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Old 07-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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What sport do you prefer to watch the most during the Summer Olympics ? I watch a bit of everything and I really like the track events . We never do as good in the Summer Olympics as we do in the Winter[Canada] possibly because we have a shorter Summer season and tend to concentrate more on Winter events .

We have a local girl who done us proud during the last Winter Olympics when she won Gold in the Bobsled . Her name is Heather Moyse and she is a multisport athlete . She actually was a star Rugby player and then took up Bobsledding because she was so fast and strong and good for the start at pushing the sled . Now she is taking up Cycling...very hard working lady ! https://www.google.ca/search?q=heath...w=1366&bih=576
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What sport do you prefer to watch the most during the Summer Olympics ? I watch a bit of everything and I really like the track events . We never do as good in the Summer Olympics as we do in the Winter[Canada] possibly because we have a shorter Summer season and tend to concentrate more on Winter events .

We have a local girl who done us proud during the last Winter Olympics when she won Gold in the Bobsled . Her name is Heather Moyse and she is a multisport athlete . She actually was a star Rugby player and then took up Bobsledding because she was so fast and strong and good for the start at pushing the sled . Now she is taking up Cycling...very hard working lady ! https://www.google.ca/search?q=heath...w=1366&bih=576
I like to watch the 100 and 200 yard dash.boxing is great,phelps in the pool is a good watch.i definitely will pass on watching lebron and company;can't stand those prima donna's.
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I think synchronized swimming is awesome!
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Women's volleyball and women's gymnastics.
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It's hard to beat woman's volleyball. I'm down with curling in the winter. Its the only sport that uses brushes.
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I actually do like beach volleyball and the diving events. In fact, most of the swimming competitions are good.

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I like to watch the 100 and 200 yard dash.boxing is great,phelps in the pool is a good watch.i definitely will pass on watching lebron and company;can't stand those prima donna's.
I agree. Overpaid egos trying to show-up the other players on their own team... Yessiree - the true spirit of the Olympics.

In the winter games - definitely hockey, downhill skiing, and ice speed skating.
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Yeah...keep the pros away from the Olympics...have to agree on that !!!
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Yeah...keep the pros away from the Olympics...have to agree on that !!!
Almost all of the athletes that compete at the Olympic level are "pros" now days. Maybe not to the degree that we view the USA men's basketball team but in that they are paid to train almost full time.

In another post I mentioned recently working for a guy who participated in the 1968 games. Back then it was a well known fact (and sort of a joke) that almost all the Russian and East German athletes were "in the military". This guy remembers having a discussion with a Russian Olympic participant who asked him what he did to earn a living and the guy told him he was a high school teacher and coach. The Russian then told him he was in the military and was very upfront about the fact that all he did was train full time.

It was largely due to this practice by a few countries that lead to the acceptance of "professional" athletes into the games.
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Perv. There's nothing "women" about gymnastics. Once you hit 14 you're too old. :-P

Men's gymnastics is awesome. The floor routine ruins it. Like I wana watch some guy running around with ribbons or something. Set em on fire and have him dance around waving flaming ribbons, that would make it tolerable at least.
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Perv. There's nothing "women" about gymnastics. Once you hit 14 you're too old. :-P

Men's gymnastics is awesome. The floor routine ruins it. Like I wana watch some guy running around with ribbons or something. Set em on fire and have him dance around waving flaming ribbons, that would make it tolerable at least.
The ribbons, the guy, or both? I'm fine with any of those options. Probably still wouldn't watch it.
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The ribbons, the guy, or both? I'm fine with any of those options.
Cmon, you know that would be sweet. :-)
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I must admit I've become disenfranchised with the Olympics. They actually train more than professionals, with sponsors or gov't paying their way.

It has lost the old conservative spirit of a bunch of amateurs competing on the world stage, now it is polluted with the P world (as in the "PZ").

the athletes are in the prime of their lives, and all they do is train 24/7/364. They are not normal people but drones of the state out to win some trinkets for national bragging rights.

And the ones that are successful with a camera friendly face and ability to say "I start my day with Wheaties" or "I eat at Subway" go onto to be corporate shills, while others fade to black after giving up their best years to train.

YUP, my view of the Olympics has become jaundiced. Sorry to be a wet towel, maybe I'll get over it after the opening fancy dress ball.



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I must admit I've become disenfranchised with the Olympics. They actually train more than professionals, with sponsors or gov't paying their way.

It has lost the old conservative spirit of a bunch of amateurs competing on the world stage, now it is polluted with the P world (as in the "PZ").

the athletes are in the prime of their lives, and all they do is train 24/7/364. They are not normal people but drones of the state out to win some trinkets for national bragging rights.

And the ones that are successful with a camera friendly face and ability to say "I start my day with Wheaties" or "I eat at Subway" go onto to be corporate shills, while others fade to black after giving up their best years to train.

YUP, my view of the Olympics has become jaundiced. Sorry to be a wet towel, maybe I'll get over it after the opening fancy dress ball.
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I've always thought of you more as a "wet blanket" but if you want to downplay your impact here on PT you just go right ahead.
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actually, more of a wet hankie.



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awwwww. look at the corgis



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I Don't know,what you guys thought about the opening ceremony,my opinion it sucked,the only cool thing was the rings.

Disappointed with london...
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Very dull opening.
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"quirky" was an understatement.

I got goosebumplies though.

I think Roger Waters & Pete Townshend should have collaborated on the production, however



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Very dull opening.
you should watch in color



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you should watch in color
I am a warped American I want a fast paced halftime show with a wardrobe malfunction, not the old timey stuff.
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