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 Post subject: Who's watching the Olympics?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:19 pm 
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I know they haven't officially started but I have been watching the prelims. I saw USA mens basketball vs Great Britain (why are you England sometimes solo and sometimes Great Britain?). The USA team is amazing as expected. Deron Williams was playing exceptionally well.
I watched some diving that was very impressive. Also saw the US womens qualifying 10,000 meters I think was the distance. That was a great race. The winner she definitely won mentally. After being passed by 4 people towards the end you could see her face change, tighten, complete determination and she not only passed them back for the lead but she won the race by a large margin.

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i will be watching most of it. WIll not be watching basketball. excited for all the cycling, triathlon, swimming, diving, track & field, marathon and i like the gymnastics once they get through the prelims.

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I was a figure skater back in the day. When they started calling it Ice Wars on the nightly news, I switched off the television on the Olympics forever. Sport isn't war, it's sport. It's the beauty of the human form, it's power and ability. The fact that there are winners and losers in competitive sports is only incidental, it's merely a rule of the game. War is entirely different, where losers really do lose. To associate a physical match of athletic skill with the outright horrors of inhumanity that casualties endure in real war is just disgusting. I know they call it "war" to boost television ratings but I draw the line here.

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I've even been watching some of the trials! It's fun to watch the all-US competitors in the trials.

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I am with Ted! Cycling is what I am most excited to watch especially since the Tour de France ends today and some of the riders will still be slightly exhausted from it. Gymnastics is always one of my favorites

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Are some of you familiar with any of the athletes? Have favorite cyclists, gymnasts or other athletes competing in this years games?


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Watched women's soccer today, so great. Brazil beat Cameroon 5-0. Marta is definitely the best female player in the world. I hope for a Brazil vs US final. The US looks tough. Had a slow start today against France but came back from down 2-0 to win 3-2. Very impressive, its nearly impossible to come back and win from being down 2 goals.


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I will be watching to see if Mark Cavendish does better than he did in the TdF! He looked a bit off the mark even though he did get a couple stage wins.

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Synny667 wrote:
I will be watching to see if Mark Cavendish does better than he did in the TdF! He looked a bit off the mark even though he did get a couple stage wins.



hes not as strong without his old lead out crew.

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He also lost about 10 lbs and it looked like muscle. Peter Sagan was on fire though!!! I wish Thor wouldn't have been sick cause that is my uber favorite rider period!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Who's watching the Olympics?
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Synny667 wrote:
He also lost about 10 lbs and it looked like muscle. Peter Sagan was on fire though!!! I wish Thor wouldn't have been sick cause that is my uber favorite rider period!!!!


sagan and teejayVG are my favs. although i like about everyone. i like the schlecks but i don't know whats up with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Who's watching the Olympics?
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Love the schleks! Andy fractured his pelvis so I think frank didnt do well without andy. I have noticed where 1 is the other is there or close behind. Sad big george is retiring

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 Post subject: Re: Who's watching the Olympics?
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Okay no spoiler alerts please! I tivo'd the opening ceremonies and some of the events from the last couple of days so I will be refraining from watching any sports news until after I watch what I have recorded :)


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I'll be watching what I can of the weightlifting.

A guy I know from the weightlifting club in my town is competing in the 94kg division on Saturday the 4th of August - Peter Kirkbride.

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 Post subject: Re: Who's watching the Olympics?
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Hell yeah, i'll Tivo Peter's events for sure. Thanks for posting!


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