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London 2012 Olympic Games-The Paralympics begin, opening ceremony on now!

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If you live in the UK, then I really don't need to tell you that the Olympics is heading our way, and it'll be here come the end of the week. If you don't live in the UK...lucky you, for you won't have had the press barrage that's led up to the games.

But, now it's here. In one weeks' time, the first medals will have been won (including in the Cycling Road Race, where Bradley Wiggins (first British winner of the Tour De France yesterday) and Mark Cavendish (first British winner of the Tour De France's Green Jersey last year, most stages won by a sprinter ever) will be looking to win), and the hype-o-meter will be in full swing.

Whose dreams will be realised, and for who will it turn into a nightmare? Would you be able to hold your nerve on the world's biggest stage? And, after the 3 weeks, which country will come out victorious? Only time will tell...

                                                      

So let's turn the focus to the home nation, Team GB. In Athens, they won 9 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 12 Bronze Medals. In Beijing, they beat every single stat, winning 19 Gold, 13 Silver and 15 Bronze. So what about this year? Will the home support help, or hinder, the home nation? 

And what about where they finish? In Beijing, they finished 4th, narrowly behind Russia, but a fair way behind the US and eventual winners, China. Can they go up a place overall this year, or even two, or three? Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour De France has no doubt encouraged the whole team, so it's certainly not impossible...

For reference, the medals table from the last olympics in Beijing:

 

So finally, we come to the events. A useful links to the full timetable of events can be found here, and a quick overview of each event can be found here

 

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TODAY'S EVENTS

http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/list.html

 

Medal events -  Women's Archery Final- 15:37

Men's C2 final- 15:18

Women's K1 final- 15:57

Men's and Women's Team Sprint- 17:59 and 18:15

Women's Team Foil final- 19:15

Women's All-Round gymnastics- 16:30

Men's 100kg and Women's 78kg Judo final- 16:00

Men's Double Sculls and Men's Lightweight Four Final: 10:00

Men's Double Trap final- 15:00

Women's and Men's 200m Backstroke final- 19:40 and 19:48

Men's 200m Individual Medley final- 20:19

Women's 100m Freestyle Final- 20:37

Men's Singles Table Tennis Final- 15:30



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If you missed the Opening Ceremony, it's summed up here with the aid of some pretty stunning pictures:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19020830



 

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The FINAL medals table!

 

RankCountryTotal
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 22 87
3 Great Britain & N. Ireland 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 25 33 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
11 Japan 7 14 17 38
12 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 13
13 Netherlands 6 6 8 20
14 Ukraine 6 5 9 20
15 Cuba 5 3 6 14
16 New Zealand 5 3 5 13
17 Iran 4 5 3 12
18 Jamaica 4 4 4 12
19 Czech Republic 4 3 3 10
20 North Korea 4 0 2 6
21 Spain 3 10 4 17
22 Brazil 3 5 9 17
23 Belarus 3 5 5 13
24 South Africa 3 2 1 6
25 Ethiopia 3 1 3 7
26 Croatia 3 1 2 6
27 Romania 2 5 2 9
28 Kenya 2 4 5 11
29 Denmark 2 4 3 9
30 Poland 2 2 6 10
30 Azerbaijan 2 2 6 10
32 Turkey 2 2 1 5
33 Switzerland 2 2 0 4
34 Lithuania 2 1 2 5
35 Norway 2 1 1 4
36 Canada 1 5 12 18
37 Sweden 1 4 3 8
38 Colombia 1 3 4 8
39 Georgia 1 3 3 7
39 Mexico 1 3 3 7
41 Ireland 1 1 3 5
42 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
42 Serbia 1 1 2 4
42 Argentina 1 1 2 4
45 Tunisia 1 1 1 3
46 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
47 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 3 4
47 Uzbekistan 1 0 3 4
49 Latvia 1 0 1 2
50 Algeria 1 0 0 1
50 Bahamas 1 0 0 1
50 Uganda 1 0 0 1
50 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
50 Grenada 1 0 0 1
55 India 0 2 4 6
56 Mongolia 0 2 3 5
57 Thailand 0 2 1 3
58 Egypt 0 2 0 2
59 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
60 Armenia 0 1 2 3
60 Belgium 0 1 2 3
60 Finland 0 1 2 3
63 Chinese Taipei 0 1 1 2
63 Estonia 0 1 1 2
63 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
63 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
63 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
63 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
69 Portugal 0 1 0 1
69 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
69 Botswana 0 1 0 1
69 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
69 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
69 Gabon 0 1 0 1
75 Moldova 0 0 2 2
75 Qatar 0 0 2 2
75 Singapore 0 0 2 2
75 Greece 0 0 2 2
79 Morocco 0 0 1 1
79 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
79 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
79 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
79 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
79 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
79 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1


 

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Well I hope Sweden does alot better this time :(. Not a single gold medel in Beijing.



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I do.  But if I didn't I certainly wouldn't have come to this thread much less posted in it. 



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Nice to see the Olympics is just around the corner, looking forward to seeing Track & Field, Swimming, and many others.



Really hyped about this now :) I've walked around the Olympic site quite a few times and around Stratford and the atmosphere is really building. I didn't think it would be anything special but the government seems to have done a good job. My dads company got given free tickets to the world diving championships at the diving centre and I was really impressed. Looking forward to seeing the wrestling and basketball.

Does anyone else here plan on attending without pre buying tickets? Im probably gonna try to go but it might be a bit risky not having tickets..



For some reason I'm not as pumped for it as I was in 2008 or 2010. :/ But I do love the Opening Ceremonies!

Might get into the Volleyball a little because that is always interesting. (And the swimming.)



Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

Bought my TeamGB shirt, though I wanted a London 2012 one but meh, got my official pin and my tickets for the Hockey ready so, counting down the seconds to the opening ceremony so...yeah, not really that fussed to be honest!



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Pretty excited! Foxtel here in Australia has 8 channels dedicated to it.

I'm hanging for the Marathon. Kenya has an insane team, 3 sub 2:05 runners which just blows the mind that these people can run at sub 3 minute km pace for 42.2kms.

Gymastics is always awesome to watch the strength and ability on show is amazing.

And Bolt vs Blake. The training partners. Blake coming in with a win at 9:75 over Bolt. Its whether or not Bolt will perform. The 100m is set to be pretty exciting.

Otherwise all the sports are pretty cool to watch, personally I don't get into sailing and the horse stuff.