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Olympic Torch relay - Are you looking forward to its arrival, and will you be there?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,538 ✭✭✭flutterflye


    Think I'll be washing my hair that day.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,037 ✭✭✭Nothingbetter2d


    Think I'll be washing my hair that day.

    use the torch to heat the water to wash your hair


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    Ha! Wouldn't it be gas if it p!ssed rain and it put it out?

    Oh I AM a giddy goat!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    No. Pass.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,501 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    LordSutch wrote: »
    The torchbearers will carry the flame, which arrives in Howth at 9.30am from a border handover

    Has the border moved south since I left:confused:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,501 ✭✭✭Madam


    It passes just a few minutes away from me in Glasgow but nope I won't be here to see it(on my way to Oz that day:)), not that I'd be bothered anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,037 ✭✭✭Nothingbetter2d


    Has the border moved south since I left:confused:

    no we joined germany... we are now known as west west germany... kenny signed us over but told noone


    schlecht gesprochenes Deutsch ist nun unser offizieller langauge


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    It might never be in Dublin again

    so of course i won't go and see it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭LordSutch


    Has the border moved south since I left:confused:

    Yes, its been specially moved for the Olympics to save the runners from calf strain :))

    Actually I got that quote from the Irish Times (see last paragraph), http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0526/1224316733049.html
    So I can only presume that the flame comes down on the train to Howth Junction for the handover?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭Pompey Magnus


    I won't be watching the Olympics so I sure as hell won't be going out of my way to watch the least interesting aspect of the entire event.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 366 ✭✭gabsdot40


    I'm going to keep the kids home from school ad bring them in to see it. I've no doubt they won't appreciate it. My son is 8 and at the moment everything is lame. But i'm bringing them anyway damn it!!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 267 ✭✭dmcronin


    Jedward. Why?

    Are cartwheels an Olympic event now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,159 ✭✭✭✭phasers


    I don't see the appeal in watching a fella carry a torch down the road


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,372 ✭✭✭im invisible


    Did anyone go see it the last time it was here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭CardBordWindow


    Going to see a fire......in this weather!!? It'd be one thing if it was winter.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,009 ✭✭✭✭Run_to_da_hills




  • Registered Users Posts: 43 paul_mcshane


    the olympics has fallen in stature in a big way , it was once the top sporting event by some distance , track and field has always been the flagship of the olympics and track and field has slid down the pecking order of spectator sports this past fifteen years

    the olympics is one big who cares


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,663 ✭✭✭Immaculate Pasta


    Why when the Olympics is being hosted by Britain, is the Olympic Torch visiting a foreign country? :confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,009 ✭✭✭✭Run_to_da_hills


    Why when the Olympics is being hosted by Britain, is the Olympic Torch visiting a foreign country? :confused:
    This also happened with the Tour de France in 1998. :confused:

    As long as they can keep the games itself out of this country I am fine about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,533 ✭✭✭Jester252


    Jedward, Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin, retired rugby player Shane Horgan and Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan

    Good to see that they are a last getting recognition for their life time work with the Olympics.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭saintsaltynuts


    No one gives a shiny sh1te the Euro's are on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,068 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    We're not allowed to burn stuff, so why should they get away with it? They should be arrested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭Anita Blow


    Why when the Olympics is being hosted by Britain, is the Olympic Torch visiting a foreign country? :confused:
    We're far too small to ever host an event like the Olympics so this would be the only chance we'd get to have the torch in our country. We share a border with NI so while it's in Belfast it'd be relatively simple to run it down to Dublin and then back to England.
    I'm not going to complain. It's a fair enough argument by the Olympic Council of Ireland and it'll be good exposure for the country.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,372 ✭✭✭im invisible


    Shure we hosted the Special Olympics in 2003 (i think), and the olympic torch did a tour of the country,


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭Pompey Magnus


    Anita Blow wrote: »
    it'll be good exposure for the country.

    No it won't, nobody abroad will pay any attention whatsoever to the fact it will be here for a few hours.

    The same argument was used about how great it was for the Queen and Obama to visit last year, I would be amazed if ten tourists in total decided they would come to Ireland based on those visits.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭LordSutch


    I heard from a friend that Paul McGrath will be doing one leg of the relay here in Dublin (a real footballing hero to those of who remember).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭old_aussie


    F*ck the olympics, and tourch bearers,

    They're only in it for the money


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,875 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    It's amazing the crap some people get excited over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko


    Ok this will sound political but why bring the torch to Dublin if the games are in the UK.
    Ok, it's Dublin and all but still?

    Oh and no, I won't be there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,933 ✭✭✭Logical Fallacy


    biko wrote: »
    Ok this will sound political but why bring the torch to Dublin if the games are in the UK.
    Ok, it's Dublin and all but still?

    Oh and no, I won't be there.

    The torch always travels through multiple countries during the relay.


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