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KyleKeeling

Olympics: General Discussion

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UshaB

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?)

 

 

@UshaB

Esports lol

 

y? y u do dis? lmfao.

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Kiffster

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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Not A Nice Person

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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Kiffster

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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Not A Nice Person

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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El Dildo

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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Not A Nice Person

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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El Dildo

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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Not A Nice Person

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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make total destroy

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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Matrelith

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

 

 

 

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darthYENIK

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.

 

Just a thought.

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Not A Nice Person

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.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4pyV0G7HeEc

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Kiffster

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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Shyabang Shyabang

 

 

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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Not A Nice Person

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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le shark

So far the most memorable moments for me were today's Canada - Germany hockey game and the whole 2-man Bobsled competition where Canada and Germany performed exactly the same and both crews won the gold medal. Overall a nice Olympics indeed.

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darthYENIK

US Women winning gold in hockey was my highlight. Such a great rivalry.

 

Sorry Canadian friends, but Im glad your women were the ones crying this year. After decades of watching the US women crying. Delicious tears.

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Kiffster

I love how that one overly dramatic, disrespectful chick who immediately yanked off her silver medal was forced to wear it a little bit later.

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le shark

Well I guess that I'll add both US-Sweden curling match and Germany-OAR hockey match to my highlight reel. Danke Mannschaft, it was a wild ride from the very beginning when you lost to Finns.

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Raavi

The figure skating really was a joy to watch. Probably my favourite sport to spectate these Winter Olympics.

 

Also, the whole "Olympic Athletes from Russia" thing was absolutely ridiculous. If you want to ban athletes who were caught with doping fine, but don't punish clean athletes who just happen to be from the same country. This whole barring people from wearing outfits with Russian flags, and not playing the Russian anthem was just sad. Petty politics that have no place in sports.

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darthYENIK

I love how that one overly dramatic, disrespectful chick who immediately yanked off her silver medal was forced to wear it a little bit later.

She later showed regret for doing it, and I believe her. People do dumb things when they are emotional.

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John Smith

Also, the whole "Olympic Athletes from Russia" thing was absolutely ridiculous. If you want to ban athletes who were caught with doping fine, but don't punish clean athletes who just happen to be from the same country. This whole barring people from wearing outfits with Russian flags, and not playing the Russian anthem was just sad. Petty politics that have no place in sports.

 

100% agree with this. When I watched the first sporting event of this year's games, I was confused to see one of the ice hockey team's flags being represented by the Olympic symbol and being recognised as 'OAR'. I wasn't closely following the whole Russian doping scandal, so it definitely struck me as a bit weird.

 

Anyway, the UK managed to do pretty well - our best medal haul yet. Shame the women's curlers couldn't clinch a medal, though.

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Kiffster

I actually fully support the sanctions on Russia. This was (or is) after all a massive nation wide, state sponsored cheating and doping operation in all sports, not just olympic sports.

And it's not really as if clean athletes are really being punished. I think the initial plan was to ban all athletes from Russia regardless if they cheated or not, so at least clean athletes are allowed to compete.

 

Look at South Africa who was banned from the Olympics in '64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84 and '88, again rightfully so. Sometimes politics has to come into play if it means fair and clean competition for all participating nations.

 

And the fact that 2 or 3 Russians were caught cheating this year didn't really help matters, but at least they were isolated cases.

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