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Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington before her Women's 400m Freestyle Heat at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.



Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington before her Women's 400m Freestyle Heat at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
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  • Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington before her Women's 400m Freestyle Heat at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington in action during the Women's 400m freestyle heats at The Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, London (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • France's Coralie Balmy celebrates after winning her Women's 400m Freestyle Heat at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • Great Britain's Simon Burnett during the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Heat at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • Great Britain's Zara Phillips competes on High Kingdom during the Dressage stage of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • Cycling fans from London, chalk the name of Lizzie Armitstead on the road at Mickleham village, Surrey, prior to the Women's Road Race on the second day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • Cyclists race along The Mall in central London at the start of the Women's Road Race on the second day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
  • China's team as they secure victory during WomanÕs Archery, against Italy, at Lord's Cricket Ground, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. (© PA Wire Press Association Images)
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30/07/2012 07:17
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Stop whinging all ye moaners. I saved up for 4 years, got a ticket and had the time of my life at the swimming. We are part of history.; just accept the changes for a while and have the graciousness to relish the success and efforts of our and other young athletes.They are , after all, not cocaine-sniffing spliff-smoking idiots. Be proud that we were able to do this in times of great austerity. It cost the country only the same amount as the bonuses of a few bankers!
29/07/2012 17:59
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   it matters not,  who wins or  not,      only  how  you  played  The  Game.   Play it to the best of your ability on the day,  HONESTLY,    Then you have done very well.
29/07/2012 17:56
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Play up chaps,  and play the Game.   That is all it boils down to.
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Great race now lets hope its gold in the 800metres wish you all the best
29/07/2012 23:26
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I was cussing all the way home from work this evening. I overheard the price of one of my colleague's ticket to the men's 100m finals. I could pay off my mortgage, buy a first class airline ticket and go on hols where our good prince took his princess on honeymoon in April of last year. Yeah, it’s that expensive - but you haven't heard the funny part yet. Her seat is situated in some obscure part of the arena that she would need binoculars to see the line up much less the finish. What a rip off. Not only did we pay through our nostrils for the entire Olympic venues and contribute to the training of our Olympians (Taking part my a.r.se that counts...have you ever seen a happy loser?). We fund them to go out there and win win win. Bolt's trains by pulling an old part of a car behind him. Here, we have the best of the best facilities and you are telling me we haven't even got one Gold yet. Strups......but I digress.

I hear that 'officials' aren't occupying the million and one empty seats at various venues around the country. Why the hell, should they get the best seats in the house. What are they officiating? The weather? Good God, the Olympians trainers etc are already by their side. Give us our well-earned right to occupy those empty seats. Its like a slap in the face. We must pay but not allowed to put our bums on these seats. I digress a little again.

Boris, have you forgotten that 'us ordinary' tax paying lay abiding recession hit citizens are out of pocket? Are tickets deliberately costly to keep poor people out? And don't give me the sorry excuse that we could always come along with our picnic baskets and coolers to sit on wet grass and watch a big screen outside the venues. And God forbid that that should be free. You are having a laugh......we have to pay to get a wet backside - I would rather wet myself. That’s free. No doubt I would be charged with a public order offense if seen doing so. Again - stelfh tax, cause you would charge me as we haven’t fully paid for the games yet Wake up Boris and sycophantic Coe, you only have to flash your badge and your in for free to occupy any of the best seats which ever event you fancy watching. You must be really creasing with laughter over our dotishness. Continue to s.c.rew with the poor and eventually the poor will s.crew you back real good.

30/07/2012 10:10
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I absolutely love the olympics. Its wonderful to see so many countried all coming together to work, play and compete. I was anoyed to be honest at the money that has been spent on it all however now I see the competitors and the many wonderful sporting pictures Im jeleous I cant be there to share the feeling of so many in attendance.
Good luck to you all but best luck to GB ,,
most importantly I wish everyone involved, competing and watching the best time ever. What a memory to share with your grand kids in years to come....
The one thing that spoils it for me has a lot to do with tradition. The flame does not travel from its original location, it travels in a van lmao and is passed to numerous torches which the bearer may keep if they are willing to offer up their life savings. Apart from that, Im a huge fan.
Hope you all enjoy the London 2012 Olympics.****

30/07/2012 10:10
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I absolutely love the olympics. Its wonderful to see so many countries all coming together to work, play and compete. I was anoyed to be honest at the money that has been spent on it all however now I see the competitors and the many wonderful sporting pictures Im jeleous I cant be there to share the feeling of so many in attendance.
Good luck to you all but best luck to GB ,,
most importantly I wish everyone involved, competing and watching the best time ever. What a memory to share with your grand kids in years to come....
The one thing that spoils it for me has a lot to do with tradition. The flame does not travel from its original location, it travels in a van lmao and is passed to numerous torches which the bearer may keep if they are willing to offer up their life savings. Apart from that, Im a huge fan.
Hope you all enjoy the London 2012 Olympics.****

04/08/2012 17:04
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How ugly is she.....................?
29/07/2012 23:34
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my comment starts with 'I was cussing' and end with 'I rest my case'. I couldnt send the full length as one rant!
29/07/2012 23:28
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I noticed that the good people of the Royal Borough of Greenwich allowed moorans to erect 3 or 4 (too disgusted to count those ugliness) monstrosity and sorry a.rs.e excuse of white plastic gigantic square tents (with red and blue hell of a big spots in them) opposite the QEH. Holy Moses, they’ve wrecked the green chain walk with these monsters. Listen to me; take them to hell down THE MOMENT which ever event is being held there is over. Guess what, its as quite as a mouse waiting to steal the cheese. Pity these 'so called' officials didn't have the foresight to simply have a free first-come-first-in system in place for the less popular events. 

Right now, I am underwhelmed. I don't even want to occupy the best seat in the house (my house) to watch the games. I really thought, ordinary folks (who are still paying) for the Olympic games would have been treated wth greater respect............cheaper tickets, free entry to less popular events and oh please, better and bigger Olympics billboards and banners.

I popped into Greenwich a few days ago and I saw some sorry ar.se excuses for flags hung up on building across the town centre road. Where did our money go? Oh, to keep empty seats for 'officials' who cannot be bothered to turn up. And.......line the pockets of some of the same so called 'brown nose officials who are probably  friends of people in high places. Andy's battle to reach the Wimbledon final was far more' inhale' edge of your seat 'exhale' exhilarating.

Oh, the new is on. Apparently Coe thinks that the empty seats won’t be a long term problem. Is he sane, How long is the Olympic Games? Somebody should whisper in his ear before he opens his gub again. I guess the Olympics committee he chairs must have already sold the seats to foreign bidders after the games.

I am totally disgusted with this ticket issue. I paid 19 quid for a support Team GB, another revenue raising venture to cripple already strapped cash, middle and lower (some) class GB. It's a disgrace. Oh well, at least, our designer clad ( Stella Mcarthy no less} along with her old rocker (now croaky voice) dad, recouped their tax contribution and a hell of a lot more from the Olympics budget.

We are hosting one of the best events in the world and am sure we would have more fun with the dead in cemeteries.

Gotta go bed to get up even earlier than usual for work  because our roads (we also pay for them) are now given to a handful of 'officials' and Olympians to travel to events to which few spectators are attending.  Don’t want be out of a job if I turn up late too often. I would be too embarrassed to!!  And I wouldn't get special privileges from our government if am out of pocket. It's really not what you know but who you these days that counts.

If Jessica Ennes doesn't ring home gold........am burning my Team GB tea shirt. And for the time it took me to write this after a 12hr shift....................hell yes, I deserve front row tickets to the Men/Womens' 100, 200 800 and 1500m finals.  (no time to do spell check so don’t reply about spelling. Have you tried reading txt mssgs from the nation? I rest my case.)

 

29/07/2012 14:11
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Maybe all you guys that say paula should step down and give someone else a chance know someting that the BOA dont, did we have an up and coming young athlete that ran 2:23 to qualify?

Who could have prepared for a marathon in 3 wks?

Paula had done all the work when the injury flared up 3 wks ago.

I agree with WAGGIE.

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