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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    It's cool when there are huge protests saying the Olympics shouldn't happen and there are literally no one allowed to watch the games in person and even some Japanese officials are like "maybe we shouldn't do this" and the IOC is like "this is happening, you literally cannot cancel this without our permission."

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    In nice athlete news

    A few of the sports have happened already, including a Canada vs Japan soccer game, and the first ever openly out trans athlete played at the Olympics! Their name is Quinn, click through for their very good thoughts on the experience

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    I will tune in for the hakuho ceremony because the man has fucking earned it

    That's it

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Is any place keeping a running tally of athletes robbed by incompetent or corrupt officiating?

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    the actual olympics i'm not too keen on rn but this is still the best sports anime i've ever seen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixE1a6_l7e4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzdxwj4422Q

    them not being playable in the last mario&sonic game is the biggest missed opportunity

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    The olympics suck ass, and also I'm probably going to binge watch every bit of the men's gymnastics qualifiers I can find streaming somewhere.

    This world is one of contrasts.

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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »

    Actual Fun Fact: I just learned that developing typhoons are called "台風のたまご" AKA "Typhoon Egg"
    https://tenki.jp/forecaster/keiko_mochizuki/2021/07/23/13337.html

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »

    Actual Fun Fact: I just learned that developing typhoons are called "台風のたまご" AKA "Typhoon Egg"
    https://tenki.jp/forecaster/keiko_mochizuki/2021/07/23/13337.html

    https://youtu.be/NXfC16rv_fs

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    My main Olympic opinion (aside from the obvious “not this year, and certainly not there”) is that if anything happens to Sky Brown I’m gonna fuckin riot
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Brown

    She just came back from fracturing her skull last May, and while I completely understand why she wants so badly to compete, especially in Japan, I am deeply unsure if her parents should have allowed her to go

    for what it's worth she just won gold at the X-Games, so she's doing ok apparently, but the concern is fair.

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    also to echo several sentiments: the olympics are literally my single favourite thing that humanity has created, and also absolutely horrifically bad, simultaneously.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    My happiest Olympic moment was when I lived in Boston and the city lost their bid to host.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    My happiest Olympic moment was when I lived in Boston and the city lost their bid to host.

    I think we all breathed a gigantic sigh of relief at that. Literally not a single person I know who lives here was not horrified by the very idea of it.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Imagine an Olympics in Boston. During the last leg of the 1000 meter relay, 25,000 batteries are simultaneously whipped toward the runners.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Imagine an Olympics in Boston. During the last leg of the 1000 meter relay, 25,000 batteries are simultaneously whipped toward the runners.

    That was Philadelphia!

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Yeah in Boston they just hurl racial slurs at athletes

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    Tony Hawk is in Tokyo as a commentator for the inaugural Olympic skateboard competition.



    So he blitzed the course.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    My happiest Olympic moment was watching Korean women's curling team win silver at Pyongchang from a bar in Seoul in 2018. We all lost our frickin' minds.

    Kim Eunjung is the hero none of us deserve (also don't google it unless you wanna get depressed all over again, the coaches all were forced to quit (yay) the sport after abuse charges post-olympics because of course)

    Oh man although I also cried buckets when Kim Yuna won gold in 2010 at Vancouver, when I was also coincidentally in Seoul

    I guess tl;dr I root for South Korea in the Olympics

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    Tony Hawk is in Tokyo as a commentator for the inaugural Olympic skateboard competition.



    So he blitzed the course.

    I straight up love Tony Hawk. He's such a cool guy.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    My happiest Olympic moment was watching Korean women's curling team win silver at Pyongchang from a bar in Seoul in 2018. We all lost our frickin' minds.

    Kim Eunjung is the hero none of us deserve (also don't google it unless you wanna get depressed all over again, the coaches all were forced to quit (yay) the sport after abuse charges post-olympics because of course)

    Oh man although I also cried buckets when Kim Yuna won gold in 2010 at Vancouver, when I was also coincidentally in Seoul

    I guess tl;dr I root for South Korea in the Olympics

    In sports I actually know something about, especially individual sports, I tend to root for athletes I like rather than nations. I'll be cheering Adam Ondra and Janja Garnbret on in the climbing and hoping they get medals despite the fucking stupid inclusion of speed climbing as one of the three categories (they should have spun it out, at least they apparently are next time).

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    (I'll also be cheering Shauna Coxsey on, and if I could pick a winner it'd be her, but I am doubtful. Still, we live in hope!)

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I am watching the opening ceremony now.

    It is so weird to see the empty stadium.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Things I will say I guess repeatedly during this olympics.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I guess this is me now like commenting.

    I really like they included a rescue worker in the flag carriers. (Also a climber in the flag carriers )

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I'm with you Blake

    I was going to start watching Ted Lasso but my friends were like "oh but Olympics" so

    THAT DRESS HEY

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Oh my god.

    That is what I was just about to say.

    I love it.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited July 2021
    I'm on Wish looking for one.

    Also this sequence is... odd? But maybe I just have been inside for so long that I forgot that interpretive dance is always odd

    E: there is no Dana only Zuul-chan

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    The opening ceremonies just went Japan As Fuck.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I don’t mind interpretive dance, but it’s a pretty fucking bold move to physically act out death in a remembrance to people lost to COVID.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I LOVE THIS LADY AND THESE BUILDERS I LOVE WHATEVER IS HAPPENING

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Yeah, dumb shit like this is what the opening ceremony is about.

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    Fascinating choice from our national broadcaster to cut to ads during the moment of silence of rememberance for all the lives lost to Covid-19.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    If they don’t physically construct something by the end of this I will be disappointed.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Are you guys getting the same audio stream down in Straya? Because the guy here just said "the honorable profession of carpentry..." and I'm like, carpentry breakdancing?? because I got news about carpentry usually there's less breakdance

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    Fascinating choice from our national broadcaster to cut to ads during the moment of silence of rememberance for all the lives lost to Covid-19.

    yiiiikes

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Are you guys getting the same audio stream down in Straya? Because the guy here just said "the honorable profession of carpentry..." and I'm like, carpentry breakdancing?? because I got news about carpentry usually there's less breakdance

    No, we have our own local guys doing.

    My understanding is that all the commentators get like their own summary sheet and get to do with it as they see fit.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Thank you CBC for taking multi minute commercial breaks

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I wouldn't have asked only the Mediacorp stream is... I think from the UK maybe? I dunno but for sure no Singaporean speakers so far

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    I wonder if they had to cut down how many dancers/performers they planned on using for the opening ceremony, because they look absolutely dwarfed by their props and there's a lot of empty space in amongst all their staging areas. They keep using pushing shots instead of long shots to disguise it, but these keep feeling like set pieces that were originally planned to feature significantly larger casts.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    This seems way shorter than a standard opening. I thought there is usually more into before the athletes.

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