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Discussion in 'House of Politics Lounge' started by amelia88, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. amelia88

    amelia88 New Member

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    Who's watching? Who are you cheering for?

    Are there any particular events that you're tuning in especially for? Personally I love the swimming events, and the gymnastics are pretty neat too - although I saw one French competitor break his leg, which looked awful.

    Do you think you would have gone to Rio if you had the chance? I don't think I would have gone in person -- I am pretty content watching it on TV!
     
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    Due to the time difference I probably won't watch many things, and my interest has waned over the years because it is also about money. I know many athletes have been waiting for this event, but I wouldn't go because of zika and you actually see more on the television.

    When it was in London, there were events a 10 minute walk from me, but the tickets were so expensive and they never reduced them for locals. It seems the same is in Rio where there are over a million unsold tickets.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    I stopped caring when they went pro.
    Would not go to Rio for any reason. Crime, instability and the beaches are toilets.
     
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    I share your sentiment; I would not visit Rio under any circumstances, despite any repercussions.
     
  5. K Schultz

    K Schultz New Member

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    I am not watching the Olympic games this year, I have no interest in doing so. Personally I find them boring; I actually keep forgetting the Olympic games are underway until I hear reports on the news.
     
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    Doesn't interest me in the slightest.
    I am a Martial Artist and the performances in the MA field in the Olympics is embarrassing.
    I would rather watch paint dry.
     
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    What type of repercussions are you talking about.

    1. Potential violence
    2. Illness
    3. Muggings
    4. Excessive drug use
    5. Prostitution
    Quality part of the world. o_O
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Embarrassing... curious as to why. Can't say I've seen any of it. It's beach volleyball wall to wall here. Saw one very brief snippet of a judo guy (barely seconds).
     
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    My discipline of MA is traditional, practical and harbors a deep knowledge of the art.
    When I watch Judo on the Olympics etc, they are dancing around and trying to throw their opponent all over the place.
    Lets be fair - the streets are rough and they won't allow you to throw, plus it's more than one on one nowadays.
    I prefer to dual - a fair match without nonsense touching.
    All these modern MA's are for show purposes - not functionality.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah show is too prominent.
    Kind of explains why a style intended for dealing with foes on horseback us so popular (lot's of high kicks in Tai Kwan do).
     
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    Agreed.
    People buy into this garbage though. Self-defense brainwashing I call it.
     
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