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  1. What a personal redemption for this guy. He is now officially turned his life around big time.
  2. Well, this is Canada's first equestrian Olympic medal, since Montreal 1976. Talk about a long time to get another one.
  3. Never mind having Jacques Rogge making a personal meeting with Canadian officials again, just like in Athens 2004.
  4. Even the American NBC's network commentators are asking what is going on with the Canadian team here at Beijing 2008.
  5. Here's something, compliments of the Orlando Sentinel. Link: Orlando Sentinel: Olympic opening song uses Chinese girl's voice, but says her face was 'not suitable'
  6. While this was going on, my local and national news networks have reported that some events "have lots of empty seats." This is starting to become a broken record for the last few Olympic Games: Supposedly the overall event is "sold out", but the actual attendance of these events looks average.
  7. Well, if this drought in the medal standings continue for the whole first week for Canada, I bet Jacques Rogge will be making a personal call to the team again.
  8. I have compared the two: CBC and NBC. Yep, the CBC is now pretty much a lame duck here and, seriously, the closing ceremony would be cut here and there for sure. NBC did a good job in trying to cover the entire parade as best as it can. Again, the CBC did exactly like Atlanta, Sydney and Athens: feels that it needs to cut sections of the parade for "breaks and broken-down interviews with Canadian athletes." In other words, it has gone downhill.
  9. Even though it is "early" in the Games, I would not be surprised, if Jacques Rogge is going to make a "personal call" again to find out what is going on with the Canadian team. I do believe that this was the case at Athens 2004.
  10. Well, I did notice a slight difference. However, I have already got a high-speed service to begin with.
  11. Now, that is pressure for you. In fact, how is that Vancouver 2010 exhibition is doing at Beijing so far?
  12. Off-topic, I hope that the Lexington (Kentucky) people are at the Hong Kong venue are observing how things are run there. I say this is because the American city is going to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
  13. Guys, is it really just me or those announcers go ahead of themselves, starting with the Japanese team? You see, I thought that, after they announced the Japanese team, the three people already announced the arrival of the Chinese Taipei team, despite that they didn't enter the stadium yet. Eventually, they "corrected" themselves and got back on track again later in the parade.
  14. I am going to see how NBC deals with broadcasting it in a few hours from now.
  15. All right. I like the calligraphy style of writing the Chinese names of all those nations there in those placards. Since I was watching the "encore presentation" of the parade, I believe it was right in this Wikipedia entry below, in contrary of what I wrote here earlier. Man, I hate it, when they do that. Link: 2008 Summer Olympics National Flag Bearers
  16. Well, it is now the time to go for Olympic medals. Tomorrow, SEVEN gold medals are on the line to start things off, from cycling to weightlifting. They are: - Men's Cycling Road Race: Link Page - Women's Individual Sabre: Link Page - Women's 48kg AND Men's 60kg JUDO events: Link Page - Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooting AND Men's 10m Air Pistol SHOOTING events: Link Page - Women's 48kg Weightlifting: Link Page After that, the medals table takes shape.
  17. For those who are not tuned to look at all those posts to find the latest results, here they were in the men's tournament: GROUP A: Australia: 1 - Serbia: 1 (tie) Argentina: 2 - Côte d'Ivoire: 1 GROUP B: USA: 1 - Japan: zero Netherlands: zero - Nigeria: zero (tie) GROUP C: Brazil: 1 - Belgium: zero China: 1 - New Zealand: 1 (tie) GROUP D: Italy: 3 - Honduras: zero South Korea: 1 - Cameroon: 1 (tie) For tomorrow's women's matches,, they are: GROUP E: - Sweden vs. Argentina -> 5:00pm @ Tianjin - China vs. Canada -> 7:45pm @ Tianjin GROUP F: - Nigeria vs. Germany -> 5:00pm @ Shenyang - Brazil vs. North Korea -> 7:45pm @ Shenyang GROUP G: - USA vs. Japan -> 5:00pm @ Qinhuangdao - New Zealand vs. Norway 5:00pm @ Qinhuangdao Good luck to all teams here.
  18. This is what Canadians get, when the CBC is not run or funded properly.
  19. If I remembered the news right way back when, BOCOG wanted to have it and, I believe, dragon-boat racing as demonstration sports. However, since the IOC does not allow that anymore, I guess kung-fu would have to wait for a few more Olympiads, before the idea would get any attention on that front.
  20. Not be an idiot, but you could be generally right about what CTV and its partners would do to broadcast the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics TO CANADIANS AT HOME! If that scenario comes true, like what I was interpreting from the comments made from the Atlanta and SLC videos about NBC there, there will be a lot of unhappy Canadians about why the broadcast was potentially skewered like that. On top of that, it is supposed to be "Canada's Games," according to VANOC? Lots of **** would go flying to the coop for sure.
  21. This is what I got to see for myself. Stealing ideas, huh? Makes you wonder, if that was a bit of a quip to acknowledge the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, even though the Chinese have never heard of it before, save the former British colony of Hong Kong.
  22. WHAT?? Since I am in my lunch break typing this and not have seen the recording yet, how in the world did that nation do that to itself?
  23. Isn't that just great? If, one day, I have that Vancouver 2010 ceremonies recorded and post it up, I would probably get the same comments that "CTV ruined it", like the ones I got with my Lillehammer 1994 videos.
  24. I thought I was hearing things, too, of that "echo." First, I thought it was the sound equipment gone nuts, especially when the two CBC commentators started to talk about describing the ceremony in the beginning. With this post, I know now that I was not the only one that noticed this glitch.
  25. No kidding. I just came home to see how the LIVE recording is and seeing the "encore presentation" of it right now temporarily. I will most likely see it (the encore) one again tonight, as I need to get back to work quickly. This is CBC's last broadcasting of the Olympic Games for a while and this is what I see, as a result? Man, not to get off-topic, but I hope that CTV and its partners do Vancouver 2010 much better in this case.
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