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Warm-up Wednesday.

Think this kit will take a bit of getting used to. I prefer 2012's kit but this is very different https://www.teamgb.com/news/team-gb-kit-launch-rio-2016-designs-revealed

Now if you could just throw a bit more lottery money at swimming, you'd be able to peg back the yanks and maybe finish TOP of the table. Comes with the territory. Take it as a compliment.

6 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

So...was Brexit responsible for Team GB's stunning performances at these trouble-plagued Games??  :blink: 

 

I'd say they came about in spite of it not because of it! B)

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Apparently the media in a number of countries have been asking what lies behind the success rate of British athletes at the Rio Olympics. Some interesting (and not entirely complimentary) takes on this: B)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-37108833

 

 

 

 

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Cycling wise we get this every Olympics. Other nations ask why Team GB does so well at the olympics but not so well at the Worlds. Every time the answer is the same, the teams schedule is so that they peak at the Olympics not the Worlds. Other teams for some reason can't get their head around it, they focus on the worlds and then continue to the Olympics.

Im glad other countries can't alter their programmes because if they do Team GB will finally get some competition at the Olympics. Its not rocket science, Team GB have told you how to beat us or at least compete on a more equal footing but next Olympics they will be still asking how do they do it, they are all idiots.

The backroom staff of Team GB is also incredible and every detail is monitored, they are the best in the world and of course being well funded really helps but you still need the cycling talent. But we use the Worlds as a barometer and then peak at the Olympics.

But yes god bless John Major, without his foresight we would not be in the same place.

I was sad yesterday....no golds : (

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4 hours ago, daveypodmore said:

Cycling wise we get this every Olympics. Other nations ask why Team GB does so well at the olympics but not so well at the Worlds. Every time the answer is the same, the teams schedule is so that they peak at the Olympics not the Worlds. Other teams for some reason can't get their head around it, they focus on the worlds and then continue to the Olympics.

Im glad other countries can't alter their programmes because if they do Team GB will finally get some competition at the Olympics. Its not rocket science, Team GB have told you how to beat us or at least compete on a more equal footing but next Olympics they will be still asking how do they do it, they are all idiots.

The backroom staff of Team GB is also incredible and every detail is monitored, they are the best in the world and of course being well funded really helps but you still need the cycling talent. But we use the Worlds as a barometer and then peak at the Olympics.

But yes god bless John Major, without his foresight we would not be in the same place.

I was sad yesterday....no golds : (

I mean it's not as if Team GB's cycling success has suddenly come out of nowhere!  This is the THIRD Olympics on the trot that they have achieved success on the track. Did the other cyclists not recall this or something? :o

Some might detect a slight odour of sour grapes. :(

 

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4 hours ago, daveypodmore said:

Cycling wise we get this every Olympics. Other nations ask why Team GB does so well at the olympics but not so well at the Worlds. Every time the answer is the same, the teams schedule is so that they peak at the Olympics not the Worlds. Other teams for some reason can't get their head around it, they focus on the worlds and then continue to the Olympics.

Im glad other countries can't alter their programmes because if they do Team GB will finally get some competition at the Olympics. Its not rocket science, Team GB have told you how to beat us or at least compete on a more equal footing but next Olympics they will be still asking how do they do it, they are all idiots.

The backroom staff of Team GB is also incredible and every detail is monitored, they are the best in the world and of course being well funded really helps but you still need the cycling talent. But we use the Worlds as a barometer and then peak at the Olympics.

But yes god bless John Major, without his foresight we would not be in the same place.

I was sad yesterday....no golds : (

 

Should have had a sailing gold confirmed yesterday but the race was cancelled because of the weather. Hopefully it will be confirmed today.

Yes, the National Lottery funding has done wonders for the British Olympic effort in the years since the humiliation of Atlanta. Mr. Major can certainly take a bow for that one! :)

 

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Gold number 20 and Silver number 21 just in with the Brownlee brothers dominating the Triathlon as usual!

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Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark finally secure their gold medal in the 470 Women's class in sailing. One up from their silver in London! 

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Now if you could just throw a bit more lottery money at swimming, you'd be able to peg back the yanks and maybe finish TOP of the table.

7 hours ago, Mainad said:

Some might detect a slight odour of sour grapes. :(

 

Comes with the territory. Take it as a compliment.

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They are saying Team GB will pip China to 2nd place. That is incredible. The fact that they are wondering if we should do a homecoming parade is crazy. We had one after London 2012 and the games were in bloody London. I do like the idea of Manchester or another City being the location though.

I have also been really impressed with the BBC trying to get people inspired to take up sport too, its a good initiative and apparently ITV are closing down ALL their 7 TV stations on the 27th of August at 9.30 for an hour to get people off their sofas.....Thats incredible, hopefully the BBC will follow suit. Sports Centres will be opening their doors to welcome all. What a great initiative #IamTeamGB

 

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3 minutes ago, Rob. said:

Ridiculous. GB just won a penalty shoot out. Women hockey Gold. 

 

Wow, GB won a penalty shootout! Things ARE looking up!!! ;)

Well done to the Women's Hockey Team!! :D

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