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2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang

25 Jan 2018 18:28

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So, who else can't wait for standing up at 3 in the morning to watch the olympics? :D
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang

25 Jan 2018 20:20

Gigs_98 wrote:Image

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So, who else can't wait for standing up at 3 in the morning to watch the olympics? :D

Lol. Totally forgot about the time differences. Probably not gonna bother much except in the mornings, but I can't be arsed out of my bed for the Aussie Open, so I doubt it'll be the case for the winter Olympics.
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25 Jan 2018 20:37

I just feel sorry for the US audience as they have to go through another eye-bleeding experience with NBC....
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08 Feb 2018 09:34

Eyes are currently bleeding watching some curling. (Probably not even live, but, who cares?)

Not much coverage of the sports I'm interested will be presented by NBC... wow, these curlers are so intense!
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09 Feb 2018 17:08

Give me some speedskating please.
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09 Feb 2018 17:18

Tricycle Rider wrote:Eyes are currently bleeding watching some curling. (Probably not even live, but, who cares?)

Not much coverage of the sports I'm interested will be presented by NBC... wow, these curlers are so intense!

And apparently a number of them are using "smart brooms" worth 3000 dollars!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/sports/olympics/curling-smart-broom.html
Things have changed a bit since I worked at a Glasgow curling rink in 1971-2. :surprised:
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09 Feb 2018 20:29

I’ll read some headlines and nothing more. Who cares about the Winter Olympics? Only two cities bid for the next Winter Olympics.
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09 Feb 2018 20:41

Dazed and Confused wrote:Give me some speedskating please.
Speedskating is always good, and I'd like to catch some xc-skiing and biathlon, plus bobsledding, ski jumping... stuff I don't normally get to see much of. (Sports like figure skating and snowboarding I can do without seeing as tv coverage in the US is not hard to come by.)

A lot of stuff I'll just be recording seeing as it won't be live to begin with, and NBC will push any replays of sports with a limited audience late into the night. So, yeah.

oldcrank wrote:And apparently a number of them are using "smart brooms" worth 3000 dollars!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/sports/olympics/curling-smart-broom.html
Things have changed a bit since I worked at a Glasgow curling rink in 1971-2. :surprised:
I don't know much about curling, are there any restrictions as to the equipment curlers are allowed to use in international competition?
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09 Feb 2018 23:12

Jspear wrote:I’ll read some headlines and nothing more. Who cares about the Winter Olympics? Only two cities bid for the next Winter Olympics.

Oh, it's much like the Summer Olympics then?
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10 Feb 2018 06:57

Jspear wrote:I’ll read some headlines and nothing more. Who cares about the Winter Olympics? Only two cities bid for the next Winter Olympics.


True that. It's pretty much a joke.
I'll tune in to the Winter Olympics when they introduce cyclo-cross.
Other than that, I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in skeleton or ice dancing, or any number of ridiculous sports on offer.
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10 Feb 2018 07:26

Well, there's a 4000-reply thread a few down from this one about XC and biathlon.

The frivolous X-games nonsense with flips and tricks shouldn't be in the Olympics though, I agree.
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10 Feb 2018 08:04

Gold number one goes to sweden.
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10 Feb 2018 08:08

Of course! ;) (eat your heart out you asthmatic Norwegians! ha ha! Swedish asthmatics are just as good!)
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10 Feb 2018 14:28

Right! I'm going to make a bold claim here:
Denmark isn't gonna get any medals.
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10 Feb 2018 17:32

How many de Jong's have now medaled in Olympic speed skating? (Bronze today in the 1st women's skate) I'm guessing it's a common Dutch name, but how many of them are related?
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10 Feb 2018 21:53

Libertine Seguros wrote:Well, there's a 4000-reply thread a few down from this one about XC and biathlon.
Ja, but how do you feel about Mr. Tonga (Pita Taufatofua) competing in xc-skiing at these winter Olympics? (While I know he doesn't stand a chance in hell of winning anything he at least makes for some very nice eye candy, and I'll be interested in how he does. For the most shallow of reasons, obviously.)

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But seriously, I'm aware of the thread here, as well as the one in the Clinic, and I do peek into each once in a while. But I don't follow xc-skiing regularly like you guys do, so I'm not familiar with all the usual suspects, and consequently, don't have much to contribute.

I really do enjoy watching the Olympic biathlon though, just because there are several things going on at the same time. You miss a target and off to the sin bin you go!
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11 Feb 2018 04:51

I enjoy pretty much every event, in moderation of course. I only watch most of these events every four years so its nice. I disagree about the 'flips and tricks' because the games have evolved and need to if they want to stay relevant with the youngsters. ie: Red Gerard winning the USA's first gold!
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11 Feb 2018 07:35

1, 2, 3 ... Mrs May, your boys took one hell of a beating!
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11 Feb 2018 10:51

jmdirt wrote:I enjoy pretty much every event, in moderation of course. I only watch most of these events every four years so its nice. I disagree about the 'flips and tricks' because the games have evolved and need to if they want to stay relevant with the youngsters. ie: Red Gerard winning the USA's first gold!

That's as may be, but I'm a curmudgeonly old crank, and anything that has a place at the X Games has no value or relevance to the Olympic Games as far as I'm concerned. Similarly, I think it's a travesty that 'going back and forth on a bike over some bumps and trying not to fall over' pays an Olympic gold medal and the kilo TT doesn't. Moguls I get - there's a clear objective over who's the best. I hate ski cross (aka "be the first out of the gate, and win") but I get it. Be the fastest, go the furthest, score the most. But Slopestyle, Aerials, Halfpipe, I just don't.

I don't give a flying one if it's a great story that some stoner kid in baggy salopettes can win an Olympic gold by doing a somersault on a snowboard, but you know, good for him that he took the opportunity he was given. Credit where it's due for being the best, I don't hold it against the competitors, other than that I don't value or really respect the sport they compete in. But if that's the kind of competition we have to phase in to keep the Games accessible to "the yoof of today", it's all well and good only as long as, unlike the Olympic BMX, it isn't coming at the expense of other events. It needs to be additional, not instead of.
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