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Old May 4th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #3141
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Old May 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #3142
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So what is the Argentinian video about? Some sort of jab at the UK over the Falklands War or something?
It says something along the lines of:

"To complete on British soil,
We train on Argentinian soil."

But the video is set in the Falklands, so the athlete is really training on British soil. There is also a scene where he uses the steps on a war-memorial to do his exercises, which some people may view as disrespectful.

It's dragging politics into sport, which shouldn't be done, there's a been a bit of friction recently in the run up to and the marking of the 30 years since the conflict, and they didn't have to stir the pot with their Olympics video, it does nobody any favours.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #3143
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Old May 5th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #3144
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #3145
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Old May 6th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #3147
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Poison drones carrying biological weapon are new Olympic threat, warns Colonel in charge of keeping London calm


Fears: An unmanned drone could be used by terrorists to deliver a biological weapon strike, a senior army officer warned

A senior Army officer has warned that unmanned drones carrying deadly poison could be used in a devastating terrorist attack during the Olympic Games. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fahy delivered the grim warning at a meeting intended to allay the fears of residents worried about the Army’s plans to place missiles on the rooftops of flats.

He said it was ‘feasible’ that remote-controlled aircraft filled with poison and small enough to fit into a backpack could be used as a biological weapon in the capital. He told The Mail on Sunday: ‘An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can be put in a backpack. They come in all sorts of sizes and it’s feasible they could be filled with something noxious and flown by remote-control.’

Lieut Col Fahy – the officer responsible for community relations during the Games – made his remarks on Friday in Leytonstone, East London, near one of six sites which could see the deployment of surface-toair missile batteries in order to shoot down aircraft attempting to infiltrate an Olympic ‘no fly’ zone.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #3148
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London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay: The lighting ceremony in Olympia on May 10 live viewing

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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #3152
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it looks miserable ... oh well ...
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Maybe the solar panels installed for the benefit of media etc can be recycled and used by local communities at a low cost, after the games?
Good to see sustainability methods happening at last.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #3155
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Yes, and senior army personnel also get boozed up and aggressive in bars!
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I have edited this post, I did not write it

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Old May 8th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #3157
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Yes. Most people are more annoyed about how ugly the logo is, the price just adds salt to the wounds (being a bit dramatic here )
The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #3158
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The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.
Well said. Its already proven to be a very successful brand.
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The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.


Is there a link for this info? Not that I don't believe you, I would just like to read it.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #3160
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Is there a link for this info? Not that I don't believe you, I would just like to read it.
On http://wolffolins.com/ in the corner. It was the biggest sponsorship raised in a year for a Games.
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