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#4574755 - 07/19/21 02:16 PM Olympics  
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#4574757 - 07/19/21 02:18 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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Um yes, what about it? biggrin


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#4574758 - 07/19/21 02:24 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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#4574760 - 07/19/21 02:29 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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Just wondered if any members are going to be watching the upcoming Olympics with any real interest.I don't really care for most of the events with the exception of gymnastics Add the covid business which will kick a few competitors out.I prefer the winter Olympics more interesting competitions and hate to admit knurling has become my favorite..something intense about tossing stones.Just was wondering what my M8's think about the event.


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#4574763 - 07/19/21 02:35 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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I've always had minimal interest in the Olympics but this year my interest is at absolute zero due to the overt politicization concerning the "flag issue'. I'll leave it at that.


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#4574765 - 07/19/21 02:40 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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#4574767 - 07/19/21 02:49 PM Re: Olymips [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I've always had minimal interest in the Olympics but this year my interest is at absolute zero due to the overt politicization concerning the "flag issue'. I'll leave it at that.


what flag issue ? japan rising sun or is there something else ??

i might watch something here and there, but i dont care about olympics at all untill they add a coliseum gladiatorium with the world most dangerous criminals competing for a clean sheet release back into resocialization. Also aparently skating is now a olyimpic sport, so lol.....call me when game is officially acepted, i know its been talked about.
speaking of wich why is chess barred from olympics ? brain is a muscle too,its very athletic to use it. in fact im tired, im going to lay down and play some games.

#4574768 - 07/19/21 02:53 PM Re: Olymips [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ


what flag issue ? japan rising sun or is there something else ??
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Just Google it. I said what I said because I want to keep this thread PWEC-free.


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#4574769 - 07/19/21 02:55 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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Blade the flag issue is basically the same reason a lot of us don't watch the NFL anymore.If you don't know why I won't try to educate you


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#4574770 - 07/19/21 02:57 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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Not me. Consider some of these "Olympic Sports"

BMX
Trampoline
3-on-3 basketball
Badminton
Table Tennis
Handball
Surfing
Skateboarding

It's like summer camp. Who cares about any of that? Not me. And certainly not as olympic competitions. Men will be competing with (and as) women. And the politics will destroy what's left. I hope this is by far the lowest rated Olympics in forever, and I can't see how it won't be. If I tune out there goes my solitary ratings point, and the people hoping to make money on it all will get a little less. If enough people do it, perhaps they'll get the message when it hits their bottom line. And isn't that what the Olympic spirit is all about?


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#4574771 - 07/19/21 03:03 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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LOL
Badminton
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Tough to get excited over that.Whats next ? Olympic watching paint dry ?


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#4574772 - 07/19/21 03:06 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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The Olympics have become stranger each time. It seems that the event turns out to be a financial boondoggle for the hosts city and the television ratings seem to become more and more dismal each time. It almost seems like the "controversial" news stories are the only thing drawing any media or public attention. The athletics seems to be secondary now. But you can say that about all sports now.

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#4574775 - 07/19/21 03:50 PM Re: Olymips [Re: rwatson]  
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#4574778 - 07/19/21 04:14 PM Re: Olympics [Re: rwatson]  
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I am looking forward to this young lady shattering records.


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Originally Posted by WangoTango
I am looking forward to this young lady shattering records.


karma is a b1tch.....or should i say bitx

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#4574781 - 07/19/21 04:22 PM Re: Olympics [Re: rwatson]  
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This kid lives on my street. In our small town of 1,300. I hope he does well, there is no denying what he does takes massive skill.


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#4574782 - 07/19/21 04:23 PM Re: Olympics [Re: rwatson]  
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I read there are no spectators? Just like the NFL football games being played in empty stadiums with crowd sound effects from speakers?

The whole excitement of a sporting event is the spectators giving encouragement and cheering and clapping.

Also NO alcohol: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/23/tokyo-olympics-organisers-alcohol-sales-ban-japan

and NO sex: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/18/tokyo-2020-olympic-athletes-160000-free-condoms

https://news.yahoo.com/olympics-tokyo-athletes-anti-sex-beds-190055204.html

#4574783 - 07/19/21 04:26 PM Re: Olympics [Re: rwatson]  
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No spectators really is a buzzkill. I imagine the athletes are just happy to compete at all. This was suppose to happen last year, correct ?


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#4574784 - 07/19/21 04:39 PM Re: Olympics [Re: rwatson]  
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For a norwegian the winter olympics is more interesting.
I am going to watch though. How much is depending on time of day since Tokyo is 7 hours ahead of us.

Curling is interesting rwatson. I used to play in the eighties.
I have a third place in my clubs championship tournament.
There were only 3 teams participating though..... biggrin

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Originally Posted by Wigean
For a norwegian the winter olympics is more interesting.
I am going to watch though. How much is depending on time of day since Tokyo is 7 hours ahead of us.

Curling is interesting rwatson. I used to play in the eighties.
I have a third place in my clubs championship tournament.
There were only 3 teams participating though..... biggrin

As a Canadian, I agree about the Winter Olympics. Hockey is all that really matters to me.


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