5 new sports will be added exclusively to Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Olympics: General Discussion
Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:32 PM
Skateboarding and surfing have proven their longevity, and deserve to be there. Those people the article showed complaining about squash or whatever, can f*ck right off. I just wish they added skateboarding 15-20 years back so Tony Hawk could've participated.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:54 PM
can't argue with that.
there's several X-Games disciplines that totally deserve to be in the Olympic games.
Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:57 PM Edited by Mion, 05 August 2016 - 10:58 PM.
Skateboarding is deserving, and surfing should've been on there for awhile already, karate and climbing are random.
30 minutes to the opening ceremony.
Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:01 PM
I like more disciplines, should be more and more over the years, good choices too.
Looking forward to these Olympics!
Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:07 PM
yeah we're about to go see a movie.
I'm still totally planning to boycott these games
Posted 06 August 2016 - 08:05 AM Edited by Mion, 06 August 2016 - 08:06 AM.
It was great but you could tell the budget.
If you need to use f'cking trees for the Olympic rings you shouldn't be hosting.
It was also disgusting when the stage designer said "We have problems but you shouldn't care just have fun"
Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:01 PM
Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:12 PM Edited by Craigsters, 06 August 2016 - 05:13 PM.
I found that during the opening ceremonies last night that the camera person was doing a terrible job and kept zooming in to close and didn't pan out to see the whole country's team march into the stadium long enough and the CBC Canada went to commercial's to often and during crucial parts of the opening!..
Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:33 PM
The Olympics are great for watching sports I usually never watch. Currently watching women's hockey (football could take a hint or two with how they work with video umpires), and also watched a bit of fencing earlier.
Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:11 PM
Only caught the final sprint but watching the replay that was seriously gnarly stuff. Still great to see the first Dutch medal of these games, and couldn't have been a better start with gold, top job of Anna van der Breggen.
Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:19 PM
Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:56 AM
12 medals for the US so far, 3 being gold, so proud of Phelps and our mens swim team.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:32 AM
I'm just glad that Phelps and all the other contestants have lifeguards around them.
Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:53 PM Edited by Mion, 10 August 2016 - 02:29 AM.
US men's rugby team absolutely demolished Brazil 26-0, there're some NFL players on the team so this should help Rugby gain steam in the US!
and GBR's mens field hockey beat Brazil 1-9, geez cmon Brazil.
Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:49 PM
Posted 10 August 2016 - 03:19 PM
Anyone catch some of the weight lifting competitions? I get hemorrhoids just watching it.
Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:21 AM Edited by Kiffster, 11 August 2016 - 02:03 PM.
Hopefully he can bounce back in the 100m later today.
Not been the best year for the rest of our swimmers either, although they've won our only two medals so far.
Our rowers can still win gold (fingers crossed for no more delays because of the weather), our sevens rugby team is one win away from guaranteed gold or silver, and then maybe team SA can do something once the athletics gets underway. Other than that I can't see us winning medals anywhere else.
Anyway, loving the canoeing again this year. Like raaaavi said, it's one of those sports I won't usually watch and I only see it during the olympics. Been watching all the slalom events and looking forward to the sprints as well (who knows, we might even get another medal in the women's race like in 2012).
E: another silver thanks to our rowers. Hoping for at least one gold this year
RSA! RSA! RSA!
Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:47 PM
Phelps sure shut Le Clos up
Simone Manuel won Gold in the 4(?)00m medley, she is the first African-American athlete to win it and I saw it live her reaction was priceless.
Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:32 PM Edited by darthYENIK, 12 August 2016 - 06:44 PM.
This is exciting.
Edit: US blew it.
Posted 14 August 2016 - 05:41 PM
Hope Solo is a sore loser and an annoying bitch.
USA number 1!
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:23 PM
Anyway, I joke about women's beach volleyball, and the bikini bottoms, and occasional big busted volleyballer, but it's probably the most exciting sport in the Olympics, in my opinion. Brazil, who is the top ranked team, just played Switzerland, who is a good team, but not expected to medal, and they took it to three sets. One of the sets ended 27-25. It's a sport I wish had more exposure outside of the Olympics.
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