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opening ceremonies bbc coverage
07/27/12 | Jean2

Posted on 07/27/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT by Jean2

Hello everyone,

I was wondering about something. I wanted to watch the opening ceremonies of the olympics on the BBC. Does anyone know the link? I went on the BBC website but couldn't manage it. Thank you so much.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; bbc
Hello everyone,

I was wondering about something. I wanted to watch the opening ceremonies of the olympics on the BBC. Does anyone know the link? I went on the BBC website but couldn't manage it. Thank you so much.

1 posted on 07/27/2012 7:57:50 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Jean2

Sorry about the double post.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Jean2

Opening cermony was this after noon ...Delay is on now NBC. US is about to enter the stadium.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Jean2

BBC didnt score the deal. We have annoying NBC hosts.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 8:02:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jean2

They make it very difficult to watch other countries’ coverage, NBC spent a lot of money to show the Games, they sure don’t want people going somewhere else to watch them.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 8:02:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Jean2

Unless you live in the UK, or can spoof a UK IP address, you’d have better luck streaming footage of an real alien abduction I’m afraid.

The IOC has all of that stuff on a hard lock-down.

I dont have cable or else I could stream it from NBC.com, so I’m just looking at whatever YouTube clips I can grab.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 8:02:35 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

If you *can* spoof a UK IP address, perhaps by using a VPN, then http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv is the place to go.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Jean2

http://nbcolympics.com


8 posted on 07/27/2012 8:08:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jean2

don’t waste your time....its been an utter bore...


9 posted on 07/27/2012 8:12:21 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Jean2

Berets what!


10 posted on 07/27/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Jean2

Any way to watch them online—even recorded/delayed? I don’t have cable or dish, so I can’t watch them on NBC’s commie site.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: conservativesister

We are the most powerful nation on the face of the planet and Ralph Lauren dressed our athletes like French flight attendants.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 8:28:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I should say—I want to watch all the events, not just the opening ceremonies. I like the sorts that NBC won’t show during primetime—archery, badminton, judo, etc.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 8:29:10 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I should say—I want to watch all the events, not just the opening ceremonies. I like the sports that NBC won’t show during primetime—archery, badminton, judo, etc.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 8:29:38 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: mnehring

” We have annoying NBC hosts.”

Understatement of the decade. I couldn’t stand one minute from a northeast, condescending liberal like Costas.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 9:30:26 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: mnehring

“BBC didnt score the deal. We have annoying NBC hosts.”

Annoying seems a lot like infuriating. Where is the wisdom in NBC using its monopoly to infuriate those with any interest in the Olympics? I guess if you are either Masochistic or a big Costas fan — same thing??


16 posted on 07/27/2012 9:50:18 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: max americana
Understatement of the decade. I couldn’t stand one minute from a northeast, condescending liberal like Costas.

Say what you will, but tonight Costas gave huge kudos to Romney for his role in the 2002 Winter Games, going as far to say that he saved the games.

You know Obama won't be happy about that.

17 posted on 07/27/2012 10:02:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Jean2

Some excerpts/comments about the ceremony. I’m still scratching my head and going “WTH” was that?

Aidan Burley, a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative party, tweeted: “The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen — more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?” He followed that with: “Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap.” Several people tweeted their support for his comments.

Theme music from “The Exorcist”, followed by:
A celebration of Socialized Medicine, followed by:
Scary villains from children’s literature, chiefly Lord Voldemort, followed by:
The arrival of Mary Poppins singing “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, followed by:
Theme music from the wonderful Christian film “Chariots of Fire” — which was rudely mocked and made fun of.
Where are we going? And why am I in this hand-basket??

What was presented to one billion people as a representative sample of the contributions and development of British culture, is an extremely limited, stunted and biased selective history. This is exactly what our modern godless, amoral educational and academic elite have done to us for the last 60 years in the west. And it is extremely demoralizing.

Would there be any presentation of Britain’s contribution to representative government? What of the success of her former colonies, Australia,India, the United States? In any field imaginable, science, Law, Education, literature, the positive contribution of the British people to the benefit of the modern world has been immense.
But when given the chance, to tell the British story to an audience of one billion, the Olympic opening was a sad disappointment.

The beginning was promising, rightly acknowledging Britain’s Christian roots, in the beautiful singing of hymns appropriate to the four fold Kingdom of Ireland,England, Scotland and Wales.

We went from there to a cleverly choreographed reconstruction of the Industrial revolution, with an implied labor Capitol struggle, and four ugly smokestacks belching noxious fumes. Women’s suffrage was then acknowledged, and about ten minutes was devoted to the Britain’s National Health Service.

We then moved into British literary characters from Peter Pan to Mary Poppins to characters from the Harry Potter series. The finale was a heavily choreographed tribute to pop music and the amoral youth culture that grew out of it.


18 posted on 07/27/2012 10:04:34 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Jean2

I wiah I could watch their version. Apparently we missed two good sections here in the U.S. so they could interview athletes. And we had to listen to announcers explain what we were seeing like we were idiots.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 10:47:16 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Mountain Mary

I thought they were explaining how bad the NHS was? They show the nice NHS doctors putting kids in their beds, and then there’s this big nightmare, the kids are attacked, evil creatures come up from the dark, and Mary Poppins has to save the kids from the NHS nightmare.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 10:53:06 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Plus ralph Lauren ensured he had the US wardrobe made in China...nothing like helping the competition economically in these ec times


21 posted on 07/27/2012 10:54:17 PM PDT by Colofornian (Saying Mitt would keep past political promises is like prophesying that Gumby won't bend anymore)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I wish they would have commemorated the NHS by bringing in the surviving members of Monty Python and doing this sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52EEzBNn48g


22 posted on 07/27/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Mountain Mary

Right on! He sounds like my kind of guy!


23 posted on 07/28/2012 12:16:32 AM PDT by Jean2
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It was quite frankly just exactly how its being described, a boring leftist socialistic tribute.

Nothing really historic worth recording I think.

And I wish the NBC satellite would have a heavenly rock collision, NBC and their monopoly sucks. maybe some day everyone on earth will see their own individual coverage.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 12:42:46 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Then I guess I won’t bother. I get enough leftist socialist coverage listening to the evening news.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by Jean2
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