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Olympics - Summer 2016 - Rio
#71
AI've never been able to embed video from mobile, if it makes you feel better.
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#72
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
 

Really nasty crash in the women's cycling road race.  Head first over the handlebars onto the ground.  The race is continuing and they haven't shown any update on her so far.


I just happened to look up at the exact moment she crashed. The camera went back to her a couple of times, and she wasn't moving. Glad to hear she's up and about, the crash looked soooo bad.

King just called out Efimova for being a drug cheat. I really hope the US doesn't get busted.

Is anybody else's ad time taken up with commercials for Eric Church's furniture collection? Not sure how a country music guy decides to launch a furniture line, but I'm oddly hypnotized by the ads' crappiness.

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#73

Yes but not half as much as the "This Is Us" commercials. Two days into the Olympics and I am dead certain I will never watch a minute of that show after watching 300+ minutes of commercials for it over these next two weeks.

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#74
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I've never been able to embed video from mobile, if it makes you feel better.


Unfortunately, I'm using a laptop and it was working fine earlier. I even tried disk cleanup and restarting the computer but no joy there either.

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#75

Just when my cynicism at the Olympics had fully taken hold, Michael Phelps shows up and Aquamans all over the place. Fantastic.

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#76

I'm very, very pleased to see that NBC is giving a lot of air time to the various Brazilian teams.  Obviously I want to see the USA teams compete and win, but I love seeing that a lot of the Brazilian competitors are doing extremely well.  Great job, Rio!

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#77
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Just when my cynicism at the Olympics had fully taken hold, Michael Phelps shows up and Aquamans all over the place. Fantastic.



Look, these things generally come together well enough on the day.



It's the years afterwards when our attention turns away after the event and that the host nation has to deal with that often don't.



Not trying to be a downer, just trying to strike that elusive balance.

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#78
AIn general, it has been a good night of exciting viewing. That Ledecky performance was out of this world.
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#79

Ledecky was incredible. She was pumping her fist while everyone else was still swimming!

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#80
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Ledecky was incredible. She was pumping her fist while everyone else was still swimming!



It's furn to watch someone who is in an entirely different league than anyone else just GO, regardless of the country that they represent.

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#81
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Whatevs cuz, unless it's an image of Medals per Head of population don't even bother. Everyone knows that's the only medals table that really matters.


Come on, we're on the same side.



And that side is beating the British.

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#82
AUpdate on the female cyclist.

She's in the intensive care and has a severe brain concussion and 3 small fractures in her lumbar spine.

The fall was a nasty one that one commentator thought that she had broken her neck. So yeah she's doing relatively "okay" than what could've happened in the worse scenario. I think it will take a long time for her to recover.
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#83
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Update on the female cyclist.

She's in the intensive care and has a severe brain concussion and 3 small fractures in her lumbar spine.

The fall was a nasty one that one commentator thought that she had broken her neck. So yeah she's doing relatively "okay" than what could've happened in the worse scenario. I think it will take a long time for her to recover.


The science behind possibly why that awful bike crash happened.



http://gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-th...1784950831

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#84
AYikes! That crash!

Here's some lighter fare:

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article...e-olympics

I love how people one third her age won't even try her moves because they're so scary.
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#85
That French gymnast broken leg was gruesome. Apparently they dropped his stretcher too.


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#86
ASaw Van Vleuten's fall a couple of minutes before I was out the door this morning as I was tying on the old Chucks. When that second placed rider came round and it was clear Van Vleuten hadn't moved I was in half a mind to miss my bus and keep watching to find out if she was ok. Most of the time a road cycling crash is just a big old wince due to the flaying, but seeing someone out cold like that for that long after hitting the road that hard was sobering. And I say that as a doofus fan of cage-fighting.

Ended up spending half my journey into town refreshing The Guardian website's live blog until they reported she was "okay" while remembering that Olympic luger who died just a few years back.
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#87
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

Yikes! That crash!

Here's some lighter fare:

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article...e-olympics

I love how people one third her age won't even try her moves because they're so scary.


Even better?  She's not ruling out Tokyo in four years.  Just incredible.

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#88

I was totally addicted to the archery coverage this weekend.  So many dramatic swings back and forth, where one team would shoot 10-10-9 and look unstoppable, then throw up a 7 and two 8s in the next round and choke it away.  Plus I enjoyed the way their coaches had to stand in this actual wooden box while the team was shooting.  They should expand that to more sports.

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#89
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I was totally addicted to the archery coverage this weekend.  So many dramatic swings back and forth, where one team would shoot 10-10-9 and look unstoppable, then throw up a 7 and two 8s in the next round and choke it away.  Plus I enjoyed the way their coaches had to stand in this actual wooden box while the team was shooting.  They should expand that to more sports.


Yeah, i really loved the archery coverage, too.



Using the NBC Sports app to just watch any sport I want has made these Olympics infinitely more enjoyable than I would have expected.

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#90
ABrazilian Gold Medalist Rafaela Silva:

"Ever since I was a kid everybody in the favela told me judo wasn't for me and that I was an embarrassment to my family and now I'm an Olympic champion in my hometown."


I'm not crying, YOU are!
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#91
AI heard an NPR report that said while the games look good on TV, it's actually kind of a mess. Low ticket sales and unfilled seats, poor organization, etc.
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#92
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I heard an NPR report that said while the games look good on TV, it's actually kind of a mess. Low ticket sales and unfilled seats, poor organization, etc.


The crowds for the women's road race on Sunday were thin compared to prior Olympics, and there did appear to be a lot of empty seats for the women's gymnastics yesterday.  The stands for swimming appeared to be full, but I couldn't tell for sure...I think NBC is trying to avoid showing too much of the stands in an effort to downplay the fact that they aren't selling out.

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#93
AAlright, alright, alright, guess who's a Rugby Sevens fan and suddenly New Zealand's favourite Hollywood star ...

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/art...d=11689912
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#94
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Yeah, i really loved the archery coverage, too.



Using the NBC Sports app to just watch any sport I want has made these Olympics infinitely more enjoyable than I would have expected.



The only annoyance I have with the streams is that the commercials seem to be on an automatic timer and go off even if it's the middle of something happening.

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#95
A[quote name="Richard Dickson" url="/community/t/155716/olympics-summer-2016-rio/50#post_4115736"]
The only annoyance I have with the streams is that the commercials seem to be on an automatic timer and go off even if it's the middle of something happening.
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I haven't had any commercials. Unless you mean that "content will resume shortly message", which does pop in at inopportune times but leaves for me in 3-5 seconds and wasn't really happening too much.
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#96

No, I get pretty regular commercial breaks.  Usually a rotation of the same five or six over and over.

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#97
ASo, dressage, a sport I only know existed because Mitt Romney owned a horse who competed in it in 2012 is, as many here know, basically "horse-dancing".

Much to my surprise, Brazil is participating in this year's dressage Olympic contest. What's the horse's name, you ask? A Brazilian equivalent to "Pie-oh-My" or "Snowflake" or something?

Oh no... The Brazilian horse is named differently. He goes by... SUMMON UP THE BLOOD.

[insert metal guitar solo here]

[Image: 800]
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#98

Hungarians are all doped.

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#99
ASo Usain bolt had an official press conference:

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He also posted a snapchat video from the same event where a Norwegian journalist sings him a lovesong. If these are his last Olympics, the world will not recover.
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Saw Van Vleuten's fall a couple of minutes before I was out the door this morning as I was tying on the old Chucks. When that second placed rider came round and it was clear Van Vleuten hadn't moved I was in half a mind to miss my bus and keep watching to find out if she was ok. Most of the time a road cycling crash is just a big old wince due to the flaying, but seeing someone out cold like that for that long after hitting the road that hard was sobering. And I say that as a doofus fan of cage-fighting.

Ended up spending half my journey into town refreshing The Guardian website's live blog until they reported she was "okay" while remembering that Olympic luger who died just a few years back.

My wife was convinced she was dead. My son missed it and she wouldn't rewind it for him to watch because she thought she might be dead. All they talked about during the men's and women's cycling was how dangerous those curves were. Yet here we are, running the race right down the dangerous hill. Rio Olympics!

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Like handball four years ago, Rugby Sevens has captivated me this Olympics. Fiji against Brazil was like watching men against boys.

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Atcj, yes! It's a blast to watch. And appropriately bite-sized. Wife and I fast forwarded through the FOUR hours of men's gymnastics and I thought, 'You could have so many Rugby Sevens games in this amount if time!'
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Exactly.



BTW, Michael Phelps' Palpatine is surely going to be this Olympics' McKayla Maroney meme fodder.

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Great to hear the love for the rugby, even if it is rugby lite. If some of that enthusiasm could bleed into the 15 man game it would be wonderful.



There's been some insane results, not least BUCHO! WHERE ARE YOU BUCHO???



(those crazy cherry blossoms almost put us away too!)

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AIt's a total bias, but every male swimmer from Britain, Australia and other colonies looks like he just got in from a pub fight over a soccer team. It's those goggles, I think.
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