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2012 Olympics
« on: July 06, 2005, 01:44:46 pm »
Hurrah! We won! Hope Chirac's not too disappointed  ;D

No, on the other hand I hope he is ...... ;)

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2005, 02:59:48 pm »
Is it true that the equestrian events will be based around the RVC and that there will be a new station built between Potters Bar and Brookmans Park.  Or is this just a malicious rumour?
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 03:44:00 pm »
Equestrian events will be held in Greenwich Park according to the link below.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13097340,00.html
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2005, 04:13:14 pm »
Yes I found a similar link on the internet too.  Maybe they will treat poorly horses at RVC.  So I guess they wont need a new station.
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2005, 05:03:18 pm »
Any bets on how long before the Goverment links the need for ID cards to the Olympics?
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2005, 05:40:05 pm »
Well done to the bid team. Just shows what can be achieved when everyone works together and puts aside personal differences, eg Tony B and Ken are hardly best buddies and Lord Coe is a Conservative.

Let's hope we can deliver the goods in 2012.
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 02:01:34 pm »
I just found this seven year old thread and thought it might be a good idea to resurrect it!

I was very disappointed when we won the bid but am now quite looking forward to it.  I have walked round the area in Stratford quite a bit. 
I don't like  the Amish Kapoor structure - looks like it's unfinished, I don't think it will grow on me either.
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Is anyone going to any events or know anyone taking part?

Think I will just watch the opening / closing ceremonies and daily highlights.

What is everyone else looking forward to, or not as the case may be?
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 02:56:20 pm »
I went on Monday to the practice Opening Ceremony. Without saying too much, the staff were excellent, efficient and well informed. The atmosphere was electric (as you might imagine) and the performers were well rehearsed and pretty faultless. The content of the event I have reservations about - some of the relevance clearly lost on our own youngsters never mind the foreigners! Will be very interested to watch it for real on Friday on TV and see what is left in/out. Incidentally, I had a seat in row 4 and felt that the who;le effect woul;d be better from further up the stadium - but of course had the athletes been there it would have been a wonderful position!
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 12:19:01 pm »
Brilliant article: The Olympic Spirit, British Style: When Will This Nightmare End?.

Made me laugh out loud (but I'm not sure Americans would laugh at a similar article written by a Brit about them).
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2012, 09:02:46 pm »
All credit to Danny Boyle, we thought the opening ceremony was spectacular  :D
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 08:00:42 am »
All credit to Danny Boyle, we thought the opening ceremony was spectacular  :D

Agreed, it was amazing. I am not usually into this sort of stuff but this was exceptional. I particularly loved the bit when rural life was replaced with the industrial revolution. The way those factories rose from the ground was wonderful.
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 10:13:14 am »
How do you follow Beijing ?
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 11:11:56 pm »
We've been lucky to get some tickets to go to Lee Valley to watch the canoe slalom. Where is the best place to park your car near to Cheshunt rail station?  Are there sufficient public car parking spaces at the rail station to accomodate those going to Lee Valley?  (Lee Valley Park public car parks are closed to the public during the Olympics)
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 11:38:25 pm »
242 bus from Potters Bar Station goes to within about a 15/20 minute walk of the venue? Might be easier than trying to park at Cheshunt - there is a station car park there but would imagine it will be full of commuters. There's a large(ish) carpark the other side of the railway line for Lea Valley Park - but from you say unsure whether that will be open. Enjoy the canoe slaloming!
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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 08:06:06 am »
There is a 'Park & Ride' service on South Way, Hatfield, (the Universities Park & Ride site) just past the cemetary. Details of this should be on your ticket, according to this link: 
http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/the_london_2012_olympic_games.aspx. There were regular buses travelling to and from Hatfield yesterday, so seems to be working well, the buses looked well used but not crowded.
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 03:39:39 pm »
Is it my imagination but has there been an increase in the number of helicopters flying over us in the last few days?  Cynic that I can be, I think they are connected to the Games.

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2012, 03:46:44 pm »
There was definitely a helicopter moving slowly around BP on Friday night during the opening ceremony - looked and sounded (as far as I could tell in the dark) like a police helicopter.
 

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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 06:44:32 pm »
We've been lucky to get some tickets to go to Lee Valley to watch the canoe slalom. Where is the best place to park your car near to Cheshunt rail station?  Are there sufficient public car parking spaces at the rail station to accomodate those going to Lee Valley?  (Lee Valley Park public car parks are closed to the public during the Olympics)

Here is a suggestion from Herts Police.


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Re: 2012 Olympics
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012, 07:43:56 am »
Sad that the 2012 Olympics is coming to an end. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19211950  I've really enjoyed seeing athletes I had never heard of achieving extraordinary results.  What a great display it's been. Well done everyone.
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