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Old 08-10-2012, 01:45 AM   #161
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I can't help but think during the medal ceremonies the US athletes look like they about to board the Space Shuttle in their rather bland looking monotone outfits.
R. Lauren's organization was responsible for the design and had them made in China. For those non-Americans, that will never happen again. Big stink. they should have been made in this country.

I think they should open the design of the Olympic outfits to competition of some lesser known designers. Give them a break they need. I am sure there will be some farout designs, but also some very attractive and pretty designs.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #162
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R. Lauren's organization was responsible for the design and had them made in China. For those non-Americans, that will never happen again. Big stink. they should have been made in this country.

I think they should open the design of the Olympic outfits to competition of some lesser known designers. Give them a break they need. I am sure there will be some farout designs, but also some very attractive and pretty designs.
Not a bad idea, perhaps, some sort of Design Olympics?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #163
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At my house, the 11 o'clock news follows the olympics.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #164
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The Womens Relay yesterday was fantastic, the USA got a new world record those women were amazing, so powerful!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #165
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Looking forward to the closing ceremony tomorrow, a celebration of British music and culture. Not sure who invited the Spice Girls though........
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #166
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Looking forward to the closing ceremony tomorrow, a celebration of British music and culture. Not sure who invited the Spice Girls though........
Al Gore...

Sorry, it just popped out there
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #167
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I agree, GQ! The men's relay (400 m) was awesome as well.

In some ways I am relieved it is almost over and in others I am sad. What started out disastrous and heartbreaking for Canada has turned inspirational on so many levels.

The media is saying that "Bronze is Canada's Gold", and it can be taken positive or negative, but I see it as only positive. While there were a few disappointments where we were "expecting gold", some of our athletes who were not even expected to medal at all poured out their hearts into their event and came up with silver and bronze. I for one am proud of all our athletes, whether they won a medal or weren't even able to complete their race.

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #168
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So is Elton John not part of the closing ceremonies either? It is stated to be about Britain's pop culture.......
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #169
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Just a small rant.

BMX bikes are what pre-teens and teens ride around our neighborhood. They think they are cool because they can do a trick or two. That's fine and I have no issue with that. I spent a lot of time on a bike when I was a kid too.

HOWEVER!!!!, making it an olympic sport is absurd. Grown men and women racing around an undulating curvy course on these mini bikes is about as stupid a "sport" as I can imagine.

What next? Synchronized swimming!?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #170
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Every one of the athletes is a star, whether the medal or not...they have fought to become the best of the best for their country and none of them are slouches. I find all of them inspirational.
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