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2018 Commonwealth Games
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:45:03 am »
Three Aussies 1, 2, 3 in 200 metres backstroke. People are ecstatic here.

Well, on the Gold Coast probably, I'm just watching it at the club  :uneasy:
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 10:56:25 am »
Now the girls have repeated it in the 800m freestyle!

Aussies sure can swim!
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 11:05:09 am »
Not sure I'm as excited by this as you are George even as an Australian. After all money spent = gold medals. Same applies to the Olympics. Depends on where the government puts its spending priorities. I don't agree with ours.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 11:11:12 am »
I see your point, Ian, but I enjoy the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. They have punctuated my life.

To me, my local council putting a palm tree on a pole and calling it art at my expense is worse.

The games showcase us, though.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 11:19:19 am »
I love watching the competition in the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics too George, but gold medal tallies are not my thing.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 11:26:19 am »
I still have ties with my UK upbringing, but it's nice to see the locals win. I have three Australian daughters.  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 11:45:47 am »

Aussies sure can swim!

But you have more nasty sharks than we do :P

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 12:22:40 pm »
 :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing:

Yeah, I was snorkeling off a tourist boat on the reef back in 1990 (I was still able to do that stuff in those days), and came face to face with this shark which was about a metre long.

Anyway, back on the boat, I was informed it was a local and was used to tourists.

Heck with that. I've never swam so fast!

All sharks have teeth.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 01:25:10 pm »
Anyway, back on the boat, I was informed it was a local and was used to tourists.
Yeah, probably as a quick snack.
To be called pompous and arrogant - hell of a come down.
I tried so hard to be snobbish and haughty.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 01:30:20 pm »
Aussies sure can swim!

Is that because their ancestors told them to train so they could escape?   :D

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 03:07:39 am »
I don't get this thing about sharks. The fact is that, if you go into the Australian surf, you are about one hundred times more likely to drown than be attacked by a shark!! Fortunately Aussies tend to be aware of this, and most people who drown are foreign tourists.
 :worried: :o :worried:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 10:01:20 am »
Yeh, but a shark does tend to make you swim faster :D

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 10:15:28 am »
Hence the medal tally.  ;)
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 12:50:25 pm »
I don't get this thing about sharks. The fact is that, if you go into the Australian surf, you are about one hundred times more likely to drown than be attacked by a shark!! Fortunately Aussies tend to be aware of this, and most people who drown are foreign tourists.
 :worried: :o :worried:

Yep, sharks didn't frighten Austrailian Prime minister, Harold Holt....

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 12:53:39 pm »
 :laughabovepost:

Well we never did quiite see him again, eh.
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