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'Ladies' Olympic Sevens

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:45 pm
by gabriel
Why do I feel I've stepped back in time when I'm watching the Women's 7s this afternoon on the BBC. Perhaps it way the commentator, Sir Clive Woodward, is referring to the 'Ladies' all the time. Why aren't they 'women' or 'players'? Or will we see the BBC referred to the men as 'Gentlemen'?

Re: 'Ladies' Olympic Sevens

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:52 am
by dom_pedro
Good point but I have to admit I didn't notice it ... I don't think I was really paying attention to either commentator but really enjoyed the R7s. Not sure why Woodward is the "expert" for the Sevens. The only link to the sport in his wikipedia entry is that he was once part of a team that won the Hong Kong Sevens in the 1980s.

The semi-final this evening should be a cracker against New Zealand and I'm looking forward to the "gentlemen's" event starting tomorrow too. Great to see rugby at the olympics.

Re: 'Ladies' Olympic Sevens

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:27 am
by AlecW
The [ahem] female players are producing some superb rugby - great to watch...

Re: 'Ladies' Olympic Sevens

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:38 am
by dom_pedro
Very much enjoyed the women's 7s and looking forward to today's "gentlemen's" matches. Disappointing for Team GB as NZ were just too good and the sin-binnings made it a very unfair match up and then to lose in the bronze medal match must have been heart breaking. Canada were allowed to flout the rules regularly with only a penalty to slow GB's momentum and no threat of a yellow card.

"Bring on the Great" as the same to be saying in social media circles.