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Old Feb 14th 2010, 11:41 am
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Why else would I be up at 3 o'clock in the morning, drinking beer, eating crap, watching sports people I've never heard of participating in events I know nothing about, but getting really into it and cheering them all along!
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 3:16 pm
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

I also love the winter Olympics but I am not sure when it is on the TV.

I must get a TV guide today.
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 11:27 pm
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

I've always watched the summer games and rarely the winter version.

My Canadian wife and kids are interested this time so I'm watching a bit too.
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Old Feb 15th 2010, 12:46 am
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They underline how thankful I am to have Satanta soccer.....
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

... it is SO exciting! I do exactly what you do Pincher - well the cheering on bit and get goose bumps all the time. in my next life i want to be a snowboard X and skeleton champ.
woooo-hooooooo!!!

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Old Feb 15th 2010, 6:29 pm
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Are we all cheering for Canada? I haven't actually seen any British competitors anyway .....
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose View Post
Are we all cheering for Canada? I haven't actually seen any British competitors anyway .....
i am! (and germany)
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

I always enjoy them even if not in Canada, which given my complete lack of experience & understanding has always struck me as odd.

Too much ski sunday / torvill & dean as a child.

BTW it is on BBC interactive if anyone needs to catch up - watching snowboarding now.

Of course, given my wii practise over xmas, I should now qualify as a ski-jumper
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose View Post
I haven't actually seen any British competitors anyway .....
I saw one or two in the scores listings but I haven't seen any perform.

I've seen both Moguls finals, some skating (speed and dance) and a bit of luge.

Coverage is somewhat one sided.

(being diplomatic)
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I saw one or two in the scores listings but I haven't seen any perform.

I've seen both Moguls finals, some skating (speed and dance) and a bit of luge.

Coverage is somewhat one sided.

(being diplomatic)
Is anyone else sick of all the ****grinning, maple leaf waving Canadians on the telly? You sort of expect this kind behaviour from Americans but this has got a bit nauseating.
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Old Feb 16th 2010, 12:22 am
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Default Re: I love the Olympics because...

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Is anyone else sick of all the ****grinning, maple leaf waving Canadians on the telly?
No.

Anyway, what would you expect? You are watching Canadian TV coverage of a (mostly) Canadian crowd watching Canadian athletes competing in the Olympics In Canada!

I mean. Duh!
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Old Feb 16th 2010, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Is anyone else sick of all the ****grinning, maple leaf waving Canadians on the telly? You sort of expect this kind behaviour from Americans but this has got a bit nauseating.


If it's nauseating why do you subject yourself to it? you don't have to tune in, just switch telly off.

But to answer your question, I love seeing the grinning, maple leaf waving Canadians on telly, all adds to the atmos.
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Old Feb 16th 2010, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose View Post
Are we all cheering for Canada? I haven't actually seen any British competitors anyway .....


LOL, naw, I'm cheering for Canada, Great Britain and NZ. I wouldn't mind seeing all three on the podium at any time...

Yeah I have hardly seen Brits too, I watched a GB figure skating pair yesterday but that's about all...
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Old Feb 16th 2010, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Is anyone else sick of all the ****grinning, maple leaf waving Canadians on the telly? You sort of expect this kind behaviour from Americans but this has got a bit nauseating.
And what do you expect will happen in London in 2012? Exactly the same, except there will be twice as many grinning, waving Brits or don't the Brits take pride in holding the games/their athletes being successful .
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Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose View Post
Are we all cheering for Canada? I haven't actually seen any British competitors anyway .....
The UK downhill skier was on TV this afternoon.
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