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AuntieDiane6

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  1. I was so grateful it was just happening, that it couldn't be a fail. Nobody died, nobody was shooting into the stadium, nobody called in a bomb threat. I'm good. Hey, NBC addressed that concern by running the Opening Ceremony live at 6:55 am EST. I got my coffee, settled into my recliner and enjoyed it. Now while NBS is repeating the ceremony in the background, I'm watching LIVE gymnastics on nbcolympics.com. It's free too. Tomorrow morning, I'll watch the US male gymnasts performing live as well.
  2. Tonga does not disappoint! Pita is BACK!
  3. AuntieDiane6

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    Note that these may be seen on the FREE nbcolympics.com on your computer. The strange thing is that you can watch the "Main Camera" view or "Apparatus View."
  4. AuntieDiane6

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    She was the best. I never really enjoyed watching her perform, though, because she always had a pained, constipated look on her face when she performed--slight frown, puckered lips. In 1992, at least. It's also unfortunate that she may have been the target of racists already given the controversy over the source of the virus. Now if any team member gets COVID, the public will blame the Asian American.
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    Is there some new rule at USA Gymnastics that everybody's music has to be the most god-awful Muzak not even worthy of an elevator? Nothing recognizable and terrible abrupt cuts. I mean, it doesn't have to be endless renditions of Carmen (like with the skaters) but gee...
  6. AuntieDiane6

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    Caneras registering crushing disappointment MADE Olga Korbut the star of the 72 Olympics and started the entire gymnastics revolution. It makes Simone more sympathetic and human. Besides, she could always turn away.
  7. AuntieDiane6

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    I believe they will, based on the ads I've seen this weekend. Also, nbcoympics.com
  8. AuntieDiane6

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    I agree. But if you can stream the events, you get A to Z competitors. The highlights on NBC are primarily for the viewers who only watch the Olympics to see us win.
  9. AuntieDiane6

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    NBC wouldn't do that if the men produced. They've hyped them in the past only to see them drop from first and landing off the podium.
  10. AuntieDiane6

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    He is good but I'll never forget his continual whining that the women gymnasts got so much more publicity than the men. Yet, he is another one who couldn't stick a landing or perform clean in an international competition if his life depended on it.
  11. AuntieDiane6

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    It also should be noted that Asian announcers frequently mispronounce European names as well. Go get the Chinese feed of the Beijing gymnastics competition for examples. So I guess we're even. (PS--I'm part of an Asian-American family myself)
  12. AuntieDiane6

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    They DID take the Chinese passports as valid. It was the other COUNTRIES' delegations who complained, noting the Chinese gymnasts who competed in youth competitions in their countries who suddenly aged 3 years in 18 months. This is no different than other countries who complain about Tour de France competitors who fail drug tests. Was it racist to grumble about Lance Armstrong? Floyd Landis? Was it racist to complain that Tatiana Gutsu replaced Rosa Galiaeva in the 1992 Individual All-Around for the Russian team after Rosa was allegedly "injured"? Commentators also said the exac
  13. AuntieDiane6

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    I disagree that it's racist. 1) Announcers have been botching gymnasts' names since Nadia COH-MAH-NETCH-EE, COH-MAH-NEETCH, COH-MAH-NESS-EE. 2) The underage drama WAS a genuine controversy as there were multiple reports in both the US and British media about a gymnast submitting multiple birthdates for various events. Nobody talks about it anymore since the Chinese women stopped winning. 3) Critical examination of routines is NOT rude and microagressive. 4) The Chinese pair skaters this year have been treated with the utmost respect and appreciation.
  14. AuntieDiane6

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    But first, gentlemen, start sticking your landings and stop making excuses like, "I got up this morning and I didn't feel just right. (Sam Mikulak). The men's team chokes when it counts the most: second in team qualifying in Rio; medal-less after the team event. Never meeting their potential again and again.
  15. AuntieDiane6

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    They do. On NBC's Olympic Channel. The FIG World Cup/Rhythmic Gymnastics from Italy is on at 6:30 pm Wednesday. It's been on several times since June 2.
  16. AuntieDiane6

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    That's what they said about McKayla Maroney and her vaulting...
  17. AuntieDiane6

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    I wish the men could practice with the women's team for awhile. They just don't seem to have the fight to stick their landings and focus on complete routines.
  18. Let's remember that many sports competitions themselves involve injuries and lifelong disabilities. And without the Olympics, many athletes won't have the publicity that leads to lucrative endorsements, speaking engagements and Wheaties boxes. And for athletes from poor countries, winning an Olympic medal means economic security for themselves and their families.
  19. You can drive from Wyoming to New York in 2 days. Heck, I made it to California from NY in 3 days with friends. No need to expose yourself to anyone in that scenario. You're right: let's hope there are enough everywhere. If teams from poorer nations can't go, that's why the International Olympic Federation GETS $5 billion (or whatever) for TV rights: to help poorer athletes get to the games. Besides, out of the 7,000 athletes in the games, the largest contingents are from 1) US 2) Russia 3) China. 4) Germany. The rest have far smaller numbers. You have a valid point about healthc
  20. They should ALREADY have been vaccinated. Vaccines in NY have been available for teens for at least two weeks now. Anyone from any state can get a vaccine in NY. And many other states are throwing away vaccines because residents don't want them. Absolutely no reason we can't have a vaccinated team. I would think healthcare workers would be the FIRST people in Japan to be vaccinated. Heck, NYC healthcare workers were vaccinated in JANUARY.
  21. Only 314 Canadian athletes competed in the Summer Olympics. Hopefully, Canada can find that many vaccines for its athletes. If not, well, the Games will go on.
  22. I am sure they all have their teams set a good month in advance; if for no other reason than for visas. That gives them plenty of time to get a vaccine. If nothing else, their diplomats can bring a suitcase full of vaccines home for their athletes. Japan was going to require athletes to quarantine at home anyhow. And I am sure that any country that has a champion team will FIND a vaccine. Many of the world's poorest countries have plenty of money ... in the dictator's secret Swiss bank account.
  23. AIf you're over the age of 12, you can get vaccinated safely. Geez... And now the US has vaccination tourism. With no audience, we're only talking 20,000 people total. What's the big deal? Heck, the US probably throws away 20,000 vaccines every day. If the athletes can't get vaccinated before they go, stay home. If you think it's cruel, well, the US missed 1980 and the Russians missed 1984. So there's that ...
  24. Well, Japan is finally waking up. https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/04/8cc7bf0d69af-breaking-news-60-discontent-with-progress-in-japans-covid-vaccine-rollout-poll.html They're starting to open mass vaccination clinics. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/05/08/national/japan-all-prefectures-mass-vaccinations/
  25. Are those glassdoor reviews vetted or can anyone post anything? I doubt Robin would say such things IN PUBLIC. I'm not her biggest fan, but I did appreciate her interview with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt on forgiveness.
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