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Old 07-27-2012, 07:14 PM
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Did you see what the Queen was doing while the camera showed her when the British team came in to the stadium? funny.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:15 PM
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I like the speeches best, it's the most Olympic and British thing I've heard and seen all night.

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Just tuning in. Has the Queen opened the games? Has the cauldron been lit?
No and No.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:15 PM
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Is Rogge out of his mind the birthplace of modern sports ummm isn't that Greece?? We started it all......in 1896 and actually even before that
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Thank you Lumutqueen. I made it home in time.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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Just tuning in. Has the Queen opened the games? Has the cauldron been lit?
No to both.
The Queen will make the speech soon, officially opening the game. The fire hasn't been lit yet either.
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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.
They said they relocated it to the US. That's a lot different than actually doing it, or doing it right in the first place
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what's happened to intonation :/
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:17 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
I agree about the speeches, alway the same. It's not like Dr. Rogge is going to say "we don't expect this will suck, but let's watch and hope that it doesn't". Sorry, I LOVE the olympics, but the speeches kill the festive mood!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:18 PM
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I like the speeches best, it's the most Olympic and British thing I've heard and seen all night.
The only speech that is necessary is the Head of State's. In this case: the Queen. But that's JMO. And all she has to say is "I officially open the (number) Olympic Games"
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Jacque Rogge looks so much older and thinner as compared to 2 yrs ago when he's in my country, Singapore for the Youth Olympic Games. It's his last time attending the Olympic Game as President, IOC - he will be stepping down next year.
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i teared up when he said the first olympics where every country has women athletes
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Is Rogue out of his mind the birthplace of modern sports ummm isn't that Greece?? We started it all......in 1896 and actually even before that
The birthplace of the modern olympics and sportsmanship that inspired Pierre came from the United Kingdom. From everything I have read about Pierre, the modern Olympics and sport I believe his words are correct. The Olympics as a whole came from Greece I agree.
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The Queen officially opened the Games.
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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
My understanding is that Paul McCartney is (was?) to perform 3 songs ending with "Hey Jude".
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:19 PM
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I like the speeches, they belong to the ceremony.
Wow- Haile Gebrselassie and Ban Ki-Moon carrying the olympic flag.
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The birthplace of the modern olympics and sportsmanship that inspired Pierre came from the United Kingdom. From everything I have read about Pierre, the modern Olympics and sport I believe his words are correct. The Olympics as a whole came from Greece I agree.
Maybe but I didn't like how he said the Olympics are home. The Olympics home is Greece otherwise we wouldn't be first in Parade of Nations
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Mohammed Ali.
Swear I'm going to cry.
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The flag carriers are legendary.
Mohammed Ali. How great is it to see him?!
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