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Englisc
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 12:07 PM
So... Here's Skadi's 2016 Rio Olympics thread. :D

The opening ceremony was last night, the games proper begin today. Some highlights are: (start of broadcast UK time, obviously adjust to your own time zone)

Cycling 1:30PM; a particularly hilly course this year.

Men's Gymnastics qualifiers, 2:30PM.

IM women's swimming 2:49AM

Women's rowing 3PM

renownedwolf
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 12:34 PM
Any Illuminati style stuff in the ceremony? Any all seeing eyes or pyramids?

+Suomut+
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 03:30 PM
So... Here's Skadi's 2016 Rio Olympics thread. :D

The opening ceremony was last night, the games proper begin today.You beat me to 'the thread' honey-child! :P :wsg :thumbup Actually, if I'm not mistaken (I heard this on the radio here yesterday), certain of the competitions commenced before the Opening Ceremonies themselves/itself, since they have a massive amount of things to do in "x" number of weeks in these Olympic(s) functions.

I did indeed watch the Openin Ceremomies myself last night via N. B. C. (America's National Broadcasting Company, one of the "Big Four," mainstream networks here) herein Dixie, although 'twas a recorded version rather than a live version if I'm not mistaken. There was a time back in my younger days that I might now bother watching them, but over 20 years now I've been watching both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies almost 'religiously' Olympics by Olympics.

As for the events themselves, quite often I've had an 'attitude' wherein I'll say and think beforehand that I don't care and have no interest, but quite often I'll end up being 'sucked in' and watch them anyway. :wsg I prefer the Winter Olympics over the Summer Olympics (for one thing, the former function is far more Germanic and Europid/White than the latter).

My primary interest in the 'Parades' themselves is so I can behold what all of the the different 'nations' and their teams/individuals look like, so let's just say that I check them all out for physical-anthropological and aesthetic/beauty reasons (esp. with the gals :wsg ); and I make it a point to make sure I 'review' all of the Germanic ones, as I did this time around too. :) The Swedish group this year really rubbed me the wrong way with the apparent Muslim woman carrying Sweden's flag; I mean, come on, give me/us a <bad word> break. :| :thumbdown Who the hell decided that?, the Swedish Olympic 'team'/group itself or some other element/group? :| It's my understanding that most Olympic 'teams'/groups select their flag-bearers themselves; although, this time around there was at least one exception to this when either Columbia or Venezuela selected their flag-bearer by national/country popular-vote rather than their Olympians themselves doing that (and they 'elected' a Negress, which left me scratching my head given these countries and peoples...not that I care, but I think that really does 'say something' about the 'racial conditions' even on a global basis).

Anyhow, I shall be watching and taking an interest in a certain % of these Rio Olympic events this time around and may interact with several of you herein as they transpire. :)

Thusnelda
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 03:46 PM
The Olympic Games in South America is a bad event for us Europeans - almost all important decisions take place in deep night, like 2 or 3am. :( So I won´t watch many competitions.

Winter Games are more interesting, anyway. :D Almost no Non-Whites.

Flag-Soil
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 06:48 PM
I get no satisfaction from watching drugs cheats. They defraud viewers and steal glory from honest athletes, who, even if the cheats are caught, will receive their medal in the post, rather than on the olympic stage.

Englisc
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 07:25 PM
Congratulations to Virginian Ginny Thrasher, gold medalist in air hockey! :D edit: slip of the tongue, meant air shooting ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36640587
http://www.nbcolympics.com/sites/default/files/styles/951x536_rectangle/public/field_image/20July2016/160719_apsurprising-thrasher.jpg?itok=uRF4nI_0

Shadow
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 10:06 PM
Sometimes it is hard to watch Olympic coverage here depending on which broadcasting outfit is doing it. Normally, only one does it so either you watch what they present or nothing. This results sometimes in America at the Olympics rather than the Olympic Games. I really don't care which country wins, etc. The best participants in each event which interest me is what I am after and so sometimes this focus is omitted.

+Suomut+
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 02:51 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9wtkIDNQnpg/VIV82M13GaI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/9Y0gosQ4zBk/s1600/IMG_1847.JPG

I just witnessed Sarah Sjöström (Swedish swimmer, cf. here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Sjöström) ...good looking young lady :) ) live! on TV (here, Dixie) set both a World and Olympic record(s) in the 100 m. Butterfly, but it was a semifinal, though, not for a medal in a final. She was the only Germanic girl in the pool/race, among 7 others, and only one, two, or three of the other girls were White/Europid. Not knowing completely who she'll be competing against for the gold, it would prolly be just fine by me if she wins it, although, she might be, e. g., going up against a Dane; anyway, hopefully I'll catch the final...would definitely watch it. :)

+Suomut+
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 03:07 AM
http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/thedaonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/e6/ae645d14-e7c6-11e4-8fbd-6f1525ccf8a9/5535a9906ad63.image.gif


Congratulations to Virginian Ginny Thrasher, gold medalist in air hockey! :DYou mean shooting ;) :) , I heard it reported also this afternoon hereon U. S. radio news...first gold medal won, and she beat out 2 COMMIE! China-women; so she's a WINNER! on MULTIPLE! counts! :D :thumbup If her surname is any valid indication, she's Anglo-American, go figure. :wsg :thumbup Maybe there's still some hope left for 'ANGLO!' (or GERMANIC!)-America with things like this happening. (:-\ :) Let's all sing it together folks!: "God Bless America!, land that I love..." <--chuckles-hahe. :wsg :D

Englisc
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 12:12 PM
Sometimes it is hard to watch Olympic coverage here depending on which broadcasting outfit is doing it. Normally, only one does it so either you watch what they present or nothing. This results sometimes in America at the Olympics rather than the Olympic Games. I really don't care which country wins, etc. The best participants in each event which interest me is what I am after and so sometimes this focus is omitted.
Going on what you describe here, looks like British TV is handling the Olympics better than the US.

BBC1 and BBC4 are broadcasting the Olympics non-stop from 12PM UK time to the early hours of the morning. And online you can choose any sport to watch if it's not being broadcast on TV at that time.

I reccomend the BBC Rio website - much of the content is only avalible to those with IPs going to the UK but one can get around that with VPNs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016

Yesterday British swimmer Adam Peaty beat his own world record:


Adam Peaty fired out a major warning to his Olympic rivals in Rio by breaking his own 100 metres breaststroke world record in the heats on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, hotly fancied to become Britain's first male Olympic champion in swimming since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988, came home in 57.55 seconds.

The time was 0.37secs faster than the record he set last year.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/8/22/1408738865389/Adam-Peaty-celebrates-his-014.jpg


Later today Peaty will go for gold - unfortunately the time difference means this will happen at 3AM British time!

+Suomut+
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 01:43 AM
Sarah Sjöström (SE.), Jeanette Ottesen (DK.), & Dana Vollmer (U.S.) TONIGHT! (in ~30 Mins.!)

...these 3 Germanic chix (top, middle, bottom below, respectively) are competing for GOLD!, SILVER, and BRONZE in the Final for the 100 m. Butterfly tonight in ca. 30 minutes!! :o ...


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9wtkIDNQnpg/VIV82M13GaI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/9Y0gosQ4zBk/s1600/IMG_1847.JPG

http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/00772/Spain_Swimming_Worl_772371a.jpg

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Dana+Vollmer+10th+FINA+World+Swimming+Ch ampionships+vbDfYXXL4uUl.jpg



...along with 5 other competitors (2 other White girls and 3 Asians), I SHANT!! be missing it...so exciting!! :o :wsg :thumbup It would be JUST FINE BY ME!!!, if all three of the above win all three of the medals. :D There has been a lot of talk about Dana V. herein America, and she already has four Olympic Gold medals, including one last time around in THIS event at the London Games 2012, so, I suppose she's a favorite in this. Jeanette O. is medal-less in the Olympics so far, thus, I presume she's an underdog. Sarah S. is also medal-less thus far in the Olympics, although, the way she kicked ass!! last night, I won't be surprised if she wins the Gold tonight. :o :)

+Suomut+
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 02:21 AM
Sarah Sjöström (SE.) & Dana Vollmer (U.S.) TONIGHT!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9wtkIDNQnpg/VIV82M13GaI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/9Y0gosQ4zBk/s1600/IMG_1847.JPG

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Dana+Vollmer+10th+FINA+World+Swimming+Ch ampionships+vbDfYXXL4uUl.jpg



...Sarah S. is also medal-less thus far in the Olympics, although, the way she kicked ass!! last night, I won't be surprised if she wins the Gold tonight. :o :)SARAH DID IT!!! :-O ...HER FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD!!! :thumbup :D Dana came in third for Bronze!, and N.B.C. just interviewed her about it, and she said she was happy with it, because her goal was to at least win a medal (and prior to this event tonight, she had already one Silver! in some other event in these Games, so she's running 2 medals so far in this)...SUPER GIRLS!! :thumbup :)

Sigurd
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 11:08 PM
The Olympic Games in South America is a bad event for us Europeans - almost all important decisions take place in deep night, like 2 or 3am. :(

I complained about the same when on the phone to my gran the other day. In previous Olympics I really enjoyed watching the swimming, for instance - that's near impossible. :(

It's not only the fact the decisions are decided in the evening, local time. Back in London and Athens I recall most swimming finals took place around 7PM or 8PM local time - and now in Rio they take place around 10PM or 11PM local time.

So whilst it'd be absolutely OK staying up until midnight or even 1AM to watch a competition - the events being held between 3AM and 5AM is the worst it could hit Europe: It's too late to stay up and too early to get up. Whoever decided that should be shot by firing squad. :shrug


Congratulations to Virginian Ginny Thrasher, gold medalist in air hockey! :D edit: slip of the tongue, meant air shooting ;)

Olivia Hofmann, a girl with whom I more or less grew up with (I was youth friends with her sister) competed in the same event, but she ended up missing the Finals by a very close 0.2 points --- her first two series weren't up to her usual standard, she hit over 3 points less than on her qualification score. ;)

[Means I now more or less grew up with two Olympians (the other being Luge ace Wolfgang Kindl who was in my class for some time) - beat that! :victory]

+Suomut+
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, 12:42 AM
...3AM and 5AM is the worst it could hit Europe: It's too late to stay up and too early to get up. Whoever decided that should be shot by firing squad. :shrugI heard a commentator here maintain that both sets of the Olympics should be located each time around in a permanent! location; and I agree with him per this. I. m. o., the Summer ones should be permanently done in Greece (and this would be great for their economy, since they always need all the help they can get per this respect); because in truth if it had not been for Greece and the Greeks none of the business would prolly be transpiring these more recent decades. Greece is more or less in a central location, globally, etc., and then ye Europeans, e. g., wouldn't have anything to bitch and complain about regarding the competition times. :P :wsg Additionally, I detest the politicization of the Olympics, esp. when Communist regimes host them, like the way the Chinese did, which was in my view creepy; and I'm not a fan of the "aren't we a great country and people"--spirit nearly all the Olympics host countries do, which to me smacks of 'braggadocio' (give me a break). Moreover, the commercialization of the Olympics also sucks, esp. the way America and Americans always 'operate' and do--in North America, e. g., all one has to do is watch N. B. C. to behold it; again, give me a break and to hell with it, i. e. "BIG! business central." :thumbdown

The Winter Olympics ought to also be somewhere useable and do-able near Greece, like in the Balkans or (better) the Alps...perchance Schweiz would be ideal for several reasons...one being, they're already multi-lingual, and nearly everyone on Earth considers the place neutral.


Olivia Hofmann, a girl with whom I more or less grew up with...[Means I now more or less grew up with two Olympians (the other being Luge ace Wolfgang Kindl who was in my class for some time) - beat that! :victory]Wow!!...ja man...WAY AWESOME!! and worthy of noting. :thumbup :) Few persons can say something like this, really.

+Suomut+
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 12:31 AM
XovoAKVOPOM
This ought to be the theme song for this Rio Olympics :wsg ; although, since Duran Duran is English/British the Brazilians wouldn't, couldn't tolerate it, haha. ;) :D Still, I'm sure they are playing the hell out of this ditty down there these days, but I can't say as I've noticed it playing, yet, watching the events here on TV. :) This song dates from 1982, o' course, and I am a Duran Duran fan...me being a mere teenager when this one hit the pop-charts and have always liked it (certainly not my fav. song by these lads, though). :)

Englisc
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 09:17 AM
The gold rush begins: Britain's Rio Olympics medal tally rises quicker than at London 2012

Team GB’s Rio 2016 gold rush is well and truly underway after historic victories for kayaker Joe Clarke and synchro divers Chris Mears and Jack Laugher.

Clarke, 23, kick-started GB’s quest for Olympic gold with a superb victory in the K1 slalom event, the country’s first in the sport since 2004.

Barely an hour later, Mears and Laugher had stunned the crowds at the diving centre with a barnstorming display in the 3m springboard final to win Britain’s first ever diving gold medals.

GB’s superb night continued when gymnast Max Whitlock took bronze in the men’s individual all-around contest, Britain’s first medal in the six-discipline event since 1908.

Earlier there were also bronze medals for cyclist Chris Froome, shooter Steve Scott and judoka Sally Conway, following overnight silver medals in the pool for Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and the men’s 4x200m relay team, bringing GB’s medals tally to 12.

It means that with 11 days to go, GB are already one-quarter of the way towards their overall target of 48 medals, which would make Rio the team’s best ever Games on foreign soil. GB now stand 9th in the medal table, with one more gold than at the same stage in 2012.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/11/the-gold-rush-begins-britains-rio-olympics-medal-tally-rises-qui/

Thusnelda
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 07:09 PM
Our German Hockey team had to sing our anthem akapella because the organisators had technical problems. So there was no melody and sound.

It´s nice to see a fully ethnic German team singing our anthem. :) They are not singing talents, though...however, it is the thought that counts! :thumbup

View here:
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2807482#/beitrag/video/2807482/Hockey-Hymnen-Panne-einfach-weggesungen

Loyalist
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 09:38 PM
Our German Hockey team had to sing our anthem akapella because the organisators had technical problems. So there was no melody and sound.

It´s nice to see a fully ethnic German team singing our anthem. :) They are not singing talents, though...however, it is the thought that counts! :thumbup

View here:
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2807482#/beitrag/video/2807482/Hockey-Hymnen-Panne-einfach-weggesungen

Imagine how awkward it would be if that happened to Die Mannschaft - Müller, Neuer, and a couple of others awkwardly belting out the anthem while the likes of Boateng, Özil, and Khedira stand there in silence, resenting every second of it.

Hersir
Sunday, August 14th, 2016, 01:36 AM
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Thusnelda
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 01:25 AM
An all German White team with no immigrant players has just won the Football Olympic Champions title! :thumbup :)

http://p5.focus.de/img/fotos/origs5831684/0718439203-w1280-h960-q72-p4/dfb-frauen-halbfinale-twitter-16x9.jpg

http://www.tz.de/bilder/2016/08/17/6669979/258929944-olympia-2016-frauenfussball-finale-deutschland-schweden-dxTOoS6pEa6.jpg

http://img.zeit.de/sport/2016-08/olympische-spiele-fussball-deutschland-schweden/wide__820x461__desktop

http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1038115-galleryV9-jnbw-1038115.jpg

http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1038119-galleryV9-poir-1038119.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqQiOKLWYAAA8hQ.jpg

All! sung the German national amthem at the beginning, by the way!

Englisc
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 11:59 AM
Massive congratulations to Team GB, currently 2nd in the Olympics medal table, behind the USA but ahead of China. I think if it weren't for swimming (which has a lot of medals) the UK would actually be ahead... :thumbup