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  1. Given that Pairs is the most popular FS discipline in China, they wanted especially that to stay in Chinese prime time, and its also the last event on the figure skating program, rather than the first. If my memory serves me right, the last time Pairs wasn't first was 1972. Since the whole schedule was a compromise, NBC chose to have mens FS live in US prime time, since we have the gold medal favorite, as opposed to womens FS where a US woman will vie for 4th place. Same with dance and pairs, US has a medal contender for dance vs nobody in the top 6 in pairs.
  2. Mens figure skating ice dance final and team figure skating are moved to morning so as to be in US prime time. Women's skating and pairs stay in the evening local time. You are correct, Alpine Skiing will be in US prime time, except second runs of GS and Slalom (Women's being the only thing NBC would even care about) are around 1AM on US East Coast. They will still stream everyting live.
  3. Personally, I have not really cared for any Winter Games medal design since Innsbruck 64 and 76. 1988 was the last sort of traditional medal shape, after that we get crazy glass and bagel medals.
  4. Now the Post headline is Biden says US is "considering" a diplomatic boycott. He was meeting with Trudeau today.
  5. Well, I guess we could have heard about the protesters being arrested in Greece at the Torch Lighting Ceremony, but we didn't. About the only favorable news for this topic in the last few weeks.
  6. 1. Barcelona Barcelona 1992 Olympics music - Fanfarria Promenade (Medal Ceremony music) - YouTube 2. Atlanta 3. Salt Lake City
  7. Beijing 2022: boycott unlikely as NHL players lock in, Meng Wanzhou saga is over and US Olympic Committee makes vaccines mandatory | South China Morning Post (scmp.com)
  8. China Women's Volleyball, Olympic Gold Medalists 1984 and 2016.
  9. I realize I could look it up but I assume the 5% threshold still applies for a party to win any seats (if they don't win a constituency)?
  10. CBC and CTV have called the election. Liberal Win.
  11. Global tensions are quite the opposite I'd say. Then the issue was an invasion of Afghanistan. Now the issue its a retreat from Afghanistan.
  12. For you, RWB: China Hawks Try for Beijing Olympics Boycotts on Defense Bill - Defense One
  13. Well, The National Hockey League players are going to Beijing. Canada is NOT a dictatorship.
  14. Sam Kendricks, USA pole vaulter, for one. American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid (msn.com)
  15. Just because Sidney Crosby scored a sudden death goal, how did that make your life better?
  16. With me and the Olympics, its always been athletics first, then everything else. But I'm not honed in on anything or anyone in particular beyond that. I do want to follow/watch as much softball and baseball as I can, both for the US-Japan rivalry and the Israeli baseball team. But of course there are many storylines across many sports to follow, keeping up with all of them is an almost impossible task. As to specific events being postponed or cancellled, I had not given that any thought till now, but of course you are right. Until now, I had only really thought about the whole Games being cancelled, not anythng specific. As for TV listings, my NBCSN listings have non-stop Olympics starting at 7AM Eastern on Monday July 19. Even though the first event is not until 8PM on Tuesday July 20.
  17. I'm making a sort of in between post here. I still think the Games will take place. But until the actual start of competition, just 14 days from now on Day -2, evening of July 20 in the Eastern US, I can't bring myself to make my plans around the fact the Games will take place. For example, my time off from work is approved, and there is no chance I would be needed to work those 2 weeks. But I can just as easily tell my boss, oh, forget abut me taking the 2 weeks off, I'll be working on July 26.
  18. Same, and then hopefully Dodger Stadium in 2028.
  19. How was it dawn in London? The ceremony began at about 8pm local time if IIRC. And that's when Tokyo's will start 8pm local GMT +9
  20. Agree. Although TV money is the biggest motive for the IOC, I have to think that they did not want an extra 2 or 3 months of 2022 protests if Tokyo 2020NE had been cancelled.
  21. Campaigners call for NBC to cancel plans to broadcast Beijing 2022 (insidethegames.biz) "Campaigners said they were denied entry to the building (NBC HQ) and asked to leave the premises."
  22. Japan will be the main competition for gold. I expect (hope for?) a Japan - USA final. Japan's team will have the best players from the Japanese leagues, and from what I understand, winning this gold medal is as important as any there is for the Japanese public (at least those who still support having the Games). It would be a nice story though if Israel could get in there for a medal. I'm also looking forward to the softball competition, I expect a Japan - USA final there as well. And softball will be the opening event of the Games, with the first games taking place 2 days before the Opening Ceremonies.
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