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Has anyone been watching any of the events?

Good to see Australia doing very well, hopefully it stays that way and they can win.

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Waiting for the good sports to start

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N5 1BH wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:57 am
Waiting for the good sports to start
Didn't know football, cricket and horse racing was in it this year.
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I might be the only one, but does anyone else think these would have to be the most boring and irrelevant sporting event in the history of International sporting events, I have not watched any of the events normally I love Olympic Games.
Even before the games started all the media hype put me off, all it is turning out to be is a giant training session for our athletes just a big publicity stunt to justify all the funding they are receiving .
With the facilities and coaches we have we should be way ahead of everyone, but then, does any one really care ?

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Bomber wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:20 am
N5 1BH wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:57 am
Waiting for the good sports to start
Didn't know football, cricket and horse racing was in it this year.
cricket is

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In the way wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:28 am
I might be the only one, but does anyone else think these would have to be the most boring and irrelevant sporting event in the history of International sporting events, I have not watched any of the events normally I love Olympic Games.
Even before the games started all the media hype put me off, all it is turning out to be is a giant training session for our athletes just a big publicity stunt to justify all the funding they are receiving .
With the facilities and coaches we have we should be way ahead of everyone, but then, does any one really care ?
I worked at the Melbourne Games, the athletes love it - and it gives many a chance to compete against the best which they cant in Olympics etc.

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For standards I reckon it’s relative to the sport, obviously with naff sports like swimming & gymnastics most of the top rated opposition aren’t there. Though for some decent sports like hockey, track and field etc. it is still at a high level. Was watching the boxing last night and although there were a few good match ups some of it was a bit ordinary, quarters coming up next so still looking forward to a few good bouts.

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the scheduling of this and world athletics was weird.

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Victor Meldrew wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:25 am
In the way wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:28 am
I might be the only one, but does anyone else think these would have to be the most boring and irrelevant sporting event in the history of International sporting events, I have not watched any of the events normally I love Olympic Games.
Even before the games started all the media hype put me off, all it is turning out to be is a giant training session for our athletes just a big publicity stunt to justify all the funding they are receiving .
With the facilities and coaches we have we should be way ahead of everyone, but then, does any one really care ?
I worked at the Melbourne Games, the athletes love it - and it gives many a chance to compete against the best which they cant in Olympics etc.
I would agree the athletes love it as shown by very few no shows. It can't and shouldn't be compared to the Olympics .

The attendences certainly shows the public are ok with it.

Be interesting to see the tv ratings but I would say that time difference means the majority of finals are in the early hours.

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not pointless these games but close to it , a chance for aussies to clean up in something tho :thumbup:
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Anyone who has earned a medal cherishes them - hardly pointless.

I am very very proud of mine. Lots of hard work goes into getting one.

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Victor Meldrew wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:14 pm
Anyone who has earned a medal cherishes them - hardly pointless.

I am very very proud of mine. Lots of hard work goes into getting one.
lol , i know you dont like answering my questions but i have to ask what did you get a commonwealth medal for apart from the gold for being the biggest knob on this forum ?
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Its bronze actually.

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Just Dave now wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:11 pm
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:14 pm
Anyone who has earned a medal cherishes them - hardly pointless.

I am very very proud of mine. Lots of hard work goes into getting one.
lol , i know you dont like answering my questions but i have to ask what did you get a commonwealth medal for apart from the gold for being the biggest knob on this forum ?
I believe it was for rhythm gymnastics, not sure if it was with a ribbon or a ball though.

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Imagine the medal tally if Australia team up with 3 other countries????
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Great to see Australia finish on top and win the Commonwealth Games and be the best that we knew we would be.

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MegaBonus wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:31 am
Imagine the medal tally if Australia team up with 3 other countries????
Could make an ANZAC team and no one would even come close

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Why do they only have the womens T20 cricket?

if it is because the men are playing too much cricket then introduce beach cricket :lol:

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