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What sport have you taken up since the Olympics?

What sport have you taken up since the Olympics?

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Hoofy

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62,323 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Or are you considering?

I'm toying with handball and swimming. I suppose I could do it at the same time and call it water polo. But I quite like the idea of handball seeing as I can't kick a ball accurately to save my life.

Gymnastics is another one but I've kinda already been mucking about with moves at home and there's nowhere for an old git to train.

AB

14,662 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I already played badminton but the Olympics have really started people playing so I've been involved in running a social tournament and doing a bit of coaching.


marcosgt

8,887 posts

83 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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None.

M.

Hoofy

Original Poster:

62,323 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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AB said:
I already played badminton but the Olympics have really started people playing so I've been involved in running a social tournament and doing a bit of coaching.
That's great to hear (no sarcasm). How big was your club before and how many members does it have now?

bertieg

537 posts

48 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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ive been cycling a lot more, but thats more due to the fact i wrote my car off, than being inspired by the olympics....
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AB

14,662 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Hoofy said:
That's great to hear (no sarcasm). How big was your club before and how many members does it have now?
It's not the club that I play for as we're a premier division team but I was asked to get involved as they wanted more 'young people' to get involved in the running and organisation - recently ran a really well attended tournament which fed the beginners into another local club lower down the league which has meant there isn't enough court space at club nights anymore. More needed!

Have a look here... http://www.nostringsbadminton.co.uk/


Highway Star

3,146 posts

138 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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We've seen a significant number of new swimmers since the Olympics at my club, both in the beginners/junior squads and my old farts group. Probably due to the fact that we reckon we could do better than we did in the pool in London! wink

Hoofy

Original Poster:

62,323 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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AB said:
It's not the club that I play for as we're a premier division team but I was asked to get involved as they wanted more 'young people' to get involved in the running and organisation - recently ran a really well attended tournament which fed the beginners into another local club lower down the league which has meant there isn't enough court space at club nights anymore. More needed!

Have a look here... http://www.nostringsbadminton.co.uk/
That site's quite impressive. The handball one is painful although it's improved since the Olympics. I wonder if they've missed a trick. My local club's site is a link to PDFs.

AB

14,662 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Hoofy said:
That site's quite impressive. The handball one is painful although it's improved since the Olympics. I wonder if they've missed a trick. My local club's site is a link to PDFs.
Badminton England have really gone all out and most of the no strings are franchise type deals with local coaches who run them on their behalf and in conjunction with county set ups.

It's one of those sports that I think you don't really realise how fun it is until you play it.

Hoofy

Original Poster:

62,323 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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AB said:
Badminton England have really gone all out and most of the no strings are franchise type deals with local coaches who run them on their behalf and in conjunction with county set ups.

It's one of those sports that I think you don't really realise how fun it is until you play it.
I used to play it (I have two rackets) but I like to try different things. I'm rubbish, really. hehe

NightRunner

6,894 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Already swim/cycle/run so...

Archery!

Squiggs

1,202 posts

62 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Since watching all the olympic sports on tv I've found myself mainly wanting to watch more tv - but sport free channels.

vladcjelli

2,182 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Air rifle shooting.

Well, saving up for an air rifle so I can start air rifle shooting.

So technically, nothing. frown

Yiliterate

2,838 posts

113 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Got my bike back on the road after 3 years...but TdF also played a part!

InertialTooth45

1,632 posts

94 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I have been cycling a lot more, although this gradually increased throughout the year, can't really say it was down to the olympics. My running has also been picking up throughout the year, olympics gave me a bit of motivation for that. I did try a bit of board diving since my gym were doing free lessons, that was the first time I'd ever dived into a pool which was something I had been meaning to do.

aspender

1,074 posts

172 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Did my first sprint triathlon last month and it prompted me to go along to training with my local masters swimming club. First time I've done any swim training in over 15 years!

Gazzas86

1,416 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I play badminton twice a week, have done for the past 7 years, play for a club and for the Navy, this year we have seen an influx of ppl coming to playwhich could be down to the olympics. Always good to play new faces smile.

a boardman

1,316 posts

107 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Just finished doing an archery course need to save for a bow now.

McFsC

553 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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After watching the Olympics it's really spurred me on to do a bit ( lot! ) more cycling.

Asterix

24,438 posts

135 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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After a ruinous summer for my general well being - staying in loads, eating ste and drinkig far too much - I decided to get of my arse and get back into lifting/training.

Years back I did a beginners course for Fencing. I really enjoyed it and apparently I had a bit of an affinity for it. I'm going to see what there is here in Dubai to see if I can take it up again.