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2012 Olympics

Postby south carmain » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:26 pm

as the current major sporting event I believe it deserves a topic, thoughts so far?

have only been watching it since 7 but its started pretty well, phelps only finished 4th and that 16 year old chinese girl beat the world record, currently watching the women's football, lol at all the fouls
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Kenny » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:36 pm

Haven't been watching it. I'll youtube it later.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Bluecast » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Never gave a shit about the Olympics. Not even when it was here in 2002
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Sailors? » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:48 pm

Watched it pretty much all day. Rowing, swimming, boxing, basketball and women's beach volleyball. I feel very disappointed that team GB hasn't won a single medal yet but ah well it's just the first day I guess.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Thief » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:12 pm

I think the idea/concept of the Olympics is really cool. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be all that interested in actually watching it.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Bluecast » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:16 pm

LAMEWAD wrote:I think the idea/concept of the Olympics is really cool. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be all that interested in actually watching it.

I like reading about the original Olympics in ancient Greek times. these days there is just no events that interest me and when something like Curling makes it then I just lose any interest I would have had.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Kenny » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:32 pm

Some modern olympic events are pretty cool and fascinating to watch. I even enjoy watching the winter olympics.

The only thing is I don't have cable or access to TV. Youtube actually isn't very helpful and NBC is officially streaming the event. Though I found one streaming site and now watching the women's swimming competition.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Bluecast » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:35 pm

Kenny wrote:Some modern olympic events are pretty cool and fascinating to watch. I even enjoy watching the winter olympics.

The only thing is I don't have cable or access to TV. Youtube actually isn't very helpful and NBC is officially streaming the event. Though I found one streaming site and now watching the women's swimming competition.

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/115964/ ... ts-tv.html
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Peter » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:01 pm

Have never watched the Olympics. Dont think i ever will to be honest. Will be so glad to hear the end of it though, considering BBC lunchtime news has did something like a daily countdown from over 200 days ago.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Mitsuzuki » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:34 am

I love watching the Olympics. I find watching people perform at the highest level of their vocation very inspiring.

So far I've been watching women's soccer (football to the locals, I guess. ;), and men's and women's beach volleyball.

Canada's medal count is typically low for the summer games, but I enjoy watching all the same.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby silent killer » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:33 am

hardly watched it so far. Swimming doesn't interest me and that's all I can watch because NBC wants us in the US to pay for the streams of other competitions and I ain't got cable or satellite.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:14 am

GBs womens football team are better than the men.

Phelps :lol: he was shit.

I enjoy it but i think they are adding too many sports now. Football, Tennis, Golf dont need to be in the olympics IMO. They have enough big events of their own.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Riku Rose » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:03 pm

^I like the idea of them pretty much having everything.

Not to bothered I sometimes watch bits but I've not been around a TV much when it's been on. It seems at least around here a lot more foreign people have popped up. I drove into town yesterday and pretty much every car in the car park had EU license plates from places like France and Holland.

I also just find it hard to get excited about people going gymnastics with a piece of ribbon on a stick. If I liked these sports I'd follow them all the time rather then get excited once every 4 years.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:25 pm

Damn team GB have got some fit hockey players :P
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Schiff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:58 pm

I love the Olympic games for some specific reasons: these are real committed sportsmen. I'm Italian and I'm tired of our absurdly paid (and spoilt and dumb) football players. I can say the Italian sportsmen who participate the Olympic games are much more humble. Besides this, the games are probably the only chance here to see a lot of sports that usually are not broadcasted (again, here we broadcast only football).
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