I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Olympics!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

about Guy Adams - shocking.. just shocking about being shut down.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

Ah.. pentatholon did you just say "Laser Pistol"?

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Equipment

Swimming

Swimming suit
Swimming cap
Protective eye goggles (to protect the eyes of the swimmers from the chlorine and to improve vision)

Riding

Riding uniform: riding breeches, shirt, riding-coat, boots
Crash helmet / head guard
Riding stick (whip)

Fencing

Fencing uniform for épée
Fencing glove
Protective Mask
Electrical sword blade (épée)

Combined (shooting and Running)

Laser pistol
Running clothing on which it is compulsory to write the athlete's name and (in international events) the name of his/her country.

http://www.teamgb.co...dern-pentathlon


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

Wait, what? Laser pistol?
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Seems they've replaced the shooting with a laser pointer.

Can't be arsed to do the research, but I'd bet one of the items in favor of the change would be ease of scoring. I doubt very much that the possibility of an Aurora-style flipout played into it, but it'd be a fun rumor to spread.
I hereby give you permission to tell everyone that's why they did it.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Man... I am about to call shenanigans on this laser guns. which steampunk brass-nut designed this?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

One of my favorite products from the Distractionator, a news comedy program on BBC4 called "The Now Show", is doing a series of live episodes for the Olympics.

I won't say drop everything and run to listen, but it's a good half hour of funny, so what the hell. Take a listen while you're doing the dishes or something.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

Ah.. looking at that picture I posted - it looks like the Chinese are using cylons. Not fair!
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

View PostRobin19, on 30 July 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

The summer olympics are boring. I can't think of a single event that sounds fun to watch since the Europeans nixed baseball.


Why would a worldwide event have the American national sport in it?

I mean, you don't see cricket as an Olympic sport either, do you?

View PostRyano121, on 30 July 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

Probably supposed to be doing some work at the moment, but team GB in the gymnastics is getting pretty good.


This is another thing I don't get about this year's Olympics. Why are we called Team GB? Great Britain consists of England, Scotland, and Wales, yet we have players from Northern Ireland in there too. Surely it should be Team UK?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:03 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 02 August 2012 - 04:07 AM, said:

Ah.. looking at that picture I posted - it looks like the Chinese are using cylons. Not fair!


Hehe, I was thinking that it proves that Star Trek is edging ever closer. I think he looks more like Geordie LaForge than a Cylon.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:32 AM

View PostBort, on 02 August 2012 - 12:33 PM, said:

Why would a worldwide event have the American national sport in it?

They do call the North American baseball championship the "Word Series", right? I suppose some confusion is to be expected.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:38 AM

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This is another thing I don't get about this year's Olympics. Why are we called Team GB? Great Britain consists of England, Scotland, and Wales, yet we have players from Northern Ireland in there too. Surely it should be Team UK?


It's nothing new. We've been called Team GB since 1996.

I believe our full name is "the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic team", but well that's a bit of a mouthful so they chose something that's closer to our international abbreviation GBR.

Also apparently when we originally registered our name with the IOC we were just called Great Britain, as Ireland didn't exist as its own country then and was part of Great Britain. Ireland then of course became a free state, but with the IOC we've still been Great Britain and so Team GB has stuck. I suppose there's a bunch of advertising bureaucracy that they have to think about now.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:31 AM

View PostRyano121, on 02 August 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

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This is another thing I don't get about this year's Olympics. Why are we called Team GB? Great Britain consists of England, Scotland, and Wales, yet we have players from Northern Ireland in there too. Surely it should be Team UK?


It's nothing new. We've been called Team GB since 1996.

I believe our full name is "the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic team", but well that's a bit of a mouthful so they chose something that's closer to our international abbreviation GBR.

Also apparently when we originally registered our name with the IOC we were just called Great Britain, as Ireland didn't exist as its own country then and was part of Great Britain. Ireland then of course became a free state, but with the IOC we've still been Great Britain and so Team GB has stuck. I suppose there's a bunch of advertising bureaucracy that they have to think about now.


This makes sense, thanks Ryan :)
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 31 July 2012 - 02:15 PM, said:

Man... I am about to call shenanigans on this laser guns. which steampunk brass-nut designed this?

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Yeah that really looks SteamPunk what with the visible standard electronics, vivid colors and LEDs and lack of gauges, steam, and actual brass.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:32 AM

*sigh* I was saying it looks like designs I have seen steampunkers make.
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