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    Tokyo 2020

    Not looked at the predictions but I’d expect it to be less, fewer in the gymnastics and athletics, not sure about cycling on the track, diving might be similar, climbing I think we’ll get a medal in the women’s, sailing is probably worse as well. Tennis probably worse. No chance in fencing like usual. Boxing, no idea but we normally get a lot of medals in it
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    Tokyo 2020

    Did Pogacar get the silver? He was on the front a lot as well, absurd level from him
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    Tokyo 2020

    Disappointed to see Kohei Uchimura deck it off the high bar in the gymnastics. Remember watching him in the last two Olympics as the star performer
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    Tokyo 2020

    Whole thing just feels quite sad, I’m sure that’ll fade when the sport actually starts. Do feel for Japan though, must feel horrible for the vast majority who don’t want the games to go ahead. This opening ceremony has been very low energy so far, which is maybe fitting
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    Tokyo 2020

    The velodrome is incredible actually, I love that weird one where they follow the mechanical bike for several laps then it disappears in the final lap or two. The omnium is great too
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    Tokyo 2020

    I think it’s great when new sports come into the Olympics as I imagine it does wonders for their audience and reach. Personally, I enjoy almost every sport in the Olympics but the ones I’ve been least interested in for previous games are football, golf, tennis, swimming, weightlifting, horse shite (always had no interest in swimming, horses and people lifting things for three seconds). I particularly enjoy the athletics, mainly the running and jumping events, also love Diving, Sailing and Gymnastics. This time really looking forward to the climbing and surfing. I should have answer
  7. The fact that no one is trying to change these things shows how much the vast majority of MPs just see politics as a game / old boys club where they just want the status quo to persist forever
  8. I think messages like yourselves Jill, and Interpolic’s in the past where you’ve both talked about recovery or being in a better place are incredibly important. It really helps to inspire hope in people who might be struggling and find it hard to believe that things could be better
  9. Promising Young Woman - great film, love Mulligan and Burnham was really good too. Jojo Rabbit - felt it didn’t quite work as a comedy or a drama, it was somewhere in between of both. I thought the character development of Jojo and Elsa was a bit forced. Should have had more Taika Hitler in it Tenet - felt like I was following it relatively well until the protagonist was inverted and then didn’t have a fucking clue what was going on. Either I missed some stuff or it was poorly edited as it just felt impossible to follow. Was impressive and I felt there was a good film i
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    Cricket 2.0

    Ah really, did that change part way through the plans? I’m sure when I first read about it, it was meant for the whole thing but maybe I’ve always misunderstood it. I haven’t really paid much attention to it as I much prefer the longer format of the game
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    Cricket 2.0

    Can’t get excited about it in the least. Why has it come about? As a reaction against the success of the IPL? I’m pretty traditional with cricket, I love tests first and foremost, then ODIs and T20s are a distant second place. I just can’t see what the Hundred is going to bring that’s going to add to what’s already there. Asking a fast bowler to do ten ball overs is going to be interesting, the whole thing just feels desperate to me
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    Tokyo 2020

    I normally watch at least four hours of Olympics coverage a day, way more when I was a kid but it’s going to be hard to get into it without the crowd, and with the looming threat of COVID ruining events / top athletes potentially missing out on medals because of COVID. Can’t imagine how shit it must be to dedicate your whole life to something and have your hopes hanging in the balance due to so many variables out of your control
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    COVID-19

    Numbers are looking like turnout levels for an election from that demographic
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    COVID-19

    How bad has the vaccine turnout been in the young? I thought the rate of vaccinations was low just because of how long it’s taken for them to be eligible for vaccines but has there been a much lower take up in that demographic than others?
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    COVID-19

    People need to stop relying on social media and word of mouth for news, if we have any hope of not destroying ourselves through misinformation. There’s enough already in right-wing publications
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