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In just a few short days, the Games in London has captured the imagination of the Australian public.

From the lavish opening ceremony to James Brayshaw’s rowing commentary to the cutting of tall poppies, it’s been an interesting few days in London.

The event is very much the People’s Games and we have a great little competition/game to keep YOU interested all the way to the closing ceremony.

 
 
What to do?
1) Submit your favourite quote, image, tweet, video or whatever you’ve seen or heard at the games in the comments section. Or even just tell us something funny you have come up with while watching the games.
 
 
What’s in it for you?
2) It’s all about $$$!! Our expert judges will award a medal to submissions we think are deserving.
A Gold will get you a $50 Dollar bonus bet.
A Silver a $25 bonus bet.
A Bronze a $10 bonus bet.


So, if you see one of these things that look like medals but aren’t beside your comment, you know you’ve won a bonus bet!

Everyday we’ll post a new blog where you can submit new stuff for us to judge. If you see/hear Gold you could win Gold!!

At the end of the Olympics, we’ll tally up the medal table and the person with most Golds will win $500 in bonus bets.

Examples

Click for a funny tweet

Click for a funny image

Click for a funny Quote

Your turn!
Submit your funny quotes, tweets, images or whatever in the comments section and try to win a medal!

N.B.
If you’re going to take part everyday, be sure to use the same name and email address

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  • http://frigginloon.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/chinese-athlete.jpg Adam saab

    Looks like the odds of him winning will be high LOL

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  • Justin

    mens100 meter sprint! A representative from 1 major sponsor of the olympic games got his bottled product some massive exposure! How often do u c proud sponsors throw an athlete a drink. Marketing genius..

  • Jordan MacLeod

    ” I seem to run well until i get to the hurdle, its like they get in my way and break my stride “

  • Jordan MacLeod

    “Its not the time that’s important, its whoever comes first”

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  • http://www.egglets.com/news Chun-Lam Samuel Lo

    Who else can’t get enough of Usain Bolt? He is one great sprinter. Jamaicans are having a ball at the Olympics. I predict a sub 9 second run within the next 10 years. Australia needs to focus more on the track and field and not just the swimming. The A-team wasn’t up to scratch in the swimming this year. Oh well, better luck in Brazil.

  • http://www.egglets.com/news Chun-Lam Samuel Lo

    Australian Steve Solomon is going to be a blast to watch at 6.30am AEST. Going to wake up early to catch him in action in the 400m sprint. He has a similar style to straight-back great runner Michael Johnson. Aussie Aussie Aussie http://egglets.com/news/2012/08/06/id-56086/2012-london-olympics-australian-steve-solomon-qualifies-for-mens-400m-final/

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  • marko

    no wonder people dislike ray hadley as rugby league commentator,his swimming commentry is just as bad.

  • CHRIS NUGENT

    New Aussie Olympic beer released,……….. XXXX Silver!

  • CHRIS NUGENT

    Reckon the security must be pretty tight in the Olympic swimming pool. Watched loads of swimmers over the last week and not seen one athlete come from behind the screens with their locker key on their wrist attached to an elastic band.

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  • Adam
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  • http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/maybe-it-s-just-all-the-bikinis-are-women-s-beach-volleyball-photos-too-sexy Nathan Barrett
  • http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/maybe-it-s-just-all-the-bikinis-are-women-s-beach-volleyball-photos-too-sexy Nathan Barrett

    Digs, sets, spikes and picks! Why Beach Volleyball is men’s top pick.

  • http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/maybe-it-s-just-all-the-bikinis-are-women-s-beach-volleyball-photos-too-sexy Nathan Barrett

    Volleyball’s ‘picks’ too sexy for the Olym-picks!

  • Mark Joseph

    The swimming medal presentations seem to be more “colourful”. Myth busted.

  • Nick

    Best Japanese Name
    http://twitpic.com/ad9jbd

  • Nick

    Ladies: who is up for a game of Badminton this weekend?? I’ll bring the ShuttleCOCK

  • Nick

    Watching Equestrian & I must say that Sarah Jessica Parker (horse) is the best Actor/Olympic Athlete since Johnny Weissmuller

  • Ned

    Was watching the canoe slalom last night and a commentator said
    ” they couldn’t release their bow until it was too late”
    While talking through one of the runs

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  • David
  • David

    Not Olympic related but thought this was pretty funny. Rapper snoop dogg changes his name to snoop lion
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151135352200791&set=a.137702070790.142436.541320790&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151288971441055&set=a.268173666054.182611.178835736054&type=1&theater David

    So what I get drunk? So what I smoke weed? I’m just having fun and still getting it done. Living young wild and free
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151288971441055&set=a.268173666054.182611.178835736054&type=1&theater

  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151288971441055&set=a.268173666054.182611.178835736054&type=1&theater David

    So what I get drunk? So what I smoke weed? I’m just having fun and I’m still gettin it done. Living young wild and free

  • Dylan Costelloe

    found this picture! Thought it was a cracker!
    definitely worth a look and a gold!
    Enjoy!
    http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Durex-Olympic-Advertising-546×412.jpg

  • Julian Holsman

    Nine MSN headline

    Ugliest injury of the GamesWeightlifter rolls on floor screaming after snatch fails.

  • Steve Gough

    Favourite part of the Olympics so far has been that I think Dizzy Rascal is commentating the boxing.

  • matt

    i hear the aussie swim team is being chased by klennex tissuse as a major sponser to help with the tears

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  • Drew

    Really? On the volleyball court… C’Mon
    pic.twitter.com/mwkGLNkj

  • http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/307834/Kim/ Andrew

    He was winning ..until the crowd started chanting his name!

  • Chris.B

    Check out these set of olympic illustrations by Sakiroo Choi from South Korea!

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Special-Style-Olympic/4596669

    Amazing Stuff

  • Chris McWilliams

    Hey folks,

    Entrants on this post for day one are now closed. Keep an eye on the SPBLOG for updates. Day two is open for submissions here

    I am looking forward to seeing what you guys find!! Some Gold already in there.

    Cheers,
    Chris Mc
    Sportsbet.com.au

  • Daniel

    I think they created a new event, called “the Synchronised foot”

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531579_451654771531911_252525747_n.jpg

  • https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531579_451654771531911_252525747_n.jpg Daniel

    I think they createtd a new event called, the “synchronised foot”

  • BrotherDodge

    It’s a shame Damien Hooper isn’t allowed to wear his flag shirt anymore. I guess Aboriginal Australia can’t afford to be an Official Games Sponsor

  • Pat

    If the Olympics has taught me anything its that China may have a population of over 1 billion…But they only have two hair styles…

  • Pat
  • Pat
  • BrotherDodge

    So the swimming isn’t going so well, just lucky we’re such a powerhouse of track and field…

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  • http://FoxOlympicsCoverage david

    Gold overnight to the Aussie female weightlifter…..hairiest arm-pits of ALL time….pure gold! And what about her snatch…no,no,let’s not go there!

  • Cameron
  • http://FoxOlympicsCoverage david hills

    Ray Hadley(worst Olympic commentator of all time…actually he wins the gold for the worst!) on Phelps in the 200m butterfly…” and Phelps hits the wall to win his 15th gold medal…all time record..no,hang on…the South African,le Clos has won! how did he do that?” Well done Ray….you blew it again!

  • Cameron
  • Keeden Pawlak
  • Cameron

    It was her Destinee to be a Hooker #volleyball http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/502/img1194c.jpg/

  • Shane

    Here’s a fast forward…I mean Forehand

  • don briggs

    chinese train harder you ask their chemist

  • Chris

    http://twitpic.com/adzxbl
    Tunisia players getting autographs after playing Team USA

  • http://twitpic.com/adzxbl Chris

    Tunisia players getting autographs after playing Team USA

  • STEVO

    THE WOMEN BASKETBALL COMMEMORATORS COMMENT AFTER SHE HIT THAT SHOT FROM BEHIND HALFWAY SOMETHANG LIKE ” OH WAT SHOT THEY WIN: AND IT WAS A ONLY A 3 POINT TO TIE GAME…LOL…I GUESS THEY WERE BETTING WITH SPORTSBET AND THOUGHT THEY WON…LOL BUT THEN TO HEAR THE SHOCK OH NO WE GOIN TO OVER TIME LOL

  • STEVO

    REALY TEAM AFTER WINNIN SEMI FINALE – JAMES MAGNUSSEN SAYING ” IT WAS A EASY SWIM WAIT TILL TONIGHT WE’LL WIN” THEN THEY FLOP LIKE A BAG SHIT WHEN ITS STOOD ON LATER THAT NIGHT AND LOST OR WORDS…….JUS A REASON NEVER GET TO COCKY……………..I’M JUS WAITING ON HIM TO LOOSE THE 100M FINAL..WHATS THE EXCUSE THEN!!

  • Wade Matheson

    Heard on radio the swimmer Satomi Suzuki was sponsored by Honda

  • darren stevens

    Try and watch the swimming with the volume turned down, boring as, then watch it with the volume cranked up, ray rabbits warren is the best!!!

  • darren stevens

    as rod stewart once said “wake up maggie ,i think i got something to say to you’ a message to the missile after he misfires!!!

  • Sam McIntyre
  • Aaron

    Norwegian male shooter at the Olympics!!! Give him the Gold now incase he snaps!!!

  • dean1
  • Dean

    The missile the Australian swimmer talking himself up that much before the race and then when he races he finishes nowhere! Made himself look pretty sill I reckon

  • joseph

    olympics are cool

  • http://tinypic.com/r/wvcnpe/6 Sam Leverenz

    This basketball fan has gone all out at the games tonight…

  • Leonie Maynard
  • Moose

    “The Olympics is when America learns about world geography from sports announcers and morning show hosts.” @RobLathan

  • Tim Neill

    I was watching the women’s weightlifting with a friend a while ago and he leaned over after a bit of close inspection and asked me “Who do you think is the snatch of the day?”

    • STEVO

      LOL CLASSIC THAT SHOULD WIN GOLD RIGHT THERE WITH THAT COMMENT………YOUR TALKIN BOUT THE LADIES I HOPE THO LOL….NOT THE MEN LOL….

      • michael

        I can’t say i’m all that keen on the Olympics so they need events that will capture my attention, such as slaloom tree lopping with chainsaws! atheletes would compete on grass ski’s over huge jumps and cut and collect as many branches with chainsaw, so its a race and for every branch cut = a 2 second bonus on the time u ran, now that I would watch!!!!!!!!! And chicks in bikinis of course ; )

  • Dan Henkel

    Watching the show jumping tonight the Queens granddaughter came out for her turn, as she came in to make her first jump her horse decided it was time to take a dump, which i think gave the horse a boost over the first but then was a bit embarrassed and knocked over the second.

  • Jesse

    i watched the mens 56kgs weightlifting on sunday night…that poor bloke from belgium, his coach/wife, well i think wife always slaps him on the back before he lifts…but the funny thing is shes 3 times the size of him

  • David Stratford

    Sokolov,Todorov,Skrimov Saparov,Yosifov,Bratopov, Dimirtiov, ov course bulgaria will win the mens volley ball. If they don’t I will be pissed ov.

  • Peter

    Emily Seebohm – winning silver isn’t a disappointment to your parents.
    Having a party when you’re 15 at your parents place while they’re away and drunk kids vomit all over your parents bed. Now that’s a disappointment.

  • Peter

    Tickets to see the rowing $120.
    5 hours spent waiting to get the perfect spot in the front row.
    It finally starts and your view is blocked by a train of cyclists… PRICELESS.

  • joshie21mac

    Micronesian weightlifter after underperforming: i thought id do better but the weights were too heavy.

    Also is anyone else watching the blokes on the bikes behind the rowers? Would be funny to see what would happen if the lead bike crashed…

  • Ben hills

    Very successful olympics so far for the aussies
    Kazakhstan. Gold Medals 2
    Australia. Gold Medals 1
    Enough said??

  • Steven
  • Thomas
  • Thomas
  • Matt

    Finally, a nomination for worst decision so far, when time stood still in fencing. (4 attempts in 1 sec)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_ug9mcu4c

  • Pat Obrien
  • Matt

    Who’s noticed the bikes whizzing along beside the rowers? At the start, are the crews saying, “Damn, I’ve still got my iphone in my pocket. Hey, you! I’ll give you a quid if ya race it up the other end for me!”

  • Matt
  • Alex

    at least someone seems to be enjoying themselves in london

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576209_392834070769881_483143906_n.jpg

  • Matt

    http://i.imgur.com/usrKO.jpg

    Hmmm…should have included the image

  • http://i.imgur.com/usrKO.jpg Matt

    Yes yer majesty

  • BrotherDodge

    Is Emily Seebohm’s last name actually something much more offensive that’s been censored for TV?

  • jessica stavely
    • Chris McWilliams

      Obviously we don’t condone drinking irresponsibly….

      But if you’re having fun while doing it then, who are we to object. Nice find.

      Cheers,
      Chris Mc
      Sportsbet.com.au

  • Heath Fidler

    If James Magnusson is to win the 100m free then he better pick up the main thing that will slow him down….. His bottom lip …….Because if its as low as it was during the relay it will drag on the bottom of the pool.

  • Andrew

    Women’s 400m Vacuum
    http://tinypic.com/r/hspf21/6

  • David

    maybe nick darcy should have shown his knock out punch to beat his compitors in his race.

  • Pat

    The head of the Somali Olympic squad has apologized to officials on behalf of their team after realizing that shooting and sailing were separate events

  • Daryl Burrell

    watching the swimming on nine commenatators tel viewers that the swimmers times would have been quicker if they could get to the touch on the wall quicker No shit nine great coverage

    • Daryl Burrell

      commentators

      • Daryl Burrell

        gold medal for spelling!!!!

  • jessica stavely
  • http://TV Pat

    “‘inspire a generation’ is our motto. Not necessarily ‘create a generation’ which is sometimes what they get up to in the Olympic village” – London mayor Boris johnson

  • jessica stavely
  • Steve

    Eddie macgiure’s great script reading has been my highlight! Give yourself an uppercut Eddie!!!

  • http://TV Pat

    “good evening mr. Bond” – the queen, opening ceremony

  • Rowan

    Leila Mackinnon and Cam Williams to devastated 4×100 relay swimmer, after he came in just hrs after losing. ‘oh well, at least you still have your abs.’ Very comforting

  • http://TV Pat

    The rower “Eric the eel” for Niger who received a standing ovation when completing his rowing race… Love a bloke who is willing to have a crack and give his all!

  • Mitchell Reardon

    The Dennis Cometti parody Twitter account tweeted than ather than be tested for steroids, Ye Shiwen should be tested for the star from Super Mario Bros.

  • Alex

    i reckon all girls should celebrate good performances like this

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/487705_385727198148918_2066469672_n.jpg

  • Lenny

    Olympic things I don’t get #2: the 4x100m team claim they lost because their “race plan” didn’t work. Given that you can’t directly influence other teams, what can be part of a race plan other than “1. dive in pool 2. swim fast 3. tumble turn 4. swim fast again”?

    • Heath Fidler

      Turn then swim faster lol

    • BrotherDodge

      Step 5- ????? Step 6- Profit!

  • david campbell

    hiromi miyakes effort in the womens 48kg weightlifting. her dad would not let her see his bronze from 68 she had to win her own . after 9th in 2004, 6th in 2008 the smile on her face when she got the silver was priceless. i bet shes showing dad now!

  • Ian Beeck

    I watched the 10m Ladies shooting and I swear there was a Stormtrooper competing. Did anyone else witness this?

  • Jason Hempel
  • Mark Underwood

    During the rowing “As we can see wang sneaking up trying to have a go at the last 3 spots”

  • Mitchell

    Coincidence that the Commonwealth Bank have suddenly stopped playing their ads that have James Magnussen in them after powering them through in the lead up?? I think not. Poor kid can’t catch a break. I’d put money on if he wins the 100m free, the ads will hit the screens again!

  • Domenic

    Also, Australian cycler cadel Evans pulls out of the games due to fatigue. Ironic considering the Swiss multivitamins campaign that he is apart of. Clearly not taking his pills

  • Cameron

    I’ve heard, “Nice Snatch” and “21st in the snatch”. I’ve heard of sloppy 2nds but geez. #weightlifting

  • Domenic

    “she’s in 3rd because her snatch wasn’t as good as the others” best call of #Olympics2012London so far haha #weightlifting #funnycomments
    I heard this during the women’s clean and jerk competition

  • http://Facebook-OlympicMemes Rhys Harwood
  • RR

    NEW OLYMPIC RULE: If you catch another competitor’s javelin with your bare hands, they have to f**k off home and you keep their shoes.

  • morgan eldridge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlGk-0AbP8s

    simply amazing, even though we lost in OT, she deserves a gold medal for that shot, simply amazing.

    P.s thanks to that French girl missing the shot btw !!!!!!!!!!! #winning #waitwelost

  • Tim

    Men’s 62kg Weighlifting Commentator: “That looked really heavy.” Really? #Statingtheobvious #Weightlifting #London2012

  • Nick

    15 year-old, who trains in Plymouth, has become the first swimmer to win a medal for Lithuania.

  • Andrew Camilleri

    we wouldnt have a single medal so far if it wasnt for swimming.
    come on guys, its the handball where the money is at.

  • Ryan

    So I don’t know why my picture didn’t work but I see you tweeted it

  • https://twitter.com/DjScottro/status/229928882952884224/photo/1/large Ryan
  • Dan oconnor

    Leila McKinnon giving us sporting views & commentary. That is all.

  • allan mcaskill

    the aussies have one major thing too be thankful for no golf until 2016

  • Ryan Smith

    http://t.co/3kaxz5LR

    One of the funniest names in sport!!

  • Jack

    Trying to contact Michael Jackson on a Ouija Board #RejectedOlympicEvents

  • Edmund hunt

    Stephs dad said ” she does let the nightlife get in the way of her swimming ” well if she didt party it wouldt need to be said would it!!

  • Matthew Sargent
  • Matthew Sargent

    Was pushing a little too hard

  • Tim Rosen

    Also…I think someone should check the woman’s weightlifters for testicles…especially that Thai man who is competing! Also, why do the commentators keep telling me how much weight the woman’s Snatch can hold? And how many Jerks she’s performed today?

  • Tim Rosen

    ‎”It’s important to be at one with the horse. It’s ever so important in this sport” #DressageFacts

  • Tim

    Early in the last quarter of the Opals vs France game on Monday night, Rachel Sporn said that “If the Opals can just get in front and stay there until the end of the game, it will make a big difference to the result.” No arguments there, Rachel.

    • David

      Thats gold. Some commentators just have all the lines. i wonder if they ever listen to what they have said and give them selves uppercuts

  • Jeff

    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “So lets now head accross to Hockey”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “And now we will take you to the swimming”
    “Lets re-live the swimming just one more time”

    • David

      you watching channel 9 too Jeff. I hate seeing the swimming highlights followed by highlights of the highlights of swimming. i think i see 4 events a day (each 3 times) the result is always the same. im sure there are other sports and countries competing but channel nine are rubbish.