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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #90 on: August 18, 2008, 10:20:33 am »
Phelps wins 8 gold medals!
Hmmm..is it just me or are they not showing any teams but the US in team sports? (soccer, water polo, basketball, etc.)

Actually I haven't even seen soccer on yet...And dammit I want to watch some Hungarian water polo.
What do you think people in the US want to watch? Countries other than the US? Or soccer, which is a sport the US has little interest in? NBC airs what people are most interested in seeing. If you want to see the other sports, NBC has 6 other channels they are airing the Olympics on. If you have cable, you might get some of those channels. Also, you can watch almost anything you want live, and some other stuff afterwards on demand, at nbc.com
*Distinctly remembers Hungary showing plenty of non-Hungarian countries competing.

Live is great except for the whole 12 hour time difference...I do have school tomorrow, so I doubt I'm gonna stay up until one or whatever to watch what i want to. And although I do get cable, I don't have those other channels....

Maybe I'll be able to watch eurosport over the computer somehow...hmm...

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #91 on: August 18, 2008, 10:18:48 pm »
Phelps wins 8 gold medals!
Hmmm..is it just me or are they not showing any teams but the US in team sports? (soccer, water polo, basketball, etc.)

Actually I haven't even seen soccer on yet...And dammit I want to watch some Hungarian water polo.
What do you think people in the US want to watch? Countries other than the US? Or soccer, which is a sport the US has little interest in? NBC airs what people are most interested in seeing. If you want to see the other sports, NBC has 6 other channels they are airing the Olympics on. If you have cable, you might get some of those channels. Also, you can watch almost anything you want live, and some other stuff afterwards on demand, at nbc.com
*Distinctly remembers Hungary showing plenty of non-Hungarian countries competing.
* Kaze notes that Hungary doesn't have 596 athletes at these Olympics.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #92 on: August 18, 2008, 10:25:28 pm »
One of Current Affair news shows hear in australia did a report on who the hotties are at the games. I saw another that was about some minor controversy or something I can't remember what the report was exactly but it quickly changed to talking about the great wall for the rest of the report for absolutely no reason.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #93 on: August 19, 2008, 05:15:01 am »
If you are looking for a live stream take a look here http://www.engineeringserver.com/blog/2008/08/19/watch-the-olympics-live-behind-your-computer/

works pretty good and the quality is decent.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2008, 09:38:16 am »


Most entertaining picture to come out of the olympics.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #96 on: August 19, 2008, 10:34:17 am »
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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #97 on: August 19, 2008, 11:21:59 pm »
I like how confused the girl in pink looks.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2008, 09:57:02 am »
I don't know how this sounds... but I'm somewhat annoyed with the way the news is ranking the Olympic games. Aren't countries ranked by the gold medal count? I can understand the whole national pride thing, but still, not coming in first in the Olympic games against China isn't going to destroy the United States. The news media can stop trying to fool everyone.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2008, 12:10:45 pm »
I don't know how this sounds... but I'm somewhat annoyed with the way the news is ranking the Olympic games. Aren't countries ranked by the gold medal count? I can understand the whole national pride thing, but still, not coming in first in the Olympic games against China isn't going to destroy the United States. The news media can stop trying to fool everyone.

Yes, it's ranked by gold count. Any other way is someone manipulating the statistics for whatever reason.

In other news:

Brittania rules. Australia drools.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #100 on: August 20, 2008, 01:25:58 pm »
Gold medals/citizen

China: 45 gold medals. Per citizen: 3.404315E-8

USA: 26 gold medals. Per citizen: 8.527134E-8

Great Britain: 16 gold medals. Per citizen: 2.758621E-7


So as you can see, Great Britain is the one who is the "best" in the current top 3.

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2008, 09:54:37 pm »
What's Canada won so far?

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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2008, 10:10:01 pm »
Bolt beat magic's record... Score one world record for Jamaica.
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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2008, 03:42:11 am »
Gold medals/citizen

China: 45 gold medals. Per citizen: 3.404315E-8

USA: 26 gold medals. Per citizen: 8.527134E-8

Great Britain: 16 gold medals. Per citizen: 2.758621E-7


So as you can see, Great Britain is the one who is the "best" in the current top 3.

Ha. In your face, anti-imperialists.Oh wait.

Female Volleyball has been an entertaining event so far. It is just me, or are all the athletes in this event oiled up? Go Cuba!

EDIT: False alarm. It's 'just' rain.

Anyone catch the BMX-ing? That looked just a little bit dangerous to me....
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Re: Bejing Olympic games
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2008, 04:01:01 am »
Everyone plays with the stats to make there own nation look the best assign weighting to the different medals total medals medals to athletes competing or nation population.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 07:00:31 pm by Cobra »