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Offline PoisonPen7

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O.P. « 2018-Apr-01, 10:45 PM »


April 4th to April 15th 2018

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« 2018-Apr-01, 10:46 PM Reply #1 »
Betfair not betting on it  :what:

Cannot find any markets.

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« 2018-Apr-01, 11:04 PM Reply #2 »
Most Gold Medals

Ladbrokes

Australia $1.40
England $2.75

Australia will probably shorten significantly because the swimming is mostly over when the athletics start. Given we are useless at athletics might be an opportunity there as expecting them to ease again.


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« 2018-Apr-02, 07:23 AM Reply #3 »
A lot of people like to put the boot into the comm games, but I enjoy watching it
Nice that we win as well  :lol:

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« 2018-Apr-02, 08:04 AM Reply #4 »
Iíll certainly be watching the 400m :love:



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« 2018-Apr-02, 08:02 PM Reply #5 »
Other than events in which Jamaican sprinters, African distance runners and English cyclists compete all other sports in the Commonwealth Games are little above Australian championships.
For example swimming without the US and European competition are little better than the Australian championships. 

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« 2018-Apr-02, 09:15 PM Reply #6 »
I donít think even Britain r sending the best cyclists as they r trying to peak for the Big Games.

I honestly think that the British sports funding system is the way to go outside the US college or govt sponsored teams such as China or Russia.

The British put a lottery with all profits to go to national sports funding. In Australia, each state argues about their cut from it or not politically correct to have another lottery.

Australia will not get into top 5 for the Olympics for the future as you need around 13-15 minimum to be there. Most of our olympians other than the top swimmers plus a select few from the other sports cannot make a living from their sports.

The Commonwealth Games used to mean something but now it gives false allusions similar to most world championships within 2 years after the Olympics.

While Sports Administrators pay themselves huge salaries, sports codes at the grassroots levels wither.




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« 2018-Apr-02, 11:07 PM Reply #7 »
While Sports Administrators pay themselves huge salaries, sports codes at the grassroots levels wither.
Hear Hear

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« 2018-Apr-04, 08:43 PM Reply #8 »

The Commonwealth Games used to mean something but now it gives false allusions similar to most world championships within 2 years after the Olympics.


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« 2018-Apr-05, 07:24 AM Reply #9 »
Watched a bit of the opening. As these things go it was reasonably enjoyable.
Thought it was very well produced.
Really looking forward to the events kicking off

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« 2018-Apr-05, 08:27 AM Reply #10 »
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/commonwealth-games/gold-coast-2018/officious-games-have-been-ruined-by-petty-bureaucrats-20180404-p4z7pj.html

I agree with the charm of the games lacking at times. I used to enjoy visiting fetes / shows of country towns as it was about products or items you normally would not see etc. Now most of them are commercialised with sponsors showing products you can see in any department or hardware shops.

The games are probably lacking a few superstars compared to the past. Hopefully we can see some good kids coming through and they are competing in front of a packed stage.


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« 2018-Apr-05, 10:37 AM Reply #11 »
I cringed when I listened to Peter Beattie give his welcoming speech.
Started off saying "G'day " then got no better, got more ockerish the more he spoke.
The woman, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, showed Beattie how to make a speech

BTW are these the Australian Commonwealth Games or the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ?

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« 2018-Apr-05, 10:55 AM Reply #12 »
But the Commonwealth Games are more than just sport.

There are 19 African nations that are a part of the Commonwealth and we would have very little to do with these countries if it were not for the Commonwealth.

I'm working as the Venue Network Manager at the Lawn Bowls and one of the great things about this venue is you get very close to the athletes. Have had a chat to a lot of bowlers from all over the world and it is one of the great events in their lives to travel to the Coast in 2018. A lot of them have their families who are just so excited to be here.

Jeunes made a comment about the grassroots withering before (which I agree with in general) but the money that has gone into upgrading the facilities will remain after the Games have finished - in the form of world class sports facilities for the "grass roots" that were not there previously.

There are a lot of "diplomatic" positives for the Commonwealth and in particular the Commonwealth Games.

Like others I have read the (expected) cynical articles in the media aimed at destroying the Commonwealth Games.

These articles ignore the fact that Australia has a very prominent role in an international organization that contains 53 countries now. Many of these countries are among some of the poorest in the world and the aid that our country provides to fellow commonwealth countries is one of the most important things we will do as a nation. The Games, and richer countries like Great Britain, Australia and Canada putting on the games, are an indirect form of aid.

It will be a very sad day if the cynics win and we have no more Commonwealth Games.




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« 2018-Apr-05, 11:25 AM Reply #13 »
PP, well said mate.
bubbs is turning into his namesake. get a grip old fella and enjoy it.
 Much better than wanting to rip it apart

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« 2018-Apr-05, 11:25 AM Reply #14 »
PP, I agree with you but it has become more commercial and lost some of itís lustre. I also think this is in large due to the nationalist view of broadcasting of the game and the constant commercials during the coverage.

I enjoyed the Winter Games this year as we saw countries winning medals which we would never see. That was mainly due to the Australians being less competitive in the Winter than Summer Games.

Unfortunately the games need commercial tv rights so there is no condition of how or what the broadcaster shows. If you look at the Soccer World Cup, It is a different story as SBS are the constant broadcasters as they spread the game.


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« 2018-Apr-05, 11:33 AM Reply #15 »
the worlds a small place now days. the internet and tv have stopped these things from being an event that we HAD to wait and see.

we only got to see people like Carl Lewis, Perkins and co every few years.
now we can see them immediately

Music is the same for me as well

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« 2018-Apr-05, 11:44 AM Reply #16 »
South African found cheating in the 50 M Butterfly.

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« 2018-Apr-05, 08:37 PM Reply #17 »
Go the boys.  Just smashed the cycling team persuit world record beating the much heralded poms
Luv the cycling :clap2:

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« 2018-Apr-06, 05:08 PM Reply #18 »
Great night in the pool and the velodrome
World & Commonwealth records tumbled :clap2:

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« 2018-Apr-06, 06:12 PM Reply #19 »
Pauline Hanson is upset with the amount of time devoted to indigenous culture in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony,

Considering the indigenous population of Australia is around 3% of the total population Hanson recognised that indigenous cultural had its place in the ceremony,  however devoting at least 20 minutes of the ceremony was over the top. She reasoned what about some recognition of the other 97% of Australians, who are not indigenous or life savers .

Despite that much of the ceremony devoted to indigenous culture, radical indigenous protesters were still outside the main stadium complaining about aboriginal rights, the stolen generation, the need for treaties etc

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« 2018-Apr-08, 10:04 AM Reply #20 »
Jon Anderson in the Melbourne press has followed up Pauline Hanson's criticism of the opening ceremony,not about the indigenous content, but likened the ceremony to the equivalent of a Kamahl concert.
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« 2018-Apr-08, 10:13 AM Reply #21 »
Yes it was political and over the top at that but still reasonable viewing

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« 2018-Apr-08, 01:48 PM Reply #22 »
I hear the local businesses are not that happy at the moment as they did not get the business promised etc. I am not sure what Melbourne experienced when they had the games but crowds expected are different to the Olympic Games in Sydney. In Sydney we had a lot more tourists with a lot of spending money.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/gold-coast-cafes-struggling-after-35-per-cent-drop-in-business-during-games-20180407-p4z8c2.html


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« 2018-Apr-08, 01:59 PM Reply #23 »
Mate of mine who has an apartment in Broadbeach, tells me Old Burleigh Road is deserted day and night. Looks as if economic benefits are not flowing onto local businesses.The Commonwealth Games are little more than Australian championships and I do not know of too many people who bother to travel to them. The economic benefits were hyped up to justify the expenditure of the staging. 

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« 2018-Apr-08, 02:09 PM Reply #24 »
Read in the Courier-Mail . . so it must be right then . . that some venues were charging $8.50 for a can of XXXX Gold, which is about $200 per carton

I remember being at a wedding reception sometime back, where @ $8.00 I declared them 'black' . . and I don't mind a beer on a hot day


Probably shouldn't comment, not being there, . .

But some businesses are their own worst enemies


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