Is there any Olympic coverage on the web?

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Is there any Olympic coverage on the web?

Post by John Q. Public » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:05 pm

We're getting a little tired of NBC's personality pieces on Napoleon Acidophilis Ohno, interrupted only occasionally to cover only the American athletes in selected events. Anybody know where we can watch some of the actual competition?
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Post by SoMelo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:16 pm

John Q. Public wrote:We're getting a little tired of NBC's personality pieces on Napoleon Acidophilis Ohno, interrupted only occasionally to cover only the American athletes in selected events. Anybody know where we can watch some of the actual competition?
I found a European one for audio only.. It has Live streaming but it is Geo restricted.. I'm fed up with NBC too.. I usually read the outcome before NBC starts their broadcast. olympic audio
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Post by Parrotpaul » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:12 pm

I stopped watching the newtwork coverage of the Olympics years ago. The Winternationals finals yesterday on ESPN2 was a great day of drag racing, however. John Force is back. Looked like a terrific day at the races in Pomona...temps in the low 80's...last time we went we were numb by the time they ran off the fuel finals. Strange to see Brandon Bernstein in a blue car.
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Post by Red » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:07 pm

John Q. Public wrote:We're getting a little tired of NBC's personality pieces on Napoleon Acidophilis Ohno, interrupted only occasionally to cover only the American athletes in selected events. Anybody know where we can watch some of the actual competition?
Not only that, having to sit there and listen to that little peep squeak of a man bob costas droan on and on about nothing and the insufferable commericals every two minutes. I pray they dont invite that keith overbite as a commentator. That would sew it up for me!

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Post by Parrotpaul » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:09 pm

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Not only that, having to sit there and listen to that little peep squeak of a man bob costas droan on and on about nothing and the insufferable commericals every two minutes. I pray they dont invite that keith overbite as a commentator. That would sew it up for me!
Without the commercials who pays for the insufferable coverage you watch?
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Post by Red » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:13 pm

Parrotpaul wrote: Without the commercials who pays for the insufferable coverage you watch?
I don't watch that much, so I don't worry about it. I bet you can't wait for curling! :mrgreen:
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Post by not4u13 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:15 pm

CNBC and MSNBC are also covering events, and not just those that the US is involved with. Costas is only handling the primary network coverage. When NBC airs their prime-time coverage, those channels are not showing the Olympics but you can see events on any of those three channels during the day.

Oh ... and apparently they are also airing coverage on the USA network.

NBC has virtually shut off the web live feeds in favor of advertising dollars. It is a business dontchaknow.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:16 pm

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I don't watch that much, so I don't worry about it. I bet you can't wait for curling!
I love curling. It is quiet, laid back, and the Swedish womens' team is well worth watching.
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Post by perspixx » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:37 pm

www.channelsurfing.net usually has live streams, unfortunately some of them are not in English (it's a pirated Eurosport feed). You may have use IE and/or download Sopcast to get some of them to work. I was able to watch the entire snowboard cross event and men's downhill today.
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Post by SoMelo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:41 pm

The only event I'm interested in watching is the snowboarding competition. Shaun White is one fearless dude

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Post by perspixx » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:50 pm

SoMelo wrote:The only event I'm interested in watching is the snowboarding competition. Shaun White is one fearless dude
You want fearless? How about the lugers going down the same run that killed one of their contemporaries a few days ago... or the ski jumpers flying through the air for the length of a football field... a couple backflips off a half-pipe is tame compared to those guys, who aren't as commercialized as Malachi but every bit as awesome.
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Post by SoMelo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:06 pm

perspixx wrote: You want fearless? How about the lugers going down the same run that killed one of their contemporaries a few days ago... or the ski jumpers flying through the air for the length of a football field... a couple backflips off a half-pipe is tame compared to those guys, who aren't as commercialized as Malachi but every bit as awesome.
Not so much into the luge and I haven't enjoyed ski jumping since Eddie

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Post by 18echo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:02 am

Red wrote:
I don't watch that much, so I don't worry about it. I bet you can't wait for curling! :mrgreen:
I have never been a big fan of curling, but in so much that the olympics are supposed to be all about the best in the world competing for medals, I would rather see the medal round of any sport I never heard of, rather than a series of 15 minute fluff stories about the struggles and hardship of some athlete who will not be in the medal round of his/her event.

I did, however, enjoy watching the U.S. womens' hockey team "conduct a hockey clinic" for the Chinese team.
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Post by Logic.in.LN » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:21 am

perspixx wrote: You want fearless? How about the lugers going down the same run that killed one of their contemporaries a few days ago... or the ski jumpers flying through the air for the length of a football field... a couple backflips off a half-pipe is tame compared to those guys, who aren't as commercialized as Malachi but every bit as awesome.
I have been enjoying the snowboard cross - 4 racers, same time, same course, first to the bottom wins. It will be interesting to see the ski cross that has been added this year.

Similarly, I like short track speed skating for the same reasons, all the competitors are competing at the same time and same place. You have to beat the guy next to you not the clock.
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Post by GOODave » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:22 pm

BTW, Melo, are you aware your nosepick is photoshopped?

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Post by perspixx » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:22 pm

Logic.in.LN wrote: I have been enjoying the snowboard cross - 4 racers, same time, same course, first to the bottom wins. It will be interesting to see the ski cross that has been added this year.

Similarly, I like short track speed skating for the same reasons, all the competitors are competing at the same time and same place. You have to beat the guy next to you not the clock.
I like those events, I just hate the announcers constantly calling them "NASCAR on _____" (skis, ice, etc.)
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Post by SoMelo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:40 pm

Does anyone really believe that Chicken McNugget's are the number 1 food for the Olympics? :puke:
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Post by ~44~ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:44 pm

SoMelo wrote:Does anyone really believe that Chicken McNugget's are the number food for the Olympics? :puke:

Number what?

....and really with that sig? kinda gross Melo
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