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View Poll Results: Do you care about the olympic flame?
Yes - I will go to see it 136 37.99%
Yes - I care but not enough to go to see it 41 11.45%
No - Don't care 181 50.56%
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07-11-2011, 06:17   #1
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.....Parson Cross on Monday 25 June 2012.
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07-11-2011, 10:50   #2
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The Olympic Torch will be arriving in Sheffield from Leeds on 25 June 2012 and leaving for Cleethorpes the following day.

Will you be going to see it?

Or don't you care?
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07-11-2011, 10:56   #3
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No i dont care. I'll watch the olympics on t.v if there is nothing else on but as for the torch going through Sheffield, no thanks.
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07-11-2011, 11:11   #4
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Don't care - in fact, yes I DO care that we are wasting squillions of quid on two weeks.

Thank GOD I don't live in London.
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07-11-2011, 11:38   #5
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Thank GOD I don't live in London.
Sadly I do and I am dreading it. So are all my colleagues, we're having to draw lots to see who can take their two week's leave during the Olympics!
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07-11-2011, 11:41   #6
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What a waste of money. Why we wanted to spend millions hosting this when the country is going down the swanny is beyond me.
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07-11-2011, 11:44   #7
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What a waste of money. We should all be holed up in grey cells eating bread and water. Anything more than that is a waste of our council tax. Bloody planners/muslims.
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07-11-2011, 11:45   #8
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Has anyone done a risk assessment on this torch?

What if someone accidently gets burnt?

I can see some compensation claims going in
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07-11-2011, 12:04   #9
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I agree with the whole waste of money. The one thing that annoys me is that the country already has facilities suitable for Olympic use. They just needed a spruce up which would have cost a lot less than building new ones, which after a couple of years will just be a dilapidated.
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I like that jumping in the sand pit competition that they do..reminds be of being a kid playing on the building sites
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The London Olympics are like the London Dome. An excuse for cleaning up a contaminated and filthy area of London at the expense of the taxpayers across the UK.

Meanwhile similarly challenged areas outside of London are left to rot.
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07-11-2011, 12:41   #12
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Saw it arrive in Rhodes in 2004, nothing special at all, only thing you could say is you saw the Olympic flame.
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It won't make it to Olympic Park then.
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I like that jumping in the sand pit competition that they do..reminds be of being a kid playing on the building sites

Not interested in the torch, but will watch the ladies beach vollyball - reminds me of school when we played netball against the girls. Wouldn't be allowed these days, as there was much too much body contact, mainly from the lads of course. Well it was 50 years ago.

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Yes I do, cos my hubby might be carrying it!!!!

He finds out 1st week in December if he's been selected
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Have to agree with most of what's been said, esp the beach volleyball!
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07-11-2011, 14:49   #17
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The Olympic Torch will be arriving in Sheffield from Leeds on 25 June 2012 and leaving for Cleethorpes the following day.

Will you be going to see it?

Or don't you care?
not really bothered---unless helen sharman is carrying--then I might have a look to see what happens.
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07-11-2011, 14:53   #18
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Not really bothered about it .But if anybody i would like the man who walks miles for Macmillan to carry it he does a wonderful job.Bless him.
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07-11-2011, 14:58   #19
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Yes I do, cos my hubby might be carrying it!!!!

He finds out 1st week in December if he's been selected
Wow! Good luck to him!
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Not really bothered about it .But if anybody i would like the man who walks miles for Macmillan to carry it he does a wonderful job.Bless him.
I voted for him, hope he gets it he does a brilliant job and always with a smile.
But I won't be going to watch it
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