London 2012 - Did they Flop or was it Fab? (Repeat Poll)

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  1. kBm

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    From the original 2012 London Olympics – Flop or Fabulous? poll in Feb 2011 the results were;

    Flop; 50.43%
    Fab; 49.57%

    So, now that it is all over, did it flop or was it fab?

    For me it was Fab, great games, great coverage that sucked you in to the olympic bubble, which then swept the nation. Wonderful stuff, with some amazing performances all round.
     
  2. imightbewrong

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    Looks like a late vote:


    Flop! 59 50.00%
    FAB! 59 50.00%


    :)
     
  3. Dancook

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    some men just want to watch the world burn... (sorry) (...nooooo someone evened it out again)
     
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    Apart from the closing ceremony I think it went about as good as anyone could've reasonably hoped for!
     
  5. imightbewrong

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    Only a pure h8r could say it was a flop as an olympiad - other than the seating issue which was resolved it was a big success. It's much to early to look at the wider context of the olympics-for-the UK in terms of economy etc.
     
  6. Chox1988

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    This, aside from the closing which was incomprehensibly bad the rest was very good.
     
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    Voted Fab again, was my vote on the other thread too :)
     
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    I think your heart would have to live in a cold, sad, lonely place not to perceive the entire event as a great success
     
  9. Philly112

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    Well, it's quite difficult to see how anyone could vote 'flop'. It was magnificent, the whole world knows it and accepts it.

    Phil
     
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    Brilliant event. Helped a lot by the fact that we, as a sporting nation, succeeded massively. 29 GOLD MEDALS (Count'em people!!!). Astonishing when you consider in 1996 we got only 1.

    We blew the rest of Europe out of the water. The French Press (according to the BBC) have been a right bunch of whinging moaners this morning:rotfl:.

    The German press, on the other hand, have been full of praise for putting on such a fantastic event.

    Let's see how much of this success can translate into this much trumpeted 'legacy for a generation'.
     
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    :devil: foiled..
     

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    Same for me...loved every minute of it and had no doubt London could pull it off.


    (pity the closing ceremony has overshadowed another great sporting achievement this weekend with Rory McIlroy winning his second major. Most people wont care, but he's won his second major at a younger age than Tiger Woods did)
     
  13. Philly112

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    OK, who's got the bottle to say why they voted flop?:D

    Phil
     
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    I bet it was Rory McIlory or an Aussie:laugh:
     
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    Are there any French members?

    Phil
     
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    It was Fab. Tickets were a joke though.
     
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    They have been for every Olympics, and will continue to be so. Worldwide demand massively outstrips supply. We tried hard to get tickets and were unsuccessful.
    They are going to look at the allocations for Rio, but it won't solve the supply/demand issues.

    Phil
     
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    Finals of the Mens diving with one of the UK poster boys competing.

    In front

    [​IMG]

    Behind

    [​IMG]

    Kind of annoying when I paid nearly five times face value for mine.
     
  19. Liquid101

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    I thought it was fantastic. Obviously well organised - the ticketing was always going to be a problem, but was still the best attended games of all time.

    I thought it made the UK and London look very good, and I was especially impressed with the quality of the venues - or at least how they looked on TV.

    Expensive - yes, but worth every penny.

    During the closing ceremony, (which wasn't as good as the opening) I thought that if any aliens were watching they might think that we're not such a bad bunch on earth - if only for a few fleeting moments.
     
  20. Philly112

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    Yes, that looks bad. But were those seats sold, with people just not attending? Or did they attend, but stay at one of the screens in the park? I can remember well empty seats all over the place at Athens and Beijing. But the organisers insisted that the events were sold out.

    Phil
     
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    The Olympics always bring out the best in humanity. No, we're not a bad bunch, but if they were looking at a live feed from Syria they might form a different opinion. But yes, the games were fantastic in just about every respect.

    Phil
     
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    However much you hate the Olympics, Sport, People, Life in general, I can't see how anyone can vote for a flop.
     
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    I didn't go to any events but as a TV spectacle I think the Olympics were fab.

    The best Olympics I've seen. Great venues, great crowds, well covered on TV. Excellent.
     
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    I think they were a great success but from the pov of ticketing and going to see them live, they were an absolute failure, and thats such a big deal i can see how someone could vote flop
     
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    God knows, the athletics had already finished so would have thought people would show up. There were hundreds of empty seats.

    This was at weightlifting on the Monday, again loads of empty seats and there are no screens for people to watch at the Excel.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Loved it and I'm pleased to say that on the morning I was in the stadium, no more than 100-150 seats in the 80,000 were empty.

    Tickets for any event are a lottery and like any lottery, my wife and I joined up with my brother and some of our friends, pooled our funds and dropped nearly two grand in the initial application process. Most of us wound up getting to see something.
     
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    I thought the 2 ceremonies were awful but the rest was excellent, I was glued everyday for the whole event and was particularly impressed with the atmosphere at all the events.
     
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    It wasn't you was it who "flashed" Tom Daley resulting in a re-dive? ;)
     
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    You all were incredibly lucky. I applied for over 4k and got absolutely nothing. I had to pay through the nose to attend (was worth it though).
     
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    I was so high up the flash on my camera would need to have been the size of the sun for him to see it!!!
     

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