September 3rd, 2008 - Deborah-365731 said:
Swimming because my old coaches were there with their competing atheletes. Please pray for Michael Lohberg's recovery from Aplastic Anemia. He was diagnosed just before the olympics began and is stable now. He is Dara Torres' coach...who ironically lost the gold by 1/100th of a second to my other coach's athelete Britta...but she still got the silver for Team USA and made her personal best time. Yea Team USA! :cool:
August 30th, 2008 - Nigel-84606 said:
Unfortunately, we had rather pathetic coverage of the Olympics here in Aus. Wanted to watch a lot of the athletics but they kept showing equestrian and sync swimming. Which brings me to the age old question "If a sync swimmer drowns, do they all have to drown as well?"
The TV station had the gall to interrupt their commercials and show some sport. Then again, they seemed to be promoting a lot of their up-coming shows, had endless slow-motion montages, repeats of earlier events where Aussies won a medal, repeats of those repeats, and then super slow-mo repeats of those repeated repeats.
I gave up watching it and decided to listen to the radio coverage by the non-commercial Aust. Broadcasting corp which was infinitely more exciting and was live.
August 12th, 2008 - Jim-5730 said:
Um, all of the above and more. I'm not crazy about gymnastics, but I've even watched a lot of that just because it's the Olympics. It's the thrill of victory (e.g. US Mens 4x100 freestyle) and the agony of defeat (or even the agony of silver after shooting off one's mouth). Even if you're not a fan of any of these particular sports, these folks are the best of the best from around the world. How can you not watch? ...except for maybe synchronized swimming or something like that.
August 12th, 2008 - Madonna-68907 said:
One of the options of the poll should be "I'm not going to watch the Olympics because of their violence toward Tibet and their forced abortions. By attending it or supporting it or even watching it you are supporting China and their 1 child per family law and then after that they try to force abortons.
These olympics are being held on soil of the blood of many many babies. At lest in U.S.A. our people decide to commit murder when they have an abortion. In China, it is forced upon them.
We should not be putting the false God of sports above the lives of our innocent babies. God is watching. We are called to do anything we can to save the lives of these little ones. Watching the Olympics is promoting forced abortion in China. We will be held accountable.
August 9th, 2008 - Mary-203631 said:
I'm with Patti, Olivia, Kenneth, and, I'm sure quite a few other Olympic-holics...I can't watch just one! I love swimming, gymnastics, track and field, and basketball. Volleyball's okay, too, especially the indoor kind (with real clothing, not bikinis). I've watched fencing, equestrian, shooting, cycling, fencing, badminton, soccer, and women's weight lifting. And it's been less than 24 hours since the opening!
Surely there's a self-help group for this sort of addiction. ;-P