Olympics

Foxholer

Major Champion
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
20,855
Location
Wasting away again in Margaritaville
The same horse refused in a previous heat for a different rider too apparently. Feel for the rider as that’s just random animal stubbornness that’s cost her a medal
I believe she had the option to use another. She declined - perhaps because she had already had the 20/30mins, or however long she was allowed, to 'acquaint herself' with her mount. But that turned out to be a bad decision.
Certainly unfortunate as she was in Gold Medal position!
 

larmen

Head Pro
Joined
Nov 2, 2015
Messages
1,937
Horse meat isn't fatty enough for burgers. Unless you add a bit of pork belly.

It's delicious cold smoked though.
It’s a sausage meat.

In our local version of the Oktoberfest (Freimarkt) the 1st stall from the train station in is the horse sausage stand for as long as I can remember.
 

Beedee

Assistant Pro
Joined
Jul 25, 2015
Messages
547
Location
Cheltenham
Bit confused about the horse thing. Was it ...

1. Horse bit jumpy
2. Rider not dealing well
3. Horse gets punched
4. Horse throws total strop
5. Rider implodes.

or

1. Horse throws total strop
2. Rider implodes
3. Horse gets punched
 

D-S

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 31, 2020
Messages
534
Location
Bristol
Bit confused about the horse thing. Was it ...

1. Horse bit jumpy
2. Rider not dealing well
3. Horse gets punched
4. Horse throws total strop
5. Rider implodes.

or

1. Horse throws total strop
2. Rider implodes
3. Horse gets punched
Bit of both
 

AmandaJR

Money List Winner
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
8,965
Location
Cambs
I wonder how the Japanese view it now it has happened? I feel very sorry for them as a nation that they have not been able to hold a regular Olympics, that they have not been able to enjoy it as they should be able to.
I imagine tinged with sadness but also pride that, despite the situation, they made a good job of the games. As a TV viewer I never really felt the lack of spectators to be an issue but then we've grown accustomed to that and also it seemed the teams did their best to support their athletes.
 

Rlburnside

Challenge Tour Pro
Joined
Jan 16, 2014
Messages
2,360
I wonder how the Japanese view it now it has happened? I feel very sorry for them as a nation that they have not been able to hold a regular Olympics, that they have not been able to enjoy it as they should be able to.
The Japanese must have felt a real disconnect with the games, saw on the news the wall that surrounded the stadium to keep them away, it reminded me of the film The Truman Show.
 

RichA

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 24, 2021
Messages
906
Location
UK
The Japanese must have felt a real disconnect with the games, saw on the news the wall that surrounded the stadium to keep them away, it reminded me of the film The Truman Show.
The BBC News report that talked about Tokyo drowning under a rising sea of COVID infections? I saw that and checked the data. Japan has almost double the population of the UK and is experiencing / has experienced a fraction of our infection and death rates, although they are behind on vaccinations.
It felt like the report was desperate to create a negative angle on the games, which I thought was disappointing.
Spectators or not, I would imagine that the Japanese public are rightly proud of their achievements in hosting the games and the successes of their sportspeople.
 

GB72

Money List Winner
Joined
May 8, 2007
Messages
11,858
Location
Rutland
The BBC News report that talked about Tokyo drowning under a rising sea of COVID infections? I saw that and checked the data. Japan has almost double the population of the UK and is experiencing / has experienced a fraction of our infection and death rates, although they are behind on vaccinations.
It felt like the report was desperate to create a negative angle on the games, which I thought was disappointing.
Spectators or not, I would imagine that the Japanese public are rightly proud of their achievements in hosting the games and the successes of their sportspeople.
I cannot remember the last Olympics where the press were not predicting a disaster. Japan should be rightly proud of what they put on and it is just a massive shame that it was not the Olympics that they deserved. If nothing else, this pandemic has shown that with global TV and sponsorship deals all paid for, events go ahead whether it is in the best interests of the competitors or the country hosting and that is a shame.
 

Rlburnside

Challenge Tour Pro
Joined
Jan 16, 2014
Messages
2,360
The BBC News report that talked about Tokyo drowning under a rising sea of COVID infections? I saw that and checked the data. Japan has almost double the population of the UK and is experiencing / has experienced a fraction of our infection and death rates, although they are behind on vaccinations.
It felt like the report was desperate to create a negative angle on the games, which I thought was disappointing.
Spectators or not, I would imagine that the Japanese public are rightly proud of their achievements in hosting the games and the successes of their sportspeople.
The BBC News report that talked about Tokyo drowning under a rising sea of COVID infections? I saw that and checked the data. Japan has almost double the population of the UK and is experiencing / has experienced a fraction of our infection and death rates, although they are behind on vaccinations.
It felt like the report was desperate to create a negative angle on the games, which I thought was disappointing.
Spectators or not, I would imagine that the Japanese public are rightly proud of their achievements in hosting the games and the successes of their sportspeople.
That was the bbc news I watched I’m getting to the stage now that I try and watch channel 4 news as that’s much better.
However the report did state that there were a severe shortage of tests in Tokyo and I believe that team GB had 20,000 tests done in 40 days I think that goes some way into my thinking about these games.
 
Top