic tournament. Volleyball both beach and indoor great. Basketball has been fantastic. I'm actually enjoying being at these games more than London. There is a great vibe here.
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    Rio 2016 Look of the Games

    The maracanazinho for volleyball and carioca arena 1 for basketball are 2 venues that have the look completed inside the entire stadium. To be fair the look has impressed me in terms of what it looks like in person. They should just have completed it.
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    Rio 2016: Transport and Mobility

    I'm worried about this as u have swimming tonight which finishes at 12.30am and I'm staying in centro which is a long taxi ride from Barra.
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    Rio 2016: Transport and Mobility

    Great news! Though a little worrying it is only going to have a very limited time of operation before the Olympics begin. Hope it runs smoothly.
  8. Don't be nervous, but completely excited that the greatest sporting event held every 4 years is upon us. It is such a fantastic time, the last few days before they start.
  9. bomberguy

    Rio 2016 Tickets

    Sadly I've had the same thought.
  10. bomberguy

    Rio 2016 Olympic Park

    It's not a very inviting olympic park. I thought London looked amazing with the lake, greenery and trees as well as the colourful bouncy walkway. From the pictures I have seen so far it still looks very grey and they central curved walkway needs more. But it will be interesting to see how it works and feels when in Barra.
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    Rio 2016 Olympic Park

    Can't wait for the Handball at the Future Arena, it looks fantastic!
  12. bomberguy

    Rio Olympics and I

    After London I thought to myself, I'm not going to attend Rio, I've seen everything I needed to see at an Olympic Games (100 metre final, Basketball final, Australian winning a gold medal). But since London there was always that lingering thought in the back of mind that I would love to head to Rio for the OG. In the last few months that thought has grown into a dream, then a goal and turned into a plan. I have some tickets purchased and accommodation booked and over the next few months I will organise my flights. In my mind the Olympic Games are just this magical moment in time when athletes and fans congregate from around the world, to witness incredible displays of athleticism and comraderie. Cannot wait for next August!
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    Rio 2016 Olympic Park

    Only just decided I'll attend Rio and so this was the first thread I wanted to visit! Nice to see the construction coming along. Well behind London and Beijing, but I'm sure they will finish everything in time for next August. Really excited to see the photos being posted in here. A question of the Maracana, is it being updated/upgraded at all for the Olympics?
  14. While it is hugely disappointing for Valerie in the fact it took away her moment as defending her gold medal and celebrating on the night, there are positives. The fact that she was caught so soon after the event and the rightful champion was declared and also that there were athletes caught. I have no doubt there would be a number of athletes who are using PES, the more that are caught the better. Well done valer on winning back to back Olympic gold medals. I can't believe that takes nz to only 1 behind aus on the gold medal tally! What a great result for them.
  15. bomberguy

    Your verdict on the London 2012 Games

    London was simply amazing. What a high for 17 days. So many positives that it would take a while to post, so I will just post a couple of criticisms first. The Olympic flame has to be able to be seen by people in the Olympic Park. I know this has not been the case for all summer games, but it has been for the last few. In my opinion it is the symbol of the Olympics. And when people are paying to get into the OP and not everyone being able to get a ticket to the athletics, it takes a little something away if you cannot see the flame with your own eyes. I might be the only person that attended the games that had this feeling, but here it is. I felt there was almost a scripted or choreographed way in which the organisers went about ensuring there were World Records at events (especially athletics, swimming and track cycling). At all 3 of those venues the announcers would constantly go on about records being set or broken, whether it be a WR, OR, NR, SB, PB or all time UK record. And we heard a lot about it being a super fast track or pool with technology designed to create records. For me personally the Olympics is about the ultimate glory, a gold medal. Not so much time records. This might seem like a strange negative to most here, but it was just the feeling I had in London, of forcing records. Anyway they are just 2 small criticisms of London. Overall they were brilliantly run, extremely well attended with enthusiastic crowds, had excellent athletic performances and just had a great feel about them for the entire 2 weeks.
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