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Offline Somniloquism

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2021, 09:27:56 AM »
And Tom Pidcock although he might have been "lucky" Van Der Poel crashed out who was his biggest contender. Shame he wasn't in contention to do the road race as that would have been interesting.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2021, 09:30:40 AM »
BBC coverage is hopeless. Only two channels with lots of stuff being shown either delayed or on both channels at the same time and far too much time wasted on presenters blathering with guests. Had been thinking I might take some time off to watch the rugby sevens this week, but unless I shell out for Eurosport's online feeds it would be a waste of time. At least Eurosport tells me what they are going to be showing on their two TV channels so there is a clear indication that the mountain biking will probably (this is Eurosport after all) be on tomorrow for example (and won't be interrupted every five minutes by reports on other sports).

That's not BBCs fault, that's all they're allowed to do under the licence they've been given. Discovery (who own Eurosport) paid for European distribution rights and have allowed very little out of their control, and even that was only because the IOC insisted on free-to-air channels having a minimum amount of footage. It'll be the same for the next olympics as well (and the winter one next year).

All but the only two channels bit is still their fault. I'll bet I end up watching a lot more Eurosport coverage (from two channels) than BBC coverage (from two channels).

Not necessarily, they're only allowed to show stuff they've agreed. Take yesterday for example, the 2 medals came from people that weren't expected to be in the mix for them so BBC won't have prioritised showing those finals live (but would've had the womens TKD final in the schedule in the hope that Jones would be in it). Today Peaty and Daley/Lee were both shown live because both were expected to get something (Peaty was probably the most nailed on gold GB has ever had).

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »
Really disappointed to learn about the TV deal. One thing I love about the Olympics is happening upon a minor sport and being drawn in to it over the length of the Games. With the current situation, this is far less likely. I haven't seen much of the TV coverage to be fair but 5Live's isn't great. Any sort of balanced, informed commentary appears to be rare, replaced with "banter" like badinage between various presenters and pundits and constant switching from one sport to another where there is no opportunity for the drama and tension to build at all.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2021, 10:31:22 AM »
Quite enjoyed the skateboarding (hard to figure out the scoring). Just wish the commentators would shut up for a nanosecond, they make Rpbbie Savage sound like Helen Keller.

I tuned in for the first time last night and the skateboarding was on. After a few tuts and WTFs I decided to give it 5 minutes and ended up watching all of the Tricks section. The little Japanese lad was amazing and certainly deserved his gold. Oh and the commentators here were two old blokes that at least admitted they didn't really know what they were talking about but were enjoying it.

I had a similar experience. At first I was I enjoyed the falling over. Then I was incredulous that (I think) the Canadian bloke was wearing jeans to compete in the Olympics, and they were all listening to, I assume, Bowling For Soup while going for gold. Cue lots of shit jokes about emos on the Fire Station roundabout, then I realised it was two hours later. Only thing I couldn't understand was the "Best Tricks" section. Every trick seemed to involve jumping some steps while putting a bit of your board on a handrail.

Unless I've missed it, looking forward to the Park section: Jumping the wino, avoiding the flasher, dog attack, etc. Just please, no more jumping down steps.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2021, 11:45:47 AM »
Mad that a thirteen year old has won Olympic gold. I bet she keeps peeling at the medal trying to get to the chocolate inside.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2021, 12:35:40 PM »
With less of the annoying concentration on the British competitors too

I mean who'd think the BBC would have favourable coverage of British athletes eh? Whatever next.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2021, 01:36:46 PM »
Mad that a thirteen year old has won Olympic gold. I bet she keeps peeling at the medal trying to get to the chocolate inside.

Haha. It's great isn't it.

Skateboarding is massively frowned upon here, so it's a victory also for the yoof!

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #82 on: July 26, 2021, 01:48:12 PM »
I think that card played at the end of that match took her out of her flow there. i think it cost her.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2021, 01:51:21 PM »
Van Der Poel claims he crash was because a plank on the course during practice was removed for the actual race. This along with the shambolic (and very dangerous) start to the Triathlon event does make you wonder if the Japanese / IOC were ready for the games or are they affected by Covid pullouts so no one experienced is around.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #84 on: July 26, 2021, 01:59:04 PM »
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #85 on: July 26, 2021, 02:11:09 PM »
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??

The worst part was he slammed the boat into reverse and some of the competitors had entered the water behind him. So lucky there wasn't a serious injury there

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #86 on: July 26, 2021, 02:13:00 PM »
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??

The worst part was he slammed the boat into reverse and some of the competitors had entered the water behind him. So lucky there wasn't a serious injury there

I just saw it as typical socially inept Japan.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2021, 02:16:23 PM »
The triathlon start was unbelievably shit, how can the starter and officials not see a 30 foot black RIB in front of the start line??
Why the fuck did they decided to move it?

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2021, 02:31:54 PM »
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2021, 03:13:31 PM »
What a day Magnificent Monday, 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, now 5th in the medal table.

 


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