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daftjim
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« on: February 13, 2018, 07:47:40 PM »

Going well for us.  souey

How much taxpayers money has been thrown at that lot?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:02:27 PM »

Depends how money taxpayers play the lottery I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 10:04:31 PM »

Felt so sorry for Elise Christie earlier. She really wears her heart on her sleeve  :like:

I would as well 
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 10:07:16 PM »

Itís the Lycra that does it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 10:14:54 PM »

Amazed at the young women in the curling teams for what is essentially bowls on ice. Can't be much to do where they live. monkey
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 10:24:14 PM »

Depends how money taxpayers play the lottery I guess.

The funding comes form UK sport. A big chunk of their income comes from HM Gov. Taxpayers money.

For zero fucking medals.

Anyway we're gonna be throwing another £24.8 million at cycling in readiness for next Olympics. We'll make another few millionaires out of junkies.  :like:
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 10:25:19 PM »

Is it a better use of funds if we win medals? If so, in what way?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 10:35:00 PM »

Return on the investment is measured in medals. That comes from the UK Sport literature.

Medals elevate the profile and the interest and therefore participation in sport of the general public, especially the young. That's the whole point of it otherwise why bother.

Zero medals significantly reduces the impact. People take much less note of losers.

If they throw £5miilion+ at the curlers the least they can do is get their tits out 
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 11:46:28 PM »

Whilst the "sport" is generally shite at the Winter Olympics the camel toes are most splendid.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 12:32:11 AM »

Whilst the "sport" is generally shite at the Winter Olympics the camel toes are most splendid.

On the snow boarders?

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You have good eyesight.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 12:42:08 AM »

I don't know about the investment side of it, is it a waste? Maybe, it depends what the end goal is. I can't really see the point is obsessing about medals or viewing the event through victories though.

You've worked in Italy Piglet, so you know how other countries are obsessed with skiing, we're never going to compete with that. We should view the winter Olympics as a great world event to enjoy.

I used o ski regular when I lived in Croatia and I'm a decent skier. but I wasn't a patch on most pf them as they'd done it all their life weekly for 3 months a year. We're never going to compete.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 01:09:00 AM »

Whilst the "sport" is generally shite at the Winter Olympics the camel toes are most splendid.

On the snow boarders?

 :pd:

You have good eyesight.

Skeleton bob and speed skating lasses - it's cameltastic!
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 01:24:09 AM »

May as well stop investing in the England football team as well then.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 01:52:39 AM »

May as well stop investing in the England football team as well then.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 09:20:17 AM »

May as well stop investing in the England football team as well then.
This I can agree with!
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