To steal a phrase from John Inverdale, we're into the pre-penultimate day of Olympics action. Time has flown, but we still have three glorious days to enjoy so let's not get maudlin yet! Medals up for grabs today include: Relay and longer distance finals in the Athletics, tons of Men's Boxing, BMXing, Men's Football and Women's Hockey, Men's and Women's 470 sailing, the 10k swimming marathon for the men, Synchronised Swimming, Taekwondo, and Men's freestyle wrestling.

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  • Will^10/08/2012 at 07:46

    Today's Doodle = Saving (Football) Penalties At least this one doesn't require button-bashing.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:14

    Right, a super-slo-mo 10k complete, I can now sit on the sofa all day guilt-free. Olympics-fest here we come.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:17

    First up on BBC1, canoes and kayaks. I remember what the difference is but don't remember which is which. I'm guessing canoes are the open ones and kayaks are not.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:18

    Men's marathon swimming today too. Two hours of swimming is so long!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:19

    Kerrianne Payne has her knee all strapped up after yesterday's big swimmo.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:37

    My word, the kneeling position for this rowing does not look good at all!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 10:39

    My word, the kneeling position for this rowing does not look good at all!

    Is it wrong that I'm sat on the sofa eating cold pizza while watching guys do this?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:39

    Is it wrong that I'm sat on the sofa eating cold pizza while watching guys do this?

    Noo, they do it so you don't have to.

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:41

    My word, the kneeling position for this rowing does not look good at all!

    That looks so unstable. How can they get away with paddling on one side only?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 10:42

    That looks so unstable. How can they get away with paddling on one side only?

    During the end portion of the stroke the paddle acts as like a rudder as if to steer depending on the angle it is pulled at etc.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:43

    During the end portion of the stroke the paddle acts as like a rudder as if to steer depending on the angle it is pulled at etc.

    You know everything Mr Will, I'm glad we have you around :)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 10:45

    You know everything Mr Will, I'm glad we have you around :)

    What can I say, I am a knowledge sponge. Nothing I know is really relevant though.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:47

    What can I say, I am a knowledge sponge. Nothing I know is really relevant though.

    It's good though, because people like you can prop up people like me who retain nothing!

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:50

    First up on BBC1, canoes and kayaks. I remember what the difference is but don't remember which is which. I'm guessing canoes are the open ones and kayaks are not.

    I think a kayak has two paddles and a canoe one?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:51

    I think a kayak has two paddles and a canoe one?

    That could make sense. I like the double ended one cos they do a windmill action. Fun!

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:51

    During the end portion of the stroke the paddle acts as like a rudder as if to steer depending on the angle it is pulled at etc.

    Wow, cool! Thanks for the info :)

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:51

    That could make sense. I like the double ended one cos they do a windmill action. Fun!

    Fast and furious!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 10:54

    Did anyone spot the camera tha Bolt borrowed last night? http://www.petapixel.com/2012/08/09/usain-bolt-nabs-photographers-dslr-snaps-awesome-pov-shots/

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 10:55

    Did anyone spot the camera tha Bolt borrowed last night? www.petapixel.com…wesome-pov-shots/

    Ooh, genuine lensflare.

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:58

    Did anyone spot the camera tha Bolt borrowed last night? www.petapixel.com…wesome-pov-shots/

    I thought that was brilliant!

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 10:58

    Sailing now. Another strangely fascinating sport!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:01

    Sailing now. Another strangely fascinating sport!

    :) Now that is something I have more than just a passing knowledge of ;)

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 11:03

    Have switched to the men's swimming marathon. Three minutes in, long way to go!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:04

    Basically, if the GB 470 boys has 1 or more boats between them an the Aussies, we win Gold.

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:07

    Basically, if the GB 470 boys has 1 or more boats between them an the Aussies, we win Gold.

    go the aussies, good to see some sailing for gold today.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:12

    1st Mark - GBR, CRO, AUS = overall GBR, AUS, ARG

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:15

    are you watching live or on a slight delay?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:16

    are you watching live or on a slight delay?

    Online, so maybe 20s delay.

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:17

    Online, so maybe 20s delay.

    no worries i wont rush to post results if it is close.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:19

    no worries i wont rush to post results if it is close.

    I've got the ISAF results centre open so I can follow the overall without having to do the calculations every mark rounding, but that is about 30s slower than my feed to update.

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:19

    Did anyone spot the camera tha Bolt borrowed last night? www.petapixel.com…wesome-pov-shots/

    that was hilarious, what a showman. it would have been awesome if all the crowd did his lightning bolt celebration as he took a photo.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 11:20

    that was hilarious, what a showman. it would have been awesome if all the crowd did his lightning bolt celebration as he took a photo.

    That would have been!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:21

    That would have been!

    This needs sorting for after the 4x100m relay.

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:21

    This needs sorting for after the 4x100m relay.

    ha, i was just about to type that.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:22

    2nd Mark - AUS, CRO, GBR, = AUS, GBR, ARG (forgot to post)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:23

    Brilliant tactics by the Aussies there

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:25

    3rd Mark - CRO, AUS, ARG, GBR = AUS, GBR, ARG

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:27

    Ohh no, penalty, too much pumping, looks like the chances have slipped.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:33

    Finish - CRO, AUS, ARG, GBR = AUS gold, GBR silver, ARG bronze.

  • john10/08/2012 at 11:33

    gooooooooooooold, both teams seem pretty happy

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 11:34

    gooooooooooooold, both teams seem pretty happy

    You guys sailed a pretty well thought out race, not to mention being rather fast also!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 11:36

    David Walliams is at the swimming. He should be in there!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 11:43

    Catching up with yesterday's BMXing. Three races, two crashes, one pileup. Blimey.

  • john10/08/2012 at 12:03

    more sailing now, this time its gb v new zealand, i will have to support the fellow anzacs from just over the tasman sea.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 12:04

    more sailing now, this time its gb v new zealand, i will have to support the fellow anzacs from just over the tasman sea.

    That leaves me 'having' to support the Brits then.

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 12:37

    more sailing now, this time its gb v new zealand, i will have to support the fellow anzacs from just over the tasman sea.

    Good job. Well done on winning the mens race ;)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 12:42

    Silver - still a very good regatta

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 12:45

    Getting towards the end of the swimming, leader is out in front but there's scrapping going on behind him. Amazing there can still be close battles after 100 minutes of swimming.

  • john10/08/2012 at 12:49

    Getting towards the end of the swimming, leader is out in front but there's scrapping going on behind him. Amazing there can still be close battles after 100 minutes of swimming.

    woah they just mentioned that over the course of the open water season they have 5 km and 25 km races. thats just insane, must take over 4 hours to swim that far.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 12:50

    Tunisia get the gold.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 12:51

    woah they just mentioned that over the course of the open water season they have 5 km and 25 km races. thats just insane, must take over 4 hours to swim that far.

    That's mad, they must turn into prunes in the water for that long!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 12:56

    GB came fifth after coming back from nowhere. Not bad.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 13:00

    We've currently got the rhythmic gymnastics (not my choice) on - impressive all the same

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 13:01

    We've currently got the rhythmic gymnastics (not my choice) on - impressive all the same

    I had a peek at some but those people are far too bendy. I don't trust them.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 13:04

    I had a peek at some but those people are far too bendy. I don't trust them.

    Bendy being the operative word.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 13:06

    It's struck me that this is essentially human-dressage.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 13:15

    It's struck me that this is essentially human-dressage.

    I'd like to see a horse with a hoop.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 13:20

    Ireland boxer gets into final. They could get two boxing golds!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 13:31

    The ribbons are good.

  • john10/08/2012 at 13:43

    finland up 1-0 v the aussies in the head to head womes elliott semi finals, in 14 head to head races proir to today the aussie girls have won 13 out of the 14 races, but need to win the next race otherwise there is real pressure to win the best of 5 semi final.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 13:54

    Looks like there's some BMXing on the way.

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 13:59

    Looks like there's some BMXing on the way.

    What a crazy sport. Looking forward to this.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:00

    What a crazy sport. Looking forward to this.

    Watching from behind the sofa though, in case they all fall down. Which is quite likely!

  • Rubbergoat10/08/2012 at 14:02

    Watching from behind the sofa though, in case they all fall down. Which is quite likely!

    Local tabloid here in Denmark proclaimed the sport is too dangerous for the Olympics. Tosh.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:04

    Local tabloid here in Denmark proclaimed the sport is too dangerous for the Olympics. Tosh.

    It's amazing viewing, but some of the injuries they were talking about earlier do sound horrific. I wouldn't ban it or anything but there must be some safety work can be done.

  • john10/08/2012 at 14:04

    yes some bmx action, a real fan favourite i think, everyone i have talked to has loved watching the sport over the last couple of days..

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:07

    They didn't use the underground bit yesterday. I wonder if that's because it is the women or if it's the semi-finals.

  • john10/08/2012 at 14:08

    oops looks like there is an injury in the second race, the stretcher is out

  • john10/08/2012 at 14:09

    They didn't use the underground bit yesterday. I wonder if that's because it is the women or if it's the semi-finals.

    the mens and womens courses are different, the men have this extra twisty bit that goes over the tunnel,

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:11

    the mens and womens courses are different, the men have this extra twisty bit that goes over the tunnel,

    Yea, it looks a bit longer.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:13

    Phillips in second as there is a big crash behind.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:16

    Ooh, I found some synchronised swimming.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:19

    Ooh, I found some synchronised swimming.

    Australia rocking the pool to AC/DC.

  • john10/08/2012 at 14:21

    Australia rocking the pool to AC/DC.

    you made me change the channel, but i just missed it.

  • john10/08/2012 at 14:23

    womens hockey about to start, nz v gb for the bronze medal.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:24

    They hold their breath for so long!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:35

    I am oddly hooked by this synchro stuff.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 14:40

    Spain are incredible at it. Who knew?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:03

    Right, back to bbc1 after crazy pool dancing.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 15:10

    Spain are incredible at it. Who knew?

    we know alonso is good at creating waves, does that count?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:10

    I don't know if this is repeats or new BMX stuff, but it's fun anyway. I like the people that know they are last so just faff about across the line.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:13

    Damn - missed all the BMX semis, will have to catch up with those after the finals.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:16

    Whenever they say the rhythm section, it makes me think of the purple gang.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:18

    Have any of the girls got stuck down the bomb-hole?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:27

    I've seen this guide to BMX three times now. I must be an expert.

  • john10/08/2012 at 15:29

    one off race for gold now in the bmx

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:29

    Exciting!!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:29

    one off race for gold now in the bmx

    Only 1 run - pressure.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:32

    No crashes in this one. Phew!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:32

    She didn't get the start and so almost gave up - saving herself from crashing I suppose.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:36

    She says the schedule is a bit tough, back to back laps.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:37

    She says the schedule is a bit tough, back to back laps.

    I'd agree, but it is the same for everyone though.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:39

    I'd agree, but it is the same for everyone though.

    True enough.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:39

    Men up now.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:39

    C'on Liam

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:40

    True enough.

    Neither her nor Liam have done much competing this season apparently, but it seemed like it was just the start that really killed her final.

  • john10/08/2012 at 15:41

    come on sam, dont blow the start like the last final

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:41

    Ouch for Liam

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:42

    Hope that doesn't his collar bone! That's just like Shenaze last Olympics.

    Yay for Australia silver!

  • john10/08/2012 at 15:42

    booo silver. blew the start in both finals the aussies.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:43

    booo silver. blew the start in both finals the aussies.

    oh, booo silver. my bad.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:43

    He just came unclipped and went backwards through the field - not a good day for our BMXers all round

  • john10/08/2012 at 15:43

    Yay for Australia silver!

    yeah silvers alright.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:43

    That Oquendo guy keeps coming out of nowhere, in the semi and the final too.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:44

    He just came unclipped and went backwards through the field - not a good day for our BMXers all round

    Need to work on stamina, I guess? Seem to have good pace and skill but only at the start of the day!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:46

    Didn't notice that crash on the final corner. Tough to get so near, yet so far.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:47

    Didn't notice that crash on the final corner. Tough to get so near, yet so far.

    It is a big thing to have it all one 1 run, esp after so many runs in the quali sessions.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:49

    "Go big or go home"

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:51

    It is a big thing to have it all one 1 run, esp after so many runs in the quali sessions.

    Mm. I have been wondering about how it seems not quite Olympic to have the big group tournaments like football and tennis, when a lot of other events are sort of qualify and then one shot at a medal.

    This is like the complete opposite to the point where it's more luck than skill to get to the end unscathed!

  • john10/08/2012 at 15:52

    It is a big thing to have it all one 1 run, esp after so many runs in the quali sessions.

    yeah the results are so random in a one off race they probably should have a three race series for a final, or even an elimination race like at the velodrome, where the last two drop out,then the last three, and end up with the final three racing for the medals.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:53

    This is like the complete opposite to the point where it's more luck than skill to get to the end unscathed!

    My exact feeling. Football last 90 minutes etc, whereas this lasts 90s - and that's for the guys that have crashed but still finish.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:55

    yeah the results are so random in a one off race they probably should have a three race series for a final, or even an elimination race like at the velodrome, where the last two drop out,then the last three, and end up with the final three racing for the medals.

    Definitely best of 3 at least, but I do like the elim idea. That would defos produce the best rider for Gold.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:58

    Aussie 470 boys celebrating their win: http://t.co/LCaCKfGE

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 15:59

    Looks like we managed bronze in the hockey.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 15:59

    Looks like we managed bronze in the hockey.

    Well doe to our girls, let's see if the boys can do similar in theirs

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 16:13

    Some retro and random Lego F1 racing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Ln9hkXPlc

  • john10/08/2012 at 16:20

    Some retro and random Lego F1 racing: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=v8Ln9hkXPlc

    that must have taken them hours to make that

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 16:22

    Rumour: It sounds like the Spice Girls are going to be at the closing ceremony. With George Michael, 1 Direction, Tinie Tempah, ... playing some kinds of role. #Spoilers

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:08

    Afternoon/Evening all. Watching the Men's Handball Semis w/ SWE up by 2.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:09

    Check that, SWE up 3 in the 2nd Half

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:10

    Afternoon/Evening all. Watching the Men's Handball Semis w/ SWE up by 2.

    Evening. I have some basketball on. Not as excited by the basketball as I thought I would be. Quite liked the indoor volleyball earlier though.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:13

    For those who want to flooow along...

    http://www.london2012.com/handball/event/men/match=hbm400201/index.html?v=2012012081017

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:14

    For those who want to flooow along...

    Follow, even

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 17:14

    Evening. I have some basketball on. Not as excited by the basketball as I thought I would be. Quite liked the indoor volleyball earlier though.

    I have found that through the games. Basketball has not grabbed me although I have watched about 4 full volleyball games

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:14

    Doder looked like he was about to go Donald Duck on the official.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:15

    I have found that through the games. Basketball has not grabbed me although I have watched about 4 full volleyball games

    FIFA Europe might have some issues come time for the Euroleague Final 4 next year, you reckon?

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:16

    The dangers of wearling low-tops in Team Handball.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:17

    FIBA Europe might have some issues come time for the Euroleague Final 4 next year, you reckon?

    Fixed since it's a Basketball event and not football --;;;

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:19

    Less than 9:30 to go with SWE up 24-21 over HUN

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:19

    OW! That's definitely a 2 minute penalty.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:20

    Nice Fast-break goal for HUN

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:21

    Nice save

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:21

    And another Fast Break goal to boot forcing SWE to call a time out.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:24

    Looks like the resin on the ball played a big part in that goal.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:25

    Huingary tried to tie it up, but failed that time.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:25

    Penalty to SWE

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:27

    Offensive Foul on Hungary

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:27

    Now the Hungary coach gets a Yellow Card.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:28

    Just turned over to the handball. If they can run with the ball, why do they bounce it?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 17:29

    Just turned over to the handball. If they can run with the ball, why do they bounce it?

    3 steps, but i think a bounce resets that.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:29

    3 steps, but i think a bounce resets that.

    Ahh, okay.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:29

    Handball rules styate you must dribble the ball every three steps and up to three time. Also, you cannot hold the ball for more than three seconds.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:30

    Handball rules styate you must dribble the ball every three steps and up to three time. Also, you cannot hold the ball for more than three seconds.

    Which explains all the throwing and catching in the same team.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:30

    Lob shot hits the crossbar!

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:30

    SWE gets some breathing room

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:31

    2 minutes to go

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:31

    Zubai with the diving shot. 1 goal game again

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:31

    GREAT SAVE

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:32

    Methinks I heard the Mission: Impossible theme play in the arena.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:33

    SWE calls TImeout

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:34

    SWE calls TImeout

    Things with timeouts really annoy me.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:35

    Sweden win!

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:35

    If you get the chance, whatch the match in full from the start. :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:37

    Sweden will face the winner of the France Croatia match which will happen at the bottom of the next hour(20:30 London time).

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 17:41

    Things with timeouts really annoy me.

    Opposite of speed sporting

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 17:41

    Evening. Just watching the end of Spain v Russia basketball.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 17:41

    Sweden wins. Kai will be happy

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 17:42

    Evening. I have some basketball on. Not as excited by the basketball as I thought I would be. Quite liked the indoor volleyball earlier though.

    I find the first 2 or 3 quarters hardly worth watching but it can get interesting in the final quarter.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 17:42

    Just watching the end of Spain v Russia basketball.

    Looking in as well before I get something to eat.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 17:43

    So what's the consensus for this evening's watching? TomDaley / the stadium / other?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 17:43

    First canoeing I have seen.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 17:45

    So what's the consensus for this evening's watching? TomDaley / the stadium / other?

    Stadium definitely for me, lots of track finals

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 17:45

    Surely a spraydeck would be more aerodynamic. Exposed knees in a kayak look weird. And I know from my one personal experience you only need to get slightly wobbly before it fills up with water and dumps you on your head

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:45

    So what's the consensus for this evening's watching? TomDaley / the stadium / other?

    I have to wait and see what Gary says.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 17:47

    I have to wait and see what Gary says.

    Wise - and then the other will make it to another screen.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 17:47

    Wise - and then the other will make it to another screen.

    Exactly :)

  • john10/08/2012 at 17:48

    spain win the basketball over russia, they will meet the winner of the usa v argentina match later, or should just say they will play the usa, i thought russia might be the one team that could get near the americans but spain shut them right out in the second half and made it hard for them to score.

  • john10/08/2012 at 17:57

    we have two defending gold medalists from the 2008 olympics up tonight, steve hooker in the pole vault and mathew mitcham in the 10m platform diving, i doubt either will do so well this year but who knows mitcham is more likely to do well but i doubt either will go back to back.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:03

    The GB lady hammer thrower used to be a ballet dancer? You wouldn't have thought those two things went hand in hand.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 18:03

    How does a female ballet dancer become a hammer thrower? Surely those require entirely different physiques

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 18:04

    Last night of live athletics for me, I'm out tomorrow night so will miss the last competition evening of the Games. :( Perhaps will be back in time for Olympics Tonight.

  • john10/08/2012 at 18:05

    i wonder what makes an athlete think, yeah ill try he pole vault, it seems very strange to me, running up chucking a pole in the ground then flinging yourself up backwards 5-6 meters in the air, no thanks, not for me, probably snap my neck on the first attempt.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:05

    How does a female ballet dancer become a hammer thrower? Surely those require entirely different physiques

    I imagine the spinny-twisty-turny-thingy they do when the wind up the throw might borrow a few ballet skills.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:06

    If Tom is just qualifying, I might stick with the stadium and wait for the highlights they are bound to show us later.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:07

    If Tom is just qualifying, I might stick with the stadium and wait for the highlights they are bound to show us later.

    We looked at the start list - it is very long, relays it is.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 18:08

    i wonder what makes an athlete think, yeah ill try he pole vault, it seems very strange to me, running up chucking a pole in the ground then flinging yourself up backwards 5-6 meters in the air, no thanks, not for me, probably snap my neck on the first attempt.

    I always wondered how people started to learn pole vaulting. Do they start with a little pole or a big pole? Do they start with the bar 1, 2 or 3 metres high? I just can't imagine what the first few vaults look like.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:10

    I always wondered how people started to learn pole vaulting. Do they start with a little pole or a big pole? Do they start with the bar 1, 2 or 3 metres high? I just can't imagine what the first few vaults look like.

    I'd guess that you'd find it hard to get enough bend on a short pole.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:11

    Jamaica with a huge lead, as per normal.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:13

    Almost out of camera shot they are so far ahead

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:14

    Great battle behind them though.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:16

    Yay for pole vaulting!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:19

    The crowd seem really pumped up today, for everyone.

  • john10/08/2012 at 18:20

    The crowd seem really pumped up today, for everyone.

    these relays ae really fun to watch.

  • john10/08/2012 at 18:22

    the russians doing well

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:23

    Bit of barging going on there.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:25

    GB go through. Good battle at the front of that one.

  • john10/08/2012 at 18:26

    that was basically americas b team and they still look the strongest

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:26

    Tom dives now

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:27

    Bit splashy on entry - nervous & energetic.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:28

    Bit splashy on entry - nervous & energetic.

    Just turned over in time. If you could keep that up all night... :)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:31

    Just turned over in time. If you could keep that up all night... :)

    I'll try ;) Diving has been designated as the main sport for the evening, with changing over for the relays. (Of course I've got BBC1 on in front of me). #multitasking

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:31

    Tom 18th after one dive.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:33

    Tom 18th after one dive.

    At least there are a good few rounds for him to make it count. And this is only Quali, so he can get his nerves out of the way before nailing a medal. (Positive thinking :) )

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:40

    4x100 men's relay soon.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 18:45

    Awful change for GB

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Bad baton change :S

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Still 2nd though

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Poor final relay handover for GB!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Were we over the change-over line?

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Were we over the change-over line?

    Looks like it

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:46

    Terrible!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:47

    Damn

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 18:47

    Were we over the change-over line?

    Yep.. will be a DQ

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:47

    Gemili show his inexperience - seemed to go out rather fast. Big shame.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:48

    Gemili show his inexperience - seemed to go out rather fast. Big shame.

    And a bad connection by both -

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:51

    Has to be said Gemili is a very good lad - one to watch :)

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:52

    They keep showing the replay of it, and I keep seeing the one behind mouthing a swear :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 18:53

    They keep showing the replay of it, and I keep seeing the one behind mouthing a swear :)

    Got soap?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:55

    Japan were amazing!

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 18:55

    Watching the KOR - JPN Men's Football Bronze Medal match

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 18:56

    Jamaica v USA going for gold then, I can't see anyone else in it..

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 18:56

    Jamaica v USA going for gold then, I can't see anyone else in it..

    So who does Ladbrokes tip for the Bronze?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:56

    Jamaica v USA going for gold then, I can't see anyone else in it..

    And of the two, it has to be Jamaica.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 18:56

    And of the two, it has to be Jamaica.

    Agreed. Heavy Favorite.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 18:57

    And of the two, it has to be Jamaica.

    Jamaica's 4th runner would have to be pretty hopeless to lose with the other three

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:57

    TOM

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:57

    TOM

    :) thank you!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 18:58

    :) thank you!

    Phew - they don't give you much warning.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:58

    Phew - they don't give you much warning.

    I got there. He seems to have a secondary splashing problem.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 18:59

    TOM

    I looked at that for about two minutes before I figured out what it meant. Two minutes was too long

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 18:59

    I looked at that for about two minutes before I figured out what it meant. Two minutes was too long

    Will is being our diving eyes.

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 19:00

    Will is being our diving eyes.

    He should become a football referee

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:01

    He should become a football referee

    :)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:04

    Tom in 15th after R2 (top 18 qualify)

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:04

    Tom in 15th after R2 (top 18 qualify)

    A little bit better, but we want more!

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:04

    Women's 5k about to go, lots of runners who did the 10k

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:05

    A little bit better, but we want more!

    A lot of the other guys are looking very good tonight (good then that the scores don't carry over).

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:06

    Paved heads straight to the front.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:06

    Paved heads straight to the front.

    Pavey, even.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:08

    Book 'em Dan-o

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:09

    MINI just zipped by with the runners

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:09

    "24' Yellow Card KI Sungyueng (KOR) is cautioned by the referee.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:09

    MINI just zipped by with the runners

    Does it have a onboard camera?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:09

    Evening!

    Which event are we following?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:10

    The ballet dancer threw the hammer into the net.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:11

    Which event are we following?

    Athletics with bonus diving on occasion.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:11

    The ballet dancer threw the hammer into the net.

    Athletic dancing then, at a guess :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:11

    Athletics with bonus diving on occasion.

    Sounds good, thanks

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:11

    Athletic dancing then, at a guess :)

    It's a new event, quite niche... :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:11

    Which event are we following?

    JPN - KOR Bronze Medal Men's Football match here until the second Men's Handball Semifinal

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:11

    MINI just zipped by with the runners

    I still have never seen one of those yet.

    Just had a quick look round all the events that are on and the only one I have not seen discussed here is wrestling. So for anyone collecting new sports that is for you

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:12

    Does it have a onboard camera?

    Nono - it was behind them, but driving with speed. If anyone is on BBC online feed, go back to 01:03:30. It may reapper if we watch carefully.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:12

    The ballet dancer threw the hammer into the net.

    GOAL! ??

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:12

    The ballet dancer threw the hammer into the net.

    Thank God for nets, huh?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:12

    GOAL! ??

    :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:13

    The ballet dancer threw the hammer into the net.

    GOAL! ??

    Nope, foul.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:13

    Nope, foul.

    Offside again

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:14

    Saw the replay, Yeah, that looked dangerous. re: Sakai's foul for Dangerous Play

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:16

    Wonder how many MINI's it takes to take the vaulting poles back?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:16

    Wonder how many MINI's it takes to take the vaulting poles back?

    1, but it might be more of a MAXI

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:17

    1, but it might be more of a MAXI

    Maxi's used to breakdown every 5 yards

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:17

    Wonder how many MINI's it takes to take the vaulting poles back?

    1, but it might be more of a MAXI

    Equipped with a drag racing Wheelie Bar

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:17

    Maxi's used to breakdown every 5 yards

    Is that a car, I was being obtuse ;)

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:17

    I love hearing African names in a North West England accent, distance running wouldn't be the same without it.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:18

    Is that a car, I was being obtuse ;)

    http://www.aronline.co.uk/images/maxi_01.jpg

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:18
  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:18

    Is that a car, I was being obtuse ;)

    Austin Maxi. There is a reason why the Mini is world famous and the Maxi is not.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vPlRdsfZg4g/TQoRz40-0zI/AAAAAAAADKc/Hp6SEnGTPYs/s1600/Austin+Maxi+1750+HL+side.jpg

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Retro

    I think it was retro on launch ;)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:19
  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Austin Maxi. There is a reason why the Mini is world famous and the Maxi is not.

    Amazed to see one that isn't grey or beige

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Uh oh, here we go...

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Here goes Dibaba

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Amazed to see one that isn't grey or beige

    Or rust

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:19

    Final lap, go, go, go.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:20

    35' Yellow Card KOO Jacheol (KOR) is cautioned by the referee.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:20

    The pole vaulter fell over right next to them

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:20

    Final lap, go, go, go.

    I half expect Usain Bolt to come steaming past :)

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:20

    Well raced

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 19:20

    Impressive final straight

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:21

    A rather reckless foul for Koo. And that wasn't cool.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:21

    Brits essentially best of the rest, good for them. Great finish, very close on the home straight!

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:21

    Just wide with the hader from Sakai off of the corner kick

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:21

    Just wide with the header from Sakai off of the corner kick

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:22

    *switches to Hockey*

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:22

    38th minute JPN 0 - 0 KOR

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:22

    But Park Soo Yong just scored!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:23

    Just flicked to diving to see someone do an inward 4.5 somersault. Scary and amazing

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:23

    Brits essentially best of the rest, good for them. Great finish, very close on the home straight!

    7th and 8th in both the 10k and 5k, not too bad against tough competition

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:24

    Just flicked to diving to see someone do an inward 4.5 somersault. Scary and amazing

    And some prat using an iPad as a camera

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:24

    Just flicked to diving to see someone do an inward 4.5 somersault. Scary and amazing

    In the tuck position, I bet.

    KOR 1 - 0 JPN at the Millenium Stadium 40th minute

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:25

    I love that the pole vault is so high, the jumpers have time to celebrate on the way down.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:25

    Almost 2 - 0 KOR as Sukyoung Yung missed a shot.

    Has anyone been seeing any Rugby Sevens activity in London recently?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:26

    I love that the pole vault is so high, the jumpers have time to celebrate on the way down.

    Imagine if it was on the moon. They would go an awful lot higher and it would take 6 times as long to come down from the same height

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:26

    And some prat using an iPad as a camera

    'pparently, it's Mr C's fave camera now :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:29

    'OHGIHARA Takahiro (JPN) is cautioned by the referee.'

    Probably for retaliation for earlier.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:29

    Injury time imminent.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:30

    TomD

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:30

    Dive! Dive! Dive!

    Tom time

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:30

    Looked v nice.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:30

    Great dive

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:30

    Dive! Dive! Dive!

    Got klaxons?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:31

    Dive! Dive! Dive!

    They've stolen it off my TV!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:31

    They've stolen it off my TV!

    They moved from 453 to 452

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:31

    They've stolen it off my TV!

    AirPlay it! :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:32

    Halftime at the Millenium Stadium

    KOR 1-0 JPN

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:33

    Looks like he dives once every 30 minutes

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:34

    PeteW just nailed a v tricky dive = comeback?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:34

    TomD - up to 9th

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:34

    I can't imagine the royalty cheque Queen will receive for the We Will Rock You excerpts at this Olympics

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:36

    How can they be 5 metres out measuring the hammer. It's on TV they should be able to calculate the distance

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:36

    They moved from 453 to 452

    I don't have channels that high!

    AirPlay it! :)

    Nah, delay is too great. Have made use of that extensively over the past two weeks though :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:37

    They are superimposing coloured lines on the ground. Mr C will become obsessed for hours again like he did with American football

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:37

    I don't have channels that high!

    Well they switched it from one channel to another then.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:37

    They are superimposing coloured lines on the ground. Mr C will become obsessed for hours again like he did with American football

    I watched a video that explained exactly how they did that - v interesting

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:38

    I don't have channels that high!

    Does Freeview have a multitude of channels or just a small few?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:39

    I watched a video that explained exactly how they did that - v interesting

    Mr C and I spent most of a match researching that on the net. Did the same for the software that tracks pitches in baseball. Sports look differently when you watch with Mr C

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:39

    Does Freeview have a multitude of channels or just a small few?

    I have BBC1 HD, BBC HD (which is BBC3) and then what I think is the red button but I just go direct to the channel.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:39

    Mr C and I spent most of a match researching that on the net. Did the same for the software that tracks pitches in baseball. Life look differently when you watch with Mr C

    Fixed

    ;)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:40

    I have BBC1 HD, BBC HD (which is BBC3) and then what I think is the red button but I just go direct to the channel.

    So no extra channels on freeview [the 300s]?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:40

    Life look differently when you watch with Mr C

    Unbelievably true.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:40

    I have BBC1 HD, BBC HD (which is BBC3) and then what I think is the red button but I just go direct to the channel.

    Two red buttons on Freeview: 301 and 302

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:40

    Mr C and I spent most of a match researching that on the net. Did the same for the software that tracks pitches in baseball. Sports look differently when you watch with Mr C

    They were also explaining how they used to do it almost mecanically before computers would do all the work for you - by knowing camera angle, tilt, and a whole load of distances.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:41

    Run run run !!!

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:41

    Big win for USA, WR!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:41

    So no extra channels on freeview [the 300s]?

    I think the only extra is 304 which is just the HD version of the existing 301.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:41

    USA had that won after 150 metres

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:41

    What's the next 'big' event tonight?

    Hockey is unusually fascinating

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:41

    I think the only extra is 304 which is just the HD version of the existing 301.

    Bah!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:42

    Two red buttons on Freeview: 301 and 302

    oh, 302 is where the diving is. How long has that been there? Wasn't there in the first few days, not on mine anyways :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:42

    Hockey is unusually fascinating

    Though Amy is right, the blue astroturf looks like wet carpet

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:42

    What's the next 'big' event tonight?

    Maybe this?

    http://www.london2012.com/handball/event/men/match=hbm400202/index.html?v=2022012081020

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:42

    Bah!

    I'll take any extra HD channels they want to throw at us!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:43

    Though Amy is right, the blue astroturf looks like wet carpet

    It is wet though.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:43

    oh, 302 is where the diving is. How long has that been there? Wasn't there in the first few days, not on mine anyways :)

    Since a few weeks before the Olympics for me but it might've needed a rescan, so depends when you last did one

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:43

    Though Amy is right, the blue astroturf looks like wet carpet

    That's because they water it down before the start of the game and at halftime

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:43

    I'll take any extra HD channels they want to throw at us!

    At least you have Freeview HD. My second telly is HD ready but nor Freeview HD

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:43

    Since a few weeks before the Olympics for me but it might've needed a rescan, so depends when you last did one

    Did that, the TV was quite insistent. How odd. I must have missed so much!!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:43

    Anyone else spot / go back to spot this MINI from earlier? http://t.co/vAzLl9cF

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:44

    At least you have Freeview HD. My second telly is HD ready but nor Freeview HD

    My box can do HD but my TV can't. The picture does look better.. although it sometiems shows a black screen. Maybe the box isn't as good as it should be.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:46

    Did that, the TV was quite insistent. How odd. I must have missed so much!!

    One of them had a lot of beach volleyball, maybe it was that one

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 19:47

    Anyone else spot / go back to spot this MINI from earlier? http://t.co/vAzLl9cF

    Ohh I give up trying to see one!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:47

    Crazy dutch fans

    http://twitter.com/bassanoclapper/status/234013025668038656/photo/1

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:48

    New world record but the baton changes were no good - Michael Johnson.

    How fast could they go if they were not hopeless

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:48

    Crazy dutch fans

    It's the Blue Man Group in orange

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:49

    One of them had a lot of beach volleyball, maybe it was that one

    I just asked Mr C about the secret channel and he said he knew it was there but dismissed it because it wasn't HD. Stoopid man.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:49

    Crazy dutch fans

    It's the Blue Man Group in orange

    A couple of Vancouver Canucks fans dress up like that too, but in teal.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:50

    I just asked Mr C about the secret channel and he said he knew it was there but dismissed it because it wasn't HD. Stoopid man.

    I refer my honourable colleague to my earlier point ;)

    Life look differently when you watch with Mr C

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 19:50

    2nd half between Korea and Japan underway

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:51

    John Inverdale. Everyone remembers the 1984 Olympics in LA for the spaceman at the opening ceremony.

    Really? Surely the Soviet boycott was a bigger story

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:51

    Amy lands in about half an hour by the way, we may see Wenlock weep

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:51

    I just asked Mr C about the secret channel and he said he knew it was there but dismissed it because it wasn't HD. Stoopid man.

    Ah ha :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:51

    Amy lands in about half an hour by the way, we may see Wenlock weep

    I didn't know she had left

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:51

    John Inverdale. Everyone remembers the 1984 Olympics in LA for the spaceman at the opening ceremony.

    Agreed

    Really? Surely the Soviet boycott was a bigger story

    Not as cool though

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:52

    I just asked Mr C about the secret channel and he said he knew it was there but dismissed it because it wasn't HD. Stoopid man.

    who spends hundreds of pounds on a high definition television and then watches an SD signal? stooopid people ;)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:52

    Not as cool though

    True. Spaceman was very cool

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:52

    I didn't know she had left

    Sales of Fanta may never recover

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:52

    Amy lands in about half an hour by the way, we may see Wenlock weep

    That's always a mindblowingly long journey, it was earlier than this time yesterday when she left.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:52

    who spends hundreds of pounds on a high definition television and then watches an SD signal? stooopid people ;)

    Do you know they have lines on the ground on the TV picture in the hammer just like American football?

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:53

    who spends hundreds of pounds on a high definition television and then watches an SD signal? stooopid people ;)

    When there's not an HD one :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:53

    who spends hundreds of pounds on a high definition television and then watches an SD signal? stooopid people ;)

    People who want to watch a broadcast that isn't in HD*?

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    *everyone

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:53

    When there's not an HD one :)

    :)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:54

    TOM is next.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:54

    That's always a mindblowingly long journey, it was earlier than this time yesterday when she left.

    We left London at 18:15 for a 22:00 flight. It tends to be 24-26 hours, depending on the mid-journey leg-stretch and refuel

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:54

    When there's not an HD one :)

    there is always a hd one. it's the olympics, the bbc are streaming 24 channels on the ipad in hd.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:54

    Do you know they have lines on the ground on the TV picture in the hammer just like American football?

    i need to see that. is it as good?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:55

    True. Spaceman was very cool

    How is this not common now? This was nearly 30 years ago. Kids should have them by now

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBCetGNwwtM

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 19:55

    TOM is next.

    Apparently the order I'm looking at is not the one that is being followed - sorry.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:55

    there is always a hd one. it's the olympics, the bbc are streaming 24 channels on the ipad in hd.

    Apparently, it's incompatible with SidepodTime. Einstein had a thesis on it but he spilt coffee on it

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:56

    i need to see that. is it as good?

    It's... the hammer. With lines. Just that really

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:56

    i need to see that. is it as good?

    Looks good to me

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:56

    Apparently, it's incompatible with SidepodTime. Einstein had a thesis on it but he spilt coffee on it

    ahh, there is that problem. my choice we be to swich off the comments, rather than switch to sd.

    didn't mean to leave christine bereft of tv channels, but i really thought it was pointless.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:56

    It's... the hammer. With lines. Just that really

    Shh. I have distracted him from annoying Christine

    #confidential

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:57

    How is this not common now? This was nearly 30 years ago. Kids should have them by now

    Health & Safety legislation started sticking up for stupidity

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 19:57

    ahh, there is that problem. my choice we be to swich off the comments, rather than switch to sd.

    But Will was being my diving eyes, that would be silly!

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:58

    But Will was being my diving eyes, that would be silly!

    #apologies

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:58

    Shh. I have distracted him from annoying Christine

    That must be a full-time position, does it pay well?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 19:58

    Just in time. Goooo Lisa!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:58

    That must be a full-time position, does it pay well?

    Not enough

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 19:58

    there is always a hd one. it's the olympics, the bbc are streaming 24 channels on the ipad in hd.

    there is always a hd one. it's the olympics, the bbc are streaming 24 channels on the ipad in hd.

    Requires effort to look through 24 channels.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 19:59

    Requires effort to look through 24 channels.

    i wish the bbc had a channel, that showed all the channels.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 19:59

    Requires effort to look through 24 channels.

    Surprisingly, not as much as you think with picture in picture tv guide

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 19:59

    Pacemakers should be banned in all athletics to make people think about tactics

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 20:00

    Korea strikes again!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:00

    i wish the bbc had a channel, that showed all the channels.

    Like that screen thing they keep showing that you love.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:00

    Like that screen thing they keep showing that you love.

    i need that, but with pressable squares so you go from there to what you want.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:01

    Requires effort to look through 24 channels.

    Just read down the list

    http://skyplustv.sky.com/tv-guide#/onnow

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:01

    I dislike that they keep calling this crazy pace "jogging".

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:01

    Goo lisa! I want a nice gold post box in town :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:01

    Goo lisa! I want a nice gold post box in town :)

    Ashford athlete?

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:01

    Ooh one of them was knocked over

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:01

    She looked like she was thrown out of a car door

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:01

    TOM IS DEFINITELY NEXT THIS TIME

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:02

    i would also like a wenlock-cam channel.

    *bounces*

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:02

    Just read down the list

    Doesn't Murdoch put that behind a paywall? ;)

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:02

    Ashford athlete?

    yep! a friend of a friend as well, they go running together

    #smallworld

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:02

    Doesn't Murdoch put that behind a paywall? ;)

    No idea

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:02

    i would also like a wenlock-cam channel.

    Did you see Amy's Wenlock?

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:02

    Did you see Amy's Wenlock?

    chocolate?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:02

    i would also like a wenlock-cam channel.

    oohhh yes! i would like that too!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:03

    4.5 somersaults is crazy

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:03

    TOM IS DEFINITELY NEXT THIS TIME

    Wow!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:03

    One more dive from Tom just before 9:30

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:04

    no post box for us :( sad times, she did well tho!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:04

    Turkeys first ever medal?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:04

    One more dive from Tom just before 9:30

    ohhhh can you let us know before hand, i've missed all of his other ones and feel unsupportive.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:04

    chocolate?

    That was the flight.

    Cuddly one: http://twitpic.com/agxk6x

    Key Ring one: http://twitpic.com/agxlh2

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:04
  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:05

    Jenson has closed his restaurant

    http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2012/08/05/jenson-buttons-victus-restaurant-closes-after-less-than-a-year-of-trading/

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:05

    Cuddly one: http://twitpic.com/agxk6x

    oh my god! i want them both!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:05

    omg!

    She wanted the Policeman one but I like the Irish Guard Wenlock more

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:06

    oh my god! i want them both!

    John Lewis, apparently

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:07

    Jenson has closed his restaurant

    and before i got to go too! how inconsiderate! ;)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:07

    Tom up to 7th after 4/6 dives

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:07

    it's scary how much Lisa sounds like someone i used to go to school with!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:07

    Jenson has closed his restaurant

    If he was an investor and not the owner, is it fair to call it his?

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:07

    5.91m is getting scary high

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:08

    John Lewis, apparently

    it's a good job we don't have one of those locally or i'd be going there in the morning :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:08

    If he was an investor and not the owner, is it fair to call it his?

    Depends what his share was. His name was used to sell it too

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:08

    it's a good job we don't have one of those locally or i'd be going there in the morning :)

    Like Bluewater?

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:08

    Depends what his share was. His name was used to sell it too

    he needs lessons in sidepodplugging. has he ever tweeted about it?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:09

    5.91m is getting scary high

    I've only just learned that the poles are the athlete's. not standard issue

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:09

    he needs lessons in sidepodplugging. has he ever tweeted about it?

    I didn't know it existed

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:09

    Like Bluewater?

    bluewater is ages away compared to a quick nip to the shops. plus bluewater in the heat = nooooooo! tempted to go to the beach! :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:10

    Depends what his share was. His name was used to sell it too

    Well, the article calls him an investor so I'm think it was minor.

    Shoulda got Alex to plug it

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:10

    I've only just learned that the poles are the athlete's. not standard issue

    I heard that on the radio this morning. I think athletes should be approaching F1 teams to get mega poles made

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:10

    I didn't know it existed

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/tv-chats-and-restaurant-openings-on-christines-rankings-this-week

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:10

    bluewater is ages away compared to a quick nip to the shops. plus bluewater in the heat = nooooooo! tempted to go to the beach! :)

    Aircon, no?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:11

    he needs lessons in sidepodplugging. has he ever tweeted about it?

    yeah, and jessy did once too i think.. the launch was well publicized ... i think?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:11

    I heard that on the radio this morning. I think athletes should be approaching F1 teams to get mega poles made

    I imagine there's an offical spec without DRS

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:11

    Well, the article calls him an investor so I'm think it was minor.

    I think it is more likely his friend was the chef and Jenson and his management put up most of the money

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:11

    Aircon, no?

    i have no aircon in the car. silly car. :(

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:11

    yeah, and jessy did once too i think.. the launch was well publicized ... i think?

    Obviously not enough, or it didn't cut the mustard

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:12

    i have no aircon in the car. silly car. :(

    You have windows! IU meant in Bluewater :)

    No matter, the sea is much nicer in August

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:12

    You have windows! IU meant in Bluewater :)

    i do have windows, but it's still hot :( but the moment it rains... i'm there to get my wenlock :D

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:12

    I think it is more likely his friend was the chef and Jenson and his management put up most of the money

    Why else would it be in Harrogate?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:13

    Why else would it be in Harrogate?

    Lots of money in Harrogate. And a lot less competition than in London.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:14

    @Lou

    Perseid meteor shower Saturday and Sunday nights.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:14

    I need a pop-up on the BBC online feed to say: The Comments are watching this, would you like to switch channels?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:14

    Lots of money in Harrogate. And a lot less competition than in London.

    But not a lot of customers, it seems

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:14

    Perseid meteor shower Saturday and Sunday nights.

    yes i know! starts tonight right? I'm very excited. Mum and I are even debating going up to the hills later to get an amazing view of the sky (it's dark enough here, but the view will be awesome!)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:15

    Perseid meteor shower Saturday and Sunday nights.

    Saw that, are there any UK sights with directions/times, etc. ?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:15

    yes i know! starts tonight right? I'm very excited. Mum and I are even debating going up to the hills later to get an amazing view of the sky (it's dark enough here, but the view will be awesome!)

    Was thinking of taking my mini-tripod to a tall, dark hill tomorrow night

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:15

    Everyone saying that was a weird and disappointing 1500 race.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:15

    But not a lot of customers, it seems

    But it says lots of other new restautrants have succeeded. They needed Gordon Ramsey to turn up and bin 75% of the menu, make dishes simpler, specialise in something and tart the place up a little

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:15

    Saw that, are there any UK sights with directions/times, etc. ?

    i follow these people on twitter and they are awesome.

    https://twitter.com/VirtualAstro

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:16

    Was thinking of taking my mini-tripod to a tall, dark hill tomorrow night

    do it!! :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:16

    i follow these people on twitter and they are awesome.

    Ta

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:16

    yes i know! starts tonight right? I'm very excited. Mum and I are even debating going up to the hills later to get an amazing view of the sky (it's dark enough here, but the view will be awesome!)

    I imagine there will be some tonight but there will be a lot more Saturday and Sunday

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:17

    i follow these people on twitter and they are awesome.

    http://www.meteorwatch.org got Leo'd I think

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:17

    Everyone saying that was a weird and disappointing 1500 race.

    20 seconds slower than WR and a drug cheat won.. but for me that's racing. I think they are disappointed because of Lisa.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:17

    Saw that, are there any UK sights with directions/times, etc. ?

    THe Earth is flying through a load of space rocks and it takes a few days to clear them. So sightings are totally random over the few days it takes

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:18

    http://www.meteorwatch.org got Leo'd I think

    ahhh.. well when it's up it's great, but their twitter always keeps me up to date with fun things like this :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:18

    THe Earth is flying through a load of space rocks and it takes a few days to clear them. So sightings are totally random over the few days it takes

    But Southerly, Notherly or everywhere?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:19

    Carmelita Jeter: "I knew we were going to come out here and run fast, we just had to get the stick around!"

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:19

    But Southerly, Notherly or everywhere?

    pretty much everywhere i think. they recommend taking a blanket, tea and laying on the floor and just looking up. That's what i did last year anyway and saw loads :)

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:19

    More relay!

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:19

    Oh by the way I got a tweet to say the ISS is coming over at 21.59, your local time may vary.

    Men's 4x400 relay final.. I'm saying Jamaica, USA, GB. Unless GB mess up the baton again.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:19

    More relay!

    this the guy with the broken leg?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:20

    More relay!

    relay is so stressful to watch, 4 people have to get it totally right!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:20

    Men's 4x400 relay final.. I'm saying Jamaica, USA, GB. Unless GB mess up the baton again.

    GB have such a long history of not getting the stick round

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:21

    relay is so stressful to watch, 4 people have to get it totally right!

    It's brilliant :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:21

    relay is so stressful to watch, 4 people have to get it totally right!

    3 pit stops in 4 minutes

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:21

    this the guy with the broken leg?

    I think they replaced him

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:21

    pretty much everywhere i think. they recommend taking beer and laying on the floor and just looking up. That's what i did last year anyway and saw loads :)

    Cool, ta :)

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:21

    I think they replaced him

    can you do that? damn.

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:21

    3 pit stops in 4 minutes

    the pressure!! :) so fun tho! Those American ladies in their relay were amazing!!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:21

    These guys stops are faster than any F1 team

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:22

    GB have such a long history of not getting the stick round

    100% failure rate this year, with women and men either not finishing or being disqualified.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:22

    Jack Green is our 400m hurdler

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:22

    Shows what I know, Jamaica aren't even in it

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:22

    the pressure!! :) so fun tho! Those American ladies in their relay were amazing!!

    Michael Johnson said their handovers were bad

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:22

    Cuba stopped

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:22

    can you do that? damn.

    Is that like a gearbox change?

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:22

    Dai Greene going backwards

  • Lukeh10/08/2012 at 20:22

    Michael Johnson said their handovers were bad

    That's what a night of heavy drinking does t... oh never mind

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:23

    Michael Johnson said their handovers were bad

    yeah i saw, but their running was amazing! imagine if their handovers had been perfect!

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:23

    ruuuuuuuuuuuun

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:23

    That's what a night of heavy drinking does t... oh never mind

    :)

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:23

    in sight ,....

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:23

    Come on BAH!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:23

    GB have such a long history of not getting the stick round

    Goes back years, they should get McLaren's pit stop troubleshooters in

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:23

    ruuuuuuuuuuuun

    ..... forest... runnnnnnnn!

    sorry.. i had to.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:23

    gah!

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:24

    that was awesome

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:24

    Wow! Great running!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:24

    I can't wait for the 4x100 tomorrow!

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:24

    What a win, right at the end

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:24

    I can't wait for the 4x100 tomorrow!

    I prefer the short sprints to the 400+

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:25

    GB men swearing again. Tut tut.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:25

    when was the last time the USA didn't win?

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:26

    when was the last time the USA didn't win?

    Did he just say they've won it 16 times??

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:27

    Did he just say they've won it 16 times??

    Yes

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 20:27

    Did he just say they've won it 16 times??

    i think last night they said USA have won it since they've competed in it. could be wrong tho.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:27

    I think two divers before you know who

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:28

    I think two divers before you know who

    right, i have switched over

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:28

    I think two divers before you know who

    Nahh - this guy is #22, Tom is #29 on the start list

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:29

    Nahh - this guy is #22, Tom is #29 on the start list

    I have to have time to find the right channel ;)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:29

    Nahh - this guy is #22, Tom is #29 on the start list

    Fail for my memory then.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:30

    Fail for my memory then.

    http://www.london2012.com/diving/event/men-10m/index.html?v=20120810-212611349Lower list is the dive-order, upper list is live timing (habit, scores).

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:30

    the divers ability to just jump out of the pool puts me to shame, i've always been a bit rubbish at pulling myself out of the pool gracefully.

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:31

    the divers ability to just jump out of the pool puts me to shame, i've always been a bit rubbish at pulling myself out of the pool gracefully.

    Thats why they put steps in.

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:31

    Thats why they put steps in.

    :)

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 20:31

    JPN just had a goal disallowed due to a foul on the Korean goalkeeper.

  • jpancoast10/08/2012 at 20:32

    the divers ability to just jump out of the pool puts me to shame, i've always been a bit rubbish at pulling myself out of the pool gracefully.

    I"m A LOT rubbish at pretty much everything to do with a pool.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:32

    How odd.

    @clarebalding1

    I’m hearing that NBC have been asked to leave the boxing arena because the judges are upset by their commentary. Anyone know more?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:32

    Clare Balding @clarebalding1

    4m

    I’m hearing that NBC have been asked to leave the boxing arena because the judges are upset by their commentary. Anyone know more?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:32

    the divers ability to just jump out of the pool puts me to shame, i've always been a bit rubbish at pulling myself out of the pool gracefully.

    It's all in the shoulders and back

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:33

    It's all in the shoulders and back

    And kicking good and hard helps too

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:33

    Tom after this guy.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 20:34

    First TED News, now TOM News. :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:34

    And kicking good and hard helps too

    Thrust never hurts, unless a mountain is in front of you

    #PilotSpeak

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:34

    Tom after this guy.

    SIDEPODKAXXXXXON!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:35

    Rubbish

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:35

    They have a ledge to help them too.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:35

    Uhoh

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:35

    Rubbish

    He's not really on form lately, is he? Pressure?

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:35

    the commentator tells me that wasn't great. bad times for Tom.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:36

    the commentator tells me that wasn't great. bad times for Tom.

    Big splash = bad dive

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:36

    the commentator tells me that wasn't great. bad times for Tom.

    He was almost flat on his back when he hit the water

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:36

    They have a ledge to help them too.

    they are cheating! At school they used to force us to get out at the side, no steps or help for us.. we were all rubbish.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 20:36

    Big splash = bad dive

    Bad TOM News

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:37

    Has anyone done a Luganis this year?

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 20:37

    Bad JPN news as well

    Full TIme from the Millenium Stadium

    KOR 2-0 JPN

    Korea win the Bronze Medal in Men's Football

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:38

    After 5/6 Tom = 16th

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:38

    After 5/6 Tom = 16th

    Tooo close.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:38

    After 5/6 Tom = 16th

    Top 18 go through.

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:38

    oh dear we're really not doing that well are we.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:39

    Has anyone done a Luganis this year?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5nqeFWufrE

    [Greg Louganis, 1988]

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:39

    I heard the girl boxer who won last night on radio this morning. I thought she was about 18 but she is actually 29

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:40

    I heard the girl boxer who won last night on radio this morning. I thought she was about 18 but she is actually 29

    the British girl? Wow!

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:40

    [Greg Louganis, 1988]

    ouuuccchhh!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:40

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=L5nqeFWufrE

    Yup - Feck - see yesterday's comments for a link.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:44

    I think I'd like an Olympics at GMT +4hrs, it's too quiet after 22:00

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:44

    I think I'd like an Olympics at GMT +4hrs, it's too quiet after 22:00

    Ideal time zone

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:45

    nice quote 'not enough splash to fill a teacup' :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:45

    Ideal time zone

    Soichi 2014 should be in Prime SidepodTime

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 20:46

    I think I'd like an Olympics at GMT +4hrs, it's too quiet after 22:00

    Rio will be ideal

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:46

    Soichi 2014 should be in Prime SidepodTime

    By which time, I expect SidepodTV in HD with onscreen commenting :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:46

    Soichi 2014 should be in Prime SidepodTime

    It's the wrong way. We need US east coast games

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:47

    It's the wrong way. We need US east coast games

    Rio will be better wont it? they must be like... 4-5 hours behind us?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:47

    It's the wrong way. We need US east coast games

    Damn rotational miscalculations

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:47

    Philippe Bugalski has died.

    Sorry it's in French. It says they don't know how he died

    http://www.rallye-sport.fr/philippe-bugalski-est-decede-ce-vendredi/

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:47

    Rio will be better wont it? they must be like... 4-5 hours behind us?

    Brazil is only 3 hours behind us

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:47

    Brazil is only 3 hours behind us

    oh wow that's not as big a difference as i thought!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:47

    Rio will be better wont it? they must be like... 4-5 hours behind us?

    By which time, I expect SidepodTV in HD with onscreen commenting :)

    Give Christine 2 extra years to raise the lottery funds

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:47

    Damn rotational miscalculations

    Time zones and sidepodcast just don't work

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:48

    Give Christine 2 extra years to raise the lottery funds

    There is lottery funding to the tune of £165 million available tonigh

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:48

    Brazil is only 3 hours behind us

    Rio is 4hrs, according to Siri

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:49

    oh wow that's not as big a difference as i thought!

    Cos Brazil sticks out a bit

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:49

    nice quote 'not enough splash to fill a teacup' :)

    "helicopter legs" !!

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:49

    "helicopter legs" !!

    Crofty would be proud :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:49

    Rio is 4hrs, according to Siri

    Sao Paulo was 3 hours behind when I was there. Maybe different in the winter?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:52

    Sao Paulo was 3 hours behind when I was there. Maybe different in the winter?

    Still 4hrs now, I imagine they don't need daylight savings in [our] though

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:52

    ISS will be over UK just before 10pm. Should be visible for 5 minutes. Loads of good long sightings in the next couple of weeks

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:52

    Still 4hrs now, I imagine they don't need daylight savings in [our]* though

    *Summer

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:53

    Watching Hockey medal ceremony, I heard Sebb Blatter got boos at the stadium last night :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 20:54

    Watching Hockey medal ceremony, I heard Sebb Blatter got boos at the stadium last night :)

    After putting England third in the world rankings too. And Brazil were 13th.

    Figure that out

    Christine's Rankings > FIFA

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:55

    Watching Hockey medal ceremony, I heard Sebb Blatter got boos at the stadium last night :)

    a friend was working at the hockey earlier in the week, and apparently in the interval of the final all of the games makers are going to gather in the pitch and do the wenlock olympic dance. They've been practicing and everything. I hope it gets televised!

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:55

    Christine's Rankings > FIFA

    Christine's Rankings > FIFA > Castol

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:55

    *Castrol

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 20:56

    a friend was working at the hockey earlier in the week, and apparently in the interval of the final all of the games makers are going to gather in the pitch and do the wenlock olympic dance. They've been practicing and everything. I hope it gets televised!

    There's a dance, I bet Amy knows it!

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 20:58

    That guys name... Christopher Ekilsson. I was sure it was the Doctor.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 20:58

    RE NFL and their drawing of down-lines on the screen. I assume you came up with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_%26_Ten_(graphics_system) I've been looking for the video on nfl.com that I've seen, but no look tonight.

  • lou10/08/2012 at 20:59

    There's a dance, I bet Amy knows it!

    yep! they played it at the tennis when it was raining, but apparently they play the video at the interval of the hockey and other things too. The officials at the tennis were dancing along to it in the rain when we went. :)

  • Amy10/08/2012 at 20:59

    There's a dance, I bet Amy knows it!

    its really hard! Have had the song that goes with it in my head for days though

  • lou10/08/2012 at 21:00

    its really hard! Have had the song that goes with it in my head for days though

    hehe! i think they're going to release the video on youtube after the games are over so you can learn it then! ;)

    I also LOVE all your wenlocks Amy!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:00

    RE NFL and their drawing of down-lines on the screen. I assume you came up with this: en.wikipedia.org/…(graphics_system) I've been looking for the video on nfl.com that I've seen, but no look tonight.

    We went through 1st and 10's website etc

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:02

    its really hard! Have had the song that goes with it in my head for days though

    What kind of boy band fan are you?

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:04

    Is the Dutch National Anthem A Partridge In A Pear Tree?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:04

    Absolutely perfect view of the ISS. It is at its highest point right now

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 21:05

    Tom's final dive soon.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 21:07

    Tom's final dive soon.

    After this guy ;)

  • lou10/08/2012 at 21:08

    oh come on Tom, you can do this!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:08

    Much better

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 21:08

    That was okay!

  • lou10/08/2012 at 21:08

    phew!!

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 21:08

    needs >80

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:09

    Much better

    Bugger, distracted by a celebratory, jumping Dutch Hockey team

    #Understandable

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:09

    Tom qualified

  • lou10/08/2012 at 21:09

    ah he's qualified. that's good then.

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 21:10

    Q (Only 3 after him anyway)

  • Amy10/08/2012 at 21:10

    What kind of boy band fan are you?

    boy bands repeat moves, the mascot dance tries to cram moves representing about 40 sports into 2 minutes

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:10

    Absolutely perfect view of the ISS. It is at its highest point right now

    Possibly the cleanest view I've ever had of it.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:11

    boy bands repeat moves, the mascot dance tries to cram moves representing about 40 sports into 2 minutes

    Some Olympic FanGirl you are! ;)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:11

    Possibly the cleanest view I've ever had of it.

    #LightPolluted here

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:12

    boy bands repeat moves, the mascot dance tries to cram moves representing about 40 sports into 2 minutes

    It's no Macarena

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuI8SizQYnA

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:12

    Possibly the cleanest view I've ever had of it.

    Definitely the best I have seen since the assembly was finished. There is a 4, 5 or 6 minute sighting every day until August 22nd

    http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:14

    It's no Macarena

    Sign language, obviously

    "Eat Big Macs, Pay With Visa, Watch on Panasonic TVs"

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 21:14

    Philippe Bugalski has died.

    Sorry it's in French. It says they don't know how he died

    From what I got via translation, it was injuries suffered in a fall. :(

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:15

    "Eat Big Macs, Pay With Visa, Watch on Panasonic TVs"

    Samsung. I was nearly deafened by the music from their truck at the torch relay :)

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:15

    I'm now watching basketball. Arg v USA.

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:18

    I'm now watching basketball. Arg v USA.

    USA are quite good.

    Arg 57 - USA 76

    9:32 to go

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 21:20

    Tomorrow's schedule for planners: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=11-august/all-day.html

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:22

    Samsung. I was nearly deafened by the music from their truck at the torch relay :)

    Sorry, I assumed they copied everyone :)

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-v-samsung-week-2/

    [Panasonic in Beijing?]

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:23

    I *really* like the curved, concrete diving platforms this year

  • Will^10/08/2012 at 21:25

    We went through 1st and 10's website etc

    I was looking for a spec vid, the search continues tomorrow

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:29

    I was looking for a spec vid, the search continues tomorrow

    A search through the sidepodcast archives should find the orignal conversation Mr C and I had which will give you loads of info

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:31

    A search through the sidepodcast archives should find the orignal conversation Mr C and I had which will give you loads of info

    Convo starts here

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-nfl-jets-vs-ravens#comment-1178453

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:32

    One UK ticket holder won £148.6 million on the Euromillions

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 21:33

    One UK ticket holder won £148.6 million on the Euromillions

    WTG. :)

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:34

    One UK ticket holder won £148.6 million on the Euromillions

    Wow.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:38

    One UK ticket holder won £148.6 million on the Euromillions

    I'll check it tomorrow, it'll *totally* improve my hangover status

  • Christine10/08/2012 at 21:39

    Right, I'm off. Great commenting today peeps. More tomorrow!

  • Pat W10/08/2012 at 21:43

    Right, I'm off. Great commenting today peeps. More tomorrow!

    Goodnight.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 21:43

    Right, I'm off. Great commenting today peeps. More tomorrow!

    Happy HD dreams Christine

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:44

    Night Christine

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 21:44

    I'll check it tomorrow, it'll *totally* improve my hangover status

    I checked mine. One number is not going to make me and eighth of a billionaire

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 21:59

    time to catch up on everything i missed today.

  • Amy10/08/2012 at 22:04

    Key Ring one: http://twitpic.com/agxlh2

    wh Smith at the airport had acuddly policeman one on display but they were sold out. Didn't see one anywhere so policeman must have been most popular

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:11

    wh Smith at the airport had acuddly policeman one on display but they were sold out. Didn't see one anywhere so policeman must have been most popular

    you made it home! but the olympics are still going?

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:14

    wh Smith at the airport had acuddly policeman one on display but they were sold out. Didn't see one anywhere so policeman must have been most popular

    Bobby Wenlock a big seller. :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:24

    time to catch up on everything i missed today.

    I heard we saw a Mars Sunrise

    How wide is your televisual periscope? ;)

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:25

    I heard we saw a Mars Sunrise

    ...about the OLYMPICS!

    ;)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:25

    Bobby Wenlock a big seller. :)

    Bobby? :)

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:25

    loving the bmx, one of my fav 'new' sports.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:26

    ...about the OLYMPICS!

    I'd give Curiousity a Gold for that.

    #ToughCrowd

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:27

    I'd give Curiousity a Gold for that.

    Imagine the hurdles!

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:28

    Imagine the hurdles!

    i... don't know enough about it to know what that means. #wrongcrowd

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:29

    so, most dangerous sports in the olympics - hockey and bmx?

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:30

    so, most dangerous sports in the olympics - hockey and bmx?

    Cycling in general. Hockey does deserve a place n the conversation as well.

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:31

    Cycling in general. Hockey does deserve a place n the conversation as well.

    most blood spilt this year seems to be in hockey.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:31

    most blood spilt this year seems to be in hockey.

    Give Blood, Play Hockey :)

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:31

    Give Blood, Play Hockey :)

    :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:32

    i... don't know enough about it to know what that means. #wrongcrowd

    Low gravity, reaaaaallllyyyy long 'hup'

    Might take 400m to make 10 paces

    [low gravity, inverse downforce] ;0

  • Steven Roy10/08/2012 at 22:32

    I heard we saw a Mars Sunrise

    https://p.twimg.com/AzzcFXACMAAI9FL.jpg:large

    There is one every 24 and a half hours

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:33

    There is one every 24 and a half hours

    Great shot too

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:33

    team gb hockey team sound absolutely chuffed with today's medal. total contrast to yesterday.

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:36

    team gb hockey team sound absolutely chuffed with today's medal. total contrast to yesterday.

    I missed yesterday's action

    Awarded bronze in person is easier in hindsight than losing the match to fight for gold though

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:37

    Awarded bronze in person is easier in hindsight than losing the match to fight for gold though

    good point.

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:37

    I heard we saw a Mars Sunrise

    There is one every 24 and a half hours

    Nice. :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:38

    good point.

    Not winning sucks but realising that you are the 3rd best IN THE WHOLE WORLD is another story

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:43

    Just saw the end of the Women's Gold Medal Hockey Match. Headline should read like the following

    Double Dutch is Not Just For Jumping Ropes Anymore

    :D

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:51

    I presume I am watching Diving highlights online and all the Olympic Athletes are queuing for Chicken McNuggets right now

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:55

    The Olympic Park McDonalds is like Duffy's Tavern(old-time radio show from the US)

    It's where the Olympics Elite Meet to Eat. ;)

    Nope, Duffy ain't here... :D

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:58

    The Olympic Park McDonalds is like Duffy's Tavern(old-time radio show from the US)

    I have it on good authority that the athletes are completely pigging out [and have been all week] cos it ain't gonna hurt now

  • Mr C10/08/2012 at 22:58

    and now i'm up-to-date. cheers all. same again tomorrow :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 22:58

    and now i'm up-to-date. cheers all. same again tomorrow :)

    Ciao

  • CAMikaze10/08/2012 at 22:59

    and now i'm up-to-date. cheers all. same again tomorrow :)

    Have a good night. :)

  • Bassano10/08/2012 at 23:01

    One more day of full-on competition

    [Sunday, surely doesn't count due to flags, flames and concerts]

  • Amy11/08/2012 at 00:11

    you made it home! but the olympics are still going?

    not a lot of interesting events/cheap tickets left in the last few days, plus I need to be back at work on Monday sadly