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Cian O’Connor…Bronze

Good day at the Olympics as Cian O’Connor got Bronze Medal in the Individual Show Jumping. He was stripped of a Gold Medal in the Athens Olympics (2004) when his horse tested positive for……I dunno……cannabis ……or something. He deserves some … Continue reading

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Olympic Stamps

I know very little about British postage stamps but to illustrate this post, I have uploaded a photograph of Ireland’s 2012 Olympic stamps.  It was a long standing convention with most of the World’s “respectable” post offices that living people … Continue reading

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The Cult Of The Olympic Underdog?

Remember Eddie the Eagle? Or to give him his full title……Eric the Eagle Edwards? The worst ever ski jumper competed  at the 1988 Winter Olympics. There is no doubting his courage but he was woefully bad at ski-jumping. But as … Continue reading

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The Olympics……So Far

As you probably gathered, there is little blogging these days. The Olympics is the big thing in the Fitzjames Horse household. I thought that Opening Ceremony was actually quite good. It annoyed a Tory MP so it must have been … Continue reading

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Hazel Irvine

Possibly the worst thing about realising that it is Olyympic Yeat….2012, 2008, 2004 whatever is realising that there will be far too much of Hazel Irvine presenting Olympic coverage on BBC. Several years ago Hazel was the new person taking … Continue reading

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Ireland …London Olympics

It is hard to believe that it is thirty-two years since I attended the Olympics in Moscow. Probably the greatest adventure of my life was going behind the Iron Curtain in 1980. I have always taken a big interest in … Continue reading

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Twenty Twelve

The first series of Twenty Twelve………a comedy about the Olympic Games in London was excellent. The current series is even better. The English have an ability to laugh at themselves and glory in the fact that they tend to muddle … Continue reading

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Olympic Update

At the moment, Ireland’s Olympic team has 53 people. There are actually 54 qualifiers but four qualified in the Womens Marathon and only three can go to London. Maria McCambridge is the unlucky lady. Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill who, at the moment has … Continue reading

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Olympic Update

Another Qualifier. Andrzej Jezierski (and I hope I have spelt that right) has qualified in Canoeing. He is Polish-born and living in Ireland for some years.

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Olympic Update

Three more qualifiers. Ger Owens/Scott Flanigan (Sailing) Katie Taylor (Boxing).

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