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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Olympics anyone?

Over the years I tried to be interested and enthusiastic about the Olympic Games and could find women's gymnastics, and the winter games in general watchable. But the Games in Rio have finally ended any good feelings I had left for the whole shebang. I guess I have finally had enough of the drama surrounding the games; terrorist attacks, cheating scandals, political intrigue, untold millions spent on crappy accommodations and, now, health issues for the athletes. I don't know where the support of the International Olympics comes form but I am officially through with it. I hope none of my tax dollars go to support it; but I'll probably never know for sure.

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 01:12 AM
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Re: Olympics anyone?

I would like to know the cost of security for the Olympic Games. It must be astronomical. It's gotta be getting to the point where it's not worth it to host the games.

Then there are the stadiums/arenas that have to be built. Who pays for that?
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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 06:58 PM
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Re: Olympics anyone?

Some of the venues will be converted for other purposes after the games are over.

Having daughters who grew up swimming (and one is about to be a senior and swims as a collegiate) I watch and enjoy the world class performances.

For the NBA players and pro golfers, it's an honor but not the penultimate in their sport. For many others (swimming included) this is The Top of The Mount. This is it for them. They've worked a lifetime to get there.

I've seen some of the athletes who competed in the trials in meets my daughters were in, and one girl is on the team. They are truly amazing in their sport. Until you understand a sport, and then see what they can do, it's hard to comprehend just how amazing they are.

So I root for them, representing the USA, and enjoy the good parts of sports and forget politics, terrorists, economics, and what not.

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

These athletes are helping Make America Great Again!

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post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 07:49 PM
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Re: Olympics anyone?

Some of the water sports taking place in a sewage runoff area it appears..
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post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 08:38 PM
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Re: Olympics anyone?

can't say i'm a big fan ,but I always wind up watching some of it.
i'm not a big fan of the most covered sports ,but I do like seeing obscure sports you don't see often in competition.
things like shooting , archery , fencing .
Ill often just randomly watch stuff just because its different. usually its woman's something.
then there are things you want to see because of the personal story behind it ,like on the refugee team theres a Syrian girl who swam 3.5hrs pushing a disabled boat full of refugees to shore.
i'll watch her swim.

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post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 09:10 PM
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Re: Olympics anyone?

If you watch US swimmer Katie Ledecky in the 5 events she'll be competing in, you may see some Olympic history being made.

She will almost certainly win gold in the 800 and 400 meter freestyle races. No one is really close to her in those events.

And has a good chance of winning gold in the 200 meters.

And she's in 2 relays where the US has good chances.

And she might set a new world record. She's been doing that a lot lately.

Quite the phenomenon.
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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 11:22 PM
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First US gold won by a WVU student in air rifle who only started shooting 5 years ago. Comes from a hunting family. Had a great interview in her first TV appearance.
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post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 04:16 AM
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US teenager Ginny Thrasher got hooked on shooting when deer hunting with her grandfather and on Saturday that passion saw her past China's champion sharpshooters to claim the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games.Recounting the story of how she took up the sport in the first place she recalled: "It was 8th grade, my grandfather took me hunting, I got my first deer, I really liked the adrenalin. Sharp shooting saw Thrasher and Du (China) go head to head, with the young American, displaying maturity beyond her years, edging it on the final shot.

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Only when it gets to the real part...track/field...
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post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 09:14 AM
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Nope.Don't watch any of it.

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