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Quaker2001

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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Artistic Gymnastics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    14 gold medals in artistic gymnastics and a grand total of 1 athlete wins multiple golds.. Daiki Hashimoto.  No one else won more than 1.  That's a rarity.
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from dcro in Athletics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Laraja in Women's Football Tournament at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    You're nervous?!? 
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from pdr4332 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Broadcasters   
    NBC is good, but they're not that good.  They'll figure out a way to deal with the Olympics being in Europe.  Bigger question is what happens in 2032.  Does NBC beg FINA to swap them like they did here or will the Aussies tell them to piss off?  I'm guessing it's the latter
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Braulio in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Attaboy Finke!!  Saved it all for the end, that was incredible
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Artistic Gymnastics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Not good.  She is performing more like a goat and less like the GOAT
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from dcro in Artistic Gymnastics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    Not good.  She is performing more like a goat and less like the GOAT
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Pontus in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Day by Day Schedule   
    Since we're sharing spreadsheets, here's mine..
     
    https://1drv.ms/x/s!AmjSAkgy3D1zkmmRJr7qbWXdKQv7?e=PIRKbi
     
    This is more based on American television listings, but there's a tab for all the events, similar to what others here have.  Don't know how much I'll be able to update it during the games, but the majority of information should be accurate!
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Adriano in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    First gold of the swim meet goes to the United States.  Great swim by Chase Kalisz and what a finish by Litherland to grab the silver!
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Dnl in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Ceremonies   
    Nice job by the IOC to recognize the Israelis from the `72 games.  I know that's normally a hot button topic whether or not to acknowledge that moment
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Braulio in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Broadcasters   
    Here's NBC's big summary release from about a month ago.. https://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2021/06/07/nbcuniversal-to-present-unprecedented-7000-hours-of-programming-for-tokyo-olympics-this-summer/

    USA and NBCSN are both going 24/7 (or close to it) for the duration of the Olympics.  CNBC has coverage from 8pm until around 4am each day.  Olympic Channel has tennis the first week and wrestling the second week.  Lot of options out there when Peacock is added to the mix
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Laraja in Beach Volleyball at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    They said "in the coming days" as they have to consult with OBS and their broadcast partners in order to set the full schedule
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from hckošice in Artistic Gymnastics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    International Gymnastics Federation releases draw for Tokyo Olympics
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from rafalgorka in Artistic Gymnastics at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    International Gymnastics Federation releases draw for Tokyo Olympics
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from heywoodu in Tour de France 2021   
    I feel like that's a good rule in life, not just when you're watching cycling.  If there's traffic headed in your direction and you don't actually have eyes in the back of your head, maybe check to see what's oncoming!
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from thiago_simoes in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    The IOC can't have it both ways.  When the Koreas marched together in 2018, they wanted to claim credit for that.  When the world has a beef with China and the IOC is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses, they'll pretend like the issue doesn't exist.
     
    Yea, it would be nice to keep sports and politics separate, but we don't live in that world.  And if advocating for equal rights is "being political" then we need to take a long look at ourselves.
     
    The best irony here for me is that the same group of people that say "keep politics out of sports" are largely aligned with the group that will be upset if politics is kept out of sports with the 2022 Olympics.  Same deal everyone.. which is it?  Can't have it both ways.
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from LDOG in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    The IOC can't have it both ways.  When the Koreas marched together in 2018, they wanted to claim credit for that.  When the world has a beef with China and the IOC is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses, they'll pretend like the issue doesn't exist.
     
    Yea, it would be nice to keep sports and politics separate, but we don't live in that world.  And if advocating for equal rights is "being political" then we need to take a long look at ourselves.
     
    The best irony here for me is that the same group of people that say "keep politics out of sports" are largely aligned with the group that will be upset if politics is kept out of sports with the 2022 Olympics.  Same deal everyone.. which is it?  Can't have it both ways.
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from szy123 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    The IOC can't have it both ways.  When the Koreas marched together in 2018, they wanted to claim credit for that.  When the world has a beef with China and the IOC is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses, they'll pretend like the issue doesn't exist.
     
    Yea, it would be nice to keep sports and politics separate, but we don't live in that world.  And if advocating for equal rights is "being political" then we need to take a long look at ourselves.
     
    The best irony here for me is that the same group of people that say "keep politics out of sports" are largely aligned with the group that will be upset if politics is kept out of sports with the 2022 Olympics.  Same deal everyone.. which is it?  Can't have it both ways.
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Triplecast in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    As of 2 years ago, yes he is officially a dual citizen.  Still, my point stands that this isn't really the best viewpoint of American media
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from rafalgorka in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Day by Day Schedule   
    Schedule set for 3x3 basketball...
     
    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/schedule/3x3-basketball-schedule
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Benolympique in Men's Baseball WBSC American Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Great to see Team USA in the field, especially with no Cuba to content with.  
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Benolympique in Beach Volleyball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Kerri Walsh Jennings, Brooke Sweat miss qualification for Tokyo Olympics
     
    Walsh-Jennings and Sweat got passed in the rankings by Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil for the #2 American slot.  So Walsh-Jennings will not compete at her 6th Olympics (5 in beach volleyball, she was on the indoor volleyball team in 2000 in Sydney)
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from intoronto in Men's Baseball WBSC American Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Should be more like the World Baseball Classic where results don't carry over and the 2 teams from the same pool play each other again.  Would only extend the tournament by 1 day to do that and it's not like there's travel involved.
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from John Foyne in Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games be cancelled?   
    The issue isn't so much about the spread of COVID, even though a lot of people think that will be a big issue.  Taking care of 10,000 athletes plus all the necessarily support staff and media and everyone else descending upon Tokyo in July requires a lot of people to make the operation run.  Including medical personnel that their healthcare system might not so easily be able to spare.  We've seen plenty of sports leagues and tournaments operate through the pandemic without using up resources that the general public needs.  That might not be the case here, so that's where they are going to struggle with holding the Olympics.  And why the Japanese public opposes it.  Not because they think visitors will bring the virus into the country, but that the Olympics may be a priority over Japanese healthcare
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    Quaker2001 got a reaction from Griff88 in Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games be cancelled?   
    Oh, well familiar with those douchebags.  They raise valid points about the negative aspects of Olympic hosting that don't get highlighted, particularly in a place like Los Angeles which is probably the best example of how a city can host an Olympics and not go deep into debt.  Those guys need to find a better hobby though.  Make the case against potential hosts that have no business hosting an Olympics.  Ask for reforms to the IOC and to the Olympic movement that are desperately needed.  But at the end of the day, do better than to make this another case of cancel culture where you're trying to destroy something because you don't like it.
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