Somehow my thread mysteriously vanished, so I made a new one. The Games of the XXX Olympiad gets officially underway tomorrow with the opening ceremonies. We had some group matches of the men's and women's football tournaments today and yesterday. Which sports are you guys going to be watching? I'll keep an up to date medals table here in this thread as well.
Can't wait for the badminton lol. Pretty much the only time I get to watch it on TV.
Other than that I'll just watch whatever sounds good. Doubt I'll bother with the football, seems like British footballers weren't particularly arsed about playing in it. Hopefully they do well though.
I live just outside London (only a couple hours to get into it usually - not with the Olympic traffic) so I guess I should be thrilled by the Olympics being here. I love what it stands for, and the amount of people that enjoy it is really quite astounding, and the physical and technological prowess on show (As well as the amalgamation of culture) is quite a thing to see appear (especially when I have seen it gradually piece together over the course of the last couple years) but in all honesty I have no fondness for it in practice. I believe my parents are going to watch some events (My Dad has tickets to the Gymnastics I think, and my Mum is going to one of the boat sports - possibly rowing). But I will not be doing anything like that even though I live so close to it. I personally don't enjoy the sport side of it, but the overall scope and the wonder that gets shown off is quit spectacular (seeing bits of it when I went into London Monday on the sides of buildings and such was quite interesting). So I like it and I am glad it is here however I will not be spending my time watching many sports. Still C'mon Team GB!
Really looking forward to the games this year. Have a PVR for this one so no highlights for me! Gonna be able to see the events I actually care about. Looking most forward to gymnastics, triathlon (pentathlon octagonathlon all of it) and general track and field stuff. Go Canada! We're gonna win the gold in bonin'!
Edit: Also the logo looks like something that would be a crazy DLC level in the original Adventure for the 2600.
I like some good old track and field, the field events more so. Triple jump or high jump are just to good not to watch. The soccer today was great, it's kind of a shame the rest of the games will be mixed in with all the other events. I can't spend several hours everyday watching soccer and random events.
I am hopelessly addicted to Women's Gymnastics. I also really like most of the track and field events, but honestly, when the Olympics are happening I keep it on in the background all day regardless of what's on.
Yeah, I remember watching women's gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Olympics like it was yesterday. It was really exciting.