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Who's watching?  What will you watch?  Anything you'd like to comment on?  

I normally only watch the diving and the gymnastics, men's and women's. And when did Badminton become an Olympic sport?   Next thing you know, they'll include bowling with beer and nachos.

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Typically I'd be watching the gymnastics, both artistic & rhythmic, and the artistic swimming - sometimes volleyball also.

However, I am heading out early tomorrow morning for a week's vacation, so I'll just have to use youtube at night to watch the specific things that I want to see until I get back home.

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Seems there have been a few controversies already!

If I remember when they're on, I might watch the swimming, diving, handball and soccer. 

Is Sumo wrestling on? I saw that a few years ago thinking it'd be fun, found it a bit 🥱 to be honest...

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I like the diving, the rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised swimming and archery. 

35 minutes ago, Rowan Amore said:

And when did Badminton become an Olympic sport?  

I don't know when exactly, but certainly it isn't new this time. Several women badminton players got disqualified in 2012 for losing on purpose to try to manipulate the final rounds. (Does that count as match fixing, if it isn't gambling related?)

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23 minutes ago, Rat Luv said:

Is Sumo wrestling on? I saw that a few years ago thinking it'd be fun, found it a bit 🥱 to be honest...

Try fencing. If you were expecting something like Zorro or The Princess Bride, you're in for such a disappointment!

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I start by looking for the sport I want to watch and just get drawn in by the others, to the point that I spend the weeks it's on constantly 'meerkatting' over the top of my monitor at the tv. I stay on for the paralympics too!

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I'll be sleeping and then getting up for work..

My prime time is when most people are still sleeping or just waking up..

If I were to watch it, it would mostly be Gymnastics and if they even show it, the Equestrian events.

I'll probably have to catch all that on youtube though..

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54 minutes ago, Rat Luv said:

Seems there have been a few controversies already!

If I remember when they're on, I might watch the swimming, diving, handball and soccer. 

Is Sumo wrestling on? I saw that a few years ago thinking it'd be fun, found it a bit 🥱 to be honest...

Now Sumo wrestling I would definitely watch.  Much more entertaining than regular wrestling. 

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i'll like the Winter Games more, soccer, cycling and fighting sports aren't really my thing.

I do like watching diving... but woulnd't even jump from 2 m myself... ( ánd... it's a pleasure to those nice lean guys :) .. in special supporting GB with Tom Daley 😊
( don't know the netherlands dives.....)

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26 minutes ago, Rowan Amore said:

Now Sumo wrestling I would definitely watch.  Much more entertaining that regular wrestling. 

Just checked...not an Olympic sport yet, but the Committee is pushing for it.

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I like to watch the soccer highlights in the morning on youtube. I think I want to see the new sports coming into the Olympics which are Baseball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing.

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28 minutes ago, Arduenn Schwartzman said:

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I'm from the Rhine Mouth. Quite close to Old Zealand (30 km), I guess.

old zealand???... the one and only! ...

enne... 30 km.. ehm.. Goeree is geen zeeland he

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Still feels weird watching the opening ceremony with all the empty stands...

China's sent over 400 athletes...Guinea's sent one swimmer 😃

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37 minutes ago, kali Wylder said:

I've never understood why anyone wanted to watch somebody else play games.  Playing I get, watching? not so much.

I'm rubbish at anything athletic, so I don't enjoy playing sports. But I enjoy watching world class athletes doing things I can only dream of doing, and the excitement if I want a particular person or team to win.

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41 minutes ago, kali Wylder said:

I've never understood why anyone wanted to watch somebody else play games.  Playing I get, watching? not so much.

I've never enjoyed watching any team sports, or even most individual ones.  I have always loved the more artistic sports like gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and ice skating though.

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My full attention will be focused towards sports climbing disciplines. It's in the Olympics for the first time and there are some absolutely incredible athletes there! 

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5 hours ago, Rowan Amore said:

Who's watching?  What will you watch?  Anything you'd like to comment on?  

I normally only watch the diving and the gymnastics, men's and women's. And when did Badminton become an Olympic sport?   Next thing you know, they'll include bowling with beer and nachos.

Badminton? That’s worse than golf. 

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5 hours ago, Rowan Amore said:

Next thing you know, they'll include bowling with beer and nachos.

I'm in if we can swap out the beer for wine.

I was an awesome bowler back in my teenage days.  Not so great anymore, but the wine and nachos might make my humiliation worth it.

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