The Rio Olympics just concluded, and they were great. I'm an Olympics-lover, so any Olympics are fun, but these seemed better than usual, and there is some support for that. So why were these so good? [more inside]
Just for curiosity's sake is there a list somewhere of the athletes who managed to defend their title at the 2016 Olympics? I haven't been able to find one! [more inside]
Is there anywhere I can watch a video of the men's 200m final without having the results spoiled? [more inside]
All the available Olympic medals tables are events won not medals awarded. By this I mean if a country wins a Rowing 8 that is 9 medals (8+cox) not 1 as in the available table, if you win cycle team pursuit that is 4 medals not 1 as in the available table, football? rugby 7s? hockey? I think you get my drift. I know I could do it myself with a pen and paper but maybe somebody out there has found it, done it or has a cleverer way to generate it.
I keep missing the Olympics - women's gymnastics, Simone Manuel, etc. The NBC Olympic site has very few replays and I guess YouTube is on Olympic lockdown. Is there anywhere online to watch replays?
The Olympic Games is large: it contains multitudes. From living in the UK and US, I'm aware of how differently it's presented: the BBC is a little bit nationalistic but mostly treats it as a glorious global sporting carnival; NBC makes it a soft-focus rah-rah-USA reality show with lots of commercials. But how does it come across in other countries? [more inside]
I'm going to be in San Francisco for work from 8/8 through 8/19. I love the Olympics and would like to watch random events in the evening. Where would be the best spots to watch? I am not that familiar with the city and will working/staying near the Montgomery St. station.
I have no cable. I do have a rooftop antenna that gets me about 5 PBS channels only. I don't understand how Roku or Chromecast work--I'm really dumb in this area. I have a TV with an HDMI port. I really want to watch the Olympics this summer. Will either device allow me to watch Prime Time Olympics for free or even at a cost?
Are there any? The only possibilities I can immediately think of are Lawn Bowls and Shooting. And maybe varieties of race car driving (I'm not sure if there's a physical fitness component to this at all?) Is there anything you could say this of that IS a more physical sport?
Has anyone seen this Olympic weightlifting video? I saw it a few years ago online but it may be older originally (c. 70s?). It showed a weightlifter (an Olympian or other high-level one, I think) "opening the gym" in the morning—turning on the lights, straightening some things, going upstairs, downstairs—all while down in the bottom of the squat position. I.e. Walking like a duck, bunny hopping up and down the stairs, etc. It looked exhausting but he was totally nonchalant about it.
There are summer and winter versions of big sports events such as the Olympics and the X Games. Are there spring and fall-based sporting events too? If not, why not? Are there any sports that are specially seasonal outside summer/winter?
I love the Olympics and would love to watch lots and lots of it, but I don't have time now. My Tivo is just about full. I find NBCOlympics.com baffling. The only videos I see there are highlights. Are there long-attention-span videos of events? For how long will this be available? I'm in the US and I'm a Comcast subscriber.
Where can I go to watch the Team USA and Team Canada games in the Bay Area? Preference for Oakland/East Bay, but I could trek into the city if need be.
Maybe it's just my computer, but NBC's Olympics schedule page is horribly broken for me. I'm looking both for a schedule of what time each event will be streamed live, as well as a schedule of NBC's primetime coverage. Are there any other sites where I can find it -- preferably in plaintext? I'm particularly interested in the figure-skating events, so if there's a site where I can find just those times, that would be helpful too.
Last Olympics there was an FPP linking to a thorough Olympics prospectus. Among other things, it has a condensed three-event-a-day set of viewing recommendations, a per-sport set of athletes and countries to keep an eye on, and bunches of athlete and sport context sprinkled throughout for flavor. I loved being able to tune in to a random event, pull up the prospectus, and quickly find a few sentences/a paragraph that gave me the gist of the narrative/context for that event. Is there an equivalent this year? Failing that, what are other good resources for Olympics viewers this year?
I am a 31 year old adult male and I'd like to start learning the decathlon. I am a complete beginner but I have been athletic my whole life (and briefly played professional soccer 10 years ago), my goal is to score 4000 points. Where does an adult go to begin to study decathlon? I'd like a personal coach, or maybe to join a local high school, college, or masters track team, but I have no idea where to begin. Extra points for any resources in Turku Finland, Columbus Ohio, or Austin Texas. (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
When the Olympics come around, often bars will host viewing events. Are there official rules for how to make this happen? Can any bar with a TV host network viewing or stream from online? Can the bar or organizer publicize it as an Olympics viewing event? Can the organizers broadcast the games and overlay their own commentary? [more inside]
A week or 2 ago, I came across a photo gallery on imgur.com of photos of Brazilian military police using APCs and bulldozers to tear down favela housing in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics. I think I found it via a link from mefi, or possibly reddit. I have searched both sites for it, and done some googling, but I just can not find it. Hope me?
I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
Help me find this olympics gif. [more inside]
So why no Rolling Stones at the Olympics opening or closing ceremonies? They were willing to reach to Take That and ELO, but not one of the great English bands?
What is the song they play before the medal ceremony begins during the London 2012 Olympics? I'm referring to the rather dreamy song that is played before it turns into the Chariots of Fire theme. Thanks for your help!
In the Olympics, when an American athlete finishes competing, cameras show up in their faces, and the athlete gets interviewed. If they won, then they get to talk about the win. If they lost, then they get to talk about how it felt to lose out there in front of 40 million viewers. Here is the question: What obligation does the athlete have to participate in the interviews? What is it that stops them from saying 'screw this' and skipping the interview? [more inside]
I'm curious about the process of uniform design and selection for the Olympics, specifically the U.S. team (not opening ceremony uniforms), but tidbits from other countries are welcome as well. [more inside]
SongIdentifyFilter: We just heard this song during the Magnificent 7 special during the Olympics, but we can't place it. Help! [more inside]
Has anyone ever made an olympic, or world record in a qualifying round of the olympics without winning the gold medal in the final?
Has anyone ever broken an olympic, or world record in a qualifying round of the olympics without winning the gold medal in the final? [more inside]
Have olympic spoilers always been this bad? I'm so so very annoyed to already know the outcome of tonights gymnastics, just like I've inadvertantly known the outcome of almost every event I am interested in so far in these games. Even though I try to avoid the obvious spoiler media outlets, I can't ignore everything; esp not elevator tv's, the radio, or overheard coversations at the cubicle farm. Are the days of sitting on the edge of my seat during the evening broadcast, jumping for joy at an unexpected gold over? Or has it always been this way and I'm just catching up now?
Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
When I go to the NBC Olympics site to log in with my cable package details, the iframe that should show the log in fields (username and password) does not load. This is on a win7 machine with both chrome and FF. The problem does not occur on a different computer on the same network (a macbook running 10.6.8). What setting on my computer seems to be blocking this, and how can I get this frame to load? [more inside]
How can I watch whole Olympic basketball games online? I'm in Australia. Every search I do seems to turn up things that look a little like malware. Live and legal would be my first preference, but I don't mind if I have to download an entire game as an avi and watch it afterwards. Thanks!
How can I watch the Olympics online if I don't have a cable subscription? [more inside]
Help me watch the Olympics on my computer. In Africa. [more inside]
Who will be posting the most interesting dispatches from the London Olympics? [more inside]
Who are the great Olympic athletes competing in 2012 from lesser-known countries? [more inside]
How do I explain to someone in the UK that "blacking up" as Tommie Smith is not acceptable? [more inside]
Suggestions for a British-friendly bar in Chicago, for Olympics viewing? [more inside]
I want to watch the Olympics. I do not have cable. I do not have a TV. I do have a computer with an Internet connection. I work business hours on the west coast of the U.S. Can I watch the Olympics? [more inside]
If we award medals for swimming 100m backstroke why don't we award medals for running 100m backwards? [more inside]
Please help me settle an argument about sports, specifically soccer (football). [more inside]
Which group of athletes is further from the center of the bell curve distribution for height: Olympic gymnasts or NBA players?
Olympic Drug-Testing Statistics Filter - How can I track "total number of drug tests failed" as a statistic during the 2012 Olympic Games in London? [more inside]
Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
Can you show me some jaw-dropping or spirit-lifting Olympic photography? [more inside]
I've just booked an international trip with a 3/4-day layover on the way home. Great, I think, I can spend some time in the city, get a cheap hotel, see a few friends for dinner and then get some sleep and a shower before my trip home - easy! Problem: after booking the trip, I realize I will be in London during the Olympics, and hotel prices have accordingly skyrocketed. I am on a grad student budget. Help me find a decent place to stay - ideally not in a shared room - that won't kill my budget? [more inside]
On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "very safe" and with going-to-11 being "the most crazy," how insane is it to try to get into London from Heathrow to do some light sightseeing on my way back home to the US. (I've read the previous questions, but needed some clarification about some of the issues!) [more inside]
I'm paying too much for cable TV that I don't watch, and I am fortunate to have good broadband internet (both from Comcast in the US). There are only a few events my family and I care enough about seeing immediately on TV. The Tour de France and major league baseball are both usually available via internet subscription services. But what about the 2012 Olympics? [more inside]
Can I really make a killing renting out my flat during London 2012? Since I didn't get tickets, I'm thinking about my Plan B, which is getting the hell outta dodge for the summer. [more inside]
Give me your brain dump on attending the London 2012 Olympics. [more inside]
Help me find who this Olympic Medal belongs to! [more inside]
What athletes have qualified for both the Olympic and Paralympic games? [more inside]