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Old 07-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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I didn't know she designed these ones as well.


Ralph Lauren designed and a fantastic job he did as well! Only ones more elegant were the Danes.
Ah yes but at least yours weren't made in China And berets, while they look good, are not particularly American...

O God, the music right now is just awful. They could have found a better band than Arctic Monkeys surely?


EDIT: I see I'm not the only one disappointed with the music :-)
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:05 PM
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Ah yes but at least yours weren't made in China
I wouldn't be so sure.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:05 PM
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Is this our version of the doves of peace? At least we can be sure this time they won't be burnt alive by the Olympic flame like they were in Seoul (I think?)
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Judging by the music I'm guessing Paul McCartney is coming up in a few mins
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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Judging by the music I'm guessing Paul McCartney is coming up in a few mins
Paul is closing the closing ceremony. He is supposedly not featured in the Opening Ceremony.


Surely that is not how you pronounce Rogge?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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Is this our version of the doves of peace? At least we can be sure this time they won't be burnt alive by the Olympic flame like they were in Seoul (I think?)
Personally I would have ever guessed, but that's actually the segment celebrating the bicycle. Doves would have been better.
75 symbolic 'dove bikes' represent the traditional doves which were released at the Games in ancient times to signal peace.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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Oh horray, the speeches. (yawn!)
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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I believe that was Zara Phillips. I have always read he was closing the closing ceremony, but we'll see.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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Wasn't this supposed be ended, at least here in Finland it was said that it should have ended 10 minutes ago...
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So sleepy now... Stayed throughout the night & waiting for the ceremony to start. It's 7.10am now - been watching since 4am!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:10 PM
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supposedly they cut 30 minutes from the opening ceremony.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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Some inaccuracies in Seb's speech.
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Paul is closing the closing ceremony. He is supposedly not featured in the Opening Ceremony.


Surely that is not how you pronounce Rogge?
CTV just said he's closing the opening ceremony and Paul just posted this

CDN Olympic Team ‏@CDNOlympicTeam England's Sir Paul McCartney has stellar performance near the end of the Opening Ceremony. #london2012


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@PaulMcCartney: Minutes away now! http://pic.twitter.com/VdJVsMof” as arctic monkeys play beatles
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Wasn't this supposed be ended, at least here in Finland it was said that it should have ended 10 minutes ago...
In Canada, it says it ends in about 20 minutes, so...
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 PM
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It says it will end here in 20 minutes but that's unlikely to happen.

Are the speeches really necessary? We get it -- this year will top all previous ones until the next one, history of the Games, blah blah
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The parade of athletes always runs over time. The organisers always said it would end sometime between 00:00 and 00:30.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:13 PM
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Unfortunately I'll have to switch dear Paul off. Arctic Monkeys should have been last.

Chris Hoy and numerous others texting there as British athletes talk amongst themselves during speeches.
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Ah yes but at least yours weren't made in China
They weren't made in China. When it was made known that the American uniforms were to be produced in China the Ralph Lauren commission was halted and relocated to the USA. And rightly so.
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It's 03:12 am and I really want to sleep.
Monotonous speeches aren't helping either.
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Just tuning in. Has the Queen opened the games? Has the cauldron been lit?
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