Anyone excited about the Olympics?

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  1. chicagoturtle

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    I am excited to watch some of the opening ceremonies, some of the diving, some of the gymnastics and some of the track and field.

    I remember last time we had a Summer Olympics I had just moved to Chicago and all of my stuff was in storage in Wisconsin still because I didn't have a permanent residence yet. I went out to Sears and bought a small 13 inch tv, carried it home on the Red Line and watch some olympics with my very fuzzy NBC signal.

    Wow I hadn't even started my first teaching job yet-- seems like ages ago!
     
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    I am planning to watch it. It will be nice to have something new on. Hoping Phelps and the swimmer in her 40's do well. I hope it all goes off without a hitch.
    We had the winter Olympics where I live in 2002. It was exciting, a lot of hassle, but we still have facilities from it and they are open to the public. In fact my son works at the ski jumping hill.
     
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    They are trying to get the olympics in Chicago for 2016- I have mixed emotions about it. It would be cool to have it, but people fear it will and already has been taking away local funding from education, public transportation and the park district. We shall see.
     
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    Me! Me! :) I love watching the gymnastics...and I usually catch other parts here and there.
     
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    Me, me!! I love the Olympics!!! I will be sure to watch the opening ceremonies, swimming, diving, gymnastics, and some track and field.
     
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    I love the Olympics--we'll be watching the opening ceremonies, swimming, track, gymnastics, women's soccer, basketball, volleyball, diving and probably everything else that's on! I'm going to have my VCR set so that I can record some of the athlete spotlights and interviews.
     
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    I started an Olympics thread in July, but I guess it was too early. Not many people posted. I'm so looking forward to it! Yeah, this Friday is IT! :D I love the sports you never would see otherwise, such as rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, & others, but I'm a huge tennis fan!
     
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    Yes, I am looking forward to the Olympics. My son is leaving for China on 'Saturday. He will be traveling to different destinations in China and Beijing/Olympics is one of them. They will only be there one day. Tickets are quite expensive. I enjoy gymnastics, swimming, and track & field.
     
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    How fabulous! One of these years, I want to see the Olympics live in whatever country they'll be holding it in when I decide to go!
     
  11. Weazy

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    He is going through his university. College has changed a great deal over the years!
     
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    I'll say! What an experience!
     
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    I amaze myself with some of the events I wind up watching. This year, I might catch most of them since I have no teaching job yet.
     
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    My son is planning to go to the games in Vancouver in 2010. He was hoping to apply as a volunteer, but missed the age cut-off by 3 months. :(
     
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    That's too bad!
     
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    I am excited about watch the events, but I have to tell ya', I'm so sick of the olympic song thing they keep doing on NBC allllll morning through the Today show everytime they come back from a commercial. It's been going on for weeks now!!
    That being said, I love gymnastics, swimming, and diving. My husband wants to DVR the whole thing....lol
     
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    I'm only kind of excited. I get more psyched about the winter Olympics. Aside from gymnastics, the summer games don't have any sports that I always look forward to watching. I'm rather interested in the basketball team USA has this time b/c Coach K from Duke is coaching, and I really like him. Equestrian in kind of neat, as is diving. The others I couldn't care less about.
     
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    I like to watch the Olympics and having met some Olympians it is exciting (some hockey players and a runner or two)
    We almost had two local girls in the Olympics but only one made the trials, Jacquelyn Johnson, heptathlon, the whole town (83,000) will be in bars and homes watching starting this weekend. It is kind of neat to have officiated her in High school in Volleyball.
     
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    I'm glad that I can catch some events through live streaming on my computer! I don't have to wait for the taped replay on t.v. I can watch it LIVE!! Times have changed!!! :2up:
     
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    I'm watching the Opening Ceremonies live on TV right now--spectacular!
     
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    Is it because you are in Canada? What channel/company? We do not have dish, we just have basic cable.
     

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