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Old 02-08-2018, 11:02 AM
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So, apparently they started already. Some Curling and other stuff. We had trouble finding the opening ceremonies on the TV listings.

But first, here is an example of a poor sport:
http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_...arer-coin-toss

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Old 02-08-2018, 11:41 AM
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So, apparently they started already. Some Curling and other stuff. We had trouble finding the opening ceremonies on the TV listings.

But first, here is an example of a poor sport:
http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_...arer-coin-toss

Plays the race card on a poor unsuspecting coin.
Yeah, I had a hard time too. Looks like there are events on NBC tonight, then the ceremony airs tomorrow. I don't care enough to look, but I'm guessing it's a timing issue (both happen today, but they can't air both during primetime tonight, they chose to air the figure skating because it's popular and people would have spoilers and wouldn't watch if they waited to air).
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:51 AM
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So, did the Opening Ceremonies happen already? They're just going to show a recording of it? I'm not upset, just wondering what the hell is going on. I mean, they're usually the first thing that happens, you know to "open" the Games. I get that they are half a day ahead of us, time-wise.
Also, I know some of the sports have wicked-long schedules and can't fit everything into a 17 days or so.

I think we were trying to look it up too soon, and the descriptions weren't updated. A few days later we figured it out.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:54 AM
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Ah: About 6AM EST on Friday.
So, curling on Wednesday?
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Yeah, I had a hard time too. Looks like there are events on NBC tonight, then the ceremony airs tomorrow. I don't care enough to look, but I'm guessing it's a timing issue (both happen today, but they can't air both during primetime tonight, they chose to air the figure skating because it's popular and people would have spoilers and wouldn't watch if they waited to air).
Korea is like 14 hours ahead of EST. The opening ceremonies are Friday (like always) at 8 PM their time (so 6 AM our time).

Some events start before the opening ceremonies (again, like always).

Watched some Curling last night.
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They're going to rebroadcast the opening ceremonies in prime time friday night.

Mixed Doubles curling and a little bit of Ski jumping have already begun.
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I don't know what a twisted sister is, but it's highly technical apparently. I can't take that though.
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Jamaican Bobsled coach quits, and might take sled, too.
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Jamaican Bobsled coach quits, and might take sled, too.
If I was one of the Jamaican sledders, I'd be sleeping in the sled and she'd have to physically fight me to get it back before the Olympics are done.

But they let her take the sled, after the Red Stripe beer company bought a new sled for them. Now they have only this weekend to get accustomed to the new sled.

Whatever wrongs the Jamaican officials did to her, for her to take it out on the athletes like that is a big assholic move, which leads me to believe she was on the wrong side of the dispute she was involved in.

The Jamaican officials screwed up too, by not securing the legal custody of the sled so nobody can take it away in a tantrum.

But hey, at least the future producers of Cool Runnings 2: The Women are happy about all the drama.
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