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26 Jul 21 18:30
Date Joined: 22 Sep 06
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Sorry to be an idiot, I am sure you will tell me Silly, but I can't see one anywhere - which would be very stupid if there was not.

I wanted to post about the diving commentary.  I wanted to concentrate on watching the diving, but it was spoilt by some female commentator babbling on about nothing much - she didn't stop througout the dives.  Reminds me about the football commentaries nowadays Cry
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Report bluebook July 26, 2021 7:33 PM BST
Not sure there is one, tbh.

Try General Betting. Happy
Report bluebook July 26, 2021 7:35 PM BST
And, for future reference : probably best to mute the tele' these days and watch the sports in silence... .
Report annie. July 26, 2021 7:57 PM BST
Good idea, bluebook.  I have done that before with football, but as I don't know a lot about diving I thought I would leave the commentary on - big mistake Sad
Report Capt__F July 26, 2021 8:11 PM BST
nice to see you annie

Up the Spurs
Report leazes67 July 26, 2021 8:25 PM BST
The transgender weightlifter is available at 4.2 in the 87kg division.
Report annie. July 26, 2021 8:33 PM BST
Thanks, Capt F Happy  Up the spurs!!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 26, 2021 9:57 PM BST
We had a forum for London Olympics 2012

Link is

But there's no link on side bar of current
forum, so it may be quiet!

Couldnt find it last week!
Report annie. July 26, 2021 11:03 PM BST
Perhaps someone can get in contact with betfair and request one, immediately!  Maybe a big gambler who they will take notice of?
Report annie. July 26, 2021 11:08 PM BST
Dragon, it seems like a lot of us do not like female commentators. 

I don't like them because they rarely have played the sport commentated on at a high level.  Having played women's football is not the same!  Or am I allowed to say that?  It certainly comes to something in my long life that I have to be worried about saying such a thing Sad
Report mecca July 26, 2021 11:18 PM BST
I have only watched bits and pieces of the Olympics so far.... but the most noticeable thing is the shocking standard of the commentary in all of the sports

BBc standards have certainly taken a nosedive
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 26, 2021 11:29 PM BST
Triathlon comm says its 3rd olympic
games in Japan.

He's forgotten sapporo 1972
winter Olympics, making this
the 4th Olympics in Japan.

Basic stuff.

During the men's event last night
they struggled to count to
10,for lead group, and missed
an athlete dropping off.

Poor stuff
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 26, 2021 11:32 PM BST
They twice had Morgan freeman
in men's triathlon, lol.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 26, 2021 11:37 PM BST
Flora Duffy evs
Georgia Taylor brown 7/2
Katie zaferes 8/1
Jess Learmonth 10/1
Laura lineman 11/1
Lopes 50/1
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 27, 2021 12:46 AM BST
Bookies got 1 2 3 in correct order
during bike ride.
Report annie. July 27, 2021 12:48 AM BST
Thanks for that, you have to laugh, because of you I watched the women's race and it was good.  Poor gb taylor brown suffered a flat tyre and might have won otherwise, but still finished second for silver.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 27, 2021 1:01 AM BST
Must have taken her chance away riding a bike with flat tyre for best part of a mile.

Brave brave run!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 27, 2021 1:02 AM BST
Bermuda part of uk anyway!
Report annie. July 27, 2021 1:28 AM BST
Lovely to see all three of the medal winners congratulating each other.
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:03 AM BST
why do they have separate events for men and women in events like table tennis and skateboarding?

surely any strength advnatage men have in these evensts is minimal?
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:04 AM BST
shooting and archery the same

why are there separate events?
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:06 AM BST
equestrian is the only mixed individual (as opposed to team) event as far as I can see
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:08 AM BST
women have a seperate compeitiion in everything except greco-roman wresltling which is male only
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:10 AM BST
shooting seems to be particulary absurd

no strength involved in that at all
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:11 AM BST
i think it would make these events much more interesting

imagine being a woman who beat a man to get her medal
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 2:13 AM BST
diving another example

why can't women and men compete in the same event?
Report annie. July 27, 2021 1:24 PM BST
I agree, Giuseppe, that in some sports like shooting I cannot see why they can't compete together.  Then in a lot of sports where men may have a minimal physical advantage they could have a handicap system, such as golf.  It would be better to watch, as you suggested a woman beating a man would be fun!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 27, 2021 1:37 PM BST
Compete head to head to horse riding events.

Got ladies gymnastics on, bbc seem to have Johnny Vegas on
commentary. Didn't know he was so knowledgeable.
Report mecca July 27, 2021 2:42 PM BST
Peter Kay did the diving commentary...... top bombing !!
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 2:44 PM BST
looks like this could be the thrad annieCool
Report Giuseppe July 27, 2021 3:16 PM BST
equestrian ia actually an event where women have a physical advantage due to smaller size and weight
Report annie. July 27, 2021 4:34 PM BST
Yes, Dragon, I think you may be right.  I hope so as there is no other alternative!  Shows how much betfair cares about us.

They keep sending me surveys about 'how they are doing' and what can they do to please us, but don't put chit chat back onSad. I learnt so much from chit chat.

If they send you or anyone a survey, they usually have somewhere on it that you can leave a note.  TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU LOVED CHIT CHAT AND HOW YOU BET MORE ON BETFAIR BECAUSE YOU LOOKED AT CHIT CHAT EVERY DAY!
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 4:40 PM BST
do we know why tey closed it?
Report annie. July 27, 2021 4:44 PM BST
I haven't seen any explanation Sad
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 5:00 PM BST
probably is not one annie, pathetic organisation  are you still with studyform?
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 8:04 PM BST
sorry annie must have got you mixed up with someone else. studyform i think was the first marriage from bet fair  must have been another female poster apologies
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 8:06 PM BST
studyform was a great quizzer he came over to where i live and did a few pub quizes  amazing knowledge and life experiences  so interesting
Report annie. July 27, 2021 8:37 PM BST
Yes, Dragon, I liked him too. 

Why do they always bar the good ones?
Report The Dragon July 27, 2021 9:02 PM BST
not sure why he got banned he was an absolute gentlemanShocked
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 27, 2021 9:10 PM BST
From twitter, an Olympic joke
of sorts, and we don't have an Olympic forum
apart from the 2012 London one...

“Craig David is part of the GB Olympic Archery management team, chiefly as the bow selector”
Report Capt__F July 27, 2021 10:31 PM BST
study made Sunday Mirror with his FOBT crusade

anotherGrin broken heart by annie
Report Emitdeb July 27, 2021 11:20 PM BST
Is Alex Scott getting hotter? Love
Report snowynoon July 28, 2021 12:38 PM BST
Dressage on bbc 2 now ,amazing stuff .
Report Angoose July 28, 2021 1:26 PM BST
The dancing horses Excited
Report mecca July 28, 2021 11:15 PM BST
All the newsreaders.... on all tv channels are telling me that the American gymnast is very brave for,.... erm..... pulling out of the competition
Report snowynoon July 28, 2021 11:20 PM BST
Yes ,cant see where bravery comes into it ,wants to work on her mental health ,there is 4 years between Olympic games ,cant she do it then ?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:29 AM BST
Golf is on red button

601 freeview, sounds like syndicated
Report The Dragon July 29, 2021 1:40 PM BST
looking forward to the athletics, lot of naff sports at the olympics these days
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 2:31 PM BST
Me too, but are there any
huge stars like Bolt?

Doubt I could name a top
sprinter without looking
at betfair odds.

KJ-T of course but likely
that's a brit thing.
Report sofaking July 29, 2021 5:50 PM BST
What time is the transgender weightlifter on?  I need to see this.
Report sofaking July 29, 2021 5:53 PM BST
All I've watched so far is the female beach volleyball. Love
Report SlippyBlue July 29, 2021 7:09 PM BST
I've been watching the rugby 7's,football,hockey and that's about it. No doubt I'll watch a bit of the boxing at some stage but those aside I've got very little or no interest in anything else.
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 8:39 PM BST
Ireland two boxers into the quarters

win those and guaranteed bronze
Report Aspro July 30, 2021 12:36 PM BST
GB Women out of the football. An 89th minute equaliser stopped them going through 2-1 in normal time and then the Aussie's won 4-3 in ET.
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND July 30, 2021 12:39 PM BST
Bet Neville is creaming his p@nts with laughter.
Report lurka July 30, 2021 12:45 PM BST
Another perfect height for the keeper pen miss (by a Scot) to go ahead 3-2 in ET and then the Aussies went straight up the other end and scored and got another soon after.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 1:17 PM BST
didn't realise there were Scots etc. in the team

assumed it was just England playing under the GB name
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 2:03 PM BST
tough life simone biles has, being paid millions to do the thing she loves
Report sofaking July 30, 2021 10:03 PM BST

Jul 30, 2021 -- 8:03AM, Giuseppe wrote:

tough life simone biles has, being paid millions to do the thing she loves

Being a professional victim is far more lucrative these days.

Report mecca July 31, 2021 12:00 AM BST
Now over to Matthew Pinsent, who is by the water..... he will tell us what the time it is
Report mecca July 31, 2021 12:04 AM BST
... what the time is
Report mecca July 31, 2021 12:31 AM BST
And in the triathlon ...... the GB athlete has beautifully taken off her helmet and put her trainers on .... ffs
Report annie. July 31, 2021 12:51 AM BST
Good finish to the triathlon, watch it now on bbc - good chance of a gold!
Report annie. July 31, 2021 12:57 AM BST
Hooray, GOLD !!!!!!  Exciting race.
Report Giuseppe July 31, 2021 1:37 AM BST
that Yee chap won the individial triathlon a few days ago? no wonder he was knackered at the end
Report mecca July 31, 2021 11:46 AM BST
Now the athletics are under way, the sports that people are actually interested in.... GB comes up very short.

But hey.... didn't we do well in the BMX bike races
Report The Dragon July 31, 2021 12:16 PM BST
athletics at last!! soooooooooo much sport on today
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! July 31, 2021 12:34 PM BST
Dinah in flood of tears

Report The Dragon July 31, 2021 12:38 PM BST
patently not fit
Report The Dragon July 31, 2021 12:39 PM BST
let the love in beginCrazy
Report San Quentin July 31, 2021 8:20 PM BST
Wrong again Giuseppe.
Report Giuseppe July 31, 2021 8:29 PM BST
sorry "only" won silver
Report sofaking July 31, 2021 9:21 PM BST
Stop spreading fake news Giuseppe. It will not be tolerated. Happy
Report snowynoon August 1, 2021 1:35 PM BST
WOW NEW WORLD RECORD in womens triple jump !!
Report snowynoon August 1, 2021 1:36 PM BST
WOW NEW WORLD RECORD in womens triple jump !!
Report Aspro August 2, 2021 11:01 AM BST
Canada have made it through to the Women's (football) final, beating favourites USA 1-0. Who will join them, Sweden or Australia? - Kick-off 12pm.
Report snowynoon August 2, 2021 11:08 AM BST
Glad the arrogant American team got beat .
Report sofaking August 2, 2021 4:51 PM BST

Aug 2, 2021 -- 5:01AM, Aspro wrote:

Canada have made it through to the Women's (football) final, beating favourites USA 1-0. Who will join them, Sweden or Australia? - Kick-off 12pm.

Great news. Can't stand that woke **** that looks like a middle-aged man.

Report sofaking August 2, 2021 4:59 PM BST
Megan Rapinone I mean. She's just an awful human being.
Report brain dead jockeys August 3, 2021 12:56 AM BST
why is karsten warholm 4/5 on here?.......i thought thus guy was the banker of the whole olympics..........he broke the WC few weeks ago........never heard of Rai Benjamin? will tell me.
Report sofaking August 3, 2021 2:22 AM BST
And the dude who was competing in the women's weightlifting failed miserably. A good day for women's sports (and society as a whole).
Report mecca August 3, 2021 12:30 PM BST
I see the American gymnast won the gold medal by finishing 3rd ............ looks like the 2 Chinese don't really matter
Report leazes67 August 4, 2021 1:37 PM BST
Not a single GB gold medal in track and field.Millions spent on minority sports that no one is interested in.
Report annie. August 4, 2021 3:08 PM BST
Agree, leazes67. 

I read somewhere that it has cost us £12,000,000 for each gold medal!!!!  We cannot afford this, especially after the cost of covid.
Report sofaking August 4, 2021 5:33 PM BST
The 400m Hurdles final was amazing.  Worth a watch if you missed it.
Report brentford August 4, 2021 6:02 PM BST
Not a single GB gold medal in track and field.Millions spent on minority sports that no one is interested in.

a bit selective...

In terms of participation the likes of rowing, swimming, cycling and athletics have very healthy levels of participation at recreational levels and some of the investment has lead to far better facilities even further down these sports,
not to mention that they have of course been very successful during the period of increased investment post 1996, much of which was through lottery money to aid an area that was relatively under funded compared to many developed countries prior to that moment.-
one of the motivations of it's (the lottery) creation being funding uk sport and other less essential areas such as the arts.
Report mecca August 4, 2021 11:22 PM BST
Lottery funding = Tax on the working class
Report geordie1956 August 8, 2021 9:47 PM BST
Its funny that the pundits now talk about the pecking order of GB greatness & how its defined by the number of individual gold medals that are won ... what the likes of Redgrave; Kenny (2 of them); Hoy; Ainslie etc have achieved is tremendous but is it or should it be the definition of being exceptional in the pantheon of British sportsmen. I shout and am as pleased as anyone when we win plenty of medals but I'm still of the school that athletics is the true narrative of the Olympics. I remember watching David Hemery winning the gold in 1968 when i was a young lad ... still the best British achievement in my eyes closely followed by Coe & Ovett and latterly Mo Farrow. In terms of others who can forget Bob Beamon (68) which was the most superlative achievement ever ... I know the record has been beaten plenty since but at the time it was unreal ... how about Albert Juantorena winning the 400 & 800 (76) ... Usain Bolt achieved immortality with his 100m & 200m runs in more than 1 Olympics. No doubt we all have our own ideas on the best moments but I still rate Athletics as the most relevant and important aspect of the Olympics spirit of aspiration. Without the track & field then all of the others pale into insignificance ... just my own thoughts
Report Capt__F August 8, 2021 10:00 PM BST
Steve Cram  shocking omission but i with you
Report leazes67 August 8, 2021 10:13 PM BST
And not a solitary gold in track and field.
Report lurka August 8, 2021 10:21 PM BST
Cram only won one Olympic Silver when he came second to Coe
Report brentford August 8, 2021 10:29 PM BST
though he got have got a gold for head wobbling to be fair...
Report Giuseppe August 8, 2021 10:41 PM BST
what about women's skateboarding
Report Giuseppe August 8, 2021 10:42 PM BST
Italy won FIVE athletics gold medals, just saying
Report mecca August 9, 2021 1:24 PM BST
4 1/2
Report Giuseppe August 9, 2021 1:25 PM BST
how many did GB win
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