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rjrumfel
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I searched for "olympics" and didn't see anything.

Can we just go ahead and cancel them? I was reading where most of the better golfers have already opted not to join golf's first foray into the Olympics since 1904, all citing Zika as the reason.

I read another article where Rio doesn't have enough money for their police to properly patrol the city during the Olympics, and of course all of the spectators that won't show up because of Zika fears. Whether or not they are for good reason, many people are afraid of getting the virus.

6/28/2016 3:44:07 PM

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golf shouldn't be an olympic sport, so i hope they all pull out.

6/28/2016 4:05:48 PM

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6/28/2016 4:11:16 PM

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I think the main thing for the golfers is that the payout isn't worth it.

Also, a lot of pro players don't want to risk injury so instead they cite Zika.

6/28/2016 4:38:20 PM

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Olympics without golf?

I can't even..

6/28/2016 4:46:02 PM

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^^^


6/28/2016 5:01:17 PM

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The Olympics are pretty lame. No one even wants to host the 2022 winter games. Can they just go away?

6/28/2016 9:07:24 PM

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Everywhere that hosts the olympics eventually regrets it. This olympics is gonna be terrible

6/28/2016 9:24:05 PM

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I love the summer Olympics. But I can't blame countries for not wanting it. Maybe we can get rid of the IOC and start over.

6/28/2016 10:05:49 PM

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no event in sports is as exciting as the Men's 100 Meter Dash*

*Usain Bolt is essesntial for this to be the case

[Edited on June 28, 2016 at 10:41 PM. Reason : .]

6/28/2016 10:40:07 PM

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This olympics is going to be an epic shitshow. Sochi was bad, this might actually end up being worse.

I think the Olympics are on its last legs, at least as it is currently run. Cities and countries are less and less interested in hosting due to prohibitive costs and negative ROI. Unless the IOC wises up and starts sharing revenue with the host city/country and goes back to places that have hosted in the past it'll be over.

6/29/2016 12:10:30 AM

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6/29/2016 1:25:47 PM

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The Olympics will never die. The countries & athletes spend to much money preparing for them and the TV networks have to big of a financial interest in them continuing. Besides, what other sports do you watch on TV during August?

6/29/2016 1:39:41 PM

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^Baseball, motor sports, soccer, golf, tennis, boxing, mma just to name a few.


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"This olympics is going to be an epic shitshow. Sochi was bad, this might actually end up being worse.

I think the Olympics are on its last legs, at least as it is currently run. Cities and countries are less and less interested in hosting due to prohibitive costs and negative ROI. Unless the IOC wises up and starts sharing revenue with the host city/country and goes back to places that have hosted in the past it'll be over."


Exactly. I like the idea that someone mentioned on here one time. They said the IOC needs to maintain the Olympic facilities in about 4, or 5 cities and then just rotate between them.

6/29/2016 9:43:27 PM

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"Baseball, motor sports, soccer, golf, tennis, boxing, mma just to name a few."


Meh. While most of the Olympics blows, a few of the track events, the medal games for basketball, etc are better than any of those sports.

And if the US has some breakout Michael Phelps type star, it could be interesting. But generally speaking the Olympics aren't very exciting.

[Edited on June 29, 2016 at 9:54 PM. Reason : .]

6/29/2016 9:53:24 PM

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I've already started to see the posts again about Michael Phelps, The American Hero. Such an inspiration and a model American.

No one seems to remember about his illegal lung training exercises he was doing...




[Edited on June 30, 2016 at 10:56 AM. Reason : Posterboy for legalization]

6/30/2016 10:54:02 AM

Bullet
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I remember and could not care less, like most reasonable people

6/30/2016 11:06:13 AM

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http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/human-body-parts-wash-up-on-shore-near-2016-rio-olympics-beach-volleyball-site/

6/30/2016 1:59:21 PM

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CUNCEL DA LYMPICS

6/30/2016 3:09:05 PM

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^^^^ They mentioned his two DUIs, and his kid, earlier.

[Edited on June 30, 2016 at 3:17 PM. Reason : lol at Boomer Phelps]

[Edited on June 30, 2016 at 3:18 PM. Reason : sss]

6/30/2016 3:17:33 PM

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Olympics are huge. Maybe not for the typical American sports fan but thats not the target audience.

Track and field
Gymmastics
Swimming

All mega events and easily the top event in that sport

Football
Tennis
Cycling

All also huge just because the sports are so big. All 6 of these easily too the other things listed and would be missed. Every other event has the oppotunity to produce a story and is worth watching.

Fifa nfl and cricket are the only things that top the olympics.

6/30/2016 7:50:42 PM

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Nah, still pretty boring.

Better than the Winter ones though.

6/30/2016 7:54:55 PM

Big4Country
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Zika Virus FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

6/30/2016 9:03:20 PM

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6/30/2016 9:22:43 PM

Big4Country
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^lol

6/30/2016 10:37:58 PM

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state swimmer made the US team tonight -- will be on the 100m free relay.

that makes 4 state attendees this year.

6/30/2016 10:56:54 PM

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Cullen Jones? Is that 3 for him?

6/30/2016 11:12:35 PM

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Cat barber will probably medal in the basketball individual competition

7/1/2016 12:07:55 AM

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Dave Doeren will probably coach the team to drink the water

7/1/2016 12:12:18 AM

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^^^ Yes, that is three for him!

7/1/2016 7:58:02 AM

rjrumfel
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Sure, we dismiss the Olympics here, but it is sad to think that these Olympics are going to be such a shit show for the 15 and 16 year old Chinese and Russian kids who have been forced to practice day in and day out their entire lives, only to go to Rio and have no one watch them. At least they'll get accolades from their own country. I hope.

7/1/2016 8:23:32 AM

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They will be consoled by their gold medals.

7/1/2016 8:26:09 AM

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"*Usain Bolt is essesntial for this to be the case"


Welp. He is out of the trials; hamstring injury.

But wait, apparently he still has a chance on July 22 to qualify for Rio...

[Edited on July 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM. Reason : sss]

7/2/2016 6:55:30 AM

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State swimmer who made it the other night was Ryan held. I think Jones isn't in yet but will be swimming in a final tonight.

7/2/2016 8:47:54 AM

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Ah. Thanks!

7/2/2016 10:53:24 AM

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^^^ Oh shit, this could be big

7/3/2016 12:02:42 AM

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Cullen Jones missed out.

7/3/2016 9:35:14 PM

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http://gawker.com/all-the-reasons-the-rio-olympics-are-fucked-1782463214

7/6/2016 10:53:34 AM

rjrumfel
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^Wow.

That just has to speak to corruption within the IOC as to why they chose Rio to begin with. Either that, or the people that brought Rio to the table are some of the best bs'ers the world has ever seen.

I feel really bad for our water-sports athletes

Certainly there are better cities out there - even cities that already have older Olympic facilities in place that could be renovated, that could host the Olympics again.

Perhaps going to Rio was some type of charity event to try and help prop up their economy, which would be stupid, because the Olympics always run as a debt for the host city.

7/7/2016 10:29:40 AM

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I'm not sure why that is so surprising. Look at Sochi.

7/7/2016 11:24:44 AM

themayor
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^ winter Olympics that didnt even have snow

7/7/2016 11:30:11 AM

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^^^Not sure how accurate this is, but they were talking on the radio about how when Rio was awarded the Olympics, they actually had one of the highest growth economies at the time.

Would anyone of you dare to go as a spectator?

7/7/2016 3:46:24 PM

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^ Ya, supposedly crime was down, they were building up the favelas and it was a boom town.

Sounds like a pyramid scheme to me

7/8/2016 9:13:03 AM

justinh524
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If i wasn't a white male, i would probably go.

Less likely to be murdered by police there.

7/8/2016 9:16:29 AM

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In their defense, this was Rio 2009

7/8/2016 12:06:37 PM

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U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Team just announced:

Simone Biles (Olympic Trials All-around Champion, 3-time defending World All-around Champion)
Gabby Douglas (2012 Olympic All-around Gold Medalist)
Aly Raisman (2012 Olympic All-around 4th place)
Laurie Hernandez
Madison Kocian

Douglas finished 7th out of 12 tonight at the Trials.

7/10/2016 11:03:25 PM

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7/11/2016 1:51:05 AM

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Quote :
"Fifa nfl and cricket are the only things that top the olympics."


Don't forget rugby

7/11/2016 2:54:49 PM

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Id go but they havent reduced ticket prices. The womens basketball final still starts at 230 for nosebleeds.

My biggest concern is the gridlock because the transit system cant handle daily traffic

7/11/2016 5:20:46 PM

rjrumfel
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Dude do you really want to be an American traveling abroad right now?

7/18/2016 9:13:03 PM

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