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    Do you watch the Olympics? Are you going to watch them? What are your favorite events?
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    I am really looking forward to the Gypsy Wagon Race, Hang the Bell on the Abominable Snowman relay, Tiger Hunt, Elephant Bark Race, Catch the Leprechaun, Canadian Tree Cutting, Flying Carpet Races, and of course Magic Rope Climbing. Wait... The US is represented by the The Really Rottens right?

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    Wow! I wanna watch those events!
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    If those were actual games I might watch.
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    I love how the NBA Dream Team has been dubbed the Redeem Team.



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    I think sending a team of NBA stars like that is so silly. Why not just send the Harlem Globetrotters? They're all Americans, right? The Olympics should go back to being an amateur sports thing.

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    I love the Olympics. I like watching the opening ceremony. I also like gymnastics, swimming and diving.
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    I am watching the opening ceremonies right now and I usually try to watch gymnastics.
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    I think I will watch them this year. I usually don't, but you never know when it might be the best Olympics ever - if it is, I can say, "Oh yeah, I saw that."

    I just switched the channel over to the opening ceremonies!

    Edit: Wow, this is pretty cool!
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    Not sure how much of the games I'll watch, but OMG - the opening ceremonies were absolutely incredible!!


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    I know, that was amazing! "Magical" is a word I don't use often, but I think it applies in this situation.
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    oh my dear god. i just got this from the new york times. please don't let it be true.

    American Tourist Reported Killed in Beijing

    A Chinese man attacked two American tourists on the opening
    day of the Olympic Games, killing one of them before
    committing suicide, Beijing authorities said, according to
    The Associated Press.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

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    now this i happen to pay attention to because my roommate in college shot rifle.

    Czech Republic Wins First Gold in Beijing

    Katerina Emmons of the Czech Republic won the first gold
    medal of the Beijing Olympics on Saturday in the women's
    10-meter air rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post
    oh my dear god. i just got this from the new york times. please don't let it be true.

    American Tourist Reported Killed in Beijing

    A Chinese man attacked two American tourists on the opening
    day of the Olympic Games, killing one of them before
    committing suicide, Beijing authorities said, according to
    The Associated Press.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na
    I'll be honest with you, given the complete censorship and media blackouts the Chinese government imposes, I'm surprised this story even got out.

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    I'm not surprised. Despite what they may think they can't control the internet and news all the time.
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    It was more a criticism of the Chinese government than an expression of true surprise. As the amateur media watchdog that I am, I am very curious to see the difference in coverage this story gets from NBC News and the rest of the news outlets given NBC being the sole American broadcaster of the games themselves.

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    You are probably right in that respect. I don't doubt NBC will put a different slant on it.
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    We were in London when the opening Ceremony was on, they had a big screen up in Trafalgar Square which is where we watched it:


    There were a few anti-Chinese government protesters, but it was all peaceful stuff.

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    I just watch the soccer matches.
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    Although I am mainly a baseball/US football fan, I like watching volleyball (both standard and beach), tennis and basketball as well.

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    I get bored with the Olympics. They have it on here at work, and I just sit and create funny visions/skits to laugh at instead.
    There's my entertainment.


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    I like to watch it! The opening ceremonites were pretty fabulous.
    Canada usually is pretty lack-luster in the medals but I still enjoy the events.

    Can't believe the smog in Beijing... wow!
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    I've never been one to watch the olympics but I've had it on just as background noise and now I'm enjoying watching all the swimming.
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    I was able to catch quite a few of the events over the weekend. I thought some of the highlights were:

    Opening Ceremony - amazing
    Mens basketball against the Chinese team - while not close, still plenty of action.
    100M Freestyle Relay last night - great finish, most exciting event I have seen yet.
    I also enjoyed the volleyball. I still think they should add magic rope climbing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by educatedlady View Post
    I've never been one to watch the olympics but I've had it on just as background noise and now I'm enjoying watching all the swimming.
    I'm really digging the swimming this year, especially with "home-town" hero Michael Phelps. I grew up In Columbia, MD, which is about 25 minute drive from downtown Baltimore.

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