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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2008, 01:05:04 AM »
i watched the japan v us men's match today. pretty uneventful, us took it 1-0.

Results:

Group A
Australia 1 - 1 Serbia
Côte d'Ivoire 1 - 2 Argentina

Group B
Japan 0 - 1 USA
Netherlands 0 - 0 Nigeria

Group C
Brazil 1 - 0 Belgium
China PR 1 - 1 New Zealand

Group D
Italy 3 - 0 Honduras
Korea Republic 1 - 1 Cameroon

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2008, 06:04:27 AM »
Nice opening ceremonies, lots of fireworks, costumes, cool concepts, flame lighting

300 million well spent and done right  :cow:

To watch: 100m sprints, diving, swimming, basketball - dream team redemption time

(apparently kobe got lots of attention)

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2008, 07:59:58 AM »
Right after I said "This artisticness reminds me of House of Flying Daggers sooo much" they announced that Zhang Yimou was in charge!  Epic opening ceremony, the best I've seen.

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2008, 09:07:06 AM »
I've never seen so many fireworks my whole life :lol:. Best opening ceremony ever. My favourite parts were the countdown and the footsteps.



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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2008, 10:10:07 AM »
Opening ceremony was crazy. It blew any expectations I could have away, and I always expect a lot visually from Zhang Yimou. And the fact the majority of it was pretty much man driven made it even more amazing. And I also have to say that Nest arena looks amazing, makes me want to go to Beijing just to see it in person.

After seeing that I'm actually pretty hyped for the rest of the games :lol:


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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2008, 12:06:04 PM »
The opening show was great. Just watched cycling, was interesting too.

Looking forward to see Kim Gevaert in the 100m sprint for women  :)

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2008, 01:00:54 PM »
Well what could I say about the opening ceremony that hasn't already been said? Epic stuff all round and major kudos goes out to everyone involved for a wonderful display.

This will be the first time I've decided to properly follow the Olympics and it's pretty good so far. I've watched Chen Xiexia win the first gold for China in the Women's Weightlifting, Alina Dumitru win the gold for Women's Judo and the ongoing boxing matches.

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2008, 03:21:32 PM »
I cried during the ceremony. Twice. Never in my life have I seen something as spectacular, or anywhere near. I doubt i'll ever see anything like this again in my life. Too bad I couldn't be there. Now that must've been a once in a lifetime experience.

The soccer continues. Canada vs China (w) on as we speak. Really good and exciting game. Canadian girls are looking really really good. Judo 48 and 60 kg are over, with some nice final matches. Too bad Ryoko Tani didn't grab that gold.

I'll be watching the Womens Volleyball later today Jap vs. USA in a bit.

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008, 03:51:38 PM »
That was one HELLUVA opening ceremony last nite, China went all out with that.
I'm looking forward to Sunday, and the first game for B-Ball, U.S.A./Redeem Team vs China.

The fellas gotta do it, show and prove and bring that gold home, but its still gonna tough going, no matter what.
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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2008, 04:00:03 PM »
Wooh, first medal (bronze) for the Netherlands in Judo!

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2008, 07:50:15 PM »
Heads up for what shouldn't be missed tomorrow:

Beach Volley:
Women's Preliminary - Pool B - Match 3 @ 09:00 local time.
United StatesWalsh/May-Treanor (United States)  vs  JapanTeru Saiki/Kusuhara (Japan).

That game is starting off the Beach Volley. Games will follow all day. Both men and butts.. ladies.

Basketball:
Men's Preliminary Round Group B- Game 9 @ 14:30 local time.
Spain vs Greece

Men's Preliminary Round Group B- Game 12 @ 22:15 local time.
United States vs China

Kinda lol seeing the U.S, Greece, Spain and China in the same group.

And then there's the Judo, Handball and Boxing.
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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2008, 07:59:48 PM »
I watched U.S./Japan women's volleyball this morning...

wonder if Rika and Yossie were there? :)

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2008, 08:39:32 PM »
Didn't watch the opening ceremony on telly, so downloaded the main part (skipping all the athletes)..
The first 10~15mins was great, but the rest just became a bit of a yawn..  For me, the highlights were the drums, the scroll at the start, and the arena..

Found the English commentators really annoying.. The woman bitched heaps about China, and the guy said nothing intelligent at all..
eg. "Keep watching this bit".. We got no choice.. It's a fuckin' broadcast, we watch what we're show!! And "That was something"..  Yeah, most things are..

I've never seen so many fireworks my whole life
If you are ever in Osaka on the 1st of August, check out the PL Hanabi in Tondabayashi.. That has 6times the amount of the opening ceremony.. (Been twice)

Jap vs. USA
How hard is it to add an "an"?? Or just write JPN..  :thumbdown:

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2008, 10:48:40 PM »
I watched U.S./Japan women's volleyball this morning...

wonder if Rika and Yossie were there? :)

did miwa asao play???  :jerk:

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2008, 11:17:28 PM »
does the internet provide videos of all the games, live or not? 
Cuz i'm in the US and I watch it on NBC.  It seems to only show the games US participate in.  but isn't several games is played all at once? I want to watch a sport i'm interested in with participants that I like. 

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2008, 12:25:16 AM »
If you are ever in Osaka on the 1st of August, check out the PL Hanabi in Tondabayashi.. That has 6times the amount of the opening ceremony.. (Been twice)

unpossible!

anyway, epic ceremonies were epic. my favorite part was the printing blocks that were epicly man powered.

so far been able to catch most of the things ive wanted to see (and a few things im not too interested in lol). big props to the US girls, sweeping individual sabre. props to that czech shooting chick, grabbing the nations first gold medal. waiting for some misty may & kerri walsh action, those women are unbeatable.

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2008, 01:04:57 AM »
I watched U.S./Japan women's volleyball this morning...

wonder if Rika and Yossie were there? :)

did miwa asao play???  :jerk:

Nope :(
Does she even play indoor? I don't even think she made it to the Olympics.

I caught the volleyball game too. Japan was exciting to watch. They were diving and making saves all over the place. They were better until the latter half where it seemed like they kind of fell apart and the US took it 3 sets to 1.


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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2008, 06:22:53 AM »
Didn't watch the opening ceremony on telly, so downloaded the main part (skipping all the athletes)..
The first 10~15mins was great, but the rest just became a bit of a yawn..  For me, the highlights were the drums, the scroll at the start, and the arena..
i didn't get to see all of the opening ceremonies. where'd you d/l it from?

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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2008, 06:35:35 AM »
i didn't get to see all of the opening ceremonies. where'd you d/l it from?
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Re: 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing THREAD
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2008, 08:07:07 AM »
^ or grab a copy from the newsgroups, 720p and 3 part 'normal resolution' are in abm.

Wooh, first medal (bronze) for the Netherlands in Judo!
Add one Gold for the 4x woman free-style swimming :cow:

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