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kinkykhick
08-06-2016, 10:28 AM
Anyone watching?

I got through about 4 hours of the Opening Ceremony before falling asleep. I recorded most of it before my DVR gave up
So I'm still trying to catch the ending celebration again. I've watched most of it twice already but I want to see the ending samba celebration again. I'm a mug for this stuff.

Are you watching?
Did you enjoy the opening ceremony?
Are you boycotting for political reasons?
Who will you be cheering for?

Scribetastic
08-08-2016, 06:15 AM
USA! USA! USA!

Honestly? It's the US female gymnasts that I'm most excited for. However, swimming is really exciting to watch. I'm a big Olympics fan as I've watched them religiously as a kid. It was harder when I lived abroad and impossible when I moved back: I was hustling so hard and making ends met. I really didn't have the time to dedicate evenings to just watching TV.

Now I can. This is the first Olympics in a few years where I had a chance to watch the opening ceremonies. I thought it was just okay. The Parade of Nations was the best. I laughed because Switzerland just did not give a f$%k. "Hey! Let's just wear our warmup outfits, okay?!!!" My boyfriend is Swiss, so I got to make fun of him.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j286/ExpatJane/20160805_232637_zpsrhxy2y9m.jpg

The oiled up Tongan flag bearer gets an honorable mention:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j286/ExpatJane/CpJZdnSUIAAd8VV_zpsjosbsmhw.jpg

However, the best picture so far is this one (http://news.trust.org//item/20160805130201-wvnz4) - Lee Eun-Ju of South Korea takes a selfie picture with Hong Un Jong of North Korea (the diplomacy stuff gets me everytime):

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j286/ExpatJane/RTSL12Q28layout28comp2929_zpswplgq2ae.jpg

Soul Rebel
08-18-2016, 12:33 PM
US coverage driving me crazy as usual so as usual I'm resorting to online links but I am enjoying the Games quite a bit. Particularly since black women decided to win all of the medals. #AllOfTheMedals

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Scribetastic
08-22-2016, 02:39 AM
US coverage driving me crazy as usual so as usual I'm resorting to online links but I am enjoying the Games quite a bit. Particularly since black women decided to win all of the medals. #AllOfTheMedals

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I totally agree. I was griping on Facebook. What I wish? NBC could lose the contract because their coverage is so bad and HBO/Vice gets it instead. ;) That would never happen as HBO is pay TV, but I can dream. They'd do a great job, I think.

Soul Rebel
08-24-2016, 03:18 AM
I totally agree. I was griping on Facebook. What I wish? NBC could lose the contract because their coverage is so bad and HBO/Vice gets it instead. ;) That would never happen as HBO is pay TV, but I can dream. They'd do a great job, I think.


HBO would be groovy or I just wish they'd go back to ABC and then they'd have the resources of ESPN, who as long as I don't have to hear them cover bball they're fine lol

But yeah anyone but NBC at this point. NBC is just ridiculous.

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Soul Rebel
08-24-2016, 03:19 AM
OH and I do not believe NBC aired the Mongolian Wrestling Protest which that alone is a massive FAIL lolol. One of the most epic moments in Olympic history. Lololol

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MommieDearest
09-20-2016, 09:18 PM
Been away for a minute. Sorry I missed this thread. I love love LOVE the Olympics! Like Scribe, I've watched them religiously since I was a kid. I look forward to them every "even" year (big fan of Winter Olympics too).

There's so much I want to say about these games but Imma just leave this, sistas were representing for the USA hardT. Track and field.. YASSSSS!!!

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/b1672785bf62ee5ce447af1c8d411a2fcdaebcc0/c=57-0-3236-2390&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2016/08/20/USATODAY/USATODAY/636073256575013179-USP-OLYMPICS-TRACK-AND-FIELD-84603620.JPG

http://www.nbcolympics.com/sites/default/files/styles/951x536_rectangle/public/field_image/17August2016/100m_hurdles.jpg?itok=uoBWsgPY


http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160820031310-usa-4x100m-relay-women-usa-exlarge-169.jpg

Can't tell me black women aren't the BADDEST women on the planet. #blackgirlmagic