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  • Riders' mugshots (fun thread)

    So who was the official photographer for all the official photos of the riders on the London Olympics site? Was it mandatory that they should be photographed as soon as they stepped off the plane/boat/lorry in whatever state of jet-lag they were in?

    The individual medallists have a trace of a smile, but others look like they belong in a line-up.
    Blugal

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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    It looked to me like they used their FEI stabling pass photos. While it is nice to see the pictures to go with the name, I wish they would have either asked them to submit a picture for this purpose or to have told them what it was being used for besides the FEI passes.

    Most of them I am sure have PR photos from their respective countries that had already been taken prior to the games.

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    • #3
      Wow! Reminds me of our yearly faculty ID pictures (that we wear everyday)--taken on the first day of the year, which is a MONDAY at 7:00 am. Yuck.
      "And now . . .off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Molly99 View Post
        It looked to me like they used their FEI stabling pass photos. While it is nice to see the pictures to go with the name, I wish they would have either asked them to submit a picture for this purpose or to have told them what it was being used for besides the FEI passes.

        Most of them I am sure have PR photos from their respective countries that had already been taken prior to the games.
        I think it's actually just their general Olympic pass photos, as I've seen other athletes with similar shots. Regardless, they certainly aren't flattering! They sort of remind me of passport photos, how they tell you not to smile.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fluffie View Post
          Wow! Reminds me of our yearly faculty ID pictures (that we wear everyday)--taken on the first day of the year, which is a MONDAY at 7:00 am. Yuck.
          LOL. I look like a drug addict in my photo on my employee security id. Really looks like I need a stay at Celebrity Rehab.

          Must have been the same photog who took the rider's photos....

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          • #6
            Speaking of photos, here's a fine one of Edward Gal at the jog today
            http://www.eurodressage.com/equestri...-olympic-games

            He's wearing a little bit of everything !

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            • #7
              There was one I saw earlier, I forget who, but his hair was sticking out every which way.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JFJ View Post
                There was one I saw earlier, I forget who, but his hair was sticking out every which way.
                There's a couple like that, Jon Paget springs to mind, where it looks like they had just taken their helmets off when the pictures were taken.
                There's definitely a few in there that look like they just got picked up and booked for selling meth.
                Ingrid Klimke looks like a deer in the headlights, like she was ambushed.

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                • #9
                  Jon Paget, that was the one, lol!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mardi View Post
                    Speaking of photos, here's a fine one of Edward Gal at the jog today
                    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestri...-olympic-games

                    He's wearing a little bit of everything !
                    Oh. My. Those pants are bright.

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                    • #11
                      Dirk Schrade and Will Coleman's pictures look like they're straight out of a junior high yearbook.
                      Road to the T3D
                      Translation
                      fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                      skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk

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                      • #12


                        I'm so glad you brought this up because I, too, was cracking up at those horrible photos! Not the look I would want splashed 'round the world... My employee ID photo is pretty crap, too - I'm just glad it's only about 1" square, so anybody who's not looking hard is going to miss the awesomeness.

                        Re: Mr. Gal's attire: Honey, we know your deal. I don't see the need to make horse sports, particularly dressage, look any more foo-foo than they already seem right now... Hope Steven Colbert isn't perusing the EuroDressage website!
                        "Horses lend us the wings we lack." ~ Pam Brown

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FrittSkritt View Post
                          Dirk Schrade and Will Coleman's pictures look like they're straight out of a junior high yearbook.
                          OMG, yes! That CAN'T be a current photo of Will C! Looks like he should be swotting for his O levels or something.
                          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great

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                          • #14
                            In that jog photo, Mr. Gal's tie clashes with his pants.

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                            • #15
                              They all look a little...mugshot-esque, I'll agree with that! Except for Boyd.... Boyd always looks good.

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                              • #16
                                Nina Ligon's made me laugh as well. Looks like a college co-ed who just got busted for something, not an Olympian!

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                                • #17
                                  All the athlete shots are just terrible. I mean, even the gymnasts just look like they got off the redeye.

                                  I'd have thought that if they were planning on putting those shots with all their results, they've have had some kind of planned session to get decent shots, not those horrible mugshot/passport photos!
                                  A Year In the Saddle

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                                  • #18
                                    My favourite is the Belarus equestrienne Alena Tseliapushkina.
                                    She looks like a captain of young pioneers of the faded Sovietunion. Frozen in the 80´s of the past century. I think she rides as she looks. Once more she part company, kissing the grassland.

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                                    • #19
                                      Having a horse that was in consideration for the Canadian Show Jumping team, I can tell you that they are 'passport' photos. As an owner, I had to fill in the same paperwork as the competitors. There were certain requirements stipulated - the no smile rule being one of them...
                                      Alison/Mikali Farms
                                      www.mikalifarms.com

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                                        http://chronofhorse.com/forum/attach...1&d=1343918227

                                        Get a load of this swimmer. A real natural, from Labrador I believe.
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