History YMMV / OlympicGames

28th Aug '16 3:15:52 PM Gundamforce
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** The host city and country that is hosting the Olympics or the upcoming Olympics, as the host will always receive scrutiny about how they prepare for and host the games, alongside the fact that any political controversies the country has tend to be magnified during this period. This goes double for former and future "Olympic Superpowers", triple for current "Olympic Superpowers", quadruple if the United States is hosting.

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** The host city and country that is hosting of the present Olympics or the upcoming Olympics, as the host will always receive scrutiny about how they prepare for and host the games, alongside the fact that any political controversies the country has tend to be magnified during this period. This goes double for former and future "Olympic Superpowers", triple for current "Olympic Superpowers", quadruple if the United States is hosting.
24th Aug '16 12:25:28 PM twilicorn
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* TheScrappy: NBC's coverage of the 2012 games, due to, among other things, its tape delay.
** NBC's hold on being TheScrappy has gone on for years before 2012. When you tape delay Olympic events that take place in the Pacific Time Zone, for people who live in the Pacific Time Zone, your Scrappy title is earned. The 2016 Games are one time zone to the east of Eastern Time Zone, somehow NBC will find a way to tape-delay that too.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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NBC's coverage of the 2012 games, is generally this due to, among other things, to its tape delay.
** NBC's hold on being TheScrappy has gone on for years before 2012.
delay. When you tape delay Olympic events that take place in the Pacific Time Zone, for people who live in the Pacific Time Zone, your Scrappy title is earned. The 2016 Games are were one time zone to the east of Eastern Time Zone, somehow NBC will find a way to tape-delay that too.Zone and they ''still'' had it LiveButDelayed!!



** Their coverage of the opening ceremony was another big reason for their scrappy status. In addition to a widely criticized commentary by Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer, they deleted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI&t=1h23m30s the part of the opening ceremony]] that was intended to be [[http://www.bagnewsnotes.com/2012/08/terrorism-tribute-cut-from-olympic-opening-ceremony-by-nbc-honored-2-u-s-servicemen/ a tribute to people who died]] [[http://entertainment.time.com/2012/07/28/nbcs-unkind-olympic-cut/ in the July 7, 2005 terrorist attack]]. Their response as to why they didn't air it? [[http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-28/NBC-tribute-to-victims-Michael-Phelps/56556494/1 "Our programming is tailored]] [[ThisLoserIsYou for the U.S. audience."]]
** Sure enough, they announced that the opening ceremony would be tape delayed so it aired during primetime. Even the stream's got delayed delayed. Gotta get those commercials in after all. They also managed to convince the IOC to move certain events popular in the US, such as swimming and beach volleyball, to later times so it'd air in primetime in the US (with the result that some of the beach volleyball matches are played at ''midnight'' Rio time).

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** Their coverage of the 2012 opening ceremony was another big reason for their scrappy status. In addition to a widely criticized commentary by Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer, they deleted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI&t=1h23m30s the part of the opening ceremony]] that was intended to be [[http://www.bagnewsnotes.com/2012/08/terrorism-tribute-cut-from-olympic-opening-ceremony-by-nbc-honored-2-u-s-servicemen/ a tribute to people who died]] [[http://entertainment.time.com/2012/07/28/nbcs-unkind-olympic-cut/ in the July 7, 2005 terrorist attack]]. Their response as to why they didn't air it? [[http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-28/NBC-tribute-to-victims-Michael-Phelps/56556494/1 "Our programming is tailored]] [[ThisLoserIsYou for the U.S. audience."]]
** Sure enough, they announced that the opening ceremony would be tape delayed so it aired during primetime. Even the stream's got delayed stream was delayed. Gotta get those commercials in after all. They also managed to convince the IOC to move certain events popular in the US, such as swimming and beach volleyball, to later times so it'd air in primetime in the US (with the result that some of the beach volleyball matches are played at ''midnight'' Rio time).
23rd Aug '16 2:34:29 AM PeDaRoYs
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Besides a number of events, viewers watch the Olympic Games just for the opening and closing ceremonies.
21st Aug '16 4:08:27 PM TheFarmboy
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** Canadians, as deemed by...Canadians in the 2010 closing ceremonies.

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** Canadians, as deemed by...[[SelfDeprecation Canadians in the 2010 closing ceremonies.]]
20th Aug '16 5:11:07 AM Wuz
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* HolyShitQuotient: Some of the opening ceremonies have scenes that rank quite high on the HSQ scale, examples include the massive Tai Chi circle in Beijing 2008 and the entire the Pandemonium section of London 2012.
19th Aug '16 2:44:42 PM Gundamforce
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** Whatever country that is hosting the Olympics or the upcoming Olympics, as said country will always receive scrutiny about how they prepare for and host the games, alongside the fact that any political controversies the country has tend to be magnified during this period. This goes double for former and future "Olympic Superpowers", triple for current "Olympic Superpowers", quadruple if the United States is hosting.

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** Whatever The host city and country that is hosting the Olympics or the upcoming Olympics, as said country the host will always receive scrutiny about how they prepare for and host the games, alongside the fact that any political controversies the country has tend to be magnified during this period. This goes double for former and future "Olympic Superpowers", triple for current "Olympic Superpowers", quadruple if the United States is hosting.



** The IOC itself has become an acceptable target, due to its reputation of being comprised of rich snobs that would rather have countries go broke making new venues rather than reusing existing stadiums, which amped up when the only choices for the 2022 Olympics were eventual winner Beijing, China (not known for winter events and well known for questionable human rights) or Almaty, Kazakhstan (ditto, plus they never hosted before) because all the democratic countries had all their citizens more or less go 'hell no'. A [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/24732982/ioc-demands-smiles-ridiculous-perks-ahead-of-2022-olympic-bid leaked list of their demands]] doesn't help. (Exactly 68 degree rooms? Olympic themed furniture?!)

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** The IOC itself has become an acceptable target, due to its reputation of being comprised of rich snobs that would rather have countries go broke making new venues rather than reusing existing stadiums, which amped up when the only choices for the 2022 Olympics were eventual winner Beijing, China (not known for winter events and well known for questionable human rights) or Almaty, Kazakhstan (ditto, plus they never hosted before) because as all the democratic countries had all their citizens more or less go 'hell no'.other potential bidders backed down due to costs. A [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/24732982/ioc-demands-smiles-ridiculous-perks-ahead-of-2022-olympic-bid leaked list of their demands]] doesn't help. (Exactly 68 degree rooms? Olympic themed furniture?!)
15th Aug '16 2:29:20 PM ACW
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**[[http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/usain-bolt-smiling-meme-100-meter-dash-olympics/ Smiling Usain Bolt]]
14th Aug '16 9:03:36 PM kazokuhouou
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Two "sports" on the short list for the 2020 Olympics? ''Skateboarding and surfing''.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Two "sports" on the short list sports being introduced for the 2020 Olympics? ''Skateboarding and surfing''.
14th Aug '16 9:02:35 PM kazokuhouou
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** Sure enough, they announced that the opening ceremony would be tape delayed so it aired during primetime. Even the stream's going to be delayed. Gotta get those commercials in after all.

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** Sure enough, they announced that the opening ceremony would be tape delayed so it aired during primetime. Even the stream's going to be got delayed delayed. Gotta get those commercials in after all. They also managed to convince the IOC to move certain events popular in the US, such as swimming and beach volleyball, to later times so it'd air in primetime in the US (with the result that some of the beach volleyball matches are played at ''midnight'' Rio time).
14th Aug '16 6:06:10 AM HermioneP
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** In 2008, Michael Phelps [[http://images.thepostgame.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/story_main/phelps-schooling-main-compressor.jpg took a photo with a Singaporean boy]]. That boy turned out to be James Schooling, who in Rio 2016 ''defeated'' Phelps (plus Chad Le Clo and Laszlo Cseh) in the 100 butterfly swimming competition.

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** In 2008, Michael Phelps [[http://images.thepostgame.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/story_main/phelps-schooling-main-compressor.jpg took a photo with a Singaporean boy]]. That boy turned out to be James Joseph Schooling, who in Rio 2016 ''defeated'' Phelps (plus Chad Le Clo and Laszlo Cseh) in the 100 butterfly swimming competition.
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