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Are you following the Olympics?  Actions...
Posted: by Sarah__Chatelaine on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 9:38:09 AM
Do you follow the Olympics? What events will you be sure to watch?

Keep up to date with Chatelaine's coverage of all thing Olympics!
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Posted: by Queen_B on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 1:32:01 PM
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Although it's hard to avoid. It's on the radio, television, and even my news feed.

I'm not interested in competitive sports. I do like the figure skating in the Winter Olympics, but that's about it.
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Nope, I haven't had a chance  Actions...
Posted: by Marsha on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 1:50:36 PM
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I've just been too busy though I do want to check out some of it.  I have 2 friends there to see some of the equestrian events - lucky them (and they have family in London...even better).  And I do want to watch some of the rowing events, because of my kids' involvement with rowing through high school (and in DD's case, uni as well). But to be honest, I don't really have all that much interest. I watched a lot of the last Olympics that were here in Canada mostly out of national pride.

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Posted: by Koda on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 2:59:44 PM
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I don't generally watch any sports on television & have even less interest in the Olympics. That being said, I live in a house with two men who could sit in front of sports all day long, so I imagine both tv's will be tuned in at various times which in a small house, well Tongue.
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Posted: by krissie on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 4:15:00 PM
In reply to: Sarah__Chatelaine "Are you following the Olympics?"
sit in front of the tv all day long watching sports, not my thing. It's enough I catch it on the news.........

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Not very interested  Actions...
Posted: by asimc on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 4:30:26 PM
In reply to: krissie "No, I can't"
The coverage is so over the top and in your face now.  I don't like the "rah-rah" aspect of it that Canada has adopted especially evident in the Van. Olympics.  It grates on my nerves because it seems so forced by the commentators of which there are so many.  I might watch a little, but when it gets annoying with all the talking heads analyzing everything to death, I will switch channels or turn it off.

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most definitely  Actions...
Posted: by Anne Hathaway on Sat. 28 Jul., 2012 at 4:45:55 PM
In reply to: asimc "Not very interested"
I enjoy watching some of the events and did see a bit of the opening ceremony.   In the few days leading up the opening I read some articles regarding who the "hot olympians" are from some of the countries, and I really find it annoying.   Why does appearance always have to come into play with everything in the media?    The young men and women have enough on their minds without worrying about a journalist finding fault with their looks.

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Posted: by Mary... on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 7:09:54 AM
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I LOVE the Olympics!! I'll catch as much as I can, even if it's just playing in the background while I do other things.

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I like the news aspect  Actions...
Posted: by sueabc on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 7:35:00 AM
In reply to: Sarah__Chatelaine "Are you following the Olympics?"
Definitely following it, though not so much watching on tv, as I find that harder to do than watching the winter Olympics.  Just so many outdoor things to do in the summer, that there's not much time for watching tv.  I'll put in on when I wake up, instead of listening to the news as normal, and will pick my sports to watch, even if a repeat at night.  I like watching the outdoor ones where they show different parts of the country.  We were just over there a few weeks ago, so it's neat to see places we visited, and others we did not.

I like following the news aspect of it; guess it's a slow time for news otherwise - the pre-Olympics security and other issues, the Mitt Romney fiasco, the empty seats, the cauldron controversy etc.  The good news story today of the single rower from Niger, who has only been rowing for three months; he got so much applause! 

Your link isn't exactly up to date, lol, but there are other news and sports links that I refer to,  to get timing of when sports I like are on, and results of same.

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I won't make a specific effort to watch any particular events.  Actions...
Posted: by KikiDEE on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 8:40:00 AM
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But if I am flipping the channels and I come across an event I like I might stop and watch if nothing else that interests me is on.

I am not into competitive sports. The way I feel if you are the winner, you are the best for that particular event at the particular moment. Redo it 10 minutes later and perhaps someone else will come out on top.

I just find it way overdone and overblown.

And then you find out about all the cheating and doping afterwards. There is always some kind of scandal.

Call me jaded.

 

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I'm a bit disappointed .....  Actions...
Posted: by Bambi on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 8:42:04 AM
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I thought the Games were for "amateurs".  I see in the tennis that Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are playing.  I don't think that's right.  When did the Pro game players become accepted ?  I'd rather keep entry games like the tennis strictly away from Pro players.  I think that takes something away from the Olympic Games.  The tennis then just become another tournament on the circuit for the Pros.

How many other of the sports being played or performed are by Pros ?

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Yes and then there is that!  Actions...
Posted: by KikiDEE on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 9:55:51 AM
In reply to: Bambi "I'm a bit disappointed ....."

Burns me to see the likes of Kobe Bryant amongst them smiling and smirking taking in all the preconceived adulation. All I can see when I see him is an accused rapist. I am sure there was a big payout to her to keep mum.

 

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Posted: by sueabc on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 10:33:30 AM
In reply to: Bambi "I'm a bit disappointed ....."
At one time it was for amateurs, but that changed in the 1970s, and I think it was around the mid-80s that the IOC officially declared all professional athletes were eligible.  

Personally, I don't care for pro-team sports like basketball and soccer when the players have huge contracts.  For individual sports, it's a fine line between amateur and professional.  If you have one commercial contract then you're professional.  In the case of tennis, if you join the tour but are down low and don't earn much, you're still professional.   That's why I love stories like the rower I mentioned above.

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I dislike the idea..  Actions...
Posted: by flowerpot on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 12:36:18 PM
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..that pro athletes are allowed to play.  It doesn't make for fair competition.  Keep it ALL amateur so the less fortunate countries have half a chance.
                                        

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Posted: by Bonita_again_ on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 5:10:19 PM
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Posted: by Bonita_again_ on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 5:12:31 PM
In reply to: Sarah__Chatelaine "Are you following the Olympics?"

If they would say that a specific event was on at a specific time it would be much easier.  My favorite event is gymnastics but I'm often not near a tv when ir's on.

 

 

Edited because I keep hitting the letter n on my iPad.

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schedule?  Actions...
Posted: by sueabc on Sun. 29 Jul., 2012 at 7:25:40 PM
In reply to: Bonita_again_ "I try"
There were schedules in the newspapers last week, but you can always go to www.london2012.com and go to Schedule.  It's pretty good; if you keep clicking, you get the names and times of the competitors.  With gymnastics being popular, I'd think at least one of the (four here) tv stations would show it.  I believe stations are rebroadcasting in the evening too.

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Posted: by sueabc on Wed. 1 Aug., 2012 at 2:39:07 PM
In reply to: Sarah__Chatelaine "Are you following the Olympics?"
Are you?!   I'm thrilled that CBC has got the broadcasting contract for the next two Olympic Games.  I think their coverage was superior to CTV's. 

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