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    "Central African Republic" - which one!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cogar View Post
    I know the people who post on this site take everything and every little fact seriously. May I advise that you watch, enjoy and marvel at the athletic skills of the participants. Come to argument and discussion with respect for the dignity of all who participate and some who participate against great odds. Do not be mean or snide. They ARE Olympians. Enjoy!

    Stop conflating our enjoyment with the skills of the athletes!
    The two Olympians who have given me most enjoyment as a spectator over the years were Eric the Eel and Eddie the Eagle, neither noted for their athletic prowess. And surely in the coming days their epic efforts will be matched or even exceeded by more heroic failures from all corners of the globe. Bring it on!
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    Bet there will be an ad break as Ireland comes out.
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    I note that this is being ignored by the main Irish TV channels!
    I'm glad Setanta (and Channel 4, who are now interviewing Irish team members!) filled the gap.
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    Jon Snow is giving us too much information about death tolls from civil wars and the like, he's not suited to this at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post
    I note that this is being ignored by the main Irish TV channels!
    I'm glad Setanta (and Channel 4, who are now interviewing Irish team members!) filled the gap.
    He was very good too, that chap.

    "Brought the good Irish weather!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by noelf View Post
    Jon Snow is giving us too much information about death tolls from civil wars and the like, he's not suited to this at all.
    Jon wouldn't be a "sporting" man really, nor would he claim to.

    But he is their lead presenter really.

    Balding is very impressive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Jon wouldn't be a "sporting" man really, nor would he claim to.

    But he is their lead presenter really.

    Balding is very impressive though.
    Yeah, presumably the head bods felt obliged to use 'their' head presenter. Giving Clare Balding the entire gig would probably have worked but have been thought to be a bit too much of a capitulation in terms of her being an outsider associated mainly with the Beeb's coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Jon wouldn't be a "sporting" man really, nor would he claim to.

    But he is their lead presenter really.

    Balding is very impressive though.
    Balding did a good job earlier this Summer so it is no surprise to see her back. You can sense she just respects people who do sport and does not favour any particular sport despite her own background.
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