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  1. 31 minutes ago, krow said:

    just as a PS, i don't agree that mikey's academia is either here or there, and i while do assume some things about what he will experience it's only because i believe it to be self-evident. i obviously have no idea whether he will see it that way and i stated that. and again, you and i simply have different opinions. i don't think anything i could say would color mikey's opinions of NBC's coverage after he sees it, and i won't censor my replies in threads he starts because he might read them and become biased by them. mikey is an academic and he is surely well trained in how to cope with various opinions and draw objective opinions in spite of them. so please don't try to make me feel bad about stating my opinion first when you've been doing the exact same thing for three replies straight. i'm convinced that mikey is smarter than the two of us put together.


    It's ok everyone is entitled to their opinion. I certainly am forming my own opinions on my topic which is backed up with evidence and facts. I was interviewed by the media during the games and it was published online by Fairfax Media and I certainly read a lot of comments by the public following its publishing (about 159 commented on the article). My opinions aren't swayed by one opinion or one comment. :) 

  2. On 8/31/2016 at 2:47 AM, A-Money1983 said:

    Awaiting Quaker2001's obligatory response...

    This is certainly an interesting debate. The broadcasting of Rio has also received a lot of attention in New Zealand as well as Prime Television which is free to air in New Zealand didn't really provide much live coverage at all. Sky Television had plenty of live coverage, but it was user pays. The debate has become political in New Zealand as some political parties are arguing that coverage of the Olympic's and other major sporting events that New Zealanders are interested in like All Blacks test matches should be live and free to air. 

    I am looking to find coverage of NBC Prime time so I can analyse how the US portrays athletes during prime time. I am doing this with other broadcasters as well. I am looking at Channel 7 Australia and BBC in the UK. I want to see how different broadcasters portray athletes and their native countries athletes. My phd research is looking at how New Zealand's participation in the Olympic Movement has contributed to National Identity. In the modern age, television plays a major part in what people see and think about the Olympic Games. In New Zealand, sport is a huge part of our identity, namely rugby and the All Blacks which is seen as a cornerstone of New Zealand's identity. Yet, Rugby is not a major sport compared to football and other events. The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world, hence why I want to see how New Zealand's Olympic Participation has contributed to what it means to be a New Zealanders. Part of my study is comparing New Zealand to other western countries, like Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the USA. 

    I still haven't found any Prime Time NBC Coverage, so if anyone has a copy please PM me or leave a message here. 

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  3. For me I was most happy with New Zealand's performance - our most ever medals at an Olympic Games - 18 for us was a fantastic achievement. 

    I loved seeing Fiji win their first ever Olympic medal - a gold in the sevens. It was so coon to see how Fiji reacted to their win. Its what the Olympics are all about. 

    I enjoyed seeing Brazil win the mens volleyball and football. They will take huge satisfaction winning those team events!

    Team GB had an amazing games, backing up from four years ago was huge! Being placed second on the table was huge!


    Australia were poor and received a lot of negative press. I thought they would have improved on four years ago. 29 medals for them would have been a disappointment for them.

    India: the second most populous nation doing so poorly! 

  4. 1 hour ago, Alexjc said:


    Nick Willis Mens 1500m!

    Well done! 

    He deserves it. 

    (Bit of argy bargy in there as well...officials looking into it)

    18 medals NZ...

    Athletics, Kayaking/Canoeing, Yachting and Golf providing redemption for the NZ Olympic Team.


    A fantastic BRONZE medal for Nick Willis - a great career from the champ - 18 medals is an amazing achievement from New Zealand. We should be very proud of what our small country has done! Just brilliant.

  5. 2 minutes ago, Alexjc said:

    :DWater saves the day and takes the overall medal tally past London...pheww

    A medal of each colour for NZ today.

    Bronze: Lisa Carrington K500 Women's Kayak.

    Silver: Yachting women's 470 class. 

    Silver: Yachting women's 49er class.

    GOLD: Yachting Men's 49er class.

    Gold count still behind London and LA but a couple of chances still there...of course nowhere near that OTT Ap Media total of 23 medals...too many epic fails.

    Seriously - I dont think anyone realistically expected 23 medals that AP predicted. HPSNZ set a target of 14 which we have met with still some chances to come. 

    This result should be celebrated. It is the most medals we have ever won at a single Olympic Games. It is harder today than ever before to win an Olympic medal. More countries are spending mroe money on elite sport. Just look at the Aussies who havent lived up to expectations. 

    Sure there will always be some athletes that dont live up to expectations. But that is sport. Just as there are some athletes who exceed expectations. 

    That is the beauty of sport. 

    Congratulations to the New Zealand team in Rio! Our most medals ever at a single Olympic Games. 

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  6. Seriously you need to get some perspective. This is sport, and this is the Olympics. It's not meant to be easy. New Zealand had chances to win more medals, and it didn't work out. But if we compare this to four years ago at the end of day seven in London New Zealand had six medals - here we have seven. 

    Valerie's silver was cruel how it played out. But when you think about it, this was her longest throw in 2 years coming back from injury. I just saw an interview with her and she is happy. She is a legend!

    Depressing is a very strong word, and I think you are using it out of context. Let's wait until the games are over before we criticise our team. 

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  7. 6 minutes ago, Alexjc said:

    Overall this Olympiad has been an absolute S**ter first week for NZ.

    Hopefully we will get some rowing in today if weather holds. A gold in there.

    As for Rugby, NZRU just got served a slamming punch by All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen. Pretty much blaming them for not letting Sevens capable players out of Test and Super Rugby duties in Olympic year.



    Yes there have been some disappointments - but I'm not sure its as dire as you make it out to be. New Zealand still has plenty of chances up oursleves - the mens sevens were a disappointment and we should have done better. The NZRU let the side down I believe and I have been told as much by people close to the team. The shooting medal was a real bonus and yes the equestrian team had some rotten luck.


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  8. Bitterly disappointed with the result. The team never really got their campaign going at all. 

    Very disappointing but I do think its awesome to see sevens in the Olympics and its also great to see that the global game is growing and is much more competitive. 

    It will be great to see Fiji get up for the gold and win their countries first Olympic medal. 

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