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OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-09-2018 09:30 PM

OMG!!! Is it my imagination, or is there not a SOUL in the stands tonight at the opening ceremonies??? Was there some security threat I an not aware of that caused them to close the stadium to spectators, or is there just no one in South Korea who is interested in the Olympics?


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - mlb - 02-09-2018 09:33 PM

They have things they are holding up for the colors and projections. The lowest seats are for athletes as well.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-09-2018 09:39 PM

Wow! Did they just cut out to commercial break right before Russia on purpose?


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-09-2018 09:40 PM

Oh, never mind. Looks like they are just pausing the tape for commercials.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - thespiritof1976 - 02-09-2018 10:08 PM

I didn't even know there was an Olympics going on until I saw this thread.

And yes, you probably guessed correctly, I don't own a TV. I refuse to allow one of those eyeless instruments in my house when a computer will more than suffice while cutting through the "programming".


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-09-2018 10:25 PM

(02-09-2018 10:08 PM)thespiritof1976 Wrote:  I didn't even know there was an Olympics going on until I saw this thread.

And yes, you probably guessed correctly, I don't own a TV. I refuse to allow one of those eyeless instruments in my house when a computer will more than suffice while cutting through the "programming".

Well it's easy to see how you would not know the Olympics are going on, being as you don't have a TV.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-09-2018 10:34 PM

So, what's the deal with Hong Kong having their own flag in their own athletes?


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - TheOrigamiJimmyChin - 02-09-2018 10:42 PM

UH represented on the history-making Nigerian Women's Bobsled team.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - TU4ever - 02-09-2018 11:38 PM

(02-09-2018 10:34 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  So, what's the deal with Hong Kong having their own flag in their own athletes?

Two governments, one country.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geef - 02-09-2018 11:40 PM

Hey what's the deal with Puerto Rico having their own flag and athletes??!! We should consider an invasion.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - Coog Engineer - 02-09-2018 11:57 PM

I dig how Korea and the other asian countries that have hosted the games, get much more creative artistically with the entertainment, and don't just show a rock concert like most of the western countries do. They did a nice job of combining hi-tech with elements of their ancient culture. Pretty dang cool.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geef - 02-10-2018 12:19 AM

(02-09-2018 11:57 PM)Coog Engineer Wrote:  I dig how Korea and the other asian countries that have hosted the games, get much more creative artistically with the entertainment, and don't just show a rock concert like most of the western countries do. They did a nice job of combining hi-tech with elements of their ancient culture. Pretty dang cool.

Absolutely agree. That was a cool Opening Ceremony


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - thespiritof1976 - 02-10-2018 01:18 AM

(02-10-2018 12:19 AM)geef Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 11:57 PM)Coog Engineer Wrote:  I dig how Korea and the other asian countries that have hosted the games, get much more creative artistically with the entertainment, and don't just show a rock concert like most of the western countries do. They did a nice job of combining hi-tech with elements of their ancient culture. Pretty dang cool.

Absolutely agree. That was a cool Opening Ceremony

Just don't tell Cartman. He still thinks the red Chinese are planning on taking over Colorado via PF Changs.






RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - mikeinoki - 02-10-2018 02:28 AM

(02-09-2018 09:30 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  OMG!!! Is it my imagination, or is there not a SOUL in the stands tonight at the opening ceremonies??? Was there some security threat I an not aware of that caused them to close the stadium to spectators, or is there just no one in South Korea who is interested in the Olympics?

I thought the same thing. I went back and took a look. They are using LED light displays on poles above head height behind each seat. I think it's a bad look because it makes it impossible to see anyone sitting down. When they played the Korean anthem everyone stood up and you could see the stadium looked full. The lower 2000 seats were left empty for the athletes.

Either that or the rumor that the commies were coming over the border had everyone getting the heck out of town.

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RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - _C2_ - 02-10-2018 03:32 AM

(02-09-2018 10:34 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  So, what's the deal with Hong Kong having their own flag in their own athletes?

That's nothing new. Like Puerto Rico and numerous places such as the Virgin Islands, subnational regions compete in the Olympics.

And Hong Kong is its own political entity for another 30 years at least.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - _C2_ - 02-10-2018 04:46 AM

(02-09-2018 11:38 PM)TU4ever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 10:34 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  So, what's the deal with Hong Kong having their own flag in their own athletes?

Two governments, one country.

Macau too.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - Tiger1983 - 02-10-2018 10:04 AM

I heard an announcer state that they could not see some of the effects live due to "augmented reality" viewable only on TV. Amazing.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - Tiger1983 - 02-10-2018 10:09 AM

(02-10-2018 12:19 AM)geef Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 11:57 PM)Coog Engineer Wrote:  I dig how Korea and the other asian countries that have hosted the games, get much more creative artistically with the entertainment, and don't just show a rock concert like most of the western countries do. They did a nice job of combining hi-tech with elements of their ancient culture. Pretty dang cool.

Absolutely agree. That was a cool Opening Ceremony

The Chinese Opening Ceremony was the best I've seen. It was massive in scale and extremely well choreograph. I figure they wanted to flex muscles and make a statement about the "new" China. It worked with me.


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-13-2018 09:04 PM

Shaun White just went nutso!


RE: OT: The official Olympics thread - geosnooker2000 - 02-13-2018 09:05 PM

And I guarantee you if that had been the Third Run, he would have gotten a 99 or something like that.