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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
9th Aug 2008, 03:38
It's official: The British team were able to march in the opening ceremonies while holding the flag the correct way up.

Once the difficulty of 5 points is added to the overall score, this performance could see the first British medal of the games.

The British contingent have been training solidly for this event for months now, using modern training facilites that included FlagsOfTheWorld.net and the resources of the British Museum. Even so, there were a few frightening minutes at the beginning when the exact orientation of the flag was unclear as it was still furled.

In a related story Costa Rica (http://www.fotw.net/flags/cr.html) was disqualified when their flag was examined and found to contain artificial orientation aids.

CityofFlight
9th Aug 2008, 04:27
Where the hell have you been? It's about time you showed up!! :ok:

BlueDiamond
9th Aug 2008, 04:39
He's been attending an intensive flag-recognition course and is keen to show off his new-found knowledge.

http://209.85.12.227/12099/121/emo/PMSL.gif

CityofFlight
9th Aug 2008, 04:42
LOL Bluey....He's got some 'splainin to do!!

ORAC
9th Aug 2008, 08:14
Noting unusual, just maintaining their usual high standard..... :cool:

Howard Hughes
9th Aug 2008, 08:26
But is he able to point these places out on a map?:hmm:

Now where the hell is 'the Irak' again..;)

vapilot2004
9th Aug 2008, 09:21
It's official: The British team were able to march in the opening ceremonies while holding the flag the correct way up.

I never doubted the possibility of expert completion. :ok:

G-CPTN
9th Aug 2008, 13:11
holding the flag the correct way up.Stripey side up, I believe . . .

nahsuD
9th Aug 2008, 14:28
Considering that the flag has three crosses, it is a major accomplisment to carry it in front of the world and not have a fatwa declared on you. Well done.

Overdrive
9th Aug 2008, 17:19
It's official: The British team were able to march in the opening ceremonies while holding the flag the correct way up.





No muslims offended?

IB4138
9th Aug 2008, 17:31
The British team were able to march in the opening ceremonies

You call that "soft shoe shuffle ", marching ? :ugh:

Beatriz Fontana
9th Aug 2008, 22:15
Anyone from Gibraltar now that the Spaniard IOC chairman has been retired? They're usually well represented in the sailing categories.

BombayDuck
10th Aug 2008, 14:35
I saw a British woman (last name Cooke) win the gold in the 126-km cycling race. She did damn well, kept her nerve to win by a cycle's length. So well done, folks :)

Richard Taylor
10th Aug 2008, 16:30
And I've just seen the the British Women Hockey Team lose 5-1 to their German equivalents... :yuk:

But WELL DONE NICOLE COOKE! :ok: Awful conditions to ride a bike in!

airship
10th Aug 2008, 17:04
Was Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! referring to the 2008 Olympics?! Because I can assure him that Britain has won quite a few medals throughout the history of the games. Please google for more info. England most recently won the soccer world cup in 1966 for example. :ok:

Rainboe
10th Aug 2008, 17:55
So what the hell is London going to do to match that frighteningly good Chinese opening ceremony? Massed Morris dancing exhibition? Premier footballers trying to do a dribbling demonstration (and failing)? Some sort of 'celebration of diversity and non-racialism'? I have a bad feeling- it's going to be excruciatingly embarrassing. I think marching with the flag the right way up will be all we can do.

Howard Hughes
11th Aug 2008, 01:37
England most recently won the soccer world cup in 1966 for example.
Have they done anything this millenium? :}

11Fan
11th Aug 2008, 02:20
Yes HH,

They have been a good and faithful friend.

Ixixly
11th Aug 2008, 05:00
Yes HH, as opposed to the last Millenium, this one they decided NOT to go out and invade and capture other countries... awful sporting of them wasn't it?

i might add though, this is all 'so far'....

Howard Hughes
11th Aug 2008, 05:20
Well you no how the saying goes, rooster one day, feather duster the next...;)

frostbite
11th Aug 2008, 13:25
Or, One day you're the windshield, next day you're the fly.

forget
11th Aug 2008, 13:36
I know I should know this - but why is it Team Great Britain rather than United Kingdom. :confused: