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Winter Olympic Games 2018 Scandals and Controversies

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2 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

Again problem whit the official site, we have a Russian flag :p

 

Ok, no way that someone can say now that these are not Russians without reasonable doubt. :p

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vor einer Stunde schrieb ofan:

This scheduling is a joke from the European perspective. There are currently ZERO live events going on, not even one single hockey or curling match. 

 

As a student currently on exchange studying in Europe, this really sucks. However, I feel like if I were back home in Canada the schedule would be amazing. Everything in primetime and in the early morning, with nothing important to miss overnight, except for maybe cross country skiing and speed skating. 

Edit: Sorry, i think i got you wrong. Europeans certainly had an influcence on the schedule but in the end the US had to sign everything off, because that's where the money is.

I am sure german/french tv asked for a much later starting time in women's giant slalom, but guess who had the last word ... (look at the starting times and then look what time it will be in the US then).

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3 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

Yeah evil europeans ... i am sure they paid tons of money to watch some women's ice hockey match during breakfast. Did european channels ask for starting times in certain events? Yes, but the times are dictated by whoever has the most money and that's not europe ... just look at the (planned) starting times of men's downhill and women's giant slalom. I am sure german/french tv asked for a much later starting time in women's giant slalom, but guess who had the last word ... (look at the starting times and then look what time it will be in the US then).

 

Not exactly sure what you're trying to say here lol. You just repeated the point I made.

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vor einer Stunde schrieb heywoodu:

Norway with Dutch-flag-jackets in the medal ceremonies :spank:

So the norwegians are wearing dutch jackets and the canadians are wearing norwegian uniforms (in snowboard slopestyle) ...

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vor 5 Minuten schrieb ofan:

 

Not exactly sure what you're trying to say here lol. You just repeated the point I made.

I misunderstood you, i edited my comment, everything's fine.

Mayb if they would plan the competition times in a way that would be better for the locals, we wouldn't have to complain about the number of spectators so much.

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How is this schedule american fault? alpine skiing is always an early sport, look at sochi, we maybe impacted figure skating scheduling but traditionally winter olympics have much more early start times. why is luge or sledding sports starts in the middle of the night here then? we have some medal chances there, same can be said for speed skating that besides today's session all will start in the middle of the night. The decision like always goes with the host (though i'm guessing nbc will try to persuade tokyo organizers to put swimming finals in the mornings)

And this time around NBC really changed their perspective, no more live delay, blocked events for online, or any of that shit, they are finally doing what's right and letting everyone see the games at their own pace. So beyond figure skating i dont see how any of the schedule is on NBC throwing money around

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i think it`s mainly European fault and problem

we ourselves...with our money...funded all of this...great, probably some of this is also US fault but only minority

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1 час назад, Gianlu33 сказал:

Again problem whit the official site, we have a Russian flag :p

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can't see any problems))

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1 minute ago, vovanA said:

can't see any problems))

I guess that Bach isn't really happy :p Btw, I agree whit us, IOC was ridiculus

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1 час назад, Pavlo сказал:

you didn`t get me

there are, from all countries but how can you be sure about this case...nevermind, it`s just not like that all attack Russians without a reason but this applies also to Poles, Americans, Georgians, Japanese and North Koreans so don`t feel "overattacked" - many of this is deserved, some not, as with all nations

 

they simply didn't write about any clue that would suggest connection with Russia, just put together two words to make a story. that's what i hate.

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With the schedule, I don't mind the early hours, it's Korea, of course some will be early.

 

I do mind gaps with nothing on, and then having multiple medal events at the same time. Very very frustrating.

 

For instance, tomorrow after giant slalom second run we only have one ice hockey match until biathlon almost four hours later. And needless to say, when biathlon starts, other events will too.

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Women's snowboarding slopestyle. Absolutely horrendous conditions (wind) leading to barely anyone getting any kind of half-decent run in, but they just let it all continue.

 

And that's apart from the 2-run final. 

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