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    London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012



    Let the games begin!


    Official Website: http://www.london2012.com/
    Wikipedia page: 2012 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Over two months to go, but the flame was lit today to begin the torch relay:

    The flame is lit using a mirror and the sun's rays, before being passed on to light the torch for the relay

    The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece.
    Full article with video: BBC News - London 2012: Olympic Games flame lit in Greece
    Last edited by Barbossa; 05-19-2012 at 06:17 PM.

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Opening/ Closing Cermony guesses?
    Rolling Stones
    J.K Rowling or anyone connected to the Harry Potter films
    Paul Mccartney and/or Ringo Starr
    Adele
    Katherine Jenkins
    Should NBC be claiming that records will be broken in their commericals, when the games HAVEN'T even begun????

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    The Olympic flame is in the UK! Watch David Beckham light the first mini cauldron:
    BBC News - Olympic torch: Flame arrives in UK for 2012 torch relay

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    I am really excited for the Olympics!!

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    This summer will be great in terms of sports. First there is the UEFA Euro 2012 and the the Olympic Summer Games in London. I can't wait.

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
    Opening/ Closing Cermony guesses?
    Would love to see Florence and The Machine perform - opening ceremony would be great, but during the closing ceremony concert segment would be great too.

    As for some sports news, our own Canuck Clara Hughes, who won medals in both the summer and winter Olympic games, including a bronze in Vancouver in speed skating, has made the cycling team:
    Cyclists Ryder Hesjedal, Clara Hughes join Olympic team - *Sports - MSN CA
    I'm definitely watching her. One gutsy girl.

    36 days to go!

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    1 month to go! The Olympic Rings were hung from Tower Bridge today.

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    IOC president Jacques Rogge reaction on Beckham not making the team:
    No room for nostalgia says Rogge on Beckham being left off GB squad - CNN.com

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    The official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games, "Survival" by Muse. The IOC may have blocked it from this site so click the link to watch on Youtube.


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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    I'm conflicted:

    The Olympics are one of my favorite events. I love the pageantry, the fact that the majority of athletes are doing this for the love of their respective sports and for their country (excluding USA Basketball of course).

    My conflict is that we will be travelling from July 30-Aug 6 riding roller coasters. Yeah, cry me a river.


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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Why is USA basketball doing it, if not love of the game and country?
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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatpete View Post
    Why is USA basketball doing it, if not love of the game and country?
    I think he's referring to the US basketball team being comprised of NBA players; hence, professionals.
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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    They are making well below their going rate on this gig.
    Fight On! Beat the Irish!

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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Atheletes in most of the larger sports are 'professionals' - they take sponsorships, advertising, etc. Only those looking to protect their college careers yet would abstain from taking the money
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    Re: London 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad - July 27-August 12, 2012

    Lots of interesting little spoilers coming out of the Olympic Stadium about the opening ceremony. Will be interesting to watch on Friday.

    3 more days!

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