History YMMV / OlympicGames

29th Mar '16 1:26:04 AM CaptEquinox
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*** And from a generation back, break out the fire extinguishers for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Olympic_Men's_Basketball_Final 1972 Men's Basketball Final]].

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*** And from a generation back, break out the fire extinguishers for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Olympic_Men's_Basketball_Final [[http://bit.ly/1RMJ8KK 1972 Men's Basketball Final]].
29th Mar '16 1:25:12 AM CaptEquinox
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*** And from a generation back, break out the fire extinguishers for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Olympic_Men's_Basketball_Final 1972 Men's Basketball Final].

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*** And from a generation back, break out the fire extinguishers for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Olympic_Men's_Basketball_Final 1972 Men's Basketball Final].Final]].
29th Mar '16 1:23:50 AM CaptEquinox
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*** And from a generation back, break out the fire extinguishers for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Olympic_Men's_Basketball_Final 1972 Men's Basketball Final].
14th Feb '16 1:15:47 PM Fiendish
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Gymnast Vera Caslavska, competing for Czechoslovakia in 1968, was ''beloved'' by Mexican fans after she a) set her gold medal-winning routine to [[https://youtu.be/_3bF156kHT4 the Mexican Hat Dance]], and b) married her husband at Mexico City Cathedral in a highly publicized ceremony. Years later, after Caslavska had run afoul of [[CommieLand the authorities in her home country]], she was offered the chance to coach in Mexico. The Mexican authorities actually threatened to stop exporting oil to Czechoslovakia if the government did not permit her to go. They did.
18th Nov '15 7:59:47 AM LaptopGuy
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* NeverLiveItDown: [=McKayla=] Maroney's "Not Impressed" meme has completely eclipsed her gymnastic accomplishments. Fortunately, she's actually quite proud of her memetic status.
20th Oct '15 9:03:01 AM JamesAustin
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*** Japan won the 2020 Olympics. Just like ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' predicted.

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*** ** Japan won will host the 2020 Olympics. Just like ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' predicted.
28th Sep '15 11:10:34 PM Eagal
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Over and over, but notably the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4VN64q5vKk Bugler's Dream and Olympic Fanfare]]" commonly played on NBC.
** They're also very fond of music from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
** And don't forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZmSNpd-7GU Olympic Hymn]], which plays during the Olympic flag-raising for bonus AwesomeMomentOfCrowning-ness.
** Music/{{Bjork}} wrote and sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7q7_5aztU "Oceania"]] from ''Music/{{Medulla}}'' for the 2004 Athens Olympics, while her dress got spread through the ground, undulating.
** "Ode To Joy" from Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's "Ninth Symphony" is also played in every opening ceremony; it was downright inspirational (or [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion a bit odd]]) to see the ''Japanese singing along'' in Nagano.
** Your national anthem, when your nation wins gold. You know it's true.
** And now we have the official song of London 2012 "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mw8AE9l_g&feature=related Survival]]" by none other than {{Muse}}. Who else could make such an '''EPIC''' rock theme for the games?
** Also from London, the original composition "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mec8GZkEpD4 Caliban's Dream"]] based on a passage from ''Theatre/TheTempest'' that was read at the beginning of the ceremony and played as young athletes caries the torch. Both a TearJerker and HeartwarmingMoment.
** Again, from London, the absolutely '''EPIC''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6NBHx80ovY "And I Will Kiss"]], written and arranged by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_I_Will_Kiss Rick Smith and Underworld]] and featuring hundreds of amateur drummers led by deaf musician Dame Evelyn Glennie, which played during the "Industrial Revolution" part of the opening ceremony. The title also comes from ''The Tempest''.
** Yet ANOTHER London 2012 example, [[http://vimeo.com/47100629 Theme For Velodrome]] by Music/TheChemicalBrothers, a frenetic, throbbing track with definite undertones of Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and their ''Music/TourDeFranceSoundtracks'' album.
** As we know from his other works, Music/JohnWilliams is the man, and so are all three of his Olympic themes: His original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWdOFgDQIn0 Olympic Fanfare and Theme]] for the 1984 games, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckGB_mLrheM Summon the Heroes]] for the 1996 games, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPV8ZwVqAJs Call of the Champions]] for the 2002 games, which being in Salt Lake City featured the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
** Wait, no ''Hand in Hand'' from the 1988 Seoul Games? Whether in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc2hWJ2EjQs English]] or in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tRtueWf68c Korean]]?
** The (never released, as far as we know) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pkYGdwnSVA Sochi 2014 Theme]]



* MostWonderfulSound: "I officially declare the <insert year here> games open!"
28th Sep '15 6:14:37 PM Eagal
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: They're dropping wrestling, the original Olympic sport, in favor of ''skateboarding and surfing''.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: They're dropping wrestling, Two "sports" on the original Olympic sport, in favor of ''skateboarding short list for the 2020 Olympics? ''Skateboarding and surfing''.
28th Sep '15 6:08:48 PM Eagal
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: They're dropping wrestling, the original Olympic sport, in favor of ''skateboarding and surfing''.
17th Sep '15 10:00:53 AM Mario500
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*** There is also a kind of MoralDissonance or DoubleStandard that can occur within a country between different sports. If it is a sport that your country is traditionally expected to do well at because they have a history of gold medals, then anything less than first may be regarded as a failure; whereas a competitor in a sport that has no national hype is likely to be lauded as a hero if they unexpectedly medal, or sometimes even if they just place in the top ten/finals. (From 2012, for instance, Beth Tweddle (women's gymnastics) won bronze on the uneven bars, to the ear-shattering screams of her countrymen; it was the first Olympic medal in women's gymnastics for Great Britain ''ever''.)

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*** There is also a kind of MoralDissonance or DoubleStandard that can occur within a country between different sports. If it is a sport that your country is traditionally expected to do well at because they have a history of gold medals, then anything less than first may be regarded as a failure; whereas a competitor in a sport that has no national hype is likely to be lauded as a hero if they he or she unexpectedly medal, wins a medal for that sport, or sometimes even if they he or she just wins a place in the top ten/finals.ten/finals for that sport. (From 2012, for instance, Beth Tweddle (women's gymnastics) won bronze on the uneven bars, to the ear-shattering screams of her countrymen; it was the first Olympic medal in women's gymnastics for Great Britain ''ever''.)
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