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    2024 Olympics

    Let's get psyched.

    What events are you looking forward to? Which athletes are you excited to see compete? What other open-ended questions should I have included in the body of this post? Etcetera.

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    Been watching all the gymnastics trials as a family, as my girls do gymnastics and they love watching it.

    my wife really likes the swimming and track events, so im getting myself into it. My big focus is on Archery. I’ve gotten super into archery the last few years and am so excited. I’m hoping Marcus D’Almeida cleans up against the Koreans.

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    Looking forward to swimming, surfing, and golf. I hope to be able to watch all three but fully expect to watch maybe 10 minutes total of the Olympics. Quite busy in the BigAl household.

    Also looking forward to hearing Peyton Manning on commentary.

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    I did not realize that peyton manning will he commentating. That is awesome.

    Ever since I was a kid watching Michael Johnson, the short distance sprints in t&f have been my favorite, but I enjoy watching just about any event in the summer Olympics.

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    I just like it all honestly. I will probably mostly catch highlights and such. Doubt I will be able to sit down and really enjoy anything for any length of time.

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    Favorite Olympics was ‘96 in ATL.

    I was 13 and on vacation in Rhode Island. Every night we’d rush home from the beach to watch either the track and field or women’s gymnastics. My cousins and I, all the same age, loved those ladies.

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    That's the year I fell in love with it. I'm excited about all the new(er) events. Loved skateboarding and surfing additions and those should both be fun this year. Also interesting surfing is taking place all the way in Tahiti (I suppose it makes sense not to have surfing in Paris, but Tahiti still took me by surprise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    That's the year I fell in love with it. I'm excited about all the new(er) events. Loved skateboarding and surfing additions and those should both be fun this year. Also interesting surfing is taking place all the way in Tahiti (I suppose it makes sense not to have surfing in Paris, but Tahiti still took me by surprise).
    Don't forget the debut of Olympic breakdancing..


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    My gf is into diving and gymnastics. Summer olympics don't do much for me. I am disappointed there is no softball this time around. I guess if I had to pick a sport it would probably be table tennis.

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    Been bigging up the Olympics to my 12 year-old for the last few weeks. He wasn't really into sport 4 years ago, and obviously Covid etc.

    Love the Olympics anyway, but have such fond memories of him being born as London 2012 started and loved sitting there for the best part of 2 weeks watching as much of it as I could.

    First one for me was Barcelona '92 and Linford Christie! Fond memories.

    Love the track and field events, the gymnastics and swimming mostly.

    Plus, it's the only sporting event that my wife will happily watch.

    Can't wait.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    My gf is into diving and gymnastics. Summer olympics don't do much for me. I am disappointed there is no softball this time around. I guess if I had to pick a sport it would probably be table tennis.
    I thought baseball and softball were back for this Olympics. Bummer I hadn't really looked at the list.

    I know I said I love it all and I do but I will say my focus will probably be gymnastics, taekwondo, basketball, some track and field and beach volleyball. At the end of the day I will watch what I can of any of it.

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    I remember when I was a child, we were attending a 90th birthday party for my great uncle - this must have been in 1976. Bruce Jenner's Olympics were on and I remember being excited to watch them there. My great uncle started talking about how the Olympics were a lot of fun over the years, and he really missed that they didn't have some of the stuff they used to have - like live pigeon shooting.

    I remember my sister asking him what was the best Olympics he ever saw, and he said no doubt, when Jesse Owens gave the middle finger to the Fuhrer. For years, based on how he had described it, I thought Jesse actually made that gesture, but I only later found out my great uncle didn't want to curse in front of us children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I thought baseball and softball were back for this Olympics. Bummer I hadn't really looked at the list.

    I know I said I love it all and I do but I will say my focus will probably be gymnastics, taekwondo, basketball, some track and field and beach volleyball. At the end of the day I will watch what I can of any of it.
    They played softball last time. It's not it this time, then back again in 2028.

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