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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:14 AM

You need strength and skill for sure but It's just super boring to watch though. I skip over all gymnastic events during olympics.

 

I don't really watch it, except for the highlights. To me it's like watching Soccer, it's boring to watch but playing it is really fun. I pretty much just watch the sprinting and swimming with the occasional taekwondo.

 

As for esports, they've totally ruled out all games with any sort of violence. The only games allowed would probably be sports titles like fifa, nba etc.

 

Lol, Esports at the Olympics. That's pretty much a simulation for actual sports, well not even that. Pushing buttons for an Olympic event, I would not call any of the competitors athletes at all.

 

I'd rather have this at the Olympics than Esports; (If it is already an Olympic event then wtf?)

 

 

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y? y u do dis? lmfao.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

I watch a lot of events. Athletics and swimming for sure, but also stuff like rowing, canoing, all cycling events (including bmxing which I hope is there to stay) and then a new favourite from Rio, handball. First time I've ever watched handball but it was definitely one of the highlights for me. Really fun to watch.

And then I think I watch most events at the winter olympics, even curling. Only events I can think of there that I don't watch are the artsy, dancing stuff.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

I actually like watching Gymnastics, such an interesting sport to watch. BMX, archery, and beach volleyball are my new favorites from Rio.

For the winter olympics ice skating and skiing are my favorites but I try to watch the events.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

So just a couple more weeks to go till the winter olympics. Looking forward to it. We have one single athlete this year in alpine skiing, but I'm sure he'll bag gold and break some records haha.

Love most of the events like skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton, cross country and speed skating. Rest of the stuff not so much although I do find myself enjoying curling sometimes for some reason

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm excited for Pyeongchang coming up very soon, the figure skating is going to be interesting as well as ski jump and alpine.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

the most interesting part of the Olympics is waiting to see how much money goes swirling down the drain and which multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art facilities fall into ruin and disuse as soon as the games are over and everyone leaves :breadfish:


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Posted 2 weeks ago

the most interesting part of the Olympics is waiting to see how much money goes swirling down the drain and which multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art facilities fall into ruin and disuse as soon as the games are over and everyone leaves :breadfish:

Geez talk about buzzkill

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#128

Posted 2 weeks ago

people gotta' wake up and smell the horse shit eventually.

the Olympics model is unsustainable and bankrupts the host city. sorry to inject reality into the discussion.

 

carry on...


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#129

Posted A week ago

Team USA wore Lloyd Christmas gloves during the opening ceremony.

https://sports.yahoo...-185601207.html

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Posted A week ago Edited by Nice Person, A week ago.

Watching the Opening Ceremony and it's definitely the best of the Winter games, I loved how they used the projection and props to show Korea's traditional and modern values, like in Rio. But the impact of the imagery and unified Koreas was just wow.. Also Kim Yuna is such a queen.

Beijing is still on top of the oc game but Pyeongchang is probably top 3 I've seen. Also unlike what some people are saying the Olympics 30 years ago was very important in the beginning of South Korea's development from military dictatorship. The only time the venues fell into disuse was Athens and maybe Atlanta.
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#131

Posted A week ago

more like doughlympics, dough in this case meaning money and not a bread dough or cookie dough or something like that but dough as in fiat currency paper money, as in this will invariably cost a lot of dough but it will also make a lot of dough for some private entities and multinational corporations but it will also still be p boring to actually sit down and watch but that's unrelated to my joke and just my opinion thank you

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Posted A week ago Edited by Matrelith, A week ago.

Clean sweep for the Netherlands, plus silver in short track. 4 medals in five minutes, booyah!  :lol:

 

 

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#133

Posted A week ago

I remember in the X-Games in like 1998 when Bob Burnquist crashed into a 10 year old Shaun White, knocking him out, Im pretty sure. Now Shaun is called a 'legend' by Bob Costas.

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Posted A week ago

US almost sweeped womens halfpipe, but Chloe Kim is such a queen!
Also Mirai Nagasu landed the triple axle and became the fourth woman to do it, first at the Olympics. Unfortunately she got second because figure skating is a corrupt russian institution.

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Posted A day ago

So our one and only participant this year took part in two events and crashed out of both. Brilliant stuff!!

But oh well at least we did better than the last winter olympics so there's that

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Posted A day ago Edited by Shyabang Shyabang, A day ago.

 

the most interesting part of the Olympics is waiting to see how much money goes swirling down the drain and which multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art facilities fall into ruin and disuse as soon as the games are over and everyone leaves :breadfish:

 

The 1988 Seoul Olympic stadiums continue to be used to the present days. All the stadiums in the Olympic grounds continue to be used for sporting events. Only the Olympic soccer stadium is being used for concerts now after the World Cup stadium was built in Seoul.

 


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Posted 4 hours ago

So glad Yuzu defended his gold a few days ago, but you gotta admit it's kinda funny seeing the US send an army of athletes to these games especially in Figure Skating and barely medal'd.

Also interesting someone posted Exo who will be performing at the closing.




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