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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2021, 02:05:42 PM »
Confirmed the peloton was not aware Kiesenhofer was out front. Thus van Vleuten thinking she had won gold. Unbelievable really.

They don't have race radios or contact with the coaching staff like they do in normal races. So no way of finding out someone extra broke off unless told when they reeled the front riders. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is something you can decide.


They don't have radio but they do have time checks and team cars whom they are in frequent contact with so how so many in the peloton got it wrong is some achievement. Maybe information was poor but from the post-race interviews it seems an incorrect count by some of the team captains/riders.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2021, 03:52:04 PM »
Watching a bit of the Archery competition.  Those bows the archers use are nothing like Robin Hood and his Merrie Men and Sitting Bull and his mates used, and they did it from up trees and from the backs of horses.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2021, 04:40:56 PM »
Reading the comments, itís fun to rťalise that in a different country Iím watching basically an entirely different Olympics. No skateboarding or cycling or taekwondo - and I donít expect to see a great deal of rowing or cycling either from France. Instead seeing shitloads of judo, fencing, handball and swimming (tho guess alongside athletics that is the main tent pole event).

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2021, 04:42:28 PM »
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).

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2021, 05:04:07 PM »
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.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2021, 05:15:27 PM »
Watching a bit of the Archery competition.  Those bows the archers use are nothing like Robin Hood and his Merrie Men and Sitting Bull and his mates used, and they did it from up trees and from the backs of horses.

Was hoping to watch the archery but BBC haven't bothered their arses. Madness that they show hours of preliminaries in some sport while, in others, even the gold medal matches don't get a look-in.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2021, 05:25:50 PM »
It's good that, despite my flippancy.  The Korean women's teams have won every gold medal since the sport was introduced to the games.  The '90's I think they said.  Remarkable.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2021, 05:31:32 PM »
It's not madness, they got outbid for the rights
https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/24/why-bbc-cant-show-full-live-coverage-of-olympics-how-to-watch-all-the-action-14983122/

I'm aware of that. They are still allowed to show two streams simultaneously and are consistently choosing not to show gold medal events.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2021, 08:16:07 PM »
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).

They donít have the rights. Subscription channel Discovery bought them, allowing BBC to show only two channels l

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2021, 12:14:06 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).

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2021, 12:15:45 AM »
With less of the annoying concentration on the British competitors too

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2021, 05:39:17 AM »
The local coverage in HKG is decent to be fair, but I'm using our, erm, "family" account for Discovery so pretty pleased that I can see whatever I want and in my own time zone too, bar an hour.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2021, 07:27:48 AM »
Well done Adam Peaty first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #74 on: July 26, 2021, 08:50:59 AM »
Well done to Tom Daley and Matty Lee, also.

 


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