Rio Olympics 2016

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dwayne
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:59 am

Thread for the Olympics.

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Dick Jones
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:14 am

Good call, was about to do the same thing.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016 ... .html?_r=0

Really don't want to see the gymnast breaking his leg, but I know I'll crack by mid-week.

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:17 am

It's bad but it's not a compound fracture, so not the worst.

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:27 am

Paul George is playing basketball for the US after coming back from one of the worst leg breaks I've ever seen. Apparently he wants to meet up with the gymnast.

Are there any good highlights shows on that I can record?

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:23 pm

Yusra Mardini is getting a lot of attention. Syrian refugee swimmer.
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Dick Jones
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:24 pm

Shatners Bassoon wrote:
Are there any good highlights shows on that I can record?
BBC have one each morning I think, which has the previous day's highlights. Worth hitting up no doubt.

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Shatners Bassoon wrote:Paul George is playing basketball for the US after coming back from one of the worst leg breaks I've ever seen. Apparently he wants to meet up with the gymnast.

Are there any good highlights shows on that I can record?
Gutted for Kieran Behan on Saturday. Dislocated his knee mid-routine, as if he hadn't had a lifetimes worth of injuries already.

RTE Player is doing a good round up of the irish involvement day by day.

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:45 pm

i have mostly arabic coverage and it jumps around alot, so i've no idea what's coming up

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:40 pm

Paddy Barnes fight starting any minute, I have it on player at me desk here.

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:04 pm

Maybe Paddy Barnes should have focused on training instead of being the big fella on twitter
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Dick Jones
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:10 pm

Giving it the big I am

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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:23 pm

Chat shit get banged.

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:59 pm

Yeah Sky just told me on twitter that there's no more BBC Red Button in ROI.

I know don't pay licence fee, but it smacks of Tory cuts all the same doesn't it.

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:23 pm

found stations with no commentary. it's weird
canoeing on the rapids is pretty cool

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:33 pm

Dick Jones wrote:Yeah Sky just told me on twitter that there's no more BBC Red Button in ROI.

I know don't pay licence fee, but it smacks of Tory cuts all the same doesn't it.
I take it the BBC website is geolocked too?

Ireland lose 3-2 to Germany in the hockey. I think qualifying was a massive event but it would be nice if they could get one win out there.

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:52 pm

eventSecurity wrote:Maybe Paddy Barnes should have focused on training instead of being the big fella on twitter
Haha, you dipshit

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:15 pm

He's full value on Twitter, himself and Michael Conlon. Great craic, couple of lads, enjoying every minute of it.
Same as they were for London 4 years ago, and it didn't do either of them any harm then.

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Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:48 pm

thedark wrote:
eventSecurity wrote:Maybe Paddy Barnes should have focused on training instead of being the big fella on twitter
Haha, you dipshit
Good one.
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Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:34 am

Not interest in events that have mass audiences outside the Olympics.

Flicked over at one stage and there's Ryle Nugent talking about ferocious knockdowns and great spirit in the front row.

Would you fuck off Nugent.

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Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:42 am

It's rugby sevens, there's no mass audience for it.

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