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Winter Olympics start in a few weeks

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    Winter Olympics start in a few weeks

    Does anyone watch? I prefer the winter over the summer games, and watch as much as I can. I love the speed skating, bob-sledding, luge and the snow boarding the best. My husband watches the figure skating a lot. Of course, the Opening Ceremonies should be great.




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    I love the Olympics! Usually I am glued to the TV set, but I'll be out of the country for everything but the last two days. Hopefully, I'll be able to see some events in the evening. The Spousal Equivalent has been ordered on pain of death to at least record the opening ceremonies for me.
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    Other than the luge, not much I care for. So, no I won't be watching


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    I don't watch NBC's coverage of the Olympics since most of the events are taped,they wait for prime time just to get the high ratings.
    I live near the Canadian border,CBC"s coverage of the games is much better,and at times I can see events live.Yes,they promote their athletes as they should,but they don't go overboard like NBC does. The other reason I prefer CBC's coverage,they show different events.
    I always look forward to watching skiing,ice hockey,snowboarding Sue
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    I don't follow the Olympics.

    I just catch whatever pops up on the morning talk shows, evening news, trending topics, etc...

    I'm a little more curious this year to see how N. Korea is treated, how N. Korea responds, etc...

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    I like catching some figure skating and downhill skiing.

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    About the only thing I care to watch is the ski jump.

    Do you remember this poor fella that was in the intro to the Wide World of Sports several years ago ?

    "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXMAqSdYfS8

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKE View Post
    About the only thing I care to watch is the ski jump.

    Do you remember this poor fella that was in the intro to the Wide World of Sports several years ago ?

    "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXMAqSdYfS8
    That used to be my favorite winter Olympic sport but I've lost interest in the show over the decades. The cheating and politics of these subsidized events along with being outdated make viewing a non necessity. I might tune in for 5 minutes here 5 minutes there. Curling used to go good in a bar. Too much talking head time along with these contrived biographies that supposedly make you cheer for them. Yawn.

    Ah yes, the agony of defeat. Remember it well.

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    I watch speed skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, the downhill, and bobsledding.

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