The Winter Olympics is Off to an Auspicious Start

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Well, glad to see that he's a good sport about it. :freedom:

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id ... -coin-toss
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May the odds be ever in your favor!


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I take it that's a Hunger Games reference.

One of those movies I never did get around to watching yet. Should I? Apparently it's on Netflix.
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The first one is ok. Not nearly as good as the Japanese original.
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Battle Royale?
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See the Japanese Original: Battle Royale!

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Go Go agrees!

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Japanese schools are so dog-eat-dog these days.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Link:

Well, glad to see that he's a good sport about it. :freedom:

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id ... -coin-toss
What a fucking crybaby... and isn't the word for winning twice in a row "repeat"?
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So apparently Mikaela Shiffirin is a cousin of my girlfriend's boss. So I have to go to an Olympics watching party Tuesday night and pretend that I don't already know the results of whatever race she's in as we watch the pre-recorded event. At least it's in a bar.
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Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
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asthmatic camel wrote:Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
Unlikely. :(
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WildCat wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
Unlikely. :(
That was my guess, so I won't bother watching.

The Olympics aren't what they used to be when I was a lad.

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Wait! She does not have raven hair!

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NBC analyst relieved from Olympic coverage for offending Koreans
NBC Sports analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo has been relieved from its PyeongChang Olympic coverage after enraging many Koreans with ignorant remarks about their country.

An NBC Sports spokesperson, who refused to be named, told The Korea Times Sunday that Ramo has been removed from the role.
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Ramo angered Koreans here and overseas by saying during the opening ceremony on Friday, "Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."

NBC apologized for the comment.

"NBC issued an apology in a written letter to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, and on air, regarding the comments made by one of our presenters during our coverage of the opening ceremony," the official said. "NBC has great respect and admiration for South Korea and its people."

The official explained that NBC hired Ramo "to serve as an Asia expert during the opening ceremony. His role was to give an overview to our viewers of the host country and this region of the world."
Presuming to speak on behalf of "every Korean" is probably not a good idea. Doubly ironic that he was there as an "Asia expert" to inform viewers about the host country.
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A "must read" before he takes it down:

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Anaxagoras wrote:Ramo angered Koreans here and overseas by saying during the opening ceremony on Friday, "Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."
Which is a surprise since only two years ago he announced that "Every Pole will tell you that Russia is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation." He then famously covered a celebration in South Africa where he observed: "Every South African will tell you that apartheid is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."

Reporting last year during a reenactment of the March on Selma, he offered, "Every black will tell you that Jim Crow is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."

Apparently he has been shifted to Israel as an expert on Israeli and Palestinian relationships, and NBC hopes he can highlight "the cultural and technological and economic example" Nazi Germany served which has been so important to their own transformation.

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Note to announcers of venues involving music. We don't watch this for your commentary, do that later, shut the fuck up.
I say this as I did extensive announcing and playing music on (a rather odd sporting event) them boys (mostly) would have cut me balls off had I started talking in the middle.

This is a version of sporting event(not me)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_HmRLCCeNg

Oh, and this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr9KrqN_lIg
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Once again, shut the fuck up. If it involves music I'm pretty sure your voice over was not planned for in their routine. Yeah I know they can't hear it but I can. We have this thing where we can let one review stuff that happened a few seconds/minutes before.. USE IT!.

Petty rant over.
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I have long ago muted Sport Dudes commenting. It proves a distraction. In some ways, it is not their fault since they "have to" promote things. On a rewatching, I can listen to the few tidbits of insight.

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If only there was a way to mute the commentary without muting the sounds of the game.
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Because the sounds of curling. . . .

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Doctor X wrote:Because the sounds of curling. . . .

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Is a crucial part of the sport

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Grammatron wrote:The first one is ok. Not nearly as good as the Japanese original.
Kinda liked the second one better. Some one note characters showed more substance.

By the third one, the franchise was suffering from what happens if you think about some movie premises for too long, it starts to come apart. But I still kinda liked it.
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Apparently a Russian Guy Not Actually Representing Russia Who is Representing Russia because of Rampant Putin-Sanctioned Performance-Enhancer Abuse has been suspended.



For performance enhancer use.









In curling.

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Hmmm… :P
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Those guys should have bigger bulges.

Wait...what...there's wimmins in the olympics?
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There were:



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Calgary votes against Winter Olympics bid

Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

More than 56% of voters rejected the idea amid a high turnout.

The Calgary vote leaves the Swedish capital Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina D'Ampezzo as the only candidates left.

Interest in hosting the summer and winter Olympics has fallen as the cost of staging the events has increased.
[…]

Which other cities have pulled out?

The Swiss city of Sion, Sapporo in Japan and Graz in Austria all withdrew from bidding for the 2026 Games earlier this year. Erzurum in Turkey has been eliminated from the bidding process by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Four European cities - Oslo in Norway, Lviv in Ukraine, Krakow in Poland and Stockholm in Sweden - also withdrew bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Public opinion in Norway was reportedly divided after the cost of the 2014 Games in Russia's Sochi was put at $51bn (£31bn).

That left only Almaty in Kazakhstan and the eventual winner, the Chinese capital Beijing.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46205694

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