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Closing ceremony!!

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paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 20:34:34


it's all coming to an end. It has been brillianttorch

Anyone watching?

It's all abit Mad Max the start...

Meglet Sun 09-Sep-12 20:53:41

One Direction. Someone else called them that on here, now I can't think of them any other way.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 20:54:19

At least is isn't maccagrin

He isn't there is he?? <scared>

I like the dino

NickyNackyNooNoo Sun 09-Sep-12 20:54:29

I'm going to really miss the olympics & Paralympics - they've been totally brilliant grin & sad

PersonalClown Sun 09-Sep-12 20:55:15

I'm just shallow and wondering where I'm going to get my Oscar fix from!

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Sun 09-Sep-12 20:55:55

This is ace.

travellingwilbury Sun 09-Sep-12 20:57:33

It is marvellous isn't it ? My six yr old has just run to bed , not too keen on the winged stuff , win win for me .

flamingtoaster Sun 09-Sep-12 20:59:42

I'm loving this - and so sad it's all finishing too.

showtunesgirl Sun 09-Sep-12 20:59:45

Another one who is going to miss it all. I got to go six times to the Paralympics and once to the Olympics.

I'm so going to miss the Gamesmakers as well. Whatever happy pills they took, seemed to work and London was a much happier place with them. (Disclaimer, I have no proof they took happy pills, but they were VERY, VERY happy people!)

janey68 Sun 09-Sep-12 21:00:06

Hmm- not doing it for me so far.
I get the whole idea of reclaiming things which are damaged and changing them into ifantastical new creations. But where is the narrative? Doesn't hang together. Disappointing so far

scaredycat12 Sun 09-Sep-12 21:05:19

janey - there is no narrative to this one. It's just a spectacle.

V disappointing they cut to and ad break just as the Irish guy was getting his special recognition!

slartybartfast Sun 09-Sep-12 21:06:43

paralympics has been brilliant! as was olympics;
it really needs to be an annual event in London

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Sun 09-Sep-12 21:07:51

Am another one who will really miss it. It's going to seem very empty.

cardibach Sun 09-Sep-12 21:08:58

I am going to miss the 'lympics (word designed to remove the need to say 'Olympics and Paralympics). I am going to miss Oscar and Jonnie in particular. Also Jody Cundy and Jon-allan Butterworth <shallow>
How do we stop disability sport fading into the background again?

ChoccyJules Sun 09-Sep-12 21:09:36

Look out, it's Clodplay. At least they got it over with early on.

It sure is rubbish with the adverts though.

Am going to be bereft next week. And am not remotely sporty!

slartybartfast Sun 09-Sep-12 21:10:18

i loved the faces of the british winners, so happy when they won smile smile

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Sun 09-Sep-12 21:10:54

Sound is better though I think than the bbc closing ceremony.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 21:14:33

Cardi- I am hoping this will mean more disability sport is shown on tv. This has proved an amazing success- Claire Balding was talking about it yesterday. Before this, most people would have been able to name 1, 2 paralympic athletes- now there are many that have become household names.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 21:15:37

I do like this song- brings back happy memories...torch (using it before it goes)sad

cardibach Sun 09-Sep-12 21:17:15

I hope so, Raahh. Trying not to fall back to default cynical position on this one. Perhaps we need to put pressure on by writing letters etc.

Katisha Sun 09-Sep-12 21:18:45

It's not just disability sport that will fade away on tv. It will be anything that isn't male football. There will continue to be no women's sport apart from Wimbledon, hardly any athletics, etc etc.

AmIthatbad Sun 09-Sep-12 21:20:09

Coldplay are good. <sir thumbasloft, take note>

LostInWales Sun 09-Sep-12 21:21:38

I feel like the telly tubbies after they show the little films 'again, again' grin

travellingwilbury Sun 09-Sep-12 21:22:37

I think I might actually have a wee weep .

Please let this not be the end of watching inspirational sport .

rubyrubyruby Sun 09-Sep-12 21:23:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 21:24:54

Katisha- truesad

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