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What's your favorite Olympic game?
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abby
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Jul 15, 2012, 10:57 PM
 
With the 2012 Olympics approaching and the fact that I’ve been playing this pretty cool Olympics games, I was just wondering what everyone’s favorite Olympic game would be. As far as the game is concerned, there is an archery game that you can play and I really enjoy that. However, when it comes to watching the Olympics, I would probably have to go with basketball as being my favorite sport.

So, what about you? What is your favorite Olympic event?

Here’s the link to the game:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-2012-official-mobile/id514520676?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-2012-official-mobile/id526999647?mt=8
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Jul 16, 2012, 01:50 AM
 
I like the track and field events, archery, and gymnastics. I don't much care for the others.

Edit: Oh, and diving.
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Jul 16, 2012, 06:44 AM
 
QWOP and stuff
     
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Jul 16, 2012, 06:46 AM
 
Curling.
     
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Jul 16, 2012, 06:49 AM
 
Hockey.

That's the only one I give a rat's ass about, but I love it. Love Olympic hockey.

It's like watching a stream of All-Star games, but the players give a damn.

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Jul 16, 2012, 07:23 AM
 
My fav Olympic event is the drug testing.
     
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Jul 16, 2012, 07:25 AM
 
I like the winter sports better, but I like swimming, archery, and hockey.
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 09:59 AM
 
Definitely track and field events. Pure ability-based athletic competition. The swimming events fall into this category, too.
     
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Jul 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
 
All Track and Field events, and Diving.
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Jul 31, 2012, 11:43 PM
 
you like the games so far?
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Aug 1, 2012, 08:51 AM
 
This might interest the stateside Olympic enthusiasts:

http://9to5mac.com/2012/08/01/how-to-watch-official-bbc-olympics-coverage-from-the-u-s/


Just watched the somewhat patronising video. Short version is: Sign up for "Unblock Us", put these two DNS servers into your network settings:

208.122.23.22
208.122.23.23

It says reboot but you shouldn't need to.

Unblock Us:

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Aug 1, 2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Aug 1, 2012, 12:21 PM
 
As I'm living in the UK, I'm constantly berated by Olympic coverage. Not just now, but in the last few months. Try as I might to ignore it, even using the Internet as my refuge isn't helping in my efforts to avoid the "Global School Sports Day."

Do I hate the Olympics? No. I'm just fed up of the non-stop news about it...
     
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Aug 1, 2012, 12:35 PM
 
I'm afraid my DVR-centric viewing has kept me from watching the Olympics much. I just forget it's on.

However last night I did happen to turn on the TV and it was already on NBC, so I got to watch Michael Phelps break his gold medal record in the swim relay. With the newscaster gushing over him and his big win, I felt a little bad for his teammates. They gave him a huge lead for his leg, so he just had to maintain, but then he was very gracious towards them and gave them credit.

And I saw the US gymnasts get their gold, and yeah, a little choked up there for no good reason.
     
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Aug 2, 2012, 02:28 AM
 
+1 for Breaststroke.
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