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    2022 Olympics

    Figured get a thread going for the upcoming winter gams.

    US announcing diplomatic boycott of the games.

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    China sucks. I might join the boycott by not watching although I donít think that would have any impact on China so probably not. That would likely only hurt the American broadcast company (I presume NBC has it again).

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    Anyone watching? Yeah me either.

    I used to love the Olympics but less and less interested as I get older.

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    I read the CCP took some reporter away live on air.

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    I enjoy curling.

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    Curling is the only thing worth watching in the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    I read the CCP took some reporter away live on air.
    He clearly wasn't supposed to be shooting there. I don't see a problem with what happened.

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    Never really got too worked up for the winter games. Maybe it's growing up in a warm weather area, but nothing feels 'must-see' like some of the summer games events.

    That said, this year is even more bleh than ever for me. Aside from the Ameri-Chinese snow princess I have zero clue what's gone on or what's at all to look forward to, and I only know about Gu because she's kinda plastered everywhere.

    Hope the 2024 Paris games don't see a continuation of the growing blasť attitude we're seeing now.

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    I watched a decent amount this past weekend. My favorite events are definitely the X-games ones where they do skiing or snowboarding tricks either on the run with 3 jumps and a couple rails, or the big air, or the halfpipe.

    I find it funny how there was a time when there was backlash against adding the X-games events to the Olympics. F that noise... This is the stuff I want to see. And I think it so clearly belongs in the Olympics regardless of the fact that it grew out of skateboard/snowboard culture or whatever nonsense people had against it. I mean it's very much in the same vain as high divers who do all their flips and whatnot, or figure skating in how it combines skill, grace, technique, performance, risk, etc.

    As for curling, I watched a little and found it completely unwatchable and boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    Curling is the only thing worth watching in the Olympics.
    I like to watch speed skating. Especially the relays. It's a simple enough sport that no matter what language or culture you're from, you can easily understand it. But I caught some of it this AM and not having the screaming crowds definitely takes a lot away from the experience.

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    I caught the back half of the men's halfpipe finals. It's such a great event IMO. Ayumu Hirano (Japan) had an incredible run in his second run, but they stiffed him on the score putting him in 2nd place and the NBC announcer was going off on how much the judges botched it. So then he comes up for his final run and he fucking nailed it again for the gold. Brilliant stuff from Hirano:

    https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/stat...fdMRXiBwB7t53g

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    while i enjoy watching, sports with judging are fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    while i enjoy watching, sports with judging are fucking stupid.
    This.

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    Disagree. While there is inherent human flaw with the judges, I think events like trick skiing/snowboarding, diving, uneven bars, spring board, rings, pommel horse, etc are good and valid events. I don't really care for synchronized swimming or the gymnastic floor routine where it leans more towards creativity and performance and less towards skill/technique, but those other ones are pretty legit. The things those athletes do is bananas. And it isn't that crazy to turn it into a competition with judges. Like a dunk contest.

    Granted I don't think a dunk contest should be an olympic event, but it's more basic than those other ones I listed.

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    Going with the GOAT on this one.

    I think they are legit sports and there is really not a way to determine a winner without judges. The shit these athletes pull off is amazing.

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    Curling and hockey have been my reasons to watch. The biathlon was pretty cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone View Post
    Curling and hockey have been my reasons to watch. The biathlon was pretty cool too.
    One of my roommates in college had a sister who had a scholarship to Nebraska for Biathlon. Her goal was Olympics but I do not believe she ever made it. I was a big Blackshirts fan when I was younger so she gave me a bunch of clothing. What ever they spent on the Football team they had to spend on her so she had so much more stuff than she could ever want.

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    Not even the first time it happened to this dude, which is another level of fucked up-ness.

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    I read about that and then I read it had happened before. Me thinks he needs better protection down there. And fucking ouch.

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