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      08-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #23
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There are some weird events in the Olympic.... I don't know what it's called but there's event where horses dancing to music.
Dressage.

And GB won Gold in both the individual and team events.

I agree though, that I'm not convinced it's an Olympic Sport.

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rhythmic gymnastic? I will give you synchronized swimming. kayaking??
No problem with Kayaking tbh, but, no way should rhythmic gymnastics or syncronised swimming be an Olympic sport
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No problem with Kayaking tbh, but, no way should rhythmic gymnastics or syncronised swimming be an Olympic sport
The summer games have a lot of sports that are summer versions of the real sports from the winter Olympics.

Field Hockey and rhythmic gymnastics come to mind. (Hockey and Figure skating)
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Not sure if you guys caught some of the car related items with the Olympics? Just came back a few days ago and thought I'd share some pics & videos:

Mini Coopers retrieving the ball from the Hammer Throw. At first they where just driving around the field and figured it was some kind of promotion, but where surprised to find the true use.








BMW did have a very concerted presence in the Olympics.

They where the Shuttle for the Athletes, Families & Officials - Must of been hundreds BMW's in various models/colours driving around London. They where permitted to use the Olympic Lanes.










The Russians where using Audi's.




Bolt winning the 100m race




Bolt celebrating with the Olympic Mascot
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BMW did have a very concerted presence in the Olympics.

They where the Shuttle for the Athletes, Families & Officials - Must of been hundreds BMW's in various models/colours driving around London. They where permitted to use the Olympic Lanes.
More than a few hundred.......

BMW supplied a HUGE fleet to the London Olympics as a major partner/sponsor.

The details of the fleet supplied was as follows:-

•1,550 BMW 3 Series 320d EfficientDynamics
•700 BMW 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics
•400 BMW 3 Series 318d Touring
•200 MINI Countryman Cooper D
•160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE (electric vehicle)
•40 MINI E (electric vehicle)
•20 BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid
•17 BMW X3 xDrive20d
•10 BMW X5 xDrive30d
•25 BMW F 650 GS, R 1200 GS, R 1200 RT motorcycles
•400 BMW Cruise bicycles

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I stand corrected

Wow !

I also did see quite a few 7 series.
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Sorting through all my footage & found a better video of the Remote Control Mini's retrieving the Ball from the Hammer Throw.

Here's the link to my Youtube video

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Ha! My wife and I noticed the Mini's but I had no idea they were actually serving a purpose out there. That's pretty awesome!

I think I'll be hitting my fellow members up for some advice on setting up a proxy for streaming when the winter olympics come. I'm very disappointed in NBC for the hack job they turned the olympics into.
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Ha! My wife and I noticed the Mini's but I had no idea they were actually serving a purpose out there. That's pretty awesome!

I think I'll be hitting my fellow members up for some advice on setting up a proxy for streaming when the winter olympics come. I'm very disappointed in NBC for the hack job they turned the olympics into.
BBC's coverage was phenomenal and most up it is still up on their website .. (which takes a little work to access from N. America) but worth the effort.
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BBC's coverage was phenomenal and most up it is still up on their website .. (which takes a little work to access from N. America) but worth the effort.
I'm done with them, but I'm glad you liked it
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