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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Surprised there isn't a thread for this yet.

Well to kick things off, CBC updated their app for the Olympics. Enjoyed being able to switch between CBC and IOC streams during the Rio games.

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/ca ... s-app.html


Opening Ceremony is on Friday, but (mixed) curling actually starts tomorrow.
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tk1000 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2018 4:01 pm
The Olympics are a mass propaganda tool for countries to assimilate their citizens
https://qz.com/1190089/winter-olympics- ... anda-tool/
That's just silly.

Canadians aren't that interested this time around due to no NHL players in the Olympics, plus the awful time difference.

But, I will tune in to enjoy biathlon, alpine skiing, and short track speed skating. You people should really broaden your palate in winter sports besides hockey.
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Mixed curling is amazing. Unfortunately, Canada missed key shots, and we lost that first match.

Looking forward to the start of the figure skating team event today.
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Why is the Olympics started already before the opening ceremonies on Friday?
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I think it was always like that, including Summer Olympics. Some events, maybe too long, start a day or two before opening ceremony.
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Breakfast today at CBC was great. So much free food. Also complimentary VR goggles.

You can rewatch the opening ceremonies in VR + an event each day too

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/vr/schedule
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Did I see correctly, was that a nearly empty stadium for the opening ceremony?

Looks like a flop already. Can't get into it.
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Opening ceremonies on NBC is a total joke. The commentators are idiots. When the US team came out it was all USA and they skipped about 10-12 countries or more. Why is the CBC not broadcasting this on prime time? What a bunch of clowns.
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Did I see correctly, was that a nearly empty stadium for the opening ceremony?

Looks like a flop already. Can't get into it.
No, you did not see correctly. Maybe you saw the empty seats reserved for the athletes?

"The stadium is 95% full save for a broad swath of seats reserved for the athletes once they parade in, which is scheduled to begin about 20 minutes after the ceremony begins."

from https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/ ... 56c9fb86dc
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Feb 9th, 2018 9:21 pm
Opening ceremonies on NBC is a total joke. The commentators are idiots. When the US team came out it was all USA and they skipped about 10-12 countries or more. Why is the CBC not broadcasting this on prime time? What a bunch of clowns.
CBC is broadcasting it in prime time
http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/daily/

Watch Day 1 coverage of CBC Olympic Primetime, featuring mixed doubles curling and Opening Ceremony (encore)
https://olympics.cbc.ca/video/whats-on- ... ny-encore/
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tk1000 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2018 9:21 pm
No, you did not see correctly. Maybe you saw the empty seats reserved for the athletes?

"The stadium is 95% full save for a broad swath of seats reserved for the athletes once they parade in, which is scheduled to begin about 20 minutes after the ceremony begins."

from https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/ ... 56c9fb86dc
Lol, ok tx. The way they shot it, it looked hilarious. No shots of the full stadium at all.

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