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How the Americans rated the London Games?
Yahoo Sport UK ^ | 12th August 2012 | Yahoo Sport UK

Posted on 08/12/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by the scotsman

'Our sister site in the States, Yahoo! Sports, has published a 'report card' on how they felt London did in hosting the Olympic Games. Read their thoughts below:'

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.eurosport.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; olympics; sports
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1 posted on 08/12/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT by the scotsman
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I think the Rio games are going to be a disaster compared to London. Or Atlanta. Or Sidney. Or Seoul. Or...


2 posted on 08/12/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: the scotsman

I think the Rio games are going to be a disaster compared to London. Or Atlanta. Or Sidney. Or Seoul. Or...


3 posted on 08/12/2012 5:39:02 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: the scotsman

Didn’t watch. Didn’t care.

I likened these games to the Roman circuses. A distraction for the masses.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 5:44:33 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Delhi Rebels

Why? I think the good thing about Rio the games are going to be played in early to mid August, which means low 70s and little rain. And they are only an hour ahead of EDT in August.

The disadvantages are that the sunsets are about 530pm local time and of course you have to worry about the drug gangs in the favelas.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 5:47:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: the scotsman

I thought the games were well-run with the exception of the very pc, lame opening ceremony.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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I did not think NBC did a good job with the coverage. I am hoping more live events of the major sports in 2016 due to the real lack of time difference.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 5:53:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: the scotsman
I thought the Brits did fine.

McKayla, however, was not impressed.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 5:58:47 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Perdogg
I did not think NBC did a good job with the coverage.

NBC sure dropped the ball on this one:

Shin A Lam of South Korea: The Saddest Story of the Olympics that American TV Neglected

Read it and get pissed off (and actually, we can blame London a bit for this one).

9 posted on 08/12/2012 6:06:48 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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lol...I bet this young lady will live the regret that little expression. Her long term fame is tied to it.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 6:11:09 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Drew68
unbelievable.
11 posted on 08/12/2012 6:14:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Drew68

Thanks for posting that. This should have gotten some coverage on NBC.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 6:26:10 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Drew68

Thanks for posting that. This should have gotten some coverage on NBC.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 6:26:24 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Drew68
NBC did manage to cover the stories of some non-US athletes.
During the men's platform diving preliminaries a couple of days ago, NBC ran a background story in praise of an Australian diver, featuring his homosexuality and how he had "come out" and been celebrated for that fact. They showed pictures of him cavorting in makeup and a bikini bottom in a "gay day" parade.
Not long after that, back to the actual competition, there was a brief interview with a US diver after his dive who praised God and said whatever happened was "all in His hands." Nice antidote to the poison NBC was pushing.
I didn't catch the US diver's name at the time but discovered today that it was the come-from-behind winner of the gold, David Boudia.
14 posted on 08/12/2012 6:26:24 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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‘featuring his homosexuality and how he had “come out” and been celebrated for that fact. They showed pictures of him cavorting in makeup and a bikini bottom in a “gay day” parade.’

‘discovered today that it was the come-from-behind winner’

Unfortunate turn of phrase, lol.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 6:30:15 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Drew68

I am sure I’ll get flamed but it was satisfying to see her land on her conceited rump.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 6:30:38 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Vote for Sarah Palin, she is the cure to the disease and infection of socialism.)
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To: Drew68

There was fencing? Who knew? NBC didn’t air it just like they didn’t air much of anything other than the pool, the gymnasts, the pool, women’s volleyball, the pool, some track and more of the pool. I heard the queen’s cousin won something with a horse but never saw any horse. Didn’t see any sort of target shooting, either. Turned over to Telemundo to find out there was soccer events, who knew?!? I heard we won medals in Judo and Taekwondo but never saw a word about it in the NBC schedule. Tennis anyone? No, never saw that either. NBC was a MAJOR FAIL.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by bgill
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They had other sports such as fencing, water polo, wmns boxing, team handball,etc on NBCSN, CNBC, and MSLSDNBC


18 posted on 08/12/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: bgill

I agree, major fail. It would have been nice to see the little known events instead of the prime ticketed events.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 6:43:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Vote for Sarah Palin, she is the cure to the disease and infection of socialism.)
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To: mollynme

Yes, NBC aired that gay story several times. They also interviewed every effeminate diver in the games. Makes me want to stereotype all male divers as gay.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT by bgill
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