LONDON OLYMPICS 2012: Sir Steve Redgrave wears special sideburns in tribute to Bradley Wiggins
Sideburn rip-off Sir Steve Redgrave was sporting his homemade pair of Bradley Wiggins sideburns, fashioned out of tape.
The facial adornments certainly made the now second-most decorated British Olympian wince when he ripped them off.
Ouch! Special tribute: Sir Steve Redgrave at Eton Dorney on Thursday Ahead of the Games The tennis schedule may have been disrupted by rain but the umpire in Andy Murray’s game was 90 years ahead of the rest of us.
Wonder who will run the bid campaign for London 2102.
Lord Coe might be a little past it…
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The yellow world record line: This graphical device, labelled WR on screen, moves with the swimmers down the pool and indicates when they are on for a fast time.
The Olympic record (OR) version may confuse the Beeb’s French viewers, however, if they think it refers to gold .
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Information blackout: No on-screen cumulative scores during the boxing bouts and no on-screen information during the gymnastics to tell us a competitor’s name and their ranking.
Why not? If it is an attempt to create tension, it is frustrating.
The Beeb’s graphics department is getting off lightly at the moment.
SAY WHAT? If the scores are tied, there will be a sudden-death shoot-off Sounds a bit extreme, Hazel Irvine, even if we are talking about the shooting competition PUNDITS FORM GUIDE…
John Lloyd, tennis ……….8/10 Called strength of Murray’s opponents well and dished the dry humour.
He’s made a Horlicks of that, said the commentator.
Other branded messes are available, came Lloyd’s reply.
Helen Reeves, canoeing…………..
7/10 Suitably enthusiastic and easy to follow.
Nicola Fairbrother, judo…………………..5/10 Must have had an off-day on judo’s biggest Olympic occasion for many years.
Normally excellent, but the phrase waiting game was all she had for Gemma Gibbons’s fights.
Richie Woodhall, boxing……………9/10 Fantastic, concise commentary of Anthony Ogogo’s bout, adding zest to the upset.