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Well done Mark Cavendish on getting silver.

23rd Gold GB's Nick Skelton, 58 & his horse Big Star win individual show jumping gold

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Team GB gold medal tally over past Olympics

1908: 56

2012: 29 

2008: 19

1900: 15

1920: 15

2000: 11

1912: 10

1924: 9

2004: 9

2016: 7

1956: 6

1968: 5

1980: 5

1984: 5

1988: 5

1992: 5

1932: 4

1936: 4

1964: 4

1972: 4

1928: 3

1948: 3

1976: 3

1896: 2

1960: 2

1904: 1

1952: 1

1996: 1

Team GB medals tally over past Olympics

1908: 146

2012: 65

2008: 47

1920: 43

1912: 41

1984: 37

1924: 34

2004: 30

1900: 30

2000: 28

1988: 24

1956: 24

1948: 23

2016: 22

1980: 21

1992: 20

1964: 20

1960: 20

1928: 20

1972: 18

1932: 16

1996: 15

1936: 14

1976: 13

1968: 13

1952: 11

1896: 7

1904: 2

 

 

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Yes very well done to the 4 men cyclists winning Gold, with Sir Bradley now having the most

medals overall  for GB.

Maybe I'm being old fashioned / miserable, but I didn't like that Sir Bradley stuck his tongue out

during the medal ceremony anthem.

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Now for some reality.

This One Photo of the Olympics Sums Up Everything Wrong With Society.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/08/09/one-photo-olympics-sums-everything-wrong-society/

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Most of the news coverage about the events in Rio are centered around the pomp and splendor of athleticism, hoping to portray the affair as an opportunity for the world to feel united in sport, yet the truth is always hidden from the highlights and coverage: the world is suffering from terrible inequality and the fallout of economic tyranny, and the divide between the haves and have-nots is now greater than it has ever been.The world is fracturing at the seams at present, and in this recent photo from Rio, the stark contrast between manufactured reality and truth is clearly visible.

This photo truly is like a scene from the popular movie Hunger Games, where an insanely wealthy and oppressive world elite live in stupendous luxury amongst a world packed with second class citizens who are deliberately kept poor by the vampiric economic policies of the rich and powerful.

Mainstream media coverage of the events does a fabulous job of hiding reality from those of us who watch in the comfort of air-conditioned homes, restaurants and bars around the first world, but the truth is out there for those who have eyes to see.

Olympics-Truth-Photo.jpg

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Should never have gone to Brazil so soon after the World Cup. The poor attendances by locals says it all really, a lot of people cannot afford to live, let alone buy tickets to Olympic events and good luck trying to sell rowing, badminton, ping pong to a soccer mad public.

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4 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Andy Murray is through to the tennis final with a straight-sets win over Kei Nishikori

:clap:  Super result.  Made me cry, I'm so thrilled he is through to the Final .

Gold or Silver for Andy Murray tomorrow.   :D

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