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charmander6000
07/20/21 5:34:05 PM
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While the opening ceremony will be held on Friday, the first events are set to begin in a few hours.

Any sport/nation predictions before it all starts?

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Crescent-Moon
07/20/21 5:55:09 PM
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Japan's own people are against it because they've failed so badly with vaccines compared to other major countries, Covid is already rampant in the Olympic village, and four sponsors have dropped out over the past 48 hours.

This will probably be the first Olympics of my lifetime I just don't watch any of. It feels so wildly uncomfortable. I suspect though that ratings will be abysmal. The ratings for most sports have gone down in the past year and the public perception of this Olympics is awful.

I'm still legitimately surprised North Korea is the only country so far to withdraw.

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Grand Kirby
07/20/21 5:58:44 PM
#3:


I want to watch just for the inevitable moment when an athlete shits themselves on live television because of the Omega Variant that this event generates.

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FFDragon
07/20/21 6:01:52 PM
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It's very sad that I am watching this with the morbid curiosity of a freight train barreling down on an orphanage.

This thing should never happen, but since it is, might as well enjoy the schadenfreude.

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Dark Silvergun
07/20/21 6:10:08 PM
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Question now is, will the Olympics even happen?

Japan may pull the plug and cancel the whole thing at the last minute.

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Menji
07/20/21 6:31:24 PM
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Are they letting spectators in?

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charmander6000
07/20/21 6:41:55 PM
#7:


Dark Silvergun posted...
Question now is, will the Olympics even happen?

Japan may pull the plug and cancel the whole thing at the last minute.

At this point I'd argue that it's too late to cancel. It would take a large outbreak among athletes for it to stop and even then I imagine they may make it sport specific before pulling the plug entirely.

Also for all the doom and gloom about the cases in Japan, they are only getting around 2000 a day. Per capita that's 1/5 of what the United States is getting.

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249USDollars
07/20/21 6:42:36 PM
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Grand Kirby posted...
I want to watch just for the inevitable moment when an athlete shits themselves on live television
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Maniac64
07/20/21 6:48:15 PM
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Dark Silvergun posted...
Question now is, will the Olympics even happen?

Japan may pull the plug and cancel the whole thing at the last minute.
Japan cant afford to cancel. They would have to pay the IOC so much it would bankrupt the country.

Only the IOC can realistically cancel it.

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FFDragon
07/20/21 6:50:09 PM
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In addition to covid there is apparently sewage water in Tokyo bay for the free swimming and triathlon events.

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Crescent-Moon
07/21/21 1:58:15 AM
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Olympics canceled forever

I honestly feel like 95% of the world actually wouldn't seriously care if that happened.

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ninkendo
07/21/21 2:33:05 AM
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SpikeSetsFire
07/21/21 4:19:16 AM
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I was all for the Olympics because I had tickets.
Then they banned spectators.
So now I'm against it. >_>


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_SecretSquirrel
07/21/21 4:52:55 AM
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The anti-sex beds are still living rent free in my head. That's all.

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MZero
07/21/21 5:16:11 AM
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Maniac64 posted...
Japan cant afford to cancel. They would have to pay the IOC so much it would bankrupt the country.

Only the IOC can realistically cancel it.

yeah this. Heck the IOC

I won't be watching and I encourage everyone to do the same

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SpikeSetsFire
07/21/21 6:05:47 AM
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They just announced that Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 Olympics.
They were the only country to bid for it.
The other 194 countries didn't want a bar of it. And why would they...


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249USDollars
07/21/21 6:13:13 AM
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SpikeSetsFire posted...
They just announced that Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 Olympics.
They were the only country to bid for it.
The other 194 countries didn't want a bar of it. And why would they...
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neonreaper
07/21/21 6:23:52 AM
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Sweden pounding the USWMNT

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charmander6000
07/21/21 11:09:50 AM
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10-3 in a football match is an odd score. If you are bad enough to let in 10 goals usually you aren't good enough to score 3.

Though all three goals came from the same person so I guess their strategy is "give her the ball and hope she can do something with it"

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charmander6000
07/21/21 12:29:16 PM
#21:


Xtlm posted...
lol USA Womens soccer

They really need to find some younger blood. Even if they turn it around, them not integrating younger players will catch up on them. They only have 2 players under the age of 26.

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Crescent-Moon
07/21/21 12:39:53 PM
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SpikeSetsFire posted...
They just announced that Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 Olympics.
They were the only country to bid for it.
The other 194 countries didn't want a bar of it. And why would they...
Somehow, there's always one.

And half the time the country ends up bankrupt or close for doing it.

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Cavedweller2000
07/21/21 2:24:28 PM
#23:


249USDollars posted...
Tune in for the 50km race walk in that case because men shitting themselves there is never unusual.
They walk like they're about to shit themselves anyway

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andylt
07/21/21 6:29:36 PM
#24:


No slander against the race walk!

In other news: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1417917923990163459

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FFDragon
07/21/21 6:32:09 PM
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If Bear Evasion/Capture was an Olympic sport I'd watch that shit 24/7

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GameBopAdv
07/21/21 7:06:09 PM
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An olympic related thought that's been on my mind...

I remember in one of the recent olympic events from the past few years, the gold medal for snowboarding or something was awarded to someone so completely unexpected, where some TV stations weren't even bothering with filming their attempt and were just filming interviews at the time instead...
What I'm wondering is, has this kind of thing ever happened in a judged event? Someone completely unexpected managing to earn gold, I mean. Like, a part of me wonders if the human judge element would allow for that sort of thing, or if subconscious biases & expectations would be too strong or something like that.

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PrivateBiscuit1
07/21/21 7:16:27 PM
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Boycott the 2021 Olympics

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Xtlm
07/21/21 7:20:03 PM
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Skiing girl Ester Ledecka
Top tier slalom snowboarder who did Skiing on the side and pulled the run of her life.

A lot of judged events have your routine or whatnot predetermined (you tell them what you are going to do) which sets a baseline score for you. Then they usually judge on deductions.

Or umm 2002 figure skating could happen.

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Xtlm
07/21/21 7:21:08 PM
#29:


PrivateBiscuit1 posted...
Boycott the 2021 Olympics
Already watched nearly a full game of softball today already. Sorry bro

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PrivateBiscuit1
07/21/21 7:24:18 PM
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Xtlm posted...
Already watched nearly a full game of softball today already. Sorry bro
its cool i forgive you

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Maniac64
07/21/21 8:15:36 PM
#31:


GameBopAdv posted...
What I'm wondering is, has this kind of thing ever happened in a judged event? Someone completely unexpected managing to earn gold, I mean. Like, a part of me wonders if the human judge element would allow for that sort of thing, or if subconscious biases & expectations would be too strong or something like that
I mean its not on that same level but I know Gabby Douglas definitely wasn't expected to win all-around gold in Womens gymnastics in 2012.

She had never won a single individual gold medal in a world level competition prior to that olympics. And I dont think she had any all-around medals in a non-junior level competition.

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Dark Silvergun
07/21/21 8:41:07 PM
#32:


I don't expect them to cancel, but I just heard the option is not ruled out.

ninkendo posted...
What's my USA basketball schedule

This is what I found for the Men's Tournament Group Stage:
July 25: France vs. USA
July 28: Iran vs. USA
July 31: Czech Republic vs. USA

Also, in the Group Stage, the top 2 out 3 in third place can advance to the Knockout Stage.

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Xtlm
07/21/21 10:13:56 PM
#33:


ninkendo posted...
What's my USA basketball schedule
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics#Calendar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_tournament#Group_A

Also USA women softball 2-0 already. Eeked out a win over Canada just now (1-0).

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ChichiriMuyo
07/21/21 11:54:36 PM
#34:


_SecretSquirrel posted...
The anti-sex beds are still living rent free in my head. That's all.
Your head must be on the bad side of town if you let bullshit lies live there for free. There are actual videos of Olympians jumping up and down on those beds and they hold up better than most of the beds you can buy at walmart.

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FFDragon
07/22/21 12:30:58 AM
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You can buy beds at Walmart?

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_SecretSquirrel
07/22/21 3:55:00 AM
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ChichiriMuyo posted...
Your head must be on the bad side of town if you let bullshit lies live there for free. There are actual videos of Olympians jumping up and down on those beds and they hold up better than most of the beds you can buy at walmart.
The ridiculousness of the headline itself is what amuses me. I hadn't seen these videos, but even if they worked as intended, I know some gymnast couples would take it as a challenge to fuck on the beds without them collapsing.

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Cavedweller2000
07/22/21 5:05:00 AM
#37:


BBC News - Olympics opening ceremony director sacked for Holocaust joke https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57924885

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SpikeSetsFire
07/22/21 7:05:26 AM
#38:


It's just one thing after another!

I went to the Tokyo Stadium today for a look.
It is completely barricaded off.
The police and army are guarding anyone from entering or leaving.
The train station was upgraded to accommodate international visitors.
That's gone to waste..

So disappointing.

Anyway... The soccer is on now!
Go Japan and the Aussies!


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andylt
07/22/21 8:28:12 AM
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_SecretSquirrel posted...
The ridiculousness of the headline itself is what amuses me. I hadn't seen these videos, but even if they worked as intended, I know some gymnast couples would take it as a challenge to fuck on the beds without them collapsing.
Yeah the anti-sex beds was some bogus info that spread like wildfire, probably because it's such a funny idea. No need for that other person to be so rude in their response to you though.

https://twitter.com/McClenaghanRhys/status/1416567768938291203

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Grand Kirby
07/22/21 1:06:35 PM
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If they really needed an anti-sex bed they could just use mine.

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charmander6000
07/22/21 1:23:04 PM
#41:


Based on the men's football highlights, Brazil and Mexico have come to play, while Europe obviously doesn't care about the Olympics.

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Crescent-Moon
07/22/21 1:47:23 PM
#42:


charmander6000 posted...
Based on the men's football highlights, Brazil and Mexico have come to play, while Europe obviously doesn't care about the Olympics.
European Football doesn't need the Olympics or need to risk it's 200 million superstars on it.

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charmander6000
07/22/21 2:51:49 PM
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Pretty much, the last time two European nations won a medal in the same men's tournament was in 1992 while at the World Cup the last time we only had a single European nation on the podium was 1978.

Add in the fact that we just had the Euro Cup and there isn't much of an appetite for them to take it seriously.

Men's football is really only there to play lip service because not having the world's most popular sport at the Olympics would be weird. Tennis is pretty depleted, we are missing half the top players who declined (some due to injury). Golf surprisingly only had a few withdrawals so we'll get to see it at almost full strength (if you like golf)

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SpikeSetsFire
07/23/21 7:42:08 AM
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Oooh... Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy music plays while the athletes enter the arena during the opening ceremony. I like that!


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paulg235
07/23/21 7:43:07 AM
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SpikeSetsFire posted...
Oooh... Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy music plays while the athletes enter the arena during the opening ceremony. I like that!
Was just about to post the Final Fantasy Victory fanfare playing.

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paulg235
07/23/21 7:53:09 AM
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Also, playing Kingdom Hearts' Olympus Theme at the olympics... Genius.

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Nanis23
07/23/21 8:07:56 AM
#47:


Are all the songs from Square Enix games?

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Cavedweller2000
07/23/21 8:11:18 AM
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This is insane. Heard kingdom hearts first, now final fantasy. Awesome!

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Nanis23
07/23/21 8:20:52 AM
#49:


OMG Song of the Ancients

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07/23/21 8:24:43 AM
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Cavedweller2000
07/23/21 8:25:17 AM
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I'd lose my shit if they start playing One Winged Angel lol

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