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    I am going to say something positive about the coverage.

    The color guy for the cross country events has actually done his homework. He knows just who is good in the traditional form, who is good skating, who can climb and who has a kick.

    The result is the commentary is actually worthwhile.
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    Nope. No plans to watch the games. There's no point in breaking a long standing tradition.
    The games are as relevant as pro hockey/football/soccer/cricket.

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    I watch it here and there. Caught some of the luge, cross-country, and speed skating so far. Was surprised that NBC didn't have more of it on during the non-primetime hours yesterday though.
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    I enjoy being able to turn on the TV throughout the day and see something going. Once every four years I learn about a few sports I would never watch otherwise. I think they do a decent job of compressing some of the longer running sports...instead of starting them and coming back to them throughout the program. Biathlon for example.

    I'm still having trouble getting past "slopestyle" as an Olympic event...but admit it brings in a different demographic. I enjoy watching speed skating and that short track stuff is totally chaotic!

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    Since Canada sees winter for 11 out of 12 months, we kinda have to watch it. I'm watching it through the CBC app. Go Canada!!!

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    I love me some Olympics. And since I'm in Canada we get good coverage. And the CBC did a really good job of their app - I'm impressed.

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    Not as many as watch zombies.
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    I would watch the skiing events but alas, I'm still on 2nd shift--no primetime tv for me. Don't have time to burn on the oob tube during the week anyhow (school).

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    Quote Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
    I love me some Olympics. And since I'm in Canada we get good coverage. And the CBC did a really good job of their app - I'm impressed.
    We've got pretty good coverage here in Australia too. It's on 2 channels pretty much all day every day. And the focus is mainly on Australia and Canada, which suits me.

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    We don't get NBC, and I'm not that big a fan to seek out online video coverage, live or otherwise.

    If someone posts skeleton/luge races of note, I'd probably check it out. I'm interested in biathlon results because our state has a kid competing. And any time I am some place with a TV or video coverage (online links, TVs at friends houses, in bars, etc.), I'll more than likely be completely fascinated with whatever is on.

    Seeing top athletes compete, seeing what humans can do when they really try, is pretty impressive, no matter what the sport.
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    You gotta love the coverage - 2+ hours of figure skating including in depth bios of each athlete. 15 minutes (if you are lucky) of any other sport. I guess I need to watch online. I was impressed to see cross country on this morning.

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    Biathlon is awesome and the fact that people can shoot accurately after skiing like that is mind blowing. I watch every bit of it I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Jamaican bobsled/saber team?
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    I am less interested this time, since I have less tolerance for commercials. I tune in, commercial, tune out. Many winter events require construction of giant apparatuses that can be used only by the athletes who pay to practice and buy specific quipment, and they have very limited options of route to the finish line. Races are more interesting when choice of route and what they ride can be all over the map.

    The best sports event I've ever seen is a yo-yo competition of teens. Gear is one yo-yo, which costs less than lunch. The winner's tricks were all very difficult, and he went smoothly from one to the next without mistakes.

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    I used to love watching summer or winter olympics but I admit the commercials now turn me off... it's 5 minutes of sports and then 8 minutes of commercials... I have a hard time staying engaged - I either get up and start doing housework or flip to another shop and don't flip back... I do tend to watch the early morning coverage (starting 3:30 - 5a) which shows the less "sexy" sports (ie not figure skating...) and there are thank goodness, less commercials and not all that "color commentary" which I can do without... this am watched speed skating and short track - both sports I enjoy watching...
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    I skim through it since they only come around every 4 years.....and even though Olbermann told us to boycott them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Since Canada sees winter for 11 out of 12 months, we kinda have to watch it. I'm watching it through the CBC app. Go Canada!!!
    I remember playing hockey on a frozen lake during the July long weekend. This was during the year where we tramped 15 miles each way to school through 10 feet of snow...up hill both ways after chopping a hole in the ice for drinking water. I think they had to add an extra month in the year so they could fit in all the winter storms.
    Good Old Canada!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
    I skim through it since they only come around every 4 years.....and even though Olbermann told us to boycott them.
    What does an Olbermann consist of ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbike72 View Post
    What does an Olbermann consist of ???
    I believe it has something to do with being an arrogant blabbermouth.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    I believe it has something to do with being an arrogant blabbermouth.
    I have never seen this particular blabbermouth.
    I'm guessing that trait is absolutely required in order to get the job. It's funny how many people like that are drawn to the media.

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    I haven't been watching to much but I did catch Shaun White's final run on the half pipe the other night. This story makes me like him even more.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...5fb_story.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    I haven't been watching to much but I did catch Shaun White's final run on the half pipe the other night. This story makes me like him even more.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...5fb_story.html
    Awesome. That's a great story.
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    The women's skeleton is on tonight. Hurtling face first on your stomach at 80 mph would scare the heck out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    The women's skeleton is on tonight. Hurtling face first on your stomach at 80 mph would scare the heck out of me.
    The second half is on tonight ... they've done the first 2 runs (out of 4) already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    I used to love watching summer or winter olympics but I admit the commercials now turn me off... it's 5 minutes of sports and then 8 minutes of commercials...
    Our coverage (in Australia) has quite lengthy sections of sports, and very short commercials. They often barely get one commercial in before they're back to the event.

    And interestingly, most of the commercials are either environmental or community support.

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    I've watched some non-judged sports online in Canada. No ads, no cutting to figure skating, we can even hear the hosts talking to each other when teevee goes to commercial.
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