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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: 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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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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tranquility922 wrote: 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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jackrabbit000 wrote: 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: 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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jackrabbit000 wrote: The lights behind the chairs make it look like the stadium is empty. PyeongChang is only around 120 km away from Seoul.
Ok, lemme get this straight, were the lights hiding the crowd or was that the empty ministadium for the athletes? Either way, poor visuals...Looked hilarious.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Yeah, I know but I was talking about the opening ceremonies.
When is the Opening Ceremony? How can I watch it?
https://cbchelp.cbc.ca/hc/en-ca/article ... -watch-it-

The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, February 9. Coverage begins with the pre-show at 5:30 a.m. ET, with the Ceremony itself beginning at 6 a.m. ET. You can watch live on CBC TV, CBC News Network, TSN, Sportsnet on CBC.ca/olympics and watch.cbc.ca and via the CBC Olympic app for Android and iOS.

The broadcast on television and online will include Described Video.

There will be an encore broadcast that evening on CBC TV at 9 p.m. ET. You can also stream the Opening Ceremony on demand on CBC.ca/olympics after the live broadcast until February 28.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: The lights behind the chairs make it look like the stadium is empty. PyeongChang is only around 120 km away from Seoul.
122 miles by train

The shiny new Korean Train Express was built to shuttle guest of the Olympic games back and forth to make traveling easier. How efficient is it?

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jackrabbit000 wrote: 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's prime time was cut and paste and I think NBC did a better job during prime time showing the athletes from all the other countries !
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EdT586 wrote: CBC's prime time was cut and paste and I think NBC did a better job during prime time showing the athletes from all the other countries !
NBC actually expanded the parade of nations...

"The parade of athletes from each country walking into the stadium and taking their seats, which took 50 minutes or so to complete in real life, went 95 minutes in NBC’s production."
from http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/in ... story.html
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tk1000 wrote: NBC actually expanded the parade of nations...

"The parade of athletes from each country walking into the stadium and taking their seats, which took 50 minutes or so to complete in real life, went 95 minutes in NBC’s production."
from http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/in ... story.html
I liked NBC's commentaries much better, funny they were less basis against the two Koreas compared to those eggheads on the CBC dwelling on politics they have no understanding of !
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EdT586 wrote: I liked NBC's commentaries much better, funny they were less basis against the two Koreas compared to those eggheads on the CBC dwelling on politics they have no understanding of !
I did not watch the opening ceremonies in its entirety, just watched the highlights CBC.ca

Some people do not agree with you regarding the NBC broadcast...

People Were Not Happy With Katie Couric and Mike Tirico During the Opening Ceremony
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/en ... ke-tirico/

The ceremony was filled with spectacle, symbolism, and national pride. But some viewers didn't take too kindly to the commentary on the NBC broadcast, and took to social media to vent that they felt it distracted from the technical beauty of the event. Others felt their commentary focused too much on the threat from North Korea while not paying attention to South Korea's merits as host.
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Evgenia Medvedeva (arguably) the best female figure skater of all time makes her Olyympic debut in the team competition. She has something like 11 of the 14 highest ISU scores of all time.

I'm curious to see how she's received in South Korea, because she broke most of Yuna Kim's records in the past 2 years.

I hope she brings back her Sailor Moon routine for he gala exhibition.

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