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  1. There was some discussion about cutting women's hockey from the Winter Games because of concerns of lack of competition!! I wonder if maybe they should consider eliminating women's basketball. The US Women have won the last five golds. There is not reason to believe that they won't win a 6th straight one in Rio. I wonder with the lopsided games, I wonder if some players on the other teams when they play the US are not giving their best effort? The lack of competition is ridiculous!! The fans deserve a tournament that is fun and exciting. Not a lopsided affair each time!! At least the US NBA
  2. I do not understand why NBC keeps tearing the closing ceremonies to pieces so they can show another premiere of some stupid sitcom!! They did not show the final medal ceremony, the piano and circus segments as well as the playing of the Greek and Olympic anthems. Shame on you NBC!! Is it NBC's decision or are the producers of the sitcoms demanding that their show be premiered!! Somebody needs to tell the producers of the sitcoms back off. Maybe it is time for the IOC/USOC to award the rights to another network(ABC/ESPN would be my preference)
  3. The NBC Commentator noted that the communist Russia era history segment was the "touchiest" portion of the opening ceremony. It probably would be too complicated and political for the director to have gone into too much depth into the Stalin era and Soviet Breakup. It begs a question. If Berlin hosts a future summer games, how would opening ceremony producers do a segment that would touch on WWII, Hitler and the Nazi's as well as Soviet bloc division of Germany and eventual reunification. Could be even more trickier.
  4. I think the IOC should re-name the Opening/ Closing Ceremonies. I understand there are the traditional protocol element(Athletes Parade,opening speeches,lighting of the cauldro etc) But times have changed!! The ceremonies don't seem completely ceremony esq at all!! It really seems more like 3-5 hour concert/ party(a extended Super Bowl Half Time show!!) Don't want to lose the spectators and tv audiences with all protocol!! The term "opening/closing festival or party would be better.
  5. Sounds like it was a spectacular show!! The bear mascot looks somewhat like Misha(A nod to the 1980 Moscow opening/closing festivies?) Too bad that the political grand standing and boycotts prevented many from seeing the Moscow festivies i n 1980. Not a bit surprised who they chose to light the flame. Salt Lake City had Mike Eruzione and the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team light the flame. Russia answered with Tretiak!!
  6. The "timing issue" may be what's against tokyo. With the 2018 Winter games in South Korea will the IOC allow the olympics to held in Asia just two years later?
  7. In relation the the discussion about sports that should be eliminated what sports do you think should be added? Here are some of my suggestions: Ballroom Dancing/ group dance competition Rollerblading/Roller skating Skateboarding
  8. 1 1/2 half hour to go before NBC goes on air!! They might cut it close!!
  9. We don't disrepect the North Korean people themselves. But their government needs to change!! But thats for a different forum.
  10. What will NBC do if the show goes beyond the time they are suppose to air it.
  11. Maybe the moment of silence is a reference to the Munich massacrae(but not directly).
  12. It is great that is so far so good as far as the technical aspect of this show!! Keeping fingers crossed for the cauldron lighting!!
  13. This is great idea for this live chat. Don't have to wait for NBC's delay broadcast.
  14. The parade of nations should be happening within then next half hour I would imagine(If the show's timing continues to go correctly).
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