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post #31 of 45
The Swimming was great last night.
I also watched the diving and gymastics.
I will be watching most of the Olympics.
post #32 of 45
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Ditto to one!!!!

Anyone know when these are on???
Well they are on right now over here, (5.15pm) but they seem to be the last event of the day.

Lots of them had fell off today!
post #33 of 45
Wow, Go team USA!

We dominated in swimming last night!!!! May and Walsh did great in beach volleyball, of course!

And the men's gymnastics team...wow! Bronze! For all they have been through, and having TWO alternates on the team...they did an amazing job!!! '

I am sad the men's synchro 10m diving did not get a medal. They were pretty close score wise and they did do a great job! I hope they are proud of themselves!

SO excited for tonight! WOMEN"S GYMNASTICS team finals!! Hopefully the judging will be more fair toward the US. Sunday's judging was horrible....so bias toward China, esp on beam..our girls did not get the scores they deserve! And more diving, and swimming tonight too! YAY!!

post #34 of 45
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Yes, unfortunately it's the last year for softball and baseball.
I knooow and it sucks! *Boo Actually they can reapply to be included in the 2016 Olympics but they are for sure eliminated from 2012. Hopefully everyone will make a stink and they will put it back in.

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Origionally i was not going to watch the Olympics at all because of the way i feel reguarding China and their actions (I won't elaborate any more than that as that's not what this thread is about). However i decided that i want to at least support the US one way or another- so i did decide to watch. I do not agree with China, but i do support our country's team -so i'm cheering the US on

I'm glad i decided too watch- did anyone just see the amazing mens 4x100 swim? It was awesome!!!! Eight 100th's of a second....wow!
Me tooooo!! Well said!

My faves are gymnastics, swimming and normal diving - not the synchronized one.
post #35 of 45
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I knooow and it sucks! *Boo Actually they can reapply to be included in the 2016 Olympics but they are for sure eliminated from 2012. Hopefully everyone will make a stink and they will put it back in.
I think softball and baseball are sports that are really only popular in a few countries, which is why they're taking it out.

It would be like putting rugby union, or cricket in.
post #36 of 45
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I think softball and baseball are sports that are really only popular in a few countries, which is why they're taking it out.

It would be like putting rugby union, or cricket in.
yeah, like ice hockey is popular in all countries? Or what about curling?? They didn't like that the USA dominates the sport. But the USOC says that it is because the sport is not timed and so "it creates scheduling conflicts." Riiight - Is gymnastics timed? Especially with the sloooow judging this year.

Oh I know, synchronized swmiiming and badminton (yes, that is how it is spelled) are much more intriguiing to watch.
post #37 of 45
I don't think curling is popular anywhere

I have no idea how they decide which sports to put in the Olympics. I don't think tennis should be there - the tennis players already have regular highly publicised tournaments and anybody who has a remote chance of a medal is already very highly paid.

Edit to add: I don't know why they have BMX racing in the Olympics... to me BMX is something kids do And synchronised swimming - yes I'm sure the skill is impressive, and it's the only place people watch it - but why have a sport that only one gender does??
post #38 of 45
I'm more of a winter Olympics fan, but I do enjoy watching the gymnastics, swimming, and diving competitions during the summer Olympics. Oh - and basketball!
post #39 of 45
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And synchronised swimming - yes I'm sure the skill is impressive, and it's the only place people watch it - but why have a sport that only one gender does??
I admit, I like synchronized swimming. I love old Ester William's movies...and the thought of men trying to be like Ester Williams.... I'm sorry, I'm sure they could, and make it look manly. That is kind of like boxing. Do they have female boxing? I honestly don't know but if they do, I know a few girls that should be on the team.

I don't know how they chose the sports either (what is curling anyway?). I also don't understand how they chose the athletes. I always thought olympics were for amatures but the basketball teams have people from the NBA on them. Aren't they professionals?
post #40 of 45
The events I like to watch the most are swimming and gymnastics.
post #41 of 45
All the equestrianism I can get - Don't have enough of it on TV as it is so I'm lapping it up, lol.

Other than that whatever I find interesting at the time, don't mind the athletics and swimming.
post #42 of 45
I like the hard court volleyball, swimming, track & field. This morning I caught some Badmitton. I just love that game!
post #43 of 45
I've been too busy to catch all of the Olympics, but have managed to watch a few of the events--namely my favorites, which are swimming and gymnastics. (I always wished I had gone out for gymnastics when I was in school, and as for swimming, I have a big pond I use that for--along with fishing, of course).
post #44 of 45
I'm into the swimming - especially interested in 41-year old Dara Torres and what she does. You go girl!!! Also, Michael Phelps.

Track and Field really interests me, mostly the marathons. Just watched the women's marathon. Very stirring. Can't imagine what it must be like to come running into that packed stadium at the end, with everyone cheering!
post #45 of 45
HE DID IT!!! HE DID IT!!! Eight medals in one Olympics, and all of 'em gold!

St. John was sleeping beside me, and when the result came up, I whooped so loud that he leapt straight up in the air, poor little guy! I think he won a gold medal himself!
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