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Old 07-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Is Anyone following the Summer Olympics?

Since we are off this week, I probably won't see much. But can follow with my phone. I prefer the winter Olympics but there are certain summer sports I love - soccer, rowing, swimming and diving, gymnastics and horse jumping.

Four years ago with the Beijing Olympics I was in the hospital for the first half with my knee replacement surgery. It was on live in the middle of the night and since I couldn't sleep and had a TV in my room I watched it. Then when I got home I had a "recovery room" with my recliner and a TV so continued to watch it live.

If you are watching or following, what are your favourite sports?

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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I always enjoy the Olympics..Winter or Summer. I reckon my favorite event is watchin' the gymnastics. It is amazin' how them young'uns do what they do!
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I love watching the Summer Games, especially gymnastics and track & field.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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I love the swimming and diving. But then, I was a swimmer...
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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I do like to watch it. The coverage in the US is strongly biased towards popular events where Americans have a good chance to win. I like to watch different events like weight lifting, wrestling and some track and field events that don't get the best coverage.

We'll probably be watching the opening ceremonies tonight.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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I forgot to mention rowing.....something about it, tremendously relaxing to watch.

I think my least favorite events to watch are fencing and shooting. ..... as boring as curling, during the winter games.
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I do like curling. It is mighty entertainin'....'Course Mrs Hoot looks at me sideways when I say that.
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I forgot to mention rowing.....something about it, tremendously relaxing to watch.

I think my least favorite events to watch are fencing and shooting. ..... as boring as curling, during the winter games.
Oh--no, curling is EXCITING (if you are a curler--the best of the best). Besides myself, wondering how many DCers curl?
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I would certainly like to know more on the ins and outs of the overall strategy.
It don't get cold enough in these parts for that kind of activity to be popular.
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I would certainly like to know more on the ins and outs of the overall strategy.
It don't get cold enough in these parts for that kind of activity to be popular.
The strategy depends on if you have the hammer or not. If you have the hammer, you play a different end than if not. The team that gets the hammer (last rock), is the team that lost the previous end. Sometimes, the skip will throw the 2nd to the last end just to gain the hammer.
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