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Olympics 2021   World Wide WTF?

Started 7/12/21 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 1986 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/10/21

I'm glad they were well received.

Surfing will be a difficult event to permanently add - given not all seas have decent surf, not to mention landlocked countries.

There is clear skill and athleticism needed for BMX, skateboarding and climbing.  I don't see why they should not be permanent additions.

adwil

From: adwil

8/10/21

Surfing might be a problem for a few countries but there are surfing pools in a number of countries. The Yeppoon one in OZ produces 8 ft. waves.  Not quite as high as sea surfing but should test a surfer's skills nevertheless.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/10/21

The truth is, artificial waves are the fairest way to have the competition.  Everyone is surfing the same wave under the same conditions.

adwil

From: adwil

8/10/21

"artificial waves are the fairest way to have the competition.  Everyone is surfing the same wave under the same conditions."

Agree with that.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

9/6/21

adwil

From: adwil

9/6/21

I'll bet the Japanese are glad it's all over. Mind, both events were memorable and considering the pandemic, the Japanese did a good job. They did rather better than I expected.

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CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

9/6/21

Yes they did, but the network coverage was abysmal.  Sorry, but hours of Ping-Pong left me with too few "Olympic" memories.

adwil

From: adwil

9/6/21

CzoeMC said:

Yes they did, but the network coverage was abysmal. 

I assume you're not in the UK.

The main Olympics were well covered with at least 10 channels devoted to it on Eurosport.  

The Paralympics were well covered by Channel 4 with 1000 hours devoted to it. 

I saw all the events that interested me apart from the Wheelchair Rugby Final, but that was my fault. (I got the day wrong!)

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

9/9/21

I think we had 3 channels devoted to it here.

Plus the timezone was the same, so no having to get up at 3am to watch the swimming finals.

adwil

From: adwil

9/9/21

I'm afraid Live Olympics started at Midnight so there was a huge amount I didn't watch live.

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