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?
posted by Kirn
on Jul 28, 2014 -
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.
posted by rorycberger
on Apr 5, 2014 -
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?
posted by divabat
on Feb 10, 2014 -
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.
posted by neuron
on Feb 10, 2014 -
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.
posted by Nickel
on Feb 8, 2014 -
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.
posted by mekily
on Feb 6, 2014 -
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?
posted by jdherg
on Feb 5, 2014 -
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]
posted by crawltopslow
on Jan 19, 2014 -
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]
posted by fallacy of the beard
on Sep 1, 2013 -
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?
posted by broadway bill
on Oct 26, 2012 -
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?
posted by _paegan_
on Aug 18, 2012 -
So why no Rolling Stones
at the Olympics opening or closing ceremonies? They were willing to reach to Take That
, but not one of the great English bands?
posted by rtimmel
on Aug 12, 2012 -
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!
posted by missmerrymack
on Aug 11, 2012 -
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]
posted by dfm500
on Aug 10, 2012 -
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]
posted by Bunglegirl
on Aug 10, 2012 -
SongIdentifyFilter: We just heard this song during the Magnificent 7 special during the Olympics, but we can't place it. Help! [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on Aug 5, 2012 -
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]
posted by crawltopslow
on Aug 4, 2012 -
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?
posted by shimmer
on Jul 31, 2012 -
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]
posted by stresstwig
on Jul 29, 2012 -
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!
posted by surenoproblem
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Who are the great Olympic athletes competing in 2012 from lesser-known countries? [more inside]
posted by jtajta
on Jul 25, 2012 -
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]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on Jul 6, 2012 -
If we award medals for swimming 100m backstroke why don't we award medals for running 100m backwards? [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Jun 15, 2012 -
Which group of athletes is further from the center of the bell curve distribution for height: Olympic gymnasts or NBA players?
posted by Trurl
on Jun 4, 2012 -
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]
posted by Flood
on May 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by Kattullus
on May 15, 2012 -
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]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Apr 30, 2012 -
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]
posted by jph
on Apr 16, 2012 -
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]
posted by Songdog
on Jan 2, 2012 -
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]
posted by Helga-woo
on Jun 20, 2011 -
Last night during the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, the Sochi presentation included classical music conducted from Vancouver. Can anyone recognize the pieces of music they used?
posted by redyaky
on Mar 1, 2010 -
We were just watching NBC's recap of the Olympics and this track came on. Neither my girlfriend nor I can figure out where it came from. If anyone could help figure it out that'd be great. [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on Feb 28, 2010 -
Mixtape Filter: Songs about competition, athletics, and sportsmanship - mostly with an Olympic-Gymnastics bent?
posted by The Whelk
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Donde van a estar los Canadienses en D.F. para ver el partido olympico de hockey final? Where will Canadians in Mexico D.F. be watching the gold medal hockey game? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Feb 22, 2010 -
What is it like to be a spectator at these outdoor Olympic sports like skiing or bobsled where you can only see the finish of the course?
posted by smackfu
on Feb 22, 2010 -
Why do many of the olympic speed skating uniforms feature an asymmetrical right inner thigh patch? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike
on Feb 21, 2010 -