2012 Olympics thread

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  1. smalltowngal

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    So now that the Olympics are officially underway, what are some moments that you've enjoyed? Any surprises?

    ~I was upset that Michael Phelps didn't at least medal in his first race, but glad that Lochte won the gold.

    ~Loved seeing beach volleyball get underway with a 2 set win by Misty and Kerri.

    ~The men's gymnastics looked good too. I kind of felt bad for the Chinese men (ok, not really....just opened up the window for our guys!).
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    I was really disappointed to see the results of Lochte's race hours before it even aired out here on the West Coast. They were plastered all over a couple of the pages I subscribe to on Facebook and showed up in my newsfeed before I had a chance to look the other way. Ugh. I get it that these events are happening on London time, but I don't appreciate news sites spilling the beans on the results before we even have an opportunity to watch them. It's so disappointing and takes all the excitement out of it. I'm trying really hard to avoid any sites that might give away results, but that means basically avoiding everything, which isn't super realistic. I mean, the Facebook page that blabbed the Lochte results was US Weekly, not like NBC Sports or something. Blah!
     
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    I was mad about that, too, Caesar. I accidentally saw the picture that Us Magazine posted of Lochte kissing his medal as well! I was so mad!

    I don't understand why they are delaying things. London is only 5 hours off of New York time. I think they would do better to show the major evens (swimming, gymnastics, etc...) live and do recaps during prime time.

    You can watch things live on NBC's website, but then I wouldn't be able to get other things done on my computer!
     
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    Yeah, I checked Yahoo news and it the first story! It would just help if they buried it or made a note that spoilers were on the page. The one story did say spoiler alert, but you could tell what happened from the blurb.
     
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    I am also mad that I woke up at 7am to watch gymnastics and swimming live and they only covered the cycling race. And the gymnastics started at 6am eastern! Boo! I would have slept for another hour or so!
     
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    I'm really annoyed that it's impossible to get on the website to view their streaming coverage without seeing spoilers--just because I'm watching something live now doesn't mean I watched everything live! It ruined the Lochte/Phelps race yesterday, and another big story today. Now I'm grumpy...
     
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    Oh, and the online feeds kept freezing up yesterday. :(
     
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    I also dislike the spoilers.

    I was happy for Ryan Lochte; I have seen some info on his training regimen and he definitely wanted this race. I understand Phelps is a great swimmer, but I kind of like to see the goodies spread around.
     
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    I'm also upset with the spoilers! I use GetGlue (it's a social media thing for what you're watching, reading, and listening to) and people were giving the results as they happened. :(

    STG, I was also really heartbroken for the Chinese gymnasts. Poor guys. But OUR guys looked really good!

    I've loved lots of little moments so far, but today the thing that really has stood out is our swim relay team. I didn't realize that the four guys swimming in our qualifying round would be different from the ones swimming tonight. I mean, that shows some real dedication and commitment to your team. Those guys swam as hard and fast as they could so they could bow out of the way and let the "superstars" hopefully take the gold tonight. That's what the Olympics are all about... you do your best every time, no matter what. Love that.

    ETA: The man candy has been FANTASTIC this year! :wub:
     
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    Alright. I am OK with water polo. However, I just pulled up yahoo and saw 2 spoliers without clicking! If something major is happening in swimming and gymnastics, why is it not live?!
     
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    I'm so glad Ryan Lochte is keeping his hair shorter :wub:

    And I have always been in love with Jonathan Horton. I can even overlook him only being like 5'1" or something.
     
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    Guess I'll be staying away from the news websites until tonight. I did find out one little thing, but the person that posted it said that NBC wasn't going to show it. I'll wait until later to post it, just in case they show it tonight.
     
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    Watching the cross country horse....
     
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    I loved the women's soccer against Brazil. Great game. I was disappointed for Phelps, but happy for Lochte. Did you see the interview with Phelps' mother and two sisters? It was pretty funny. Evidently Phelps was an overactive little boy who was sent to the time-out bench at the pool quite often.
     
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    Daisy..I didn't see that...but funny they told that story!!
     
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    Daisy, I did like that interview (although I'm still upset that Ryan Seacrest is there).

    I watched a little bit of cross country this morning. Will watch it on replay tonight.
     
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    Watching women's indoor volleyball now. I keep missing the horse competitions. Loved watching the gymnastics last night.

    And I am REALLY proud of Dana Vollmer!
     
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    WTF happened to men's gymnastics?!
     
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    DH was watching the men's volley ball yesterday and saw Todd Rogers! He's from our neck of the woods. When we were in the states, his son was in my daughter's class. After winning in China, he came and took a picture with each child in the class holding his medal. I still have that picture.
     
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    That's awesome, Tami.

    dgp~shhhh!!! They're supposed to show it tonight!
     

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