topbin wrote:Pah - I went to school with 'Dick' from 'Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow' fame; stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
Arnieb wrote:Local lass Ruth Beitia wins Gold in the High Jump.... at the age of 37!
Oh look at her. if we are playing the "vicarious olympics" then I went to the same school as the Brownlees! When they won in 2012, Look North interviewed a couple of my old teachers who had taught them - especially the cross country psycho. Adrian Moorhouse is another former pupil, so since 1988 my school has 3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
My sons attend the same school as Nicola White who plays hockey for team GB and scored the 3rd goal that took the final into the shoot out. The principal has been tweeted about this endlessly all weekend!
Living in Oldham I reckon there may be some one on our area who cycles for team GB as well as we are only 6 miles from the Manchester velodrome.
Eddies Boots wrote:So Wiggins needs approval to take otherwise-illegal drugs in order to calm his allergies and asthma??
And the female US gymnast similarly needs approval to take a banned substance otherwise her ADHD (!!!) will get in the way of her being able concentrate/compete - WTF!!
What?? - surely if you are not physically able to perform the sport then you are like the rest of us and will not make a living at it.
Why not just put springs in your daughters shoes so that her fallen arches don't diminish her otherwise competition-level vaulting abilities.
So how much of this shit is a scam for tv advertising revenues?
Oheddieeddie wrote:Does anyone remember big bill werbernuik?
He used to take beta blockers and eventually got banned for it, and then switched to pool which hadn't adopted any anti-doping measures instead.
Mind you it was more remarkable that he could claim lager against his taxes as he somehow argued with hmrc that, he needed to get pissed to make his living. Apparently he used to drink between 40-50 pints of lager a day. A fucking day!!
Hats off (mind you he did die in his mid 50s.)
the flying pig wrote:Bit daft for the crowd to be booing gatlin last night whilst also cheering no small number of confirmed (e.g. Johan Blake) and let's face it suspected (Farah) cheats. Also, Gatlin's first ban was for amphetamines which don't to me obviously seem performance enhancing.
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