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Is anyone watching the Olympics? It's entertaining as usual, and this year's is especially challenging given how hard Tokyo has been hit by COVID. A lot of athletes flew all the way there, only to test positive and become ineligible to compete.
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The only time I watched the Olympics was during the ice skating competitions in 1994- and only because I was wondering if a fight was going to break out. :lol:
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The only time I watched the Olympics was during the ice skating competitions in 1994- and only because I was wondering if a fight was going to break out. :lol:
Oh that's right -- the weird Nancy Kerrigan saga :lol:
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Some of the current athletes are complaining about the stress, but poor Nancy Kerrigan went through a nearly career ending physical assault, then had to perform next to the woman who orchestrated the assault, and then had to endue a public backlash.
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True. But it did get you to watch the Olympics that year. No doubt it was all a ploy to attract ratings :lol:
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I did kind of the same thing. I went for Nancy Kerrigan, but I stayed for Surya Bonaly. :lol:
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Some of the current athletes are complaining about the stress
Understandable. The Olympics failed to provide safe spaces and trigger warnings. :no:
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RJDiogenes wrote:
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I did kind of the same thing. I went for Nancy Kerrigan, but I stayed for Surya Bonaly. :lol:
Surya does look like some delicious chocolate :drool: :vixen:
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The Simone Biles comeback story is pretty big in this Olympics.
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^And she ended up getting the bronze. :bronze1:
Which I'm sure her critics will make hay out of.
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It seems like every story I see about the Olympics is about somebody withdrawing, or being disqualified, or protesting, or being outed as a terrorist, or seeking asylum, or complaining about uniforms being too long, or complaining about uniforms being too short, or being investigated, or whatever. Is there any actual sports going on? :lol:
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Yes, plenty of sports are happening, but the media focuses on the petty human drama between events. It's mesmerizing :popcorn:
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Lupine wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:23 pm
^And she ended up getting the bronze. :bronze1:
Which I'm sure her critics will make hay out of.
Alas, there will always be haters :no:
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It seems like every story I see about the Olympics is about somebody withdrawing, or being disqualified, or protesting, or being outed as a terrorist, or seeking asylum, or complaining about uniforms being too long, or complaining about uniforms being too short, or being investigated, or whatever. Is there any actual sports going on? :lol:
Yes, plenty of sports are happening, but the media focuses on the petty human drama between events. It's mesmerizing and I'm riveted :popcorn:
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