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Author Topic: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021  (Read 10194 times)

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #90 on: July 26, 2021, 03:50:43 PM »
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #91 on: July 26, 2021, 04:28:04 PM »
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.

Although wouldn't all of that end up on a plate in a restaurant faster then added to the lake?

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #92 on: July 26, 2021, 04:38:03 PM »
I liked it, they should have obstacles in the race more often. Sharks and crocodiles would be good.

Haha. Agreed. A really hungry giant squid, also.

Although wouldn't all of that end up on a plate in a restaurant faster then added to the lake?

:) Definitely! And delicious, too!

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #93 on: July 26, 2021, 04:42:25 PM »
Although it might stop them having to kill Whales for the "scientific research" of the best way to cook and eat them. Or how many dead dolphins does it take to make the bay water totally red. Although I think they have dropped "Scientific Research" pretence from their whaling fleet again.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #94 on: July 26, 2021, 09:52:07 PM »
Women’s skateboarding on now. Some of these competitors are barely out of the womb.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #95 on: July 27, 2021, 12:18:42 AM »
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2021, 12:27:11 AM »
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.

It's no surprise but frankly was a non-issue when they were showing everything in 2012. Biased commentary comes with the territory, but I want to see live action, not someone interviewing someone else about how a third person must be feeling right now or a repeat of the action that was just shown five minutes ago or endless repeats of the day's highlights.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #97 on: July 27, 2021, 12:35:12 AM »
I wonder if it is partly the bizarre circumstances of these games whereby competitors are isolated due to Covid precautions? It's quite nice, under normal circumstances, to see emotional athletes celebrating with their families. Being denied that, the BBC may be attempting to recreate the experience by their interviews with the families back home.
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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #98 on: July 27, 2021, 12:40:11 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).

Think you're wrong there. They can show whatever they like, but are limited to two things at once.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/olympic-viewers-urged-to-be-patient-as-bbc-forced-to-juggle-live-streams

Deciding which in advance (for at least one of the two channels) would enable a bit of planning on the part of the viewer. Eurosport do it for both knowing presumably that the BBC will be scouring for GB medal opportunities, so their coverage is more useful to a fan of particular sports than someone going wiith the patriotic flow.

I reckon that ironically I'll watch less sport in the week from last Friday than in any seven days since Christmas, possibly since most sport was cancelled due to the rona, because I'm not watching the Hundred and I'm only interested in watching a small minority of sports at the Olympics (football, golf and baseball are all fine to watch, but I have little interest in their competitions here).

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #99 on: July 27, 2021, 12:41:58 AM »
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #100 on: July 27, 2021, 12:45:22 AM »
I wonder if it is partly the bizarre circumstances of these games whereby competitors are isolated due to Covid precautions? It's quite nice, under normal circumstances, to see emotional athletes celebrating with their families. Being denied that, the BBC may be attempting to recreate the experience by their interviews with the families back home.

Plausible. Probably me being Aspergery, but I usually turn off the moment an event has finished unless I'm particularly enthused by the result (Villa have walloped someone or a team I particularly dislike has been smashed) and I feel like basking in it for a few minutes. Interviews tend to be predictable.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #101 on: July 27, 2021, 12:50:13 AM »
Peaty did manage to liven his interview up by sneaking in a "fucking great", to be fair.

Never really noticed the Bermudan flag before. It has possibly the shittest lion I have ever seen, and I include the fat twat Lerner Lion on the Villa badge in that. I had to Google it to check what animal it was supposed to be.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #102 on: July 27, 2021, 01:00:34 AM »
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.

They already held the record for the smallest country to win a Summer medal (bronze) which they've now upgraded. Never been there and no great desire to go from what I've heard.

Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2021, 08:07:52 AM »
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #104 on: July 27, 2021, 08:14:59 AM »
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?

 


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