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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: UrbanSteel ()
Date: February 11, 2018 16:24

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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: UrbanSteel ()
Date: February 11, 2018 16:24

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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Bellajane ()
Date: February 11, 2018 17:12

NBC should get a gold medal for the sheer number of commercial interruptions. It's awful...so many! I don't recall it being this bad in previous Olympic coverage the past years. Other than that, I really love watching the Olympics especially the figure skating and snowboarding! I go into withdrawal when the Olympics end. Feel sort of sad.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: bv ()
Date: February 11, 2018 17:19

Crosscountry skiing is by far the most popular sports in Norway, way bigger than anything like football or baseball. Today we made all three olympic medals in 15+15 km mens duathlon. What was most impressing was the gold medal, after the fatal fall by Simen Hegstad Kr├╝ger in the start, going from being 40 sec behind into winning the gold medal, many emotions among the Norwegian fans today for sure.



Bjornulf



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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: February 11, 2018 17:50

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NBC should get a gold medal for the sheer number of commercial interruptions. It's awful...so many! I don't recall it being this bad in previous Olympic coverage the past years. Other than that, I really love watching the Olympics especially the figure skating and snowboarding! I go into withdrawal when the Olympics end. Feel sort of sad.

I often hear this complain from the states when The Olympics is on. But isn't that a price to pay for commercial tv? It's a bit strange to hear this complaint from a country where commercialism is a norm.

Regretfully it has become a norm here too. In the old days it was broadcasted on public service tv. Now we have to settle with stupid ads too. And lower journalistic quality. But almost everything is broadcasted. Even if you don't pay extra for total coverage.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: February 11, 2018 17:54

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Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir decided to start their short routine with a samba....using Sympathy For The Devil. So damn proud. Sitting in first place too. grinning smiley

I saw that on Patti's Instagram! Love it! hot smiley

Cool!


Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Bellajane ()
Date: February 11, 2018 18:04

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I often hear this complain from the states when The Olympics is on. But isn't that a price to pay for commercial tv? It's a bit strange to hear this complaint from a country where commercialism is a norm.

Regretfully it has become a norm here too. In the old days it was broadcasted on public service tv. Now we have to settle with stupid ads too. And lower journalistic quality. But almost everything is broadcasted. Even if you don't pay extra for total coverage.


I'm complaining because it's over-the-top. Nothing strange about that at all. And the complaint comes from me, someone who prefers not to buy into all of this commercialism if possible. Admittedly, it's extremely difficult especially when viewing worldwide events such as the Olympics.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: February 11, 2018 19:11

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I often hear this complain from the states when The Olympics is on. But isn't that a price to pay for commercial tv? It's a bit strange to hear this complaint from a country where commercialism is a norm.

Regretfully it has become a norm here too. In the old days it was broadcasted on public service tv. Now we have to settle with stupid ads too. And lower journalistic quality. But almost everything is broadcasted. Even if you don't pay extra for total coverage.


I'm complaining because it's over-the-top. Nothing strange about that at all. And the complaint comes from me, someone who prefers not to buy into all of this commercialism if possible. Admittedly, it's extremely difficult especially when viewing worldwide events such as the Olympics.
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So far I'm extremely disappointed in NBC's coverage. I feel like I'm missing everything. All I've seen is figure skating, moguls and some snow boarding. The commercials are killing everything. Granted many are Olympic related themes (sponsorship), but the timing is limiting views of replays and athletes etc...In the upstate NY market, everything starts at 8 pm and ends after a few hours.

There are more infomercial channels selling copper pans, makeup, wrinkle cream, and money hungry preachers on more than anything else. Give me a 24-hour Olympic channel for 2 weeks!!!



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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: February 11, 2018 19:15

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Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir decided to start their short routine with a samba....using Sympathy For The Devil. So damn proud. Sitting in first place too.

I missed that one. I saw a few others ice dancing to Spanish music. Are you watching CBC?

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: February 11, 2018 19:50

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Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir decided to start their short routine with a samba....using Sympathy For The Devil. So damn proud. Sitting in first place too.

I missed that one. I saw a few others ice dancing to Spanish music. Are you watching CBC?

Yes, but the coverage is a bit spotty. You can watch it here: [olympics.cbc.ca]


Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Bellajane ()
Date: February 11, 2018 19:56

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So far I'm extremely disappointed in NBC's coverage. I feel like I'm missing everything. All I've seen is figure skating, moguls and some snow boarding. The commercials are killing everything. Granted many are Olympic related themes (sponsorship), but the timing is limiting views of replays and athletes etc...In the upstate NY market, everything starts at 8 pm and ends after a few hours.

There are more infomercial channels selling copper pans, makeup, wrinkle cream, and money hungry preachers on more than anything else. Give me a 24-hour Olympic channel for 2 weeks!!!

Well, I live in upstate NY and I know exactly what you mean! Plus, when you're just getting into an event...another commercial...NBC-interruptus!!! It's much worse this year. I know it isn't my imagination. Plus the coverage seems to focus more on our athletes which is to be expected I guess, but I want to watch all of the competitions in their entirety. Maybe that's asking too much. One saving grace is the Primetime On-Demand channel. If you get this, then you can watch the Olympic coverage with fewer commercials. I have the Opening Ceremony on now while I'm working.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 11, 2018 22:51

Congrats Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway... THAT WAS AMAZING!



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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 11, 2018 22:56

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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 00:06

8 BILLION people on the planet...
Only 3 medals awarded per event... once every 4 years.
That is as hard core as it gets.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 00:44

Yeah, NBC is not so good



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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 01:38

Dang, the 45-50 MPH winds are messing up the down hill racing again.

I was ready to see this morning...evening...whatever it is... where ever we are




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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 05:05

Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already. I guess they were going to mix things up more, but the canceled events messed it up.

Thank goodness for the stream Ladies Slopestyle is starting now.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: February 12, 2018 05:37

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Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already...

Phthfffft! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 05:58

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Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already...

Phthfffft! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Sorry, no offense meant to anyone who enjoys this ice prancing grinning smiley but... thank goodness they finally started showing some real sports, showing these bad ass women snowboarding and trick jumping into 40 MPH winds. Their boards are like wings on planes, they are taking off... It is wild.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: February 12, 2018 06:06

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Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already...

Phthfffft! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Sorry, no offense meant to anyone who enjoys this ice prancing grinning smiley but... thank goodness they finally started showing some real sports, showing these bad ass women snowboarding and trick jumping into 40 MPH winds. Their boards are like wings on planes, they are taking off... It is wild.

As the Canucks just kicked some serious tushie on the ice, I am feeling extra generous and forgive you.


Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 06:13

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Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already...

Phthfffft! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Sorry, no offense meant to anyone who enjoys this ice prancing grinning smiley but... thank goodness they finally started showing some real sports, showing these bad ass women snowboarding and trick jumping into 40 MPH winds. Their boards are like wings on planes, they are taking off... It is wild.

As the Canucks just kicked some serious tushie on the ice, I am feeling extra generous and forgive you.
Hooray! And I am happy to report that your country woman Laurie Blouin is sitting in 2nd place in Ladies' Slopestyle with 2 riders to go!


Brutal windy conditions limited the ladies slopestyle to no practice runs
and only 2 real runs that counted... seems like crazy way to run an Olympic event.




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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: February 12, 2018 07:08

I just watched the team free dance won by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Though I really enjoyed the Italian team the most. The American brother/sister team seems kind of tacky to me for this kind of event.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: February 12, 2018 07:44

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Ive had just about enough of this silly ice skating, had enough of this ice frolicking to last the next for 4 years already...

Phthfffft! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Sorry, no offense meant to anyone who enjoys this ice prancing grinning smiley but... thank goodness they finally started showing some real sports, showing these bad ass women snowboarding and trick jumping into 40 MPH winds. Their boards are like wings on planes, they are taking off... It is wild.

As the Canucks just kicked some serious tushie on the ice, I am feeling extra generous and forgive you.
Hooray! And I am happy to report that your country woman Laurie Blouin is sitting in 2nd place in Ladies' Slopestyle with 2 riders to go!


Brutal windy conditions limited the ladies slopestyle to no practice runs
and only 2 real runs that counted... seems like crazy way to run an Olympic event.

Back to back GOLD for the American women!

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: February 12, 2018 09:50

Side note--for me here in the US, anyway, the time difference seems to be working out really well, given that all the events I've followed so far seem to be live, and during prime time. Does that mean that the skating was happening in the morning in S. Korea? ( Btw I love Tara Lipinski and Johnny Muir.)

The snowboarding tonight was really awesome, the sort of thing I find it amazing that other humans can do.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Date: February 12, 2018 11:36

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Side note--for me here in the US, anyway, the time difference seems to be working out really well, given that all the events I've followed so far seem to be live, and during prime time. Does that mean that the skating was happening in the morning in S. Korea? ( Btw I love Tara Lipinski and Johnny Muir.)

The snowboarding tonight was really awesome, the sort of thing I find it amazing that other humans can do.

Yes I think that is who I was wanting to post about;is Johnny Muir the funky gay dude with the crazy hair? I love that guy. He knows that sport well, and is a good commentator.
The ads are crazy, but that isn't what gets to me. I know I am in the US, but that doesn't mean that all I care about is the US athlete who finished 10th, vs, the Armenian guy who came in first.

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Date: February 12, 2018 11:48

Not the worst day to be a bit under the weather, staying home from work:

Biathlon (men and women)
Speed skating
Freestyle alpine skiing
Women's ski jumping

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 12:19

Yeeehaaa!! Womens skiin and shootin is under way! Love it.

Miss a shot... take a lap... DAMN IT!

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 12:22

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Not the worst day to be a bit under the weather, staying home from work:

Biathlon (men and women)
Speed skating
Freestyle alpine skiing
Women's ski jumping

Take care of yourself... I'd prescribe some hot toddies...
I sure hope the wind calms down today so they get the downhill and jumping in...

Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: February 12, 2018 12:25

Dang wind! The wind has really been messing with the games so far...
And now strong wind gusts are messing with the shooters... take a lap!! DAMN IT!


edit- dimmed for no spoilers
Another amazing event in the women's 10 K Biathlon... the race for 2-3 was... WOW!
But Germany's Laura DAHLMEIER dominates the event and earn the Gold Medal.


I always loved the biathlon, an epitome event of the winter games.
No frolicking, no judges, just mind over body. Ski good, shoot better and take home the Gold.



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Re: OT - 2018 Winter Olympics Games - PyeongChang S.Korea
Posted by: UrbanSteel ()
Date: February 12, 2018 16:46

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