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« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2012, 03:02:48 pm »
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Also, I think we might need a new thread for every day of competition
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« Reply #101 on: July 28, 2012, 07:22:28 pm »
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No one cares about Palestine. (in this context, at least)

I bet all the non-American stations covering this (except for the ones in America's butt-buddies like South Korea) at least used the word "Palestine" on the air.

Canada said it. They skipped one country, Bahrain, here.

The BBC gave it a mention, and pointed out that it's not technically a country.
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« Reply #102 on: July 28, 2012, 07:22:51 pm »
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Great job to the US and French women's football today! I catched the US-Colombia for half an hour before heading out this afternoon, and saw their two last goals, both of which were pretty sweat. And France trounced the North Koreans 5-0.
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« Reply #103 on: July 28, 2012, 07:24:29 pm »
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And there it is
http://storify.com/Sodium1989/us-right-wing-response-to-nhs-at-olympic-ceremony
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« Reply #104 on: July 28, 2012, 10:14:20 pm »
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Great job to the US and French women's football today! I catched the US-Colombia for half an hour before heading out this afternoon, and saw their two last goals, both of which were pretty sweat. And France trounced the North Koreans 5-0.

And Canada wins 3-0 over South Africa.
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« Reply #105 on: July 28, 2012, 10:37:56 pm »
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We came up short in women's basketball though. Sad
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« Reply #106 on: July 28, 2012, 11:28:53 pm »
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Several prominent right-wingers here have echoed them.
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« Reply #107 on: July 28, 2012, 11:58:46 pm »
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Handball is such a great sport. The women's France-Norway game today was epic.
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« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2012, 01:07:25 am »
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I watched a lot today - cycling, archery, women's basketball, women's volleyball, tennis, and swimming.

My favorite moment was actually the archery finals against the Italians. Disappointed we lost, but still great.
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« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2012, 01:39:00 am »
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because I'm a fan of Alex Morgan and apparently she seems to be a really good player now.

I love her too.

Everyone I know does.

I enjoyed watching women's volleyball, women's soccer, and swimming today. If the Olympics are this entertaining so far, then I am willing to do nothing else for 2 weeks but just watch almost every event as possible.
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« Reply #110 on: July 29, 2012, 01:41:45 am »
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« Reply #111 on: July 29, 2012, 03:49:47 am »
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Hating the hockey venue, I can't comforatbly watch it. What were they thinking?
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« Reply #112 on: July 29, 2012, 04:01:48 am »
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Hating the hockey venue, I can't comforatbly watch it. What were they thinking?
Hockey? In Summer Games?
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« Reply #113 on: July 29, 2012, 04:16:34 am »
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Hating the hockey venue, I can't comforatbly watch it. What were they thinking?
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« Reply #114 on: July 29, 2012, 09:22:24 am »
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Looks like the first British medal, appropriately, will come in the rain at the women's road race.
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« Reply #115 on: July 29, 2012, 09:38:23 am »
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It's the only thing making India win medals.
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« Reply #116 on: July 29, 2012, 09:38:56 am »
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Voss from the Netherlands gets gold ahead of bad sportsmanship.from Britain's Armistead and a bronze to Russia ( Wink )

...and now to watch China win gold in the synchronised diving, but medal hopes for Italy, Canada, Australia and the US behind them.
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« Reply #117 on: July 29, 2012, 09:45:14 am »
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And it'll be Silver for the US and bronze for Canada. Australia 5th behind Italy, then Ukraine, Britain and Malaysia.
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« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2012, 09:53:55 am »
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Before I opened this thread, I had never seen or heard anybody not working in the media claim that he has ever watched an Olympic opening ceremony. I swear that this is true. (And I know that quite a lot of people do, though less than the actual competitions. It's just that I would have idly wondered who these people are, would I actually care.)
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« Reply #119 on: July 29, 2012, 10:02:31 am »
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I'd say about a quarter of the people I know would've watched it live, and another quarter at the delayed time. I'm a bit crazier than normal about the Olympics, but the average Aussie feels that the Games are as big as the average Argentinean feels about the World Cup.
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« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2012, 10:38:43 am »
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Before I opened this thread, I had never seen or heard anybody not working in the media claim that he has ever watched an Olympic opening ceremony. I swear that this is true. (And I know that quite a lot of people do, though less than the actual competitions. It's just that I would have idly wondered who these people are, would I actually care.)


Really? I know their claims of "2 billion people watched this" are grossly inflated, but it's still a lot of people that do.
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« Reply #121 on: July 29, 2012, 12:05:19 pm »
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Women's team final in the archery very damp. China looking to continue their great start to these games, although they usually fade in the second week with few team sports successes, along with a surge to be expected by Russia and the US in athletics.
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« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2012, 01:07:25 pm »
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Before I opened this thread, I had never seen or heard anybody not working in the media claim that he has ever watched an Olympic opening ceremony. I swear that this is true. (And I know that quite a lot of people do, though less than the actual competitions. It's just that I would have idly wondered who these people are, would I actually care.)


Really? I know their claims of "2 billion people watched this" are grossly inflated, but it's still a lot of people that do.

I remember that the Austrian commentator said twice that 4 Bio. people would watch this.

I don't think that 4 Bio. people even have a TV ...
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« Reply #123 on: July 29, 2012, 02:23:13 pm »
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Swimming is really amazing tonight. Two world records from two finals, and so far two Australian medals Smiley
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« Reply #124 on: July 29, 2012, 02:49:51 pm »
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Make that two world and one olympic record, from three continents. Here's hoping to add a fourth in the mens 4x100 relay, the Aussie team looks pretty strong, but serious challenges from France and, of course, the USA.

Edit: Hubris gets you nowhere. France-USA-Russia.
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